Professor of Sociology, Dr. Jennifer Correa's Projects to be Published
Published: December 19, 2014
Dr. Jennifer Correa has recently worked on two interesting work-related projects that have gotten accepted within the past few weeks. The first is a coauthored article that was just accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed academic journal entitled the Sociology of Race and Ethnicity written by Dr. Correa and Dr. James Michael Thomas from the University of Mississippi. The title of this article is, "The Rebirth of the U.S. Mexico Border: Latino enforcement agents and the changing politics of racial power."
Secondly, Dr. Correa and her colleague, Dr. Thomas, have just signed a book contract with Rowman & Littlefield to publish a book tentatively titled, "Affective Labor: (Dis)Assembling Difference and Distance. A summary can be found below:
"Affective Labor: (Dis)Assembling Difference and Distance provides a critical examination of affective labor - the labor performed by social actors, which tethers feelings of ease, enjoyment, fear, and loathing to a space, place, and embodied interaction. Drawing upon our own ethnographic fieldwork including participant observation, in-depth qualitative interviews, and discourse analysis of print media, we trace the centrality of affective labor in enabling and constraining prevailing norms and practices of race, citizenship, class, gender, and sexuality across multiple spatial contexts, including the US-Mexico border, urban nightlife districts, American college campuses, and emergent human rights cities."
This is just one example of the innovative work our professors partake in aside from regular coursework. Congratulations on your endeavors, Dr. Correa, on behalf of the College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies at UW-Parkside!