Graduate Student Publications

Ayse Alniacik-Birlema

Publication:
“School to work or School to Home? An Assessment of Girls’ Vocational Secondary Education in Turkey?” (submitted to Gender and Education) (with Fatoş Gökşen and Deniz Yükseker – Koc University).

Daniel Burridge

Publications:
Book Chapter: "Central America's Relations with the United States of America," by Hector Perla, Salvador Marti i. Puig, and Danny Burridge,  Pp. 309-321 in "Handbook of Central American Governance,” edited by Diego Sanchez-Ancochea and Salvador Marti i. Puig. Routlege: London and New York, 2014.

“Conflict and Consensus in El Salvador: Contours of a Post-Neoliberal State,” Panoramas. Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) of University of Pittsburgh.  http://www.panoramas.pitt.edu/content/conflict-and-consensus-el-salvador...

Book Review of Mobilizing Democracy: Globalization and Citizen Protest, by Paul Almeida.  International Journal of Comparative Sociology 2015. 56 (1): 81-83.

Service Activity:
Served as Table Host for the Panel on International Social Movements in Uruguay, Turkey and Brazil at the PEWS Conference, April 11, 2014

Benjamin Case

Presentation:
“Developing Human Insecurity: Development, Marginalization, and Maoist Insurgency in India” which I co-wrote with two graduate students at American University at the Second International Conference on Human Security on November 7, at the University of Belgrade in Belgrade, Serbia.

Publication:
The paper “Developing Human Insecurity: Development, Marginalization, and Maoist Insurgency in India” discussed in #2 above, will be published in the Second International Conference on Human Security proceedings.

Gabriel Chouhy

Presentations:
Presenter and panel moderator at the Latin American Pink Tide Symposium, which took place in November 14th-15th at the University of Pittsburgh.

Presentations:  
“Beyond the Pink Tide: Hegemony, Democratization and Post-neoliberal Transitions” Conference of the Latin American Studies Association, Puerto Rico in April, 2015

Publication:
“Beyond the Pink Tide: Hegemony, Democratization and Post-neoliberal Transitions”, Boundary 2, Duke University Press (http://boundary2.dukejournals.org).

John Cuda

Presentation:
“Re-enchanted selves: Texts, Discourses and Prefigurative Religious Practices among Neo-Pagans in Alternative Spirituality Culture” Annual Conference on Religion “Ways of Knowing”, Harvard University. October 23-25, 2014

Sebastian Cuellar

Publications:
Piza, Alfonso y Cuellar, Sebastian (2014). “Max Weber en clave cotidiana: a proposito de la obra de Alfred Schutz”. In: Tejeiro, Clemencia (ed) (2014) Max Weber. Significado y Actualidad. Coleccion CES, Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Cuellar, Sebastian (2014) “Capitalismo Mistico: una exploracion entre ideologia y creencia” In: Ciudad Paz Ando 6(2) pp 124-134. Universidad Distrital de Bogota.        

Yven Destin

Publication:
“Finding Cultural Pride after Haitian Teen’s Suicide” was published in the Op-Ed section of the Miami Herald newspaper. Here is the URL: http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article4189486.html

“Haiti’s Prized Presidential Legacies” Journal of Haitian Studies.

Service Activities:
Research assistant to Dr. Leon Pamphile, whose book manuscript will be published by the University of Florida Press. His book is about the U.S. Occupation of Haiti, 1915-1934.

Brittany Duncan

Presentations:
"Hegemony and Resistance in Agri-Food Politics." 38th Conference of the Political Economy of the World-System (PEWS) Conference, University of Pittsburgh, April 11-15 2014.

“Mapping Networks of Transnational Food Politics” Workshop on Food Justice, Michigan State University.

Publications:
“Contested Cosmopolitanisms: Global Meetings and Local Mobilizations” with Rachel Kutz-Flamenbaum, 2015 Sociological Forum, 30 (1): 188-208.

“The Impacts of Activism: Women’s Social Movement Organizations and Political Representation,” International Journal of Comparative Sociology

Ellen Eckert

Presentation:
“Online Social Networking and Political Participation” MPSA Conference, Chicago IL. April 2015

Suzanna Eddyono

Presentations:
“Modern Social Imaginary in Post-Suharto Indonesia” at Muhammadiyah University of North Sumatera, Medan (Indonesia). National Conference Indonesia in transition: Multidimensional Analysis at the School of Social and Political Science (FISIP). March 8, 2014

Speaker at, “Workshop on Teaching and Designing Undergraduate Curriculum” Gadjah Mada University (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia. October 27-28, 2014

Speaker at, “Workshop on Quantitative Method” hosted by the Government Institution for Research and Development, North Sumatera, Indonesia. May 17, 2013

Hatem Hassan

Presentations:
“The Extraordinary Politics of Ordinary People: The Case Of Popular Committees During The Egyptian 2011 Revolution” Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Grad Expo (Pittsburgh, PA). March 27, 2014.

“The Case Of Popular Committees During The Egyptian 2011 Revolution” UCSB Islamic Studies Graduate Student Conference (Santa Barbara, CA). April 4-April 6, 2014.

"Social Movements and Global Transformation" 2014 PEWS Conference (Pittsburgh, PA). April 10-12, 2014.

“The Extraordinary Politics of Ordinary People: The Case Of Popular Committees During The Egyptian 2011 Revolution” 2014 PEWS Conference (Pittsburgh, PA). April 10-12, 2014.

“Movements as Communities,” with Professor Suzanne Staggenborg. 2014 ASA Annual Meeting (San Francisco, CA). August 16th-19th, 2014

“Technology and Communication Methods in The Case Of Egyptian Popular Committees”. SSSP (San Francisco, CA). August 15-17, 2014.

Publications:
Staggenborg, Suzanne, and Hatem M. Hassan. 2015. "Movements as Communities." Pp. 340-354 in The Oxford Handbook of Social Movements, edited by Donatella Della Porta and Mario Diani: Oxford University Press.

"Extraordinary politics of ordinary people: Explaining the microdynamics of popular committees in revolutionary Cairo.“  2015 International Sociology 30 (4): 383-400.

Mehr Latif

Presentations:
“When Research Becomes Dangerous.” January 24, 2014, Sociology Speaker Series, Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh.

“Constructing a Collective Identity.” March 28, 2014, Sociology Department Workshop, Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh.

“About Gender, Sex, and Fieldwork,” March 28, 2014, Anthropology Department Workshop, University of Pittsburgh.

Hillary Lazar

Presentations:
“At Heart of the Revolution: Political Love as Paradigm Shift,” PEWS, University of Pittsburgh, Spring 2014.

“In the Shell of the Old: Prefiguration in Contemporary Movements,” Left Forum, Spring 2015.

“The Anarchist Turn,” Grad Expo, University of Pittsburgh, Spring 2015 (abstract submitted).

“Political Love as Paradigm Shift,” American Sociological Conference, Summer 2015 (abstract submitted to student roundtables).

“Political Love and the Pleasures of Protest,” North Central Sociological Association, Summer 2015 (abstract submitted to student roundtables).

“Religious Currents, Nonviolence and the Loving Revolution,” University of Toronto, Contentious Politics Conference, Spring 2015 (abstract submitted)

“Towards a More Loving Anarchism,” North American Anarchist Association Annual Conference, Spring 2015 (abstract to be submitted).

Mohammed Mozumder

Presentation:
“Not Really Bourdieuian “Habitus” but the Power of Training the Body: Heterodox Bodily Practices of the Followers of Fakir Lalon Shah (1774-1890) in Bangladesh”. Ethnographic Conference on March 15, 2015. Chicago, IL

Corinne Ogrodnik

Publications:

Corinne Ogrodnik and Suzanne Staggenborg, 2016. “The Ebb and Flow of Environmentalism.”  Sociology Compass 10 (3): 218-229.

Staggenborg, Suzanne and Corinne Ogrodnik, 2015.  “New Environmentalism and Transition Pittsburgh.”  Environmental Politics 24 (5): 723-741

Sam Plummer

Presentation:
“Untitled” University of Pittsburgh Grad Expo, 27 March 2014, Pittsburgh, PA
 “Works in Progress”. Power Series— Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh. Spring, 2014.

Service Activitity:
"Project Manager/Researcher" for Professors Melanie Hughes and Jackie Smith NSF grant.

Sharon Quinsaat

Presentations:
“The Role of Solidarity Groups in Diaspora Mobilization: A Theory of Social Movement Incubation.” International Studies Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 16-22, 2015.

“Migration Bridges and Movement Incubators: The Role of Dutch Solidarity Groups in Diaspora Mobilization for Philippine Democracy.” Social Science History Association Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, November 6-9, 2014.

“Migration Bridges and Movement Incubators: The Role of Dutch Solidarity Groups in Diaspora Mobilization for Philippine Democracy.” Flying University of Transnational Humanities, University of Pittsburgh, PA, June 23-26, 2014.

“Migration Bridges and Movement Incubators: The Role of Dutch Solidarity Groups in Diaspora Mobilization for Philippine Democracy.” Fifth Annual Young Scholars in Social Movements Mini-Conference, University of Notre Dame, IN, May 1, 2014 (By Invitation Only).

Publication:
Hughes, Melanie, Pamela Paxton, and Sharon M. Quinsaat. “Does the Global North Still Dominate the International Women’s Movement? A Network Analysis of Women’s International Organizations, 1978-2008.” Under Review, American Journal of Sociology

Service Activities:
Pay It Forward: Women Helping Women (“By Invitation Only” Mentoring Program), International Studies Association, February 17, 2015.

Mentoring Events of the Sections on Comparative-Historical Sociology, International Migration, and Political Economy of the World-Systems at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 16-19, 2014.

Invited Book Reviewer of “della Porta, Donatella. 2015.Methodological Practices in Social Movement Research. New York: Oxford University Press.” For Mobilization

Invited Reviewer, The Pacific Review and Journal of World-Systems Research

Contributing Editor, Mobilizing Ideas (http://mobilizingideas.wordpress.com/), a production of the Center for the Study of Social Movements in the University of Notre Dame

Caitlin Schroering

Presentations:
“Green Theology and Social Justice Movements: An Examination of the Catholic Church in Brazil.” 2015. Presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Conference, August 23, 2016, Seattle, Washington.

“Rising Water Costs, Race, and Justice in Pittsburgh.” 2016. Presented at the Joint Conference of the Midwest Sociological Society and North Central Sociological Society, March 25, Chicaco, Illinois    

Marie Skoczylas

Presentations:
“Occupy Anarchism: A qualitative case study of Occupy Pittsburgh participants.” Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference (Las Vegas). February 2015

“The Occupy Model: A Site of Conflict and Opportunity.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting (San Francisco) 2014

“Social Movement Conflict: Lessons from Occupy Pittsburgh.” Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Conference (San Francisco) 2014

“Black Masks and Spirit Fingers: The role of destruction in the creation of another possible world.” International Visual Sociology Association Annual Conference (Pittsburgh) 2014

“Lessons from the Newest Wave of Contention.” Left Forum Annual Conference (New York City) 2014

"Antisystemic Movements and Conflicting Cultures of Resistance: The Case of Occupy Pittsburgh." Political Economy of the World-System Annual Conference (Pittsburgh) 2014

"Social Movements and Internal Contention: Lessons from Occupy Pittsburgh." University of Pittsburgh Graduate Expo (Pittsburgh) 2014     

"Occupying Conflict: Tactical Compatibility with Prefigurative Strategies." Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting (Baltimore, MD), 2014

Publications:
2015. Skoczylas, Marie. “The Importance of Space: Lessons from Occupy Pittsburgh” in What Comes After Occupy: The Regional Politics of Resistance, edited by Todd Comer. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, forthcoming (submitted, accepted, in production).

Skoczylas, M & Staggenborg S “Social movements and abortion and reproduction” The Oxford Handbook of US Women's Social Movement Activism, edited by Holly McCammon, Lee Ann Banaszak, Verta Taylor, and Jo Reger.  Oxford University Press, 2015.

Book review: Dana M. Williams and Jeffrey A. Shantz’s Anarchy and Society: Reflections on Anarchist-Sociology.  International Sociology Reviews 31 (5):548-549.  2016

DaShanne Stokes

Publications:
Stokes, DaShanne. 2014. “Anti-Indian Racism is Everywhere in America.” Indian Country Today Media Network, October 5.

Stokes, DaShanne. 2014. “The Eagle Feather Law and State Recognized Tribes.” Indian Country Today Media Network, September 2.

Stokes, DaShanne. 2014. “Offensive Worlds Lead to Offensive Actions.” Indian Country Today Media Network, July 17.

Jeff Tienes

Presentation:
“Keeping it ‘Real’ Accountability and Authentication Processes in the Rap Music Industry” 3/21/2014, David Lawrence Hall, Cultural Studies Dissertation Lightning Rounds

Elizabeth Yates

Presentations:
“Hosting the Tea Party: Mobilization in a Conservative Bubble” Eastern Sociological Society. Baltimore, MD. February 22, 2014

“Hosting the Tea Party: Mobilization in a Conservative Bubble” University of Pittsburgh Graduate Expo. Pittsburgh, PA. March 27, 2014

“Recruiting ‘Self-Recruits’: Tea Party Mobilization in Conservative Communities”

Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, Critical Dialogue. San Francisco, CA. August 17, 2014

Publication:
Blee, Kathleen M. and Elizabeth Yates. 2015. “The Place of Race in Conservative and Far Right Movements.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. 1(1):1-10.