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

  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."

  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."  
  December 2014  
  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."  
  October 2014
  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."  
  September 2014  
  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.

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