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.
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"
"Teachers, Schools, and Educational Inequality”
"The Perils of Precarity"
April 2, 2014 (12:00-1:00pm)
"Discrimination in the Irish Labour Market: Nationality, Ethnicity and the Recession"
April 16, 2014 (12:00-1:00pm)
"Paradise Transplanted: Immigrant Homeland Re-creation and Belonging in Urban Community Gardens"