Solidarność, with Michael Kennedy

On August 31st the Polish movement, Solidarność, can be called 40 years old. This time in 1980, an agreement was signed allowing for the formation of the Independent Self-Governing Trade Union Solidarity. In the middle of July 2020, Prof. Michael Kennedy recorded a video for a Polish foundation, Centrum Historii Zajezdnia, reflecting on what Solidarity was 40 years ago, and where we might see it today.

Dr. Wang Successfully Defends

Rebecca Wang has successfully defended her dissertation entitled: "Situating Migration in the Family: Migration and Family Instability in South African and Kenya." 

Faculty in Focus - Michael Kennedy

Professor Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve and Professor Michael Kennedy discuss "engaged scholarship" during the COVID-19 crisis. They discuss the importance of solidarity during a time of social distancing as well as discuss how students will be the innovators for a more equitable post-pandemic future. 

Faculty in Focus - Timmons Roberts

Drastic measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 have had an unintended & positive impact on the health of our environment. In our "Faculty in Focus" event, Prof. Timmons Roberts discusses climate justice with host Prof. Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve​.

COVID-19 and Society (updated July 24th)

Even in crisis, society doesn't stop.

Social researchers at Brown are analyzing and interpreting the social impact of COVID-19 all across the globe during this time of uncertainty.

Dr. Marlow Successfully Defends

Thomas Marlow has successfully defended his dissertation entitled: "Socioenvironmental Stratification in the Post-Industrial City​".

His committee members were Scott Frickel (Chair), Margot Jackson, and John Logan.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Marlow!

Dr. Bellman Successfully Defends

Benjamin Bellman has successfully defended his dissertation entitled: "Dawn of the Suburbs: Tracking White Flight in Philadelphia Before World War II​".

Dr. Porcelli Successfully Defends

Apollonya Porcelli has successfully defended her dissertation entitled: "Upwellings: The Collapse of Peruvian Anchoveta Fishery (Engraulis Ringens) and the Rise of Sciences from Below, 1973-2000".

Dr. Owens Selected as William T. Grant Scholar

Professor Jayanti Owens has been selected as a  2020 William T. Grant scholar.