Category: News

Professor Ana Villarreal featured on Brown University Podcast

March 2nd, 2018 in Ana Villarreal, Faculty, News

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.

Congrats, Ana!



Professor Saida Grundy appears as panelist on WGBH

January 30th, 2018 in News

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.

Congrats, Saida!

Saida Grundy (far left)

Saida Grundy (far left)

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Professor Joseph Harris Convened Global Health Symposium

November 13th, 2017 in Faculty, Joseph Harris, News

Joe HarrisLast 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.

Congrats, Joe!

Catherine Connell’s Featured on BU Today

October 24th, 2017 in Catherine Connell, Faculty, News

Professor Catherine Connell’s opinion on the “Me too” social media phenomenon is featured in BU Today.

Professor Catherine Connell

Professor Catherine Connell

Ashley Mears Wins Publication Award

August 17th, 2017 in Faculty, News

Professor Ashley Mears has won a paper award, the Section on the Body and Embodiment Best Publication Award for:

Professor Ashley Mears“Girls as Elite Distinction:  The Appropriation of Bodily Capital.”  Special Issue on New Forms of Distinction, published in Poetics, 2015

Congratulations, Ashley!


Emily Barman becomes Associate Dean of The Graduate School

August 1st, 2017 in News

barman1Today marks the first day of Professor Emily Barman new role as the Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

Congratulations, Emily!!


Professor Peter Berger (1929-2017)

July 6th, 2017 in News

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.

See BU Today to read more about Peter Berger’s special life work and contributions, as well as in the New York Times.

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Jessica Simes’ Research Featured

June 12th, 2017 in Faculty, Jessica Simes, News

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.

Dr. Jessica Simes

Congrats, Jessica!


Professor Julian Go Elected to ASA Chair Position

June 7th, 2017 in Faculty, Julian Go, News

Professor Julian Go has been elected to Chair the ASA section on Global & Transnational Sociology in the 2017 ASA elections.

Congratulations, Julian!

Professor Emily Barman Elected to ASA Chair Position

June 7th, 2017 in Emily Barman, Faculty, News

Professor Emily Barman has been elected as Chair of the American Sociological Section on Organizations, Occupation and Work in the 2017 ASA elections.

Congratulations, Emily!

Emily Barman