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 2023-2024 academic year, the department will focus on the following types of hybrid gatherings: those in which we share our own research and professionalization workshops for graduate students. Unless otherwise noted, department events will run Thursdays from 12-1:15pm via a hybrid mode (RCC 301 and Zoom).

Suggestions for hosted gatherings can be submitted using this online form, emailed to the department assistant or sociology@ucsc.edu.


    Spring 2024 Quarter

  • CUES with Liz Koslov

    Thursday, April 25, 2024

    Time: 12:00 - 1:15pm
    Location: RCC 301 + Zoom (Registration)

    Save-the-Date! Join the Center for Critical Urban & Environmental Studies (CUES) and WUI Research for Resilience (WRR) scholars, in RCC 301 and over Zoom, for a discussion with Liz Koslov on emerging work on the similarities of flood/managed retreat questions to fire issues.

    Detailed description TBD.

    Liz Koslov is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA, where she studies the social dimensions of climate change, questions of environmental and climate justice, and how cities are adapting to effects such as extreme weather and sea-level rise.

    CUES with Xuefei Ren

    Thursday, May 23, 2024

    Time: 12:00 - 1:15pm
    Location: RCC 301 + Zoom (Registration)

    Save-the-Date! Join the Center for Critical Urban & Environmental Studies (CUES) and WUI Research for Resilience (WRR) scholars, in RCC 301 and over Zoom, for a discussion with Xuefei Ren on on Governing the Urban in China and India: Land Grabs, Slum Clearance and the War on Air Pollution (Princeton University Press).

    Xuefei Ren is a comparative urbanist who studies urban governance and the built environment in comparative perspective.

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