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Allison Pugh is Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality at the University of Virginia. Her research and teaching focus on how economic trends – from commodification to job insecurity to automation – shape the way people forge connections and find meaning and dignity at home and at work.

Speaker Dr. Mingwei Huang

In the new millennium, the storied return of the People’s Republic of China to the African continent and African migration to China have engendered novel configurations of global racial capitalism and empire. With new flows between China and South Africa also come new encounters, desires, and anxieties and changing ideas about racial Blackness, Chineseness, and whiteness. In this talk, Dr. Huang draws on ethnographic fieldwork on Chinese migration to South Africa to consider Han Chinese racial formations and anti-Black racism through intimacies, proximities, gender, and sexuality.


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November 7, 2022

Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship

Review of applications will begin January 16, 2023.

Please join the WGS Department in congratulating Professor Corinne Field on the release of her latest book, The Global History of Black Girlhood.

Please join the WGS Department in congratulating Professor Doug Meyer on the release of his latest book, Violent Differences: The Importance of Race in Sexual Assault against Queer Men. A summary of the book follows below. Congrats, Professor Meyer!

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