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Department Colloquia


The Sociological Imagination Luncheon Series, 2013-2014

This year, the Sociology Department and Student Advisory Board are excited to introduce a new blockly event: The Sociological Imagination Luncheon Series! This event will serve as an opportunity for sociology students to gather together over lunch and disucss a current event from a sociological perspective. Each block will tackle a different current event or social issue, and feature a guest speaker to educate participants on the topic at hand, spark discussion, and facilitate discourse.

The Sociological Imagination Luncheon Series takes place on the Second Wednesday of the Block at 12:00 p.m. in the Sociology Seminar Room.

Block 2 Sociological Imagination Topic: Gun ControlSociologicalImaginationPoster

2013-2014 Sociology Colloquia will occur in conjunction with the Sociological Imagination Luncheon Series on certain occasions. More information coming soon. 


Past Sociology Colloquia

2008-2009 Colloquia

"Sociology Away," Genai Odhner, Emily Schneider, and Ashley Young.

"The Big Island: Tourism versus Reality and the Resulting Conflicts, Action, and Change," SO290

"Don't Fence Me In: Beef Production, Biopolitics, and the Sociology of Indifference," Professor Mark Jones.

"Brazil: Sociological Explorations of Affirmative Action and Candomblé," Abby Block and Astrid Martin Baldera.

"How I'm Secretly Writing a Senior Thesis in My Spare Time," or, The Social Networks of Isolated Geniuses," Professor Kathy Giuffre.

2007-2008 Colloquia

Wade Roberts on "The Academic Applications of GIS"

Mike Reay on "The World of Warcraft and the Shape of Social Things to Come"

Megan Berry and Sean Anderson-Branowitzer on their overseas O'Connor projects.

Kathy Giuffre's Polynesian Society class on their trip to the Cook Islands.

Kathleen Tierney (CU-Boulder) on disaster management and response.