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The American Sociological Association has announced the results of elections for Section Officers. Catherine Connell has been voted in as Chair-elect for the Section on Sexualities and Neha Gondal is the elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Rationality and Society section. Congratulations to both!
In a post on the University of California Press Blog, Professor Catherine Connell writes about the “legal rights lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans are still struggling to secure, including the right to employment.” Citing four decades of failed attempts at passing federal protections, Connell discusses the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a bill expected to be reintroduced – for the eleventh time – to Congress within the month, which would protect all employees federally from employment discrimination based upon sexual identity and/or gender expression.
Drawing from interviews with gay and lesbian teachers conducted in 2008 for her recently published book, “School’s Out: Gay and Lesbian Teachers in the Classroom” (University of California Press, 2014), Connell considers the impact of this legislation and calls for even more work to be done “to help gay and lesbian teachers and by extension, LGBT workers more generally, feel truly protected.”
Professor Catherine Connell has been selected the recipient of the Frank and Lynne Wisneski Award for Excellence in Teaching. According to the College of Arts and Sciences website, this honor is “[A]warded annually to CAS faculty who exemplify deep and broad commitment, skill, effectiveness, impact, and leadership in teaching,” and recognizes not just excellence inside scheduled classes, but “the full range of pedagogical and curricular activities in which” faculty engage, including academic advising, mentorship, curriculum development, pedagogical innovation and collaborative scholarship with students.
A qualitative researcher, Professor Connell’s teaching focuses on the social organization of inequality by examining how the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexual identities and inequalities are created, sustained and/or challenged in different social settings. She recently published School’s Out: Gay and Lesbian Teachers in the Classroom, which considers the experiences of gay and lesbian identified public school teachers in California and Texas and the pressures they face inside and outside the classroom. Her next research project will consider the legal and cultural ramifications of the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell on the US military.
Professor Connell will be recognized at the final CAS Faculty Meeting of the year, on Monday, April 27, at 4:00 PM, in CAS Room 522.
Professor Catherine Connell’s “School’s Out: Gay and Lesbian Teachers in the Classroom” was featured in an article on DatingAdvice.com on February 24th. In an interview with Hayley Matthews, Professor Connell describes her research on the pressures that gay and lesbian public school teachers face inside and outside of the classroom.
“On the one hand, gay and lesbian teachers have to contend with this expectation that they keep their sexuality out of the classroom and that they present themselves as very gender normative, and on the other hand, there’s this increasing demand within the gay pride community that all LGBTs should be out and proud at all times,” she said.
Professor Catherine 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.
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!
On Friday, March 21st, Professor Catherine Connell will present at the Gender and Identity in the Age of Obama Conference at Northeastern University. Professor Connell will present her paper, “A Few Good Gays: The Identity Implications of Obama’s Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
For more information and to register, please see the Event Page.
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.
Prof. Laurel Smith-Doerr has been elected as a Member-at-Large on the national council of the American Sociological Association (ASA), and Prof. Cati Connell will serve on the Sex and Gender Section’s Sally Hacker Award Committee. Already announced is Prof. Julian Go’s election to chair the Comparative and Historical Sociology Section of ASA. Congratulations to all three. These new ASA officers join Prof. Nazli Kibria, who is currently serving on the ASA Nominations Committee and as a council member in the Migrations Section, as well as Prof. Alya Guseva, who is serving on the council of the Economic Sociology section. Surely a record for per capita ASA office-holding!
Assistant Professor Cati Connell has been elected to give the key note address at the Third Annual Brandeis Undergraduate Sexualities Research Conference today, April 7th, 2011. her speech is titled, ““InQueeries: The Possibilities and Limitations of Queer Theory in Sexualities Research”. More information on the event can be found at the following link: