Seminars and Events

Department of Sociology Colloquium Series

For over 30 years, the Department of Sociology has run a biweekly Colloquium Series, the longest such series on the UC campus. The Colloquium Series features speakers from the department, from other related departments such as Anthropology, Criminal Justice, History, and Political Science, as well as a variety of regionally- and nationally-renowned universities. Since 2006, one session has been devoted to graduate student research. Students have presented their research in front of faculty, fellow students, and prospective students.  Additionally, the Colloquium Series includes a yearly visit from a nationally-renowned sociologist, sponsored by funds from the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center.


Colloquium Series lectures will be held at 3:00 PM at the Taft Research Center, Edwards 1, unless otherwise noted.

  • January 19, 2018: Nazneen Kane, Mount St. Joseph University
  • February 2, 2018: Ahoo Tabatabai, Columbia College
  • February 9, 2018: Corey Dolgon, Stonehill College
  • March 2, 2018 in Crosley 1606: Lyceum Presents: Graduate Student Conference Preparation
  • March 30, 2018: Sherrill Sellers, Miami University 
  • April 12, 2018 in the AACRC: Jergens Lecture: Marcus Hunter, UCLA and Zandria Robinson, Rhodes College

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Kunz Center Events

The Kunz Center for Social Research has a two-fold mission: 1) support Center faculty and student research, and 2) develop research-related relationships with community organizations. While the Center supports a wide range of research, its activities emphasize the areas of 1) Urban and Race, 2) Family and Gender, and 3) Health. The Center organizes workshops in these research areas, awards small grants for research activities, and provides staff support for the submission of grant proposals. The Center was established in 1989 and endowed in 1995 by a bequest in honor and memory of Margaret A. Kunz and her parents, Dr. John C. Kunz and Emma B. Kunz.

Events to be announced.

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Other Upcoming Events

  • January 19, 2018: Sociologists Wendy Moore and Joyce Bell 12:00-1:30, AACRC
  • January 30, 2018: Sociologist Mario Luis Small, Taft Research Center
  • February 16, 2018: Cincinnati Project Symposium, keynote Yvette Simpson
  • February 19, 2018: Sociologist Jennifer Sims, Taft Research Center 12:00 p.m.
  • February 20-21, 2018: Annual Taft humanitiesNOW Graduate Conference (including Taft Fellow Kalasia Daniels and other students)
  • February 20-21, 2018: LGBTQ Center, Disrupting Hate symposium and workshops (with Angela Davis and others)
  • February 26, 2018: Taft Annual Symposium, Keynote address (historian Timothy Snyder)
  • March 1, 2018: Littisha Bates, Taft Fellow presentation (as part of the Taft Annual Symposium, February 27-March 6)

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