Past Colloquia

Events are free and open to members of campus, and sponsored by the Department of Sociology.


Wendy Roth Onoso Imoagene

Wendy Roth, 

Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of British Columbia

Onoso Imoagene,

 Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania  


Carla Shedd Allison Pugh

Carla Shedd

Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Columbia University.

Title: When Protection becomes Punishment: Policing the Public (Schools) in an Unequal City

Allison Pugh 

Associate Professor of Sociology at University of Virginia

Title: The Tumbleweed Society

Ya-Wen Lei

Arlie Hochschild

Ya-Wen Lei

Assistant Professor of Sociology at Harvard University

Title: The Contentious Public Sphere in China: Law, Media and the Dilemma of Authoritarian Rule

Arlie Hochschild

Emerita Professor of Sociology at UC Berekely
Title: Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right

Iddo Tavory

Peter Berger

Iddo Tavory

Assistant Professor of Sociology at New York University
Title: Summoned: Identification and Religious Life in a Jewish Neighborhood

Peter Berger

University Professor of Sociology, Emeritus, at Boston University and 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

Rafi Grosglik porsdam

Rafi Grosglik

Post Doc Visiting Scholar in the Sociology Department
Title: Cooking Your 'Self': Emotions, Identities, and Collective Boundaries in Contemporary Israeli Culinary Culture

Helle Porsdam, 

Professor of American Studies at the University of Copenhagen
Title: Cultural Rights: The New Human Rights Frontier?


Rowena He Hoang

Rowena He,

Lecturer, Department of Government, Harvard University

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

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


Howard Winant adam

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

Adam Hochschild, 

Acclaimed Author, Journalist, and Lecturer, UC Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism
Title: 1914-1918: The War Within the War