Sociology Graduate Colloquium


The NIU Sociology Graduate Colloquium is held each year with the financial support of the Graduate School.  Graduate students play a significant role in organizing the talks.  We have been fortunate to bring prominent sociologists to speak on their current research.  These talks are informative and offer important intellectual exchange opportunities.  These events are free and open to the entire campus and the public.

More information about the Graduate School Colloquium Program can be found here.

Stay tuned for exciting speakers to be announced!

Recent speakers:

2011-2012 (partial list)

Dr. Laura Carpenter, Vanderbilt University (co-sponsored by LGBT & Women's Studies)


Adam Isaiah Green, University of Toronto (co-sponsored with NIU LGBT Studies)

Jennifer Baumgardner & Amy Richards, (co-sponsored with NIU Women's Center)


Jody Miller, University of Missouri-Saint Louis

David Embrick, Loyola University


Stephen Richards, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Barbara Risman, University of Illinois at Chicago

Rachel Gordon, University of Illinois at Chicago


Saskia Sassen, Columbia University

Gary Alan Fine, Northwestern University


Steven Messner, University at Albany, SUNY