Hartman Hotz Lecturer to Examine Street Life of the Homeless in Four Global Cities

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Professor David Snow, the Chancellor’s Professor of Sociology at the University of California-Irvine, will discuss “The Sidewalks of Globalization: Living on the Streets in Los Angeles, Paris, Sao Paulo, and Tokyo” at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 22 in Giffels Auditorium at the University of Arkansas. A reception will follow his lecture, which is free and open to the public.

The lecture is part of the University of Arkansas Hartman Hotz Lectures in Law and Liberal Arts, sponsored by the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Law.

Snow joined the UCI department of sociology in 2001 after previous appointments at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Arizona, where he was head of the department of sociology for nine years. He earned a master’s degree in urban studies from the University of Akron and his doctorate in sociology from the University of California-Los Angeles.

Included among his most recent research projects is an interdisciplinary, comparative study of homelessness in four global cities — Los Angeles, Paris, Sao Paulo and Tokyo — funded by the National Science Foundation. He is also the lead co-editor for the forthcoming three-volume Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements.

Other teaching and research interests include the study of crowd behavior and social movements, social psychology with an emphasis on self and identity, religious conversion, framing processes and socioeconomic inequality and marginality, with an emphasis on homelessness and poverty. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 articles and chapters, as well as numerous books, including Down on Their Luck: A Study of Homeless Street People, winner of several scholarly awards; The Blackwell Companion to Social Movements; Together Alone: Personal Relationships in Public Places; Analyzing Social Settings: A Guide to Qualitative Observation and Analysis; and A Primer on Social Movements.

Snow is past president of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction and the Pacific Sociological Association, and he is the new vice president-elect of the American Sociological Association. He has served on the Council of the American Sociological Association and the Board of Directors of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and was the 2008 recipient of the Lee Founders Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems for career contributions to the study of social problems.


William A. Schwab, dean
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
479-575-4804, bschwab@uark.edu

Lynn Fisher, communications director
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
479-575-7272, lfisher@uark.edu


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