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November 29, 2018 at 8:59 am

Cox Co-Facilitates Workshop for Women and Crime Professional Development Series

Dr. Amanda Cox , photo shot outside be greenery

Dr. Amanda Cox

by Aissatou Boye ’20

Dr. Amanda Cox, Lecturer of Sociology, participated in the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Women and Crime Professional Development Series at the organization’s annual meeting.

With her colleague, Dr. Shelly Clevenger, an Associate Professor at Illinois State University, Cox led a portion of the workshop titled “Introduction to Feminist Pedagogy.” The annual meeting took place in November in Atlanta.

“I was thankful for the opportunity to help facilitate this workshop, which was sponsored by the Division of Women and Crime,” Cox said. “In addition to speaking about feminist pedagogy, which is a framework that I use in my own teaching, I had the opportunity to hear the ideas of talented colleagues from universities across many states. The workshop was geared toward graduate students and new faculty with limited teaching experience and was well-attended, despite its early start time of 8 a.m.! I, along with the rest of the facilitators, am hoping to make the workshop an annual event at the ASC meeting.”

The society’s objectives are to encourage the exchange, in a multidisciplinary setting, of those engaged in research, teaching and practice so as to foster criminological scholarship, and to serve as a forum for the dissemination of criminological knowledge. Members include, but are not limited to, students, practitioners, and academicians from the fields of criminal justice, criminology, and sociology. Every year the society collects topics of general interest to create a theme that will warrant meaningful and critical discussion. The theme of this year’s meeting was “Institutions, Cultures, and Crimes.”

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