Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Studies Christina Ciocca Eller presented research on how colleges and universities can find better performance measures in a lecture on inequality in higher education.
Two Sociology graduate students drafted a letter in response to the Brazilian president's decision to cut funding for the Sociology and Philosophy departments in Brazil's public universities. The letter has been signed by hundreds of people from different institutions.
Scholars from more than 800 institutions worldwide have signed an open letter — written by two Harvard graduate students — in response to Brazil’s plan to disinvest in philosophy and sociology at public universities.
Sociology Professor Emeritus Nathan Glazer died Saturday at the age of 95 in his home in Cambridge. Glazer studied issues of ethnicity and immigration, often examining them from a global perspective.
Assistant professors Joscha Legewie from Yale and Ellis P. Monk Jr. from Princeton will join Harvard's Sociology department as tenure-track professors in fall 2018.
The prize’s foundation cited Lamont’s “devoted contribution to social science research into the relationship between knowledge, power and diversity.”
Sociology professor Matthew S. Desmond was one of several Harvard affiliates to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize, taking top honors in the “general nonfiction” category.
Paul Y. Chang, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Harvard University gave a lecture about the history of Korean democracy, with a discussion on the recent South Korean presidential scandal.
The elevator is not broken but is undergoing renovation as part of a larger upgrade process begun last July. Each elevator car takes 14 weeks to update and all three elevators should be operational again in May.
With few remaining seats available, Societies of the World 25 students sit on the steps inside the Northwest B103 lecture hall. Since the course will not be offered in 2016, enrollment is high. Professor Salmaan Keshavjee expressed the need for a larger classroom Tuesday.
Occupying old buildings, adapted residential homes, and shared spaces, several departments in the social sciences and arts and humanities divisions must use every available inch of office space in order to accommodate instructors, classrooms, and events.
A panel of scholars and former U.S. diplomats argued that the current conflict in Hong Kong has historical roots during a seminar Wednesday afternoon.
For most of those who work and study in William James Hall, the news that a 2006 College graduate jumped to his death from the building’s balcony last Thursday came in the form of passed notes, informal emails, and for some, not at all.
As freshmen enter the second week of Advising Fortnight, Flyby presents a complete set of data from the Class of 2012's concentration satisfaction ratings. For all freshmen looking to narrow down the list of potential concentrations, sophomores or juniors curious about their chosen concentrations, and seniors reflecting on their undergraduate careers, here are the stats from last year's graduating seniors on how satisfied they were with their respective concentrations. Check out our four interactive graphs showing overall satisfaction rates among Humanities, Natural Sciences, SEAS, and Social Sciences concentrators in the Class of 2012.
Graduating social sciences concentrators in the Class of 2012 rated their overall satisfaction with their respective concentrations on a scale of one to five.
While most Harvard College students focus on what they will take away from a course, students who enroll in Sociology 152: “Philanthropy and Public Problem-Solving” this spring will have the opportunity to give back—in the form of $100,000 in grants to Boston-area non-profits of their choice.