Jussara dos Santos Raxlen
Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology
Primary Academic Program: Sociology
Biography:Jussara dos Santos Raxlen’s research and teaching interests include medical sociology; sociology of knowledge; sociology of work; the body; gender and sexuality; ethics of care; and sociological, feminist, and political theory. Her current research focuses on the multiple actors, political philosophies, institutional logics, practices, and spaces involved in providing long-term care for the elderly in the United States. In times of shifting economic, social welfare, labor, gender, and cultural regimes, she uncovers the social forces that shape the tensions and contradictions of our current “care” system. Having been a theater performer and a social theater practitioner, she likes to explore the possibilities of using theater practices as tools for knowledge production and social change—in and outside of the academy.
BA, SUNY Empire State College; MA, MPhil, PhD, New School for Social Research. At Bard since 2022.