Department of Sociology

Ethnographies of Poverty and Marginality in the Americas

Fri, April 1, 2011

Poverty and Marginality in the Americas:
An Ethnography Workshop
Organizers Elyshia Aseltine (Lycoming College) and Javier Auyero (UT Austin)
April 1 – April 2, 2011
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
University of Texas at Austin
Friday April 1, 2011
Hackett Room, SRH 1.313
8:30 AM   Welcome Remarks
Javier Auyero , Lozano Long Professor of Sociology, UT Austin Elyshia Aseltine, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Lycoming College
9:30 AM
“When They Come Home That’s When the Real Challenge Begins: Couples’ Experiences of Men’s Release from Prison”
Megan Comfort, Assistant Professor of Medicine,  the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at the University of California, San Francisco.
Discussant: Jessica Dunning-Lozano (UT-Sociology)
10:30 AM
“When The Police are Knocking Your Door In: The Moral Career of the Intimates of Wanted Men.”
Alice Goffman, Research Fellow in Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan.
Discussant: Danielle Dirks (UT-Sociology)
11:30 AM
“Justice in the Shadows: Juvenile Processing and the Lower-Level Courts in Texas”
Elyshia Aseltine, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Lycoming College
Discussant: Christine Wheatley  (UT-Sociology)
12:30PM  Break
“The Only Risk of Wanting to Stay":  Violence and the Performance of Sovereignty in Medellin, Colombia.”
Desmond Arias, Associate Professor of Political Science, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Discussant: Matthew Flynn  (UT-Sociology)
“Between the Barrio and the City: Pathways of Work among Scavenging Families in Argentina.”
Debora Gorban, Researcher, CONICET, Universidad Nacional de San Martin
Discussant: Pamela Neumann  (UT-Sociology)
“Disposable Ties and the Urban Poor.”
Matthew Desmond,  Junior Fellow , Harvard Society of Fellows
Discussant: Kristine Kilanksy (UT-Sociology)
5:15 PM Q&A
Saturday, April 2
9:15: AM
“Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? Contrasting views from Chicago and Managua.”
Dennis Rodgers, Senior Research Fellow in the Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI) at the University of Manchester (UK
Discussant: Amias Maldonado (UT-Sociology)
10:15 AM
“Kinship and friendship relations in illicit drug trade in marginal neighborhoods of Mexico City.”
Carlos Zamudio, Researcher, Colectivo por una Política Integral hacia las Drogas, A. C.(CuPIhD, A.C.)
Discussant: Sergio Cabrera  (UT-Sociology)
11:15 AM
“The Use of Third-Party Video in Ethnography: A Definition and Consideration of Key Issues.”
Nikki Jones, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara
Discussant: Travis Beaver (UT-Sociology) and Aida Ramos-Wada (UT-Sociology)
12:15 AM
“Dispatched and Discarded: The Structured Subordination of Precarious Workers.”
Gretchen Purser, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Maxwell School of Syracuse University
Discussant: Esther Sullivan  (UT-Sociology)

Sponsored by The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies,
Mexican Center, The John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies;  the Argentine Studies Program, the Department of Sociology, the Rapoport Centennial Professor of Liberal Arts, and the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies

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