Major Feminist Sociologist to Speak

November 13, 2009
12:00 pmto1:00 pm
“Institutional Ethnography” — A Talk by Dorothy Smith
Friday, November 13   Lillis Business Complex, room 285

Dorothy Smith

Dorothy Smith is a major feminist sociologist, theorist, and methodologist. Among her many books are: The Everyday World as Problematic; Conceptual Practices of Power; and Institutional Ethnography: A sociology for people.

Dorothy Smith received the American Sociological Association’s Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award (1999) and its Jessie Bernard Award for contributions to feminist sociology (1993). She earned a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, taught at the University of British Columbia and was a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (University of Toronto) for 25 years. At present she teaches at the University of Victoria.

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society, the Social Sciences Feminist Network Research Interest Group at CSWS, the Department of Sociology and the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.