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Eric Margolis is a sociologist and Associate Professor retired from The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University.  He is Past-President of the International Visual Sociology Association and The Sociology of Education Association Conference.

Mary Romero is a sociologist and Professor Emerita of Justice Studies and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University. She is past president of the American Sociological Association and has won numerous awards including Distinguished Feminist Lecturer (2021) Sociologists for Women in Society, and The American Sociological Association, Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award for a lifetime of research, teaching, and service to the community.

Mary Romero's New Articles & Books

Mary Romero wrote a short essay connecting her biography and the historical events that led her to sociology. Undergraduate sociology classes and readings helped her understand and participate in the Chicano movement in Denver, Colorado. It was published in
Between Us: Healing Ourselves and Changing the World Through Sociology (2024) Marika Lindholm and Elizabeth Anne Wood (Editors). University of ChicagoPress.

How can we hope to understand social inequality without considering race, class, and gender in tandem? How do they interact with other categories such as sexuality, citizenship, and ableism? How does an inclusive analysis of domination and privilege move us closer to solutions touching the lives of diverse populations?

A complex rendering of the upbringing of Olivia–the daughter of a live-in maid to a wealthy family.
This is Olivia’s story. Born in Los Angeles, she is taken to Mexico to live with her extended family until the age of three. Olivia then returns to L.A. to live with her mother, Carmen, the live-in maid to a wealthy family. Mother and daughter sleep in the maid’s room, just off the kitchen. Olivia is raised alongside the other children of the family. She goes to school with them, eats meals with them, and is taken shopping for clothes with them. She is like a member of the family. Except she is not.

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