About SPAM

The Social Psychology and Microsociology (SPAM) training seminar is a group of scholars who share an interest in social psychological topics and/or a micro-level sociological lens. Our theoretical orientations and methods are diverse; they include ethnomethodology and conversation analysis, ethnography, in-depth interviews, experiments, and survey research.

At our weekly brown bag, graduate students, faculty, and visiting speakers present ongoing research. Beyond these productive discussions about current projects, we pride ourselves on being a supportive and inclusive community. We hold several professional development discussions throughout the year, and the ever-popular “SPAM-O-RAMA,” our end-of-semester celebration.

Anyone is welcome at SPAM; we especially encourage new students!