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 2015


Wednesday, Jan 7
Organizations and Markets Workshop
"The Struggle for Control over Movements in Markets: Activisits, Marketers, and Green Products" Todd Schifeling, University of Michigan
3:00 pm, Harper Center HC3B


Tuesday, Jan 13
East Asia Workshop
"Toward an Integrated Theory of New Organizational Form: the Crystallization of Mass Teaching in New Oriental before its Diffusion in China's Education and Training Industry, 1980-2000"
Le Lin, University of Chicago
4:30, Pick Lounge

Thursday, Jan 15
Demography Workshop
"Perceived Social Isolation: Evolutionary Significance and Health Consequences"
Louise Hawkley, University of Chicago
12:00 pm, NORC 232/233


Tuesday, Jan 20
Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop
"Gender and Enslavement: A Methodological Overture"
Reginald Jackson and Agnes Lugo-Ortiz, University of Chicago
4:30 pm, CSGS, 1st Fl. Conference Rm.

Wednesday, Jan 21
Organizations and Markets Workshop
"Explaining Unequal Returns to Social Capital Among Entrepreneurs"
Mathijs de Vaan, Columbia University
3:00, Harper Center HC3B

City, Society and Space Workshop
"Assessing the Invisibility of Homeless Youth"
Amanda Michele Jones, University of Chicago
4:30 pm, SS 401

Thursday, Jan 22
Demography Workshop
"Families with Multiple Problems"
Bob Goerge, NORC
12:00 pm, NORC 232/233

Social Theory Workshop
"Impossible Individuality: individualism as domination and emancipation in Marx's mature critical theory"
Fabian Arzuaga, University of Chicago
6:00 pm, Wilder House


Monday, Jan 26
Workshop on Human Potential
"Multigenerational Effects of the 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic on Educational Attainment: Evidence from Sweden (with Per Olof Robling)"
Andre Richter, Swedish Institute for Social Research
10:30 am, Harris Rm 224

Sociology Department Colloquium
"Pregnancy and the Forty-Year Prison Sentence in Central America: Counter-Movements, Targets and the Institutionalization of Movement Outcomes"
Jocelyn Viterna, Harvard University
12:00 pm, SSR 305

Tuesday, Jan 27
East Asia Workshop
"A Protest Society and Workers' Strikes in China"
Chih-Jou Chen, Academia Sinica
4:30, Pick Lounge

Wednesday, Jan 28
Organizations and Markets Workshop
"Observational and Experimental Evidence of Imbalance in Destigmatization"
Elizabeth Pontikes, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
3:00, Harper Center HC3B

US Locations Workshop
"From Cavil to Gavel: Reproducing Records and Negotiating Legality in Child Welfare Hearings" Matilda Stubbs, Northwestern University
4:30 pm, Haskell Hall Rm 101

Thursday, Jan 29
Demography Workshop
"The Uncertain Geographic Context Problem: Implications for Population and Health Research" Mei-Po Kwan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
12:00 pm, NORC 232/233


Monday, Feb 2
Workshop on Human Potential
"One Step at a Time: The Effects of an Early Literacy Text Messaging Program for Parents of Preschoolers"
Susanna Loeb, Stanford University
10:30 am, Rm 224, Chicago Harris

Social Theory and Evidence Workshop
"Group Variation in Interpersonal Perception: Status and Attribution in 44 Naturally Occurring Communities"
James Murphy, University of Chicago
12:00 pm, Wieboldt 103

Tuesday, Feb 3
Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop
"The Whole Population Bears the Marks of Bondage": Clothing, Gender, and Transformation in the Era of Emancipation"
Sarah Weicksel, University of Chicago
4:30 pm, CSGS, 1st Fl. Conference Rm.

City, Society and Space Workshop
"Does Tocqueville Karaoke in Chicago?"
Terry Clark, University of Chicago
4:30 pm, SS 401

Politics, History, and Society Workshop
"Varieties of Labor Shedding: A Disaggregate Analysis of Employment Trajectories in the OECD, 1990-2011"
Peter Fugiel, University of Chicago
5:00 pm, SS 404

Thursday, Feb 5
Demography Workshop
"Adolescent Stress and Positive Wellbeing: Implications for Adult Health"
Emma Adam, University of Chicago; Katie Ehrlich, Northwestern University
12:00 pm, NORC 232/233

Social Theory Workshop
"Reading Black Skin, White Masks as Identifying White Supremacy as a Worldly, not Psychological, Problem""
Ainsley LeSure, University of Chicago
6:00 pm, Wilder House


Monday, Feb 9
Workshop on Human Potential
"Women and Children First? Labor Market Effects of Universal Child Care for Toddlers (with Tarjei Haynes)"
Martin Eckhoff Andresen, University of Oslo
10:30 am, Rm 224, Chicago Harris

Tuesday, Feb 10
East Asia Workshop
"Global Religious Change, Local Politics, and Civil Life in China and Taiwan"
Robert Weller, Boston University
4:30, Pick Lounge

Wednesday, Feb 11
US Locations Workshop
"How to Consent to Hypotheticals"
Anna Joblaner, University of Chicago
4:30 pm, Haskell Hall Rm 101


Monday, Feb 16
Social Theory and Evidence Workshop
"Feeling Knowledge: Howard Odum's Journal of Social Forces in an Orthodox South"
David Ferguson, University of Chicago
12:00 pm, Wieboldt 103

Tuesday, Feb 17
Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop
"Me Deram Uma Oportunidade: The Domestic Workers' Union in Salvador and the National Federation of Domestic Workers (FENATRAD)"
Sarah Weicksel, University of Chicago" Jaira Harrington, University of Chicago
4:30 pm, CSGS, 1st Fl. Conference Rm.

Politics, History, and Society Workshop
"Transitional Justice in a Political-Economic Context: The Case of the Israeli Bankers' Trial"
Yaniv Ron El, University of Chicago
5:00 pm, SS 404

Wednesday, Feb 18
City, Society and Space Workshop
"A Random Walk Through a Sociology Career"
Richard Taub, University of Chicago
4:30 pm, SS 401

Thursday, Feb 19
Demography Workshop
"Economic Security, Social Cohesion, and Depression Disparities in Transitional Societies: A Comparison of Older Adults in China and Russia"
Ning Hsieh, University of Chicago
12:00 pm, NORC 232/233


Monday, Feb 23
Workshop on Human Potential
"Developmental Perspectives on Childhood Obesity Prevention"
Alison Miller, University of Michigan
10:30 am, Rm 224, Chicago Harris

Tuesday, Feb 24
East Asia Workshop
"Evolution of the Industrial Wage structure in China Since 1980"
Belton Fleisher, Ohio State University
4:30, Pick Lounge

Wednesday, Feb 25
City, Society and Space Workshop
"TBA"
Chris Graziul, University of Chicago
4:30 pm, SS 401

Thursday, Feb 26
Demography Workshop
"Islamic Feminism in Kuwait"
Alessandra Gonzalez, Princeton University
12:00 pm, NORC 232/233

Social Theory Workshop
"The Fetishism of Securities and the Capitalist Mode of Prediction"
Ivan Ascher, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
6:00 pm, Wilder House


Monday, Mar 2
Workshop on Human Potential
"Family Structure, Relationship Transitions, and the Risk of Child Abuse/Neglect"
William Schneider, Columbia University
10:30 am, Rm 224, Chicago Harris

Tuesday, Mar 3
Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop
"A Conversation on the Visual Construction of Mulatas: Slavery and Abolition in the Spanish- and English-speaking Colonial Caribbean"
Kay Dian Kriz and Agnes Lugo Ortiz, University of Chicago
4:30 pm, CSGS, 1st Fl. Conference Rm.

Politics, History, and Society Workshop
"Insurgent Ecology and the Rise of the Taiping Rebellion, 1847-1853"
Yang Zhang, University of Chicago
5:00 pm, SS 404

Wednesday, Mar 3
City, Society and Space Workshop
"School Choice and Social Network Dispersion: Community Cohesion in the Shifting Landscape Choice Schools"
Micere Keels, University of Chicago
4:30 pm, SS 401


Monday, March 9
Social Theory and Evidence Workshop
"Judicial decision making in political asylum law: a sociological study of inference and judgment in North American federal courts"
B. Robert Owens, University of Chicago
12:00 pm, Harper 151

Tuesday Mar 10
East Asia Workshop
"Criminalizing the Muslim Violence as seen in the Legal Cases of Qing China, 1760 to 1830"
Geng Tian, University of Chicago
4:30, Pick Lounge

Wednesday, Mar 11
US Locations Workshop
"'Work Talks': Explaining the Volunteerism/Democracy Tension with License vs. Authority"
Averill Leslie, University of Chicago
4:30 pm, Haskell Hall Rm 101

Thursday, Mar 12
Social Theory Workshop
"German Urbanization and the Antinomies of Industrial Location Theory"
Parker Everett, University of Chicago
6:00 pm, Wilder House


Tuesday, Mar 17
Politics, History, and Society Workshop
"What is Political Sociology?"
Elisabeth Clemens, University of Chicago
5:00 pm, SS 404