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Community-Engaged Munch-&-Learn: Kate Mariner

Join us for our Munch-&-Learn series on community-engaged courses and research. Hear from UR faculty on how they've created community-engaged coursework and developed partnerships with the Rochester community and beyond. A light lunch will be provided. RSVP is requested.
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Professor Mariner's research examines the relationship between social inequality and intimacy in the United States. Her forthcoming book, Contingent Kinship (University of California Press, 2019), is based on her research at a private adoption agency, specializing in the transracial placement of biracial and African American children, in Chicago between 2009 and 2016. In developing the theoretical concept of “intimate speculation,” the book explores the speculative logics of domestic transracial adoption, by attending to how raced and classed exchanges of power, money, and knowledge produce notions of the black child as a highly contingent imagined future. Professor Mariner is also trained in clinical social work and uses that background to inform her ethnographic practice. She is currently launching a new research project investigating the relationship between race, space, and social inequality in Rochester, specifically investigating how individuals from marginalized groups build spaces of community within the context of hypersegregation.

Monday, April 22 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm


Rush Rhees Library, Humanities Center Conference Room D
755 Library Road, Rochester, NY 14626

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