September 18, 2017 at 4:31 pm

Lee Serving On Task Force on First Generation Scholars in Academia

Dr. Elizabeth Lee

Dr. Elizabeth Lee

Dr. Elizabeth Lee, Assistant Professor of Sociology, has been selected to serve on a new Task Force on First-Generation and Working-Class Persons in Sociology.

Formed by the American Sociological Association, the task force is charged with determining the representation in academia of first-generation and working-class persons in sociology. it will:

  • Develop a working definition of “first-generation” and “working-class” drawing on existing literature, ASA tradition, and the task force’s substantive concerns.
  • Examine existing data and, if possible, collect additional data where gaps exist…
  • Solicit feedback from first-generation/working-class persons in sociology (at every level, from graduate student through full professor status) regarding issues or concerns related to their status within the profession.
  • Review past and present efforts of other scholarly associations to address issues of underrepresentation of first-generation/working class scholars.
  • Make recommendations to ASA Council as to how the Association can best address the challenge of integrating this population into our discipline in a way that maximizes equity.

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