Sociology


Jean Beaman   JBeaman

Jean Beaman is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and awardee of a 2015 PRF International Travel Grant to travel to Paris, France to present her paper on “Growing up French?  Social Marginalization, Intergenerational Connections and the Limitations of Citizenship in France” at the Council for European Studies International Conference, Contradictions:  Envisioning European Futures.  Her research addresses how marginalized individuals conceptualize their social locations, based on race, ethnicity, citizenship, and socioeconomic status.  Specifically, her current book project is an ethnographic examination of France’s North African second-generation and issues of upward social mobility, race and ethnicity, and cultural citizenship.  Her other research and teaching interests include citizenship; urban sociology; space and place; sociology of culture; HIV/AIDS; international migration; and ethnography and qualitative methodology.

Rachel Einwohner   REinwohner

Rachel Einwohner, a Professor of Sociology and a 2015-2016 Awardee of the Center for Social Sciences Fellowship for her proposed project “Hope and Honor:  Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust”. 

Contrary to common assumptions about Jewish passivity during the Holocaust, Jews did resist against the Nazis, staging armed resistance in a number of locations.  Yet while resistance did take place, it did not happen everywhere; moreover, even in those places (e.g., the Warsaw Ghetto) where resistance happened, not everyone participated.  This proposal outlines a book project that explores patterns in the emergence of organized resistance and in individual participation in resistance.  The book will summarize and integrate some of my previous work and also build on that work with new analyses drawing on data from oral testimonies with 120 Holocaust survivors.

Christine Sennott   CSennott

J. Jill Suitor   JJSuitor

J. Jill Suitor, as a Professor of Sociology and the 2015 College of Liberal Arts Discovery Excellence in the Social Science Awardee, she specializes in parent-adult child relations, family caregiving, interpersonal relations, and well-being.  She is a Faculty Associate of the Center on Aging and the Life Course.  Her research focuses the effects of status transitions on interpersonal relations, particularly between parents and adult children and among adult siblings. 

She is also an awardee of a 2015 PRF International Travel Grant to travel to Brighton, England to attend the International Sunbelt Social Networks Conference where she will presenting a methodological paper based on her 15-year NIH-funded panel study of intergenerational relations in 550 multigenerational families. 

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