One Department One Book: The Scholar Denied


The Department of Sociology at UIC enthusiastically invites you to join us as we embark on a “One Department, One Book” program, focused on a new book: The Scholar Denied: W.E.B. DuBois and the Birth of Modern Sociology.

We are hosting a year-long series of events in 2017 in which we use this new book by sociologist Aldon Morris as a launching pad to explore DuBois’ scholarship and activism and what his case reveals about other scholars denied.

We have a line-up of great events in the Spring 2017 semester. First up are three reading groups over the next six weeks, exploring different themes (on Feb. 20; March 1; and March 15). We will close the semester out with a panel discussion exploring ways we can re-think our curriculum and pedagogy to honor Du Bois’ legacy (April 5, 2-4pm).

To access the book online, and to find a treasure trove of other related resources, head over to:

All of our events are open to the entire UIC community–faculty, students (undergrad and grad), staff, and alumni–inside and outside of sociology. Those who are interested in community research, African American and feminist intellectual histories, urban studies, public policy, and engaged activism may be particularly interested. We hope you will join us at one or more of the upcoming events–and look for more events next year!

Questions, please contact Jennifer Michals (


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