Meet Visiting Assistant Professor Saleena Saleem

Welcome Saleena Saleem! Our new visiting assistant professor joined our faculty at the beginning of the Fall semester. Saleena’s research interests lie at the intersection of the sociology and politics of race and ethnicity, religion, and gender, with a regional emphasis on Asia. She was just featured on the College of Arts and Sciences website. […]

BU Sociology at ASA 2023

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 […]

Jonathan Mijs new award and ASA op-ed

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 […]

New publications by Jonathan Mijs

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]