Colloquium Series

2019 Apr 16

Mary Pattillo: Statutory Inequality: The Logics of Monetary Sanctions in State Law

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

Department of Sociology - Colloquium Series presentation by Mary Pattillo, Northwestern University.

 

Statutory Inequality: The Logics of Monetary Sanctions in State Law

Abstract:
Who pays for the institutions of the criminal justice...

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2019 Apr 23

David Grusky: A New Sociology for the 21st Century

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

Department of Sociology - Colloquium Series presentation by David Grusky, Stanford University.

A New Sociology for the 21st Century

Abstract:
It now comes off as quaint to suggest that social science can save the world.  It wasn’t always that way.  When was the social scientific mission hijacked?  Who’s behind the hijacking?...

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2019 Feb 19

Department Colloquium Series - Sarah Brayne: Policing Data

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

Department of Sociology Colloquium Series presentation by Sarah Brayne, University of Texas at Austin.

Abstract: 

In the past decade, two structural forces intersected: the growth of criminal justice surveillance and the rise of so-called ‘big data.’ The most technologically advanced police departments now use predictive algorithms, network analyses, and other advanced analytic tools for patrol,...

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2018 Apr 17

Department of Sociology Colloquium Series: David Williams: Race, Racism and Health: Needed Research to Capture Emerging Risks

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

Department of Sociology Colloquium Series presentation by David Williams, Harvard University, Professor of Public Health and of African and African American Studies.

Race, Racism and Health: Needed Research to Capture Emerging Risks

Racial Inequities in health are observed in racialized societies around the world. Sociologists have long recognized the centrality of socially-...

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2018 Feb 27

Department of Sociology Colloquium Series: Ya-Wen Lei: The Contentious Public Sphere: Law, Media, and Authoritarian Rule in China

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

Department of Sociology Colloquium Series presentation by Ya-Wen LeiHarvard University.

Abstract:

 

In this talk, I will situate my book, The Contentious Public Sphere: Law, Media, and Authoritarian Rule in China, in relation to one of the department’s traditions and discuss issues related to disciplinary boundaries. I will then...

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2018 Feb 20

Department of Sociology Colloquium Series: Robert S. Jansen: Revolutionizing Repertoires: The Rise of Populist Mobilization in Peru

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

Department of Sociology Colloquium Series presentation by Robert S. Jansen, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

Revolutionizing Repertoires: The Rise of Populist Mobilization in Peru

Abstract

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2018 Feb 06

Department of Sociology Colloquium Series: Javier Auyero: Unpacking Collusion: Traffickers, Cops, and Violence at the Urban Margins

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

Deparment of Sociology Colloquium Series presentation by Javier Auyero, University of Texas at Austin, Urban Ethnography Lab.

Abstract:

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2017 Apr 04
2017 Feb 28

Sociology Department Colloquium Series presentation by Sean F. Reardon: Segregation and Educational Opportunity: New Evidence from Population Data

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall 1550

Sociology Department Colloquium Series presentation by Sean F. Reardon, Stanford University. 

 

Segregation and Educational Opportunity: New Evidence from Population Data

Abstract:

 

Do patterns of racial and economic neighborhood and school segregation exacerbate racial and socioeconomic disparities in educational opportunities? I investigate this question using data from over 200 million standardized tests...

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2017 Feb 07

Sociology Department Colloquium Series presentation by Jeremy Freese: The Problem of Causal Mutualisms, The Promise of Polygenic Scores, and The Pervasive Divergence of Life Outcomes

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall 1550

Sociology Department Colloquium Series presentation by Jeremy Freese, Stanford University.

 

The Problem of Causal Mutualisms, The Promise of Polygenic Scores, and The Pervasive Divergence of Life Outcomes

 

Abstract:

Casual mutualisms are sets of properties that have substantial reciprocal influence on one another.  This may sound abstruse, but various big constructs in behavioral science,...

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2016 Mar 22

Nikki Jones: How Things Fall Apart: Race, gender and suspicion in police-civilian encounters

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall 1550

Department of Sociology Colloquium Series presentation by Nikki Jones, associate professor in the Department of African American Studies at UC-Berkeley.

Abstract:

How Things Fall Apart: Race, gender and suspicion in police-civilian encounters

 

Over the last year, the #BlackLivesMatter and #SayHerName campaigns have turned the nation’s attention to the too-often troubled relationship between Black communities and...

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2016 Feb 23

Omar Lizardo: Cultural Objects as Prisms: Perceived Audience Composition of Musical Genres as a Resource for Symbolic Exclusion

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall 1550

Department of Sociology Colloquium Series presentation by Omar Lizardo,  Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Notre Dame.

This event is jointly sponsored with the Culture and Social Analysis Workshop.

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