Liz Legerski presents Faculty Lecture April 14

Liz Legerski, associate professor of sociology, will present the next UND Faculty Lecture on Wednesday, April 14, with β€œThe Sociology of Sexual Harassment and the Transformational Potential of Student Research.” 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.