SSSP 2019 Annual Meeting

Date: Friday, August 9

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:10 PM

Council of Division Chairpersons, 2018-19 & 2019-20
Room: Plaza Suite


Date: Friday, August 9

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:10 PM

Membership and Outreach Committee, 2018-19 & 2019-20
Room: Beekman Suite


Date: Friday, August 9

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:10 PM

Transnational Initiatives Committee, 2018-19
Room: Grand Ballroom


Date: Friday, August 9

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:10 PM

THEMATIC

Session 014: Illuminating the Inter-Relationship Between Sociology, Social Work, and Social Problems Practice
Room: Hudson Suite

Sponsor: Sociology and Social Welfare

Organizer &

Presider: Hector Luis Diaz, Western Michigan University

Description:  The purpose of this session is to illustrate how sociology and social work scholars identify and document the existence of social problems. Policy makers, in turn, attempt to respond to such social problems by formulating social policies, legislation, and by proposing and implementing pertinent interventions. The ultimate goal of this symposium is to show how sociologists, social workers and other social welfare scholars can complement each others' efforts.

Papers:

“Collective Survival Strategies and Anti-colonial Practice in Ecosocial Work,” Finn McLafferty Bell, University of Michigan

“Epidemiological Causes and Consequences of Territorial Stigmatization,” Matthew H. McLeskey, University at Buffalo, SUNY

“Linking and Transcending Personal Trauma and Social Pain,” Cindy Brooks Dollar, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

“Organizations and Social Problem Solving in a Supportive Housing and Child Welfare Program,” Miriam J. Landsman, University of Iowa

“The Intersection of Sociology and Politics: How to Mitigate Political Polarization,” Madalaine A. McConville, University of Wisconsin-Stout


Date: Friday, August 9

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:10 PM

SPECIAL

Session 015: CRITICAL DIALOGUE: Presidential Perspectives on Current Social Problems
Room: Promenade Suite

Sponsor: Program Committee

Organizer: Nancy J. Mezey, Monmouth University

Presider: William Cabin, Temple University

Description:  This session features the presidents of several sociological organizations as they illuminate and discuss major current social problems.

Panelists:

Erica Chito Childs, Hunter College, CUNY

Sari Hanafi, American University of Beirut

Marcus Anthony Hunter, University of California, Los Angeles

Nancy J. Mezey, Monmouth University

Mary Romero, Arizona State University

Adia Harvey Wingfield, Washington University in St. Louis


Date: Friday, August 9

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:10 PM

THEMATIC

Session 016: Integration of Immigrants and Refugees into Local Communities in the New Immigration Era II
Room: State Suite

Sponsor: Community Research and Development

Organizer &

Presider: Theo J. Majka, University of Dayton

Papers:

“As Civic Society Agents and Mediating Structures: How Nonprofits Advance Immigrant Political and Civic Integration,” Tian Wang, University of Massachusetts Boston

“Screening for the ‘Good Life’: Nurses’ Insights into the New Era of Refugee Health Care and Integration in Minneapolis-St. Paul,” Christopher Levesque, University of Minnesota

“States of Exception: The Biopolitics of (Non)Citizenship in the Contemporary United States,” Meredith Van Natta, Duke University

“The Political Participation of African Immigrants in the United States: A Theoretical Analysis of Nonprofits’ Involvement,” Olanike Ojelabi, University of Massachusetts Boston, Winner of the Community Research and Development Division’s Student Paper Competition

“Trends and Patterns in the Residential Segregation of Middle Eastern and North African Immigrants in the United States, 2000-2016,” Sevsem Cicek-Okay, University of Cincinnati


Date: Friday, August 9

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:10 PM

Session 017: CRITICAL DIALOGUE: Revisiting the War on Drugs in the Era of Trump
Room: Broadway Suite

Sponsors: Drinking and Drugs
Law and Society

Organizer &

Presider: Margaret S. Kelley, University of Kansas

Papers:

“Victims and Veterans of the War on Drugs Find Their Voice: An Aspirational Agenda for the Post-Trump Era,” Paul J. Draus and Juliette K. Roddy, University of Michigan-Dearborn

“‘I Guess the Big Magic Question is, ‘How Did I Dodge Prison?’: Accounts of ‘the Trap’ and Coming of Age during the War on Drugs,” Akiv Dawson, Howard University

“A Family Affair: Parental Addiction and Kinship Care in Central Appalachia,” Kristina Paige Brant, Harvard University

“Marxist Perspectives on Fatal Overdose Epidemics and Research and Practice Related to Them,” Samuel R. Friedman, National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.

“Drug Control in Context,” Howard Lune, Hunter College, CUNY


Date: Friday, August 9

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:10 PM

THEMATIC

Session 018: Illuminating Social Problems through Art
Room: East End Suite

Sponsor: Program Committee

Organizer, Presider &

Discussant: Johanna Foster, Monmouth University

Papers:

“From out of the Basement: The Basement Workshop and the Formation of Asian American Identity,” Christina Ong, University of Pittsburgh

“It’s a Zoo: Society Illustrated. With Rhymes and Reasons.,” Alessandra Seggi, Temple University

“‘The Lion Turns Painter’: Mural Arts Philadelphia Seen through the Lens of Africana Theory,” Kimberly Krane, The George Washington University


Date: Friday, August 9

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:10 PM

Session 019: Feminist Theory Over the Life Course
Room: Fashion Suite

Sponsor: Youth, Aging, and the Life Course

Organizer, Presider &

Discussant: Christina Barmon, Central Connecticut State University

Papers:

“‘I Wear My Feminism Lightly’: Post-feminist and Feminist Narratives as Legacies of All-girls Schooling,” Helene K. Lee, Dickinson College

“Emotional Men and Tough Women: Gender and Health in Early Life,” Hillary R. Steinberg and Candace Michele Evans, University of Colorado Boulder

“Incarcerated Men and Adulthood: A Life-course Perspective,” Janani Umamaheswar, Southern Connecticut State University

“Staying and Aging in Rural Hinterland: Women’s Care Work and Emotional Labor in Supporting Two Generations of Urban Migrant Workers,” Ruijie Peng, The University of Texas at Austin, Winner of the Youth, Aging, and the Life Course Division’s Student Paper Competition


Date: Friday, August 9

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:10 PM

Session 020: The Racial Politics of Cultural Capital
Room: Fifth Avenue Suite

Sponsor: Program Committee

Organizer: Bedelia Richards, University of Richmond

Facilitator &

Discussant: Susan A. Dumais, Lehman College

Description:  This panel will interrogate the idea that cultural capital is exclusively a class-based phenomena, and challenge the taken for granted whiteness embedded in how the concept is defined and applied. The session is structured as a conversation among panelists who respond to a set of pre-distributed questions; drawing on their specific research expertise. The panel will open with a brief overview of the issues at stake from the facilitator as to why the conversation is an important one to have, as well as a brief introduction of each panelist. From there, the facilitator asks questions to which each panelist responds. The moderator will invite panelists to discuss the ways in which race and racism "show up" in cultural capital research, current gaps in our knowledge about the relationship between cultural capital and whiteness, and what it would require for scholars to decenter whiteness in cultural capital research.

Papers:

“Cultural Capital as Whiteness? Examining Logics of Ethno-racial Representation and Resistance,” Derron Wallace, Brandeis University

“The Role of Immigrant Narratives on the Development of Students’ Cultural Capital,” Patricia Sanchez-Connally, Framingham State University

“What Can the United States Learn from the Study of Class and Race in Mexico?” Hugo Ceron-Anaya, Lehigh University

“From Embodiment to Institutionalization: Confronting the Totalizing Dimensions of White Capital,” Jennifer Mueller, Skidmore College


Date: Friday, August 9

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:10 PM

Session 021: Environmental Activism
Room: Lexington Suite

Sponsors: Conflict, Social Action, and Change
Environment and Technology

Organizers: Marko Salvaggio, Goucher College
Thelma I. Velez, Ohio State University

Presider: Thelma I. Velez, Ohio State University

Discussant: Marisol Becerra, Ohio State University

Papers:

“Political Fruit: Guerilla Grafters as Environmental Activists,” Chandra Russo, Colgate University

“‘Humans Come before Whales’: Unpacking Intersections and Disconnects between Christians and Environmental Movements in the U.S.,” Kelsea MacIlroy, Colorado State University

“Facebook Activism: Comparing West Lake and Standing Rock,” Kristen M. Kalz and Kandice Grossman, University of Missouri


Date: Friday, August 9

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:10 PM

Session 022: Sexual and Interpersonal Violence: Within and Beyond #MeToo
Room: Riverside Suite

Sponsors: Crime and Juvenile Delinquency
Sexual Behavior, Politics, and Communities
Sport, Leisure, and the Body

Organizer, Presider &

Discussant: Jacqueline Daugherty, Miami University

Papers:

“Trauma through the Lens of Gender: An Analysis of Sex Differences in Adolescent Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse,” Josephine Barnett, The Graduate Center, CUNY

“Sexual Harassment and Assault in the #MeToo Era: How Do We Count Victimization?” Kathleen A. Bogle, La Salle University

“#MeToo? I’ll Sue! Sexual Violence and Abusive Litigation,” Mandi Melissa Gray, York University

“Reactionary Hashtags: An Investigation into Male Responses to the #MeToo Movement,” Alexander J. Marshall, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa


Date: Friday, August 9

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:10 PM

THEMATIC

Session 023: CRITICAL DIALOGUE: Writing the Social
Room: Sutton Suite

Sponsor: Institutional Ethnography

Organizer &

Presider: Naomi Nichols, McGill University

Papers:

“Anarchy in the I.E.,” Jayne Malenfant, McGill University

“Challenging Epistemological Privilege: Feminist Reflexivity and Accountability in Text-focused Institutional Ethnography,” Órla Meadhbh Murray, University of Edinburgh

“Investigating Curricula as Components of Social Organization,” Shivaani Selvaraj, Penn State University

“Social Media as Theory: An Accessible Collaborative Form of Theory Production,” Penny Harvey, Georgia State University

“Textually-mediated Helping Relationship in Social Work,” Hagit Sinai-Glazer, McGill University

“The Discursive Organization in Children’s Social Services of Mothers with ‘Trauma’,” Erika Ono, University of British Columbia

“Writing on Agency and Precariousness: The Case of Domestic Violence in Parc Extension,” Emanuel Guay, McGill University


Date: Friday, August 9

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:10 PM

Session 024: Applied Sociology and Mental Health
Room: Vanderbilt Suite

Sponsor: Society and Mental Health

Organizer: Angie P. Mejia, University of Minnesota, Rochester

Presider: Michael Branch, Syracuse University

Papers:

“After the Easy Hard: Institutional Grieving after the Gun Violence Death of a High School Student,” Nora Gross, University of Pennsylvania

“Coming off Psychiatric Medication: Lay Expertise in the Making,” Kevser Pinar Ustel, University of Michigan

“Put Some ‘RESPECT’ in Mentoring Programs for High Risk Black Boys,” Quinn Gentry, Messages of Empowerment Productions, LLC

“Shifts in College Students’ Perceptions of Mental Health Issues and Resources,” Emily A. Ekl, Indiana University

“What Can Sociology Teach Mental Health Clinicians?” Angie P. Mejia, University of Minnesota, Rochester


Date: Friday, August 9

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:10 PM

Session 025: Action and Change Strategies in Education
Room: York Suite

Sponsors: Educational Problems
Poverty, Class, and Inequality

Organizer &

Presider: Britany Gatewood, Howard University

Papers:

“Transforming the Academy: Organizing Working Class Scholars at HBCUs and Beyond,” Britany Gatewood, Anthony Jackson and Walda Katz-Fishman, Howard University

“‘It’s Their Culture. They Really Don’t Value Education’: The Entrenchment of Racism in a Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Program,” Melissa Archer Alvaré, University of Delaware

“From Awareness to Activism: Enhancing Commitment to Social Justice among Liberal Arts Students,” Anne A. Statham and Leigh Anne Howard, University of Southern Indiana

“Student Loan Debt as a Social Problem: Reframing the Issues,” Susan M. Carlson, Western Michigan University

“Students’ Perspectives on Fear in the College Classroom: Causes, Consequences, and Potential Solutions,” Kristen Lee Hourigan, California State University, Los Angeles