Notre Dame’s Dr. Kraig Beyerlein and Dr. Connie Mick will visit Wake Forest University as visiting ACE Fellow Scholars. Dr. Beyerlein is an Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at Notre Dame and Dr. Mick is an Associate Director at the Center for Social Concerns.  They will be with on campus WednesdayFriday of next week.

On Wednesday, November 9th at 4pm, Dr. Beyerlein will lead the discussion in the Sociology Department entitled Social Justice in the Desert: Faith-Based Mobilization to Save Lives Along the Arizona-Sonora Border in Kirby 101.
On Thursday, November 10th at 4pm, Dr. Beyerlein and Dr. Mick will facilitate a workshop on community engaged teaching/learning in Annenburg Forum.
Finally, on Friday morning November 11th at 8:30am breakfast will be served for ACE Fellows, ACE Advisory Council members, and  other faculty who have expressed an interest in meeting the visiting Fellows in the Autumn Room.

beyerlein_kraig_newKraig Beyerlein is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame. He is also a faculty fellow in the Center for the Study of Religion and Society, a faculty affiliate in the Center for the Study of Social Movements, and a faculty fellow at the Kroc Institute for the International Peace Studies. His research and teaching focus on collective action, civic engagement, social movements, and religion. He is especially interested in congregation-based mobilization. Published articles on these topics appear in the American Sociological Review, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Mobilization, Poetics, Politics and Religion, Social Forces, and Social Problems. Kraig’s current projects include analyzing data from the National Study of Protest Events, which uses hypernetwork sampling to generate the first-ever nationally representative sample of protest events, and finishing his book manuscript, “Flooding the Desert: Faith-Based Mobilizing to Save Lives along Sonora-Arizona Border.”mick-conniex600

Connie Snyder Mick is director of Community-Based Learning and co-director of the Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor. Professor Mick works with faculty to design and implement academic community engagement in courses across the University, informed by pedagogical research on engaged teaching and learning. Professor Mick awards community-based learning Course Development Grants and Faculty Fellow Positions to foster sustainable engaged teaching and scholarship. Mick’s research interests include assessment of community engagement to measure impact on student learning and community development, the function of community engagement and service-learning in socio-cultural acquisition among English language learners, the role of writing in social change, the rhetoric of poverty, and the pedagogies of community engagement. She published Poverty/Privilege: A Reader for Writers, Oxford University Press, in 2015.  She is working on a full argument rhetoric and reader with Oxford University Press called Good Writing: A Rhetoric and Reader for Argument.

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