Emory Report
Sept. 11, 2006
Volume 59, Number 3


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Sept. 11 , 2006
Memorial service to honor sociology professor Boswell

Terry Boswell, a renowned sociologist and a member of the Emory faculty since 1984, died June 1 following a long battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease). A memorial service will be held in his honor on Friday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m. in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library. A reception will follow.
Born in 1955 in Eureka, California, Boswell earned his Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Arizona. He left behind an influential body of work in the areas of stratification and labor markets, revolutions and the political economy of the world system, including several books and more than 40 published papers.
“Terry was a great colleague, leader and example during his 22 years at Emory. However, he always found time for his family, his friends, his students and his many hobbies,” his colleagues in the Department of Sociology wrote in collective appreciation. “He will be missed, and his presence will remain felt.”.