Learn from social research relevant to such important topics as families and sexuality, work and the economy, politics and public policy, so you can be more informed and active on the issues.
The Undergraduate Social Action Award is given annually to recognize a student or team of students making a substantial contribution to improving the lives of women in society through activism. Deadline for submissions is Nov. 1, 2015.
February 4-7, 2016
The Peabody Hotel
Taking the Heat: Women Chefs and Gender Inequality in the Professional Kitchen: Patti Giuffre and Deborah A. Harris combine content analysis of food media with interviews of 33 women chefs in Texas to be the first academic work to address how the chef occupation became and remains male-dominated.
The Human Rights Enterprise: Political Sociology, State Power, and Social Movements: William T. Armaline, Davita S. Glasberg & Bandana Purkayastha present a framework for understanding human rights as a terrain of struggle over power between states, private interests, and organized, “bottom-up” social movements.
Human Trafficking Amidst Interlocking Systems of Exploitation: A Focus on Pakistan: Farhan Navid Yousaf & Bandana Purkayastha examine the issue of trafficking at both micro and macro levels to analyse how political economy of trafficking influences micro level experiences of victims of trafficking.
Voices of Internally Displaced Persons in Kenya: A Human Rights Perspective: Roseanne Njiru & Bandana Purkayastha’s research chronicles experiences of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kenya who fled to the IDP Camps from the ethnic violence following the country’s disputed elections in December 2007.
African Immigrant Families in Another France: Loretta Bass uses voices of individuals within Sub-Saharan African immigrant families to describe their integration experience as ‘Another France.’