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Spring 2011 Series


  • January 26, 2011:  Margarita Mooney, UNC-Chapel Hill. “Opportunities and Challenges in Engaged Scholarship:  Faith Makes Us Live and the 2010 Haitian Earthquake”


  • February 17, 2011:  Mario Small, University of Chicago:  “Rethinking Social Capital.”
  • February 23, 2011:  Liana Richardson, UNC-CH:  “Reproducing Racial Inequality Across Generations:  Life Course and Contextual Influences on Birth Outcomes”


  • March 24, 2011:  Social Forces Visiting Scholar, Neil Gross, University of British Columbia:  “Are Professors Liberal?”
  • March 30, 2011:  Adia Harvey, Georgia State University:  “Are Some Emotions Marked Whites Only: Racialized Feeling Rules in Professional Workplaces”


  • April 6, 2011:  Doris Selo Memorial Lecture, Hilary Levey Friedman, Harvard University:  “Playing to Win: Raising Girls in a Competitive Culture”
  • April 20, 2011:  Christine Bachrach, Nannerl O. Keohane Distinguished Visiting Professor, UNC-CH and Duke, “Cultural Confusion: Why Cultural Sociology Needs a Model of Mind”


  • May 4, 2011:  UNC-CH at the PAAs:  Sociology department members share their PAA presentations
  1. Matt Bradshaw, Cheryl Roberts, Margarita Mooney, and Glen Elder, UNC-Chapel Hill.  “Financial Hardship, Religious Resources, and Psychological Well-Being in Late Life”
  2. Jamie Lewis, UNC-Chapel Hill.  “Patterns in American Fathers’ Fathering Attitudes”
  3. Lisa Pearce and Shrada Shresth, UNC-Chapel Hill.  “When Nature Becomes Disenchanted:  The Role of Ideational Change in Models of Environmental Degradation”

Fall 2010 Series


  • September 8, 2010:  UNC at the ASAs: Sociology department members share their ASA presentations
  1. Ian Conlon and Kate McFarland, UNC-Chapel Hill.  “Concrete Language and Sexual Prejudice: The Effect of Question Wording on Opinion of Same-Sex Marriage”
  2. Janette Dill, UNC-Chapel Hill.  “The Changing Nature of Career Development in Health Care Organizations: The Case of Low-Wage Workers”
  3. Charles Seguin and Andy Andrews, UNC-Chapel Hill.  “Making America Dry: Ethnicity, Religion, and Urbanization in the Adoption of Prohibition, 1890-1919”
  • September 15, 2010:  Kayo Suzuki, UNC-Chapel Hill.  “The Transition to Unmarried Childbirth: Socialization and Opportunity Cost Explanations”
  • September 22, 2010:  Gerardo Marti, Davidson College.  “I Just Wish I Could Be Black”: African Americans, Gospel Music, and the Persistence of Racial Stereotypes in Multiracial Churches”


  • October 13, 2010:  Andrew Peyton, UNC-Chapel Hill.  “‘It’s Not About Not Drinking’: Toward a Cultural Sociology of Health and Illness Using Alcoholics Anonymous”
  • October 27, 2010:  JD Daw, UNC-Chapel Hill.  “Waiting to Live: The Contributions of Social, Geographic, Medical, and Biological Factors to the Creation of Disparities in Kidney Transplantation”


  • November 3, 2010:  Rosemary Hopcroft, UNC-Charlotte.  “The Complementarities Between Sociological and Evolutionary Theory: The Case of Gender Inequality.”
  • November 10, 2010:  Social Forces Invited Speaker – Steve Warner, University of Illinois at Chicago.  “Race and Religion in the American Republic”
  • November 17, 2010:  Yingchun Ji, UNC-Chapel Hill.  “Understanding How Economic and Ideational Factors Combine to Influence the Timing of Marriage”


  • December 1, 2010:  Odum Graduate Student Award Winner Presentation – Shawn Bauldry, UNC-Chapel Hill.  “Income and Self-Identified Class of First-Generation Post-Secondary Students Over the Life-Course”