March 22, 2017
Haines 153

Bunche Center Circle of Thought Presents: 

Professor Elijah Anderson (Sociology, Yale University): Discussing Race Matters: the Ethnography of an Idea.

Elijah Anderson is the William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor of Sociology at Yale University. His publications include Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City (1999), winner of the Komarovsky Award from the Eastern Sociological Society; Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community (1990), winner of the American Sociological Association’s Robert E. Park Award for the best published book in the area of Urban Sociology; and the classic sociological work, A Place on the Corner (1978; 2nd ed., 2003). Anderson’s most recent ethnographic work, The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life, was published by WW Norton in March 2012. Professor Anderson is the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award of the American Sociological Association, and the 2017 recipient of the Merit Award of the Eastern Sociological Society.

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Co-sponsored with the Department of Sociology, the Race and Ethnicity Working Group and Ethnography Working Group, Department of Anthropology, Department of African American Studies, and the Social Sciences Division.