Professor Chávez Featured on Big Ten Network’s “Office Hours”

Professor in Rhetoric Karma Chávez was recently featured on the Big Ten Network’s news interview program “Office Hours” as she discussed the intersection of immigration and LGBTQ social issues.

“Office Hours” is a half hour weekly talk show on the Big Ten Network hosted by University of Wisconsin-Madison Political Science Professor Ken Goldstein. The show is produced by University Communications and the guest selection, research, and writing is done by Goldstein’s upper level political science class Political Communication: Theory and Practice. The show brings in guests from all across the UW-Madison campus to talk about what they are doing to make a difference, from unlocking the DNA of the common cold to investigating stem cells.

“A lot of what my research looks at is social movements and coalition building. There are a lot of similarities in the ways that migrants get demonized and the way that LGBTQ people get demonized. For example, whenever economics are bad these two groups get positioned in similar ways.”

— Professor Karma Chávez on “Office Hours”

Professor in Media & Cultural Studies Jonathan Gray and Professor in Communication ScienceMichael Xenos have also been spotlighted on “Office Hours”.