Colloquium Series

We host a colloquium twice a month that brings in sociologists and other social scientists to discuss recent or ongoing projects. The series features scholars from UIC and around the country. A colloquium typically involves a research presentation or a panel of scholars followed by a lively Q&A.

Lunch with the Presenter

colloquium lunch

Graduate students in our department have the opportunity to get lunch with the colloquium presenter. This more intimate setting allows our graduate students to connect with leading scholars and ask specific questions about research and life as a scholar and professor.

Spring 2018

“Policing in Chicago: Ethnographies of Surveillance” January 31, 2018

  • Lydia Dana, Mariya Khan, and Enrique Alvear, University of Illinois at Chicago

“Following Questions Where They Lead” February 14, 2018

  • Rachel Gordon, Paul-Brian McInerney, and Pamela Popielarz, University of Illinois at Chicago

“A Parade of Half Baked Ideas” February 28, 2018

  • Amelia Branigan, Cal Lee Garrett, Atef Said, and William Scarborough, University of Illinois at Chicago

“The ‘Western Disease’: Epistemic Contestations over Autism in the Somali Diaspora” March 14, 2018

  • Claire Decoteau, University of Illinois at Chicago

“The Church and the Streets: Black Sexual Minority Women in the Pre-Stonewall Era” April 11, 2018

  • Mignon Moore, Barnard College

Fall 2017

“We Demand: The University and Student Protest” September 13, 2017

  • Roderick Ferguson, University of Illinois at Chicago

“The Politics of Policing” September 27, 2017

  • Andy Clarno, Cedric Johnson, and Patrisia Macias-Rojas, University of Illinois at Chicago

“A Procedural Theory of Culture” October 11, 2017

  • Omar Lizardo, Notre Dame University

“Family Characteristics and Growing Wealth Inequality in the United States, 1989-2013” October 25, 2017

  • Christine Percheski, Northwestern University

“Whites to the Front of the Line: Race and Sexual Preference on a Gay Hookup App” November 8, 2017

  • Jody Ahlm, University of Illinois at Chicago