UND Faculty Lecture on April 14 focuses on sociology of sexual harassment

Live stream presentation set for 7:30 p.m., start and is free and open to all

Liz Legerski is an associate professor of sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences at UND. She is a first-generation college graduate who earned her Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Kansas in 2010. Her research agenda includes using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to explore aspects of gender, social inequality, and health and social policy. Her work has been published in outlets such as the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Social Forces, Gender & Society, Sex Roles and Health Sociology Review.

The University of North Dakota Faculty Lecture series on Wednesday, April 14, will feature “The Sociology of Sexual Harassment and the Transformational Potential of Student Research” by Liz Legerski, associate professor of sociology.

Liz Legerski

It will take place at 7:30 p.m. via live stream, with an introduction by Daphne Pedersen, professor and chair of sociology. The lecture is free and open to all.

Using examples from her research over the last five years, Legerski will describe the usefulness of a sociological perspective for understanding the social forces that enable sexual harassment across a variety of contexts – from the Bakken oil boom to student field placements. Along the way, she hopes to illustrate the importance of providing student research opportunities – a high impact practice that has the potential to transform student learning and lives.

Liz Legerski is an associate professor of sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences at UND. She is a first-generation college graduate who earned her Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Kansas in 2010. Her research agenda includes using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to explore aspects of gender, social inequality, and health and social policy. Her work has been published in outlets such as the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Social Forces, Gender & Society, Sex Roles and Health Sociology Review.

 About the Faculty Lecture Series

The Faculty Lecture Series seeks to cultivate a stronger academic atmosphere on the University of North Dakota campus by showcasing the scholarly research of faculty selected across the disciplines. The Lectures aim to present with some depth and rigor the scholarly questions and goals of the individual faculty members. In presenting their scholarship, the lecturers will share the enthusiasm and dedication that sustains their creative efforts.

The lectures are occasions for members of the University community and public to engage and strengthen their sense of unity. It is also an opportunity to share the important work of the University with our broader community. About 150 faculty have given presentations since 1954.

The Faculty Lecture Series continues through the funding of the Offices of the President, and the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and is presented through the planning of the Faculty Lecture Series Committee.

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