Authors

Jean Halley is a professor of sociology at the College of Staten Island and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). Her first book about breastfeeding, children’s sleep, gender and parenting, Boundaries of Touch: Parenting and Adult-Child Intimacy, was published in 2007. That year, she also assisted Patricia Ticineto Clough in editing The Affective Turn: Theorizing the Social. Halley’s The Parallel Lives of Women and Cows: Meat Markets, a combination of memoir and social history of cattle ranching in the United States, came out in 2012. Halley and Amy Eshleman published Seeing Straight: An Introduction to Gender and Sexual Privilege on gender and heteronormativity in 2017. Halley’s Horse Crazy: Girls and the Lives of Horses, came out in 2019. Ron Nerio’s and Halley’s The Roads to Hillbrow: Making Life in South Africa’s Community of Migrants comes out with Fordham University Press in 2022.

Amy Eshleman is a professor of psychology at Wagner College and regularly teaches classes on on race, class, gender, and sexuality, in which she shares with students her research on expressions of prejudice. In addition to co-authoring Seeing Straight: An Introduction to Gender and Sexual Privilege with Jean Halley, she has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals including Women’s Studies, Review of Black Political Economy, Learning Communities Research Practice, and Journal of Applied Social Psychology. She holds a PhD in social psychology from the University of Kansas.

Ramya Vijaya a is a professor of economics at Stockton University in New Jersey. Her research is in the area of labor market inequalities, globalization, and feminist political economy. She coauthored the book Indian Immigrant Women and Work: The American Experience, published in 2016.She has published multiple articles on gender, work, and structural economic inequalities in academics journals as well as news media outlets such as the Washington Post, The Conversation, and the Scroll.In. Vijaya holds a PhD in economics from American University.