American Sociological Association

Section on Global and Transnational Sociology

Denver 2012: Global and Transnational Sociology Section Events

First, on Thursday, August 16, there will be a Global and Transnational Sociology Pre-Conference at the Colorado Convention Center. You can look at the schedule here. For further information, contact Elizabeth Boyle at

Second, on Friday, August 17, there are two important G&TS events:

  • The section business meeting at 5:30 p.m. Please come if you are interested in the governance of the section, and to meet our incoming Section Chair, Julia Adams!
  • The section reception at 6:30 p.m. To foster cross-section synergy, the reception will be co-sponsored with the Comparative and Historical Sociology section. We will also be awarding the 2012 G&TS prizes at the reception. I hope to see many of you there!

Third, please consider attending one or more of this year’s very interesting G&TS panels:

Global Governance: Friday, August 17, 8:30-10:10 a.m. (co-sponsored with Sociology of Law)
Organizer and Presider: Evan Schofer

  • “Institutional Emergence of Global CSR Frameworks: Global Corporate Governance in the Intergovernmental Field,” Alwyn Lim (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor)
  • “The Limits of Multi-stakeholder Governance: The Crisis of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC),” Sandra A. Moog (University of Essex), Steffen Boehm (Essex Business School), André Spicer (City University London)
  • “The Institutionalization of Nongovernmental Regulation of Markets: The Uneven Rise of Fair Trade Producer Organizations,” Kristen E. Shorette (University of California-Irvine)
  • “International Linkages and Liberalization of Abortion: Competing Institutional Logics and International Organization Networks,” Dong-ju Lee (Harvard University)
  • “Global Environmental Governance & Pathways for the Achievement of Environmental Justice,” Beth Schaefer Caniglia (Oklahoma State University)

Transnational Processes and Institutions: Friday, August 17 – 10:30am – 12:10pm
Organizers: Wes Longhofer (Emory) and Sadia Saeed (Yale)
Presider: Terence C. Halliday (American Bar Foundation)

  • “The Spread of the Worldwide Financial Crisis, 2007-2010,” Neil Fligstein (University of Californnia), Jacob Habinek (University of California-Berkeley)
  • “Transnational Authority and Political Legitimacy in a Refugee Camp,” Elizabeth Holzer (University of Connecticut)
  • “Fair Trade Certification in the Global Flower Industry: Challenges in Improving Labor Standards and Labor Rights,” Laura T. Raynolds (Colorado State University)
  • “Global Justice, National Distinctions: Criminalizing Human Rights Violations in Darfur,” Joachim J. Savelsberg (University of Minnesota), Hollie Colleen Nyseth (University of Minnesota)
  • “The National Bureaucratic Underpinnings of Transnational Regulatory Networks: Latin American Labor Inspectors in Comparative Perspective,” Andrew Schrank (University of New Mexico)

Gender, Globalization, and Transnationalism: Friday, August 17, 2:30- 4:10pm
Organizer and Presider: Leslie Salzinger (University of California-Berkeley)

  • “Transnational Women’s Activism and the Global Diffusion of Gender Quotas,” Melanie M. Hughes (University of Pittsburgh), Mona Lena Krook (Washington University-St. Louis), Pamela M. Paxton (University of Texas).
  • “Reproductive Rights and the Shifting Arena of Membership in Ireland,” Paulina Garcia del Moral (University of Toronto), Anna C. Korteweg (University of Toronto).
  • “Refusing Rights: Migrant Women, Feminist Advocacy, and Gendered Morality in South Korea,” Hae Yeon Choo (University of Toronto)
  • “Gender Inclusivity in Postcolonial Organizations: Culturalism and Isomorphism in Indian IT Corporations,” Smitha Radhakrishnan (Wellesley College)

Discussant: Leslie Salzinger (University of California-Berkeley)

Transnational Networks: Saturday, August 18, 8:30-10:10 a.m. Organizers: Wes Longhofer (Emory) and Sadia Saeed (Yale) Presider: David A. Smith (University of California-Irvine)

  • “The Limits of Transnationalism: Trapped Between Two Nations,” Ernesto Castaneda (University of Texas-El Paso)
  • “Transnational Transformative Effects of Remittances: The Cuban Experience,” Susan Eckstein (Boston University)
  • “Intergovernmental Organization Membership and U.S. Development Aid Flows,” Lauren M. Gaydosh (Princeton University)
  • “Diffusion as Negotiation: The Relational Dynamics of How Innovations are Localized and Why They Stick,” Tamara Kay (Harvard University)
  • “Does Generalized Trust Promote International Trade?” Simone Polillo (University of Virginia)

Fourth and finally, our section roundtables will be held Friday, August 17 from 4:30-5:30p.m., right before the business meeting.