The Sociology of Gender Brownbag (or FemSem) meets every Thursday from 12:30 to 2pm in Social Sciences 2435 (unless otherwise noted).

Spring 2017 Calendar

January 26th: Myra Marx Ferree, Nona Gronert, Madeleine Pape
February 2nd: Half-baked ideas
February 9th: No meeting (SWS)
February 16th: Chiara Clio Packard
February 23rd: Jason Nolen
March 2nd: Casey Stockstill
March 9th: Miriam Barcus and Leanne Tigges
March 16th: Silke Roth
March 23rd: No meeting (Spring Break)
March 30th: Pamela Neumann
April 6th: Morgan Matthews
April 13th: Hae Yun Choo
April 20th: Di Wang
April 27th: Ann Orloff
May 4th: End of semester potluck

March 22, 2018
  • Femsem: Heba Mohamed

    March 22, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    2435 Social Science

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March 29, 2018
  • Femsem: SPRING BREAK

    March 29, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    2435 Social Science

    No meeting

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April 5, 2018
  • Femsem: Abby Letak

    April 5, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    2435 Social Science

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April 12, 2018
  • Femsem: Michael Roll

    April 12, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    2435 Social Science

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April 19, 2018
  • Femsem: Arian Ophir and Jessica Polos

    April 19, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    2435 Social Science

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  • Thu

    Combining Competing Devotions: The Role of Work, Family, and Lifestyle Devotions in the Career Decisions of Medical Trainees

    12:30 pm2435 Social Sciences

    Kathy Lin, Postdoctoral Researcher at UW-Madison

    Abstract: How do men and women make career decisions during the early stages of career formation? How do work and family factors matter in these decisions? Using 61 in-depth interviews, I explore how medical trainees (students and residents) make two important decisions: specialty choice, and whether to receive further sub-specialization training. I capitalize on the structured nature of medical training to sample men and women making similar career decisions, at the time they are being made, to document gender similarities and differences in approaches to work-family problems. I find that schemas of devotion to work, family, and lifestyle play key roles in shaping medical trainees’ narratives surrounding their decisions. I also find important gender differences and similarities in the role of schemas in career decision-making. Findings have implications for how we may support medical trainees throughout their training, as well as broader implications for gendered occupational segregation.


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