This workshop is a weekly seminar in which a variety of work-in-progress by visiting scholars, Yale graduate students, and Yale faculty from Sociology and other disciplines is discussed.  Papers are distributed approximately a week ahead of time. Students who take the course for a letter grade present a paper during the term they are enrolled for credit. (Course listing: SOCY 560 / PLSC 734.)

The workshop takes place in Grace Hopper College, entrance at 434 College St.

Director: Julia Adams

Senior Administrative Assistant: Barbara Ruth

Spring 2023 Schedule

  • Jan. 24: Laura Adler (Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Yale School of Management): The Paradox of Individual Equity: How Employers Explain the Fairness of Unequal Pay
  • Jan. 31: Nick Wilson (Associate Professor of Sociology, Stony Brook University): Canons, Colleges, and Consecration: Structures of Coherence in a Fragmented Discipline
  • Feb. 7: Sopia Lindmar (Sociology, Yale): Resisting Rearticulation: A Critical Race Approach to Educational Backlash during COVID-19
  • Feb. 14: Tad Skotnicki (Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina, Greensboro): Beyond the Autonomy of Culture
  • Feb. 21: Jan Fuhse (Interim Professor of Sociology, the University of Bremen): Social Networks of Meaning and Communication
  • Feb. 28: Ruth Braunstein (Associate Professor, Sociology, U-Conn): Not With My Money
  • Mar. 7: Matty Lichtenstein (Postdoctoral Fellow in International and Public Affairs, Brown University) Dangerous Bodies

    Gendered Risk Governance and the Regulation of the Maternal Body

  • Break

  • Mar. 28: Jeff Sachs (Sociology, Yale):  Status, Embeddedness, and Group Affiliation: How Peer Communities Shape the Television Production Industry, 1948-2010.
  • Apr. 4: Chloe Sariego (Sociology, Yale): Legal Approaches to Transgender Reproductive Rights in the United States
  • Apr. 11: Phil Gorski (Sociology, Yale): The Fragmentation of the Sacred: An Alternative Narrative of Western Modernity
  • Apr. 18: Rene Almeling (Professor of Sociology, Yale): The Politics of “Male” Reproductive Health
  • Apr. 25: Lauren Rivera (Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University) NB: Different time and location: 11:35-12:50, 4210 Isaacson, Yale School of Management.
  • May 2:  Sandra Okonofua (Sociology, Yale) Where the Money Resides: School District Financial Decision-Making in the Wake of Federal COVID Relief