1979

Michael Messner (1979)

I arrived in Berkeley in 1979 as part of a very large cohort of graduate students, many of whom are leaders and important researchers today. We were immediately immersed in a quirky and exciting seminar, co-taught by Michael Burawoy and Neil Smelser. In retrospect, I can see that my main experience as a grad student was benign neglect; I received little direction with my work, and almost no professional socialization.

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