A Poetic Mythology for an Age of Anger?
The Furious Construction of Subjectivity in 13th-Century Kabbalah

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Dr. Nathaniel BermanRahel Varnhagen Professor of International Affairs, Law, and Modern Culture, Brown University

Thinking about Antisemitism in the Wake of Pittsburgh and the Midterms

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Do Patent Rights Matter? 40 Years of Innovation, Complexity and Productivity

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Cassandra Sweet and Dalibor Eterovic  

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Program Overview

“[The sociological imagination] is a quality of mind that seems most dramatically to promise an understanding of the intimate realities of ourselves in connection with larger social realities.”  (C. Wright Mills)

Sociology at Bard provides students with an understanding of the structures and processes of human society -- from everyday interactions with friends, co-workers, and family members to macro-level processes of global magnitude. The Sociology curriculum offers a theoretical and methodological foundation for examining social, cultural, and political forces and analyzing how they shape people’s behavior, interpretations, social status, and well-being. Through exposure to a wide array of quantitative, qualitative, and historical research, Sociology students learn to study the social world in a way that is both rigorous and flexible.

Faculty research and teaching areas include: social inequality; gender & sexuality; immigration; sociology of law; politics & social movements; the state; deviance, crime, & punishment; urban sociology; environment & society; globalization; family; demography; historical sociology; social theory; and research methods.

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Professor Allison McKim's new book, Addicted to Rehab: Race, Gender, and Drugs in the Era of Mass Incarceration, is out now from Rutgers University Press.