American Sociological Association

Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Annual Meeting

The 2018 ASA Annual Meeting will be held August 11-14, 2018, in Philadelphia. Theme: "Feeling Race: An Invitation to Explore Racialized Emotions"

Countdown to ASA 2018

  • November 1, 2017: Call for Papers posted on ASA website and online system opens
  • January 11, 2018: Paper Submission system closes at 11:59 pm Eastern
  • March 14, 2018: All paper decisions made and Acceptance/Rejection letters be sent by email
  • April 2, 2018: Preliminary Schedule is available
  • June 1, 2018: Deadline to receive all changes for the Final Program

The 2017 ASA Annual Meeting was held August 12-15, 2017, in Montréal. Theme: “Culture, Inequalities and Social Inclusion Across the Globe.” Program:

SREM events at ASA 2017

Mentoring Happy Hour - Sunday, August 13, 4:00-6:00 -- Bier Markt (1221 René-Lévesque Blvd W)  

Joint Reception with CBSM - Sunday, August 13, 7:00-10:00 -- Bier Markt (1221 René-Lévesque Blvd W) -- appetizers provided, cash bar

Business Meeting - Tuesday, August 15, 1:30-2:10 -- Palais des congrès de Montréal, Level 5, 517B 

SREM sessions at ASA 2017



Monday, August 14, 10:30am–12:10pm, Palais des congrès de Montréal, Level 5, 512E

This panel presents cutting edge research at the intersection of race and policing. The papers use a variety of methodologies to present new and important findings on topics like arrests, video evidence, police brutality, and police accountability measures. Organizer: Robert Vargas, University of Notre Dame

Presider/Discussant: David Cunningham, Washington University in St. Louis

Matthew Ward (University of Southern Mississippi), "Local Legacies of Slavery and Contemporary Policing in the U.S. North and South"

Kat Albrecht and Beth Redbird (Northwestern University), "Racial Disparities in Arrest Rates"

Jennifer Carlson (University of Arizona) and Michelle S. Phelps (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities), "Spectacular Politics: Racial Visuality in the Deaths of Sam Hose, Emmett Till, and Michael Brown"

Kayla A. Preito-Hodge (UMass-Amherst), "Violent Policing in Context: A Critical Look at What Influences Officer Use of Force"



Monday, August 14, 2:30–4:10pm, Palais des congrès de Montréal, Level 5, 514C

Presenters engage critical settler colonial frameworks to illuminate and interrogate processes of racial erasure, dispossession and removal and to point to possibilities for resistance and decolonization. Organizer: Evelyn Nakano Glenn, UC-Berkeley

Presider: Rick A. Baldoz, Oberlin College

Louise Seamster (University of Tennessee), "Settler Colonialism, Place and Racialized Citizenship"

Andy Clarno (University of Illinois at Chicago), "Palestine/Israel and South Africa: Racial Capitalism and Settler Colonialism"

Ginna Husting (Boise State University), "Coloniality, Affective Structures, and Counter/Auto-Ethnography: Living with Qallunaat, Listening to Minnie Aodla Freeman"

Claire W. Herbert (Drexel University) and Michael Brown, "Settler Colonialism in Detroit and the Politics of Erasure: Theorizing Pre-Gentrification in Declining Cities"



Monday, August 14, 4:30–6:10pm, Palais des congrès de Montréal, Level 5, 513F

Over the past three decades, U.S. sociology has experienced an explosion of critical work on race, racism, and ethnicity. Using a variety of methodological approaches and theoretical perspectives, sociologists collectively have done much to map the contours of race, racism, and ethnicity. With the exception of the small but growing body of comparative work, most of the U.S. scholarship on race, racism, and ethnicity takes place within the context of an individual nation (and much of the comparative work involves two or three ‘case studies”). This is not to say that this work is not valuable, but to raise the obvious but generally unappreciated point that our theories and concepts are not universal, but are drawn from a particular set of understandings and circumstances. So what then are we talking about when we discuss race, racism, and ethnicity? Do these concepts describe the same phenomena when applied beyond the borders of the United States? Are we describing the same phenomena when we speak of race, racism, and ethnicity in 2016 as opposed to fifty, one hundred, or more years ago? Is it possible to develop these concepts so that they are not bound to particular social and historical circumstances? If not, can we at a minimum create a more dynamic way of understanding race, racism, and ethnicity? Papers for this session will be challenged to explore the nature of race, racism, and ethnicity across borders and over time. Organizer: Woody Doane, University of Hartford

Presider/Discussant: Woody Doane, University of Hartford

Jean Beaman (Purdue University), "Boundaries of Difference and Transnational Blackness"

Sarah D. Grunberg (Ithaca College), "Caught between Past and Future: Multi-racial Families and the Development of Institutional Racism in Poland"

Celia Oliva Lacayo (UCLA) and Steve Garner, "Explaining Trump and Brexit: Comparative White Racial Frames in the US and the UK"

Erica Chito Childs (Hunter College/CUNY Graduate Center), "Global Hierarchies of Love: Exploring the Boundaries of Mixed Marriage"

Kerri Rachelle Howard (Northwestern University), "Modernity, Malinchismo, and the Global Color-line: Unveiling Assimilation in México"



Tuesday, August 15, 8:30–10:10am, Palais des congrès de Montréal, Level 5, 512H

The panel offers a comparative perspective on the relationship between forced migration and racialization. It considers how noncitizenship, particularly illegality and deportability, inform mobility, migration, differential inclusion and targeted relocation and removal. Organizer: Patricia Landolt, University of Toronto

Presider/Discussant: Patricia Landolt, University of Toronto

Lucas Germain Drouhot and Radu Andrei Parvulescu (Cornell University), "Color-blind Classism: Class Distinction and Discursive Resilience Against Stigmatization among Upper-middle Class Immigrants in France"

Man Xu, "Covering the Syrian Refugee Crisis – Immigration Discourses and the Politics of National Belonging"

Anna C. Korteweg (University of Toronto) and Gökçe Yurdakul (Humboldt University, Berlin), "Gender Equality and LGBTQ Rights in Refugee Politics: Racialization and the Production of National Membership"

Radha Modi (University of Illinois at Chicago), "Racial Ambiguity and the Dynamism of the Racial Middle"



Tuesday, August 15, 10:30–12:10pm, Palais des congrès de Montréal, Level 5, 514A

This session offers a unique opportunity to compare 21st century racial-ethnic social movements in the U.S. With the rise of the Black Lives Matter Movement, Standing Rock Sioux Movement, and the ongoing Immigration Rights Movement, this panel will compare and contrast the organizational structure, tactics, strategies, and goals of these movements. The panelists will also discuss how each of these racial-ethnic movements addresses counter movement attacks that seek to control or undermine their messages. Unlike 1960s social movements, the proliferation of social media serves to facilitate and impede the formation and sustenance of movement organizing in new ways. The panelists will explore whether and how social movement theory can adequately account for these three movements. Organizer: Belinda Robnett, University of California, Irvine

Presider: Veronica Terriquez, UC-Santa Cruz

Candice C. Robinson (University of Pittsburgh), "Be the Movement: Civic Engagement Strategies Among Black Young Professionals in the Era of Black Lives Matter"

Lisa M. Martinez (University of Denver), "Threats and Opportunities: How Local Contexts Shape the Immigrant Rights and Undocumented Youth Movements"

Patricia Zavella (UC-Santa Cruz), "The Movement for Reproductive Justice by Women of Color: Blending Intersectionality and Human Rights"

Rocio R. Garcia (UCLA), "The Movement for Reproductive Justice and the Latinx Feminist Imagination"



Tuesday, August 15, 12:30–1:30pm, Palais des congrès de Montréal, Level 5, 517B



Tuesday, August 15, 2:30–4:10pm, Palais des congrès de Montréal, Level 5, 513E

This panel examines the racialization of Arabs, Middle Easterners, and/or Muslims. The papers seek to situate theses groups within mainstream race scholarship, as well as highlight unique experiences. Papers in this session examine the impact of stereotypes in the media, experiences of everyday racism, and processes of racial identification. Together the papers in this panel expose the contradictions and inconsistencies in how Arab, Middle Eastern, and/or Muslim groups understand and respond to racialization. Organizer: Bradley Zopf, University of Illinois at Chicago

Presider: Maheen Haider, Boston College

Rachel Marks and Jessica Phelan (U.S. Census Bureau), "Developing and Testing a Middle Eastern and North African Response Category and Classification"

Louise Cainkar (Marquette University), "The Census, Racialized Groups, and Centrality of Threat to Counting Arab Americans [and Registering Muslims]"

Maheen Haider (Boston College), "The Racialization of the Muslim body & space in Hollywood"

Hanna Niner, "Understanding Islamophobia through Blackness"

Sheefteh Khalili (UC-Irvine), "Will the Real Caucasian Please Stand Up? How Iranian Americans Negotiate Intergenerational Racial Narratives"