Events

Upcoming Events

  • Seminar Series 2017/2018

    5th Sep 2017 to 5th Sep 2017


    Tues Sept 5th  2:00-3:30 (ANSO 207) Gary Fine (Northwestern) Group Pleasures: Collaborative Commitments, Shared Narrative, and the Sociology of Fun Abstract: As a consequence of their size and fragility, small groups depend on cohesion. Central to group continuation are occasions of collective hedonic satisfaction that encourage attachment. These times are popularly labeled “fun.” While groupness...

  • Mozhgan Azimi Hashemi Visiting Professor Workshop, “Netnography: Social Media Data Analysis and its Applications in the Sociology of Tourism”

    27th Feb 2018 4:00 pm to 27th Feb 2018 4:00 pm


    The professors visiting our department this term each approach ethnography from a different location: rural areas, urban centres, and the Internet. Each professor will hold an informal workshop to talk about their methods and research. Faculty and grad students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Snacks will be served. Mozhgan Azimi Hashemi is from the...

  • Laura Hamilton (UC Merced) – “College Outsourced? The Family-University Partnership and Its Costs”

    6th Mar 2018 11:00 am to 6th Mar 2018 11:00 am


    Involved college parents—frequently referred to as “helicopters”—are often derided as pesky interlopers who micromanage their children’s lives and make excessive demands on school decision makers. An entire generation of supposedly coddled and entitled youth is considered the byproduct of this problematic behavior. Do involved college parents damage their children and burden universities? To answer this...

  • Maggie Kusenbach Visiting Professor Workshop, “Three Ways of Doing Urban Ethnography: Exploring Bodies, Interactions, and Narratives in the City”

    13th Mar 2018 4:00 pm to 13th Mar 2018 4:00 pm


    The professors visiting our department this term each approach ethnography from a different location: rural areas, urban centres, and the Internet. Each professor will hold an informal workshop to talk about their methods and research. Faculty and grad students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Snacks will be served. Maggie Kusenbach is from the University...

  • Laura Enriquez Visiting Professor Workshop, “Studying Social Transformation in Latin America Ethnographically”

    27th Mar 2018 4:00 pm to 27th Mar 2018 4:00 pm


    The professors visiting our department this term each approach ethnography from a different location: rural areas, urban centres, and the Internet. Each professor will hold an informal workshop to talk about their methods and research. Faculty and grad students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Snacks will be served. Laura Enriquez is from the University...

  • Paula England (NYU) – “Gendered Cohort Trends in Having Sex with Same-Sex Partners”

    3rd Apr 2018 11:00 am to 3rd Apr 2018 11:00 am


    In the U.S. there has been a marked increase across birth cohorts in the proportion of women who have (ever) had sex with a same-sex partner. Increases among men are much smaller. I theorize that the gender difference reflects the more general tendency for the gender revolution to legitimate “gender bending” change for women more...

Past Events

  • Seminar Series 2017/2018

    5th Sep 2017 to 5th Sep 2017


    Tues Sept 5th  2:00-3:30 (ANSO 207) Gary Fine (Northwestern) Group Pleasures: Collaborative Commitments, Shared Narrative, and the Sociology of Fun Abstract: As a consequence of their size and fragility, small groups depend on cohesion. Central to group continuation are occasions of collective hedonic satisfaction that encourage attachment. These times are popularly labeled “fun.” While groupness...