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Jasbir Puar, Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University, received her Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California at Berkeley in 1999. Puar is the author of Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (Duke University Press 2007), which won the 2007 Cultural Studies Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies. Her edited volumes include “Queer Tourism: Geographies of Globalization” (GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies); and co-edited volumes on “Sexuality and Space” (Society and Space); “Interspecies” (Social Text); “Viral” (Women’s Studies Quarterly). Her articles have been published in many venues, including Gender, Place, and Culture; Radical History Review; Socialist Review; Feminist Studies, and Signs. She also writes for the popular press, including The Guardian, Huffington Post, Art India among others. Her work has been translated into Polish, French, German, Croatian, Swedish, and Danish. Her research has been funded by the Edward Said Chair at the American University of Beirut, a Rockefeller Fellowship at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center, the Ford Foundation, and the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University, among others.
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Chris Lebron is Associate Professor of Philosophy. He specializes in political philosophy, social theory, the philosophy of race, and democratic ethics. His work has focused on bridging the divide between analytic liberalism and the virtue ethics tradition. His first book, The Color of Our Shame: Race and Justice In Our Time (OUP 2013) won the American Political Science Association Foundations of Political Theory First Book Prize. His second book, The Making of Black Lives Matter: A Brief History of An Idea (OUP 2017) , offers a brief intellectual history of the black lives matter social movement. Lebron has also been an active public intellectual, writing for The New York Times’s philosophy column, The Stone and for Boston Review, in addition to other outlets.
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November 15, 2017
Lunch discussion of the use of qualitative methods for the study of public opinion, and in the social sciences more generally.
Katherine Cramer is a professor in the Department of Political Science and Director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service. Her work focuses on the way people in the United States make sense of politics and their place in it. She is known for her innovative approach to the study of public opinion, in which she invites herself into the conversations of groups of people to listen to the way they understand public affairs. Her book, The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker, examines rural resentment toward cities and its implications for contemporary politics (University of Chicago Press, 2016). She has also published as Katherine Cramer Walsh and is the author of Talking about Race: Community Dialogues and the Politics of Difference, and Talking about Politics: Informal Groups and Social Identity in American Life. She is the recipient of the 2017 APSA Qualitative and Multi-Method Research section Giovanni Sartori Award for the best book developing or using qualitative methods published in 2016, among other awards.