"Invisible Families: A Mixed-Methods Study of Gay Identities, Relationships and Motherhood among Black Women"

Dr. Mignon Moore, UCLA

Fri, February 26, 2010 | BUR 214

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

"Invisible Families: A Mixed-Methods Study of Gay Identities, Relationships and Motherhood among Black Women"

Dr. Mignon Moore, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UCLA

Fri, February 26, 2010 12:00 PM • BUR 214

 

Moore is a family sociologist whose research examines within-group variation in processes and outcomes among disadvantaged groups. She is finishing a manuscript based on her intensive ethnographic, survey and interview study of racial minority same-sex couples. The book will be titled Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships and Motherhood among Black Women. This work explores how initial self-understandings based on race influence subsequent practice of same-sex desire, processes of union formation, routes to motherhood, and the enactment of gendered power relations in families headed by two women. The practice of lesbian sexuality is also explored through a context of racial group membership and involvement in racially similar communities.

http://www.soc.ucla.edu/people/faculty?lid=4286&display_one=1

 

Sponsored by: The Department of Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin

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