MSSA Conference Final Program

40th Annual MSSA Conference

Sociology and Globalization:Exploring Diversity, Paradigmatic Shifts and Critical Frameworks from a Social Context

November 5-8, 2014 – Mobile, AL

Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel
64 South Water Street
Mobile, AL 36602

Program Chair:  Dr. Anita Bledsoe-Gardner Johnson C. Smith University

 

2014 MSSA FINAL PROGRAM (.pdf)

Conference Schedule (updated 10-22-14)

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5

2:00PM – 4:00PM Executive Committee Meeting
4:00PM – 6:00PM Sociological Spectrum Editorial Board Meeting

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6

8:30AM – 10AM
RACE, CLASS, AND GENDER
HUMAN/ANIMAL STUDIES: THE DIVERSITY OF THE WORLDS WE LIVE IN
WORKSHOP: THE SOCIOLOGY OF BLACK AND WHITE IN AMERICA
SOCIOLOGY OF LEISURE
SEX, SEXUALITY AND DEVIANCE

10:15AM – 11:45AM
QUALITATIVE METHODS
ROUNDTABLE: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: ITS INFLUENCE ON CULTURE”
WORKSHOP: PREZI FOR BEGINNERS: AN INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP FOR PRESENTATION SOFTWARE
ECLECTIC SOCIOLOGY

11:45AM – 12:45PM
Minority Caucus Luncheon Meeting

1:00PM – 2:30PM
WORKSHOP: SERVICE LEARNING
CRITICAL SOCIOLOGY
FUN, FUNFARE, AND MAYBE A FREE LUNCH: GETTING UNDERGRADUATES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RESEARCH WRITING PROCESS
“FOOD SYSTEMS: FROM GLOBAL TO LOCAL AND BACK AGAIN”
SOCIOLOGY AND RELIGION

2:45PM – 4:15PM
WANNA GET PUBLISHED? TIPS FROM THE INSIDERS
CHILDREN AND YOUTH: DISPARITIES OF HEALTH RISKS AND TREATMENT
SOCIOLOGY OF DISASTER
SOCIAL THEORY
POSTER PRESENTATIONS

4:30PM – 6:00 PM
OPENING PLENARY
J. Steven Picou (University of Southern Alabama)

6:30PM-8:30PM
MSSA Presidential Welcome Reception

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7

7:00AM – 8:30AM
Small and Community College Breakfast

8:30AM – 10:00AM
MENTORING IN THE NEW MILLENIUM: DIVERSITY, TECHNOLOGY AND EMPOWERING FACULTY TO SERVE TODAY’S POST-SECONDARY STUDENT
GRADUATE PAPER (SESSION I)
HOMICIDE STUDIES
THE SOCIOLOGY OF ALPHA MORRIS

10:15AM – 11:45PM
DISPROPORTIONATE MINORITY CONTACT
GRADUATE STUDENT PAPER (SESSION II)
FAMILY AND HEALTH
UNDERGRADUATE PAPER SESSION (SESSION I)

11:45AM – 12:45PM
Women’s Caucus Meeting Luncheon

1:00PM – 2:30PM
PAN AFRICAN CULTURE: PROVIDING A HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY LENS
WANNA GET TENURED AND PROMTOED?: TIPS FROM THE INSIDERS
EXAMINING CRIME AND DEVIANCE IN HETEROGENOUS POPULATIONS
SOCIOLOGY OF SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
HEALTH DISPARITIES: THE INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL DETERMINANTS I

2:45PM – 4:15PM
HEALTH, AGING, AND PUBLIC POLICY
THE CULTURE OF CRIMINOLOGY IN PRACTICE AND IN RESEARCH
UNDERGRADUATE PAPER COMPETITIVE SESSION
ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY AND THE QUEST FOR UNDERSTANDING

6:00PM – 9:00PM
MSSA Awards Banquet and Business Meeting

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8

8:30AM-10:00AM
UNDERSTANDING THE DYNMANICS OF HBCU’S
QUALITATIVE SOCIOLOGY
EDUCATION
UNDERGRADUATE NON-COMPETITIVE RESEARCH: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT I

10:15AM-11:45AM
UNDERGRADUATE NON-COMPETITIVE RESEARCH: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT II
SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHING AND LEARNING IN SOCIOLOGY
WORKSHOP: ENCOURAGING OUR DIVERSE STUDENTS TO NAVIGATE TODAY’S DIVERSE TECHNOLOGY
HEALTH DISPARITIES: THE INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL DETERMINANTS II

12:00PM – 2:00PM
Executive Board Meeting