The University of Chicago Press has awarded the Gordon J. Laing Prize to Asst. Prof. Forrest Stuart for Down, Out & Under Arrest: Policing and Everyday Life in Skid Row, the UChicago sociologist’s close-up look at the relationship between police and the poor living in Los Angeles’ Skid Row.
Congratulations to Cathy J. Cohen, Jacqueline Stewart, and Lauren Berlant!
Kathleen Belew counters the narrative of 'Lone Wolf' terrorists, by arguing that they are really part of a pack. Belew also discusses the importance of connecting events like Charlottesville to longer histories of American wars and white power.
Forrest Stuart and Birali Runesha received a Social Science Research Center grant to implement an Early Warning System (EWaSA) to alert community stakeholders about pending or ongoing gang conflicts.
Adam Green will highlight magazines from the Johnson Publishing Library & Archives and derogatory memorabilia selected from the Edward J. Williams Collection to embed the story of the killing of Tamir Rice and other African American youth within a deeper history of the devaluation of Black children in America. Green will draw from these collections to illustrate this history within four domains: labor, education, criminality and mass entertainment/marketing.
'63 Boycott, co-produced by Associate Director Tracye Matthews, screens this month in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
Newsweek profile features CSRPC affiliate Eve Ewing talking Electric Arches, feminism, and growing up in Chicago.
Recent research presented at the American Economic Association by Harris Public Policy Associate Professor Damon Jones, and co-author Ioanna Marinescu, was featured in a Bloomberg article discussing the implementation of universal basic income and its potential affects on employment. Their analysis on the Alaska Permanent Fund provides data-driven evidence that a small UBI does not discourage people from working in the state.
In the lead article of the American Journal of Sociology (AJS)’s November 2017 issue, sociologist Marco Garrido presents an ethnographic analysis of political beliefs in the Philippines that suggests new avenues applicable to the study of populist politics worldwide.
"Many political science and historical approaches look at either structural or macro conditions, or at the political leader's repertoire," Garrido said. “Taking the perspective of the poor into account allows a better understanding of why populist appeals work in the first place.”
A constructive theologian, Hopkins works in the areas of contemporary models of theology, various forms of liberation theologies (especially black and other third-world manifestations), and East-West cross-cultural comparisons. He is interested in multidisciplinary approaches to the academic study of religious thought, especially cultural, political, economic and interpretive methods.
Produced by Manual Cinema, a Chicago-based company known for theater works combining live action and projections, “No Blue Memories” was written by Eve Ewing and Nate Marshall, both of Young Chicago Authors fame, from a commission by the Poetry Foundation.
The play touches on her character, love of language and a legacy that has never dimmed. “No Blue Memories” combines intricate paper puppetry, live actors working in shadow and an original score to create a unique multimedia experience that gives the audience glimpses of her greatness — glimpses anchored by what has come to be known as the “golden shovel,” a poetic form she has passed on to newer generations