Schedule for Fall 2022

Thursday, September 29, 2022
“Sites Unseen: How Industrial Pasts Haunt our Urban Futures”
Scott Frickel
Brown University

Thursday, October 13, 2022
“Proletarian Lives. Traditional values and progressive mobilization”
Marcos Perez
Washington and Lee College

Thursday, October 20, 2022
“Stacked Decks: Building Inspectors and the Reproduction of Urban Inequality”
Robin Bartram
Tulane University

Schedule for Spring 2022

Thursday, April 21, 2022
“Bureaucratic Burdens: How Administrative Practices Shape Inequality”
Pamela Herd
Georgetown University

Thursday, April 14, 2022
Kingsley H. Birge Lecture in Sociology
“Social Differentiation and the Discomfort of Change in Education and Society”
Prudence Carter
Brown University

Thursday, April 7, 2022
“Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in American”
Eyal Press
Activist and Author

Schedule for Fall 2021

Thursday, September 16, 2021
“Black Masculinity in the Long Crisis of Racial Capitalism”
Jordanna Matlon
American University

Thursday, September 30, 2021
“Risk and Respectability: Sexuality and the Nation in the Time of AIDS”
Gowri Vijayakumar
Brandeis University

Thursday, October 28, 2021
“Stories of Women in the Wuhan Lockdown”
Guobin Yang
University of Pennsylvania School of Arts & Sciences

Thursday, December 9, 2021
“Moral Minefields: How Sociologists Debate Good Science”
Shai Dromi, Harvard University &
Sam Stabler, Hunter College Cuny

Schedule for Spring 2021

Thursday, April 1, 2021
“Housing Finance Agencies and the Politics of Marginality”
John Robinson III
Washington University-St. Louis

Thursday, May 6, 2021
“Banks, alternative institutions, and the spacial-temporal ecology of racial inequality”
Mario Luis Small
Harvard University

Schedule for Fall 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020
“Militarizing the Police: Race, Empire and the Global Color Line”
Julian Go
University of Chicago

Thursday, October 1, 2020
Exposure to News in the Digital Age
Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon
University of Pennsylvania

Thursday, October 8, 2020
“Doctors’ Orders: The Myth of Meritocracy in Medicine”
Tania Jenkins
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Thursday, October 29, 2020
“Broken Windows to Broken Homes: Housebreaking as Racialized and Gendered Poverty Governance”
Susila Gurusami
University of Illinois at Chicago

Schedule for Fall 2019

Thursday, September 17, 2019
“The Patch-Work City”
Marco Garrido
University of Chicago

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
“All in the Family: How the Cold War Shaped American Demography”
Savina Balasubramanian ’10
Loyola University Chicago

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
“American Bonds: How Credit Markets Shaped a Nation”
Sarah Quinn
University of Washington

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
“Allyship in the Time of Death: Black Feminism, Black Male Aggrievement, and the Politics of Division and Liberation”
Freeden Blume Oeur
Tufts University

Schedule for Spring 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Kingsley H. Birge Lecture in Sociology
“Race, Class and Urban Poverty in the Age of Trump”
Dr. William Julius Wilson
Harvard University

Thursday, April 11, 2019
“The Role of Higher Education in Social Mobility May Be More Complicated Than You Think”
Michael Hout

Schedule for Fall 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018
“What is a Liberal Arts College”
Mitchell Stevens
Stanford Graduate School of Education

Thursday, October 11, 2018
“Global Systemic Risk”
Miguel Centeno
Princeton University

Schedule for Spring 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018
“Outsourced Children: Orphanage Care and Adoption in Globalizing China”
Leslie Wang
University of Massachusetts, Boston

Thursday, March 22, 2018
“Broke and Patriotic: Why Poor Americans Love Their Country”
Francesco Duina
Bates College

Thursday, April 5, 2018
“Educational Inequalities, Educational Expansion, and Intergenerational Income Mobility in the US”
Deirdre Bloome
University of Michigan

Schedule for Fall 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017
“Mothers’ Employment Patterns and Consequences for Adolescent Outcomes”
Alexandra Killewald
Harvard University

Monday, October 9, 2017
“Politicizing Islam: The Islamic Revival in France and India”
Fareen Parvez
University of Massachusetts

Monday, October 23, 2017
“Privilege and Punishment: Unequal Experiences of Criminal Justice”
Matthew Clair
Harvard University

Monday, October 30, 2017
“Social Practices as Biological Niche Construction”
Joseph Rouse
Wesleyan University

Monday, November 13, 2017
“Trumpism before Trump: Party Polarization and Rust Belt Populism Reexamined”
Josh Pacewicz
Brown University