Past Special Events

Thusday, November 19th, 2015


Sociology Film Screening Series

and the Sociology Club present: 

The Hunting Ground

Thursday, November 19th

3:30pm in HSH 201









Thursday, October 15th, 2015


Sociology Screening Series Presents: 

Tough Guise II

Thursday, October 15th


HSH 201






Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

 The Department of Sociology would like to invite our new majors to a welcome lunch! Meet fellow undergrads, graduate students and faculty!

Tuesday, September 8th

12:30-2pm in HSH 201.  

Please RSVP here by Friday, September 4th. 





Friday, May 15th, 2015


 Congratulations, Graduates! You have worked long and hard to reach this day so let's celebrate on! Join our faculty and staff for lunch at our annual commencement reception and bring your family! 


 Taper Hall Front Lawn (across from CAS), 12:45pm  


 Immediately following Satelittle Ceremony 





Thursday, April 30th, 2015 


Join us for the presentation of our SOCI Honors Seminar!


Thesis presentations: 2:00-3:30pm


Reception: 3:30-5:00pm 


Thursday, April 30th -- HSH 201 




Thursday, April 16th, 2015 


Thinking about your future?


 Come hear Mr. George Pla, who majored in Sociology, speak about the importance of sociology in his successful career as an entrepreneur and mingle with other recent  alumni from diverse fields such as public relations, community  organizing, and more.


 Feel free to bring your resume!


 Thursday, April 16th 


 HSH 201 -- 4:30pm-6:00pm 










Thursday, March 31st, 2015 




 Have questions about grad school?


 Come ask graduate Rebecca Berry, the first student in USC Gould’s 3+3 program. Current Sociology grad students are also available to answer your questions about finding the right program for you. Learn what graduate school is really like and how to increase your chances of being accepted.


 Tuesday, March 31st 


 HSH 303






 Refreshments provided! 




Thursday, October 30th, 2014 





 10/30, 3:30pm in HSH 201 




 The Department of Sociology invites you to join Profs. Sternheimer and Kaplan for the viewing and discussion of this riveting documentary.


 In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of raping a white women in New York City's Central Park. They spent between 6 and 13 years in prison before a serial rapist confessed that he alone had committed the crime, leading to their convictions being overturned. Set against a backdrop of a decaying city beset by violence and racial tension, The Central Park Five tells the story of that horrific crime, the rush to judgment by the police, a media clamoring for sensational stories and an outraged public, and the five lives upended by this miscarriage of justice. 




Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 






Join us for popcorn, pizza and a  documentary!


Learn about the unique interplay of biography and history,class locations and mobility aspirations, and the tensions between external social forces and individual emotional development.















Sociology Party in the Park 

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

12:00pm - 3:00 pm

Associates Park (Across from the Bookstore)

Click to RSVP!








Alumni Speaker Series -  Adam Goldston

Thursday, October 10th, 2013


HSH 201










Sociology Movie Screening - A Class Apart

Thursday, November 14th, 2013


HSH 201







Alumni Speaker Series: "Where are They Now? Careers of Sociology Alumni"

Thursday, February 13th, 2014


Leavey Auditorium








Central American Immigration: Honoring Pioneers & Charting New Paths  

RSVP here! 

This event is hosted by the Center for the Study of Immigrant Intgration (CSII) and co-sponsored by these USC Departments and Organizations: American Studies & EthnicityEl Centro ChicanoPoiitical Science, and Sociology.







Sociology Mardi Gras Party/Movie Screening - The Order of Myths

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014


HSH 201

Refreshments will be served!







Going to Grad School: Tips on Finding and Applying to the Right Program for you

Thursday, March 6th, 2014


HSH 201

Refreshments will be served!







USC Dornsife Population Research Center Brown Bag Lecture Series
Jennifer Hook, USC Sociology
"Trajectories of Economic Disconnection Among Families in the Child Welfare System"
Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 @12:00pm
HSH 201 - Refreshments will be provided





2013 - 2014 New Directions in Feminist Research Seminar
Theme: Global Capitalism and Intimate Industries

April 3rd & 4th

"Global Capitalism and Intimate Industries"

Seminar Director: Rhacel Parrenas, Chair of Sociology and Professor of Gender Studies
Seminar Fellows:
Katie Hasson, Assistant Professor of Sociology (Dornsife)
Chaitanya Lakkimsetti, Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow with the 
Gender Studies Program and the Center for Feminist Research (Dornsife)
Nathaniel Burke, Ph.D. student in Sociology (Dornsife)
Feng-Mei Heberer, Ph.D. student in Critical Studies (Cinematic Arts)
Erin Kamler, Ph.D. student in Communication (Annenberg)
Demetrios Psihopaides, Ph.D. student in Sociology (Dornsife)




   New Directions in Feminist Research Seminar           "Normal - Real Stories from the Sex Industry"          "The Infrastructure of Intimacy" by Ara Wilson    
                                                                                    Film Screening by Nicolas Mai                                           Keynote Speaker



Thursday, April 10th

Resume Writing Workshop: Selling your Sociology Skills


HSH 201







Thursday, April 17th 

Sociology Movie Screening - 12 Years A Slave


GFS 101 






Thursday, May 1st, 2014


 Sociology Honors Seminar Student Presentations

Presentations from 2:00-3:00pm,  Reception from 3:00-4:00pm

HSH 201, Refreshments will be provided. 








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