Diversity Symposium

March 15, 2018 and March 16, 2018

Event title: Diverse Disciplines, Inclusive Institutions: Rethinking our Academic Agendas
Dates: Thursday, March 15 and Friday, March 16

 

Keynote address 
Thursday, March 15, 3:30-5pm
Holloway Hall

Aldon Morris (Northwestern University), "W. E. B. Du Bois at the Center: From Science, Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter"

Reception to follow


Panel discussions

Friday, March 16
Lower West Oval Room, the Rotunda

10:00 – 11:45 am: Diversity and Disciplines
Sebastián Gil-Riaño (University of Pennsylvania)
Aldon Morris (Northwestern University)
Robert Vitalis (University of Pennsylvania)
Moderators: Rose Buckelew (University of Virginia) and Sabrina Pendergrass (University of Virginia)

12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch


1:00 – 2:45pm: Inclusivity and Institutions
Marybeth Gasman (University of Pennsylvania)
John Fitzgerald Gates (University of Virginia)
Patricia Matthew (Montclair State University)
Moderator: Josipa Roksa (University of Virginia)

3:15-5pm: Diversity and Inclusion at UVA: Perspectives from Grounds
Undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty discuss diversity initiatives and challenges


Free and open to the public.
program online: sociology.virginia.edu

Sponsors

The symposium is made possible by the generous support of the Directors of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Virginia,  the  Power, Violence, and Inequality Initiative (PVI), the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies and the Department of Sociology.

 

Master's Colloquium

March 22, 2018

Colin Arnold
   
Master's Paper Title-- Talking Trade: the Divisive Articulation of Trade in American Politics
    
Advisor:  Jennifer Bair


• Brooke Dinsmore

• Daniel Shutt

Alex Sutton
   
The Composition of Success: Examining the role of prizes and competitions in contemporary art music
   
Advisor:  Isaac Reed


• Bailey Troia





Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)

March 23, 2018

Jennifer Bair, University of Virginia
"Developmentalism's Twilight: Human Rights Politics at the United Natioons and the "Long 1970s'"

Notes:

1)      SWAMP functions as a workshop in which participants read the paper beforehand and come together to discuss the research and make the paper better.  Papers are usually available 1-2 weeks before a given session.   Email ajg5ur@virginia.edu to receive a copy of the paper for a given session.   Do not circulate any papers further than the group of readers who convene to discuss them.

2)      SWAMP is open to any member of the University community.






Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)

April 6, 2018

Fauzia Husain, University of Virginia
"Sociological Ambivalence: A Culturalist Perspective"

Notes:

1)      SWAMP functions as a workshop in which participants read the paper beforehand and come together to discuss the research and make the paper better.  Papers are usually available 1-2 weeks before a given session.   Email ajg5ur@virginia.edu to receive a copy of the paper for a given session.   Do not circulate any papers further than the group of readers who convene to discuss them.

2)      SWAMP is open to any member of the University community.




Colloquium - TBA

April 12, 2018

TBA



Colloquium - Amy Watkins

April 26, 2018

Amy Wilkins (Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, 2004) is Associate Professor of Sociology. Her substantive areas of interest focus on intersectional inequalities (gender, race, class, and sexuality), identities, youth, and the transition to adulthood. Her research has appeared in Gender & Society, Signs, and Social Psychology Quarterly, and her book, Goths, Wannabes, and Christians: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality in Youth Cultures was published in 2008 by the University of Chicago Press. Her methodological specialties are ethnographic fieldwork and interviewing.



Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)

April 27, 2018

Yingyao Wang, University of Virginia
"Between Politics and Expertise: Economic Discourse of Chinese Bureaucracy"

Notes:
      1)      SWAMP functions as a workshop in which participants read the paper beforehand and come together to discuss the research and make the paper better.  Papers are usually available 1-2 weeks before a given session.   Email ajg5ur@virginia.edu to receive a copy of the paper for a given session.   Do not circulate any papers further than the group of readers who convene to discuss them.

      2)      SWAMP is open to any member of the University community.