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  • 2022-04-13-Olav_Sorenson_square

    Sociology Colloquium, 4/13/2022

    The Silicon Valley Syndrome Olav Sorenson, UCLA How does expansion in the high-tech sector influence the broader economy of a region? We demonstrate that an infusion of venture capital in a region leads to: (i) declines in the number of establishments and in employment in non–high-tech industries in the tradable sector; (ii) increases in entry […]

  • Emmanuel_Lazega_Square

    Sociology Colloquium, 4/6/2022

    Navigating the French Deep State From Within: An Extreme Case of Joint Regulation of Business at the Commercial Court of Paris Dr. Emmanuel Lazega, Sciences Po Center for the Study of Organizations Paris How is market discipline enforced in France, a country in which the Sun King’s administration created a new kind of deep state […]

  • 2022-03-29-Samuel_Cohn-square

    Sociology Colloquium, 3/29/2022

    Uncertain Expertise in  Trans Medicine Dr. Stef Shuster, Michigan State University  Medical professionals are expected to be experts in their fields. But what happens when they lack the typical benchmarks – experience and evidence – to support such claims to expertise? In their recently published book, Trans Medicine: The Emergence and Practice of Treating Gender […]

  • Dr. Kim Klyver

    Sociology Colloquium, 3/23/2022

    How Crisis Changes the Meaning and Perception of Entrepreneurial Opportunity Dr. Kim Klyver, University of Southern Denmark We investigate how an institutional crisis affects individuals’ opportunity perception and startup behavior. We used qualitative analysis of the entrepreneurship media discourse before, during, and after the 2008 financial crisis to theorize individuals’ opportunity perception and startup behavior […]

  • Bernardo Queiroz Colloquium

    Sociology Colloquium, 3/9/2022

    A Sociodemographic of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Brazil Dr. Bernado Queiroz, CEDEPLAR, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil Brazil was ranked third globally in the number of confirmed cases, behind only the United States and India; and was ranked second globally in the number of deaths, surpassed only by the US. Brazil’s central authorities decided […]

  • Joel Herrera

    Sociology Colloquium, 3/2/2022

    The Rise of Criminal Governance and Social Reaction in Michoacán, Mexico Joel Herrera, University of California, Los Angeles In many developing countries where formal institutions fail to guarantee rule of law, criminal organizations have emerged as intermediaries between citizens and the state. In some cases, these armed non-state actors adopt repressive strategies to govern their […]

  • Deborah Carr

    Sociology Colloquium, 2/23/2022

    Physical Disability Over the Life Course: Implications for Well-Being and Social Integration Dr. Deborah Carr, Director of the Center for Innovation in Social Science, Boston University Rates of physical disability in the United States and worldwide are increasing steadily, due in part to population aging. Disability can take a powerful social and emotional toll; persons […]

  • Zophia Edwards Colloquium

    Sociology Colloquium, 2/16/2022

    Race, Class and State Capacity for Development in Trinidad and Tobago Dr. Zophia Edwards, Providence College Existing development theories predict that factors such as natural resource wealth and the legacies of European colonizers inhibit development. However, the case of Trinidad and Tobago challenges these theories, as a resource-rich former colony that has achieved high levels […]

  • Samuel Cohn Sociology Colloquium

    Sociology Colloquium, 2/9/2022

    Frontiers: How Global Capitalism Creates Zones of Extreme Racial Violence Dr. Samuel Cohn, Texas A&M University Frontier Capitalism is drenched in blood. Most discussions of capitalism, social structure and race focus on the dynamics of settled areas. Recent work by Ecological Marxists suggests that capitalism is extremely dependent on its frontiers. The demographic, class and […]

  • Vanessa Verner Colloquium

    Sociology Colloquium, 2/2/2022

    Sanctified Saints: Race, Gender, Politics, and Black Pentecostalism Vanessa Verner, Texas A&M University During the racial uprisings of summer 2020, a Pentecostal preacher proposed to his listeners, “You should not be more Black than you are Christian.” That preacher’s proclamation prompted a series of questions on ways to analyze contemporary Black Pentecostal people. This colloquium […]