About the Department

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Sociology, established in 1926, has particular strengths in the study of Social Movements and Politics and Culture and shares with the University of Pittsburgh a strong international and comparative orientation.

Events

Apr 07

Barone Memorial Lecture: Maria Jose Alvarez, "Doing Sociology in Latin America: Opportunities and Challenges from a Sociologist Who Studies Inequality"

Maria Jose Alvarez, Professor of Sociology at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, will give the 2017 Eugene J. Barone Memorial Lecture on April 7. The lecture will be at 11:30 in the Sociology Colloquium Room, Posvar 2432.
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Apr 10

Eran Shor talk: "A Global Study of Counter-Terrorist Legislation: Origins and Consequences."

Eran Shor is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, McGill University and a William Dawson Chair. In his work, he examines the causes and effects of political conflict and violence, focusing on terrorism, ethnic conflicts, states’ repressive policies, and the global spread of human rights practices. His other research projects include work on inequality in the media coverage of ethnic minorities and women, the effects of social stressors and social relationships on physical and mental health, and the dynamics of sexual attraction and sexual relationsThe talk is at 12:00 in the Sociology Colloquium Room, Posvar 2432
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Apr 14

Diego Holstein talk: "Which Fourth Wave? The Global History of the Long Twenty-First Century."

Prof. Diego Holstein from the history department, will share with us the main outline of his work-in-progress through a paper entitled "Which Fourth Wave? The Global History of the Long Twenty-First Century." The paper discusses the character of successive waves of hegemony and globalization from mid 19th century to the present from the point of view of global history. The talk is at 12:00 in the Sociology Colloquium Room, Posvar 2432
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