France Winddance Twine
|France Winddance Twine|
Twine in 2008
|Born||1960 (age 55–56)
|Known for||racial literacy, photo elicitation interviews visual sociology; critical race theory; whiteness studies; racial, gender and class inequalities; interracial families|
France Winddance Twine (born 1960 in Chicago, Illinois) is Professor of Sociology and documentary filmmaker at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the former Deputy Editor of American Sociological Review, the flagship journal of the American Sociological Association. Twine currently serves as a member of the International editorial boards of Sociology, the official journal of the British Sociological Association and Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power.   Twine's research examines the intersections of racial, gender and class inequalities. Her recent publications include Outsourcing the Womb: Race, Class and Gestational Surrogacy in a Global Market (2015), Geographies of Privilege (2013) and Girls With Guns: Firearms, Feminism and Militarism (2012). She is the editor for the Routledge series, Framing 21st Century Social Issues. 
Twine earned her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. She was a Research Fellow in the Class of 2008-09 at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. In 2007 she was a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Sociology Department at the London School of Economics. She has taught and held tenured professorships at Duke University and the University of Washington in Seattle. Twine is an enrolled member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma. She is the granddaughter of Paul Twine, Sr., a founding member of the Catholic Interracial Council of Chicago, a social justice organization that played an important role in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States of the 1960s.
Twine is an ethnographer and a feminist race theorist who has published more than 60 articles, reviews, and books. She has conducted field research in Brazil, Britain and the United States. Her research has been supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Andrew Mellon Foundation. She is the author of A White Side of Black Britain: Interracial Intimacy and Racial Literacy (Duke University Press, 2010), Outsourcing the Womb (Routledge, 2011), Girls with Guns: Firearms, Feminism and Militarism (Routledge, 2012) and Racism in a Racial Democracy: the maintenance of white supremacy in Brazil (Rutgers University Press, 1997) and an editor of five volumes including Retheorizing Race and Whiteness in the 21st Century: Changes and Challenges (Routledge, 2011), Geographies of Privilege Edited by France Winddance Twine, Bradley Gardener (Routledge, 2013) and Feminism and Anti-Racism: international struggles for justice (New York University Press, 2000).
Her articles, film reviews and book reviews have appeared in English and Brazilian Portuguese in international journals: the Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Estudos Afroasiaticos, Feminist Studies, Meridians: feminism, race, and transnationalism, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Social Identities, Race and Class, and Transition. Twine is currently working on a transnational project examining gestational surrogacy. Twine has recently completed a book on women and guns that has been published by Routledge in 2012. Her most important theoretical contribution is the concept of racial literacy which was first published in a 2004 journal article and developed in her book A White Side of Black Britain.
She was a scholar in residence at the Beatrice Bain Research Group (2014-2015) in a research project called A New Labor Aristocracy?: Gender, Gentrification and the Technology Industry exploring inequalities in the tech industry.
Academic positions held
- 2014-2015 Scholar in Residence at the Beatrice Bain Research Group at the University of California, Berkeley
- 2008-2009 Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University
- 2007 Visiting Professor, The Gender Institute and Department of Sociology, the London School of Economics and Political Science
- 2002–present Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara
- 2003-05 Professor of Sociology, Duke University (on leave from University of California, Santa Barbara )
- 1997-2002 Assistant to Full Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara
- 1998-2000 Associate Professor of International Studies & Women Studies, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington at Seattle
- 1997-1998 Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara
- 1994-97 Assistant Professor of Women Studies, University of Washington at Seattle
- Outsourcing the Womb: Race, Class and Gestational Surrogacy in a Global Market. Second edition, (2015) Routledge
- Geographies of Privilege, (2013) Edited by France Winddance Twine, Bradley Gardener Routledge
- Girls with Guns: Firearms, Feminism and Militarism, (2012)Routledge
- Retheorizing Race and Whiteness in the 21st Century: Changes and Challenges (2011) Routledge, co-edited with Charles A. Gallagher
- Outsourcing the Womb: Race, Class and Gestational Surrogacy in a Global Market, (2011) Routledge
- A White Side of Black Britain: Interracial Intimacy and Racial Literacy, (2010) Duke University Press
- Feminism and Anti-Racism: International Struggles for Justice, (2001), New York University Press, co-edited with Kathleen Blee
- Ideologies and Technologies of Motherhood: Race, Class, Sexuality and Nationalism, (2000), Routledge, co-edited with Helena Ragone
- Racing Research/Researching Race: Methodological Dilemmas in Critical Race Studies, (2000), New York University Press, co-edited with Jonathan Warren
- Feminisms and Youth Cultures, a special issue of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Vol. 23, no. 3, (Spring, 1998), University of Chicago Press, co-edited with Kum Kum Bhavani and Kathryn Kent
- Racism in a Racial Democracy: The Maintenance of White Supremacy in Brazil,(1997) Rutgers University Press
- White migrations: Swedish women, gender vulnerabilities and racial privileges, in European Journal of Women's Studies vol.18, no.1 (2011): 67–86. Coauthored with Catrin Lundstrom.
- The Gap Between Whites and Whiteness: Interracial Intimacy and Racial literacy, in Du Bois Review, vol.3, no.2 (2006): 341-363. Coauthored with Amy Steinbugler.
- Visual Ethnography and Racial Theory: family photographs as archives of Interracial Intimacies, in Ethnic and Racial Studies (a special issue on ethnography) vol. 29, no. 3 (May, 2006): 487-511.
- A White Side of Black Britain: The Concept of Racial Literacy, in Ethnic and Racial Studies, (a special issue on racial hierarchy) vol. 27, no. 6 (November 2004): 1-30.
- White Americans, the New Minority?: Non-Blacks and the Ever-Expanding Boundaries of Whiteness, Journal of Black Studies, vol. 28, no. 2: 200-218. Co-authored with Jonathan Warren
- Brown Skinned White Girls: Class, Culture and the Construction of White Identity in Suburban Communities, in Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, vol. 3, no. 2 (July 1996): 204-224.
- O hiato de genero nas percepcoes de racismo: o caso dos afro-brasileiros socialments ascendentes, in Estudos Afro-Asiaticos, vol. 29 (March 1996) 37-54.
- Just Black?: Multiracial Identity in the U.S., (1990), with J. Warren and F. Ferrandiz, New York, Filmakers Library
- Sage Publications Advisory Board
-  Identities 2012 Editorial board]
- UCBS Sociology Department: France Winddance Twine. (retrieved 19 April 2010)
- [McGreevy, John T. Parish Boundaries: The Catholic Encounter with Race in the Twentieth-Century Urban North." Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.]
- Routledge Girls with Guns Announcement.
- Beatrice Bain Resident Scholar Page
- Link to Jaddaliya review of book
- Just Black? at Filmakers Library Page
- France Winddance Twine's page at UCSB
- Recent interview with Dr. Twine Interracial Marriage and Strong Black Women interview posted on the National Sexuality Resource Center at San Francisco State University
- France Winddance Twine's Page at the open access Academia.edu where you can download many of her papers
- Dr. Twine's presentation in Amsterdam in honor of the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia on interracial marriage recorded from a live stream on June 12,2014 for Loving Day There are responses from two scholars
- This is the panel and audience portion of the June 12, 2014 Loving Day presentation in Amsterdam
- Link to film, "Just Black?" at IMDB