12/5 - CHGS event
12/6 - CHGS event
12/10 - Work, Family & Time Workshop
12/11 - Last Day of Instruction
12/12 - Holiday Party
12/13 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
12/13-19 - Final Exams
12/16 - PhD Defense - Ryan Moltz
12/23-24-25 - University closed - Christmas
12/5 - CHGS event
1. "Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht: Antisemitism Then and Now," Panel Discussion, TODAY Dec. 5, 4:00 pm, President's Room, Coffman Memorial Union.
2. Prof. Phillip Spencer (Kingston University, London, UK) presents "The Recurrence of Genocide since the Holocaust," Fri. Dec. 6, 12:00 pm, 710 Soc Sci Bldg.
Prof. Evan Roberts (UMN History) presents "'She likes her work very much [but] will probably quit': Husbands, Wives, and Paid Work in the U.S., 1920-1940," Tues. Dec. 10, 12:00 pm, 29 Willey Hall. Lunch provided. RSVP for lunch: Dr. Sarah Flood. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center, Department of Sociology.
The Sociology Department annual Holiday Party will be held on Thurs. Dec. 12, 11:30-1:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. For questions, contact: Mary Drew.
Gilbert Gonzales (Health Policty and Management); Miriam King (MPC); Ryan Moltz (Sociology); and Carrie Henning-Smith (Health Policy and Management) present "Using the IHIS to do LGBT Health Research: Challenges and Findings," Fri. Dec. 13, 12:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room.
Ryan Moltz will defend his dissertation, "Dealing with Totalitarian Legacies: The Politics of Lustration in Post-Communist Europe," Mon. Dec. 16, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be at 10:00 am. His Advisor is Prof. Ron Aminzade. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration for Ryan, to be held at 12:00 Noon, 915 Soc Sci. All current department members are welcome to attend.
Shawn Wick successfully defended his dissertation, "Missionaries of Modernization and Managers of Myth: Organizational Legitimacy in the Field of International Development," on Nov. 26. His advisors are Prof. Ron Aminzade and Evan Schofer (UC-Irvine; UMN faculty 2000-2007). Dr. Wick began his career in August 2011 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Central College, Pella, Iowa. Congratulations, Dr. Wick!
Dawna Reandeau successfully defended her dissertation, "In God Do We Trust? An Analysis of Trust Reformation in a Catholic Parish," on Dec. 3. Her Advisor is Prof. David Knoke. Congratulations, Dr. Reandeau!
Rachael Kulick successfully defended her dissertation, "Home Birth in the U.S. and The Netherlands: Understanding Women's Experiences of Stigma, Nature and Trauma," today Dec. 5. Her Advisor is Prof. Kathleen Hull. Dr. Kulick is planning to start a non-profit research center in Minneapolis called the Center for Home Birth Research. Congratulations, Dr. Kulick!