Todd Gitlin, an American sociologist, political writer, novelist and cultural commentator will kick off the lecture series “The ’60s at 50: Reflections on America a Half-Century Later” with a free, public lecture in Bucknell Hall on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. The series is hosted by the Bucknell Department of Sociology & Anthropology.
Currently a professor of journalism and sociology and chair of the Ph. D. program in communications at Columbia University, Gitlin is the author of 16 books, including The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage. He has written about the mass media, politics, and intellectual life and the arts for both popular and scholarly publications. His forthcoming book, The Opposition, is a novel set in the 1960s. An excerpt appears in the January/February 2018 issue of The Smithsonian.
Gitlin lectures frequently on culture and politics in the United States and abroad (Britain, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Russia, Greece, Turkey, India, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Canada, Mexico, Morocco, Egypt). He has appeared on many National Public Radio programs including Fresh Air as well as PBS, ABC, CBS and CNN.