Skip to main content

Secondary navigation:

News and Announcements

sociology department

Zine MagubaneSociology Associate Professor Zine Magubane discussed Nelson Mandela’s legacy with Fox News Boston, NECN, the Boston Herald and WCVB-TV Ch. 5, among other media, and appeared on WGBH-TV Ch. 2 "Basic Black".

More on faculty
Kate OlsonFirst year Ph.D. student Kate Olson has won a grant from E3: Economics for Equity and Environment. Her project is entitled “The New Food Economy in Vermont: evaluating the Hardwick model.”

More on graduate students
Jessica StevensSociology major Jessica Stevens was invited to Washington D.C. on Tuesday to meet with a White House Task Force that included Joe Biden.

More on undergraduate students

Faculty Announcements

Sara MoormanAssistant Sociology Professor Sara Moorman's research with GSSW doctoral student Jooyoung Kong on the risk of caring for abusive parents was featured in the New York Times.
Charlie DerberProfessor Charlie Derber coauthored an op-ed in the Boston Globe about the hidden deficit.
Zine MagubaneSociology Associate Professor Zine Magubane discussed Nelson Mandela’s legacy with Fox News Boston, NECN, the Boston Herald and WCVB-TV Ch. 5, among other media, and appeared on WGBH-TV Ch. 2 "Basic Black".
David KarpSociology Professor Emeritus David Karp discussed the problems associated with anti-depressants in an interview with the Pittsburg Post-Gazette.
Kimberly HoangKimberly Hoang was interviewed on BBC radio about sex workers and international migration.
Supersexed posterSociology Professor Sharlene Hesse-Biber is Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, which presented its 2013-2014 speaker series November 11th and 13th. See the full description on their home page.
Sharlene Hesse-BiberProfessor Sharlene Hesse-Biber helped organize the 3-day Visual Culture, Media and Gender seminar, funded by a grant from the ILA. She introduced the presenters and moderated the overall discussion.
Gustavo MorelloScholars at a conference on Secularization and the Jesuits, co-sponsored by the Jesuit Institute, the Sociology Dept, and the Vice President for Mission and Ministry, discussed the implications of secularization for Catholic religiosity.
Juliet SchorJuliet Schor analyses the emergent trends of community fabrication, self-provisioning and the sharing economy in the International New York Times.


Grad Announcements

Kate OlsonFirst year Ph.D. student Kate Olson has won a grant from E3: Economics for Equity and Environment. Her project is entitled “The New Food Economy in Vermont: evaluating the Hardwick model.”
Emilie DuboisSociology Ph.D. student Emilie Dubois was profiled in the inaugural newsletter of the new ASA Section on Consumers and Consumption.
Sara Moorman and Jeff Stokes
A new study by Sociology Assistant Professor Sara Moorman and doctoral candidate Jeffrey Stokes on the benefits of close relationships between grandparents and adult grandchildren has been featured in the New York Times, the U.S. News and World Report, Science World Report, and elsewhere.


Undergrad Announcements

Jessica StevensSociology major Jessica Stevens was invited to Washington D.C. on Tuesday to meet with a White House Task Force that included Joe Biden.
Gaetan CivilSociology Major Gaetan Civil was one of the Martin Luther King Jr. Fellowship finalists. Gaetan is the Co-Director of Community Outreach and the Coordinator of AHANA Outreach for the Student Admissions Program.
Sophia TrinhSociology and biology major Sophia Trinh has won a Gilman scholarship, which helps out with study abroad expenses. She will be studying at the University of Glasgow.



Announcements for Academic Year 2013