Tomorrow is our Fall Seminar Series talk and visit with Jyoti Puri, Professor of Sociology at Simmons University, from 12:00 to 1:15pm in our department’s seminar room (241). We hope to see you there! Wednesday September 20th, Jyoti Puri, The Many Lives of Migrant Death: Toward a Critical Sociology of Loss, 12:00 pm, 96-100 Cummington Mall, Room […]
118th Annual Meeting: The Educative Power of Sociology August 17-21, 2023 | Philadelphia, PA | #ASA2023 The 118th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA) starts this week! This year’s ASA will be in Philadelphia from August 17th to the 21st. It provides the opportunity for professionals involved in the scientific study of society to share […]
Saida Grundy recently published an op-ed in The Guardian on the Supreme Court’s ruling ending race-conscious admissions. In “How Clarence Thomas orchestrated a new obstacle for Black students”, she writes: “As a set of legal statutes and governmental policies, affirmative action policies in college admissions intended to account for historical wrongdoings against entire groups of […]
A paper by Professor Jonathan Mijs has won the International Society for Justice Research Morton Deutsch Award for best article published in Social Justice Research in 2022. Please find below the jury report and the full paper here: “Deliberating Inequality: A Blueprint for Studying the Social Formation of Beliefs about Economic Inequality” “The extent of […]
We would like to thank Rabbi Ariana Katz (CAS 2012) for speaking at the Sociology 2023 Commencement. The full text of her speech can be found below. Ariana Katz is the founding rabbi of Hinenu: The Baltimore Justice Shtiebl (SHTEE-bul), a warm and joyful congregation in Baltimore, MD. She is a queer white Ashkenazi femme […]
Recent PhD Selma Hedlund will be joining the Center for Antiracist Research as a Scholar in Practice Postdoctoral Fellow this July. The program aims to train and mentor scholar-activists invested in utilizing their research expertise to directly contribute to social change. Congrats Selma!
PhD candidate Meghann Lucy received the 2023 Student Paper Award from the American Sociological Association’s Consumers & Consumption section for her paper “Divestment as Investment: ‘Kondo-ing’ Selves in the Context of Overaccumulation.” Read her prize-winning paper in the Journal of Consumer Culture.
Professor Jonathan Mijs, with co-author Selcan Mutgan (Linköping University), published a new article in Sociological Science, titled “Income Inequality and Residential Segregation in “Egalitarian” Sweden: Lessons from a Least Likely Case”. Please click here to read and find the abstract below: “Drawing on individual-level full-population data from Sweden, spanning four decades, we investigate the joint […]
BU Sociology chair Japonica Brown-Saracino appeared on WBUR’s Radio Boston to talk about lesbian bars in Boston. There are fewer than 30 such bars in the country and Professor Brown-Saracino helps explain why that’s the case and also how local LGBTQ groups have been filling the void. Listen to the segment on WBUR here.
The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future announced Sociology PhD candidate Elinore Avni as one of its 2023 Graduate Summer Fellows. Elinore is one of eight outstanding Boston University graduate students representing four different schools or colleges and eight different academic departments. Starting May 30, the Graduate Summer Fellows will […]