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The Sociology Department invites the university community to our inaugural Favrot lecture. The lecture will take place at the Lavin-Bernick Center, Room 202, on Friday, January 31st, from 1-2:30PM. 

Mario Small, Harvard University

Remaking a Life: How Women Living with HIV/AIDS Confront Inequality

In the face of life-threatening news, how do we reevaluate and transform our lives? Starting in 2005, Northwestern professor of Sociology and African American Studies Celeste Watkins-Hayes spent more than a decade documenting the experiences of over 100 women living with HIV/AIDS in Chicago and beyond.

Culture Workshop: David Gibson, Notre Dame

Culture Workshop: Robin Wagner-Pacifici, New School for Social Research.

Sociology Colloquium: Ann Mische, Notre Dame

Foresight methods as transnational interventions: mapping a field of practice

A New Jim Code? Race, Carceral Technoscience, and Liberatory Imagination in Everyday Life

One of the challenges for physicians in an era of patient-centered care is to close the deal for treatment. Physicians may have to say no when patients make inappropriate treatment requests (as in opioids for chronic pain), or insist on treatment when patients resist (as in vaccination refusal). In this talk, I examine how neurologists overcome resistance against medication recommendations for pediatric patients with epilepsy. Neurologists meet these grounds with three corresponding persuasion strategies ranging from pressuring, to coaxing, to accommodating.

Sociology Colloquium: Debbie Becher, Barnard College

"A Fractured Nation: Private Property and the Fracking of the Rural West"

Strong City is a non-profit organization created by Tulane alumni to partner with community-based programs focusing on empowering underserved youth. You are invited to join the Strong City founders for a lunch talk/round table discussion to find out more about the Strong City story and how you can work together with them to inspire New Orleans youth.