Colloquia

Sociology Department Colloquium Series
Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
MONDAYS, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
[unless otherwise noted]

Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
The pedagogy colloquium meets monthly to discuss diverse aspects of teaching at Berkeley, with topics suggested by group participants and occasional guestspeakers.  
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
The Importance of Community Contexts in Immigration Detention
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
 BERKELEY SOCIOLOGY FORUM Wednesday, April 25, 5-7.30p.m., 402 Barrows Hall BECOMING BLACK POLITICAL SUBJECTS Movements and Ethno-Racial Rights in Colombia and Brazil TIANNA PASCHEL, Assistant Professor of African American Studies at UC Berkeley, will present her award-winning book, Becoming Black Political Subjects (Princeton, 2016) with responses from Tanya Golash-Boza, Mara Loveman, andMichael Watts.
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
In association with D-Lab and The Social Science Matrix: The Great Regression. Machine Learning, Econometrics, and the Future of Quantification.
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
Organizing Pollution: Organizational Demography, Neighborhoods, and Racial Inequality in Exposure to Toxic Chemicals, 1987-2012
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Unsettled Islam: Virtuous Contention in European Mosques
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
Using sampled social network data to estimate the size of hidden populations  Surveys have traditionally been based on the idea that researchers can estimate characteristics of a population by obtaining a sample of individuals and asking them to report about themselves. Network reporting surveys generalize this traditional approach by asking survey respondents to report about other people to whom they are connected. This approach can be used to study many important rare and hidden populations for which traditional survey methods are inadequate; for example, the approach has been used to estimate the size of epidemiologically important groups like sex workers, drug injectors, and men who have sex with men. It has also been used to estimate critical demographic quantities such as adult death rates. I will introduce a framework for developing estimators from network reporting surveys and then I will present some results from a nationally-representative survey experiment that my colleagues and I conducted in Rwanda.   
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
Actuarial Labors:  Freedom to/at Risk in a Taxi to Uber Economy
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
The Growing Significance of Place: Assessing the Diverging Trajectories of DACA-eligible Young Adults Across Diverse Settings