Karen Cerulo Featured in ASA Culture Section Newsletter

In every issue, the Culture Section Newsletter focuses on a cultural sociologist that has influenced the field in important ways.  Our faculty colleague, Karen Cerulo, was the subject of the latest article on this topic. Read “Four questions for Karen A. Cerulo.

More Media Appearances for Karen Cerulo's New Book

Our faculty colleague Karen A. Cerulo and Graduate Program Alumna Janet M. Ruane have done several media appearances for their new book Dreams of a Lifetime: How Who We Are Shapes How We Imagine Our Future, including Dan Skinner’s “Conversations” on KCUR and David Hopper’s “The Academic Minute” on WAMC, Northeast Public Radio. An excerpt of the book was published in The Big Think on August 23, 2022.

Karen Cerulo's Appearances on NPR

Our faculty colleague Karen A. Cerulo was interviewed by Kris Boyd on Think, Texas NPR regarding her new book, Dreams of a Lifetime: How Who We Are Shapes How We Imagine Our Future, coauthored with Graduate Program Alumna Janet M. Ruane.  Karen and Janet were interviewed on Dan Skinner’s Conversations on KCUR, Kansas Public Radio. 

Paul Hirschfield's Article in Foreign Affairs

Paul Hirschfield wrote an article for Foreign Affairs which explains why rates of public mass shooting shootings are much higher in the United States than elsewhere in the world, especially Latin America. You can read the article for free via this link: https://www.foreignaffairs.com/guest-pass/redeem/y_RerroJ-GU.

Arlene Stein's Essay in Public Seminar

Our faculty colleague Arlene Stein published an essay (coauthored with Phil Zuckerman) on the dangerous implications of two recent Supreme Court cases concerning religion: https://publicseminar.org/essays/the-united-states-is-not-a-christian-nation-and-should-not-be-remade-into-one/

Karen Cerulo's Media Appearances for New Book

Our faculty colleague Karen A. Cerulo and Graduate Program Alumna Janet M. Ruane have done several media appearances for their new book Dreams of a Lifetime: How Who We Are Shapes How We Imagine Our Future, including Jeff Schechtman’s Talk Cocktail; Matthew Crawford”s The Curious ManGood Day Tulsa; and Andrew Keen’s podcast Keen On

Karen Cerulo's Essay in The Conversation

A third pre-publication article based on faculty member Karen A. Cerulo and graduate program alumna Janet M. Ruane's forthcoming book, Dreams of a Lifetime: How Who We Are Shapes How We Imagine Our Future appears in The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/how-your-race-class-and-gender-influence-your-dreams-for-the-future-183904

Quan Mai's Article Receives ASA Award

Quan Mai received Honorable Mention from the American Sociological Association Section on Labor and Labor Movements for their 2022 Distinguished Scholarly Article Award. The title of his article is "Unclear Signals, Uncertain Prospects: The Labor Market Consequences of Freelancing in the New Economy," (published in Social Forces, 2021).

Ali Chaudhary Elected to Serve International Migration Section of ASA

Faculty member Ali R. Chaudhary was recently elected to serve a three-year term as Treasurer/Secretary and Council Member for the International Migration Section within the American Sociological Association.

Eviatar Zerubavel to be Awarded SSSI's Lifetime Achievement Award

Professor Eviatar Zerubavel will be awarded next month the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction's (SSSI's) 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award (also known as "the George Herbert Mead Award"), which "is given annually to recognize a scholar's contribution to the field of symbolic interactionism."

Karen Cerulo's Op-Ed in The Chicago Tribune

Professor Karen A. Cerulo and graduate program alumna Janet M. Ruane published an op-ed based on their research about people's dreams of the future. “Can Dreams of the Future Conquer Fear?” appeared in The Chicago Tribune (May 23): https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-covid-19-ukraine-americans-dreams-optimism-20220523-lgxwqqueyrbbtev2hejkcrpuye-story.html

Karen Cerulo's Essay in Psychology Today

Professor Karen A. Cerulo and graduate program alumna Janet M. Ruane published an essay based on their research about people's dreams of the future. It's entitled "How We Dream of Our Future: Seven misconceptions we hold." You'll find it in Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-future-you/202205/how-we-dream-our-future 

"Scents and Sensibilities" Translated to French

Professor Karen A. Cerulo's ASR article, "Scents and Sensibilities: Olfaction, Sense-making and Meaning Attribution.” was translated and published in Socio-logos, the flagship journal of the French Sociological Association [En ligne], 16 | 2022, mis en ligne le 23 février 2022, consulté le 25 mars 2022: https://journals.openedition.org/socio-logos/5463?fbclid=IwAR2RhEiyKPgz7Wln-c0MMzx_E2L37sqc3A52SX7ZjuA-xCN2YKwI9xQZtQ0

Lior Yohanani's Publication in Sociological Forum: "High-Risk Transnationalism: Why Do Israeli-Americans Volunteer in the Israeli Military?"

Lior Yohanani has published a new article in Sociological Forum: "High-Risk Transnationalism: Why Do Israeli-Americans Volunteer in the Israeli Military?" Lior takes the case of Tzofim—an Israeli state-sponsored youth movement in the U.S.—to examine when and how diaspora organizations matter to diaspora military service. The study draws on interviews with Tzofim graduates who enlisted in the Israeli military, Tzofim graduates who did not enlist, and Israeli American soldiers who did not attend

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Gabrielle LaFleur's Publication in Symbolic Interaction

Gabrielle LaFleur published an article, adapted from her first qualifying paper, that theorizes androcentrism in heterosexual sex, the orgasm gap, and consent from a cognitive sociological perspective. "Desire/Desirability: Gender Asymmetries in Heterosexual Erotic Attention" is published in Symbolic Interaction.

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