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Departmental Seminar

sociology department

Throughout the academic year, the Sociology Department hosts a seminar series featuring research work by our faculty, our advanced Ph.D. students, and by other prominent scholars in the field. This page contains the seminars held in the academic year 2013-2014. If you are interested in attending a seminar, please email sociology@bc.edu in advance.

The Sociology Seminar Series is supported by a generous grant from the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Abstracts and posters from earlier departmental seminars.

Monday, September 9

Betsy Leondar-Wright, Boston College
Missing Class: How Seeing Class Cultures Can Strengthen Social Movement Groups
McGuinn 5th floor lounge
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Monday, September 23

Karen Ho, University of Minnesota
Financial Moralities: Rethinking "Risk," "Return," and the Organization
McGuinn 5th floor lounge
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 1

Lara Birk, Boston College
The Sounds of Silence: A Structural Analysis of Academic "Writer's Block"
McGuinn 5th floor lounge
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 23

Pawan Dhingra, Tufts University
Hire a White Woman: Race and Gender Calculations for Business Owners
McGuinn 5th floor lounge
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 15

Amahl Bishara, Tufts University
Back Stories: U.S. News and the Struggle for Expression in Palestine
McGuinn 5th floor lounge
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 12

Andrew Jorgenson, University of Utah
Environment, Development, and the Carbon Intensity of Human Well-Being
McGuinn 5th floor lounge
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 26

Hana Brown, Wake Forest University
Paternalism and Punishment: The Racial Origins of Contemporary Welfare State Restrictions
McGuinn 5th floor lounge
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 19

Claudio Benzecry, University of Connecticut
Follow the Shoe. The Everyday Work of Producing Globalization.
McGuinn 5th floor lounge
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 9

Alya Guseva, Boston University
Generative Rules: The Struggle to Construct Markets for Credit Cards in Bulgaria, China, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and Vietnam
McGuinn 5th floor lounge
12:00-1:30 p.m.