Colloquium

Robert Vargas, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

TBD
Location: 
103 McNeil Building
Date: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Kristin Turney, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California Irvine

TBD
Location: 
103 McNeil Building
Date: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Ruha Benjamin, Assistant Professor, Princeton University

TBD
Location: 
103 McNeil Building
Date: 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

 *Co-sponsored with the Penn Program on Race, Science and Society

Shannon Gleeson, Associate Professor, Cornell University

TBD
Location: 
103 McNeil Building
Date: 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Mike Hout, Professor of Sociology, New York University

TBD
Location: 
103 McNeil Building
Date: 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Charles Bosk, Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

"Medicine in the Radiant City: Co-Morbidity and its Discontents"
Location: 
286-287 McNeil Building
Date: 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

 

**Cancelled** Doug McAdam, Professor of Sociology, Stanford University

“The Relationship between Neighborhood Religious and Civic Life in Chicago, 1970-2005”
Location: 
103 McNeil Building
Date: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Doug McAdam, Professor of Sociology, Stanford University and Visiting Scholar, Russell Sage Foundation

Professor McAdam is currently working on three major research projects. The first is an comprehensive follow-up study of all accepted applicants to the Teach for America (TFA) Program between 1993-1998. The study is primarily interested in assessing the longer-term “civic effects” of the TFA experience. The second project seeks to understand the factors that shape county-level variation in arson attacks on churches in the U.S. between 1996-2001. The specific question of interest is whether a history of racial conflict in the county is related to the burning of African-American churches. Finally, Professor McAdam is collaborating with Professor Rob Sampson (sociology, Harvard) in an ongoing study of neighborhood activism in Chicago between 1970-2005. The goal is to better understand the structural factors and dynamic processes that shape the capacity of neighborhood groups to organize and act on their own behalf.

Renee C. Fox, Professor Emerita, University of Pennsylvania

"Doctors Without Borders: Humanitarian Quests, Impossible Dreams"
Location: 
103 McNeil Building
Date: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Renee C. Fox, Professor Emerita, University of Pennsylvania

Renée C. Fox, a summa cum laude graduate of Smith College in 1949, earned her Ph.D. in Sociology in 1954 from Radcliffe College, Harvard University, where she studied in the Department of Social Relations.

Before joining the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania in 1969, she was a member of the Columbia University Bureau of Applied Social Research, taught for twelve years at Barnard College, and then spent two years as a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Social Relations at Harvard. At the University of Pennsylvania, she was a professor in the Department of Sociology with joint, secondary appointments in the Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine, and in the School of Nursing; and she held an interdisciplinary chair as the Annenberg Professor of the Social Sciences. From 1972-1978 she was the Chair of the Penn Sociology Department. On July 1, 1998, she became the Annenberg Professor Emerita of the Social Sciences. She is also an Emerita Senior Fellow of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

**Cancelled** Sylvia Hurtado, Professor, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA

“Minorities in Stem Fields”
Location: 
103 McNeil Building
Date: 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Sylvia Hurtado, Professor of Education, UCLA

Sylvia Hurtado is Professor and Director of the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Just prior to coming to UCLA, she served as Director of the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Michigan. Dr. Hurtado has published numerous articles and books related to her primary interest in student educational outcomes, campus climates, college impact on student development, and diversity in higher education. She has served on numerous editorial boards for journals in education and served on the boards for the American Association of Higher Education (AAHE), the Higher Learning Commission, and is past-President of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). Black Issues In Higher Education named her among the top 15 influential faculty whose work has had an impact on the academy. She obtained her Ph.D. in Education from UCLA, Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and A.B. from Princeton University in Sociology.

 

 

Michael Sauder, Associate Professor, University of Iowa

"The Unintended Consequences of Medical Measures: The Case of Patient Experience Surveys"
Location: 
103 McNeil Building
Date: 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Michael Sauder's research interests include social theory, inequality, and organizations. He is currently examining how the production of educational rankings affects the organizational activities and status systems of higher education. His theoretical work explores how third parties, legitimacy, and ambiguity influence status relationships at both the individual and organizational levels of analysis. His teaching interests include social stratification, social theory, and qualitative methods.