Comparative Inequality & Inclusion Cluster Symposium | Unsettled Times


Thursday, April 29, 2021, 10:00am to 3:00pm



10:00-10:10am EST Introductory Remarks: Ioana SendroiuThijs van Dooremalen, and Yuval Feinstein

10:10-11:40am EST Session 1 "Unsettled Times in the Everyday" 

Discussant: Iddo Tavory, New York University


  • Elena Ayala-Hurtado, Harvard University - “This Isn’t Quite What I Expected:” Insecurity and Young College Graduates in Spain and the United States
  • Ioana Sendroiu, Harvard University - Among Crises: Making Sense of COVID-19
  • Paige Sweet, University of Michigan - Domestic Violence and the Long Crisis of Systems Involvement

11:40am-12:10pm EST Break

12:10-1:55pm EST Session 2 "The Broader Scope of Unsettled Times" 

Discussant: Ari Adut, University of Texas, Austin


  • Paul DiMaggio, New York University - Unsettled Times: A Review and Agenda
  • Yuval Feinstein, University of Haifa/Harvard University - The Emergence and Consequences of Nation-Disrupting Events
  • Morten Frederiksen, Aalborg University/Harvard University - Unsettled Times as Unsettled Time: Action Strategies, Institutional Breakdown and the Re-emergence of Uncertainty in Times of Crisis
  • Thijs van Dooremalen, Harvard University - Limited Paths of Eventful Change: Reflections on the Case of 9/11 in the United States, France, and the Netherlands

1:55-2:05pm EST Break

2:05-3:00pm EST Concluding Remarks and Q&A: Ann Swidler, University of California, Berkeley, joined by Michèle Lamont, Harvard University


For more information, please email the event organizers Ioana Sendroiu, Thijs van Dooremalen or Yuval Feinstein.




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