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October 2017

Colloquium Series: Michael Dunn

October 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - October 4, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

Making Gigs Work: Workers, Platforms and Labor Market Strategies Technological advancements have always changed both the demand for certain types of workers and the nature of the employer-employee relationship. In the last decade, increases in internet availability and the meteoric rise of smartphone technology have caused a digital evolution of work that has led to the rise of the “gig economy”.  The gig economy is generally characterized by short-term engagements among employers, workers and customers.  In this sense, the gig…

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Colloquium Series: Jocelyn Viterna, Harvard

October 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How (Failed) Movements Matter: Abortion, Incarceration, and the Institutionalization of Movement Outcomes in Central America In Latin America, a counter-revolutionary backlash has produced new laws that constitutionalize fetal personhood, criminalize medically necessary abortions, and prosecute women who have stillbirths as murderers.  This paper examines the consequences of these legal transformations by comparing the theoretically important cases of El Salvador and Nicaragua.  On the books, El Salvador and Nicaragua have nearly identical abortion legislation—no abortions, no exceptions; not even when a pregnancy…

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Colloquium Series: Omar Lizardo, Notre Dame

October 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A Procedural Theory of Culture.

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November 2017

Colloquium Series: Didem Turkoglu

November 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

As Tuition Rises: Opposition to the Neoliberalization of Higher Education Over the past two decades, every country in the OECD has tried to raise tuitions for public universities. Not all of these proposals succeeded. Opposition arose and in half of them, they successfully blocked tuition hikes. This study focuses on of how opposition did manage to defeat tuition hike proposals despite the overall late neoliberal tide. In the aftermath of the Great Recession, late neoliberalism meant austerity policies and reduced…

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Colloquium Series: Batool Zaidi

November 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Colloquium Series: Holly Straut Eppsteiner

November 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Making it Work: Undocumented Women’s Strategies of Resistance and Survival in a Restricted Labor Market

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Colloquium Series: Joseph Bongiovi

November 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

"Hammer and Anvil:  Institutionalization of Private Security" Although outsourcing and privatization are becoming more prevalent, it is still surprising that this has extended to a military and security arena previously considered to be the monopoly of the state.  Private military and security companies have acted on new opportunities in novel and disruptive ways.  When excesses in the 2000’s put these new approaches in jeopardy, both public and private sector entities responded by establishing new institutional norms which are heavily reliant on self- governance…

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December 2017

Colloquium Series: Shane Elliot

December 6, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Consuming Craft: The Intersection of Production and Consumption in Craft Beer Markets of North Carolina

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January 2018

Colloquium Series: Daniel Laurison

January 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Class Ceiling: The Culture of Firms and the Class-Origin Pay Gap in Elite Occupations   Work on the intergenerational transmission of class advantages and disadvantages tends to focus on the question of “getting in” – the ways that family, educational institutions, and hiring practices limit working-class-origin people’s chances for upward mobility, and tend to favour those from privileged origins. This research, which is part of a book to be published later in 2018, focuses instead on “getting on”: what…

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February 2018

Colloquium Series: Jeremy Moulton

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Chiseling a Notch Out of the Next Generation’s Assets: The Effect of the Social Security Notch on Intergenerational Transfers

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