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Biographical Info of Ara Wilson

My Pedagogy: I aim to contribute to a robust liberal arts education that respects the complexity of knowledge (rather than viewing scholarship as information and technique to be instantly applied). I am a good fit for students who want to improve their command over thinking, who are curious about how complex the world is, and who want to develop their capacity to weigh in on public discussions. The topics I teach concern gender and sexuality including international issues, human rights, accessible economics, and historical and ethnographic perspectives. My courses include units on prostitution, Tupperware, Thailand, masculinity, and other odd bits. I work with graduate students who are interested in theory that is inflected with political economy, queer/sexuality studies, transnational flows (e.g, neoliberalism), and the analytical uses of interpretive empirical research (e.g., ethnography, oral histories, archival).

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