Fellman, Gordon Edit


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  • Biography/Historical Note

    Gordon Fellman (1934-) held the position of Professor of Sociology at Brandeis from 1964-2022, as well as serving as Chair of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program. Fellman obtained his B.A. from Antioch College and a PhD. in Sociology from Harvard University. During his tenure at Brandeis, Professor Fellman has been both a witness to, and a participant in, many campus events that had national significance. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the occupation of Ford Hall and the organization of the National Strike Center were seminal moments in the history of American and African-American student activism. Professor Fellman actively collected materials on the occupation by scouring the campus for fliers, handouts, and other material related to these activities and movements. In the 1980s, Professor Fellman was active in the American Anti-Apartheid movement, and in particular opposed the use of University investments in South Africa. He has been crucial in bringing world attention to the plight of Tibet and in organizing the 1998 visit of the Dalai Lama to Brandeis. His publications include "The Deceived Majority: Politics and Protest in Middle America" (1973), and "Rambo and the Dalai Lama: The Compulsion to Win and its Threat to Human Survival" (1998).

    Author: R. Heinrich