Empire through Language: Al-Hajjaj b. Yusuf and the Power of Oratory in Early Islam

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Pamela Klasova, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Arabic, Bowdoin College

Exploring by Believing

Friday, December 14, 2018

Sara Aronowitz, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cognitive Science of Values, Princeton University

Same-sex Intercourse and the Formation of Muslim Discourse

Monday, December 17, 2018

Sara Omar, Lecturer in Modern Middle East Studies, Yale University

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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.