Workshop

Family & Gender: Miliann Kang, Associate Professor, UMass - Amherst

"Race, Reproduction and Representation: Second-Generation Asian American Mothering and the Global Mommy Wars"
Location: 
169 McNeil Building
Date: 
Friday, February 19, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Miliann Kang is Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies and affiliated faculty in Sociology and Asian/Asian American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her book, The Managed Hand: Race, Gender and the Body in Beauty Service Work won book awards from the National Women’s Studies Association and the American Sociological Association. Her current research is on Asian American women and the racial politics of mothering, for which she received an American Association of University Women American Fellowship. Her writing has been published in Gender and Society, Contexts, Newsweek,Women’s Review of BooksHuffington Post and Meridians.

Urban Ethnography: Ruth Braunstein, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Connecticut

TBA
Location: 
169 McNeil Building
Date: 
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

**CANCELED** Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration Workshop

Date: 
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Education & Inequality: Soo-yong Byun, Associate Professor, The Pennsylvania State University

Global Growth of Shadow Education - Family, School, and National Influences
Location: 
169 McNeil Building
Date: 
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Supplemental education, or shadow education, is a salient educational phenomenon with considerable implications for social reproduction of advantage and educational expansion. Focusing primarily on fee-paying out-of-school classes, this study analyzed the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment data, combined with the country specific information on socioeconomic, cultural, and institutional features, and showed that about one third of all students from in 64 countries/economies across the world use this pure form of shadow education, on average for four hours a week, plus a substantial proportion of students use other forms of shadow education (i.e., private tutoring and after-school lessons) including using two or more services at once. This represents a significant growth in the phenomenon from estimates from the mid-1990s. Further, there are significant variations in shadow education use across countries, ranging from a widely normative practice to rare use.  Multilevel analyses suggest that family socioeconomic status is positively associated with use, whereas achievement is negatively associated. Students in poorer countries more extensively and intensively rely on shadow education than their counterparts in wealthier countries, after controlling for the student background characteristics and other country-level variables. Students in South-Eastern and Eastern Asian countries spend longer time on pursuing shadow education than their counterparts in many other regions. Students in more schooled societies more intensively use shadow education than students in less schooled societies. Together, the findings highlights the importance and complexities of national contexts in understanding cross-national differences in shadow education. 

Family & Gender: Pete Harvey, Ph.D Student, Penn Sociology

TBA
Location: 
169 McNeil Building
Date: 
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Urban Ethnography: Chad Broughton, Senior Lecturer, Public Policy Studies Program, University of Chicago

TBA
Location: 
169 McNeil Building
Date: 
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Professionalization Workshop: "How to Prepare for a Conference: CVs, Presentations, and Casual Conversations."

Location: 
169 McNeil Building
Date: 
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Education & Inequality: Yi-Lin Chiang, Ph.D. Candidate, Penn Sociology

TBA
Location: 
169 McNeil Building
Date: 
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Family & Gender: Aliya Rao, Ph.D. Student, Penn Sociology

TBA
Location: 
169 McNeil Building
Date: 
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm