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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We are delighted to share the wonderful news that Max Greenberg has been promoted to Senior Lecturer. Congratulations to Max on this richly deserved acknowledgement of his terrific teaching, research, and service!
We would like to thank Sarah Sullivan for speaking at the Sociology 2022 Commencement. The full text of her speech can be found below. Good morning. Thank you to Department Chair Brown-Saracino for inviting me today. Thank you to the professors and staff of the Department of Sociparents, loved ones, and friends–here and afar–celebrating with […]
Professor Debby Carr awarded the 2022 Distinguished Scholar award from the ASA Aging & Life Course Section
Debby Carr has been awarded the 2022 Matilda White Riley Distinguished Scholar award from the ASA Section on Aging & the Life Course. This annual award honors a scholar in the field of aging and the life course who has shown exceptional achievement in research, theory, policy analysis, or who has otherwise advanced knowledge of […]
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 […]
Ethnography in/of the Global South: Critical Reflections Friday May 20th, 1:00 p.m. EST (note the earlier time!) Join virtually here! Passcode: 289577 Please click here for more information.
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’ […]
BU Sociology Honors Thesis undergraduate Kelsey Brown is the co-winner of the 2022 Sarah Joanne Davis Scholarship Award competition. The award is given each year to a Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies minor who has made a significant contribution by either writing a paper in one of their WGS courses, or to their community through […]