IMISCOE Web Directory - Jean Beaman
Jean Beaman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology. She received her Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. degrees from Northwestern University. Prior to joining Purdue, she had postdoctoral fellowships at Duke University and the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). Her research addresses how marginalized individuals conceptualize their social locations, based on race, ethnicity, citizenship, and socioeconomic status. Specifically, her current book project (Citizen Outsider: Children of North African Immigrants in the French Republic) is an ethnographic examination of France’s North African second-generation and issues of upward social mobility, race and ethnicity, and cultural citizenship. Her other research and teaching interests include citizenship; urban sociology; space and place; sociology of culture; HIV/AIDS; international migration; and ethnography and qualitative methodology.