An Open Letter & Call for Participants from the Colloquium Planning Committee
Dear Sociology Department Faculty & Students,
The overarching goal of the Sociology Colloquium Series is to build intellectual engagement and community in our department for faculty and graduate students alike. View past and upcoming colloquia here.
For the 2013-14 academic year, the colloquium committee will be focusing on the following three types of events: those in which we share our own research; those in which we invite outside speakers whose work is related to the research interests of the department; and brown-bag professionalization workshops for graduate students.
In planning for the 2013-2014 series, we invite you to make a proposal for any/all of these three areas:
1.) Faculty and Graduate Research: Perhaps you are preparing a paper for submission to the ASA, have recently completed a journal article, or have a final draft of a dissertation or book in hand. We invite you to share this work with the department so that we can learn more about it, and offer feedback. Presentations could take the form of individual talks or panel discussions, be formal or informal, as people prefer.
2.) Invited Speakers: Please let us know of any speakers you would like to bring to our department, describing briefly how their work would complement a research and/or teaching interest in the department. Please indicate the distance from which the speaker would be traveling, and any possible co-sponsors for the event.
3.) Brown-Bag Workshops: We will continue providing workshops to aid graduate students who plan to enter the academic field of sociology and/or apply sociology to other fields. Please let us know of possible workshop topics that would be timely and of interest.
Note on scheduling: We plan run at least 4-5 colloquia per quarter – 2 devoted to faculty/graduate student research, 1-2 with invited speakers, and 1 brown bag workshop. All colloquia will be held at our regularly scheduled time on Mondays, 12:30-2:00, in 301 College 8.
Thanks for your feedback!
Ben Crow, Steve McKay, Colleen Massengale, Jimi Valiente-Neighbours, Abby Brown (The Colloquium Planning Committee)
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