2019/2020 Distinguished Speaker Series


The Department of Sociology’s  2019/2020 Distinguished Speakers Series will feature various scholars from around the world, showcasing our commitment to being internationally renowned as a leading centre for sociological research and dialogue.


“Understanding the Nature of Status Inequality:  Why Is It Everywhere?  Why Does It Matter?”

Cecilia L. Ridgeway, (Stanford University) – Date: September 3, 2019


“The Science of the Deal: When Patients Resist Medical Treatment.”

Stefan Timmermans (UCLA) – Date: Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 (11:00-12:30, ANSO 134)


“Is the Tide Turning on the Stigma of Mental Illness? Lessons from the U.S. National Stigma Studies”

Bernice Pescosolido (Indiana) – Date: Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 (11:00-12:30, ANSO 134)


“Tracking Generation X: Insights and Findings from the Edmonton Transitions Study”

(Naegele lectureHarvey Krahn (University of Alberta) – Date: Tuesday, February 4th, 2020(11:00-12:30, ANSO 134)


“Early Career Transitions among STEM Majors: Does Gender Matter?”

Sharon Sassler (Cornell University) – Date: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 (11:00-12:30, ANSO 134)


“Measuring Stability and Change in Personal Culture Using Panel Data”

Stephen Vaisey (Duke University) – Date: Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 (11:00-12:30, ANSO 134)


For more information on the Speakers, their talks, event details, and to watch recorded talks, click here.