Tulane Sociology



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"


Tulane University, Department of Sociology, 220 Newcomb Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5820