Workshops & Events

Selected workshops in which sociology students participate are listed below.  Students in sociology are invited to participate in a program of Graduate Workshops in the Humanities and the Social Sciences, a series of interdepartmental discussion groups that bring faculty and advanced graduate students together to discuss their current work. Information about these many of these workshops is available at http://cas.uchicago.edu, as well as the Department's descriptive list of selected workshops.

WINTER QUARTER 2014


Tuesday, Jan 14
Reproduction of Race and Racial Ideologies Workshop
"Race, Decolonization, and the Africa Postcolony"
Jemima Pierre, Asst. Prof., Vanderbilt University
5:30 pm, CSRPC, 5733 S. University

Thursday, Jan 16
Demography Workshop
"The Contours of Contemporary Fertility Declines: A Fresh Assessment"
John Casterline, Prof., Ohio State University
12:00 pm, NORC Seminar Rm 232/233

Friday, Jan 17
Computational Social Sciences Workshop
"Everything you ever wanted to know about the tweet-votes correlation but were afraid to ask" Fabio Rojas, Assoc. Prof, Indiana University
2:00 pm, Harper Memorial Library 140


Wednesday, Jan 22
Organizations and Markets Workshop
"Durable Dominance: Dominant Entrenchment through Open Competition"
Johan Chu, University of Michigan Ross School of Business
3:00 pm, Harper Center HC3B

Thursday, Jan 23
Demography Workshop
"Tax Farming Redux: Experimental Evidence on Incentive Pay for Tax Collectors"
Asim Khwaja, Prof., Harvard University
12:00 pm, NORC Seminar Rm 232/233

City, Society and Space Workshop
TBA
Bethany Everett, Asst. Prof.,
University of Illinois at Chicago 4:00 pm, SSR 401


Monday, Jan 27
Workshop on Human Potential
"Breaking the Glass? The Effect of Board Quotas on Female Labor Market Outcomes in Norway" Marianne Bertrand, Prof., University of Chicago Booth School of Business
10:30 am, Harris Rm 224

Social Theory and Evidence Workshop
Peter Fugiel, PhD Student, University of Chicago
"Varieties of Labor Shedding: A Disaggregate Analysis of Employment Trajectories in the OECD, 1990 – 2011"
Discussants: Chris Sukhu and Forest Gregg
12:00 pm, Stuart 105

Tuesday, Jan 28
Sociology Colloquium
"College for What? Getting a Job, Social Relationships, and Civic Engagement in a Recent Cohort of Emerging Adults"
Richard Arum, Prof., New York University
12:00 pm, Pick 016

Wednesday, Jan 29
Organizations and Markets Workshop
"Corporate Spinoffs and Analysts' Coverage Decisions: The Implication for Diversified Firms" Emilie Feldman, Wharton School of Business
3:00 pm, Harper Center HC3B

Thursday, Jan 30
Demography Workshop
"Economic Conditions and Pregnancy Rates in the United States During the Great Recession" Christine Percheski, Asst. Prof., Northwestern University
12:00 pm, NORC Seminar Rm 232/233

Social Theory Workshop
"Duels in the European Novel: Class, Honor, and the Bourgeois Form"
Ben Merriman, University of Chicago
6:15 pm, Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave)

City, Society and Space Workshop
"The Four Domains of Aggression and Violence"
Burt Ditkowsky, University of Chicago
4:00 pm, SSR 401

Reproduction of Race and Racial Ideologies Workshop
"The Worldly Problem of Racism: A Way of Life Bereft of Public Space"
Ainsley LeSure, Doctoral Candidate, University of Chicago
4:30 pm, CSRPC, 5733 S. University


Monday, Feb 3
Workshop on Human Potential
"South Side Stories: Using Digital Stories to Advance Research and Policy"
Melissa Gilliam, University of Chicago
10:30 am, Harris Rm 224

Social Theory and Evidence Workshop
Monica Lee, PhD Candidate, University of Chicago
"Co-reference Networks as Implicit Cognitive Social Structures"
Discussants: Ben Merrimen and Jim Murphy
12:00 pm, Stuart 105

Wednesday, Feb 5
Organizations and Markets Workshop
Beth Hirsch, University of British Columbia
3:00 pm, Harper Center HC3B

Thursday, Feb 6
Demography Workshop
"Long-Run Impacts of Childhood Access to the Safety Net"
Diane Schanzenbach, Assoc. Prof., Northwestern University
12:00 pm, NORC Seminar Rm 232/233

City, Society and Space Workshop
TBA
Greg Scott, Prof., DePaul University
4:00 pm, SSR 401


 Monday, Feb 10
Workshop on Human Potential
"Professional Development and Teacher Effectiveness: Lessons from a Large-Scale Randomized Experiment"
NaYoung Rim, University of Chicago
10:30 am, Harris Rm 224

Sociology Colloquium
"Flirting with Capital: Negotiating Asian Ascendancy and Western Decline in Vietnam's Global Sex Industry"
Kimberly Hoang, Asst. Prof., Boston College
SSR 305

Wednesday, Feb 12
Organizations and Markets Workshop
Peer Fiss, USC Marshall School of Business
3:00 pm, Harper Center HC3B

Thursday, Feb 13
Demography Workshop
"Women's Health and Poverty over the Life Course: The Ghosts of Generations Past?"
Sarah Mustillo, Assoc. Prof., Purdue University
12:00 pm, NORC Seminar Rm 232/233

Social Theory Workshop
"On the Impossibility of an International Left Movement in Europe"
Eli Thorkelson, University of Chicago
6:15 pm, Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave)

City, Society and Space Workshop
"Repasts: A Life Course Approach to 'Hunger' in Later Life"
Lauren Pilgrim, University of Chicago
4:00 pm, SSR 401

Reproduction of Race and Racial Ideologies Workshop
TBA
Mabel Wilson, Assoc. Prof., Columbia University
4:30 pm, CSRPC, 5733 S. University

Social Theory and Evidence Workshop
Fabio Rojas, Assoc. Prof., Indiana University; Brayden King, Assoc. Prof.,Kellogg School of Management
Topic: Sociology On-Line
12:00 pm, Stuart 105


Wednesday, Feb 19
Organizations and Markets Workshop
Sarah Kaplan, University of Toronto
3:00 pm, Harper Center HC3B

Thursday, Feb 20
Demography Workshop
"Initial Findings from the National Survey of Early Care and Education: Providers of Care to Children Age 5 and Under"
Rupa Datta, VP and Senior Fellow, NORC
12:00 pm, NORC Seminar Rm 232/233

City, Society and Space Workshop
"'Stars' and the Connectivity of Cultural Industry Worldcities: An Empirical Social Network Analysis of Human Capital Mobility and its Implications for Economic Development"
Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, Assoc. Prof., Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California
4:00 pm, SSR 401


Monday, Feb 24
Sociology Colloquium
"Race, Class, and the Politics of School Choice"
Mary Patillo, Prof., Northwestern University
12:00 pm, SSR 201

Wednesday, Feb 26
Organizations and Markets Workshop
Zur Shapira, NYU Stern
3:00 pm, Harper Center HC3B

Thursday, Feb 27
Demography Workshop
"Strategic Staffing: How Accountability Pressures Affect the Distribution of Teachers within Schools and Resulting Student Achievement"
Jason Grissom, Asst. Prof., Vanderbilt Peabody College
12:00 pm, NORC Seminar Rm 232/233

City, Society and Space Workshop
"Negotiating the Space Between Avant-garde and 'Hip enough': Businesses and Commercial Gentrification in Wicker Park"
Jeffrey Parker, University of Chicago
4:00 pm, SSR 401

Social Theory Workshop
"Who are Choice Feminists? Competing Proposals for the Revival of Progressive Feminism"
Ashleigh Campi, University of Chicago
6:15 pm, Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave) 


Monday, March 3
Social Theory and Evidence Workshop
Abi Ocobock, PhD Candidate, University of Chicago
12:00 pm, Stuart 105

Wednesday, March 5
Organizations and Markets Workshop
Michael Jensen, University of Michigan Ross School of Business
3:00 pm, Harper Center HC3B

Thursday, March 6
Demography Workshop
TBA
Rayid Ghani, Research Director, University of Chicago
Computation Institute 12:00 pm, NORC Seminar Rm 232/233

City, Society and Space Workshop
"Bridging the Boundary: The Cultural Work of Cricket among Jamaican Immigrants in the US" Marcelle Medford-Lee, University of Chicago
4:00 pm, SSR 401


Wednesday, March 10
Workshop on Human Potential
"Head Start's Potential as a Multi-Generational Policy Intervention: Do Program Impacts Vary by Mother's Head Start Participation?"
Elise Chor, Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
10:30 am, Harris Rm 224

Sociology Colloquium
"Sociology of W.E.B. Du Bois: Why Du Bois is the Founder of Scientific Sociology"
Aldon Morris, Prof., Northwestern University
12:00 pm, SSR 224

Wednesday, March 12
Organizations and Markets Workshop
Lori Yue, USC Marshall School of Business
3:00 pm, Harper Center HC3B

Thursday, March 13
Demography Workshop
TBA
Quincy Stewart, Assoc. Prof., Northwestern University
12:00 pm, NORC Seminar Rm 232/233

Social Theory Workshop
"A Crisis of Internalization: Jessica Benjamin, the Frankfurt School, and the Waning of the Oedipus Complex"
Benjamin Y. Fong, Harper Fellow, University of Chicago
6:15 pm, Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave)