Urban Poverty and the City


Jill Leovy

Fellow in Sociology

Jill Leovy is an independent researcher and nonfiction writer whose interests are violence, personal conflict and dispute resolution. She is the...

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Christina Ciocca Eller

Christina Ciocca Eller

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Studies

On Leave for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

Research Interests: Social inequality / stratification, Organizations, Education, Race/Ethnicity, Culture, Urban Sociology, Mixed Methods Research.... Read more about Christina Ciocca Eller

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Nathan Glazer

Remembering Nathan Glazer

February 22, 2019
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
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


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

Faculty Spotlight: 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 Faculty Spotlight: Lamont Presidential Lecture out in American Sociological Review