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Noted Sociologist Alice Goffman to Speak at Athens State University

Noted Sociologist Alice Goffman to Speak at Athens State University

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Athens State University’s Livingston Concert Lecture Series will present a presentation by Alice Goffman, urban ethnographer and Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Goffman is the author of On the Run: Fugitive Life in An American City, an ethnographic account of the impact of mass incarceration and policing on low-income African-American urban communities.

The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 in the Ballroom of the Sandridge Student Center on the Athens State Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Goffman earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. from Princeton. In 2010, she was awarded a two-year fellowship at the University of Michigan as a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar. Since the fall of 2012, Goffman has taught both undergraduate and graduate level courses as an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At Madison, she established the Wisconsin Collective for Ethnographic Research with a colleague and serves on several committees. She currently serves as a reviewer and board member for several different sociological publications.

In 2014, Goffman published On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City. Since its publication Goffman has delivered talks at dozens of colleges, universities, conferences, and TED Talks. In 2015, she was accepted to the one-year fellowship program at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]