Cecilia Rio

Associate Professor

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Contact Information

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OFFICE
LA 3129

Education

Ph.D., Economics, University of Massachusetts, May 2001

Areas of Expertise

Political Economy of Race, Class, and Gender
U.S. Political Economy

Biography

An associate professor of women’s studies at Towson University in Maryland, is an interdisciplinary scholar who received her doctorate in economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in May 2001. Her recent publications include "'On the Move': African American Women's Paid Domestic Labor and the Class Transition to Independent Commodity Production" [Rethinking Marxism 17, no. 4 (2005): 489-510] and "'This Job Has No End': African American Workers and Class Becoming" [In J.K. Gibson-Graham, et al., editors, Class and Its Others (2000)].

Publications

"Whiteness in Feminist Economics: The Situation of Race in Household Bargaining Models and Its Influence in Feminist Economics." Critical Sociology, 38:5 (2012): 669-85.

"Globalization of Media and the Scholar-Activist's Response." Co-authored with Upjeet Chandan, Margot Hardenbergh, Mark Hedley, and Joan Morriss. Critical Sociology 34:5 (2008): 753-759.

"'A Treadmill Life': Class and African American Women's Paid Domestic Service in the Postbellum South, 1863-1920." Rethinking Marxism 20:1 (2008): 91-106.

"'On the Move': African American Women's Paid Domestic Labor and the Class Transition to Independent Commodity Production." Rethinking Marxism 17:4 (2005): 489-510.

"'This Job Has No End': African American Workers and Class Becoming." In J.K. Gibson-Graham, et al., editors, Class and Its Others, 23-46. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2000.
Book Review. Politics of Knowledge: The Commercialization of the University, the Professions, and Print Culture by Richard Ohmann. Rethinking Marxism 18:1 (2006): 185-6.

Courses Taught

  • WMST 231Women in Perspective
  •  WMST 231 Women in Perspective
  •  WMST 485 Seminar in Women's Studies
  • WMST 370/570 Topics in Women's Studies: Masculinities