LifeLong Learning Program- Sociology of the Life Course
Session 1- Life History Projects - will provide some ideas for how to conduct a life history review or personal memoir project. We will discuss possible questions to ask, explore what it means to use a sociological "life course" lens, and screen a few examples of Digital Life Stories made by Colgate students enrolled in Sociology of the Life Course (featuring the lives of local elders).
Session 2 - Reflecting on Teaching and Researching the Life Course - will be an opportunity for Professor Loe to reflect on her lifelong curiosity about elder lives, and her sociological research and teaching on aging and the life course.
Facilitator: Meika Loe is Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at Colgate University, where she teaches courses on aging, gender, culture and medicine. She is the author of Aging Our Way: Lessons for Living from 85 and Beyond (Oxford 2011) which profiled 30 elders aging in place in Upstate New York over the course of three years. She has also published The Rise of Viagra: How the Little Blue Pill Changed Sex in America (NYU Press, 2004) and was co-editor of Technogenarians: Studying Health and Illness Through an Aging, Science, and Technology Lens (Blackwell, 2010).
Wednesday, October 23 at 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Hamilton Public Library, Community Room 13 Broad St., Hamilton, NY 13346