Sociologist’s talk to explore challenges to activism in a neo-liberal society

Corey Dolgon, sociologist at Stonehill College.

Corey Dolgon, sociologist at Stonehill College.

Corey Dolgon, professor of sociology and director of community-based learning at Stonehill College, visits Bates to discuss the challenges of activism in a neo-liberal society at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in the Keck Classroom (Room G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).

Dolgon’s talk is titled From Social Movements to Service Learning (and Back Again?): The Activist Challenge for Civic Engagement in the Age of Neo-Liberalism. Admission is open to the public at no cost.

The talk is sponsored by the Department of Sociology, with co-sponsorship by the Harward Center for Community Partnerships, the Department of Music, the Division of the Social Sciences and the Multifaith Chaplaincy.

For more information, call 207-786-8296.

Dolgon is widely expert in sociology and service learning, and is the author or co-author of several books, including the forthcoming Living Sociology: Social Problems, Service Learning, and Civic Engagement.

He is also known for his “singing lectures” that focus on the role of folksongs in labor organizing and other social movements.

Dolgon previously served as professor and chair of Worcester State College’s sociology department as well as director of its Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English and sociology from Boston University; a master’s in American studies from Baylor University; and a doctorate in American culture from the University of Michigan.

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