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Celebrating Sociology in Action Lecture

Thursday, March 2, 2023

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

About this Lecture

In this talk, Dr. Greg Scott considers the problems and prospects of using visual research and arts-based methods to examine and portray vulnerable persons and communities, including former prisoners, people who use drugs, sex workers, and the chronically unhoused. He will reflect critically on his use of ethnographic filmmaking, documentary photography, virtual reality experience-making, participatory architectural design, and large-scale sculpture to understand and depict the lives and concerns of disenfranchised populations. Throughout the talk, Dr. Scott will address the ethical conflicts and quagmires of using visual methods to document the lives of people operating on the margins.

About Sociology in Action

Celebrating Sociology in Action is the 10th anniversary of our annual “Sociology in Action” lecture. This year, the sociology department will host a series of events to showcase the accomplishments of the department and the discipline.

Greg Scott
Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion

Sheila Katz

Department of Sociology