Category: News

Professor Deborah Carr Elected ASA Section Chair

July 13th, 2018 in Deborah Carr, Faculty, News

Professor and Department Chair Deborah Carr has been named Chair-Elect of ASA’s Section on Medical Sociology. Congratulations, Debby!

Professor Joseph Harris Elected to ASA Section Council

July 13th, 2018 in Faculty, Joseph Harris, News

Professor Joseph Harris has been elected to serve on the ASA Sociology of Development section’s council. Congratulations, Joe!


Professor Japonica Brown-Saracino ASA section chair-elect

July 13th, 2018 in Faculty, Japonica Brown-Saracino, News

Professor Japonica Brown-Saracino has been elected as the next Chair of the ASA community/urban section. Congratulations, Japonica!

Professor Julian Go receives ASA award

July 13th, 2018 in Faculty, Julian Go, News

Professor Julian Go was awarded the 2018 Lewis A. Coser Award for Theoretical Agenda-Setting from the American Sociological Association. The award is given to the sociologist “whose work holds great promise for setting the agenda in the field of sociology.” Candidates and finalists for the Coser Award are chosen by a committee of sociologists from the across the discipline, including the President of the American Sociological Association. As winner, Professor Go will deliver the Annual Coser Lecture at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the ASA in New York. Congratulations, Julian!

Conference Report of Professor Joseph Harris’ Global Health Symposium Published

July 12th, 2018 in Faculty, Joseph Harris, News

Last fall, Professor Joseph Harris convened a two-day gathering of nearly 30 leading social scientists in an event called the Symposium on Global Health and the Social Sciences. This summer, The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future has published a new conference report based on the event and the many discussions for which it provided a platform.

Copies of the symposium proceedings have been shared with policymakers and practitioners at the World Bank, World Health Organization, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Center for Global Development, and the Results for Development Institute.

Congratulations, Joe!

Jake Watson wins ASA Best Graduate Student Paper Award

June 14th, 2018 in Graduate Students, News

Jake PhotoGraduate student Jake Watson has won the award for Best Graduate Student Paper from the Global and Transnational Sociology Section of the ASA. The paper, “Family Ideation, Immigration, and the Racial State” is based upon Jake’s Qualifying paper that he wrote here at BU and was subsequently published in Ethnic and Racial Studies.

Congratulations Jake!

Graduate Student Sasha White Defends PhD Thesis

June 7th, 2018 in Alumni, Graduate Students, News

photoGraduate student Alexandre (“Sahsa”) White has successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, titled: Epidemic Orientalism: Social Construction And The Global Management Of Infectious Disease.

Sasha will soon begin a Provost’s Postdoctoral fellowship in the Johns Hopkins University sociology department.

Congratulations, Sasha!

Professor Emily Barman elected ASA Economics Section Chair

June 6th, 2018 in Emily Barman, News

Emily BarmanSociology Professor and Associate Dean Emily Barman has been elected chair of the Economic Sociology section of the ASA for 2018-2019.

Congratulations, Emily!

Graduate Student David Levy Defends Thesis

June 4th, 2018 in Alumni, Graduate Students, News

dlevyThis spring 2018, graduate student David Levy successfully defended his doctoral thesis: “The Impulse to Orthodoxy: Why Illberal Democracies Treat Religious Pluralism as a Threat.”

Congratulations, David!

Mustapha Hashim Kurfi Defends Dissertation

June 4th, 2018 in Alumni, Graduate Students, News

Mustapha Hashim Kurfi (right) and advisor Nancy Ammerman (left)

Mustapha Hashim Kurfi (right) and advisor Nancy Ammerman (left)

In spring 2018, graduate student Mustapha Hashim Kurfi successfully defended his doctoral thesis: “Religion, Gender and Civil Society: The Role of Muslim Women’s Association in the Evolution of Nigerian Society.”

Mustapha will return to Bayero University, Kano-Nigeria to continue teaching and research.

Congratulations, Mustapha!