Welcome
Natalie Deckard
I am a Political Sociologist
Completing my dissertation and PhD at
Emory University while
Collaborating with
The Global Initiative on Civil Society and Conflict and 
Teaching Sociology at
Georgia State University

In an age of 
austerity and ascendant neoliberalism, how do former welfare states 
integrate minority populations and territories? 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 integrate minority groups into the national fold? Who gets left behind? 

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 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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