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

      June 2017  
       Michael Schwartz, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus. and our alumnus Josh Murray (Vanderbilt University) have won the outstanding article award for the ASA Marxist Sociology Section for their paper, "Moral Economy, Structural Leverage, and Organizational Efficacy:  Class Formation and the Great Fling Sit-Down Strike, 1936-37." Critical Historical Studies  
      Tiffany Joseph (with co-author Helen Marrow) has received the Donald W. Light Award for the Applied or Public Practice of Medical Sociology.  The award was received for their paper, "Excluded and Frozen Out: Unauthorized Immigrants' (Non) Access to Care after Healthcare Reforms." Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies
      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
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."

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