Elinore Avni named 2023 Pardee Center Graduate Summer Fellow

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 […]

Cati Connell awarded 2023 SSSP Outstanding Book Award

Professor Cati Connell’s new book, A Few Good Gays: The Gendered Compromises behind Military Inclusion, was just awarded the Outstanding Book Award for 2023 by the SSSP Division of Sexual Behavior, Politics, and Communities. The award is intended to recognize published work of exceptional quality in the areas of global studies and social problems and […]

Leping Wang named 2022-2023 Outstanding Teaching Fellow

Congratulations to 3rd year PhD student Leping Wang who has been named as the Sociology Department’s Outstanding Teaching Fellow for the 2022-2023 academic year, an award given by the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Leping has demonstrated the greatest skill, enthusiasm and dedication in her role as a Teaching Fellow this academic year, and […]

CAS Writing Award to Nikki Huang’s Honors Thesis

Our graduating senior Nikki Huang has won a CAS Alumni Award for Writing Excellence for her Sociology Honors thesis, “Going Global: The Filipino Elite and US Higher Education.” The Michael A. Sassano III Award for Writing Excellence in the Social Sciences recognizes her achievement with a $500 prize and will be spotlighted at the CAS […]

Nazli Kibria published in the Boston Globe

“In a society where so many of our relationships are fleeting and easily cut off,” Nazli Kibria writes in a new piece in the Boston Globe, “sibling ties stand out for their permanence. These are durable, flexible relationships that can withstand bumps along the road.” Kibria’s article, “‘Love you brother, but despise your politics’: How […]

Jonathan Mijs receives major grant for research project

Congratulations to Jonathan Mijs on receiving a major grant from the Volkswagen Foundation for a 4-year international research project, WealthTalks: The (re-)production of wealth inequality in everyday talk. Jonathan will conduct the study with colleagues at the Freie Universitat Berlin, the London School of Economics, the University of Rio de Janeiro and the University of […]

Susan Eckstein awarded the Latin American Studies Association Lifetime Achievement Award

Susan Eckstein has been awarded the Latin American Studies Association Lifetime Achievement Award. The LASA2023 Kalman Silvert Award Committee concluded that Dr. Eckstein richly deserves this lifetime career recognition, on the grounds of prolific, high-quality, interdisciplinary scholarship, truly exceptional service to LASA, and broader service to the profession.  You can read more about the award […]