Ph.D. Emory University
Fields: culture; gender; global change; social movements; NGOs; nonviolence; methods; social theory
I am a cultural and political sociologist working in the fields of globalization, conflict, and social movements studies. My research has focused on questions of how changing narratives and belief systems fold into the development of conflicts and movements for social change. Currently, I am developing a book manuscript entitled, Marginalization, Mobilization, and Power, which comparatively examines three women’s movements against state violence in Argentina, Serbia, and Liberia. I have also conducted research on the role of international NGOs in the global spread of nonviolence, on developments in US foreign military training in Latin America, on gender and stratification in social movement studies, and I actively contribute to the development of social theory.
My research has been published in Research in Social Movements, Conflict, and Change, Sociological Forum, Social Movement Studies, Sociology Compass, The International Studies Compendium, The European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology, Interface: a journal for and about social movements, Advances in Medical Sociology, and Social Theory and Health, among other edited volumes. I have recently served as a Gender, Conflict, and Peacebuilding Fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Studies at Notre Dame and as a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of New Mexico. I earned my BA in Sociology from Wellesley College and my Master’s and PhD degrees in Sociology from Emory University where I held a Laney Diversity Fellowship and an American Sociological Association Minority Dissertation Fellowship.
At College of the Holy Cross I teach a number of courses on general and special topics in Sociology, including a Montserrat first-year seminar on Global Inequality, The Sociological Perspective, Gender and Society, Developments in Social Theory, and an upper level seminar entitled Women and Nonviolence. This year my seminar students will be undertaking empirical research in the Worcester community to add to the Worcester Women’s History Project Oral History Archives. In the 2017-2018 academic year I look forward to offering a course on Social Movements and Social Change. I enjoy working with students at all levels, from the first-year transition into college to the development of Honors theses, independent research, and preparation for professional development and post-graduate study.
Gallo-Cruz, Selina. Forthcoming 2017. “American Mothers of Nonviolence: Action and the Politics of Erasure in Women’s Nonviolent Activism” in 100 Years of the Nineteenth Amendment: An Appraisal of US Women’s Activism, edited by Holly J. McCammon and Lee Ann Banaszak, eds. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Gallo-Cruz, Selina. 2016. “The Insufficient Imagery of Top Down, Bottom Up in Global Analysis.” Social Movement Studies Vol 16 (2).
Gallo-Cruz, Selina. 2016. “More Powerful Forces? Gender, Nonviolence, and Mobilization” Sociology Compass. September (1-13).
Gallo-Cruz. 2016. “Weaving Political Fields: Nonviolent INGOs and the Global Grassroots” European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology 3(2-3): 243-279.
Gallo-Cruz, Selina. 2015. “Protest and Public Relations: The Reinvention of the US Army School of the Americas.” Interface: a journal for and about social movements 7(1): 322- 350.
Gallo-Cruz, Selina. 2013. “Cleansing Our Hands of the Dirty War: The Colombian Domestication of Human Rights.” Pp. 181-196 in National Policy Making: Domestication of Global Trends, edited by Pertti Alasuutaari and Ali Qadir. New York: Routledge.
Gallo-Cruz, Selina. 2012. “Organizing Global Nonviolence: The Growth and Spread of Nonviolent INGOs, 1948-2003.” Research in Social Movements, Conflict, and Change, 34: 213-256.
Gallo-Cruz, Selina. 2012. “Negotiating the Lines of Contention: Counterframing and Boundary-work in the School of the Americas Debate.” Sociological Forum 27 (1): 21-45.
Boli, John, Selina Gallo-Cruz, and Matthew Mathias. 2011. “World Polity Theory.” In The International Studies Compendium Project, edited by Robert A. Denemark. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
- The Sociological Perspective
- Gender and Society
- Developments in Social Theory
- Global Inequality
- Women and Nonviolence