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The Eastern Sociological Society is pleased to announce that Karen Cerulo, Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University, has been named the 2013-14 Robin L. Williams, Jr. Lecturer. Sociology departments in the ESS region are eligible to host a visit by Professor Cerulo, who will lecture at two campuses in the Fall of 2014. The ESS will cover travel expenses and honorarium, and the host department is asked to furnish food, lodging, and related expenses. Professor Cerulo will speak on “Your Brain: What Sociologists Can Tell You That Neuroscientists Can’t.”  Departments wishing to host Professor Cerulo should submit a brief application providing the following information:

  • a short explanation of why you would like to have Professor Cerulo to come to your campus;
  • the intended audience for the lecture, e.g., undergraduate and/or graduate students, disciplines involved, whether the larger student body or general public would be invited;
  • venue, e.g., whether a freestanding lecture or part of a larger program or initiative, ongoing series, or class;
  • a brief description of the host department and institution;
  • tentative dates.

Some preference will be given to departments with limited resources for securing distinguished scholars as outside speakers; please note if this is a consideration in your situation.

Applications should be limited to 2 pages and should be submitted by email as a Word attachment to Mary Ann Clawson (mclawson@wesleyan.edu) by November 1, 2013.  Please contact her with any questions.