Sociology of Development Activities at ASA!

The Sociology of Development section is kicking things off on Saturday night with our off-site reception, and then waking up early on Sunday to start a full day of outstanding section panels and roundtables!

Saturday Night Off-Site Reception

Sat, August 16, 6:30 to 8:30

Thirsty Bears Brewing Company

661 Howard Street, San Francisco


Here is the info on three panels:


(1) Development in Hard Times

Sun, August 17, 8:30 to 10:10am

Organizer and Presider:  Patrick Heller, Brown University

“A New Social Contract? Informal Workers’ Movements in a Global Framework” – Rina Agarwala, Johns Hopkins University

“On Social Development and Economic Growth: Local Drug Manufacturing in East Africa” – Nitsan Chorev, Brown University

“The Land Broker State: Dispossession and Development in Neoliberal India” – Michael Levien, Johns Hopkins University

“Urbanization as Capitalist Accumulation: Dispossession and Stratification in China’s Townships” – Julia Chuang, University of California-Berkeley


(2) Inequality and Development

Sun, August 17, 10:30am to 12:10pm

Organizer:  Brian J. Dill, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Away From Gender Equality: Rural Senegalese Responses to Women’s Empowerment Programs” – Kristen Nelson, University of California-Berkeley

“Inequality in Good Development: Participation and Power” – Ariana Kalinic, University of Santa Cruz

“The Magic Money Tree? Women, Economic Power and Development in a Globalized World” – Rae Lesser Blumberg, University of Virginia

“Women’s Health Efficacy in Rural Agricultural Areas of Developing Countries” – Lindsey P. Peterson, Mississippi State University; Kathleen Ragsdale, Mississippi State University


(3) Environment and Development

Sun, August 17, 2:30 to 4:10pm

Organizer and Discussant: Andrew K. Jorgenson, University of Utah

Presider: Jennifer E. Givens, University of Utah

“Climate Change, Colonialism’s Residue and Community Schools as ‘Indispensable Institutions’ in Haiti” – Cynthia J. Bogard, Hofstra University

“Environmental Sustainability in Cross-National Context: Examining Core Influences Across Measures” – Sandra T. Marquart-Pyatt, Michigan State University

“Gender, Development and the Environment: Female Empowerment and Contributions to Creating Sustainable Societies” – Stephen J. Scanlan, Ohio University

“The Scramble for Africa’s Renewable Energy Resources” – Brian J. Dill, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“World Bank Energy, Mining and Peterochemical Lending and CO2 Emissions 1990-2010: A Quantitative, Cross-National Analysis” – Kent E. Henderson, State University of New York-Stony Brook; John M. Shandra, State University of New York-Stony Brook


Sociology of Development Roundtables

Sun, August 17, 12:30 to 1:30pm

Organizers: Jennifer YJ Hsu, University of Alberta; Jennifer R. Rothchild, University of Minnesota-Morris

Table 1. Gender and Health

Presider:  Rebekah Burroway, State University of New York-Stony Brook

A Cross-National Analysis of Infant/Child Mortality and Women’s Access to Land, Property, and Loans – Rebekah Burroway, State University of New York-Stony Brook

Microfinance: An Intervention for HIV/AIDS Awareness among Indian Women – Swati Singh, University of North Texas; Cynthia M. Cready, University of North Texas

Gender Quotas: A Comparative Analysis across Development Thresholds – Jennifer Rosen, Northwestern University

Marginalized by Race and Place? A Multilevel Analysis of Occupational Sex Segregation in South Africa – Sangeeta Parashar, Montclair State University

Adolescent Autonomy and Cell Phone Use in Rural Malawi – Heide Jackson, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Monica J. Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Table 2. Institutions

Presider: Jennifer R. Rothchild, University of Minnesota-Morris

The Neoliberal Feedback Loop: World Bank Projects in the Caricom Region – David Valentine Bernard, University of the West Indies

China’s Importation of Institutions and Its Implications for Comparative Political Economy and Development Studies – Douglas Fuller, Zhejiang University

The Origin Myth of Angus Deaton – Allison Youatt Schnable, Princeton University

Strategic Collaboration and Avoidance: NGOs and the Local State in China’s Response to HIV/AIDS – Jennifer YJ Hsu, University of Alberta

Table 3. Inequality

Presider: Rob Clark, University of Oklahoma

Convergence without Mobility? Reconceptualizing International Development – Rob Clark, University of Oklahoma

Horizontal Inequalities and Social Stability in the Context of Development – Kevin Doran, Indiana University

The Demographics of Employment and Income Inequality in OECD Countries, 1980-2008 – Roy Kwon, University of La Verne

Growing Inequalities in India – Reeve Vanneman, University of Maryland; Sonalde Desai, University of Maryland

Table 4. Trade, Investment and Commodities

Presider: Yetkin Borlu, Pennsylvania State University

Entrepreneurial Exploitation: Neoliberal Financialization and Small-scale Investors in the Case of Turkish Maize Farmers – Yetkin Borlu, Pennsylvania State University

Semiperiphery, or Perimeter of the Periphery? Auto FDI and Slovakia’s Bratislava-Zilina Corridor – A.J. Jacobs, East Carolina University

The Political Economy of Crude Oil Exploration and the Socioeconomic Development in Nigeria – Onyekachi Nnamdi Nwoke, Mount Royal University

Local is Not Fair: A Comparison of Export-Integrated Campesino Discourse on Markets – Rachel Soper, University of California-San Diego

Mobilizing for Land and Power: Agrarian Land Rights Institutions in Bihar and West Bengal, India – Andre Joshua Nickow, Northwestern University

Table 5. Development and Policy

Presider: Amanda Marie Shriwise, University of Oxford

Does Domestic Welfare Reform Spill into Development Assistance Overseas? The South Korean Case – Pil Ho Kim, Lewis & Clark College; Woojin Jung, University of California-Berkeley

Exploring the Relationship Between Foreign and Domestic Welfare Policies of Welfare State Regimes – Amanda Marie Shriwise, University of Oxford

Targeted Cash Transfer Programs and “Meritological Individualism”: The Case of Progresa/Oportunidades in Mexico – Tamar Diana Wilson, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Globalization, International Financial Institutions and Health Expenditure in Latin America and the Caribbean – Shiri Noy, University of Wyoming

Table 6. Theory

Presider: Rose Sayre, State University of New York-Stony Brook

Colonial State Formations: A Conceptual Note – Kofi Takyi Asante, Northwestern University

Dependent Development and Disaster: Linking the Literatures – Rose Sayre, State University of New York-Stony Brook

The Cultural Model of a Developmental Hierarchy – Jeffrey Swindle, University of Michigan

Migration as Enabler of Development –Migrant Agency in the Shadow of the Migration Development Nexus – Parthiban Muniandy, University of Illinois; Valiera Bonatti, University of Illinois

Table 7. Politics

Presider: Andrew Dawson, York University

Insecure Innovation: The Political Obstacles to Nuclear and Clean Energy Development – Glen Pine, New York University

The Shanghai Model of Development – Ravi Ghadge, Southern Polytechnic State University

The Missionary Roots of Democracy in Jamaica: A Double-Edged Sword – Andrew Dawson, York University

The Two Faces of Populism: Inclusive Empowerment and Exclusive Elitism in Chávez’s Venezuela – Gabriel Bodin Hetland, University of California-Berkeley

The Intersection of Violence and Land Inequality in Modern Colombia – Laurence Gabriel Nelson, University of California-Los Angeles


Sociology of Development Business Meeting

Sun, August 17, 1:30 to 2:10pm

Attending the business meeting is a great way to meet section members and express ideas about future section panels and activities.

Looking forward to seeing many of you in San Francisco!

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