SIPS 2006 – 2007 The letter from Sourayan Mookerjea & Mike Gillespie Sociology In Process Series Announcement Kristin Lozanski & Irene Shankar: "Negotiating Social Locations in 'Third World' Research" Wednesday, October 18th, 2006 Tory 5-15, 4-5 pm The thrilling and acclaimed Sociology In Process Series has now been running for several years in our department and is starting up again very soon with Kristin Lozanski and Irene Shankar's upcoming presentation "Negotiating Social Locations in 'Third World' Research". SIPS is, first of all, a graduate student space for discussion, debate and innovative presentation of research. But it is also a vital public sphere which faculty have supported in many ways. As coordinators of SIPS this year, we invite graduate students and faculty once again to bring their ideas and arguments out to our very own departmental salon. In the past SIPS has featured presentations on current research, talks on different aspects of academic life, and teaching. SIPS has also experimented with a wide range of formats from 20 minute talks to panel presentations, roundtables etc. which crucially involve the room in discussion. We welcome again your ingenuity in inventing presentation formats. SIPS in Winter (2007) To continue our tradition of graduate student and faculty dialogue, we are asking faculty in particular to speak to the following theme at the SIPS in Winter sessions in the new year (Graduate students are also invited to address this theme but are not obligated to do so): Sociology and the Public Interest? Does sociology, as a discipline, have any responsibility to the public interest? If so, how? If not, why? In the age of relentless privatization what could we possibly mean by the phrase "public interest"? Has sociology served the public interest in the past? What interests have sociology served? Whither sociology, if not for the public interest? Do we have what it takes? What would it take? We invite our colleagues to address any of these or other questions these may spark either directly or through some illustration afforded by some aspect of their research, current or completed. SIPS in Fall (2006) Graduate students please contact us as soon as possible with your presentation ideas for SIPS as spaces are still available. We are very happy to discuss your presentation ideas with you, This year SIPS will be on Wednesdays starting at 4pm in Tory 5-15 Watch out for announcements regarding visiting speakers throughout the year. Sourayan Mookerjea & Mike Gillespie email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org What the critics have been saying about SIPS: "a real kitchen party without the kitchen"
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