Upcoming Events

  • Visiting Scholars Mini-Conference Round Table

    11th Dec 2018 2:00 pm to 11th Dec 2018 2:00 pm

    Informal talks/discussion: 2:00-3:00: Koko (Kahoruko) Yamamoto, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, Japan “Social changes and struggles of low-income communities: From case studies in Japan and Vancouver”  3:00-4:00: Young-Mi Kim, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea “Do women get benefits from the abolition of the seniority wage system? Lessons from a firm...

  • Guillermina Jasso – (Martha Foschi Honorary Lecture, 2019)

    5th Feb 2019 11:00 am to 5th Feb 2019 11:00 am

    “From Fairness & Status to Parental Love & Toy Sales, Proportion Disadvantaged & Polarization, Ethnic Percent Split & Segregation, Outsiders/Insiders & Theft, Military Theater Location & PTSD, and Wage Inequality & Divorce Rates: The Care for Basic Research” There is much we want to know about the way the social world works. What causes this...

  • Arne Kalleberg: “Precarious Lives: Job Insecurity and Well-Being in Rich Democracies”

    5th Mar 2019 11:00 am to 5th Mar 2019 11:00 am

    Precarious work has emerged as a serious challenge and major concern in the contemporary world that has widespread consequences for many individual, family and social outcomes. Why has there been a rise in precarious work in rich democracies, with their high standards of living and privileged positions in the world economy? How and why do...

  • Philip Gorski: “What’s Trump Story? Parsing the Populist Narrative”

    2nd Apr 2019 11:00 am to 2nd Apr 2019 11:00 am

    Philip Gorski (Yale University) will be presenting as part of our Seminar Series. Combining evidence from close human readings and supervised natural language processing, Gorski argues that all populist discourse is premised on a deep story and that that this story has two main variants, one progressive, the other reactionary.

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