Teaching International Program to explore drug dealing and law enforcement

January 21, 2016

MCKEESPORT, Pa. — The Teaching International Program at Penn State Greater Allegheny will feature a presentation, "An Ethnographic Portrait of Drug Dealing and Policing in a Small Black Town," from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, in the Ostermayer Room of the Student Community Center on campus. 

The presenter will be Waverly Duck, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. Duck is an urban sociologist whose primary research examines the social order of neighborhoods and institutional settings.

This program will explore residents’ perspectives on drug dealing and law enforcement in a small black town, providing new insights into a critical challenge facing low-income minority communities. In-depth ethnographic studies provide a unique opportunity to capture the cultural narrative of deprivation that exists in poor African-American neighborhoods today.

The Teaching International Program at Penn State Greater Allegheny has been in place since 2004. Its goal is to educate students about world trends by studying different regions and issues of global importance. This year's focus is on the global connections to and from the Greater Pittsburgh area.

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  • Waverly Duck

    Waverly Duck, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Pittsburgh, will present "An Ethnographic Portrait of Drug Dealing and Policing in a Small Black Town" at Penn State Greater Allegheny as part of the Teaching International program.

    IMAGE: University of Pittsburgh

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Last Updated January 22, 2016