Workshop

Medical Sociology: Susan Bell, Professor of Sociology, Drexel University

"A Place-Sensitive Perspective on Outpatient Hospital Care for Immigrant and Refugee Patients"
Location: 
169 McNeil Building
Date: 
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

This paper is based on a hospital ethnography that investigates healthcare architecture in an increasingly large, complex, and urgent global health issue: caring for refugees and other migrants. It analyzes places in two outpatient hospital clinics in one US hospital – waiting rooms, teaching areas and exam rooms – to explore how place matters in hospital care. Following Gieryn (2000) it takes into account the hospital’s geographic location, material form, and investment with meaning. It argues that hospitals are nodes in a transnational network of immigrant and refugee patients that flows into and out of them. The argument is developed by examining the impact and reconfiguration of physical space, routines, regulations, and technologies in encounters between adult immigrant/refugee patients and caregivers. It is based on 9 months of fieldwork in 2012 that included following 69 adult immigrant and refugee men and women patients and observing their encounters with interpreters and clinic staff. Its inclusion of a transnational dimension to understanding place-specific hospital care adds conceptual and empirical depth to the study of how place matters in 21st century hospitals.

Education & Inequality

A Conference on College and Social Mobility
Location: 
169 McNeil Building; reception at 5 in PSC collab space
Date: 
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 1:30pm - 7:00pm

***WORKSHOP CANCELLED***

Location: 
169 McNeil Building
Date: 
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

ESS Practice Session

Location: 
169 McNeil Building
Date: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

****CANCELLED**** Family & Gender: TBA

Location: 
169 McNeil Building
Date: 
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Education & Inequality: Janice McCabe, Associate Professor, Dartmouth College

"Friends with academic benefits: Tight knitters, compartmentalizers, and samplers."
Location: 
169 McNeil Building
Date: 
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Janice McCabe is an associate professor of sociology at Dartmouth College. Her recent book, Connecting in College: How Friendship Networks Matter for Academic and Social Success (University of Chicago Press, 2016), and other research focuses on how gender, race/ethnicity, and social class operate as social identities and how they shape social networks. 

Culture, Ethnography, and Interaction: Chelsea Wahl, Ph.D. Student, Penn Sociology

"The Trusting Firm: Evaluating the benefits and risks associated with a new kind of work"
Location: 
169 McNeil Building
Date: 
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Culture, Ethnography, and Interaction: Shani Adia Evans, Scholar, Reed College

"Choosing Colleges: The ‘taste’ for elite status"
Location: 
169 McNeil Building
Date: 
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Education & Inequality: Penn Sociology faculty panel

Decoding the Peer Review Process
Location: 
169 McNeil Building
Date: 
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Emily Hannum (Professor of Sociology)
Jerry Jacobs (Professor of Sociology)
Annette Lareau (Professor of Sociology)

Moderator: Hyunjoon Park (Associate Professor of Sociology)

***Reading materials are available from Education and Inequality Workshop Canvas. Please e-mail Hyunjoon Park (hypark@sas.upenn.edu) for more information.

Medical Sociology: Gina Lovasi, Dornsife Associate Professor of Urban Health & Co-Director of the Urban Health Collaborative, Drexel University

“Controversies in selecting a cluster definition: model-based and design-based perspectives on when and why to account for non-independence in studies of context”
Location: 
169 McNeil Building
Date: 
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm