s p c Boston University Department of Sociology
The Society, Politics & Culture Workshop
spc events
 
2013-2014
 
 
27 September 2013
Book Discussion & Launch Party
for David Swartz’s
Symbolic Power, Politics, and Intellectuals: The Political Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu (Chicago 2013).
With Bart Bonikowski (Harvard), Neil Gross (IPK, UBC), David Swartz (Boston U)
September 27th 2013. Details TBA
 
 
27 September 2013
SPC LECTURE
On Professors and Politics
by Neil Gross (Institute for Public Knowledge and University of British Columbia)
September 27th, 2013. 12 noon
Rm. 241 Sociology Department
 
 
11 October 2013
SPC LECTURE
“Economic Ritual Chains”  
by Frederick Wherry (Sociology, Yale U.)
co-sponsored by the BU Department of Sociology Seminar Series
October 11, 2013. 12 noon
Rm. 241 Sociology Department
 
15 November 2013
Work-in-Progress Lab
(papers are precirculated for discussion; lunch provided, RSVP preferred)
"Pride of Place: Queer Female Identities and Communities in Four Small U.S. Cities"*
Japonica Brown-Saracino
(Boston University)
Discussant: Cati Connell (BU)
November 15 2013,  12 noon
Rm. 252 Sociology Department
 
14 February 14
SPC LECTURE
"Cosmic Intellectuals, Charismatic Warrior Heroes, and Temporizing Rebels:
Explaining the Use of Culture during Crisis."
Isaac A. Reed
(Sociology,  University of Colorado)
February 14 2014, 12 noon
Room 241, Sociology Department
 
7 March 2014
Work-in-Progress Lab
(papers are precirculated for discussion; lunch provided, RSVP preferred)
How Torture became Unthinkable”
Lisa Stampnitzky
(Social Studies, Harvard University)
March 7 2014, 12 noon
Rm. 252 Sociology Department
 
21 March 2014
SPC LECTURE
“Waiting for José: The Minutemen's Pursuit of America”
Harel Shapira
 (Sociology, University of Texas)
March 21, 2014,12 noon
Room 241, Sociology Department
 
3 April 2014
SPC LECTURE
“Inconsequence:
Some Little Known Mutinies Around 1946”
Leela Gandhi (English, Univ of Chicago)
co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Asia
5 pm, April 3, 2014, CAS 222
 
2 May 2014
Work-in-Progress Lab
(papers are precirculated for discussion; lunch provided, RSVP preferred)
“Trojan Horses in Linked Ecologies: Economists and Lawyers in U.S. Antitrust Policy, 1960-1983”
Elizabeth Popp Berman
(Sociology, SUNY at Albany)
Rm. 252 Sociology Department
 
 
 
Past Events
 
2012
FRIDAY October 5, 2012 12 noon-1 pm
“Truth Commissions in Sociological Perspective: An Ethnographic Account of the Role of Professionals in Global Diffusion”
Kiri Gurd, Ph. D. candidate, Boston University (Sociology)
 
FRIDAY October 26, 2012, 12 noon-1 pm
“Between Mission and Market:  The Valuation of Social Enterprises.”
Emily Barman, Associate Professor, Boston University (Sociology)
 
 
2011 
FRIDAY October 7, 2011, 12 noon-1 pm
Deserving to a Point:  Unauthorized Immigrants in San Francisco’s Universal Access Model”
Helen Marrow, Tufts University (Sociology)
 
FRIDAY December 9, 2011,12 noon- 1 pm
“Shared Representations of the Nation-State in Thirty Countries: An Inductive Approach to Cross-National Attitudinal Research”
Bart Bonikowski, Harvard University (Sociology)
 
 
FRIDAY March 4, 2011, 12 noon-1 pm
“The Entrepreneurial Bureaucrat: Locating State Power in Globalizing Mumbai”
 Liza Weinstein, Northeastern University (Sociology)
 
FRIDAY May 6, 2011, 1:30-2:30
“Free to Those Who Can Afford It: A Research Agenda for the Everyday Affordance of Privilege”
Noah McClain, NYU (Sociology) & Ashley Mears, Boston University (Sociology)
 
 
2010
FRIDAY NOV. 5, 2010, 12 noon-1 pm
Formalism and Relationalism in Network Theory”
Emily Erikson, Yale University (Sociology)