With your membership to the Association for Humanist Sociology you will receive a year's subscription to the Association's journal, Humanity and Society, our newsletter The Humanist Sociologist, and reduced conference registration rates.
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Frank Lindenfeld Fund
$10.00 - $100.00
The Frank Lindenfeld Fund supports the outstanding student (undergraduate and graduate) paper award. Donations to this fund are not tax-deductible.
Scholarly Bio: Emily Brissette has a PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Bridgewater State University. Her work traverses the fields of social movement studies, critical criminology, and political theory, broadly defined. It explores the dialectical relationship between state power and struggles for social justice, with a focus on violence, subjectivities, and prefigurative politics. Her work has appeared in several venues, including Social Movement Studies, Social Justice, and Theoretical Criminology. One of her favorite pieces, “Beyond Tear Gas and Torched Dumpsters: Rethinking Violence at Occupy Oakland,” was published in Humanity & Society.
Reflexive Statement:I came to sociology as an undergraduate in the late 1990s with an interest in human rights, law, and global justice, but found myself educated as much in political meetings and street protests as I was in the classroom. I had wonderful professors, in undergrad and graduate school, who introduced me to the Marxist, Black feminist, and poststructuralist theories that have profoundly shaped my thinking. But my mentors have also included principled and dedicated comrades in the various political collectives and movement spaces I have been a part of over the years, who have combined rigorous analyses of the world as it is with efforts to expand imaginative horizons and effect radical transformation. I joined AHS in 2013, deeply appreciative to find in humanist sociology a recognition and affirmation of the organic knowledge production that takes place in social movements and more quotidian community spaces. I am excited to join the editorial board of Humanity & Society to help further amplify the work of scholars, activists, and others struggling to reimagine and transform the world.
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