Networks Among Black Studies Professors: Talk 11/21


Fall 2005 "Networks and Complex Systems" Talk Series is organized by SLIS faculty member Katy Börner. The speaker for the November 21st talk is Fabio Rojas, Sociology Department, Indiana University. The talk will be from 6:00-7:00 p.m., Informatics Building, 901 E. 10th Street, Room, 007, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Discipline in Formation: Networks Among Black Studies Professors
Abstract: This paper examines social networks among Black Studies professors. I show that Black Studies is a remarkably open academic discipline. Black Studies professors are most likely to maintain academic contacts with persons outside their programs and discipline. After documenting this basic fact about Black Studies networks, I example the effects of ego-centric network content on academic behaviors and attitudes. I will discuss the importance of the results for the study of academic disciplines.

The next talk in the series will be on November 28: "The Role of Sociology and Social Networks in Integrating the Health Sciences".

Posted November 18, 2005

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