Keynote Speaker: Public Sociology Graduate Conference 2011

The GSSA is very happy to announce that Gregory D. Squires, Professor of Sociology and Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University, will deliver the keynote address at our first Public Sociology Graduate Conference on October 22, 2011 at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. The preliminary title of his talk is, “Fox TV, Cybersegregation, and Public Sociology:  Is Neil a More Desirable Tenant than Tyrone or Jorge?”

From Dr. Squires’s bio:

Gregory D. Squires is a Professor of Sociology and Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University. Currently he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Woodstock Institute, the Advisory Board of the John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Support Center in Chicago, Illinois and the Social Science Advisory Board of the Poverty & Race Research Action Council in Washington, DC. He has served as a consultant and expert witness for fair housing groups and civil rights organizations around the country including HUD, the National Fair Housing Alliance, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, and many others. He also served a three-year term as a member of the Consumer Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Board. He has written for several academic journals and general interest publications including Social ProblemsSocial Science QuarterlyUrban Affairs ReviewJournal of Urban AffairsThe NationThe American ProspectNew York Times, and Washington Post.

In addition to these qualifications, Dr. Squires also served on the American Sociological Association’s Task Force on Institutionalizing Public Sociologies.

Click here to visit the conference website. In upcoming weeks, we will be updating this site with information on accommodations and transportation, and in August we will post a preliminary program. We hope to see many of you there!

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