Kandice Grossman

Kandice Grossman
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Areas of Study: 

Research Interests:

  • Women and Religious Experience
  • Women Artists and Social Activists
  • Feminist Theory and Sexuality
Research and Teaching: 

Teaching Interests:

  • Race, Class and Status
  • Power Theory
  • Women and US Society
  • Global Perspectives on Women and Development
  • Feminist Theory and Methodology
  • Gender and Psychology
  • Women in History

Courses taught include:                               

  • Class, Status and Power
  • Women and Society
  • Feminist Theory and Methodology
  • Global Perspectives on Women and Development
  • Gender and Development
  • Gender and Psychology
  • Unruly Women in American History
  • Women in History: Goddesses to Witches
  • A Colloquium on the Human Body
  • New Sexualities
  • Women and The Religious Experience
  • Global Ethics
  • Politics of Media (Teaching Assistant, writing intensive)
  • Peace Studies (Teaching Assistant, writing intensive)

Kandice received her Bachelor’s degree in Individual Studies, with a focus on Philosophy and a minor in History, from Columbia College (1999), Columbia, MO and a Master’s degree in Women’s Studies from Manchester University, Manchester, UK (2000). Early research interests include women and religious experience, specifically spiritual experiences during pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood. Her Master’s thesis, “Feminism and Belly Dance” explored concepts of cultural appropriation through the performance of Middle Eastern dance in the U.S. and Europe, feminist standpoints on the practice of belly dance in the U.S., and issues of representation, body image, and sexuality. Her current research ties together experiences of motherhood and the practice and performance of belly dance in the U.S. Her dissertation will broaden to explore social dynamics of class, gender, ethnicity, and social activism with belly dance.

Select Publications: 

Grossman, Kandice and Kathleen Fitzgerald. 2017. Sociology of Sexualities. New York: Sage Publications.