Lecture by Sociology’s Erin Michaels Celebrates 70th Anniversary of UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Thursday, December 13

UNCW assistant professor of sociology Erin Michaels will speak at the Coastal Carolina Chapter of the United Nations Association lecture and reception celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13 in Bear Hall, Room 106. The lecture, “Human Rights Start at Home,” will address systematic racism in North Carolina and is free and open to all.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a significant document in the history of human rights. The declaration, created by representatives from regions all over the world, is a common standard that outlines fundamental human rights to be universally protected. Michaels’ research and teaching focuses on various aspects of sociology including race, ethnicity, education and labor.

Michaels has been published in the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Cornell University ILR Press and Progressive Planning. She is currently working on a book project, analyzing how key 21st century education reforms were intended to improve education for Latinx and African American students but were actually new mechanisms for educational inequality.

--Logan Matthews ‘19