Colloquium series supports bringing in a diverse range of scholars

By: Anna H. Mercovich , 
Thu, 02/21/2019

The Sociology department's colloquim series supports bringing in diverse scholars to discuss research and share expertise with faculty and graduate students.  Recent speakers include Dr. Julie Posselt who trained as a Sociologist and primarily works in higher education. Posselt garnered campus wide interest with her talk “ A New Perspective on Pedigree and the Ambiguities of Admissions”. This spring the department brought in Kimberly Kay Hoang in collaboration with Anthropology, FGSS, SEAP and CSI.  In her talk “Playing in the Gray: Offshoring and Foreign Investment in Frontier Markets” Hoang discussed her innovative ethnographic methods, where she travelled over 350,000 miles to map a network of global investors. Additional colloquium speakers have focused on  subject areas from cognitive sociology to surveillance to end-of-life care.

Kimberly Kay Hoang