Past SRI Speakers and Themes

2022 Sociology Research Institute: 32nd Annual Celebration (postponed)


2021 Sociology Research Institute: 31st Annual Celebration

"Holding Corporations Politically Accountable: A Social Movement Perspective”

Edward Walker, Professor of Sociology & Vice Chair, University of California Los-Angeles
2021 SRI Program

2020 Sociology Research Institute: 30th Annual Celebration (canceled)


2019 Sociology Research Institute: 29th Annual Celebration

"Rebuilding the Sociologist from the Ground Up: Why Sociologists Need a New Habitus, a New Praxis, and New Identity"

Fabio Rojas, Professor of Sociology, Indiana University Bloomington
2019 SRI Program

2018 Sociology Research Institute: 28th Annual Celebration

“Policing Brown Bodies Using Immigration Law Enforcement"

Mary Romero, Professor of Justice Studies and Social Inquiry, Arizona State University
2018 SRI Program

2017 Sociology Research Institute: 27th Annual Celebration

“Someone To Talk To: Perception v. Reality in How People Seek Support"

Mario Small, Grafstein Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
2017 SRI Program 

2016 Sociology Research Institute: 26th Annual Celebration

“W.E.B. Du Bois: From Science and Curricula to Political Activism"

Aldon Morris, Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Northwestern University
2016 SRI Program

2015 Sociology Research Institute: 25th Annual Celebration

“'Innocent, Innocent, Not Even Not Guilty' : The State-Sanctioned Violence of (white) Self-Defense"

Lisa Cacho, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
2015 SRI Program

2014 Sociology Research Institute: 24th Annual Celebration

“Legal vs. Racial Exclusion: Understanding Undocumented Immigrants and Mass Incarceration"

Mary C. Waters and M.E. Zukerman, Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
2014 SRI Program

2013 Sociology Research Institute: 23th Annual Celebration

“Violence at the Urban Margins"

Javier Auyero, Joe R. Long, and Teresa Lozano Long, Professor in Latin American Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
2013 SRI Program

2012 Sociology Research Institute: Insiders, Outsiders & Social Boundaries

“America's Death Penalty: A Problem for Sociological Explanation"

David Garland and Arthur T. Vanderbilt, Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology, New York University
2012 SRI Program

2011 Sociology Research Institute: Communities: Yours, Mine & Ours

“Choosing Homes, Choosing Schools: Reflections on a Work in Progress"

Annette Lareau, Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
2011 SRI Program

2010 Sociology Research Institute: 20th Annual Celebration

“Punishment in America: It's About Race."

Michael Tonry, Professor of Law and Director of the Institute of Crime and Public Policy, University of Minnesota
2010 SRI Program