Invited Speaker Series


Pawan Dhingra (Tufts University) Time/Location TBA. Organized by Asian American Studies. Co-sponsored by Sociology.

Ann Morning (NYU). “The Nature of Race: Investigating Concepts of Human Difference.”

Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Elizabeth Bennett, Alissa Cordner, Peter Klein and Stephanie Savell (Brown University). “The Civic Imagination.” TAULA workshop.

Glen Elder (University of North Carolina) “”Studying Lives in Changing Times: A Life Course Journey”.”

Yen Le Espiritu (UC-San Diego). Time/Location TBA. Organized by Asian American Studies. Co-sponsored by Sociology.

Kimberley Hoang (Boston College) “Dealing in Desire: The Hidden Currencies of Capitalist Ascendancy in Asia.”

Immanuel Wallerstein will give the Economic and Social Rights Lecture. Organized by the Human Rights Institute.


Pablo Lapegna (University of Georgia)”The Dark Side of the Boom: Genetically Modified Crops, Agrochemical Drifts, and Popular Demobilization in Argentina.” TAULA workshop.

Juan Battle (CUNY GC).  Two workshops: “Retention of Black men and students of color in Colleges.”PRLACC; “Academic Professional Development: Key issues in Building a Successful Academic Career.”

Elijah Anderson (Yale University). “Tayvon Martin and the Challenge for Civil Society.” Open university lecture cosponsored by Sociology Department, Institute for African American Studies, Urban and Community Studies Program, and the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity.

Julian Go (Boston University). “What is Postcolonial Sociology?” 3.30 PM.

Jamie Fader (SUNY Albany) “Falling Back: Community Reintegration of “Reformed” Urban Youth”

Helen Marrow (Tufts University) “In Ireland ‘Latin Americans are Kind of Cool’: Evaluating a
National Context of Reception with a Transnational Lens”

Fred Wherry (Columbia University) “Ritualized Markets: The Culture & Economics of Budgeting and Consumer Demand”

Rosana Pinheiro Machado (Visiting Scholar at Fairbanks Center, Harvard University) “On the edge of intellectual property: tracking a commodity chain in the global south (China-Paraguay-Brazil)” TAULA.


Julia Adams and Jessie Einhorn (Yale University) “Zombies Attack! Banks, Memes and the US Financial Crisis”

Jason Backfield (Harvard University) “Welfare-State Convergence in Europe: Regionalization, not Globalization.”

Richard Alba (CUNY Graduate Center) “The Transition to Diversity in Western Societies:  Challenges and Opportunities.”

Matthew Vitz (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) “Urbanizing the Revolution: The Political Ecology of Settlement in Mexico City.” TAULA.

Rene Almelling (Yale University) “Sex Cells: The Medical Market for Eggs and Sperm.”

Brian Powell (Indiana University) “Counted Out: Same-sex Relations and American’s Definitions of Family.”

Joanna Dreby (SUNY Albany) “The Burden of Deportation Policies on Children in Mexican Immigrant Families.”

Neda Maghboulegh (UC Santa Barbara) “Off White: A political history of the Racial Classifications of Middle Easterners in the United States.”

Jennifer Lundquist (UMass Amherst) “Love is Blind–Or is It? The Economy of Race among Gay and Straight Online Daters.”


Sujata Patel (University of Hyderabad)) “Sociology’s Other”

Sarah Sobieraj (Tufts University) “Protesters and the Press: Vying for Voice in a Shifting Media Landscape.”

Michael Sauder (University of Iowa) “Football and Status in Higher Education.”

David Brady (Duke University) “Does Immigration Undermine Public Support for the Welfare State?”


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