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.

Workshops are open to the public and held on Mondays, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in rooms 1114/1183 of the Social Sciences Building (unless otherwise noted).

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

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

Download a copy of our Spring 2020 flyer.

Spring 2020 Schedule

2/3     Enid Logan (Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota)
Your Great-Great Grandmother Was A Cherokee:  Native American Ancestry Lore among White and Black Families
            in the U.S. (Work in Progress)

2/10   Jack DeWaard (Associate Professor, Department of Sociology; Director,  University of Minnesota)
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Workshop, “Migration and Migrants in Terrifying Times”

3/2     Victor Ray (Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology & Criminology, University of Iowa
            Racializing Organizational Theory

3/16   Alejandro Baer (Associate Professor, Department of Sociology; Director, Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies, 
             University of Minnesota)

             Education on Indigenous Dispossession and Reparative Justice in Minnesota and Manitoba

3/30   Rob Warren (Professor, Department of Sociology; Director, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota)
             High School & Beyond: An Education Study Becomes an Aging Study

4/13   Jeylan Mortimer (Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota)
             Youth Development Study: Evolution, Contributions, Prospects, and Opportunities

4/27   Shai Dromi (Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Harvard University)
             Above the Fray: The Red Cross and the Making of the Humanitarian NGO Sector

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.