France Winddance Twine is a Professor of Sociology, an ethnographer, a feminist race theorist and a documentary filmmaker. Twine's research has depth and breadth.
Her research interests include girlhood, racism and anti-racism, sociology of the body, assisted reproductive technologies, and occupational discrimination. Her empirical research is theoretically grounded in European social theory, North American critical race theory, and feminist race studies. Twine's research provide case studies that provide a nuanced analysis of the intersections of race, class, sexuality and gender inequality on both sides of the Atlantic.
Twine has conducted extensive field research on both sides of the Atlantic including: Brazil, Britain, and the United States.
France Winddance Twine
The concept of racial literacy is one of Twine's major theoretical contributions. In her earlier research on British interracial families, Twine examined how white English and Irish women developed racial literacy as they negotiated and conceptualized racism and anti-racism as members of interracial families and as the parents of children fathered by Black men.
She is the author and editor of 10 books and has more than 72 publicaitions including single authored books, journal articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, essays and reviews. Twine is currently writing a a series of articles and a book on race, gender and power in Silicon Valley.
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