News and Updates

News from the department’s faculty, students, alumni and events. Alumni can submit their updated news here!

BU Sociology Chair Deborah Carr quoted in the New York Times

May 20th, 2020 in Deborah Carr, Faculty, News.

Our very own Sociology Chair, Professor Deborah Carr, was quoted in the New York Times (on May 19th 2020) in the article "If Life is a Movie, It's Called 'Closed Until Further Notice'." Please follow the link, attached in article title above, to read more on the coronavirus and the widespread uncertainty of the times.

Incredible work, Chair Carr! Thank You for your contributions!

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Capstone project a success for Temma Grace Pelletier and Lev Paasche-Orlow

April 17th, 2020 in Events, News, Undergraduate Students.

The presentation of the Undergraduate Honors Thesis Capstone projects for Temma Grace Pelletier and Lev Paasche-Orlow were a verified success! On April 17th, Temma and Lev each presented their separate capstone projects to a live and remote audience. Both students received high-praise for their research and hard-work.

If you would like further information on their research, please reach out to our Senior Program Coordinator, Andrea Inman, or our Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Joseph Harris!

Assistant Professor Grundy featured in The Atlantic

April 17th, 2020 in Faculty, Jessica Simes, News, Saida Grundy.

Assistant Professor Grundy's article "Why Boredom Affects Us So Much" featured in The Atlantic! Check out the article, which includes statements by our own Assistant Professor Jessica Simes, as well. Amazing work!


“In Those Genes” podcast, featuring Assistant Professor Grundy, promoted in the New York Times.

March 24th, 2020 in News.

The "In Those Genes" podcast, featuring Sociology's own Assistant Professor Grundy, was recently promoted in the New York Times. Please see the full article, titled "Podcasts Worth a Listen: ‘Fiasco,’ ‘Unwell,’ ‘In Those Genes."


Amazing work, Saida!

Assistant Professor Jessica Simes receives grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

March 24th, 2020 in Faculty, Jessica Simes, News.

Congratulations are in order for our own Assistant Professor Jessica Simes who was recently awarded a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation !

The project is titled, "Incarceration and Health: Studying the Community Health Effects of Punishment and the Criminalization of Health Problems.”

Wonderful work! We can't wait to see what is next!