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Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022 | 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Department of Sociology's Fall Open House and Research Panel Discussion

Sociology’s Fall Open House and Research Panel Discussion

Thursday, October 27 from 11:30 am - 1 pm

11:30 am - Noon in Carnegie 207: Snacks, Socializing, and Spring Course Conversations

Noon to 1 pm in Carnegie 206: Please join the Sociology Department for a panel discussion with Lisa Gulya, Christina Hughes, and Alisha Kirchoff where they will outline their research trajectories as they relate to courses offered by the Sociology program. This event will involve an informal discussion by each of the panelists on their own scholarship accompanied by reflections on how their research shapes their curriculum development.

Lunch will be provided to attendees of the panel.

About the Panel:

Lisa Gulya (Description coming soon.)

Dr. Christina Hughes' work is broadly interested in the gendered, sexual, and racial politics of labor in the global/transnational context as well as in critical theory concerning the production and legitimation of knowledge and value. She is currently working on a historical ethnographic book manuscript called Bad Refugees about the experiences of Vietnamese refugees in the US resettlement context. Treating so-called bad refugees' assimilationist refusals with a critical seriousness, the project takes their state evasion practices as a point of departure, looking backwards to discern how these everyday acts of resistance emerge from their intimate experiences with imperial state violence, dispossession, and disposability. She is currently reflecting on these themes in her courses this year (Introduction to Sociology, Inequalities and Solidarities, Social Science Inquiry) and more so conceptualizing them for future courses she eventually plans to teach on the Sociology of Science and Knowledge and the Sociology of Violence. 

Alisha Kirchoff's work is generally focused on organizations' legitimization processes and the distribution of resources through organizations to the populations they serve. Specifically, she is interested in access to civil justice, the legal profession, and comparative systems of civil legal practice. Her dissertation is on the legal services corporation and indigent access to civil justice in the United States, but past and ongoing research projects include a study of the Russian notary profession, inequality in the American legal profession. and studies on race and inequality in American higher education. These projects all inform her teaching, especially this year as she is teaching a course called, "How College Works" and a course on legal systems in authoritarian contexts.


Audience: Students

Sponsor: Sociology

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