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    Current Colloquium Schedule


    The department's colloquium series draws outstanding speakers from around the country and abroad, as well as providing an opportunity for faculty and students to present their own research.

    All colloquia presentations take place from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

    Spring 2014

    February 12, 2014 (12:00 - 1:00pm)

    Ken Bollen - Henry Rudolph Imerwahr Professor of Sociology, UNC-Chapel Hill

    "Measurement Matters: Democracy, Distance, & Departmental Rankings”

    March 5, 2014 (12:00-1:00pm)

    Hana Brown - Assistant Professor of Sociology, Wake Forest University

    "Paternalism and Punishment: The Racial Origins of Contemporary Welfare State Restrictions"

    March 19, 2014 (12:00-1:00pm)

    Amy Binder - Professor of Sociology, University of California at San Diego

    “’Civil’” or “’Provocative’”? Varieties of Conservative Student Style and Discourse in American Universities"

    April 2, 2014 (12:00-1:00pm)

    Philip O'Connell

    "Discrimination in the Irish Labour Market: Nationality, Ethnicity and the Recession"

    April 9, 2014 (12:00-1:00pm)

    Arne Kalleberg - Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology, UNC-Chapel Hill

    "The Perils of Precarity"

    April 16, 2014 (12:00-1:00pm)

    Doug Lauen - Associate Professor of Public Policy, UNC-Chapel Hill

    "Teachers, Schools, and Educational Inequality”

    April 23, 2014 (12:00-1:00pm)

    Guangjin Chen - Senior Research Fellow and Director, Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

    "Public Transfers and Income Inequality in Contemporary China"

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