Lecturer in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Marya T. Mtshali received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Boston College under the tutelage of Dr. Zine Magubane. She obtained her B.S. in Sociology, B.S. in Marketing with an emphasis in international business, and a minor in Women and Gender Studies from Arizona State University. Prior to pursuing her graduate studies, Mtshali worked in the finance industry for several years.
Her areas of interest include intersectional theory and qualitative research. In her dissertation “Gray Matter: How Heterosexual Black/White Couples Manage Racial Difference within their Intimate Relationships”, Mtshali used an intersectional lens to interrogate the ways in which race and gender influenced the intra-relational dynamics involved in members of these relationships negotiating their disparate racial social statuses.