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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
2022 graduate Jon Shaffer will be joining the University of Vermont’s department of Sociology this Fall as an assistant professor. Congratulations to Jon on on this wonderful accomplishment! We would also like to extend congratulations and thanks to Joe Harris, who supervised Jon’s dissertation, as well as to the rest of his committee: Alya Guseva, […]
Phd candidate Kazi Md Mukitul Islam’s published an op-ed this week entitled “Antimicrobial resistance: The overlooked pandemic” in The Daily Star. It examines a recent global study that shows a 46 percent increase in antibiotic consumption between 2000 and 2018 and how South Asia is among the regions where antibiotic resistance continues unabated for all […]
PhD candidate Ben Kampler has accepted an offer to become a tenure track assistant professor of sociology at Kalamazoo College in Fall 2023. His dissertation examines negative reactions to PrEP (a once-a-day HIV prevention pill regimen) among some gay men. Congrats Ben!
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’ […]
PhD candidate Heather Mooney is the 2022 graduate student recipient of the Susan K. Jackson Award, which honors those people who create and nurture community in the BU College of Arts & Sciences. Congratulations Heather!