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.)

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)
  • Mar. 7: Matty Lichtenstein (Postdoctoral Fellow in International and Public Affairs, Brown University)
  • Break
  • Mar. 28: Jeff Sachs (Sociology, Yale)
  • Apr. 4: Chloe Sariego (Sociology, Yale): Legal Approaches to Transgender Reproductive Rights in the United States
  • Apr. 11: Gracia Lee (Sociology, Yale): Beyond Charity and Contract: Women Entrepreneurs and the American Welfare State
  • Apr. 18: Rene Almeling (Professor of Sociology, Yale): The Politics of “Male” Reproductive Health
  • Apr. 25: Sandra Okonofua (Sociology, Yale)
  • May 2: Alan Dai (Council on East Asian Studies, Yale)