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  Mary King


PhD. Economics 1991 University of California, Berkeley. Rhodes Industrial 1980-81 Oxford University, England Scholar Relations. B.A. Economics 1979 Stanford University.

Professor (2002-present), Chair (Jan. 2001-August 2006), Associate Professor (1998-2002), Assistant Professor (1992-1998), Department of Economics, Portland State University Affiliated Faculty: Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Public Administration .
Associate Faculty (2006-present), Post Graduate Research Program, Gender and Development Studies, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Bridgetown, Barbados.
Assistant Professor (1991-1992) Political Economy, James Madison College, Michigan State University.

Secretary General, International Association for Feminist Economics, Jan 2005-Jan 2008.
Elected Board Member, International Association for Feminist Economics, 2004-2007.
Associate Editor, Feminist Economics, 1998-.
Member, Editorial Board, Review of Political Economy, 2008-.
Member, Editorial Board, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 2010-.
Member, Editorial Board, panoeconomicus, 2010-.
Guest Editor for a Ford Foundation supported Special Issue of Feminist Economics 8 (2) on "Gender, Color, Caste and Class."

Understanding the Social Dimension of Sustainability. 2009. with Jesse Dillard and Veronica Dujon (eds.) New York: Routledge.
Squaring Up: Policy Strategies to Raise Women's Incomes in the United States. 2001. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
Journal Articles:
"Mexican Women and Work on Both Sides of the U.S.-Mexican Border" 2011. The American Journal of Economics and Sociology 70 (3): 615-638.
“Ni Uno Ni el Otro: The Spectrum of Formality in the U.S. Work Experience of Mexican Migrants in Portland, Oregon.” with Leopoldo Rodriguez and Carrie Cobb. 2010. Urban Anthropology 39 (4): 359-395.
“Betwixt and Between: The Spectrum of Formality Revealed in the Labor Market Experiences of Mexican Migrant Workers in the U.S.” with Carrie Cobb and Leopoldo Rodriguez. 2009. The Review of Radical Political Economics 41 (3) 365-371.
“Occupational Segregation by Race and Sex in Brazil, 1989-2001.” 2009. The Review of Black Political Economy. 36(2): 113-125.
“What Sustainability Really Means.” 2008. Challenge: The Magazine of Economic Affairs. 51 (2): 27-39.
“Even Gary Becker Wouldn’t Call Them Altruists! The Case of Mexican Migration. A Reply to Sana and Massey, SSQ, June 2005.” 2007. Social Science Quarterly 88 (3): 898-907.
“Women’s Work: Using U.S. History to Explain Mexican Women’s Differential Work Strategies in Mexico and in the U.S.” 2006. The Review of Radical Political Economics 38 (3): 405-412.
“’Race Riots’ and Black Economic Progress” 2003. The Review of Black Political Economy 30 (4): 51-66.
“The Complexities and Potential of Theorizing Gender, Caste, Race and Class” with Rose M. Brewer and Cecilia F. Conrad. 2002. Feminist Economics 8 (2): 3-18.
"Should Black Women and Men Live in the Same Place? An Inter-metropolitan Assessment of Relative Labor Market Success." with Todd Easton. 2000. Review of Black Political Economy 27 (3): 9-34.
"An Interview with Barbara Bergmann: Leading Feminist Economist." with Lisa F. Saunders. 2000. Review of Political Economy 12 (3): 305-316.
"Differences in Wage Levels Between Metropolitan Areas: Less-Educated Workers in the United States." with Todd Easton. 2000. Regional Studies 34 (1): 21-27.
"Keeping People in Their Place: An Exploratory Analysis of the Role of Violence in the Maintenance of "Property Rights" in Race and Gender Privileges in the U.S." 1999. Review of Radical Political Economics 31(3): 1-11.
"Interview with Marianne Ferber: Founding Feminist Economist." with Lisa F. Saunders. 1999. Review of Political Economy 11 (1): 83-98.
"Are African Americans Losing Their Footholds in Better Jobs?" 1998. Journal of Economic Issues 32 (3): 641-668.
"Black Women's Labor Market Status: Occupational Segregation in the United States and Great Britain." 1995. The Review of Black Political Economy 24 (1): 23-43.
“Human Capital and Black Women’s Occupational Mobility.” 1995. Industrial Relations 34 (2): 282-298.
"An Assessment of Three (Somewhat) Competitive Explanations for Black Women's Recent Breakthrough Into Clerical Work." 1994. Review of Radical Political Economics 26 (3): 20-31.
"Black Women's Breakthrough Into Clerical Work: An Occupational Tipping Model." 1993. Journal of Economic Issues 27 (4): 1097-1125.
“The Evolution of Occupational Segregation by Race and Gender, 1940 to 1988.” 1992. Monthly Labor Review 115 (4): 30-37.
Book Chapters:
“Mexican Migrants and the Oregon Economy” submitted to Robert Bussell (ed.) Immigration and Oregon Today. for the Oregon State University Press.
“Defining Social Sustainability: The Political Economy of Social Reproduction” 2008. in John T. Harvey and Robert F. Garnett, Jr. (eds.) Future Directions for Heterodox Economics. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
“‘Keeping People in Their Place:’ The Economics of Violence,” “Globalization and African Americans: A Focus on Public Employment,” and, with Cecilia A. Conrad, “Single Mother Families in the Black Community: Economic Context and Policies,” 2005. John Whitehead, Cecilia Conrad, Patrick Mason and James Stewart (eds.) African Americans in the American Economy. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
“Black Women’s Breakthrough into Clerical Work: An Occupational Tipping Model.” reprinted from Journal of Economic Issues 27 (4) in Ellen Mutari and Deborah M. Figart (eds.) 2003. Women and the Economy: A Reader. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
"Occupational Strategies of Lesbians and Gay Men." 1997. with M.V. Lee Badgett in Amy Gluckman and Betsy Reed (eds.) Homo Economics: Capitalism, Community and Lesbian and Gay Life pp. 73-86. New York: Routledge.
"The American Labor Movement." 1996. in Harold G. Vatter and John F. Walker (eds.) History of the U.S. Economy Since World War II, 176-198. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe.

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