Colloquia

2017 Department Colloquia

Amy Hsin, (Queens College), "The Effects of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals on the Educational Outcomes of Undocumented Students:  Evidence from a Large Public University."

Deborah Carr, (Rutgers University), "Do Marital and Kin Support Enhance (or Undermine) Older Adults' Well-Being?  New Evidence from the DUST Study,"  Wednesday, March 29th @ 4:00 PM


2016 Department Colloquia

Josh Pacewicz (Brown University), "Partisans and Partners:  The Politics of the Post-Keynesian Society,"  Monday, October 10 @ 4:00 PM

Stewart Hoover (University of Colorado, Boulder), "Does God Make the Man? Media, Religion, and the Crisis of Masculinity", Monday, October 24 @ 4:00 PM

2015 Department Colloquia

Nancy Foner (Hunter College & The Graduate Center), "Immigration and the Remaking of New York", Thursday, March 12 @ 4:00 PM

Philip Kasinitz (Hunter College & The Graduatae Center), "Immigration, Diversity, and Citizenship:  The Changing Terrain of Racial Justice", Wednesday, March 25 @ 1:00 PM


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.

Nicholas Wilson (Yale University), "Corruption and the Making of Modern Bureaucracy:  Evidence from the British Empire in India", Monday, September 29th @ 1:00 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

 

Ongoing Workshops

Initiative for the Historical Social Sciences

Memory in the Disciplines

 

Recent Conferences

35th Annual PEWS (Political Economy of the World System) conference "National Borders in the 21st Century", April 28-30, 2011

News & Events

      May 2017  
      Carrie Shandra has been awarded a grant under the Department of Labor Scholars Program for a project on Job Characteristics and Job Retention of Young Workers With Disabilities  
      Jennifer Heerwig (with collaborator Brian McCabe) has been awarded a seed grant from
Georgetown's McCourt School Massive Data Institute for their project,
"The Seattle Voucher Experiment: Using Big Data to Enhance Local Democracy."
 
      Arnout van de Rijt with our Alumni Eran Shor (McGill University) was awarded the bests paper award from the Communication, Information Technology and Media Studies section of the ASA for their co-authored paper (Eran Shor, Arnoug van de Rijt, Alex Mitsov, Vivek Kulkarni, and Steven Skiena), "A Paper Ceiling:  Explaining the Persistent Underrepresentation of Women in Printed News." American Sociological Review
 
      Carrie Shandra was awarded the 2017 Outstanding Publication in the Sociology of Disability Award from the ASA Section on Disability and Society for her paper "Benefactors and Beneficiaries?  Disability and Care to Others" forthcoming in the Journal of Marriage and Family
 
      Rebekah Burroway has received an "Outstanding Author Contribution" from the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence for her paper "Empowering Women, Strengthening Children:  A Multi-Level Analysis of Gender Inequality and Child Malnutrition in Developing Countries" published in Advances in Gender Research  
      Amy Hsin, Queens College, Department of Sociology, May 3rd, 4:00 - 5:30 PM, SBS N403,"The Effects of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals on the Educational Outcomes of Undocumented Students:  Evidence from a Large Public University."
 
      April 2017  
      Sociology Brown Bag Series presents Assistant Professor Tiffany Joseph, Wednesday, April 19th, 4:00 - 5:30 PM, SBS N403, "The Growing Citizen-Noncitizen Divide:  Life along the Documentation Status Continuum."  
      March 2017  
      Transforming Sociology (program), Sociology Graduate Student Conference, March 31, 2017, Center for Global Studies at Stony Brook University
 
      Deborah Carr, Rutgers University, Department of Sociology, March 29th, 4:00 - 5:30 PM, SBS N403, "Do Marital and Kin Support Enhance (or Undermine) Older Adults' Well-Being?  New Evidence from the DUST Study."
 
      December 2016  
      Nicholas Hoover Wilson selected as a Faculty Fellow at the Humanities Institute of Stony Brook University for 2017-2018.  
      November 2016   
      Sociology Brown Bag Series presents Ph.D. student Helena Darwin, Wednesday, November 30th, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "Doing Genderqueer"  
      Chandra Muller, University of Texas, Austin, Department of Sociology, November 14th, 4:00 - 5:30 PM, SBS N403, "Education and the Transition Through Adulthood to Midlife in the New Economy."
 
       Sociology Brown Bag Series presents Assistant Professor Jason Jones,
Wednesday, November 2, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "An Audit Study of Public School Principals:  Evidence for Selective Response."
 
      October 2016  
      Mindfulness and Diversity:  Mind-Body Approaches for Enhancing Awareness and Well-Being, Friday, October 28th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. For information and to register, please go to
mindfulnessconference
IHSS will present Partha Chatterjee, Columbia University, Professor of Anthropology and of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies, October 26, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM, SBS N318, "Governmentality in the East."
Stewart Hoover, University of Colorado-Boulder, Director of the Center for Media, Religion, and Culture, October 24th, 4:00 - 5:30 PM, SBS N403, "Does God Make the Man? Media, Religion, and the Crisis of Masculinity"
Josh Pacewicz, Brown University, Department of Sociology, October 10th, 4:00 - 5:30 PM, SBS N403, "Partisans & Partners:  The Politics of the Post-Keynesian Society."
 
      September 2016  
      IHSS will present Krishan Kumar, University of Virginia, University Professor and William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology, September 29, 2:30 PM - 3:50 PM, SBS N320, "The Time of Empire: History and Chronology in the Development of Empire."
Memories in the Discipline will present Anna Di Lellio, New School for Social Research, Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in International Relations , September 14, 2:30 PM - 3:50 PM, Poetry Center-Humanities Building, Film and Discussion: "Thinking of You."  Co-sponsored with the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Sociology Brown Bag Series presents Ph.D. student Carolyn Coburn, Wednesday, September 7, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403 "Organized Hypocrisy in the World Bank:  A Cross-National Analysis of Access to Water."
 
      May 2016  
      Carrie Shandra receives a grant from the Russell Sage Foundation for her project entitled, "The New Bottom Rung? Internship Vacancies and Hiring in the Entry Level Job Market."
Sociology Brown Bag Series presents Assistant Professor Nicholas Wilson, Wednesday, May 4, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "Where Interest and Passion Unite to Confound All Order:  Corruption as State Formation in Early Colonial British India, 1757-1786."
 
      April 2016  
       Ph.D. student Aarushi Bhandari is awarded the P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship
Tiffany Joseph has been named one of five Nancy Weiss Malkiel Junior Faculty Fellows for 2016 at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
Tiffany Joseph receives an American Sociological Association Fund to Advance the Discipline Grant
Rebekah Burroway receives a SAGE Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award.
IHSS will present Shimelis Gulema, Stony Brook University, Department of Africana Studies, April 27, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM, SBS N318, "City as Nation: Ethiopia's Search for a Modern Nation, 1896 - 1975."
Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College, Department of Sociology; Harvard University, Senior Research Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and Hauser Center for Non-Profit Organizations, April 13, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM, SBS N405, "Artifact and Allegiances:  How Museums put the Nation and the World on Display."
IHSS will present Ian Roxborough, Stony Brook University, Department of Sociology, April 6, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM, SBS N320, "The US Military and State-building Projects, 1898 - 2003."
 
      March 2016  
     

Ph.D. student Andrew Hargrove has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.  This fellowship carries three years of full funding to support his research on water, well-being, and globalization.
Memories in the Discipline will present Abena Ampofoa Asare, Stony Brook University, Department of Africana Studies, March 23, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM, Humanities Institute (HUM 1008), "Surviving Histories:  Ghana's Truth and Reconciliation Commission", Co-Sponsored with the Humanities Institute
IHSS will present Karl Jacoby, Columbia University, Department of History, March 10, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM, SBS N320, "The Color Line and the Borderline:  Reconstructing  Race and Nation in Mexico and the U.S., 1865-1925."
Sociology Brown Bag Series presents Ph.D. student Jamie Sommer, Wednesday, March 9, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "A Cross-National Analysis of Deforestation and State Capacity.", a paper co-authored with Associate Professor John Shandra
Sociology Brown Bag Series presents Assistant Professor Melissa Forbis, Wednesday, March 2, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "Re-centering Knowledge Production, Indigenous Women's Theorizing, Decolonization, and the Confines of Citizenship."

 
      February  2016  
      •Sociology Brown Bag Series presents Professor Emeritis Ivan Chase, Wednesday, February 3, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "the Fragility of Individual-Based Explanations of Social Hierarchies:  A Test Using Animal Pecking Orders."
 
      December 2015  
      Sociology Brown Bag Series presents Assistant Professor Carrie Shandra, Wednesday, December 2, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "How Does Disability 'Steal Time'? Health, Social Disparities, and the Disability Gap in Time Use."
      November 2015  
      IHSS will present Nicholas Wilson, Stony Brook Department Sociology, November 18, 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM, SBS N320, “What Do Historical Sociologists Do All Day?  Historical Method in Theory and Practice  
      October 2015  
      Sociology Brown Bag Series presents Assistant Professor Kristen Shorette, Wednesday, October 28, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "Culture and Power in Cross-National Carbon Dioxide Emissions."  
      September 2015  
      Sociology Brown Bag Series presents Assistant Professor Jason Jones, Wednesday, September 16, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "The Paradox of Weak Ties in 55 Countries."
Sociology Brown Bag Series presents Ph.D. student Cliff Leek, Wednesday, September 2, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "Men and Masculinities in International Development:  Are Fears Becoming Realities?"
 
      May 2015  
      Ph.D. student Suzan Walters receives the 2015 Outstanding Student Paper Award in the ASA section, Disability and Society, for her paper, "Caregiving and HIV:  Accounts of Resisting Individualism, Privatization, and Cuts in Social Spending."
Jennifer Heerwig and Josh Murray (Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt and SBU Sociology alumni) awarded $33,000 grant by the Russell Sage Foundation to support their project entitled "Partisanship, Unity, and Inter-Corporate Networks:  Political Donations of the Corporate Elite, 1980 - 2014."
 
      April 2015  
      Sociology Brown Bag series presents Professor Ian Roxborough, Wednesday, April 22, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "Human Aspects of Military Operations: Intra-Organizational Debate and Spontaneous Sociology."
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
Sociology Brown Bag series presents Associate Professor Timothy P. Moran and Ph.D. student Sofia Boutillier, Wednesday, April 8, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "Saying Happiness While Doing Inequality:  Wealth, Neoliberalism, and the New York Times."
 
      March 2015  
      Philip Kasinitz, Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of CUNY, March 25, 2015, 1:00 PM, SBS N403, "Immigration, Diversity and Citizenship:  The Changing Terrain of Racial Justice."
Nancy Foner, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of CUNY, March 12, 2015, 4:00 PM, SBS N403, "Immigration and the Remaking of New York."
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
 
      February 2015  
      Sociology Brown Bag series presents Ph.D. student Carolyn Coburn, Wednesday, February 18, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "Water, Sanitation, and Female Secondary School Enrollment:  A Cross-National Analysis of Sub-Saharan African Nations."  
      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  
      Sociology Brown Bag series presents Assistant Professor Kristen Shorette, Wednesday, February 4, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "Global Institutions and the Persistence of Cross-National Health Disparities across the Global South."  

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