Friday, June 8, 2018

Preliminary Program Schedule 2018


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8:00-8:30 Registration/Sign-in

8:30-9:00 Welcome/Opening Remarks

9:00-10:00 Keynote Address
Jen Schradie (Université Toulouse)

10:00-10:20 BREAK

10:20-11:30 Parallel Panel Sessions 1 
1.1 Messages and Meaning in Mass Media 
*Co-sponsored with the Interpretive Sociology Preconference 
Organizer and Moderator: Ian Sheinheit 
-Give as Good as You Get: Reviewers as Both Cultural Producers and Consumers, Phillipa K. Chong (McMaster University)
-Graphic Interpretation: Comic Books and Visual Analysis:
Dustin Kidd (Temple University)

-Digital Messages and Meanings About Immigration: Papers, Please and the Capacity for a Video Game to Promote an Aesthetic Public Sphere: Brian McKernan (Syracuse University)
-The Meanings and Actions of News: News as Interpretive Social Practice, Stephen F. Ostertag (Tulane University)

1.2 Home, Children, and the Family
Moderator:
-Class Contradictions of Pittsburgh Dad: Commodifying Nostalgia in the New Economy, Colby R. King (Bridgewater State University) and Randy Hohle (SUNY-Fredonia)
-A Call for “Global” Reconstruction: Childhood, YouTube, and Gender Socialization, Hyun Lee (Hunter College, CUNY)
-Does Dad Do Anything Around Here? Reexamining Depictions of Family Work in Popular Advertising, Bryan K. Robinson (University of Mount Union)
-Internet Use in the Home: Explaining Digital Inequality from a Domestication Perspective, Anique J. Scheerder (University of Twente), Alexander J.A.M. Van Deursen (University of Twente), and Jan A.G.M. van Dijk (University of Twente)

1.3 Methods and Methodologies
Moderator: David Russell
-Opportunities to Enhance the Sound Use of Digital Media in Public Policymaking, Patricia Farrell Donahue (George Mason University) and Nora M. Howe (James Madison University)
-The Possible Contribution of ANT to the Study of Human-Technology Relations, Maria Erofeeva (Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences)
-Twitter as an Auxiliary Respondent-Level Data Source for Surveys, Y. Patrick Hsieh (RTI International)
-Scandal in the Internet Era: A Longitudinal Quantitative Analysis, Julia Lefkowitz (University of Oxford)

11:30-11:50 BREAK

11:50-1:00 Parallel Panel Sessions 2

2.1 War and Terrorism
Moderator: Ian Sheinheit
-Social Media, Violence and Terrorism: The Case of the Islamic State, Mohammedwesam Amer (Newcastle University)
-Battlefront Assemblages: Exploring the Media-Warfare Nexus in the Digital Age, Olga Boichak (Syracuse University)
-“Don’t Try to Drown Out the Conversation, Let’s Talk About What Jihad Means”: Framing Terrorism in the U.S Media, Vivian Fiona Guetler (West Virginia University)
-Capturing Hearts: Charm, Personal Magnetism and the Iranian Nuclear Deal in the American and Israeli Press, Julia Sonnevend (The New School for Social Research) and Yuval Katz (University of Michigan)

2.2 Digital Media and Social Networks
Moderator:
-Perception and Management of Online/Offline Friendship Ties through the Eyes of Online Gamers, Juan G. Arroyo-Flores (University of South Florida)
-No Gods, No Masters, No Coders? The Future of Sovereignty in a Blockchain World, Sarah Manski (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Ben Manski (University of California, Santa Barbara)
-The Sociability of Chinese Millennials in Cyberspace: A Case Study of Barrage Subtitling in bilibili, Seio Nakajima (Waseda University)
-Media Segregation: A Case Study of Online Interaction on the Syrian Civil War, Toni Rouhana (University of California, Santa Cruz)

2.3 Entertainment Media
Moderator:
-From the Raja to the Desi Romance: A Sociological Journey through Bollywood, Tanni Chaudhuri (Rhode Island College)
-Political Humor, Participation and Democracy, Leocadia (Lea) Diaz (Murcia State University) 
-Racialized Institutional Expectations and the Hollywood Jim Crow, Maryann Erigha (University of Georgia)
-Disease as Racial Allegory in I Am Legend Remakes, Jeremiah Morelock (Boston College)

1:00-2:00 LUNCH

2:00-3:10 Parallel Panel Sessions 3

3.1 Sex, Gender, and Media
Moderator:
-Whose Voices Are Heard? The Dynamics of Gender Discrimination in the Editorial Pages of Argentine News Sites, Victoria Andelsman (Universidad de San Andrés), Paloma Etenberg (Universidad de San Andrés), Marina Weinstein (Universidad de San Andrés), Tomás Bombau (Universidad de San Andrés), Eugenia Mitchelstein (Universidad de San Andrés), and Pablo Boczkowski (Northwestern University)
-Single, White, Female: Trauma, Melancholy and Girl Power in the New Disney, Moon Charania (Spelman College) and Cory Albertson (Smith College)
-Technological Change, Rhetorical Continuity: Misogynist Content from Direct Mailings to Reddit Forums, Alex DiBranco (Yale University)
-Conspiracies, Work, and War: The Construction of Rural, White Masculinity on History, Briana L. Pocratsky (George Mason University)

3.2 Media and Activism
Moderator: Mohammedwesam Amer
-“Occupying” Digital Space: Embodied Politics in Activists’ Narratives, Victoria Gonzalez (Rutgers University)
-Popular Culture and Political Engagement: Re-Considering Publicity Theories, Sarah R. Johnson (University of Virginia)
-Latinx Immigrant Strategies: The Use of Old and New Media in the Era of Trump, Nancy Plankey-Videla (Texas A&M University), Beatriz Aldana Marquez (California State University, Monterey Bay, Apryl Williams (Susquehanna University), and Selene Diaz (Texas A&M University)
-Violence and the Sacred: An Analysis of Social Justice Narratives, Kasey Carmile Ragan (University of California, Irvine)

3.3 Visual Studies 
Moderator:
-Instagram Urbanism: Photographic Practice, Networked Publics and the Visual-Virtual Construction of the Instagram City, Martha Coe (New York University)
-Seeing Race, Virtually: Racial Cues and Behavior on Craigslist and in Online Media, Michael Gaddis (UCLA) and Raj Ghoshal (Elon University)
-Selfie Culture in the Digital Age, Laura Grindstaff (University of California, Davis)
-Blue Latitudes: Properties of the Color Atlas, Meredith Hall (The New School for Social Research)
-Visual Rhetorics in Media: Moving Towards a Post-Literate Mode of Information, Kenneth Kambara (LIM College)

2:45-4:15 Media and Frames of Meaning 
*Co-sponsored with the Interpretive Sociology Preconference 
Organizer and Moderator/Discussant: Julie B. Wiest
-Between Interpretation and Involvement: A Frame-Analytic Account of Mediated Interaction, Maria Erofeeva (Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences)
-Unite the Right, Divide the Narrative: Competing Constructions of the Violence in Charlottesville, Shelby Statham (University of South Florida)
-Advocating for Life Itself: Narratives of Moral Worthiness in Crowdfunding Personal Medical Expenses, and the Wider Implications of Commodifying Virtue in Times of Suffering, Matt Wade (Nanyang Technological University)
-What Does Beauty Cost? Interpretations of Identity and Beauty Norms in the Comic Beauty, Myron Strong (Community College of Baltimore County)

3:10-3:30 BREAK

3:30-4:40 Parallel Panel Sessions 4

4.1 Media Organizations and Policy
Moderator: Ian Sheinheit
-From Fox News to Fake News: Making Sense of (Dis)Information in the Age of Mediatization, Stephen R. Barnard (St. Lawrence University)
-Normalization of Repression and the Rise of a Populist Media in Turkey, Defne Över (Göttingen University)
-Between Institutionalism and Deliberation: Media Policymaking and Diversity in the United States, Jason A. Smith (George Mason University)
-"We Have Failed a Nation": Covering Darfur for an African Audience, j. Siguru Wahutu (Harvard University)

4.2 Framing and Attention
Moderator:
-Tweeting after Disaster: Framing and Resonance in Tweets about the 2016 Louisiana Floods, Isaac R. Freitas (Tulane University)
-Candidates of Instagram: Political Image-Building and the Co-optation of Micro-Celebrity Online, Becca C. Lewis (Data & Society Research Institute)
-Raymond Williams’ Sociology of Culture and the “Attention Economy”, Brice Nixon (University of Pennsylvania)
-Mapping Emotions on Twitter a Case Study of the Syrian Civil War since 2014, Toni Rouhana (University of California, Santa Cruz) and Sara Alhanich (University of California, Santa Cruz)
-“You Play, You Will Pay”: An Exploratory Study of Frames and Reader Reactions in Media Coverage of the Opioid Epidemic by Ohio Newspapers, David Russell (Appalachian State University) and Naomi Spence (Lehman College)

4.3 Sex, the Body, and Materiality
Moderator:
-Mediation in a Material World – Facing Objects, Recycling Affordances, Nils Klowait (Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences)
-Capitalizing on Sex: Changing Amounts of Sex-based Content in Modern Women’s Magazines, Laura Martinez Livesey (University of Houston)
-Deepfakes, Digital Dualism, and Bodily Integrity, PJ Patella-Rey (University of Maryland)

4:40-5:00 BREAK

5:00-6:30 Plenary Discussion Panel
*Sponsored by Emerald Studies in Media and Communications 
Media, Power, and Sexuality
Organizer and Moderator: Apryl Williams
Betty Aldana Marquez (California State University, Monterey Bay)
Mary Chayko (Rutgers University)
Jenny Davis (Australian National University)
Y. Patrick Hsieh (RTI International)
Jessie Sage (University of Pittsburgh)
Ruth Tsuria (Seton Hall University)

6:30 CLOSE

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