Department of Sociology

PHS Gender, Ethnicity, and Property Graduate Student Workshop

Fri, April 21, 2017 | CLA 2.706

10:30 AM

The purpose of this workshop is to showcase graduate student work on the gendered and racialized dimensions of property and property rights. Beth Prosnitz will present her paper “Engendered Inheritance: Women’s Property Rights and Citizenship in Nepal,” in which she discusses gender, law, and materiality in the ansha movement in post-1990 Nepal. Giorleny Altamirano Rayo will present her paper “State Interests and the Implementation of Ethnic Land Rights in Nicaragua and Brazil,” in which she discusses why and how state elites in Latin America title ethnic lands in some places and at certain times, but not others. Yu Chen will serve as discussant.

Beth Prosnitz is a second year PhD student in the Sociology Department, Giorleny Altamirano Rayo is a doctoral candidate in the Government Department, and Yu Chen is a doctoral candidate in the Dept. of Sociology, all at the University of Texas.

This event is sponsored by the Power, History, and Society Network (PHS) in the Department of Sociology. PHS is a faculty-student network dedicated to furthering discussion and collaboration in the fields of political, historical and comparative sociology.

For more information, please contact: Dr. Mounira Maya Charrad, PHS faculty advisor (; Hyun Jeong Ha, graduate student (; Dan Jaster, graduate student (; Maricarmen Hernández, graduate student (; Maro Youssef, graduate student (

Light refreshments will be served.

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