Purple Bag Colloquia

Purple Bag
The Purple Bag Colloquia series seeks to give faculty, associates, advanced graduate students and recent PhD students an opportunity to discuss work-in-progress.

Thursday, March 17 at 12 PM in Mandell 228
"Gender, Ethnicity and Citizenship in the Upper Midwest,1900-1930: Reconsidering Theories of Naturalization"

Thursday, April 7 from 12 to 1 in Kutz 102
"Forgetting and Remembering Epilepsy: Collective Memory and the Experience of Illness"

Thursday, April 7 from 3-4:30 in Pearlman 113
"Biomedical Markets: An Economic Sociologist's Perspectice"

Graduate Workshops

Thursday, Feb. 3 at 3:00 in Pearlman 202
"Jitters in the Classroom" featuring the unflappable Tito Soto-Carrion

Thursday, March. 3 at 3:00 in Pearlman 202 (Cancelled)
"Financial Fitness in Graduate School" featuring CFP and MBA Dick Nohelty of Nohelty Asset Management of Watertown

Thursday, April 14 at 3:00 in Pearlman 202
"Surviving Graduate School" featuring fourth-year veteran Clare Hammonds

2010-2011 Colloquia Series

Events are free and open to members of campus, and sponsored by the Department of Sociology (co-sponsors are noted).


Thursday, March 24
12:30-2:00 Schnider G3 (Heller School)
Professor Peter Bearman
“Understanding the Increased Prevalence of Autism” 

Thursday, April  7
3:00 in Pearlman Lounge
Professor Ayla Guseva
Biomedical Markets: An Economic Sociologist’s Perspective”

Thursday, Feb. 17
3:30 in Pearlman Lounge
Professor C. Shawn McGuffey
“Tell My Story: Racial Appraisals and Black Women’s Experience of Rape”

Thursday, Nov. 18
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Professor Kelly Joyce, The College of William and Mary
“Visualizing Health:  A Sociological Analysis of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)”

Thursday, Nov. 11
12-1 p.m.
Professor Sammy Smooha, University of Haifa
“How Do Different Types of Democracy Cope with Ethnonational Conflicts?”

Thursday, Nov. 4
3-4:30 p.m.
Professor Matt Desmond, Harvard University
“Disposable Ties and the Urban Poor”

Thursday, Oct. 21
3-4:30 p.m.
Professor Courtney Bender, Columbia University
“When and How did Spirituality Become Autonomous”

Thursday, Oct. 14
12:10-1:30 p.m., DuBois Lounge, Rabb 119
"Weighing the Motherload:  Security Expectations and the Mother-Child Relationship"
Dr. Ana Villalobos
PhD University of California at Berkeley
Visiting Research Associate at the Department of Sociology, Brandeis