July 11th, 2014
Catie Stewart, one of the Davis Peace Prize recipients, emailed the Department of Sociology letting us know that she and the other Brandeis students at Al Quds are safe in Jerusalem. She also sent us pictures showing some of her experiences and an article written about the initiative: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4529734,00.html
Best wishes to Catie and the students at Al Quds, who are helping to promote peace and understanding in Israel amidst all the violence.
July 9th, 2014
The Davis Projects for Peace initiative encourages students to design grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world. In this year’s round of applications, four Brandeis students were given grants to spend their summers in India and Israel to work towards their causes.
Abie Troen and Andrea Verdaja are in India filming a documentary promoting the rights and entitlement of Dalit (untouchable) women. Abie and Andrea have made this video, showing some of their work in India: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edq0i_NHDzs
Catie Stewart ’16 and Eli Philip’s ’15 are spending their summer in Israel working on their project, “Brandeis University – Al Quds University Student Dialogue Inititative” is working on establishing a long-term dialogue between students of the two universities.
July 8th, 2014
Sociology professor Sara Shostak’s new book Exposed Science: Genes, The Environment, and the Politics of Population Health was awarded best book of the year in the American Sociological Association’s science, knowledge, and technology section. This is an incredible honor for Shostak, as this is a highly competitive and prestigious award. Sara’s book has been highly praised and has received much national attention. The Sociology Department congratulates Sara on her book’s success.
April 24th, 2014
The Leader-Scholar Communities presents our first annual symposium, Critical Engagements, April 28th from 5-8 PM in the Ridgewood Commons.
April 22nd, 2014
Co-sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies, the Department of Politics, International and Global Studies, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, and the Department of Sociology.
April 22nd, 2014
April 2nd, 2014
March 17th, 2014
Colloquia Series: Assistant Professor Ofer Sharone on “Unemployment Experiences: Why Americans Blame Themselves and Israelis Blame the System”
Join us this Thursday, March 20th at 3:30 pm to learn about MIT Assistant Professor Ofer Sharone’s research on unemployment experiences in the United States and Israel. The event will be held in Pearlman Lounge, and is handicap accessible. Great food provided! See below for more information. We hope to see you there!
Sponsored by the Brandeis Department of Sociology, The Martin Weiner Distinguished Lecturers Fund, and the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies.
March 3rd, 2014
Brandeis is expanding its offering of Justice Brandeis Summer programs, and these two might be of particular interest to any Sociology students. Check them out!
Joint Information Session for both Sociology programs next week!
Thursday, March 6, 2014
From 1:00-2:00 pm
Study Abroad Conference Room
Why choose JBS this summer?
Are you interested in gaining work and research experience this summer while earning 12 academic credits in Sociology? These two JBS programs may be for you!
Students say the JBS experience is unlike any they’ve found in a standard classroom setting. It offers an intensive, hands-on engagement in the field with first-hand exposure to issues related to social justice. It’s a great way to earn 12 credits while getting work and research experience over the summer.
PLEASE NOTE: The final application deadline for all JBS programs is March 15. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so sign up now!