A very intelligent guy, very warm personality, and very very into theory. So if that's not your thing, be forewarned. Maybe it's different in his other classes, but in Sociology of Collective Memory it's ALL theory, which isn't intrinsically bad. Yet there are other professors in the department that may seem more "practically-oriented." If you don't mind a little exegetic, mental masturbation, then go for it. But from my advice, if theory wasn't your thing at the get-go, then you may get seriously turned off by the end. If you're all about theory, then this is the professor you want as your graduate advisor. At some point though, you may start saying to yourself, "What the hell does this have to do with not just MY life, but real life in general?"