Check out the new article by Prof. Adam Slez!

Congrats to Prof. Slez for publishing a new article. Click this to view it.

Prof. Olick giving a keynote address at the Fifth Annual Conference of the Historical, Dialogues, Justice, and Memory Network, Columbia University, NY

The Department Chair, Jeffrey Olick, will give a keynote address at the Fifth Annual Conference of the Historical, Dialogues, Justice, and Memory Network, Columbia University, New York, December 3-5, 2015. The conference is called The Politics of Memory: Victimization, Violence and Contested Narratives of the Past.

Julia Ticona, one of our Ph.D. candidates has a piece in the Pacific Standard.

Congratulations to Julia for her peice in the Pacific Standard, which has a fairly high visibility series on the future of work. Click this to view it.

Prof. Roksa in the Chronicle this morning

Professor Josipa Roksa got quoted, rather extensively, in the Chronicle: http://chronicle.com/article/For-Students-Expectations/234269

"The idea of Englishness" by Prof. Krishan Kumar at St. John's College, Cambridge University

Prof. Krishan Kumar's new book, "The Idea of Englishness" will be featured at a one-day conference on Englishness at St. John's College, Cambridge University, England on November 27. Professor Kumar will give the opening lecture.

A new book by Bradley Campbell, a former graduate student at UVA Sociology.

Congratulations to Bradley Campbell (Class '08) on the publication of his book: The Geometry of Genocide

SOC 3180 Sociology of Emotions

New course just added in SIS for Spring 2016:
SOC 3180 – Sociology of Emotions (3) Pugh, enrl 20, TR 11-12:15pm
This course explores the role of emotions in social interaction as well as how societies and cultures shape emotional expression. The objective is to decode the subtle rules of emotional display implicit in many social interactions and excavate the cultural histories of particular emotions such as love, sympathy, shame, anxiety, and sadness. Readings include theoretical and empirical work from both sociologists and social psychologists.

Prof. Bradford Wilcox's essay for Time Magazine: The U.S. Economy Needs Some ‘Family Time ’

Bradford Wilcox and colleagues from Brigham Young University and the Urban Institute recently wrote an essay for Time: The U.S. Economy Needs Some ‘Family Time’

Murray Milner, Professor Emeritus, will be lecturing at Virginia Tech

Murray Milner, Professor Emeritus, will be lecturing at Virginia Tech, Tuesday, October 27. The lecture is entitled “A General Model of Elites: The Contemporary U.S. and Elite Resilience after the 2007-2009 Financial Crisis.” Click to see the details.

The Department Chair's presentation at the German Political Science Association (Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft)

The Department Chair delivered a special plenary address to the German Political Science Association (Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft) on Sept. 22 in Duisburg, Germany. Click to see the details.

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