On June 4 to 6, 2014, Michèle Lamont delivered the Adorno Lectures on the topic of Worlds of Worth: Cultural Processes of Inequality, at the Institut für Sozialforschung at the Johannes Wolfgang Goethe Universität in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She will be conférencière invitée sur chaire d’Etat at the Collège de France in May 2015, where she will deliver these same lectures over four weeks. These lectures (in preparation for publication in German, French and English) offer an overview of her far-reaching research agenda.... Read more about Worlds of Worth: Cultural Processes of Inequality
Professor Orlando Patterson was invited to join a group which discussed with President Obama how best to deal with the problem of police-youth interaction following the Ferguson killing and demonstrations. The group consisted of several big city mayors and police chiefs as well as the Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The White House has invited Professor Patterson to return for another meeting on January 28 to...
Jocelyn Viterna and Judge Isaac Borenstein (visiting professor at Suffolk Law School) were interviewed on December 9th by Emily Rooney on Greater Boston and Beat the Press about the recent national protests and whether social movements can effect change. Listen to the full interview here: "Can Social Movements Invoke Change." Photo credit: Shunella Grace Lumas/Harvard Crimson.
The Sociology Department is pleased to announce the first Colloquium speaker of this semester Professor Aliya Saperstein, Assistant Professor at Stanford University, will be giving a talk entitled, The Dynamics of Race and Inequality in the United States.