Section on Global and Transnational Sociology

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.



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.

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.

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