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Sociology Fall 2018 Culture Workshops

Sociology Fall 2018 Colloquium Series



Spring 2017 Tulane Culture Workshop Series
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Sociology Colloquium Series Fall 2016

October 28 (Friday) at 3:30 PM - Newcomb Hall 202
Speaker: Kathleen Fitzgerald, Visiting Associate Professor, Tulane University
Title: "Race and Genetic Ancestry Testing: Identifying Slivers of Whiteness"



April 9 (Thu) 6:00-7:30pm Cudd Hall
Speaker: Tom Dietz (Professor of Sociology and Environmental Science and Policy, Michigan State University)
Title: "Beyond Sustainability: Human Well-Being and the Environment"

Sociology Colloquium/Brown Bag Series Spring 2015

April 10 (Fri) 3:00-4:30pm Stone Auditorium
Speaker: Tom Dietz
Title: "Research and Education for Advancing Knowledge and Informing Decisions"

March 18 (Wed) 1:00-1:50pm Newcomb Hall 316-A
Speaker: Laura McKinney
Title: "Ecological Losses are Harming Women: A Structural Analysis of Female HIV Prevalence and Life Expectancy in Less Developed Countries."

February 25 (Wed) 1:00-1:50pm Location Newcomb Hall 15
Speaker: Michele Adams and Patrick Rafail
Title: "Men's Rights and the Mobilization of Privileged People's Movements: The Articulation of Grievances in an Online Community."

January 21 (Wed) 1:00-1:50pm Newcomb Hall 316-A
Speaker: Raymond Murphy (Professor Emeritus, University of Ottawa, Canada)
Title: "Catastrophism in Louisiana: Emancipatory or Sclerotic?"

Sociology Colloquium/Brown Bag Series Fall 2014

September 17 (Wed) 1:00-1:50pm Newcomb Hall 25
Speaker: Stephen Ostertag
Title: "Journalism as Deep Culture: An Ontological Framework"

October 15 (Wed) 1:00-1:50pm Room: Newcomb Hall 25
Speaker: David Smilde
Title: "A NeoWeberian Political Sociology of the Venezuela Conflict"

November 12 (Wed) 1:00-1:50pm Room: Newcomb Hall 25
Speaker: Katherine Johnson
Title: "Maternity as a Situated Accomplishment: Conceptualizing Motherhood through Contested Situations"

November 19 (Wed) 2:30-3:30pm Room: Stibbs Room (LBC 203)
Speaker: Dan Barnett, Johns Hopkins University
Title: Examining Public Health Workers' Perceptions of Organizational Expectations Following Disasters


Sociology Colloquium 2013-2014

August 30 (Fri) 3:00-4:00pm LBC 202 (Rechler Room)
Speakers: Clare Cannon and Laura McKinney
"Natural Disasters and the Spatial Distribution of Waste."

Please note: October 18 (Fri) talk has been postponed

January 31 (Fri) 3:00-4:30pm LBC 201 (Race Room)
Speaker: Paul Draus (University of Michigan, Dearborn)
"A Swiftly Shifting City: Landscape and Social Change in Detroit"
(Note: Reception to follow the talk)

March 28 (Fri) 3:00-4:00pm LBC 201 (Race Room)
Speaker: Carl L. Bankston, III
" Immigrant Networks & Social Capital: Overview of a New Book"

Please note: April 25 (Fri) talk has been canceled


David A. Snow (University of California, Irvine)

February 21, 2013 (Thu) 6:00-7:30pm (Reception at 5:30pm) LBC 212 (Qatar Ballroom)
"Living on the Streets in Four Global Cities: A Comparative Study of Homelessness in Los Angeles, Paris, Sao Paulo, and Tokyo." [This event is open to public.]

February 22 (Fri) 3:30-5:00pm LBC 201 (Race Room)
"Social Movements, Framing Processes, and Cultural Revitalization and Fabrication."

Sociology Colloquium 2012-2013

September 14 (Fri) 2:00-3:00pm LBC 201 --> Please note the time
Speaker: Katie Acosta
"Getting to know Las Chulas: Collective Identities and Layers of Belonging"

October 5 (Fri) 3:00-4:00pm LBC201
Speaker: Jennifer Merluzzi (Freeman School of Business)
"The fallacy of focus: Variance in bonus compensation in starting offers for MBAs focused on finance, investment banking, and marketing"

November 2 (Fri) 3:00-4:00pm Newcomb Hall 314
Speaker: Cate Irvin
"Transforming places through food: Effects of in-migration of young adults in legacy city regions"

November 30 (Fri) - Cancelled

February 1 (Fri) 3:00-4:00pm LBC 201
Speaker: Laura McKinney
"Global and Local Sustainability"

March 1 (Fri) 3:00-4:00pm LBC 201
Speaker: Mimi Schippers
"Toward a Theory of Polyqueer Sexualities: Masculinity, Femininity, and the Queer Potential of Open and Polyamorous Relationships"

March 22 (Fri) 3:00-4:00pm LBC 201
Speaker: Pat Rafail
"Making a Movement? Patterns of Tea Party Coverage on Cable News, 2009-2012"

April 19 (Fri) 3:30-4:30pm Newcomb Hall 314* --> Please note the room change
Speaker: Katie Johnson
"Claiming Motherhood: Articulating Maternity in Third-Party Reproduction"

Announcements and Awards 

2012-2013 Academic Year

Patrick Rafail received the National Science Foundation funding ($258,172) for his project with John D. McCarthy titled, "Accounting for the Emergence, Persistence, and Media Coverage of Social Action Organizations." (2013-2015).

2011-2012 Academic Year

Michele Adams won the newly renamed April Brayfield Teaching Award. (SLA Awards 2012)

2010-2011 Academic Year

Stephen Ostertag was named this year’s recipient of the International Communication Association’s James W. Carey Urban Communication Award

2009-2010 Academic Year

New Multi/Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in City, Culture, and Community (CCC) has been approved! (For more information, click on the Graduate Program menu at the sidebar.)

Sociologists featured in SLA Newsletter
December 22, 2009 ("Graffiti Art"")

Sociologists featured in New Wave
December 18, 2009 ("Crafts Projects Help Kids")
December 16, 2009 ("We’re a School of Creativity’")

"Faculty Gender Equity" Acknowledgment from the Sociologists for the Women in Society (2009)

Kevin Gotham was awarded National Science Foundation Urban Long-term Research Area (ULTRA) Exploratory Award (with John McLachlan, the Center for Bio-Environmental Research)
- $300,000 grant will fund their research focusing on the impact of trauma on urban ecological and social diversity (Abstract)

2008-2009 Academic Year

April Brayfield (SGA Excellence in Teaching Award 2008-09)

Prior to 2005

April Brayfield (Presidents' Award for Excellence in Teaching 2004)