Ivy George

Professor Ivy George is committed to the multi-disciplinary opportunities that sociology offers in her classroom. Her research and teaching since 1983 have focused on gender, religion, race, ethnicity, globalization, and social change. She leads Gordon students in their study abroad program in South Africa, and has recently done research on international adoption. She has contributed to publications on The Future of Feminism in Christian Higher EducationMasculinity and Disability, and Faith and Citizenship in the South Asian Diaspora. She received the Distinguished Senior Faculty Award in 2012.

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My American Pilgrimage: I Write of What I Cannot Speak

by Ivy George 10-24-2018

Photo courtesy Ivy George

I have met Silence. The ghostly silence of dust balls and mites, of cobwebs and sunbeam shadows in the cold crumbling cubicles off the Liberian coast where African persons spent their last nights and then lost sight of their land forever. I have felt the stony silence of apartheid era prisons in Johannesburg and Cape Town. I have seen the nostalgic silence of colonial desolation on the Harare Kopje, in Zimbabwe. But this silence at The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is like none other. A requiem.

Can Buy Me Love?

by Ivy George 06-01-2006
The First World becomes a one-way destination point for children from the global South.

The Past Interrupted

by Ivy George 06-01-2004

I contemplated motherhood well aware that at many points the line between private matters and public affairs was faint and broken.

The Persecuted Body

by Ivy George 03-01-2002

Christians around the world are being attacked and churches burned to the ground. Is anyone paying attention?

The Propaganda of Prosperity

by Ivy George 08-01-1994
The human costs of maldevelopment