Source: The Huffington Post
Our next meeting with take place on Friday April 17 in CLA 0.112 from 3-5. It will be a seminar-style discussion on race and immigration, specifically thinking about how the white body is absented from how U.S. studies imagines “who” the immigrant is. Please read the following readings and come ready for a productive conversation!
Koutonin, Mawuna R. (2015) – Why are white people expats when the rest of us are immigrants?
Treitler, Vilna Bashi. (2015). “Social Agency and White Supremacy in Immigration Studies.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 1(1): 153-165, 2015.
See you all on Friday!
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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)
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
The time is near for our October meeting, which will take place on Friday, October 24th in CLA 3.106 from 3-5pm. We will have a guest speaker: Kareem Khubchandani, who is the Embrey Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow for UT’s Women’s and Gender Studies Department. You can see his profile here.
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:
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