During fall and spring semesters, graduate students, faculty and visiting scholars present their research.
Inequality & Methods Series (PDF)
This forum is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to present ongoing research that is methodological in character and/or that deals with some aspect of inequality.
Teaching Talks are scheduled throughout the year, offering opportunities to talk explicitly about teaching (and learning) in the practical and philosophical sense.
Rachael Kulick defended her dissertation, "Home Birth in the U.S. and The Netherlands: Understanding Women's Experiences of Stigma, Nature and Trauma," on December 5, 2014. Rachel was advised by Professor Kathleen Hull. Great work Dr. Kulick.December 6th, 2013
Dawna Reandeau defended her dissertation, "In God Do We Trust? An Analysis of Trust Reformation in a Catholic Parish," on December 3, 2014. Dr. Reandeau is advised by Professor David Knoke. Congratulations Dawna!
Shawn Wick successfully defend his dissertation, "Missionaries of Modernization and Managers of Myth: Organizational Legitimacy in the Field of International Development," on November 26. His advisors are Profs. Ron Aminzade and Evan Schofer (UC-Irvine; UMN faculty 2000-2007). Dr. Wick is an Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Central College Pella, IA.November 27th, 2013
We are all saddened by the sudden death of our graduate student, Tim Ortyl. Colleagues and friends gathered at a memorial on November 7th to remember Tim and celebrate his life, research, and accomplishments. We were joined by his parents and Professor Alex Rothman, CLA Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, who conferred Tim's Ph.D.November 18th, 2013
In his new book, Race, Nation, and Citizenship in Post-Colonial Africa, Ron Aminzade explores the contradictory character of African nationalism as it unfolded in Tanzanian history. These policy debates reflected a history of racial oppression and foreign domination shaped by a quest for economic development, racial justice, and national self-reliance.November 15th, 2013