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Sociology Department Colloquium Series: Nazli Kibria

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Boston University Professor Nazli Kibria will present, "'Education was Equally Important for All of Us':

Siblings and Family Cultures of Mobility, Gender and Higher Education in Middle-Class India," as part of the Sociology Department Colloquium Series. 


For middle-class Indian families, the project of class mobility and identity is anchored in that of children’s achievements in school, eventually leading to entry into high-status professional occupations for them. Drawing on “sibling education histories” or the accounts of middle-class Indians about their own educational trajectory as well as those of their siblings, the talk will explore family strategies and negotiations around higher education.


Social Science and Public Policy





Open to


Students, Graduate and Professional


MAX-Sociology, MAX-South Asia Center


Nicole Perrigo


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