Upcoming Colloquia

Beneath the China Boom

Citizenship, Welfare, and the Making of a Rural Land Market

Thursday, February 15
Time: 2:00
Pearlman Lounge 113

Julia Chuang

China has pivoted away from export-oriented development towards a strategy of domestic urban and infrastructural construction. This pivot is especially visible in rural China, where migrant laborers withstand uniquely low wages by relying on subsistence farming practices. Yet, at the same time, this low-waged labor system is disrupted by an ongoing urbanization boom which terminates rural land-use rights. Julia Chuang, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Boston Colloge, argues that China’s localized welfare policies and decentralized fiscal system prop up contradictory developmental dynamics. 

Sponsored by the Brandeis Department of Sociology.

Omar Lizardo

Details TBA

Thursday, March 22
Time: 2:00
Pearlman Lounge 113

Omar Lizardo

Omar Lizardo, Professor of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame, a fellow at the Kroc Institute for Peace Studies, and a member of the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications. His research deals with various topics in sociology, social psychology, cultural sociology, network theory, and cognitive science.

Sponsored by the Brandeis Department of Sociology.

Miranda Waggoner

Details TBA

Thursday, April 15
Time: 2:00
Pearlman Lounge 113

Miranda Waggoner

Miranda Waggoner is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Florida State University and affiliated with FSU's Center for Demography & Population Health. Her research focuses on the social and cultural dimensions of medicine, science, and public health, with an emphasis on the politics of gender, reproduction, and maternal and child health.

Sponsored by the Brandeis Department of Sociology.