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November 2017

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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Colloquium Series: Anna Rybinska

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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March 2018

Colloquium Series: Charlie Kurzman

March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Muslim and Anti-Muslim Extremism in the United States

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Theda Skocpol, Harvard University

March 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

“Saving America, Once Again: Comparing the Anti-Trump Resistance of 2017-18 to the Tea Party of 2009-11” Eight years apart, the election of Barack Obama with a Democratic Congress in 2008 parallels the election of Donald Trump and a GOP Congress in 2016.  At both junctures, grassroots oppositional upsurges emerged nationwide at the edges of the respective major political parties on the losing end.  Between 2009 and 2011, more than 900 local Tea Parties were organized by grassroots conservatives to oppose…

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Colloquium Series: Kristin Schilt

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Importance of Being Agnes: Locating Harold Garfinkel’s Case Study in Historical Context 

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April 2018

Colloquium Series: Adam Reich

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Working for Respect:  Community and Conflict at Walmart In Working for Respect, Adam Reich and Peter Bearman examine how workers make sense of their jobs at places like Walmart in order to consider the nature of contemporary low-wage work, as well as the obstacles and opportunities such workplaces present as sites of struggle for social and economic justice. They describe the life experiences that lead workers to Walmart and analyze the dynamics of the shop floor. As a part of…

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Colloquium Series: Ruth Braunstein

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Prophets and Patriots: Faith in Democracy Across the Political Divide In the wake of the Great Recession and amid rising discontent with government responsiveness to ordinary citizens, Braunstein followed participants in two very different groups—a progressive faith-based community organization and a conservative Tea Party group—as they set out to become active and informed citizens, put their faith into action, and hold government accountable. Both groups viewed themselves as the latest in a long line of prophetic voices and patriotic heroes who were carrying forward the promise of the American democratic project.…

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