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Social Sciences Forum

The Social Sciences Forum is a monthly gathering of research active social scientists and LTS staff at Brandeis. During these gatherings we workshop research in progress and provide support to one another's research. The schedule, posted below, is announced at the beginning of each semester. 

Social Sciences Forum
Spring 2017

April 5 workshop will take place in the Shapiro Campus Center, Room 313

April 5, 2017 - Shapiro Campus Center Room 313
Subjects and Sovereign: Bonds of Belonging in the Eighteenth-Century British Empire
Presented by Hannah Mueller, Assistant Professor of History

Previous Workshops

March 1, 2017
The New Nationalism: Preliminary Thoughts for a Research Agenda
Presented by Chandler Rosenberger, Assistant Professor of
International and Global Studies and Sociology

February 1, 2017
Wages, Inequality and Preferences for Government Spending in the U.S.
Presented by Lucy Goodhart, Lecturer in International and
Global Studies and Politics

December 7, 2016
Leviathan as an Inventor: Evidence from Global State-Owned Enterprises 
Presented by Aldo Musacchio, Associate Professor of
Business in the Brandeis International Business School

November 16, 2016
At Life's Door: An Ethnographic Inquiry into Assisted Death
Presented by Anita Hannig, Assistant Professor of

October 5, 2016
Collaboration and Group Creativity:  Lessons from Synthesis Centers?
Presented by Edward Hackett, Vice Provost for Research

April 13, 2016
Who Funded the American Revolution?
Presented by George Hall, Fred C. Hecht Professor of
Economics, Department Chair

March 2, 2016
Midwives of Invention: Spiritual Healing and Childbirth in American Emancipation
Presented by Abby Cooper, Assistant Professor of History

February 10, 2016
Public Culture and Moral Traditions: Notes Toward a Genealogy of Justice
Presented by Michael Strand, Assistant Professor of 

December 2, 2015
Social-Psychological Forces on the Progress of Science
Presented by Carol Osler, Professor of Finance

November 7, 2015
The Minimum Wage and Child Labor in India
Presented by Nidhiya Menon, Associate Professor 
of Economics

October 7, 2015
Navigating the Past in the Present: The Highs and Lows of Finding a "Lost" Maya City
Presented by Charles Golden, Associate Professor of

April 22, 2015
Stakeholder Alignment and the Social Engineering of Infrastructure for Research
Presented by John Unsworth, Vice Provost for Library and
Technology Services, Chief Information Officer and 
University Librarian, and Professor of English

March 18, 2015
On the Margins of Marriage: Single Women and Precarious Personhoods in India
Presented by Sarah Lamb, Professor of Anthropology

January 28, 2015
God on the Fly? The Work of Airport Chaplains
Presented by Wendy Cadge, Professor of Sociology and
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

December 3, 2014
Cognition Across Cultures
Presented by Angela Gutchess, Associate Professor of

November 5, 2014
Missing Women in the Former Soviet Union?  Son Preference and Children's Health in the Transition from Communism
Presented by Elizabeth Brainerd, Susan and Barton Winokur
Professor in Economics and Women's and Gender Studies

October 1, 2014
Hipster Chickens, Climate Change, and Food Deserts: What Urban Agriculture Initiatives Teach Us About Contemporary Public Health
Presented by Sara Shostak, Associate Professor of