France Winddance TwineFrance Winddance Twine (born 1960) is an academic, filmmaker and visual artist from Chicago. She is a Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she regularly teaches courses on race, gender, inequality, girlhood, and sociology of the body.
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 the journals ''Social Problems'' and ''Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power''. She has also served on the editorial board of ''Ethnic and Racial Studies'', the highest impact peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of racial and ethnic inequalities in the discipline of Sociology.
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 2008–2009 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 of the 1960s. Provided by Wikipedia