2010-2011 Seminars

FALL 2010

► September 20:  The Sense of Dissonance: Organizational Reflexivity and Innovation
David Stark, Arthur Lehman Professor of Sociology & International Affairs and Chair, Department of Sociology, Columbia University

► October 4:  Shared Representations of the Nation-State in Modern Democracies
Bart Bonikowski, Doctoral Candidate, Sociology

► October 18:  Women's Economic Resources and Bargaining in Marriage: Does Egyptian Women's Well-Being Depend on Earnings or Marriage Payments? 
Rania Salem, Doctoral Candidate, Sociology

► November 15:  The Spread of Health Behaviors in Social Networks
Damon Centola, CSSO Visiting Scholar, Assistant Professor of Economic Sociology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

► November 29:  Good Idea or Bad Idea? Gender Status Beliefs, Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the US and UK
Sarah Thébaud, CSSO Postdoctoral Research Associate

► December 13: Gullet Politics & Gastronationalism: Food Traditions and Authenticity Politics in the EU
Michaela DeSoucey, CSSO Postdoctoral Research Associate

Spring 2011

► January 31:  Sociotechnical Organization of Robotic Spacecraft Systems
Janet Vertesi, Lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and Sociology and Link-Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows, Princeton University

► February 14:  An Economy of Promises: The Origins of Credit Rating in 19th-century  America
Bruce Carruthers, Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University

► February 28:  Side Effects: Accountability in International HIV/AIDS Programs
Carol Heimer, Professor of Sociology and Director of Graduate Studies, Northwestern University; Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation

► February 28 (4:30-6pm, location TBA):  First Annual Theorodology Prize Lecture:  Externalities Declining with Difference, and Denominators in Network Models
Arthur Stinchcombe, Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University 

► March 21:  “I’M NOT HERE TO MAKE FRIENDS!”  Spontaneous Communication in a 'Winners-Take-All' Organization 
Valery Yakubovich, Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

► April 4:   "This Time It Is Different: The Spread of the Worldwide Financial Crisis, 2007-2010"
Neil Fligstein, Associate Chair, Department of Sociology, University of California/Berkeley 

► April 18 (4:30-6pm, 300 Wallace Hall):  Princeton Dialogues: The Entrepreneurial Group: Social Identities, Relations, and Collective Action 
Martin Ruef, Professor, Department of Sociology, Princeton University
Critics: Scott Shane (Case Western University, Economics); Lynn Smith-Lovin (Duke University, Sociology); and Richard Swedberg (Cornell University, Sociology)