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Sizzling Summer Series – Session 3 – Structural versus Individual Inequalities
July 15, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
- Clarify the definition of racism and differentiate between racist, non-racist, and anti-racist
- Examine how social inequities are based on societal structure rather than on individuals
- Consider the significance of intersectionality as it relates to race, class, gender, and other identities
- Explore the legacy of racism and the connection between historical and current oppression
- Compare transformative and transactional change
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Presenter: Julie Reid, PhD
Dr. Julie Reid is from the University of Southern Mississippi, where she is Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in the College of Arts and Sciences, Associate Professor of Sociology in the School of Social Science and Global Studies, and Affiliate Faculty in the Women’s and Gender Studies program and in the Center for Black Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin, and her teaching and research interests focus on social inequities and the intersections of race, gender, social class, and nation, particularly in educational contexts. Her previous research has explored how teachers in Latin America engaged with national educational reform policies that mandated cultural and gender equity. She has also done research in the U.S. to examine college students’ perceptions of hookups, dates, and behavioral expectations related to gender and environmental settings. Prior to entering academia, her work experience included jobs with the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Peace Corps in Malawi.