Events

April 5, 2022 | Misinformation: Creating a Misfire for American Gun Policy

Join us as we explore how gun misinformation impacts public discourse around gun policy. Panelists will also offer potential solutions to combat misinformation in gun policy conversations.

Tuesday April 5, 5:00 – 6:15 PM
UConn Hartford, Hartford Times Building 145

Panelists:
Attorney General William Tong (CT)
Prof. Lisa Singh, Georgetown University
Prof. Amanda J. Crawford, UConn
David Pucino, Deputy Chief Counsel at Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Moderated by Prof. Kerri Raissian, UConn

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Sponsors include: InCHIP, ARMS, DPP, Sociology, UConn Hartford, UConn Humanities Institute, Center on Community Safety, Policing, and Inequality, and CT SSN.

Rhys Hall: 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Living Legacy Convocation

Tune in to the Office for Diversity and Inclusion and Alumni Relations' 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Living Legacy Convocation on January 20th to see graduate student Rhys Hall participate in the Ted Talk style format. The speakers represent faculty, staff, students, and alumni from across all UConn locations.

Speakers:

  • Michael Bradford – Vice Provost for Faculty, Staff, and Student Development
  • Amayia Cordova – Undergraduate Student in Mathematics & Healthcare Analysis
  • Wiley Dawson – Assistant Director, Center for Career Development, Hartford
  • Dr. Sandy Grande – Professor of Political Science and Native American & Indigenous Studies
  • Dr. Oscar Guerra – Assistant Professor of Film & Video, Stamford
  • Rhys Hall '18 (CLAS)– Graduate Student in Sociology
  • Khamani Harrison '17 (ENGR) – owner of The Key Bookstore, Hartford
  • Dr. Khalilah Hunter-Anderson '08 (MED) - Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Tony Omega '10 (CLAS) – Academic Advisor, Waterbury

Join link:
https://uconnvtc.webex.com/uconnvtc/j.php?MTID=mf5784a2283757cbf1faaeb954a2638f7

Webinar number: 2623 471 5399

Webinar password: TxiNDuAF775 (89463823 from phones)

Join by phone: +1-415-655-0002 US Toll

Access code: 262 347 15399

Join Us for a Talk by Annette Lareau | October 15, 2021

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Date: Friday, October 15, 2021

Time: 12:30 PM

Venue: Homer Babbidge Library, Class of 147 Conference Room

Join us for a talk by Professor Annette Lareau, the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and a Past-President of the American Sociological Association. She is the author of the widely-acclaimed and award-winning books, Home Advantage and Unequal Childhoods, among many other articles and edited volumes.

 

She will be talking about her most recent book, Listening to People: A Practical Guide to Interviewing, Participant Observation, Data Analysis, and Writing It All Up.

Phoebe Godfrey: Building Bridges | Sept. 30 – Oct. 1

You won't want to miss this free two day event, Building Bridges: Being in Nature, hosted by NatureRx! Sociology Associate Professor in Residence Phoebe Godfrey will participate on the second day, NatureRx at UConn: Connecting with nature for better well-being and metal health. This in person mini-symposium brings together UConn researchers, educators, mental health providers for students, outdoor and environmental program experts and anyone interested in seeking to understand the benefits of being in nature and in developing resources and creating programs to foster student engagement with nature for better mental health and well-being.

 

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Friday October 1, 2021
BUSN 211, UConn Storrs Campus
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM + a working lunch provided by our sponsors

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Manisha Desai: Reflections on Decolonising the Transnational Feminist Analytic

Manisha Desai

Check out Professor of Sociology and Asian and Asian American Studies, Manisha Desai, at the upcoming event:

"Reflections on Decolonising the Transnational Feminist Analytic" on October 7th, 2021 from 12:30pm-1:45pm.

While transnational feminist movements and praxis have a centuries old history, transnational feminism as an analytic emerged in the 1990s US academy in response to its own internal debates of theorising across difference and the larger context of the global gender equality regime that had emerged over the UN Women’s Decade and the Fourth World Conference in Beijing.

If Transnational Feminist Analytic (TFA) is to remain relevant as an example of theorising across differences, it needs to be in conversation with other imaginings across difference. In particular, Manisha Desai will highlight the need to attend to three such endeavors: decolonial feminisms that centre the settler coloniality of the Americas; Bahujan and Dalit feminisms that challenge the Brahmanic supremacy of unmarked Indian feminism; and decolonial, postsocialist feminisms that challenge the already recognized erasure of the erstwhile Second World from the transnational feminist analytic.

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