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The Department of Sociology at Notre Dame has signature strengths in cultural sociology, the sociology of education, political sociology and social movements, and the sociology of religion.

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Sociology/CREO Colloquium Series hosts Roberto G. Gonzales, Harvard University

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Location: B101 A&B Jenkins Nanovic Halls

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Roberto G. Gonzales is assistant professor at Harvard University Graduate School of Education. His research focuses on the factors that promote and impede the educational progress of immigrant and Latino students. Over the last decade and a half Gonzales has been engaged in critical inquiry around the important question of what happens to undocumented immigrant children as they make transitions to adolescence and young adulthood. Since 2002 he has carried out what is arguably the most comprehensive study of undocumented immigrants in the United States. His book, Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America

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Sociology Colloquium Series hosts Ellen Berrey, University of Toronto

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

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Professor Ellen Berrey and two co-authors have recently published a book showing how employment civil rights litigation in the United States works to reinforce the systems of privilege that the laws had set out to eliminate. 

Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality uncovers the various obstacles in the legal system that disadvantage plaintiffs and perpetuate inequality in the workplace.

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