Daryl Carr (1984-2015)

in Graduate Students, News
February 23rd, 2015

daryl11It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Daryl Carr, a Ph.D. Student in the Department of Sociology.  A beloved member of the sociology community here at Boston University, Daryl is remembered by faculty and students as an exceptionally bright and humble individual, with a generous heart and terrific sense of humor.

Daryl received his B.A. in Political Science from Roger Williams University in 2007, after which he taught English for two years as a Peace Corp volunteer in Jordan.  He graduated with an M.A. in Middle Eastern studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013 before joining Boston University in the fall.

Interested in the sociology of the Middle East, Daryl was committed to his research on national identity, state formation and citizenship laws in Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. He “hoped to better understand social problems there so he could contribute to the region’s struggles for social justice.” [1].

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Daryl brought such warmth, compassion, and understanding to our department. Ever cheerful, his presence in the offices, classrooms, and halls of the Sociology department will be deeply cherished and terribly missed.

We will miss him greatly.


Memorial services for Daryl have not yet been announced.  Additional information is available from BU Today.

Support is available for students through the Dean of Students Office, 617-353-4126; from Marsh Chapel chaplains, 617-353-3560; from clinicians at Student Health Services Behavioral Medicine, 617-353-3569; and from Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Center crisis counselors, 617-353-7277. The Faculty & Staff Assistance Office, 617-353-5381, can provide confidential counseling to faculty, staff, and their families.

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