College of Social SciencesUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa
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Department of Sociology

Department of Sociology Invited Talks

On occasion, the department will invite speakers from other units on campus, other universities, or other spheres of life to give special talks on campus on contemporary sociological issues. These talks are open to all members of the UH community, but sociology students are particularly encouraged to attend.

 

2013 - 2014

Sociology Colloquium Series

Speaker Date/Time Title Flyer (PDF Download)
  Dr. Fiona Jeffries
Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Carleton University
"Wages of Fear in the Crisis City" Tuesday, April 15
3:00 PM
BusAd C101
[ X ]
Spittel
Dr. Michael Spittel
Health Scientist Administrator
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
"Opportunities for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at NIH" Tuesday, April 1
3:00 PM
Webster 203
[ X ]
Shah
Dr. Nayan Shah
Professor of History
University of California, San Diego
"Empires, Economy and the Transits of Sex: Why Intimacy matters to South Asian Migration History" Friday, March 14
2:00 PM
BusAd C101
[ X ]
Anderson
Dr. Bridget Anderson
University of Oxford
"Citizenship and the Community of Value: Exclusion, Tolerance, Failure" Tuesday, March 4
3:00 PM
Webster 203
[ X ]
Scott
Dr. James C. Scott
Yale University
"The First Agrarian States: The Late Neolithic Multispecies Resettlement Camp" Wednesday, February 26
5:30 PM
Bilger Auditorium
[ X ]
West

Dr. Paige West
Tow Professor of Anthropology
Barnard College and Columbia University
“The Elusive Concept of ‘Capacity Building’ in International Development” Tuesday, February 11 N/A
Jackie Salloum and
Suhell Nafar
“Slingshot Hip Hop" Tuesday, November 19
5:00 PM
Art Auditorium
[ X ]

 

Research Friday Workshops

Speaker Title Date/Time Flyer (PDF Download)
Jenjira Yahirun Offspring Resources and Parents' Health in Mexico Friday, November 21
12:30 PM
Saunders 244
[ X ]
Jeffrey Traczynski Do Divorces Cause Bankruptcies? Friday, December 5
12:30 PM
Saunders 244
[ X ]
Hiroki Igarashi
Discussant: Dr. Hagen Koo
"Becoming New Elites: Japanese Affluent Mothers’ Construction of an Elite Status Culture through Children’s International Schooling in Tokyo" Friday, March 21
2:30 PM
Saunders 244
[ X ]
Dr. Hagen Koo "The Global Middle Class: What Does It Represent, How to Conceptualize It?" Friday, February 28
2:30 PM
Saunders 244
[ X ]
Dr. Katherine Irwin "The Gendering of School Punishment: Managing Troublesome School Girls" Friday, October 25
2:30 PM
Saunders 244
[ X ]
Asia Bento
Discussant: Dr. Nandita Sharma
"The Seoul of Black Folks" an Examination of African-American Women's experiences with the Gaze in Japan and South Korea" Friday, September 27
2:00 PM
Saunders 244
[ X ]

 

2012 - 2013

Sociology Colloquium Series

Speaker Title Date/Time Flyer (PDF Download)
Gee
Dr. Gilbert Gee
Professor, Department of Community Health Services
University of California, Los Angeles
"Race, Racism, and Health Inequities"
Tuesday, April 2
3:30 PM
Webster 203
[ X ]
Richie
Dr. Beth E. Richie
Professor of African American Studies and Criminology, Law and Justice
University of Illinois at Chicago
"Arrested Justice: Race, Gender Violence and the Crisis of MassIncarceration" Tuesday, March 19
3:30 PM
Webster 203
[ X ]
Imada
Dr. Adria Imada
University of California, San Diego
"Aloha America: Hula Circuits as Alternative Archives and Repertoires" Tuesday, February 26
3:30 PM
Saunders 325
[ X ]

 

Brown Bag Series

Speaker Title Date/Time Flyer (PDF Download)
Dr. Krysia Mossakowski and Dr. Wei Zhang "Does Social Support Buffer the Stress of Discrimination among Latinos and Asian Americans?" Friday, April 12 N/A
Nicholas Gibson
"Technology, Self-Care, and Self-Concept: Everyday Medical Care and the Sense of Self" Friday, February 8 N/A