Culture/Politics Workshop

The Workshop on Cultural and Political Sociology is a forum for UNC-Chapel Hill sociology faculty and graduate students engaged in cultural and/or political sociology, broadly defined. Launched in 2006-2007, the workshop provides an intellectual home for participants, combining friendly lunchtime interaction and sustained scholarly engagement with members’ work. The workshop meets twice a month during the academic year to discuss a paper in progress, which is distributed and read ahead of time to ensure vigorous, substantive, and helpful engagement. Presenters include graduate students, UNC faculty, and visitors from around the world, both junior scholars and leading figures in these partially overlapping fields. More information can be found on the workshop’s website.

Inequality Workshop

The Inequality Workshop provides a venue for graduate students and faculty in Sociology and related fields to present and discuss original research on social inequality/stratification. The workshop explores the causes and consequences of inequality, broadly defined. Substantive areas may include economic inequality; race, class, and gender; educational inequality; health; and family/household inequalities. The workshop will meet every other week during the Fall and Spring semesters to discuss a work in progress, ranging from research ideas to papers to proposals. This workshop provides a space for constructive discussion of ongoing research, both theoretical and empirical, with the goal of pushing research projects forward to eventual publication. Please contact Kate Weisshaar (weisshaar@unc.edu) with questions about enrollment, schedule, or content.

Migration Workshop

The Migration Workshop is a forum for UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and graduate students involved in research on migration.  Formed in 2015, the workshop provides an intellectual home for scholarly engagement on internal and international migration. The workshop meets twice a month during the academic year to discuss a work in progress, including papers, proposals, and theses.  Presenters include graduate students, UNC faculty, and visitors, including emerging and leading scholars in the field of migration.

Race/Ethnicity Workshop

The UNC Race Workshop provides a forum for faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, to engage with one another at the cutting edge of social science research on race and ethnicity. Although the workshop is housed in the Department of Sociology at UNC, it is interdisciplinary in nature and is open to colleagues not affiliated with UNC. The workshop has two principle goals: improve the quality of social science research on race and ethnicity that is currently underway and to remain informed on the most recent, state-of-the-art social science research on race and ethnicity. In order to accomplish these goals, the workshop meets twice a month to provide feedback on a manuscript that is currently in progress and to discuss one recent article published in a leading social science journal (e.g., American Sociological Review, American Economic Review, American Political Science Review, Psychological Science, Journal of Human Evolution, et cetera). Each meeting will have two principle discussants; one charged with providing rigorous in-depth feedback on a developing manuscript, the other with reviewing a recent journal article. After the discussants provide their questions and insights, the meeting will open for conversation and debate. Postdoctoral fellows and faculty may attend meetings at will, graduate students are encouraged to attend regularly. UNC graduate students that plan to attend one or more meetings are required to register. Please send any questions about the workshop, including how to enroll in the course and how to join the course listserv, to Mosi Ifatunji (ifatunji@unc.edu).