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VIEW PRINTABLE VERSION (PDF) HERE Dear Governor Hutchinson, We are writing to you as leaders of the professional academic organization Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS; https://www.socwomen.org/). We have been watching the debates over the discriminatory Religious Freedom and Restoration Act HB1228 that has passed the legislature in your state with great concern. Every year, […]
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.’
Wombs in Labor: Transnational Commercial Surrogacy in India: Amrita Pande’s research focuses on how reproduction meets production in surrogacy and how this reflects characteristics of India’s larger labor system.