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SOCIOLOGICAL WORKSHOP ON AESTHETICS, MEANING AND POWER (SWAMP)

SPRING 2022 SCHEDULE

Notes
1)  SWAMP functions as a workshop in which participants read the paper beforehand and come together to discuss the research and make the paper better.  Papers are usually available 1-2 weeks before a given session.  Email Olya Feldberg at oaf4xn@virginia.edu to receive a copy of the paper for a given session.  Do not circulate any papers further than the group of readers who convene to discuss them.

2)  SWAMP is open to any member of the University community.


January 21, 2022
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Professor Fiona Greenland, UVA
Title: "Theorizing Cultural Sovereignty"
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

January 28, 2022
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Julia Stein & Isaac Ariail Reed, University of Virginia
Title: “Agency Relations and the Making of Authorship in Hollywood: The Rise, Fall, and Myth of Orson Welles”
Online via Zoom
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

February 4, 2022
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Elissa Zeno, University of Virginia
Title: “Egg Freezing. Freedom. Finally? Gender, Responsibility, and the Burden of Fertility Preservation in the 21st Century”
Nau Hall 342
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

February 11, 2022
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Vasfiye Toprak, University of Virginia
Title: “Islam and Authority in the Era of Crises: The New Order (1792-1807) and the Auspicious Incident (1826)”
Nau Hall 342
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

February 18, 2022
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Simone Polillo, University of Virginia
Title: “Governing the Economy by Exception”
New Cabell Hall 236
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

February 25, 2022
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Ioana Sendroiu (Harvard/Max Planck Institute)
Title: “Political Transitions as Unsettled Time: Coherence and Competition In “The Creation of a New France”
Online via Zoom
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

March 18, 2022
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Olya Feldberg, University of Virginia
Title: “Splitting Time: Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster as Historical Event and Legacy”
Nau Hall 342
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

March 25, 2022
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Abigail Moore, University of Virginia
Title: “Who Has the Right to Self-Defense? The Racial Semiotics of Legally Legitimated Fear”
Nau Hall 342
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

April 1, 2022
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Rachel Wahl, University of Virginia
Title: “Everyone is human, except police: Dialogue with an institution” Everyone is human, except police: Dialogue with an institution”
Nau Hall 342
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

April 8, 2022
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
George Steinmetz, University of Michigan
Title: “The History of Sociology as Scientific Reflexivity”
New Cabell Hall 349
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

April 15, 2022
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Natalie Aviles, University of Virginia
Title: “Theorizing Social Learning in a State Science Bureaucracy”
New Cabell Hall 236
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

April 22, 2022: SWAMP/TEMPO
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Frederick Wherry, Princeton University
Title: "The Undeserving Debtor: The Founding Dramas of Market Perversity"
Nau Hall 342
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

 


TALKS ON ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY, MARKETS, POLITICS, AND ORGANIZATIONS (TEMPO)

SPRING 2022 SCHEDULE

 

January 28, 2022
Talks on Economic Sociology, Markets, Politics, and Organizations (TEMPO)
Wisam Alshaibi, University of California Los Angeles
“Transnational Political Opposition and Domestic Foreign Policy Elites: The Making of Regime Change in Iraq”
Online via Zoom
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

February 11, 2022
Talks on Economic Sociology, Markets, Politics, and Organizations (TEMPO)
Steven Vallas, Northeastern University
“Prime Suspect: Mechanisms of Labor Control at Amazon’s Warehouses”
Online via Zoom
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

March 18, 2022
Talks on Economic Sociology, Markets, Politics, and Organizations (TEMPO)
Benjamin Rohr and John Levi Martin, University of Chicago
“New York State and the Structure of the First Party System”
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - New Cabell Hall 236

April 1, 2022
Talks on Economic Sociology, Markets, Politics, and Organizations (TEMPO)
Mary-Collier Wilks, Stanford University
"Development Imaginaries: Gender & Shifting Hegemonies in International Aid"
Online via Zoom
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

 

 


FALL 2021 SCHEDULE

Graduate Workshop
Monday, August 23, 2021
Sociology Department Teaching Workshop
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
NCH 236 - German Conference Room

 

SOCIOLOGICAL WORKSHOP ON AESTHETICS, MEANING AND POWER (SWAMP)

FALL 2021 SCHEDULE

Notes
1)  SWAMP functions as a workshop in which participants read the paper beforehand and come together to discuss the research and make the paper better.  Papers are usually available 1-2 weeks before a given session.  Email Olya Feldberg at oaf4xn@virginia.edu to receive a copy of the paper for a given session.  Do not circulate any papers further than the group of readers who convene to discuss them.

2)  SWAMP is open to any member of the University community.


September 24, 2021
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Professor Angel Adams Parham, University of Virginia
Title: "The Lieu de Souvenir as Concept and Method in Comparative Historical Research”
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

 

October 1, 2021
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Professor Michael Lempert, University of Michigan
Title: "Free Speech, without Listening? On Democratic Technologies of Interaction"
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Abstract: The focus on free speech can eclipse the complementary participant role of listening. Recent public sphere debates about free speech, for instance, not only challenge the commonplace of deliberative democracy that it is good to talk to people you disagree with; they also ask whether the right to speech can be revoked--by boycott, deplatforming, or firing--when an individual causes harm. Online and off, and across the political spectrum, people ask whether "canceling" individuals curtails free speech and is bad for liberalism or whether such selective disengagement upholds liberal-democratic values by stopping harmful speech and amplifying marginalized voices. These debates overwhelmingly focus on expression even as they rely on unexamined semiotic ideologies of reception--about when, how, and why to listen. 1 They are as much about ensuring or protecting people from reception as they are about curtailing or promoting speech, and it is to the other side of free speech that I want to turn.

 

October 15, 2021
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Professor David Flood, University of Virginia
“Fence Me In: Categorization, Whiteness, and Class Identity Politics in the US”

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location:  New Cabell Hall 349

Abstract: People in a rural white working-class music scene in the Southeastern US frequently labelled themselves and others as certain kinds of people, in categories like age, gender, class, race, kinship, and more. This socially generative practice—the explicit recognition of categorical group difference and sameness—was a frequent point of friction with white middle-class musicians from a nearby city, who rejected being ‘fenced in’ by such labels. With few exceptions, these musicians found the imposition of categories of commonality or difference between people to be generally uncomfortable and problematic in social interaction, preferring to emphasize the unique and agentive aspects of their lives. This conflict reveals an area of underappreciated and persistent class conflict—‘ideologies of categorization’—here constituting a politically meaningful internal division in whiteness. I explain this conflict and examine its profound implications for academic theory and for a class-aware leftist identity politics. 

 

October 29, 2021
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Workshop on Proposal Writing
Via Zoom

 

 

 

 


TALKS ON ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY, MARKETS, POLITICS, AND ORGANIZATIONS (TEMPO)

FALL 2021 SCHEDULE

 

September 10, 2021
Talks on Economic Sociology, Markets, Politics, and Organizations (TEMPO)
Kathryn Babineau, University of Virginia
“Retaking Control? Sending States and the Regulation of Temporary Labor Migration”
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

 

September 24, 2020
Talks on Economic Sociology, Markets, Politics, and Organizations (TEMPO)
Professor Sahan Karatasli, UNC Greensboro
Title:  "Capitalist Crisis, Labor and Surplus Populations”
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location:  Wilson Hall 238

Abstract:  When the British Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm completed his 1978 Marx Memorial Lecture at the Karl Marx Library in London, the audience was almost shocked.  In this annual lecture, Hobsbawm analyzed the evolution of the working-class movements in the United Kingdom from 1880 to 1978.  He concluded that the historical march of the working-class movement, which Marx and Engels ([1848]1967) predicted to be victorious in the Communist Manifesto, was about to be halted (see Hobsbawm, 1980).  Predating the rise of Thatcher in England, Reagan in the USA, and the global neoliberal turn, Hobsbawm’s unexpected conclusion was heavily criticized by most of his audience that year.  Yet,in less than a decade, much of his views were subsequently accepted by social scientists.

 

November 5, 2021
Talks on Economic Sociology, Markets, Politics, and Organizations (TEMPO)
Koray Calıskan, The New School, Parsons School of Design, School of Design Strategies
Title: “Data Money Makers: A Sociological Analysis of a Global Cryptocurrency Community”
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location:  Wilson Hall Room 238

Abstract:

Proposed by an unknown young man using the pseudonym Electra01, Electra (ECA) appeared in the cryptocurrency markets in 2018. Thanks to its innovative supply mechanism, the money’s market capitalization briefly reached 136 billion USD, surpassing Bitcoin in value. Focusing on the empirical case of Electra,a project that was chosen as the “best cryptocurrency community” by the users of world’s largest exchange, Binance,this paper ethnographically analyzes the sociological universe of a cryptocurrency community. The research consists of two years of fieldwork, interviews with the core team and the project’s anonymous founder, a survey among its community members, and computational analyses of the interaction data of the project’s Twitter community of 376,600 handles, as well as their Bitcointalk forum. The paper approaches the socio-technical universe of a cryptocurrency community by examining the devices, networks, and representations that the community actors produce, use, and maintain in data-money making and proposes a way to make visible and examine centers of power in a global community operating a seemingly ‘decentralized’ blockchain.

 

November 19, 2021
Talks on Economic Sociology, Markets, Politics, and Organizations (TEMPO)
Xian Qu, University of Virginia
“Development via Return Migration: Chinese Transnational Professionals in the IT Industry"
Randall Hall 112

 

 

 

 

 

 


SPRING 2021 SCHEDULE

 

DEPARTMENT BOOK SERIES

SPRING 2021 SCHEDULE

March 5, 2021
Department Book Series
Adam Slez, The Making of the Populist Movement: State, Market, and Party on the Western Frontier, with discussant Peter Bearman, Columbia University
4:00 PM

March 26, 2021
Department Book Series
Fiona Greenland, Ruling Culture: Art Police, Tomb Robbers, and the Rise of Cultural Power in Italy, with discussant Richard Lachman, SUNY Albany
12:00 PM

April 2, 2021
Department Book Series
Krishan Kumar, Empires: A Historical and Political Sociology, with discussant Heidi Nichols
12:00 PM

April 23, 2021
Department Book Series
Teresa Sullivan, Census 2020: Understanding the Issues, with discussant Karen Kafadar, UVa Department of Statistics
4:00 PM

 


SOCIOLOGICAL WORKSHOP ON AESTHETICS, MEANING AND POWER (SWAMP)

SPRING 2021 SCHEDULE

Notes
1)  SWAMP functions as a workshop in which participants read the paper beforehand and come together to discuss the research and make the paper better.  Papers are usually available 1-2 weeks before a given session.  Email Michael Krieger at mlk6hxn@virginia.edu to receive a copy of the paper for a given session.  Do not circulate any papers further than the group of readers who convene to discuss them.

2)  SWAMP is open to any member of the University community.


February 26, 2021
Waverly Duck, University of Pittsburgh
“The ‘Trouble’ with Emotions, Trust Conditions, Expectations and a Theory of Autistic Consciousness in Children Being Tested for Autism”
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

March 12, 2021
Abigail Moore, University of Virginia
Working Title: "Blackness, Potential Violence, and the Case of Police Brutality"
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

March 19, 2021
Zine Magubane, Boston College
Title: TBD
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

April 9, 2021
Shayne Zaslow, University of Virginia
"Mainstream Novelty: Examining the shifting visibility of drag performance"
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

April 16, 2021
Terrence McDonnell, University of Notre Dame
Dustin Stoltz, Lehigh University
Marshall Taylor, New Mexico State University
"Revision, Reclassification, and Refrigerators"
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

April 30, 2021
Heidi Nicholls, University of Virginia
"Theories of Degeneration: Racial Teleologies in the British Colonies and Oceania"
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

 


TALKS ON ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY, MARKETS, POLITICS, AND ORGANIZATIONS (TEMPO)

SPRING 2021 SCHEDULE

January 29, 2021
Talks on Economic Sociology, Markets, Politics, and Organizations (TEMPO)
Jakob Feinig, SUNY Binghamton
“Moral Economies of Money: North American Money Politics (1637-2020)”
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

February 19, 2021
Talks on Economic Sociology, Markets, Politics, and Organizations (TEMPO)
Natalie Aviles and Robin W. Scheffler, MIT
“Infrastructure and Innovation: Federal cancer vaccine planning and the origins of the oncogene theory”
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

 


PREVIOUS SEMESTERS


FALL 2020 SCHEDULE

Graduate Workshop
Monday, August 24, 2020
Sociology Department Teaching Workshop
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm via Zoom


SOCIOLOGICAL WORKSHOP ON AESTHETICS, MEANING AND POWER (SWAMP)

FALL 2020 SCHEDULE

NotesAll workshop sessions will be 12-1:30 on a Friday. We are meeting on Zoom this semester. To obtain a copy of the workshop paper and link, please email Mike Krieger: mlk6hxn@virginia.edu.

September 4, 2020
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Welcome back and group discussion of SWAMP alumnus Alex Sutton’s new paper, "The Composition of Success: Competition and the Creative Self in Contemporary Art Music,” Qualitative Sociology 2020 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11133-020-09465-w
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

September 18, 2020
SWAMP/TEMPO Book Series
Episode One: Isaac Ariail Reed, Power in Modernity, with discussant Richard Handler, Anthropology, UVA
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

October 2, 2020
SWAMP/TEMPO Book Series
Episode Two: Simone Polillo, "The Ascent of Market Efficiency: Finance that Cannot be Proven", with discussant Herman Mark Schwartz, Politics, University of Virginia
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

October 9, 2020
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Matt Norton, University of Oregon:  "The Punishment of Pirates: Interpretive Infrastructures and State Power"
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

October 16, 2020
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Kyle Puetz, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia: "The Social Correlates of Belief Constraint"
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

October 23, 2020
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Rita Felski, University of Virginia: "Recognizing Class"
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

November 6, 2020
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
José Bortoluci, Fundação Getulio Vargas’s Sao Paulo School of Business Administration (FGV EAESP)
Title:  "Brutalism and the People: Architectural Articulations of National Developmentalism in Mid-Twentieth Century São Paulo"
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

November 20, 2020
SWAMP/TEMPO
Peggy Somers, University of Michigan
Title:  Toward a Predistributive Democracy: Diagnosing Plutocracy, Autocracy, and the Moral Chicanery of Market Justice, forthcoming in The Condition of Democracy and the Fate of Citizenship (Jürgen Mackert and Bryan Turner, eds., Routledge, 2021)
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


TALKS ON ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY, MARKETS, POLITICS, AND ORGANIZATIONS (TEMPO)

FALL 2020 SCHEDULE

October 23, 2020
Talks on Economic Sociology, Markets, Politics, and Organizations (TEMPO)
Juan Pable Pardo-Guerra, University of California San Diego
"The Quantified Scholar"
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

November 6, 2020
Talks on Economic Sociology, Markets, Politics, and Organizations (TEMPO)
Mary-Collier Wilks, University of Virginia
"Divergent Partnerships: National Variation and NGO-State Relations"
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


SPRING 2020 SCHEDULE

Graduate Workshop
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Sociology Graduate Workshop-Logan Hobbs (taxation for international students)
Robertson Hall Room 227
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Graduate Workshop
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Sociology Department Graduate Student Workshop
Workshop on External Grants and Fellowships
Nau Hall Room 342
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Faculty/Grad Student Workshop
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Sociology Department Faculty/Grad Student Workshop
"Belonging in Academia: Building Trust and Social Capital"
New Cabell Hall Room 323
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


SOCIOLOGICAL WORKSHOP ON AESTHETICS, MEANING AND POWER (SWAMP)

SPRING 2020 SCHEDULE

Notes
1)  SWAMP functions as a workshop in which participants read the paper beforehand and come together to discuss the research and make the paper better.  Papers are usually available 1-2 weeks before a given session.  Email Julia Stein at jl4hn@virginia.edu to receive a copy of the paper for a given session.  Do not circulate any papers further than the group of readers who convene to discuss them.

2)  SWAMP is open to any member of the University community.


January 24, 2020
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Vasfiye Betul Toprak, UVA
Nau Hall Room 342
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

January 31, 2020
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Patrice Wright, UVA
New Cabell Hall Room 236
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

February 14, 2020
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Yen-Yu Lin, UVA
Nau Hall Room 342
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

February 21, 2020
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Richard Lachman, University of Albany (w/TEMPO)
Nau Hall Room 342
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

April 10, 2020
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Waverly Duck
New Cabell Hall Room 236
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

April 17, 2020
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Rita Felski, William R. Kenan Jr. Professorship of English at the University of Virginia
New Cabell Hall Room 236
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

 

TALKS ON ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY, MARKETS, POLITICS, AND ORGANIZATIONS (TEMPO)

SPRING 2020 SCHEDULE

January 24, 2020
Talks on Economic Sociology, Markets, Politics, and Organizations (TEMPO)
Kathryn Babineau and Jenn Bair, Sociology, University of Virginia
Randall 212
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

January 31, 2020
Talks on Economic Sociology, Markets, Politics, and Organizations (TEMPO)
Sean Martin, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
Randall 212
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

February 14, 2020
Talks on Economic Sociology, Markets, Politics, and Organizations (TEMPO)
Su Yeone Jeon, Sociology, University of Virginia
Randall 212
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

February 21, 2020
Talks on Economic Sociology, Markets, Politics, and Organizations (TEMPO)
Richard Lachmann, Sociology, University of Albany SUNY (co-sponsored with SWAMP)
Nau Hall Room 342
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

 


FALL 2019 SCHEDULE

Graduate Workshop
Monday, August 26, 2019
Sociology Department Graduate Student Teaching Workshop
New Cabell Hall 236
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


FALL 2019 SCHEDULE

SOCIOLOGICAL WORKSHOP ON AESTHETICS, MEANING AND POWER (SWAMP)

August 30, 2019
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Fiona Greenland, University of Virginia
"Surveillance Entrepreneurs and the Semiotics of Anonymity in Big City Policing, US 1900-1930"
Nau Hall 342
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

September 13, 2019
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Jeffrey Alexander, Yale University
"The Performativity of Icons"
Nau Hall 342
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

September 27, 2019
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Hannah Wohl, UC Santa Barbara
"Experimentation and Emotion: Developing Distinctive Creative Visions"
Watson Manor
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

October 25, 2019
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Richard Handler and Laura Goldblatt, University of Virginia
"Dead Heads, Live Bodies: The Moral Dynamics of Social Circulation during the U.S. Civil War"
Hotel A, West Range, Global Grounds
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

November 15, 2019
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Tad Skotnicki, UNC Greensboro
"The Commodity Fetish as Phenomenology"
Watson Manor
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

 


FALL 2019 SCHEDULE

TALKS ON ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY, MARKETS, POLITICS, AND ORGANIZATIONS (TEMPO)


October 11, 2019
Talks on Economic Sociology, Markets, Politics, and Organizations (TEMPO)
Mary-Collier Wilks, Sociology, University of Virginiand Anthropology, NC State University)
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

October 25, 2019
Talks on Economic Sociology, Markets, Politics, and Organizations (TEMPO)
Richard Handler and Laura Goldblatt, Anthropology and English, University of Virginia (co-sponsored with SWAMP)
Hotel A, West Range, Global Grounds
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

November 1, 2019
Talks on Economic Sociology, Markets, Politics, and Organizations (TEMPO)
Brent Kaup, Sociology, College of William & Mary

Title:  The Pathogens of Finance

Abstract: A number of infectious diseases recently emerged in unexpected places across the globe. Scholars frequently attribute such disease emergence to environmental or institutional change, but often overlook the connections between the two.  Developing a historical sociology of emerging infectious diseases, the author examines the spread of Lyme disease to Virginia, U.S.A. and the Zika virus to Mato Grosso, Brazil.  Doing so, the author demonstrates how the liberal economic transformation of the global financial system provided the monetary foundations for a massive shift in the physical form of the planetary landscape that, in turn, proved to be more conducive to the emergence and spread of certain infectious diseases.

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

November 15, 2019
Talks on Economic Sociology, Markets, Politics, and Organizations (TEMPO)
Sarah Quinn, Sociology, University of Washington
Title: State Schemas and American Political Life: Cultural Sociology for a New Political History (coauthored with Damon Maryl)
Randall Hall 212
​12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

December 13, 2019
Talks on Economic Sociology, Markets, Politics, and Organizations (TEMPO)
Tayyab Safdar, cambridge and UVa, Development Studies
Title: Local agency and the Belt & Road Initiative: The case of the Main Line railway project in Pakistan
Randall Hall 212
​12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

 


SPRING 2019 SCHEDULE

SOCIOLOGICAL WORKSHOP ON AESTHETICS, MEANING AND POWER (SWAMP)

Notes
1)  SWAMP functions as a workshop in which participants read the paper beforehand and come together to discuss the research and make the paper better.  Papers are usually available 1-2 weeks before a given session.  Email Vasfiye Toprak at vbt3qv@virginia.edu to receive a copy of the paper for a given session.  Do not circulate any papers further than the group of readers who convene to discuss them.

2)  SWAMP is open to any member of the University community.

January 18, 2019
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Claudio Benzecry (Northwestern)
“Cinderella on the Pearl River Delta: Who has the power to translate?”
Nau 342
10:00 am - 11:30 am

February 1, 2019
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Laura Goldblatt (UVA Engagements) & Richard Handler (UVA Anthropology)
“Pray for Peace but Fight Your Insect Enemies: U.S. Postage Stamps, Slogan Cancels, and the Legibility of Cold War Propaganda”
Nau 342
10:00 am - 11:30 am

February 15, 2019
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Peter Hart-Brinson (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire)
Joint workshop with TEMPO

Title:  Mannheim’s ‘The Problem of Generations’: An Update​

Abstract:

It has been ninety years since the publication of Mannheim’s “The Problem of Generations,” and
a persistent divide between empiricist and theoretical approaches to the study of generational
change is suggestive of the need to revise and update Mannheim’s formulation in ways that
render it suitable for contemporary social scientific analysis. This paper describes three
conceptual ambiguities inherent in Mannheim’s theory and proposes theoretical and conceptual
modifications that can facilitate multi-disciplinary research on generational change. Specifically,
it argues that Mannheim’s generational theory must be understood as a set of predictions about
how demographic, historical, and cultural forces interact to shape the habitus of global cohortnetworks,
and how those global cohort-networks in turn reshape society. It then argues that
generational change should be analyzed in terms of the four-interlinked mechanisms that are
required to produce it. It concludes by developing a catalog of historical triggers that can be used
heuristically to advance generational theory and research.

Nau 342
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

March 1, 2019
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
James Hunter (UVA Sociology & IASC)
“Depth” from The Deep Structures of Culture
Nau 342
10:00 am - 11:30 am

March 29, 2019
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Jordanna Matlon (American University)
Nau 342
10:00 am - 11:30 am

April 5, 2019
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Elisabeth Becker (IASC & Yale)
Nau 342
10:00 am - 11:30 am

April 19, 2019
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Julia Sonnevend (New School)
“Charm: How Magnetic Personalities Capture Our Hearts, Minds, and Politics”
Nau 342
10:00 am - 11:30 am


SPRING 2019 SCHEDULE

TALKS ON ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY, MARKETS, POLITICS, AND ORGANIZATIONS (TEMPO)

February 15, 2019
Talks on Economic Sociology, Markets, Politics, and Organizations (TEMPO)
Peter Hart-Brinson (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire)
Joint workshop with SWAMP

Title:  Mannheim’s ‘The Problem of Generations’: An Update​

Abstract:

It has been ninety years since the publication of Mannheim’s “The Problem of Generations,” and
a persistent divide between empiricist and theoretical approaches to the study of generational
change is suggestive of the need to revise and update Mannheim’s formulation in ways that
render it suitable for contemporary social scientific analysis. This paper describes three
conceptual ambiguities inherent in Mannheim’s theory and proposes theoretical and conceptual
modifications that can facilitate multi-disciplinary research on generational change. Specifically,
it argues that Mannheim’s generational theory must be understood as a set of predictions about
how demographic, historical, and cultural forces interact to shape the habitus of global cohortnetworks,
and how those global cohort-networks in turn reshape society. It then argues that
generational change should be analyzed in terms of the four-interlinked mechanisms that are
required to produce it. It concludes by developing a catalog of historical triggers that can be used
heuristically to advance generational theory and research.

Nau 342
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

February 22, 2019
Talks on Economic Sociology, Markets, Politics, and Organizations (TEMPO)
Mark Herman Schwartz (University of Virginia, Politics Department)
"American Hegemony" Intellectual property rights, dollar centrality and banking networks"

Abstract: How do dollar centrality and the extension of US intellectual property right (IPR) law via TRIPS interact to create US geo-economic power? Local banks in the main current account surplus countries recycle dollars into the global economy, creating huge dollar liabilities and assets on their balance sheets. This locks them into continued use of the dollar and reliance on the Federal Reserve during crises. US firms participating in the global unbundling of production have constructed commodity chains in which they capture disproportionate shares of global profits through their control over IPRs.  These dynamics are symbiotic, as IPR firms also recycle their profits into financial markets as passive investment. Routinization in use of the dollar and compliance with TRIPS and US controlled commodity chains creates infrastructural power in Michael Mann’s sense. This routinization sustains US geo-economic power in the face of persistent current account deficits and growing net international debt relative to US GDP.

Randall Hall 212
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

March 22, 2019
Talks on Economic Sociology, Markets, Politics, and Organizations (TEMPO)
Sara Bowen (Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, NC State University)
“Intensive Mothering in a (Social Democratic) Welfare State: Factors Influencing Family Food Decisions in Sweden.” 

April 19, 2019
Talks on Economic Sociology, Markets, Politics, and Organizations (TEMPO)
Jennifer Fish (Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Department of Women’s Studies, Old Dominion University)
“The Grassroots-Global Dialectic: International Policy as an Anchor for Domestic Worker Organizing”

New Cabell Hall Room 349
12:30 pm

 


SPRING 2019 SCHEDULE

FIELD METHODS WORKSHOP

February 22, 2019
Field Methods Workshop
Allison Pugh (Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia)
"Beyond the ‘Trust Me’ Fallacy: Value, Rigor and Resonance in Qualitative Methods” 
Randall Hall 212
1:00 - 3:00 pm

The paper observes that the replicability crisis and the Alice Goffman fracas has led to new concerns and a lively debate about what counts for rigor in qualitative methods, leading to proposed reforms to standard practice, e.g., publishing real names, hiring fact checkers, and the like.  Otherwise, so the argument goes, qualitative researchers are asking readers simply to "trust me."  I contend that many of these changes reflect core misunderstandings about how qualitative research establishes credibility.  I outline some alternative strategies, argue instead for the standard of "resonance," and attempt some systematic observations about that standard.

April 12, 2019
Field Methods Workshop
Kimberly Hoang (Chicago)
"Playing in the Gray: Offshoring and Foreign Investment in Frontier Markets" 
Harrison Library Auditorium
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Playing in the Gray is a comparative study of global capital flows. Innovating ethnographic methods, I traveled over 350,000 miles to map a network of global investors. The book traces the flow of capital from offshore funds in places like the Cayman Islands, Samoa, and Panama to special-purpose vehicles or holding companies in Singapore and Hong Kong, before they were invested in risky markets onshore in Vietnam and Myanmar. I illustrate how investors capitalize on frontier markets—where rule of law is absent, regulations can quickly change, government intervention is high, and corruption is rife. Drawing on interviews with over 300 financial professionals including— private wealth managers, fund managers, chairpeople, local entrepreneurs, C-suite executives, lawyers, bankers, auditors, and company secretaries—this is the first known global ethnography to include extensive interviews with a diverse set of professionals who operate in the space fraught with friction between legal and illicit activity as they move capital around the world. By triangulating concepts in the humanities, economics, and law, Playing in the Gray book moves from a macro-level perspective of global capital flows, to a meso-level analysis of how firms syndicate risk through complex offshoring structures as they set up tax structures across multiple jurisdictions, and finally to a micro-level analysis of individual actors moral regimes of justification and their personal experiences of feast and famine in navigating gray economies.


SPRING 2019 SCHEDULE

SPRING GRAD PROGRAM WORKSHOP

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Workshop: Pursuing Diverse Career Pathways Post-PhD

Location: New Cabell Hall 323
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


FALL 2018 SCHEDULE

Graduate Workshop
Thursday, September 20, 2018
"Navigating the Postdoc Market"
Maury Hall Room 104
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


FALL 2018 SCHEDULE

SOCIOLOGICAL WORKSHOP ON AESTHETICS, MEANING AND POWER (SWAMP)

Notes
1)  SWAMP functions as a workshop in which participants read the paper beforehand and come together to discuss the research and make the paper better.  Papers are usually available 1-2 weeks before a given session.  Email Vasfiye Toprak at vbt3qv@virginia.edu to receive a copy of the paper for a given session.  Do not circulate any papers further than the group of readers who convene to discuss them.

2)  SWAMP is open to any member of the University community.

September 14, 2018
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Alida Goffinski, University of Virginia
"Reception Study of Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson’s 'Portrait du C[itoyen] Belley, Ex-représentant des Colonies': From 1798 to 2016”'
New Cabell Hall 342
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

September 21, 2018
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Jeffrey Olick, University of Virginia
“Tragic Sociology”'
New Cabell Hall 342
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

October 5, 2018
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Heidi Nicholls, University of Virginia
“Settler Colonial Resignification and Indigenous Resurgence: Cultural Sovereignty in Hawa`i'"
New Cabell Hall 342
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

October 12, 2018
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Margo Mahan, University of Michigan
“The Racial Origins of U.S. Domestic Violence Law”'
New Cabell Hall 342
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

October 26, 2018
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Abigail Moore, University of Virginia
“Communion and Community: How liberal churches maintain communal identity without exclusionary boundaries”
New Cabell Hall 342
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

November 16, 2018
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Maija Jokela, Visiting Student from the University of Tampere
"Right to Live: Protest and the Role of Affects in Political Activism"
Nau Hall 342
10:30 am - 12:00 pm


FALL 2018 SCHEDULE

TALKS ON ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY, MARKETS, POLITICS, AND ORGANIZATIONS (TEMPO)

September 7, 2018
Talks on Economic Sociology, Markets, Politics, and Organizations (TEMPO)
Simone Polillo, University of Virginia
"International Trade, State Capacity and the World Polity: A Relational Approach"
Randall Hall 212
12:30 pm

September 21, 2018
Talks on Economic Sociology, Markets, Politics, and Organizations (TEMPO)
Alvin Camba, Johns Hopkins University
"Sinews of Politics: The State Grid Corporation of China, Investment Coalitions, and Chinese Economic Capital in the Philippines"
Randall Hall 212
12:30 pm

October 19, 2018
University of VirginiaTalks on Economic Sociology, Markets, Politics, and Organizations (TEMPO)
Eddie Nik-Khah, Roanoke College
"On Going the Market One Better"
Randall Hall 212
12:30 pm

October 26, 2018
Talks on Economic Sociology, Markets, Politics, and Organizations (TEMPO)
Yingyao Wang and Adam Slez, University of Virginia
"Subnational Politics and Global Market Integration: Investment Propensity and Location Choice in Chinese Provincial Outbound FDI, 2002–2012"
Randall Hall 212
12:30 pm

November 16, 2018
Talks on Economic Sociology, Markets, Politics, and Organizations (TEMPO)
Nitsan Chorev, Brown University
"Productive Capabilities Through South-South Technology Transfer: The Case of Local Pharmaceutical Production in East Africa"
Randall Hall 212
12:30 pm

 


SPRING 2018 SCHEDULE

Graduate Workshop
Thursday, February 15, 2018
"Building your Best Web Presence: Website Strategies for Sociologists"
New Cabell Hall 323
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

SOCIOLOGICAL WORKSHOP ON AESTHETICS, MEANING AND POWER (SWAMP)

Notes:  
1)  SWAMP functions as a workshop in which participants read the paper beforehand and come together to discuss the research and make the paper better.  Papers are usually available 1-2 weeks before a given session.  Email ajg5ur@virginia.edu to receive a copy of the paper for a given session.  Do not circulate any papers further than the group of readers who convene to discuss them.

2)  SWAMP is open to any member of the University community.

January 26, 2018
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Sanyu Mojola, University of Michigan
"'A Nowadays Disease'? Aging, Gendered Sexuality and HIV/AIDS in a rural South African community"
New Cabell Hall 349
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

February 9, 2018
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)

Sasha White, Boston University
"Disease Through Imperial Eyes: Pandemic Control and the International Sanitary Conventions"
New Cabell Hall 349
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

February 23, 2018
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Pilar Plater, University of Virginia
"The Injury of Imaginaries"
Randall Hall 212
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

March 15, 2018 and March 16, 2018
Diversity Symposium
Event title: Diverse Disciplines, Inclusive Institutions: Rethinking our Academic Agendas
Dates: Thursday, March 15 and Friday, March 16

Keynote address

Thursday, March 15, 3:30-5pm
Holloway Hall

Aldon Morris (Northwestern University), "W. E. B. Du Bois at the Center: From Science, Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter"

Reception to follow

Panel discussions

Friday, March 16
Lower West Oval Room, the Rotunda

10:00 – 11:45 am: Diversity and Disciplines

Sebastián Gil-Riaño (University of Pennsylvania)
Aldon Morris (Northwestern University)
Robert Vitalis (University of Pennsylvania)
Moderators: Rose Buckelew (University of Virginia) and Sabrina Pendergrass (University of Virginia)

12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 – 2:45pm: Inclusivity and Institutions
Marybeth Gasman (University of Pennsylvania)
John Fitzgerald Gates (University of Virginia)
Patricia Matthew (Montclair State University)
Moderator: Josipa Roksa (University of Virginia)

3:15-5pm: Diversity and Inclusion at UVA: Perspectives from Grounds

Undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty discuss diversity initiatives and challenges

Free and open to the public.
Program online: sociology.as.virginia.edu

Sponsors

The symposium is made possible by the generous support of the Directors of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Virginia,  the  Power, Violence, and Inequality Initiative (PVI), the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies and the Department of Sociology.

March 23, 2018
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Jennifer Bair, University of Virginia
"Developmentalism's Twilight: Human Rights Politics at the United Nations and the 'Long 1970s'"
New Cabell Hall 349
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Graduate Workshop
Graduate Workshop on External Funding
New Cabell Hall 323
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

April 6, 2018
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Fauzia Husain, University of Virginia
"Beyond Hysteresis, Theorizing Mismatch as an Apparatus of Power"
New Cabell Hall 349
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

April 13, 2018
Sociological Workshop on Aesthetics, Meaning and Power (SWAMP)
Yingyao Wang, University of Virginia
"Between Politics and Expertise: Economic Discourse of Chinese Bureaucracy"
Randall Hall 212
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Spring 2015 Schedule

Digital Scholarship & StatLab Workshop
Laura Miller & Meagan Christensen from Alderman Library Scholars' Lab

October 27, 2016, 3:30pm
Scholar's Lab, Alderman Library

Spring 2016 Schedule

Oral Presentation in Professional Settings with Prof. Marcia Pentz
(Marcia Pentz is  Assistant Professor of Management Communication, McIntire School of Commerce)

April 21, 2016, 3:30pm
New Cabell 338

Fall 2015 Schedule

Navigating the IRB with Prof. Sarah Corse
Oct 29th, 2015, 3:30pm
Randall 212

Spring 2015 Schedule

Getting Research Funding
This workshop will bring together resources from across the university and within the department to help graduate students find and successfully apply for funding.  

April 16, 2015, 3:30pm
Chem 303

Getting Started on the Dissertation with Simone Polillo

A "mid-career" orientation for Sociology PhD students who are finishing coursework and comps, and who are beginning the next phase of forming a dissertation committee and project. 

March 19, 2015, 3:30pm
Randall 212