Spring 2022 Colloquium Schedule
|Monday, April 4th, 2:3o PM, SBS N-403|
Allison Pugh, University of Virginia
The Stratification of Human Contact: The Present and Future of Connective Labor
Allison Pugh is Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality at the University of Virginia. Her 2015 book The Tumbleweed Society: Working and Caring in an Age of Insecurity (Oxford) is a study of the broader impacts of job precariousness. Her book Longing and Belonging: Parents, Children, and Consumer Culture (University of California Press 2009) received four honors from the American Sociological Association and was a finalist for the C. Wright Mills award. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. She is writing a book for Princeton University Press about the standardization of interpersonal work.
|Wednesday, April 6th, 1:oo PM, SBS N-403|
Tim Liao, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Life Course Trajectory Class Crystallization
Tim F. Liao is Professor of Sociology, Statistics, and East Asian Languages & Cultures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is Head of the Department of Sociology. He also served as Director of the Center for East Asian & Pacific Studies from 2016 to 2019 and Head of Sociology from 2004 to 2009. His research interests include demography, life course research, methodology, social photography, and collective memory. He is a 2013-2014 Center for Advanced Study associate at the University of Illinois, a 2017-2018 Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences fellow (Stanford University). He is a Deputy Editor of Demography, an Associate Editor of Advances in Life Course Research, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Sequence Analysis Association as well as on the American Sociological Review and The Sociological Quarterly Editorial Boards. He is the 2021 winner of American Sociological Association Methodology’s Paul F. Lazarsfeld Award.
|Monday, April 11th, 1:oo PM, SBS N-403|
Prema Kurien, Syracuse University The Racial Paradigm and Anti-Caste Activism in the U.S.
Dr. Prema Kurien is Professor of Sociology at Syracuse University as well as the Past President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. She is a scholar of international migration, race, ethnicity, and religion. Dr. Kurien adopts a transnational approach in her work and has also done research in India, to show how a variety of global factors, including developments in the country of origin, play a profound role in shaping community structures, cultures, and activism profiles of immigrants and even the second generation. She is the author of three award-winning sole-authored books, Kaleidoscopic Ethnicity: International Migration and the Reconstruction of Community Identities in India (2002), A Place at the Multicultural Table: The Development of an American Hinduism (2007), and Ethnic Church Meets Mega Church: Indian American Christianity in Motion (2017). She is currently completing her next book, Claiming Citizenship: Race, Religion, and Belonging among New Ethnic Americans and is also writing from her project, “Religious Minorities in the US and Canada: Divergent Patterns of Political Involvement and Activism.” Her work has been recognized with a Contribution to the Field award (in Asian/Asian American Studies), three book awards, and three article awards and she has received postdoctoral fellowships and grants from a wide variety of sources.
|Wednesday, April 13th, 1:oo PM, SBS N-403|
Biray Kolluoğlu, Boğaziçi University
Social Assemblages in Flux: Global Health and Education
Biray Kolluoglu is a professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Policy Graduate Program at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul.
Kolluoglu has completed her doctoral studies at the Department of Sociology, Binghamton University. Kolluoglu has been a junior fellow in Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin in 2004 and a fellow in the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna (IWM) in 2019-2020. She is the editor-in-chief of New Perspectives on Turkey.
Kolluoglu’s research and publications have centered around urban sociology, sociology of space and memory, port cities, historical sociology and sociology of education. She is currently working on culture and education in Turkey and is interested in platformization in the health sector.
|Wednesday, April 20th, 1:oo PM, SBS N-406|
Dana Weinberg, CUNY Queens College and The Graduate Center
From Anti-Vaxxer Moms to Militia Men: Social Media Influence Operations and Narrative Weaponization
Dana Beth Weinberg, PhD, is Professor of Sociology at Queens College and The Graduate Center-City University of New York and Director of the New War Research Consortium. She holds a PhD from Harvard University. Her current work focuses on digital disruption and the impact on work and social lives, social media influence operations, and the weaponization of narrative for influence and radicalization. She is the author of Code Green: Money-Driven Hospitals and the Dismantling of Nursing.
- Nicholas H. Wilson has received a $20,000 Stony Brook Foundation Trustees Faculty Award to pursue research, scholarship and creative art. Recipients are chosen with an emphasis on the quality of research and publications and scholarship, the institutional impact of achievements and potential for continued professional growth, and the clarity, quality and significance of long-term future research, scholarship and creative activity and their probably impact upon SBU and the scholarly community within the discipline.
- Oyeronke Oyewumi has received the Distinguished Africanist Award of the African Studies Association of the United States. Established in the 1980s, the award recognizes and honors "scholars who have contributed a lifetime record of outstanding scholarship in their respective field of African Studies and service to thr Africanist community."
- In the recent American Sociological Association election, Crystal Fleming was elected to a three year term as an at-large member of Council, which is the governing body of the association.