April 25, 2013
Rachel E. Luft joins the Department
of Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work as an associate professor. Her
research and teaching focus on the intersection of race, gender, and economic
background, race and ethnic studies, gender and feminist theory, social
movements, disaster studies, and social inequality. Luft received
her PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She comes to Seattle
University from the Department of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies at
the University of New Orleans. In addition, she has been a senior analyst for
the Social Science Research Center’s Research Network on Persons Displaced by
Katrina since 2006. Luft is currently working on a book,
Disaster Patriarchy: An Intersectional Analysis of Post-Katrina Social
Movements, in which she examines the intersectional dynamics of the race,
class, and gender politics of the social movement activity that emerged in New
Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Her recent publications include the
book chapter “Community Organizing in the Katrina Diaspora: Race, Gender, and
the Case of the People’s Hurricane Relief Fund” in Displaced: Life in
the Katrina Diaspora (University of Texas Press, 2012) and “No Shelter:
Disaster Politics in Louisiana and the Struggle for Human Rights,” with Davida
Finger, in Human
Rights in the USA (Cambridge University Press, 2011).
The College of Arts and Sciences, the
largest college in Seattle University, offers 42 undergraduate
majors, 37 minors, and 7 master’s degrees.
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