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Kercher Symposium presents Boston College sociologist

Feb. 7, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Sociologist Dr. Stephen Pfohl will lecture on the impact of new information technologies on the social construction of race, class and gender hierarchies at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Western Michigan University in the Brown and Gold Room of the Bernhard Center. The free lecture is open to the pubic and is part of the Kercher Symposium Series.

A professor of sociology at Boston College, Pfohl teaches courses in social theory, deviance and social control, women's studies, cultural studies, post-modernism, psychoanalysis, criminology and the sociology of art. His books include "Predicting Dangerousness: the Social Construction of Psychiatric Reality" and "Images of Deviance and Social Control: a Sociological History." Pfohl also is the author of numerous articles and chapters on topics ranging from child abuse, criminal violence and mental health policy to critical social theory, poststructuralist sociology and the politics of post-modern culture.

Pfohl received his undergraduate degree from the Catholic University of America, an M.A. and Ph.D. from Ohio State University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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