January 2021 News

Professor Phil Gorski Featured in NYT, WNPR and FAZ, about Religious Imagery during Capitol Riot

Thu, 01/28/2021
Phil Gorski, Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies, was featured in the NYT, WPNR and FAZ of Germany about his take on religious imagery during the capitol riot. Christian crosses and Trump flags, cosplay Crusaders and camo-clad militiamen — what should we make of the symbols of the Capitol Read more...

Dr. Alondra Nelson Appointed President Joe Biden’s Deputy Science Chief

Fri, 01/22/2021
The department wishes to congratulate one of its former members, Prof. Alondra Nelson, who was appointed by President Biden as the Deputy Science Chief in his newly created science team! Nelson began her academic career at Yale University where she was recognized with the Poorvu Prize for Read more...

Jeffrey Alexander on the current unrest in the United States

Wed, 01/13/2021
See Jeffrey Alexander’s comments on the current unrest in the United States in the Hartford Current, The origin of the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol extends back decades, and in Hearst Connecticut Media, Disinformation & backlash: CT experts on recipe for Capitol riot. Read more...