Engaging History: Legacies, Omissions, and New Directions in Comparative Historical Sociology
2022 Mini-Conference, ASA CHS Section
Registration and COVID Guidelines:
Registration is now closed. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will let you know as soon as we know if spots are available.
Due to the increased number of COVID cases and in line with LA city and county guidelines we will be requiring all guests to wear a mask during the event. While food will be served we encourage people to take their food outside so as to minimize mask removal indoors. Please also be prepared to show your COVID vaccination card upon request.
USC Taper Hall – August 5th, 2022
8:30–8:45 AM Welcome/Introduction
8:50–10:20 AM Panel 1: Targeted Medicine: Race, Disease, and Death in the US and Brazil THH 202
- Aja Antoine-Jones, “Germs and Jim Crow: The Effect of Residential Segregation on Tuberculosis Mortality in Atlanta, Georgia 1920-1927.” University of California, Berkeley.
- Surbhi Shrivastava, “From home to the hospital: Medicalization of childbirth among black mothers in nineteenth-century Brazil.” Emory University.
- Marzena Woinska, “Managing Micro-Interactions: The Cultural Meaning of Targeting.” CUNY, Hunter College.
- Danielle McCarthy, “How Death Gave Birth to a Gendered Anti-Black Field: A case study of the OB/GYN Profession.” University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
DISCUSSANT: Alexandre White, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University
10:30–12:00 PM Panel 2: After Decolonization: Colonial Legacies and Connected Sociologies of Indigenous Land Rights, Political Movements and Global Migration Flows THH 202
- Rina Agarwala, “The Migration-Development Regime: Recasting Global Migration Studies to illuminate History and Class.” Johns Hopkins University.
- Mabrouka M’Barek, “The Proletarianization of Kinship-Based Qabilas: France’s colonial strategy to accelerate the Tunisian hinterland integration into global capitalism in 1881-1940.” University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
- Mushahid Hussain, “Grounding Decolonization: Political Movements, Development Regimes, and the Prehistory of Bangladesh, 1947-71.” Cornell University.
- Ricarda Hammer, “Decolonization beyond Political Independence: Departmentalization, the Politics of Recognition, and Anticolonial Imaginaries from Martinique.” University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
DISCUSSANT: Julian Go, Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago
12–1:30 PM Lunch
CONCURRENT PANELS – ROOMS THH 202 & THH 208
1:30–3:00 PM Panel 3: Erasures and Eruptions: Processes of Denial and Persistence THH 202
- Yannick Coenders, “Colonial Recursion: State Categories of Race and the Emergence of the non-Western Allochthone.” Northwestern University.
- Veda Hyunjin Kim & Joshua Kaiser, “Colonial/Imperial Unknowing: Erasures of Empires’ Genocidal Violence from the 1948 Genocide Convention to Today.” University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
- Berenike Firestone, “Building the Big Tent: How Mainstream Conservative Politics in Post-WWII Germany Shaped Regional Trajectories in Far-Right Success.” Columbia University.
DISCUSSANT: Angel Adams Parham, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia
1:30–3:00 PM Panel 4: Categories in Motion: Contested Trajectories and Border Crossings THH 208
- Sunmin Kim, Carolyn Choi, Amy Park, and Joseph Chong, “Category Traversing: Early Korean Immigrants Eluding the American State.” Dartmouth College.
- Anjanette Chan Tack, “How Ethnic Gender Conflicts Shape Racial Alignment: Gendered Racial Schemas and Ethno-Racial Identity Choice.” Yale University.
- Luisa Farah Schwartzman and Anne Pollock, “Drugs, race, colonialism and the making of the modern world.” University of Toronto & King’s College London.
- Bryan Sargent, “Historical Sociology and the Latent Heat of White Supremacy.” University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
DISCUSSANT: Jordanna Matlon, Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University
3:00–3:30 PM Coffee Break
3:30–5:30 PM Plenary: Pathways to Knowledge in CHS THH 202
- Heidi Nicholls, “Seeing Race Like a State: New Avenues for Studying Empires and Racism.” University of Virginia.
- Anna Skarpelis, “Race in Parentheses: Historical Legacies in the Production of Racial Absence.” University of Basel, eikones & Social Science Center Berlin.
- Laura Kirsten Nelson, “Situated Knowledges and Partial Perspectives: Toward a Radical Objectivity in Comparative Historical Sociology.” University of British Columbia.
- Alannah Caisey, “‘Being Free’: A Critical Genealogy of Black Women’s Liberatory Pedagogies Through Scholar-Activism.” University of Pittsburgh.
DISCUSSANT: Elisabeth S. Clemens, Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago 6:00 PM Drinks at Prank Bar (1100 S Hope Street)
We’re excited to host the 2022 ASA Comparative Historical Section’s Mini-Conference, to take place Friday August 5, 2022. Please find below additional logistical details on the day’s event.
Registration: Registration is now closed. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist please email us at email@example.com and we will let you know as soon as we know if spots are available.
COVID Logistics: Due to the increased number of COVID cases and in line with LA city and county guidelines we will be requiring all guests to wear a mask during the event. While food will be served we encourage people to take their food outside so as to minimize mask removal indoors.
Please also be prepared to show proof of COVID vaccination upon request.
Location: All panel sessions will be in Taper Hall on the University of Southern California-Dornsife campus. We have two rooms reserved (THH 202 & 208) but most events will take place in the larger auditorium THH 202.
The USC Campus is a short train ride away from the LA Convention Center/JW Marriott where the main ASA Conference is being held.
Attendance: We encourage people to attend the entire day’s events if possible. The plenary session at the end of the day will open into a Town Hall meeting for collective reflection on the day’s conversations. This is an opportunity for us to think hard about new paths forward for the discipline.
Optional Drinks: We invite all participants–panelists and audience alike–to continue the conversation over drinks and food after the event. This informal gathering will take place after the mini-conference at 6PM and we will gather at:
1100 S Hope St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Catering: We are able to provide lunch for registered participants in addition to coffee and tea. Please note we will not be providing breakfast food.
Email for inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Sponsored by the Department of Sociology at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Anjanette Chan Tack (Yale University), Mishal Khan (UC-Hastings), Deisy Del Real (University of Southern California), Katrina Quisumbing King (Northwestern University), A.K.M. Skarpelis (Berlin Social Science Center, eikones), Omri Tubi (Northwestern University), Alexandre White (John Hopkins University).