Working Groups

  2013-2014

We hope you will take advantage of the scholarly communities and stimulating activities that these groups will offer over the coming year!

Purpose & Scope

The Graduate Student Working Groups are supported under the auspices of the Ross Lecture Series. Geared toward facilitating graduate student engagement of specific topics within their area of interest, the working groups support an intellectual program that provides training opportunities and collective activities. These activities include an ongoing seminar and at least one public lecture, delivered by a significant person in the relevant field, that is included in the menu of yearlong Ross lectures.

In the working groups, graduate students take the initiative by identifying themes and potential participants, and mobilizing interest among the faculty with whom they are associated. Faculty and graduate students work collaboratively in planning activities.

Related Information

Students interested in comparative historical methodologies may also want to consider the quarterly offerings of the Comparative Social Analysis Seminar (Sociology 237).  For catalog description, click here.  For talks sponsored by the Comparative Social Analysis Seminar, please see the main events calendar.

Previous Working Groups

  • 2010-2011
  • -Bourdieu
  • -Conversational Analysis
  • -Family
  • -Gender
  • -Migration
  • -Quasi-Experimentation in Practical Research: The Case of Labor
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  • 2009-2010
  • -Ethnography
  • -Family
  • -Gender
  • -Migration
  • -Religion
  • -Work, Labor, and Social Movements
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  • 2008-2009
  • -Ethnography
    -Family
    -Gender
    -Migration
    -Race and ethnicity
    -Religion
  •  
  • 2007-2008
  • -Culture
  • -Ethnography
  • -Family
  • -Gender
  • -Migration
  • -Public Sociology
  • -Race and Ethnicity
  •  
  • 2006-2007
    -Family
    -Gender
    -Race and Ethnicity
    -International Migration
  • -Public Sociologists
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  • 2005-2006
  • -Family
  • -Quantitative Sociology.
  • -Gender
  • -Boundaries
  • -Race and Ethnicity
  • -International Migration
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  • 2004-2005
    -Boundaries
    -Family
    -Gender
    -Health and Medicine
  •  
  • 2003-2004
    -Gender
    -Health and Medicine
    -Music
    -Political Sociology
    -Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
    -Social Control
  •  
  • 2002-2003
    -Gender
    -Health and Medicine
    -Music
    -Political Sociology
    -Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
    -Social Control
  •  
  • 2001-2002
    -Social Movements
    -Race, Ethnicity, Immigration
    -Gender
    -Networks, Trust and the Economy
  •  
  • 2000-2001
    -Ethnographies
    -Gender
    -Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
    -Beliefs and Knowledge
    -Social Movements
    -Social Networks