Comparative Research Workshop - Fall 2016

Tuesdays, 12:00p-1:20p

Fellows Lounge, Calhoun College, Ground Floor, Entryway D, Courtyard.

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

The CRW brings together academics to discuss their research and insights in an environment emphasizing free discussion and exchange of ideas. 

Workshop Schedule and Speakers

September 6    Elisabeth Becker (Sociology, Yale)
Europe’s Untouchables? Caste, Pollution and Paradigms of Purity in European Mosques

September 13   Henning Hillman (Professor of Economic Sociology, University of Mannheim)
Corsairs and Merchant Networks in Ancien Regime Saint-Malo

September 20   Kristin Plys (Sociology, Yale)
Violence as a Tactic of Social Protest in Postcolonial India: From the Railway Workers’ Strike to the Baroda Dynamite Conspiracy, 1974-6

September 27   Huseyin Rasit (Sociology, Yale)
Somebody Has To Do This’: Affective and Moral Dimensions of Socialist Struggle

NOTE: Change in time and Location
October  4     Lauren Rivera (Associate Professor of Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern)
When Two Bodies Are (Not) a Problem: Gender and Relationship Status Discrimination in Academic Hiring
[co-sponsored by School of Management; to be held at SOM]
11:40 a.m. – 12:50 p.m., Evans Hall, 165 Whitney Avenue, Blumetti Classroom 2200

NOTE: Change in time and Location
October 11     Krishan Kumar (William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia)
The Time of Empire
[co-sponsored with Early Modern Empires Workshop]
12:30 p.m., Rosenkranz Hall, (RKZ) 05, 115 Prospect Street


October 18     Elena Shih (Assistant Professor, American Studies, Brown University)
Benevolent Authoritarians and Free Market Humanitarians: China, Thailand, and the Global Politics of Human Trafficking Rescue

October 25     Luke Wagner (Sociology, Yale)
Waking the Nation: Revival, Reform, and Hindu Nationalism in Nepal

November 1     Lars Bo Kaspersen (Professor, Political Science, University of Copenhagen)
A World of Survival Units – rethinking Norbert Elias’s contribution to political sociology

November 8     Edmund Burke III (Professor Emeritus, History, University of California-Santa Cruz)
France and the Sociology of Islam

November 15    Jean-Baptiste Gallopin (Sociology, Yale)
To the Brink and Back: Dynamics of Polarization and Settlement in Tunisia’s Political Transition (2011-2014)


November 29    Mustafa Yavas (Sociology, Yale)
Framing Struggles: Mapping the Gezi Discourse in Turkish Newspapers

December 6     Celene Reynolds (Sociology, Yale)
Contagious Claims? The Diffusion of Title IX Complaints across Colleges  and Universities