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Sociology Events 2015-16

Spring 2016


Benjamin Page
Gordon Scott Fulcher Professor of Decision Making, Political Science, Northwestern University
Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium
February 8th, 4:30pm-6:00pm
Hosted by the Program on Ethics and Public Life and the Center for the Study of Inequality

Miles Corak
Professor of Economics, University of Ottawa
Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium
February 22nd, 4:30pm-6:00pm
Hosted by the Program on Ethics and Public Life and the Center for the Study of Inequality

David Grusky
Professor of Sociology; Director of the Center on Poverty & Inequality, Stanford University
Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium
February 29th, 4:30pm-6:00pm
Hosted by the Program on Ethics and Public Life and the Center for the Study of Inequality

8th Annual Cornell Sociology Research Symposium
An interdisciplinary conference of graduate student research of a sociological nature.
March 9th, 1:30pm-5pm (Reception to follow)
Keynote Speaker: Daniel Lichter (Ferris Family Professor, Policy Analysis and Management; Robert S. Harrison Director, Institute for the Social Sciences; Director, Cornell Population Center; Executive Committee Member, Center for the Study of Inequality)
For more information, please contact Emily Sandusky or Yuanyuan Liu

Prudence Carter
Professor of Education, Stanford University
Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium
March 14th, 4:30pm-6:00pm
Hosted by the Program on Ethics and Public Life and the Center for the Study of Inequality

Cecilia Rouse
Dean; Lawrence and Shirley Katzman and Lewis and Anna Ernst Professor in the Economics of Education; Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium
April 11th, 4:30pm-6:00pm
Hosted by the Program on Ethics and Public Life and the Center for the Study of Inequality

Economic Inequality and American Politics: New Directions in Research
Speakers: Kathy Cramer, Lee Drutman, Peter Enns, Nathan Kelly, Jana Morgan, Chris Witko, Lawrence Jacobs, Adam Seth Levine, Suzanne Mettler, Jamila Michener, Benjamin Page, Eleanor Powell, Theda Skocpol, Alexander Hertel-Fernandez
April 14th-15th
Conference hosted by the Department of Government and the Center for the Study of Inequality

Karl Alexander
Research Professor of Sociology and Academy Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium
April 25th, 4:30pm-6:00pm
Hosted by the Program on Ethics and Public Life and the Center for the Study of Inequality

John Hagan
John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Law, Northwestern University
April 29th,  3:30pm-5:00pm
Co-sponsored with the Scholars Strategy Network and the Center for the Study of Inequality

Fall 2015


Jennifer Silva
Coming Up Short: Working-Class Adulthood in an Age of Uncertainty
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Bucknell University
Uris Hall G01-Auditorium
Sept 17th, 1:25-2:40pm
Meets as part of Professor Haskins’ “Controversies about Inequality” course. Hosted by Center for the Study of Inequality.

Jennifer Bratter
The Ties that Bind across Racial Lines: Comparing Kin Support across Mixed-Race and Monoracial Families
Associate Professor of Sociology, Rice University
T49 Human Ecology Building (HEB)
Sept 18th, 12:00-1:15pm
Hosted by Cornell Population Center and the Department of Policy Analysis and Management.

Marcy Carlson
Two Worlds of Fatherhood: Inequality in Men’s Roles in Family Life
Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MVR 2308
Sept 21st, 1:15pm
Hosted by Cornell Population Center and the Department of Policy Analysis and Management.

Sean F. Reardon
Academic Achievement and Socioeconomic Inequality
Professor of Sociology and Education, Stanford University
T49 Human Ecology Building (HEB)
Sept 25th, 12:00-1:15pm
Hosted by Cornell Population Center and the Center for the Study of Inequality.

Sandra Susan Smith
Want, Need, Fit: The Cultural Logics Underlying Job Contacts’ Assistance
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California-Berkeley
T49 Human Ecology Building (HEB)
Sept 25th, 3:30-5:00pm
Hosted by the Center for the Study of Inequality, Cosponsored by the Africana Studies and Research Center.

Karim Abouelnaga, ‘13
Addressing Inequality- Cornell Alumni in Action: Narrowing the Achievement Gap, One Summer at a Time
Founder/CEO, Practice Makes Perfect
Uris Hall Rm. G01-Auditorium
Oct 8th, 1:25-2:40pm
Meets as part of Professor Haskins’ “Controversies about Inequality” course. Hosted by Center for the Study of Inequality.

Andrew V. Papachristos
Connected in Crime: How Co-Offending Networks Shape the Neighborhood Violence
Associate Professor of Sociology, Yale University
Uris Hall 302
Oct 9th, 3:30-5:00pm
Hosted by the Center for the Study of Inequality.

Vida Maralani
Child Investment and the Work-Family Balance: A Life Course View on Breastfeeding and Labor Force Participation
Associate Professor of Sociology, Yale University
Uris Hall 302
Oct 16th, 3:30-5:00pm
Hosted by the Center for the Study of Inequality and Cornell Population Center.

Alondra Nelson
Endowed Lecture in Africana Studies and Research Center
Professor of Sociology and Dean of the Social Sciences, Columbia University
ASRC Multipurpose Room (310 Triphammer Rd)
Oct 21st, 4:30pm
Hosted by the Africana Studies and Research Center.

Laura T. Hamilton
Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality (Recipient of the ASA Distinguished Scholarly Book Award)
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California-Merced
Uris Hall Rm. G01-Auditorium
Oct 22nd, 1:25-2:40pm
Meets as part of Professor Haskins’ “Controversies about Inequality” course. Hosted by Center for the Study of Inequality.

Kyle Albert
Practice Job Talk: Who Benefits from Occupational Certification?
Sociology PhD Candidate
398 Uris Hall
Oct 23rd, 12:00-1:15pm

Emilio Castilla
Language and Gender in the Online Job-Matching Process
Sociology PhD from Stanford; MIT Sloan School of Management
333 Sage Hall
Oct 27th, 12:00-1:30pm
Hosted by the Johnson Graduate School of Management, Management & Organizations and School of Industrial & Labor Relations.

Sonalde Desai
India’s Rural Employment Guarantee Program: A Catalyst for Rural Transformation
Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland
T49 Human Ecology Building (HEB)
Oct 30th, 12:00-1:15pm
Hosted by Cornell Population Center and the Department of Development Sociology.

Robert Lake
Justice as Subject and Object of Planning
Professor of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University
McGraw Hall 165
Oct 30th, 12:20pm
Hosted by the Department of City and Regional Planning, Co-Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality

Chan S. Suh
Practice Job Talk: Gangs, Clubs, and Alcohol: The Effect of Organizational Membership on Adolescent Delinquency
Sociology PhD Candidate
302 Uris Hall
Oct 30th, 3:30-4:45pm

Rachel Behler
Practice Job Talk: Placing Social Networks: Affiliational Networks, Social Context, and HIV Risk
Sociology PhD Candidate
398 Uris Hall
Nov 3rd, 12:00-1:15pm

Patrick Park
Practice Job Talk: The Strength of Long Ties
Sociology PhD Candidate
302 Uris Hall
Nov 6th, 3:30-4:45pm

Yongren Shi
Practice Job Talk: Studies of Political and Cultural Polarization Using Online Data
Sociology PhD Candidate
398 Uris Hall
Nov 9th, 12:00-1:15pm

Cristobal Young
Millionaire Migration and the Taxation of the Elite: Evidence from Administrative Data
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Stanford University
Uris Hall G08
Nov 13th, 3:30-5:00pm
Hosted by the Center for the Study of Inequality.

Vida Maralani
Cohort Trends in Educational Inequalities by Non-Cognitive Skills and Socioeconomic Status
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Yale University
Uris Hall G08
Nov 20th, 12:00-1:15pm

The 40th anniversary of the EITC: Reflections on the past, present, and future of America’s largest anti-poverty program
132 Goldwin Smith Hall
Nov 20th, 2-4pm
Hosted by the Cornell Population Center and the Department of Government.

Filiz Garip
On the Move: Changing Mechanisms of Mexico-US Migration
Associate Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
Uris Hall G08
Dec 4th, 3:30-5:00pm