Behind the Scenes @ Brandeis: The Masks We Wear
Thursday, April 23 9am-9pm in the Farber Mezzanine
Reception 6:30-8:30 pm
SOC 128b: Documenting Race, Class, and Gender will present an interactive photo exhibit on Thursday, April 23 in the Farber Mezzanine. The exhibit will be open from 9am-9pm with a reception from 6:30-8:30 pm. Led by Professor Powers, the students from SOC 128b document their personal experiences at Brandeis through photo essays in order to examine intersections of race, class, and gender. This event is sponsored by the Sociology Department and the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life.
Congratulations to Patrick Brown for receiving a 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Russia!
Patrick’s research focuses on working-class history from 1926 to 1941: a period during which the Soviet Union mobilized all possible resources to achieve accelerated industrial growth.
While in Russia, Patrick will be examining largely neglected published and archival materials and will interview workers and the families of those who labored during the period of “socialist construction.” Focusing on two distinct industrial districts of Nizhnii Novgorod—the older Sormovo district and the new Gorky auto district—the project will explore several dimensions of working-class history: social composition, commonalities and differences (in identity, cultural norms, material condition, expectations), and the party’s effort to orchestrate rapid growth and resolve or mask these internal differences within the “single” working class.
Patrick’s research will culminate in a dissertation titled, “Revolution in the Working Class: Community, Conflict, and Identity in Nizhnii Novgorod, 1917-1941.”