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PLANNED  COURSE  OFFERINGS  2018-19

SOCI 30002. Principles of Sociological Research. Explores how theoretical questions and different types of evidence inform decisions about methodological approach and research design.  This course is required for first year Sociology PhD students. Martin. Autumn.

SOCI 30003. History of Social Theory. This course is an introduction to sociological theory.  It will cover Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Simmel, Mead, Dewey, the Chicago School, Bourdieu, and possibly others. Glaeser. Autumn.

SOCI 30004. Statistical Methods of Research 1. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to widely used quantitative methods in sociology and related social sciences.  Topics covered include analysis of variance and multiple regression, considered as they are used by practicing social scientists. Raudenbush. Winter.

SOCI 30005. Statistical Methods of Research 2. A course about how to do theoretically informed quantitative social research with rigorous statistical techniques. The course concentrates on data analysis, and the way one links theory and data. Topics covered include tabular analysis, regression analysis, regression diagnostics, missing data, factor analysis and scale construction, measurement error, fixed and random effects models, propensity score matching, and related topics. Raudenbush. Spring.

SOCI 30006, 30007. Second/Third Year Writing Seminar-1, 2. A required seminar that will meet over two quarters.  Doctoral students in Sociology are required to take this seminar in both their second and third years.  Second-year students will focus on developing a project for their Qualifying Paper.  Third-year students will start from a completed Qualifying Paper and revise it for presentation at professional meetings and possible publication.  Some students may move on to developing grant proposals or a first draft of a dissertation proposal. Trinitapoli, McRoberts. Winter, Spring.

SOCI 30101. Organizational Analysis. A systematic introduction to theoretical and empirical work on organizations broadly conceived, such as public and private economic organizations, governmental organizations, prisons, health-care organizations, and professional and voluntary associations.  Topics include intraorganizational questions about organizational goals and effectiveness, communication, authority, and decision-making. Using recent developments in market, political economy, and neo-institutional theories, we will explore organizational change and interorganizational relationships for their implications in understanding social change in modern societies. Social network analysis will inform much of the discussion. Laumann. Autumn.

SOCI 30103. Social Stratification. CANCELLED. Social stratification is the unequal distribution of the goods that members of a society value -- earnings, income, authority, political power, status, prestige, etc. This course introduces various sociological perspectives about stratification. We will look at major patterns of inequality throughout human history, how they vary across countries, how they are formed and maintained, how they come to be seen as legitimate and desirable, and how they affect the lives of individuals within a society. The readings incorporate classical theoretical statements, contemporary debates, and recent empirical evidence. The information and ideas discussed in this course are critical for students who will go on in sociology and extremely useful for students who want to be informed about current social, economic, and political issues. Stolzenberg. Spring.

SOCI 30104. Urban Structure & Process. This course reviews competing theories of urban development, especially their ability to explain the changing nature of cities under the impact of advanced industrialism. Analysis includes a consideration of emerging metropolitan regions, the microstructure of local neighborhoods, and the limitations of the past American experience as a way of developing urban policy both in this country and elsewhere. McRoberts. Spring.

SOCI 30107. Sociology of Human Sexuality. After briefly reviewing several biological and psychological approaches to human sexuality as points of comparison, we shall explore the sociological perspective on sexual conduct and its associated beliefs and consequences for individuals and society.  Topics are addressed through a critical examination of recent national and international surveys of sexual practices and beliefs and related empirical studies.  Substantive topics covered include gender relations, lifecourse perspectives on sexual conduct in youth, adolescence and adulthood, social epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections (including AIDS), sexual partner choice and turnover, and the incidence/prevalence of selected sexual practices. Network analytic approaches will be introduced. Laumann. Spring.

SOCI 30118.  Survey Research Overview. This course is designed to walk students through the many phases of interview-based research projects, with an emphasis on overall research design and linking each design decision to the student's research question within the limits of budget and time constraints. The course should give students a basic understanding about how sampling, questionnaire or interview guide construction, and actual data collection fit together in practical terms. The final product for the course is a research proposal that provides a clear research question and a plan of action for collecting original data by interview (including open-ended, qualitative, interviews, focus groups, or fixed-choice, standardized surveys or some combination of interview/survey with other data). Proposals to collect data by observational checklist or rating scale or a content analysis are also acceptable for this course, but proposals for secondary analysis of existing data are not. Students in the course turn in 8 weekly assignments that are pieces of the final proposal and get back comments and suggestions to help revise these for the final, integrated proposal. Van Haitsma. Autumn, Winter.

SOCI 30125. Rational Foundations of Social Theory. This course introduces conceptual and analytical tools for the micro foundations of macro and intermediate-level social theories, taking as a basis the assumption of rational action.  Those tools are then used to construct theories of power, social exchange, collective behavior, socialization, trust, norm, social decision making and justice, business organization, and family organization. Yamaguchi. Spring.

SOCI 30126. Japanese Society: Functional/Cultural Explanations. The objective of this course is to provide an overview of social structural characteristics, and the functioning of contemporary Japanese society by a juxtaposition of universalistic functional (or rational) explanations and particularistic cultural (and historical) explanations.  As well become clear as complementary to each other.  Substantively, the course primarily focuses on 1) the forms of social interaction and structure, 2) work organization and family, and 3) education, social inequality and opportunity.  The course also presents discussions of the extent to which Japan is "unique" among industrial societies.  In covering a broad range of English-language literature on Japanese Society, the course not only presents reviews and discussions of various alternative theoretical explanations of the characteristics of Japanese society, but also a profound opportunity to critically review and study selected sociological theories. Yamaguchi. Spring.

SOCI 30157. Mathematical Models. This course examines mathematical models and related analyses of social action, emphasizing a rational-choice perspective. About half the lectures focus on models of collective action, power, and exchange as developed by Coleman, Bonacich, Marsden, and Yamaguchi. Then the course examines models of choice over the life course, including rational and social choice models of marriage, births, friendship networks, occupations, and divorce.  Both behavioral and analytical models are surveyed. Yamaguchi. Winter.

SOCI 30192. The Effects of Schooling. CANCELLED. From at least the Renaissance until sometime around the middle of the 20th Century, social class was the pre-eminent, generalized determinant of life chances in European and, eventually, American societies. Social class had great effect on one’s social standing, economic well-being, political power, access to knowledge and even longevity, health and height. In that time, there was hardly an aspect of life that was not profoundly influenced by social class. In the ensuing period, the effects of social class have receded greatly, and perhaps have even vanished. In their place formal schooling has become the great generalized influence over who gets access to the desiderata of social life, including food, shelter, political power, medical care, etc. So it is that schooling is sociologically interesting for reasons that go well beyond education. The purpose of this course is to review what is known about the long term effects of schooling. Stolzenberg. Spring.

SOCI 30233. Race in Contemporary American Society. This survey course in the sociology of race offers a socio-historical investigation of race in American society. We will examine issues of race, ethnic and immigrant settlement in the United States. Also, we shall explore the classic and contemporary literature on race and inter-group dynamics. Our investigative tools will include an analysis of primary and secondary sources, multimedia materials, photographic images, and journaling. While our survey will be broad, we will treat Chicago and its environs as a case study to comprehend the racial, ethnic, and political challenges in the growth and development of a city. Hicks-Bartlett. Autumn, Spring.

SOCI 30253. Introduction to Spatial Data Science. Spatial data science consists of a collection of concepts and methods drawn from both statistics and computer science that deal with accessing, manipulating, visualizing, exploring and reasoning about geographical data. The course introduces the types of spatial data relevant in social science inquiry and reviews a range of methods to explore these data. Topics covered include formal spatial data structures, geovisualization and visual analytics, rate smoothing, spatial autocorrelation, cluster detection and spatial data mining. An important aspect of the course is to learn and apply open source software tools, including R and GeoDa. Anselin. Autumn.

SOCI 30263. Human Migration. CANCELLED. At any moment, spatial location is a fixed, essential characteristic of people and the places they inhabit. Over time, individuals and groups of people change places. In the long run, the places themselves move in physical, social, economic and political space. These movements can be characterized by their origins and destinations, as intentional or accidental, forced or voluntary, individual or collective, within political borders (e.g. the farm-to-city migration of the 1940’s in the U.S), migration across political boundaries (e.g. “displacement” of pariah ethnicities after World War II), and by other criteria.  All of these phenomena are aspects of migration This course reviews contemporary demographic research and theory concerning the nature of migration, and its extent, causes and consequences for individuals and collectivities. The demographic perspective absorbs a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, including those of psychology (e.g. individual decision-making), sociology (collective behavior, stratification, race and ethnicity), economics (rational behavior, macroeconomic conditions), and more. Stolzenberg. Winter.

SOCI 30264. Wealth. CANCELLED. Wealth is the value of a person’s accumulated possessions and financial assets. Wealth is more difficult for social researchers to measure than earnings and income, and wealthy people are notoriously uncooperative with efforts to study them and their assets. Further, wealth data conveys less information than income data about the lives of the middle- and lower-classes -- who tend to have little or no wealth at all. However, information about wealth gives fundamentally important insight into the values, attitudes, behavior, consumption patterns, social standing, political power, health, happiness and yet more characteristics of individuals and population subgroups. This course considers the causes and consequences of wealth accumulation for individuals, the social groups to which they belong, and the societies in which they dwell. Stolzenberg. Winter.

SOCI 30273. Urban Spatial Archaeology 1. CANCELLED. Space and time are fundamental concepts in urban spatial science. In this course, students will gain substantive and technical knowledge on how to analyze space and time through the tools of urban spatial archaeology. Specifically, this course will introduce students to various historical data sources on Chicago and New Orleans to digitize, then, conduct a spatial historical analysis of any topic of their choice. By taking a historical approach to the study of time and space, students will walk away from the course with 1) ways to conceptualize time and space when studying urban issues, and 2) skills for designing a project to empirically demonstrate the workings of time and space in the real world. At the end of this course, students will be expected to have produced a historical dataset for a research paper that will be completed in the next course sequence. Vargas. Winter.

SOCI 30274. Urban Spatial Archaeology 2. CANCELLED. This course builds off Urban Spatial Archaeology 1, by focusing on more specific ways to apply the concepts of space and time to contemporary urban research issues. Students will also learn methods for analyzing the date they chose to digitize in the previous quarter, which will culminate in a research paper on a topic of their choosing. Students will walk away from this course with a deeper understanding of how researchers and policy makers think of space and time with respect to a particular urban issue. In addition, students will have produced a research paper and date visualization that would critique the ways researchers have traditionally conceptualized time and space. Vargas. Spring.

SOCI 30275. Sociology of Health and Aging. CANCELLED. The World Health Organization defines health as physical, psychological and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease.  In this course we will discuss definitions, conceptualizations and measurement of health.  We define health broadly to include physical health and functioning, psychological well-being, cognitive health and social health.  We consider how these different dimensions of health are defined and how they are interrelated.  Good health and long life go together as universal human desires so we examine differential mortality. Since this is a sociology course, we examine the link between social characteristics and length of life.  We discuss recent research on the role of parental characteristics and childhood circumstances in later-life health, differences in health and well-being for men and women, for racial and ethnic groups, by characteristics of our neighborhoods and communities, and by regions or countries. Since in post-industrial societies there is very little poor health or mortality prior to about age 65, we look at changes in health with age and how trajectories of health as we age differs by social characteristics. The class will be organized as a combination of lecture and small group discussion lead by students.  Students will prepare two short papers on topics relevant to the class. Waite. Winter. 

SOCI 30279. Historical Sociology of Racism in Latin America. The course will examine the discourse on race, racism, and racial inequalities through the available sociological literature. Special emphasis will be placed on the emergency of social movements and collective agencies that have shaped the present racial order in the region. This course will first present how racialization processes intermingled with the formation of mestizo nation-states in Latin America, and, by doing so, establishing racial democracy as the corner stone of modern democracies (1920s to 1960s). Second, examine how authoritarian regimes promoted economic development but were incapable of curtailing social inequalities in the region, eventually dismantling the international perception of these countries as racial democracies (1960s to 1980s). And, finally, explore how processes of racial formation operated in the whole region, giving way to the formation of multiracial nations and to the visibility of racism as a structural component of these societies (1990s to 2010s). Guimaraes. Spring.

SOCI 30315. Introduction to Causal Inference. This course is designed for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students from the social sciences, education, public health science, public policy, social service administration, and statistics who are involved in quantitative research and are interested in studying causality. The goal of this course is to provide students a basic knowledge of causal inference. Topics for the course include the potential outcomes framework for causal inference; experimental and observational studies; identification assumptions for causal parameters; potential pitfalls of using ANCOVA to estimate a causal effect; propensity score based methods including matching, stratification, inverse-probability-of-treatment-weighting (IPTW), marginal mean weighting through stratification (MMWS), and doubly robust estimation; the instrumental variable (IV) method; regression discontinuity design (RDD) including sharp RDD and fuzzy RDD; difference in difference (DID) estimation method for cross-section and panel data, and fixed effects model. Yamaguchi. Winter.

SOCI 40112. Ethnographic Methods. This course explores the epistemological and practical questions raised by ethnography as a method -- focusing on the relationships between theory and data, and between researcher and researched.  Discussions are based on close readings of ethnographic texts, supplemented by occasional theoretical essays on ethnographic practices. Students also conduct original field research, share and critique each other's field notes on a weekly basis, and produce analytical papers based on their ethnographies. McRoberts. Winter.

SOCI 40142. Library Methods for Social Sciences. This course is an introduction to the methods involved in “research with records:” that is, found material like manuscripts, books, journals, newspapers, ephemera, and government and institutional documents. (Such materials can be found both in print and on the Internet.) The course covers the essentials of project design, bibliography, location, access, critical reading, source evaluation, knowledge categorization and assembly, and records maintenance. The course is a methodological practicum organized around student projects. The texts are Thomas Mann's Oxford Guide to Library Research and Andrew Abbott's Digital Paper. Abbott. Autumn.

SOCI 40156. Hermeneutic Sociology. The core ideas of a social hermeneutics, expanding textual hermeneutics, began to be developed in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. They can be summarized in a few intertwining propositions: First, discursive, emotive and sensory modalities of sense making, conscious and unconscious, characterize and differentiate social life forms. Second, sense making is acting, thus entangled in institutions. Third, sense making proceeds in diverse media whose structures and habits of use shape its process rendering form and style important. Fourth, sense making is structured by the relationships within which they take place. Fifth, sense making is crucial for the reproduction of all aspects of life forms. Sixths, sense making, life forms, and media are dialectically intertwined with each other. Seventh, social hermeneutics is itself sense-making. The course will explore these ideas by reading classical statements that highlight the core analytical concepts that social hermeneuticists employ such as symbolization, interpretation, mediation, rhetoric, performance, performativity, interpretive community, institutionalization. Every session combines a discussion of the readings with a practicum using these concepts. Authors read include: Herder, Aristotle, Burke, Austin, Ricoeur, Schütz, Bourdieu, Peirce, Panofsky, Ranciere, Lakoff, Mackenzie, Latour. Glaeser. Winter.

SOCI 40164. Involved Interviewing. Subtitle: Strategies for interviewing hard to penetrate communities and populations.  Imagine that you must interview someone who hails from a background unlike your own; perhaps you need to interview an incarcerated youth, or gather a life history from an ill person. Maybe your task is to conduct fieldwork inside a community that challenges your comfort level. How do we get others to talk to us? How do we get out of our own way and limited training to become fully and comfortably engaged in people and the communities in which they reside?  This in-depth investigation into interviewing begins with an assumption that the researcher as interviewer is an integral part of the research process. We turn a critical eye on the interviewer’s role in getting others to talk and learn strategies that encourage fertile interviews regardless of the situational context. Weekly reading assignments facilitate students’ exploration of what the interview literature can teach us about involved interviewing. Additionally, we critically assess our role as interviewer and what that requires from us. Students participate in evaluating interview scenarios that are designed to explore our assumptions, sharpen our interviewing skills and troubleshoot sticky situations. We investigate a diversity of settings and populations as training ground for leading effective interviews. The final project includes: 1) a plan that demonstrates knowledge of how to design an effective interviewing strategy for unique field settings; 2) instructor’s feedback on students’ personal journals on the role of the interviewer. Hicks-Bartlett. Autumn, Winter.

SOCI 40177. Coding and Analyzing Qualitative Data: Using Open-Source Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS). This is a graduate level course in coding and analyzing qualitative data (e.g., interview transcripts, oral histories, focus groups, letters, and diaries, etc). In this hands-on-course students learn how to organize and manage text-based data in preparation for analysis and final report writing of small scale research projects. Students use their own laptop computers to access one of two free, open-source software programs available for Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.  While students with extant interview data can use it for this course, those without existing data will be provided text to code and analyze.  This course does not cover commercial CAQDAS, such as AtlasTi, NVivo, The Ethnograph or Hypertext. Hicks-Bartlett. Winter, Spring.

SOCI 40217. Spatial Regression Analysis. This course covers statistical and econometric methods specifically geared to the problems of spatial dependence and spatial heterogeneity in cross-sectional data.  The main objective of the course is to gain insight into the scope of spatial regression methods, to be able to apply them in an empirical setting, and to properly interpret the results of spatial regression analysis.  While the focus is on spatial aspects, the types of methods covered have general validity in statistical practice.  The course covers the specification of spatial regression models in order to incorporate spatial dependence and spatial heterogeneity, as well as different estimation methods and specification tests to detect the presence of spatial autocorrelation and spatial heterogeneity.  Special attention is paid to the application to spatial models of generic statistical paradigms, such as Maximum Likelihood, Generalized Methods of Moments and the Bayesian perspective.  An important aspect of the course is the application of open source software tools such as R, GeoDa and PySal to solve empirical problems. Anselin. Spring.

SOCI 40232. Co-evolution of States and Markets. This course will focus on the emergence of alternative forms of organization control (e.g., centralized bureaucracy, multiple hierarchies, elite networks, and clientage) in different social structure contexts (e.g., the interaction of kinship, class, nation states, markets and heterodox mobilization). Themes will be illustrated in numerous cross-cultural contexts. Padgett. Spring.

SOCI 40233. Sociology of Immigration. This graduate seminar seeks to cover the main topics in this vast field. Topics include: determinants of migration, immigrant assimilation, transnationalism, immigration and race, immigration policies, immigration attitudes and public opinion, and illegality. We will also devote some time to immigrant-receiving contexts outside of the U.S. especially Western Europe. The purpose of the class is to encourage graduate students to develop their own immigration research projects. We will pay special attention to research design and methodological issues. Flores. Autumn.

SOCI 40234. Race and Ethnicity in Comparative Perspective. This graduate seminar seeks to cover the main topics in this vast field from an international comparative perspective. We will compare the U.S. context, where race is typically seen as the fundamental social division, to other societies in Latin America and Europe in which ethnoracial boundaries have also emerged. Topics include: conceptual foundations of race and ethnicity, racial and ethnic identities, racial classification, race and inequality, racial attitudes and public opinion, and race and public policy. Class is designed to encourage graduate students to develop their own race and ethnicity research projects. We will pay special attention to research design and methodological issues. Flores. Spring.

SOCI 50003. Sociology of the State. Through taxation, regulation, redistribution, and the provision of services, modern states profoundly shape social life and constitute a principal form of political power. This seminar will survey major theories of the state, engaging with both comparative-historical questions (pre-modern state forms, the rise of nation-states, the development of welfare states and economic policy regimes) and contemporary challenges of governance. The course provides an overview of selected current research and an opportunity for those interested in political, historical, or macro-comparative sociology to develop empirical projects with the state as an important dimension of analysis. Clemens. Winter.

SOCI 50069. Seminar: Theorizing Gender. This course provides an overview of sociological theories of gender. We begin by examining the discussion of women and gender in classic and contemporary sociological theory. Next, we move to theoretical interventions by women, including Marxist feminism, standpoint theory, Black feminist thought, and gender organization theory. We then explore the rise of theories of performativity and other “individual”-level approaches to gender. We conclude with an overview of recent scholarship in the sociology of gender theory. Schilt. Winter. NOT OFFERED 2018/19

SOCI 50076. Logic of Social Science Inquiry. Largely drawing on the literature of social movement, revolution, and historical sociology, this seminar surveys the methodologies that social scientists use to construct stories for the cases that interest them, including deductive reasoning, simulation, correlative thinking, mechanism-based analysis, case-based comparison, historical method, dialectics, conceptualization, hermeneutics, and more. The course discusses the pros and cons of each of these methods and ways to combine these methods to achieve better strategies for telling stories about ourselves and about the past and present. Zhao. Winter.

SOCI 50108. Sem: Medical Sociology. This graduate level seminar examines the notion that we cannot understand the topics of health and medicine by looking only at biological phenomena, but, instead, also consider a variety of social, political, economic, organizational, and cultural forces. This course is designed to provide a selective overview of how medical sociologists understand topics such as the social meanings of illness, how the law, economic factors, and organizational constraints shape the job of medical professionals; the functions that healthcare institutions play in our society, and the critical role that social movements play in what gets "medicalized."  Vargas. Winter

SOCI 50110. Seminar: Theories of Action. An investigation of theories of when beginning with Aristotle, concentrating on sociology but with limited attention to the philosophy of action. Martin. Winter.

SOCI 50112. Seminar: Health and Society. A long and healthy life is a widely sought after human goal.  But not everyone has equal chances of achieving this goal.  This course focuses on the role played by society in differential access to physical, psychological, cognitive health and well-being. We will discuss the role of parental characteristics and childhood circumstances in later-life health, differences in health and well-being for men and women, for racial and ethnic groups, by characteristics of our neighborhoods and communities, and by regions or countries.  Each class meeting we will read and discuss three or four journal articles or sections of a book, with class participants presenting each reading, summarizing it, and then critiquing it.  The class will then discuss.  We will add to and subtract from the readings to match the interests of participants on each topic; the syllabus will list readings as a starting point for this process. Waite. Autumn.

SOCI 50113. Expressivism/Historicism/Hermeneutics. Since the second half of the 18th century and in opposition to utilitarian or moral forms of rationalism mostly German thinkers developed an understanding a human action as expression (named “expressivism” by Charles Taylor). This became the basis both for a specific understanding of language, texts, and symbols in general (“hermeneutics”) and of human history (“historicism”). In this class crucial texts from this tradition will be read and discussed: from Herder, Kleist and Schleiermacher via Dilthey and Troeltsch to Gadamer and the present.  Joas. Autumn. [The course meets during the first 5 weeks of the Autumn Quarter.]

SOCI 50114. Sem: Towards a Global Urban Sociology. This course will compare urbanization between cities in the global North and South.  We will pursue the hypothesis that different urban trajectories in the North and South have produced different urban structures and experiences.  This requires us to rethink the normal categories of urban sociology with regard to many cities in the Global South.  We will take several cities in the North and South as case studies.  Students will have to write a research paper examining the process of urbanization in a city of their choosing.Garrido. Spring.

SOCI 50115. Sem: Criminology. This course seeks to develop a sociological framework for examining crime. We will begin by developing a definition of crime and law, and by considering some basic “facts” of crime. We then discuss ways of measuring and theorizing crime.  Finally, we conclude the class with a discussion of the social costs of America’s approach to the crime problem. Throughout the course, there will be an emphasis on developing critical thinking; this means going beyond memorizing “facts” and instead understanding and critically evaluating the research process. Vargas. Spring.

SOCI 50120. Sem: Ethnography-1. In this two-quarter seminar practicum, students will gain first-hand experience in theoretically grounded and critically reflexive ethnographic research methods. This first quarter provides an overview of the key issues in the epistemology, practice, ethics, and the politics of participant observation. Through weekly readings and discussion students will be exposed to a variety of different techniques, traditions, and modalities for analyzing the everyday experiences and cultural contours of social life. This will include grounded theory, intuitive theorizing, the extended case method, abductive analysis, phenomenology, and processual sociology, among others. Through a series of preliminary field work exercises, students will learn how to propose a research question, formulate an empirical puzzle, determine the rationale for using ethnographic or interview methods, develop effective interview questions, write field notes, code observational and interview data, and satisfy human subjects review boards. Hoang, Schilt. Winter.

SOCI 50121. Sem: Ethnography-2. In this two-quarter seminar practicum, students will gain first-hand experience in theoretically grounded and critically reflexive ethnographic research methods. This second quarter will provide students with a “hands-on” experience in the practical tasks, rules, and tricks of the trade in ethnographic research. Students will carry out an original research project requiring them to gain access, recruit respondents, build rapport, and collect and analyze data. As projects develop, students will learn how to use their intimate and embodied engagements in the field to generate rigorous theoretical contributions. We will discuss the range of “styles” of writing ethnographic research papers, as well as the varied ways that authors discuss, problematize, and “use” their positionality while in the field, as well as how they write up analyses and present their work to academic and public audiences. Hoang, Schilt. Spring.

SOCI 60020. 1st-Year Proseminar: Research Questions and Design. A required, non-credit colloquium for first-year doctoral students in Sociology. The Colloquium addresses how to generate research questions and design projects through the current work of department faculty. Staff. Autumn.