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About Shirley A. Jackson

Dr. Jackson received her Master’s and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Jackson's areas of research specialization are race/ethnicity, gender, and social movements. She is the 2016 recipient of the Society for the Study of Social Problems' Doris Wilkinson Faculty Leadership Award. She is the editor of The Handbook of Race, Class, and Gender (Routledge/Taylor & Francis 2014) and co-editor of Caged Women: Incarceration, Representation, and Media (2018, Routledge/Taylor & Francis). Her current research projects include a socio-historical exploration of U.S. and global themes of race/ethnicity and gender in political cartoons during WWII and the Civil Rights Movement and a comparative analysis of the 1961 Cuban Literacy Campaign and the 1964 Freedom Summer Project in Mississippi. She is working on a book manuscript that focuses on race, gender, and space.

Positions

December 2020 - Present Professor, Portland State University Sociology
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2020 - Present Board Member, Society for the Study of Social Problems
2021 Member, ASA Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award Selection Committee, American Sociological Association
2018 - 2021 Member, Committee on Committees, Pacific Sociological Association
2019 - 2020 Chair, Doris Wilkinson Faculty Leadership Committee, Society for the Study of Social Problems
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Honors and Awards

  • Doris Wilkinson Faculty Leadership Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems 2016
  • Woman of the Year, State of Connecticut African American Affairs Commission, 2010

Courses

  • Social Problems; Social Change; Social Movements; Race, Class, and Gender
  • Civil Rights Movement, Contemporary African American Experience, Race & Ethnic Relations

Education

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Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara ‐ Sociology
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M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara ‐ Sociology
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B.A., Wayne State University ‐ Psychology
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Books (2)

Book Chapters (2)

Articles (3)