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Selina Gallo-Cruz

Selina Gallo-Cruz

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Selina Gallo-Cruz

Associate Professor, Sociology Department

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., Emory University, 2012


Selina Gallo-Cruz is associate professor of sociology. She researches culture, conflict, gender, global change, NGOs, nonviolence, social movements and theory. She is author of “Political Invisibility and Mobilization: Women Against State Violence (Routledge, 2021), winner of the American Sociological Association’s Peace, War and Social Conflict section’s Outstanding Book Award.

Prior to joining Syracuse, she served as an associate professor and assistant professor for the College of the Holy Cross and a visiting assistant professor at Emory University. In 2021, she was named a Fulbright-Tampere University Scholar and served as a Democracy Visiting Fellow at the Ash Center at the Harvard Kennedy School. She has also been a visiting scholar at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Brandeis University Women’s Studies Research Center, and at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

She received a Ph.D. from Emory University in 2012.