2007 - Sociology

One Hundred Thirty-Three Years of Sociology at Yale - and Today
April 13 - 15, 2007

Welcome Yale Alumni in Sociology.  You are warmly invited to an alumni conference in New Haven in April

  • see old friends, colleagues and mentors
  • revisit favorite places on campus
  • engage in lively discussions
  • enjoy festive meals and receptions with fellow alumni in Sociology from all eras

Alumni / faculty panels feature

  • sociology and public conversations
  • the history of sociology at Yale
  • sociology and comparative perspectives
  • sociology, law and justice (dedicated to Albert J. Reiss, Jr.)
  • sociology beyond the academy




Friday, April 13


1:00 – 2:15 pm    

Bus Tour of Yale and New Haven
Rose Alumni House, 232 York Street (between Chapel and Elm)

A tour of the Yale campus, downtown New Haven and surrounding neighborhoods focusing on what's new at Yale and what Yale is doing in New Haven, led by Reggie Solomon '98 BA of the Yale Office of New Haven and State Affairs.

2:30 – 3:30 pm    

Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel Street

Special tour of the Yale Art Gallery, including newly-renovated spaces in the building designed by Louis Kahn in 1951, his first major architectural commission. Highlights of the collection include a new gallery of African art.

4:00 – 4:15 pm    

Welcoming Remarks

McNeil Lecture Hall
Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel Street
Jon Butler
Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Karl Ulrich Mayer
Chair, Department of Sociology

4:15 – 5:30 pm    

Sociology and Public Conversations
Ron Eyerman
Yale University
Nancy Ammerman '83 PhD
Boston University

Helmut Anheier '86 PhD
University of California, Los Angeles

Arthur Frank '75 PhD
University of Calgary

Allan V. Horwitz '75 PhD
Rutgers University

Josep Rodriguez '91 PhD
University of Barcelona

Dorothy Smith '67 PhD
Valparaiso University

5:45 – 6:45 pm    


Branford College Dining Hall
74 High Street (between Elm and Chapel Street)

7:00 pm    


Branford College Dining Hall


Saturday, April 14

9:00 – 10:15 am    

The Histories of Sociology at Yale

The MacMillan Center – Luce Hall
34 Hillhouse Avenue
Philip Gorski
Yale University
Jeffrey Alexander
Yale University

David Apter
Yale University

Wendell Bell
Yale University

Deborah Davis
Yale University

Kai Erikson
Yale University

Karl Ulrich Mayer
Yale University

10:30 – 11:00 am    

Coffee break

11:00 am – 12:15 pm    

Sociology and Comparative Perspectives
Julia Adams
Yale University
Gabriel Acevedo '05 PhD
University of Texas, San Antonio

Jan Gross '75 PhD
Princeton University

Percy Hintzen '81 PhD
University of California, Berkeley

Jeffrey Olick '93 PhD
University of Virginia

John Stephens '76 PhD
University of North Carolina

12:30 – 2:00 pm    


Donaldson Commons
15 Mansfield Street

2:00 – 3:15 pm    

Sociology, Law and Justice (dedicated to Albert J. Reiss, Jr.)
Scott Boorman '78 JD
Yale University
George Camp '67 PhD
Criminal Justice Institute, Inc., Middletown, Connecticut

Tanya Goodman '04 PhD
Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale (in South Africa)

Lawrence Sherman '76 PhD
University of Pennsylvania

Jerome Skolnick '57 PhD
New York University

Howard Taylor '66 PhD
Princeton University

7:00 pm    

Cocktails and Dinner

Peabody Museum of National History
170 Whitney Avenue


Sunday, April 15

9:00 – 10:15 am    

Sociology Beyond the Academy

Location to be announced
Jeffrey Alexander
Yale University
Andrew Beveridge '67 BA, '73 PhD
Queens College, New York

J. William Gibson '85 PhD
California State University at Long Beach

H. Wesley Perkins '75 MDiv, '79 PhD
Hobart and William Smith College

Andrew Richter '79 PhD
NBC Universal, New York, New York

David Sills '48 MA
Social Science Research Council, New York (emeritus)

Pepper Schwartz '74 PhD
University of Washington


10:30 am    

Farewell Brunch

Hall of Graduate Studies Dining Hall
320 York Street (between Elm and Grove Streets)