Sociological Practice and Public Sociology Events at the ASA Meetings

Sociological Practice and Public Sociology at the ASA Meetings

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Join us on “section day” for panels, round tables, the business meeting, awards and reception!

Meeting the Challenges of Inequality through Sociological Practice
8:30am-10:10am
Presider, Dennis P. Watson, Indiana University

  • A Theory-guided Study of the Role of Food Workers in U.S. Food Safety. Megan L Clayton, Johns Hopkins University
  • Priming Support for Access and AccessUVA: Lessons Learned from Public Opinion Research on Affirmative Action. Jennifer Poole, University of Virginia
  • The Place of the Empathy/Altruism Hypothesis in Sociological Practice. Jay A. Weinstein, Eastern Michigan University and University of North Florida

Roundtables (read more about roundtable topics below)
10:30 to 11:30am

Business Meeting
11:30am to 12:10pm

Preparing Graduate Students for Careers as Academics and/or Practitioners
4:30-6:10pm

Session Organizer: Augusto Diana, Department of Health and Human Services

  • Meredith Conover-Williams, Humboldt State University
  • Jennifer Eichstedt, Humboldt State University
  • Robert T. Granfield, State University of New York-Buffalo
  • Marv Finkelstein, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville – Making Sociology Work: Applying Sociology to the Workplace.

Awards and Reception
6:30-7pm (Hilton)
7:00-9pm (The Urban Tavern, 333 O’Farrell, next door to the Hilton)

Thank you to our Award and Reception Co-Sponsors

Roundtable Presenters

Session Organizers: Laura Nichols, Santa Clara University and John B. Diamond, Harvard University

Table 1. Open Discussion on Sociological Practice and Public Sociology
Table Presider: Philip Nyden, Loyola University-Chicago

Table 2. Assessing Public Health(s): Methodological Issues, Theoretical Choices
Table Presider: Kathleen C. Oberlin, Indiana University

  • Advancing Black Feminism in Public Health-from Margin to Center. Quinn M. Gentry, Messages of Empowerment Productions
  • Futile Knowledge: The Abyss Between Evidence-based Research, Policy and Practice in Health. William Dane Cabin, Richard Stockton College

Table 3. Studying the U.S. Population: Implications for Communities
Table Presider: Lauren Apgar, Indiana University

  • What is the Relationship of the Population Changes in Texas due to Population Dynamics? Amy M. Romanus,Texas Woman’s University
  • Working Class in a Post-Industrial Economy No Worker Left Behind? Tales from the Rustbelt. Michelle Marie Proctor, Madonna University

Table 4. Practicing Theorists
Table Presider: Christine C. George, Loyola University-Chicago

  • Activism in Sociological Theory: How Weber, Durkheim, and Schutz Foster Activist-Oriented Thought and Action. Sara Strickhouser, University of Central Florida
  • George Herbert Mead: Public Sociologist. David W. Woods,New York University Polytechnic School

Table 5. Practicing Sociology Outside Our Imaginary Walls

Table Presider: Kathryn Goldman Schuyler, Alliant International University and Coherent Change Consulting

Practicing Sociology Outside Our Imaginary Walls: Making Connections Across Boundaries of Professional Organizations. Kathryn Goldman Schuyler, Alliant International University and Coherent Change Consulting

Table 6. Participatory Research
Trust As a Component Of Ethical Community Based Participatory Research. Dmitry Khodyakov, RAND Corporation; Elizabeth Bromley, University of California-Los Angeles; Lisa Mikesell, State University of New Jersey-Rutgers

Co-sponosored with Urban Sociology Section
Table 7. DREAMers Undocumented Immigrant Students as Community Partners in Research
Table Presider: Thomas Pineros Shields, Brandeis University

Table 8. Community Food Security, Nutrition, and Urban/Suburban Agriculture
Table Presider: Sarah N. Gatson, Texas A+M University

Table 9. Organizing for Educational Change Inside and Outside of Schools
Table Presider: John B. Diamond, arvard University

Table 10. Publishing Community-Based Research
Table Presider: Charlotte M. Ryan, University of Massachusetts-Lowell

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