Gordon Douglas Presenting this Monday (Nov 2nd)

Gordon Douglas, a PhD student in the Sociology Department, will be presenting his work on “Cultural Expectations and Urban Development: The Role of ‘Cultural Sensitivity’” this Monday, 12pm in SS302

Note the room change – 302!

If you would like a copy of Gordon’s paper in advance of the workshop please contact him at gdouglas@uchicago.edu

Steve Epstein Presenting at the workshop this Monday!

Steve Epstein

Monday October 26th, 2009

11:45 am to 1:00 pm, Room SS 302

Steve Epstein is the first presenter in a new series on Award Winning Sociology. He will be discussing the fit between theory and evidence in the construction of his book, Inclusion: The Politics of Difference in Medical Research (University of Chicago Press), which just won the ASA Distinguished Book Award. It is highly recommended that attendees read his book prior to the discussion (it is available on google books). A description of the book can be found at: http://www.press.uchicago.edu/News/0706epsteinprs.html

 *Please arrive at 11.45 for a light lunch*

Navigating Graduate School

Navigating Graduate School

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Social Sciences 302, 12-1 pm (note room change)

    Featuring John Levi Martin, Mario Small, & Kristen Schilt

This year, the Social Theory and Evidence workshop is dedicating two meetings a quarter to discussions about how to have a career in sociology. In our first session, the panel will talk for a few minutes about their experiences navigating graduate school. And then, it is an open forum for general questions about issues such as how to organize your work effectively, how to develop relationships with faculty, and how to time your graduate career. You may submit questions in advance to Laura Goodrich (lgoodrich@uchicago.edu) and Chris Takacs (ctakacs@uchicago.edu). We strongly encourage all first and second year sociology students to attend, though it should be useful for older students too!

NOTE: This is a brown bag workshop event, so please bring your own lunch.

Chris Takacs presenting on Oct 12th

At our next workshop session on Oct 12th, Chris Takacs, a Sociology Phd Student, will be presenting a paper entitled  “How Students Choose Their Majors: A Path-Dependent Model of Preferences, Information, and Structural Limitations.” If you would like a copy of the paper prior to the workshop please contact Chris Takacs directly at ctakacs@uchicago.edu.

Steve Epstein – A request

Steve Epstein will be presenting at the workshop on October 26th. We kindly request that anyone planning on attending read some or all of his book “Inclusion: The Politics of Difference in Medical Research.” This will be the topic of his presentation. If you cannot read it in advance please do still come and don’t worry about it! But we appreciate as many people as possible reading it beforehand. It is available on googlebooks.