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Department of Sociology Anthropology

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SOA Highlights

Dr. Manthei's sabbatical presentation

Manthei’s sabbatical presentation in Fall 2013

SOA/WGS Professor Jennifer Manthei shared the results of her sabbatical—writing up her fieldwork regarding race, gender, class, and sexuality among teenagers in Brazil. Read more

Hinda Seif

SOA/WGS Professor Hinda Seif and her students talk about their research on Latina/o Immigrant Youth Groups. Read more »