Sociology assistant professor Ana Villarreal was featured in the Watson Institute at...
Sociology assistant professor Ana Villarreal was featured in the Watson Institute at Brown University’s podcast about international affairs. Ana offered her expertise on violence and upper-class seclusion in Mexico.
Professor Saida Grundy appeared as a panelist for the televised WGBH program Basic Black discussing race and immigration policy during the first year of the Trump administration.
Last week, Sociology Professor Joseph Harris convened the inaugural Symposium on Global Health and the Social Sciences on Nov. 9 and 10, with sponsorship from the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future.
Event description is continued on the Pardee Center Website.
Professor Catherine Connell’s opinion on the “Me too” social media phenomenon is featured in BU Today.
Professor Ashley Mears has won a paper award, the Section on the Body and Embodiment Best Publication Award for:
Professor Emeritus Peter Berger passed away last week on June 27th, 2017. He leaves an impressive legacy characterized by influential sociological work, intellect and dedication to the social sciences. He was the founding director of BU’s Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs (CURA), and was a College of Arts & Sciences professor emeritus of sociology, religion, and theology. He was a scholar with an appeal across ideological lines who specialized in the sociology of religion and the developing world.
He wrote a memoir entitled, Adventures of an Accidental Sociologist: How to Explain the World without Becoming a Bore.
In 1992, his native Austria gave him the Manes Sperber Prize for significant cultural contributions.
Jessica Simes has been featured in BU’s arts&sciences research magazine.
The article, “Mapping Inequality: How Massachusetts is Failing its Smaller Towns and Cities”, details how Simes uses maps to understand and explain inequality and incarceration.
Professor Julian Go has been elected to Chair the ASA section on Global & Transnational Sociology in the 2017 ASA elections.
Professor Emily Barman has been elected as Chair of the American Sociological Section on Organizations, Occupation and Work in the 2017 ASA elections.