Chris Uggen's Blog: a wealth of speakers

Thursday, April 06, 2006

a wealth of speakers

the minnversity is flush with great speakers this week.

howard winant gave a fascinating talk on new racial studies at tuesday's department workshop.

our life course center celebrates its twentieth anniversary with a miniconference friday. glen elder will give a keynote at 3 but there are great panels throughout the day. speakers include jane mcleod, guillermina jasso, mike shanahan, and some very cool alums.

our annual sociological research institute on saturday will feature loic wacquant, who will speak on carnal sociology. there will be student presentations throughout the day and much rejoicing in the evening.

as if that weren't enough, the political science grads are running a conference on inequality and american democracy both friday and saturday, bringing in kay schlozman, loic wacquant (who is doing double-duty), william darity, rogers smith, and many more.

to my knowledge, all of these events are free and open to all, so stop on by if you're in the neighborhood.


At 3:52 PM, Anonymous valerio said...

i like wacquant's work, and i think you did a great job bringing him. nevertheless, i didn't like his long and very critical AJS review article for 2002 in which he basically condemnded the three authors (anderson, newman, and duneier) for something he did in his "body & soul" - romanticizing the poor. that was weird.


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