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.
Professor Stephen Kalberg received from the Fulbright Commission a Teaching / Research Fellowship for the Spring Semester, 2014. He will teach at the American University of Armenia in Yerevan, Armenia from January until June. His research will compare the political culture of Armenia’s “hybrid” government to the political cultures of several Western European nations.
Drawing on research reported in her forthcoming book, People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier, she wonders whether “we are overdue for a Second Enlightenment in which the idealized insularity of science gives way to a more socially robust relationship between scientists and publics.” Read the full article here.
In keeping with recent tradition, the Sociology Department will again welcome a “ten year out” alumna as our commencement speaker. Emily Valerio (BA, ’03) will return to Boston University to address the 2013 graduating seniors and their families.
A brief bio on our guest speaker:
Emily Valerio graduated from Boston University in May 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in Sociology with Distinction and a minor in Chemistry. Ms. Valerio went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York and a Master’s Certificate in Medical Device Regulatory Affairs from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Ms. Valerio attended Suffolk University Law School where she received the prestigious Robert A. Fuchs Memorial Prize in Labor Law, the Suffolk Jurisprudence Awards in Constitutional Law and Antitrust Law, as well as the Legal Practice Skills Best Brief and Distinguished Oral Advocate Awards. Ms. Valerio graduated with her law degree, cum laude, in May 2011 and became a member of the Massachusetts bar in November of 2011. Ms. Valerio is currently the manager of Regulatory Affairs at Codman & Shurtleff, a division of Johnson & Johnson, located in Raynham, Massachusetts, where she advises the company on compliance with federal and international regulatory requirements. Ms. Valerio and her husband, David Pozo, have backpacked and climbed mountains all over the world, including in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Yosemite National Park, the Peruvian Andes, and Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
The 2013 Sociology Commencement will be held at 9AM on Sunday, May 19th at the School of Management Auditorium. For more information about the Sociology Department Commencement, please view this page.
The Eastern Sociological Society is honoring PhD candidate Megan O’Leary with this year’s Rose Laub Coser Award. The Coser award is given annually to a graduate student for an outstanding doctoral dissertation proposal in the area of the family or gender and society. It will be presented to Megan during the Awards ceremony, Saturday March 23, at the annual meeting at the Boston Park Plaza.
Professor Japonica Brown-Saracino gave the colloquium talk at Brandeis University’s Department of Sociology on February 28th, 2013 at 3:30 PM. Her talk is titled “Pride of Place:Queer Female Identities and Communities in Four Small U.S. Cities.”
February 28th, 2013, Pearlman Lounge – 3:30-4:50 PM
Pearlman Building, MS 071,
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453
For more information, please see the colloquium flyer
National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” took note of this year’s New York Fashion Week with a story noting the dominance of white models on the runways. In the February 15 story, they included note of Ashley Mears’s book Pricing Beauty and incorporated a comment from Professor Mears. Listen to the full story on their website.
In a video for BU’s Professor Voices, Professor Ruha Benjamin discusses “the history of Mount Rushmore, her interpretation of what it represents, and whose face she would put on it.”
See the full video at the BU Professor Voices website.
Professor Nazli Kibria has been elected Vice-President of the Eastern Sociological Society, for a one-year term beginning in 2014. Nazli has been active in a number of leadership roles in the Society, which will hold its annual meeting in Boston March 21-24. Congratulations, Nazli!
A $150,000 grant from the Icelandic Centre of Research will fund the continuing inclusion of Iceland in the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP). This cross-national collaboration across 49 countries allows researchers around the world to compare attitudes and social conditions, and Iceland is an important case for such comparisons. Professor Sigrun Olafsdottir will be the principal investigator, developing two survey modules, focused on Gender and Changing Family Roles and on Nationalism.