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  • Megumi Tanabe Colloquium

    Sociology Colloquium, 9/28/2022

    Spirit of Capitalism in Medicine: What Drives Opioid Epidemics in the U.S.? Megumi Tanabe, Texas A&M University Opioid overdose is a persistent public health problem in the US, which killed over 68,000 in 2020. The first wave of the opioid epidemic began “pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to […]

  • Rachel Robinson

    Sociology Colloquium, 9/21/2022

    How do Countries Become Global Success Stories? Dr. Rachael Sullivan Robinson, American University Rachel Sullivan Robinson is a sociologist and demographer and professor in the School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC. She studies organizations, development, and global health interventions in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on reproductive health, sexuality education, and sexual and […]

  • James Baldwin Colloquium

    Sociology Colloquium, 9/7/2022

    Racially Organized Housing Entities: A New Segregation Within Integrated Spaces James Baldwin, Texas A&M University In 1903, W.E.B. Du Bois discussed the black stranger in Baker County, Georgia, “liable to be stopped anywhere on the public highway and made to state his business to the satisfaction of any white interrogant. If he fail[ed] to give […]

  • Dr. Wendy Moore Colloquium

    Sociology Colloquium, 8/31/2022

    Critical Race Theory: The Theory and The Politics Dr. Wendy Moore, Texas A&M University On September 4, 2020, the Executive Office of President Trump issued a memorandum directing federal agencies to cease and desist funding any federal training programs that used Critical Race Theory (CRT). This action brought CRT into the public eye, created a […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]