Sociology professor Japonica Brown-Saracino has published her second book, How Places Make...
Sociology professor Japonica Brown-Saracino has published her second book, How Places Make Us, through University of Chicago Press.
An excerpt from the book is featured on Slate. Congratulations, Japonica!
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 Joseph Harris has published a new book: Achieving Access: Professional Movements and the Politics of Health Universalism (Cornell University Press, 2017).
At a time when the world’s wealthiest nations struggle to make healthcare and medicine available to everyone, his book examines how and why resource-constrained countries make costly commitments to universal health coverage and AIDS treatment after transitioning to democracy. While conventional wisdom suggests that democratization empowers the masses, Harris draws attention to an underappreciated dynamic: that democratization empowers elites from esteemed professions – frequently doctors and lawyers – who forge progressive change on behalf of those in need in the face of broader opposition. The book explores dynamics that made landmark policies possible in Thailand and Brazil but which have led to prolonged struggle and contestation in South Africa.
Professor Emily Barman’s book Caring Capitalism has won the Prize for Best Book of the Year from the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management.
Professor Ashley Mears has won a paper award, the Section on the Body and Embodiment Best Publication Award for:
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.