Colloquia

Sociology Department Colloquium Series
Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
MONDAYS, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
The Multiple Meanings of Clicks: How Web Journalists Make Sense of Audience Analytics in the United States and France
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
How Race and Unemployment Shape Labor Market Opportunities: Additive, Amplified, or Muted Effects?
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
When Two Bodies Are (Not) a Problem: Gender and Relationship Status Discrimination in Academic Hiring
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
Peter Bearman Columbia University   Tuesday 2/21 3:30-5:00pm 420 Barrows Hall The neural foundations/signatures of affective and instrumental social relations and the emergence of dyadic reciprocity and identity in human groups.
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
Imagined Futures  and Capitalist Dynamics
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
Using Text as Data Methods to Discover, Measure, and Explain  Text as data methods are increasingly used in the social sciences to explore large scale collections of text.  This talk draws on my recent papers to show the distinct social science tasks that text as data methods can accomplish and provides a framework for evaluating those methods.  Using an example from the study of Congressional communication I show how text as data methods can help us to understand the connection between elected officials and constituents.  And an example survey experiment shows how text can be used to understand constituents' decisions in a democracy.  
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
BERKELEY SOCIOLOGY FORUM & THE BERKELEY FACULTY ASSOCIATION Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 5-7.30p.m., 402 Barrows Hall The Great Mistake:  How We Wrecked Public Universities and How We Can Fix Them Christopher Newfieldis Professor of Literature and American Studies and the University of California, Santa Barbara. He will present his new book, The Great Mistake, with responses from Professors Kim Voss, Henry Brady and Prudence Carter.
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
EEO Law, Courts, and the Production of Symbolic Civil Rights In Working Law: Courts, Corporations, and Symbolic Civil Rights (Chicago 2016), Lauren Edelman argues that we have become a symbolic civil rights society in which symbols of equal opportunity and diversity substitute have become accepted measures of compliance, influencing the ways in which lawyers, regulators, and even judges understand civil rights law.  This talk highlights three of the trends discussed in the book: the erosion of the progressive vision in the courts, the managerialization of law within organizations, and judicial deference to symbolic forms of organizational compliance.