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 2016


Week One

Monday, January 4th

Social Theory and Evidence Workshop
"TBD"
TBD
12:00 pm, SSR 401

Thursday, January 7th 

Demography Workshop
"Examining Interviewers' Ratings of Respondents' Health: Correlates, Subsequent Mortality, and Concordance with Respondents' Ratings."
Dana Garbarski, Loyola University Chicago 
12:00 pm, NORC 232/233

Politics, History, and Society
"Armed Politics and the State in South Asia" 
Paul Staniland, University of Chicago 
5:00 pm, SS401


Week Two

Tuesday, January 12th 

East Asia Workshop: Politics, Economy and Society
"Report on the State of Children in China"
Lijun Chen, University of Chicago
4:30 pm, SS122

Urban Workshop
"Multigenerational Neighborhood Decline and Housing Search Strategies" 
Nora Taplin-Kaguru, University of Chicago
12:00 pm, Cobb 102

Education Workshop
"TBD"
Ronald Ferguson, Harvard University
12:00 pm, Pick 016

Gender and Sexualities Studies Workshop
"Competing Desires: How Young Adult Couples Negotiate Moving for Career Opportunities"
Jaclyn Wong, University of Chicago
4:30 pm, GSC

Money Markets and Governance
"Strategies and Relationality in Trading" 
Alex Preda, University of Chicago
4:30 pm, SSR 106

Thursday, January 14th 

Demography Workshop
"Chicago's Underground Gun Market"
Harold Pollack, School of Social Service Administration - University of Chicago
12:00 pm, NORC 232/233

Organizations and Markets Workshop
"Situated Professionalism: When Do Financial Incentives Influence Professional Behavior?" 
Jillian Chown, University of Toronto
3:00 pm, Harper Center HC3B


Week Three

Tuesday, January 19th 

Politics, History, and Society
"Group Threat and Intercommunal Violence: Explaining Onset of Ethnic Riots 1945-2000"
Nathaniel J. Gonzalez, University of Chicago
5:00 pm, SS401

Education Workshop
"TBD"
Robert Roeser, Portland State University
12:00 pm, Pick 016

Thursday, January 21st 

Demography Workshop
"The Marriage Market for Lemons: HIV Testing and Marriage in Rural Malawi"
Daniel Bennett, Harris School of Public Policy - University of Chicago
12:00 pm, NORC 232/233


Week Four

Monday, January 25th 

Social Theory and Evidence Workshop
"Cultural Mechanisms of Institution Building in an Unconventional Military: The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps in the Iran-Iraq War (1980-88)"
Maryam Alemzadeh, University of Chicago
12:00 pm, SSR 401

Tuesday, January 26th 

East Asia Workshop: Politics, Economy and Society
"Do Colleges Breed Revolutionaries? Education and Political Engagement in China After Tiananmen" 
Yuhua Wang, Harvard Univeristy
4:30 pm, Pick Lounge

Urban Workshop
"TBD"
Marc Berman, University of Chicago 
12:00 pm, Cobb 102

Education Workshop
"TBD"
Juanna Joensen, University of Chicago
12:00 pm, Pick 016

Gender and Sexualities Studies Workshop
"Are Some Occupations More Family-Friendly than Others? The Effects of Occupational Contexts on Using Leave and Flexible Work Policies"
Youngjee Cha, Indiana University
4:30 pm, GSC

Money Markets and Governance
"Intraorganizational Conflict and Financialization as a Lubrication Process: The Transformation of New Oriental and China's Education and Trading Industry"
Le Lin, University of Chicago
4:30 pm, SSR 106

Thursday, January 28th 

Demography Workshop
"Does Welfare Inhibit Success? The Long-Term Effects of Removing Low-Income Youth from Disability Insurance"
Manasi Deshpande, University of Chicago
12:00 pm, NORC 232/233


Week Five

Monday, February 1st

Social Theory and Evidence Workshop
Journal/Book Publishing Workshop
Xi Song, Jenny Trinitapoli, Kimberly Hoang
12:00 pm, SSR 305

Tuesday, February 2nd

Politics, History, and Society
"The Politics of Consumerism: european Integration and restructuring in Consumer Services"
Peter J. Fugiel, University of Chicago
5:00 pm, SS401

Education Workshop
"TBD"
Michael Dinerstein, University of Chicago
12:00 pm, Pick 016

Wednesday, February 3rd

Organizations and Markets Workshop
"TBD"
Frank Dobbin, Harvard University 
3:00 pm, Harper Center HC3B

Thursday, February 4th

Demography Workshop
"Gendering Genetics: Social and Biological Contingencies in the Protective Effects of Social Integration for Men and Women"
Brea Perry, Indiana University
12:00 pm, NORC 232/233


Week Six

Monday, February 8th

Social Theory and Evidence Workshop
"... Get it Written: Starting the Writing Process"
Andreas Glaeser, Andrew Abbott, and James Evans
12:00 pm, SSR 401

Tuesday, February 9th 

East Asia Workshop: Politics, Economy and Society
"A Tale of Two Chinas: the Power-Capital China and the Rights-Deprived China"
George Hong, Purdue University Calumet
4:30 pm, Pick Lounge

Urban Workshop
"Constructing the Vulnerable Body: Authenticating and Documenting Eligibility in an Era of Housing First Homelessness"
Melissa Osborne, University of Chicago 
12:00 pm, Social Science 105

Education Workshop
"TBD"
Elaine Allensworth and Val Michelman, University of Chicago
12:00 pm, Pick 016

Money Markets and Governance
"Post-Soviet Modernization: Resource Curse and Regional Development in Modern Russia" 
Christy Brandley, University of Chicago
4:30 pm, SSR 106

Gender and Sexualities Studies Workshop
"Fitting In?: Gender and the Role of Preference for 'Cultural Fit' in Hiring" 
Amanda J. Sharkey, Booth School of Business
4:30 pm, GSC

Thursday, February 11th

Demography Workshop
"TBD"
Sara Hern√°ndez, Northwestern University
12:00 pm, NORC 232/233


Week Seven

Tuesday, February 16th

Education Workshop
"TBD"
Philip Preopoulus, University of Toronto
12:00 pm, Pick 016

Politics, History, and Society
"TBD"
Wan-Zi Lu University of Chicago
5:00 pm, SS401

Wednesday, February 17th

Organizations and Markets Workshop 
"TBD" 
Leslie McCall, Northwestern University 
3:00 pm, Harper Center HC3B

Thursday, February 18th 

Demography Workshop
"TBD"
Diane Lauderdale, University of Chicago
12:00 pm, NORC 232/233


Week Eight

Monday, February 22nd 

Social Theory and Evidence Workshop
"Competing Desires: How Young Adult Couples Negotiate Moving for Career Opportunities"
Jaclyn Wong, University of Chicago
12:00 pm, SSR 401

Tuesday, February 23rd 

East Asia Workshop: Politics, Economy and Society
"Enumerating and Assembling the Social: Governing through Community Mental Health in Post-socialist China"
Zhiying Ma, University of Chicago 
4:30 pm, Pick Lounge

Money Markets and Governance
"Of One Night Stands, Serial Hook-Ups, and Monogamy: The Dynamics of Collaboration Among Craft Brewers"
Paul-Brian McInerney, University of Illinois at Chicago
4:30 pm, SSR 106

Gender and Sexualities Studies Workshop
"The Unequal Effects of Work Experience on Evaluations of Male and Female Professionals' Leadership Traits"
Adilia E. E. James, University of Chicago
4:30 pm, GSC

Education Workshop
"TBD"
Chris Rozek, University of Chicago
12:00 pm, Pick 016

Thursday, February 25th 

Demography Workshop
"The Demography of Kuwaiti Women"
Lubna Al-Kazi, Kuwait University 
12:00 pm, NORC 232/233


Week Nine

Monday, February 22nd 

Social Theory and Evidence Workshop
"TBD"
Erin McDonnell, University of Notre Dame
12:00 pm, SSR 401

Tuesday, March 1st

Politics, History, and Society
"Lineage as Structure" 
Andrew Abbott, University of Chicago 
5:00 pm, SS401

Urban Workshop
"TBD"
David Shalliol, St. Olaf College 
12:00 pm, Social Science 105

Education Workshop
"TBD" 
Andrea Jenkins, University of Chicago
12:00 pm, Pick 016

Wednesday, March 2nd

Organizations and Markets Workshop 
"TBD" 
Gautam Ahuja, University of Michigan
3:00 pm, Harper Center HC3B

Thursday, March 3rd 

Demography Workshop 
"TBA" 
Quincey Stewart, Northwestern University 
12:00 pm, NORC 232/233


Week Ten

Tuesday, March 8th 

East Asia Workshop: Politics, Economy and Society
"TBD"
Yinxian Zhang, University of Chicago 
4:30 pm, Pick Lounge

Money Markets and Governance
"Policing and Producing the Market: Second Hand Dealer Laws in Onondaga"
Brian McQuade, DePaul University
4:30 pm, SSR 106

Urban Workshop
"TBD"
Julian Thompson, University of Chicago 
12:00 pm, Social Science 105

Gender and Sexualities Studies Workshop
"The Impact of Working Alone: The Experience of Women in the Trucking Industry"
Jessica Zulema Borja, University of Chicago
4:30 pm, GSC

Education Workshop
"TBD"
Jennifer Delaney, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
12:00 pm, Pick 016

Wednesday, March 9th

Organizations and Markets Workshop 
"TBD" 
Sarah Quinn, University of Washington 
3:00 pm, Harper Center HC3B

Thursday, March 10th 

Demography Workshop
"TBA"
TBD, TBD 
12:00 pm, NORC 232/233


Week Eleven