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Practicum Annual Conference 2019: PAC is back!

April 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - April 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm


Each presenter is allocated 35 minutes which includes a 15 minute overview presentation + 10 minutes of discussant commentary + 10 minute Q&A

Day 1: Tuesday April 2nd, 2019, 9:15-4:30pm

Welcome and Introductions 9:15am

Session 1 9:30-11:30 Reckoning with state power, incarceration and forgiveness

  • Erika Canossini (9:30-10:05) “The Power to Forgive: How do US Presidents Frame Clemency Decisions in a Punitive Context?”, Supervisor: Phil Goodman. Discussant: Ellen Berrey
  • Patrick Leduc (10:10-10:45) “The Lost Long Walk to Freedom”, Supervisor: Erik Schneiderhan. Discussant: Clayton Childress
  • Andrea Roman Alfaro (10:50-11:25), “Pathways to crime in the South: A Latent Class Analysis of incarcerated women in Peru”, Supervisor: Jerry Flores & Markus Schafer. Discussant: Candace Kruttschnitt

Lunch Break 11:30-12:00

Session 2 12:00-1:55 Gendered dilemmas

  • Natalia Bittencourt (12:00-12:35), “The violent art of making do: gendered narratives of criminalized girls in Southern Brazil”, Supervisor: Candace Kruttschnitt. Discussant: Jerry Flores
  • Laila Omar (12:40-1:15), “What would my future be?”: Conceptualization of the “future” among Syrian newcomer mothers in Canada. Supervisor: Neda Maghbouleh. Discussant: Rania Salem
  • Catherine Yeh (1:20-1:55) “Gendered Interactions in Sociological Knowledge Production”, Supervisor: Shyon Baumann. Discussant: Judy Taylor

Coffee Break 2:00-2:30

Session 3 2:30-4:25 Investigating Place, Space and Civility

  • Olimpia Bidian (2:30-3:05), “Toronto’s Sugar Beach Park: A Case Study of Identity Formation of Newly Developed Urban Public Places”, Supervisor: Brent Berry & Dan Silver. Discussant: John Hannigan
  • Andrew Cooper (3:10-3:45), ““This above all: to thine own self be true…”: An analysis of reactions to an online behaviour control system and authentic behaviours”, Supervisor: Bonnie Erickson. Discussant: Shyon Baumann
  • Yvonne Daoleuxay (3:50-4:25), “Interaction Ritual Chains and Driving in the Greater Toronto Area”, Supervisor: Erik Schneiderhan. Discussant: Sida Liu

Day 2: Wednesday April 3rd, 2019, 9:30-2:00

Session 1 9:30-11:25 Work-family conflict: Policies, Processes and Well-being

  • Julia Ingenfeld (9:30-10:05) “Women’s Employment Participation After First Birth: Partner Involvement or Partner Homogamy?”, Supervisor: Irene Boeckmann. Discussant: Markus Schafer
  • Dana Wray (10:10-10:45), “Paternity Leave and Father Involvement: The Natural Experiment of Quebec and Canada”, Supervisor: Melissa Milkie. Discussant: Irene Boeckmann
  • Lei Chai (10:50-11:25) “Financial Strain and Psychological Distress: The Mediating Effect of Strains in the Work-Family Interface”, Supervisor: Scott Schieman. Discussant: Blair Wheaton

Lunch Break 11:30-12:00

Session 2 12:00-1:55 Politics of the Everyday: Mobilization, Bodies, and Care

  • Sebastien Parker (12:00-12:35), “Both Roads lead to Rome: Pathways towards commitment in a far-right organization”, Supervisor: Jack Veugelers. Discussant: Fedor Dokshin
  • Patricia Roach (12:40-1:15) “Organizing Unlikely Subjects: The Constraints and Possibilities for Domestic Worker Organizing in California”, Supervisor: Cynthia Cranford. Discussant: Patricia Landolt
  • Anson Au (1:20-1:55) “Better Face, Better Everything: The Exchange and Inequality of Bodily Capital through Plastic Surgery in South Korea”, Supervisor: Bonnie Erickson. Discussant: Angelina Grigoryeva



April 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am
April 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
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Rm 240 Sociology
725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada