Working Groups

2014-2015

Contentious Politics and Organizations (Stepick/Delgado/Walker)
Contact: lstepick@ucla.edu 

Conversation Analysis (Bergen/Tate/Stivers)
Contact: TBD

Ethnography (Wilson/Duran/Katz)
Contact: TBD 

Family (Sullivan/Park/Seltzer)
Contact: sungspark@gmail.com
Regular meeting time: Mondays 12pm-1:30pm

Program on International Migration (Catron//Waldinger)
Contact: pcatron@ucla.edu

Race and Ethnicity (Gonzalez/Tran/Ortiz)
Contact: TBD

Sociology of Gender (Wondra/Saguy)
Contact:  dwondra@ucla.edu

Sociology of Health (Tietbohl/Zhou/Timmermans)
Contact: TBD

Stratification, Inequality and Mobility (Callendar/Thomas/Brand)
Contact: TBD

Theory (Griffen/Nelson/Febres-Cordero/Bargheer)
Contact: TBD
 

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

2013-14
Contentious Politics and Organizations
Conversational Analysis
Ethnography
Family
Program on International Migration
Race and Ethnicity
Sociology of Gender
Sociology of Health

2012-2013
Conversation Analysis
Ethnography
Family
Labor
Poverty and Inequality
Program on International Migration
Race and Ethnicity
Sociology of Gender
Sociology of Health

2011-2012
Conversation Analysis
Ethnography
Family
Labor
Poverty and Inequality
Program on International Migration
Sociology of Gender

2010-2011
Bourdieu
Conversational Analysis
Family
Gender
Migration
Quasi-Experimentation in Practical Research: The Case of Labor

2009-2010
Ethnography
Family
Gender
Migration
Religion
Work, Labor, and Social Movements

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

2005-2006
Family
Quantitative Sociology
Gender
Boundaries
Race and Ethnicity
International Migration

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