May 5th, 2015

Sociology Department Mini-Commencement

The mini-commencement for the Sociology Department will be held at 1:30pm in the Schwartz Auditorium. For more information, visit the Brandeis Commencement page.


April 16th, 2015

Behind the Scenes @ Brandeis: The Masks We Wear

Thursday, April 23 9am-9pm in the Farber Mezzanine
Reception 6:30-8:30 pm

SOC 128b: Documenting Race, Class, and Gender will present an interactive photo exhibit on Thursday, April 23 in the Farber Mezzanine. The exhibit will be open from 9am-9pm with a reception from 6:30-8:30 pm. Led by Professor Powers, the students from SOC 128b document their personal experiences at Brandeis through photo essays in order to examine intersections of race, class, and gender.

This event is sponsored by the Sociology Department and the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life.



April 13th, 2015

Noam Chomsky coming to Brandeis

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April 6th, 2015

Prof. Cunningham’s going away party

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March 31st, 2015

Meet the Majors!

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March 19th, 2015

Davis Projects for Peace Award winners!


Congratulations to our Davis Projects for Peace Award winners! These two students got $10,000 each to implement their projects. We’re very proud of the quality of their applications and their passion to activate social justice both locally and globally.


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March 9th, 2015

International Women’s Day with Hibaaq Osman

International Women’s Day with Hibaaq Osman

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Time: 12:00-2:00 pm
Location: Heller G3

In celebration of the International Women’s Day, the Coexistence and Conflict program at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management is hosting special guest – global political strategist and women’s rights activist, Hibaaq Osman, who will share her experience with El-Karama and the state of women peacemakers in the MENA Region. Osman works in partnership with civil society and youth leaders across the Middle East and Africa to promote women’s advancement, protection, and security, and advocate for their inclusion in decision-making and peacemaking frameworks.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The event is co-sponsored by the Heller School’s Gender Working Group, the Graduate Program in Sustainable International Development, the Women’s Studies Research Center, and the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life.

For more information, please contact Marta Baran.



March 2nd, 2015

Fatu Gayflor and Toni Shapiro-Phim in Residence

Fatu Gayflor and Toni Shapiro-Phim in Residence

March 2 – 5


Fatu Gayflor, joined by Marie
Nyenabo, Tomah and Tete
on background vocals.
Photo credit: Toni Shapiro-Phim

The CAST minor will host singer/activist Fatu Gayflor and anthropologist/dance scholar Toni Shapiro-Phim, both now living in Philadelphia. Fatu is a renowned Liberian singer who is the founder and the artistic director of the Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change, a group that focuses on domestic violence, post-conflict reconciliation and other issues of concern for Liberians in the Philadelphia region. The Chorus is an initiative of the Philadelphia Folklore Project, an arts and social justice organization where Toni serves as Director of Programs. Toni has conducted extensive research on the performing arts of Cambodia, and edited an anthology on dance and human rights across the globe.

Fatu and Toni will be giving five presentations during their time at Brandeis.

View dates, times, locations, and details about their five presentations.




February 4th, 2015

Sociology Major Shota Adamia Featured in the Hoot


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Excerpt from The Hoot’s article featuring Adamia:

“His hard work eventually earned him a nomination for a Geoffrey Beene Scholarship. “I had to write a case study on technology and fashion, and I ended up working on a project regarding 3D printing and its revolutionary influence on fashion,” Adamia said.

“Essentially I was doing academic research, and I spoke with many designers, bloggers and experts who are doing research in regard to both the technology and design aspects. I produced the case study and presented it to the YMA’s executive board, which consists of top-level executives of places such as Geoffrey Beene, Levi Strauss & Co., FIT and many others,” Adamia explained. After the presentation, Adamia won one of four $30,000 Geoffrey Beene Scholarships to be used for future education and career aspirations.

“In fashion, it depends on your background and what you’re looking for—money, fame, experience, looking for it as a stepping stone into a social world or connections. I found my channel through this organization which I am insanely grateful for and am still trying to find ways to expand my experience. Getting into it is very individual for everyone,” Adamia said about the difficulties of getting into the fashion world.”


January 29th, 2015

Sociology Newsletter

The 2014-2015 Sociology Newsletter is up! Check out the link for more information.


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