HSOC "America in the World" Lecture Series: Sarah Igo

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    • Monday January 23, 2017
      4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Location: Old Civil Engineering Building, Room 104 (the Mel)
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  • Email: info@hsoc.gatech.edu
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Summary Sentence: The School of History and Sociology welcomes historian Dr. Sarah Igo from Vanderbilt University.

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Sarah Igo, Associate Professor of History at Vanderbilt University, will present “The ‘Records Prison’:  Surveillance and Subjectivity Since the Sixties.”

Dr. Igo received her A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in History from Princeton University. Her primary research interests are in modern American cultural and intellectual history, the history of the human sciences, the sociology of knowledge, and the history of the public sphere. Her first book,The Averaged American: Surveys, Citizens, and the Making of a Mass Public (Harvard University Press, 2007), explores the relationship between survey data—opinion polls, sex surveys, consumer research—and modern understandings of self and nation. An Editor’s Choice selection of the New York Times and one of Slate’s Best Books of 2007, The Averaged American was the winner of the President's Book Award of the Social Science History Association and the Cheiron Book Prize as well as a finalist for the C. Wright Mills Award of the American Sociological Association. Professor Igo is currently at work on a cultural history of modern privacy, examined through legal debates, artistic and architectural movements, technological innovations, professional codes, and shifting social norms.

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