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2017 Department Colloquia


  • Brian Powell  (Indiana University Bloomington and Russell Sage Foundation),   Sociology Departmental Colloqium Speaker, 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

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