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Department hosts "Insurgent Ethnography II" Conference - May 2023

Dialogue and discussion of insurgent and abolitionist ethnography. We will open a conversation and raise questions to help us all think together on how to deepen our practice and push it even further. Issues include language justice in multilingual research, reciprocity, ethics and particular challenges with this type of ethnographic work.

Department hosts "Towards a New World Order? The U.S., China, and The Rise of the Far Right" conference in honor of International Scholar, Professor Walden Bello - October 2022 

For more than half a century, Professor Walden Bello has been one of the most prominent social activists from the Global South. He was a founder of the Focus on the Global South, a professor of sociology and public administration at the University of the Philippines—Dilman, and a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award and Amnesty International Philippines' 2023 Human Rights Defender Award. Since 2008, he has been an International Adjunct Professor of Sociology at Binghamton University. From 2010 to 2015, he was a member of the Philippines House of Representatives. His most recent books are Paper Dragons: China and the Next Crash and Counterrevolution: Origins and Consequences of the Rise of the Extreme Right. The issues Professor Bello raised are of particular salience today given the recent rise of right-wing governments in Sweden and Italy and the growing confrontation between the U.S, China, and Russia.

Sociology department holds alumni panel discussion during Harpur Week 2022

Speakers include; Jennifer Etienne (Sociology Ph.D. Candidate and Committee on Education Fellow, University of Chicago), Conor Stillwell (Lead Grants Manager/Legal Service Provider at Journeys End), Anlly Palacios-Shrestha (Supervisor, Airport Transportation at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey).

Click to view a recorded session of this event. Part 1 | Part 2

Beyond White Feminism: Not ‘Healing’ the US Back to an Anti-Feminist Future

On January 25th, 2021 the Shorenstein Center hosted Koa Beck, Spring 2019 Joan Shorenstein Fellow and author of the new book White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind, in conversation with Benita Roth, Professor of Sociology, History and Women’s Studies at Binghamton University, and author and activist Barbara Smith for a discussion about the ways that gender policies, platforms, and initiatives can be pushed forward and re-envisioned for a more inclusive future that doesn’t return to the old “normal.” | Read More

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