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Fall 2011

September 14, 2011 – UNC-CH Sociology ASA Roundup


  • Neal Caren, “Bringing Adversity Back In: Economic Breakdown and the Pace of Collective Action”
  • Michael Gaddis, “High-Arts Participation or Habits and Skills? A Longitudinal Analysis of Cultural Capital among Low-Income Youth”
  • Amy Lucas, “Economic Hardship and Relationship Quality among Cohabiting and Married Couples in Germany”
  • Ted Mouw, “Bi-National Social Networks and Assimilation: A Test of the Importance of Transnationalism”


September 21, 2011 – 12:00pm-1:00pm

Jenifer Bratter, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Rice University

Child Poverty at a Racial Cross Roads: Assessing Child Poverty for Children in Mono- and Multiracial Families


October 13, 2011

Shehzad Nadeem, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Lehman College, City University of New York

A discussion with Shehzad Nadeem, author of Dead Ringers: How Outsourcing is Changing the Way Indians Understand Themselves


October 26, 2011

Liana Richardson, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, UNC-CH

(En)gendering Racial Disparities in Health Trajectories: An Intersectional and Life Course Analysis


November 9, 2011 – Social Forces Visiting Scholar

Sarah Soule, Morgridge Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Social Movement Organizational Collaboration: Networks of Learning and the Diffusion of Protest Tactics, 1960-1995


November 16, 2011

Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University

Betwixt and Between: Middle Class Women Living with HIV/AIDS


November 30, 2011 – 12:00pm-1:00pm

Alexes Harris, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Washington

An Intended Consequence: Monetary Sanctions as a Permanent Punishment for Poor People


Spring 2012

January 25, 2012

Mark Regnerus, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin

Premarital Sex in America: How Young Americans Meet, Mate, and Think about Marrying

February 1, 2012

Amy Lucas, Graduate Odum Award Winner, UNC-CH

Role Socialization and Personality Play on Romantic Relationship Quality in Young Adulthood

February 15, 2012

Beth Rubin, Professor, UNC Charlotte

President, Southern Sociological Society, 2011-2012

Conceptions of the Social Contract

February 22, 2012

Vanesa Ribas, Graduate Odum Award Winner, UNC-CH

Prismatic Engagement: Latino and African American Workers’ Encounters in a Southern Meatpacking Plant

February 29, 2012 – Doris Selo Memorial Lecture – 12:00pm-1:00pm

Florencia Torche, Associate Professor, New York University

Prenatal Exposure to Local Violence and Birth Outcomes in Mexico

March 15, 2012 – Social Forces Visiting Scholars – 12:30pm-1:45pm

Ann Swidler, Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Susan Cotts Watkins, Visiting Research Scientist with the California Center for Population Research, University of California, Los Angeles; Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

Working Misunderstandings: How Donors, Brokers and Villagers Make AIDS Altruism Work

April 18, 2012 – UNC-CH and Duke University Present:

Randal Collins, The Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

President, American Sociological Association, 2011

Is Social Class Becoming Invisible?  Informalization of Manners and Self-Presentation, and What Causes It