Uncategorized24 Apr 2014 04:20 pm

The Leader-Scholar Communities presents our first annual symposium, Critical Engagements, April 28th from 5-8 PM in the Ridgewood Commons.

We warmly welcome the Brandeis Community to come witness the application of academia into action in the works of 60 first-year students who are part of the Leader-Scholar Communities: Media & Politics, Global Perspectives: place, race & gender, and Leadership in Health & Medicine. These students have intensively engaged in rich, critical, and intellectual thought over the past year, and have spent the majority of their second semester learning the process of putting thought into action. Each project was specifically created in order to engage a larger audience on a specific issue, interest, or idea. Come see the process of their first-year experience in the leader-scholar program.
Light refreshments will be served!
For more information, please contact Alex Vasquez at avasquez@brandeis.edu.
We hope to see you there!

 

Department News and Events22 Apr 2014 04:54 pm
Friday, April 25, 2014 at 2pm in Mandel Reading Room 303, 3rd Floor

The Scandinavian countries today face different kinds of challenges in relation to multicultural immigration. Questions of social cohesion and the sustainability of societal formation have been raised in all three countries over the last 10-15 years. Grete Brochmann will describe and analyze the dynamics generated when these challenges meet the traditionally equality oriented and ethnically homogeneous Scandinavian countries. She asks how the political approaches available for governance are formed by the institutional structure of the region, in which the welfare state plays an essential role. Information about the speaker can be found here.
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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.

Department News and Events22 Apr 2014 04:51 pm
The Leader-Scholar Communities presents our first annual symposium, Critical Engagements, April 28th from 5-8 PM in the Ridgewood Commons.
We warmly welcome the Brandeis Community to come witness the application of academia into action in the works of 60 first-year students who are part of the Leader-Scholar Communities: Media & Politics, Global Perspectives: place, race & gender, and Leadership in Health & Medicine. These students have intensively engaged in rich, critical, and intellectual thought over the past year, and have spent the majority of their second semester learning the process of putting thought into action. Each project was specifically created in order to engage a larger audience on a specific issue, interest, or idea. Come see the process of their first-year experience in the leader-scholar program.
Light refreshments will be served!

For more information, please contact Alex Vasquez at avasquez@brandeis.edu.
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Uncategorized02 Apr 2014 04:28 pm

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Uncategorized17 Mar 2014 05:09 pm

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!

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Sponsored by the Brandeis Department of Sociology, The Martin Weiner Distinguished Lecturers Fund, and the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies.

Department News and Events03 Mar 2014 06:14 pm

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
Usdan 169

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!

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Department News and Events03 Mar 2014 06:10 pm

Source: BrandeisNOW

The outbreak of ethnic strife in South Sudan last December has spurred a humanitarian crisis in a region that already has experienced great suffering. The United Nations estimates that the fighting has resulted in 10,000 deaths, the displacement of nearly 500,000 people and untold human rights violations and abuses.

This quickly developing tragedy has touched the Brandeis community directly. Mangok Bol, an administrator for the international and global studies program, the graduate global studies program, and the Mandel Center for the Humanities, learned in early February that his brother and sister-in-law were murdered and their four children were abducted when gunmen attacked their village. In all, 28 adults were killed and 11 children were taken.

To help focus attention on the needs of South Sudan and the surrounding region, Brandeis is hosting a teach-in on Monday, March 3, 6-7:30 pm, Shapiro Campus Center Atrium.

The teach-in is sponsored by the departments of anthropology and African and Afro-American studies, the global studies, international and global studies, and women’s and gender studies programs, and the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life.

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Uncategorized11 Dec 2013 08:00 pm

Miranda Waggoner received her PhD in Sociology from Brandeis in 2011; currently she is a post-doctoral fellow at Princeton University and this article that she co-authored with Rene Almeling of Yale University, has been featured at Slate and this week at Time Magazine:

More and Less than Equal
How Men Factor in the Reproductive Equation

“In both social science and medicine, research on reproduction generally focuses on women. In this article, we examine how men’s reproductive contributions are understood. We develop an analytic framework that brings together Cynthia Daniels’ conceptualization of reproductive masculinity (2006) with a staged view of reproduction, where the stages include the period before conception, conception, gestation, and birth. Drawing on data from two medical sites that are oriented to the period before pregnancy (preconception health care and sperm banks), we examine how gendered knowledge about reproduction produces different reproductive equations in different stages of the reproductive process. We conclude with a new research agenda that emerges from rethinking the role of men and masculinity in reproduction.”

See the full article

Uncategorized09 Dec 2013 04:09 pm

Thursday, December 5th,  we celebrated the Department’s remarkable publication record  including new books, articles, book chapters, and more! Since 2010, our faculty and grad students have been busy writing and many more than 100 of their articles appear in major Sociology professional journals. This has been a a particularly fertile time and these pieces and the ten books authored this year reflect that fertility.

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Chair David Cunningham toasts the Department’s many accomplishments: promotions, anniversaries, and publications, and more.

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Uncategorized04 Dec 2013 04:28 pm

The Department of Sociology is proud to announce that we’ll be hosting our Publications Reception tomorrow, Thursday December 5th at 4:00 pm in Pearlman Lounge! Come by and check out our bounty of Soc-authored books, articles, and chapters written by our prolific faculty, students, and department alums! Refreshments will be provided.

Publications Reception Invitation

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