The “Against the Grain” radio show on California’s Pacifica Radio devoted a show to Professor Julian Go’s research on the American empire in the post World War II era.
The show will air Noon to 1 pm PT Monday November 18 on KPFA 94.1 FM and KFCF 88.1 FM in Northern and Central California and will be available as a podcast later at http://www.againstthegrain.org.
Ph.D. Candidate Don Gillis contributed the first article in a new series on Boston’s Mayoral Race for Commonwealth Magazine. Dubbed “Mayor Matters,” this special series focuses on the issues surrounding the election for Boston’s first new mayor since Thomas Menino took office in 1993.
The first article in the Mayor Matter series, “Fair Play,” discusses the economic and social justice agenda facing the next mayor of Boston. In it, Gillis calls for candidates to “offer a road map out of the poverty and inequality maze by creating policies that lead Boston to become more equal, not less” and offers a list of priorities that if acted upon, would help Boston achieve its full potential.
Read the full article, and future articles in the series, here.
On Friday, September 27th, the Society, Politics and Culture Workshop hosted a Book Discussion and Launch Party celebrating the publication of Professor David Swartz’s “Symbolic Power, Politics and Intellectuals: The Political Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu.” (University of Chicago Press, 2013)
The celebration featured a panel discussion of the book with Bart Bonikowski of Harvard University, Neil Gross of the University of British Columbia and the Institute for Public Knowledge, and the book’s author, David Swartz. The book discussion was immediately followed by a reception.
BU Sociology Ph.D. Candidate Natalicía Tracy will be honored on November 15th by the Petra Foundation as one of four 2013 Petra Fellows. Established in 1988 in honor of Petra Tölle Shattuck, the Petra Foundation “seeks out and champions unsung heroes who are making distinctive contributions to the rights, autonomy and dignity of others.” (1)
In addition to her Ph.D. work, Natalicía is the executive director of Boston’s Brazilian Immigrant Center, which serves 3,000 Latino immigrants each year in issues of labor, housing, consumer, civil and human rights. She is also the coordinator of the Massachusetts Domestic Workers Congress.
Natalicía will be honored at the 24th Annual Petra Fellows Awards Dinner on November 15th, 2013 at the Omni Parker House.
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Professor Liah Greenfeld was featured in the Shanghai Review of Books . They published a long retrospective analysis of Professor Greenfeld’s ideas in the past 20 years, from Nationalism: Five Roads to Modernity to The Spirit of Capitalism: Nationalism and Economic Growth to Mind, Modernity, Madness: The Impact of Culture on Human Experience.
Professor Cati Connell has been invited to give a graduate methods workshop on qualitative interviewing at University of Texas as Austin on October 15th, 2013. More details to follow.
Professor Ashley Mears is on leave in Fall 2013 and is traveling to Amsterdam as a Visiting Faculty Fellow at the University of Amsterdam in the Amsterdam Resarch Center for Gender and Sexuality program. She is working on a book manuscript on elite consumption and gender among the global jet set.
On Tuesday, September 17th, the Center for the Study of Europe will welcome Professor Alya Guseva. In a discussion titled “Plastic Money: The Construction of Markets for Credit Cards in Eight Post-communist Countries,” Professor Guseva will discuss her forthcoming book, co-authored with Akos Rona-Tas from the University of California, San Diego. While her book covers Bulgaria, China, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and Vietnam, this discussion will center around credit markets in eastern Europe. Marc Rysman, Professor of Economics, will respond.
Lunch provided. Open to faculty + staff, graduate students, and visiting researchers. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 13.
When: Tuesday, Sept. 17th, 12:30-1:50pm
Where: Department of International Relations, 154 Bay State Road, 2nd Floor.
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Professor Ruha Benjamin was invited to South Africa by the University of Pretoria’s Institute for Cellular and Molecular Medicine to speak about her book, People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier on Sept 13th, and to participate in a Wellcome Trust sponsored workshop on “Genomics research on indigenous populations: exploring the concept of genomic sovereignty with the San community of southern Africa” from Sept 10-12th.
Follow her twitter feed @Peoples_Science for updates on the trip.
Next Tuesday, April 30th, the Discoveries Lecture Series will feature Professor Ashley Mears, who will present “Pricing Looks, Pricing Gender: How Women Earn More Than Men in a Few Rare Fields.”
Tuesday, April 30th at 7PM
The Florence & Chafetz Hillel House at Boston University
213 Bay State Road, 4th Floor
This lecture is free to the public, but due to space limitations, guests are asked to Register here.