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Session 46 OCC 201 Thursday • 8:30-10:00 AM

Framing Respectful Conversations: Identities, Sexualities, and Pedagogies [Formal Paper Session]

Presider: Sharon Yee, Glendale Community College

  • Let's Talk About Sex: Best Practices for Discussing Sexuality in SOC 101 .....Sharon Yee, Glendale Community College

  • Teaching Sexual Identities: What Is In A Label? .....Sharon Yee, Glendale Community College; Cheryl Radeloff, College of Southern Nevada

  • Virtual Spaces of Possibility in the Classroom: Using Technology for Teaching Sex Work and Sexuality .....Danielle Hidalgo, California State University Chico

  • An Investigation of the Relationship between Social Identities, Social Attitudes, and Pedagogy .....Solly Mo, Michigan State University

Session 47 OCC 203 Thursday • 8:30-10:00 AM

Theorizing Race and Racisms: Works in Progress [Formal Paper Session]

Presider: Megan Miller, New Mexico State University

  • Pool Theory .....Karam Adibifar, Metropolitan State University of Denver

  • New Forms of Blackness in the Post-Civil Rights Era .....Margaret Hunter, Mills College

  • Racing Away from Taboo: Examining Coping Methods of Social Distress Within Racial Dialogue .....Megan Miller, New Mexico State University

  • Multiracial Identity: Sociology, Hypodescent and the Monoracial Imperative .....Reginald Daniel, University of California Santa Barbara

Session 48 OCC 204 Thursday • 8:30-10:00 AM

Attitudes about Crime and Criminal Behavior [Formal Paper Session]

Presider: Sharon Davis, University of La Verne

  • How Sociologists and Students Rank Order the "Causes" of Crime. .....Mark Bird, College of Southern Nevada

  • Understanding the Moral Self: The Relationship Between Moral Reasoning and Perceptions of Crime Severity .....Raymond Aubele, Jr., University of La Verne; Sharon Davis, University of La Verne

  • Beyond Yes or No: What do Americans Really Think of the Death Penalty and Torture? .....Tyler Salter, Abilene Christian University; Suzanne Macaluso, Abilene Christian University

  • The Effects of Respondent, Victim, and Perpetrator Gender on Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence Criminality and Harm .....Eric Allen, Washington State University; Mindy S. Bradley, University of Arkansas

  • Cultural Meanings of Criminal Behavior: The Case of the Hawaiian Cockfight .....Kathryne Young, Stanford University

Session 49 OCC 205 Thursday • 8:30-10:00 AM

Gender Construction and Deconstruction [Formal Paper Session]

Presider: April Cubbage, Saddleback College

  • AGNES: A Gender Narrative and Embodiment Study .....Eli AlstonStepnitz, University of California Davis

  • Do University Inclusivity Efforts Impact Campus Climate for Transgender and Genderqueer Campus Members? .....J Kolber, University of California Davis; Eli AlstonStepnitz, University of California Davis

  • How Parents Discursively Construct and Co-construct Gender Expectations and Practices of their Young Children. .....April Cubbage, Saddleback College

Session 50 OCC 206 Thursday • 8:30-10:00 AM

Immigration and Education [Formal Paper Session]

Presider: Yvonne Luna, Northern Arizona University

  • A Dream Fund: An Examination of a Grassroots, Community-Based Effort to AssistDeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)-Eligible Immigrants .....Yvonne Luna, Northern Arizona University

  • Factors Leading to Educational Attainment for Three Generations of Immigrants Using Logistic Regression. .....Jan Michael Ballesteros, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  • Gaming the System: Agency and Strategic Action to Escape the "School to Deportation Pipeline" for Recent Immigrant High School Students .....Duke Austin, California State University East Bay; SaunJuhi Verma, Rutgers; Patricia Maloney, Texas Tech University

  • The Effect of 9/11 on International Student Flows to the U.S., 1990 to 2015 .....K. A. C. Johnson, University of California Riverside

  • Cultural Escape and Cultural Kindness: The Academic Motivations of Second-Generation Hmong Americans .....Bao Lo, California State University Stanislaus

Session 51 OCC 207 Thursday • 8:30-10:00 AM

Sociology of Youth - Inequalities & Social Institutions [Formal Paper Session]

Presider: Stephanie Anckle, Claremont Graduate University

  • Using Youth Social Capital to create postivie trajectoires for homeless students .....Stephanie Anckle, Claremont Graduate University

  • A Habitus of Insecurity: Risk avoidance among young adults living in the natal home. .....Jayecee Whitehead, Pacific University

  • Autism: A Needs Assessment of Services Offered in Humboldt County, California .....Michelle Showers, University of Southern Alabama

Session 52 OCC 210 Thursday • 8:30-10:00 AM

Environment, Development, and Forms of Capital [Formal Paper Session]


  • Hashtagging Nature: Narrative, Place, and Nature Capital in Santa Barbara, CA. .....Andy McCumber, University of California Santa Barbara; Patrick N. Dryden, Metropolitan Community College


  • Nature or Nurture? How Global Environmental and Development Pressures Affect National Park Expansion in Non-Western Countries .....Natasha Miric, University of California Irvine

  • Power, Dam project and Local Community: socioeconomic disturbances of Namrood Dam in Solebon Village, Iran .....Elham Hoominfar, Utah State University

Session 53 OCC 211 Thursday • 8:30-10:00 AM

Digital and Global Sexualities [Formal Paper Session]

Presider: Apoorva Ghosh, University of California Irvine

  • The Global Queer: Transnational Pathways to Sexualities in India .....Apoorva Ghosh, University of California Irvine

  • The Role of Social Media Apps in Constructing Gay Male Culture .....Billy Wagner, California State University Channel Islands; Vincent Torres, CSU Northridge

  • Identity Erasure in Porn .....alicia jimenez, San Francisco State University

  • Trying for the Team: How Rugby Women Construct their Sexuality .....Cameron Michels, San Francisco State University

Session 54 OCC 212 Thursday • 8:30-10:00 AM

Environmental Movements and Occupy [Formal Paper Session]

Presider: Chris Hardnack, Colorado Mesa University


  • Horizontalist Movements and Horizontalist Framing: A Case Study of Protest Signs from Occupy Wall Street .....Chris Hardnack, Colorado Mesa University

  • The Climate Crisis and the Transformation of the Canadian Environmental Movement .....Joanna Robinson, York University

  • Explaining Activist Engagement: Networks and Agency in Occupy Wall Street .....Gianmarco Savio, Stony Brook University

Session 55 OCC 202 Thursday • 8:30-10:00 AM

Graduate School: Getting in & Choosing the Right Program, Sponsored by Student Affairs Committee [Panel with Presenters]

  • Things I Wish I'd Known When I was Applying to Graduate School .....Laura Earles, Lewis-Clark State College

  • Navigating the Graduate School Application Process: Tips from a Student .....Rocio Garcia, University of California Los Angeles

  • Graduate School Selection: Balancing Goals and Values .....Allison Hurst, Oregon State University

  • Finding the Right Graduate Programs and Preparing Applications in Sociology and Beyond .....Miriam Abelson, Portland State University

Session 56 OCC 208 Thursday • 8:30-10:00 AM

Contemporary Youth Movements and Social Movement Theory [Panel with Presenters]

Moderator: Belinda Robnett, University of California Irvine

Panelists: Andreana Clay, San Francisco State University; Jennifer Earl, University of Arizona; Veronica Terriquez, University of Southern California; Megan Brooker, University of California, Irvine

Session 57 Broadway Thursday • 10:15-11:45 AM

Membership Committee Meeting []

Panelists: Linda Henderson, St. Mary's University, Calgary; Linda Kim, Arizona State University; jeffrey Montez de Oca, UCCS; Marie Gaytan, university of utah; Melanie Arthur, Oregon Institute of Technology; Kassia Wosick, New Mexico State University; Keith Farrington, Whitman College; Martin Orr, Boise State University

Session 58 California Thursday • 10:15-11:45 AM

Publications Committee Meeting []

Panelists: Lora Bristow, Humboldt State University; Lindsey Wilkinson, Portland State University; Matthew Carlson, Portland State University; James Dean, Sonoma State University; Celia Winkler, University of Montana; Ellen Berg, California State University Sacramento; Black Hawk Hancock, DePaul University; Robert Futrell, University of Nevada Las Vegas; Hyeyoung Woo, Portland State University; Xuan Santos, California State University, San Marcos

Session 59 Uptown Thursday • 10:15-11:45 AM

Nominations Committee Meeting []

Panelists: Patricia A. Gwartney, University of Oregon; Rosemary Powers, Eastern Oregon University; Christie Batson, University of Nevada Las Vegas; Christy Glass, Utah State University

Session 60 OCC 208 Thursday • 10:15-11:45 AM

Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital. Verso / 2015 [Author Meets Critics]

Presider: Ann Strahm, California State University Stanislaus

  • Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital .....Jason W. Moore, SUNY Binghamton

  • Critic .....Ann Strahm, California State University Stanislaus

  • Critic .....Andrew R. Jones, CSU Fresno

  • Critic .....Jennifer Strangfeld, California State University Stanislaus

  • Critic .....Madhusudan V. Katti, CSU Fresno; Adam Fleenor, University of California, Merced

Session 61 Jr. Ballroom 1 & 2 & 3 Thursday • 10:15-11:45 AM

Education and Higher Education I [UNDERGRADUATE ROUNDTABLE]

Presider: Arthur Scarritt, Boise State University

  • From Combat to Chaos; The Emotional, Mental, and Physical Obstacles Veterans Face in Higher Education. .....Sarah Martin, Gonzaga University

  • Pay (Tuition) or Get Paid: How Young Men Make Decisions About Life After High School .....Emily Nichols, Gonzaga University

  • Reconstructing the Past to Lead Us into the Future; An Examination of Tacoma Tribal School .....Nicole Senders, University of Puget Sound

  • Personality Type and Higher Education .....Grace Schroeder, Whitworth University

  • Assessing the Utility of "The Tragedy of the Commons Game" in a Large-enrollment Introductory Sociology Course .....Matthew Barnett, Utah State University; Taylor Dean, Utah State University; Star Farris-Delgado, Utah State University; Samantha Patterson, Utah State University

Session 62 Jr. Ballroom 1 & 2 & 3 Thursday • 10:15-11:45 AM

Media and Communication [UNDERGRADUATE ROUNDTABLE]

Presider: Mary Virnoche, Humboldt State University

  • Not Our Son, Not Our Town: Media Coverage and the Mass School Shooting Epidemic .....Katelyn Pendley, Gonzaga University

  • Infidelity in the Digital Era .....Amanda Balderas, California State University Long Beach

  • Keepin' It Real 'n Getting Paid: An Exploration of Identity, Commodification and Authenticity Within Hip-Hop .....Leonard Henderson, University of Puget Sound

  • Gender and the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics .....Faye Wachs, California State Polytechnic University Pomona; Sofia Pedroza, California State Polytechnic University Pomona

  • The Anomie of Social Networking: Exploring Feelings of Isolation through Facebook .....Ceilique Hatcher, California State University Dominguez Hills

Session 63 Jr. Ballroom 1 & 2 & 3 Thursday • 10:15-11:45 AM


Presider: Duke Austin, California State University East Bay

  • "Understanding Masculinity in Heavy Metal Subcultures" .....Monica Zamora, Loyola Marymount University

  • Content Analysis of California State Universities Sexual Assault Prevention Programs and Awareness Information .....Torisha Stone, Humboldt State University

  • Me, Myself, and I-Phone: Fitness Apps and Body Surveillance among College Women .....Sadie Ridgeway, Gonzaga University

  • Gender, and Sacrifice in Disney Princess Films .....Caitlyn Wardell, California State University Sacramento

  • We are here too: Experiences of Tokenism in Women Majoring in Engineering .....Emma Laufer, Gonzaga University

Session 64 Jr. Ballroom 1 & 2 & 3 Thursday • 10:15-11:45 AM


Presider: Michael Mulcahy, Central Washington University

  • The Effect of a Music Festival on the Businesses in a Small Town .....Sam Starr, Whitman College

  • San Xavier's Formal and Informal Economy .....Allison Ramirez, University of Arizona

  • Union Membership Effects on Attitudes Towards Organized Labor, 1973-2014 .....John Towey, University of California Berkeley

  • The Hidden Generation: Gender Differences in Social and Economic Outcomes of the 1.5 Generation in California .....Gladys Valdovinos Cancino, California State University Channel Islands

  • A Longitudinal Examination of the Black-White Wage Gap in the United States: 1980-2010 .....Daija Cornelious, University of Alaska-Anchorage; Jessica Passini, University of Alaska-Anchorage

Session 65 Jr. Ballroom 1 & 2 & 3 Thursday • 10:15-11:45 AM


  • Support for Capital Punishment: The Role of Parenthood and Suburbanism in Death Penalty Opinions .....Hannah Whitley, Oregon State University

  • Alcohol, Attire, and a Bed: Rape Myths and Perceptions of Sexual Assault on a Private College Campus .....Allyson Wilson, Gonzaga University

  • Stolen People, Stolen Dreams: College Student's Knowledge of Human Sex Trafficking .....Amy Still, Hastings College

  • An Exploration of Social Bond Theory: The Effects of Family Ties on the Delinquent Behavior of Selected High School Students From Brent International School Manila .....Feliz Anne Garcia, University of Santo Tomas

  • Understanding the Multiple Experiences of the Compassionate Release Process in California State Prisons .....Adrianna Mee, University of California Berkeley

Session 66 Jr. Ballroom 1 & 2 & 3 Thursday • 10:15-11:45 AM

Art, Culture, and Popular Culture [UNDERGRADUATE ROUNDTABLE]

Presider: William Hayes, Gonzaga University

  • The Art of Narcissism: A Generational Comparison of Mainstream Music in America .....Lauren McDonald, University of Northern Colorado

  • Abortion in TV .....Meghan Warner, University of California Berkeley

  • The Increasing Importance of Subcultural Capital in the Nerd and Punk Subcultures .....Clarisse Nakahama, University of Puget Sound

Session 67 OCC 202 Thursday • 10:15-11:45 AM

Education and Identity I [Formal Paper Session]

Presider: C. Alison Newby, New Mexico State University

  • Figuring Out Where You Fit: Wrestling hierarchy and meritocracy in a high school .....Audrey Devine Eller, Grinnell College

  • Socializing Socialism: The Presentation of Citizenship in Cuban Civics Textbooks .....C. Alison Newby, New Mexico State University; Erica L. Surova, New Mexico State University

  • The Quest for Legitimacy: Why Youth Don't See Jewish Congregational School as "Real" School .....ilana horwitz, Stanford University

  • Status Passage and the Student Veteran: Applying Glaser and Strauss's Theory of Status Passage to Student Veterans in Higher Education .....Brandy Jenner, University of California Irvine

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