Karen E. Rosenblum, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor Emerita of Sociology. She received her doctorate from the University of Colorado, Boulder. During her thirty-five-year tenure at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, she served as the founding Director of the Women’s Studies Program and as the university’s first Vice President of University Life (student services). She has been the recipient of two Fulbright Lecturer awards, the first in Japan (2006) and the second in South Korea (2012). Prof. Rosenblum taught Globalization in the 2014 inaugural year of George Mason University’s campus in Songdo, South Korea. With her Mason colleague Toni Travis, she is the author/editor of The Meaning of Difference: American Constructions of Race and Ethnicity, Sex and Gender, Social Class, Sexuality, and Disability, now in its 7th edition (2015). Now retired from Mason, she is an Adjunct Faculty member in Sociology, at Virginia Commonwealth University.