Section: Sociology

Catherine Douillet

Lecturer, Sociology

Office: Gardner 136
Tel: 608.342.7126

  • Ph.D., University of Iowa
  • M.A., Portland State University
  • B.A., University of Lyon (France)


  • Identity Politics in a Global Context
  • Gender and Media Studies
  • International Migration
  • Family Relations
  • Gender and Inequalities


  • Principles of Sociology
  • Marriage and Family
  • Introduction to Women’s Studies

Recent Publications:

  • “Gender and National Identity Politics in Inch’ Allah Dimanche: Transnational Feminist Quests and Calls for A New French Hybridity,” Small Cinemas in Global Markets, Lexington Books, Forthcoming Fall 2014.

  • “Cinematic Portrayals of Arab Males and Females in Inch’ Allah Dimanche: Challenging Hollywood Representations?,” Paris International Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences Research Proceedings, Summer 2012.

  • “Female Immigrant Experiences in Films,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society / Films for the Feminist Classroom, issue 3.2, Fall 2011.

  • “The Poetics of Identities and Postcolonial Struggles: Divisions and Synthesis in Derek Walcott’s The Arkansas Testament,AmeriQuests Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring 2010.

  • Aftermaths: Exile, Migration, and Diaspora Reconsidered (New Directions in International Studies), Marcus Bullock and Peter Paik, eds, 2008, Piscataway: Rutgers University Press, Book review; Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture, Vol. 16, No. 5, September 2010.

Current Project:

  • The Impacts of Labor Migration on Gender Expectations and Families in Moldova (Eastern Europe).

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