Professor and Department Chair Deborah Carr has been named Chair-Elect of ASA’s...
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!
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.
Graduate 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.
Sasha will soon begin a Provost’s Postdoctoral fellowship in the Johns Hopkins University sociology department.
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.