Student Groups and Workshops

Graduate Student Groups and Workshops

 

Methods and Epistemology in the Social Sciences (MESS):

This group focuses on reading both contemporary and past scholarship on the theoretic and pragmatic basis of sociological methods. The readings will aim to deal equally with both how to think about things and about what to do. In addition it will serve as a venue for both graduate students and faculty to present ongoing research and the specific challenges they have faced in the field or in their investigation.

Meets biweekly during the semester in Barrows 420, every other Thursday at 2pm.

Contact Samuel R. Lucas lucas@demog.berkeley.edu for more information.

 

Science, Technology and Society (STS):

This group offers an interdisciplinary venue to discuss readings and work in progress in the field of STS. In addition to graduate students from various Berkley departments (such as Anthropology, Biology, Education, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Ethnic Studies, History and Sociology) the Working Group includes visiting scholars from abroad. Full details can be found at the group's website http://cstms.berkeley.edu/working-groups/sts-working-group/

The group meets in Stephens 470, times TBD.

Contact Santiago J. Molina, santiagojmolina@berkeley.edu for more information.

 

Reproductive Justice Working Group.  This meets year round, run by Professor Kristin Luker. Check the website  http://www.law.berkeley.edu/14346.htm   Contact person is zluna@law.berkeley.edu

 

MAXSoc (Mathematical, Analytical, Experimental Sociology) coordinated by Andrei Boutyline andrei.boutyline@gmail.com

 

Archival Methods Working Group.  Contact Berth Pearson bethpearson@berkeley.edu

 

The University of California Social Networks Project for faculty and students involved in developing and using the NIA-funded survey on personal networks). Directed by Professors Claude Fischer, and Leora Lawton. Contact llawton@berkeley.edu

 

Job Market Workshop  for graduate students. Click the link for details, slides and PDFs.

 

Gender Workshop.  Meets regularly throughout the semester.  Contact Professor Raka Ray.  rakaray@berkeley.edu

 

Latin America Workshop. Meets regularly through the semester. Contact Professor Laura Enriquez.  enriquez@berkeley.edu

 

Interdisciplinary Immigration Workshop  Open to grad students in any discipline, as well as visiting scholars, post-docs and faculty with an interest in migration, any historical period, any place on the globe. Professors Irene Bloemraad and Cybelle Fox run the workshop. Graduate student coordinator is Esther Cho (eyc@berkeley.edu).  Website: http://www.irle.berkeley.edu/immigration

 

Global and Transnational Sociology Workshop meets biweekly. Contact Professor John Lie johnlie@berkeley.edu

 

Korean Society and Culture Workshop meets biweekly. Contact Professor John Lie johnlie@berkeley.edu

 

Workshop on Culture, Organizations, and Politics   Contact Professor Neil Fligstein fligst@berkeley.edu

 

Race/Ethnicity and Inequality (REIW) Workshop coordinated by Zawadi Rucks Ahidiana  zawadirucks@gmail.com