2015-2016 Colloquia Series

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

Upcoming Events

February 11, 2016

2:30 PM
Location: Pearlman Lounge
Rafi Grosglik, Post Doc Visiting Scholar in the Sociology Department
Title: Cooking Your 'Self': Emotions, Identities, and Collective Boundaries in Contemporary Israeli Culinary Culture

March 10, 2016

2:00 PM
Location: Pearlman Lounge
Peter Berger, University Professor of Sociology, Emeritus, at Boston Universityand the founder and Senior Research Fellow of the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs
Title: Two Pluralisms: Toward a New Paradigm for Modernity and Religion
Peter Berger

April 14, 2016

2:30 PM
Location: Pearlman Lounge
Iddo Tavory, Assistant Professor of Sociology at New York University
Title: Summoned: Identification and Religious Life in a Jewish Neighborhood

Iddo Tavory

Past Events

October 15, 2015

2:00 PM

Location: Pearlman Lounge
Helle Porsdam, Professor of American Studies at the University of Copenhagen
Title: Cultural Rights: The New Human Rights Frontier?


September 17th, 2015

Time & Location TBD

Rowena He, Lecturer, Department of Government, Harvard University

Title: Tianamen Exiles: Voices of the Struggle for Democracy in China

Rowena He

April 16, 2015 

2:00 PM

Location: Pearlman Lounge
Linda Blum, Associate Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University
Title: Raising Generation Rx: Mothering Kids with Invisible Disabilities in an Age of Inequality


March 12, 2015

2:00 PM

Location: Pearlman 113
Kimberly Hoang, Assistant Professor of Sociology and International Studies at Boston College
Title: Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work


February 5, 2015

3:30 PM

Atlas.ti  Workshop: Navigating the Qualitative Software Program: This workshop will focus on introducing students to Atlas.ti as a software tool for qualitative analysis. Chris Gillespie, a Brandeis PhD in Sociology and an expert on Atlast.ti, will lead us in learning how to set up a project and begin analysis.

January 22, 2015
2:00-3:30 PM

Location: Schwartz 112
Larissa Buchholz, recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Sociological Association
Title: The Rise of China in the Global Art Market: A Global Field Analysis


October 23, 2014

2:00 PM

Location: Pearlman Lounge
Co-sponsored by African and Afro-American Studies
Howard Winant, Professor of Sociology at the University of California and founding director of the University of California Center for New Racial Studies (UCCNRS)
Title: Racial Formation Theory Today

Howard Winant

October 13, 2014

3:30 PM

Location: Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
Co-sponsored by the Department of Politics, Social Justice and Social Policy, International and Global Studies, The Mandel Center for the Humanities, Center for German and European Studies, Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies, African and Afro-American Studies
Adam Hochschild, Acclaimed Author, Journalist, and Lecturer, UC Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism
Title: 1914-1918: The War Within the War