UW Graduate School

Aldon Morris

Aldon Morris

Mary Ann and John D. Mangels Lecturer

  • Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Northwestern University

February 28, 2019  |   7:30 p.m.
Kane Hall, room 120

  • Registration will open later this year.
  • This event is free and open to the public. 

W.E.B. Du Bois at the Center: From Science, Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter

W.E.B. Du Bois was one of a handful of 20th century scholars with a sustained global impact on sociological, literary, and political thought. In this talk, Dr. Morris will draw on evidence from his award-winning book, The Scholar Denied, to demonstrate that Du Bois was the founding father of scientific sociology in the United States. This talk will explore the methods Du Bois pioneered that laid the foundations for subsequent ground-breaking empirical studies of racial inequality and the role of black activism to overthrow racial oppression.

About Aldon Morris

Aldon Morris is the Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Northwestern University. Morris is the author of the award winning book, The Origins of the Civil rights Movement.  He is co-editor of Frontiers in Social Movement Theory, and Opposition Consciousness. His recent book, The Scholar Denied: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology, was published in 2015 by the University of California Press. Morris has received numerous prestigious awards for his works and distinguished career.

Sponsoring Departments

  • UW Graduate School
  • Department of American Ethnic Studies
  • Department of Sociology
  • Social & Historical Studies (UW Tacoma)