Colloquia

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

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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
Lifestyle algorithms: wearable technology as self-regulation
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
Understanding Sexual Violence on a College Campus The Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation (SHIFT) is one of the most comprehensive studies of sexual violence within a community. Taking two years, and drawing upon surveys, diaries, focus groups, interviews, and embedded ethnography, SHIFT is an attempt to systematically and scientifically understand sexual violence, and proposes community transformations that can help address and reduce it. In this talk Shamus Khan draws upon the SHIFT project to think through how we might better make sense of sexual violence, and what we might do to create healthier campus communities. 
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
NOTE LOCATION CHANGE: Matrix, 8th floor of Barrows Hall Creating Psychological Profiles From People's Digital Footprints
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
BERKELEY SOCIOLOGY FORUM Wednesday, September 13, 5-7.30p.m., 402 Barrows Hall TRANS: GENDER AND RACE IN AN AGE OF UNSETTLED IDENTITIES ROGERS BRUBAKER, Professor of Sociology and UCLA Foundation Chair at the University of California, Los Angeles, will present his book, trans: Gender and Race in an Age of Unsettled Identities (Princeton University Press, 2016) with responses from Raka Ray, Jill Bakehorn and Mel Chen.
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
The Importance of Being Agnes: Locating Harold Garfinkel’s Case Study in Historical Context In this talk, I present work from a book-in-progress about Harold Garfinkel’s 1967 chapter about Agnes, a piece of research now widely understood to be the first sociological case study of a gender nonconforming person. Much like Freud’s classic studies of Dora and the Wolf Man, Garfinkel’s writings about Agnes have captured the imagination of social psychologists, feminist social scientists, queer theorists, and transgender studies scholars alike, as evidenced by the continued re-interpretation of Garfinkel’s case material over the last fifty years. Drawing on newly discovered archival materials, I bring Garfinkel’s interviews with Agnes back into the historical context of the emerging disciplines of sex and gender and the field of sociology in the late 1950s.
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
Save Our Senior Non-Citizens: The Extension of Old Age Assistance to Immigrants in the United States, 1935-1971
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
Still a White Man’s World: The Failure of Corporate Diversity Management The civil rights and women’s movement sparked change in corporate America, but over the last generation, the integration of corporate management has slowed to a standstill.  Corporations have expanded diversity and inclusion initiatives, yet made little progress on actual diversity in the best jobs.  Those initiatives bear much of the blame.  The most common diversity programs, designed to “fix the manager,” have led to backlash and retaliation.  Less common are programs that engage managers in solving the problem of integration, but those programs have promoted real changes in management diversity.
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
Schematic logics and patterns of culture choice: Linking cognition and action in the sociology of taste.
Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall