Chair and Professor
Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
Maxine Craig is Professor in the Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies program. She received her doctorate in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. She studies social formations of gender and race through qualitative studies of everyday embodied practices. Her book, Sorry I Don’t Dance: Why Men Refuse to Move (Oxford University Press 2014), was awarded the 2014 Best Publication Award given by the American Sociological Association's section on Body and Embodiment. Her book, Ain’t I a Beauty Queen? Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race (Oxford University Press 2002) won the Best Book of 2002 award on the Political History of Ethnic and Racial Minorities in the U.S by the Section on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics of the American Political Science Association. She is the Chair of the Body and Embodiment Section of the American Sociological Association. She is affiliated with the Cultural Studies, Performance Studies, and Sociology graduate groups.