This Spring, on April 14-15, the Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC) will be hosting the 3rd Annual Amber Buckley-Shaklee Graduate Student Conference in Sociology. In past years, this conference has only been open to students at UIUC. This year we are excited to announce that we are expanding!Sociology graduate students from across the University of Illinois system will be invited to attend and present their work It is our hope that this will foster more opportunities for intellectual community building as well as partnerships. We will also be holding a poster session for undergraduates, so that all students from UIUC will have the chance to present their research.
We hope you will consider joining us.
About the Conference
The goal of our conference has always been to foster a sense of academic community. The ABS Graduate Student Conference gives us an opportunity to come together to share ideas and to meet graduate students from around the state. Submissions are welcome from students in any stage of their programs, and we encourage presentations on any sociological topic. Because we host both roundtables and panels, it's easy to get involved. On the day of the conference, you will hear presentations on works-in-progress, theoretical papers, dissertation chapters, side projects, and more.
The Theme: Gender and Sexuality
We are excited to announce that this year's theme is Gender and Sexuality. We are honored to announce our keynote speaker will be Kimberly Hoang, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago. In her most recent book, Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work, Dr. Hoang draws upon ethnographic research conducted in four hostess bars occupying multiple niche markets of Ho Chi Minh City’s sex industry. Situating desire within the context of a global political economy, Dr. Hoang explores how female sex workers and male clients negotiate the rise of Asian markets against the backdrop of Western recession.
Your participation is integral to this conference and we hope that you will plan on being included. The conference is open to presentations and roundtable discussions on any sociological topic as well as a special panel organized specifically around the conference theme of gender and sexuality.You can access the submission portal here. If you wish to present, the deadline to submit an abstract is Friday, March 10.