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.

Fall 2020 workshops will be broadcast via ZOOM and will be held on Mondays from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Changes to our regular schedule are marked with an asterik (*). Sessions will be recorded and made available here the following Tuesday. Download a copy of our 2020 Fall flyer here.

If you have questions about our workshop series, please contact Communications Coordinator Elizabeth Cronin at ecronin@umn.edu.

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


Fall 2020 Schedule

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
High School & Beyond: An Education Study Becomes an Aging Study
ROB WARREN - University of Minnesota
Professor, Department of Sociology; Director, Minnesota Population Center (MPC)
Zoom Link
Zoom Recording

      MONDAY, OCTOBER 12
      The Gift that Pays? Morals and Money in Paid Plasma Donation
      CAITLIN TABORDA-WHITT 
- University of Minnesota
      PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology
      Zoom Link
      Zoom Recording

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19
UNHCR and the Blurred Boundaries between the Humanitarian and Development Fields
NIR ROTEM 
- University of Minnesota
PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology
Zoom Link
Zoom Recording

      MONDAY, OCTOBER 26  
      A Thin Blue Line: Underage Drinking and the Policing of Boundaries on a College Campus
      EREZ GARNAI - University of Minnesota
      PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology
      Zoom Link   
      Zoom Recording

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2    
Indigenous Genocide and Reparative Justice in Minnesota and Manitoba: The Role of Education

ALEJANDRO BAER Associate Professor, Department of Sociology; Director, Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies (CHGS)
JILLIAN LABRANCHE - PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology
GEORGE DALBO - PhD Candidate, College of Education & Human Development
Flyer
Zoom Link
Zoom Recording

      MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9  
      Above the Fray: The Red Cross and the Making of the Humanitarian NGO Sector
      DR. SHAI M. DROMI
 - Harvard University
      Lecturer, Department of Sociology
      Zoom Link
      Zoom Recording

           

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.