Social Science Members JT Roane and K-Sue Park talking in one square, Members Andreas Folkers, Alyssa Battistoni and Lorenzo Alunni walking outside of Fuld Hall in the second square, and Members Heather Davis and Matt Salganik talking over lunch in the third square.

Social Science Seminar 2023-2024

Except where noted in bold in the list below, the Social Science Seminar is held on Mondays from 10:30am-12:00pm in Rubenstein Commons, Room 5. Attendees include Faculty, Members, and Visitors in the School of Social Science. Colleagues from across the campus community are welcome to attend, as are invited colleagues from other institutions.

Seminar Schedule


September 26
Alondra Nelson Platform Society
October 2 Geoff Mann

Climate of Uncertainty 

October 9 Penelope Deutscher


October 16 David Nieborg Theorizing, Locating & Analyzing Institutional Platform Power 
October 23 Wendy Brown

"Cop City" and the Challenges to Ecological Democracy

October 30 Juan Llamas-Rodriguez


November 6 Natacha Nsabimana  
November 13 Lisa Nakamura The Queen of Myspace: Tila Tequila and Asian American Social Media Infrastructure
November 20 Kriti Kapila

The State as Platform in Post-biometrics India

November 28
Shamus Khan The Astors, Elite New York, and Historical Ethnography
December 4 Shiloh Krupar Hot Spotting: Targeting Disparities in Heat and Health
December 11 Pablo Boczkowski Digital Freud: Four Contexts, Three Combinations, Two Foci, One Model
January 22 Christian Sandvig  
January 29 Zahid Chaudhary


February 5 Malte Ziewitz  

February 12

Hannah Wohl


February 20
Nadia Marzouki  
February 26 Lindsey Cameron  
March 4 Gary Wilder  

March 11

Didier Fassin  
March 18 Ann Kelly  
April 1 Daniela Gabor  
April 8 Antonio Vázquez-Arroyo  
April 15 Julia Ticona


April 22 Darryl Li


April 29 Moira Weigel   

Seminar subjects may vary from the personal statements of Members included elsewhere on this site. Please refer to the titles above for the topic of each talk.