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SA - Sociology & Anthropology

03
Apr
2024

WSSA Welcoming Reception

04-03-2024 6:30 PM -7:30 PM
Garden Terrace

All Attendees Invited

 

WSSA Recepción del presidente

 

Se invita a todos los asistentes

04
Apr
2024

SA-04 Gender

04-04-2024 8:00 AM -9:30 AM
Nueces

Coordinator: Debra D. Andrist
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Affiliation: Sam Houston State University, Texas

Coordinator: Aritra Chakrabarty
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Affiliation: Michigan Technological University

 

Moderator: Rachel Black, Texas Tech

 

Themes of Toxic Masculinity in Mass Shooter Manifestos: A Content Analysis
   - Rachel Black, Texas Tech
The Persecution of Nonconforming Puritan Culture
   - Gianna Marcela Farias, Texas Wesleyan university student 
Gender Bias in the Trauma Bay: A Trauma Video Review
   - Gracie Hefner, Texas Tech University 
Making it Work in America: An Analysis of the Experience of Women who Choose the Camping Lifestyle
   - Joy Crissey Honea, Montana State University Billings 

04
Apr
2024

SA-02 (LASC) Art & Literature

04-04-2024 9:45 AM -11:15 AM
Llano

Coordinator: Debra D. Andrist
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Affiliation: Sam Houston State University, Texas

Coordinator: Aritra Chakrabarty
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Affiliation: Michigan Technological University

 

Moderator: Samar Zahrawi, Sam Houston State University

 

Weaving Multicultural Fabric: Rooting Cross-Cultural Literacy Practices Beyond Preservation
   - Isela Almaguer, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Ethics, Responsibility, and Corruption in the Plays of Mamdouh Udwan
   - Samar M Zahrawi, Sam Houston State University 
The collective conscience and narrative structure from House of the Spirits to Violeta
   - Elizabeth Coscio, University of St Thomas Houston 
Julia Álvarez’ García Girls in 1991 and/versus in 2020: Studies in Family Culture, Migration, Youth and Aging.
   - Stephen Miller, Texas A&M University 
A READING OF PICASSO'S POETRY FROM A TRANSLATOR'S PERSPECTIVE
   - Enrique Mallen, Sam Houston State University 

04
Apr
2024

SA-03 (LASC) Social Institutions: Politics, Religion, Economics

04-04-2024 11:30 AM -12:50 PM
Llano

Coordinator: Debra D. Andrist
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Affiliation: Sam Houston State University, Texas

Coordinator: Aritra Chakrabarty
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Affiliation: Michigan Technological University

 

Moderator: John F. Burke, Trinity University

 

LOS CACIQUES DE COYOMEAPAN. LA SIERRA NEGRA DE PUEBLA EN DISPUTA 
   - Jose Nicolas Jimenez Escamilla, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla 
Network Structure of Teams and Distributed Collaboration on GitHub
   - Chao Liu, Minnesota State University Mankato 
Rutas e infraestructuras para una economía transnacional: el transporte en las fronteras de Bolivia y Chile
   - Alejandro Garcés, Universidad Católica del Norte 
US LATINX CIVIL RELIGIONS - LEFT, RIGHT, & CENTER
   - John F. Burke, Trinity University

04
Apr
2024

SA-01 (SP) Nudism 1

04-04-2024 1:00 PM -2:30 PM
Llano

Coordinator: Debra D. Andrist
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Affiliation: Sam Houston State University, Texas

Coordinator: Aritra Chakrabarty
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Affiliation: Michigan Technological University

 

Moderator: Richard Dewey, American Association for Nude Recreation

 

Naturism and Sexuality: A stigma within a stigma
   - Larry Gould, Northern Arizona University 
The Burden of Secrecy
   - Ronna E Krozy, American Association for Nude Recreation
‘Try It. Join Me’: The Politics of Self-Representation in Body-Positive Media
   - Jerod Hollyfield, American Association for Nude Recreation

04
Apr
2024

SA-08 (SP) Nudism 2

04-04-2024 2:45 PM -4:15 PM
Llano

Coordinator: Debra D. Andrist
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Affiliation: Sam Houston State University, Texas

Coordinator: Aritra Chakrabarty
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Affiliation: Michigan Technological University

 

Moderator: Richard Dewey, American Association for Nude Recreation

 

The Impact of Social Nudity on Children: A Meta Analysis
   - Larry Gould, Northern Arizona University
Social Nudism and Societal Misconceptions: Building A Website That Bridges The Gap
   - Tom Stark, Cairn University 
Clothes-Free Living in America
   - William Schroer, Naturist Action Committee/Naturist Education Foundation 

04
Apr
2024

SA-05 (Im)migration & Geography

04-04-2024 4:30 PM -6:00 PM
Llano

Coordinator: Debra D. Andrist
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Affiliation: Sam Houston State University, Texas

Coordinator: Aritra Chakrabarty
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Affiliation: Michigan Technological University

 

Moderator: Victor, The University of Texas at El Paso

 

Cultural Dimensions: An Analysis of Regions Based on Hofstede's Six Cultural Pillars.
   - Sajid Al Noo, Tennessee State University 
   - Ejiro U Osiobe, Baker University
   - Safia A. Malallah,Kansas State University
Homilías para migrantes
   - Luis Rodolfo Morán Quiroz, Professor. University of Guadalajara 
   - Enrique Martínez Curiel, Professor. University of Guadalajara 
Caste and the South Asian Diaspora: Mobilization & Counter Mobilization
   - Aseem Hasnain, California State University at Fresno 
The human tragedy of illegal migration. An ethnographic reflection on the migratory crisis on the border of the United States and México
   - Victor, The University of Texas at El Paso

05
Apr
2024

WSSA President's Luncheon

04-05-2024 11:15 AM -1:00 PM
Garden Terrace

Pastries and coffee.

During this break we will be asking for donations to the local food bank.

05
Apr
2024

LASC-12 (SA) Roundtable - Structural Discrimination and Negligence: Women, Indigenous, and Afromestizo Populations in Mexico and Beyond

04-05-2024 1:00 PM -2:30 PM
Nueces

Coordinator: Jesus Ruiz Flores
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Affiliation: Universidad de Guadalajara

Coordinator: Debra D. Andrist
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Affiliation: Sam Houston State University, Texas, USA

Coordinator: Fernando Pedro Viacava-Breiding
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Affiliation: Tecnologico Nacional de Mexico, Campus Morelia

 

Chairperson: Magdaleno Manzanárez, Western New Mexico University

 

Moderator:

 

‘Until the land title is in my hands the land is not sold!’: Land, Violence, and Indigenous Survivance in Michoacán, Mexico
   - Luis Urrieta, University of Texas at Austin

05
Apr
2024

San Antonio Food Bank's Urban Farm Fieldtrip

04-05-2024 2:30 PM -5:30 PM

Field Trip to the San Antonio Food Bank's Urban Farm at Mission San Juan


Please join us for an amazing local experience on Friday afternoon from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.


Sign up at the Registration Desk by 1:00 p.m. to guarantee a spot on this local trip.

 

 

The San Antonio Food Bank’s farm at Mission San Juan is actually on a National Park site. All of the San Antonio Missions, besides the Alamo, are run by the National Park System, and ours is an unusual land use agreement where we’re able to cultivate on some of its land. When the Spanish colonists arrived and established the missions almost 300 years ago, they started farming that land using acequias, which were diversion ditches inspired by Roman and Moorish irrigation techniques. We continue the same tradition by farming this land, where a portion is irrigated using the historic methods of the Spanish and the indigenous. We also focus on cultivating more drought tolerant crops that can withstand rising temperatures. What food we grow ends up going to the community in South Texas that needs it through our Food Bank distribution programs.