Professor Jennifer F. Hamer, Ph.D.

International & Interdisciplinary Studies - American Studies, African/African American Studies, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Vice Provost, Office of Diversity and Equity
Professor of American Studies and African and African-American Studies
Courtesy Professor of Sociology
Primary office:
785-864-5373
Strong Hall
The University of Kansas
1440 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594


Summary

Areas of Specialization:
Sociology of Families, African Americans, Qualitiative Methods

Teaching

Professor Hamer teaches courses on African American families, working class places, and qualitative methodologies. This semester she is teaching the following:

AMS 804

American Studies (AMS) - Research Seminar ( 3 ) Fall 2014

An intensive application of theoretical and methodological issues to the development of specific substantive research problems. Students will be expected to design and implement a study that will be critically assessed in the seminar.

AAAS 803

African & African-American St - Research Methods Africana Stds ( 3 ) Fall 2014

A multidisciplinary introduction to the range of research methods employed to examine African and African-American history, cultures, and societies. Additional advanced-level coursework is required for students in this course beyond lower-level courses of the same name and/or description.

Teaching Interests

  • African American families
  • Community
  • And qualitative methodologies

Research Interests

  • Black Studies
  • African American families
  • African American Communities
  • Qualitative methodologies
  • Suburbs
  • Working class

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