Junior Theorists Symposium (JTS) | Aug 10, 2018,Philadelphia, PA

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 PowerMatty Lichtenstein (University of California, Berkeley)
  • When Agency is Empty: Gender and the Engines of Authority in the Pakistani PoliceFauzia Husain (University of Virginia)
  • The Criminological StateJing-Mao Ho (Cornell University)

DiscussantMargaret Somers (University of Michigan)

10:50 – 11:00 | Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:50 | Session II: Race, Space, Place

  • Political Uses of Race & EthnicityJan Doering (McGill University),
  • Health Disparities Formation: Upstream Causes of Between-Group Outcome DifferencesElyas Bakhtiari (College of William and Mary),
  • Towards a Theory of the Racialization of SpaceSteven Tuttle (Loyola University, Chicago)

DiscussantAlford 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 GenderMadeleine Pape (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
  • Disjointed FluidityJackie 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)

DiscussantNina 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 juniortheorists@gmail.com 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 juniortheorists@gmail.com, 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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