The doctoral colloquium is a student-run colloquium that enables graduate students to try out grant proposals, present dissertation chapters, give practice job talks, discuss issues of professional development, and hear visiting speakers. The colloquium usually meets on Mondays at 4:00-5:30pm in the Hagstrum Room (University Hall 201) on those Mondays when there is no scheduled Klopsteg lecture.

Kevin Baker (History) coordinated meetings and events for 2015-16.

FALL 2015

September 28
During this first meeting, we will discuss and plan our colloquium activities for the year.

Further information on activities for 2015-16 will be available soon.

November 2
Works in progress; Omri Tubi's submission is a paper for the Social Science History Association's conference later this month and Aileen Robinson's is a chapter from her dissertation.

November 23
Reading group | to pair a selection from a speaker we've already heard with an upcoming speaker. To that end, please review the following readings:

- Marion Fourcade and Kieran Healy - "Seeing Like a Market" (Forthcoming)
- Katayoun Shafiee - "A Petro-formula and its World" (2012)
- Donald MacKenzie - "An Equation and its Worlds" (2003)
- Neil Fligstein and Luke Dauter - "The Sociology of Markets" (2007)


February 1
Works-in-progress; one from Savina Balasubramanian the other from from Margarita Rayzberg.  We will also select readings for our reading group and we will be establishing a schedule for the rest of the quarter.

February 15
Reading group |  We will be discussing 3 readings, all from Daston’s edited volume Biographies of Scientific Objects:

  1. “Cytoplasmic Particles: The Trajectory of a Scientific Object” by Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, who will be a Klopsteg speaker later this year.
  2. “On the Partial Existence of Existing and Nonexisting Objects” by Bruno Latour
  3. “The Coming Into Being of Scientific Objects” by Lorraine Daston.

March 7


April 11

April 18
Stefanie Graeter and Mariana Craciun will discuss the process of applying for postdocs and Steve Epstein will talk about evaluating applications. They will address the specific characteristics of postdocs, including those that are interdisciplinary, and how the postdoc process differs from the tenure track job market.

May 23
Works in progress; one from Alka Menon the other from David Peterson.