Workshops & Speaker Series

Sociology Workshop Series

The Sociology Workshop Series provides a forum for faculty and students to present work and work in progress, across a wide range of substantive areas, theoretical perspectives, and research methodologies, with sociologically-relevant research going on elsewhere at the University and in the broader intellectual community.

Workshops are open to the public and held on Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. in 1114 Social Sciences Building (unless otherwise noted).

Interdisciplinary research centers
offer additional opportunities to
hear notable social scientists
present their latest work.

Fall 2016 Schedule

9/13     Paul Croll (Augustana College & 2008 Ph.D alumnus) 
              ​  Public Beliefs about the Black/White Socioeconomic Stat us Gap:
                What’s Family Got To Do With It?

9/27     Kathy Hull (Sociology Faculty)
               Expert Influence? Social Science in Marriage Equality Litigation

10/11   Siguru Wahutu (Sociology Ph.D. Candidate)
               Constructing News on Mass Atrocity: Darfur in Africa's Press

10/18   Shamus Khan (Columbia University)
               From Cultural Purity to the Segregated Inclusion of Culture: Subscribers to the New York Philharmonic in the Gilded Age

11/01   Jasmine Ha (Sociology Ph.D. Candidate)
               International Student Migration in the United States

11/15   Amy Kaler (University of Alberta & 1998 Ph.D. alumna)
               Talking About Time: Temporality and Causality in Narratives of Global Christian Humanitarianism in South Sudan

11/29   Rob Warren (Sociology Faculty)
               Car Crashes, Drug Overdoses, Suicides, & Murders: Predictors of Early Death in High School & Beyond

Minnesota Population Center (MPC) Events

The Minnesota Population Center hosts specialized forums, workshops, and symposia on topics related to population research. It is also has a weekly seminar series bringing nationally and internationally recognized population researchers from a variety of disciplines to Minnesota to share their research.

MPC Seminar Series 
Seminars are held Mondays at 12:15 pm during the academic year.

MPC Workshop Series
Formerly known as the Inequality and Methods Workshop, the newly revamped MPC Workshop is held Fridays from 12:15-1:15pm during the academic year.

Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS) promotes academic research, education and public awareness on the Shoah, other genocides and current forms of mass violence. They host a number of events throughout the year.