Sociology Colloquium Series
All in room 6112, 3-6pm
September 20, 2013- Paula England, NYU
The Long-term Trend in Premarital First Births: Is it About Sex or the Economy?
Paula England is Professor of Sociology at New York University. In August, 2013 she became President-Elect of the American Sociological Association (ASA). Her research concerns families, gender, labor markets, and inequality. She won the 1999 ASA award for career contributions to research on gender, and the 2010 distinguished career award for research on families from the ASA Section on the Sociology of the Family.
October 18, 2013 - Neil Gross, UBC
November 15 - Carla Shedd, Columbia - Tracking the Carceral Continuum: The Case of Urban Youth
Carla Shedd is Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Columbia University. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Northwestern University. Her research and teaching interests focus on crime and criminal justice, race and ethnicity, law and society, social inequality, and urban sociology. Shedd has published her work in the American Sociological Review and Sociological Methods & Research, and she has also received fellowships from the Russell Sage Foundation and the Ford Foundation. She is currently finishing her first book, Arresting Development: Race, Place, and the End of Adolescence, which examines the two institutions that prominently shape the lives of Chicago youth: the public school system and the criminal justice system. It also highlights the racially stratified social and physical terrain youth traverse between home and school. Shedd’s exploration of the “carceral continuum” is extended in her new book project, which analyzes the myriad legal and extra-legal attributes that impact juvenile justice processing and dispositions in New York City.
December 6: Andreas Wimmer, Princeton – “Waves of War: Nationalism, State Formation, and Ethnic Exclusion in the Modern World”
Short Bio: Andreas Wimmer is Hughes-Rogers Professor of Sociology and a Faculty Associate in Politics at Princeton University. His research aims to understand the dynamics of nation-state formation, ethnic boundary-making, and political conflict from a comparative perspective. His articles have recently appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, World Politics, Social Networks, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Sociological Theory, and the Annual Review of Sociology. Some of these articles have won awards from the Comparative-Historical, Political, Cultural, Mathematical, Theory, and Rationality and Society sections of the American Sociological Association, the International Network of Analytical Sociologists, the Modeling and Simulation Section of the German Sociological Association, and the Thyssen Foundation. His recent work has resulted in two new books: Waves of War: Nationalism, State Formation, and Ethnic Exclusion in the Modern World (Cambridge UP, 2013) and Ethnic Boundary Making: Institutions, Networks, Power (Oxford UP 2013).
Feb. 14: Caitlin Zaloom, NYU/RSF
March 14, 2014 TBA
April 4, 2014 - Randall Collins, Penn
May 9: Doug McAdam, Stanford/RSF