Fall 2016

Fall 2016 Workshop Schedule
Mondays, 12 to 2 p.m.
652 Schermerhorn Extension (see map for location)

Download workshop papers (workshop participants only*): here.

Monday, September 19
Presenter 1:     Jordan Brensinger (Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, Columbia University)
Paper 1:           Under Surveillance: Higher Education and the Construction of Muslim Cultural Citizenship
Discussant 1:   Courtney Bender (Professor of Religion, Columbia University)

Presenter 2:     Cristina Lacomba (Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Graduate School of Education & Visiting Scholar, Department of Sociology, Columbia University)
Paper 2:           Social Capital and Immigrant Collective Action Repertoire: Building Trust in Ethnically Diverse Communities
Discussant 2:    Heather McKee Hurwitz (Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology & Athena Center for Leadership Studies, Barnard College)

Monday, October 17
Presenter 1:     Mae Ngai (Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies & Professor of History, Columbia University)
Paper 1: The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics, 1849-1910
Discussant 1:   Kathleen Griesbach (Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, Columbia University)

Presenter 2:     Justin Gest (Assistant Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University)
Paper 2:           The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality
Discussant 2:   Dialika Sall (Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, Columbia University)

Monday, November 14 (In Collaboration with SKAT Workshop)
Presenter 1:     Wendy Roth (Associate Professor of Sociology, University of British Columbia & Visiting Scholar, Department of Sociology, Barnard College)
Paper 1:           Does Genetic Ancestry Testing Promote an Essentialist View of Race? Findings from an Experimental Study
Discussant 1:   Joan Robinson (Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, Columbia University)

Presenter 2:     Morgan Williams, Jr. (Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, CUNY Graduate Center & Predoctoral Fellow, NBER)
Paper 2:           Gun Violence in Black and White: Evidence From Policy Reform in Missouri
Discussant 2:   Brendan O’Flaherty (Professor of Economics, Columbia University)

Monday, December 12
Presenter 1:     Matthew Hughey (Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Connecticut & Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, Columbia University)
Paper 1:           Time is of the Essence: Racial Essentialism and White Temporality

Presenter 2:     Neeraj Kaushal (Professor of Social Policy, Columbia University)
Paper 2:           Missing Time with Parents: Son Preference among Asians in the United States

*Papers are only circulated to participants of this workshop. If you are not a participant and you would like to request a paper, please contact the presenter directly. If you would like to join, please contact the workshop graduate student coordinators.

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