sign up for junior theorists symposium!

I’m on vacation, but I don’t want you to miss the legendary Junior Theorists Symposium. It’s the day before ASA and you should definitely check it out. Here is the info! registration at bottom.

Join us for the 2018 Junior Theorists Symposium
August 10, 2018
8:30 AM – 5:45 PM
Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall (2nd Fl)
3417 Spruce Street
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
8:30 – 9:00  | Coffee and Bagels
9:00 – 10:50 | Session I: Power and the State
  • Theorizing State Power, Matty Lichtenstein (University of California, Berkeley)
  • When Agency is Empty: Gender and the Engines of Authority in the Pakistani Police, Fauzia Husain (University of Virginia)
  • The Criminological State, Jing-Mao Ho (Cornell University)
Discussant: Margaret Somers (University of Michigan)
10:50 – 11:00 | Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:50 | Session II: Race, Space, Place
  • Political Uses of Race & Ethnicity, Jan Doering (McGill University),
  • Health Disparities Formation: Upstream Causes of Between-Group Outcome Differences, Elyas Bakhtiari (College of William and Mary),
  • Towards a Theory of the Racialization of Space, Steven Tuttle (Loyola University, Chicago)
Discussant: Alford Young (University of Michigan)
12:50 – 2:00 | Lunch  (provided)
2:00 – 2:30 | Junior Theorist Award Winner’s Presentation
  • From a National to a Global Field? Deciphering Global Transformations in the Contemporary Visual Arts,
Larissa Buchholz (Northwestern University)
2:30 – 4:20 | Session III: Structure and Meaning
  • Institutional Resistance to Complexity: The Case of Sex and Gender, Madeleine Pape (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
  • Disjointed Fluidity, Jackie Joslyn (University of Arizona)
  • Integrating Collective Memory and Strategic Action: Socially Located Memories, Cultural Knowledge, and Muslim Rights Mobilization, Hajar Yazdiha (University of Southern California)
Discussant: Nina Eliasoph (University of Southern California)
4:30 – 5:45 | After-panel
Getting Out of Our Heads: Taking theory into the Body, Space, and Place”
  • Rene Almeling (Yale University)
  • Rebecca Hanson (University of Florida)
  • Ellis Monk (Harvard University)
  • Vanesa Ribas (University of California, San Diego)
5:45 – ? | Theory in the Wild: Beer, wine, and good conversation (off-site)
City Tap House – University City
3925 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
Note: Please be prepared with cash for the bar.
Ready to register?
The Junior Theorists Symposium is an open event. In order to facilitate planning, please RSVP to with the subject line “JTS RSVP.” We suggest a donation of $20 per faculty member and $10 per graduate student to cover event costs, which can be made via PayPal to, or onsite by cash.
**This year’s JTS is made possible through generous support from the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.



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