Sociology Graduate Student Erin Johnston and Anthropology Graduate Student George Laufenberg
will offer responses to the new book by Thomas DeGloma, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Hunter College, City University of New York
The theme of personal awakening is a feature of countless stories throughout history, where the “lost” and the “blind” are saved from darkness and despair by suddenly seeing the light. In Seeing the Light, Thomas DeGloma explores such accounts of personal awakening, in stories that range from the discovery of a religious truth to remembering a childhood trauma to embracing a new sexual orientation. He reveals a surprising social nature to these seemingly very personal stories.