Maura Kelly

 

Mailing Address:
Department of Sociology
P.O. Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751

Shipping Address:
Department of Sociology
1721 SW Broadway, #217
Portland, OR 97201

Phone: (503) 725-8302
Fax: (503) 725-3957

Office Location: Cramer Hall 217R

Email: maura.kelly@pdx.edu

Curriculum Vita

 

Interests: Gender; sexualities; social inequality; work and occupations; media and popular culture

Current projects: I'm currently working on a variety of projects in Oregon and Washington related to gender, race/ethnicity, and the construction trades. This line of research primarily focuses on evaluating programs designed to improve the recruitment and retention of apprentices and promote a diverse construction workforce. I am also working on several projects focusing on queer and trans identities and experiences. 

Book: 

Kelly, Maura and Barbara Gurr (editors). 2019. Feminist Research in Practice. Rowman and Littlefield. 

Feminist Research in Practice is a supplementary text for undergraduate and graduate research methods and gender courses. The book opens with a detailed examination of feminist methodologies and sociological research methods, followed by twelve chapters offering an in depth analysis of six research projects. Invited scholars have each contributed two paired chapters: the first is data-driven and includes a description of methods and findings as well as their work. In the second of each pair, contributors offer a close reflection on the research process, including obstacles and the emergence of new inquiries, allowing readers to deepen their own understanding of feminist research as it is practiced. The projects themselves are diverse in focus and approach with both large and small research teams working in varied communities and using as assortment of methods. 

Sample reading lists for courses using Feminist Research in Practice: feminist research methods, sociological research methods, qualitative methods, and sociology of gender

Articles:

Kelly, Maura and Lindsey Wilkinson. 2018. "Studying Inequalities in the Construction Trades Using a Mixed Methods Research Design." SAGE Research Methods Cases

Lubitow, Amy, JaDee Carathers, Maura Kelly and Miriam J. Abelson. 2017. "Transmobilities: Mobility, Harassment, and Violence Experienced by Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Public Transit Raiders" Gender, Place, and Culture 24(10): 1398-1418.

Kelly, Maura and Gordon Gauchat. 2016. "Feminist Identity, Feminist Politics: U.S. Feminists' Attitudes towards Public Policies" Sociological Perspectives 59(4): 855-872.

Kelly, Maura and Elizabeth Hauck. 2016. "Doing Housework, Redoing Gender: Queer Couples Negotiate the Household Division of Labor" Journal of GLBT Family Studies 11:438-464.

Kelly Maura, Lindsey Wilkinson, Maura Pisciotta, and Larry S. Williams. 2015. "When Working Hard is no enough for Female and Racial/Ethnic Minority Apprentices in the Highway Trades." Sociological Forum 30(2):415-438.

Kelly, Maura and Amy Lubitow. 2015. "Pride at Work: Organizing at the Intersection of the Labor and LGBT Movements." Labor Studies Journal 39(4): 247-277. 2015.Vol. 39(4) 257-277.

Kelly, Maura. 2015. "Feminist Identity, Collective Action, and Individual Resistance" Women's Studies International Forum 48:81-92.

Kelly, Maura. 2014. "Knitting as a Feminist Project?" Women's Studies International Forum 44: 133-144.

Gauchat, Gordon, Maura Kelly, and Michael Wallace. 2012. "Occupational Gender Segregation, Globalization, and Gender Earning Inequality in U.S. Metropolitan Areas" Gender & Society 26: 718-747.

Kelly, Maura. 2010. "Control over the Reproduction and Mothering of Poor Women: An Analysis of Television News Coverage of Welfare Reform." Journal of Poverty 14(1): 76-96.

Kelly, Maura. 2009. "Virginity Loss Narratives in 'Teen Drama' Television Programs" Journal of Sex Research 46:1-11.

Kelly, Maura. 2009. "Women's Voluntary Childlessness: A Radical Rejection of Mothering?" Women's Studies Quarterly 37(3-4):157-172.

Book Chapters:

Burke, Mary and Maura Kelly. 2015. "The Visibility and Invisibility of Class, Race, Gender, and Sexuality in The Hunger Games" Pp 59-70 in Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Post-apocalyptic TV and Film, edited by Barbara Gurr.

Reports:

Wilkinson, Lindsey and Maura Kelly. 2018. Continuing to Build a More Diverse Workforce in the Highway Trades: 2018 Evaluation of the ODOT/BOLI Highway Construction Workforce Development Program. Final report submitted to the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries and Oregon Department of Transportation. Executive summary and full report

Worksystems Inc, Oregon Employment Department, Portland State University, JM Woolley & Associates, Oregon Tradeswomen, and National Association of Minority Contractors of Oregon. 2018. "Portland Metro Region Construction Workforce Market Study" Final report submitted to Metro and the City of Portland. 

Kelly, Maura and Lindsey Wilkinson. 2017. "Evaluation of Pre-Apprenticeship and Retention Services in the Trades." Final report submitted to Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc and Constructing Hope. 

Wilkinson, Lindsey and Maura Kelly. 2016. (Still) Building A More Diverse Workforce in the Highway Trades: 2016 Evaluation of the ODOT/BOLI Highway Construction Workforce Development Program. Final report submitted to the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries and Oregon Department of Transportation. 

Kelly, Maura and Sasha Bassett. 2015. "Evaluation of the Potential for Adapting the Green Dot Bystander Intervention Program for the Construction Trades in Oregon." Final report submitted to the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries and Oregon Department of Transportation.

Burd-Sharps, Sarah, Kristen Lewis, and Maura Kelly.  2014.  "Building a More Diverse Skilled Workforce in the Highway Trades: Are Oregon's Current Efforts Working?" Final report submitted to the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries and Oregon Department of Transportation.

Kelly, Maura.  2013.  "Evaluation of the Effect of Supportive Services on the Success of Apprentices in a Highway Trade." Final report submitted to Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industry, and Oregon Department of Transportation.

Kelly, Maura and Lindsey Wilkinson.  2012.  "Apprenticeship Needs Assessment in Heavy Highway Construction Workforce." Final report submitted to Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries and Oregon Department of Transportation. 

Presentations:

Kelly, Maura. 2018. How Researchers use Data to Inform Industry Stakeholders and Policy Makers about Women in the Trades: Oregon's Workforce Development Program. Presentation for Women Build Nations conference. Seattle, WA. October 14.

Kelly, Maura. 2018. "Building Diversity in the Construction Trades." Presentation for the Carpenters. Kent, WA. May 30.

Courses Taught:

SOC 344U: Gender & Sexualities 

SOC 404: Topics in Popular Culture (1 credit)

SOC 407: Sociology Internship

SOC/WS 425: Sociology of Gender 

SOC 427: Gender and Work 

SOC 528/628: Gender Inequality

SOC 537/637: Qualitative Data Analysis

SOC 538/638: Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

SOC 592: Qualitative Methods