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


Gabriel Abend
Department of Sociology, New York University


Jerry Davis
Department of Management & Organizations, University of Michigan


Pablo J. Boczkowski
Department of Communication Studies, Northwestern University


Ned Smith
Department of Management & Organizations, Northwestern University


Emmanuel Didier
UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics

5/07/15 Bruce Western
Department of Sociology, Harvard University
5/14/15 Heather Haverman
Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

5/21/15 Neil Fligstein
Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley



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

Culture & Society Workshop - Kristin Surak, University of London
March 30, 20155:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Ethnography Workshop: Dawna Goens, Northwestern University
March 31, 20155:00 PM - 6:30 PM

March 6, 2015