2014 Department Colloquia
Michael Szell (MIT), "Large-scale Online Experiments and New Perspectives in Social Science", Wednesday, February 12 @ 4:00 PM
Jason Jones (University of California at San Diego), "A 61-Million-Person Experiment in Social Influence and Political Mobilization", Thursday, February 6 @ 11:00 AM
Valerie Leiter (Simmons College), "Power, Rights, and Participation among Youth with Disabilities", Thursday, March 13 @ 4:00 PM.
Jennifer London (Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University), "Understanding Authoritarianism as a Dynamic Category of Practice: Ibn al-Muquaffa's Legacy for the History of Arab Political Thought", Wednesday, April 9 @ 3:00 PM.
Natalia Sarkisian (Boston College), "More or Less Kin: Disparities and Kin Support", Thursday, April 17th @ 4:00 PM.
2013 Department Colloquia
Yan Long (University of Michigan), "Empowering Communities? The Impact of Transnational AIDS Institutions on Chinese Repressive Rule, 1989-2012" , Monday February 4 @ 4pm.
Katy Fallon (McGill University), "Does Critical Mass Matter: Women's Political Representation and Child Health in Developing Countries", Wednesday February 6 @ 4pm.
Jae-Mahn Shim (University of Chicago), "Coordinating Plural Logics of Action: The Coexistence of Biomedicine and Alternative Medicine", Monday February 11 @ 4pm.
Shiri Noy (Indiana University), "The World Bank and Targeting in Health Policy in Peru, Argentina and Costa Rica", Wednesday February 13 @ 4pm.
Zack Almquist (University of California-Irvine), "Population Dynamics and Network Dynamics: A Holistic Approach", Wednesday, February 27th @ 4:00 PM
Jennifer Heerwig (New York University), "Money in the Middle: Contribution Strategies amont Elite Donors to Federal Elections, 1980 - 2008", Monday, March 4th @ 4:00 PM
Mengxiao Zhu (Rutgers University), "Motivations for Self-Assembling into Project Teams: Insights from the Study of Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs), Wednesday, March 6th @ 4:00 PM
Craig Rawlings (University of California-Santa Barbara), "Streams of Thought: The Macro-Structure and Micro-Dynamics of Intellectual Integration within a Research University", Monday, March 11th @ 4:00 PM
Michele Lamont (Harvard University), "Shared Cognitive-Emotional-Interactional Platforms: Markers and Conditions for Successful Interdisciplinary Collaborations", Thursday, March 28th @ 3:30 PM
2012 Department Colloquia
Robert Toscano (Italian Ambassador to Iran, 2003 to 2008), "Arab Spring, Iranian Frost? The Middle East between Conflict and Change", December 6, 2012
David Menashri (Academic Center of Law & Business, Ramat Gan), "Iran, Israel, and the Arab Spring", October 24, 2012
Patrick Hutton (University of Vermont) "Nostalgia and Memory", April 11, 2012
Sarah Thebaud (Princeton) "Gender Status Beliefs in Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Are Women Entrepreneurs Penalized?", March 28, 2012
Aldon Morris (Northwestern) Provost's Lecture Series: W.E.B. DuBois: "The Unforgotten Founder of American Sociology", February 9, 2012
35th Annual PEWS (Political Economy of the World System) conference "National Borders in the 21st Century", April 28-30, 2011
News & Events
|•IHSS will present Miriam L. Kingsberg, University of Colorado; ACLS Ryskamp Visiting Scholar, Columbia University, April 15, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, “Fieldwork, Ethnology, and Empire: the Making of Japan's ‘Transwar Generation’ of Social Scientists” - Co-sponsored by the History Department|
|•IHSS will present Shobana Shankar, Stony Brook Department of History, March 11, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM, SBS N320, “Curbing Religious Freedoms for State Security: The Old Cities of Northern Nigeria in the Era
of Decolonization” - Co-sponsored by the Africana Studies Department
|•IHSS will present Paul Gootenberg, Stony Brook Department of History & Sociology, February 18, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM, SBS N320, “From Teonanácatl to Miami Vice: Latin America’s Contribution to World Drug Culture” - Co-sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center|
|•Florencia Arancibia has been awarded a two-year post-doctoral fellowship with the Argentine National Scientific and Technical Research Council for her research project, "Social movements and knowledge intermediaries: participatory methods for inclusive innovation."|
|•IHSS will present Rick DesRochers, Long Island University-Post Campus, Department of Theatre, October 14, 2:30 PM, SBS N403, "The Family Act Goes to School - The Marx Brothers, Vaudeville, and Americanization."|
|•Michael Kimmel and Gloria Steinem co-author New York Times opinion piece on consensual sex on college campuses entitled "Yes Is Better Than No."
•Kristen Shorette receives ASA Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline Award for her project, "Freedom from Discrimination as Human Right? The Global Human Rights Regime and the Diffusion of Affirmative Action since 1965"
•Carrie Shandra selected as a Fellow of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research's Switzer Research Program
•Nicholas Wilson, Yale University, September 29, 2014, 1:00 PM, SBS N403, "Corruption and the Making of Modern Bureaucracy: Evidence from the British Empire in India."
•IHSS will present Steven Skiena, Stony Brook University, Department of Computer Science, September 18, 2:30 PM, SBS N403, "Who's Bigger? Where Historical Figures Really Rank.
|•Suzan Walters was named a 2014 Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award Recipient by SAGE.|
|•Cathy Marrone receives the Sister Margareet Ann Landry Lifetime Achievement Award at the Stony Brook Student Life Awards Ceremony|
•Study by Arnout van de Rijt and Michael Restivo published in PNAS and featured in The Economist
•Brooke Ellison, Ph.D. 2012, Assistant Professor of Healthcare Policy and Management at Stony Brook University, was selected by the World Economic Forum as a 2014 Global Leader.
|•Tarun Banerjee receives Sociology Department's Judith Tanur Dissertation Research Award.
•Crystal Fleming receives Career Enhancement Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.
•IHSS will present Lawrence Frohman, Stony Brook University, Department of History, February 12th, 11:30 AM, SBS N320, "Surveillance, Security, Divinity"
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