Spring 2019

February 8, 2019

  • Charlotte Lloyd, Graduate Student, Department of Sociology, Harvard University 
  • Anna Skarpelis, Postdoctoral Fellow, Reischauer Institute, Harvard University 

February 22, 2019

  • Maria Abascal, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Columbia University
    • Title: "Demographic Threat and the Classification of Racially Ambiguous People"

March 8, 2019

  • Sarah Mayorga-Gallo, Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Massachusetts — Boston
    • Title: "How whiteness shapes multiracial spaces: Lessons from Behind the White Picket Fence"

April 5, 2019

  • Camille Z. Charles, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
    • Title: "Diversity from Within: A Descriptive Portrait of Millennial Black Elites"

April 19, 2019

  • Gregory Davis, Graduate Student, Department of African & African American Studies, Harvard University
  • Anjie Chan Tack, Graduate Student, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago


Fall 2018

September 7, 2018

  • Alex Bell, Graduate Student in Economics, Harvard University
    • "Experimental Evidence on the Long-Run Effects of Mentors"
  • Victoria Asbury, Graduate Student in Sociology, Harvard University

September 21, 2018

  • Rene Flores, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago
    • "Who are the ’illegals’?: The Social Construction of Illegality in the U.S."

Tuesday, October 2, 2018- Co-Sponsored Event with the Culture and Social Analysis Workshop

  • Jessica Welburn, Assistant Professor, Departments of Sociology & African American Studies, The University of Iowa
    • "Almost Lost Detroit: African Americans' Responses to the Individualization of Risk in the Motor City"
    • Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 12:00pm to 2:00pm, WJH 450

October 5, 2018

  • Spencer Piston, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Boston University
    • "Shades of Humanity: White Americans Who Dehumanize Blacks"

October 19, 2018

  • Van Tran, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Columbia University
    • "Asian Americans and Affirmative Action Policy"

November 2, 2018

  • Phillip Atiba Goff, Professor, Center for Policing Equity, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    • "Building a COMPSTAT for Racism"

Spring 2018

January 26, 2018

  • Ibram X. Kendi, Professor of History and International Relations, American University
    • "How to be An Antiracist"

February 9, 2018

  • Demar F. Lewis IV, Yale University
    • "Making Sense of the Numbers: A Du Boisian Approach to Interpreting Modern Social Reintegration Statistics"
  • Suraj Yengde, Phd, Harvard University 
    • "Thinking Caste, Thinking Race: Du Bois, Ambedkar and Fanon"

February 23, 2018

  • Sa-kiera Hudson, Harvard University
    • "The Influence of Sexual Orientation and Race on Gender Prescriptive Stereotypes" 
  • Gregory Keith Davis, Harvard University
    • "The hierarchy-affecting force of racial identification in Donald Trump’s presidential victory"

March 9, 2018

  • Dr. Robert W. Livingston, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University 
    • “Paths to Progress: Moving the Needle on Racial Justice in the U.S.”

March 30, 2018

  • Edward Telles, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara
    • "Race among Latinos and Latin Americans"

April 13, 2018

  • James Sidanius, Professor, Department of Psychology, Harvard University
    • “The Theory of Gendered Prejudice: A Social Dominance and Intersectional Perspective”


Fall 2017

September 8, 2017

  • Lawrence D. Bobo (Sociology) & James Sidanius (Psychology)- Harvard University
    • "Racialized Politics: Revisiting the Debate About Racism in America"
  • Robert Manduca - Harvard University
    • "Income Concentration and the Persistent Black-White Earnings Gap"

September 22, 2017

  • Tiffany Nichols - Harvard University
    • "Blumenbach versus Montagu: How Courts Have Relied on Anthropological Concepts of Race"
  • Monique Golden - University of Connecticut
    • "Who’s Missing from School Choice Research?: African American Girls’ School Choice Decisions"

October 6, 2017 

  • Brainstorming session for early stage works (e.g. fellowship application, prospectus, etc)
    • 4-6 slots available; email Victoria and Mo if you are interested in workshopping your idea (ideal for early Gs)

October 20, 2017

November 3, 2017

  • Ellis Monk, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Princeton University
    • "The Consequences of Race, Color, and Bodily Capital in the U.S. & Brazil"

November 17, 2017

  • Victor Rios, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara
    • "Human Targets: The Role of Culture in Racialized Punitive Social Control"


Workshops are held bi-weekly on Fridays from 12-2p at Willian James Hall in room 1550. Lunch is provided.

Additional reading discussions and focused dialogues to be announced throughout the semester.

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