For more information contact Cheryl Hansen, Academic Administrator

2011-2012 Colloquia Series

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

Recent Talks

Thursday, April 26

Schneider G-3
Professor Donald W. Light Rutgers, UDMNJ-SOM
"Medicalization and the Epidemic of Side Effects from Prescription
Drugs: The Risk Proliferation Syndrome"
Sponsored by: Department of Sociology, Martin Weiner Distinguished Lecturers Fund, and Heller School of Social Policy and Management

 Thursday, March 29th
Mandel Reading Room-3rd Floor
Professor Sarah Sobieraj, Tufts University
"Covered: Activists, Journalists, and News in a Shifting Media Landscape"
Sponsored by Department of Sociology and Martin Weiner Distinguished Lecturers Fund

 Thursday, March 1st
Intercultural Center- Second Floor Multipurpose Room in Swig (NOT HP accessible)
Professor Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College, Senior Research Fellow
"The Bog and the Beast: Museums, the Nation, and the World"
Sponsored by: Department of Sociology and Martin Weiner Distinguished Lecturers Fund 

Thursday, February 16
3:30-5:00 Mandel Reading Room (3rd Floor) 
Professor Sabrina McCormick, Science and Technology Fellow, AAAS
"No Family History: Environmental Links to Breast Cancer"
Sponsored by: Department of Sociology and Martin Weiner Distinguished
Lecturers Fund, Environmental Studies Program, and Health: Science,
Society, and Policy Program

Thursday, December 1st
12-12:50 Mandel Reading Room (3rd Floor)
Professor Tom Shapiro

"Big Dreams in Lean Times: How Families Navigate Mobility and Reproduce Inequality"

Thursday, November 17th

3:30-5:00 Pearlman Lounge
Professor Rene Almeling

"Sex Cells : Medical Market for Eggs and Sperm"

Thursday, October 27th
3:30-5:00 Pearlman Lounge
Professor Michele Lamont

"Responses to Discrimination and Social Resilence under Neo-Liberalism: The Case of Brazil, Israel and the United States"

Thursday, October 6th
3:30-5:00 Pearlman Lounge
Professor Shamus Khan

"Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite"