Alice S. and Peter H. Rossi Lecture Series Speakers:


2018 – Mario Small | Grafstein Family Professor of Sociology at Harvard University | "Understanding Personal Networks: The Limits of Big Data and the Perils of Common Sense"

2017 – Ruth Milkman | Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center | "Immigration and Labor Market Precocity in the 21st Century U.S."

2016 – Alondra Nelson | Dean of Social Science at Columbia University | "The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome"

2015 – Elizabeth Armstrong | Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan | "Paying for the Party"

2014 – Aldon Morris | Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at the Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences at Northwestern University | "Sociology of W.E.B. Du Bois: Why Du Bois is the Founder of American Scientific Sociology"

2013 – Terri O’Neill | President of the National Organization for Women (NOW) | “Past, present, and future challenges for NOW and feminism in the U.S.”

2012 – Bruce Western | Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Professor of Criminal Justice Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government | “Mass Incarceration and the Prospects for Reform”

2010 – Paula England | Professor of Sociology at New York University | “(Hetero)Sexuality in College: New Social Forms and Old Gender Patterns”

2009 – Devah Pager | Professor of Sociology and Public Police at Harvard University| Race at Work: A Field Experiment of Discrimination in a Low Wage Labor Market”

2008 – Joan Huber and Sheila Tobias | Professor of Sociology at Ohio State University; and Independent Scholar | “Alice Rossi: Politics, Feminism, and Science”

2007 – Andrew Greeley | Retired Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago and American Roman Catholic priest | “The Great American Prayer Scandal”