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CSUF Research on Display at Sociological Association Conference

March 10, 2014

Ten sociology faculty members, five graduate students and two alumni will be presenting papers and posters or serving on panel discussions at this month's 85th annual Pacific Sociological Association Conference in Portland, Ore.

The March 27-30 program is themed "(Un)Changing Institutions: Work, Family and Gender in the New Economy."

Faculty and alumni presenters include:

Mohammad M. Abdel Haq, lecturer, and Berna Torr, assistant professor — "The Collective Consciousness of Atheists"
Anthony Steven Alvarez, assistant professor — "Debt, Networks, and Payday Borrowing During the Great Recession"
Dana Collins, associate professor — " 'Love, Autonomy, and Our Attempts at It': Coming of Age in Malate" and will participate in a panel discussion, "The Politics and Poetics of Ethnography: Ethnographers on the Craft of Fieldwork."
Alumna Carly Cretney '09 — "Support for a Female President: Opinions of Liberal and Conservative Women in Politics in the Context of Gendered Media Framings"
Alan Emery and Patricia Literte, associate professors — "Developing, Implementing and Experiencing an Online Sociology Degree Completion Program at a Large Public University"
Patricia Literte, associate professor — "Mobilizing Beyond Black and White: Coalition Building and Identity Formation Among Students of Color"
Alumna Staci Otanez '13 and Berna Torr, assistant professor — "Ethnic and Racial Disparities in HPV Vaccination Attitudes"
Orvic Pada, lecturer — "A New Global City? Framing Urban Renewal and Gentrification in Metro Manila, Philippines"
Michael P. Perez, professor — "Mapping the Terrain of Chamorro/Chamoru Diaspora and Indigineity"
Ivan Sanchez, lecturer, and Michael P. Perez, professor — "Wrestling, Masculinity and the Community College"
Eileen Therese Walsh, associate professor, and Berna Torr, assistant professor — "Ethnic Density Effect on Self Rated Health: Vietnamese and Mexicans"

Graduate student presenters:

Mitzi Avila — "Aún Hay Machos? Machismo Across Two Generations of Mexican Men"
Kristina Janell Brown — "'This Isn't an Industry, It's a Movement.' Cannabis: A Shift From an Illicit Enterprise Towards Legalization"
Robert Allen Hoisington — "Socialization and Spiritual Experiences in 12-Step Recovery Programs"
Jessica Moss — "Religious Exclusivism: The Influence of Education on Religious Attitudes"
Franklin Christopher Perez — "Making Space for Transformative Teaching: Assessing Thoughts and Strategies for Promoting Student Centered Learning"

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