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B.B. Buchanan

Education

  • B.A. from the University of Notre Dame
  • M.A. from the University of California, Davis

About

Areas of Interest

Transnational sociology; race/ethnicity; gender; homonationalism; and the impacts of globalization

Biography

B.B. is a fifth year graduate student in sociology at the University of California, Davis. They hold a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters degree from UC Davis in sociology. Their research interests lie in the areas of transnational sociology; race/ethnicity; gender; homonationalism; and the impacts of globalization. They developed these interests through community activism and international service, and has tied their experiences within marginalized communities to the relationship of global processes of ideology and modern identity politics.

This is reflected in their current interest in the social realities of the Desi community in Northern California and their relationship to India. This particular site of interest serves to highlight the confluence of identity politics, post-colonialism, and capitalism as a site for the modern emergence of universal bodies. It is through their present work that they focus on the complex relationships that this community both navigates and instates through the process of performativity.