PHS Schedule: 2020-2021

PHS meets online on alternate Thursday from 2:40-4:10 CT.

Spring 2021

April 1st

Hyunku Kwon  (PhD student UChicago, Sociology)

“Micro-foundations of political polarization and the erosion of social trust”

Discussant: Jake Buchard  (PhD student UChicago, Sociology)

April 15th

Sergio Galaz-García (PhD candidate Princeton, Sociology)

“Taking the Victory of Jair Bolsnaro Personally: Historical Events as Bridges Between Social Domains”

Discussant: Nicolás Torres-Echeverry  (PhD student UChicago, Sociology)

April 29th  

Shilin Jia (PhD candidate UChicago, Sociology)

“New Wine in Old Bottles: Ideological Transformation and the Rhetorical Creation of the Market in China’s People’s Daily, 1946 – 2003”

May 13th 

Anna Berg (PhD candidate UChicago, Sociology)

“Varieties of Populism: Online Mediation in the German Anti-Refugee and Anti-Containment Mobilizations”

May 27th

Betsy Priem (PhD student UChicago, Sociology)

“Managed retreat: The failure of ecological adaptation strategies to translate into protections for humans in climate changing world”

June 3rd  

Noa Neumark  (PhD student UChicago, Sociology)

“Politics, Knowledge, and Organizational Change: Archaeological Activism in Israel”

Winter 2021

January 14th

“Public vs. Private Solutions: How Small-Town Politics Persist During Crisis”
Stephanie Ternullo (PhD Candidate UChicago, Sociology)
Benjamin Rohr (PhD Candidate UChicago, Sociology)

January 28th

“Digital Technologies, Meet Clientelism”
Nicolás Torres-Echeverry (PhD Student UChicago)
Laura Acosta (PhD Candidate Northwestern, Sociology)

February 11th

“Revolution Squared: Egypt’s Uprising in 2011 Between Historical Possibilities and Counter-Revolutionary Containments”
Atef Said (Assistant Professor, Sociology, UIC)
Eman Abdelhadi (Assistant Professor, Comparative Human Development, UChicago)

February 25th

“Race vs. Ethnicity?: How Indo-Caribbeans Navigate Ethno-Racial Ambiguity in New York Politics”
Anjie Chan Tack (PhD student UChicago)
Discussant: TBD

March 11th

“Building the American State: Transformations in the Recruitment Structure of the Political Elite, 1850-2000”
Benjamin Rohr (PhD student UChicago)
Discussant: TBD

Fall 2020

Oct 1st

Professor Elisabeth Clemens and Adam Braffman (Ph.D. student sociology NYU)
State Repression as Structural Fold:  The Conjuncture of Pacifism and Civil Rights During the Second World War 
Discussant: Professor Joyce Bell

Oct 15th

Christof Brandtner (Postdoc UChicago);
The emergence of a social actor: The case of the Vienna city administration at the Fin the Siècle
Discussant: Benjamin Rohr

Oct 22nd

Angela Zorro Medina (PhD student sociology UChicago)
The U.S. Adversarial Model in Latin America: An Experimental Evaluation of the Transnational War on Crime in Prison Population Growth
Discussant: Professor Julian Go

Nov 5th

Professor Andreas Glaeser
Chapter of book on “Good Institutions: Towards a Sociological Meta-Ethics”
Discussant: TBD

Nov 19th

Cameron Day (PhD student sociology Uchicago)
Scientific Liberalism: The Institutional Diagnosis of “Sexually Dangerous Persons”
Discussant: TBD

Dec 3rd

Yaniv Ron-El (PhD candidate sociology UChicago)
The Consumer Movement and Consumer Collective Identity
Discussant: TBD