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Postponed: Margaret Frye — Fresh Graduates: The Uncertain Meaning of Credentials Under Rapid Educational Expansion

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

This talk will be rescheduled in the Spring semester.

Margaret Frye is an associate professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan. Her research investigates the complex and often misaligned relationships between culture, ideas, and demographic patterns. Much of our shared culture is about what people do during key life junctures—finishing school, getting married, having a child, starting a career—but our beliefs, ideals, and expectations are imperfect reflections of these demographic regularities. Frye uses a diverse set of both qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate these questions. Her research is primarily located in sub-Saharan Africa, and she is currently in the midst of a longitudinal data collection project in Kampala, Uganda, examining changing understandings of status resulting from Uganda’s simultaneous expansion of university education and contraction of formal employment opportunities.

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