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Katrina McDonald Book Talk

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Embracing Sisterhood is a thought-provoking examination of black women’s intersecting challenges, tensions, and issues of class in the twenty-first century.  In this purported era of high-profile, mega-successful black women and growing socioeconomic diversity, Embracing Sisterhood seeks to determine where contemporary black women’s ideas of black womanhood and sisterhood merge with social class.
Katrina Bell McDonald is Associate Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University, Co-director of the Center for Africana Studies at the Johns Hopkins University and an Associate of the Hopkins Population Center.
Books will be available for purchase at a book signing after the event.
Writers LIVE programs are supported in part by a bequest from The Miss Howard Hubbard Adult Programming Fund.
Tuesday, January 15 at 6:30pm
Central Library, African American Department
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Follow the Carbon: Housing Movements and Carbon Emissions in the 21st Century City

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Co-sponsored with Latin America in a Globalizing World
Daniel Aldana Cohen’s dissertation research explores the interplay of climate politics and social movement protest in global cities, especially São Paulo, New York, and London.
 Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey (2018-19).

An Uneasy Alliance: Juggling Aid and Human Rights Advocacy in an Israeli/Palestinian Medical NGO

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Ilil Benjamin
Lecturer, Department of Sociology, JHU

The Dictatorship of Capital: Urban Redevelopment and the Question of Violence in Post-Authoritarian South Korea

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Co-Sponsored with Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship
Professor Hae Yeon Choo’s research centers on gender, transnational migration, and citizenship to examine global social inequality. In her empirical and theoretical work, she employs an intersectional approach to social inequalities, integrating gender, race, and class in her analyses. This approach provided the foundation for an article published in Sociological Theory in 2010 (with Myra Marx Ferree), which offers an intersectional methodology to address the complex dimensions of analysis in sociological research. She has also translated Patricia Hill Collins’s Black Feminist Thought into Korean.

The Racial Disparity of Demand: Rethinking the Narrative of Police Interactions

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Peter Moskos, a former Baltimore City Police Officer, is an associate professor in the Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. A Harvard and Princeton trained sociologist, Moskos studies people the old-fashioned way: He talks to them.
In addition to his primary duties at John Jay College, Moskos is a faculty member in CUNY’s Doctoral Programs in Sociology, teaches introductory police classes at LaGuardia Community College in Queens, and is a Senior Fellow of the Yale Urban Ethnography Project.
Moskos’s three books — Cop in the Hood, In Defense of Flogging, and Greek Americans — have won high praise and earned him recognition as one of Atlantic Magazine’s “Brave Thinkers” of the year. He has also published in the Washington Post, Washington Monthly, the New York Times, CNN, Macleans, Pacific Standard, Slate, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and his blog, copinthehood.com.

Screening of Charm City

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Professor Stuart Schrader will screen Charm City, a new documentary about Baltimore, social and racial inequality, policing, and violence, on Monday 4/29 at 6pm in Hodson 110 (the big auditorium). The film is about 90 minutes long. Please feel free to invite your friends. Info about the film is here: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/charm-city/

Last Day of Spring Classes

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PhD Hooding Ceremony

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Watch the live-stream of the 2019 PhD Hooding Ceremony 3:00pm, May 21, 2019
PhD Hooding is for PhD students in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering who have conferred in either the Summer 2018 term or Fall 2018 semester, or will be conferring in the Spring 2019 semester.
Participation registration and proper attire will be required, please see the below for more information.
A formal hooding ceremony is a recognition of the doctoral degree as the highest academic degree in an individual’s course of study. The PhD signifies years of hard work and creativity, resulting in noteworthy research and scholarship that advances the body of knowledge.
It is important that Johns Hopkins—as an institution—recognizes the achievement of these new scholars whom we are sending out into the world. The ceremony will allow individual advisors to read the title of their student’s thesis and hood them as a public symbol of the new graduate’s status.

Sociology Commencement Luncheon

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The Sociology Department will be recognizing all Sociology degree recipients – UG Majors, Masters & PhD. As well as initiating AKD members and the announcement of the Coleman Award recipient.  Please save the date and plan to attend. More details will follow.

JHU Universitywide Commencement Ceremony

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Commencement Details