Spring 2015

Date Presentation
Jan 22 Organizational Meeting
Jan 29 City & Community special issue on Urban Ethnography discussion
Feb 5 Paper to Publication Workshop for Ethnographies with Robert Vargas, Sociology Professor
Feb 12 Meredith Thomas, Marketing doctoral student, and Thomas O’Guinn, Marketing Professor “Owning Community: Class and Consumption in a New Urban Neighborhood”
Feb 19  Jaclyn Wypler, Sociology graduate student, “Queerness in Straight Places”
Feb 26 Half-Baked Idea Day: Sociology graduate Taylor Laemmli and Adam Talkington
March 4 Lily Liang, Sociology doctoral student, “High-Quality Development: How Chinese Middle-Class Parents Assert and Perform Their Classes Interests and Identities in the Field of Education”
March 11  Visit Day – No SPAM
March 18  Alice Goffman, Sociology Professor “The Lasting Impact of Fleeting Experience: Toward a Sociology of Small Events”
March 25 Spring Break – No SPAM
April 1 Christopher Robertson, Northwestern University, Sociology graduate student, “The Social Magic of ‘Science’ in Public: Expertise, Boundaries, and the Resolution of Curriculum Controversies in Texas”
April 8 Steve Hitlin, University of Iowa, Sociology Professor, “Unequal Foundations: Morality and Emotions Across Societies”
April 15  Nathan Shelton, Sociology graduate student, “Gunpowder Therapy: Social Control and Comfort Around Guns”
April 22  Mike Halpin, Sociology graduate student, ““The Amygdala is Real”: Connecting Brain States and Mind States in Neuropsychiatric Research”
April 29 SPAM-O-RAMA!
May 6 Roberto Gonzales, Harvard School of Education Co-Sponsor with ITP 159 Education Building (Wisconsin Idea Room), 1000 Bascom Hall, “Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America”