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November 2021

Colloquium: Erin Hatton, SUNY Buffalo

November 3, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

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, 2022 @ 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST

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, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
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Jordanna Matlon, American University

February 23, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
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March 2022

Regina Baker, University of Pennsylvania

March 9, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
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Ellis Monk, Harvard University

March 23, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

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, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

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, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
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August 2022

ASA Presentations by UNC Sociology Graduate Students

August 24, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Hamilton Hall, Room 271, 102 Emerson DR
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ASA talks by UNC graduate students: Imad Alatas, Nafeesa Andrabi, Alyssa Browne, and Jacob Conley (some presenters will be on Zoom.   Jacob Conley's Presentation   Imad Alatas' Presentation  

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September 2022

Colloquium: Japonica Brown-Saracino, Boston University

September 7, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Dyke Bars Never Last’: Gentrification, Critical Nostalgia and the Commemoration of Lost Dyke Bars in Four Cities Abstract: Drawing on data from a four-city ethnography, the talk explores why we remember and mourn dyke bars today, as well as why commemorators who are too young to have attended dyke bars nonetheless engage in commemorative efforts.  It demonstrates how contemporary LBQT+ activists grapple with the legacy of identity politics that they inherit, and how an urban process – gentrification – serves…

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