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.

Our spring 2021 workshops will be broadcast via ZOOM and will be held on Mondays from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. 

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

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

Spring 2021 Schedule

Uncoupling: How Increased Employment Instability Destabilized the Family and Sets the Stage for a New Social Compact
JUNE CARBONE - University of Minnesota
Robina Chair in Law, Science and Technology, Law School


      The Master's Tools: Problems of Sleep Hygiene in Jail
      MICHAEL L. WALKER - University of Minnesota
      Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

The New Noir: Race, Identity, and Diaspora in Black Suburbia
ORLY CLERGÉ - University of California-Davis
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
Zoom Recording

     Bandage, Sort, and Hustle: Ambulance Crews on the Front Lines of Urban Suffering
     JOSH SEIM - University of Southern California
     Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
     Zoom Recording

 Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: Why the Protests in Ferguson and Baltimore Matter, and How They Changed America
 JENNIFER COBBINA - Michigan State University
 Associate Professor, School of Criminal Justice
 Zoom Recording

      MONDAY, APRIL 26   
      Structural Racism and Health Stratification: Connecting Theory to Measurement
      TYSON H. BROWN - Duke University
      Associate Professor, Department of Sociology


Minnesota Population Center (MPC) Events

The Minnesota Population Center hosts specialized forums, workshops, and symposia on topics related to population research. It 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 12:15-1:15 pm 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.