Mathieu Deflem's forthcoming and recent conference presentations, invited talks, and guest lectures. When available, links to videos are included.

Forthcoming & Recent Talks 

“Democracy in the Sociology of Law: A View from the United States.” Invited presentation for a special workshop at The 31st World Congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR) on The Rule of Law, Justice and the Future of Democracy. Soongsil University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, July 2024.

Guest lectures during sabbatical in Japan, 2023: 

“The Norms of Popular Culture: Towards a Comparative-Transnational Perspective.” Interfaculty Initiative for Information Studies, The University of Tokyo, May 9, 2023 at 3:30 pm. Available on YouTube!  

“Interpol in a Global World: The Future of International Police Cooperation.” Institute of Comparative Law in Japan, Faculty of Law, Chuo University, Tokyo, April 28, 2023 at 2:00 pm. See related video.

“Dilemmas of Law and Culture: The Clash of Values in Modern Legal Systems.” 269th Comparative Law and Politics Seminar, Faculty of Law, The University of Tokyo, April 26, 2023. See video on YouTube.  

“Celebrity and Sociological Theory: Making Sense of (Popular) Culture.” Colloquium talk, Graduate School of Human Relations, Keio University, Tokyo, April 25, 2023. Available as a YouTube video!

“Law and (Popular) Culture: Towards a Comparative-Transnational Perspective.” Graduate School of Law and Politics, Osaka University, Osaka, April 18, 2023. A recording of this talk is on YouTube.

“Interpol in a Global World: The Future of International Police Cooperation.” Criminology Research Center, Ryukoku University, Kyoto, April 14, 2023. Available as a YouTube video.

“Racial Justice in Pandemic Times: The Celebrity Activism of Naomi Osaka.” Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies, Temple University Japan Campus, Tokyo, March 14, 2023. Recording on YouTube!

Selected Past Talks

“From Racial Justice to Mental Health: The Celebrity Activism of Naomi Osaka” (with Megan Routh). Annual Meeting of the South Carolina Sociological Association, Francis Marion University, Florence, SC, February 25, 2023.  

“The Abuse of Interpol: Authoritarianism and International Police Cooperation.” Live webinar on "Transnational Repression: The Long Arm of Authoritarianism," Orion Policy Institute, September 28, 2022 at 11:00 am. Recording available on YouTube!

"Police Reform and Celebrity Culture: The Criminal Justice Activism of Naomi Osaka." Annual Conference of the Asian Criminological Society, Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan, June 18-21, 2021 (online). Available as YouTube video.

"Celebrity Culture During COVID-19: A Sociological Framework for Pandemic Times." Invited talk, University of Georgia, Department of Sociology, Friday, February 26, 2021 at 3:00 pm, online.

"Women Doing Gender in Heavy Metal: Between Sexism and Feminism" (with Anna S. Rogers). American Sociological Association annual meeting, New York, August 2019. See related book.

"Policing International Terrorism." Invited lecture, seminar on "The Twin Ills of Terrorism and Torture: A Global Perspective." USC Upstate, Spartanburg, SC, March 3, 2016. 

"From Warhol to Gaga." 'ArtBreak' presentation at the exhibition, From Marilyn to Mao: Andy Warhol's Famous Faces, Columbia Museum of Art, August 18, 2015. See video on YouTube!

"Lady Gaga: The Scream of a Rock Star." Invited talk at the conference Adele, Katy, Sasha & Co.: Pop-Frauen der Gegenwart, Kunstuniversität Graz, Austria, June 6-8, 2013.

"The Structural Transformation of Sociology." Invited talk at a conference on higher education organized by the Manhattan Institute and Society. The University Club, New York, October 24-25, 2012. See publication.

"The Fame of Lady Gaga: Sociological Observations." Invited presentation at Saitama University, organized by Dr. Masaya Takahashi, Faculty of Education, Saitama, Japan, May 15, 2012. See video on YouTube.

"Lady Gaga, J-pop, and the Globalization of Popular Culture.” Presentation at Tokyo University of the Arts, organized by Dr. Yoshitaka Mori, Tokyo, Japan, May 11, 2012. See video on YouTube.

"Lady Gaga, K-pop, and the Globalization of Popular Culture." Presentation at the University of Seoul, seminar organized by Dr. U-Seok Seo, Seoul, Republic of Korea, April 26, 2012. See video on YouTube.

"Professor Goes Gaga: Teaching Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame." Invited presentation at Divas Conference, Haverford College, April 14, 2012. See video on YouTube.

"The Fame of Lady Gaga." Invited talk at a panel, On the Nature of Celebrity: Franz Liszt, Niccolo Paganini, and Lady Gaga, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, October 19, 2011. See video on YouTube.

"Policing the Modern City: Local Counterterrorism in the USA.” Invited talk at a conference on Counter Terrorism in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities, Antalya, Turkey, May 9-10, 2011.

Panel on “The Promise and Problems of Engaging Publics,” organized by the Graduate Student and the Public Sociology Association, Center for Social Science Research, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, November 12, 2010.

“Civil Liberties and Surveillance in the Post-9/11 World: Popular (Mis)Conceptions of Security.” Invited talk at a conference on intelligence and security, Istanbul, Turkey, September 24-25, 2010.

“International Police Cooperation in an Age of Terror.” Invited talk. Center for International Human Rights, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, November 13-14, 2009. See video on YouTube.

"The Sociological Discourse on Human Rights." Invited talk. Conference on Human Rights and the Social, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, November 4-6, 2009. See video on YouTube.

"Policing Terrorism and Human Rights." Amnesty International USA, University of South Carolina Chapter, Public Library Southeast Regional, Columbia, SC, September 30, 2009.

Invited guest lectures during sabbatical leave, Spring - Summer 2009:  

"Flucht von der Jurisprudenz: Talcott Parsons und die Grundlagen der Rechtssoziologie." Institut für Soziologie, Universität Heidelberg, Germany, June 4, 2009, 6:00 p.m. Video posted on YouTube.

"Die Entwicklung der Rechtssoziologie als Wissen und als Institution." Fachgruppe Soziologie, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Germany, June 2, 2009, 2:00 p.m. Video posted on YouTube.  

"The Privacy of Public Sociology: Transatlantic Revelations." Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Applied Social Sciences, The University of Glasgow, Scotland, April 24, 2009. Video posted on YouTube.

"Policing Terrorism: Crime Control and the Foundations of Global Security." School of Law, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, April 23, 2009.

"Terrorism and War: Policing Iraq and Afghanistan." Malmö University, Sweden, April 20, 2009.

"Sociology of Law: Visions of a Scholarly Tradition." Lund University, Sweden, April 17, 2009.

"Sociology of Law and Jurisprudence: A Difficult Courtship." Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, April 15, 2009.

"Sociology of Law: Its Development as Scholarship and as Institution." Centre de recherche en droit public (CRDP), Université de Montréal, Canada, March 18, 2009.

"Policing Terrorism: Crime Control and the Foundations of Global Security." Chaire Raoul-Dandurand en études stratégiques et diplomatiques, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada, March 13, 2009.

"Sociology of Law and Jurisprudence: A Difficult Courtship." Centre d'études sur le droit international et la mondialisation, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada, March 12, 2009. 

“Civil Liberties and Surveillance in the Post-9/11 World: The Fear of Counter-Terrorism” (with Shannon McDonough). SSSP annual meeting, Boston, August 2008. See related publication.

“9/11 and the War on Terrorism,” and “Law Enforcement 9/11: The Policing of Terrorism.” Invited lectures. Summer Course on “Fighting Terrorism Within Human Rights Law,” University of Coimbra, Portugal, July 14-15, 2008.

“Bureaucratization, Politicization, and the Policing of Terrorism: Undercover Counter-Terrorism in Israel.” Invited talk. École de criminologie, Université de Montréal, Canada, April 24, 2008.

“Police and Counter-Terrorism: A Sociological Theory of International Cooperation.” Invited talk. Workshop on International Security Cooperation: Intelligence Practices, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, December 6-8, 2007.

“The Concept of Social Control: Theories and Applications.” Invited talk. Conference on Charities as Instruments of Social Control in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Université de Haute Bretagne, Rennes, France, November 22-23, 2007. See related publication.

“Policing Post-War Iraq: Insurgency, Civilian Police, and the Reconstruction of Society.” Invited talk. Departments of Law and Sociology & Anthropology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, September 22, 2006. See related publication.

“Global Counter-Terrorism: International Police Cooperation in the Fight Against Terrorism.” Invited key speaker at the workshop on Social Dynamics of Global Terrorism: Risk and Prevention Policies, Sociological Association of Turkey, Ankara, Turkey, April 6-7, 2006. See video on YouTube.

“Policing International Terrorism: Developments and Dynamics from 1898 to September 11.” Invited talk. Faculty Research Seminar, Walker Institute of International Studies, Columbia, SC, October 15, 2003. See related paper.

See the Books and Articles pages for published work.