Seminar Series – Julian Go of Boston University

3/18/14 -- Boston, Massachusetts Professor Julian Go lectures during his Sociology 100: Principles of Sociology course at Photonics March 18, 2014.  Photo by Cydney Scott for Boston University Photography
3/18/14 — Boston, Massachusetts
Photo by Cydney Scott for Boston University Photography

Please join us on October 9th, 2015, as we welcome our own Professor Julian Go to kick off our Fall 2015 Seminar Series. Professor Go will present “Postcolonial Thought and Social Theory.” 

October 9th, 2015
SOC Room 241 – 12PM
100 Cummington Mall, Boston MA 02215
Free and Open to the Public!

Biography: Julian Go is Professor of Sociology at Boston University. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago (2000). Julian’s teaching and research areas include comparative-historical sociology; empires, colonialism and post colonialism; social theory; global sociology; and politics & culture. His award-winning scholarship explores the sociology of empires, colonial encounters, postcolonial global formations, and postcolonial thought. Much of his early work has focused upon the United States empire. This research has resulted in various articles and various book projects, which include: The American Colonial State in the Philippines: Global Perspectives (co-edited with Anne Foster, Duke University Press, 2003),  American Empire and the Politics of Meaning (Duke University Press, 2008) (co-winner of the Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book from the Sociology of Culture Section of the American Sociological Association and Finalist for the Philippines National Book Award), and Patterns of Empire: the British and American Empires, 1688 to Present (Cambridge University Press, 2011), which won the prize for Best Book in Global &  Transnational Sociology from the American Sociological Association, the American Political Science Association’s J. David Greenstone Book Award for the Best Book in Politics and History in 2010 and 2011, the 2013 Francesco Guicciardini Prize for Best Book in Historical International Relations from the International Studies Association, and was one of Choice’s“Outstanding Academic Titles” in 2012.

More recently Julian has been writing about postcolonial thought and social theory and global historical sociology. On this, he has a forthcoming special volume of Sociological Review (co-edited with Monika Krause) on how Bourdieusian field theory can be rescaled for a transnational and global sociology and is putting together a collection of essays on Global Historical Sociology (with George Lawson of the LSE). The tentative title of his current book manuscript on postcolonial theory is Postcolonial Theory and Social Thought.