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 Mondays at 2:30 p.m. in 1114 Social Sciences Building (unless otherwise noted).

If you have questions about our workshop series, please contact Elizabeth Cronin at

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

Fall 2017 Schedule

9/11     Suzy McElrath (Sociology Ph.D. Candidate

9/25     Dynamic Duo Rob Warren (Sociology Professor) and Joyce Bell (Sociology Associate Professor)
                 Warren: How Much Do You Have to Publish to Get a Job in a Top 25 Sociology Department? Or to Get Tenure? Trends Over a Generation Bell: TBA

9/26*    Rebecca Stipnitz (Sociology Ph.D. Candidate) (*Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.; 1114 Social Sciences Building)
                Morality of the Market: The Economic Arguments Surrounding Climate Legislation

10/2     Erin Hoekstra (Sociology Ph.D. Candidate)
                Bodies of Resistance: Immigrant Health Care After the Affordable Care Act

10/9     Rahsaan Mahadeo (Sociology Ph.D. Candidate)
                Transgressive Temporalities: CP Time and the Importance of Being Off Time to Youth of Color In Urban Space

10/23    Jack Delehanty (Sociology Ph.D. Candidate)
                Cultural Complexities of Progressive Religious Activism

10/30    Erik Kojola (Sociology Ph.D. Candidate) 
                Extracting Identities and Value from Nature: Risk and the Future in Contested Politics of Mining

11/6      Ted Gerber (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

11/27     Dynamic Duo David Knoke (Sociology Professor) and Michael Goldman (Sociology Associate Professor)
                 Knoke and Goldman: Global Network Analysis: The Case of "Nations Trading and Fighting"

12/11     Cawo Abdi (Sociology Associate Professor)
                  Citizens, Refugees and the Stateless: Sufferings Recognized, Sufferings Denied

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.