About Us

Politics, Culture, and Society (familiarly known as PCS) is a weekly training seminar of graduate students and faculty in the Sociology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. PCS meets Mondays 12:05-1:30 in Room 8108 **NOTE DAY AND TIME CHANGE FROM LAST YEAR** , Sewell Social Sciences Building. Most sessions are devoted to relatively informal faculty or student presentations of work in progress, followed by lively discussion. Papers (optional) are circulated in advance through the PCS email list.

We are interested in research in a broad range of sociological areas, including but not limited to political sociology and cultural sociology; we are open to a wide variety of theoretical perspectives and both quantitative and qualitative methods. Visitors and newcomers are welcome. Check out our schedule page to see upcoming events.

You are welcome to attend without enrolling. You may enroll in this seminar as Sociology 992 for one credit, which will be ungraded. If you wish to enroll for 2 or 3 credits you must speak to one of the instructors, Pam Olive r or Bob Freeland, and have an explicit plan for the extra work.

If you want to be on the email list, send email to join-pcs@lists.wisc.edu A list administrator will approve your membership. (All are welcome, this is just to keep out spammers.)

NOTE TO POTENTIAL PRESENTERS AND ATTENDEES: Our schedule is subject to change and it is appropriate to ask whether we can reschedule if you have a need for a presentation slot to practice a job or conference talk. The calendar on this web site is kept updated.

You can subscribe to our calendar using Google or Outlook calendars and receive updates by using this link to our ical feed:

CHANGE IN MEETING TIME BEGINNING FALL 2016. Beginning in Fall 2016, this brownbag will meet on Mondays 12:05-1:30.