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InsideHigherEd Retells 1988 Sociology 101 Story

In in the wake of an exam boycott recently at Johns Hopkins University, InsideHigherEd reported on a different boycott 25 years earlier on Hamilton's campus.  "Game of Theories," the story of Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology Dan Chambliss’ challenge to students in his introductory sociology courses and how first-year student John Werner '92 successfully  met it, was retold on Feb. 22.  More ...

Professor Dan Chambliss encourages comment in the Great Books seminar as Joe Simonson '15 Morgan Lane '16, and Mark Parker-Magyar '15 look on.
Chambliss and Kelly Take on Great Books in Seminar

Machiavelli. Darwin. Paine. These men changed lives with their writing, affecting how millions thought about themselves and their place in the world.  Dan Chambliss, the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology, and Al Kelly, the Edgar B. Graves Professor of History, have a similar effect on the Hamilton students they teach in their Great Books seminar—albeit on a slightly smaller scale.  More ...

Annette Lareau
Sociologist Lareau Describes "Unequal Childhoods"

Author and University of Pennsylvania professor Annette Lareau came to Hamilton on Nov. 14 to lecture on her study of social stratification in America.  Lareau is the Stanley I. Shear Professor of Sociology in the School of Arts and Sciences at Penn.  She is best known for her book Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life.  Her lecture was part of the Levitt Center’s Inequality and Equity series.  More ...

Stephen Ellingson
Ellingson Presents New Research on Women in Jazz at MVCC

Stephen Ellingson, associate professor of sociology, presented his paper titled "Jazz, Gender, and the Color Line" at both campuses of Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) on Oct. 19.  More ...

Dennis Gilbert
Gilbert Interviewed About America's Middle Class

Professor of Sociology Dennis Gilbert was interviewed about America’s middle class for CNBC.com and for l'Unità, an Italian newspaper. Gilbert is the author of The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality (Sage, 2011)  More ...

Dennis Gilbert
American Public Media's Marketplace Quotes Gilbert

An American Public Media’s Marketplace segment focused on a recent Pew Research Center study of what people think it takes to be middle class included quotes from an interview with Professor of Sociology Dennis Gilbert. During the Aug. 31 segment titled “Working your way into the middle class,” Gilbert said  that people’s priorities have changed. Gilbert is the author of The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality (Sage, 2011) and recently discussed the topic on Connecticut Public Radio.  More ...

Dennis Gilbert
Gilbert Discusses Middle Class on Connecticut Public Radio

Professor of Sociology Dennis Gilbert was a guest on the Connecticut Public Radio (WNPR) morning call-in show “Where We Live” on Aug. 28.  He was part of a conversation on the middle class. Participants discussed political candidates’ views on the middle class as well as how it’s defined and how politicians use the term. Gilbert is the author of The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality.   More ...

Dennis Gilbert
Gilbert Quoted by Associated Press

The  Associated Press, in an article titled “SPIN METER: ‘Middle Class’ turns fuzzy in politics,” quoted Professor of Sociology Dennis Gilbert, author of The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality. Appearing in hundreds of news outlets in print and online on July 18 and 19, the article addressed how politicians use the term “middle class” and how their definitions vary.  More ...

Yvonne Zylan
Zylan Presents Paper, Chairs Panel at Law and Society Conference

Associate Professor of Sociology Yvonne Zylan presented a paper at this year’s Law and Society Association’s annual meetings held in Honolulu, Hawai’i, June 5-8.  The theme of the conference was “Sociolegal Conversations across a Sea of Islands.”  More ...

Dan Chambliss
New York Times "The Choice" Features Chambliss Column

The New York Times “The Choice” blog featured a column by Dan Chambliss, the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology, titled “College Basics for High School Juniors” on June 25.  He recommended that students look for  “small classes, good teachers, exciting lectures, fellow students who really want to learn ... .”  More ...

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