The Department of Sociology
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2013 Events 

 


 Department of Sociology

Spring 2013 colloquium series

Crimmigration in Australia: Loud and Quiet Panic Over Asylum Seekers

Presented by Guest Professor Michael Welch (Rutgers University)  

Tuesday, April 24 @ 3:00pm-4:00pm in the Sociology Conference Room (5th Floor T-building)

 

 


  

 

Performance and Justice: Representing Dangerous Truths Symposium at John Jay College

 

March 13, 14, &15

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

524 West 59th. Street New York, NY, 10019

Admission: Free

Registration: http://performanceandjustice2013.eventbrite.com

CLICK HERE FOR FULL INFORMATION!

 

 

 


 

  


Past Events:  

SOCIOLOGY COLLOQUIUM SERIES

OCTOBER 24, 2012

1:30-3:00pm

 

Sociology Conference Room

 

EMERITUS PROFESSOR LYDIA ROSNER ON HER LATEST BOOK:

The Russian Writer’s Daughter (Mayapple Press 2011)

 

At the center of these memories is Lyduce’s father, whose complex personality mixes a passion for social justice, the desire to protect his family, and intellectual snobbery. In this revelatory memoir, international politics shadow a child’s gradual awakening to the world around her. As she tells her family’s story, Rosner shows how complicated autobiography can be, more a matter of pursuing the truth than of asserting it.

 

PROFESSOR MUCAHIT BILICI ON HIS UPCOMING BOOK:

Finding Mecca in America: How Islam is Becoming an American Religion (University of Chicago Press, 2012)

 

In this book, Mucahit Bilici traces American Muslims’ progress from outsiders to natives and from immigrants to citizens. Drawing on the philosophies of Simmel and Heidegger, Bilici develops a novel sociological approach and offers insights into the civil rights activities of Muslim Americans, their increasing efforts at interfaith dialogue, and the recent phenomenon of Muslim ethnic comedy. Theoretically sophisticated, Finding Mecca in America is both a portrait of American Islam and a groundbreaking study of what it means to feel at home.

 

 

 

 

 

  


 

 

 

  

 


 

OPEN CONFERENCE:

 

Structural Violence at the Global Frontier

A reflection about the impact of anti-immigration legislation and the dangers that surround in-transit migrants
We will finish with a March of Silence and Vigil to remember the missing migrants

 

Thursday October 4th - John Jay College of Criminal Justice - 524 West 59th Street, New York, NY, 10019
6pm to 8pm – Room 9.64NB

Inauguration
México, Global Frontier and Humanitarian Catastrophe
Reverend Hoover, Founder and Director of Humane Borders and Project Rescátame! Tucson, Arizona
Migrant Poetry by poet Tania Romero
Reception - Mexican Music

 

RSVP, Full Schedule & Details: http://jornadasmigracion.blogspot.com

The conference will be live streamed by Asuntos del Sur: http://asuntosdelsur.org/

 


 

 

 

CUNY Graduate Center Sociology Seminar Series in Crime, Law, and Deviance:

 CHRISTIAN PARENTI

Speaking about his book "Tropic of Chaos"

Thursday, September 27
6pm-8pm
CUNY Graduate Center
365 5th Avenue
Room 6112.04


 From Africa to Asia and Latin America, the era of climate wars has begun. Extreme weather is breeding banditry, humanitarian crisis, and state failure.In Tropic of Chaos, investigative journalist Christian Parenti travels along the front lines of this gathering catastrophe--the belt of economically and politically battered postcolonial nations and war zones girding the planet's midlatitudes. Here he finds failed states amid climatic disasters. But he also reveals the unsettling presence of Western military forces and explains how they see an opportunity in the crisis to prepare for open-ended global counterinsurgency.

Parenti argues that this incipient "climate fascism"--a political hardening of wealthy states-- is bound to fail. The struggling states of the developing world cannot be allowed to collapse, as they will take other nations down as well. Instead, we must work to meet the challenge of climate-driven violence with a very different set of sustainable economic and development policies. 

 

Christian Parenti is the author of "Tropic of Chaos", "The Freedom", "The Soft Cage", and "Lockdown America."
http://www.christianparenti.com/bio/ 


 COLLOQUIUM:

“Religion and Sexual Behaviors: Understanding the Influence of Islamic Cultures and Religious Affiliation for Explaining Sex Outside of Marriage”

Presented by Amy Adamczyk and Brittany Hayes

Wednesday, November 7

1:30 pm

Sociology Conference Room

Amy Adamczyk and Brittany Hayes will discuss their recently published research which analyzed data on pre-marital and extra-marital sexual behaviors in over 30 countries around the world. Their data includes countries that are predominantly Muslim as well as countries that contain religious variation, allowing them to discern whether differences in sexual behavior are based on either religious or national-legal contexts, or both.


The CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium at John Jay College
The Interfaith Center of New York
and
The 9/11 Community for Common Ground Initiative

invite you to a book talk with
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
author of

Moving the Mountain:


Beyond Ground Zero to a New Vision of Islam in America

  

 Moving the Mountain: Beyond Ground Zero to a New Vision of Islam in America

 

Wednesday, Sept. 19

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

John Jay College of Criminal Justice – CUNY

524 West 59th Street, Room L61

 

 

RSVP: mvolpe@jjay.cuny.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2012-13 Mellon Sawyer Seminar Series, “Democratic Citizenship and the Recognition of Cultural Differences,” at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

 

The CUNY Graduate Center will be holding an interdisciplinary seminar series focused on how democratic societies can be inclusive of a wide range of cultural practices and forms of expression while maintaining a commitment to respecting a secular public sphere, universal human rights, and women’s equality.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.


SPRING 2012 EVENTS


THE CENTER ON RACE, CRIME AND JUSTICE AT
JOHN JAY COLLEGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
CONFERENCE:

“ISSUES OF IMMIGRATION IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE”

 March 22, 2012
Room 630T, Haaren Hall

CLICK HERE FOR CONFERENCE SCHEDULE & INFORMATION


2009 EVENTS


NYC-DR presents

September 11th – THEN AND NOW

Thursday, September 3, 2009
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Room 610T
899 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY

Scott Gassman, founder of IdeaJuice, and a 9/11 survivor, will be our September Roundtable Breakfast presenter. Join us as we remember how we first got started on the Listserve and at the Roundtable. Below is Scott's own description of his program. While there is no charge for the breakfast, we do need to know how many to expect, so please RSVP by return email http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/sociology/mailto;acrgnyinfo@aol.com. For more information, click here.


SAVE THE DATE!

Between the Dream and the Nightmare - Immigration, the "Bulimic Society" and the Criminal Justice System

May 15, 2009
9:00PM – 5:00PM
North Hall, Room 2200


SPRING 2009
COLLOQUIUM SERIES

Short Film Screening: VZDOR

Anabela Zigova
Filmmaker

Michael Flynn
Associate Professor of Psychology, York College

Thursday, May 7, 2009 3:00pm
Sociology Department, Suite 520.14T


'Tough Love’ in the Urban Boxing Gym: Hegemonic or Counter Hegemonic Discursive Practice?

Lucia Trimbur
Assistant Professor of Sociology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Thursday, April 30, 2009 3:00pm
Sociology Department, Suite 520.14T


Interrogating Documentary Practice in the Criminal Justice System: Bringing Cameras into Jails and Prisons

Althea Wasow
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Thursday, April 22, 2009 3:15pm
Sociology Department, Suite 520.14T


The Liberian Diaspora and the Recurring Coup

Jonny Steinberg
Visiting Scholar, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 3:00pm
Sociology Department, Suite 520.14T


Subways to Security

Harvey Molotch,
Professor of Sociology and Metropolitan Studies, New York University

Thursday, March 19, 2009 3:00pm
Sociology Department, Suite 520.14T


A Conversation with Bob Crow

Bob Crow
General Secretary of the RMT Specialist Transport Trade Union, London

Monday, March 16, 2009 3:00pm
Sociology Department, Suite 636T


Experimenting with Education in Juvenile Prisons: The Jewish Museum Berlin Visits the Juvenile Penitentiary Berlin

Maja Lenhardt
Teacher at the juvenile penitentiary, Jugendstrafanstal, Berlin, and Online Editor at the Jewish Museum, Berlin

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 3:00pm
Sociology Department, Suite 520.14T


“Surviving the Streets” Risk in ethnography: research on drugs, violence and crime

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 3:30pm
Sociology Department, Suite 520.14T


Social Bulimia, Immigration and the Law in Contemporary Tuscany

Robert Garot

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 3:00pm
Sociology Department, Suite 520.14T



The Darfur Investigation of the International Criminal Court

Sociology Department,
John Jay College, 899 Tenth Avenue,
Between 58th and 59th Street

Date: Thursday, 26th February, 2009
2.00PM – 3.30PM
Location: Room 636T


SAVE THE DATE!

“Making (Much) Better Sense of the Culture of Black Men in Crisis: A Mandate for Scholarship and Social Policy”

A discussion by
Dr. Alford Young, Jr. of the University of Michigan on his new book, The Minds of Marginalized Black Men: Making Sense of Mobility, Opportunity, and Future Life Chances

February 23rd
12:30PM – 3PM
Theater Lobby, John Jay College
899 Tenth Avenue


FALL 2008
COLLOQUIUM SERIES

The Rise of Berserk Warriors: Pure Charisma and Mixed Martial Arts

Mucahit Bilici

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 3:00pm
Sociology Department, Suite 520.14T


Wasting Away: Inside a Shooting Gallery in Santo Domingo
Language: English, with short fragments in Spanish (includes English subtitles), 42 min. Warning: Graphic Images. Viewer Discretion Advised.

Yolanda Martin

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 3:00pm
Sociology Department, Suite 520.14T


Criminology Book Fest

Scott Atran
David Brotherton
David Green
Lou Kontos
Mangai Natarajan
Jock Young

Thursday, October 23, 2008 3:00pm
Sociology Department, Suite 520.14T


Reporting Murder: Rethinking News Media Criminology

Dr. Chris Greer

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 3:00pm
Sociology Department, Suite 520.14T



Thinking and Researching Psychosocially

A One Day Seminar, Sociology Department,
John Jay College, 899 Tenth Avenue,
Between 58th and 59th Street

Date: Monday, 5th May, 2008
9.30AM – 5PM
Location: Room 630T

For program details. click here.


FALL 2007
COLLOQUIUM SERIES

The Criminological Gap: “Lumping It” as Emotion Work

Professor Robert Garot

Wednesday, December 5, 2007 3:00pm
Sociology Department, Suite 520.14T


Understanding Racial Hatred: A New Psychosocial Approach

Tony Jefferson

Wednesday, November , 2007 3:00pm
Sociology Department, Suite 520.14T


The Impact of Surveillance Cameras On Perceptions of Privacy, Safety and Civil Liberties in Drug Market Areas


Professor Justin Ready

Wednesday, October 24, 2007 3:00pm
Sociology Department, Suite 520.14T



August 9 & 10, 2007

On the Edge: Transgression and the Dangerous Other

This two day interdisciplinary conference will celebrate intellectual and artistic transgression that will focus on a concept of a new criminology for the 21st Century which can grasp the phenomenology of everyday life, its experience of joy, humiliation, anger and desperation, the seductions of transgression and the appeal of the vindictive, the myriad forms of resistance and the repressive nature of acquiescence. The conference will bring together national and international scholars, students and artists from a variety of disciplines.


NYC-DR Monthly Roundtable Breakfast held since 9/11 on the first Thursday of the month featured speakers on selected topics.

David Brotherton, Chairperson
North Hall, Room 3263,
524 West 59th Street New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212.237.8694,
Email: dbrotherton@jjay.cuny.edu