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Sociology

Sociology Department
Social Sciences Division

More Than 800 Institutions Sign Harvard Letter Calling on Brazil to Fund Philosophy, Sociology

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 Department
Sociology

Sociology Department

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.

Nathan Glazer
FAS

Sociology Prof. Emeritus and 'Independent Spirit' Nathan Glazer Dies at Age 95

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.

Devah I. Pager
Sociology

Devah I. Pager

Harvard Sociology Professor Devah I. Pager passed away on November 2 at age 46.

William James Hall
Sociology

Two New Tenure-Track Professors to Join Sociology Department

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.

Social Sciences Division

Sociology Professor Michèle Lamont Wins Erasmus Prize

The prize’s foundation cited Lamont’s “devoted contribution to social science research into the relationship between knowledge, power and diversity.”

Economics

Symposium Brings Together Experts on Inequality

​Professors and researchers from across the country delivered interdisciplinary talks on problems of inequality at the first-ever Inequality in America Symposium, held at Loeb House on Friday.

Professor wins "genius" grant
Sociology

Sociology Professor Among Several Harvard Affiliates to Win Pulitzer Prize

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.

South Korean Presidential Scandal: Presentation and Discussion
Sociology

South Korean Presidential Scandal: Presentation and Discussion

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 Wait
Student Life

The Wait

Students wait for one of the two working elevators in Harvard’s William James Hall to arrive on the first floor Monday afternoon. The building’s three elevators are undergoing repairs one at a time.

Maintenance
Student Life

Maintenance

Chris Weenen performs maintenance on an elevator in William James Hall Monday afternoon.

Out of Order
Student Life

Out of Order

The elevator arrives on the first floor of William James Hall Monday afternoon. William James Hall was left with only two working elevators as the middle one was undergoing maintenance. All three will be operational in May.

The Wait
FAS

William James Hall Upgrades Elevators, Causing Delays

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.

Professor wins "genius" grant
Research

Two Harvard ‘Geniuses’ Win MacArthur Grants

Associate sociology and social studies professor Matthew S. Desmond studies eviction and poverty, and assistant Medical School professor Beth Stevens researches brain cell functions.

Professor wins "genius" grant
Research

Professor wins "genius" grant

Associate professor of sociology and social studies Matthew S. Desmond recently won a MacArthur “Genius” Grant. As an ethnographer and social scientist, he studies the connections between poverty and eviction.

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