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Celia Winkler, Associate Professor

Office
Location: SS 323
Hours: T, Th 1:10-2 W 2-3

Contact
Phone: 406-243-5843
Fax: 406-243-5951
Email: celia.winkler@mso.umt.edu

Description

Currently serving as the grievance officer for the University Faculty Association.

Projects

Currently working on a sociological examination of the Montana Study, a participatory action project initiated by then-UM president Ernest O. Melby in the mid-1940s, and terminated three years later when the funding ran out. My interest is in examining how it fit into the nationwide movement into participatory action research at that time, which drew its inspiration from the works of John Dewey.

Education

B.A. in Community Studies, UC Santa Cruz, 1976

J.D. Hastings College of the Law (UC), San Francisco, CA 1979

M.S. Sociology, University of Oregon, 1993

Ph.D. Sociology, University of Oregon, 1996

Hobbies

Hiking with my dogs; sewing, knitting and other textile arts; keeping the house from going to wrack and ruin

Teaching Experience

Contemporary Social Theory, Classical Sociological Theory, Gender and Society, Political Sociology, Sociology of Poverty, Religion and Social Movements, Sociology of the Family, Families and the State

Professional Experience

Legal Services Attorney, 1980-1988

Selected Publications

Winkler, Celia. Forthcoming February 2014. “Redefining Single Motherhood: The 1990s Child Support Discourse and the Dismantling of the U.S. Welfare State." In Mothering in the Age of Neoliberalism. Toronto: Demeter Press.

Kuipers, Kathy and Celia Winkler. 2013. “Status of Women in Montana.” Technical paper prepared for the Montana Women’s Foundation. http://www.wfmontana.org/docs/2012SWR.pdf

Rooks, Daisy and Celia Winkler. 2012. “Learning Interdisciplinarity: Service Learning and the Promise of Interdisciplinary Teaching.” Teaching Sociology 40(1): 2-20.

Winkler, Celia. 2009. “Feminist Sociological Theory,” in Historical Developments and Theoretical Approaches in Sociology, [Ed. Charles Crothers], in Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford ,UK, [http://www.eolss.net]

Winkler, Celia. 2002. Single Mothers and the State: The Politics of Care in Sweden and the United States. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

Winkler, Celia. 2001. “Sweden's Child Support Guarantee and Women's Economic Independence.” Journal of Poverty 5(4): 29‑49.

Winkler, Celia. 1998. “Mothering, equality and the individual: feminist debates and welfare policies in the USA and Sweden.” Community, Work & Family 1(2):149-166.

 

Field of Study

Welfare States, with a special focus on theories of citizenship (belonging): gender, work, political sociology; historical sociology

International Experience

Fulbright Student Scholar, Stockholm, Sweden, 1992-1993.

Courses

SOCI 485: Political Sociology
SOCI 520: Contemporary Social Theory

Honors

President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. SOCI 491/596 course co-taught with Daisy Rooks spring 2010 profiled in UM’s application.

Women’s Studies Faculty Prize for Outstanding Research or Creative Activities in the Study of Women or Gender. 2003. For Single Mothers and the State: The Politics of Care in Sweden and the United States.

The University of Montana. 2003. Mini-sabbatical program. Grant awarded to travel to Croatia to attend the 2003 Summer Institute of the National Center for Curriculum Transformation Resources on Women in collaboration with the Centre for Women’s Studies, Zagreb, Croatia, “Comparative Perspectives on Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Nation in Post‑Socialist Societies and the United States.” Paper presented on “Neoliberalism, Nationalism and Violence.”

O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West. 2000. Summer Fellowship, to research survival strategies of low income households in rural counties of Montana.

University of Montana.  1997.  Small grant program.  Grant awarded to travel to Sweden to conduct research into current changes in the Swedish welfare state.

Publications

Selected Conference Presentations:

Winkler, Celia. “The Montana Study and Postwar Epistemological Transitions.” 2012 Interim Conference of the Research Committee on the History of Sociology, International Sociological Association. Dublin, Ireland   June 27-June 30, 2012.

Winkler, Celia and Lynne Isaacson. “Revisiting the Universal.” Presented at the Pacific Sociological Assocation annual meeting, San Diego, March 2012.

Winkler, Celia. Invited speaker at “Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Gilman in the Classroom: A Roundtable.” 2011 Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society Meeting, “Gilman Goes West.” June 2011.

Winkler, Celia. “Ideological and Organizational Dilemmas of the Network of Spiritual Progressives.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, New York City, August 2007.

Winkler, Celia. “From Conditional Reconstruction to Disappearance: Deadbeat Dads, Christian Fatherhood, Single Mothers, and Policy Discourse in U.S. Policymaking.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Women’s Studies Association, Oakland, California, June 2006.

Winkler, Celia, Kristeen Black, and Lynne Isaacson. 2005. “Spirituality and Feminism in the Formation of Peace and Justice Activists.” Presented at the 2005 annual meeting of the National Women’s Studies Association, Orlando, Florida, June 2005.

Winkler, Celia. 2004. “Violence, Peace, and the Welfare State.” Presented at the 2004 annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, California, August, 2004.

Winkler, Celia. 2003. “Neoliberalism, Nationalism, and Violence.” Presented at “Comparative Perspectives on Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Nation in Post‑Socialist Societies and the United States,” held in Zagreb and Porec, Croatia, June 1‑8, 2003, sponsored by The National Center for Curriculum Transformation Resources on Women in collaboration with The Centre for Women’s Studies, Zagreb, Croatia.

Winkler, Celia. “Flying Without a Husband: Comparing U.S. and Swedish Approaches to Family Law and Social Policy,” paper presented at the 2001 annual meeting of the Law and Society Association, Budapest, Hungary, July 2001.

Winkler, Celia. “Equality and Freedom: Family and Labor Policies in Sweden and the United States,” presented