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!
We are excited to announce our 2022 commencement speaker: Class of 2011 BU Sociology graduate Sarah Sullivan! Sarah Sullivan specializes in transforming government by centering the voices and experiences of real people in the design of public services. Since 2019, Sarah has served as the Senior Director at Think of Us, where she works to […]
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!
Professor Saida Grundy appeared as a panelist for the televised WGBH program Basic Black discussing race and immigration policy during the first year of the Trump administration. Congrats, Saida!
Professor Stephen Kalberg has written a new book titled The Social Thought of Max Weber. The work–published by SAGE Publishers Inc–details the life and thought of one of sociology’s most important founders, Max Weber. The Social Thought of Max Weber is one in a series called Social Thinkers Series.
Professor Julian Go has co-edited a newly published book, Fielding Transnationalism, with Monika Krause (University of London). Working with a series of essays written by prominent experts across a variety of eras and specialties, Fielding Transnationalism, “establishes field theory as a lens through which one may inquire about patterns and institutions in the social world.”
Professor Julian Go has been inducted as Honorary Initiate to BU’s chapter of the national honorary society, Phi Beta Kappa. With this honor, he delivered the initiation address for the Phi Beta Kappa ceremony, which was held last week in the Tsai Performance Center. Phi Beta Kappa is an honor society founded at the College […]
Professor Emily Barman’s latest book, Caring Capitalism: The Meaning and Measure of Social Value in the Market has recently been published by Cambridge University Press. In this work, Barman explores how the growing emphasis of “social value” in the marketplace has shifted the way organizations and companies determine and demonstrate the social value of their goods and services. […]
Wayne Batchis (BA Sociology and Political Science, 1996), Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Delaware, has published a new book entitled The Right’s First Amendment: The Politics of Free Speech & The Return of Conservative Libertarianism (Stanford University Press, 2016). Based on examination of six decades of the writings of conservative thought […]
Cynthia Feliciano (BA Sociology and Political Science, 1995), Associate Professor of Sociology and Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine, has been appointed a Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar for 2016-17. With her UCI colleague Rubén Rumbaut, Cynthia will work on a book project that investigates the socioeconomic, cultural, and political incorporation of the […]