Kathleen Blee

bleeKathleen Blee is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Pittsburgh.  She has authored four award-winning books, most recently Making Democracy: How Activist Groups Form, which won the 2013 Charles Tilly Award for Best Book from the Collective Behavior & Social Movements Section of the American Sociological Association and the 2013 Best Book Award from the Association for Research on Nonprofits and Voluntary Associations.   Her two books on racial hate groups, Inside Organized Racism: Women in the Hate Movement (2002) and Women in the Klan: Racism and Gender in the 1920s (1991) were featured in many media sources, including the New York Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Reporter,  and Los Angeles Times.   A 2000 book co-authored with Dwight Billings, The Road to Poverty: The Making of Wealth and Hardship in Appalachia won the Weatherly Best Book Award from the Appalachian Studies Association.

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