junior theorists symposium 2015

As usual, the Junior Theorists Symposium has an amazing line up. Day before the ASA. Check it out!

Junior Theorists Symposium
University of Chicago
Social Sciences Room 122

August 21, 2015

8:30 – 9:00 | Coffee and Bagels

9:00 – 10:50 | Race and Gender

* Clayton Childress (University of Toronto) – “Cultures of Inequality: The “Double Match” of Race and Meaning”
* Jason Orne (University of Wisconsin – Madison) – “A Theory of Sexual Racism”
* Sarah Mayorga-Gallo (University of Cincinnati) – “Diversity as Ideology in Multiethnic Spaces”

Discussant: Patricia Hill Collins (University of Maryland)

10:50 – 11:00 | Coffee

11:00 – 12:50 | The State and Globalization

* Anna Skarpelis (New York University) – “Insidious Racialization: Welfare State Development in 20th Century Germany and Japan”
* Ana Velitchkova (Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies) – “Multiple Language Carriers and Status: Political Organization and Embodied Competences in the Global Esperanto Field”
* Jeffrey Weng (University of California – Berkeley) – “Linguistic Modernity: The Limits of Ideology and State Power in the Creation of Modern Standard Languages”

Discussant: George Steinmetz (University of Michigan – Ann Arbor)

12:50 – 2:00 | Lunch

2:00-2:30 | Junior Theorist Award: Claire Laurier Decoteau and Isaac Arial Reed *Claire Laurier Decoteau (University of Illinois – Chicago)
2:30 – 4:20 | Culture

* Larissa Buchholz (Harvard University) – “The Rise of China in the Global Art Auction Market: A Global Field Analysis”
* Brad Vermurlen (Notre Dame) – “The Production of Marginal Culture: The Case of Calvinist Hip-Hop”
* Natalie B. Aviles (University of California – San Diego) – “Moving targets in the ‘War on Cancer’: toward a pragmatic event-based theory of organizational culture in the National Cancer Institute”
Discussant: Gary Alan Fine (Northwestern University)

4:30 – 5:45 | After-panel: On Abstraction

* Kieran Healy (Duke)
* Virag Molnar (The New School)
* Andrew Perrin (UNC-Chapel Hill)
* Kristen Schilt (University of Chicago)

5:45 – ? | Theory in the Wild: Beer, wine, and good conversation (off-site)

The Junior Theorists Symposium is an open event. In order to facilitate planning, please RSVP by sending an email to with the subject line “JTS RSVP.” We suggest an on-site donation of $20 per faculty member and $10 per graduate student to cover event costs.

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May 20, 2015 at 12:01 am

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