News & Events

Upcoming Events

In Between the Headlines:
A New Faculty-led Discussion Series from the Department of Sociology

We can read or hear about the news from a multitude of sources at any time of day, and before we even have time to process that information, another story is breaking. We all care about what is going on and can benefit from a thoughtful discussion. Join us for the conversation, listen, and have the opportunity to speak and be heard. The headlined topic will be announced prior to the event and moderated by a member of the Sociology faculty. All students are welcome to attend, so please bring a friend!

The Locker-Room Election*: Masculinity, Small Hands, and Big Insecurities
Moderated by Freeden Oeur
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
12:00pm-1:15pm, Eaton 124
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*"Locker-room election" is a phrase used by Jessica Valenti of The Guardian

Sociology Seniors' Celebration for the Class of 2016
Saturday, May 21, 2016
12:00pm-2:00pm, Rabb Room

Sociology Commencement Phase II Ceremony
Sunday, May 22, 2016
11:30am-1:00pm, Bromfield Pearson Tent

Recent Events

Lunch & Book Talk with Nancy Baym
Nancy Baym, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research New England (MIT) and author of Personal Connections in a Digital Age is coming to campus to talk to us! Lunch will also be provided. Space is limited and requires an RSVP: email to reserve your seat today!
Monday, April 4, 2016
12:00pm, Eaton 124

The High Stakes of Mothering for Asian American Women: Race, Representation and Reproductive Politics
Miliann Kang, Associate Professor of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Dept. at UMASS Amherst
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
4:30pm, Crane Room, Paige Hall
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Eastern Sociological Society (ESS) Conference
Join Sociology Faculty and your fellow majors for a field trip into Sociology! By sociologists and for sociologists of all ages, the conference will take place March 17-20th at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel featuring papers, presentations, posters and roundtables, some from your faculty and classmates!

If you would like to attend and have the registration fee paid for by the department, email by March 1, 2016! We will cover the fee for the first 10 respondents.

For an overview of the conference, please see:
For the conference program with the list of all the papers and topics, please see:

Sociology Majors' Week Event!
Monday, February 22, 2016
12:00pm-1:15pm, Eaton 124
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Known unknowns? Zika: Science, Politics and Policy-making
Moderated by Rosemary Taylor
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
12:00pm-1:15pm, Eaton 124
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Social Movements & The Black Intellectual Tradition
Friday, November 20, 2015, 1:30pm
Breed Memorial, 51 Winthrop Street, Medford, MA 02155
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Marathon of Majors!
Thursday, October 22, 2015
12pm-3pm, Tisch Library Patio and Roof
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