Fall 2022 Seminar Series

We are excited to announce our Fall 2022 Seminar Series! Wednesday September 28th, Robin Bartram, Stacked Decks: Building Inspectors and the Reproduction of Urban Inequality, 12:00 pm, 100 Cummington Mall, Room 241  RSVP Wednesday October 5th, Michael Sierra-Arévalo, The Danger Imperative: Violence, Death, and the Soul of American Policing, 12:00 pm, 100 Cummington Mall, Room […]


Let’s Talk About Cities with Loretta Lees on Sept. 19th

Please join the Boston University Initiative on Cities, Department of Sociology, and Center for Innovation in Social Science as we welcome Professor Loretta Lees, Faculty Director of the Initiative on Cities, to Boston University! Professor Lees comes to BU from the University of Leicester (UK), where she worked for nine years as a professor of human geography […]

Fall 2022 Welcome Back Party

Welcome back to buzzing Boston in the fall! We deeply appreciate everyone who came to the department’s welcome back party at Fuller’s BU Pub this past week. Thank you for bringing your radiant selves! We are ready to work with you and are excited to see all that this semester brings.

Welcome to our new graduate cohort!

Boston University’s Department of Sociology warmly welcomes our incoming cohort of graduate students. The Fall 2022 semester begins next week with our first new group of PhD and MA students in two years: Sophie Arnold, Taylor Beauvais, Yasemin Girgin, Cristian Morales, Kazi Mukitul, Caroline Sheehan, and Andrew Ward. Welcome to BU!

Susan Eckstein’s new book featured in BU Today

As the Center for Innovation in Social Science recently shared, Susan Eckstein’s new book on Cuban Immigration to US was featured in BU Today on August 1, 2022. The book, Cuban Privilege: The Making of Immigrant Inequality in America, was published earlier this year by Cambridge University Press. It examines how and why immigrants from Havana […]

Our department is hiring!

BU Sociology is currently hiring for three positions. Please help us spread the word! First, we are in search of a tenure track Assistant Professor specializing in the sociology of health and medicine. See the Academic Jobs Online ad here. Our department is also in search of a senior scholar specializing in race and ethnicity. […]

BU Named Editorial Home of Journal of Health and Social Behavior

BU was recently named editorial home of the flagship medical sociology journal of the American Sociological Association. Deborah Carr was appointed editor-in-chief by ASA in March 2022 of JHSB and her editorial team will include Neha Gondal and Joseph Harris for a three-year term (2023-25). And they will be supported by BU Sociology PhD candidate Meghann Lucy […]

Deborah Carr interviewed for BU Today

Deborah Carr was interviewed in a new BU Today profile: “So Much News: Should You Turn It Off or Turn It Up?” In this health & medicine feature on the need for self-care when the news cycle can be so distressing, she says that “helplessness is definitely an emotion.” And Carr adds that “when a […]

Japonica Brown-Saracino featured in The Brink

BU Sociology Chair Japonica Brown-Saracino was featured in the new article “Where Are All the Lesbian Bars”? in The Brink. It highlights her research on “the impact of losing queer spaces in cities grappling with gentrification and how dyke bars are celebrated long after they close.” The article also references Brown-Saracino’s paper about dyke bar […]