Event Archive



Immigrant Selectivity and Diverse Patterns of Integration: Chinese and Indian Immigrants in Los Angeles

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
University of California, Los Angeles, Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies Min Zhou’s recent research compared patterns of integration among contemporary Chinese and Indian immigrants in metropolitan Los Angeles.

The Changing World and Sociological Significance of Workforce Credentials

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Stephen Crawford, research professor at the GW Institute of Public Policy, joins his colleague Kyle Albert to discuss the value of credentials to employers and workers.

Somos de Langley Park The Fight for Fair Redevelopment Along Maryland's Purple Line

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Willow Lung-Amam, associate professor in the Urban Studies and Planning Program at the University of Maryland, College Park, researches the link between social inequality and the built environment, particularly in neighborhoods undergoing rapid racial and economic change.

Bottom-Up Politics: What Do We Know and Where Do We Need to Go?

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
This symposium examines the bottom-up processes and practices of local problem solving in which communities gather evidence, build coalitions, display creativity and often increase their efforts in scale and breadth.

Violence in America: Explaining Hate Crimes Against Latinos in the 21st Century

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Janice Iwama from American University is interested in how racially motivated hate crimes and racial profiling vary across different ecological settings.

Sociological Lens on Eastern Europe: Gender, Collective Memory, and Social Inequality

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
GW Sociology Department professors Daina Eglitis, Michelle Kelso and Steve Tuch will provide an overview of their research in Latvia, Romania and Poland. They examine the significance of turning a sociological lens on both historical and contemporary issues in the region, including the Holocaust, World War II and post-communist experiences of capitalism and socioeconomic stratification.

Dialog and (Dis) Order Keeping: Police Organizational Sensemaking in Stockholm, Sweden & Oakland, California

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Carlos Bustamante is a postdoctoral research associate in sociology at the State University of New York, Albany. His dissertation was a comparative ethnographic study of the policing of restricted forms of entertainment in California, Sweden and Peru.

Going All City: A Graffiti Writer's Autoethnography

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Stefano Bloch is a former Los Angeles-based graffiti writer and current Assistant Professor in the School of Geography & Development and the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory and faculty affiliate with the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona.

Bottom-Up Politics

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
This symposium is co-hosted by the Urban Sustainability Laboratory, George Washington University Seminar on Bottom-Up Politics and the Metropolitan Policy Center of the School of Public Affairs at American University. A panel of experts will identify the processes of engagement by which local groups take up collective responses to community-level problems.

The Limits of Resonant Frames: Organizational Mobilization Against Racially Biased Policing in France & the United States

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 2:15pm to 3:15pm
Nicole Hirsch, Turpanjian chair in civil society and postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Southern California, researches race relations, social change, organizations and comparative research.

The End is Near: Shifting Police-Community-Drug Dealer Relationships in the Olympic Favela

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
PhD Candidate Stefanie Israel de Souza visits from the University of Notre Dame to discuss her dissertation research based on 27 months of ethnographic fieldwork conducted in two neighboring favelas.

Dean's Lecture Series on Race, Ethnicity, and Criminal Justice

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
U.S. immigration law criminalizes unauthored immigrants and render many of immigrants' daily activities "illegal". How does this affect immigrants' attitudes and practices toward the law? Drawing on interviews with unauthorized Mexican immigrants in Philadelphia, Professor Amada Armenta will show how time spent in the United States transforms migrants' legal attitudes from one of "resolviendo" (solving problems or getting by) to one of "doing things the right way". Armenta will highlight the implications of this legal transformation for the moral economy of immigration policy, for immigrant claims-making, and for Latino immigrants' place in the racial hierarchy.

Dean's Lecture Series on Race, Ethnicity, and Criminal Justice

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:00pm
The Department of Sociology welcomes Matthew Clair, doctoral candidate in sociology at the Harvard University, to discuss Privilege & Punishment: Unequal Experiences of Criminal Justice. Matthew Clair's lecture draws on interview, ethnographic, and administrative data to examine how race and class shape defendant's navigation of criminal court processing. 

Dean's Lecture Series on Race, Ethnicity, and Criminal Justice

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

The Department of Sociology welcomes Carla Shedd, associate professor of Urban Education at City University of New York Graduate Center, in a lecture titled "When Protection Becomes Punishment: Coming of Age in an Unequal City." Associate Professor Carla Shedd will preview parts of her new book on juvenile justice in NYC that builds upon her study in Chicago, Unequal City.

Dean's Lecture Series on Race, Ethnicity, and Criminal Justice

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 12:00pm
With graduate students, Visiting Professor of Sociology Ken Leon will discuss his federally-funded study on the transnational capacity of the MS-13 gang across the United States and El Salvador, and analyzes the mechanisms by which references to MS-13 have been politicized to associate Latino migration with criminality and dangerousness.

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