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Nov. 11 Harry Dahms: Sociology and Science Fiction: What’s ‘Love’ Got to Do With It?

Join us Friday, Nov. 11 for “Sociology and Science Fiction: What’s ‘Love’ Got to Do With It?,” a presentation by Harry Dahms, professor of sociology at UT.

In science-fiction films, “love” has been a consistent, but also an overlooked theme for decades. In his presentation, Professor Dahms will highlight how “love” has served as a trope to encourage viewers to recognize and/or move beyond problematic and restrictive social circumstances.

The presentation begins at noon on Zoom. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Once registered, you will receive a link to join the event.

Register for the Nov. 11 Science Forum.

About Harry Dahms

Professor Dahms’s primary research and teaching areas are theoretical sociology (social, sociological, and critical theory), economic sociology, globalization, social inequality, and social justice.

Dahms is co-director of the Center for the Study of Social Justice, co-chair of the Committee on Social Theory, editor of Current Perspectives in Social Theory, director of the International Social Theory Consortium and an affiliated faculty member of the University of Innsbruck, Austria. He earned his doctorate from the New School for Social Research, New York.

About the Science Forum

Started in 1933, the UT Science Forum is one of the oldest UT organizations. Its purpose? To share the latest scientific research with the public.

Nearly 90 years later, the UT Science Forum provides an excellent opportunity for students, UT professors and the general public to learn about cutting-edge research at UT, ORNL, and other local facilities.

Join Us Friday Nov. 11 at Noon via Zoom

Join us Fridays at noon for an opportunity to discuss the latest scientific research with distinguished professors and researchers. Presentations are 40 minutes and designed for the general public. A question-and-answer session follows each presentation.

For the health and safety of our campus and Knoxville community, we will host all fall 2022 Science Forum lectures on Zoom. Visit the Zoom Help Center to learn more about setting up an account and joining a meeting.