Category: News

BU Sociologist take to the Blue Hills for second annual fall hike!

October 7th, 2019 in Events, Grad Student Events, Graduate Students, News

BU sociologists congregated this weekend for the second annual fall hike at the lovely Blue Hills reservation.  The weather was beautiful and so was the camaraderie! Hikers included Chair Deborah Carr, Bahar Aldanmaz, Allison Wigen, Ya-Ching Huang, Caoyifu Zhou, Kimberly Rhoten, Meghann Lucy, Sara Snitselaar, Selma Hedlund (with partner), Kristen Tzoc (with partner). Most importantly, some hounds of the Department were able to play and participate in the sociological banter.

Professor Grundy featured on ESPN

October 2nd, 2019 in News, Saida Grundy

Professor Grundy comments in The Undefeated on ESPN.

Deborah Carr Discusses End-of-Life Issues with Knowable.

September 23rd, 2019 in News

Deborah Carr did a Q&A in September with Knowable Magazine, focused on how to have a good death.

Deborah Carr Discusses Book Golden Years with PBS

September 23rd, 2019 in News

Deborah Carr discussed her new book Golden Years? Social Inequality in Later Life on the August 26 episode of the PBS program Story in the Public Square.

Taylor Cain Starts New Post with City of Boston

September 23rd, 2019 in Alumni, News

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh just announced Taylor Cain’s (PhD, 2019) appointment as Director of the City of Boston's Housing Innovation Lab (i-Lab).

Professor Brown-Saracino in New York Times

September 23rd, 2019 in Faculty, Japonica Brown-Saracino, News

Japonica Brown-Saracino and her new book How Places Make Us were featured in the September 13 New York Times.

Professor Emerita Adelaide Cromwell Passes Away at 99 years old

June 20th, 2019 in Faculty, News

Adelaide Cromwell, Professor Emerita of Sociology who founded both the African Studies Center and the African American Studies program, passed away on June 8th, 2019. Professor Cromwell was 99 years old, just 5 months shy of her 100th birthday.

More can be read of Professor Cromwell's inspiring life and scholarship in BU Today, as well as on the African American Studies Program website.

A memorial service will be held for Professor Cromwell on November 5th at Marsh Chapel. Professor Cromwell's books, which include Unveiled voices, unvarnished memories : the Cromwell family in slavery and segregation, 1692-1972 and The other Brahmins : Boston's Black upper class, 1750-1950 are available at the BU Mugar Library.

Associate Dean, Professor Nazli Kibria named recipient of 2019 Founder’s Award for Scholarship & Service

June 19th, 2019 in News

Congratulations to Nazli Kibria, who was named recipient of the  2019 Founder's Award for Scholarship & Service, by the American Sociological Association’s section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities (SREM)! The award was established in 2007 with a donation from Professor Charles Smith (one of the original founders of the SREM section) to recognize career excellence in scholarship and service. Nazli will receive her award at the SREM Business Meeting at the ASA annual meeting in New York on Sunday, August 11.

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Sociology Alumna Finishes PhD and Joins Rutgers Faculty

June 12th, 2019 in Alumni, News

Sarah Tosh (BA, 2009, Sociology and Political Science) completed her doctorate in sociology this spring at CUNY Graduate Center and will begin her professional career as a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice at Rutgers University-Camden in the fall of 2019.  Her dissertation concerns the processes of demonization of immigrants by associating them with crime that began in the U.S. in the 1980s, and the public policy consequences of those processes.  From that work she has recently published “Drugs, Crime, and Aggravated Felony Deportations: Moral Panic Theory and the Legal Construction of the ‘Criminal Alien’” in the journal Critical Criminology. 

Congratulations, Sarah!

Professor Liah Greenfeld Quoted in NBC News on June 5, 2019

June 6th, 2019 in News

Professor Liah Greenfeld was quoted in the article "Trump the nationalist celebrates D-Day's triumph of internationalism" on NBC News on June 5, 2019.