Nathan Glazer, Professor of Education and Social Structure, Emeritus, died on Saturday at his home in Cambridge, at the age of 95. Professor Glazer was an influential sociologist, public intellectual, and dear colleague in our Department, and he will be deeply missed.... Read more about Remembering Nathan Glazer
Gutman Library Book Talk: Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side
Presented by author Eve L. Ewing, Univeristy of Chidago
Black communities see the closing of their schools—schools that are certainly less than perfect but that are theirs—as yet one more in a long line of racist policies. The fight to keep them open is yet another front in the ongoing struggle of black people in America to build successful lives and achieve true self-determination.
The Department of Sociology at Harvard University is hosting a three-day symposium from October 25-27, 2018 in honor and celebration of W.E.B. Du Bois's 150th birthday. Ahead of the conference Dean Lawrence Bobo discusses the vast intellectual legacy of the author, activist, and first African-American to earn a Harvard doctorate. See ...
Michèle Lamont, Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies, served as the 108th president of the American Sociological Association in 2016-17. Her term took an unexpected turn with the election of Donald Trump in November 2016: it befell on her to take a leadership role in defending the professional interests of sociologists and the conditions for academic freedom.... Read more about Lamont Presidential Lecture out in American Sociological Review