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Departmental Events


Fall Quarter 2020


October 22

Academic Job Market Workshop

(12:30-2:30pm) Featuring Professor Richard Pitt. Designed for all graduate students, but especially helpful to those who are close to finishing their dissertations and preparing for the market. Attention will be given to this most challenging pandemic year. For a zoom link, please contact

November 19

Beyond Academia Workshop

(12:30-2:30pm) Organized by Professor Michel Estefan and featuring:

1. Giulia Hoffman, Associate Director, Graduate Career Development, UCSD Career Center (PhD in English Literature, UC Riverside)

2. Joan Donovan, Research Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School (PhD Sociology, UCSD)

3. Jon Shafran, Inclusion and Diversity Scientific Consultant at Forshay, a leading human resources firm focused on the future of work (PhD Sociology, UCSD)

4. April Huff, Director of Strategy and Behavioral Scientist at Firewood, a global digital marketing agency (PhD Sociology, UCSD)

5. Marie Murphy, Research Analyst and Program Manager at the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF (also has extensive experience working in the City and County of San Francisco) (PhD Sociology, UCSD)

6. Jason Eton Scott, Research Scientists in the people analytics team at Facebook (PhD Sociology, UC Berkeley)

7. Shelly Steward, Associate Director of Research for the Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative (PhD Sociology, UC Berkeley)

For a zoom link, please contact

Colloquium Schedule

UC San Diego’s Sociology Colloquium Speaker Series offers the opportunity to learn about the latest research from leading scholars in sociology and closely related fields. Presentations are followed by Q&A.

Under normal circumstances, colloquia are held either Tuesday or Thursday 12:30p-1:50p in SSB 101.



 Due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), our colloquium series been cancelled for 2020-2021.