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Jo Reger

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Professor of Sociology and Department Chair
521 Varner
(248) 370-2575

Curriculum Vitae
[email protected]

Research Interests
Social movements, gender, qualitative methods, theory

Selected Publications

Reger, Jo, editor, 2019, Nevertheless, They Persisted: Feminisms and Continued Resistance in the U.S. Women’s Movement, New York: Routledge.

Reger, Jo, 2018. “Academic Opportunity Structures and the Creation of Campus Activism,” Social Movement Studies, online publication July 4, 17:5: 558-573. DOI: 10.1080/14742837.2018.1495073.

McCammon, Holly and  Verta Taylor, Rachel Einwohner, Jo Reger, editors. 2017. The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Women’s Activism, Under Contract, Oxford University Press.

Reger, Jo. 2017. "Finding One's Place in History: The Discursive Legacy of the Wave Metaphor and Contemporary Feminism, Feminist Studies, 43:1: 193-221.

Reger, Jo, 2015. “The Story of a Slut Walk: Sexuality, Race and Generational Divisions in Contemporary Feminist Activism,” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 44:1: 84-112, online publication, May, 2014

Jo Reger,  2014. “Micro Cohorts, Feminist Generations and the Making of the Toronto Slutwalk,” Feminist Formations, 26:1: 49-69.

Jo Reger, 2014. “Debating Contemporary Feminism in the United States,” Sociological Compass, 8:1: 43-51.

Jo Reger. 2012. Everywhere and Nowhere: Contemporary Feminism in the United States, New York: Oxford University Press. Winner of the Marian P. Wilson award for meritorious book or article at Oakland University in the College of Arts and Sciences, 2015. Selected Book, Authors at Oakland University: Celebration of the Book, Kresge Library, 2014.

Reger, Jo.  2014. “The Women’s Movement.” Pp. 418-439 in The Handbook on Political Citizenship and Social Movements, edited by  Hein-Anton van der Heijden, Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

Reger, Jo, Rachel Einwohner, Daniel J. Myers (Eds.), 2008, Identity Work in Social Movements, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Reger, Jo, 2008. “Drawing Identity Boundaries: The Creation of Contemporary Feminism - Identity Work in Social Movements.” Pp. 101-120 in Identity Work in Social Movements, edited by Jo Reger, Rachel Einwohner, and Daniel J. Myers. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Reger, Jo, 2007. “Where are the Leaders? Emotional Mobilization in the Contemporary Women’s Movement,” American Behavioral Scientist, 50: 1350-1369.

Dugan, Kimberly and Jo Reger, 2006. “Voice and Agency in Social Movement Outcomes,” Qualitative Sociology, 29(4): 467-484.

Invited Presentations

“Making Music, Making Community: Lesbians, Feminists and Women’s Music” University of Michigan, Social Movements workshop, April 11, 2018.

“Accidental Scholar: Life Lessons Learned in the U.S. Women’s Movement,” Gender and Sexuality Conference Keynote, St. Lawrence University, New York, March 2, 2018.

“Racism, Homophobia and Transphobia in U.S. Feminism” Young Feminist Council, Rochester Hills Public Library, January 24, 2018.

“What Women’s Movements do for the World”, and “How Can Women’s Movements Change Society (And How to Study Them?)” Distinguished Scholar lectures, Social Science Faculty, Chinese University at Hong Kong, March 25-April 1, 2017.

“Making Music, Making Community: Lesbians, Feminism and Women’s Music,” Intellectual Events Committee, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, February 25, 2017.

Courses Taught
SOC 100  Intro to Sociology
SOC/WGS 336 Sociology of Gender
SOC 400  Sociological Theory
WGS 200 Intro to Women & Gender Studies
WGS 301 Contemporary U.S. Women’s Movement
WGS 320 Feminist Theory
WGS 321 Methods of Feminist Analysis

Additional Links
March 2019: Cited in New York Times article
March 2019: Cited in Time magazine
March 2014: Keynote Address to Wayne State University Sociology Department's Student Award & Research Day

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work & Criminal Justice

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371 Varner Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4482
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Social Work
Varner, Room 513
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Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(248) 370-2371
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