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Professor Swartz’ “Symbolic Power” Celebrates ASA Publication Award

September 1st, 2014 in Faculty, News.

 

Professor Swarts with Silvia Pedraza, Chair of Award Committee

Professor David Swartz (L) and Professor Silvia Pedraza of the University of Michigan and Chair of the Award Committee for the History of Sociology Section

Prof Swartz with Neil Gross of Chair of ASA Historical Sociology Association

Professor David Swartz (L) and Professor Neil Gross of the University of British Columbia, Chair of the History of Sociology Section and Editor of Sociological Theory.

Professor David Swartz’s SymbolicPower, Politics, and Intellectuals: The Political Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu was awarded as co-winner of the American Sociological Association’s 2014 History of Sociology Section Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award at the ASA Conference in August.

Read more about his award here. 

 

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Professor Connell’s “School’s Out” at ASA

August 28th, 2014 in Faculty, News.

Professor Connell ASACatherine Connell celebrates the launch of her new book, School’s Out, at the University of California Press book party at the American Sociological Association conference.

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Professor David Swartz’s “Symbolic Power” Winner of HOS Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award

June 17th, 2014 in Faculty, News.

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Professor David Swartz

9780226925011Professor David Swartz’s Symbolic Power, Politics, and Intellectuals: The Political Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu is the co-winner of the American Sociological Association’s 2014 History of Sociology Section Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award.

This award “honors sociologists who have made significant contributions to the history of sociology by writing books or articles on the ‘cutting edge’ of sociological inquiry.” [1] In his notice of the award, Chair Elect of the History of Sociology Section Neil Gross quoted the award committee in describing Symbolic Power as showing ”clearly how much Bourdieu has ‘to give to a sociology of politics and a political sociology’–and how central politics was in Bourdieu’s intellectual biography.”

Symbolic Power shares this award with Marcel Fournier’s Emile Durkheim: A Biography.

Congratulations, David!

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Sociology Faculty Elected to ASA Offices

June 10th, 2014 in Faculty, News.

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[left to right] Professors Catherine Connell, Emily Barman, Alya Guseva and Julian Go


Four BU Sociology faculty members were elected to ASA councils for 2014.

After being elected secretary/treasurer of the Sexualities council in 2013, Professor Cati Connell was also elected to the Sex and Gender council.

Professor Emily Barman was elected to the council for the Economic Sociology Section.

Professor Alya Guseva was elected as the next Chair of the Economic Sociology Section, which is a 3 year position. She will serve as Chair-elect during 2014-15, Chair during 2015-16, and past Chair during 2016-17.

Professor Julian Go was elected to the council for the Section on Global and Transnational Sociology.

Congratulations Cati, Emily, Alya and Julian!

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Alumna Catherine Tenuta Working for the Independent Democratic Conference of the New York State Senate

June 10th, 2014 in Alumni, News.

Catherine Tenuta (BA ’13) recently served as Executive Assistant in the Office of New York State Senator and Senate Majority Coalition LeaderJeffrey Klein. She is now Assistant to the Policy Director for the Independent Democratic Conference of the New York State Senate.

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