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.
After the first of two major earthquakes hit Nepal, Dr. Chandra Bhada of our Global Feminist Partner, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the Padma Kanya Campus of Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu posted an urgent request to the listserv. Dr. Bhada (in the black and white sari in the photo) let us know that […]
Summer Meeting 2015
The Palmer Hotel, August 22-24
Banquet: The University Club of Chicago, August 24
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.’