Events

Events

Each year, the Department of Sociology invites a number of guest speakers to present on their scholarship. Recent speakers have presented research on a variety of topics, including political sociology, race, gender, health, sexuality, and criminology.

The Colloquium is held in 457 Berkey Hall on Fridays from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM. For more information on this year's speakers, as well as past speakers, please click here.

Summer Session One Begins

Date & Time: May 14, 2018 - All Day

Department Closed

Date & Time: May 28, 2018 - All Day

Dissertation Defense: Matthew Houser

Date & Time: Jun 12, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 457 Berkey Hall

Matthew Houser, Ph.D. candidate, will be defending his dissertation on "Nitrogen Fertilizer Management in the Context of the Mid- western Corn Agro-Ecological System: An Environmental Sociological Analysis" Tuesday, June 12th. The defense is open to those inside the department as well as the public. 

Summer Session One Ends

Date & Time: Jun 28, 2018 - All Day

Summer Session Two Begins

Date & Time: Jul 02, 2018 - All Day

Department Closed

Date & Time: Jul 04, 2018 - All Day

Summer Session Two Ends

Date & Time: Aug 16, 2018 - All Day

Faculty Retreat

Date & Time: Aug 24, 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Henry Center

Fall Classes Begin

Date & Time: Aug 29, 2018 - All Day

Departmental Meeting

Date & Time: Sep 07, 2018, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 457 Berkey Hall

Departmental Meeting

Date & Time: Sep 28, 2018, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 457 Berkey Hall

Medicine, Health, and Society Seminar

Date & Time: Oct 17, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: 457 Berkey Hall

stef shuster, Assistant Professor of Lyman Briggs College & Sociology

The Quackery Quagmire in Transgender Medicine, 1950-1970

 

Linda Hunt, Professor of Anthropology

Racial Profiling in Clinical Medicine

 

Richard E. Lucas, MSU Foundation Professor of Psychology

Do Life Circumstances Matter for Subjective Well-Being?

Departmental Meeting

Date & Time: Oct 19, 2018, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 457 Berkey Hall

Speaker Series: Dr. Stefan Bargheer

Date & Time: Nov 02, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: 457 Berkey Hall

At the center of Stefan Bargheer’s account of bird watching, field ornithology, and nature conservation in Britain and Germany stands the question of how values change over time and how individuals develop moral commitments. Using life history data derived from written narratives and oral histories, Moral Entanglements follows the development of conservation from the point in time at which the greatest declines in bird life took place to the current efforts in large-scale biodiversity conservation and environmental policy within the European Union. While often depicted as the outcome of an environmental revolution that has taken place since the 1960s, Bargheer demonstrates to the contrary that the relevant practices and institutions that shape contemporary conservation have evolved gradually since the early nineteenth century. Moral Entanglements further shows that the practices and institutions in which bird conservation is entangled differ between the two countries. In Britain, birds derived their meaning in the context of the game of bird watching as a leisure activity. Here birds are now, as then, the most popular and best protected taxonomic group of wildlife due to their particularly suitable status as toys in a collecting game, turning nature into a playground. In Germany, by contrast, birds were initially part of the world of work. They were protected as useful economic tools, rendering services of ecological pest control in a system of agricultural production modeled after the factory shop floor. Based on this extensive analysis, Bargheer formulates a sociology of morality informed by a pragmatist theory of value.

Speaker Series: Dr. Anna S. Mueller

Date & Time: Nov 09, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: 457 Berkey Hall

Dr. Anna S. Mueller, Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago, will be joining us on November 9th. The discussion is to be announced, thus, stay tuned for details. 

Departmental Meeting

Date & Time: Nov 09, 2018, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 457 Berkey Hall

Departmental Meeting

Date & Time: Nov 30, 2018, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 457 Berkey Hall

Departmental Meeting

Date & Time: Dec 07, 2018, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 457 Berkey Hall

Departmental Meeting

Date & Time: Jan 11, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 457 Berkey Hall

Departmental Meeting

Date & Time: Feb 01, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 457 Berkey Hall

Departmental Meeting

Date & Time: Feb 22, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 457 Berkey Hall

Departmental Meeting

Date & Time: Mar 15, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 457 Berkey Hall

Departmental Meeting

Date & Time: Apr 05, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 457 Berkey Hall

Departmental Meeting

Date & Time: Apr 26, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 457 Berkey Hall