Kimberly Martinez Phillips
Feminist Standpoint Theory, Sociology of inequality, Intersectionality and Singleness Studies
Her academic concentrations include using the theoretical perspectives of Decolonial Feminism and Standpoint Theory to analyze the matters of sexism, racism and systematic oppression through an intersectional lens.
Areas of Expertise
Sociology of inequality, Intersectionality, Feminist Standpoint Theory and Singleness
Kimberly Phillips is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Sociology Department at Memorial University. She completed her Master’s degree in Sociology at the California State University, Dominquez Hills in California where she specialized in marriage and interpersonal relationships. Her thesis was a quantitative study that analyzed 300 questionnaires on participant’s perceptions of relationships and marriage. She has Bachelor of Arts degrees in Criminology and Anthropology from the University of California at Irvine. She is currently writing her dissertation on single, never-married, voluntarily childfree women of color. Her analysis utilizes the perspectives of Standpoint Theory and Decolonial Feminism through an intersectional lens. She has taught Sociology courses at universities in California and Canada for over 24 years teaching courses that range from Race and Ethnicity, Feminist Theory, Criminology, Introduction to Policing, Social Problems, and Marriage and Family.
The Society of the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS).
Phillips, Kimberly Martinez. 2023.“We Come Not Here to Talk”—Revisiting the Work of Anna Julia Cooper: An Analysis of Standpoint Theory and Her Placement in the Academic Canon.” Symbolic Interaction. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.632 (Winner of Dalhousie University’s John Flint Prize for Best Paper).
Martinez Phillips, Kimberly, Allyson Stokes and Bruna De Souza “Sexual Harassment on Screen: #MeToo and Evolving Cultural Representations.” [R&R]
“We Come Not Here to Talk”—Revisiting the Work of Anna Julia Cooper: An Analysis of Standpoint Theory and Her Placement in the Academic Canon.” Dalhousie’s History Across the Disciplines Conference. Colonialism and Intellectual Wealth Panel. March 25, 2023.
“Film and the Single Girl: A Content Analysis of Transnational Representations of Single Women in Film.” National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) 2022 Annual Conference. Feminist Imaginaries Across Transnational Media Panel. November 12, 2022.
“Unmuffled, Unabashed, and Undeterred: Recentering the Work of Anna Julia Cooper.” The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) 2022 Annual Meeting Session. Movers and Shakers: Activism, Resistance, and Social Progress among Women of Color Panel. August 7, 2022.
“Women Unpartnered: A Decolonial Feminist Study of the Lives and Perceptions of Never-married, Childfree Women of Color” The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) 2022 Annual Meeting Session. Regulating Sexuality and Gender Identity over the Life Course Panel. August 5, 2022.
“Singleness is Not a Disorder: Destructive Depictions of Single Women in Film.” The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting Session. Shame, Stigma and Society Panel. August 6, 2021.
“Skipping the Main Course: Depictions of Single Women in Film.” Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction 2021 (Virtual). Meaning Making through Media Representations Panel. August 5, 2021