Entries from February 2012

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

The Bog and the Beast: Museums, The Nation, and the World

How are national identities created and maintained?  What role does culture play, and how do museums contribute to national identities?  These are questions that Wellesley Professor Peggy Levitt will address in her talk: “The Bog and The Beast: Museums, the Nation, and the World” Thursday, March 1 3:30-5 pm Intercultural Center- Second Floor Multipurpose RoomAs […]



Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Colloquium: April 26th “Medicalization and the Epidemic of Side Effects from Prescription”

Thursday, April 26 When: 3:30-5:00pm Where: Shapiro Campus Center, Room 236, Multi Purpose Room (tentative locations) What: Professor Donald W. Light, Rutgers, UDMNJ-SOM will be discussing “Medicalization and the Epidemic of Side Effects from Prescription Drugs: The Risk Proliferation Syndrome” Sponsored by: Department of Sociology, Martin Weiner Distinguished Lecturers Fund, and Heller School of Social Policy and […]



Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Colloquium: March 29th, Professor Sarah Sobieraj discuses “Covered: Activists, Journalists, and News in a Shifting Media Landscape”

Thursday, March 29th 3:30-5:00pm Mandel Reading Room-3rd Floor Intercultural Center- Second Floor Multipurpose Room (NOT HP accessible) Professor Sarah Sobieraj, Tufts University “Covered: Activists, Journalists, and News in a Shifting Media Landscape” Sponsored by Department of Sociology and Martin Weiner Distinguished Lecturers Fund



Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Brown Bag Lunch with Professor Ana Villalobos: “Balancing Work and Family” on Friday, March 2nd

The Department of Sociology UDRs present: The Brown Bag Lunch Listen to Professor Ana Villalobos discuss “Blanacing Work and Family” Friday March 2nd, 11:15am-12:15pm in Pearlman 108  



Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Colloquium: Thursday, March 1: Professor Peggy Levitt’s “The Bog and the Beast: Museums, the Nation, and the World”

As part of the colloquium series, the Department of Sociology is very excited to host Peggy Levitt, Professor at Wellesley College, and Senior Research Fellow at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations. She is a highly acclaimed author, and has written books such as “God Needs No Passport: Immigrants and the Changing American Religious Landscape,” “The Transnational […]



Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Colloquium Event- “No Family History:Environmental Links to Breast Cancer”

On Thursday February 16th from 3:30 to 5pm in Mandel Reading Room (3rd Floor) Dr. Sabrina McCormick will be discussing her book “No Family History:Environmental Links to Breast Cancer.” Dr. Sabrina McCormick, Science and Technology Fellow, AAAS, recieved her PhD in Sociology from Brown University in 2005. Since then she has been jointly appointed in […]



Monday, February 13th, 2012

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