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. in Hamilton Hall 271, unless otherwise noted.

Current Colloquium Schedule

Fall 2015

August 19, 2015 (12:00-1:00pm)

Brandon Gorman – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


August 26, 2015 (12:00-1:00pm)

Hexuan Liu – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


September 9, 2015 (12:00-1:00pm)

Kim Ebert – North Carolina State University, Raleigh


September 16, 2015 (12:00-1:00pm)

Yi Li – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


September 23, 2015 (12:00-1:00pm)

Ali Kadivar – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


September 30, 2015 (12:00-1:00pm)

Jane Lee – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


October 7, 2015 (12:00-1:00pm)

Arthur Alderson – Indiana University


October 21, 2015 (12:00-1:00pm)

Stephanie Moller – University of North Carolina, Charlotte


October 28, 2015 (12:00-1:00pm)

Charles Seguin – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


November 4, 2015 (12:00-1:00pm)

Paul Osterman – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA


November 11, 2015 (12:00-1:00pm)

Doug McAdam – Stanford University, Stanford, CA


November 18, 2015 (12:00-1:00pm)

Michael Schudson – Columbia University, New York, NY


Spring 2015

January 28, 2015 (12:00-1:00pm)

Barbara Entwisle – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

“The Politics of Social Science: NSF and Beyond”


February 4, 2015 (12:00 – 1:00pm)

Karen Fields – Hitchcock Room, Stone Center

“Thomas Jefferson’s Bordeaux and W. E. B. Du Bois’s View of the French Revolution”


February 11, 2015 (12:00 – 1:00pm)

R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy – City College of New York

“Inequality in the Promised Land – Why Suburban Schools Are Still Unequal”


February 18, 2015 (12:00 – 1:00pm)

Sandra Smith – University of California, Berkeley

“How Tie Strength Shapes Job Contacts’ Decisions to Make Referrals”


March 4, 2015 (12:00-1:00pm)

Karl Alexander – John Hopkins University

“The Long Shadow: Family Background, Disadvantaged Urban Youth and the Transition to Adulthood”


March 18, 2015 (12:00-1:00pm)

John Levi Martin – University of Chicago

“Where Does Political Ideology Come From?”


March 25, 2015 (12:00 – 1:00pm)

Ali Kadivar – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

“Popular Transitions and the Fate of Young Democracies”


April 15, 2015 (12:00 – 1:00pm)

Jim Moody – Duke University