Mary Lou Finley Bio

Mary Lou Finley will be our featured presenter

Mary Lou Finley recently retired as professor emeritus from Antioch University Seattle having taught Sociology and public health and has a range of interests, including social movements and nonviolence studies; social change; poverty and homelessness; race, class, and gender studies; the sociology of health and illness; globalization and development in the global South; health issues in developing countries, and the history and spiritual traditions of India.
She has been active in many social movements including environmental, women's, labor, civil rights and racial justice. She is a coauthor of Doing Democracy: the MAP Model for Organizing Social Movements, and has published work on the civil rights movement, access to health care and issues in higher education. Her professional experience includes work with community organizing and social-service organizations, particularly organizations serving the needs of homeless women. Her New Book is The Chicago Freedom Movement: Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights Activism in the North (Civil Rights and Struggle)

Core faculty, B.A. completion program, 1983 to present
Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington
Program coordinator, B.A. in Liberal Studies Program, Antioch University Seattle
Information specialist, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle
Adjunct faculty, sociology and women's studies, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma
Personnel manager, anti-poverty program, Metropolitan Development Council, Tacoma
Instructor, sociology and anthropology, Kennedy-King College, Chicago
Research assistant, sociology department, University of Chicago
Volunteer community organizer, Appalachian Volunteer, Williamson, W.Va.
Administrative assistant to project director, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Chicago Project