Conversations Across Borders: A Workshop in Transnational Studies

2016 Dec 05

Conversations Across Borders: A Workshop in Transnational Studies

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

“Development, Inequality, and Disproportionality: Human Drivers of GHG Emissions and the Carbon Intensity of Human Well-Being"

Speaker:

Andrew Jorgenson, Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies, Boston College.

Discussant:

Brianna Castro, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Contact:

John Arroyo
arroyojc@mit.edu

2016 Nov 07

Joint Transnational Studies Initiative and Politics and Social Change Workshop

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

"Voting, Protesting, and Beyond: the Meaning of Political Participation According to Today’s Youth"

Speaker: 

Bo Yun Park, PhD Student, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

"Vanguard of the Revolution: Traders and Smugglers at the DPRK-PRC Borderlands"

Speaker: 

Victor Teo, Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute; Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies, The University of Hong Kong.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Contact: 

Yueran Zhang 
yueranzhang@g.harvard.edu

2016 Oct 24

Joint Conversations Across Borders and Politics and Social Change Workshop

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

"Where Did 'No Taxation without Representation' Come from? The Case of Taxing Private Homeownership in China"

Speaker:

Yueran Zhang, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Discussant:

Fangsheng Zhu, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

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Speaker:

Amy Tsang, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Discussant:

Aaron Benavidez, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

2016 Oct 31

Conversations Across Borders: A Workshop in Transnational Studies

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

"The Politics of Culture and the Political Role of Cultural Institutions"

Speakers:

Martha Tedeschi, Director, Harvard Art Museums.

Frederick Wherry, Professor of Sociology, Yale University.

Michael Kennedy, Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs, Brown University.

Co-sponsored by the Harvard Culture and Social Analysis Workshop.

Contact:

John Arroyo
arroyojc@mit.edu

Moderator:

Peggy Levitt, Associate. Chair; Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Wellesley College.

2016 Sep 12

Conversations Across Borders: A Workshop in Transnational Studies

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

"First Organizing and Planning Meeting for Transnational Studies Initiative (TSI) and Politics and Social Change (PSC) Workshop, 2016-2017”

Chairs:

Peggy Levitt, Associate. Chair; Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Wellesley College; Co-Director of TSI, Weatherhead Center, Harvard University.

Jocelyn Viterna, Faculty Associate. Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University; Co-Director of TSI, Weatherhead Center, Harvard University.

"More Fair, More Contentious: Unintended Consequences of Formalization in China”

Speaker:

Fangsheng Zhu, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Discussant:

Irene Pang, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Brown University.

Contact:

John Arroyo
arroyojc@mit.edu

2016 Apr 06

Conversations Across Borders: A Workshop in Transnational Studies

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Room K450

“Health Migrations: The Influence of Transnational Ties on Latin American Immigrants’ Healthcare Practices”

Speaker:

Tiffany Joseph, Research Fellow, Global Social Protections, TSI, Harvard University; Assistant Professor, Sociology Department, Stony Brook University.

"Transnationalism, Social Networks, and Culture: Implications for Health"

Speaker:

Rosalyn Negrón, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Core Faculty in Transnational, Cultural, & Community Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston.

Contact:

John Arroyo
arroyojc@mit.edu

2016 Mar 02

Conversations Across Borders: A Workshop in Transnational Studies

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

"Transnational Ties, Poverty, and Identity: Latin American Immigrant Women in Public Housing"

Speaker:

Silvia Dominguez, Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Services, Northeastern University.

"Navigating the Education Migration Infrastructure"

Speaker:

Mindelyn Buford II, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Northeastern University.

"Daring to Migrate: Legal Status, Networks and Senegalese Migration to Europe"

Speaker:

Mao-Mei Liu, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Population Studies and Training Center, Brown University.

Contact:

John Arroyo
arroyojc@mit.edu

2016 Feb 01

Joint Culture and Social Analysis Workshop and Conversations Across Borders: A Workshop in Transnational Studies

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

"Give the People What They [Ought to] Want: The Federal Writers’ Project, Provincial Diversity, and Global Uniformity in American Literature”

Speaker:

Wendy Griswold, Bergen Evans Professor of Humanities; Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University.

Discussant:

Michèle Lamont, Center Director; Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies; Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies, Departments of Sociology and African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Contact:

Laura Adler
laurackadler@g.harvard.edu

John Arroyo
arroyojc@mit.edu

2015 Dec 02

Conversations Across Borders: A Workshop in Transnational Studies

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S050

"Creating the Global: Lessons from Worlds of Art, Literature, Music, and Museums”

Panelists:

Peggy Levitt, Associate. Chair; Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Wellesley College.

Martin Puchner, Byron and Anita Wien Professor of Drama and of English and Comparative Literature, Harvard University.

Larissa Buchholz, Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows.

Discussants:

Maure Aronson, Executive Director of World Music/CRASHarts.

Mary Sherman, Artist, Curator, and Director, TransCultural Exchange.

Moderator:

Sara E. K. Smith, Postdoctoral Fellow. Affiliated Faculty, Department of Art History and Art Conservation, and Cultural Studies Program, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada.

Contact:

John Arroyo
arroyojc@mit.edu

2015 Nov 04

Conversations Across Borders: A Workshop in Transnational Studies

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S001

"The Economic Side of Social Remittances: the Circulation of Money and Ideas between New York, Paris, and Dakar”

Speaker:

Ilka Vari-Lavoisier, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI), University of Pennsylvania.

"Chicano Spirituality in the Construction of an Imagined Nation: Aztlán"

Speaker:

Renee de la Torre, Professor, CIESAS Occidente-University of Guadalajara, Mexico.

Discussant:

Peggy Levitt, Associate. Chair; Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Wellesley College.

Contact:

John Arroyo
arroyojc@mit.edu

2015 Oct 14

Conversations Across Borders: A Workshop in Transnational Studies

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S250

“Making Medicines in East Africa: Cost, Quality, and Compromises”

Speaker:

Nitsan Chorev, Harmon Family Professor of Sociology and International Studies, Brown University.

Discussant:

Jocelyn Viterna, Faculty Associate. Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Contact:

John Arroyo
arroyojc@mit.edu

2015 Mar 11

Conversations Across Borders: A Workshop in Transnational Studies

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, S450

"Negative Social Remittances, Civic Engagement, and 'Gray Zones of Politics'"

Speaker:

Clarisa Perez-Armendariz, Assistant Professor, Politics Department, Bates College.

Discussant:

Mao-Mei Liu, Postdoctoral Fellow, Population Studies and Training Center, Brown University.

Contact:

Charlotte Lloyd
charlottelloyd@fas.harvard.edu

2015 Mar 05

Conversations Across Borders: A Workshop in Transnational Studies

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Center for European Studies, Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street, Goldman Room

"Immigration and the Republican Model in France"

Speaker:

James Hollifield, Professor and Director, the Tower Center for Political Studies, Southern Methodist University.

Co-sponsored by the Transnational Studies Initiative and the Contemporary European Politics Group, with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.

Contact:

Charlotte Lloyd
charlottelloyd@fas.harvard.edu

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