Fall 2014

The SPAM brown bag meets Friday from 12:05-1:30 in 2435 Sewell Social Sciences. Any special locations and times are noted below.

Date Presentation
Sep 5 Organizational Meeting
Sep 12 Half-Baked Idea Day

Liz Denhup: Habitus, Body Mechanics, and CNS Activity Style

Ja’Dell Davis:  Selective visibility: Blackness as Spectacle

Kendra Nervik: The American Red Cross: An Ethnographic and Organizational Analysis

Sep 19 Adam Talkington

Shorefishing, Waiting, and Power

Sep 26 Ben Carrington, University of Texas at Austin

Co-Hosted with Race and Ethnicity Brownbag

Different Strokes: Slow Ethnography, Sensual Sociology and the Meanings of Cricket

3470 Sewell; 12pm to 1:30pm

Oct 3 Amanda Ward

Women Returning from Jail: Some Preliminary Findings

Oct 10 Tiffany Joseph, Stony Brook University

Co-Hosted with Race and Ethnicity Brownbag

“Examining Barriers to Health Care for Immigrants in Boston under “Universal” Coverage”

3470 Sewell; 12pm to 1:30pm

Oct 17 Jason Turowetz

Clinician Narratives in the Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Oct 24 John DeLamater

Professionalization: Research Ethics

Oct 31 Mike Halpin

Diagnosis and Context: The DSM in Mental Health Research and Practice

Nov 7 Dago Cortez

Recommending Cessation of Current Treatment in an Oncology Clinic: Whose Bad News Is It?

Nov 14 NO SPAM
Nov 21 Philip Brenner, UMass Boston

Lies, Damned Lies, and Self-Reports:  Identity and Directive Measurement as Causes of Measurement Error and Reactivity

Nov 28 NO SPAM (Thanksgiving)
Dec 5 Katie Fallon
Dec 12 SPAM-O-RAMA