September 19th, 2016

Fall Events

Thursday, October 6
– 3:30-5
Arlie Hochschild
Rapaporte Treasure Hall

Thursday, October 20
Colloquium– 2-3:20
Alison Pugh
Pearlman Lounge

Thursday, October 27
Meet the Majors/Minors
Pearlman Lounge

Thursday, November 17
Colloquium- 1-2:30
Ya -Wen Lei
Pearlman Lounge


April 25th, 2016





March 11th, 2016

A Conversation with Dr. Vilna Bashi Treitler

Join us in Pearlman 201 on March 31st at 1:00 PM.

Vilna Bashi Treitler

We hope to see you there!


March 7th, 2016

Peter Berger Comes to Brandeis!

Join us this Thursday, March 10th at 2:00 PM in Pearlman Lounge.

Peter Berger

Peter Berger is a University Professor of Sociology, Emeritus, at Boston University and the founder and Senior Research Fellow of the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs.
His talk is titled Two Pluralisms: Toward a New Paradigm for Modernity and Religion.
We hope to see you there!


February 29th, 2016

2 Recycling Initiatives

Announcing two recycling initiatives in the Sociology department:


Graduating students, cap & gowns are available to borrow! Return or donate gowns after commencement.  Set up an appointment with Cheryl Hansen at


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Have you been enjoying hot drinks from the Keurig in Pearlman? Please join us in our k-cup recycling initiative! Use the marked box next to the Keurig to dispose of used k-cups.



February 23rd, 2016

Welcome New Professors

Join us this Thursday, February 25th, to welcome new Sociology Professors Derron Wallace and Mike Strand! Light refreshments will be provided at 11:45am in Pearlman 201.

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January 22nd, 2016

Cooking Your ‘Self’

Join visiting scholar Rafi Grosglik for our upcoming colloquia!

It will be held in Pearlman Lounge on Thursday, February 11th at 2:30 pm. We hope to see you there!

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December 4th, 2015

Sociology Department’s Statement of Solidarity with #FordHall2015


Below is the Sociology Department’s statement of solidarity with #FordHall2015. Though the occupation has ended, with success, we feel it is important to share this nonetheless.


Statement of solidarity with #FordHall2015

The faculty and staff of the Department of Sociology stand in solidarity with students who have occupied Bernstein-Marcus. We strongly endorse their vision of a more inclusive and diverse university. We commend their leadership and courage in asking all of us to participate in the realization of this vision. We commit ourselves to actively engaging to deepen the conversation and to support concrete efforts to move towards a more equitable and just Brandeis.

Our discipline arose from the study of inequality and injustice, and these remain central concerns. We recognize the harms done by systems of structural inequality, which exact deadly and unacceptable tolls on the bodies, souls, families, and communities of people of color in the United States. We also know that the values and policies that have attempted to address the persistent problems of racism and exclusion in our society and our university have often fallen short, and that new discussions, new ideals and new practices are necessary to move our communities forward.

We maintain an unshakable commitment to teaching and research focused on inequality and injustice, their consequences, and mechanisms for their amelioration. We support continued negotiations between the students, university administration, interim President Lynch and the Board of Trustees to find a collaborative path for addressing the yet unfulfilled social justice promise of Brandeis. We will continue to engage with our students, colleagues, and university leaders to address these issues on campus and beyond in a constructive and collaborative manner.


October 19th, 2015

Anita Sarkeesian – November 2nd, 2015

Please join us in welcoming Anita Sarkessian Monday, November 2nd, 2015 in Wasserman Cinematheque.

Co-Sponsored by Women’s Studies Research Center, The Chief Information Officer, Women’s Gender Studies, Dean of Arts & Sciences, Office of the Provost, English Department, Sociology and SJSP.

(The Only) Sarkeesian


May 13th, 2015

Commencement is right around the corner!

Congratulations, Sociology graduates! We are so proud of all you’ve accomplished and the myriad of ways in which you contributed to our department.

The main Commencement ceremony will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 17, 2015.

At 1:30pm, we’ll have our diploma ceremony in Schwartz Hall, along with the AAAS program. Please be there promptly at 1:00pm if you’re a graduate!



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