Jan 24

Cuba's Integrated Religious Multiplicity: Challenge to Western Understandings to Religion?

Friday, January 24, 2020 12:00 PM at 457 Berkey Hall

Dr. Jualynne Dodson researches issues of culture and religion of African decendants in the Americas as well as on issues related to qualitative research of these topics.

Jan 27

Sociology in Action: A Dialogue on Sociologists in Applied Careers

Monday, January 27, 2020 11:00 AM - Monday, January 27, 2020 1:00 PM at 457 Berkey Hall

This discussion for Graduate Students of the MSU Sociology Department focuses on learning about the strategies and experiences of sociologists who follow applied careers and careers that combine academic and applied activities. The featured speaker is Dr. Renee Canady, chief executive officer of the Michigan Public Health Institute.

Jan 27

Stigma and Commodification in Wildlife Consumption and Crime

Monday, January 27, 2020 2:00 PM - Monday, January 27, 2020 4:00 PM at 313 Berkey Hall

Jessica Bell Rizzolo, PhD Candidate in Sociology and Environmental Science and Policy, will present her dissertation entitled "Stigma and Commodification in Wildlife Consumption and Crime."

Jan 28

Birth Cohort Trends in Health Disparities by Sexual Orientation

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 12:00 PM at 457 Berkey

Dr. Cathy Liu, Professor of Sociology, will present as part of the Sexual and Gender Minority Health Consortium's Spring 2020 Brown Bag series.

Jan 31

Water Insecurity in the Middle East and its Impacts on Refugee Households

Friday, January 31, 2020 12:00 PM at Room 302, International Center

Dr. Stephen Gasteyer, Sociology Associate Professor, presents a Brown Bag lecture for the MSU Center for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, and the Muslim Studies Program.

Feb 1

Deadline for Scholarship Applications

Saturday, February 1, 2020 at College of Social Science

Make sure to have your scholarship applications in on time!

Feb 14

Medicine, Health and Society Forum

Friday, February 14, 2020 11:00 AM at 457 Berkey Hall

The Department of Sociology is pleased to present the 2020 Medicine, Health and Society Forum.

Feb 21

Religious Freedom or Discrimination? Americans' Views on Denial of Service to Same-Sex and Interracial Services

Friday, February 21, 2020 12:00 PM - Friday, February 21, 2020 1:30 PM at 457 Berkey Hall

Dr. Brian Powell is the James H. Rudy Professor of Sociology at Indiana University Bloomington and co-director of the Preparing Future Faculty program.

Feb 24

Graduate Student Recruitment Event

Monday, February 24, 2020 at Berkey Hall

Please help us welcome prospective graduate students to the department and the campus.

Mar 2

Spring Break 2020

Monday, March 2, 2020 12:00 AM - Friday, March 6, 2020 12:00 AM at

Spring Break 2020

Mar 18

Social Relationships and Loneliness of LGB Older Adults in the U.S.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 12:00 PM at 230 Psychology

Dr. Ning Hsieg, Assistant Professor of Sociology, will present as part of the Sexual and Gender Minority Health Consortium's Spring 2020 Brown Bag series.

Mar 27

Communists, Criminals, and Caravans: The Social Construction of Central Americans as Crisis

Friday, March 27, 2020 3:30 PM at Club Spartan, Case Hall

The Department of Sociology is pleased to co-host a lecture by Dr. Leisy Abrego, Professor of Chicana/o Studies at UCLA, together with the Comparative Cultures and Politics major at James Madison College and the James Madison Latinx Unidos student group, as well as the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Apr 4

Social Determinants of Dementia: Does Marriage Matter?

Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:00 AM - Saturday, April 4, 2020 4:00 PM at Chemistry Building

Dr. Cathy Liu's Family and Population Health Lab will present at the MSU Science Festival in a family-friendly interactive exhibit explaining the many social factors that impact an individual's health

Apr 25

22nd Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference

Saturday, April 25, 2020 12:00 AM at DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60605

Abstracts and Final Papers for this event must be due January 5, 2020.

May 1

End of the Semester

Friday, May 1, 2020 at

Congratulations on finishing yet another semester, Spartans!

Nov 19

Gender, Women's Suffrage, and Political Power: Past, Present, and Future

Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:00 AM - Saturday, November 21, 2020 5:00 PM at Radisson Lansing at the Capitol

The Gender, Women’s Suffrage, and Political Power: Past, Present, and Future (GWSPP) conference is a multi-day meeting that brings together academics and activists to explore the critical history of women’s suffrage and political power, and the future possibilities for expanding gender equity in political participation and representation in the United States and across the globe.