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The InterViews podcast series provides first-person accounts of the lives and work of National Academy of Sciences members. In this series of one-on-one conversations, scientists talk about what inspired them to pursue the careers they chose and describe some of the most fascinating aspects of their research.
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Lawrence Bobo (social sciences)
Lawrence Bobo is the W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University. Inspired by an undergraduate class at Loyola Marymount University, Bobo set his sights on a career in Sociology, obtaining a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1984. Before moving to Stanford, Dr. Bobo taught at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, The University of Callifornia at Los Angeles, and at Stanford University where he was Director of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.
Dr. Bobo was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2004.