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October 2021

Colloquium: Jennifer Glass, UT Austin

October 6, 2021 @ October 6, 2021 - October 6, 2021

Breadwinning Mothers: Understanding the Magnitude and Consequences of Mothers’ New Economic Responsibilities for Children Abstract: Over 40% of minor children in the U.S. rely exclusively or primarily on their mothers’ earnings for financial support in cross-sectional surveys. Yet cross-sectional data understate mothers’ role as their family’s primary earner. Using longitudinal SIPP panels beginning in 2014, and using a threshold of 60% of total household earnings to determine primary earning status, we find that in the 18 years following their first…

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Colloquium: Amin Ghaziani, University of British Columbia

October 20, 2021 @ October 20, 2021 - October 20, 2021

Matters of Culture: The Connective Power of Culture for Cities, Inequality, and the Nighttime Economy   Abstract: Culture as a concept denotes many shades of meaning, and different visions of culture express themselves differently across subfields of sociology. Inspired by the late sociologist John Mohr’s field-defining message about the cultural turn, Prof. Ghaziani will show the connective power of culture in three contexts: how culture informs debates about neighborhood change; the cultural foundations of inequality that stems from sexual orientation;…

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November 2021

Colloquium: Erin Hatton, SUNY Buffalo

November 3, 2021 @ November 3, 2021 - November 3, 2021

Coerced: Work Under Threat of Punishment Abstract: What do prisoner laborers, graduate students, welfare workers, and college athletes have in common? According to sociologist Erin Hatton, they are all part of a growing workforce of coerced laborers. In this talk Hatton explores this world of coerced labor through an unexpected and compelling comparison of these four groups of workers, for whom a different definition of “employment” reigns supreme—one where workplace protections do not apply and employers wield expansive punitive power,…

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January 2022

Colloquium: Jayanti Owens, Brown University

January 26 @ January 26 - January 26

Double Jeopardy: Teacher Biases, Racialized Organizations, and the Production of Racial Disparities in School Discipline   ABSTRACT: Bridging research on the social psychology of individual bias with scholarship on racialized organizations, this article introduces the concept of “organizational disposition” as another layer of discrimination in schools. To understand Black and Latino boys’ higher rates of discipline that persist net of differences in behavior, I combine an original video experiment involving 1,339 teachers in 295 U.S. schools with organizational data on…

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February 2022

Julian Go, University of Chicago

February 9 @ February 9 - February 9
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Jordanna Matlon, American University

February 23 @ February 23 - February 23
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March 2022

Regina Baker, University of Pennsylvania

March 9 @ March 9 - March 9
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Ellis Monk, Harvard University

March 23 @ March 23 - March 23

Presentation Title: Inequality without Groups: Contemporary Theories of Categories, Intersectional Typicality, and the Disaggregation of Difference.   Bio: Ellis Monk is Assistant Professor of Sociology. He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He previously taught at the University of Chicago and Princeton University. His research focuses on the comparative examination of social inequality, especially with respect to race and ethnicity, in global perspective. This…

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April 2022

Panel on Careers Outside of Academia

April 6 @ April 6 - April 6

Panelists will be UNC Sociology grad alumni: Lindsay Guzowski, Partner at Falcon and CEO at The Crucible, has been with Falcon since 2012 and its sister company The Crucible since The Crucible’s inception in 2020.  She leads assessment, diligence, and executive search at the C-Suite level for a number of leading, middle market private equity firms and plays a key role in guiding Falcon and The Crucible’s strategic directions. Prior to joining Falcon/The Crucible, Lindsay provided in-depth analysis on potential private…

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Yader Lanuza, UC Santa Barbara

April 20 @ April 20 - April 20
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