What Majority-Minority Society? The Rise and Significance of Ethnoracially Mixed Parentage

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Richard Alba, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Mustering a Military in Black and White: America’s World War II Draft and the Making and Meaning of Race

Monday, September 17, 2018

Thomas A. Guglielmo, Associate Professor of American Studies, George Washington University

Fake News! The View from Israel’s Military Occupation

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Rebecca L. Stein, Duke University Department of Anthropology

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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.