C Ray Borck
Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice
Office Hours: Tues., Thurs. (2:30 - 4 p.m.)
Phone: +1 (212) 346-8557
Transgender Studies, Critical Pedagogy, Feminist Epistemologies
- Ph.D. Sociology, City University of New York Graduate Center, 2014
- B.S. Sociology, Portland State University, 2006
- This course examines the role of gender in society, with a focus on gender as a social construction and a system of inequality that shapes contemporary society and its institutions. Topics may include the relationship of biology and gender, gender and sexuality, feminist theory, the influence of gender on institutions such as the family, schools, workplace, media, politics, etc., gender and violence, and the intersection of gender, race and ethnicity, and class. Prerequisite: SOC 100
- This introductory level, interdisciplinary course explores the basic concepts and perspectives of Gender & Women's Studies from an intersectional angle; that is, examining the ways in which gender intersects with race, ethnicity, nationality, class, sexuality, sexual identity, disability, and other categories. The concepts of gender - the roles, behaviors, activities, and attributes that a society considers appropriate for men and women - privilege and oppression, intersectionality, and feminist praxis will be at the core of this course. After a background in the history and significance of Gender & Women's Studies as a field of study, you will learn to critically examine how institutionalized privilege and oppression shape individual lives and intersecting identity categories.
- This course studies the social world and how it has evolved over time, as well as how individuals are influenced and structured by social interactions in small groups and by larger social forces. The course covers major sociological theories and research methods, and key concepts such as culture, socialization, social class, race/ethnicity, gender, technology, social inequality, and social change.
Research and Projects
- “This is my voice on T.” Synthetic Testosterone, DIY Surveillance, and Transnormative Masculinity. forthcoming. Surveillance & Society.
- “Do you get to choose how big your penis will be?”: Transitioning as Faculty. in Beemyn, Genny ed. 2019. Trans People in Higher Education. SUNY Press.
- “I belong here.”: Culturally Sustaining Pedagogical Praxes from an Alternative High School in Brooklyn. 2019. Urban Review.
- “College Material”: Structural Care at a New York City Transfer School. 2018. Societies.
- Negligent Analogies. 2017. Transgender Studies Quarterly, 4(3-4)
- How Anti-Trans Bathroom Bills Hurt Girls and Women. 2017. Metropolitics.
- “Harriet Jacobs didn’t learn to read and write so that she could get an A”: Critical Racial Awareness for Educational Resilience. 2016. Metropolitics.
- #occupyoureducation. 2013. Radical Teacher
- The Ontology of Epistemology Production: Cases in Ethnography and Psychotherapy. 2011. Qualitative Inquiry XX(X) 1-8.