California Sociological Association Annual Meeting

Mission Inn — Riverside, November 9-10, 2018

It’s not too early to make your reservation at the Mission Inn.   To make your reservation, call the Mission Inn at 800-843-7755 and tell them you will be attending the California Sociological Association conference on November 9-10.  The conference rate is $165 for one or two people.  The conference rate is good for ThursdayFriday, and/or Saturday nights.  Please try to stay at the conference hotel We guarantee a block of rooms and we have to pay a penalty if we don’t make our guarantee.
The Mission Inn will charge your credit card for the first night of your stay.  If you should need to cancel or change your reservation, you must do so at least 48 hours in advance to avoid cancellation charges.  The deadline for making your hotel reservation is October 18.

Call for Session Proposals–Send proposals for sessions and panels to Elvia Ramirez, CSU Sacramento,

Preliminary list of sessions –More sessions will be added later.  Please consider presenting your work at our conference.  Send your abstract directly to the session organizer.  If your paper doesn’t fit in any of the sessions, send it to our program chair, Elvia Ramirez (,and she will find a home for it.

2018 CSA Conference:  List of Sessions (updated 09/08/2018)


Title Organizer Email
Global Social Change Christopher Chase-Dunn


Student Research Session Hernan Ramirez


Food, Identity, and Labor Sara Bruene


What About Us? Adjunct Faculty on College Campuses Marie Nubia-Feliciano


Indigenous Peoples: Historical Perspectives, Contemporary Realities, & Future Trajectories


Levin Welch


Social Movements


Timothy Kubal


Labor, Exploitation, and Working Class Resistance


Ellen Reese


Community and Identity


Thea Alvarado


Environmental Sociology


Nayla Huq


The Media: Sensationalism at an All Time High


Tonmar Johnson


Ethnic Identity, Resilience, and Resistance


Edwin Lopez


This is America: White Supremacy, The Media, and Modern Racism


Jared Weissman
Teaching in Higher Education and Social Change


Corina Diaz


Undergraduate Research and Social Change


Corina Diaz



Policing Citizenship Along the U.S.-Mexico Border


Heidy Sarabia


Immigrant Inclusion and Exclusion in the U.S.


Heidy Sarabia


Advances in Microsociology and Social Psychology


Michael Carter


Sexual Harassment and Political Activity


Ed Clarke


Social Science and Globalization (Graduate Student Roundtable-A)


Jose Munoz


Social Science and Globalization (Graduate Student Roundtable-B)


Jose Munoz


Intermediated Relationships


Michael Nitzani


Pedagogical Practices for Sociology


Anne Marenco


Deviant Subcultures


Emily E. Prior


Latina Experiences in the Academy


Elvia Ramirez


Current Issues in Latino Research


Alicia Gonzales


Making Sociology Matter (Graduate Student Session) Alicia Gonzales


Race Matters (Graduate Student Session)


Alicia Gonzales


Undergraduate Research


Alicia Gonzales


Sociological Theory


Frank Roberts


Transnational Global and Social Problems


Julie Collins-Dogrul


Religion and Society


Elvia Ramirez




Applied Sociology for Change Dustin Domingo



Gringo Injustice in the 21st Century: An Insider’s Perspective Alfredo Mirandé



Global Political Economy


David Smith



Social Inequality and Education Elvia Ramirez



Housing Insecurity and Homelessness


Cassidy Butow



Sociological Potpourri


Elvia Ramirez


Researching (Im)migrant Experiences (Graduate Student Session)


Heidy Sarabia


Research Poster Session


Brianne Davila