Marie des Neiges Léonard
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Dr. Léonard’s research interests include social movements, racial politics in Europe, and gender. Some of her research looks at anti-globalization protests and movements as challengers to the global social order. Other research looks at the politics of race in France through the lens of social movements and how the French state has repressed recent ethnic riots in Parisian suburbs. Other research examines the controversies that have been taking place in France regarding the introduction of racial categories in the Census in a country where the “color blind” status quo hides daily discrimination and racism.
“Resisting Globalization - ATTAC in France: Local Discourses, Global Terrain.”
Forthcoming Obamania in Europe. In The Obama Presidency, edited by Robert P. Watson, Jack Covarrubias, Tom Lansford and Douglas M. Brattebo. SUNY Press: New York.
2008 The October-November 2005 French Riots: A New French Revolution? In Citizenship, Identity and European Integration: Implications for an expanded Europe, edited by Michael Meimeth, John Robertson, Susanne Talmon. NOMOS Press: Frankfurt.
SOC 101: Understanding Society
SOC 214/314: Family and Marriage
SOC 315/415: Gender
SOC 350: Race and Ethnicity