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Deborah Carr interviewed for BU Today

Deborah Carr was interviewed in a new BU Today profile: “So Much News: Should You Turn It Off or Turn It Up?” In this health & medicine feature on the need for self-care when the news cycle can be so distressing, she says that “helplessness is definitely an emotion.” And Carr adds that “when a […]

Japonica Brown-Saracino featured in The Brink

BU Sociology Chair Japonica Brown-Saracino was featured in the new article “Where Are All the Lesbian Bars”? in The Brink. It highlights her research on “the impact of losing queer spaces in cities grappling with gentrification and how dyke bars are celebrated long after they close.” The article also references Brown-Saracino’s paper about dyke bar […]

BU Sociology summer news: ASA awards and more!

We have a lot to celebrate and much to be proud of at BU Sociology! Please join us in congratulating our colleagues on this richly deserved recognition of their terrific scholarship. Jessica Simes’ book, Punishing Places (California, 2021), is co-winner of the 2022 Robert E. Park Book Award from the Community and Urban Sociology Section of the […]

Sarah Sullivan (CAS, 2011) to Speak at 2022 Convocation Ceremony

We are excited to announce our 2022 commencement speaker: Class of 2011 BU Sociology graduate Sarah Sullivan! Sarah Sullivan specializes in transforming government by centering the voices and experiences of real people in the design of public services. Since 2019, Sarah has served as the Senior Director at Think of Us, where she works to […]

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PhD candidate Bahar Aldanmaz announced as Pardee Center 2022 Graduate Summer Fellow

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future has announced its 2022 Graduate Summer Fellows. These eight outstanding Boston University graduate students represent five different schools or colleges and eight different academic departments. This includes BU Sociology’s Bahar Aldanmaz. With a transnational feminist lens, Bahar will explore how distinct menstruation actors’ […]