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2023 Department Colloquia

  • Giselle Gerardi (Stony Brook University School of Nursing, Office of Nursing Research)  Sociology Department Colloquium, September 27th, 1:00 - 2:30 PM, SBS N403 "Achieving Health Equity in Perinatal Populations:  A Call for Collaboration."
  • Xiaogang Wu, (New York University Center for Applied Social and Economic Research) Sociology Departmental Colloquium, April 7th, 12:00 - 1:30 PM, SBS N403: "Social and Political Consequences of the COVID-19 Crisis in the United States: Evidence from a Longitudinal Survey in 2020 and 2021."

2022 Department Colloquia

  • Rebecca Johnson, (Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy) Sociology Departmental Colloquium Speaker, November 4th, 1:00 - 2:30 PM, SBS N403: "Using Text as Data to Understand Treatments: The Case of an RCT on College Navigators in Public Housing"
  • Jessica Halliday Hardie (Hunter College), October 19th, 1:00 - 2:30 PM, SBSN403: "Best Laid Plans: Women Coming of Age in Uncertain Times"
  • Allison Pugh (University of Virginia), April 4th, 2:30 - 4:00 PM, SBS N403:  "The Stratification of Human Contact:  The Presentand Future of Connective Labor"
  • Tim Liao (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), April 6th, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, SBS N403: "Life Course Trajectory Class Crystallization."
  • Prema Kurien (Syracuse University), April 11th, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, SBS N403: "The Racial Paradigm and Anti-Caste Activism in the U.S.."
  • Biray Kolluoğlu (Boğaziçi University), April 13th, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, SBS N403: "Social Assemblages in Flux: Global Health and Education"
  • Dana Weinberg (CUNY Queens College and The Graduate Center), April 20th, 1:00 - 2:30 PM, N403: "From Anti -Vaxxer Moms to Miltia Men: Social Media Influence Operations and Narrative Weaponization."


2019 Department Colloquia

  • Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), March 27th, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, SBS N403:  "We Hereby Neglect:  The Israeli Hall of Independence and the Social Construction of Commemoration."
  • Sarah Cowan (New York University), March 6th, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, SBS N403: "Intergroup Contact and Competing Allegiances in a Complex World."
  • Nitsan Chorev (Brown University), February 11th, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, SBS N403: "Making Medicines in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda:  Toward a Sociology of Developmental Foreign Aid."
  • Jochem Kotthaus (University of Dortmund), February 6th, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, SBS N403: "The Transformation of Mundane Knowledge.  Reflections on the Globalization of Sport Fams."

2018 Department Colloquia

  • Yasemin Besen-Cassino (Montclair State University), October 1st, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, SBS N403:  "The Cost of Being a Girl:  Working Teens and the Origins of the Gender Wage Gap"
  • Julian Go, (Boston University), February 28th, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, SBS N403 ""Abroad and At Home: "Militarization," or the Colonial Counter-Insurgenization of Policing in Early 20th Century America"."
  • Rachel Sherman (The New School), April 16th, 1:00 - 2:30 PM, SBS N403"A Very Expensive Ordinary Life:  Consumption and Moral Legitimacy among New York Elites."

2017 Department Colloquia

  • Brian Powell (Indiana University Bloomington and Russell Sage Foundation),  November 29th, 1-2:15 PM, SBS N403
  • Shamus Khan (Columbia University), "Understanding Sexual Violence on a College Campus," October 16th, 1-2:15 PM, SBS N403
  • 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