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France Winddance Twine

France Winddance Twine, a native of Chicago, was a dissertation fellow at Colorado College in 1993. She launched her academic career at the University of Washington in Seattle where she established the Latin American Studies Program in the Jackson School of International Studies. She is a professor of sociology and documentary filmmaker at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is an enrolled member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma. She received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Colorado College in 2019. A nationally prominent ethnographer and feminist race theorist, she has published 85 scholarly and artistic works including 10 books. Twine’s field research spans Brazil, Britain, and the United States, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation and the Andrew Mellon Foundation. She is the former deputy editor of the American Sociological Review, the flagship journal of the American Sociological Association. She serves on the international editorial boards of Sociology and the official journal of the British Sociological Association, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power.