Fall 2018 Meeting/Event Schedule

All events this semester were organized by graduate student coordinators Karen Lee and Katie Rogers with faculty advisement from Prof. Gloria González-López and Prof. Sharmila Rudrappa.

TALK: “Ethnicity and Race in the 2020 Round of Censuses in Latin America: Limits and Potentialities”
Professor Marcelo J. P. Paixão (LLILAS and African and African Diaspora Studies, UT Austin)
October 26 from 2:00-4:00PM in RLP 0.104

TALK: “Racism and Minority Health: A Biosocial Perspective”
Professor Bridget Goosby (Sociology, UT Austin)
November 8 from 1:00-3:00PM in RLP 0.104

WORKSHOP: Thinking Race
November 29 from 1:00-3:00PM in RLP 1.302C
Congratulations to Dominique Scott, winner of R&E’s Thinking Race Award for her presentation “The Tipping Game: Black Food Servers, Performance, and Emotional Labor”!

R&E Thinking Race participants, from left to right: Jamie O’Quinn, Dominique Scott, Shan Siddiqui, and Kathy Hill

Thanks to our graduate student presenters for sharing their research with us:
  • Kathy Hill: “Flexibility or Insecurity: Work and Wellbeing in the Gig Economy”
  • Jamie O’Quinn“Consenting to the Wedding Night: U.S. Child Marriage and Girls’ Agency”
  • Dominique Scott: “The Tipping Game: Black Food Servers, Performance, and Emotional Labor”
  • Shan Siddiqui“The Color of Mistreatment: Discrimination in Health Care and Psychological Distress among Asian Americans”
Thinking Race is a collaborative event for R&E members to present their work and get feedback. Each participant has five minutes to present on new research ideas or emerging knowledge from a current project. R&E members vote to choose one presentation to receive a $150 research award.

Thanks to all participants, speakers, and attendees for a wonderful semester.

Spring 2018 Meeting/Event Schedule

All events this semester were organized by graduate student coordinators Karen Lee, Vrinda Marwah, Beth Prosnitz, and Katie Rogers with faculty advisement from Prof. Gloria González-López and Prof. Sharmila Rudrappa.

CONVERSATION: The Global Rise of Right-Wing Politics: Race in the U.S. and Caste in India
February 23 from 2:30-4:30PM in CLA 3.106

PANEL: Race and Pedagogy
March 22 from 2:30-4:30PM in CLA 3.106
Faculty discussants:
Graduate student moderator:

PANEL: Race and the Academy
April 27 from 9:00-11:00AM in CLA 1.302E
Faculty discussants:
Faculty moderator:


“BROWNBAG” PAPER, PROPOSAL, AND PRESENTATION WORKSHOPS:
  • “Multi-Group Attitudes towards Contemporary Black Political Action: A Reflection of Group Position” by Karen Lee (Sociology, UT Austin)
    February 9 from 2:30-4:30PM in CLA 3.106
  • “Rumors and the Politics of Blame and Responsibility: The Afterlives of Infant Deaths in an Adivasi* Community in South India” by Unnimaya Kurup (Sociology, UT Austin)
    March 9 from 2:30-4:30PM in CLA 3.106
  • “Community Organizations and Schools: Can Community Nonprofits Help Children from Diverse Families Learn on a national Scale?” by Robert Ressler (Sociology, UT Austin)
    March 9 from 2:30-4:30PM in CLA 3.106
  • Disparities in the STEM Field by Kara Takasaki (Sociology, UT Austin) and Prof. Jennifer Glass (Sociology, UT Austin)
    April 13 from 2:30-4:30PM in CLA 3.106

Thanks to all panelists, discussants, speakers, and attendees for a generative and fascinating semester. We greatly appreciate your participation.

Fall 2017 Meeting/Event Schedule

All events this semester were organized by graduate student coordinators Karen Lee, Vrinda Marwah, Beth Prosnitz, and Katie Rogers with faculty advisement from Prof. Sharmila Rudrappa and Prof. Gloria González-López.

PANEL: Race and the Criminal Justice System
October 9 from 1-3PM in CLA 2.606
Faculty discussants:
Graduate student moderator:

PANEL: Race, the State, and State Power
November 6 from 1-3PM in CLA 2.606
Faculty discussants:
Graduate student moderator:

PANEL: Race and Social Science Methods
December 4 from 1-3PM in CLA 2.606 
Faculty discussants:
Graduate student moderator:

INVITED TALKS:

Dr. Robert Reece (Sociology, UT Austin)
October 23 at 1PM in CLA 2.606

“Head Dress: Aligning the Hijab and Turban Under Imperial Visuality”
Dr. Balbir Singh (Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, UT Austin)
October 30 at 1PM in CLA 2.606 

“Can Elites Shape Public Attitudes Towards Immigrants? Evidence from the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election”
Dr. René Flores (Sociology, UT Austin)
November 20 at 1PM in CLA 2.606


Thanks to all panelists, discussants, speakers, and attendees for a generative and fascinating semester. We greatly appreciate your participation.

Race, Genetics & Healthcare Invited Speaker Series

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We’re excited to announce that our inaugural invited speaker series in partnership with the Dell Medical School will be starting this March!

Our first speaker, Professor Dorothy Roberts (University of Pennsylvania), will be joining us on March 7th, followed by Professor Charmaine Royal (Duke University) in April.

Check out our Events page for details on these talks or reach out to our organizers.

Upcoming PRC Brown Bags

The Population Research Center has invited some really exciting speakers for the weekly brown bags this spring. All brown bags take place 12:00-1:00 pm in CLA 1.302E. Here’s the schedule of the upcoming speakers:

February 6th – Rene Almeling (Yale University)

February 13th – Michele Forman (University of Texas)

February 20th – Yasmiyn Irizarry (University of Texas)

February 27th – Cassio Turra (Federal University of Minas Gerais)

March 6th – Tetyana Pudrovska (University of Texas)

March 27th – Linda Burton (Duke University)

April 3rd – Juan Battle (CUNY)

April 10th – Tom Hess (North Carolina State University)

April 17th – Mary Waters (Harvard University)

April 24th – Michael Rosenfeld (Stanford University)

Welcome Back, R&E-ers!

We hope everyone had a relaxing and productive winter break. We have a really exciting schedule ahead of us this spring, so please mark the following dates in your calendars. More details and readings to follow soon!

Friday, February 13th (3-5pm) – Talk by Gurminder Bhambra
Friday, March 27th (3-5pm) – Talk by Caroline Faria
Friday, April 17th (3-5pm) – Discussion on Immigration and Diaspora
Monday, May 4th (3pm) – Talk by Loïc Wacquant (co-sponsored with the Urban Ethnography Lab)
Friday, May 8th (3-5pm) – Student Papers Workshop

Sociologists For Justice

Following up on our first meeting of the semester where we discussed the events happening in Ferguson, MO and American sociology’s response, please consider filling out Sociologists for Justice’s survey about next steps and how this movement might facilitate long-term efforts promote to public sociology:

http://sociologistsforjustice.org/survey/