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The Department of Sociology is very active on campus. Every semester we participate in dozens of events that may be of interest to sociology students. Check back often as we add announcements regularly. If you have an event you'd like to announce, please contact Professor Kenneth Gould.

Fall 2012

Thirty Readings in Introductory Sociology, by Kenneth A. Gould and Tammy L. LewisProfessors Kenneth A. Gould and Tammy L. Lewis have a new reader, Thirty Readings in Introductory Sociology (Oxford University Press, 2013).

Please join the Sociology Department for a screening of the film My Brooklyn, with filmmaker Kelly Anderson.

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 

2:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Woody Tanger Auditorium, Brooklyn College Library

Anderson will participate in a question and answer session after the film. 

My Brooklyn documents the dramatic transformation of Downtown Brooklyn and the Fulton Street Mall, where government policies and corporate development joined forces to displace small businesses and longtime neighborhood residents. Filmed over the course of several years, the film explores the forces reshaping the Fulton Mall — one of the most popular and successful shopping destinations in New York City — and nearby neighborhoods like Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Bed-Stuy. The documentary also follows the filmmaker's personal journey, as a Brooklyn gentrifier, to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood along lines of race and class. My Brooklyn reframes the gentrification debate to expose the corporate actors and government agents behind neighborhood change. (Description from

Spring 2011

Professor Alex Vitale was invited to Seoul by the Korean National Police to improve its methods of handling protestors at the G20 Summit, an international meeting that often turns violent. How did Vitale and the KNP do? Read more...

Fall 2010

Professor Mose Brown's new book, Raising Brooklyn, is due to be published in January.

Professors Shortell and Krase presented their work on immigrant neighborhoods in global cities at the ESA Sociology of Culture mid-term conference in Milan, Italy, and at the 2010 IUAES Inter-Congress in Antalya, Turkey. Check out their new visual sociology website, BrooklynSoc, where you can find copies of their presentations.