December 8, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Seminar: How to Prepare an ISSR or CRF Scholars Proposal

Led by Center for Research on Families (CRF) Affiliate Lisa Harvey and Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) Director Laurel Smith-Doerr, prospective applicants for the faculty Scholars Programs at CRF and ISSR will receive guidance on the application process, which program to apply to, and what reviewers will be looking for in competitive applications for the spring 2016 application deadline.

This seminar is free and open to faculty. A light lunch will be provided

March 11, 2016 (All day)

Spring Deadline for SBS Faculty Research Grants

In order to support the development and growth of the diverse and excellent faculty research in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Dean’s Research Council offers two categories of grants to support research each year. SBS has a strong commitment to a range of social science research approaches, including, but not limited to, basic, applied, and community-engaged research.

March 24, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Resisting Police: Police Forces as Social Movements in Contentious Fields of Authoritarian-Populism, Militarized Masculinity, and Racial Brutality (Social Science Matters Speaker Series on Resistance)

New York City police officers, in December 2014, collectively turned their backs on Mayor De Blasio during the funeral of officer Rafael Ramos. With this act, they transformed a memorial into a "mass protest," demonstrated contempt for anti-racism protesters, and opposed the mayor's plans to institute accountability. This funeral protest launched a wave of police protests and on-air diatribes that observers began to call a "cop coup" or a "revolt of uniformed thugs."  In October that same year, police in Rio de Janeiro rose up in protest against anti-brutality activists in their own city.

April 7, 2016 - 4:30pm

“Emergent Frameworks” Roundtable: Professor and Author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Professor Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and English Literature at the University of California-Irvine, internationally acclaimed author, and a leading light in African letters today.