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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.

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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.

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Spring 2023

“Treating Risk, Deepening Inequality: Narratives of Biomedical Prevention in Mexico” February 22, 2023

  • Dr. Emily Vasquez, University of Illinois at Chicago

“Rights, Labor, and Reproduction: From Trafficking to Taxis” March 1, 2023

  • Dr. Julietta Hua, San Francisco State University

“Black Advantage Vision: Flipping the Script on Racial Inequality Research” March 29, 2023

  • Dr. Mary Pattillo, Northwestern University

“Interest Convergence Theory: Justice for Janitors Campaigns in Houston, Texas”  April 5, 2023

  • Dr. Glenn Bracey, Villanova University

“From Dual to Dissonant: The Changing Shape of Affordable Housing in Suburban Chicago” April 12, 2023

  • Dr. John N. Robinson III, Princeton University


Fall 2022

“What does the Visibility of People who Reject the Gender Binary Mean for Gender Equality and Feminism?”

  • Dr. Barbara Risman
“The Opportunity Trap: High Skilled Workers, Indian Families, and the Failures of the Dependent Visa Program.”
  • Dr. Pallavi Banerjee, University of Calgary

“Stacked Decks: Building Inspectors and the Reproduction of Urban Inequality”

  • Dr. Robin Bartram, University of Chicago