Ten Fantastic Reasons To Be Part of ESS 2015!!

  1. Attend the special plenary session “Does Race Still Matter? Race in America, Past, Present, and Future” with panelists Eric Foner, Ira Katznelson, William Julius Wilson, and Cristina Rodriguez.
  2. Hear Paul Krugman and Branko Milanovic in Conversation with Janet Gornick in a special presidential session on “Inequality around the World: From the National to the Global.”
  3. Attend Nancy Foner’s presidential address and the ESS annual awards ceremony on Saturday night and catch up with friends at the party to follow!
  4. Celebrate the work of Mary Waters at the Robin Williams Jr. Lecture with introduction from Nazli Kibria.
  5. Participate in the exciting presidential sessions on immigration, class and inequality, neighborhoods and cities, disasters, food, and so much more. Themes and panelists include the following:
  • Immigration Fifty Years After the 1965 Hart Celler Act with Richard Alba, Douglas Massey, Audrey Singer, and Mary Waters
  • Beyond The Model Minority: How Culture Matters for Asian American Achievement with Amy Hsin and Yu Xie, Grace Kao, Philip Kasinitz, Van Tran and Mary Waters, and Jennifer Lee and Min Zhou
  • Undocumented in America with Joanna Dreby, Roberto Gonzales and Robert C. Smith
  • Class Boundaries: Education, Diversity, and Inequality with Shamus Khan, Tom DiPrete, Vivian Louie, and Marta Tienda
  • The Future of Neighborhoods and Cities with Nancy Denton, John Iceland, John Logan and Robert Sampson
  • Rethinking the Sociology of Disasters with Kai Erikson, Eric Klinenberg, William Kornblum and Jacquelyn Litt
  • Child Well-Being in Context with Dalton Conley, Ludovica Gambaro, Donald Hernandez, and Mary Clare Lennon
  • You Are What You Eat: The Sociology of Food with Priscilla Ferguson, Janet Poppendieck, Krishnendu Ray, and Sharon Zukin.
  1. Attend thematic sessions on adulthood, elites, incarceration, racial boundaries, intellectual borders, causal inference, and much more. Themes and panelists include the following:
  • Narratives of Arrival: Crossing Borders in Literature and Sociology with award-winning novelists and memoirists Andre Aciman, Teju Cole, Suki Kim, and Suketu Mehta
  • Racial Boundaries and the Shifting Color Line with Aliya Saperstein, Edward Telles, Vilna Bashi Treitler and Andreas Wimmer
  • Borders of Sociology and Biology with Ruha Benjamin, Dawne Mouzon, Dorothy Roberts, and Johnny Eric Williams
  • Crossing Interracial Borders with Kimberly McClain DaCosta, Daniel Lichter, Chinyere Osuji, and Erica Chito Childs
  • At the Border of Adulthood: New Insights into the Transition to Adulthood with Karl Alexander, Jessica Halliday Hardie, Sharon Sassler, Jennifer Silva
  • Causal Inference in the Social Sciences with Mario Small, Florencia Torche, Diane Vaughan and Christopher Winship
  • Consequences of Incarceration with Anna Haskins, Andrew Papachristos, Jason Schnittker, and Christopher Wildeman
  • Transnational Cultures of the Elite with Bruno Cousin and Sebastien Chauvin, Ashley Mears, Anne Monier, and Rachel Sherman
  • The Future of Mass Incarceration with Michael Jacobson, Carla Shedd, and Jeremy Travis
  1. Attend Stimulating Conversations with Richard Alba, Elijah Anderson, Herbert Gans, Kathleen Gerson, Douglas Massey, Orlando Patterson, Alejandro Portes, and Eviatar Zerubavel
  1. Spend time at one of our mini-conferences on Ethnography (Iddo Tavory), Gender, Work and Family (Lynn Chancer), Culture and Cognition (Daina Harvey and Thomas DeGloma), Digital Media (Jesse Daniels, Karen Gregory, and Tressie McMillan Cottom), Carework in the 21st Century (Mignon Duffy and Jennifer Craft Morgan) and Military Sociology (Ryan Kelty and Morten Ender)
  1. Learn more about New York by attending one of our local interest – spotlight on NYC sessions or by going on one of our informative and fun walking tours! These include:
  • Progressive Empowerment in New York City – One Year Later
  • Black Immigrant New York
  • Gentrification in the City of Extremes
  • Labor in 21st Century New York City
  • Reading About New York: New Books on NYC
  • The Past and Present of Brooklyn in Film and Social Science
  • WALKING TOURS of Lower East Side, Greenwich Village, New Lower Manhattan, and Chinatown
  1. Attend exciting Author-Meets-Critics sessions that include:
  • Dan Clawson and Naomi Gerstel, Unequal Time: Gender, Class, and Family in Employment Schedule
  • Amanda Czerniawski, Fashioning Fat: Inside Plus-Size Modeling
  • Thomas DeGloma, Seeing the Light: The Social Logic of Personal Discovery
  • Alya Guseva, Plastic Money: Constructing Markets for Credit Cards in Eight Postcommunist Countries
  • Matthew Hughey, The White Saviour Film: Content, Critics, and Consumption
  • Madonna Harrington Meyer, Grandmothers at Work: Juggling Families and Jobs
  • Leah Schmalzbauer, The Last Best Place: Gender, Family and Migration in the New West
  • Roger Waldinger, The Cross-Border Connection: Immigrants, Emigrants, and their Homeland