Department of Sociology


Faculty and Student Presentations

Southern Sociological Society 2013 in Atlanta, GA

  • Internet-Based Data and Qualitative Case Studies: Challenges and Opportunities — Elizabeth A. East, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • Responding to Poverty: Short-term Missions, Barriers to Understanding, and Challenges to Social Change — William Vaughan Taylor, University of Tennessee
  • Towards a Critical Sociology of American Society: Theodor W. Adorno, Capitalism as a Process of Compounded Mediations, and the Critique of Identity Thinking — Harry F. Dahms, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • Animal Trafficking in the World-System: The Case of Vietnam and Southeast Asia — R. Scott Frey, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • What Will Become of Julian Assange?: State Sovereignty, International Law, and New Media — Katherine Custis Gerlaugh, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Environmental Justice and the Extraction of Natural Gas: An Analysis of Natural Gas Wells Drilled in the Marcellus Shale Region Between 2005 - 2010 — Kayla Stover, University of Tennessee – Knoxville; Jenna Lamphere, University of Tennessee
  • US Environmentalism and the Cold War Regime — Alex Stoner, University of Tennessee- Knoxville
  • Racial and Immigrant Threat: Assessing a New Threat on State Sentencing — Patricia Warren,Florida State University; Ben Feldmeyer, University Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Durkheim Through The Lens of The African Diaspora — Damien Pitts, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Intimate-Partner Violence in Zimbabwe — Ahmet Fidan, University of Tennessee;
    Knoxville, Hoan N. Bui, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Unequal Environments: Theorizing Environmental Justice — Damayanti Banerjee, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • Rebuilding the Big Easy: Mexican Niches Before and After Hurricane Katrina — James N. Maples, The University of Tennessee at Martin; Stephanie A. Bohon, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • The Impact of Racial Differences on Attitudes and Orientations Toward Labor Unions — Zachary Joseph McKenney, University of Tennessee
  • Cultural Attachment and Political Activism among Latino Immigrants — Wenna Zhao, University of Tennessee
  • The Making of Race in Guatemala — Abigail Randall, University of Tennessee
  •  "I Now Pronounce You PoliMigra:" Popular Education as a Tool of Resistance in Immigrant Rights Movements — Meghan Conley, University of Tennessee
  • Environmental Racism Case Study: Location and Treatment of Toxic Waste Sites in Springfield, Massachusetts — Abigail Randall, University of Tennessee
  • Who Speaks for Whom? Challenges of Perspective/Standpoint Taking and Intersectional Analysis — Suzanne Kurth, University of Tennessee; Shane Willson, University of Kansas

UT Sociology Presentations, Summer 2012

SSSP

  • “‘We’re not environmental gods!’: Interviews with employees of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Division of Water Quality,” Kayla Marie Stover, University of Tennessee
  • “Subhuman Offenders and Dehumanized Victims: How We Talk About Animals When We Talk About Humans,” Jennifer L. Schally and Lois Presser, University of Tennessee
  • “Hull House is Dead! Long Live Hull House?” Steven P. Dandaneau and Harry F. Dahms, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • “Spatial Hyper-Match with Employment and Social Isolation: Latinos in Atlanta,” Sarah Hendricks, University of Tennessee
  • “Biotechnology: Conceptualizing and Measuring a Social Problem,” Jenna A. Lamphere, University of Tennessee

ASA

  • The Art of General Education: A Case Study. Steven P. Dandaneau, University of Tennessee
  • Introduction to Global Studies – part of a roundtable on “Teaching Global and Transnational Sociology.” Jon D. Shefner, University of Tennessee
  • Contours of Sociobiophysicality and the Necessity of Critical Theory. Alexander M. Stoner, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • Modern Society as Artifice: Adorno as a Critical Theorist of the Dynamic Contradictions of Globalization. Harry F. Dahms, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • Structural Impediments to Water Sustainability: The Case of the U.S. Ogallala Aquifer. Matthew R. Sanderson, Kansas State University; R. Scott Frey, University of Tennessee
  • Exploring Social-psychological Factors Related to Energy Conservation Behavior among Chinese Employees. Chien-fei Chen, University of Tennessee; Yang Li, Southeastern University-China; Damayanti Banerjee, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • Broadening Our Perspective, Refining Understanding: Social and Economic Development and Valuation of the Environment. Tobin N Walton, University of Tennessee
  • Developing Development Discourse: The World Bank and Thailand’s Pak Mun Dam. Nicholas Ryan Zeller, University of Tennessee- Knoxville
  • Intersectionality: Moderating Effects of Gender and Demographic Characteristics of Environmental Concern. Carmel E. Price, Furman University; Stephanie A. Bohon, University of Tennessee
  • Palm Oil Land Grabs and Development Violence in Indonesia. Paul K. Gellert, University of Tennessee

Other

  • “Why “Financialization” Hasn’t Depressed U.S. Productive Investment,” Andrew Kliman, Pace University and Shannon D. Williams, University of Tennessee. Association for Heterodox Economics Conference, Paris, France, July 2012.

Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting 2010, Atlanta

  • Meghan Conley
    Whose World’s at Risk? The Roles of New Class Intellectuals in Defining Alternatives to Globalization
  • Harry F. Dahms
    Teaching the Paradoxical Nature of Modern Society: The Matrix Trilogy, Cognitive Dissonance, and Societal Contradictions
  • Harry F. Dahms
    Alvin Gouldner as an American Critical Theorist
  • Elizabeth East
    The Implications of Non-problems: The Framing of Coal
  • Beth A. Easterling and Alora A. Brackett
    Secrets in Romantic Relationships
  • Beth A. Easterling and David Knox
    Left Behind: Deployment Experiences of Military Wives
  • Ben Feldmeyer
    Immigration Effects on Homicide Offending for Total and Race/Ethnicity-Disaggregated Populations (White, Black, and Latino)
  • R. Scott Frey and Wanjun Cui
    Infant Mortality in the World-System: The Cross-National Evidence
  • George C. Gondo
    Rethinking C. Wright Mills, Herbert Marcuse, and Alvin Gouldners Contribution to a Social Justice-themed Sociology
  • Thomas C. Hood
    The Merit of Seeing Ourselves as Others See Us
  • Joongbaeck Kim
    Racial Segregation and Volunteering
  • Eric Royal Lybeck
    Toward a Theory of War and Society
  • James N. Maples, Joongbaeck Kim
    Single Industry Employment Concentrations (SIECs) and Infant Mortality
  • Sara E. Malley and Carmel E. Price
    A Culture of Sustainability on College Campuses: Assessing the Environmental Impact of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Katherine Morris
    Gentrified Globalization: Neoliberal Impacts on the City
  • Aaron Rowland
    New Developmentalism or Social Neoliberalism? The Changing Role of the State in Contemporary Latin America Political Economy
  • Jennifer R. Scroggins
    Armed and Entertained: The Use of Technology among On-Duty Police Officers
  • Jennifer R. Scroggins and Wanjun Cui
    Do Criminological Theories of Crime Explain Offending Among Immigrant Populations?
  • Alex Stoner
    Contested Globalizations
  • William Taylor
    U.S. Foreign Policy in Latin America: What do you do with a problem like Zelaya?
  • Tobin Walton
    Emerging Ideological Models of Alternative Globalization
  • Julie B. Wiest
    Traditional Gender Roles and Court Case Outcomes of Mothers Who Kill Their Children
  • Shane M. Willson
    Two Giants on the World Stage: A Look at the Emerging, Multifaceted Relationships Between The United States and China
  • James L. Wright, Suzanne B. Kurth
    Rapping About Authenticity”: Rap Aficionados’ Perceptions of Authenticity

Communities in an Age of Social Transformation.  Joint Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society and the North Central Sociological Association 2010, Chicago

  • Harry F. Dahms and R. Scott Frey
    Film Noir and Science Fiction Films as Tools of Sociology: American Society through the Looking Glass
  • Harry F. Dahms
    Resisting Living Thought: Challenges of Existence in a Dynamic World

New Marxian Times--7th International Rethinking Marxism Conference 2009, Amherst, Massachusetts

  • Harry F. Dahms
    Schumpeter Reloaded: Arrighi and the 21st Century
  • Shannon Williams
    The Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas: Rethinking Economic Integration After the Failures of Neoliberalism

International Environmental Politics European Sociological Association Conference 2009, Lisbon, Portugal

  • Liam Hysjulien and William Markham
    The Norwegian Whaling Controversy: Claimsmaking, Framing, and Science

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting 2009, San Francisco

  • Stephanie A. Bohon
    New Destinations for Mexican Immigrants: Does Place Matter?
  • Sherry Cable
    Presider: Section on Environment and Technology
  • Meghan Conley
    New Destinations for Mexican Immigrants: Does Place Matter?
  • Harry F. Dahms
    Beyond Modernity as a Matrix of Alienation: Theorizing Utopian Possibilities in America
  • Paul K. Gellert
    Financialization, Shareholder Value, and the Transformation of Timberland Ownership in North America
  • Andrew Gunnoe
    Financialization, Shareholder Value, and the Transformation of Timberland Ownership in North America
  • Joongbaeck Kim
    Social Contexts and Volunteerism: Resources or Constraints?
  • Katherine Morris
    From Scuffletown to the Sunsphere: Urban Growth Machines in Downtown Knoxville
  • Carmel E. Price
    New Destinations for Mexican Immigrants: Does Place Matter?
  • Jonathan D. Shefner
    Moving Beyond Poor People’s Movements: Global Change and New Opportunities From Scuffletown to the Sunsphere: Urban Growth Machines in Downtown Knoxville
  • Julie B. Wiest
    Presider: Section on Race and Gender

Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting 2009, New Orleans

  • John H. Bradford
    But What Does it Mean? A Critical Inquiry and Appraisal of Eco-structuralism
  • Sherry Cable and Thomas E. Shriver (Oklahoma State University)
    State Suppression of Dissent: The Case of Environmental Activism in the Czech Republic
  • Meghan E. Conley, Lanier F. Basenberg, Suzanne Kurth
    Third Wave Feminism: Rhetoric or Reality?
  • Harry F. Dahms
    The Place of Critical Theory in Sociology
  • Harry F. Dahms
    Economic Sociology in the 21st Century: Limitations and Possibilities
  • Elizabeth A. East
    Alienation and Anti-Oppression: Practices of Youth Social Movements
  • Andrew A. Gunnoe
    Exploring the TIMO Phenomenon: Shareholder Value, Financialization, and the Transformation of Timberland Ownership in North America
  • Sarah E. Hendricks, Stephanie A. Bohon
    Carpooling as Transportation Adaptation among Racial Minorities
  • Liam Vangsnes Hysjulien
    Urban Agricultural Projects and the Reshaping of Argentina
  • Katie M. Kirkpatrick
    From Gay Street To Turkey Creek: Knoxville's Urban and Suburban Development Processes
  • Eric Royal Lybeck
    Coercion, Capital and Communication: Potential Applications of Media Theory to Comparative Historical Political Economy
  • James N. Maples
    Geographic Concentration of Workers and Quality of Life
  • Andrea Meltzer, Suzanne Kurth
    Txt Me: The Role of Text Messaging in Building College Students Romantic Relationships
  • Angela H. Mounger, Suzanne Kurth
    Discounting Disability Diagnoses: Attributions of Students Behavior
  • Meagan L. Nalls, Suzanne Kurth
    The Dilemma: Being Disabled or Left Behind?
  • Carmel E. Price
    Feminist Methodologies and Undergraduate Pedagogy
  • Jennifer R. Scroggins, Sara E. Malley
    Punishing Environmental Crimes in Tennessee Counties
  • Steven J. Seiler
    Negotiating the Self in Interstitial Space: A Study of Everyday Forms of Electronically Mediated Communication among College Students  
  • Alex M. Stoner
    Georgia's 2007 Drought: Willingness to Pay for an Annual Water Regulation Fee
  • Stacey U. Tucker
    Agency, Citizenship, and Social Policy
  • Aerin L. Washington, Lois Presser
    The Impact of Interaction: African American Attitudes Toward Police in Knoxville, Tennessee and the Effects of Negative Interactions on this Relationship

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting 2008, Boston

  • Lanier F. Basenberg
    Doing Emphasized Femininity for Pay: How Sex Workers and Drag Queens Use Femininity for Profit
  • Sherry Cable
    Wounded by Friendly Fire: Policy Palliatives and Internal Conflict in the Gulf War Illness Movement
  • Paul Gellert
    World Systems and the Dilemmas and Opportunities of Fieldwork
  • Thomas C. Hood
    Chair: Christian Sociology
  • Joongbaeck Kim
    The Effects of Physician’s Attitude on Patient’s Satisfaction with Medical Care
  • Suzanne B. Kurth
    Doing Accounting: Toward a Dynamic Model
  • Lois Presser
    Stories Held as Suspect
  • Wornie L. Reed
    Presider/Organizer: Prisons and Prisoners
  • Steven Seiler
    Doing Accounting: Toward a Dynamic Model
  • Jonathan D. Shefner
    World Systems and the Dilemmas and Opportunities of Fieldwork
    Civil Society, Neo-Liberal Reform, and Political Action in Mexico and Ecuador
  • Stacey Ussery Tucker
    Empowerment Zone Initiative: Progressive or Passive Policy

Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting 2008, Richmond

  • Randall Adams
    Migrant Remittances
  • Randall Adams
    An Examination of Macro and Micro Factors from the New Immigrant Survey
  • Lanier F. Basenberg
    The Linguistic Discourse Surrounding Homoerotic Experimentation
  • John Bradford
    The Function of the Production of (Meta) Knowledge in the 21st Century: Selfmediation
    or Embeddedness?
  • Harry F. Dahms
    Theorizing Globalization: How Marx, Durkheim, and Weber Never Have Been More Relevant
  • Harry F. Dahms
    Globalization and Critical Theory: A New Opportunity for Sociology?
  • Lyndsay H. Dawson
    The Shift of E-Wastes from China to Africa
  • Elizabeth A. East
    Millennial Activists: Strong Individuals in Social Movements
  • Andrew Gunnoe
    Structural Changes in the Global Timber Industry: Globalization, Neoliberalism, & Financialization
  • Sarah E. Hendricks
    Phenotype and Immigration: A Multi-Methods Approach
  • Liam Hysjulien
    Claimsmaking and Norwegian Whaling
  • Suzanne B. Kurth, Thomas C. Hood
    Types of Cooperative Social Relations: The Work Trip Carpool
  • Sara E. Malley
    Disproportional Placement of Environmental Hazards and Social Movements
  • James N. Maples
    The Impact of Industrial Concentration On Quality of Life
  • James N. Maples
    Worker Conflict and Human Survival
  • Carmel E. Price
    Population Growth in Metropolitan Areas and Environmental Degradation
  • Aaron T. Rowland
    Reconceptualizing Democracy for the 21st Century
  • Steven Seiler
    Social Interaction and Self-Presentation through Everyday Forms of Mediated Communications
  • Alex M. Stoner
    Marx and Durkheim: Toward a More Complex Theory of Nature-Society Relationships
  • Stacey U. Tucker, Stephanie A. Bohon
    Cultural Attachment and Immigrant Behavior: Remittance-Sending among US Latinos
  • Julie B. Wiest
    Paths to Social Goods: White, Male Offending in a Cultural Context
  • Shannon Williams
    Historical Change, Modern Society, and Implications for Social Research

American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting 2008, St. Louis

  • Regina Benedict
    Female Inmates: An Exploratory Study
  • Regina Benedict
    Compounding Issues: Qualitative Interviews of Older Female Inmates
  • Hoan N. Bui, Carmel E. Price
    Social Capital and Women’s Post-Incarceration Adjustment
  • Ben Feldmeyer
    Immigration and Violence: The Offsetting Effects of Immigrant Concentration on Hispanic Violence
  • Sara Elizabeth Malley
    Gender, Reentry, and the (Unmet) Needs of Women
  • Lois Presser
    Control Deficits and Mass Harm: Revisiting Control Balance Theory
  • Jennifer Rhiannon Scroggins
    Gender, Reentry, and the (Unmet) Needs of Women

Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting 2008, Boston

  • R. Scott Frey
    The Flow of Heavy Metals in the World-System
  • Suzanne B. Kurth and Julie B. Wiest
    Face-to-Faceplate: The Impact of Technologically Mediated Communication on Interaction
  • Steven J. Seiler
    When the Backstage Disappears: Social Interaction and Impression Management through Everyday Forms of Electronically Mediated Communication
  • Stacey U. Tucker
    Pentecostalism and Race Relations
  • Sarah Whiteford
    Gender, Race, and Age in Adolescent Peer Groups: Effects on Substance Use

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting 2007, New York

  • Sherry Cable
    The Invisible Injuries of the Risk Society: Contested Illness Among Nuclear Weapons Workers
  • Scott R. Frey
    The Flow of Toxic Materials in the World-System
  • Paul K. Gellert
    Re-Peripheralization of the Indonesian Political Economy: From Resource-based Industrialization Back to Resource Exports
  • Donald W. Hastings
    Presider: Section on Environment and Technology
  • Thomas C. Hood
    Session Organizer: Professional Ethics
  • Suzanne B. Kurth
    Face-to-Face Interaction and Technologically Mediated Communication
  • Jonathan D. Shefner
    Explaining the Pink Tide: Austerity, Protest, and Electoral Change in Latin-America
    From Angry Wave to Pink Tide: Austerity, Protest, and Electoral Change in Latin-America
  • Michal Tamuz
    Expertise, Availability, or Reciprocity? Explaining the Consultation Networks of Nurses in an Intensive Care Unit
  • Stacey Ussery Tucker
    The “Dis-Welfare” State: Poverty and Social Policy in the U.S.
  • Julie B. Wiest
    Face-to-Face Interaction and Technologically Mediated Communication

Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting 2007, Atlanta

  • Randall Adams
    Glorious Inconsistencies: God, Mammon, and Unionism in the 18th and 19th Century
  • Casey E. Cordy
    Conceptions of Violence
  • Charles Cleland, Scott Frey, Thomas Hood
    The Culture of Counties and the 2004 Presidential Election
  • Harry F. Dahms
    Sociology of Prejudice Between Psychoanalysis and "Socioanalysis"
  • Harry F. Dahms
    Sociology as the Dynamic Social Science of Modern Society
  • Andrew A. Gunnoe
    Society, Nature, and the Rise of Industrial Forestry in the Southeastern United States
    Brian Langley, Suzanne B. Kurth,
    Winning and Losing: Defining "Meth" As a Problem of the Rural South
  • James N. Maples
    For Rent: A Political Economy Review of the New River Gorge
  • Katherine L. Morris
    Government and Industry: Conditions, Consequences, and Contradictions in Southern Communities
  • Harwood D Schaffer,  Pracha Koonnathamdee
    Beyond the Cash Register: An Examination of the Full Social and Economic Costs of Industrialized Pork Production
  • Steven J. Seiler
    Doing Accounts: Toward a Synthetic Model for Accounting Processes
  • Steven J. Seiler
    The Postself and the Dynamics of Posthumous Impression Management
  • W. Ryan Wishart, Robert E. Jones
    Extraction, Exploitation, and the Logic of Energy Commodities in Appalachia
  • Julie B. Wiest
    Serial Society: Serial Murder in American Culture

American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting 2007, Atlanta

  • Regina Benedict, Hoan N. Bui, Sarah Whiteford
    Female Adolescent Sexual Activity: A Network Analysis of the Influence of Males in Female Friendship Networks
  • Hoan N. Bui
    A Feminist Criminology of Men
  • Hoan N. Bui
    Race, Immigration Adaptation, and Delinquency
  • Hoan N. Bui
    Community Characteristics, Immigration Status, and Delinquency
  • Hoan N. Bui
    Gender Issues in Examining the Causes and Correlates of Offending
  • Hoan N. Bui
    Immigration, Neighborhood Contexts, and Crime
  • Lois Presser
    A Feminist Criminology of Men
  • Sarah Whiteford
    Delinquent Peers: Exploring the Operation of Homophily through Social Network Analysis
  • Sarah Whiteford
    Causes and Correlates of Delinquency: Families, Peers and Communities
  • Sarah Whiteford
    Girls and Delinquency: Understanding High-Risk Behaviors and Youth Court Processing

Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting 2007, New York

  • Paul Gellert
    Re-Peripheralization of the Indonesian Political Economy: From Resource-Based Industrialization back to Resource Exports
  • Katherine Morris
    From Scuffletown to the Sunsphere: Downtown Knoxville Development and the Urban Growth Machine
  • Lois Presser
    The Narratives of Offenders
  • Jon Shefner
    From Angry Wave to Pink Tide: Austerity, Protest, and Electoral Change in Latin America
  • Julie B. Wiest
    Modern-Day Medea: The Social Identity of Women Who Kill Their Children

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting 2006, Montreal

  • Sherry Cable
    The Story of CHE: Environmental Challenges in the Atomic City
  • John Lawrence Gulick
    Sino-Russian Geo-Economical Integration: The Feasible Alternative to Chinese Hegemony on a Shrinking Planet?
  • Thomas C. Hood
    Chair: Christian Sociology
  • Eleanor T. Lewis
    Variations in Vigilance: Focusing Physician Attention on Medical Mishaps
  • Michal Tamuz
    Variations in Vigilance: Focusing Physician Attention on Medical Mishaps

American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting 2006, Los Angeles

  • Gina Benedict, Hoan N. Bui
    Female Inmates and Barriers to Re-entry
  • Gina Benedict, Hoan N. Bui
    Mothering after Prison Release: Interpersonal Barriers to Family Reunification
  • Hoan N. Bui
    Human Capital, Social Capital, and Abused Women’s Choice of Helping Services
  • Anne A. Carroll
    Injecting an Advantage: Motivations for Steroid Use & The Implications for Masculinity Patterns of Substance Abuse
  • Rahim Manji
    Cost-Benefit Analysis, the Death Penalty, and Rationales for Punishment
  • Lois Presser, Casey Elizabeth Cordy
    Mothering after Prison Release: Interpersonal Barriers to Family Reunification
  • Lois Presser
    Difference and Powerlessness: A Narrative Theory of Harmful Action
  • Lois Presser
    Narrative Approaches to Understanding Violence and Crime?
  • Sarah Whiteford
    Mechanisms for the Effects of Involvement on Delinquency

Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting 2006 Montreal

  • R. Scott Frey
    Infant Mortality in the World-System: The Cross-National Evidence
  • Suzanne Kurth, Julie Wiest, Hoan Bui and Sarah Whiteford
    Injustice in the Workplace: The Persistence of Sexual Harassment


 

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