Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman, Associate Professor of Sociology and the College of Arts & Sciences Racial Justice Initiative Chair at the University of South Florida, was the distinguished presenter on February 29, 2024 at the A&S Department’s 5th Annual Ethnographic Research Symposium. She presented work related to her book Second Class Daughters: Black Brazilian Women and Informal Adoption as Modern Slavery, which draws on ten years of interviews and ethnographic research and examines the lives of marginalized informal domestic workers who are called “adopted daughters“, but who live in slave-like conditions in the homes of their adoptive families in Brazil. Second-Class Daughters won the 2023 Distinguished Book Award from the American Sociological Association’s Section on Race, Gender and Class.

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. Tavares for organizing this presentation and thanks to Dr. Hordge-Freeman for her visit!

Drs. Hordge-Freeman and Tavares
Dr. Hordge Freeman presents in OCGE 107