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Day School & Public Lectures

Posted on November 26, 2008 by Administrator

Wednesday 10 December, 2008

Day School:
‘Transnational Approaches
in the Social Sciences’

10.30 am – 4.30 pm
KB117 (Kemmy Business School)

The Day School is limited to 30 places.
To book a place, please email:

Public Lecture:
‘God Needs No Passport:
Immigrants and the
Changing Religious Landscape’

Professor Peggy Levitt
Department of Sociology, Wellesley College

6.00 – 7.30 pm
Lecture Theatre: KGB13 (Kemmy Business School)
(The lecture is open to all)

The Institute for the Study of Knowledge in Society, the Department of Sociology and Women’s Studies at UL are hosting Professor Peggy Levitt as Visiting Fellow in December 2008.

Peggy Levitt is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Wellesley College. She is also a Research Fellow at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, where she co-directs the Transnational Studies Initiative.

Peggy’s latest book, God Needs No Passport, is about how immigrants are changing the American religious landscape. The New Press published it in June, 2007. Peggy is also co-editor with Sanjeev Khalgram of The Transnational Studies Reader: Intersections and Innovations (published by Routledge in December 2007). It lays the foundation for the new field of Transnational Studies and includes seminal readings from anthropology, sociology, political science, history, economics, and cultural studies.

Peggy is now working on a project which explores how global ideas about women’s rights are used locally in Peru, China, India, and the United States. She is also beginning a study of how national artistic and cultural institutions change when nations ‘go transnational’.