Past Colloquium Series

Fall 2012


September 19, 2012

Paula England
Professor of Sociology
New York University

“The Wage Penalty for Motherhood: Worse at the Top or Bottom?”

October 3, 2012 

G. Cristina Mora
Assistant Professor of Sociology
University of California, Berkeley

"The Institutionalization of Hispanic Panethnicity."

October 17, 2012

Andreas Wimmer
Hughes-Rogers Professor of Sociology and Faculty Associate in Politics
Princeton University

"Cultural distance, blocked assimilation, or oppositional culture? Immigrant acculturation in 24 European countries"

 October 24, 2012

Sigal Alon
Tel Aviv University
2012-13 Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar

“Between Race and Class in Affirmative Action: Insights from a Comparative Study”

October 31, 2012

Thomas Shapiro
Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy and Director, Institute on Assets and Social Policy
Brandeis University

"Closing the Racial Wealth Gap: Evidence Informing Policy Development"

November 7, 2012

Julian Go
Associate Professor of Sociology
Boston University

"The Fields of Empire: the US and British Empires in Comparison"

November 28, 2012

Michael White
Professor of Sociology
Brown University

"Immigrant Assimilation in the US: A look backwards, a look forwards"

December 5, 2012

Janice Madden
Professor of Regional Science, Sociology, Urban Studies, and Real Estate
University of Pennsylvania

"Gender Differences in the Gay Pay Gap: Unmeasured Gender-Linked Characteristics,Household Division of Labor, or Greater Bias against Gay Men?"



Spring 2012

January 18, 2012
Charles Bosk
Professor of Sociology
University of Pennsylvania

“Leaving Ex Post Theories of Quality Improvement, Arriving at Systemic Theories of QI"

January 25, 2012

Jerald Hage
Professor Emeritus and Director, Center for Innovation
University of Maryland

"A new socio-economic paradigm of social change: What is new, what is borrowed, what is old, and what is blue"

February 1, 2012

Van Tran
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar
Univeristy of Pennsylvania

"Neighborhood Mobility and Inequality in Multi-Ethnic America"

February 15, 2012

Alondra Nelson
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
Columbia University

"Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination"

February 22, 2012

ESS this Week

February 29, 2012
James A. Kitts
Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Business
Columbia University

"Group Processes, Social Norms, and Local Network Dynamics"

March 21, 2012

Charles A. Gallagher
Professor of Sociology
Chair, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
La Salle University

"Colorblind Egalitarianism as the New Racial Norm: Social, Political and Igeological Implications"

March 28, 2012
Sandra Smith
Assistatnt Professor
Department of Sociology
University of California, Berkeley

"Logics of Assistance: When Weak Ties Help and Strong Ties Don’t"

April 4, 2012
Julia Lynch
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
University of Pennslyvania

“Who Cares if the Bucket Leaks:Sensitivity to Efficiency Among Supporters and Opponents of

April 18, 2012

Delia Baldassarri
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
Princeton University

"Cooperative Networks: Altruism, Group Slidarity, and Reciprocty among Ugandan farmers"



Spring 2011


January 19, 2011

     Yu Xie
     University of Michigan
     "Modeling Individual-Level Heterogeneity in Racial Residential Segregation"
January 26, 2011 

     Hiroshi Ishida
     University of Tokyo
     "Life-course Transition among Japanese Youth"
 February 2, 2011

     Lingxin Hao
     Johns Hopkins University
     "Multi-Domain Pathways to Adulthood: Is There a Second-Generation Advantage?"
February 16, 2011

    David Wank
    Sophia University, Tokyo
    "Expansive Networks between Private Entrepreneurs and State Officials in China: Towards an Economic Sociology of “Corruption”
February 23, 2011

       Jason Schnittker
      University of Pennsylvania
     "Out and Down: The Effects of Incarceration on the Mental Health of Former Inmates"
March 2, 2011

    Randall Collins
    University of Pennsylvania
    "C-escalation and D-escalation: A Theory of Conflict Dynamics"
March 16, 2011

     David Grusky
     Stanford University
     "Gloom, Doom, and the Takeoff - Why Standard Accounts of the Rise in Inequality are
        Wrong (and Why We Should Wish They Were Right)"
March 23, 2011

    Guillermina Jasso
    "Two Worlds of Inequality"
March 30, 2011

   Erik Olin Wright
   University of Wisconsin – Madison
     "Envisioning Real Utopias"
April 6, 2011

      Andrew Cherlin
      Johns Hopkins

      “The casualization of employment and family life among the American working class."
April 20, 2011

    Kara Joyner
    Bowling Green State University
    "Sibling Resemblance in Cohabition and Marriage"



Fall 2010

September 15, 2010
     Charles Bosk
     University of Pennsylvania
     "Bringing the Workers Back In: Safety and Individual Accountability"
September 22, 2010
     Michael Bader
     Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars Program
     University of Pennsylvania
     "Evolving Patterns of Neighborhood Racial and Ethnic Change"
 September 29, 2010
     Agnes van Zantan
     Observatoire Sociologique du Changement, CNRS, Paris
     "The interweaving of cultural and economic capital in family school choice in France"
October 6, 2010
     Phaedra Daipha
     Rutgers University
     "Mastering Uncertainty: The Distillation of Complexity at a Weather Forecasting Office"
October 20, 2010
      Linda Waite
      University of Chicago
     "How Does Social Isolation get Under the Skin to Affect Health? Gender
     and Hypertension."
October 27, 2010
     Charles Camic
     Northwestern University
     "The Social Origin of Intellectual Eclecticism: 19th-century American Economics
     as an Academic Field."
November 3, 2010
     PremaAnn Kurian
     Syracuse University
     (Co-sponsored with ASAM)
     "Multiculturalism, Culture-Free Religion, and the New Second Generation."
November 17, 2010
     Brian Powell
     Indiana University
     "Counted Out: Same-Sex Relations and Americans' Definitions of Family"
December 1, 2010
     David Gibson
     University of Pennsylvania
     “Talk on the Brink: A Sociological Analysis of Kennedy’s Executive Committee
     During the Cuban Missile Crisis”
December 15, 2010
      Hyunjoon Park
      University of Pennsylvania
      "Trading Equality for Talent: The Troubled Turn in Japanese and Korean K-12 Education