Faculty List

Jennifer Eichstedt, Ph.D.

PhD, California-Santa Cruz, 1995
Race/Ethnic/Minority Relations, Race/Class/Gender, Collective Behavior/Social Movements
707.826.4949
jle7001@humboldt.edu

Education:

Doctoral Degree, Sociology, June 1995.
University of California at Santa Cruz, California. 1990-1995.

Master of Arts, Sociology, 1990.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts. 1988-1990.

Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Degree, 1987.
Fairhaven College, Western Washington University, Washington.

Areas of Specialization:
Sociology of Race/Ethnicity, Critical White Studies, Cultural Studies, Popular Culture, Social Movements, Stratification/Inequality, Gender, Theory.

Academic Positions:

1998 Assistant Professor, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California. "Race and Ethnicity," "Popular Culture," "Social Inequalities," "Class Inequality," "Introduction to Sociology," "Multi-Racial Resistance to Slavery."

1995- 1998 Assistant Professor, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, Virginia. "Social Problems," "Race and Ethnicity," "Stratification," "Popular Culture," "Gender in U.S. Society," "Self and Society," "Mass Media," and "Social Movements."

1994 - 1995 Teaching Fellow, University of California, Santa Cruz. "Gender in U.S. Society: Power, Theory & Film," "Sociology of Social Problems."

1992-1994 Instructor, University of California, Santa Cruz. "Contemporary American Society" (1993, 1994). "Values and Change in a Diverse Society" (1992, 1993, 1994).

Works Under Review: Eichstedt, Jennifer L. "Racialized Regimes of Representation: Culture and Oppression." Under review at Social Problems: Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

Eichstedt, Jennifer L. "Beyond Abolition or Rearticulation: Transforming Men and Whites." Revise and Resubmit with Social Justice.

Publications, Events And Unpublished Papers: Eichstedt, Jennifer L. & Stephen Small. Forthcoming, August 2002. Representations of Slavery: Race, Ideology and Whiteness in Plantation-Museums. Smithsonian Institute Press.

Eichstedt, Jennifer L. "Problematic White Identities and the Search for Racial Justice" in Sociological Forum: The Official Journal of the Eastern Sociological Society, Vol 16, No. 3: 445-470.

Eichstedt, Jennifer. Book review of three books… in Signs: Journal of Women and Culture.

Eichstedt, Jennifer L. "White Identities and Anti-Racism Activism." (August 1997: American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.)

Eichstedt, Jennifer L. "Identity Politics and White Anti-Racism Activism: Struggling with an Essentialized Whiteness" (August 1997: Society for the Study of Social Problems, Toronto, Ontario, Canada).

Eichstedt, Jennifer L. "Sociology and the Study of Whiteness: What We’ve Learned and Whether it Matters," (April 1997: Pacific Sociological Meetings, San Diego, CA).

Eichstedt, Jennifer L. "The Sin of Social Location: Transcendence and Race in the World of Art," (April 1997: Pacific Sociological Meetings, San Diego, CA).

Eichstedt, Jennifer L. "Studying Race and Whiteness: Attitudes. Actions, and Theoretical Concerns," (October 1996: Mid-South Sociological Association Meetings, Little Rock, Arkansas).

Eichstedt, Jennifer L. "Who’s Flaunting What? An Exercise in Place, Power and Presence," Micro-Teaching Demonstration. (August 1996: American Sociological Association’s Annual Meetings, New York, New York).

Eichstedt, Jennifer L. with Melissa Herbert. "Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire: Strategies for Surviving the Transition to Teaching at Liberal Arts Institutions," (August 1996: American Sociological Association’s Annual Meetings, New York, New York).

Eichstedt, Jennifer L. "Anti-Racist Organizations: The Positions of Whites - Questions of Identity and Action," (March 1996: Pacific Sociological Association Meetings, Seattle, Washington).

Eichstedt, Jennifer L. "Reconstructing Power: Race, Art and Multiculturalism." (August 1995: American Sociological Association’s Annual Meetings, Washington, D.C.).

Eichstedt, Jennifer L. Teaching Workshop. "Queering the Classroom: Teaching on Homosexuality," (August 1995: American Sociological Association’s Annual Meetings, Washington, D.C.).

Eichstedt, Jennifer L. "Doing Dominance: Multiculturalism and the Involvement of "Whites" in the Production of "Ethnic"Art," (April 1995: Pacific Sociological Association’s Annual Meetings, San Francisco, California).

Eichstedt, Jennifer L. & Arthur Redman. "Congressional Politics, Clinton, and the NEA," (April 1995: Pacific Sociological Association’s Annual Meetings, San Francisco, California).

Eichstedt, Jennifer L. "Competing Discourses of Multiculturalism in a Local Arts Community," (October 1994: 20th Annual Conference on Social Theory, Politics, and the Arts," Baton Rouge, Louisiana).

Eichstedt, Jennifer L. "Multiculturalist Discourses: Race in Sociology, Popular Culture and the Arts," (August 1994: American Sociological Association's Annual Meetings, Los Angeles, California).

Eichstedt, Jennifer L. "Multiculturalism in the World of Art: Competing Ideas for Addressing Inequality," (April 1994: Pacific Sociological Association’s Annual Meetings, San Diego, California).

Eichstedt, Jennifer L. "Exercises and Strategies for Teaching About Heterosexism and Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Experiences," (April 1994: Pacific Sociological Association’s Annual Meetings, San Diego, California).

Eichstedt, Jennifer L. "Public Art and Competing Notions of Diversity: The Case of Santa Cruz County," (March 1993: Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, Portland, Oregon).

Eichstedt, Jennifer L., "If the Paradigm Fits . . . Social Scientists and Welfare Reform," (1990 Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, Boston, Massachusetts).

Research Appointments: 2001-current Research Associate with the Altruistic Personality and Pro-Social Behavior, Humboldt State University. Developing project on the role of apology and forgiveness for healing racism.

1989-1990 Research Assistant for Professor Stephen Small, University of Massachusetts- Amherst.

"Minority and Majority Students at the University" & "Mixed Race Peoples in the U.S. Slavery System."

1989-1990 Research Assistant for Profì

Representations of Slavery in Plantation-Museums: Public Memory in Virginia and Louisiana. 2000-2001. $30,000.

Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Grant: Humboldt State University. Decision-Makers and Pleasure Seekers: Curators and Visitors at Plantation-Museums. 2000-20001. $5,000.

Special Education Grant. Humboldt State University Foundation. Multi-Media Exploration of Race: An Art Installation/Theatre Project on What it Means to be "White" in America, Spring 2000. $750.

Institute For Educational Inquiry. Seattle, WA. "CCER Well-Educated Teacher Initiative." With Sally Botzler (Lead), and Lisa Wait (Jefferson Elementary School Teacher). $15,000. Received September, 1999.

Research and Creative Activity Grant, Humboldt State University. Slavery and Race on Plantation-Museums in the New South: Representation and Memory. 1999-2000. $4750.

Faculty Diversity Grant Humboldt State University. Anti-Racism Activism: Pathways to Involvement Spring 1999. $1000.

Faculty Development – Research and Creative Project Development Grant, HSU Foundation, Fall 1998. Anti-Racism Activism: Pathways and Issues. Requested Amount: $1250.

Faculty Development Grant, HSU, Fall 1998. To attend an Undoing-Racism Workshop in Oakland, California. $416.

Funds for Excellence Grant - Summer 1997. Lead Applicant for: Incorporating Scholarship on Race and Ethnicity into the Curriculum: An Interdisciplinary Project. Mary Washington College, Endowment Funds. ($14,000)

Faculty Development Grant - Summer 1997. "The Involvement of Euro-Americans in Anti-Racist Organizing " Mary Washington College. ($3,000)

Faculty Development Grant - Summer 1996. "Challenging and Maintaining Racial Inequality: Multiculturalism in a Local Arts Community" Mary Washington College. ($2,700)

Co-Applicant - 1996. RACE/GENDER Initiative Proposal. Mary Washington College. ($7,000)

UC Regents Dissertation Fellowship - Board of Sociology, Division of Social Sciences. 1994-1995. University of California, Santa Cruz. ($7,500)

Graduate Student Association Research Grant - University of California, Santa Cruz. 1994.

Research Grant - University of California, Santa Cruz. Board of Sociology, Division of Social Sciences, Spring, 1993, 1994, 1995.

Graduate Associate - Program for Cultural Studies at Oakes College, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1992-1993. Appointment included fellowship.

Regents Fellowship - University of California, Santa Cruz. 1991.

Regents Fellowship - University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 1988.

Professional Service: Book Award Committee Member for 2001 Meetings, Race, Class and Gender Section, American Sociological Association.

Annual Meeting Program Committee Member, Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Appointed in 2001 to serve through 2002.

Session Organizer, Race, Tourism and Power. Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association. March 2001. San Francisco, CA.

Member, Committee on Committees, Pacific Sociological Association. 2000-2003.

Chair and Member, Committee on Freedom in Research and Teaching. Pacific Sociological Association. 1999-2002. (Chair – 2001-2002, Member 1999-2001)

Session Organizer, Studying Whites and Traditional Race and Ethnic Studies: A Dialogue. Annual Meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association. April 1999. Portland, Oregon.

Session Organizer, White Anti-Racism: Issues, Activism, and Identities, 1997 Annual Meetings of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), August 1997, Toronto Canada.

Presider, Gay and Lesbian Issues: Identities Across Time and Place, 1997 Annual meetings of the American Sociological Association, August 1997, Toronto, Canada.

Session Organizer, Studying Whiteness: Insights, Issues, and Limitations, April 1997 Pacific Sociological Association Meetings, San Diego, California.

Newsletter Editor: 1998-2000. American Sociological Association, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Caucus.

Presider, Sparring with McPhail: The Rhetoric of Racism, 1997 Virginia Humanities Conference, April 11th, 1997, Mary Washington College.

Organizing Committee Member, 1996-1997, Representing the Other: 1997 Virginia Humanities Conference, Mary Washington College.

Co-Organizer, Across the Curriculum: Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Studies Conference, February 1997. Mary Washington College

Reviewer, Sociological Inquiry, Signs, Social Problems, Harper Collins Publishing Co., Nelson Hall Publisher, Mayfield Publishers.

Peer Review Committee Member, Greenhaven Press’ Inequality Series.

Invited Participant, in the development of an Interdisciplinary Seminar on Applied Ethics; Summer 1996. Mary Washington College.

Co-Organizer, Across the Curriculum: Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Studies Conference, February 1996. Mary Washington College

Session Facilitator, "A Discussion of Heterosexism on College Campuses," at the Across the Curriculum: Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Studies Conference, February 1996. Mary Washington College.

Session Organizer, "Locating the Struggle: Culture, Inequality and Social Change," Pacific Sociological Association Meetings, 1995.

Co-Organizer, Graduate Student Cultural Studies Conference, University of California, Santa Cruz. Spring 1995.

Co-Author, "Straight Talk About Sexual Diversity," Pamphlet distributed by the Office of Student Affairs, University of California, Santa Cruz. 1994-1995

College, Department, And Community Activities: University Curriculum Committee Member, Humboldt State University, Fall 2001- 2003.

Chair, Sociology Department Curriculum Committee, Humboldt State University 2001+.

Faculty Hiring Committee Member,. Sociology Department, Humboldt State University, Spring 2000.

Workshop Organizer and Presenter White Privilege and Anti-Racism Organizing," HSU Diversity Conference, March 2000.

Co-facilitator/Presenter, "Multicultural California, Same-Sex Marriage, and Participatory Democracy Issues Raised by Proposition 22 the Knight Initiative", HSU Diversity Conference, March 2000.

Participant, Diversity and Common Ground Discussion Group. Humboldt State University. Fall 2000.

Member, Diversity Conference 2000 Planning Committee. Humboldt State University. October-April 2000.

Member, Faculty/Staff Diversity Subcommittee of the University Committee for Equal Rights and Representation. Humboldt State University. 1998-1999

Organizer, New Faculty Social Group. Humboldt State University, 1998 -2000.

Faculty Advisor – United Through Diversity Project. Humboldt State University 1998-1999.

Faculty Advisor – Take Back the Night Project. Humboldt State University. 1998-2000.

Member of the Community Forum organizing committee, a group of people organizing public discussions on issues of inequality and oppression. Humboldt County, CA. 1998-1999.

Curriculum Committee Chair , 1997-1998, Mary Washington College.

Curriculum Committee Secretary, 1997-1998, Mary Washington College.

Co- Director: Race, Class, Gender Project, 1996-1998, Mary Washington College.

Advisor, 1997-1998, Mortar Board, National College Senior Honor Society.

Race/Gender Course Review Panel Member, 1996-1997, Mary Washington College.

Committee Member, Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, 1997-1999. Mary Washington College.

Committee Chair, Committee on Race, Women Faculty and Staff Association, 1995-1996, Mary Washington College.

Outcomes Assessment Coordinator, 1996-1998, Sociology Department, Mary Washington College.

Faculty Advisor – Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual and Allies Student Group Mary Washington College. 1996-1998.

Search Committee Member, 1996. Two Anthropology/Sociology hires, Mary Washington College.

Presenter: Banned Book Week 1996, Mary Washington College.

Facilitator. "White Anxiety: The O.J. Simpson Verdict and the Million Man March - A Discussion for White Women." October 1996. Washington, D.C.

Co-Facilitator. "Pride or Prejudice: Racism in the White Queer Community." One day anti-racism training. June 8, 1996. Washington, D.C.

Graduate Assistant for "Warring Minorities/Emerging Majorities" Conference held at University of California, Santa Cruz, 1994.

Executive Committee Member, Graduate Students Employee Association, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1992-1993.

Graduate Representative, Graduate Program Policy Committee, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1989-1990.

Member, Cultural Diversity Committee, Santa Cruz County Cultural Council, Santa Cruz, California, 1993-1995.