Congratulations to Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) undergraduate instructor Katie Hyde, who was recently recognized for her teaching excellence at Duke University. During the 2016 fall semester, the instructor’s course evaluations were among the top 5 percent of all undergraduate instructors at Duke. Hyde was recognized for her course Sociology Through Photography; see course descriptions below. Read more about undergraduate education at CDS; see Katie Hyde’s full bio here.
Sociology Through Photography
Taught by Katie Hyde, Fall 2016
Course explores documentary photography used as a tool to see the world through a sociological lens. Topics include: photographs and the social construction of reality; generic components of social organization (codes of conduct, mechanisms of social control); power relations and social inequalities; and social identities (how they’re formed in relation to structures, experiences, history and culture).
Publication of The Blood of Emmett Till, a New York Times Best Seller in nonfiction that has received widespread acclaim.