Upcoming Events

Friday, September 15, 2017

Sociology Colloquium Series hosts Dan Winchester, Purdue University

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Location: 4060A Jenkins Nanovic Halls

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Daniel Winchester joined the Purdue faculty in 2014. Most broadly, his research focuses on how human identity, experience, and action are influenced by cultural practices and social relationships. He has found religion, in general, and religious conversion, in particular, to be fascinating sites in which to empirically investigate and theorize about these topics. Among other research projects, Daniel is currently working on publications based on his studies of conversions to Islam and Eastern Orthodox Christianity in the United States, as well as beginning a new project focusing on contemporary Evangelical missionary culture and global evangelization.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Sociology Colloquium Series hosts Charlie Kurzman, University of North Carolina

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

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"Muslim and Anti-Muslim Extremism in America."

 

Charles Kurzman is a Professor of Sociology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who specializes in Middle East and Islamic studies. He is author of The Missing Martyrs (2011), Democracy Denied, 1905-1915 (2008), and The Unthinkable Revolution in Iran 

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Sociology/CREO Colloquium Series hosts Roberto G. Gonzales, Harvard University

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Location: B101 A&B Jenkins Nanovic Halls

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Roberto G. Gonzales is assistant professor at Harvard University Graduate School of Education. His research focuses on the factors that promote and impede the educational progress of immigrant and Latino students. Over the last decade and a half Gonzales has been engaged in critical inquiry around the important question of what happens to undocumented immigrant children as they make transitions to adolescence and young adulthood. Since 2002 he has carried out what is arguably the most comprehensive study of undocumented immigrants in the United States. His book, Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Sociology Colloquium Series hosts Ellen Berrey, University of Toronto

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

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Professor Ellen Berrey and two co-authors have recently published a book showing how employment civil rights litigation in the United States works to reinforce the systems of privilege that the laws had set out to eliminate. 

Rights on Trial: How Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality uncovers the various obstacles in the legal system that disadvantage plaintiffs and perpetuate inequality in the workplace.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Sociology Colloquium Series hosts Michael Rodriguez-Muniz, Northwestern University

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Location: B101 A&B Jenkins Nanovic Halls

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Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz was born and raised on the Northwest Side of Chicago. Prior to graduate school, he spent several years working as a community organizer in the Humboldt Park area. He received a PhD from Brown University, MA from the University of Illinois-Chicago, and a BA from Northeastern Illinois University. Michael joined Northwestern’s Department of Sociology and Latina/o Studies Program in 2016.

Michael has published on poverty knowledge, Latino identity formation, and the relationship between critical sociologies of race and science and technology studies. His dissertation received the 2016 American Sociological Association Dissertation Award. He is currently working on a book manuscript, based on his dissertation research, that investigates the production and use of imagined demographic futures to advance contemporary Latino civil rights agendas. This research provides a productive entry point into emergent political struggles over the so-called “Browning of America.” His next major research project will explore the history of Puerto Rican radicalism, memory, and state repression in Chicago.

He teaches courses on race and racial knowledge, qualitative/ethnographic methods, and Latino identity and politics, among others.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Friday, February 9, 2018

Sociology Colloquium Series hosts Clayton Childress, University of Toronto

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

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Clayton Childress received his PhD in Sociology from the University of California - Santa Barbara in 2012. In 2010-2011 he was a predoctoral fellow at Copenhagen Business School and the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology. In 2011-2012 he was a visiting instructor at Wesleyan University. In 2012-2013 he was postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Organization and in the Dept. of Sociology at Princeton University.…

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Monday, March 26, 2018

Sociology Colloquium Series hosts Ruth Braustein, University of Connecticut

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

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Ruth Braunstein is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Connecticut. A cultural sociologist interested in the role of religion in American political life, her research explores the practices, discourses, narratives and ideals of activists across the political spectrum. Her research has been published in the American Sociological Review

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