Jean Halley (Professor of Sociology) teaches at the College of Staten Island and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She earned her doctorate in sociology at the Graduate Center of CUNY, and her master’s degree in theology at Harvard University. Her book about touching children, breastfeeding, children’s sleep, gender and heteronormativity, Boundaries of Touch: Parenting and Adult-Child Intimacy was published in 2007. She also assisted Patricia Ticineto Clough in editing The Affective Turn: Theorizing the Social (2007), and co-authored with Amy Eshleman and Ramya Vijaya, Seeing White: An Introduction to White Privilege and Race (2011). The Parallel Lives of Women and Cows: Meat Markets, a mix of memoir and social history of cattle ranching in the United States, came out in 2012. She and Amy Eshleman recently published Seeing Straight: An Introduction to Gender and Sexual Privilege (2017) on gender and heteronormativity with Rowman and Littlefield. Halley is currently working on a book under contract with the University of Georgia Press about girls who love horses, Horse Crazy: Girls and the Lives of Horses. She and her horse grew up in the Rocky Mountains.
PhD, Sociology Program; Women’s Studies Certificate Program, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, New York City, February 1, 2003
Master of Theological Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 1992
BA, Magna cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa Psychology major with honors; Women Studies minor Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Scholarship / Publications
Seeing Straight: An Introduction to Gender and Sexual Privilege. Jean Halley and Amy Eshleman. Lanham, Michigan: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., January 2017.
The Parallel Lives of Women and Cows: Meat Markets. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Seeing White: An Introduction to White Privilege and Race. Jean Halley, Amy Eshleman and Ramya Mahadevan Vijaya. Lanham, Michigan: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2011.
Boundaries of Touch: Parenting and Adult-Child Intimacy. Champaign, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 2007.
The Affective Turn: Theorizing the Social. Edited by Patricia Ticineto Clough with Jean Halley. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2007
Sample of peer reviewed articles
“Self-Identified Feminist Mothers’ Naming Practices for Their Children: Accepting Being “as Feminist as Everyone” Else,” Women’s Studies (An Inter-disciplinary Journal). Amy Eshleman and Jean Halley, 45: 1-15, April 2016; scientific journal ranking .121,
Students Teaching Students: A Method for Collaborative Learning. Jean Halley, Courtney Heiserman, Victoria Felix and Amy Eshleman. Learning Communities and Research and Practice, 1(3), Article 7, 2013. Available at: <http://washingtoncenter.evergreen.edu/lcrpjournal/vol1/iss3/7>.