University of Washington
The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

Kathie Friedman-Kasaba

Curriculum Vitae - March 2013

Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
216 Thomson Hall University of Washington, Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98115

Tel: (206) 543-1709
Fax: (206) 685-0668
Email: friedman@uw.edu

Education

Ph.D. (1991) Sociology, State University of New York at Binghamton

M.A. (1979) Sociology, State University of New York at Binghamton

B.A. (1976) Race, Ethnic, and Religious Inter-Group Relations Policy Problems at James Madison College, Michigan State University; and Social Work, Michigan State University

Professional Experience

Chair, Jewish Studies Program (2001-2003) Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington

Associate Professor (2000-Present) Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington

Adjunct Associate Professor (2001-Present) Sociology Dept., University of Washington

Adjunct Associate Professor (2000-Present) Women Studies Dept., University of Washington

Affiliate Associate Professor (2000-Present) Stroum Jewish Studies Program, University of Washington 

Affiliate Associate Professor (2006-Present) Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Near and Middle Eastern Studies; African Studies Program

Associate Professor (1997-2000) Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Program, University of Washington, Tacoma

Assistant Professor (1990- 1997) Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Program, University of Washington, Tacoma

Instructor (1988-1990) Bellevue Community College

Instructor (1987-1988) Women Studies Dept., University of Washington

Instructor (1986-1987) Seattle Central Community College

Adjunct Lecturer (1979-1985) Sociology Dept.; Women Studies Program; School of General Studies, State University of New York at Binghamton

Research Associate (1981-1985) Fernand Braudel Center, State University of New York at Binghamton

Awards and Honors

UW Center for Global Studies Course Development Award, 2008

UW Jewish Studies Program Course Development Award, 2008

UW African Studies Program Course Development Award, ($2000), 2006

Nominated for UW Distinguished Teaching Award 2003

Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers University, Visiting Scholar (1999)

University of Washington, Tacoma Founders’ Endowment Fund Award, for “Transnationalism and the Remaking of American Jewish Identity,” April-December 1997

University of Washington, Tacoma Founders’ Endowment Fund Award, “Comparative Studies of Middle Eastern Women:  Women’s Networks in Contemporary Turkey,” Summer 1995

University of Washington, Liberal Studies, New Course Development Award, Summer 1995

Graduate Assistant, Department of Sociology,  State University of New York at Binghamton, 1977-1981

Phi Beta Kappa, Michigan State University, 1976

Grants

UW Jewish Studies Program Research Grant ($5000) for Pilot Study: “Production of Jewish Identities and Affiliations of Young Jewish Adults” (2006)

Simpson Center for the Humanities Associate Research Initiative Grant (2005) for “After Ethnic Cleansing: Bosnian Refugees and Transmission of Historical Memory” (with Sarah Stein, Dept. of History, University of Washington)

Curriculum Transformation Project Grant, 2003, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Washington, “Migration/Identity:  Teaching and Learning about Citizenship” (with Katharyne Mitchell, Dept. of Geography, University of Washington)

Royalty Research Fund Grant ($25,000), University of Washington, (2002- 2003), Principal Investigator, “Refugees, transnationalism, and acculturation:  Bosnian Muslims and Soviet Jews”

Mellon Foundation Grant (July 1999-April 2000), Co-investigator, “The Impact of Changes in Affirmative Action Policy on the Transition from High School to College in Washington State (Principal Investigator, Charles Hirschman, Dept. of Sociology, University of Washington)

Dean's Research Grant, Office of the Dean of Branch Campuses, University of Washington, Summer 1993

 

Work in Progress:

The Afterlife of Ethnic Cleansing: Memory, Identity, and Belonging in America’s Bosnian Refugee Diaspora. (Book project) A qualitative interview and ethnographic fieldwork study of 75 Bosnian refugee families in Washington State.  The study explains how refugee families and their 1.5 and 2nd generation children develop political consciousness, identities, and affiliations after experiencing extreme ethno-political violence.

“Children of the Diaspora and Memory Practices” (Article) Develops concept of ‘diaspora memory practice’ based on ethnographic study of 1.5 and 2nd generation refugee youth. Explores the political meanings derived from inherited memories, commemoration practices, and integration projects of this generation. Compares the 1.5 and second refugee generation experience from Bosnia with youth from historic “victim diasporas.”

“Learning to Participate: Pathways to Political Socialization and Civic Engagement of Second-Generation Refugee Youth” (new comparative project about 1.5 and 2nd generation refugees ages 18-35 with family origins in Somalia, Ethiopia, Bosnia, Cambodia, Russia, and other locales with respect to the impact of globalization on civic engagement)

 

Publications

Books:

Memories of Migration:  Gender, Ethnicity, and Work in the Lives of Jewish and Italian Women, New York 1870-1924, Albany:  State University of New York Press, 1996.

(Jointly authored with Joan Smith and Immanuel Wallerstein et al.) Creating and Transforming Households:  the constraints of the world-economy, Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 1992.

 

Articles and Chapters:

“Performing Identities in the Classroom: Teaching Jewish Women’s Studies” (co-authored with Karen Rosenberg). Teaching Sociology. October 2007, 35, 4, pp. 315-333.

“’On Halloween We Dressed Up Like KGB Agents’:  Re-imagining Soviet Jewish Refugee Identities in America,” in J. Gerson and D. Wolf, eds. Sociology Confronts the Holocaust: Memories, Identities, and Diasporas, Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2007, pp. 236-259.

“Ethnic Networks in Women’s Migration:  A Comparative Study of Jewish and Italian Women in New York, 1870-1924,” in J. Knoerr and B. Meier, eds.,  Women and Migration: Anthropological Perspectives, New York:  St. Martin’s Press, 2000, 135-150.

“Making Identities:  Two Generations of Russian Jews in the U.S., 1965-1999,” in B. Hutchison, ed.  Modes of Knowledge and Action:  Working Papers from the Women in the Public Sphere Seminar 1998-1999, New Brunswick:  Rutgers University Press, 2000, 37-41.

"The United States:  Introduction" and "New York City:  the underside of the world's capital," in J. Smith, I. Wallerstein, K. F. Kasaba et.al., Creating and Transforming Households:  The Constraints of the World-Economy, Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 1992, 27-32, 63-90.

"'A Tailor is Nothing without a Wife, and very often a Child':  Gender and Labor Force Formation in the New York Garment Industry, 1880-1920,"  in J. Smith, J. Collins, T.K. Hopkins, and A. Muhammed, eds., Racism, Sexism, and the World-System, New York:  Greenwood Press, 1988, 85-93.

"Households as Income-Pooling Units" in Joan Smith, Immanuel Wallerstein, and Hans Dieter-Evers, eds. Households and the World-Economy, Beverly Hills:  Sage, 1984, 37-55.

 

Book Reviews:

Dominique Schnapper, Chantal Bordes-Benayoun, and Freddy Raphael, Jewish Citizenship in France, New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2010. In Contemporary Sociology March 2012, 41:232-234.

Rose Laub Coser, Laura S. Anker, and Andrew J. Perrin, Women of Courage:  Jewish and Italian Immigrant Women in New York, in American Jewish History Vol. 88 (2), 2000, pp.294-297.

Simona Sharoni, Gender and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, in Women & Politics, Vol. 19 (2), 1998, pp.97-98.

Andrew L. Friedman, Industry and Labour:  Class Struggle at Work and Monopoly Capitalism, in The Review of Radical Political Economics XIII, 2, Summer 1981, pp.46-48.

August Meier and Elliot Rudwick, Black Detroit and the Rise of the UAW, in Contemporary Sociology X, 3, May 1981, pp.446-447; (co-authored with James A. Geschwender).

 

Presentations:

“Children of Refugees in the United States: Political Socialization and Civic Engagement.” Paper to be Presented at the International Symposium “Within and Beyond Citizenship: lived experiences of contemporary membership,” University of Oxford, England, April 9-11, 2013.

“U.S. Immigration Policy After September 11,” Invited Lecture, University Women’s Club, Seattle, May 17, 2012.

“How the World Has Changed Since 9/11.” Panelist at Seattle Town Hall Forum, October 10, 2011.

“Life After Extreme Ethno-Political Violence: Interpreting Memories of Loss and Identity in the Bosnian Diaspora.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Forced Migration Conference 12, University of Nicosia, Cyprus, June 28-July 2, 2009.

“Jewish Women’s Studies: Teaching About Multiple and Intersecting Identities.” Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies, Toronto, CN, December 16-18, 2007.

“Life After Extreme Ethno-Political Violence: Interpreting Bosnian Refugee Memories of Loss and Identity.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York, August 12-15, 2007.

“Comparative Immigration Politics: The US. and Europe,” Presentation at The Summit, Seattle, WA, January 2006.

“Performing Identities in the Classroom: Teaching Jewish Women’s Studies,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, PA, August 2005.

“After Ethnic Cleansing: Bosnian Refugees and the Dilemma of Collective Identity,” Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, PA,  August 2005.

“The Legacy of Ethnic Cleansing: Narrations of Bosnian Refugee Memories and Identities in America,” Presentation at the UW Simpson Center for the Humanities, May 2005.

“Children of Soviet Jews in America:  Transnational, Ethnic, and Religious Identity Strategies,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta, GA, August 21, 2003.

“ ‘On Halloween We Dressed Up Like KGB Agents’ ”:  Identity Strategies of Second-Generation Soviet Jews,”  Paper presented at the Conference on Sociological Perspectives on the Holocaust and Post-Holocaust Jewish Life, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J., October 25-27, 2001.

“Complicating Diasporic Identities:  The Voices of Two Russian Refugee Women in the U.S.,” Paper presented at the Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict Research Group’s Conference on “Diasporas and Transnational Identities,” The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, October 19-22, 2000.

“Jewish Identities in Motion,” Paper presented at the Workshop on Boundaries and Belonging, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, July 21-23, 1999.

“Across Borders, Across Generations:  Mothers and Daughters from the former Soviet Union in the United States,” Presentation to the Seminar on Women in the Public Sphere, Institute for Research on Women, Douglass College, Rutgers University, April 22, 1999.

“A Question of Identity:  First- and Second-Generation Jewish Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union,” Invited Presentation on Panel “National Minorities and Refugee Politics in the ‘New’ Europe and North America,” by The Center for Russian, Central and East European Studies at Rutgers University and The Project on Ethnic Relations, Princeton University, April 8, 1999.

“Identities in Motion:  Questions for a Sociology of Jewish Immigrants from the former Soviet Union and Their Children,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA August 24, 1998.

“Ethnic Networks in Women’s Migration:  A Comparative Analysis of Jewish and Italian Women in New York, 1870-1924,”  Paper presented at the Conference on Women and Migration, Institut fur Ethnologie, Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat, Muenster, Germany, October 3-4, 1997.

“Writing International Migration, Starting From My Jewish Home,” Paper presented at the Panel on Feminism and Jewish Identities, Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Toronto, August 9-13, 1997.

“Ethnic Networks & Mixed Blessings:  the different paths of Jewish and Italian immigrant women in America,” Invited Presentation to the Hadassah Women’s Symposium, Pacific Northwest Region, Seattle, WA, April 13, 1997.

“Remembering Jewish Immigrant Women at the Turn-of-the-Century,” Invited Presentation to the Adult Forum of Temple Beth Am, Seattle, WA, March 2, 1997.

“Sewing Machines and Storefronts:  Immigrant Jewish Women in the New York Ethnic Economy,” Presentation to the Jewish Studies Colloquium, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, January 28, 1997.

“Gender, Class, and Power in Contemporary Turkish Society:  A Cross-Generational Study of Women’s Participation in Informal Networks,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York City, August 16-20, 1996.

“Women, Work, and International Migration,” Presentation to Center for Labor Studies, Colloquium Series, University of Washington, Seattle, April 1996.

“Jewish and Italian Immigrant Women:  Taking a Comparative Approach,” Invited Presentation to B’nai Brith Hillel Speakers Series at the University of Washington, Seattle, January 9, 1996.

“The Global Economy and Women’s Work:  Issues and Trends,” Presentation to Center for the Study of Community and Society, Perspectives on Poverty and Public Policy Series, University of Washington, Tacoma, May 1995.

“The Lives and Fortunes of Jewish Immigrant Women in the United States,” Invited Presentation to the Adult Forum of Temple Beth El, Tacoma, WA, February 26, 1995.

"'The Immigrant Girl Problem': Racial Nativism and Single Italian and Jewish Women in the Turn of the Century U.S.," Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Atlanta, Georgia, October 13-16, 1994.

“A Woman’s Work is (Still) Never Done:  Paid and Unpaid Labor in Women’s Lives,” Invited Presentation to Washington Women Lawyers, Tacoma, WA, July 13, 1994.

"The Status of Women in the Global Economy," Invited Presentation at A Women's Global Forum:  Prelude to Beijing, Women of Vision Conference, Tacoma, Washington, April 22-24, 1994.

"Autonomy and/or Community:  Italian Catholic and Russian Jewish Immigrant Mothers in turn of the century New York," Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Baltimore, Maryland, November 4-7, 1993.

""So, We Have Crossed Half the Ocean for This?":  Work, Family, and Community Among Russian Jewish and Italian Catholic Immigrant Women in turn-of-the-century New York," Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Miami, Florida, August 13-17, 1993.

“The History of Women’s Immigration to the United States,” Invited Presentation to the Kiwanis Club of Lakewood, WA, November 1990.

"Women and International Migration:  Moving Beyond Unproductive Polarizations," Feminist Research Forum, University of Washington, Seattle, June 8, 1989.

“Immigration, Gender, and Labor Force Formation in the Garment Industry:  New York City, 1880-1920,” Eleventh Annual Political Economy of the World-System Conference, State University of New York at Binghamton, March 25-26, 1987.

"Pooling Incomes:  Issues and Perspectives on Households in the World-Economy,"  Colloquium on Households and the World-Economy, University of Bielefeld, Federal Republic of Germany, May 20-22, 1982.

"A Comparative Approach to the Study of Ethno-National Cultures and Households:  The United States, 1870-1970," Colloquium on Households and the World-Economy, University of Bielefeld, Federal Republic of Germany, May 20-22, 1982 (co-authored with Torry Dickinson).

 

Professional and National Service

Elected to Council of the Political Economy of the World Systems Section of the American Sociological Association, 1994-1997.

Political Economy of the World-System Section of the American Sociological Association, Most Distinguished Book Award Committee, 1997.

Political Economy of the World-System Section of the American Sociological Association, Most Distinguished Article or Chapter Award Committee, 1996

Book manuscripts reviewed for: Routledge Press, State University of New York Press; University of Washington Press; Wiley-Blackwell

Jewish Women’s Archives, Seattle Committee.

Journal Articles reviewed for: International Migration Review; Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society; Gender & Society; Teaching Sociology; REFUGE: Canada’s Periodical on Refugee Issues

 

Consulting Experience

Consultant, KUOW Carolyn Beeler, about refugees in WA State (2010)

Advisory Council, International Rescue Committee, Seattle, WA (2006-2008).

Consultant, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Program on Global Security and Sustainability, Migration, Human Rights, and Identity, 2005.

 

University Service

Chair, Jewish Studies Program Curriculum Review and Recommendations Committee (2009-2010).

Curriculum Committee, Jewish Studies Program (2009-Present).

Fulbright Selection Committee, UW (2009-2010).

Faculty Advisor: Students for Immigrant and Refugee Awareness (2009-2010).

Faculty Grants Committee, Jewish Studies Program (2009).

Associate, UW Center for Human Rights (2009- Present).

Beyond Wall and Wounds Borderlands Faculty Working Group (2009- Present).

Reviewer, Royalty Research Awards (2008-2009).

Chair of Masters of International Studies Program and Graduate Program Coordinator, UW Jackson School of International Studies (JSIS), (2005-2009).

Strategic Planning Committee, JSIS Jewish Studies Program (2005-2006).

Diversity Minor Proposal Committee, College of Arts and Sciences (2003-2004).

Chair, JSIS Jewish Studies Program, (2001-2003).

Chair, JSIS Honors Committee (2001-2005).

Chair, American Jewish Studies Initiative, (2000-2001).

International Studies Executive Committee, JSIS (2000-2007).

Scholarship and Fellowship Committee, JSIS (2000- Present).

Board of Directors, University of Washington Human Rights Education and Research Network (1998-2000).

Provost’s Committee on Faculty Rewards and Responsibilities (1998).

Curriculum Committee, UWT (1997-1998).

Joint UW Campus Faculty Council (1996-1998).

Third Year Review Committee, Nursing Program, UWT (1998).

Inter-Program Master’s Degree Development Committee, UWT (1997-98).

Chair, Search Committee, Developmental and Clinical Psychologists, UWT (1996-97).

Search Committee, Public Historian, UWT, 1995-96.

Search Committee, Psychologist, UWT, 1995.

Committee to Restructure Liberal Studies Areas of Concentration, UWT.

Human Subjects Review Committee, UWT (1990-2000).

Cultural Diversity Committee, UWT (1990-2000).

Faculty Advisor to the UW, Tacoma Women's Network (1990-2000).

Student Affairs Committee, UWT (1990-2000).

Commencement Committee, UWT (1990-2000).

Library Committee, UWT (1990-2000).

Co-organizer, Center for the Study of Community and Society, UWT, (1998).

Co-organizer of Panel Series "Perspectives on Poverty and Policy, "UWT, (1995/96).

 

Professional Affiliations and Memberships:

International Association for the Study of Forced Migration

American Sociological Association

Pacific Sociological Association

Social Science History Association

Sociologists for Women in Society

Research Network on Gender, State and Society

Society for Women in International Political Economy

Fernand Braudel Center at Binghamton University.

 

Areas of Specialization

Comparative Immigration, Forced Migrations and Refugees, Global Diasporas and Transnationalism, Jewish Women’s Studies, Contemporary Jewish American Identities

 

Courses Taught:

Comparative Immigration

Forced Migrations

Global Diasporas

Diasporas, Ethnicity, and Memory

Immigration and Religion

Readings in International Studies

Seminar on Ethno-national Conflict, Memory, and Reconciliation

Migration, Minorities and Markets: Italy and the EU

Doing Jewish Identity Studies

Contemporary Jewish American Identities and Communities

Jewish Women in Contemporary America

Junior and Senior Honors Seminar in International Studies

Methods in International Studies

Topics in Ethnicity and Nationalism:  Seminar on Global Migration and Identities

Migration in the Global Economy

International Studies Task Force: U.S. Policy and the Immigration Debates

International Studies Task Force: Refugee Protection and Resettlement Policy

Qualitative Research Methods

Immigration Today: Issues and Trends

Migration in the Modern World: Immigrants, Migrants, and Refugees

Social Class and Inequality

Peopling of the U.S.: Colonization, Migration, and Capitalism

Women and Work in the United States

Women, Race, and Class: Identity and Inter-group Relations

The Making of America

Women in the Global Economy

Sociology of Gender

Family and Kinship in Comparative Perspective

International Interactions

Women's Voices: Third World Testimonials