Graduate Student Jake Watson and Sarah Hosman have each received funding from...
Graduate Student Jake Watson and Sarah Hosman have each received funding from BU’s Initiative on Cities for their sociological research. Under the guidance of Professor Julian Go, Watson will examine refugee resettlement and urban development. Under the guidance of Professor Japonica Brown-Saracino, Hosman will examine the Allston neighborhood and urban change.
The Community and Urban Sociology Section has awarded Professor Japonica Brown-Saracino the Jane Addams award for her article, “How Places Shape Identity: The Origins of Distinctive LBQ Identities in Four Small U.S. Cities,” appearing in the American Journal of Sociology. Congratulations Professor Brown-Saracino!
Professor Ashley Mears will serve as chair of the ASA Consumers and Consumption Section. She will join Professors Catherine Connell and Neha Gondal, who have also been elected to hold chair positions of the ASA. Congrats, Professor Mears!
The American Sociological Association section on Occupations, Organizations and Work has awarded Professor Ashley Mears the W. Richard Scott Award for Best Article for her article titled, ““Working for Free in the VIP: Relational Work and the Production of Consent.”
ESPN published an article by Professor Grundy about her interaction with Muhammad Ali when he visited her hometown over twenty years ago. Grundy describes how she channeled the fighter’s spirit into her own battles with cancer and adversity ever since the two met.
Neha Gondal has received a grant from the United States Air Force to study fuel conservation practices amongst USAF pilots. Dr. Gondal and her co-PI at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) will use an experimental approach to study how strategies of fuel conservation diffuse across formal and informal pilot networks. The study will be run across three wings and eight USAF squadrons located in the United States.
Professor Stephen Kalberg has written a new book titled The Social Thought of Max Weber.
The work–published by SAGE Publishers Inc–details the life and thought of one of sociology’s most important founders, Max Weber. The Social Thought of Max Weber is one in a series called Social Thinkers Series.
Professor Julian Go has co-edited a newly published book, Fielding Transnationalism, with Monika Krause (University of London).
Working with a series of essays written by prominent experts across a variety of eras and specialties,
Fielding Transnationalism, “establishes field theory as a lens through which one may inquire about patterns and institutions in the social world.”
Professor Julian Go has been inducted as Honorary Initiate to BU’s chapter of the national honorary society, Phi Beta Kappa.
Phi Beta Kappa is an honor society founded at the College of William & Mary in 1776. Its honors are reserved for those who achieve high scholarship.
Professor Emily Barman’s latest book, Caring Capitalism: The Meaning and Measure of Social Value in the Market has recently been published by Cambridge University Press.
In this work, Barman explores how the growing emphasis of “social value” in the marketplace has shifted the way organizations and companies determine and demonstrate the social value of their goods and services. Barman studies this social valuation across sectors, ranging from non-profits, to social enterprises, to socially responsible businesses.
In 2007, Professor Barman’s first book–Contesting Communities–won the best book award from the National Association of Fundraising Professionals. She has also previously written about the social organization of altruism and philanthropy in such publications as Journal of Management Studies, American Journal of Sociology, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Sociological Forum and Valuation Studies.