John Stuart Mill
All seminars for Fall 2012 will be held in Carswell 118
"Communicating a New Consciousness: Home Birth in Modern America." Wendy Kline, Department of History, University of Cincinnati.
"Manipulating Capital: Former Global Factory Workers Negotiating New Identities in Sri Lanka's Villages." Sandya Hewamanne, Department of Anthropology, Wake Forest University.
November 30 Friday @ 4:00
"Childhood Obesity." Sara Bowen, Department of Sociology and Director of Voices in Action: The Families, Food and Health Project, North Carolina State University
January 24 Thursday @ 4:00
"A Dog's Life in the Glorious Cause: Young Men's Relationships within the Continental Army." Jake Ruddiman, Department of History, Wake Forest University.
February 28 Thursday @ 4:00
"Making the Immoblie Mobile: Land, Markets, and the Problem of Value." This paper deals with the 19th Century Paris real estate market. Alexia Yates, History and Economics,t Harvard University.
March 29 Friday @ 4:00
"Promoting Change in U.S. Policy toward Cuba: A Case Study from a Non-profit Advocacy Group." Frick Curry, Center for International Policy, Washington, D.C.
April 25 Thursday @ 4:00
"Scandal and the Medieval Church." Dyan Elliott, Department of History, Northwestern University.
February 16 Thursday @ 4:30
"Dancing in the Street? Reframing Arts and Culture for the 'New' Downtown." Elizabeth Strom, Department of Geography, University of South Florida.
March 30 Friday @ 4:00
"The Impact of Gender, Education and Culture on the Career Motivations of Entrepreneurs: The Case of Nicaragua." Elizabeth Gatewood, Ajay Patel, and Jeanne Simonelli, Wake Forest University.
April 12 Thursday @ 4:30
"Rustic Recreation: Seeking health in the North Woods, 1880-1945." Lucinda McCray, Department of History, Appalachian State University.
September 9 Friday @ 3:30
"Chinese Consumer Culture under Communism." Karl Gerth, University Lecturer in Modern Chinese History, Fellow and Tutor, Oxford University.
September 23 Friday @ 3:30
"American Marriage? Tracking the Broomstick Wedding from 1800-2010." Tyler D. Parry, History Department, University of South Carolina.
October 13 Thursday @ 4:30 [Powerpoint Presentation]
"Saving the Environment in Cameroon: Problems and Prospects of Domestic and International NGOS." William Markham, Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina @ Greensboro
December 1 Thursday @4:30
"Super Dads." Gayle Kaufman, Department of Sociology, Davidson College.
"Art and Philosophy: A Natural Affinity." Andrew Nixon, Department of Art, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.
"Globalization, Higher Education, the Labor Market and Inequality." Antonia Kupfer, Joseph A. Schumpeter Fellow, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.
"Moments of Truth: Lutherans, Translation, and the Problem of Verity on the San Carlos Apache Reservation." David Samuels, Department of Music, New York University.
"Richard Wagner on the Way We are Now." Julian Young, Keenan Professor of Humanities, Wake Forest University
"Serengeti Shall Not Die: Bernhard Grzimek and the Making of a Tourist Landscape in East Africa." Thomas Lekan, Department of History, University of South Carolina. This work has since been published by German History. Please see the journal for the article.
"Mistress of Her Own Soul?: Child Custody, Red-baiting, and the Strange Case of Mrs. Eaton." Kristin Celello, Assistant Professor of History, Queens College, City University of New York.
"'I Wish My Head and Insides Would Begin to get Straight. I Don't Recognize Myself at All:' Female Subjectivity, Marriage and American Modernity." Magaret Lowe, Department of History, Bridgewater State College
"Dead As Dirt: An Environmental History of the Dead Body." Ellen Stroud, Department of English, Bryn Mawr College
"It's Been a Long Time Coming: U.S. Data on Workers Matched to their Employing Firms." Charles Tolbert II, Department of Sociology, Baylor University
"Reason, Emotion, Pressure, Violence: Modes of Demonstration as Conceptions of Political Citizenship in 1960s West Germany." Michael Hughes, Department of History, Wake Forest University
"Recessions: Causes and Lessons." Robert Hetzel, Senior Economist and Research Advisor, The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
"In the Shadow of the Great War: Monsters, Mutilation, and Modern Art." David Lubin, Department of Art, Wake Forest University
"Health Reform: The Fiscal Challenge Beyond 2009." Barry Clendinin, Health Economist, George Mason University
"Living Bereavements." Eileen Gillooly, Department of English, Columbia University
Richard Pitt, Jr., Department of Sociology, Vanderbilt University
"Health Issues and Medical Care in the Ohio Penitentiary, 1833-1907." Nancy E. Tatarek, Department of Sociology & Anthropology Ohio University
"Enduring Contradictions of the Neoliberal Sate in Chile: Political Ecology and Cultural History 'Written in the Margins'." William Alexander, Anthropology Department, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
"Proust's Affair: Fantasies and Fictions of the Dreyfus Case." Michael G. Wood, Department of Enlgish and Comparative Literature, Princeton University.
"Nostalgia for the Future: Tradition and Modernism in German Art, 1933-1945." Gregory Maertz, English Department, Saint John's University
"Border Chasm: International Boundary Parks and Mexican Conservation 1935 - 1945." Emily Walkild, History Department, Wake Forest University
John Duca, Senior Economist and Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
October 27 (paper) For summary of book, click here
"Paying to Play? Campaign Money and Advancement in the U.S. House of Representatives." Eric Heberlig, Department of Political Science, University of North Carolina @ Charlotte
November 17 (4:15 instead of 4:00)
"Rethinking Democracy, Authoritarianism and Economic Performance." William Keech, Research Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Political Science at Duke University
"Medicine, Masculinity, and the Disappearance of Male Menopause in the 1950s." Elizabeth Watkins, Associate Professor, Vice Chair and Director of Graduate Studies, History of Health Sciences Program, University of California @ San Francisco
"The Agenda of Ambiguity in Expressive Culture." David Samuels, Anthropology Department, University of Massachuesetts @ Amherst
"The Trial of Socrates." Bryan McCammon, Assistant Professor of Economics, Wake Forest University
Fall Speakers 2007
"The Politics of Exile" Luis Roniger, Reynolds Professor of Latin American Studies, Department of Political Science, Wake Forest University
"The Economics of Colorism: Does Skin Shade Matter" William A. Darrity, Jr., Terry Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
"Little Eva's Last Breath: Romanticizing Southern Childhood Death" Craig T. Friend, Department of History and Director of Public History, North Carolina State University
"Landscapes of Captivity: Power nad the Definition of Work, Race, and Space" Thomas Rogers, Africana Studies Department/Program of Latin American Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Spring Speakers 2007
"Combatants on a Strategic
Battlefield: An Analysis of Capital-Labor Conflicts and the OSHA
Anna Wahl, Department of Sociology, WFU
February 26 MONDAY
"Consumer Inequalities and
Regime Legitimacy in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia"
Jane Zavisca, Department of Sociology, University of Arizona
"To Serve and Protect:
Doll-Boys and Blackmail in Imperial Berlin"
Robert Beachy, Department of History, Goucher College
"Is the Jewish Diaspora
Unique? Reflections on the Diaspora's Current Situation"
Gabriel (Gabi) Sheffer, Department of Political
Science, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Daniel Lefkowitz, Department of Linguistics, University of Virginia
Fall Speakers 2006
Political Mass Strike in Imperial Germany: Asserting Legitimate
Political Agency in an Illegitimate System"
Hughes, Professsor of History, Wake Forest University
and Recent Positive Selection Transformed Opioid cis-Regulation in Humans"
Wray, Duke Institute for Genome Science and Policy
Japan and Global Contexts, 1764-1868"
Department of History, Wake Forest University
"'I Dreamed I Went to
Work': Moving Workers and Capital in the Mid-Twentieth Century
Schell-Weiss, Department of History, Johns Hopkins University
Spring Speaker 2006
"Micro Politics and
Conflicts in Multinational Corporations: Current Debates,
Re-framing, and Contributions of this Special Issue"
Mike Geppert, School of Business Management, Queen Mary,
University of London
Fall 2005 Speakers
"'We Have Whipped Out
Sherman and the Helperites': Hinton Rowan Helper, the Speakership
Contest, and the Origins of the American Civil War"
David Brown, Department of History, Sheffield
"Gender Ideology and
Economic Policy in the Making of the Welfare State: Multiple
Social Democratic Paths to Policy Development"
Kerstin Sorenson, Department of Political Science, Elon University
Officials of the Venetian State, 1380-1420"
Monique O'Connell, Department of History, Wake Forest University
Forms: The Case of Website Prodcution Work"
Amanda Damarin, Sociology, School of History,
Technology and Society, Georgia Institute of Technology
"The Loss of Property Rights
and the Collapse of Zimbabwe"
Craig Richardson, Department of Economics, Salem College
Spring 2005 Speakers
"China's Labor Market"
Tao Yang, Department of Economics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and
"Constitutional Medicine: Building Democracy After Conflict"
Department of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel
"Economic Segregation and Homicide"
Eitle, Department of Sociology, Florida International University
"Historians and Higher Education"
John R. Thelin, Department of History, Indiana University
Wars: The Role of Oil in the U.S.-Mideast Conflicts"
Stephen Pelletiere, Former Chief Iraq Desk Analyst at the CIA and
Professor Emeritus at the Army War College
Fall 2004 Speakers
"Entreprenuership, Industrial Policy and Clusters: The Growth of
the North Carolina Wine Industry"
Taplin, Professor of Sociology, and Saylor Breckenridge, Assistant
Professor of Sociology, Wake Forest University
"Fighting Fire with
Fire: African American Intellectuals and Hereditarian Thinking,
Gregg Dorr, Assistant Professor of History, University of Alabama
"Diversity in the
Richard Zweigenhaft, Dana Professor of Psychology and Director of
Division, Guilford College
Desegregation: EEO-1 Estimates of US Establishment Sex and Ethnic
Tomaskovic-Devey, Sociology Department, North Carolina State University
Spring 2005 Speakers
"Economic Reforms and
China's Evolving Labor Markets."
Spring 2004 Speakers
"A Return to Isolationism and Unilaterilism: Pre- and
Ole R. Holsti, George V. Allen Professor of Political Science, Duke
An Ayurvedic Doctor from Nepal Suffers His Country's Ills."
Mary Cameron, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of
Women's Studies Center, Florida Atlantic University
"Autobiography and the
History of Economics"
Roy Weintraub, Department of Economics, Duke University
Liberalism: Anti-Communism and the African American
Daniel Aldridge, Department of History, Davidson
Fall 2003 Speakers
"Murdering Mothers and Physicians'
Responses: Neonaticide in Rhode Island, 1838 to 1938"
Simone M. Caron,
Department of History, Wake Forest University
"From Commendation to
Condemnation: The Blurring of a Hegemonic White Identity"
Department of Sociology, Hamilton College
"The Concept of Ethnic
Nationality and its Role in Pan-Asianism in Imperial Japan"
Kevin Doak, Department of History, Georgetown
"Beyond Mastery: The
Future of Conrad's Beginnings"
Geoffrey Harpham, President and Director, National
Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park
"The Pros and Cons of
Conversions of Not-for-Profit Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans to
Bradley Strunk, Center for Health Policy
Change, Washington, D.C.
For copies of a finished version of the paper, please go to
Spring 2003 Speakers
"Corporate Governance Problems in
Verica Babic, Faculty of Economics,
University of Kragujevac, Serbia
"From Drugs to Guerrillas? US Policy
Russell Crandall, Department of Political
Science, Davidson College
"Towards a Political Sociology of
Afro-American Intellectuals: A Case of Dual Marginalities"
Jerry Watts, Department of Sociology, Trinity
"Marketing Medicine and Constructing
Consumer Culture in China, 1880-1956"
Sherman Gilbert Cochran, Department of
History, Cornell University
Change of date: May 7
"Lucia: Testimonies of a Drug
Robert Gay, Department of Sociology,
Fall 2002 Speakers
"Before NASCAR: The Corporate and
Civic Promotion of Automobile Racing in the American South, 1903-1927"
Randal Hall, Department of History, Wake
For copies of this paper, please see the
final version published in the Journal of Social History LXVII
(August 2002): 629-668
"Environmental Stressors: The Mental
Health Impacts of Living Near Industrial Activity"
Liam Downey, Department of Sociology, East
Gone for Good: Tales of
University Life after the Golden Age
Stuart Rojstaczer, Department of Geology,
Environment and Engineering, and Director, Center for Hydrologic
Science, Duke University
"Using Networks toward Global Labor
Standards? Organizing Social Responsibility in Global Production
Michael Fichter, Department of Political
Science, Free University of Berlin
"Why Do Costs Keep Rising at Selective
Private Colleges and Universities?"
Ronald Ehrenberg, Irving M. Ives Professor of
Industrial and Labor Relations and Economics, and Director Cornell
Higher Education Research Institute, Cornell University
Spring 2002 Speakers
"On the Need to be Different: Military Uniqueness
& Civil-Military Relations in Modern Society--The Case of the
British Armed Services"
Christopher Dandeker, Department of War Studies, King's College London
"Between Doctors and Patients: The Changing Balance
Lilian R. Furst, Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill
"When the Personal Becomes Political: The Case of
Rogan Kersh, Department of Political Science, Syracuse University
"Whose Detroit? Politics, Labor, & Race in a
Modern American City"
Heather Thompson, Department of History, University of North Carolina
Fall 2001 Speakers
Martin Lewis and Karen Wiger, Departments of History and Geography,
"Expo Fascism? Architecture, Atavism, Economics"
Angus Lockyer, Department of History, Wake Forest University
"Compensation in the Nonprofit Sector"
Chris Ruhm, Department of Economics, University of North Carolina at
Robert Weinburger, Department of Sociology, University of North
Carolina at Greensboro
Jurg Steiner, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Spring 2002 Speakers
"From Struggles in the Streets to Clashes in the
Courtroom: Deciding the Fate of Postwar Urban America"
Heather Thompson, Department of History, University of North Carolina
Late February (date to be announced)
Rogan Kersh, Department of Politics, Syracuse University
"Eyeing the Instituion: The Twentieth-Century
Lillian Furst, Department of History, University of North Carolina at
"Does the Military Have a 'Right to be Different'? A
Comparative Prespective on Tensions in Contemporary Civil-Military
Christopher Dandeker, Professor of Military Sociology, Department of
War Studies, King's College, London, UK
Kate Chavigny, Department of History, Sweet Briar College
Spring 2001 Speakers
"Trajanic Responses to Augustan Diplomacy: The
Denigration of Diplomatic Hostages in the Early Second Century, CE"
Joel Allen, Department of History and Classics, Ohio University
"Social Resourcefulness: its relationship to social
support and wellbeing among caregivers of dementia victims"
Stephen R. Rapp, Department of Psychaitry and Behavioral Medicine, Wake
Forest University School of Medicine
"What Political Space is Left in Tony Blair's Britain?"
Joel Krieger, Department of Political Science, Wellesley College
"Urban Demographic Stagnation in Early Modern South
Terence McIntosh, Department of History, The University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill
Professor McIntosh has since published the paper he gave and asks that
anyone interested in it consult the Journal of Interdisciplinary
History 31 (2001): 581-612.
Fall 2000 Speakers
"Is Mexico Sewing Up Development?" Inter-firm
networks and regional integration in the North American apparel
Jenn Blair, Department of Sociology, Duke University
"Immigrant Lives at the Intersection of Family, Capital,
and the State"
David Griffith, Department of Anthropology, Institute for Coastal and
Marine Resources, East Carolina University
Oc tober 27
"Understanding the New Economy Debate: The Endgame"
Patrick Norton, Sarkisian Professor of Business Economics, Director,
The New Economy Institute, Bryant College
"Choice is a Moving Target," from Beggars and Choosers: How
the Politics of Choice Shapes Adoption, Abortion and Welfare
Rickie Solinger, feminist scholar and independent historian.
Spring 2000 Speakers
“From the Bird’s Eye View: The Aerial Making of Sprawl”
Christopher Sellers, History Department, State University of New York,
National Humanities Center
"Who Should Pay? Redistributing War's Burdens in
Michael Hughes, History Department, Wake Forest University
"Ethnic Diversity and Economic Growth: the Search
for Stability in Benin"
Sylvain Boko, Economics Department, Wake Forest University
"'Unlimited Mothering': Rooming-In and Postwar
Elizabeth Temkin, Nurse-midwife and historian, Planned Parenthood of
"New Class Forces, Old Class Realities"
David Coates, Politics Department, Wake Forest University
David Altman, Wake Forest University Medical School
Fall 1999 Speakers
"A Reexamination of the American State Constitutional Tradition"
John Dinan, Politics Department, Wake Forest University
"Behavioral Choice Treatment Promotes Continuing Weight Loss:
Preliminary Results of a Cognitive Behavioral Decision Based Treatment
Tracy Sbrocco, Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology, Uniformed
Services Universtiy of the Health Sciences
"Why Corruption is a Crucial Precondition for the Creation of
Markets and Constitutional Government: The Case of Russia"
[Also available in Adobe PDF format, hough.pdf,
(smaller page count, better formatted)]
Professor Jerry Hough, Department of Political Science, Duke
"A 'Switch in Time' Beyond the Nine: Civil Liberties
and the 'Constitutional Revolution' of the 1930s"
John Wertheimer, Department of History, Davidson College
"Between God and the Market: The Religious Roots of
the American Economic Association"
Bradley W. Bateman, Department of Economics, Grinnell College
Spring 1999 Speakers
"Party System Continuity and Transformation in Chile's 'Model'
Peter Siavelis, Department of Politics, Wake Forest University
"With all the Means that Prudence Would Suggest:
'Procedural Culture' and the Writings of Cultural Histories of Power in
John M. Watanabe, Department of Anthropology, Dartmouth College
18 and Tables
"Hospital Ownership and Cost and Quality of Care: Is There a Dime's
Worth of Difference?"
Frank Sloan, Economics Department, Duke University
"A Tudor Deborah? The Coronation of Elizabeth I and the Problem of
Dale Hoak, History Department, The College of William and Mary
"Monetary Policy in a Democratice Society"
John Wood, Economics Department, Wake Forest University
Fall 1998 Speakers
"Learning to do Low-Cost Actice Learning"
Greg Lilly, Douglas Redington and Thomas Tiemann
Department of Economics, Elon College
"Enterprise and Culture: Jewish Immigrant Entrepreneurship
in New York and London, 1880-1914," Andrew Godley, Department of
Economics, University of Reading (UK)
Roundtable Discussion of the Elections in Germany,
Helga Welsh, Politics Department, Wake Forest University. Professor
Welsh has been invited by the German government to spend a week in
Germany to analyze the elections. She will share her insights with the
"Science, Technology and Democracy,"
Daniel Kleinman, Georgia Tech
"The Cashless Society (Russia): An Unintended Result," Marshall
Goldman, Harvard University--This seminar alone will be held at 2:00
p.m. in Worrell 1308 (Law School)
All seminars are held in Carswell 118
"The Role of Dialogue in European Approaches to Vocational Training,"
Jonathan Winterton, Department of Employment Research, Napier
Business School, Edinburgh, Scotland
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