INSTITUTE ON RACE
AND SOCIAL DIVISION
at Boston University
Spring 2002/Fall 2001 Research Workshops
704 Commonwealth Ave., 5th Floor
Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

 

   

1/16

Charles Ogletree (Harvard Law School), "Reparations: Why Here? Why Now?"

   

1/23

Richard Landes (Boston Univ., History/Ctr. for Millennial Studies), "Demotic Religion and Economic Development: Lessons from the Middle Ages for 'Modern' Times"

   

1/24

(Thurs.)

Lawrence Jackson (Howard University, English), "Ralph Ellison and the Early 1940s New York Artistic Milieu."

    1/30

Sudhir Venkatesh (Columbia Univ., Sociology and Afro Am. Studies), "'Are We a Family or a Business'?: The Transformation of Chicago's Street Gangs in the post-Civil Rights Era."

   

2/6

Kaushik Basu (M.I.T., Economics), "Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: An Economic Analysis with Implications for Worker Rights and Labor Standards Policy"

   

2/13

Samuel Myers (Humphrey School of Public Policy, Univ. Minnesota) and Sheila Ards (V.P., Benedict College), "The Effects of Welfare Recipiency on Domestic Violence"

   

2/20

Loic Wacquant (U.C. Berkeley, Sociology), "Define, Confine, Control: America's Four Peculiar Institutions"

   

2/27

Adrian Piper (Wellesley College, Philosophy), "Recognition and Responsibility" (a part of her larger work-in-progress, Rationality and the Structure of the Self)

   

3/6

Spring Break

 

   

3/13

William J. Wilson (Harvard, Afro-Am. Studies and Kennedy School of Govt.), "The Roots of Racial Tensions: Urban Ethnic Neighborhoods"

   

3/20

David Lyons (Boston Univ. School of Law), "Racial Junctures in US History: Part I."

   

3/27

Marcellus Andrews (Baruch College, CUNY, School of Public Affairs), "Thinking about Reparations"

   

4/3

John Roemer (Yale Univ., Political Science and Economics), "Does Democracy Engender Equality?"

   

4/10

Paul Collier (Director of Development Economics Group, The World Bank), "How Does Ethnic Diversity Affect Development?"

   

4/17

David Harris (Univ. of Michigan, Sociology), "In the Eye of the Beholder: Observed Race and Observer Characteristics"

   

4/19(Friday)

2:00-3:30p

Karen Fields, Ph.D.(Visiting Scholar, Maison de Sciences de L'Homme d'Aquitaine, Universite de Bordeaux III) "On the African Diaspora of Bordeaux: Issues in the Making of a Historical Document"

   

4/24

James Heckman(Univ. of Chicago, Economics), "What Policies are Best to Foster Human Capital Acquisition?"

   

4/26(Friday)

2:00-3:30p

Ron Richardson (African American Studies, BU), "Empire and Race in the Making of British Identity: The Case of Winston S. Churchill"

   

5/1

Robert Mickey (Harvard and IRSD, Political Science), "Democratization in Divided Societies: The U.S. South in Comparative Perspective."

   

5/8

Christopher Winship (Harvard and IRSD, Sociology), "Discovered Justice: Race Narratives and Elite Partnerships"

   
   


Fall 2001 Research Workshops

   

9/12

Glenn C. Loury (Economics, UNI and IRSD, Boston Univ.), "Racial Stigma: A New Paradigm for Discrimination Theory"

   

1/24

Ronald Ferguson (Kennedy School of Government , Harvard Univ.), "Why America's Black-White School Achievement Gap Persists"

   

9/26

Lawrence Blum (Philosophy, Univ. Mass-Boston) "Racism: What It Is, What It Isn't, and Why It Matters"

   

10/3

Claire Gaudiani (Senior Research Scholar, Yale Law School (former President of Connecticut College), "Generosity and Survival: How Philanthropy Saved Capitalism and Shaped American Society)"

   

10/10 

Susan Eckstein (Sociology, Boston Univ.), "Community as Gift Giving: Collectivistic Roots of Volunteerism in America"

   

10/17

Sanford Schram (Graduate School of Social Work, Bryn Mawr College) "Putting a Black Face on Welfare: The Good and the Bad"

   

10/24

Harold Pollack (School of Public Health, Univ.of Michigan) "Disparities by Race in the Incidence of Childhood Obesity"

   

10/31

Mohammad Mahmoud Mohamedou (Research Director, International Council for Human Rights Policy, Geneva, Switzerland), "The Political Economy of Racism: Policy Implications"

   

11/7

Clark Cunningham (Washington Univ. -St. Louis, School of Law), "Passing Strict Scrutiny: A Role for Social Science in Resolving the Affirmative Action Controversy"

   

11/14

Kerwin Charles (Economics, University of Michigan) "Relational Costs and the Production of Social Capital: The Case of Race and Language"

   

11/28

Joan Bryant (History/Afro-American Studies, Brandeis Univ. and DuBois Institute, Harvard) "Why African-American Reformers Opposed the Concept of Race."

   

12/5

Sherrill Stroschein (Political Science, Ohio University) "Ethnicity Over Territory as a Rights-Allocating Principle: The 2001 Hungarian Status Law "

   

 

 

 

 
     
     


Spring 2001 Research Workshops

     

1/17

Ajume Wingo (UMass--Boston, Philosophy Dept. ), "Local Legitimacy: A New Approach to Democracy in Africa"

     

1/24

Philip Klinkner (Hamilton College, Dept. of Government) "The Unsteady March of Racial Equality"

     

1/31

Sharun Mukand (Tufts Univ., Dept. of Economics) "Heterogeneity and the Politics of Visibility"

     

2/7

Adam Seligman (Boston Univ., Institute of Economic Culture) "Tolerance and Tradition"

     

2/14

Allen Callahan (Harvard Divinity School) "The Politics of Love: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Agape as an Issue of Policy"

     

2/21

Naomi Zack (Univ. at Albany, SUNY) "Philosophical Racial Essentialism: Hume and Kant"

     

2/28

Steve Levitt (Univ. of Chicago, Dept. of Economics) "Life Outcomes of Children Growing Up in a High-Rise Housing Project in Chicago?"

     

3/7

THERE WILL NOT BE A SEMINAR THIS WEEK

     

3/14

Paul Peterson (Harvard Univ., Dept. of Government) "Effects of School Vouchers on African-American Students"

     

3/21

Steven Pinker (M.I.T., Dept. of Brain and Cognitive Sciences) "The Blank Slate: The Denial of Human Nature in Modern Intellectual Life"

     

3/28

Robert Lieberman (Columbia Univ., Political Science, International and Public Affairs) "Race State and History: The Politics of Institutional Change in the United States, Great Britain and France"

     

4/4

John L. Jackson (Harvard Univ., Society of Fellows) "Being Black, Doing Black: Towards the Performative Limits of Raciality"

     

4/11

Samuel Bowles (UMass-Amherst, Dept. of Economics) "Equality as an Evolutionary Phenomenon"

     

4/18

John Skrentny (UC San Diego, Dept. of Sociology) "Who Are America's Minorities, and How Was That Decided?"

     

4/25

Tariq Modood (Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship, Univ. of Bristol) "Liberal Multiculturalism and Real-World Multiculturalism"

     

5/2

Linda Loury (IRSD Associate and Tufts Univ., Dept. of Economics) "Gender Differences in African-American College Attendance"

       
     
 
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