Colloquia

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

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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
  Reparative Seizure: Postcolonial Crime in the Jamaican Lotto Scam
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
  Taste and Necessity: Economic and Symbolic Influences on Food Choice in Low- and Higher-Income Families
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
  DISENFRANCHISED The Rise and Fall of Industrial Citizenship in China JOEL ANDREAS, AssociateProfessor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University, will present his forthcoming book, Disenfranchised, with responses from Cihan Tuğal, Yan Long, and Marc Blecher
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
  That Ain’t Right. Toxic Entanglements, Urban Austerity and Environmental Racism in Flint and Detroit
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
Pedagogy Colloquium: "Technology in the classroom: the good, the bad, the ugly," Wednesday, Oct 3, 4-5pm in 420 Barrows Hall Wed. afternoon of each month, from 4-5 pm, in 420 Barrows
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  Running Political Cover: Institutional Diversity Work in the UC
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  Logics in Conflict? Contradictions in Campus Sexual Misconduct Adjudication Recent coverage in the media presents a crisis of "due process" for undergraduates accused of sexual misconduct at American universities. Based on preliminary analysis of the sexual misconduct policies of 381 universities, we argue that the status of the adjudication of student misconduct is indeed problematic, but that--perhaps unsurprisingly--the story in the media is not accurate. Most university policies fail all students, not just those accused,  and likely fail those experiencing misconduct far more grievously than those accused. The policies do no better on "victim protections" than they do on "due process" rights. And more fundamentally, many of the policies are incoherent and vague, in part as a result of  the intersection of multiple and contradictory logics. In the context of the university, sexual violence is variously and simultaneously understood in terms of public health, crime, student conduct, civil rights, religious sin, etc. 
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
Co-sponsorship by IRLE and the Berkeley Labor Center
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 guest speakers.   
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Blumer Room - 402 Barrows Hall
  The Importance of Community Contexts in Immigration Detention