sociology

Violence and the Human Condition: Political Violence and Issues of Measurement and Methodology

 

For a full list of events and information visit: visionsinmethodology.org/conferences/2015-conference

Sponsered by the National Science Foundation, UK Gaines Center for the Humanities, UK Office of the Vice President for Research, the Department of Political Science, QIPSR, and the Department of Sociology.

 

Date: 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 1:00pm to Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 5:00pm
Location: 
UK campus

College of Arts and Sciences Recognizes Its Award-winning Faculty

The University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences will honor its faculty at 4 p.m. today at the William T. Young Library Auditorium.

Race and the Chilean Miracle: Neoliberalism, Democracy and Indigenous Rights in Chile

 

In this talk, Dr. Richards will examine the conflicts as well as the multicultural policies that have developed in response to indigenous claims in Chile. She will argue that racism is paradoxically reinscribed by policies that on their face seem to be about diversity and acceptance of difference. Richards will bring attention to how the process of generating consent for the state’s construction of indigenous subjects in the context of neoliberalism is not only imposed from above, but also informed by competing worldviews at the local level. 

Sponsored by: Sociology Department and co-sponsored by the International Studies and Latin American Studies Programs.

Date: 
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 2:00pm
Location: 
1545 Patterson Office Tower

Carlos de la Torre, "The Promise and Perils of Populism: Global Perspectives"

“The Promise and Perils of Populism: Global Perspectives” ‒ is a panel discussion at 2-4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, in the James F. Hardymon Theatre in the UK Davis Marksbury Building. The program title is also the name of the just-released book edited by Carlos de la Torre, UK professor of sociology and director of the UK International Studies Program. Moderated by Emily Beaulieu, UK assistant professor of comparative politics, the panel will include de la Torre, Cas Mudde of the University of Georgia, Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser of Diego Portales University (Chile) and Ron Formisano, the William T. Bryan Professor of American History at the University of Kentucky.

Defining Borders: Social Theory Graduate Course

Every spring the Committee on Social Theory offers the team-taught seminar—always with four professors. Previous course themes/names for the seminar have included “Law, Sex, and Family” “Autobiography,” and “Security.” But previous seminars may not have spoken so directly to the professors’ personal backgrounds as “Transnational Lives” does with this team of four.

Sleep Study: Sociology's Mairead Eastin Moloney Interviewed for Live Science

A recent online article contemplated what life might look like if there were a cure for sleep, and the possible sociological impacts that would follow.

Her Roots Run Deep: Shannon Bell's Book Continues to Earn Top Honors

Assistant Professor of Sociology Shannon Bell described her recent book, Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed: Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice, as a project that gives voice to her subjects: women fighting against the environmental effects of coal mining in Appalachia.

We're All Friends Here

Three Perspectives on the Inside-Out Program

In this podcast, we hear from Carrie Oser, associate professor in the Department of Sociology, Michele Staton-Tindall, associate professor in the College of Social Work, and Damien Angel, a former student of the College of Social Work, as they talk about their experiences with the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program. This course, centered around cooperation between “Inside” incarcerated students within the Blackburn Correctional Complex and “Outside” students from the University of Kentucky, explored drug dependency, its relationship with crime, and policy related issues regarding this problem. This course was a first for both Lexington and the University of Kentucky and shaped new perspectives while also establishing a bond between Inside and Outside students. For more information about Inside-Out courses, click here.

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard

Taking Both Sides: Three Perspectives on the Inside-Out Program by UK College of Arts & Sciences is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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