history of our series
 

Fall
1999

Friday
November 19

Tuesday
December 7

Andrew Abbott
Spring
2000

Friday
January 28

Saturday
February 19

Stanley Lieberson
Harvard University

"The Big Broad Issues in Society and Social History"
Stanley Lieberson

Fall
2000

Thursday
September 21

Randall Collins
University of Pennsylvania

"A Theory of Sexual Interaction"
Our interview with Collins, About Randall Collins

Randall Collins
Spring
2001
Friday
February 23

Departmental Discussion of
Jon Elster
(1999) Alchemies of the Mind: Rationality and the Emotions
(Cambridge Univ. Press, pp. 283-331: part 1, part 2)

Jon Elster
Spring
2001
Friday
March 9

Ann Swidler
University of California-Berkeley

A Conversation with Ann Swidler
Our interview with Swidler

Ann Swidler
Spring
2001
Friday
April 13

Harrison White
Columbia University

A Conversation with Harrison White

Our interview with White

Fall
2001

Friday
October 12

Steven Seidman
State University of New York-Albany

A Conversation with Steven Seidman

Steven Seidman

Fall
2001

Friday
October 26

Julia Adams
University of Michigan

A Conversation with Julia Adams

Julia Adams

Spring
2002

Friday
February 8

Tukufu Zuberi
University of Pennsylvania

A Conversation with Tukufu Zuberi

Tukufu Zuberi

Spring
2002

Friday
March 1

Michael Mann
University of California-Los Angeles

A Conversation with Michael Mann

Michael Mann
Spring
2002
Friday
April 12

Peter Bearman
ISERP, Columbia University

A Conversation with Peter Bearman

Fall
2002

Friday
October 2

John L. Martin
Rutgers University

A Conversation with John L. Martin

John L. Martin, sort of

Fall
2002

Friday
November 8

Abram de Swann
Amsterdam University

A Conversation with Abram de Swann

Abram de Swaan

Spring
2003

Friday
January 24

Departmental Screening of
Pierre Bourdieu's
(2001) Sociology is a Martial Art

Pierre Bourdieu

Spring
2003

Friday
April 11

Gerald Marwell
University of Wisconsin-Madison

A Conversation with Gerald Marwell

"What Makes Departments Great"

Gerald Marwell

Spring
2003

Friday
April 25

Jack Goldstone
University of California-Davis

A Conversation with Jack Goldstone
"Economic Growth, Cultural Change, and the Making of the Modern World"

Fall
2003

Friday
November 7

Judith Blau
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

A Conversation with Judith Blau

Judith Blau 
Fall
2003
Thursday
December 4

Ricardo Stanton-Salazar
University of Southern California

A Conversation with Ricardo Stanton-Salazar

Ricardo Stanton-Salazar
Spring
2004

Friday
February 13

Michael Burawoy
UC-Berkeley

"Public Sociology"
Background text: "Public Sociologies: A Symposium from Boston College"

 
Spring
2004

Friday
March 5, 2004

Odessa Piper

The culinary genius behind L'Etoile Restaurant and among America's most distinguished celebrity chefs.

" An Open-Ended Conversation about Food and Society."

Odessa Piper
Spring
2004

Thursday
March 25, 2004

Howard Becker

"What About Mozart? What About Murder"

Co-sponsored with the Science and Technology Studies Program, and the Dept. of Sociology

Howard Becker
Spring
2004

Thursday
April 9, 2004


Harold Garfinkel

UCLA

"The Shop Floor Problem in the Renewal of Sociology's Distinctive Study of Social Order"

Harold Garfinkel
Spring
2004
Friday
April 16, 2004
A conversation with
Loïc Wacquant

New School for Social Research

Loic Wacquant
Fall 2004

Monday
November 8, 2004

A conversation with
Winddance Twine

Duke

Co-sponsored with Race & Ethnic and Gender Brownbags

Winddance Twine
Spring 2005 Friday
January 21, 2005
A conversation with
Dorothy Smith

Department of Sociology, University of Victoria. "Institutional Ethnography."
Spring 2005 Friday
February 25, 2005
A conversation with
William Sewell, Jr.

Departments of Political Science and History, The University of Chicago
"Refiguring the 'Social' in Social Science: An Interpretivist Manifesto"

Spring 2005

April 22, 2005

Herve le Bras
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques

"Revisiting the Three Stages of Michel Foucault's Lectures on 'Security, Territory, and Population'"
Herve le Bras
Spring 2006 March 31, 2006

Orlando Patterson
Harvard University

"American Antigone: Freedom and Gender in History and the Contemporary U.S."

Orlando Patterson
Spring 2006 April 7, 2006

Aldon Morris
Northwestern University

"W.E.B. Du Bois and American Sociology"

Aldon Morris
Spring 2006 April 28, 2006

Samuel Preston
University of Pennsylvania

"Why Everyone Should Study Mortality"

Samuel Preston
Fall
2006
October 20, 2006

A conversation with
Jeffrey Alexander

Yale University

Jeffrey Alexander
Spring 2007 February 16, 2007

Eviatar Zerubavel
Rutgers University

"The Genealogical Imagination: A Case Study in the Sociology of Memory"

Eviatar Zeruvabel
Spring 2008 March 28, 2008

A conversation with
Christopher Winship

Harvard University

Christopher Winship
Spring 2008 April 8, 2008

Jennifer Johnson-Hanks
U.C. at Berkeley

"Demographic Transitions and Modernity"

Jennifer Johnson-Hanks
Fall
2008
September 26, 2008

Glen Elder
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"Social Psychology: The First 100 Years"

Glen Elder
Fall 2008 October 17, 2008

A conversation with
Rogers Brubaker

UCLA

Rogers Brubaker
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