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.



2013-2014 Colloquia Series


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

 

Recent Talks

Friday, April 25
2:00-4:00 PM
Location: Mandel Center for the Humanities Reading Room 303
Co-sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies, Department of Politics, International Global Studies, Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Grete Brochmann, Professor of Sociology, University of Oslo
Title: Governing Immigration in Advanced Welfare States: The Scandinavian Case

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Thursday March 20
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Ofer Sharone, Sociologist and Assistant Professor, Institute of Work & Employment Relations, MIT Sloan
Title: Unemployment Experiences: Why Americans Blame Themselves and Israelis Blame the System

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sharone

Thursday February 27
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Pearlman Lounge
Gretchen Purser, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Syracuse University
Title: Day Labor Agencies and The Neoliberal-Parasitic Economy
Co-sponsor: The Martin Weiner Distinguished Lecturer Fund

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gretchen

Thursday November 14
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Location: Pearlman Lounge
Co-sponsors: The Martin Weiner Distinguished Lecturers Fund and the Department of Psychology
Liah Greenfeld, Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Anthropology, Boston University 
Title: The Cultural Foundations of Mental Illness

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Liah Greenfeld

Thursday October 24
3:00 PM
Location
: Pearlman Lounge
Co-sponsors
: The Martin Weiner Distinguished Lecturers Fund, The Women's and Gender Studies Program
Mary Bernstein
, Professor of Sociology, University of Connecticut at Storrs, Leading Scholar in Queer Politics
Title
: How the Right Usurped the Queer Agenda: Frame Co-optation in Political Discourse

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Mary Bernstein
 

Thursday October 3
3:30-5:00 PM
Location: Pearlman Lounge
Co-sponsor: The Martin Weiner Distinguished Lecturers Fund
Matthew Kaliner, Doctoral Candidate in Sociology, Harvard University (Brandeis University ’00)
Title: So SoHo So What? Branding, Identity, and the Spatial Structure of Boston's Visual Arts Worlds

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Matt Kaliner