Department of Sociology

Katherine Rogers


M.A., The University of Texas at Austin

Katherine Rogers

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Interests


Gender and Sexualities; Masculinities; Work Inequality; Race and Ethnicity; Qualitative Methods

Biography


Katie Kaufman Rogers is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. She specializes in qualitative studies of gender, race, and sexualities.

Katie is a graduate fellow of the Urban Ethnography Lab, a graduate co-coordinator for the Race & Ethnicity working group, and a co-editor of UT Austin SOC, the official graduate blog for the Department of Sociology at UT.

Katie holds a M.A. in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. in Sociology from Colorado College.

Courses


SOC 307L • Gender/Race/Class Amer Soc

44689 • Fall 2018
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM CLA 0.102
(also listed as WGS 301)
 
Course description:
 
This course examines the workings of race, class, gender and sexuality in U.S. society. Though they are often taken for granted or go unrecognized, gender, sexuality, class, and race are central axes of stratification, identity, and experience. In this course we will explore how they operate not simply as ways of categorizing people, but as structural forces that have real consequences for people’s lives, particularly in terms of the opportunities they have and the challenges they face. We will take a sociological perspective to examining these concepts as social constructions that help to rationalize and justify social inequality. We will then focus our attention on the relationships among them – how sexuality, class, race, and gender intersect to shape individual experiences, interpersonal interactions, and society more broadly. We will also examine how these differences and inequalities matter in a variety of institutional contexts, including popular culture, schools, the economy, the family, and the criminal-legal system, among others.
 
Reading requirements:
 
There is no textbook for this class. All required course readings will be posted to Canvas.
 
Grading requirements:
 
Writing assignments (4 x 10 points): 40 points (40%) 
Exams (2 x 20 points): 40 points (40%)
In-class pop quizzes: 10 points (10%)
In-class participation: 10 points (10%) 
TOTAL: 100 points (100%)

 

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