Dr. Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Professor of University Diversity and Social Transformation, Jean E. Fairfax Collegiate Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Sociology at The University of Michigan, was the distinguished presenter at the A&S Department’s 2nd Annual Ethnographic Research Symposium. Prof. Watkins-Hayes presented on her book Remaking a Life: How Women Living with HIV/AIDS Confront Inequality (UC Press: 2019), based on ten years of research on over 100 women living with HIV/AIDS and their transformations over that time period. Following her terrific presentation and Q&A from the audience, Prof. Watkins-Hayes had an intimate “fireside chat” over Zoom with students from Prof. Kissane’s A&S 220: Who Gets What and Why and A&S 217: Poverty in America courses.
The A&S Department’s annual Ethnographic Research Colloquium is funded by our Ethnographic Research Fund, and gives students of all years at the College an opportunity to discuss research techniques and challenges with leading ethnographers in anthropology and sociology. Thanks to Prof. Kissane for organizing and to Prof. Watkins-Hayes for her virtual visit!