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.

SPRING QUARTER 2015


Monday, March 20
Workshop on Human Potential
"Complementarities between Family and School Environments: Evidence from Romania"
Ofer Malamud, Harris School, University of Chicago
10:30 am, Rm 224 Chicago Harris

Wednesday, April 1
Organizations and Markets Workshop
"The Symbolic Management of Performance: Public Opinion and Attention to Performance in a Public Arena During the Iraq War"
Pino Audio, Dartmouth College
3:00 pm, Harper Center HC3B

US Locations Workshop
"Voluntocracy"
Averill Leslie, University of Chicago
4:30 pm, Haskell Hall

Thursday, April 2
Demography Workshop
"Identity, Groups, and Social Preferences: Inferences from Choice and Response Time"
Seth Sanders, Duke University
12:00 pm, NORC 232/233

Friday, April 3
Innovation in Methodology Seminar Series
"Mythologies of Militancy: Social Network Theory as an Ethnographic Sensibility"
Sarah Parkinson, University of Minnesota
12:00 pm, Pick Lounge


Monday, April 6
Sociology Department Colloquium
Neil Gross, University of British Columbia
12:00 pm, SSR 305

Tuesday, April 7
East Asia Workshop: Politics, Economy and Society
"Friends with Benefits: Patronage Politics and Distributive Strategies in China"
Junyan Jiang, University of Chicago
4:30 pm, Pick Lounge

Wednesday April 8
Introduction to the Research Computing Center
Simon Jacobs, Research Programmer, Research Computing Center
1:00 pm, Kathleen A. Zar Room, John Crerar Library

US Locations Workshop
"TBD"
Natasha Schull, MIT
4:30 pm, Haskell Hall

City, Society and Space Workshop
"Horatio Alger Lives in Brooklyn, But Check His Papers...and Give Him DACA"
Robert Courtney Smith, Baruch College
4:30 pm, SS 401

Thursday, April 9
Demography Workshop
"Uncovering Heterogeneity in Income Tax Perceptions"
Michael Gideon, University of Chicago
12:00 pm, NORC 232/233

Friday, April 10
Innovation in Methodology Seminar Series
"Using Text Matching to Estimate Chinese Bloggers' Reaction to Censorship"
Margaret Roberts, University of California-San Diego
12:00 pm, Stuart 101


Monday, April 13
Workshop on Human Potential
"The Effects of Local Downturns on Children and Families"
Elizabeth Oltmans Ananat, Duke University
10:30 am, Rm 224 Chicago Harris

Sociology Department Colloquium
"Connected in Crime: The Influence of Neighborhood Networks on the Spatial Diffusion of Gun Violence"
Andrew Papachristos, Yale University
12:00 pm, SSR 305

Tuesday, April 14
Politics, History and Society Workshop
"Social and Political Mobility in Florence"
John Padgett, University of Chicago

Wednesday, April 15
Organizations and Markets Workshop
"TBD"
Tal Kristal, University of Haifa
3:00 pm, Harper Center HC3B

Thursday, April 16
Demography Workshop
"A Cross-National Perspective on Women's SelfEmployment: Motherhood, Occupation, SocioEconomic Context, and Work-Family Policies"
Michelle Budig, University of Massachussetts-Amherst
12:00 pm, NORC 232/233

Friday, April 17
East Asia Workshop: Politics, Economy and Society
"From the Chinese Work Unit to the Foxconn Factory: The Disappearing Spatial Advantage"
Duanfang Lu, University of Sydney
4:30 pm, SS 302


Monday, April 20
Workshop on Human Potential
"Chasing the Missing Patients: The Effects of In-Home Health Screenings on Evaluation and Management of Chronic Disease"
Rebecca Myerson, Chicago Harris
10:30 am, Rm 224 Chicago Harris

Social Theory and Evidence Workshop
"OF Boundaries and Codes: Immigrants and a Nationalism of Racial Respectability"
Marcelle Medford-Lee
12:00 pm, SSR 305

Tuesday, April 21
East Asia Workshop: Politics, Economy and Society
"From Bureaucrats to Politicians: Seikai-Tensin's Political Success in Postwar Japan"
Nara Park, University of Chicago
4:30 pm, Pick Lounge

Department of Comparative Human Development
Colloquium on Morality
Elliot Turiel, UC Berkeley; Paul Bloom, Yale University; Alan Fiske, UCLA
4:30 pm, Saieh Hall of Economics, Rm 021

Wednesday, April 22
Organizations and Markets Workshop
"TBD"
Mark Suchman, Brown University
3:00 pm, Harper Center HC3B

US Locations Workshop
"TBD"
Patricia Round, University of Chicago
4:30 pm, Haskell Hall

"Cultural Policy in China"
Huilin Hu, Jiao Tong University
6:00 pm, Harris 140B

Thursday, April 23
Demography Workshop
"Same-Sex Families and Health"
Justin Denney, Rice University
12:00 pm, NORC 232/233

Social Theory Workshop
"Individuality as domination and emancipation in Marx's mature critical theory"
Fabian Arzuaga, University of Chicago
6:00 pm, Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave)

Friday, April 24
Innovation in Methodology Seminar Series
"Structural Topic Models for the Social Sciences"
Dustin Tingley, Harvard University
12:00 pm, Pick Lounge


Monday, April 27
Workshop on Human Potential
"Use of LENA Technology for Supporting Parental Investment in Young Children's Language Development"
Jill Gilkerson, LENA Research Foundation
10:30 am, Rm 224 Chicago Harris

Social Theory and Evidence Workshop
"Forging Rebellions: Fragmented States and Insurgent Transformation in Qing China, 1853-1862"
Yang Zhang
12:00 pm, SSR 305


Monday, May 4
Workshop on Human Potential
"Promoting Education through School Sanitation"
Anjali Adukia, Chicago Harris
10:30 am, Rm 224 Chicago Harris

Sociology Department Colloquium
"Neighborhood Effects and Time"
Felix Elwert, University of Wisconsin-Madison
12:00 pm, SSR 305

Tuesday, May 5
East Asia Workshop: Politics, Economy and Society
"The Politics of Anticorruption in China"
Yan Xu, University of Chicago
4:30 pm, Pick Lounge

Thursday, May 7
Social Theory Workshop
"Originating the Derivative"
Ed LiPuma, University of Miami
6:00 pm, Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave)


Monday, May 11
Workshop on Human Potential
"TBD"
Sebastian Gallegos, Chicago Harris
10:30 am, Rm 224 Chicago Harris

Social Theory and Evidence Workshop
Alex Prada
12:00 pm, SSR 305

Wednesday, May 13
US Locations Workshop
"TBD"
Don Brenneis, University of California-Santa Cruz
4:30 pm, Haskell Hall

Thursday, May 14
Demography Workshop
"The Shifting Social Climate and Health of Sexual Minorities in the United States: New Research Questions and New Research Methodologies"
Ilan Meyer, The Williams Institute, UCLA
12:00 pm, NORC 232/233

Social Theory Workshop
"Proto-Colonialism and the Great Divergence: Culture, Markets and Coercion"
Ralph A. Austen, University of Chicago
6:00 pm, Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave)


Monday, May 18
Workshop on Human Potential
"Long-Term Consequences of Access to Well-Child Visits"
Aline B├╝tikofer, Norwegian School of Economics
10:30 am, Rm 224 Chicago Harris

Social Theory and Evidence Workshop
Tal Yifat
12:00 pm, SSR 305

Tuesday, May 19
East Asia Workshop: Politics, Economy and Society
Special Session: Master Panel
Masters Students, University of Chicago
4:30 pm, Pick Lounge

Wednesday, May 21
Demography Workshop
"TBA"
Fenaba Addo, University of Wisconsin-Madison
12:00 pm, NORC 232/233

US Locations Workshop
"TBD"
Andrea Ford, University of Chicago
4:30 pm, Haskell Hall


Monday, May 25
Social Theory Workshop (annual BBQ, 4:00 pm)
"Charles Dickens, Between Literature and Social Criticism"
Ben Schacht, Northwestern University
6:00 pm, Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave)

Tuesday, May 26
Politics, History and Society Workshop
"The Science of Character Education, 1918-1932"
Jane McCamant, University of Chicago
5:00 pm, SSRB 401

Wednesday, May 27
Sociology Department Colloquium
"The Declining Status of White Americans and Support for the Tea Party"
Robb Willer, Stanford University
12:00 pm, SSR 305

Organizations and Markets Workshop
"Private Ordering, Social Capital, and Network Governance in Procurement Contracts: A Preliminary Exploration"
Lisa Bernstein, University of Chicago Law School
3:00 pm, Harper Center HC3B

Thursday, May 28
Demography Workshop
"Common Law Marriage and Teen Births"
Shoshana Grossbard, San Diego State University
12:00 pm, NORC 232/233


Monday, June 1
Social Theory and Evidence Workshop

Marcelle Medford-Lee
12:00 pm, SSR 305

Tuesday, June 2
East Asia Workshop: Politics, Economy and Society
"When Socialism Meets Market: The Reconstruction of Economic Discourse in China"
Wen Xie, University of Chicago
4:30 pm, Pick Lounge

Wednesday June 3
US Locations Workshop
"TBD"
Gabriella Coleman, McGill University
4:30 pm, Haskell Hall

Thursday, June 4
Demography Workshop
"Annual Seminar on the Protection of Human Subject Research Participants (PHSRP)"
Ellis Monk, University of Chicago
12:00 pm, NORC 232/233

Social Theory Workshop
"Integration or Exception? The Ethics of Immigration During Times of Crisis"
Lisa Simeone, University of Chicago
6:00 pm, Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave)