SSSP 2019 Annual Meeting

Date: Sunday, August 11

Time: 8:30 AM - 10:10 AM

Session 118: CRITICAL DIALOGUE: Community Engaged Teaching about Youth, Aging, and Matters of Life and Death
Room: Broadway Suite

Sponsors: Community Research and Development
Teaching Social Problems
Youth, Aging, and the Life Course

Organizer &

Presider: Perri S. Leviss, University of Massachusetts Boston

Description:  This critical dialogue session will include discussions of research and practice involving engaged teaching about issues and with populations across the life course. Presenters will share their experiences (best practices + failures) and address (when applicable) how race and gender differences impact the engaged teaching.


“Teaching Sociology of Aging: Challenges and Strategies,” Catherine Fobes, Alma College

“THE ‘OTHERS’: Counter-Stories of Black Girls’ Achievement,” Alannah S. Caisey, University of Pittsburgh

“Understanding Cultural Diversity While Addressing Inequality: College Students and the Social Construction of Identities,” Melinda Jackson Jefferson and Karla Chandler, Nicholls State University

“Teaching Gender as a Personal and Political Class,” Martha A. Easton, Elmira College