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  • Professor Michael Rocque publishes an Op-Ed on CNN On Migrants and Crime
    In an op-ed on April 2, Prof. Rocque detailed five reasons why immigrants are not bringing higher crime to the United States, despite the common view that migrants and crime are often linked.
  • Professor Michael Rocque on TV Speaking about Mass Shootings
    Prof. Rocque offered his insights on what mass shootings entail and how they may be prevented during an extended interview on NBC’ KHQ TV in Spokane, WA (June 22, 2023). You can watch the interview here.
  • Lecture with Elijah Anderson: “Being Black in White Space”
    Join us November 10 at 4:15 for “Being Black in White Space,” an online lecture with Professor Elijah Anderson. Register at Professor Anderson is Sterling Professor of Sociology and of African American Studies at Yale University. His most recent publication is Black in White Space: The Enduring Impact of Color in Everyday Life (2022). His other publications include Code of the Street: Decency, Violence,…
  • Sociology Research Lunches 2021-2022
    We are again featuring a series of research lunches! In years past, we focused mostly on faculty work. This year, we are putting more of an emphasis on the work of our majors. Please check out the schedule below. FALL 2021 October 18, 12:10-1:00 (New Commons 201) Prof. Heidi Taylor Medical Sociology and Life Threatening…
  • What’s Up Next Year?
    What’s Up Next Year?: a Zoom panel of Bates sociology professors talking about courses they’ll offer in the 2021-22 academic year, and how those link to debates and trends in our areas of sociology. Thursday APRIL 29th, 4:45-5:30pm. 
  • What Do Sociology Majors Do After Graduation?
    What Do Sociology Majors Do After Graduation?: An informal Zoom session on sociology alumni careers and ideas for conveying the relevance of sociology to a wide range of career fields. Wednesday MARCH 24th, 4:45-5:30pm. 
  • 2020 and its aftermath: sociological perspectives.
    We invite sociology majors to join us for an informal panel presentation and discussion. Each Bates sociology professor will speak informally for a few minutes, about 2020 and its aftermath in terms of topics most related to their sociological subfields, followed by questions and some lively sociological conversation!  Tuesday, February 2⋅4:30 – 5:30pm
  • Exploring the History and Meaning of MLK Day
    This panel will examine the history of MLK Day from the early calls for a day to honor Dr. King to the holiday’s current manifestations. We’ll focus on sociological understandings of how the day was initiated, how it has evolved over time, and how it is celebrated around the nation today. We will use a…
  • Electoral Engagement: Sociological Perspectives and Higher Education’s Responsibilities
    (Professor Emily W. Kane) This Zoom presentation/conversation will begin with a brief overview of some patterns sociologists explore in relation to systemic inequalities in access to voting and representation in US electoral politics, as well as a brief video framing higher education’s responsibilities in relation to encouraging student electoral engagement. Then we’ll discuss these topics informally, focusing on whatever…
  • Sociology Research Lunch: Sociology During COVID-19
    Francesco Duina; Emily Kane; Marcelle Medford; Ben Moodie; Mike Rocque; & Heidi Taylor invite you to grab lunch, hop on Zoom, and join us for…An informal conversation among the sociology faculty, moderated by Professor Marcelle Medford, exploring how COVID-19 is affecting our subfields within sociology, plus more general discussion of sociological perspectives on the pandemic……