ASA 2019

Engaging Social Justice for a Better World

114TH ASA Annual Meeting

AUGUST 10-13, 2019
New York, NY

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Section Business Meetings and Receptions

  • Saturday, August 10th at 9:30 AM: Business meeting in Sheraton New York, Second Floor, Central Park West
  • Saturday, August 10th at 6:30-8PM: Section reception held at the Iguana Restaurant and Lounge @ 240 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019.

Section and Section-Cosponsored Sessions

Saturday August 10

Gender in Cultural Contexts, 8:30 AM, Sheraton New York, Third Floor, Liberty 5; Presider: Clare Forstie, Farmingdale State College 

  • Gender-Neutral Pronouns: Undoing Gender or Embracing Gender Pluralism? Abigail C. Saguy, University of California-Los Angeles; Juliet A. Williams, UCLA 
  • “It’s basically a frat house” – The Reclamation of Hegemonic Masculinity at Summer Camp Penny Harvey, Georgia State University
  • Navigating the Religious Gender Binary Helana Darwin, Stony Brook University
  • The Missing Link: A Cross-National Analysis of Abortion Attitudes and Gender Role Ideologies Emily Joo Dorshorst, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
  • Transgressing Duality and Heteronormativity: Gender Display and Sexuality Manipulation in Japanese Male- Male Romance for Women Kazuko Suzuki, Texas A&M University

Gender in International Contexts, 10:30 AM, Sheraton New York, Third Floor, Liberty 5; Presider: Amanda Lubold, Indiana State University 

  • “Good Women” or “Bad Women”? Japanese Women Consorting with Foreign Men during the U.S. OccupationMasako Endo, Rowan University
  • Marriage and Homeownership: A Gender Comparison – Pui Chi, Tangi YIP, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Susanne Yukping Choi, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Multigenerational Effects of Education on Women’s Household Decision-Making Power in Rural ChinaCheng Cheng, Princeton University and Yu Xie, Princeton University
  • The Construction of Womanhood In Turkey’s Alevi Community: Discourses, Realities and Gaps – Ayşegül Akdemir, Istanbul Gedik University

Gender, Race, and Sexuality in the Virtual Moment, 10:30 AM, Sheraton New York, Lower Level, Murray Hill; Presider: Sarah Crawley, University of South Florida 

  • Find Out and Tell: Textual Interactions and Women’s Safety Work Sarah Lewington 
  • Sharing Bodies in the Sharing Economy: Relational Work and Multiple Reciprocities Skyler Wang, University of California, Berkeley 
  • The Cyber Power of Marginalized Identities: Intersectional Representations of Online Queer Latinx Activism Rachel M. Schmitz, Oklahoma State University 
  • Turning Fear into Pleasure: Online Misogyny and Technofeminist Resistance in the Global South Firuzeh Shokooh-Valle, Franklin & Marshall College 
  • Where Trans Youth Lead Us: Using Video Game Technology to Depict and Resist Oppression Ann Travers, Simon Fraser University; Jennifer Marchbank, Simon Fraser University; Nadine Boulay, Simon Fraser University; Sharalyn Jordan, Simon Fraser University 

Persistent Gender Inequality, 2:30 PM, Sheraton New York, Third Floor, Liberty 5 

  • Persistent Gender Gap, Shifting Racial and Educational Differentiations: Variations in Structural Influences on Gender Attitudes, 1977-2016 Kelsey Meagher, UC Davis; Xiaoling Shu, University of California Davis 
  • The Gendering of Engineering as Masculine: A Case Study of Female Malaysian Undergraduates Julie A. Kmec, Washington State University; Sarah Morton, Washington State University; Zahra Atiq, Purdue University; Ashley Ater Kranov, Washington State University; Nehal Abu-Lail, University of Texas San Antonio; Jennifer J. DeBoer, Purdue University 
  • You Lead Like a Girl: Gender and Children’s Leadership Development Alexa Jane Trumpy, St. Norbert College 

Intersex Studies, cosponsored panel with Sociologists for Trans Justice and the Section on Sociology of Body and Embodiment, 4:30 PM, Sheraton New York, Lower Level, Murray Hill; Presider: Danya Raquel Lagos, University of Chicago 

  • Individual Panelists: 
    • Alishia Alexander, University of Illinois 
    • Sharon Preves, Hamline University
    • Cary Gabriel Costello, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
    • Georgiann Davis, University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Sunday August 11

Equity and Inclusion for Transgender, Intersex, Non-Binary, and Gender Non-Conforming Scholars/Scholarship in the Discipline, 8:30 AM, New York Hilton, Second Floor, Murray Hill West 

Session Organizers: 

  • Sara L. Crawley, University of South Florida 
  • James Joseph Dean, Sonoma State University 
  • Kjerstin Gruys, University of Nevada, Reno 
  • Daniel Laurison, Swarthmore College 
  • Abigail C. Saguy, University of California-Los Angeles 
  • Samantha Ashley Wallace, University of Oklahoma 
  • Laurel Westbrook, Grand Valley State University 

Session Co-Leaders: 

  • Georgiann Davis, University of Nevada-Las Vegas 
  • Brandon Andrew Robinson, University of California, Riverside 
  • Tristen Kade, Portland State University 
  • Jaime Hartless, University of Virginia 

Disability, Sex, and Gender, cosponsored panel with the Section on Disability and Society, 8:30 AM, New York Hilton, Second Floor, Sutton Center; Presider: Victoria L. Pitts-Taylor, Wesleyan University

  • A Model Who Looks Like Me: Representing Disability in the Fashion Industry David Nicholas Pettinicchio, University of Toronto; Jordan Foster
  • Being kept out of sexual fields: The intimate lives of adults with intellectual disabilities Alan Santinele Martino, McMaster University
  • Early Life, Gender Performance, and Sexuality in Young Adults with Chronic Health Conditions Hillary Steinberg, CU Boulder; Candace Michele Evans, University of Colorado Boulder

Transnationalizing Gender and Sexuality Studies: Beyond the Local and the Global, (cosponsored invited panel with the Section on the Sociology of Sexualities), 10:30 AM, Sheraton New York, Third Floor, New York Ballroom East; Presider: Ghassan Moussawi, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign

  • Transnational Perspectives on Black Feminist Politics Oluwakemi M. Balogun, University of Oregon
  • Reinventing Sex-Gender-Sexuality in the Time of US Hegemony Vrushali Patil, Florida International University
  • Doing Transnationalism: Toward a Genealogy of Critical Methodologies Jyoti Puri, Simmons University
  • Un-American: Sexual Strangers Reveal the Transnational within Michael Stambolis-Ruhstorfer, Université Bordeaux Montaigne

Gender and Racial Diversity in Contemporary U.S. Politics, 10:30 AM, Sheraton New York, Lower Level, Union Square; Presider: Tiffany Gayle Chenault, Salem State University 

  • Gender Bias in Expressed Support for Women in Leadership Roles based on One’s Political Affiliation Lisa Marie Hummel, Stanford University 
  • Race, Gender and Heteronormativity in the Management of Negative Public Interactions in Black/White Heterosexual Interracial Relationships Marya T. Mtshali, Harvard University 
  • The “Year of the Woman,” 1992 and 2018: A Comparative Intersectional Analysis Morgan Carey Matthews, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
  • What Is His Problem? Follies of the Privileged – Concerns of the Men Jessica Marie Rojahn, Sociology Department 

Men and Masculinities in the #MeToo Era, 2:30 PM, Sheraton New York, Lower Level, Murray Hill; Presider: Catherine J. Taylor, UC Santa Barbara 

  • Horseplay or Harassment: Contested Masculinities on the Job and in the Courts Cynthia Deitch, George Washington University 
  • Race, Threat and Workplace Sexual Harassment: The Dynamics of Harassment in the US, 1997-2016 Yasemin Besen-Cassino, Montclair State University; Dan Cassino, Fairleigh Dickinson University 
  • Resisting Emasculation: Male Feminities and Intersectional Complexities in Queer Men’s Perceptions of Sexual Assault Doug Meyer, The University of Virginia 
  • The ‘#MeToo Movement’, Ronan Farrow and the Fall of Sexually Abusive Men in Film and Television Ann Irene Brooks, Australian Catholic University 
  • Understanding Contemporary Male Supremacism Alex DiBranco, Yale University 

Monday, August 12

Equity and Inclusion for Transnational Scholars and Scholarship in our Sections, ASA, and the Discipline, 10:30 AM, New York Hilton, Second Floor, Murray Hill East 

Session Organizers: 

  • Carla A. Pfeffer, University of South Carolina 
  • Georgiann Davis, University of Nevada-Las Vegas 
  • Tey Meadow, Columbia University 
  • Julia Meszaros, Lebanon Valley College 
  • Emma Mishel, New York University 
  • Ghassan Moussawi, University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign 

Session Co-Leaders: 

  • Hae Yeon Choo, University of Toronto 
  • Bandana Purkayastha, University of Connecticut 

Tuesday, August 13

Gender, Sexuality, and Medicine, a panel with the Section on Medical Sociology, 8:30 AM, New York Hilton, Second Floor, Gibson; Presider: Emma Ryan Bosley-Smith, The Ohio State University 

  • Biological Binaries: The Case of Gender and Sex Inclusion in US Biomedicine Madeleine Pape, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
  • Queering the Clinic: Constructing Gender and Sexuality in LGBT Healthcare Emily Allen Paine, Columbia University and NYSPI 
  • The Social Life of “Evidence” In U.S. Transgender Medicine, 1950- 2010 Stef M. Shuster, Michigan State University 
  • “You’re Affecting Multiple Generations… No Pressure”: Maternal Risk and Neoliberalism fueled by Pseudo-Science Ashley Faith Kim, Vanderbilt University 

Equity and Inclusion for Scholars of Color in our Sections, ASA, and the Discipline, 10:30 AM, New York Hilton, Third Floor, Mercury Ballroom 

Session Organizers: 

  • Vrushali Patil, Florida International University 
  • Gowri Vijayakumar, Brandeis University 
  • Myron T. Strong, Community College of Baltimore County 
  • Joan H. Robinson, Columbia University 
  • Jaime Hartless, University of Virginia 

Session Co-Leaders: 

  • Katie Linette Acosta, Georgia State University 
  • Zine Magubane, Boston College 
  • Carla Shedd, The Graduate Center, CUNY 

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