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Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Department

Dr. Torry Dickinson

BA 1975, Livingston College, Rutgers University; MA 1977, PhD 1983, State University of New York, Binghamton. Research interests: global sociology of women; women and work; women and public policy. 

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Dickinson, T. and Becerra, T., eds. Democracy Works: Joining Theory and Action to Foster Global Change, theoretical & applied writings on participatory change. Boulder: Paradigm 2008.

Dickinson, T. and Schaeffer, R. Transformations: Feminist Pathways to Global Change, an analytic anthology, Boulder: Paradigm Publishers, 2008. Transnational Feminism Series.

Dickinson T. “Strengthening Women’s Studies through Applied Activism: Theoretical, Classroom, Regional, and Cross-Border Strategies for Participating in Social Change.” Women’s Studies International Forum 28, 2005, 114-126.

Dickinson, T. “The Feminist Center of World-Systemic Change.” In ed., Wilma A. Dunaway, Emerging Issues in the 21st Century World-System, Vol. II. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2003.

Dickinson, T., ed. Community and the World: Participating in Social Change. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 2003.

Dickinson, T. “Labor’s Window on the Global Commons: Non-Wage Work and Feminist Movements in a Changing World.” Canadian Journal of Development Studies, March 2002.

Dickinson, T. and Schaeffer R. Fast Forward: Work, Gender and Protest in a Changing World. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2001.The Association of American College and Research Libraries identified Fast Forward: Work, Gender and Protest in a Changing World as one of the Core Readings in Women’s Studies and Sociology.

Dickinson, T. “The Feminist Center of Global Labor Movements.” In ed., Roberta Rosenburg, Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Anthology.” Baltimore, Peter Lang, 2001.

Dickinson, T. CommonWealth: Self-Sufficiency and Work in American Communities, 1830-1993. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1995. 


GWSS 345 Women and Aging

GWSS 380 Women and Global Social Change

GWSS 590 Women's Study Practice & Theory

GWSS 700 Feminist Analysis: Practice & Theory

GWSS 700 Emerging Feminisms in the World, 1500 to Present

Torry Dickinson

Contact Info:

 Dr. Dickinson retired from the university in the spring of 2016 but can still be reached by e-mail.

E-mail: dickins@ksu.edu