Conference Schedule

 

8:30 - 9:00 am: Registration and Check-In
Hepner Hall 221

 

9:00 - 10:30 am: First Panel Sessions

Theme: Contemporary Iterations of Social Problems

Panel A (Hepner Hall 206)

“Class in Space: A Critical Analysis of Modern Trends in Science Fiction Film and Television”

Paul Poggemeyer, Department of Sociology, San Diego State University

“Assessing the Relationship between School Climate and School-Level Chronic Absenteeism”

Vilma Poroj, School of Public Health - Health Promotion and Behavioral Science, San Diego State University

“The Long Reach of Home: Remittances and Psychological Distress Among Adult Mexican Immigrants in Los Angeles County”

Alyssa Hernandez, Department of Sociology, San Diego State University

Panel B (Hepner Hall 210)

“Haunting as Reclaiming Identities: A Queer-Feminist Analysis of La Llorona”

Bertha Rodriguez, Department of Women’s Studies, San Diego State University

“Abortion Rhetoric as an Institution: How "Pro- Choice" Marginalizes Religious Womens' Bodies”

Ciara A. Simonian, Department of Politics, Administration, and Justice, California State University, Fullerton

“Why do we go to college? An analysis of the perceived, intended, and actual functions of higher education”

Lauren Pon, Department of Sociology, San Diego State University

10:30 – 12:00 pm: Second Panel Sessions

Theme: New Perspectives on Social Problems & Solutions

Panel A (Hepner Hall 206)

“Employer Scheduling Practices and Impacts on Workers and Students”

Zahra Ghannadian and Lauren Rabago, San Diego State University

“A Punk Public Sphere: The Politicization of Punk Rock”

Sean Jones, Department of Sociology, San Diego State University

“Security and Spectacle: Pulse and San Bernardino as Catalysts in Contemporary Securitization of (Arab) Muslim Communities”

Yazan Za3za3, Department of Women’s Studies, San Diego State University

 

Panel B (Hepner Hall 210)

“Identity Transformations: The Emotional and Faith Transitions to Become a GSM Affirming Mother”

Wendy Nelson, Department of Sociology, California State University, Fullerton

“Building Bridges: Inter-Racial Dynamics of Community Organizers of Color”

Joshua Hudson, Department of Sociology, San Diego State University

“Mobilizing Opioid Addicts to Provide Community Care Among Drug Users in Private Settings”

Nicholas Asher Farley, Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara

12:00 – 2:00 pm: Lunch at Oggi's Pizza Express

(Lunch will be provided for conference panelists)
 

2:00 - 3:50 pm: Final Panel Session

Theme: Cultural Imperatives to Social Change

Hepner Hall 221

“Renaming the World through Hip-Hop: The Soundtrack of the Revolution”

Jonathan Sabino Baltazar, Department of Sociology, San Diego State University

“Organizing and Moving beyond the Nation-State”

Leena A. Ali, M.A.L.A.S - Cultural/Interdisciplinary Studies, San Diego State University

“"It's Just Who I Am": Experiences with Stigma amongst Asexual Individuals”

Mary Underwood, Department of Sociology, California State University, Fullerton

“Unpacking Self-Care: Avant-Garde Trend for SJWs or Newest Facet of the Neoliberal Capitalist System?”

Deena Naime, Department of Women’s Studies, San Diego State University
 

4:00 – 5:00 pm: Keynote Address

Why "Mass Incarceration" is the Wrong Term: Race, Policing, and Domestic War

Dr. Dylan E. Rodríguez
Hepner Hall 221