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. […]
We have two new Sociology Peer Writing Tutors for the Fall semester: Hagar Landau and Lenny Adonteng. Please spread the word and help our students take advantage of this important resource!
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 […]
Ana Villarreal’s article “The Logistics of Fear: Violence and the Stratifying Power of Emotion” published in Emotions & Society last year won the ASA 2023 Outstanding Contribution Award from the Sociology of Emotions Section. The award is given for distinguished scholarship in the form of an article that makes a significant empirical or theoretical contribution […]
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.