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Sociology’s Fall 2010 Colloquium Series to kickoff in October

TAMPA, Fla. -- The sociology department has announced its Fall 2010 Colloquium Series. The series will feature current USF professors and graduate students.

The series will commence Tuesday, Oct. 5 with John Barnshaw’s “Short Sighted Genius: How Experts Transformed Financial Euphoria into Financial Crisis.” Barnshaw is the department’s first post-doctoral fellow and has extensive research from the Disaster Research Center.

On Wednesday, Oct. 27, Professor David Jacobson will present “Of Virgins and Martyrs: Women’s Status in Global Conflict.” Jacobson is a political sociologist in the areas of immigration and citizenship, international institutions and law, human rights and women’s status amidst global conflict.

Lastly, Intan Suwandi’s lecture “Marxist, Weberian and American Models of Social Class: A Comparison” will conclude the series Wednesday, Nov. 10. Suwandi is a Ph. D. student with interests in the areas of global stratification and the modern world system. She received her M.A. in sociology from Lehigh University and her B.A. in sociology and philosophy from New College of Florida.

All events will be held at 1 p.m. in the Grace Allen Room of the USF library. Presentations will last about 30 minutes followed by 20-30 minutes of discussion. For more information, contact Sara Crawley at

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Author: Taghrid Alrajoula