Workshop

Education & Inequality: Aaron Pallas, Professor of Sociology, Teachers College, Columbia University

"Hijacking the money train: School spending in New York City"
Location: 
169 McNeil Building
Date: 
Friday, January 31, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Aaron Pallas, Professor of Sociology, Teachers College, Columbia University

Aaron Pallas is the Arthur I. Gates Professor of Sociology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He has also taught at Johns Hopkins University, Michigan State University, and Northwestern University, and served as a statistician at the National Center for Education Statistics in the U.S. Department of Education. Professor Pallas has devoted the bulk of his career to the study of how schools sort students, especially the relationship between school organization and sorting processes and the linkages among schooling, learning and the human life course. He is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association and an elected member of the Sociological Research Association. His most recent projects are explicitly designed to inform policymakers and other stakeholders about conditions in New York City public schools.

Family & Gender - Betsie Garner

"Only Natural: Families and the Social Construction of Gender in a City Zoo"
Location: 
169 McNeil Building
Date: 
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Authors: Bestie Garner and David Grazian (Garner will present)

Abstract
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Although accomplishments of human behavior, masculinity and femininity appear natural because gendered individuals adhere to an institutionalized set of myths they learn through everyday forms of socialization in their formative years. As family-oriented cultural attractions, zoos and their animal displays provide symbolic resources for “naturalizing” masculine and feminine gender roles. We will illustrate this socialization process by highlighting three normative gender roles children are socialized to embody in the interactional and interpretive context of a city zoo: hegemonic femininity represented by “girly girls” and an attention to poise and attractiveness; a masculine ideal of physicality and toughness emphasized by the notion that “boys will be boys”; and contemporary redefinitions of heroic femininity as represented by models of “girl power” in popular culture. In each of these cases, families construct distinct gender ideologies through their imagined visions of the natural living world.

Professional Development Seminar - Frank Furstenberg

"Behind the Academic Curtain: How to Find Success and Happiness with a PhD"
Location: 
169 McNeil Building
Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

 

Social Science & Policy Forum: Demetrios Papademetriou

“Getting Comprehensive Immigration Reform Right”
Location: 
College Hall 205
Date: 
Friday, December 13, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Demetrios G. Papademetriou is President and Co-Founder of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a Washington-based think tank dedicated exclusively to the study of international migration.

More information at www.sas.upenn.edu/sspf/upcoming

 

Social Science & Policy Forum: Ana Ramos-Zayas

"Learning Race in Newark"
Location: 
McNeil Building
Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Ana Ramos-Zayas is Valentín Lizana y Parragué Chair of Latin American Studies within the Black and Hispanic Studies Department (BHS) at Baruch College, CUNY.

More information at www.sas.upenn.edu/sspf/upcoming

 

Social Science & Policy Forum: Michael Jones-Correa

“Brotherly Love? Diversity, Community, Trust, and Civic Engagement among Immigrant and Native-Born Philadelphians”
Location: 
College Hall 205
Date: 
Friday, November 8, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Michael Jones-Correa is Professor of Government at Cornell University.

More information at www.sas.upenn.edu/sspf/upcoming

Social Science & Policy Forum: Dowell Myers

"Immigration and the Housing Market, 1980-2020"
Location: 
College Hall 205
Date: 
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Dowell Myers is Professor of Policy, Planning and Demography in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California and Director of USC’s Population Dynamics Research Group.

More information at www.sas.upenn.edu/sspf/upcoming

Urban Ethnography Workshop - "Getting In and Doing Fieldwork"

"Getting In and Doing Fieldwork"
Location: 
169 McNeil Building
Date: 
Friday, November 22, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

In this workshop, four ethnographers will share their experiences of negotiating access, clearing IRB, and building rapport. Each of the speakers will share her experience; after these short presentations, we will have an informal discussion.

Leslie Paik, CUNY City College,  "Navigating and negotiating the IRB process before and during fieldwork?
Rachel Ellis, University of Pennsylvania, "Getting into the Field for Prison Research."
April Yee, University of Pennsylvania, Finding yourself in the field: Authenticity as the key to ethnographic success
Annette Lareau, University of Pennsylvania, "Recruitment in the Digital Age: The Importance of Face-to-face contact"

All are welcome! Refreshments will be served.

**Cancelled Due to Weather** Urban Ethnography: Robert Vargas

"Why the Urban Poor Don't Want Health Care: Government Cynicism, Race, and the First Year of Obamacare in Chicago"
Location: 
169 McNeil Building
Date: 
Friday, February 14, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Robert Vargas, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research, RWJ Harvard/UWisconsin-Madison

Co-Sponsored with Race/Ethnicity

Population Studies Center: Douglas Ewbank

"Estimating Mortality for American Indians c1900: A Modern Version of an Old Model"
Location: 
103 McNeil Building
Date: 
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Douglas Ewbank Research Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Associate Director, Population Aging Research Center - The University of Pennsylvania