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Sociology Colloquium Series hosts Clayton Childress, University of Toronto

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Location 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

For more information please click here.   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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Sociology Colloquium Series hosts Hana Brown, Wake Forest University

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Location 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

 Political Conflicts and Policy Trajectories:  Race and Immigration in the Contemporary US Welfare State   Hana E. Brown joined the Department of Sociology at Wake Forest in Fall 2011. She completed her undergraduate degree at Bryn Mawr College (2001) and her M.A (2006) and Ph.D. (2011) at the University of California, Berkeley.  Dr. Brown’s work examines the relationship between politics, the state, and social inequality. Using an array of methodological approaches, her research analyzes the effects of political actors and institutions on racial inequality, the effects of immigration and racial divisions on policy outcomes, and the micro-level effects of state actions on the lives of racial minorities and immigrants.  Her research has been published in such outlets as American Sociological Review…

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Sociology Colloquium Series hosts Ruth Braustein, University of Connecticut

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Location 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

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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Sociology Colloquium series hosts Peter Bearman, Columbia University

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Location B101 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

The Neural Signatures of Social Life   Given the importance and complexity of the social networks in which we ae embedded it makes sense to think that the effectively navigating interactions within these networks requires efficient mechanisms for processing complex social information about network members. This ability is so important that it may be among the foremost computational challenges that influenced our evolution, particularly the dramatic development of our “social brains.” This talk considers a set of findings from socializing cognitive social neuroscience that captures neural and social network data at multiple time points for interacting groups. One group involves students who volunteered to organize workers in very difficult social situations on the 50th…

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Sociology Colloquium Series hosts Dr. Abigail Ocobock, University of Notre Dame

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Location B101 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Dr. Abigail Ocobock obtained her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago in 2015, where she was a William Rainey Harper Dissertation Fellow. Her research combines family sociology and gender and sexualities studies with institutional sociology. Her work is driven by empirical and theoretical questions about how social institutions impact our most private, intimate and familial…

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