The Department of Sociology hosts weekly colloquia, in which speakers from a variety of distinguished institutions from the United States and other countries address a wide range of compelling topics. The colloquium occurs every Thursday, at 12:30 p.m., in Parkes Hall room 222, on the Evanston Campus. Parkes Hall is located across Chicago Ave from the Sociology Department, adjacent to Alice Millar Chapel.

For more information, please contact the department:
Phone: 847-491-5415

If you would like to recieve an anouncement on upcoming colloquia and events please follow the instructions to join the Sociology LISTSERV.

Faculty Coordinators: Charles (Chas) Camic and Ann Shola Orloff
Staff Coordinator: Murielle Harris

2010 - 2014 Past Colloquia Guest Speakers


Sida Liu
Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Madison


Brayden King
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University


Susan Shapiro
American Bar Foundation


Ethan Hutt
Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership,
University of Maryland - College Park


Town Hall Meeting (Department Only)

2/19/15 Fiona Rose-Greenland
Department of Art History, University of Chicago
2/26/15 John Diamond
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis,
University of Wisconsin - Madison
3/5/15 Susan Silbey
Department of Anthropology, MIT



Our faculty advisers can help you select Sociology courses, even if Sociology isn't your major or minor.

Searle Center for Advancing Learning & Teaching provides a variety of programs and workshops for graduate students and faculty interested in developing their teaching practices. In addition, the Searle Center offers a variety of programs for graduate students seeking to develop their skills as Teaching Assistant (TA) and instructor , such as, a yearly conference for new TA's, a teaching certificate program and fellowship opportunities.


Upcoming Events

Sociology Colloquium - Professor Susan Silbey, MIT
March 5, 201512:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Culture and Society Workshop: Diego de los Rios, NU Sociology
March 5, 20153:30 PM - 5:30 PM

February 12, 2015