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Evolving Directions talk, Friday December 14

December 10, 2012
Professor Pamela Oliver, Department of Sociology.

The Evolving Directions in Academic Research and Resources series is a lecture series for faculty, instructors, and library staff on issues and developments in teaching and research.

Professor Pamela Oliver (Department of Sociology) will be the next speaker. Her presentation will be held on Friday, December 14, 1:30-3:00 p.m. in Memorial Library, Room 126.

Professor Oliver’s talk is titled “New coverage of protests and racial disparity in incarceration: lessons and interrelations from two different lines of research.” After twenty years studying collective action and social movements, including a study of news coverage of protests in Madison in the 1990s, Professor Oliver was pulled into the study of and advocacy about racial disparities in incarceration. In this talk, she summarizes these distinct lines of research and talks about the connections she sees between and the lessons she has drawn about the interplay of political processes, news media, and repression.

This lecture is sponsored by ASHIND (Area Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities Interdisciplinary Group).