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Catherine G. Valentine Nazareth College, USA

Catherine (Kay) G. Valentine is Professor Emerita of sociology at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York. She received her PhD from Syracuse University and her BA from the State University of New York at Albany. Kay taught a wide range of courses, such as sociology of gender, senior seminar in sociology, sociology of bodies and emotions, sociology of consumerism, and human sexuality. Her publications include articles on teaching sociology, on women’s bodies and emotions, on gender and qualitative research, and on the sociology of art museums. Kay is coeditor of Letting Go: Feminist and Social Justice Insight and Activism (Vanderbilt University Press, 2015). She is the founding director of women’s studies at Nazareth College and a longtime member of Sociologists for Women in Society and the American Sociological Association. She has also served as president of the New York State Sociological Association. Kay and her life partner, Paul J. Burgett, University of Rochester vice president and professor of music, are devotees of the arts and world travel.