Maxine Craig is a Professor in the Sociology department at the University of California, Davis. She received her doctorate in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. She studies social formations of gender and race through qualitative studies of everyday embodied practices. Her book, Sorry I Don’t Dance: Why Men Refuse to Move (Oxford University Press), was awarded the 2014 Best Publication Award given by the American Sociological Association’s section on Body and Embodiment. Her book, Ain’t I a Beauty Queen? Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race. (Oxford University Press) won the Best Book of 2002 award on the Political History of Ethnic and Racial Minorities in the U.S by the Section on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics of the American Political Science Association. She is affiliated with Cultural Studies and Performance Studies, and with the Designated Emphasis in Feminist Theory & Research and the Designated Emphasis in African American Studies.