Denver 2012: Global and Transnational Sociology Section ASA Pre-Conference

Thursday, August 16
Room 112, Colorado Convention Center

The Global and Transnational Sociology pre-conference will provide an opportunity for section members to get better acquainted with one another and to engage in lively intellectual conversations related to global and transnational sociology.

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

  • 1-2:45 p.m. Ways of Seeing: New Directions in Transnational and Global Research (panel presentation)
  • 3-4:45 p.m. Ways of Knowing the Global and Transnational: Speaking Across Methodologies (round-table discussion)
  • 6 p.m. Informal dinner

DETAILS

1-2:45 p.m.
Ways of Seeing: New Directions in Transnational and Global Research
Organizer: Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College

This panel will showcase research on topics and using methods that have often been on the edges of global and transnational sociology to bring them more centrally into our conversation. Panel members will present their own research and reflect on how it relates to our emerging collective research agenda.

  • Bandana Bandana Purkayastha (University of Connecticut) – How Do We Consider Race and Age Within a Transnational Lens? A reflection on methodological prospects and challenges.
  • Lisa McCormick (Haverford College) – The Sound of Civility: Music Competitions and the Meaning of a Global Musical Public
  • David Halle (UCLA) – Globalizing Art and Culture in New York City: Contemporary Art and Museums and Does the Physical Gallery and Museum Have a Future?
  • Cinzia Solari (University of Massachusetts, Boston) ‘Prostitutes’ and ‘Defectors’: Transnational Nation-building and State Constructions of Emigrants in Ukraine
  • Patricia Fernández-Kelly (Princeton University) Expressive Entrepreneurship in a Transnational World

3-4:45 p.m.
Ways of Knowing the Global and Transnational: Speaking Across Methodologies
Organizer: Liz Boyle, University of Minnesota

This panel will follow a roundtable discussion format. Scholars representing ethnographic, quantitative, comparative, and mixed methods, respectively, will provide introductory comments. This will be followed by discussion about methodological integration, innovations in methodologies, the promises and pitfalls of different methodologies, etc. The panelists will provide the foundation for discussion while all in attendance will contribute to the subsequent discussion.

  • Gay Seidman (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Evan Schofer (University of California-Irvine)
  • Terrence Halliday (American Bar Foundation, Northwestern University)
  • Wesley Longhofer (Emory University)

6 p.m. Adjourn for an informal dinner, place to be announced.