American Sociological Association

Invited Sessions

View confirmed invited sessions for the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting. 

Book Forums

Regional Spotlight Sessions

Book Forums

Book Forums (formerly Book Salons and Author Meets Critics Sessions) highlight scholarly books of interest to sociologists. The books selected for the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting are:
 

American Bonds: How Credit Markets Shaped a Nation
(Session Organizer) Rachel Kahn Best, University of Michigan; (Author) Sarah Quinn, University of Washington; (Moderator) John N. Robinson, Washington University in St Louis; (Panelist) Greta R. Krippner, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; (Panelist) Fred Block, University of California-Davis

Crunch Time: How Married Couples Confront Unemployment
(Session Organizer) Annette Lareau, University of Pennsylvania; (Author) Aliya Hamid Rao, London School of Economics; (Moderator) Shelley J. Correll, Stanford University; (Panelist) Dawn M. Dow, University of Maryland-College Park; (Panelist) Ofer Sharone, University of Massachusetts Amherst; (Panelist) Allison Pugh, University of Virginia

Dispossession without Development: Land Grabs in Neoliberal India 
(Session Organizer) Fred Block, University of California-Davis; (Author) Michael Levien, Johns Hopkins University; (Moderator) Ruth Milkman, CUNY-Graduate Center; (Panelist) Richard Lachmann, SUNY-Albany; (Panelist) Javier Auyero, UT; (Panelist) Poulami Roychowdhury, McGill University

Flatlining: Race, Work, and Health Care in the New Economy
(Author) Adia M. Harvey Wingfield, Washington University-St. Louis; (Session Organizer) Vincent J. Roscigno, Ohio State University; (Panelist) Ellen Berrey, University of Toronto; (Panelist) Victor E. Ray, University of Iowa; (Panelist) Melissa Wooten, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic Bay, Philippines and The Patchwork City: Class, Space, and Politics in Metro Manila
(Session Organizer) Kimberly Kay Hoang, University of Chicago; (Author) Marco Z. Garrido, University of Chicago; (Author) Victoria Reyes, University of California-Riverside; (Moderator) Kimberly Kay Hoang, University of Chicago; (Panelist) Michael Burawoy, University of California-Berkeley; (Panelist) Michèle Lamont, Harvard University; (Panelist) Javier Auyero, UT

Hustle and Gig: Struggling and Surviving in the Sharing Economy
(Session Organizer) Isak Ladegaard, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; (Author) Alexandrea J. Ravenelle, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; (Moderator) Leslie Kay Jones, Rutgers University; (Moderator) Marianne Cooper, Stanford University; (Panelist) Christine L. Williams, University of Texas-Austin; (Panelist) Tressie Cottom, University of North Carolina; (Panelist) Daniel J. Schneider, Harvard University

Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism
(Session Organizer) Nancy López, University of New Mexico-Albuquerque; (Author) Laura E. Gomez, UCLA; (Moderator) Nancy López, University of New Mexico-Albuquerque; (Panelist) Nicholas Vargas, University of Florida; (Panelist) Rocío R. García, Arizona State University; (Panelist) Walter Allen, UCLA

Legal Passing: Navigating Undocumented Life and Local Immigration Law
(Session Organizer) Shannon Marie Gleeson, Cornell University, ILR School; (Author) Angela S. Garcia, University of Chicago; (Moderator) Van C. Tran, The Graduate Center, CUNY; (Panelist) Tomas R. Jimenez, Stanford University; (Panelist) Filiz Garip, Cornell University

Levers of Power: How the 1% Rules and What the 99% Can Do About It
(Session Organizer) Richard Lachmann, SUNY-Albany; (Author) Kevin Young, State University of New York at Stony Brook; (Author) Michael Schwartz, Stony Brook University; (Moderator) Richard Lachmann, SUNY-Albany; (Panelist) Frances Fox Piven, City University of New York; (Panelist) Charles Payne, Rutgers University Newark; (Panelist) Michael C. Dawson, University Chicago; (Author) Tarun Banerjee, University of Pittsburgh

No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age
(Session Organizer) Jeff Goodwin, New York University; (Author) Jane McAlevey, Activist/ Public Intellectual; (Moderator) Jeff Goodwin, New York University; (Panelist) Marshall Ganz, Harvard University; (Panelist) Hahrie Han, UCSB; (Panelist) Gay W. Seidman, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students
(Session Organizer) Brian Powell, Indiana University-Bloomington; (Author) Anthony Abraham Jack, Harvard Graduate School of Education; (Moderator) Brian Powell, Indiana University-Bloomington; (Panelist) Prudence L. Carter, University of California-Berkeley; (Panelist) Janice McCabe, Dartmouth College; (Panelist) Lauren Rivera, Northwestern University

Remaking a Life: How Women Living with HIV/AIDS Confront Inequality
(Session Organizer) Mario Luis Small, Harvard University; (Author) Celeste M. Watkins-Hayes, Northwestern University; (Moderator) Mario Luis Small, Harvard University;  (Panelist) Kathryn J. Edin, Princeton University; (Panelist) Megan Lee Comfort, RTI International; (Panelist) Scott W. Allard, University of Washington; 

The Revolution That Wasn't: How Digital Activism Favors Conservatives
(Session Organizer) Jennifer Carlson, University of Arizona; (Author) Jen Schradie, Sciences Po - Paris; (Moderator) Jennifer Carlson, University of Arizona; (Panelist) Brayden G. King, Northwestern University; (Panelist) Christopher A. Bail, Duke University; (Panelist) Alex Hanna, Google

The Sociology of W. E. B. Du Bois: Racialized Modernity and the Global Color Line
(Session Organizer) Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz, Northwestern University; (Author) Jose Itzigsohn, Brown University; (Author) Karida Brown, University of California-Los Angeles; (Moderator) Adia M. Harvey Wingfield, Washington University-St. Louis; (Panelist) Waverly Duck, University of Pittsburgh; (Panelist) Isaac Ariail Reed, University of Virginia; (Panelist) Jordanna Chris Matlon, American University

Thick and Other Essays
(Session Organizer) Joyce M. Bell, University of Chicago; (Author) Tressie Cottom, University of North Carolina; (Moderator) Joyce M. Bell, University of Chicago; (Panelist) Brittany Cooper, Rutgers University; (Panelist) Eve L. Ewing, University of Chicago; (Panelist) Dorothy E. Roberts, University of Pennsylvania

Trans Kids: Being Gendered in the Twenty-First Century
(Session Organizer) Kate Henley Averett; (Author) Tey Meadow, Columbia University; (Moderator) Kate Henley Averett, University at Albany, SUNY; (Panelist) J. E. Sumerau, University of Tampa; (Panelist) Freeden Blume Oeur, Tufts University; (Panelist) stef m. shuster, Michigan State University
 

Regional Spotlight Sessions

Regional Spotlight Sessions explore the sociological importance of the city and immediate area where the ASA Annual Meeting is scheduled to be held. We are pleased to still offer the following sessions as part of the ASA Virtual Annual Meeting that highlight Chicago:

Current Struggles for Educational Equity/Justice in Chicago: Research and Activism    
(Session Organizer) Amanda Evelyn Lewis, University of Illinois-Chicago; (Session Organizer) Celeste M. Watkins-Hayes, Northwestern University; (Presider) Amanda Evelyn Lewis, University of Illinois-Chicago; (Panelist) Eve L. Ewing, University of Chicago; (Panelist) David Stovall, University of Illinois Chicago; (Panelist) Katherine Phillippo, Loyola University of Chicago; (Panelist) Sally Nuamah, Northwestern University

Education as Reparations: The Burge Torture Ring and Reckoning with Police Violence    
(Session Organizer) Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, Brown University; (Presider) Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, Brown University; (Panelist) Natalie Moore, NPR, WBEZ Chicago; (Panelist) Flint Taylor, People's Law Office, Author; (Panelist) Laurence Ralph, Princeton University; (Panelist) Alice Kim, Human Rights Lab, University of Chicago

Latinx Chicago and the Sociology of Panethnicity   
(Session Organizer) Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz, Northwestern University; (Presider) Reyna Hernandez, University of Chicago; (Panelist) Merida Rua, Northwestern University; (Panelist) Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz, Northwestern University; (Panelist) Lorena Garcia, University of Illinois-Chicago; (Panelist) Maura I. Toro-Morn, Illinois State University

Metropolis 2030: The Future of Chicago, Cities, and the Emancipatory Possibilities of Pandemics
(Session Organizer) Tracey Lewis-Elligan, DePaul University; (Session Organizer) Heather M. Dalmage, Roosevelt University; (Presider) Michael I.J. Bennett, DePaul University; (Panelist) John-Jairo Betancur, University of Illinois at Chicago; (Panelist) Gina Ramirez, NRDC on Environment Justice and Chicago Communities; (Panelist) Richard Wallace, Soros Fellow, Equity and Transformation; (Panelist) Carla Shedd, CUNY-Graduate Center

Resilience During Multiple Epidemics: Centering Black Women and Girls’ Experiences and Responses to Covid-19, Gun Violence, and Police Violence in Chicago    
(Session Organizer) Ruby Mendenhall, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; (Presider) Andrew V. Papachristos, Northwestern University; (Discussant) Tennille Allen, Lewis University; (Panelist) Ruby Mendenhall, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; (Panelist) Lekeisha Sewell, Girls Like Me Project, Chicago; (Panelist) Chicago Resident TBA

Running Chicagoland: Black, Latinx, and Women Leadership in the City
(Session Organizer) Mary E. Pattillo, Northwestern University; (Presider) Mary E. Pattillo, Northwestern University; (Panelist) Roberta Garner, DePaul University; (Panelist) Teresa Cordova, University of Illinois at Chicago; (Panelist) Lawrence Johnson, Brooklyn College; (Panelist) Jan Doering, McGill University

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