An individual holds up a sign saying "Black Lives Matter" in front of the Eiffel Tower

From Ferguson to France

Monday, February 26, 2018
6:00 pm
Upham Hall 001

A part of Miami University’s 2018 Penny Lecture Series. 

Rodney Coates, professor of in the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies and director of Black World Studies, brings the speakers to campus for his class “Critical Inquiry and Penny Lecture Series,” The theme of this year’s series is Global Identities and Social Movements , and all of the lectures are at 6 p.m. in 001 Upham Hall. Talks are free and open to the public.

Jean Beaman joins Purdue as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology. She received her Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. degrees from Northwestern University. Prior to joining Purdue, she had postdoctoral fellowships at Duke University and the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). 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 urban sociology; sociology of culture; HIV/AIDS; international migration; and ethnography and qualitative methods.

Jean Beaman
Jean Beaman
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Purdue University