Spatial Thinking (CESOC/SOC 875)


The weekly Spatial Thinking seminar offers presentations and discussions of scholarship at the forefront of spatial social science.


The Spatial Thinking seminar meets from 12:15 pm-1:30 pm on Thursdays.

2023-24 Schedule

January 25:    Introductions and organization (Katherine Curtis)

February 1: Quant concepts and approaches (Clay Adamson)

February 8: Space and Place (Sara Peters)

February 15: Roundtable discussions: Come with your spatial problem (Danielle Schmidt)

February 22: Qualitative Concepts and Approaches to Spatial Thinking (Chloe Rosenstock and Danielle Schmidt)

February 29: Spatial coding in R (Sara Ronnkvist)

March 7: Soccer in Africa and the Meaning of Social Space (Abubakar Muhammad)

March 14: Presentation on Ethnic Enclaves- requesting feedback + workshop (Xuan Nguyen)

March 21: Half-baked idea – Cultural Capital, Field, and Space (Jin Jang-Tucci)

March 28: Spring recess – No seminar

April 4: PAA Practice Talks (Sara Ronnkvist, Clay Adamson)

April 11: Half-baked idea – social climate inertia and climate nihilism / Brief Dissertation Talk (Jane Ahn, Rachel Rosenfeld)

April 18: Roundtable discussions: Come with your platial problem (John Canfield)

April 25: TBD (Sara Peters)

May 2: Modern Methods for Estimating Spatial Multilevel Models (Adam Slez–University of Virginia)

Additional Information

You can find a syllabus with more information on the seminar here.

Questions? Please contact Katherine Curtis or Sara Ronnkvist.

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Schedule Archive

2021-2022 Schedule
2022-2023 Schedule