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Dr. Stephanie Bohon Gives Culture of Inclusion Seminar on Tuesday, March 26th

Dr. Stephanie Bohon, University of Tennessee, will present about the culture of inclusion on March 26th Tuesday at 12:15 pm in 124 and 121. All CURENT faculty, staff and students are required to attend. Partner schools may view this presentation remotely through the webcast.  

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Presenter: Dr. Stephanie Bohon, University of Tennessee, Department of Sociology

Time: Tuesday, March 26, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EST

Location: Min H. Kao Building, Room 124 and 121 A&B

Title: The Science of Diversity: The Benefits of Inclusion for Your Research Career

Abstract: We often hear college and universities administrators urging us to work toward creating a diverse research and teaching environment, but we are rarely told why diversity matters.  As a consequence, too many people view diversity as a bureaucratic box to check instead of approaching it for what it is--a means to create better science.  In this talk, Dr. Bohon will discuss how diversity benefits researchers.  Additionally, she will address the barriers to achieving diversity in STEM professions and the ways in which we may be limiting diversity without even realizing it.  

Bio: Dr. Stephanie Bohon is Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Sociology and founder of the Center for the Study of Social Justice.  She holds degrees in economics, political science, and sociology, and a doctorate in demography from Penn State.  Her research focuses on the impact of place on marginalized people, and she frequently examines how place characteristics are associated with racial inequality in education.  She is the author of Latinos in Ethnic Enclaves:  Immigrant Workers and the Competition for Jobs and Immigration and Population as well as two forthcoming books and several research articles

Dr. Bohon has received numerous teaching and research awards including the M. G. Michael Award for innovative research, the Southern Program Excellence through Research award for the application of research to public policy, and the Martin Levin Award from the Southern Sociological Society.  Her work has been reported by several national and international media including Time Magazine, National Public Radio, BBC-London, The New York TimesThe Boston GlobeThe Chicago Sun-Times, and USA Today.

In addition to serving as President of the Southern Demographic Association, Dr. Bohon has served as the Executive Officer for the Southern Sociological Society and on the board of the American Sociological Association.  She edited Population Research and Policy Review from 2012-2015, and she currently serves on the editorial board of Organizational Research Methods, Population Research and Policy Review, and Social Currents.  

Watch during or after with webcast

Upcoming Seminars

Friday, March 29th - Industry Seminar - Dr. Yonghong Chen, MISO (remote) - MISO Market Design Overview and Evolution

Friday, April 5th - James Leverette, Southern Company; Ben Ollis & Teja Kuruganti, ORNL - TBD

Friday, April 12th - Ahmet Ohner, NEU; & Fatima Taousser, UTK - TBD

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