Urban Poverty and the City

2018 Oct 23

Book Talk with Eve L. Ewing: Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism in School Closings on Chicago's South Side

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Gutman Conference Center, Areas 2&3

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.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology

W.E.B. Du Bois

Celebrating Du Bois October 25-27

October 25, 2018

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 ...

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Michele Lamont stands in front of a lecturn

Lamont Presidential Lecture out in American Sociological Review

June 10, 2018

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

Making Sense of a Perplexing Country and an unwieldy Subject: Studies in the sociology of development and of modern-day trafficking and slavery

Making Sense of a Perplexing Country and an unwieldy Subject: Studies in the sociology of development and of modern-day trafficking and slavery

March 1, 2018

The Confounding Island: Institutions, Culture and Mis-Development in Post-Colonial Jamaica was just delivered to the press by Professor Orlando Patterson. This book examines one of the world’s most perplexing societies. Famous for the spectacular successes of its athletes and musicians, its vibrant democracy, and its religiosity, Jamaica is equally infamous for being among the world’s most violent places.... Read more about Making Sense of a Perplexing Country and an unwieldy Subject: Studies in the sociology of development and of modern-day trafficking and slavery

2018 Apr 17

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