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Spring 2018 Department of Sociology Newsletter

Sociology Newsletter Spring 2018

The Spring 2018 edition of the Sociology Department Newsletter is now available. The inaugural (Fall 2017) edition can also be found here.

'Free-Range' Parenting's Unfair Double Standard

Jess Calarco

Assistant Professor Jessica Calarco has a new article in the Atlantic on "free-range" parenting and how race and class dictate who gets judged for parenting that way.

Nicholas Smith Selected for National Leadership Program to Build Health Equity

Nicholas Smith

Nicholas Smith, a Sociology department graduate student at Indiana University will join a diverse group of scholars from across the country to collaboratively tackle persistent health challenges by creating innovative solutions through their research. The Health Policy Research Scholars program is led by George Washington University with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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SHel Seminar Welcomes Professor Reczek

Corinne Reczek

SHeL Seminar welcomes Professor Corinne Reczek of The Ohio State University on October 12, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM, in Sheldon Stryker Seminar Room, KSISR 100. Professor Reczek will present her talk: “You Need Therapy: How Spouses Encourage Mental Health Care”. Her areas of interest are family, gender and sexuality, health, population, and aging. Prof. Reczek’s research is situated in the fields of family, gender, and health. Her research focuses on articulating how gender, sexuality, and aging processes in family ties promote or deter health. A first strand of research explores how union status matters for health and health behavior for men and women in same-sex and different-sex unions. A second strand of research examines the parent-child tie, with a focus on the consequences of parent-child relationships for the well-being of both generations across the life course. A third strand of research explores how same-sex family structures shape child well-being.

2018 Allen D. and Polly S. Grimshaw Lecture

Michèle Lamont

The 2018 Allen D. and Polly S. Grimshaw Lecture will be presented by Michèle Lamont, Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies and the Goldman Professor of European Studies at Harvard University. Professor Lamont’s lecture title is: From “having” to “being”: self-worth and the current crisis of American society. This lecture diagnoses challenges of neoliberal American society: the pitfalls of the American dream across classes, hardened group boundaries, and the need to invent new narratives of hope. Lamont’s research interests include: cultural sociology; inequality; race and immigration; comparative sociology; the sociology of knowledge; contemporary sociological theory. A cultural and comparative sociologist, she is the author of a dozen books and edited volumes and close to one hundred articles and chapters on a range of topics including culture and inequality, racism and stigma, academia and knowledge, social change and successful societies, and qualitative methods. The lecture will be in President’s Room, IMU, UCLUB at 2:00 PM on Friday, December 7, 2018. A reception will follow the lecture.

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