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Upcoming Events

Event Series

Workshop Series
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.

Life Course Center Co-Sponsored Events (PDF)
An interesting array of presentations held throughout Spring Semester co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology's Life Course Center.

Teaching Talks
Teaching Talks are scheduled throughout the year, offering opportunities to talk explicitly about teaching (and learning) in the practical and philosophical sense.

News

  • Congratulations, Dr. Isik!

    Gulseren Isik successfully defended her dissertation, "Institutional Reproduction: Reproduction of a Politico-legal Institution in a Contested Setting," on August 25, 2014. Her advisors are Professors Joachim Savelsberg and Robin Stryker (University of Arizona-Tucson).

    August 26th, 2014
  • Park and Pellow Win Book Award

    Congratulations to Lisa Park and David Pellow on receiving the Allan Schnaiberg Outstanding Publication Award, given by the ASA's Environment & Technology section for best book published from 2011-2013, for The Slums of Aspen: Immigrants vs. the Environment in America's Eden (NYU Press 2011).

    August 13th, 2014
  • New Book Released

    Total Liberation cover.jpgDavid Pellow in his new book, Total Liberation: The Power and Promise of Animal Rights and the Radical Earth Movement, explores the frequently tense and violent relationships among humans, ecosystems, and nonhuman animal species. He reveals how radical environmental and animal rights movements challenge inequity through a vision they call "total liberation."

    August 8th, 2014
  • The Democratic Green City: From Above and Below

    Michael Goldman recently participated in a forum at the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU. In this session they discussed how top-down, government projects can be paired with grassroots organizing to democratize the green city. The video of this important public event is now available.

    August 8th, 2014
  • Switching Racial or Ethnic Identity?

    Carolyn Liebler's research recently released as a U.S. Census Bureau working paper has sparked an interesting dialog (and much media attention) regarding the reporting of race when she found media outlets almost 10 million Americans changed how they identified their race or ethnicity when asked by the Census over the course of a decade.

    August 8th, 2014
  • Do atheists get a seat at God's table?

    Maybe in St. Paul where the "Interfaith" Conversation Cafe changed it's name to "Interbelief" to include the nonreligious. Penny Edgell, in a Pioneer Press report, stated that her 2014 survey found the public more accepting of various religious groups but not for atheists who had the same high degree of mistrust found in 2006.

    August 7th, 2014

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Park receiving faculty mentoring awardLisa Park receiving Faculty Mentoring Award from grad students Scott DeMuth, Stephen Suh & Sarah Lageson