Awards:

2012 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Article Award from the ASA Race, Gender and Class Section

How can multiracial feminism inform social science survey research? What would it mean, in practical terms, to bring an “intersectional” approach to survey design and statistical analysis? How might such an approach change our understanding of the social world? Feminist Measures in Survey Research offers a new approach for bridging feminist theory and quantitative social science research. Catherine E. Harnois demonstrates how a multiracial feminist perspective can inform virtually every aspect of the research process, from survey design and statistical modeling to the frameworks used to interpret the results. Harnois argues for an interdisciplinary approach to social research, rooted in multiracial feminist theorizing. Such an approach, she suggests, enables a critical reexamination of the assumptions embedded in everyday research practices. It also provides a new and important framework for critiquing and producing quality survey research.

Catherine E. Harnois was honored with the 2012 Distinguished Article Award from the American Sociological Association. This award recognizes scholars who have made a distinguished and significant contribution to the development of the integrative field of race, gender, and class through the publication of a journal article or book chapter on the “cutting edge” of sociological inquiry.

Multiracial Feminism and Survey Research: Re-thinking the “Impossibility of Coherence”

“Because intersectionality requires a both/and way of knowing and a degree of open-mindedness toward ambiguity, women's studies methods do not necessarily seek to smooth over or eradicate ...

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