Plenaries

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Plenary 1: Celebrating 50 years of sws Through a decades perspective***

 Friday, August 7, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Zoom

OVERVIEW

  • Judith Lorber, Emerita at Graduate Center and Brooklyn College, CUNY (1970s)
  • Esther Chow, Emerita at American University (Graduate Student in 1969)
  • Patricia Yancey Martin, Emerita at Florida State University (1980s and 2010s)
  • Catherine Berheide, Skidmore College (1990s)
  • Marlese Durr, Wright State University (2000s)
  • Bandana Purkayastha, University of Connecticut (2010s)
  • Josephine Beoku-Betts, Florida Atlantic University (2020s)

Co-Organizers: Josephine Beoku-Betts, Florida Atlantic University and Mignon Moore, Barnard College and Columbia University.
Moderated by: Mignon Moore, Barnard College and Columbia University

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Plenary 2: Sociological Research and Practice in Authoritarian Times***

 Saturday, August 8, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Zoom

OVERVIEW

Organizer/Moderator: Josephine Beoku-Betts, Florida Atlantic University

  • Mary Romero, Arizona State University, " Retrenching or Establishing a Sociology from the Margins"
  • Nazanin Shahrokni, London School of Economics, “Resilience in the Face of Adversity: Charting the Contours of Iranian Sociology”
  • Melanie Heath, McMaster University, “Studying the Religious Right: How to Unpack Intolerance”
  • Eloisa Martin, United Arab Emirates University, “Neoliberalism is the New Authorian: Reflecting on Teaching, Research, and Academic Freedom”

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Plenary 3: A Conversation with Past and Current Gender & Society Editors***

 Sunday, August 9, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Zoom

OVERVIEW

Sponsored by: 50th Anniversary Committee ***

Moderated by: Christine E. Bose, Emeritus, University at Albany

  • Dana Britton, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Christine E. Bose, Emeritus, University at Albany
  • Barbara Risman, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Judith Lorber, Emerita at Graduate Center and Brooklyn College, CUNY
  • Jo Reger, Oakland University
  • Beth Schneider, University of California, Santa Barbara 
  • Margaret Andersen, University of Delaware
  • Joya Misra, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Christine Williams, University of Texas at Austin

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Plenary 4: Got Critical Race Feminist Studies? The Possibilities and Challenges of Institutionalizing Intersectionality in the Neoliberal University***

 Monday, August 10, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Zoom

OVERVIEW

  • Organizers: Nancy López, University of New Mexico and Josephine Beoku-Betts, Florida Atlantic University
  • Presider and Discussant: Nancy López, University of New Mexico
  • Michelle Jacob, Professor, Indigenous Studies, University of Oregon, "Critical Race Feminist Studies needs to respect place and our Mother Earth"
  • Amanda Lewis, Professor, Sociology, University of Illinois-Chicago, Topic: TBA
  • Ruth Zambrana, Professor and Chair, Women Studies, University of Maryland-College Park, "Intersectionality as an Epistemic Standpoint: Who Tells the Story in The Absence of Chicana and Latina Voices"