Each semester the Department of Sociology invites renowned scholars to participate in its Seminar Series. Meetings take place in Sociology 241 at
12 PM (noon) unless otherwise noted.

January 29: Laurel Smith-Doerr, Boston University “The Accidental Policymaker: Adventures in Studying and Doing Science Policy”

February 12: Anjulet Tucker, Boston University “Race, Religion & Perceptions of Education: Debates & Conversations about Building Liberal Arts Schools in Two Pentecostal Denominations”

February 26: Juliet Schor, Boston College “Does Changing a Light Bulb Lead to Changing the World? Civic Engagement and the Ecologically Conscious Consumer”

*Annual Albert Morris Lecture in Sociology* March 15, 5:30 pm: Photonics Center Bernice Pescosolido, Indiana University “The Stigma of Mental Illness: Data and Directions from a Decade of Research and Theory”

March 26: Judith Treas, University of California “Farewell to Moms? Trends in Maternal Contact in Seven Countries”

April 9: Mitchell L. Stevens, Stanford University “Ambivalent Internationals: American Social Science and the Dream of a Global Modern”

April 23: Nancy Folbre, Umass Amherst “Greed, Lust and Gender: A History of Economic Ideas”

May 7: Diane Vaughan, Columbia University “Distinction, Class and the Construction of Occupational Boundaries: The Case of Air Traffic Control”

2010 spring seminar series