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News Posted on August 17, 2017

Professor Pruitt Presents at Annual Meeting of Rural Sociological Society

Professor Lisa R. Pruitt gave a series of presentations at the 80th Annual Meeting of Rural Sociological Society held in Columbus, Ohio on July 30.  She also assumed her new role as Vice President of the organization.

Professor Pruitt spoke on “Time, Space and Policing in Rural America,” “Recalibrating the Legal Market: Addressing the Glut of Lawyers in Cities and the Dearth of Lawyers Everywhere Else,” “To Recognize the Tyranny of Distance: A Spatial Reading of Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt,” and “The Geography of the Class Culture Wars: Reflections on Rurality in the 2008 Election.”

Lisa R. Pruitt, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor at UC Davis School of Law, is a scholar whose recent work explores the legal relevance of rural spatiality, including how it inflects dimensions of gender, race, and ethnicity.  Pruitt's work also considers rural-urban difference in transnational and international contexts.