Colloquium Videos

See the list of speakers for the 2020-21 Sociology Colloquium Series below. We provide videos links for the talks that we received permission to record and share.


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

Feb. 24, 2021: Sharelle Barber, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Drexel University
Racism in the time of COVID-19: Reflections on Theory, Data, and Action