The Contemporary Studies of Race & Ethnicity (CSRE) workshop's purpose is to provide a forum to disseminate knowledge and facilitate dialogue among graduate students, faculty, and visiting scholars working on or interested in research about contemporary studies related to race & ethnicity. Though the Sociology department hosts the workshop, we seek to bring scholars together across disciplines to explore topics such as ethno-racial hierarchies, racial attitudes, and intergroup relations, as well as the role of race in institutions, politics, and everyday life. The workshop will… Read more about Contemporary Studies of Race & Ethnicity (SOC 321) - (Expected to be offered in 2017-2018)
Congratulations to Professor William Julius Wilson who has been awarded the 2017 SAGE-CASBS Award of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. This award recognizes outstanding achievement in the behavioral and social sciences that advance our understanding of pressing social issues.
When someone makes a racially charged comment or joke, how would you respond? Research led by Harvard sociologist Michèle Lamont says your answer may very well depend on the group to which you belong. … Read more about The everday response to racism
In a new study, published in the current issue of the American Sociological Review, I investigate how publicized cases of police violence against unarmed black men — most prominently the 2004 beating of Frank Jude by white police officers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin — affected 911 calls in Milwaukee. Coauthored with fellow sociologists Andrew Papachristos (of Yale) and David S. Kirk (of Oxford),… Read more about Police Violence and Citizen Crime Reporting in the Black Community