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Professor Laura Khoury Receives the Wisconsin Sociological Association’s William H. Sewell Outstanding Scholarship Award

Published: November 6, 2017

Sociology and Ethnic Studies Professor Laura Khoury has been selected as this year’s receipt of the Wisconsin Sociological Association’s William H. Sewell Outstanding Scholarship Award. The award acknowledges and honors people who have a record of outstanding scholarly accomplishments in sociology. There are four accomplishments that are considered as evidence of outstanding scholarly work; excellence in basic sociological research, excellence in applied sociological research, excellence in the scholarship of teaching, and excellence in development of creative undergraduate research activities and projects.

"The outstanding scholarship award is in the name of Professor William H. Sewell, who in the late ‘50s made some tough decisions during a very difficult era in the United States, is alone a reminder that rigorous research should be in line with praxis or action,” Khoury said. “For that, I am very obliged with this award. I see my research moving from surveillance studies (2005-2013) where I invested much in the area of racial profiling to subaltern studies (2014-2017) as I am currently researching indigenous knowledges using participatory approach in my research."

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