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Dawn Norris

Dawn Norris, Sociology & Criminal Justice, elected Wisconsin State Director. She will serve a 3-year term on the Midwest Sociological Society's Board of Directors.

Submitted on: April 27

Dawn Norris

Dawn Norris, Sociology & Criminal Justice, received the award for Fulbright Scholar from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. In Spring 2023, she will conduct research on unemployment and will teach a crosscultural work course at Univerzita Karlova (Charles University) in Prague, Czech Republic.

Submitted on: April 27

Peter Marina

Peter Marina, Sociology & Criminal Justice, was interviewed by Ezra Wall of Wisconsin Public Radio on March 11. This interview focused on Peter and Pedro Marina's human rights policing class that trains police officers in Wisconsin and beyond how to apply human rights to policing. The goal is to improve policing now, and further, reimagine law enforcement as we push towards the last stages of modernity.

Submitted on: Mar. 17

Peter Marina

Peter Marina, Sociology, authored the article "A Call for Human Rights Policing: We Can Make the World Better” " in The Blue Magazine (Vol. 12, Issue 5) published on Nov. 24 by The Blue Magazine. We need a standard national human rights police training program that trains law enforcement agents how to apply human rights in their everyday police interactions with community members. That’s why I created the Human Rights Policing Certificate Program offered through the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse’s Extended learning Program.

Submitted on: Nov. 29, 2021

Peter Marina

Peter Marina, Sociology, served as the chair for a panel titled "Transgressive Studies for the Age of Discontent" at the American Society of Criminology. This panel forms the theoretical and methodological underpinnings for the emerging subfield of an anarchistic transgressive criminology. In the time of heightened discontent, new modalities of transgression emerge in both predictable and highly surprising, unexpected ways. The discussions showcase innovative approaches to understanding transgression in our neoliberal society.

Submitted on: Nov. 23, 2021