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Workshop Series

The Sociology Workshop Series provides a forum for faculty and students to present work and work in progress, across a wide range of substantive areas, theoretical perspectives, and research methodologies, with sociologically-relevant research going on elsewhere at the university and in the broader intellectual community. Workshops are open to the public and held on Tuesdays at 4:00 in 1114 Social Sciences (unless otherwise noted).  Contact Joe Gerteis (612.624.1615 or with questions or comments.

Spring 2014

Tuesdays 4:00-5:15pm, 1114 Social Science unless otherwise noted. Download Schedule (PDF)

January 28, 2014

Penny Edgell and Joe Gerteis
NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant Application Workshop

February 4, 2014

Jeff Broadbent
Reconciling Structural and Cultural Theories of Contentious Political Process Using a Network Approach

February 11, 2014

Carolyn Fraker
Paying for "Good" Parenting: Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) and the State's Construction of Families


Joe Svec and Tanja Andic
Intimate Partner Violence in Peru

February 25, 2014

Ragui Assaad
The Economics of Marriage in North Africa

March 11, 2014

Penny Edgell, Kathy Hull and Kyle Green
Talking about Social Controversies: Findings from a National Study

March 25, 2014

Tiffany Joseph (Stony Brook University)
Examining Barriers to Health Care for Immigrants in Boston under "Universal" Coverage

April 8, 2014

Matt Wray (Temple University)
Durkheim in the Desert? Freedom and Self-Destruction in the American Suicide Belt

April 15, 2014

Amy Schalet (UMass-Amhert) —Co-Sponsored by the Life Course Center
An Elaborate Fiction: Class, Gender and the Meaning of Sex in Young Women's Construction of the "College Experience"

April 29, 2014

jim saliba
Governance Structure Change and K-12 Educational Opportunity in the United States: 1990-2010 

May 6, 2014

Ellen Messer-Davidow (English)
The Spiders' Web: Courts and the Constru(ct)ing of Racial Discrimination in the University Admissions

Past Workshops