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


Sarah Brayne
Department of Sociology, Princeton University


Jeremy Fiel
Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Robert Braun
Political Science, Cornell University


Xi Song
Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles


Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz
Department of Sociology, Brown University


NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY's Department of Sociology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position to begin in the Fall of 2015.  More information.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY'S Department of Sociology invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure eligible faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Instruction, beginning September 1, 2015. More infromation.


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

Ethnography Workshop: Carrie Sanders, Wilfred Laurier University
December 2, 20145:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Culture & Society Workshop: Professor Camilo Leslie, University of Michigan Sociology & ABF
December 4, 20143:30 PM - 5:30 PM

November 10, 2014