Director of Graduate Studies
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Krista M. Brumley is associate professor of sociology at Wayne State University. She received her PhD in 2004 from Tulane University. Her research focuses on gender, work-family, and work organizations in the U.S. and Mexico. Her current project examines how U.S. workplace conditions impact employee work-family conflict, health and well-being, and career advancement. Her Mexico fieldwork centered on analyzing gendered organizational change post-NAFTA. She also engaged in a case study of non-governmental organizations and political participation in Monterrey, Mexico. She has published on these topics in Gender & Society, Gender, Work and Organizations, the Journal of Family Issues, the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, and Qualitative Sociology.
Brumley, Krista M. 2014. “The gendered ideal worker narrative: Professional women’s and men’s work experiences in the new economy at a Mexican company.” Gender & Society 28(6): 799-823.
Brumley, Krista M. 2014. “‘You care for your work; I’ll care for your family:’ Perceptions of managerial behavior at a Mexican company.” Community, Work & Family.
Brumley, Krista M. 2014. “Organizational commitment over the gendered life course at a Mexican company.” Sociological Inquiry 84(4):601-625.
Brumley, Krista M. and Jon Shefner. 2014. “Opportunity, context, and action: Understanding the divergent strategies of two Mexican social movement coalitions in a time of tremendous change.” Sociological Spectrum 34:76-98.
Brumley, Krista M. 2014. “‘Now, we have the same rights as men to keep our jobs:’ Gendered perceptions of opportunity and obstacles in a Mexican workplace.” Gender, Work, & Organization 21(3):217-230.
Brumley, Krista M. 2014. ‘It was like a revolution:’ Women’s perceptions of work-family practices at a Mexican multinational corporation.” The Journal of Family Issues 35(6):776-807.
Brumley, Krista M. 2013. “From responsible debtors to citizens: Collective identity in the debtors’ movement in Monterrey, Mexico.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 42(2):135-168.
Brumley, Krista M. 2010. “Understanding Mexican NGOs: Goals, strategies, and the local context.” Qualitative Sociology 33:389-414.
Qualitative Methods, SOC 7260
Advanced Sex/Gender, SOC 8720
Proseminar, SOC 7030
Research Methods, SOC 4200
Social Inequality, 3300
Capstone, SOC 4996