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Shared Sacrifice--Judith Blau, Sociologists Without Borders

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Judith Blau is our guest today. Ms. Blau is Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she is the chair of the undergraduate Social and Economic Justice Minor. She also is past president of the Southern Sociological Society, President of the U.S. chapter of Sociologists without Borders, co-founder of its Think Tank, an international interactive site devoted to human rights, and director of the Human Rights Center of Chapel Hill & Carrboro. Her most recent books with Spanish coauthor, Alberto Moncada, are: Human Rights: Beyond the Liberal Vision (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005), Justice in the United States: Human Rights and the US Constitution (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006), Freedoms and Solidarities: In Pursuit of Human Rights (2007); Human Rights: A Primer (Paradigm Publishers, 2009). Her earlier books include Race in the Schools (recipient of Oliver Cromwell Cox Award in race studies), Architects and Firms, The Shape of Culture, Public Sociologies Reader (co-editor), The Blackwell Companion to Sociology (editor), and The Leading Rogue State (co-editor). She has written over a hundred articles, the most recent of which deal with aspects of human rights. She co-edits the journal, Societies without Borders: Human Rights & the Social Sciences. She helped to launch human rights sections in the International Sociological Association and the American Sociological Association. She serves as co-chair of the Educational Committee of the Science and Human Rights Coalition of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Call in, stand up, speak out at 347-327-9615.

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