Sociology Colloquia Series

The overarching goal of the Sociology Colloquia Series is to build intellectual engagement and community in our department for faculty and graduate students alike. 

For the 2018-2019 academic year, the colloquia committee will focus on the following three types of events: those in which we share our own research; those in which we invite outside speakers whose work is related to the research interests of the department; and brown-bag professionalization workshops for graduate students.

Suggestions for hosted events can be submitted using this online form.


    Winter Quarter

  • Faculty Dialogues: Nuclear Landscapes

    Thursday, January 31, 2019

    Time: 11:40 - 1:15pm
    Location: Rachel Carson College 301

    With Sociology@UCSantaCruz Professors Lindsey Dillon and Hiroshi Fukurai. Details coming soon.

  • Graduate Student Professionalization Workshop: TBD

    Thursday, TBD, 2019

    Time: 11:40 - 1:15pm
    Location: Rachel Carson College 301 

    Workshop presenters and details coming soon.

  • Margaret Ramirez

    Thursday, February 21, 2019

    Time: 11:40 - 1:15pm
    Location: Rachel Carson College 301

    With Margaret Ramirez, Creative Cities Fellow at Stanford University. Work explores the interstices between racial capitalism and settler colonialism in cities across the Americas, and how the creative geographies of marginalized peoples are policed, co-opted and resist in gentrifying cities.

    Details coming soon.

  • Faculty Dialogues: Immigration

    Thursday, April 18, 2019

    Time: 11:40 - 1:15pm
    Location: Rachel Carson College 301

    With Sociology@UCSantaCruz Professors Camilla Hawthorne and Juan Pedroza

    Details coming soon.


  • Spring Quarter

  • Stephanie Malia Hom on "Migration and Detention in the Mediterranean"

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    Time: 11:40 - 1:15pm
    Location: Rachel Carson College 301

    Stephanie Malia Hom is Executive Director of the Acus Foundation in Berkeley, CA. Hom writes and lectures on modern Italy and the Mediterranean, Italian literature and culture, colonialism and imperialism, migration and detention, and tourism studies. She is the author of Empire's Mobius Strip: Italy's Crisis of Migration and Detention (Cornell, 2019) and The Beautiful Country: Tourism and the Impossible State of Destination Italy (Toronto, 2015). She also co-edited with Ruth Ben-Ghiat Italian Mobilities (Routledge, 2015). Her essays and articles have been published in wide range of venues, including the leading journals in the fields of Italian studies, tourism history, urban studies, and folklore.

    Details coming soon.

     

  • Graduate Student Professionalization Workshop: TBD

    Thursday, TBD, 2019

    Time: 11:40 - 1:15pm
    Location: Rachel Carson College 301 

    Workshop presenters and details coming soon.