The AKD Sociology Honor Society is excited to have one of sociology's most decorated urban ethnographers, Professor Elijah Anderson be the keynote speaker at our 1st Annual AKD Speaker Symposia.
Professor Anderson will present a talk titled, "The Iconic Ghetto and the Promise of Urban Ethnography."
Professor Elijah Anderson is currently a professor of sociology at Yale University and the director of the Yale Urban Ethnography Project. Anderson’s most recent ethnographic work, "The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life," was published in March 2012. His other books include "Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City" (1999), winner of the Komarovsky Award from the Eastern Sociological Society; "Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community" (1990), winner of the American Sociological Association’s Robert E. Park Award for the best published book in the area of Urban Sociology; and the classic sociological work, "A Place on the Corner" (1978; 2nd ed., 2003). Professor Anderson is the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award of the American Sociological Association.