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Fall Department Luncheon Thu. August 25th, 2022
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Please join us in welcoming the Fall 2022 semester at the Department Luncheon on Thursday, 8/25/22 at 12:30-1:30 PM in Mather Memorial, Room 201. Please contact the department for the zoom link.

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Danielle Sabo: The Weight of Trauma Tue. May 31st, 2022
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Please join us for Danielle Sabo‘s dissertation defense “The Weight of Trauma: Exploring the Relationship Between Intimate Body Trauma and Disordered Eating Across the Early Life Course.” Tuesday, 5/31/22 at 10 AM via zoom. Please contact the department for the zoom link.

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Kaitlyn Barnes Langendoerfer: Aging in Place through Urban Decline in Cleveland Tue. May 17th, 2022
2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Please join us for Kaitlyn Barnes Langendoerfer’s dissertation defense “Aging in Place through Urban Decline in Cleveland: How and Why Older African American Women Stayed.” Tuesday, 5/17/22 at 2 PM via zoom. Please contact the department for the zoom link.

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2022 Sociology Student Achievements Ceremony Fri. April 22nd, 2022
3:30 pm-5:00 pm

The Sociology Department’s 2022 Student Achievements Ceremony will be held on Friday, April 22, 2022 at 3:30-5 PM in Mather Memorial 201. At this year’s ceremony, recipients of undergraduate department awards and new initiates of Alpha Kappa Delta, the Sociology Honor Society, will be recognized. Alicia Smith-Tran (PhD, CWRU ‘18), Assistant Professor at Oberlin College, will be the guest speaker. The title of her talk is “Private Troubles, Peer-Reviewed: On Personal Growth and Writing Sociologically.”

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Eroding Mass Incarceration: Pursuing Abolitionism in Ohio Fri. April 22nd, 2022
3:30 pm-5:00 pm

The Western Reserve Abolitionist Project (WRAP), a new student group that emerged out of Professor Timothy Black’s course, Racial Inequality and Mass Imprisonment in the US, launched in Spring 2022. The group is hosting their first event on April 11, 2022. The event, entitled Eroding Mass Incarceration: Pursuing Abolitionism in Ohio, will center on a panel discussion with representatives from five local and state organizations who will speak about their work to dismantle the carceral state. The panelists will include Malika Kidd of Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry, Chazidy Bowman of Opportunities People’s Justice Leaders, Melekte Melaku of ACLU of Ohio,

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Sociology Colloquium with Dr. Beth Richie Fri. April 8th, 2022
10:30 am-12:00 pm

Please join us for the Sociology Colloquium with Dr. Beth Richie  on April 8, 2022 at 10:30 am in the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Community Studies Center, Room 115. She will deliver her talk titled “Anti-Violence Scholarship and Racial Justice Activism: Reflections on Abolition Feminism.” For a preview, watch her interview on Democracy Now during which she, Angela Davis, and Gina Dent discuss their recently-released book, Abolition. Feminism. Now.

Dr. Beth Richie is Head of the Department of Criminology, Law and Justice and Distinguished Professor of Black Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Sociology Colloquium with Professor Kamesha Spates Fri. February 25th, 2022
10:30 am-12:00 pm

Please join us for the Sociology Colloquium with Professor Kamesha Spates on February 25, 2022 at 10:30 am in the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Community Studies Center, Room 115. Professor Kamesha’s talk will be “Built for Pressure?: A Closer Look at Suicide in the Black Community.” Professor Kamesha Spates is an Associate Sociology Professor at Kent State University (KSU) and the founder and director for the Racial Justice and Health Equity Research and Education Collaborative (RJHEREC) which trains KSU undergraduate and graduate students on conducting health-related research from a racial equity and transdisciplinary standpoint. Her specializations include the intersections of race,

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Sherri Brown: Does Long-Term Stress Contribute to Racial Disparities in Health? Mon. January 31st, 2022
2:30 pm-4:30 pm

Please register here for the zoom link. Please join us next week for Sherri Brown’s dissertation defense “Does Long-Term Stress Contribute to Racial Disparities in Health?“ Monday, 1/31 at 2:30 PM. Please register for zoom link.

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Minzhi Yi’s Works in Progress Mon. January 24th, 2022
11:30 am-12:00 pm

Please join us next week for Minzhi Yi’s Works in Progress. She will be discussing “Differences in Long-Term Health Trajectories between Older Cancer Survivors and Older Adults without Cancer” on January 24th at 11:30 AM. Please register for zoom link.

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Welcome Back! Mon. January 3rd, 2022
1:00 am-1:00 am

Welcome back! The Department of Sociology hopes you all had a happy and healthy winter break and enjoy some well-earned rest.

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Sociology Colloquium: Professional Work in a “Post-Racial” Era Mon. October 25th, 2021
10:30 am-12:00 pm

On Monday, October 25, 2021, the Department of Sociology will host the fall colloquium in person. Professor Adia Harvey Wingfield will deliver her lecture “Professional Work in a ‘Post-Racial’ Era: Black Health Care Workers in the New Economy” at 10:30 AM in the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Community Studies Center, Room 115. Professor Wingfield’s research examines how racial and gender inequality persists in professional occupations. Please RSVP to Michelle Corcoran.  Read more…

 

Sociology Colloquium: Prison Resistance: Inside/Outside Movements to Transform U.S. Prisons Wed. November 11th, 2020
5:00 pm-6:45 pm

The pandemic has exposed the abhorrent and deadly conditions inside our prisons. Join us as a panel of scholars and activists discuss the history of prison movements and their prospects for addressing the crisis today.

“Modern U.S. Racial Capitalism: History, Theory, and Lessons for the Present” Fri. October 9th, 2020
12:45 pm-2:15 pm

Join the Department of Sociology Friday, Oct. 9, from 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. for its first virtual colloquium of the semester, “Modern U.S. Racial Capitalism: History, Theory, and Lessons for the Present,” with Charisse Burden-Stelly of Carleton College and the University of Chicago. The event is co-sponsored by African and African American Studies and the Department of History.

APRIL 26 | Sociology Colloquium featuring Kara Young Fri. April 26th, 2019
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

You are invited to join the Department of Sociology on Friday, April 26 for “Food Schemas and the Psychic Differential of Eating” presented by Kara Young, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, The Ohio State University. The lecture will be held in Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Community Studies Center, Room 108 from 12:00 – 1:30 PM. Lunch will be provided. RSVP is required. Please RSVP to Michelle Rizzuto at mrr5@case.edu by April 23.

APRIL 4 | Sociology Colloquium featuring Tey Meadow Thu. April 4th, 2019
11:30 am-1:30 pm

You are invited to join the Department of Sociology on Thursday, April 4, 2019 for “Trans Kids: Being Gendered in the Twenty-First Century” presented by Tey Meadow, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Columbia University.

MARCH 19 | AKD APPLICATION DEADLINE Fri. March 15th, 2019
1:00 am-1:00 am

NOW ACCEPTING SPRING 2019 INDUCTION APPLICATIONS for membership in Alpha Kappa Delta, Iota Chapter of Ohio, International Sociology Honor Society!

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 19, 2019.

MARCH 4 | Sociology Colloquium featuring Edward H. Thompson, Jr. Mon. March 4th, 2019
2:00 pm-3:30 pm

You are invited to join the Department of Sociology on Monday, March 4, 2019 for “Never-Aging Masculinities Give Way to Aging Masculinities” presented by Edward H. Thompson, Jr.

OCTOBER 15, 2018 | Aldon Morris Colloquium Mon. October 15th, 2018
1:00 am-1:00 am

You are invited to join the Department of Sociology on Monday, October 15, 2018 for “W. E. B. Du Bois at the Center: From Science, Civil Rights Movement, to Black Lives Matter” presented by Aldon Morris, Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Northwestern University.

AUGUST 7, 2018 | Eva Kahana and Jeffrey Kahana guest lecture at Siegel Lifelong Learning Center Tue. August 7th, 2018
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Eva Kahana and Jeffrey Kahana, authors of the 2017 book “Disability and Aging: Learning from Both to Empower the Lives of Older Adults” will be delivering an evening lecture on August 7, 2018 at the Siegel Beachwood Facility.

APRIL 27, 2018 | Department of Sociology Achievements Ceremony Fri. April 27th, 2018
3:30 pm-5:00 pm

The 2018 Department of Sociology Achievements Ceremony  will be held on Friday, April 27th from 3:30 – 5:00 PM in Mather Memorial Room 201. At this year’s ceremony, 15 students are being initiated into Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honor Society and 11 students are recipients of Undergraduate awards.

Department of Sociology colloquium featuring Kenneth F. Ferraro Mon. April 16th, 2018
1:00 pm-3:30 pm

Save the date! The Department of Sociology is excited to announce a colloquium scheduled for Monday, April 16th. The colloquium will feature Kenneth F. Ferraro, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center on Aging and the Life Course at Purdue University. The talk is entitled “Early Social Origins of Adult Health: Evidence of Pluripotent Influence?” and will take place from 1:30 – 3:00 PM in the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Community Studies Center, Room 115.

 

About the speaker…

Ferraro’s recent research focuses on health inequality over the life course.

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MARCH 26, 2018 | Arthur Frank Luncheon Colloquium Mon. March 26th, 2018
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

The Department of Sociology is excited to announce a luncheon colloquium on Monday, March 26th featuring Arthur Frank, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Calgary and Founder, International Network for Social Network Analysis. The talk is entitled “A Conversation with Arthur Frank About Sociology, Illness Narratives and Modern Healing” and will take place in Clark Hall, Room 206 from 12:00 to 1:30 PM.

Department of Sociology colloquium featuring Peggy A. Thoits Mon. March 19th, 2018
1:00 pm-3:30 pm

Save the date! The Department of Sociology is excited to announce a colloquium scheduled for Monday, March 19th. The colloquium will feature Peggy A. Thoits, Virginia L. Roberts Professor of Sociology at Indiana University. Professor Thoits is a sociologist whose research examines the unequal social distributions of stress experiences, social support, and physical and mental health problems in the general adult population. She focuses especially on “identity-relevant” stressors — major life events and ongoing problems that threaten personal identities. The colloquium is entitled “We Know What They’re Going Through”: Social Support from Similar Versus Significant Others” and will take place at the Jack,

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Barry Wellman Colloquium Fri. January 19th, 2018
2:00 pm-3:30 pm

You are invited to join the Department of Sociology on Friday, January 19, 2018 for “Networked Individualism and the Digitization of Older Adults” presented by Barry Wellman, S.D. Clark Professor of Sociology, Co-Director, NetLab Network. Professor Wellman is a leading figure in the sociology of digital technology and the internet. His acclaimed 2013 book, Networked: The New Social Operating System elaborates his timely concept of “networked individualism.” The lecture will be held in Tinkham Veale University Center, Senior Classroom 134, from 2:00 – 3:30 PM. Refreshments will be provided.

SJI Research Lunch Series features Aine Ni Leime Tue. April 26th, 2016
12:30 pm-2:00 pm

Social Justice Institute Research Lunch Series
The SJI Research Lunch Series are monthly discussions of innovative social justice research. Reservations are requested for these informal conversations, held from12:30-2:00 pm in Crawford Hall.  Drinks and dessert are provided; participants are invited to bring lunches.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016: Visiting Researcher Áine Ní Léime, Sociology – Living Longer, Working Longer in the USA: A Gender Perspective

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Pamela Herd Lecture Wed. March 16th, 2016
3:00 pm-4:30 pm

You are invited to join the Department of Sociology on March 16, 2016 for “Promises and Pitfalls of Integrating Biological Data into Social Science Studies” presented by Pamela Herd, Professor of Public Affairs & Sociology, University of Wisconsin. The lecture will be held in Tinkham Veale Center, Senior Classroom, from 3:00 – 4:30PM. Question & answer | reception to follow | refreshments will be provided. This event is sponsored by the Department of Sociology & ACES + program. 

 
About the Speaker:

Pamela Herd is Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin.

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Pamela Herd Workshop Wed. March 16th, 2016
9:00 am-10:30 am

The Department of Sociology is hosting a user workshop on March 16, 2016 from 9:00 – 10:30AM with Pamela Herd on the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS), a long-term cohort study of the high school graduates of 1957 and their siblings. Now, as those one-time high school seniors – known as the ‘Happy Days’ cohort, after the popular TV sitcom about Milwaukee’s Class of ’57 – become senior citizens, the WLS is refocusing itself, seeking to understand more specifically how a person’s entire life influences, and can improve, the aging process. The study focuses on how experiences in childhood,

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SJI Research Lunch Series features Mary Erdmans Tue. March 1st, 2016
12:30 pm-2:00 pm

Social Justice Institute Research Lunch Series
The SJI Research Lunch Series are monthly discussions of innovative social justice research. Reservations are requested for these informal conversations, held from12:30-2:00 pm in Crawford Hall.  Drinks and dessert are provided; participants are invited to bring lunches.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016: Associate Professor Mary Patrice Erdmans, Sociology – Blaming, Shaming and Explaining Teen Moms

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Gunhild Hagestad Colloquium Wed. January 20th, 2016
9:00 am-10:30 am

The Department of Sociology will feature Gunhild Hagestad, Professor Emerita, Agder University College, Norway on January 20, 2016. Her talk entitled “How does a lifelong life-course researcher respond to a call for personal perspectives on aging?” will take place in Mather Memorial room 201 from 9:00 – 10:30 AM.

Innovation in Social Justice Research Lunch Series Tue. December 1st, 2015
12:30 pm-2:00 pm

Come meet the Social Justice Institute Research Fellows, hear presentations about their research, and congratulate the new 2015-2016 Fellows on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 12:30 – 2:00 pm in Crawford Hall, room A13.

 

Tim BlackMasculinities, Fatherhood and Marginalized Urban Communities

Faculty Research

 

Suneil KamathHip-Hop Education and Learning (HEAL)

Undergraduate Student

 

Daniel LacksInterdisciplinary Engineering-Focused Capstone

Faculty Course Redesign

 

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Celebrating Undergraduate Sociology Student Jazmine Kirkland Fri. October 23rd, 2015
12:30 pm-2:00 pm

Undergraduate sociology major, Jazmine Kirkland, will be honored with the Mather Prize for Professional and Academic Achievements, Leadership and Service at the Women of Achievement Luncheon held on October 23 from 12:30 – 2:00pm. RSVP required by October 19. Click here to RSVP! Open to public, complimentary lunch.

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Social Justice Institute features Kathryn Lavelle Wed. October 7th, 2015
12:30 pm-2:00 pm

“The Aftermath of the 2008 Financial Crisis: Is the ‘New Normal’ either New or Normal?”

Social Justice Institute Brown Bag Series

12:30 – 2:00

Crawford A13

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Dr. Cecilia Ridgeway presents on campus Mon. September 21st, 2015
12:00 pm-4:30 pm

Dr. Ridgeway, Professor in the Sociology Department at Stanford and former President of American Sociological Association (ASA), will be giving a presentation on “The Framing Effects of Gender in the Workplace” on Monday, September 21st, 2015 in the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women.

Faculty Presentation Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm
Please RSVP at http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50786/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=83277

Student Presentation Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm
Please RSVP at http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50786/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=83278

For more information please contact the Women’s Center Program Administrator, Danielle Sabo at dnb31@case.edu.

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Cassi Pittman Diversity Speaks Lecture Fri. April 24th, 2015
12:30 pm-1:30 pm

To Braid or Not to Braid: Cultural Constraints at Work

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Christine Schneider Public Prospectus Defense Wed. April 22nd, 2015
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Living the “Forgetting” Experience: An Exploratory Inquiry of the Lived Experience of Mild Cognitive Impairment Among the VA Population in Cleveland

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Michael Flatt Dissertation Defense Tue. April 21st, 2015
2:15 pm-4:15 pm

“I’m sorry to have to ask you this”…Heterosexism and Institutionalized Homophobia in Tissue Donation

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Margaret Waltz Doctoral Showcase Lecture Thu. April 16th, 2015
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Waiting on Others: Performing Gender in Medical Waiting Rooms

(Refreshments at 4:00pm)

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Áine Ní Leíme Colloquium Tue. April 14th, 2015
3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Living Longer, Working Longer: Gender implications of policies to extend working life in Ireland

Áine Ní Leíme Colloquium Flyer

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Cassi Pittman Colloquium Thu. April 2nd, 2015
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Dressed for Success?: Middle-Class Blacks’ Use of Goods to Negotiate Race and Racial Stigma in the Workplace

Cassi Pittman Colloquium Flyer

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