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Departmental Seminar

Sociology Department

Throughout the academic year, the Sociology Department hosts a seminar series featuring research work by our faculty, our advanced Ph.D. students, and by other prominent scholars in the field. This page lists the seminars held in the current academic year. If you are interested in attending a seminar, please email sociology@bc.edu in advance.

The Sociology Seminar Series is supported by a generous grant from the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Abstracts and posters from earlier departmental seminars.

Wednesday, September 16

Jeff Stokes
Doctoral Candidate in Sociology, Boston College
Title: Lonely Together: Older Spouses' Marital Quality and Loneliness Over Two Years
ILA conference room
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 23

Leah VanWey
Associate Professor of Sociology, Brown University
Title: Soybeans for Development?
ILA Conference Room, 10 Stone Ave
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 2

Saher Selod
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Simmons
Title: Racialized Surveillance in the War on Terror: Flying While Muslim in US Airports
ILA Conference Room, 10 Stone Ave
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 27

Amy Wilkins
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Colorado at Boulder
Title: Whatever It Takes?: Gender and Social Integration for White First-Generation College Students
ILA Conference Room, 10 Stone Ave
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 3

Dawn Dow
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Syracuse University
Title: From difficult to deadly: African American middle-class mothers navigating gendered racism in the lives of their children.
ILA Conference Room, 10 Stone Ave
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 10

Saida Grundy
Assistant Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies, Boston University
Title: Manhood Within the Marigins: The Institutionalization of Class and Masculinity at the Historically Black College for Men
ILA Conference Room, 10 Stone Ave
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 17

William Attwood-Charles
Doctoral Candidate in Sociology, Boston College
Title: Engineering Medicine: The Deployment of Lean Production in Healthcare
ILA Conference Room, 10 Stone Ave
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 2

Leah Schmalzbauer
Associate Professor of American Studies and Sociology, Amherst College
Title: The Last Best Place? Gender, Migration and "Illegality" in the New American West
ILA Conference Room, 10 Stone Ave
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 16

Gustavo Morello
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Boston College
Title: Catholicisms and State Terror in Argentina┬┤s Seventies
ILA Conference Room, 10 Stone Ave
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 27

Frederick Wherry
Professor of Sociology, Yale University
Title: Family, Tradition, & Financial Citizenship: What Lending Circles Mean for Families
ILA Conference Room, 10 Stone Ave
12:00-1:30 p.m.