SKAT Spring 2022 Calendar

The SKAT Workshop meets Monday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. We continue to meet via Zoom this semester, but we are planning to have some in-person meetings at Knox Hall 501D. The format of each meeting might change, so please see our homepage ( for the most up to date information. To receive the paper (and the Zoom link) circulated the week prior to each meeting, please email [email protected].

January 24 (via Zoom) – Joonwoo Son (Columbia University): Reading the Government’s (Statistical) Face: National Income Accounting, Subjectivity, and Economic Governance in postwar Japan

January 31 (via Zoom) – Netta Avnoon (Tel-Aviv University): The Alternative Professionalization of Data Science: An Open Model for the Institutionalization of a Profession

February 7 (via Zoom) – Philipp Brandt (Sciences Po Paris): Data Discipline: How Hackers Took on Science

February 14 (via Zoom) – Thomas Angeletti (CNRS, Université Paris Dauphine) and Marcin Serafin (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences): Reconceptualizing Eventful Sociology

February 21 (via Zoom) – Holger Straßheim (Bielefeld University): From Actors to Instruments: Agency Shifts in Global Expert Networks

March 7 (from 12:00 to 1:30 pm at Knox Hall 509, in-person) – Daniel A. Menchik (University of Arizona): Managing Medical Authority: How Doctors Compete for Status and Create Knowledge

March 21 (in-person) – Ari Galper (Columbia University): Algorithmic Technology and Knowledge Regimes in Three Healthcare Settings

March 28 (in-person) – Larry Au, Gil Eyal, and Cristian Capotescu (Columbia University): Long Covid and Trust in Science and Medicine: Results from an Online Survey (A paper from the COVID-19 and Trust in Science Project)

April 4 (from 12:00 to 1:00 pm, via Zoom) – Sandra Portocarrero and Gil Eyal (Columbia University): The Emergence of a Form of Racialized Expertise and Its Consequences at the Workplace

April 11 (from 12:00 to 1:30 pm at Knox Hall 509, in-person) – Scarlett Salman (Gustave Eiffel University): In the Care of Capitalism: What Executive Coaching tells us about the Changes in Work

April 18 (in-person) – Anna Katharina Thieser (Columbia University): Collaboration, Competition and Utopianism in a Blockchain Community

April 25 (in-person) – Matthias Thiemann (Sciences Po Paris): Growth at Risk: Boundary Walkers, Stylized Facts and the Legitimacy of Counter-Cyclical Interventions

May 2 (via Zoom) – Aviad Raz and Alma Levin-Fridman (Ben-Gurion University): Genomic Uncertainty and Genetics Counselors’ Professional Authority in Cross-Cultural Perspective

May 9 (in-person) – Cristian Capotescu (Columbia University): Through the Biographic Lens: Recovering Lay Expertise and Aid Practices in the Late Cold War

Sponsored by the Department of Sociology and the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy at Columbia University.