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Linda Carty (sociologist)

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Linda Carty is a sociologist, activist, feminist and educator from Canada.[1] She is also an author and essayist and has also made contributions on environmental justice issues in Onondaga County in Ms Magazine.[2]

Biography[edit]

Carty was born in the Caribbean and later went to study in Canada.[3] She received her PhD from the University of Toronto in 1989.[4] She currently teaches at Syracuse University in the Department of African American Studies at Syracuse university. She previously served as the Chair for this department.[5] She is also a professor of Sociology with the Maxwell school of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse.

Work[edit]

Carty's work centers around the various ways that black people are made "invisible" in culture and in the classroom.[3] She has also been involved in HIV/AIDS work and Black Women's labor struggles in Canada, the U.S, and the Caribbean.[6] Other topics she has studied are immigration policies in Canada, with a focus on the Caribbean Domestic Scheme in the 1950s.[7]

Carty's book, co-authored with Susan Heald and Himani Bannerji, Unsettling Relations (1992) was favorably reviewed by The Gazette.[8] In 'We're Rooted Here and They Can't Pull Us Up' (1994), her essay "offers an overview of how race and class helped shape black women's historical experience in Canada."[7]

Published works[edit]

  • "Not a Nanny: A Gendered, Transnational Analysis of Caribbean Domestic Workers in New York City", in Decolonizing the Academy: Diaspora Theory and African New-World Studies, 2003.[9]
  • "Gender Relations at the University of the West Indies: The More Things Change the More they Remain the Same", in UWI, You/We Journal, Vol.8, 2002.[9]
  • "The Discourse of Empire and the Social Construction of Gender", in Scratching the Surface: Canadian Anti-Racist Feminist Thought, 2000.
  • We're Rooted Here and They Can't Pull Us Up': Essays in African Canadian Women's History, 1994 (co-authored with Afua Cooper, Peggy Bristow, Dionne Brand et al.).
  • And Still We Rise: Feminist Political Mobilizing in Contemporary Canada (ed.), 1993, ISBN 978-0-88961-177-1 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png..
  • Unsettling Relations: The University as a Site of Feminist Struggles, 1992 by Linda Carty (co-authored with Susan Heald, Himani Bannerji, Kari Dehli, et al.)

References[edit]

  1. Scratching the surface: Canadian ... - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2011-08-07. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  2. Ms., Spring 2007, Linda Carty: "The Dirty Saga of Onondaga County".
  3. 3.0 3.1 Parameswaran, Uma (1 October 1991). "Unsettling Relations: The University as a Site of Feminist Struggles". Canadian Dimension. Retrieved 26 December 2017 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). Cite uses deprecated parameter |subscription= (help)
  4. Pan African Studies at Syracuse University Newsletter 2007-2008 "AAS Faculty - Linda Carty", Department of African American Studies Pan-African Studies at Syracuse University, 2007-2008, p 21.
  5. Sudbury, Julia; Okazawa-Rey, Margo (2015-11-23). Activist Scholarship: Antiracism, Feminism, and Social Change. Routledge. p. 235. ISBN 9781317264248. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  6. Pan-African Studies at Syracuse University Newsletter 2007-2008 "AAS Faculty - Linda Carty", Department of African American Studies Pan African Studies at Syracuse University, 2007-2008, p 21.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Simmons, Christina (1 February 1996). ""We're Rooted Here and They Can't Pull Us up": Essays In African Canadian Women's History". The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology. Retrieved 26 February 2017 – via HighBeam Research.
  8. Gagnon, Louise (7 September 1991). "Struggle for real equality has far to go, women say". The Gazette (Montreal). Retrieved 26 December 2017 – via LexisNexis. (Subscription required (help)). Cite uses deprecated parameter |subscription= (help)
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Linda Carty". Syracuse University. 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2011-08-07.


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