Eastern Michigan University
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Solange Simões, PhD, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, 1989


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Areas of Expertise

globalization and gender, racial identity, class structure, environmental values and attitudes, survey methodology, global learning.


International comparative research on issues of gender, race, class, and the global environment. I have a special interest in women and globalization, transnational feminism, gender political inequality, and gender and work.

My research has allowed me to collaborate with colleagues from several continents, such as Brazil, China, Japan, the Netherlands, Canada, and Russia. I have also taught and /or conducted fieldwork in places as diverse as Brazil, China and South Africa. It engaged me in projects that combined the research with student training. It also gave me first-hand international research experience that I enjoy sharing with my students. At EMU, I have co-lead a faculty seminar to foster global learning across campus.

Since 2007 I have been an American Regional representative in the International Sociological Association' Research Committee 32 Women in Society, and I am currently a member of the Global Feminist Partnership Program of the Sociologists for Women in Society.

I was born and raised in Brazil, and was a professor of sociology at Federal University of Minas Gerais when I first came to the USA as a Fulbright scholar. I continue doing research in Brazil and teach at UFMG every summer. I really enjoy being able to have two homes and two countries, and feel very privileged that my work allows me to work on building my global citizenship!