Eastern Michigan University
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Solange Simoes

Professor of Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies

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-Ph.D. Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of
 London, England, 1989.

- M.A. Political Science, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, 1983.

- B.A. Social Sciences, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, 19

Interests and Expertise

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

Publications and Presentations

Simões, S., & Matos, M. (2009). Modern ideas, traditional behavior, and the persistence of gender inequality in Brazil. In Siemienska, R. (Ed.), Special Issue: Changing conceptions of gender. International Journal of Sociology. Volume 38, No. 4,Winter 2008-9, pp. 94-110.

Simões, S. et al. (2009). The private motivations of public action: Women’s associational lives and political activism in Brazil.  In Demos, V. & Segal, M. t. (Eds.), Perceiving Gender locally, globally and intersectionally. Advances in Gender Research, Volume 13, pp.203-239.

Simões, S., & Gray, S.(2008). Combining academic service-learning and information literacy: A new framework for an introductory women’s studies course. In Bernstein, J. L. (ed.), Making learning visible: The scholarship of teaching and learning at EMU. Ypsilanti: Bruce K. Nelson Faculty Development Center, Eastern Michigan University.

Ester, P., Vinken, H.,  Simões, S., & Aoyagi-Usui, M. (eds.) (2003). Culture and Sustainability: A Cross-National Study of Cultural Diversity and Environmental Priorities among Mass Publics and Decision Makers. Amsterdam: Dutch University Press.

Simões, S. (1985). Deus, Pátria E Família   As Mulheres No Golpe De 1964 (God, Country and Family: Women in the 1964 Military Coup). Petrópolis: Vozes.

Courses Taught

  • WGST 556/456 SOCL 556/456 Gendered Globalization
  • WGST 200 Introduction to Women's Studies
  • WGST 210 Gender in a Transnational World