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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 contains the seminars held in the academic year 2013-2014. 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.

Monday, September 15

Mindy Fried
Evaluation Research: Taking Sociology Out of the Academy and Into Organizations
McGuinn 3rd floor lounge
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 24

Kimberly Bachechi, Boston College
BC Student Practice Job Talk: Workin’ Towards Something Steady: Aspirations and Education in a Semi-Rural Hispanic Community
McGuinn 3rd floor lounge
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 1

Robert Brenneman, St. Michael's College
God and gangs in Central Latin America
ILA Conference Room, 10 Stone Ave
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 21

Gerardo Marti, Davidson College
Religious Reflexivity and the Deconstructed Church
Location: McGuinn 5th floor conference room
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 11

Rene Almeling, Yale
The Bodily Experience of Medical Technology:
Comparing Women Who Do IVF for Pregnancy or for Profit

ILA Conference Room, 10 Stone Ave
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 19

Diane Vaughan, Columbia University
Emotional Labor; Emotion Work: The Social Transformation of Risky Work in Air Traffic Control
ILA Conference Room, 10 Stone Ave
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 1

Ofer Sharone, MIT
The Devalued and Revalued Self: The Experience of Long-Term Unemployment and the Role of Support Institutions
ILA Conference Room, 10 Stone Ave
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 22

Jennifer Carlson, University of Toronto
Race, Masculinity & Moral Politics in Contemporary American Gun Culture
ILA Conference Room, 10 Stone Ave
12:00-1:30 p.m.