1/30 - UMSA event
1/31 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
1/31 - AAS event - Stephen Suh
2/3 - MIRC event - Prof. Knoke
2/3 - First Faculty Meeting
2/4 - Sociology Workshop
2/5 - CHGS event
2/6 - CHGS events
2/7 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
2/17 - first MPC Seminar
January 2014 Archives
1/30 - UMSA event
The UMN (undergraduate) Sociological Association hosts a Dinner and Movie Night, screening the film "Orange is the New Black," TODAY Jan. 30, 4:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.
The next two workshops will be held 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Seminar Room:
1. Jan. 31 - Sheela Kennedy (RA, MPC) and Prof. Frank Furstenberg (UPenn) present "The Changing Transition to Adulthood in the U.S.: Trends in Demoraphic Role Transitions and Age Norms Since 2000."
2. Feb. 7 - Prof. Emeritus Franklin Wilson (UW-Madison) presents "The Study of Generational Changes in Racial Inequality."
The Asian American Studies Program hosts a graduate students panel, "We are Here: Representations of Transnationalism among Asian/Pacific Americans," Jan. 31, 3:00-4:30 pm, 710 Soc Sci Bldg. Stephen Suh, Socioloogy grad student, presents "Nostalgic for the Unfamiliar: Korean American Ethnic Return Migration and Its Neo-Imperial Logics."
The first faculty meeting of the semester will be held on Mon. Feb. 3, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.
Prof. Jeff Broadbent presents "Reconciling Structural and Cultural Theories of Contentious Political Process Using a Network Approach," Tues. Feb. 4, 4:00-5:15 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.
1. Sun. Feb. 5 - Prof. Alejandro Baer presents "Global Holocaust Memory and the New Anti-Semitism," 7:30-9:00 pm, Beth El Synagogue Twin Cities. Cost: Free.
2. Feb. 6 - Prof. Schlund-Vials (English / Asian American Studies, UConn-Storrs)
presents "War, Genocide, and Justice: Cambodian American Memory Work," 12:00-1:00 pm, 614 Soc Sci Bldg. Cost: Free
3. Feb. 6 - Pamela Yates, documentary filmmaker, presents screening and discussion
of her film, "Granito: How to Nail a Dictator," 3:00-4:30 pm, St. Anthony Main Theater. Cost: Free.
4. Feb. 6 - Panel Discussion: "Remembering the Holocaust in Literature, Film,
and Theology," 7:00 pm, Benson Great Hall, Bethel University, St. Paul.
Profs. Rachel Schurman and Ron Aminzade received a Global Spotlight Seed Grant for their project, "The New Green Revolution and the Politics of Agricultural Policy-Making in Tanzania." Their Co-investigators are Prof. Deborah Levison (Humphrey Institute); and Dr. Paul Manda (University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania). Congratulations, Profs. Schurman and Aminzade!
Dr. Kirsten Cadieux (Research Associate, Sociology and Geography) is part of a team of co-investigators who received a Global Spotlight Seed Grant for their grant project, "Building Popular Food Security Institutions: Developing Policy-Oriented Curriculum for Translating between Political Agro-Ecology Practice and Policy Reform in Nepal, Aotearoa New Zealand, and the E.U." Her Co-investigators are Prof. Bhaskar Upadhyay (Curriculum and Instruction); Renata Blumberg (Geography); and Prof. Jahi Chappell (Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy). Congratulations, Dr. Cadieux!
Presentations are Thursdays, 12:15-1:15 pm, 385 Mondale Hall (Lindquist and Vennum Room). Open to the public. RSVP to: Delanie Skahen, (612)624-6892.
1. TODAY Jan. 30 - Prof. Ryan Goodman (NYU) presents "Network
Analysis, International Relations, and International Law."
2. Feb. 6 - Prof. Danielle Citron (UMN). TBA.
Susan Schmidt, MN State Director, Trust for Public Land, presents "The Trust for Public Land: Conserving Land and Creating Parks for People," Jan. 31, 3:30 pm, 445 Blegen Hall. Refreshments at 3:15 pm.
The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change presents two events, both held 12:00-1:00 pm, 537 Heller Hall:
1. Jan. 31 - Ismail Yaylaci (grad student, Political Science), "The Politics
of Secularism in Post-Mubarak Egypt,".
2. Feb. 7 - Prof. Yasmeen Arif (Sociology, University of Delhi, India), "The 'Meaning' of Life: Approaches From Devastation."
The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Texas A&M University, invites applications for the Department Head position, at the Associate or Full Professor level. Apply online. Posting number F00022FY14.
Deadline: Feb. 3
The Department of Social Sciences, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, invites applications for one to two full-time lecturers in Sociology. Begin Sept. 15. PhD or ABD preferred; MA considered. Apply online. Requisition number 103092. Contact: Prof. Ryan Alaniz, (612)868-2896.
Deadline: March 4
The Institute for Futures Studies, an independent research foundation in Stockholm, Sweden, invites applications for a researcher on the project, "Children's Living Conditions in a Changing Society: Socioeconomic and Ethnic Inequality." PhD or ABD. Three years, with possibility of extension. Email cover letter, CV, writing samples, and contact information for two references to: Prof. Carina Mood, Institute for Futures Studies, Box 591, 101 31 Stockholm, Sweden. Contact: Prof. Jan Jonsson (PI)
Deadline: March 16
The Department of Sociology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, invites applications for an Associate Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor). Apply online.
Deadline: March 17
The Migration Scenarios and Social Change Research Unit (SMMS), Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento, Italy, issues a Call for Papers for "Changing Population: Migration, Reproduction, and Identity," June 3-5. Email 300-word abstract. Contacts: Profs. Francesca Decimo, Alessandra Gribaldo, and Paolo Boccagni.
Deadline: Jan. 31
The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies co-sponsors "Genocide and its Aftermaths: Lessons from Rwanda," which includes a public conference, a student conference, and a K-12 teacher workshop, April 16, 17 & 19, University of Minnesota, room location TBA. Undergraduate students should email 250 word abstracts and CVs to: Wahutu Siguru. Awards for accepted papers: $500 for out of state presenters; $200 for in state presenters.
Deadline: Feb. 28
The UMN Job and Internship Fair, with more than 200 companies, will be held on Fri. Feb. 21, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Minneapolis Convention Center. Open to all students - undergraduates, graduates, and alumni from the past three years.
1/10 - PhD Defense - Peter Wruck
1/10 - Farewell - Molly Weaver
1/20 - University closed - MLK Day
1/21 - Spring 2014 begins
2/3 - First Faculty Meeting
Peter Wruck will defend his dissertation, "It takes a Village? Neighborhoods and Children's Readiness for School," Fri. Jan. 10, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be at 12:00 pm. His Advisor is Prof. Rob Warren. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration for Peter, to be held at 2:00 pm, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. All current department members are welcome to attend.
Sociology front office student worker Molly Weaver graduated in December with a BA in Political Science and German! A celebration will be held for Molly on Fri. Jan. 10, 3:30 pm, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. All are welcome to join in a salute to Molly!
CLA Interim Dean Raymond Duvall announced that Prof. Erin Kelly was named a three-year Scholar of the College, 2014-2017. She will be honored at a March event TBA. Congratulations, Prof. Kelly!!
Sociology staff member, Mary Drew, was awarded a CLA Outstanding Service Award, to be presented Jan. 22. Congratulations, Mary!!
The Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University, invites applications for a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor in Personal/Family Finance. Begin Aug. 2014. Apply via Iowa State job website. Vacancy ID 131416. For further information, contact: Dr. Cynthia Needles Fletcher, Search Committee Chair.
Deadline: Feb. 15
Applications invited for full-time Research Fellows in the Law School, Stanford University, from graduating seniors and recent college graduates. Start Spring/Summer 2014. One year; option to renew for second year. To apply, visit Stanford job website. Job number 61004.
Deadline: Feb. 2
The Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences (FORS), University of Lausanne, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in comparative analysis of longitudinal data. For questions, contact: Profs. Peter Farago and Dominique Joye.
Deadline: March 3