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

The Politics of Publishing – December 5th

Our final meeting of the semester will be on Friday, December 5th in CLA 3.106 from 3-5pm. We have made a change of plans for this meeting; instead of a paper workshop, we will follow up November 21st’s event with a discussion of the discourse(s) surrounding Alice Goffman’s book, On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City, and the politics of publishing in sociology.
To facilitate our discussion, we will be reading several texts, including:
Please come prepared with comments and questions so that we can have an engaging conversation. Let either Kathy, Anima, or Shantel know if you need to be sent a copy of the readings!

Kareem Khubchandani on October 24th

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.

Kareem will be discussing his essay, “Terrifying performances: post-9/11 misrecognition in Bollywood’s diaspora”; if you are interested in coming to the meeting and are not on the R&E listserv, please contact one of the organizers – Shantel, Anima, or Kathy – and they will forward along the paper.
We look forward to an engaging conversation!

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: