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Jessica Holden Sherwood

Jessica Holden Sherwood

Adjunct Assistant Professor


Ph.D., North Carolina State University

Sex and Gender, Families, Class Inequality

Curriculum Vitae

Jessica Holden Sherwood received her M.S. and Ph.D. (2004) in Sociology from North Carolina State University, and a B.A. from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. She works as executive officer of Sociologists for Women in Society ( a professional association of a thousand feminist sociologists. At URI she teaches SOC 242 Gender and SOC 452 Class and Power, which reflects her interest in the "matrix of privilege." Her dissertation analyzed interviews with country club members, as illustrative of people whose privilege allows them to reproduce inequalities. Her book is forthcoming from Lexington Press.

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