Notes from ICOS – Espeland “A Different Kind of Quantitative Sociology”

At the request of Ann Arbor’s OrgTheory-ist in residence, I’m going to write up last Friday’s excellent ICOS lecture by Wendy Espeland. ICOS has a hilarious lecture series riddled with traditions, and they bring excellent speakers. For example, before Wendy spoke, Jerry Davis (business school prof and ICOS coordinator) introduced Greta Krippner (sociology prof and guest curator) who introduced Natalie Cotton (business and soc PhD student) who finally introduced Espeland. ICOS also has its own espresso machine, and delicious cookies. I highly recommend it. Onto the talk itself.