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Christine Kray

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts

585-475-4686
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Christine Kray

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts

Education

BA, New Mexico State University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

585-475-4686

Currently Teaching

SOCI-498
0 - 16 Credits
Students will apply the accumulated knowledge, theory, and methods of the discipline to problem solving outside of the classroom. The Practicum may consist of internship, study abroad, or archaeological or ethnographic field school (consisting of at least 160 hours, completed over at least 4 weeks).
SOCI-501
3 Credits
Students will design and conduct a library-based research project with supervision of a faculty member, bringing to bear the knowledge and theoretical perspectives accumulated during the prior years of study.
SOCI-110
3 Credits
Research is the primary pathway to theory formation in the social sciences. This course focuses on how ideas about social life emerge through research in sociology and anthropology. This course is designed as a seminar, in which students discover how scholars in these disciplines formulate research questions in relationship to theory and issues of public concern.
SOCI-499
0 Credits
Paid work experience in a field related to sociology or urban studies (at least 160 hours of work, completed over at least four weeks). Students will apply the accumulated knowledge, theory, and methods of the discipline to problem solving outside of the classroom. (3rd year status and permission of instructor)
ANTH-498
0 - 16 Credits
Students will apply the accumulated knowledge, theory, and methods of the discipline to problem solving outside of the classroom. The Practicum may consist of internship, study abroad, or archaeological or ethnographic field school (consisting of at least 160 hours, completed over at least 4 weeks).
ANTH-245
3 Credits
The world’s cultural diversity is most vividly and dynamically displayed through ritual and festival. Ritual is anything but superfluous; rather, some of the most important work of culture is accomplished through the performance of ritual. Through cross-cultural comparison, by way of readings and films, we explore the following dimensions of ritual: symbols, embodiment, emotion, discipline, contestation of tradition and authenticity, and the orchestration of birth, childhood socialization, gender, maturation, marriage, community, hierarchy, world renewal, and death. Written expression is enhanced through drafting, revision, and peer review.
ANTH-335
3 Credits
This course introduces cultures of Latin America and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean in the context of political and economic forces that have shaped them. We examine Spanish and Portuguese colonialism and its modern-day legacies, including ethnic inequalities, economic vulnerability, and social unrest. We look at how art, music, and literature have engaged critically with the forces of fascism, revolution, socialism, dictatorship, and neo-colonialism. We consider indigenous activism, religious diversity, changing experiences and expectations of women and men, rebellion and revolution, impacts of and creative responses to globalization, and Latinos in the U.S.
ANTH-110
3 Credits
Research is the primary pathway to theory formation in the social sciences. This course focuses on how ideas about social life emerge through research in sociology and anthropology. This course is designed as a seminar, in which students discover how scholars in these disciplines formulate research questions in relationship to theory and issues of public concern.
ANTH-502
3 Credits
This is the first course of a two-semester Scholar's Thesis sequence in anthropology or urban studies in which students will conduct an original research project. In this first course, working with a thesis adviser, students will formulate a research question, conduct a literature review, prepare the research design, and begin data collection, following the conventions of cultural anthropology, archaeology, or urban studies.
ANTH-501
3 Credits
Students will design and conduct a library-based research project with supervision of a faculty member, bringing to bear the knowledge and theoretical perspectives accumulated during the prior years of study.
ANTH-499
0 Credits
Paid work experience in a field related to anthropology (at least 160 hours of work, completed over at least four weeks). Students will apply the accumulated knowledge, theory, and methods of the discipline to problem solving outside of the classroom.

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Full Length Book
Kray, Christine A., Tamar W. Carroll, and Hinda Mandell. Nasty Women and Bad Hombres: Gender and Race in the 2016 US Presidential Election. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2018. Print.
Book Chapter
Kray, Christine A. "A Renaissance of Feminist Ritual: Susan B. Anthony's Gravesite on Election Day." Nasty Women and Bad Hombres: Gender and Race in the 2016 US Presidential Election. Ed. Christine A. Kray, Tamar W. Carroll, and Hinda Mandell. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2018. 248-263. Print.
Christine, Kray,, Minette C. Church, and Jason Yaeger. "Designs on/of the Land: Competing Visions, Displacement, and Landscape Memory in British Colonial Honduras." Legacies of Space and Intangible Heritage: Archaeology, Ethnohistory, and the Politics of Cultural Continuity in the Americas. Ed. Fernando Armstrong-Fumero and Julio Hoil Gutierrez. Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado, 2017. 53-77. Print.
Kray, Christine A. "A God for the Poor: Folk Catholicism and Social Justice Among the Yucatec Maya." Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice. Ed. Michael D. Palmer and Stanley M. Burgess. Oxford, United Kingdom: Blackwell, 2012. 373-387. Print.
Invited Paper
Carroll, Tamar W., Christine A. Kray, and Hinda Mandell. "Public Memory and Reproductive Justice in the Trump Era." Nursing Clio. (2018). Web.
Kray, Christine A., Hinda Mandell, and Tamar W. Carroll. "Republican Women Are Just Fine, Thank You, with Being Republican." The Conversation. (2018). Web.
Kray, Christine A., Tamar W. Carroll, and Hinda Mandell. "Nasty Women and Bad Hombres: An Interview with Its Editors." Proofed: A Boydell & Brewer blog. (2018). Web.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Kray, Christine A. "’Before you put an ‘I Voted’ Sticker on Susan B. Anthony’s Grave, Remember she was a Racist’: Sticky Imagery in the New Women’s Movement." American Anthropological Association annual conference. American Anthropological Association. San Jose, CA. 26 Nov. 2018. Conference Presentation.
Kray, Christine A. "A Renaissance of Feminist Ritual: Susan B. Anthony’s Gravesite on Election Day." National Women's Studies Association annual conference. National Women's Studies Association. Atlanta, GA. 8 Nov. 2018. Conference Presentation.
Kray, Christine A. "’Before you put an ‘I Voted’ Sticker on Susan B. Anthony’s Grave, Remember she was a Racist’: Sticky Imagery in the New Women’s Movement." American Ethnological Society annual meeting. American Ethnological Society. Philadelphia, PA. 24 Mar. 2018. Conference Presentation.
Church, Minette C., Christine A. Kray, and Jason Yaeger. "“An Indian Nation, whose Object Appears to be to Obtain Both from Britain and Mexico, the Recognition of her Independence”: International Diplomacy, Trade, and the Maya of San Pedro." Society for Historic Archaeology annual conference. Society for Historic Archaeology. New Orleans, LA. 5 Jan. 2018. Conference Presentation.
Kray, Christine A. "The Yucatec Maya Bible: “Piercing as Far as the Division of Soul and Spirit”." Symposium on American Indian Languages. Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 22 Apr. 2016. Conference Presentation.
Kray, Christine A. "Seeing Like a Colony: Overdetermining Dominion and Removal in British Honduras." American Society for Ethnohistory annual meeting. American Society for Ethnohistory. Nashville, TN. 11 Nov. 2016. Conference Presentation.
Kray, Christine A., Tamar Carroll, and Hinda Mandell. "Nasty Women and Bad Hombres: Historical Reflections on the 2016 Presidential Election." National Organization for Women, annual meeting of the New York chapter. National Organization for Women. Rochester, NY. 18 Nov. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Kray, Christine A., Tamar Carroll, and Hinda Mandell. "Nasty Women and Bad Hombres: Historical Reflections on the 2016 Presidential Election." Rochester United States History Workshop. Strong Museum. Rochester, NY. 27 Oct. 2017. Guest Lecture.
Kray, Christine A., Tamar Carroll, and Hinda Mandell. "Nasty Women and Bad Hombres: Historical Reflections on the 2016 Presidential Election." VoteTilla. National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House. Pittsford, NY. 20 Jul. 2017. Address.
Kray, Christine A., Minette C. Church, and Jason Yaeger. "Ambivalent Colonialisms: Fear and Disquiet in British Honduras, 19th-20th Centuries." Annual meetings. American Anthropological Association. Denver, CO. 20 Nov. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Kray, Christine A. "On Ever-Shifting Ground: Internal Exiles in British Honduras; Immigrants, Tenants, Evictees, and Reservations." Conable Conference in International Studies. Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 3 Apr. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Kray, Christine A. "Distaste, Disgust, Disease, and "Indian Corn": Failed Food Policy in Depression-Era British Honduras." Annual meetings. American Anthropological Association. Washington, DC. 6 Dec. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Kray, Christine A. "Pentecostal Tears: A Micro-Ethnography of Religious Feeling." Annual meetings. American Anthropological Association. Chicago, IL. 20 Nov. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Kray, Christine A., Minette C. Church, and Jason Yaeger. "Revisiting Evenemential History: Maya Land Use in Colonial British Honduras." Annual meetings. Society for American Archaeology. Memphis, TN. 20 Apr. 2012. Conference Presentation.
Kray, Christine A. "Of Progress and Delicious Regress: Technology and Eating Locally in the 21st Century." Conable Conference in International Studies. Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 25 Mar. 2011. Conference Presentation.
Peer Reviewed/Juried Poster Presentation
Kray, Christine A. "A Renaissance of Feminist Ritual: Susan B. Anthony’s Gravesite on Election Day." Proceedings of the American Anthropological Association. Ed. AAA Executive Session Committee. Washington, DC: n.p..
Published Review
Kray, Christine. "Maya and Catholic Cultures in Crisis." Rev. of , by John D. Early. Journal of Anthropological Research 2013: 69:584-585. Print.
Published Article
Kray, Christine A. "Of Circulation and Colonialism: Exports, Imports, Evictions, and Immigrants in Colonial British Honduras." Annual meetings. American Anthropological Association. New Orleans, LA. 20 Nov. 2010. Conference Presentation.