Past Meetings

CALIFORNIA SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETINGS

Year

City

Theme and Keynote Speaker

1990

Carson

Sociologists in California’s Future

Earl Babbie, Chapman University

1991

Oakland

New Ways of Examining Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in California

Walter Allen, UC Los Angeles

1992

San Diego

The Cutting Edge: Sociology & Technology in California

Troy Duster, UC Los Angeles

1993

Berkeley

Re-building California: The Role of Sociology in Reconstructing the State

Ann Swidler, UC Berkeley

1994

Long Beach

California Disasters: Natural, Economic, Social

Ruben Rumbaut, Michigan State University

1995

San Francisco

California’s Information Highway 2000: Gridlock or Easy Access?

David Nasatir, CSU Dominguez Hills & UC Berkeley

1996

San Diego

Sociology Making a Difference: Public Policy & Practice

Jonathan H. Turner, UC Riverside,

“Must Sociological Theory & Practice be So Far Apart”

1997

Sacramento

Insecurity in Contemporary Society: Perception & Reality

John Vasconcellos, “California Social Problems and Higher Education”

Robert Gurian, “The Legislature and California Higher Education”

1998

Riverside

Has Sociology Made the World Better?

Richard Flacks, “Has Sociology Made the World Better?”

Panel–Gordon Clanton–Earl Babbie, Jonathan Turner, Shoon Lio, Robin Franck, “How Can We Improve the Teaching of Sociology?”

1999

Berkeley

Work & Leisure in the New Millennium

Robert Bellah, “Public Life in a Privatized Society”

Scott Coltrane, “Gender, Work, & Families”

2000

Riverside

The Uses of Sociology

G. William Domhoff, “The Uses of Sociology”

Panel–Harvey Rich, Steven Brint, Mark Drummond, Phillip Glotzback, Scott McNall, David Warren, “Facing Higher Education in the 21st Century”

2001

Sacramento

Sociology For the New Century

Dan Walters, “The Interaction of Demographics Trends with California’s Economics and Politics”

Panel—Gordon Clanton, Diane Beeson, Susan Garfin, Shoon Lio, “9/11/01 Attack and Aftermath: Sociological Perspectives”

2002

Riverside

The Challenges to Social Justice and Diversity in a Changing World

Ruben G. Rumbaut, UC Irvine, “The Melting and the Pot: Variety and Assimilation in American Life”

2003

Berkeley

Using the Sociological Imagination

Barrie Throne, UC Berkeley, “Unpacking School Lunches: The Changing Contours of Childhood in Urban California”

Neil Smelser, UC Berkeley, “Cultural Dimensions of 9/11: Issues of Trauma and Revenge”

2004

Riverside

The Relevance of Sociology

Tom Hayden, Former California State Senator and Assemblyman, “Empire, Democracy, and the Role of Public Intellectuals”

Michael Messner, University of Southern California, “Masculinities, Femininities and the Governator”

2005

Sacramento

California Faultlines

Michael Burawoy, “Public Sociology”

2006

Riverside

Dreaming California: The Myth, the Image, and the Possibilities of California

Robert Scheer, “War and Poverty in California”

2007

Berkeley

Building Communities: Local &Global Landscapes

Charles Hohm, “Improving Sociology’s Standing in the Academy”

2008

Riverside

Applying Sociology to Societal Issues,

Daniel Yankalovich, UC San Diego “ The New Pragmatism: Coping with America’s Overwhelming Problems”

2009

Berkeley

The Next Generation

Peter Phillips, Sonoma State University, “Truth, Emergency and Public Sociology: How Colleges and Universities Can Support Media Democracy”

2010

Riverside

Sociology in a Time of Crisis

Peter Skerry, Boston College, “How Muslims Are Becoming Americans”

2011

Berkeley

California and the World

Christopher Chase-Dunn, UC Riverside, “World-systems in California and California in the Modern World-System”

2012

Riverside

California’s Regional Diversity

Roger Waldinger, UCLA, “Cross Boundaries: International Migration in the New Century”

2013

Berkeley

Social Change: Local and Global

John W. Meyer, Sanford University, “The Worldwide Cultural Reconstructions of Local Identities”

2014

Riverside

Social Responsibility

Jane Prather, CSU Northridge, “Lessons Learned in Prison: The Urgency of Prison Reform”

2015

Sacramento

Social Realities, Social Change: The Importance of Global Context

Bill Robinson, UC Santa Barbara, “Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity”

 2016

  Riverside 

 Global and Local Change

Mark Juergensmeyer, UC Santa Barbara, “International Terrorism”

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