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Pittsburgh Social Movements Forum and the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Presents

Dr. Tina Fetner, Associate Professor, at McMaster University

"Explaining the Religious Right in Canada: Why So Different from the United States?"

The religious right in Canada looks like the conservative social movement in the United States: similar platform, similar organizations, similar strategies and frames. But the Canadian movement is small, sparse, and politically weak relative to its American counterpart. How can social movements theory explain this difference? MORE

Wednesday September 17th | 12:30

Lunch Provided at 12:00 (noon)

Sociology Colloquium Room 2432 Posvar Hall



Dr. Jeff Goodwin, Professor of Sociology, New York University

Monday February 9, 2015 | Time TBA

Sociology Colloquium Room 2432 Posvar Hall


Dr. Sidney Tarrow, Emeritus Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Government at Cornell University

Thursday March 5, 2015 | Time TBA

Sociology Colloquium Room 2432 Posvar Hall


Dr. Zakiya Luna, Assistant Professor, University of California Santa Barbara

Thursday March 19, 2015 | Time TBA

Sociology Colloquium Room 2432 Posvar Hall


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Congratulations go out to Kimberly Creasap who just recieved her PhD!

Sociology Graduate Student, Aisha Upton, is one of the recipients of the Elizabeth Baranger Teaching Award for 2014.  The A&S GSO Elizabeth Baranger Teaching Awards acknowledge excellence in graduate student teaching across the Arts & Sciences. 

Mellon Fellowships for the 2014-2015 academic year have been awarded to Corrine Ogrodnik, Daniel Nunez, and Jeffrey Tienes.

2014's Undergraduate Avery Award winner is Erica Mollenkopf, runners up for the award are Karl Gibson and Ratvi Patel.

2014's Norman P. Hummon Award has been awarded to two of our graduate students, Suzie Wagner and Sam Plummer.  The Sociology Graduate Student Teaching Award was given to Jeff Tienes.

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