SSSP 2019 Annual Meeting

Date: Saturday, August 10

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:10 PM

Budget, Finance, and Audit Committee, 2019-20
Room: Beekman Suite

Date: Saturday, August 10

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:10 PM

Institutional Ethnography
Room: Fashion Suite

Date: Saturday, August 10

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:10 PM

Session 085: Teachers on the Rise: How Educators Mobilized their Communities
Room: Grand Ballroom

Sponsors: Educational Problems
Labor Studies
Sociology and Social Welfare
Sport, Leisure, and the Body
Teaching Social Problems
Youth, Aging, and the Life Course

Organizers: John O'Connor, Central Connecticut State University
A. Fiona Pearson, Central Connecticut State University

Moderator: Eric Blanc, New York University

Description:  Teachers across the nation have been standing up to governors, school boards, and union leaders, demanding higher wages and better working conditions. In the past year, these teacher/local struggles have focused on better learning conditions for students, including capping the expansion of charter schools within communities. We have invited teacher activists who participated in these strikes to join in a panel discussion regarding the lessons of these state-level attacks and the prospects for future mobilizations. The panel discussion will be moderated by Eric Blanc, a former public school teacher, journalist, and NYU graduate student in sociology, as well as the author of recently published Red State Revolt (Verso).


Date: Saturday, August 10

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:10 PM


Session 086: Social Problems and the Online Environment
Room: Hudson Suite

Sponsor: Social Problems Theory

Organizer: Michael Adorjan, University of Calgary

Presider &

Discussant: Brian Monahan, Baldwin Wallace University


“‘A Life Lived’: Marking Collective Memory and White Racial Framing in Online Opioid Obituaries,” Kevin D. Revier, Binghamton University

“Guardianship and Crime in the Digital Age,” Karen G. Weiss, West Virginia University

“Debating Death: Emotion, Morality, and Capital Punishment Discourse in Cyberspace,” R. J. Maratea and Ryan Ricciardi, The George Washington University

Date: Saturday, August 10

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:10 PM

Session 087: CRITICAL DIALOGUE: Gender, Sexuality, and Families
Room: Plaza Suite

Sponsor: Family

Organizer &

Presider: Jasmine L. Suryawan, University of Colorado Boulder

Description:  Gender and sexuality are important social concepts and axes of identity that help shape family dynamics and individual familial roles. The papers in this session explore the intersections of gender, sexuality, and families through the navigation of interpersonal relationships and interactions with social institutions.


“Us for Us: Black Women’s Narratives of Resilience as Family Members of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Humans,” Teah M. Hairston, University of Missouri

“Constructing Parallel Transitions: Narratives from a Support Group for Family Members of Transgender Individuals,” Jasmine L. Suryawan, University of Colorado Boulder

Date: Saturday, August 10

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:10 PM

Session 088: CRITICAL DIALOGUE: Human Subjects Research: Tricky Subject, Tricky Research, and the IRB
Room: Promenade Suite

Sponsors: Community Research and Development
Drinking and Drugs

Organizer: Juliette K. Roddy, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Facilitator: Paul J. Draus, University of Michigan-Dearborn


“Multi-site Dissertation Research: Building Interdisciplinary Partnerships and Navigating Multiple Institutional Review Boards for Research Involving People Who Inject Heroin,” Tasha Perdue, Alice Cepeda and Avelardo Valdez, University of Southern California

“Prisoner Representation, Prisoner Studies and the IRB,” Juliette K. Roddy and Paul J. Draus, University of Michigan-Dearborn

“Protecting or Gatekeeping? How Notions of Vulnerability Impact Access to Student Veterans in the Qualitative Interview Process,” Erica M. Morales, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

“Studying Hard to Reach Populations - Experiences from the Suburban Opioid Study,” Aukje Lamonica, Southern Connecticut State University and Miriam Boeri, Bentley University

“When the Subjects Are Your Alumni (and the Researchers Are Your Current Students): Navigating the University Foundation and the IRB,” Jacqueline M. Zalewski, West Chester University

Date: Saturday, August 10

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:10 PM

Session 089: Illuminating Body, Mind, and Identity
Room: State Suite

Sponsors: Disability
Sexual Behavior, Politics, and Communities
Society and Mental Health

Organizers: Justine Egner, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
Katherine Caldwell, University of Illinois at Chicago
Chris Wakefield, University of Nevada

Presider &

Discussant: Katherine Caldwell, University of Illinois at Chicago


“Breaking the Bi-nary: Illuminating In/visibility,” Katherine Caldwell, University of Illinois at Chicago

“Immobilizing the Moving Target: Bureaucratic Narrowing and Truncating of Mental Illness,” Kerry M. Dobransky, James Madison University

“#ActuallyAutistic: Using Twitter to Construct Individual and Collective Identity Narratives,” Justine Egner, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse

Date: Saturday, August 10

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:10 PM

Session 090: CRITICAL DIALOGUE: Beyond the School to Prison Pipeline
Room: Broadway Suite

Sponsors: Crime and Juvenile Delinquency
Poverty, Class, and Inequality

Organizer: Kristen M. Budd, Miami University

Presider: Lloyd Klein, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY


“Where are We Now? Sociological Studies of Educational Inequality,” Brigit Dyer, Wayne State University

“Partial Justice: A Portrait of a Youth Program,” Deirdre D. Caputo-Levine, Idaho State University

“Exploring Black Students and Parents’ Perceptions of School Safety Measures,” Charles Bell, Illinois State University

“Asian American and Pacific Islander Youth and (a Critique of) the School-to-prison Pipeline,” Annie Le, University of California, Los Angeles

“Disabling Discipline: A Quantitative Analysis of Over-disciplining Students with Disabilities,” Kimberly D. Tanner, The George Washington University

“Parental Incarceration and the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Following in Footsteps,” Michael Scott Brick, University of Maryland

“Prison Education for Building Bridges across Universities, Urban Communities, and Correctional Facilities,” Luis F. Nuño, California State University, Los Angeles

Date: Saturday, August 10

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:10 PM


Session 091: Scholarship Perspectives from Recent Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Fellowship Awardees
Room: East End Suite

Sponsor: Program Committee

Organizer, Presider &

Discussant: Yvonne M. Luna, Northern Arizona University


“‘Nasty Men and Ghetto Girls’: Blackness, Indianness, and Sexual Visibility Politics in New York’s Indo-Caribbean Party Scene,” Anjanette M. Chan Tack, University of Chicago

“Bhopal Disaster, Neoliberal Globalization, and the Slow Violence of Social and Environmental Destruction,” Nikhil Deb, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

“Rocky Mountain Dreaming: Undocumented Young Adults in Rural and Urban Colorado,” Edelina Burciaga, University of Colorado

Date: Saturday, August 10

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:10 PM


Session 092: Transnational Sexualities within Global Social Systems
Room: Fifth Avenue Suite

Sponsor: Sexual Behavior, Politics, and Communities

Organizer &

Presider: Ying-Chao Kao, Virginia Commonwealth University


“Queer Economics, Convivial Economics: The Lesbian Enclave of Skala Eresos,” Marina Karides, University of Hawai'i at Hilo

“From Rainbow Umbrellas to Wedding Qipao: LGBT Organizing in the People’s Republic of China,” Caterina Fugazzola, University of Chicago

“LBTQ Transnational Stepwise and ‘Jigsaw’ Migration to South Korea: Social Mobility, Family Building, and Gender Identity Affirmation,” Chelle Jones, University of Michigan

“Imagined Migrations and Emotional Utopias: Queer Women in Singapore,” Pamela Devan, Boston University

“Problematizing ‘Hetero-Hegemony’: Liquid Conservatism and Tongzhi (LGBTQ) Education in Taiwan’s Transnational Culture War,” Ying-Chao Kao, Virginia Commonwealth University

Date: Saturday, August 10

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:10 PM

Session 093: Activist Professionals: Leveraging Expertise to Create Change
Room: Lexington Suite

Sponsor: Program Committee

Organizers: Matthew Rowe, University of Colorado Boulder
Joris Gjata, University of Colorado Boulder
Shawhin Roudbari, University of Colorado Boulder

Presider: Shawhin Roudbari, University of Colorado Boulder

Discussants: Joris Gjata, University of Colorado Boulder
Matthew Rowe, University of Colorado Boulder


“‘Professional Movements’ and the Politics of Health Reform at Home and Abroad,” Joseph Harris, Boston University

“Black Power Law: The Courtroom as a Site of Resistance,” Joyce Bell, University of Chicago

“You Say You Want a Revolution: The NSF and the Shift from Engineering Activism to Expert Changemaking,” Matthew Wisnioski and Annie Y. Patrick, Virginia Tech

Date: Saturday, August 10

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:10 PM

Session 094: Comparative and International Perspectives on the Black Middle Classes
Room: Riverside Suite

Sponsor: Program Committee

Organizer &

Presider: Derron Wallace, Brandeis University

Discussant: Karyn Lacy, University of Michigan

Description:  There is an urgent need for North American audiences to consider more expansive, global perspectives of the Black middle classes. This session convenes scholars researching the Black middle classes in the US, UK, South Africa, France and Nigeria in an effort to extend the literature on racialized middle class experiences. This panel offers complementary yet distinctive analyses by centering the voices of Black middle class young people, professionals in private industry, and parents in multiple class contexts—from inner-city schools, to elite public institutions, ethnic enclaves and immigrant neighborhoods, among others. Taken together, these papers push against the lingering homogenization of Blacks and showcase how the heterogeneous experiences Black ethnics vary by space and place.


“Marginalization and Middle-class Blues: Children of North African Immigrants in France,” Jean Beaman, University of California, Santa Barbara

“A Generation out of Apartheid: Exploring the Educational Experiences among the South African Black Middle Class,” Omari Jackson, Morgan State University

Date: Saturday, August 10

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:10 PM


Session 095: Publishing in Social Problems
Room: Sutton Suite

Sponsor: Program Committee

Organizers:  ,
Earl Wright II, University of Cincinnati

Presider:  ,


Earl Wright II, University of Cincinnati

Joel Best, University of Delaware

Becky Pettit, University of Texas

Date: Saturday, August 10

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:10 PM

Session 096: PAPERS IN THE ROUND: Health, Health Policy, and Health Services
Room: Vanderbilt Suite

Sponsor: Health, Health Policy, and Health Services

Organizers: Meredith R. Bergey, Villanova University
Debora Paterniti, Sonoma State University

Roundtable #1 Title: Health Definition, Access, and Meaning

Presider & Discussant: Meredith R. Bergey, Villanova University


“Medicalization on the Move: Examining the Global Migration of ADHD,” Meredith R. Bergey and Mikaela Uricheck, Villanova University

“Partitioning a Monolith: Examining Health Stratification among Asians in the United States,” Darwin A. Baluran, Vanderbilt University

Roundtable #2 Title: Social Determinants of Health

Presider & Discussant: William Cabin, Temple University


“Medicare Home Care Ignores the Social Determinants of Health,” William Cabin, Temple University

“Health or Harm: State Legislation and Infant Mortality,” Chancey Herbolsheimer and Stephanie Burge, University of Oklahoma

“Role of Socioeconomic Status in the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicines among US Adults,” Hannah Andrews, University of Arizona

Roundtable #3 Title: Structural Determinants of Health & Well Being

Presider: Tessa M. Nápoles, University of California, San Francisco


“Eviction, Displacement, and Chronic Illness: Examining the Relationship between Forced Mobility and Health in the U.S. Safety-net,” Tessa M. Nápoles and Ariana Thompson-Lastad, University of California, San Francisco, Meredith Van Natta, Duke University and Janet K. Shim, University of California, San Francisco

“Innovations in Welfare: Examining the Impact of a Program of Recreational, Health, and Social Supports for Single Parents and Their Children on Welfare in Canada,” Tracy L. Peressini, Renison University College, University of Waterloo

“Structural Determinants of Interactions between Young People and the Criminal Justice System: A Look at Population Distributions and Health Consequences,” Catherine dP Duarte and Sarah Ferrell, University of California, Berkeley

“System Avoidance or Strategic Engagement?: The Role of Safety Net Healthcare and Legal Resources in Unauthorized Immigrant Residents’ Strategies of Coping with Deportation Threat,” Felicia Arriaga, Appalachian State University

“Antiracism Workshops as an Intervention to Reduce Health Disparities,” Fernando A. Ospina, Western Michigan University

Roundtable #4 Title: Directions in Mental Health and Wellness

Presider: Ismail Yigit, Mississippi State University


“Does Social Tolerance Matter for Well-being?” Ismail Yigit, Mississippi State University

“Gender Role Ideology, Self-rated Health and Happiness in China Based on CGSS 2013,” Yan Zhang, Michigan State University

“Latino Clients Perception of Spanish Speaking Therapist’s Cultural Humility and Competency,” Belkys Sanchez, Widener University

“Fear of Aging and the Mental and Physical Well-being of Older Adults in China, Japan, and South Korea,” Anastasia S. Vogt Yuan, Virginia Tech

“Reducing Cancer Patient Fear and Trauma: An Autoethnographic Approach,” Katharine Jones, Jefferson University

Roundtable #5 Title: Territories of Women's Health, Wholeness & Wellness

Presider & Discussant: Emma Milne, University of Plymouth


“Are Pregnant Women Human?” Emma Milne, University of Plymouth

“Menstrual Taboos and Social Norms in an Urban Center,” Srijana Karki and Tamara L. Mix, Oklahoma State University

“American Indian Women, Pregnancy and Substance Use Treatment Admission: A Secondary Data Analysis,” Donalee Unal, Widener University

“Factors Contributing to Low Adequate Prenatal Care Rates in Orange County, Florida,” Lauren Daniel, University of Central Florida

Roundtable #6 Title: Movements & Methods in Health Conceptualization & Intervention

Presider: Adrienne Hall, San Francisco State University


“Health In/Justice: Biopolitical Ecologies of Space, Health, and Healing in San Francisco,” Laura Mamo and Adrienne Hall, San Francisco State University, Meredith Van Natta, Duke University and Leslie Dubbin, University of California, San Francisco

“Medical, Ethical, and Legal Risks in Forensic Age Assessment Procedures in Current Swedish Asylum Processes Involving Unaccompanied Minors,” Josephine T. V. Greenbrook, University of Gothenburg/University of Edinburgh

“Exploring the Possibilities and Limitations of Body-mapping as a Health Research Methodology,” Lilian Magalhaes, Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil

“Racial Discrimination and Psychological Distress: Do Ethnic Identity and Social Support Matter among Asian Americans?” Yvonne Chen and Christy Erving, Vanderbilt University

Roundtable #7 Title: Considering Drugs, Additiction and Health(care)

Presider & Discussant:


“The Doctor’s Office as a Deterrent to Medical Care for People Who Inject Drugs?” Yesenia Aponte-Melendez, The New School and Pedro Mateu-Gelabert, National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.

“Harm Reduction and Anticapitalism,” Jacob E. Clary, New York City Democratic Socialists Opioid Overdose Prevention Program

“Locating the Social in Alcohol Research in Sub-Saharan Africa: Issues, Realities, and Prospects,” Tebogo B. Sebeelo, University of Miami

Roundtable #8 Title: Conversations about Health and Health Management

Presider & Discussant: Debora Paterniti, Sonoma State University


“Are We There Yet? Californians and Safe Consumption Sites,” Maryanne Alderson, University of California, Irvine and Dina Perrone, California State University, Long Beach

“Let’s Talk about PEWP: An Examination of Provider-ostomate Communication over Time,” Leslie Ann Miller, University of Oklahoma

“‘A Two Glass of Wine Shift’: Dominant Discourses and the Social Organization of Nurses’ Substance Use,” Charlotte A. Ross, Douglas College and Sonya L. Jakubec, Mount Royal University

Date: Saturday, August 10

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:10 PM

Session 097: PAPERS IN THE ROUND: Race, Ethnicity, and the Law
Room: Vanderbilt Suite

Sponsor: Law and Society

Organizer: Katherine A. Durante, Nevada State College

Roundtable #1 Title: PAPERS IN THE ROUND: Race, Ethnicity, and the Law

Presider: Katherine A. Durante, Nevada State College


“Accruing Whiteness: How People from the Middle East Became White,” Hadi Khoshneviss, Kenyon College

“Land and Liberty: Environmental Rights, Tribal Cultural Rights and Tribal Peripheralization,” Kelly M. Tabbutt, The University of Oklahoma

“Marijuana Legalization, Race, and Drug Arrests: A Pre-test Post-test Analysis,” Katherine A. Durante, Nevada State College

“Polite Politics: How Race, Content, and Strategy Affect Institutional Access,” Paige Ambord, University of Notre Dame

“Till Death Do Us Part: Remembering the Social Structure of Lynching in the United States,” Demar F. Lewis, Yale University

Roundtable #2 Title: PAPERS IN THE ROUND: Law and Legal Issues

Presider & Discussant: Margaret S. Kelley, University of Kansas


“Fear, Victimization, and Protective Gun Ownership among U.S. Adults,” Christopher G. Ellison, University of Texas at San Antonio, Margaret S. Kelley, University of Kansas and Pablo E. Gonzalez, University of Texas at San Antonio

“Interrogating Incrementalism: Regulatory Reform and Perceptions of Law,” Erin M. Evans, San Diego Mesa College

“Investigating the Trajectory of Networked Movements through a Case Study of #LetUsSurvive and the Anti-FOSTA/SESTA Campaign,” Emily Coombes, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

“Legal Injustice in Child Sexual Abuse Cases Involving Native Americans: Statutorial and Procedural Impediments in the Transition from Federal Paternalism to Tribal Self Determination,” Paul D. Steele, Native American Children's Alliance

Date: Saturday, August 10

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:10 PM

Session 098: Environment: Perceptions, Discourse, and Theory
Room: York Suite

Sponsor: Program Committee

Organizer: E. Brooke Kelly, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Presider: Juan Du, Oklahoma State University


“The Public is Watching: Exploring Public Awareness of the 2018 Climate Change Reports and Associated Impact on Opinions,” Cameron T. Whitley, Western Washington University

“Climate Change Discourse in State-controlled Newspapers in China,” Juan Du, Oklahoma State University

“Analyzing Run-of-river Channel Type Hydro Power Development through the Lens of Foucault’s Bio-politics and Security Paradigm,” Nahide Konak, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey

“Toward a Workable Environmental Ethic for the Anthropocene: Developing Theory to Move toward Praxis,” Thomas J. Burns and Carrie McLachlin Leslie, University of Oklahoma

“Employing Conservation Empathy: Using Professional Animal Portraiture to Tackle Biodiversity Loss,” Cameron T. Whitley, Western Washington University