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Sociology Events – Current

Fall 2017


Friday, September 1, 2017
Center for the Study of Inequality, Institute for the Social Sciences, and Cornell Population Center Welcome Reception
3:30PM-5:00PM, CHE Commons
(no RSVP required, appetizers and refreshing beverages served)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Alexes Harris (Sociology, University of Washington)
A Pound of Flesh: Monetary Sanctions as Punishment for the Poor
1:25PM-2:40PM, Klarman Hall KG70 (Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium)
Meets as part of Controversies About Inequality.

Friday, September 22, 2017
Sasha Killewald (Sociology, Harvard University)
Moved to Opportunity: The Effect of Public Housing Demolition on Labor Market Outcomes of Children
12:00PM-1:15PM, 142 MVR Hall
As part of Innovations in Population Science Seminar Series (Co-Sponsored by Cornell Population Center & Institute for the Social Sciences)

Friday, October 6, 2017
Asad L. Asad (Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Inequality)
From System Avoidance to System Embeddedness: How ‘Legal’ Immigrants Perceive the Risk of Immigration Law and Enforcement
3:30PM-5:00PM, Uris Hall G08

Friday, October 13, 2017
Jenna Nobles (Sociology, University of Wisconsin – Madison)
12:00PM-1:15PM, 142 MVR Hall
As part of Innovations in Population Science Seminar Series (Co-Sponsored by Cornell Population Center & Institute for the Social Sciences)

Friday, October 13, 2017
Karen Levy (Department of Information Science, Cornell University)
Refractive Surveillance: Monitoring Customers to Manage Workers
3:30PM-4:45PM, Uris Hall, Room 302

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Carla Shedd (Sociology, Columbia University)
Unequal City: Race, Schools, and Perceptions of Injustice
1:25PM-2:40PM, Klarman Hall KG70 (Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium)
Meets as part of Controversies About Inequality.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Fabien Accominotti (London School of Economics)
How Cultural Capital Emerged in Gilded Age America: Musical Purification and Cross-Class Inclusion at the New York Philharmonic
4:30PM, 302 Uris Hall
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Friday, October 20, 2017
Michel DeGraff (Linguistics, MIT)
3:30PM-5:00PM, Uris Hall G08
Co-Sponsored with Linguistics and Center for the Study of Inequality

Monday, October 23, 2017
Lucas Drouhot (Ph.D Candidate, Cornell Sociology)
Cracks in the Melting Pot? Religiosity & Assimilation Among the Diverse Muslim Population in France
Lunchtime talk: 12:15PM-1:15PM, Uris Hall Grad Lounge (394)

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Charles Payne (Henry Rutgers Professor of African American Studies and Director of the Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Research, Rutgers University – Newark)
Educational Inequality in the Age of Trump
3:30PM-5:00PM, McGraw Hall 165

Thursday, November 02, 2017
Martin K. Whyte (Harvard University)
The Peculiar History, and Recent Demise, of China’s One-Child Policy
4:30PM, G08 Uris Hall
Sponsored by the Center for The Study of Economy and Society

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
Lukas Linsi & Daniel Mügge (University of Amsterdam)
Harmonized Inaccuracy: International Economic Statistics in the Age of Globalization
4:30PM, 302 Uris Hall
Sponsored by the Center for The Study of Economy and Society

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Lisa Wade (Sociology, Occidental College)
American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus
1:25PM-2:40PM, Klarman Hall KG70 (Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium)
Meets as part of Controversies About Inequality.

Friday, November 17, 2017
Tyson Brown (Sociology, Duke University)
Life Course Lens on Health Inequality: The Intersection of Race, Nativity
and Aging

12:00PM-1:15PM, 142 MVR Hall
As part of Innovations in Population Science Seminar Series (Co-Sponsored by Cornell Population Center & Institute for the Social Sciences)

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Yu Xie (Princeton  University)
Long-Term Trends in Intergenerational and Multigenerational Occupational Mobility in the United States, 1850-2013
4:30PM, 302 Uris Hall
Sponsored by the Center for The Study of Economy and Society

Friday, December 1, 2017
Bridget Goosby (Sociology, University of Nebraska – Lincoln)
Discrimination, Dynamic Stress Processes, and Health Risk across the Life Course
12:00PM-1:15PM, 142 MVR Hall

Spring 2017



Monday, January 23, 2017
Prison as Prologue: Intergenerational Parental Incarceration Effects in the Disunited States of America
John Hagan (Sociology & Law, Northwestern)
12:00pm-1:30pm, Uris Hall G08
Co-sponsored with the Scholars Strategy Network and CSI

Friday, February 10, 2017
Deregulated Disparities: The Political Economy of Racial Health Disparities
Abigail A. Sewell (Sociology, Emory University)
3:00pm-4:30pm, Uris Hall G08
Co-Sponsored with the Cornell Population Center.

Friday, March 10, 2017
The Propagation of Disorder in Later Life: Neighborhood, Home, and Body

Markus Schafer (Sociology, University of Toronto)
12:00pm-1:15pm, G87 MVR
Co-Sponsored with the Cornell Population Center.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Can Organizational Theory Explain Income Inequality?
*Read an Excerpt*
Gerald F. Davis (Sociology and Business Management, University of Michigan)
12:00pm-1:30pm, Uris Hall G08
Co-Sponsored with ILR.

Friday, April 14, 2017
April Sutton (CPC Frank H.T. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University)
12:00-1:15 PM, 142 MVR
Sponsored by CPC

Social Mobility in an Unequal World: Evidence and Policy Solutions
Thursday, April 20, 2017 – Saturday, April 22, 2017
Keynote: G10 Biotechnology Building
Conference: Yale Princeton Room, Statler Hotel
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Fall 2016


Thursday, September 8, 2016
Mary Brinton (Sociology, Harvard University)
4:30-6:00 PM, Uris Hall 340
Sponsored by CSES

Friday, September 9, 2016
Peter Rich (Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell)
Choosing Segregation: The Importance of School Racial Composition in White Parental Neighborhood Selection
12:00PM-1:30PM, Uris Hall G08
Co-Sponsored by CSI, CPC

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Duncan Watts (AD White Professor-at-Large; Director, Microsoft Research Lab)
Time and place TBA

Friday, September 16, 2016
Practice Job Talks I
Time and place TBA

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Kathryn Edin (Sociology, Johns Hopkins) & H. Luke Shaefer (Social Work & Public Policy, University of Michigan)
$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America
1:25PM-2:40PM, Uris Hall G01 (Auditorium)
Sponsored by CSI. Meets as part of Controversies About Inequality.

Friday, September 23, 2016
Practice Job Talks II
Time and place TBA

Friday, September 30, 2016
S. Michael Gaddis (Sociology, Penn State University)
What’s in a Name? Examining Racial Discrimination in the 21st Century
3:30-5:00 PM, Uris Hall 302
Sponsored by CSI and CPC

Friday, October 7, 2016
G. Cristina Mora (Sociology, University of California – Berkeley)
Making Hispanics: How Activists, Bureaucrats, and Media Constructed a New American
3:30PM-5:00PM, Uris Hall 302
Co-Sponsored by CSI

Friday, October 14, 2016
Christopher Bail (Sociology, Duke University)
Cultural Networks and Bridges: How Advocacy Organizations Stimulate Public Conversation on Social Media
3:30-5:00 PM, Uris Hall 302

Thursday, October 20, 2016
R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy (Sociology, City College of New York – CUNY)
Inequality in the Promised Land: Race, Resources, and Suburban Schooling
1:25PM-2:40PM, Uris Hall G01 (Auditorium)
Sponsored by CSI. Meets as part of Controversies About Inequality. This is a public event.

Friday, October 21, 2016
Sanju Mojola (Sociology, University of Colorado – Boulder)
Race, Health and Inequality: Producing an HIV Epidemic in the Shadow of the Capitol
12:00-1:15 PM, 142 MVR
Sponsored by CSI and CPC

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Aliya Saperstein (Sociology, Stanford University)
Racial Mobility: The Dynamics of Race and Inequality in the U.S.
4:30PM-6:00PM, Uris Hall 302
Co-Sponsored by CSI

Friday, October 28, 2016
CSES Symposium on Behavioral Experiments in Natural Settings
Time and location TBD, check CSES website

Friday, November 4, 2016
Liesbet Heyse (Sociology, University of Groningen/the ICS, The Netherlands)
International Nonprofit Organizations in Times of Change: Contributors to the Greater Good?
3:00-4:30 PM, Uris 302

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Matthew Desmond (Sociology, Harvard)
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Time and Location TBD
Co-Sponsored by CSI, the University Lectures Committee, and the ISS.
Free and open to the Public.

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Matthew Desmond (Sociology, Harvard)
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
1:25PM-2:40PM, Uris Hall G01 (Auditorium)
Meets as part of Controversies About Inequality. This is not a public event.

Monday, November 21, 2016
Delia Baldassarri (Sociology, NYU)
4:30-6:00 PM, Uris Hall 340
Sponsored by CSES

Friday, October 28, 2016
CSES Symposium on the Social Organization of the Mafia
Time and location TBD, check CSES website