Workshop

Second Year Paper Presentations

Location: 
169 McNeil Building
Date: 
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Culture, Ethnography, and Interaction: Calvin Zimmermann

When Black Boys Play: The Racialization of Young Black Boys' Play in School
Location: 
169 McNeil Building
Date: 
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Many scholars argue that Black boys are often “adultified” and criminalized in schools, revealing the ways adults view and treat them as older than they are. However, the literature on Black boys’ schooling often focuses on adolescents, neglecting Black boys’ school experiences in early childhood. Drawing upon ethnographic data in four first grade classrooms, this working paper shows how young Black boys' play becomes a site of surveillance and discipline.

Culture, Ethnography, and Interaction: Hae Yeon Choo, Assistant Professor of Sociology (Univ. of Toronto)

Decentering Citizenship: Gender, Labor, and Migrant Rights in South Korea
Location: 
169 McNeil Building
Date: 
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Decentering Citizenship follows three groups of Filipina migrants' struggles to belong in South Korea: factory workers claiming rights as workers, wives of South Korean men claiming rights as mothers, and hostesses at American military clubs who are excluded from claims—unless they claim to be victims of trafficking. Moving beyond laws and policies, Hae Yeon Choo examines how rights are enacted, translated, and challenged in daily life and ultimately interrogates the concept of citizenship. Choo reveals citizenship as a language of social and personal transformation within the pursuit of dignity, security, and mobility. Her vivid ethnography of both migrants and their South Korean advocates illuminates how social inequalities of gender, race, class, and nation operate in defining citizenship. Decentering Citizenship argues that citizenship emerges from negotiations about rights and belonging between South Koreans and migrants. As the promise of equal rights and full membership in a polity erodes in the face of global inequalities, this decentering illuminates important contestation at the margins of citizenship.


Hae Yeon Choo is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Affiliated Faculty of the Asian Institute and the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto.

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