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2014-2015 Events

Race, Place, and Power: The Contest between Civil Rights, Community Control, and Neoliberalism in Urban Planning

Thomas Sugrue

David Boies Professor of History and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

McGraw Hall Rm. 165

September 25th, 3:00-4:30

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Inequality.

A Fifty-Year Retrospective on Doing Social Network Analysis

Edward O. Laumann

George H. Mead Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago

Uris Hall Rm. 302

September 19th, 3:30-5:00

Hosted by the Department of Sociology.

Long-run Learning in Games of Cooperation

Duncan Watts

Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research

Statler Hall, Rm. 396

September 10th, 4:15-5:15

Hosted by the Departments of Information Science, Sociology, Computer Science, and Economics.

2013-2014 Events

Cooperative Networks: Altruism, Group Solidarity, Reciprocity, and Sanctioning in Ugandan Producer Organizations

Delia Baldassarri

Associate Professor of Sociology, NYU

Uris Hall, Rm. 302

May 9th, 3:30-5:00

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Inequality and the Cornell Population Center.

Status Orders in Task Groups as Emergent Tournaments

John Skvoretz

Professor of Sociology, University of South Florida

Uris Hall Rm. 302

April 18th, 3:30-5:00 PM

Hosted by the Department of Sociology

State Unbuilding: The Rise of the Anti-Tax Movement in the Republican Party

Monica Prasad

Associate Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University

Physical Sciences Building Rm. 401

April 17th, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Classification Situations: Productive Effects of Financial Classifications

Marion Fourcade

Professor of Sociology, University of California- Berkeley

Physical Sciences Building Rm. 401

March 27th, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Why Poor Families Move (and Where They Go): Residential Mobility, Selection, and Stratification

Stephanie Deluca

Associate Professor of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University

Uris Hall Rm. 302

March 21st, 3:30-5:00 PM

Hosted by the Department of Sociology

Governing Inside the Organization: Interpreting Regulation and Compliance

Susan S. Silbey

Leon and Anne Goldberg Professor of Humanities, Sociology and Anthropology; Professor of Behavioral and Policy Sciences, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Uris Hall Rm. 302

March 7th, 3:30-5:00 PM

Hosted by the Department of Sociology and the Graduate Association for Multidisciplinary Legal Studies.

Schools, Peers, and Teenagers’ Paths to College

Robert Crosnoe

Professor of Sociology, University of Texas-Austin

Uris Hall Rm. G08

February 28th, 3:30-5:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Inequality and the Cornell Population Center.

The Coming Collapse of the American Corporation (and what comes next)?

Jerry Davis

Professor of Management, University of Michigan

A.D. White House

February 6th, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

The Social Recession: Personal and Spillover Effects of Economic Downturn, 2006-2012

Mike Hout

Professor of Sociology, NYU

Uris Hall Rm. G08

January 31, 3:30-5:00 PM

Hosted by the Department of Sociology

A Matter of (Relational) Style: Loan Officer Coherence and Consistency in Contract Enforcement in Microfinance

Jason Greenberg

Assistant Professor of Management, NYU-Stern

Uris Hall Rm. 302

November 14th, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Everyone an Entrepreneur? Recognizing the Gap between the Veneration of Entrepreneurship and the Reality of Its Costs

Howard Aldrich

Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

Goldwin Smith Hall G76

October 31st, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Degrees of Inequality: Culture, Class, and Gender in American Higher Education

Ann Mullen

Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto

Bailey Hall 101

October 28th, 2:55-4:10

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Inequality

Reconceptualizing Health Among Older Adults: Expanding the Medical Model

Linda Waite

Lucy Flower Professor in Urban Sociology, University of Chicago

MVR Hall, Rm. 153

October 23rd, 1:15-2:45

Co-sponsored by the Cornell Population Center, the Department of Policy Analysis and Management, and the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research

A Search for Oppositional Culture: Race, Education, and Perceptions of Upward Mobility

Angel Harris

Professor of Sociology, Duke University

Bailey Hall 101

October 16th, 2:55-4:10

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Inequality

The Organizational Ecology of Knowledge-For-Itself

Andrew Abbott

Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago

Uris Hall Rm. G08

October 4th, 3:30-5:00

Hosted by the Department of Sociology

Success Breeds Success: Evidence from In Vivo Experiments

Arnout van de Rijt

Associate Professor of Sociology, Stony Brook University

Uris Hall Rm. 302

October 3rd, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Possessive Collectivism: Ownership and the Politics of Credit Access in Late-Twentieth Century America

Greta Krippner

Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan

Physical Science Building, Rm. 401

September 30th, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Global Finance Initiative, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, and the Department of Sociology.

Between Slavery and Capitalism: The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South

Martin Ruef

Professor of Sociology, Duke University

Goldwin Smith Hall, Rm. G76

September 26th, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

2012-2013 Events

Sociology Department Commencement Ceremony and Reception

Sunday, May 26

Uris Hall, West Side Mezzanine, 12:30pm

American Trade Associations and the Meaning of Business

Lyn Spillman

Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Notre Dame

Uris Hall, Rm. G08

May 3rd, 3:30-5:00 PM

Hosted by the Department of Sociology

The Political Sociology of Regional Variations: Immigration Policy in East Asia and Europe

John Skrentny

Professor of Sociology, University of California- San Diego

Uris Hall, Rm. G08

April 12th, 3:30-5:00 PM

Hosted by the Department of Sociology and the Center for the Study of Inequality

The Gentleman Slave

Paul Ingram

Professor of Business, Columbia School of Business

Malott Hall (MLT) Rm. 251

April 4th, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Neighborhood Inequality and the Great Recession in Life-Course Perspective

Robert Sampson

Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University

Goldman Smith, Kaufman Auditorium (G64)

March 27th, 4:00-5:30 PM

Hosted by the Department of Sociology and the Center for the Study of Inequality

Annual Sociology Graduate Student Mini-Conference

Keynote Speaker: Kelly Musick

Professor of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University

ILR Conference Center, Rm. 229

March 13th, 2:00-7:00 PM

Hosted by the Sociology Graduate Student Association

How we think together: How networks affect the collective problem solving of groups and societies

David Lazer

Professor of Political Science and Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University

Uris Hall, Rm. G08

March 8th, 3:30-5:00 PM

Hosted by the Department of Sociology and Co-sponsored by the Yahoo! Research Social Dynamics Seminar Series

Deskilling of Professional Services and Pseudo-Professional Identity

Roman Galperin

NSF-ASA Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University

Uris Hall, Rm. 302

March 7th, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Racial and Nonracial Factors in Neighborhood Mobility

Lincoln Quillian

Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University

Uris Hall, Rm. 302

March 1st, 3:30-5:00 PM

Hosted by the Department of Sociology and the Center for the Study of Inequality

Cultural Innovation and Technical Innovation: The Twin Foundations of Modern Economic Growth

Jack Goldstone

Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University

Malott Hall Rm. 251

February 28th, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

New Model of State-Market Intervention: A Case Study of Russian Retail Trade

Vadim Radaev

Professor of Economic Sociology, Higher School of Economics, Moscow

Uris Hall, Rm. 302

February 14th, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Economic Insecurity and the Safety Net

Hilary Hoynes

Professor of Economics, University of California-Davis

Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall

November 26th, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Program on Ethics and Public Life and the Center for the Study of Inequality

Understanding Social Norms in Everyday Life

Siegwart Lindenberg

Professor of Sociology, University of Groningen

Uris Hall, Rm. 302

November 15th, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

The Viability of American Democracy

Doug McAdam

Professor of Sociology and Director of Urban Studies, Stanford University

Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall

November 12th, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Program on Ethics and Public Life and the Center for the Study of Inequality

The Relationship Between Neighborhood Religious and Civic Life in Chicago, 1970-2005

Doug McAdam

Professor of Sociology and Director of Urban Studies, Stanford University

Uris Rm. 360

November 12th, 12:00-1:30 PM

Hosted by the Department of Sociology and the Center for the Study of Inequality

Small Town America: Evidence from Interviews, Surveys, and the Census

Robert Wuthnow

Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion, Princeton University

109 Academic Surge A

November 9th, Time 3:30-5:00 PM

Hosted by the Department of Development Sociology

Equality of Opportunity and Education

Harry Brighouse

Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall

October 29th, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Program on Ethics and Public Life and the Center for the Study of Inequality

Department Beer & Pretzels

Uris Hall, Rm. 398

October 26th, 4:00 PM

Hosted by the Department of Sociology

Uncovering and Penetrating CBRN Networks: A General Methodology for Mapping Covert Networks

Matthew E. Brashears

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Cornell University

Uris Hall Rm. G08

October 25th, 12:15-1:30 PM

Hosted by the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

Democracy and Corporate Welfare

David Schmidtz

Professor of Philosophy and Economics, University of Arizona

Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall

October 15th, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Program on Ethics and Public Life and the Center for the Study of Inequality

With a Click of the Mouse: The Formation and Significance of Intellectual Property

Laura Ford

Ph.D. Candidate, Cornell University Department of Sociology

Uris Hall Rm. 302

October 12th, 3:30-5:00 PM

Hosted by the Department of Sociology

Why Nations Fail

James Robinson

Professor of Government, Harvard University

Ives Hall, Rm. 305

September 28th, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

The Interaction of Politics and Economic Inequality

Larry Bartels

Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University

Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall

September 24th, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Program on Ethics and Public Life and the Center for the Study of Inequality

The Realities and Prospects of the American Dream

Jacob Hacker

Professor of Political Science, Yale University

Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall

September 10th, Time 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Program on Ethics and Public Life and the Center for the Study of Inequality

Is American Science in Decline?

Yu Xie

Otis Dudley Duncan Distinguished University Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, University of Michigan

Goldwin Smith Gall, G76- Lewis Auditorium

Thursday August 30th, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

2011-2012 Events


Sociology Department Commencement Ceremony and Reception

Sunday, May 27

Uris Hall, West Side Mezzanine, 12:30pm

Stopping Social Network Analysis Abuse: Some Proposed Preventative Measures

Elisa Bienenstock

Chief Human Science Officer at NSI and Adjunct Professor of Sociology, Georgetown University

Uris Hall Rm. 302

April 27th, 3:00-4:30 PM

Hosted by the Sociology Faculty

Conference on Theorizing in the Social Sciences

Details available here.

AD White House

Saturday, April 21st, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

"The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference." Do inter-group conflicts necessarily result from out-group hate?

Jacob Dijkstra

Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Groningen

Uris Hall Rm. 302

Friday, April 13th, 3:00-4:30 PM

Hosted by the Sociology Faculty

A Comparative Perspective on Democratic Deepening in the Global South: Lessons from Brazil, India and South Africa

Patrick Heller

Professor of Sociology and International Studies, Brown University

Uris Hall Rm. 302

Friday, April 6th, 3:00-4:30 PM

Hosted by the Sociology Faculty

The Gift-Economy of 'Gram Sabhas': Redistributive Development in Indian Village Democracies

Paromita Sanyal

Assistant Professor, Cornell University

Uris Hall Rm. 302

Friday, March 8th, 4:00-5:30 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Cultural Trauma and Institutional Change: The Rise of Quality in a Regional Wine Production Market

Filippo Barbera

Professor, Universita di Torino

Uris Hall Rm. 302

Thursday, February 16th, 4:00-5:30 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Adoptive Expectations: Rising Sons in Japanese Family Firms

Randall Morck

Stephen A. Jarislowsky Distinguished Chair in Finance and University Professor, University of Alberta School of Business

Uris Hall Rm. 302

Friday, February 10th, 3:00-4:30 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

When the Thought Counts: Causes and Consequences of Perceived Motives in Direct Favor Exchange

Matthew Hoffberg

PhD Candidate, Cornell University

Uris Hall Rm. 302

Friday, December 2nd, 3:00-4:30 PM

Hosted by the Sociology Faculty

The Unfinished Revolution: How A New Generation Is Reshaping Family, Work, and Gender in America

Kathleen Gerson

Professor of Sociology, New York University

105 Ives

Wednesday, October 26th, 2:55-4:10 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Inequality

The Origin of Emotionally Modern Humans: What it Means to Develop and Evolve as a Cooperatively Breeding Ape

Sarah Blaffer Hrdy

Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, University of California-Davis

Biotechnology Building, Rm. G10

Monday, October 17th, 4:00-5:30 PM

Hosted by the Andrew D. White Professors-At-Large

Unanticipated Gains: Origins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life

Mario Small

Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago

105 Ives

Monday, October 17th, 2:55-4:10 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Inequality

Gender Identity Threat and Compensation: An Interactional Theory of Gendered Behavior

Christin Munsch

PhD Candidate, Cornell University

Uris Hall Rm. 302

Friday, October 14th, 3:00 PM

Hosted by the Sociology Faculty

Legitimacy Threat and Changes in Expert Decision-Making

Kelly Patterson

PhD Candidate, Cornell University

Uris Hall Rm. 302

Friday, September 30th, 3:00 PM

Hosted by the Sociology Faculty

Dynamics of Creative Orthodoxy and Scientific Reward Structures

Kyle Siler

PhD Candidate, Cornell University

Uris Hall Rm. 302

Friday, September 23rd, 3:00 PM

Hosted by the Sociology Faculty

Obama's New Deal, Tea Party Reaction, and America's Political Future

Theda Skocpol

Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University

G76 Goldwin Smith Hall

Thursday, September 22nd, 4:30 PM

Hosted by the University Faculty

Free to Those Who Can Afford It: The Everyday Affordance of Privilege

Ashley Mears

Assistant Professor, Boston University.

Noah McClain

Ph.D. Candidate- NYU

Uris Hall Rm. 302

Friday, September 16th, 3:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Federal Poverty Policy: My reflections on 15 months in the Department of Health and Human Services

David Harris

Professor of Sociology

423 ILR Conference Center

Friday, September 9th, 3:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Inequality

2010-2011 Events


Sociology Department Commencement Ceremony and Reception

Sunday, May 29

Uris Hall, East Side Mezzanine, 12:00pm

The Depression and the Failure of Impersonal Trust: What Have We Really Learned from the Great Depression

John Nye

Professor, George Mason University

302 Uris Hall

Thursday, April 28th, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Chance, Necessite, et Naivete: Ingredients to Create a New Organizational Form

Walter Powell

Professor, Stanford University

302 Uris Hall

Tuesday, April 26th, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Centrality Concepts in Social Network Theory: Applications to Economic and Social Situations

Jeong-Yoo Kim

Professor, Kyung Hee University

302 Uris Hall

Thursday, April 21st, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Symposium on Uncertainty and Economic Action: Survey Research and Field Experiments

Hakan Holm

Professor, Lund University

and

Sonja Opper

Professor, Lund University

302 Uris Hall

Thursday, April 14th, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Status Difference in Online Gift Exchange: How Competition and Spread of Status Value Shape Reciprocity

Patrick Park

PhD Student, Cornell University

302 Uris Hall

Wednesday, April 13th, 12:20-1:20 PM

Hosted by the Sociology Graduate Student Association

Private Attorneys and Case Outcomes in Criminal Trials

Erin Cornwell

Visiting Assistant Professor, Cornell University

302 Uris Hall

Thursday, April 7th, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Dissolving the Demos: A Genealogy of Postwar Democracy

Kyong-Min Son

PhD Student, Cornell University

302 Uris Hall

Wednesday, April 6th, 12:20-1:20 PM

Hosted by the Sociology Graduate Student Association

The Social Psychology of Social Capital

Ronald Burt

Professor, University of Chicago

302 Uris Hall

Thursday, March 31st, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

A National Portrait of Who is Interested in Socially Responsible Investing

Jared L. Peifer

PhD Student, Cornell University

302 Uris Hall

Wednesday, March 30th, 12:20-1:20 PM

Hosted by the Sociology Graduate Student Association

Unexpectedly Expecting: Pregnancy Intentions and Parental Well-being

Jessica Su

PhD Student, Cornell University

302 Uris Hall

Wednesday, March 16th, 12:20-1:20 PM

Hosted by the Sociology Graduate Student Association

Working, Partnering, and Parenting in France, Norway, and the US

Jeremy Schulz

Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University

302 Uris Hall

Wednesday, March 9th, 12:20-1:20 PM

Hosted by the Sociology Graduate Student Association

The Decline of the American Corporate Elite

Mark Mizruchi

Professor, University of Michigan

302 Uris Hall

Thursday, March 3rd, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Networks, Discussion and Resources

Matthew E. Brashears

Assistant Professor, Cornell University

302 Uris Hall

Thursday, December 2nd, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Why Altruists Give: The Effects of Social Values and Perceived Intentions on Reciprocity

Matthew Hoffberg

PhD student, Cornell University

398 Uris Hall

Wednesday, December 1st, 12:00-1:00 PM

Hosted by the SGSA Brownbag Series

The Good News-Bad News Effect

Justin Rao

Yahoo! Research

146 Myron Taylor

Tuesday, November 30th, 11:45-1:15 PM, Lunch provided

Hosted by the Institute for the Social Sciences

Making Sense of 'Sentimental Economies': Microcredit, Women's Agency, and Social Capital

Paromita Sanyal

Assistant Professor, Wesleyan University

262 Uris Hall

Tuesday, November 30th, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Hosted by the Department of Sociology

Categories as Lenses: Category Status and the Reaction to Ambiguous Signals of Organizational Deviance

Amanda Sharkey

Doctoral Candidate, Stanford University

202 Uris Hall

Monday, November 22nd, 12:30-2:00 PM

Hosted by the Department of Sociology

Why Terror?

Jeff Goodwin

Professor, New York University

302 Uris Hall

Friday, November 19th, 3:30 PM

Hosted by the Sociology Department

The Politics of Fashion

Elena Obukhova

Assistant Professor, MIT

302 Uris Hall

Thursday, November 18th, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Playing by the Rules: Competing Logics of Exchange in the High End Art Market

Erica Coslor

Doctoral Candidate, University of Chicago

202 Uris Hall

Monday, November 15th, 12:30-2:00 PM

Hosted by the Department of Sociology

The Social Construction of Innovation

Carlo Trigilia

Professor, University of Florence

302 Uris Hall

Thursday, November 4th, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Getting Played: African American Girls, Urban Inequality, and Gendered Violence

Jody Miller

Professor, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University

Ives 305

Monday, November 1st, 2:55-4:10 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Inequality

Diplomatic Relations and Duration of Diplomatic Exchanges

Jung Mee Park

PhD student, Cornell University

398 Uris Hall

Wednesday, October 27th, 12:00-1:00 PM

Hosted by the SGSA Brownbag Series

School Status and Rates of Tuition Growth for U.S. Colleges and Universities

Matthew Bothner

Visiting Associate Professor, Cornell University

302 Uris Hall

Thursday, October 21st, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Living the Drama: Community, Conflict and Culture among Inner-City Boys

David Harding

Associate Professor, University of Michigan

Ives 305

Monday, October 18th, 2:55-4:10 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Inequality

Contagious Capitalism: Recruiting Investors in Unstable Markets and Contested Terrain

Christopher Yenkey

Ph.D. Candidate, Cornell University

302 Uris Hall

Thursday, October 14th, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

"Precarious Work" and Action in Solidarity?

Thomas Goes

PhD student, Friedrich Schiller Universit�t Jena

398 Uris Hall

Wednesday, October 6th, 12:00-1:00 PM

Hosted by the SGSA Brownbag Series

The Libertarian Welfare State

Robert Frank

H.J. Louis Professor of Management and Professor of Economics, Cornell University

302 Uris Hall

Monday, October 4th, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Societies and Professional Workscapes

Jeremy Schulz

Post-Doc, Cornell University

302 Uris Hall

Thursday, September 30th, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Serving God and Mammon in the Financial Market

Jared Peifer

Ph.D. Candidate, Cornell University

302 Uris Hall

Monday, September 27th, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Sociology Department

Global Economic Justice

Richard Miller

Professor, Cornell University

302 Uris Hall

Thursday, September 23rd, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Diffusing Human Bombs: The Role of Cultural Resonance in the Spread of Suicide Terrorism

Michael Genkin

Ph.D. Candidate, Cornell University

398 Uris Hall

Wednesday, September 22nd, 12:30-1:30 PM

Hosted by the SGSA Brownbag Series

Capitalism from Below: Theory of Endogenous Institutional Change

Victor Nee

Goldwin Smith Professor of Sociology, Cornell University

302 Uris Hall

Thursday, September 9th, 4:30-6:00 PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

2009-2010 Events


Sociology Department Commencement Ceremony and Reception

Sunday, May 30

Uris Hall, East Side Mezzanine, 12:30pm

End-of-the-Year Department Picnic

Friday, May 21

Cass Park, 12-5pm

"Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers: Violations of Employment and Labor Laws in America's Cities"

Ruth Milkman

Professor of Sociology, UCLA and CUNY Graduate Center

April 23, 2010, 3:30pm

302 Uris Hall

"Sociological Innovation through Subfield Integration"

Erin Leahey

Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Arizona

Friday, April 9, 3:00pm

302 Uris Hall

"Institutional and Individual Selection: The Case of High-Skilled Immigrants in the United States"

Lingxin Hao

Professor of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University

340 Uris Hall

Friday, April 9, 4:30pm

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

"Using the Web to do Social Science"

Duncan Watts

Principal Research Scientist, Yahoo! Research

302 Uris Hall

Thursday, April 8, 4pm

"Unemployment and Influenza"

Ben Cornwell

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Cornell

302 Uris Hall

Thursday, April 1, 4:30pm

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

"Regionalization and Retrenchment: The Impact of European Integration on the Welfare State"

Jason Beckfield

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Harvard University

Wednesday, March 31, 4:30pm

302 Uris Hall

"Women, War, and the Micro-level Processes of Mobilization"

Jocelyn Viterna

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Harvard University

Monday, March 29, 4:30pm

302 Uris Hall

"More Than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City"

William Julius Wilson

Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor, Harvard

4:30pm, March 17, 2010

Call Auditorium, 116 Kennedy Hall

Hosted by the Institute for Social Sciences, the Center for the Study of Inequality, BLLC, and the University Lectures Program

"Symbolic Capital and the Transformation of the Philadelphia Barrio"

Frederick Wherry

Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan

March 11, 2010

"Networks of Consumption: Towards a Social Physiology of Taste"

Mark Pachucki

Department of Sociology, Harvard University

302 Uris Hall

Friday, February 19, 3:30pm

"Re-Making the Market: How the US Pharmaceutical Industry Transformed During the 1940s"

Peter Younkin

Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

302 Uris Hall

Monday, February 15, 3:30pm

"The Network Structure of Corrupt Innovation: The Case of Enron"

Brandy Aven

Department of Sociology, Stanford University

302 Uris Hall

Friday, February 12, 3:30pm

"When More is Less: Parental Financial Investments and College Achievement"

Laura Hamilton

Department of Sociology, Indiana University

302 Uris Hall

Tuesday, February 9, 3:30pm

"Learning by Example: Immitation and Innovation at a Global Bank"

David Strang

Professor of Sociology, Cornell

302 Uris Hall

Thursday, February 4, 4:30pm

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

"Under pressure: Teacher Expectations and Student Achievement in the Era of School Accountability"

Jennifer Todd

Department of Sociology, Cornell

302 Uris Hall

Monday, January 18, 3pm

Department Holiday Party

Monday, December 21

320 Uris Hall, 2pm

"Minorities, Status, and Biological Stress Response: Does Gender Matter?"

Cate Taylor

Department of Sociology, Cornell

302 Uris Hall

Friday, November 20, 3:30pm

"The Structure of Confidence and the Collapse of Lehman Brothers"

RICHARD SWEDBERG

Professor of Sociology, Cornell

302 Uris Hall

Thursday, November 19, 4:30pm

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

"The Length of Weak Ties"

Michael Macy

Goldwin Smith Professor of Sociology, Cornell

302 Uris Hall

Wednesday, November 11, 4:30pm

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

"Cognitive Bias and Innovation in the United States and the United Kingdom: Are Women Entrepreneurs Penalized?"

Sarah Thébaud

Department of Sociology, Cornell

302 Uris Hall

Friday, November 6, 3:30pm

"Overwork and the Persistence of Occupational Sex Segregation"

Youngjoo Cha

Department of Sociology, Cornell

302 Uris Hall

Friday, October 23, 3:30pm

"Plea Bargaining as a Cause of Prison Population Growth and Stratification"

Douglas Savitsky

302 Uris Hall

Thursday, October 22, 4:30pm

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

"Education Differences in Intended and Unintended Fertility"

Kelly Musick

Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell

302 Uris Hall

Friday, October 16, 3:30pm

Hosted by the Department of Sociology

"Sites for Markets and Sites for Poetry: A Curious Convergence"

Eiko Ikegami

Professor and Chair of Sociology, The New School for Social Research

302 Uris Hall

Thursday, October 8, 4:30pm

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

"The Linked Fortunes of People and Places: Effects of Neighborhood Change on Children's Economic Trajectories"

Pat Sharkey

Assistant Professor of Sociology, New York University

146 Myron Taylor Hall

September 29, 12:00pm

Hosted by the Institute for Social Sciences and the Center for the Study of Inequality

"Pathways through the Life Course and Household Work"

Janeen Baxter

Department of Sociology, University of Queensland

G87 MVR Hall

Friday, September 25, 12:00pm

Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology and the Bronfenbrenner Life Course Center

Making Welfare States Work: Citizens, Workers, and Welfare States in Comparative Perspective

Friday, September 25 & Saturday, September 26

Sage Hall, Room B06

Conference sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality, the Institute for Social Sciences and the Institute for European Studies

"Social Commitments in a Depersonalized World"

Edward J. Lawler

Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Sociology, Cornell University

302 Uris Hall

Thursday, September 17, 4:30pm

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

2008-2009 Events


Sociology Department Commencement Ceremony and Reception

Sunday, May 24

Uris Hall, East Side Mezzanine, 12pm

"The Framing Effects of Gender in the Workplace"

Cecilia Ridgeway

Lucie Stern Professor of Social Sciences, Stanford University

Friday, May 1

302 Uris Hall, 3:00pm

Hosted by the Department of Sociology

"Nexus Work: Managing Integration Work on Creative Projects"

Siobhan O'Mahony

Assistant Professor of Management, University of California, Davis

Friday, April 24

302 Uris Hall, 3:00pm

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Graduate Student Brownbag

Jennifer Todd

Thursday, April 23

398 Uris Hall, 12:00pm

Hosted by the Sociology Graduate Student Association

Graduate Student Brownbag

Miles Garrett

Thursday, April 16

398 Uris Hall, 12:00pm

Hosted by the Sociology Graduate Student Association

"Understanding the Increased Prevalence of Autism"

Peter Bearman

Jonathan Cole Professor of the Social Sciences, Columbia University

April 10, 3pm

302 Uris Hall

"Cop in the Hood"

Peter Moskos

Assistant Professor, Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration, CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

April 13, 2:55-4:10pm

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Inequality

"Cents and Sensibility: Economic Valuation and Conceptions of Nature in France and the United States"

Marion Fourcade

Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

Friday, April 3

302 Uris Hall, 3:00PM

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Mitchell Stevens

Associate Professor, School of Education, Stanford University

Wednesday, March 25

2:55-4:10pm

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Inequality

"The Economy of Promises: Credit Institutions in 19th-century America"

Bruce Carruthers

Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University

Thursday, March 26

Sage Hall 141, 3pm

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

"Analytical Sociology: Principles and Applications"

Peter Hedstrom

Professor and Official Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford University

Friday, March 27

302 Uris Hall, 3pm

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Inequality and the Institute for European Studies

"Are Religious Investors More Faithful?"

Jared Peifer

Thursday, March 12

398 Uris Hall, 12:00pm

Hosted by the Sociology Graduate Student Association

"Missing Links: Referrer Behavior and Job Segregation"

Brian Rubineau

Assistant Professor, Department of Organizational Behavior, ILR School, Cornell University

Friday, March 6

302 Uris Hall, 3pm

Hosted by the Department of Sociology

"Disgust, Morality, and the Law"

David Pizarro

Department of Psychology, Cornell University

Friday, February 27

302 Uris Hall, 4pm

Hosted by the Department of Sociology and the Law in Social Context Seminar Series

Graduate Student Brownbag

Alexa Yesukevich

Thursday, February 26

398 Uris Hall, 12:00pm

Hosted by the Sociology Graduate Student Association

"Framing Punishment: A New Look at Incarceration and Deterrence"

Emily Owens

Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University

Friday, February 20

302 Uris Hall, 4pm

Hosted by the Law in Social Context Seminar Series

"A Bibliometric Theory of Strategy and Reward Structures: The Case of Social Studies of Science"

Kyle Siler

Thursday, February 12

398 Uris Hall, 12:00pm

Hosted by the Sociology Graduate Student Association

"Empirical Legal Studies and Law and Society Scholarship"

Ted Eisenberg and Valerie Hans

Cornell Law School

302 Uris Hall

Friday, February 6, 3:30pm

Hosted by the Law in Social Context Seminar Series

Graduate Student Brownbag

Kelly Musick

Associate Professor, Policy Analysis and Management

Thursday, December 4

360 Uris Hall, 12:00pm

Hosted by the Sociology Graduate Student Association

"Norms of Mediocrity: Tall Poppies and the Law of Jante"

Sten Nyberg

Stockholm School of Economics

302 Uris Hall

Tuesday, December 2, 4:30pm

Hosted by the Center for the Study Economy and Society

Graduate Student Brownbag

Laura Auf der Heide

Postdoctoral Associate, Sociology

Thursday, November 20

360 Uris Hall, 12:00pm

Hosted by the Sociology Graduate Student Association

"Why Americans Blame Themselves: Subjective Responses to Unemployment in Israel and the U.S."

Ofer Sharone

Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

Friday, November 14

302 Uris Hall, 3pm

"The Similarity Structure of Organizational Populations"

Balazs Kovacs

Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Monday, November 10

302 Uris Hall, 4:30pm

Graduate Student Mini-Conference

Saturday, November 8

Hosted by the Sociology Graduate Student Association

"The Future of Choice-Theorectic Sociology: Norms, Cognition, and Behavior"

Siegwart Lindenberg

Professor of Cognitive Sociology, University of Groningen

Thursday, November 6

302 Uris Hall, 4:30pm

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

"School Enrollment and HIV in Rural Malawi: The Role of Knowledge and Risk Perceptions"

Monica Grant

Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, November 5

302 Uris Hall, 4:30pm

"Homophily and Cultural Reproduction in Job Interviews"

Lauren Rivera

Department of Sociology, Harvard University

Friday, October 31

302 Uris Hall, 3:00pm

"Learning From Experience in Organizations"

James March

Professor Emeritus at Stanford University

Lecture 1: October 27, 4:30 PM, Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall

Lecture 2: October 29, 4:30 PM, 253 Mallott Hall

Lecture 3: October 30, 4:30 PM, Kaufmann Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Graduate Student Brownbag

Choon Ho Nahm

Visiting Scholar, Cornell University

Thursday, October 30

360 Uris Hall, 12:00pm

Hosted by the Sociology Graduate Student Association

"Is a College Degree Still the Great Equalizer?"

Florencia Torche

Assistant Professor of Sociology, New York University

Friday, October 24

302, Uris Hall, 3:00pm

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Inequality

Graduate Student Brownbag

Erin York Cornwell

Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University

Thursday, October 16

360 Uris Hall, 12:00pm

Hosted by the Graduate Student Association

"The New Era of Racism"

Michel Wieviorka

President of the International Sociological Association, Director of Studies Ecole des Hautes Etudes in Social Sciences, Paris

Wednesday, October 8

G08 Uris Hall, 4:30pm

Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology

"Educational Assortative Marriage and Earnings Inequality"

Richard Breen

Professor of Sociology, Yale University

Friday, October 10

302 Uris Hall, 3:00-4:30pm

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Inequality

"When Formal Laws and Informal Norms Collide: The Case of China's Birth Control Policy"

Yusheng Peng

Associate Professor, CUNY Graduate Center

Friday, October 3

302 Uris Hall, 3:00pm

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

Graduate Student Brownbag

Jennifer Glass

Professor of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University

Thursday, October 2

360 Uris Hall, 12:00pm

Hosted by the Sociology Graduate Student Association

"Making the Best Choice"

Barnaby Marsh

Fellow, Center for the Study of Economy and Society, Cornell University

Wednesday, September 24

302 Uris Hall, 4:30-6:00pm

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

"Compensation Benchmarking and the Surge in Executive Pay"

Thomas DiPrete

Professor of Sociology, Columbia University

Friday, September 26

302 Uris Hall, 3:00-4:30pm

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Inequality

Graduate Student Brownbag

Matt Brashears

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Cornell University

Thursday, September 18

360 Uris Hall, 12:00pm

Hosted by the Sociology Graduate Student Association

Cayuga Lake Cruise

Saturday, September 6, 2pm

Hosted by the Graduate Student Association and Sociology Department

Graduate Student Brownbag

John Sipple

Associate Professor of Education, Cornell University

September 4, 12:00pm, 360 Uris Hall

Hosted by the Sociology Graduate Student Association

Sociology Department Fall Picnic

Friday, August 29, 1:30pm

Lower Buttermilk Falls State Park

"Communication (and Coordination?) in a Modern, Complex Organization"

Toby Stuart

Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration, Harvard University

302 Uris Hall

Wednesday, August 27, 4:30pm

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

2007-2008 Events


Sociology Department Commencement Reception and Ceremony

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Uris Hall, East Side Mezzanine, 12pm

"Action - Institution - Structure: Explanations in Economic Soicology with Special Regard to Max Weber"

Andrea Maurer

Department of Sociology, University of the Federal Armed Forces, Munchen/Neubiberg

302 Uris Hall

Wednesday, April 30, 4:30pm

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

GSA Brownbag: "Overwork and the Persistence of Occupational Gender Segregation"

Youngjoo Cha

Department of Sociology, Cornell University

360 Uris Hall

Monday, April 21, 12:00pm

Hosted by the Sociology Graduate Student Association

Ghetto, Hyperghetto, Anti-Ghetto: Reconfigurations of Marginality in the Metropolis Mini-Symposium

AD White House, Guerlac Room

April 17, 3:30pm

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society and the Society for the Humanities; Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality

GSA Brownbag

Tom Lento

Department of Sociology, Cornell University

360 Uris Hall

Monday, April 14, 12:00pm

Hosted by the Sociology Graduate Student Association

"Network Perspectives on Sexuality, Health and Aging"

Edward Laumann

George Herbert Mead Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology and the College, University of Chicago

302 Uris Hall

Friday, April 11, 3:30pm

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

GSA Brownbag

Jennifer Lauture

Department of Sociology, Cornell University

Monday, April 7, 12:00pm, 360 Uris Hall

Hosted by the Sociology Graduate Student Association

Graduate Recruitment Day

Friday, April 4

Hosted by the Department of Sociology

GSA Brownbag: "Organizations and Local Development: Economic and Demographic Growth among Southern Counties during Reconstruction"

Kelly Patterson

Department of Sociology, Cornell University

Monday, March 31, 12:00pm, 360 Uris Hall

Hosted by the Sociology Graduate Student Association

GSA Brownbag

Cate Taylor

Department of Sociology, Cornell University

Monday, March 24, 12:00pm, 360 Uris Hall

Hosted by the Sociology Graduate Student Association

GSA Brownbag: "Masculinity, Bargaining and Breadwinning: A Study of Household Labor in 21 Countries"

Sarah Thebaud

Department of Sociology, Cornell University

Monday, March 10, 12:00pm, 360 Uris Hall

Hosted by the Sociology Graduate Student Association

"Economic Statistics as Cultural Objects"

Martin de Santos

Department of Sociology, Cornell University

302 Uris Hall

Thursday, February 28, 4:30pm

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

GSA Brownbag: "Teacher Expectations and Student Achievement: How Important is Student Race?"

Jenny Todd

Department of Sociology, Cornell University

Monday, February 25, 12:00pm, 360 Uris Hall

Hosted by the Sociology Graduate Student Association

"Primary Status, Complementary Status, and Capital Acquisition in the U.S. Venture Capital Industry"

Matthew Bothner

Associate Professor of Organizations and Strategy, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago

302 Uris Hall

Thursday, February 14, 4:30pm

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Economy and Society

"Networks and Novelty: The American Managerial Elite and the Movement of New Ideas through Organizations"

Mary Still

Institute for the Social Sciences, Cornell University

Monday, December 10, 4:30pm, 302 Uris Hall

"Picking, Choosing, Accepting, Changing: The Dynamics of Network Structure and Content"

Matthew Brashears

Department of Sociology, University of Arizona

398 Uris Hall

Thursday, November 29, 12:00pm

"Older Adults' Social Connectedness: A Health Perspective"

Benjamin Cornwell

Center on Demography and Economics of Aging, University of Chicago

398 Uris Hall

Tuesday, November 27, 12:00pm

"Motivation and Justification: A Dual-Process Theory of Culture in Action"

Stephen Vaisey

Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

398 Uris Hall

Tuesday, November 20, 12:00pm

"The Transformation of American Educational Policy, 1980-2001: Paradigm Change and the Rise of Accountability Politics"

Jal Mehta

Graduate School of Education, Harvard University

398 Uris Hall

Thursday, November 15, 12:00pm

"How Diversity Has Transformed the Project of Racial Equality"

Ellen Berrey

Department of Sociology, Northwestern University

398 Uris Hall

Monday, November 12, 12:00pm

"Politics Makes for Embedded Fellows: Lobbying in Coalition"

John C. Scott

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Sociology, Cornell University

340 Uris Hall

Monday, November 12, 2:00pm

"Intergroup Conflict and Intragroup Dynamics: Does Conflict Create Norms and Hierarchies?"

Stephen Benard

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Sociology, Cornell University

398 Uris Hall

Friday, November 9, 4:30pm

"Society, Biology, and Gender Differences in High Mathematical Achievement"

Andrew Penner

Department of Sociology, University of California-Berkeley

398 Uris Hall

Tuesday, November 6, 12:00pm

"Defending Organizational Legitimacy after Enron: The Symbolic Adoption of Stock Option Accounting in the Wake of the Recent Scandals"

Ed Carberry

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Sociology, Cornell University

302 Uris Hall

Friday, October 26, 3:00pm

Pictures of traces of places, people, and groups: Recent work from the Microsoft Research Community Technologies Group

Marc Smith

Microsoft Corporation

Wednesday, October 24, 4:00-5:00pm in 340 Duffield Hall

Co-sponsored with Information Sciences

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"Is a strong economy a 'rising tide that lifts all boats'?"

Katherine S. Newman

Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University

305 Ives Hall

Monday, October 15, 2:55pm - 4:10pm

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Inequality

GSA Brown Bag: "Toward a New Guilded Age?"

Kim Weeden

Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology, Cornell University

360 Uris Hall

Thursday, Sept. 6, 12:00-1:00 pm

Hosted by the Sociology Graduate Student Association

"Why do rich people have better health than poor people?"

Jeremy Freese

Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University

305 Ives Hall

Monday, September 17, 2:55pm - 4:10pm

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Inequality