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August 16-18: Conference, “The Art of Activism,” Society for the Study of Social Problems, Denver CO.

August 17-20: Conference, “Real Utopias: Emancipatory Projects, Institutional Designs, Possible Futures,” American Sociological Association, Denver, CO.

August 23: Welcome Reception for SOAN Grad Students, Meeting Room D, Johnson Center, 6:00-8:00 PM.

August 23: GSSA Graduate Student Hangout, Fat Tuesday, 10673 Braddock Road  Fairfax, VA (following SOAN reception)

August 27: First day of classes.



September 3: No classes (Labor Day)

September 3: GSSA Social Event: Bar Meetup, Patriot’s Cafe, 10376 Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA, 7:30 PM.

September 4: Last day to add classes for fall semester.

September 13: Cultural Studies Colloquium, “Fantasy & Reality in Transnational Culture,” Maria Koundoura, Meeting Room B, Johnson Center, 4:30-7:10 PM.

September 21-22: Conference, “Critiquing Culture,” hosted by the GMU Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee, Research Hall, Room 163.

September 27: Cultural Studies Colloquium, “Digital ‘Piracy,'” Joe Karaganis, Meeting Room B, Johnson Center, 4:30-7:10 PM.

September 27: Lecture, “The Occupy Movement,” Todd Gitlin (Columbia University), Research Hall, Room 163, 7:30 PM.

September 28: Last day to drop classes for fall semester.



October 7: GSSA Social Event: Smithsonian Field Trip, Smithsonian Castle, 11:00 AM.

October 8: Columbus Day recess (Monday classes meet on Tuesday 10/9. Tuesday classes do not meet this week.)

October 11: Cultural Studies Colloquium, “Globalized Arts,” JP Singh, Meeting Room B, Johnson Center, 4:30-7:10 PM.

October 15: Submission deadline, “Sustainable Communities/Sustainable Lives: Social Change, Social Action, & Social Justice,” Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA (March 21-24, 2013).

October 20: Second Annual Public Sociology Graduate Conference: “Borderlands in Academia, Activism, and Policy,” co-sponsored by GSSA and PSA, Research Hall, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM.

October 24: Submission Deadline, “Integrating the Sociology Eclectic: Research, Teaching and Activism,” Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (March 27-30, 2012).

October 25: Cultural Studies Colloquium, “The Liberal Way of War,” Mimi Thi Nguyen, Meeting Room B, Johnson Center, 4:30-7:10 PM.

October 26: Incomplete work from spring/summer 2012 due to instructor.



November 1: GSSA Social Event: Thursday Night Bowling, Bowl America, 9699 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax, VA, 10:30 PM.

November 7-11: Conference, “When Race and Class Still Matters,” Association for Humanist Sociology Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN.

November 8: “New ANTH Professor Rashmi Sadana to discuss her research,” Johnson Center, Room B, 12:00 PM. (Please RSVP.)

November 8: Cultural Studies Colloquium, “The Black Panthers’ Fight Against Medical Discrimination,” Alondra Nelson, Meeting Room B, Johnson Center, 4:30-7:10 PM.

November 21-25: Thanksgiving recess.



December 8: Last day of classes.

December 15: Submission deadline, “In Defense of Theory,” North Central Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN (April 4-7, 2013).

December 19: End of exam period.

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