Natalie Deckard
I am a Political Sociologist, teaching and learning about the ways that the social matters, and our social realities are amplified in our political lives.

In an age of austerity and ascendant neoliberalism, how do former welfare states integrate minority populations and territories? Insofar as the market is replacing the democratic state as the entity responsible for determining inclusion and provisioning rights - through what means does the state remain
a coherent unit

In this brave new world, how do states quell resistance from marginalized racial and ethnic groups? How do social movements resist?

What are the implications for violence and the human condition?

By looking at variables as diverse as radical, pro-secession, and independence 
movements, human trafficking, and incarceration, my work investigates the changing character of the state and the citizen in a market-driven world.

Below, discussing the causes of a move towards more socially liberal stances in the US electorate, 
as a guest panelist of Huffington Post Live with Alyona Minkovski

And here,
discussing the commodification of women's bodies, as seen through the lens of sex worker stereotypes, 
as a guest panelist of Huffington Post Live with Marc Lamont Hill

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