Patrick Brown Receives a 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Russia!

April 9th, 2015

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.”

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Professor David Cunningham’s Going Away Party

April 7th, 2015

The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

April 3rd, 2015

Saturday, May 2, 2:00 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Art

Professor Joyce Antler, author of A History of The Jewish Mother, is a guest speaker for The National Center for Jewish Film’s 18th Annual Film Festival, which runs from April 30-May 15. Purchase tickets and find out more at!

Sociology Meet the Majors!

April 2nd, 2015

Derron Wallace Awarded the 2014-2015 AERA’s Division G Distinguished Dissertation Award

March 19th, 2015

Derron is a Florence Levy Kay Fellow and Lecturer in Education and African and Afro- American Studies. He is a sociologist of education whose research interests include global perspectives on urban education, comparative and international education, Black ethnic relations, and disability studies. He recently received his PhD from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Marshall and Gates Cambridge Scholar. Previously, he worked as a community organizer and consultant with Local Educational Authorities in London. Derron currently teaches ED 170a, Critical Perspectives in Urban Education.

Derron was recently awarded the 2014-2015 AERA’s Division G Distinguished Dissertation Award, which is given to honor a dissertation of exemplary conceptual, methodological, and rhetorical quality on an important topic that addresses social contexts of education.

Congratulations, Derron!

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