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Social Science Café
MONDAY, OCTOBER 24TH - 12:00 NOON MOUNTAINLAIR - RHODODENDRON RM
The Social Science Cafe is a place where people come together, relax with a cup of coffee or a mug of beer, and talk about society.
Sessions last roughly an hour and usually involve one person giving a brief discussion on a social issue or academic topic, followed by plenty of time for questions and open conversation.
All events are free and open to the public. Our goals are to promote intellectual curiosity, encourage vigorous discussion of social issues, and build a sense of community among the diverse scholars, students and people of Morgantown, West Virginia.
Dr. Kristi Fondren
(Ph.D. Mississippi State University) is an Associate Professor of Sociology at
Marshall University. Her research and teaching interests focus on gender, culture,
the environment, social inequality, social psychology and sports/leisure/recreation.
She recently published the book
Walking on the Wild Side: Long-Distance Hiking on the Appalachian Trail
(2016 Rutgers University Press).
Dr. Deborah Harris
(Ph.D. Mississippi State University) is an Associate Professor in the Department
of Sociology at Texas State University. Her research has addressed the impacts
of welfare reform on low-income women and their families, as well as how the
closing of military facilities affects local communities. She recently published
a book with Dr. Patti Giuffre entitled
Taking the Heat: Women Chefs and Gender Inequality in the Professional Kitchen
(2015, Rutgers University Press)