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Emilie Khair


Ph.D. Sociology, Georgia State University


Dr. Khair received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Georgia State University in 2003, with a research focus on social constructions of family.  Dr. Khair’s earlier work teaching at-risk children in alternative school settings contributed to her resolve to investigate broader issues affecting family and the teaching of our youth. She serves as policy chair for a local women’s shelter, is panel chairperson for judicial review of DFCS and family reunification cases, and is actively involved with Manumission, a campus organization raising awareness to end commercial sexual exploitation of children.  In the classroom, Dr. Khair supports local community organizations that serve our most marginalized populations and incorporates volunteer opportunities into her curricula.  She has a passion for teaching and especially enjoys introducing undergraduate students to the field of sociology, with an aim to facilitate critical thinking by exploring the interaction of social inequalities.