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 […]
Professor Debby Carr awarded the 2022 Distinguished Scholar award from the ASA Aging & Life Course Section
Debby Carr has been awarded the 2022 Matilda White Riley Distinguished Scholar award from the ASA Section on Aging & the Life Course. This annual award honors a scholar in the field of aging and the life course who has shown exceptional achievement in research, theory, policy analysis, or who has otherwise advanced knowledge of […]
Professor Ashley Mears will serve as chair of the ASA Consumers and Consumption Section. She will join Professors Catherine Connell and Neha Gondal, who have also been elected to hold chair positions of the ASA. Congrats, Professor Mears!
Ph.D. Candidate Alexandre White Wins ‘Best Graduate Student Paper Award’ from ASA’s Global & Transnational Section
Congratulations to Ph.D. Candidate Alexandre (“Sasha”) White for co-winning the Best Graduate Student Paper Award from the Global & Transnational Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association. The award-winning paper, ““Global Risks, Divergent Pandemics: Contrasting Responses to Bubonic Plague and Smallpox in 1901 Cape Town”, based upon his Qualifying Essay for the PhD, and traces […]
Professor David Swartz’s SymbolicPower, Politics, and Intellectuals: The Political Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu was awarded as co-winner of the American Sociological Association’s 2014 History of Sociology Section Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award at the ASA Conference in August. During the presentation ceremony, Dr. Silvia Pedraza, Chair of the Award Committee, had the following to say about Dr. Swartz […]
Professor Catherine Connell celebrates the launch of her new book, School’s Out, at the University of California Press book party at the American Sociological Association conference.
Four BU Sociology faculty members were elected to ASA councils for 2014. After being elected secretary/treasurer of the Sexualities council in 2013, Professor Cati Connell was also elected to the Sex and Gender council. Professor Emily Barman was elected to the council for the Economic Sociology Section. Professor Alya Guseva was elected as the next […]
The lively research work of the Department will be in full view in Denver August 17-20 when the American Sociological Association convenes. Graduate students and faculty alike will be sharing the results of their work in sessions throughout the meetings. For a complete listing, click here.
Courtney Feldscher is the recipient of a 2012 SAGE Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Award. This honor is awarded by the ASA Section on Teaching and Learning in Sociology to support promising graduate students and pre-tenure faculty. As a recipient, Courtney will participate in the ASA pre-conference workshop, The Art at the Heart of Learner-Centered […]
Prof. Laurel Smith-Doerr has been elected as a Member-at-Large on the national council of the American Sociological Association (ASA), and Prof. Cati Connell will serve on the Sex and Gender Section’s Sally Hacker Award Committee. Already announced is Prof. Julian Go’s election to chair the Comparative and Historical Sociology Section of ASA. Congratulations to all […]