Colloquium Videos

2021-2022  Sociology Colloquium Series List
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Sept. 15, 2021: Ann J. Morning, Associate Professor of Sociology at New York University
"An Ugly Word: Rethinking Race in Italy"

Sept. 22, 2021: Florencia Torche, Professor of Sociology, Stanford University
The COVID-19 Pandemic and Inequalities in Infant Health

Sept. 29, 2021: Joanne W. Golann, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University
Scripting the Moves: Culture and Control in a No-Excuses Charter School

Oct. 6, 2021: Chris Bail, Professor of Sociology, Duke University
"How status seeking and identity maintenance shape political polarization on social media: Evidence from a mixed-method field experiment on Twitter."

Oct. 20, 2021: Van Tran, Associate Professor of Sociology, The City University of New York-Graduate Center

"Asian Americans and Affirmative Action Policy"

Oct. 22, 2021: Tiffany Huang, Provost's Postdoctoral fellow, University of Pennsylvania

"Translating authentic selves into authentic applicants: Private college consultants, race, and class in selective college admissions."

Oct. 27, 2021: Tahseen Shams, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto

"Here, There, and Elsewhere: The Making of Immigrant Identities in a Globalized World"

Nov. 3, 2021: Issa Kohler-Hausmann, Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Sociology, Yale University and Lily Hu, Ph.D. Candidate in Applied Mathematics and Philosophy, Harvard University

"What Is Perceived When Race Is Perceived and Why It Matters for Causal Inference"

Nov. 8, 2021: Anthony Ocampo, Professor of Sociology, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

"Brown and Gay in LA: Race, Sexuality, and the Educational Experiences of Second-Generation Filipino and Mexican American Gay Men"

Nov. 17, 2021: Victor Ray, F. Wendell Miller Associate Professor in the Departments of Sociology, Criminology, and African American Studies, University of Iowa 

"Racialized Burdens: Applying Racialized Organization Theory to the Administrative State"

Dec. 1, 2021: Jason Ferguson, Assistant Professor of Sociology - University of California, Los Angeles

"The Extinction of the Race”: Abortion, Homosexuality, and the Reproduction of Senegal, 2009-2015"

Feb. 16, 2022: Corey Moss-Pech, National Science Foundation Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan

"How College Students Get Jobs: Majors Matter, But Not How You Think" 

Feb. 23, 2022: Frederick Wherry, Townsend Martin Class of 1917 Professor of Sociology, Princeton University

"Damaging Relational Work and Disreputable Exchange: The Case of Debt Collection”

March 2, 2022: Heba Gowayed, Moorman-Simon Assistant Professor of Sociology, Boston University

“How the State Shapes Human Potential”

March 23, 2022: Rory Kramer, Associate Professor of Sociology, Criminology, and an Affiliate of the Africana Program, Villanova University

“The Racism of Omission”

March 30, 2022: Paige Sweet, Assistant Professor of Sociology, in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan

"Paradoxes of Survivorhood”

April 6, 2022: Steven Vallas, Professor of Sociology, Northeastern University 

“Coming to Terms with Platform Labor: The Normalization of Risk among Gig Workers in Boston”

April 6, 2022: Allison Pugh, Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, University of Virginia

“The Stratification of Human Contact: The Present and Future of Connective Labor”

2020-2021 Sociology Colloquium Series Videos:

Sept. 23, 2020: Laura K. Nelson, Assistant Professor, Northeastern University
"Leveraging the Alignment between Machine Learning and Intersectionality: Using Word Embeddings to Visualize Intersectional Experiences of the Nineteenth-Century U.S. South"

Sept. 30, 2020: Theodore P. Gerber, Conway-Bascom Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
"Homeownership and civic engagement: a comparative study of post-Soviet countries"

Oct. 7, 2020: Rashawn Ray, David M. Rubenstein Fellow, The Brookings Institution, Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland
"Pursuing Racial Equity in Policing"

Oct. 21, 2020: Elizabeth Popp Berman, Associate Professor of Organizational Studies, University of Michigan
"Thinking Like an Economist: How Economics Became the Language of U.S. Public Policy"

Oct. 28, 2020: Adia Harvey Wingfield, Professor of Sociology, Mary Tileston Hemenway Professor of Arts & Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis
“Professional Work in a ‘Post-Racial’ Era: Black Health Care Workers in the New Economy”

Nov. 4, 2020: Emine Fidan Elcioglu, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto
Divided by the Wall: Progressive and Conservative Immigration Politics at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Nov. 18, 2020: Markus Gangl, Professor of Sociology, University of Frankfurt am Main
“Who really pays the motherhood wage penalty? (And why you don’t want to use quantile regression to answer this question)”

Dec. 2, 2020: Monica C. Bell, JD, PhD, Associate Professor of Law & Sociology, Yale University
"Diversion & Transformation: Law Enforcement-Assisted Diversion, 2011-2020"

Jan. 20, 2021: Carly Knight, Assistant Professor of Sociology, New York University
Animating Authorities: Natural Language Processing and the Development of National Markets

Jan. 27, 2021: Mary Pattillo, Harold Washington Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Northwestern University
"Black Advantage Vision: Flipping the Script on the Study of Racial Inequality"

Feb. 3, 2021: Karida L. Brown, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UCLA
Separate and Unequal: Philanthropy, the Social Sciences, and the Education of Black Folk

Feb. 17, 2021: Jordan Conwell, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Education Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
'MRS Degrees' for Whom? Racial Disparities in Women's Household Economic Returns to College Quality

March 17, 2021: Rebbeca Tesfai, Associate Professor of Sociology, Temple University
Immigrant Neighborhoods and Eviction: Hidden Housing Crisis?

March 24, 2021: Ross Koppel, Adjunct Professor of Sociology and Senior Fellow with LDI, University of Pennsylvania
The Two Trillion Dollar Medical Software Industry: The Road from Panacea to False Assurances to Peril

March 31, 2021: Elisabeth S. Clemens, William Rainey Harper Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology and the College at University of Chicago
Civic Gifts: Voluntarism and Nation-State-Building in Times of Crisis

April 7, 2021: Jordanna Matlon, Assistant Professor, School of International Service at American University
The Long Crisis of Black Masculinity in Racial Capitalism

April 21, 2021: Francesco Agostinelli, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Child Development and Parental Investments