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CUNY Professor and BU Alum Philip Kasinitz to Speak at Annual Albert Morris Lecture

March 3rd, 2014 in Alumni, Events, News

The Boston University Sociology DepartmentKasinitz JPG2 proudly presents

The Sixth Annual Albert Morris Lecture in Sociology
featuring BU Alumnus and Professor of Sociology at CUNY
Philip Kasinitz


“Diversity and Inclusion: Immigration,
Demographic Change and Racial Justice in Contemporary America.”

Thursday, April 10th at 5PM
9th Floor Colloquium Room
Boston University Photonics Center
8 St. Mary’s Street, Boston, MA 02215

Philip Kasinitz (Boston University, College of Liberal Arts, 1979) is Presidential Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York who specializes in the study of urban sociology, international migration and race and ethnicity. Professor Kasinitz is the author of Caribbean New York: Black Immigrants and the Politics of Race, co-author of Inheriting the City: The Children of Immigrants Come of Age, and is mostly recently co-editor of The Handbook of Urban Ethnography. He is a former President of the Eastern Sociological Society and a three time winner of the Thomas and Znaniecki Award for the best book in the Sociology of international migration.

For a full biography, please see the Morris Lecture event page.

This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

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Professor Ammerman to Serve as Director of Graduate Division of Religious Studies

December 19th, 2013 in Faculty, News

Nancy T. Ammerman

Nancy T. Ammerman

Professor Nancy Ammerman will serve a two-year term as Director of the Graduate Division of Religious and Theological Studies (DRTS). The DRTS “is Boston University’s home for academic graduate study of religion and theology. [Their] mission is to train scholars of religion who will distinguish themselves through research, teaching, and service to universities, colleges, seminaries, and the world at large.” (1)

Professor Ammerman has been a member of Boston University since 2003, and previously served as  Chair of the Sociology Department from 2007 until this past June. Her most recent book, “Sacred Stories, Spiritual Tribes: Finding Religion in Everyday Life,” was published earlier this year, and “examines the stories Americans tell of their everyday lives, from dinner table to office and shopping mall to doctor’s office, about the things that matter most to them and the routines they take for granted, and the times and places where the everyday and ordinary meet the spiritual.” (2)

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‘Against the Grain’ Radio Show Devotes Show to Professor Julian Go’s Research

November 18th, 2013 in Faculty, News

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.

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SPC Hosts Celebration of Professor David Swartz’s “Symbolic Power, Politics and Intellectuals: The Political Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu”

October 17th, 2013 in Faculty, News

IMG_1429On 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.




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Professor Liah Greenfeld featured in Shanghai Review of Books

October 7th, 2013 in Faculty, News

Greenfeld Cover

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.

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Professor Catherine Connell to Host Graduate Methods Workshop at University of Texas at Austin

October 3rd, 2013 in Faculty, News

Catherine Connell

Catherine Connell

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.

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Professor Ashley Mears at the University of Amsterdam

September 30th, 2013 in Faculty, News

Ashley Mears

Ashley Mears

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.

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Professor Alya Guseva to Lead Luncheon Discussion at Center for Study of Europe

September 13th, 2013 in Faculty, News

Alya Guseva

Alya Guseva

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 eamrien@bu.edu by September 13.

When: Tuesday, Sept. 17th, 12:30-1:50pm
Where: Department of International Relations, 154 Bay State Road, 2nd Floor.

For more information about Professor Guseva’s talk.

For more information about the CSE’s lunch series.

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Professor Benjamin’s People’s Science in South Africa

September 10th, 2013 in Faculty, News


San Workshop

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.

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Professor Ashley Mears to Present in the Discoveries Lecture Series: Pricing Looks, Pricing Gender

April 25th, 2013 in Faculty, News

Discoveries Lecture

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
Boston, MA

Registration for this event is now closed.

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