Selina Gallo-Cruz

Selina Gallo-Cruz

Democracy Visiting Faculty Fellow AY 2021-2022
Selina Gallo-Cruz

Selina Gallo-Cruz is an associate professor of sociology at College of the Holy Cross and currently a Tampere University Fulbright Scholar in Tampere, Finland. She is developing research on dynamics and debates in the environmental movement with a focus on impacts on city climate planning. Selina is examining the dynamics of global-local policy development at the city level through an in-depth comparative analysis of the political, economic, and cultural factors shaping policy adoption and implementation.

Selina’s past research has explored the interface between social movements and the institutions they target, the impact of international NGOs on local mobilization, strategic and tactical developments in nonviolence, and women’s anti-violence movements. Her recently published book, Political Invisibility and Mobilization, details the unexpected and unseen mobilizing power of women disregarded by violent states in Argentina, the former Yugoslavia, and Liberia. Selina earned her doctoral and master’s degrees from Emory University and her bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College. She has held an American Sociological Association Minority Dissertation Fellowship and a Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies Gender, Conflict, and Peacebuilding Fellowship.

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