ASA 2016

Section Meetings and Reception

Sunday, August 21

7 AM
Section on Sociology of Sex and Gender Council Meeting

2:30 – 3:30 PM
Section on Sociology of Sex and Gender Roundtables

 3:30 – 4:10 PM
Section on Sociology of Sex and Gender Business Meeting

Monday, August 22

6:30 – 8:00 PM
Joint Reception: Section on Race, Class and Gender and Section on Sociology of Sex and Gender
Location: FareStart, 700 Virginia Street

10 – 11 PM
Graduate Student Happy Hour
Location: Suite 410, 410 Stewart St, 98101
If you have any questions, contact Michela Musto ( or Kiera Duckworth (


Section Sessions

Sunday, Augsst 21, 8:30 – 10:10 AM
196. Section on Sociology of Sex and Gender Paper Session. Children and Youth Troubling Sex and Gender

Session Organizer: Amy L. Best, George Mason University
Presider: Amy L. Best, George Mason University

The Intersex Kids Are All Right? Diagnosis Disclosure and the Experiences of Intersex Youth. Georgiann Davis, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Chris Wakefield, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Beyond Resilience: Survival Strategies and Resistance of LGBTQ Youth. Ellen K. Scott, University of Oregon; C.J. Pascoe, University of Oregon; Miriam J. Abelson, Portland State University; Ben Anderson-Nathe, Portland State University

Constructing the Homeschooled Child: Childhood Gender and Sexuality in the Homeschooling Movement(s). Kate Henley Averett, University of Texas at Austin

Sexuality, Youth, and Anti-bullying’s Unintended Outcomes. Sarah Ann Miller, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Discussant: Jessica Fields, San Francisco State University

Sunday, Augsst 21, 9:30 AM – 12:10 PM
232. Section on Sociology of Sex and Gender Paper Session. Feminist and Queer Methods

Session Organizer: Michela Musto, University of Southern California
Presider: Michela Musto, University of Southern California

Collective Dialogue and the Ethics of Caring: The Case for a Black Feminist Methodology. Jennifer Elyse James, University of California, San Francisco

Three Tensions in the Quantification of Difference for Population Health Research: The Case of Sexuality. Taylor M. Cruz, UC – San Francisco

Dyke Methods: A Meditation on Queer Studies and the Gay Men Who Hate It. Jane Ward, Univ. of California-Riverside

Learning My Mother’s Tongue: Affective Archives, Queer Shadows, and an Intimate Pakistan. Moon Charania, spelman college

Discussant: Tey Meadow, Harvard University

Sunday, Augsst 21, 12:30 – 2:10 PM
268. Section on Sociology of Sex and Gender Invited Session. Feminist Conversations and Sociological Paradigms: Have Sociological Subfields Changed?

Session Organizer: Orit Avishai, Fordham University
Presider: Orit Avishai, Fordham University

Panelists: Nina Bandelj, University of California, Irvine Hae Yeon Choo, University of Toronto

Courtney Ann Irby, Loyola University Chicago Barbara Jane Risman, University of Illinois-Chicago Rhacel Salazar Parrenas, University of Southern California Viviana A. Zelizer, Princeton University

Discussant: Christine L. Williams, University of Texas at Austin

Sunday, Augsst 21, 2:30 – 3:30 PM
308. Section on Sociology of Sex and Gender Refereed Roundtable Session and Business Meeting

Session Organizer: Deniz Yucel, William Paterson University

Table 1.Sexual Violence and Masculinity
Table Presider: Freeden Oeur, Tufts University

Sexual Violence, Legal Reforms, and Forensic Reports: The Emerging Medico-legal Discourse and Practice in Turkey. Tugce Ellialti-Kose, University of Pennsylvania

The American Construction of Childhood via the State’s Conversations on Violence in Video Games. Benjamin Joseph Nobile Kampler, Boston University

We Hate Each Other: Understanding (Hetero) Sexuality in the Tween Social World. Victoria Velding,

Economic Shifts, Institutional Change, and Compensatory Masculinity in Japan. Kumiko Nemoto, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies

The Lack of Equal Protection: A Case Study of Social Service Allocations for Trafficked Persons. Yuka Doherty, University of New Mexico; Angelique Harris, Marquette University

Table 2. Masculinity
Table Presider: James W. Messerschmidt,

Negotiation of Meanings of Masculinity and the Priesthood among LDS Men at a Midwestern University. Zachary D. Palmer, Purdue University

Paradise Regained: A Critical Analysis of John Milton’s Adam using theories of masculinities. Robert Cserni, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Soviet New Man vs. Homo Sovieticus: Multiple Masculinities in Soviet Political Humor. Michelle Hannah Smirnova, University of Missouri – Kansas City

Toward a Feminist Study of Latino Masculinity in Education: Literature Review and Proposed Theoretical Framework. Juan Ramon Portillo-Soto, The University of Texas at Austin

I Don’t Think They’d Be Comfortable: Hegemonic Masculinity and Men’s Cross-Sexual Orientation Friendships. William R. Rothwell, Rice University

Table 3. Gender, Sexuality, and Identity: Session I
Table Presider: Rose Weitz, Arizona State University

Mind the Gendered Maturity Gap?: How College-educated Adults Talk about Maturity. Holly Michelle Wood, Harvard University

Culture, Identities, and Gendered Power: Mexican American and Mexican Immigrant Baby Naming Practices. Christina Alicia Sue, University of Colorado-Boulder; Amy C. Wilkins, University of Colorado-Boulder; Adriana Nunez, University of Colorado

Why So Serious: A Missing Sociological Approach to Questions of Gender, Humor and Power. Brooke Dinsmore, University of Virginia

Table 4. Gender, Sexuality, and Identity: Session II
Table Presider: Emmanuel David, University of Colorado Boulder

The Role of Gender in Subjective Performance Evaluations. David Smith, U.S. Naval Academy; Judith E. Rosenstein, United States Naval Academy

Envisioning a Future with a Younger Man? Milaine Alarie, McGill University

Slut Shaming Sexual Victimization. Chivon H Fitch, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Sexual Identity, Sexual Attraction, and Sexual Behavior in the United States: How are they Linked? Emma Mishel, New York University

Table 5. Gender, Sexuality, and Identity: Session III
Table Presider: Nadia Shapkina, Kansas State University

Interpreting Dominance and Submission Through Hegemonic and Alternative Cultural Gender Beliefs. Brandy L. Simula, Emory University

Negotiating Conflicting Identities: The Case of Mormon Feminists. Rebecca Barton, Brandeis University

Parental Influence on Gender Self Concept of Mexican-American High School Female Athletes. Jocelyn Gamboa, University of Illinois at Chicago; Jasmine Zavala, University of Illinois at Chicago

Offline Dating Services: Interpretive Accounts of Matchmakers and Heterosexual Clients. Sarah Knudson, St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan

Table 6. Non-heterosexuality: Session I
Table Presider: Elena Shih, Brown University

Cross-cultural Comparisons of LGBT Attitudes: A Study of College Students in the United States and Europe. Meredith Gwynne Fair Worthen, University of Oklahoma; Vittorio Lingiardi, Sapienza University of Rome; Chiara Caristo, Sapienza University of Rome

Constructing Selves in Structured Contexts: Structural Constraints and Enablers of Identity Development among Trans Individuals. J. Michael Ryan, The American University in Cairo

Can One “Catch” Sexual Orientation? Social Contagion, Concealability, and Adolescent Non-heterosexuality. Danya Raquel Lagos, University of Chicago

Table 7. Non-heterosexuality: Session II
Table Presider: Dawn Michelle Baunach, Georgia State University

Building a Meta-Queer Methodology: On Queer Ruptures and Procedures in Social Inquiry. Simone Alexandra Kolysh, The CUNY Graduate Center

Are You In Or Out?: Essentialism, Constructionism and Pathways to Allyship within Feminism and LGBTQ Activism. Jaime Hartless, University of Virginia

An Auto-ethnographic Critique of the IRB as a Technology of Power in Researching LGBTQ Identities. Courtney Caviness, University of California Davis

On the Queer Potential of Interviews: Or, Stories of as a Mechanism of Institutional Change. Alexander Davis, Princeton University

Table 8. Gender, Work and Family: Session I
Table Presider: Erynn Masi de Casanova, University of Cincinnati

Gender and the Division of Household Labor Among Same-Sex Couples. Jocelyn Fischer, Cornell University

Gender Attitudes in Post-crisis Europe. Natalia Soboleva, National Research University Higher School of Economics

Gender Attitudes in the World of Work: Cross-cultural Comparison. Natalia Soboleva, National Research University Higher School of Economics

Gender Differences in Happiness: The Effect of Marriage, Social Roles, and Social Support in East Asia. Makiko Hori, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Yoshinori Kamo, Louisiana State University

Gendered Differences in Self and Spousal Perceptions of ADHD Status and Treatment. Nicole Lehpamer, Michigan State University

Table 9. Gender, Work and Family: Session II
Table Presider: Sarah B. Estes,

Gendered Engineering in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia. Sarah Ashwin, London School of Economics; Irina Kozina, ; Roberto M. Fernandez, MIT Sloan School of Management

The Feminization of the Work-family Conflict: Lessons from Today’s College Students. Erin Maurer, CUNY Graduate Center

Marital Power in Inter-hukou Families in China: An Intersectionality Approach. Lake Ching Wu Lui, Hong Kong Institute of Education

Predicting Traditional Gender Role Attitudes: Political Ideology, Church Attendance, and Religion. Emily Joo Dorshorst, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Table 10. Gender, Work and Family: Session III
Table Presider: Ke Li, Framingham State University

Social Exchange or Stereotyping? Beauty, Status, Sex, and Couple Race. Elizabeth Aura McClintock, University of Notre Dame; Shannon Zoe Sheehan, undergraduate at University of Notre Dame

The Division of Housework among Female Managers in Japan. Makiko Fuwa, Tokyo Metropolitan University

#WomenInAg: An Analysis of the USDA’s Social Media Presentation of Women in Agriculture. Carmen Rowe, Boston University

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Heterosexual Spouses in Mormon Mixed-orientation Marriages. Nita Harker, Whatcom Community College; Elizabeth Miklya Legerski, University of North Dakota

What is Valued: The Job Interview as a Field of Evaluation and Candidates as Future Investment. Miri Eliyahu, Northwestern University

Table 11. Medical/Mental and Physical Health: Session I
Table Presider: Katrina Leupp, Washington State University

A Comparative Analysis of Breastfeeding Outcomes Among 18 High-Income Countries. Amanda M. Lubold, Indiana State University

Female Empowerment and Female Genital Cutting in Egypt, Kenya, Mali, and Nigeria. Elizabeth Heger Boyle, University of Minnesota; Joseph Svec, University of Minnesota

Is Breadwinning a Health Hazard? The Relationship between Relative Income and Self-Reported Mental and Physical Health. Christin L. Munsch, University of Connecticut; Matthew Rogers, University of Connecticut

Table 12. Medical/Mental and Physical Health: Session II
Table Presider: Alexa Jane Trumpy, St. Norbert College

Abortion Stigma: What Can We Learn from a Comparison to Miscarriage Stigma? Danielle Bessett, University of Cincinnati; Aalap Bommaraju, University of Cincinnati; Megan Kavanaugh, Guttmacher Institute; Melody Hou, University of California, Davis

Criminalization of Self-induced Abortions: Old or New Jurisprudence in the United States? Meggan Jordan, California State University Stanislaus

Single-axis Politics, Resistance to Gender Quota Adoption, and the Political Dominance of Ethnic Majority Men Worldwide. Melanie M. Hughes, University of Pittsburgh

Monday, August 22, 8:30 – 10:10 AM
342. Section on Sociology of Sex and Gender Paper Session. Embodied Labor and Intersectional Inequalities (Co-sponsored with the Section on Organizations, Occupations and Work)

Session Organizer: Eileen M. Otis, University of Oregon
Presider: Eileen M. Otis, University of Oregon

Botox, Aesthetic Labor, and Body Entrepreneurship. Dana A. Berkowitz, Louisiana State University

Do “Style Makeovers” Help Poor Women?: The Embodied Disadvantages of Gender, Race, Class & Body Size. Kjerstin Gruys, Stanford University

Hair Care: The Gender, Class, and Race of Emotional Labor and Touching Rules in Men’s Grooming. Kristen Barber, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Symbolic Aesthetic Labor. Allister Pilar Plater, University of Virginia

Transgender Models Can’t Get Verified Here?: Webcam Performers and the Virtual Enforcement of Embodied Labor. Angela Jones, Farmingdale State College, State University of New York

Monday, August 22, 8:30 – 10:10 AM
343. Section on Sociology of Sexualities Paper Session. Sexual Commerce and Intimate Markets (co-sponsored with Section on Sex and Gender)

Session Organizer: Elena Shih, Brown University

Adult Films, Escorting, and the Complementary Nature of Sex Work. David Schieber, UCLA

Comparing Client Attitudes in Different Prostitution Markets. Barbara G. Brents, University of Nevada-Las Vegas; Andrew Lawrence Spivak, University of Nevada Las Vegas; Christina Parreira, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Alessandra Lanti, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Jennifer Whitmer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Olesya Vengar, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The (Moral) Regulation of Moroccan Sexual Economies: Sex Work, Social Change and Households ‘Inside Out’. Anne Marie Montgomery, Columbia University

Workers? Victims? Entrepreneurs? Pragmatic Penance and Sex Worker Organizing in Neoliberal Costa Rica . Megan Rivers-Moore, Carleton University

Monday, August 22, 10:30 AM – 12:10 PM
379. Section on Sociology of Sex and Gender Paper Session. Global Masculinities – Domination and Dispossession

Session Organizer: Leslie Salzinger, University of California at Berkeley
Presider: Smitha Radhakrishnan, Wellesley College

The Clash of Global Hegemonic Masculinities: Bush, Bin Laden, Obama, and the War on Terror. James W. Messerschmidt,

Empowered Women and Vulnerable Men: Gender and Agency in Stories of Sexual Infidelity in Malawi. Anais Bertrand-Dansereau, Centre for Population Dynamics

Gender Display Mismatch: Gender Role Reversal and Traditional Gender Norms in Japanese Narratives of Singlehood. Kumiko Endo, The New School for Social Research

Inversive Sexism: The Men’s Rights Movement as a Case Study. Emily Kiyoko Carian, Stanford University

Discussant: Smitha Radhakrishnan, Wellesley College

Monday, August 22, 2:30 – 4:10 PM
420. Section on Sociology of Sex and Gender Paper Session. Gender, Sexualities and Emerging Social Movements (co-sponsored with the LGBTQ Caucus)

Session Organizer: Nancy A. Naples, University of Connecticut
Presider: Nancy A. Naples, University of Connecticut

Class, Sexuality, and Embodied Intersectionality in the French Anti-same-sex Marriage Movement. Dorit Geva, Central European University

Engendering the Body Politic: The Case of Radical Cheerleaders. Laura Grindstaff, University of California, Davis

Still Here, Still Queer: Queer Identity Formation in Contemporary Social Movements. Sarah M Steele, University of Illinois, Chicago

Discussant: Carla A. Pfeffer, University of South Carolina


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