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  • 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……
  • Racialization, Temporality and the Unmaking of Antiracist Policy
    Thursday, February 6, 2020 4:15 PM Professor Brian Sargent – UMass Amherst (Public Policy and Sociology)
  • Making Sense of Mass Shootings
    Monday, November (2019) 18th, 12:10-1 PM Mike Rocque, Associate Professor of Sociology
  • How Did I/We End up Here? A Community-Based Journey through Shifting Approaches to Poverty, Policy, and Family
    Monday October (2019) 21st, 12:10-1pm  Emily W. Kane, Professor of Sociology
  • The Social Impact of Genetic Ancestry Testing
    September 26, 2019 at 4:15pm A talk by Wendy Roth, Professor of Sociology at The University of British Columbia