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Christine Gailey

Professor
Ph.D. 1981 New School for Social Research

Office: 2005 CHASS INTN Bldg.
Phone: (951) 827-6427

E-mail: christine.gailey@ucr.edu

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Christine Ward Gailey is Professor of Anthropology. Professor Gailey’s research centers on gender hierarchies in the context of state dynamics, viewed comparatively and historically. Professor Gailey has published on feminist methods in anthropology, on comparative issues of gender in reproductive policies and practices, on gender and colonial state formation, on gender and nationalism, and on community and familial responses to gendered violence. Her latest research focuses on gender, race, and class dynamics in U.S. domestic and international adoption. Several of her anthropological publications focus on the history of critical ethnology. In addition to her scholarly writing, Professor Gailey is a published ethnopoet.

PUBLICATIONS:

(2010) Blue Ribbon Babies and Labors of Love: Race, Class, and Gender in US Adoption Practice. Austin: University of Texas Press.  

(2006) “Whatever They Think of Us, We’re Family”: Single Mother Adopters. In Adoptive Families in a Diverse Society. Katarina Wegar, ed. Pp. 162-174. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

(2006) Urchins, Orphans, Monsters, and Victims: Images of Adoptive Families in U.S. Commercial Films, 1950-2000. In Adoptive Families in a Diverse Society. Katarina Wegar, ed. Pp. 71-87. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

(2005) Making Family by Other Means. In Reproductive Health. Barbara Anderson, ed. Pp. 87-96. Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

(2004) Adoptive Families in the United States. In Families and Society: Classic and Contemporary Readings. Scott Coltrane, ed. Pp. 377-389. Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth.

(2003) Richard Lee: The Politics, Art, and Science of Anthropology. Anthropologica (Journal of the Canadian Anthropology Society) 45(1): 17-27. Canada. Reprinted 2006 in The Politics of Egalitarianism: Theory and Practice. Jackie Solway, ed. Pp. 229-242. New York: Berghahn Books.

(2003) Community, State, and Questions of Social Evolution in Marx’s Ethnological Notebooks. Anthropologica 45(1): 43-55. Canada. Reprinted 2006 in The Politics of Egalitarianism: Theory and Practice. Jackie Solway, ed. Pp. 31-52. New York: Berghahn Books.

(2000) Race, Class, and Gender in Intercountry Adoption in the USA. In Intercountry Adoption: Developments, Trends, and Perspectives. Peter Selman, ed. London: Skyline House Press, 2000: 295-314.

(2000) Race, Class, and Gender in US Intercountry Adoption. In Intercountry Adoption: International Perspectives, Policies, and Prospects. Peter Selman, ed. London: Skyline House.

(2000) Ideologies of Motherhood and Kinship in U.S. Adoption. In Ideologies and Technologies of Motherhood. Helena Ragoné and France Winddance Twine, eds. Pp. 11-55. New York: Routledge.

(1999) Seeking “Baby Right”: Race, Class, and Gender in U.S. International Adoption. In Mine, Yours, Ours … and Theirs: Adoption, Changing Kinship and Family Patterns. Anne-Lise Rygvold, Monica Dalen, and Barbro Saetersdal, eds. Pp. 52-80. Oslo, Norway: University of Oslo, 1999: 52-80.

(1999) Rethinking Child Labor in an Era of Capitalist Restructuring. Critique of Anthropology, Special Issue on Child Labor, 19(2): 115-119. London: Sage Ltd.

Published Poetry

(2013) Limbo. Transforming Anthropology (Journal of the Association of Black Anthropologists), in press. Published by the American Anthropological Association.

(2008) Citric Acid (four narrative poems about the Inland Empire region of southern California): “Doing 90 on the 91”, “Gated Community”, “Rubidoux”, and “Drive-By on the 60”. Anthropology Now. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, in press.

(2008) My Love is Never Blind: Riverside, Southern California. Raft of sixteen Haiku. Dialectical Anthropology. Springer Verlag. Electronic version posted Sept. 26; hard copy is in press.