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Charlotte Kunkel

Charlotte Kunkel

Charlotte Kunkel has been a professor in the sociology department since 1995, focusing on the topics of gender, stratification and visual sociology. She also serves as the director of Luther's Women and Gender Studies program. Some of her course topics include Introduction to Sociology; Constructs of Race and Racialization; Social Psychology; and Seminar: Gender, Globalization, and Development. She is active in community anti-bias education and has been a long time volunteer for diversity education and the elimination of domestic violence. Her current research interests include the intersections of immigration and systems of race and gender stratification. Check out one of her current projects: The Stories webpage.

Char Kunkel, Luther professor of sociology

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'Hey guys': Gender and the power of words

"Three guys walked into a bar, a Jew, a Catholic and a Muslim. They ordered drinks. Which one ordered a Bloody Mary? Better yet, which one was named Mary?" Char Kunkel, Luther professor of sociology and director of Luther's Women and Gender Studies program, explores the power of gender in simple phrases like "Hey guys."

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