ASA 2019

Engaging Social Justice for a Better World

114TH ASA Annual Meeting

AUGUST 10-13, 2019
New York, NY

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ASA is now accepting online submissions for the 2019 Annual Meeting.

Sex and Gender Sessions

Gender and Racial Diversity in Contemporary U.S. Politics

Organized by Catherine Bolzendahl

Political influence and engagement has largely centered on hegemonically masculine ideals and been dominated by white heterosexual cisgender men. This panel will interrogate the existence of, and potential for, gender diversity in U.S. politics. We welcome not only papers that examine the increased presence of women in politics but also papers that interrogate changing discussions around gendered political norms and the intersection of gender (including transgender) with other social categories (e.g., race/ethnicity, sexuality, class). The panel will consider how definitions of “political” may vary across groups and goals and the potential influence these changes will have on politics into the future.


Men & Masculinities in the #MeToo Era

Organizered by Kjerstin Gruys and Christin Munsch

We invite paper submissions that examine men and masculinities in the contemporary #MeToo era, broadly defined. We are interested in both theoretical and empirical papers that address these themes through a critical and intersectional lens. Ideal papers for this panel will engage with under-theorized areas of scholarship, such as what some are calling “#metoosociology” (i.e., the study of sexual and gendered harassment within the discipline) or debates regarding the position of Men & Masculinities scholarship within the broader realm of Sociology of Gender and/or Feminist Studies.


Transnationalizing gender and sexuality studies: Beyond the local and the global, Invited Panel, Cosponsored session with Sexualities 

Organized by Héctor Carrillo and Ghassan Moussawi

How would U.S. scholarship on gender and sexualities look if we placed transnational studies at the center? This session examines the innovations that transnational studies of gender and sexualities offer to U.S.-based research. It seeks to alter the perception that the term “transnational” applies only to research conducted with immigrant populations or in non-U.S. settings. The scholars on this session will help us rethink U.S.-based gender and sexualities research by centering a transnational framework. They will address questions such as the following: How can we move away from equating transnationalism with globalization? What can theoretical frameworks that inform transnational studies—such as colonialism, settler colonialism, and empire—contribute to so-called mainstream gender and sexuality studies in U.S. settings? And, finally, how would a transnational framework change our categories of analysis in U.S.-based research?


Intersex Studies. Invited Panel, Cosponsored with Sociologists for Trans Justice and the Body and Embodiment Section

Organized by Laurel Westbrook and Daniel Laurison


Gender, Race, and Sexuality in the Virtual Moment

Organized by Sara Crawley

Over the past several decades, the virtual has come to organize much of contemporary life from communication to access to material wealth to identities. How do virtual technologies inform people’s experiences of gender, race, and sexuality? How do they shape how sociologists study gender, race and sexuality? This panel welcomes papers that address these issues, including those that also engage innovations in theory or methods and intersectional or transgender issues.


Gender, Health, and Medicine, Co-sponsored panel with Medical Sociology

Organized by Corinne Reczek

This session encourages submissions on a broad range of topics related to gender, health, and medicine, including but not limited to the role of gender in the social construction of health and illness, the social experience of illness, patterns of health and healthcare, and patient-provider interactions.


Disability, Sex, and Gender, co-sponsored with the Section on Disability in Society

Organized by Laura Mauldin

Papers in this session will explore the connections between disability, sex, and gender. Disability is a social category of life that encompasses a wide range of physical, mental, and behavioral differences. Papers may address intersectional approaches to sex, gender, and disability; gendered experiences or definitions of disability; disability and gender as axes of structural inequality or marginalization; gendered differences in access, healthcare, services, and resources for disabled people; and other topics that consider the connections between disability, sex, and gender.


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