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Badruddoja, Roksana

Associate Professor & Interim Chair, Department of Sociology, and Coordinator, Women and Gender Studies (WAGS)
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Roksana Badruddoja is a feminine and masculine woman, a "second-generation" Bangladeshi American, queer, a womanist, an interfaith cross-cultural Feminist, a critical race theorist and professor of sociology and women's and gender studies, and a mother to a fierce 13-year-old girl who is negotiating her "brownness" at school. Currently, she/they is an Associate Professor of Sociology and the Coordinator of the Women and Gender Studies Program and Manhattan College. She/they teaches courses on feminist research methods, women of color in the U.S., feminist activism, race and resistance, codes of gender, social inequalities and representations of women. Dr. Badruddoja's research in the areas of race and ethnicity, sexuality, gender, religion, and culture, and how these impact "South Asian" American women has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. These include the National Women's Studies Association Journal, the International Journal of Sociology of the Family, and the International Review of Modern Sociology. She/they is the author of Eyes of the Storms: The Voices of South Asian-American Women and the editor of "New Maternalisms": Tales of Mother (Dislodging the Unthinkable). Dr. Badruddoja is also an Akashic Reader, Flower Essence Practitioner and an interfaith cross-cultural shaman-in-training.