Nadine T. Fernandez, Nadine.Fernandez@esc.edu
Katie Nelson, firstname.lastname@example.org
We are seeking participants in the creation of a peer-reviewed, advanced-level open textbook tentatively titled “Global Perspectives on Gender.” This textbook will take a regional approach to examining gendered lives from a social science perspective (primarily anthropological). Chapters (max 5,000 words) will highlight individual contributor’s research, contextualizing their findings within specific geographic regions. We seek authors whose work emphasizes a feminist and intersectional analysis that situates local gendered lives within global processes. Chapter authors and peer-reviewers will receive a modest honorarium upon successful completion of their contributions.
We welcome chapter contributions (max 5,000 words) from across the social sciences, but are particularly interested in ethnographic and anthropological research that analyses key issues in the social construction of sex and gender. We also seek to include short project/people profiles (500-1000 words) that highlight the work of community or political leaders, non-governmental organizations, or local projects that address gender related issues in a specific location.
Possible issues/topics for chapter contributions may include the social construction of sex and gender in: family/kinship structures; parenting and marriage practices; non-binary gender systems; reproductive rights and new technologies; masculinities and manhood; genital surgeries/body modifications; gender-based violence; economics and work; migration; language, communication and media; health issues; tourism; ritual and religion; politics, the state, and activism; sexualities and identities.
Dr. Nadine T. Fernandez is a cultural anthropologist and professor in the Social Science & Public Affairs Department at SUNY Empire State College. She has BA in Urban Studies and History from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters and PhD in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. She has over 20 years of experience teaching traditional and non-traditional students in the classroom and online, and has recently begun creating and using Open Educational Resources (OERs) in her courses. Her research examines migration, race and gender relations in Cuba. In 2015 she received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. Her publications include: Revolutionizing Romance: interracial couples in contemporary Cuba (Rutgers University Press 2010); an edited book (with Christian Groes) Intimate Mobilities: sexual economies, marriage and migration in a disparate world (Berghahn Books 2018); and several book chapters and journal articles.
Katie Nelson is an instructor of anthropology at Inver Hills Community College. Her research focuses on identity, belonging and citizenship(s) among migrant and undocumented populations in the U.S., Mexico and Morocco. She is particularly interested in examining how migrants forge a sense of identity and belonging in the contexts of national discourses that problematize their presence.
She received her BA in Anthropology and Latin American Studies from Macalester College, her MA in Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, an MA in Education and Instructional Technology from the University of Saint Thomas and her Ph.D. in socio-cultural anthropology from CIESAS Occidente, Guadalajara, Mexico.
Dr. Nelson serves as the Online Content Editor for the Teaching and Learning Anthropology Journal. She is also a managing editor for Explorations: An Open Invitation to Biological Anthropology, a forthcoming open access textbook. She recently authored a chapter in Perspectives: An Open Access to Cultural Anthropology, an open access textbook.