CK Magliola

CK Magliola

Instructor, Director, Women's Studies Minor
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Department of Sociology
Office Location: Roosevelt Hall 221
Office Hours: Tues/Wed: 3-4 p.m. and by appointment, Zoom:, in person if masked and vaccinated RO 221
Phone: 714-997-6994
Purdue University, Bachelor of Arts
University of California, Irvine, Master of Arts


C.K. Magliola joins the Sociology Department as an Instructor of Women’s and Gender Studies Minor. Currently ABD, Clara received her doctoral training in cultural anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. Based on fieldwork conducted in Kingston, Jamaica, her dissertation is entitled "The Politics of Becoming: Nationhood, Childhood, and Postcolonial Development in Contemporary Jamaica." Her analytical specialties include postcolonial theory; the politics of childhood; the politics of reproduction; poverty-alleviation strategies and secular/faith-based humanitarianisms; gender and the family; and feminist theory. With great concern over issues of social justice at the local and global level, Clara employs a feminist pedagogy in her classroom that relies upon the democratic creation of knowledge, and encourages critical social engagement outside of the classroom.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Curator: Chapman Women’s Studies/Feminist Zine Digital Collection, Special Collection of Leatherby Libraries, Chapman University 2012-present.
Magliola, CK. 2020. "Thoughts on a Century of the 19th Amendment" (web-essay) Chapman University website. Accessed September 1, 2021. Link on Women's and Gender Studies homepage:
'FEMINISTARTPOWER" (website) 2012-present
Curator (& artwork contributor): “The Sexual Politics of Meat and Intersectionality” Art Exhibition, Chapman University, March 6 2019.
Film: "Positive to Positive" (Producer, Documentary Short about HIV in Botwana, with Dodge Film School, Chapman, Screened Dec 2010 at Chapman; & winner of "Best Social Awareness Film" at the "I've Seen Films International Film Festival" in Milan, Italy in October 2011)
Artwork: "Mujernica" (Feminist Revision of Picasso's Guernica, Art Work produced from "Community Paint-In" May 2010 under the creative direction of Clara K. Magliola and Nika Vicqueneau). Presently In consideration for an issue cover of feminist journal Signs.
(published Short Story) "The Story of W & DH.” Delta Epsilon Sigma Journal: National Association of Catholic Honors Society. Fall, 2009. Vol. 54. No. 3. Pgs. 102-103.