This Week: 11/14

It’s a week and a half until Thanksgiving, but there are still plenty of great events for grad students happening on campus. Check them out while you can!

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November 14: Arab Uprisings Brown Bag Lecture Series, “Political Struggle in Yemen: Historical Conditions and Contemporary Developments,” featuring John Warner (CUNY), Research 161, 12:00-1:00 PM.

November 15: Submission deadline, “Politics of Justice: New Visions of Culture and Society,” Southeastern Women Studies Association 2012 Conference, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (March 29-31, 2012).

November 15: Arab Uprisings Brown Bag Lecture Series, “Elite Cohesion and Social Heterogeneity: Syria and the Arab Uprisings,” featuring Bassam Haddad (GMU), David King Hall, Room 1006, 4:30-5:30 PM.

November 15: Film screening, Standing Silent Nation (2006), The Hub, Front Ballroom, 7:00-9:00 PM.

November 17: Center for Social Science Research Brown Bag Series, “Music Criticism: Aesthetic Value in the Age of Digital Reproduction,” featuring Nancy Hanrahan (GMU), CSSR, 12:00-1:15 PM.

November 17: Arab Uprisings Brown Bag Lecture Series, “The People Want: Travels of a Slogan,” featuring Elliott Cola (Georgetown), Research 162, 12:00-1:00 PM.

November 17: Grad student teaching workshop led by Nancy Hanrahan (GMU), Robinson B 313 (SOAN Conference Room), 1:30 PM.

November 17: Cultural Studies Colloquium, “An Architectonics of the Self: Reflections on Culture and Identity,” Ralph Rodriguez (Brown), Room E, Johnson Center, 4:30-7:10 PM.

November 21: Arab Uprisings Brown Bag Lecture Series, “From Dictatorship to Constituent Assembly: What Comes After the October Elections in Tunisia,” featuring Douja Mamelouk (Tennessee-Knoxville), Research 162, 12:00-1:00 PM.

November 23-27: Thanksgiving recess

This Week: 11/7

Fewer events upcoming after a busy October, but still some excellent happenings on campus and in the area…

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November 7: Lecture, “Women Waging War and Peace: A Gendered Challenge to Structural Violence,” Sandra Cheldelin (GMU, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution), Founder’s Hall (Arlington Campus), 7:00 PM.

November 10: Center for Social Science Research Brown Bag Series, featuring Randy Lynn (GMU), CSSR, 12:00-1:15 PM.

November 15: Submission deadline, “Politics of Justice: New Visions of Culture and Society,” Southeastern Women Studies Association 2012 Conference, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (March 29-31, 2012).

November 17: Center for Social Science Research Brown Bag Series, featuring Nancy Hanrahan (GMU), CSSR, 12:00-1:15 PM.

November 17: Grad student teaching workshop led by Nancy Hanrahan (GMU), Robinson B 313 (SOAN Conference Room), 1:30 PM.

November 17: Cultural Studies Colloquium, “An Architectonics of the Self: Reflections on Culture and Identity,” Ralph Rodriguez (Brown), Room E, Johnson Center, 4:30-7:10 PM.

November 23-27: Thanksgiving recess

 

 

ASA 2012 Preview

Check out this detailed preview of the 2012 ASA annual meeting, addressing the “Real Utopias: Emancipatory Projects, Institutional Designs, Possible Futures” theme and program, which was obtained recently by Jason Smith.

From the preview:
The 2012 ASA annual meeting will explore a wide range of substantive problems connected to these kinds of empirical and theoretical real utopia agendas. A number of different kinds of sessions are being planned around this theme:

1. There will be three plenary sessions, during which nothing else is officially scheduled at the conference.

2. Twenty thematic panels are organized around specific proposals for real utopian institutional designs, with one primary speaker and one commentator. The descriptions for each of these twenty real utopia proposal sessions can be found at the end of this document.

3. Fifty thematic panels are organized around broad topics with 3-4 presentations. Many of these sessions were proposed by ASA members.

4. A special presidential panel to explore that broad problem of progressive social change in the 21st century.

Below is a brief sketch of each of these elements of the program…

Download the pdf file here. For more about the meeting, visit the ASA’s info page here.

Event: 11/4

We have a great event planned for this Friday, as Drs. Davis and Hattery lead a discussion about how to build a great CV during your time in grad school. Hope to see you all there!

Regardless of desired career trajectory, one of the key products of graduate school is the Curriculum Vitae (CV).  How does one go about figuring out how to do the right things so that the CV is as full and complete as it can be at graduation?  How do you make decisions about conference attendance and presentations, find teaching and professional development opportunities, and “get your name out there”?  In this brown bag discussion, we will provide some suggestions about timing of events throughout the graduate school life course and how to get involved in activities that show your professional dedication as well as becoming lines on your CV.  Q&A to follow.

  • Who: All grad students
  • What: Brown bag, “How to Get Lines on Your CV Without Even Trying (Sort Of),” moderated by Shannon Davis (GMU, Sociology) and Angela Hattery (GMU, Women and Gender Studies)
  • When: Friday, November 4, 12:00-2:00 pm
  • Where: Women and Gender Studies Center (Johnson Center, Room 240K)

This Week: 10/31

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November 1: Submission deadline, “Politics of Justice: New Visions of Culture and Society,” Southeastern Women Studies Association 2012 Conference, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (March 29-31, 2012).

November 3-5: Conference, “Out of the Past, Into the Future: Reflections on the Middle East and Africa,” Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, Key Bridge Marriott Hotel, Washington, DC.

November 3: Center for Social Science Research Brown Bag Series, featuring Rick Zimmerman and Janet Rosenblum (GMU), CSSR, 12:00-1:15 PM.

November 3: Grad student teaching workshop led by Nancy Hanrahan (GMU), Robinson B 378 (Health and Policy Ethics Conference Room), 1:30 PM.

November 3: Cultural Studies Colloquium, Title TBA, Jenifer Petersen (Virginia), Room E, Johnson Center, 4:30-7:10 PM.

November 4: Brown Bag, “How to Get Lines on Your CV Without Even Trying (Sort Of),” moderated by Shannon Davis (GMU, Sociology) and Angela Hattery (GMU, Women and Gender Studies), sponsored by GSSA, Women and Gender Studies Center (Johnson Center, Room 240K), 12:00-2:00 PM.

November 4: Panel, “The Future of Sociology Part II: What Are New Faculty Doing?” Sponsored by the DC Sociological Society, Georgetown University, Suite 230, 3520 Prospect Street NW, Washington, DC 20057, 7:00 PM.

November 7: Lecture, “Women Waging War and Peace: A Gendered Challenge to Structural Violence,” Sandra Cheldelin (GMU, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution), Founder’s Hall (Arlington Campus

November 10: Center for Social Science Research Brown Bag Series, featuring Randy Lynn (GMU), CSSR, 12:00-1:15 PM.

This Week: 10/24

As unbelievable as it seems, there are many more great events going on besides our conference. Check ’em out.

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October 24: Submission deadline, “Sociological Understandings of the Global Transformation,” Midwest Sociological Society, Minneapolis, MN (March 29-April 1, 2012).

October 25: Lecture, “Russian Professional Free-Lancers in the Global Internet Age,” Andrey Shevchuk and Denis Strebkov (Russian State Higher School of Economics), co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Robinson A 203, 12:00-1:30 PM.

October 26: Lecture, “New Challenges in the Study of Muslim Cultures: A Lecture in Honor of Seymour Martin Lipset,” Abdou Filali-Ansary (Aga Khan University), Founder’s Hall (Arlington Campus), Room 113, 12:00-1:30 PM.

October 27: Center for Social Science Research Brown Bag Series, featuring Johanna Bockman and Katie Kerstetter (GMU), CSSR, 12:00-1:15 PM.

October 27: Lecture, “Through a Glass Darkly: The Persistence of Race in Education Research,” Gloria J. Ladson-Billings (University of Wisconsin), sponsored by the American Educational Research Association, Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, Washington, DC, 6:00 PM.

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November

November 1: Submission deadline, “Politics of Justice: New Visions of Culture and Society,” Southeastern Women Studies Association 2012 Conference, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (March 29-31, 2012).

November 3-5: Conference, “Out of the Past, Into the Future: Reflections on the Middle East and Africa,” Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, Key Bridge Marriott Hotel, Washington, DC.

November 3: Center for Social Science Research Brown Bag Series, featuring Rick Zimmerman and Janet Rosenblum (GMU), CSSR, 12:00-1:15 PM.

November 3: Grad student teaching workshop led by Nancy Hanrahan (GMU), Robinson B 313 (SOAN Conference Room), 1:30 PM.

November 3: Cultural Studies Colloquium, Title TBA, Jenifer Petersen (Virginia), Room E, Johnson Center, 4:30-7:10 PM.

November 4: Panel, “The Future of Sociology Part II: What Are New Faculty Doing?” Sponsored by the DC Sociological Society, Georgetown University, Suite 230, 3520 Prospect Street NW, Washington, DC 20057, 7:00 PM.

This Week: 10/17

Saturday! Public Sociology Graduate Conference! And some other great events too.

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October 17: Submission deadline, “Shifting Social Contracts,” Southern Sociological Society, New Orleans, LA (March 21-24, 2012).

October 20: Center for Social Science Research Brown Bag Series, featuring Marisa Allison (GMU), CSSR, 12:00-1:15 PM.

October 20: Grad student teaching workshop led by Nancy Hanrahan (GMU), Robinson B 313 (SOAN Conference Room), 1:30 PM.

October 22: First Annual Public Sociology Graduate Conference hosted by GSSA, Research Hall, Room 163, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM.

October 24: Submission deadline, “Sociological Understandings of the Global Transformation,” Midwest Sociological Society, Minneapolis, MN (March 29-April 1, 2012).

October 25: Lecture, “Russian Professional Free-Lancers in the Global Internet Age,”Andrey Shevchuk and Denis Strebkov (Russian State Higher School of Economics), co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Robinson A 203, 12:00-1:30 PM.

October 27: Center for Social Science Research Brown Bag Series, featuring Johanna Bockman and Katie Kerstetter (GMU), CSSR, 12:00-1:15 PM.

October 27: Lecture, “Through a Glass Darkly: The Persistence of Race in Education Research,” Gloria J. Ladson-Billings (University of Wisconsin), sponsored by the American Educational Research Association, Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, Washington, DC, 6:00 PM.