BiographyI teach, write, travel, volunteer, and "care give". In reflecting on my career, I came to realize that my sociological perspective informed, and continues to inform, my professional and personal life. This perspective is an amazing tool to learn about oneself and share that learning with interested (and interesting) folks. My sociological journey started with a B.A. from University of Missouri of St. Louis and an M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Case Western Reserve University and a later M.A. in education from St. Louis University. . Research and teaching focus on gender, American diversity, globalization, and health and society and is incorporated in textbooks to hopefully engage students in sociology. I continue to work with the Asian Studies Development Program, a joint program of the East-West Center and University of Hawaii, assisting with institutes and leading professional development field seminars for college faculty in Asia. Fulbright and other grants and opportunities have allowed study in China, India, Pakistan, Japan, and Jordan. Work with NGOs on development efforts has also taken me to North and Sub-Saharan Africa. I've held many positions in professional organizations throughout my career, including President of the Midwest Sociological Society (2013-2014). As a sociologist, I find it impossible to truly retire. However, as I transition to the latter part of my career, my goal is to write a "sociological memoir" to connect the personal dots and perhaps offer some thoughts to others on whatever their academic and career paths.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
My research and teaching incorporate extensive global, intersectional, and diversity orientations. As a sociological cheerleader I work to show students the importance of sociology to their daily lives and offer a sociological perspective to my colleagues in American Culture Studies, a program celebrating multidisciplinary content. With an "applied sociology" thrust that translates our academic work to current social issues, I speak to a wide range of audiences on topics such as health care and social policy, how globalization plays out locally, in our neighborhoods and personal lives.
Travel!!! And as a longtime volunteer I work with agencies on behalf of women’s advocacy, global health, immigrant resources, and relief and development. I also swim. Swimming laps is so solitary that it allows a great venue for "thinking" without distraction. Too boring otherwise!
Published: Jan 01, 2014 by The Sociological Quarterly
Authors: Linda L. Lindey
Subjects: Sociology, Asian Studies
With World Bank as a backdrop, this article inspects the connection between neoliberal globalization (NLG) and gender equity through three cost-benefit analyses: an overall evaluation of NLG; how gender equity unfolds under NLG; and how it unfolds under NLG in China. . Macroeconomic trends supplemented with examples documenting the plight of women under NLG policies, including garment industry workers in Bangladesh, suggest heightened gender peril ushered in with NLG.