About the Editors


Joya Misra is Professor of Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts, and former Editor of Gender & Society. Her research has appeared in the American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Gender & Society, Social Forces, Social Problems, and numerous other professional journals, including articles on teaching in Teaching Sociology and American Sociologist. Current projects focus on race, gender, and class in retail work,  the gender gap in wages,  migration, and diversifying academia.


Mahala Dyer Stewart is a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Massachusetts, where she has taught a number of courses covering gender. She served as a managing editor for Gender & Society, during Joya Misra’s editorship, where she managed social media article promotion, and developed the journal’s blog. Her research projects include a study of families’ schooling choices, interracial couples’ residential decisions, and experiences of childfree adults. She has been published in Sociology Compass and The Journal of Family.

marniabrown-4.jpgMarni Alyson Brown is an assistant professor of sociology at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, Georgia. She has been teaching gender for several years and has experience with teacher training programs and undergraduate curriculum development. She has been published in Teaching Sociology, Sociology of Sport, and contributed to the reader Sex Matters. She is engaged in a few writing projects including intersectionality in the classroom, the role of gender in rheumatological diagnosis, and same sex family reproduction.

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