Jualynne Dodson

Jualynne   Dodson
  • Professor
  • Department of Sociology
  • PhD University of California-Berkeley, 1985
  • 300 Berkey Hall
  • 509 E. Circle Drive
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • 517-432-8668

BIOGRAPHY

Jualynne E. Dodson is Professor of Sociology and African American & African Studies at Michigan State University where the university recruited her to the university John Hannah Distinguished Visiting Professorship, from which they insisted she join the faculty.  She serves as founding director of the Award Winning African Atlantic Research Team that accompanied her move from University of Colorado. 

Dodson has authored many published including volumes on Engendering Church: Women, Power, and the African Methodist Episcopal Church; Sacred Spaces: Religious Traditions of Oriente Cuba, and Afro-Centric Education: Toward a Non-Deficit Perspective in Services to Families & Children.  She contributes to national and international professional academic conferences and has been twice elected to the Board of the Research Committee 22, International Sociology Association, and elected to the Council of the Association of Sociology of Religion.

She was honored to write “Transforming Research & Academic Thinking, Harriette Pipes McAdoo (1940-2009), an Intellectual Biography” on a MSU sociology faculty and published by Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Dodson received the A. Wade Smith Award, Lifetime Teaching, Mentoring and Service, Association but MSU students often comment that she is a demanding professor who strives for students’ excellent.


CURRENT RESEARCH

Africa descendentants' practices of Africa-inspired religious behavior in the Americas


ASSOCIATED PROGRAMS

  • African American & African Studies

PUBLICATIONS

“Black Theology Project: Organizational Gift, Intellectual Apparatus – Legacy of Dr. James Cone,” Journal of Africana Religions. DOI: 10.5325/jafrireli.7.2.2019.0273 https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/jafrireli.7.2.2019.0273.

“The African Diaspora: Religious Practices,” A. Possamai & A. J. Blasi (Eds.), The SAGE International encyclopedia of sociology of religion. London, United Kingdom: SAGE.

Religion, Culture and Spirituality in Africa and the African Diaspora, Editors; William Ackah, Jualynne Dodson and Drew Smith, Routledge Press, Studies in Religion Series;

 “Church Women’s Legacy of Power: U.S. African Methodist,” Religion, Culture and Spirituality in Africa and the African Diaspora, Routledge Press, Studies in Religion Series;

“Contextualizing Women and Distinct Religious Practices in Oriente Cuba,” in New Frontiers in the Study of the Global African Diaspora: Between Unchartered Themes and Alternative Representations, Michigan State University Press.

Contextualizing Women and Distinct Religious Practices in Oriente Cuba,” in New Frontiers in the Study of the Global African Diaspora: Between Unchartered Themes and Alternative Representations, Michigan State University Press.

“So Just What is “Diaspora” in The Conversation, http://theconversation.com/record-high-global-migration-may-give-new-meaning-to-diaspora-59365 

“Neighborhood, Festival, and Ethnography - The African Diaspora in the Americas: Extended Review Comparative Essay” for Transforming Anthropology. -- Volumes reviewed; Inside El Barrio: A Bottom-Up View of Neighborhood Life in Castro’s Cuba by Henry Louis Taylor, Jr. Sterling, VA: Kumarian Press: Kings for Three Days: The Play of Race and Gender in an Afro-Ecuadorian Festival by Jean Muteba Rahier; and The Cooking of History: How Not to Study Afro-Cuban Religion by Stephan Palmié. Chicago, IL, and London, UK: The University of Chicago Press.

“Cuba’s Distinct Religious Traditions” in The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2nd edition, edited by George Ritzer. Maiden, Oxford: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.

Transforming Research & Academic Thinking, Harriette Pipes McAdoo: An Intellectual Biography, Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2nd Edition

“On Roy Bryce LaPorte, Women, Power and Church: A Research Scholar Meets the African Diaspora in the Caribbean.” Wadabagei, Journal of the Caribbean, October.

“Qualitative Field Research – Methods and Theory,” Method(e)s African Social Sciences Methodology/Revue africaine de méthodlogie des sciences sociales, Journal, Council Development Social Science Research in Africa: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23754745.2015.1017292

Montgomery, B.L., J. E. Dodson and *S. M. Johnson, “Guiding the Way: Mentoring Graduate Students and Junior Faculty for Sustainable Academic Careers.” SAGE Open (October-December), doi: 10.1177/2158244014558043.