Sociology Club

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Co-Chairs: Nicole Maldonado and Andrea Yetzer

Secretary: Alexis Dennis

Treasurer: Shantrell Rogers

Advisor: Dr. Brett Stockdill

Sociology Club


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the Sociology Club?

A: The Sociology Club is really what you, as Sociology majors, minors, and interested NEIU students want to make it. In reality, each semester the Sociology Club, because of a changing core membership, becomes something slightly different.

Q: What types of things has the Sociology Club done in the past?

A: NEIU's Sociology Club has been very active over the past years. The club's membership has obtained Student Activities funds to sponsor numerous provocative speakers and noted authors addressing such issues as: homelessness, domestic violence, public housing, gangs, youth empowerment, hate crimes, and environmental racism. Club members have received funding to attend the annual Midwest Sociology Meetings. Current club activists volunteer to work on issues ranging from affordable housing to homelessness to working with troubled youth. The Sociology Club has sponsored discussion panels in which Sociology faculty members discuss their work in the field and what options are available to Sociology majors. Keep an eye out for flyers and announcements for upcoming events.

Q: It sounds so serious, do you ever have fun?

A: Yes! We enjoy socializing at our meetings, gone on outings like bowling, and we have at least one "purely" social event at least once each semester. But we also have fun when we are engaged in discussing social justice issues and are involved in social change activities. As you know, NEIU students are a great bunch of people!

Q: How do I join?

A: Meetings are held Tuesdays in LWH 2081 during activity hour, 3:05-4:05. Look for flyers and listen for announcements of meetings in your Sociology classes and come to a meeting. We need your ideas and your participation! Club membership is not only enjoyable but you can serve as a club officer and participate in larger NEIU Student Activities. Also, becoming an active part of the Sociology Club is something that you can add to your resumé to make you stand out from other job applicants after graduation.

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Café Society

Café Society: Get Your Hands Off My Rights!: Negotiating Reproductive Choices in a Religious State

Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 3:05 PM – 4:05 PM in LWH 2081

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Café Society: Occupy Movement: Inquiries and Future Implications

Thursday, October 27, 2011, 3:05 PM – 4:05 PM in LWH 2081

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Café Society: Wikileaks, the Media, and the Government

Thursday, March 3, 3:05 PM – 4:05 PM in LWH 2094

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Café Society: Islamophobia and the Anti-Mosque Protests in the U.S.

Thursday, November 4, 2010, 3:05 PM – 4:05 PM in LWH 2094

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Brown Bag Events

Lisa Berube--Theorizing (Bi)Sexuality: Embodiment, Erotic, and Emotions

Thursday, November 17, 2011, 3:05 - 4:05 PM in LWH 2081

Please join the Sociology Club at the event where sociologist Lisa Berube will discuss her research on bisexuality in women from diverse backgrounds to better understand bisexual lives in a hetero-normative world.

Graduate School Panel

Thursday, March 17, 2011, 3:05 - 4:05 PM in LWH 2094

Please join members of the Sociology Club as we invite a panel of current and soon-to-be graduate students to discuss their experiences in applying to graduate school. There will be plenty of time for everyone to ask qeustions about the graduate school application process as well as graduate school experiences. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Rachel Allison--I’ve Been There, Done That: Racial and Class Variation in College Women’s Sexual Strategies

Thursday, March 31, 2011, 3:05 - 4:05 PM in LWH 2094

Please join the Sociology Club at the event where sociologist Rachel Allison will discuss her research on college students' relationships and sexuality.

Dr. Sonia Oliva--Playing the Race Card: Using Race-Conscious and Color-blind Ideologies to "Fix" Latino and Black Tensions in a Multi-Racial School

Thursday, November 11, 2010, 3:05 - 4:05 PM in LWH 2094

In recent years, several Chicago Public schools reported an increase in Latino and Black tensions. Using ethnographic methods, I examine the contradictory ways in which Central High, a “hotbed” of Latino and Black tensions, handled their “race issues.” For this project I was an active participant in one school for the 2006-2007 school-year. I drew upon various data sources including participant observations, interviews, (with school personnel, students, and community members) and written documents. I find that schools have a quick and easy solution to quelling Black and Latino tensions—increase the rules, security, and surveillance. The more complex solution is to find out how and in what ways the school reproduces racial inequality. Teachers and staff members in the Race Relations Committee grappled with race-conscious initiatives and colorblind ideologies as they tried to resolve Black and Latino “race” issues in the school. They believed students were ready for conversations about race but that teachers should not be “slapped in the face with it.” I argue that current racial ideologies leave schools without a language or vocabulary to fully address and understand their “race issues.” In this manner, current racial ideologies act as a smokescreen for larger social forces at play.

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