Kathryn B. Ward
Department of Sociology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois 62901-2454
(618) 453 2494 (Sociology)
Ph.D. (Sociology) The University of Iowa, 1982
M.A. (Sociology) The University of Iowa, 1978
B.A. (Sociology) Fort Hays State University, 1977, Summa Cum Laude
Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale,
Summer, 1994-present; Professor of Women’s Studies, Summer 2002-
Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Sociology, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, August 2005-
Fulbright Senior Fellowship, Bangladesh, Fall 2004-Summer 2005.
Assistant to Associate Professor, Southern Illinois
University-Carbondale, Fall 1982-Spring 1994
Coordinator (half-time), Women's Studies, Southern Illinois
University-Carbondale, Fall 1989-Spring 1993
Teaching-Research Fellow, Department of Sociology, Fall 1977-Summer 1981
(University of Iowa); Instructor in Women and Society; Women in Development 1981-2
Areas of Interest
Courses taught: Sociology of Gender, Quantitative & Qualitative Methods, Seminar in Social Change, Race and Ethnic Relations, Sociology of Development, Women in Development, Demography, Social Stratification
Research: Women, Work, and Empowerment in Bangladesh; Domestic Violence; The Legacy and History of the Cairo, Illinois Civil Rights Movement; Women in Development; Effects of Gender and Race on Mentoring, Collaboration, and Science
"The Influence of the World Economic System on the Status of Women and
Their Fertility Behavior." Co Chairs: Toby L. Parcel and Fred C. Pampel.
Women in the World System: Its Impact on Status and Fertility.
New York: Praeger Publishers, 1984. (Reviewed in Contemporary Sociology, 1987; Gender & Society, 1987; Signs, 1988).
Women Workers and Global Restructuring. Kathryn Ward, Editor.
Ithaca, New York: ILR Press, 1990. (Reviewed in Monthly Labor Review,1990; Choice, Gender & Society, Teaching Sociology, Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Association for Women in Development Newsletter, Canadian Woman Studies/Les Cahiers De La Femme Social and Economic Studies, Women Library Workers Journal, African Economic History,1991; Contemporary Sociology and Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 1992; Women's Studies International Forum,1993; Signs, 1994).
Articles (selected relevant)
Ward, Kathryn, Fahmida Rahman, A.K.M. Saiful Islam, Rifat Akhter, and Nashid Kamal.. "The Effects of Global Economic Restructuring on Urban Women’s Work and Income-Generating Strategies in Dhaka, Bangladesh." Critical Sociology 30:1-40. 2004
Pyle, Jean L. and Kathryn Ward. " Recasting our Understanding of Gender and Work During Global Restructuring." International Sociology 18:461-489. 2003
Ward, Kathryn “Grounded? Embedded?” The News Today Dhaka, Bangladesh
30 March 2003, page 5 print edition, http://www.newstoday-bd.com/(essay in Word format available on request)
Linda M. Grant, Marybeth Stalp, and Kathryn Ward. “Women’s Sociological Research and Writing in the Pre-World War II Era.” The American Sociologist.” 23(3):76-99 2002
Ward, Kathryn "Nari Jiban: Tracing Women's Migration and Work Lives." Pp. 8-11 in Udbastu: A Newsletter on Refugee and Migratory Movements , Research on Refugees and Migratory Research Unit, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (Issue 17 July-September) 2001
Linda Grant, Ivy Kennelly, and Kathryn B. Ward, "Revisiting the Gender,Marriage, and Parenthood Puzzle in Scientific Careers," Women's Studies Quarterly, Vol. 28:62-85. 2000
Linda Grant and Kathryn Ward, "Women in Academia." in Paula Dubeck and Kathryn Borman (eds.), Women and Work. 1997
Rachel Rosenfeld and Kathryn Ward, "Evolution of the Contemporary U.S. Women's Movement." Current Research in Social Movements. Vol. 19:51-74. 1996.
Kathryn Ward and Linda Grant, "Gender and Academic Publishing" Chapter in Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research, Vol. 11, pp.172-222, John Smart (ed.). New York: Agathon Press. 1996.
Kathryn Ward and Jean Pyle, "Gender, Industrialization, and Development," in Chris Bose and Edna Acosta-Belen (eds.), Women in the Latin American Development Process:From Structural Subordination to Empowerment. Philadephia: Temple University Press. 1995.
Kathryn Ward, "Moving Beyond Adding Race, Class, and Gender and Stirring..." Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education 9:55-62. 1994.
Kathryn Ward "Lifting as We Climb: How Scholarship By and About Women of Color Has Shaped My Life as a White Feminist." In Gay Young and Bette J. Dickerson (eds.) Color, Class, and Country: Experiences of Gender. London Zed Books. 1994.
L. Grant, K. B. Ward, and C. Forshner. 1993. Mentoring experiences of women and men in academic physics and astronomy. Pp. 81-86 in Women in Astronomy: Proceedings of a Workshop held at the Space Telescope Science Institute, Sept. 8-9, 1992. John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
Davita Silfen Glasberg and Kathryn Ward, "Foreign Debt and Economic Growth in the World-System." The Social Science Quarterly. December, 1993.
Kathryn Ward, "Reconceptualizing World-System Theory to Include Women." Pp. 43-68 In Paula England (ed.) Theory on Gender/Feminism on Theory. Aldine. 1993.
Kathryn Ward, Julie Gast and Linda Grant, "Visibility and Dissemination of Women's and Men's Sociological Scholarship." Social Problems. Vol. 39. (3):291-298. 1992.
Rachel Rosenfeld and Kathryn Ward, "The Contemporary Women's Movement: An Empirical Example of Competition Theory." Sociological Forum. Vol. 6 (3):471-500. 1991.
Kathryn Ward and Linda Grant, "On a Wavelength of Their Own: Women in Sociological Theory." Current Perspectives in Social Theory Vol. 11:117-140, 1991.
Linda Grant and Kathryn Ward, "Gender and Publication." Gender &Society.5(2):207. 1991.
Kathryn Ward and Linda Grant, "Co-authorship, Gender, and Publication Among Sociologists." Pp. 248-264 in M. M. Fonow and J. Cook (eds.), Beyond Methodology: Feminist Scholarship as Lived Research. Indiana University Press. 1991.
Kathryn Ward, "Introduction and Overview." Pp. 1-21 in K. Ward (ed.), Women Workers and Global Restructuring. Ithaca, New York: ILR Press. 1990.
Xue Lan Rong, Linda Grant, and Kathryn Ward, "Funding and Sociological Publica¬tion: Effects of Author Gender, Article Topic, and Methods." The American Sociologist 20:95-100, 1989.
Kathryn Ward, "Female Resistance to Marginalization: The Igbo Women's War of 1929." Pp. 121-136 in Joan Smith (ed.), Racism and Sexism in the World-System. Westport: Greenwood Press. 1988.
Kathryn Ward, "Women in the Global Economy." In B. Gutek, L. Larwood, and A. Stromberg (eds.), Women and Work: Annual Review Vol. 3:17-48. Sage. 1988.
Kathryn Ward, "The Impoverishment of U.S. Women and The Decline of U.S.Hegemony." Pp. 275-290 in T. Boswell and A. Bergensen (eds.), America's Chang¬ing Role in the World System. New York: Praeger. 1987.
Linda Grant, Kathryn Ward, and Xue Lan Rong, "Is There an Association Between Gender and Methods in Sociological Research?" American Sociological Review, 52 (6):856-862, 1987.
Kathryn Ward and Fred Pampel, "Structural Determinants of Female Labor Force Participation in Developed Nations, 1955 1975." Social Science Quarterly, 66 (3):654. 1985.
Kathryn Ward and Charles Mueller, "Sex Differences in Earnings: The Influence of Industrial Sector, Authority Hierarchy, and Human Capital Variables." Sociology of Work and Occupations, l2 (4):437 463, l985.
Kathryn Ward and Linda Grant, "The Feminist Critique and a Decade of Research in Sociology Journals." The Sociological Quarterly 26 (2):139 157, 1985.
Kathryn Ward, "The Social Consequences of the World Economic System: The Eco¬nomic Status of Women and Fertility." Review 8(4): 561 594, 1985.
Kathryn Ward, "Women and Urbanization in the World System." Pp. 305 323 in M. Timberlake (ed.), Urbanization and the World Economy. New York: Academic Press. 1985.
Kathryn Ward, "The Economic Status of Women in the World System: A Hidden Crisis in Development." Pp. 117 39 in A. Bergensen (ed.), Crises in the World System. Sage, 1983.
Awards and Grants (selected)
American Institute of Bangladesh Studies, "Nari Jibon Project AIBS Post Doctoral Fellowship Proposal" $24,000 2002-2003.
Research Institute for the Study of Man, “Field Training Grant” Five students for fieldwork in Bangladesh. $15,000. (SIUC match $10,000) December 2002-January 2003.
ALO/USAID, “Removing Barriers of Domestic Violence from Women’s Full Participation in Civic Society and Democracy in Bangladesh” $99,999. (with Ainon Mizan (SIUC), Khan Foundation, Women for Women, and Independent University of Bangladesh) December 2002-May 2005.
National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Research on Economic Restructuring,Women's Work, and Empowerment in Bangladesh." 2003. (with Nashid Kamal, Independent University of Bangladesh, Co-PI). Approved for funding,$199,000 Spring 2003. Duration May-June 2003-May June 2005.
American Sociological Association/NSF International Travel Award, $500, 2002
Multimedia Teaching Fellowship Cairo Project. Southern Illinois University, Summer, 1998.
Special Research Grant for the Cairo Oral History and Multimedia Project. Southern Illinois University, 1995-1997.
University Women's Professional Advancement Grant for Cairo Project, 1995. $750
Faculty Woman of Distinction, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. 1992.
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, "Mentoring, Gender, and Publication Among Social, Natural, and Physical Scientists," 1990, $63,100, 18 months. (Collaborative research with Linda Grant, University of Georgia).
Radcliffe Research Support Program Grant, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, "The Rise of the Contemporary Women's Movement and Organizations," 1986-7, $1,500 (with Rachel Rosenfeld).
Mini Sabbatical for Research, Southern Illinois University 1987, Study of Women's Organizations, Schlesinger Library.
Young Alumni Award, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas, 1987.
Mini Sabbatical for Teaching, Southern Illinois University, 1986, Incorporating Women into the Curriculum Workshop, Memphis State Uni¬versity.
Special Research Project Grant, Southern Illinois University, 1985-1987, U.S. Women's Movement.
Summer Research Fellowship, Southern Illinois University, 1985, U.S. Women's Movement.