Donald. J. Adamchak Distinguished Lecture Series

adamchakThis lecture series was established by the sociology graduate student association and by present and former faculty colleagues of the late Professor Adamchak. The purpose of the series is to honor his memory and add intellectual distinction to life at Kansas State University by inviting an outstanding speaker here once a year on or about Adam's birthday at the end of February. The lecture can be in any of the fields in which Professor Adamchak himself was active.

Lecturers and Topics


Dr. Stanislav Vysotsky
Professor of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Fraser Valley in British Columbia
American Antifa: The Tactics, Culture, and Practice of Militant Antifascism

Dr. Tanya Golash-Boza
Professor of Sociology, University of California, Merced
The Violence of Dis/Investment: Gentrification in Washington, DC


Dr. Judah Schept
Associate Professor in the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University
Cages in the Coalfields: Carceral Social Reproduction in Central Appalachia


Dr. Douglas Massey
Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University
The Paradoxical Origins of America's War on Immigrants


Dr. James Trussell
Director of the Office of Population Research at Princeton University
Facing Facts about the Impact of Emergency Contraception


Gay Seidman
Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Labor Monitoring in Developing Countries


Willard Cates, Jr.
President for Research, Family Health International, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Safer Sex From ABC to Z: Strategies for HIV/AIDS Prevention in Youth


Elizabeth Lule
Manager, AIDS Campaign Team for Africa, World Bank
The Changing Face of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Africa


Kenneth M. Johnson
Professor of Sociology, Loyola University-Chicago
The Changing Face of Rural America


Thomas C. Frank
Author of "What's the Matter with Kansas?"
Conservative Populism in Theory and Practice
[Co-sponsored by Lou Douglas Lecture Series]


Frances Fox Piven
Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology, CUNY Graduate School and President-Elect of American Sociological Association
The War at Home: Domestic Causes and Consequences of Bush's Militarism
[Lou Douglas Lecture, co-sponsored by Adamchak Series and SASW]


Francis Dodoo
Professor of Sociology and Demography, Pennsylvania State University
Sex, HIV Risk, and Living Poor in African City Ghettos


Cornelia Butler Flora
Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Sociology and Director, North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, Iowa State University
Corn and Capital in Iowa and Among the Hopi
[Co-sponsored by Lou Douglas Lecture Series]


Ali Mazrui
Professor and Director, Institute of Global Cultural Studies, SUNY- Binghamton
The African Condition: Today's Problems, Tomorrow's Prospects
[Co-sponsored by University Distinguished Lecturer Series, Lou Douglas Lecture Series, Office of Multicultural Programs]


Karen Stanecki
Chief, Health Studies Branch, International Programs Center, U.S. Census Bureau
Impacts of HIV/AIDS on Populations in Africa


Kevin Kinsella
Chief, Aging Studies Branch, International Programs Center, U.S. Census Bureau
Global Aging Patterns

An endowment account, the Donald J. Adamchak Distinguished Lecture Series Fund, has been established at the Kansas State University Foundation, 2323 Anderson Ave, Suite 500 , Manhattan , KS 66502 -2911. Those wishing to contribute should make checks payable to the foundation fund no. F 15153.