Young Scholars Conference

Young Scholars Conference 2015

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Social Movements at the University of Notre Dame on May 6, 2016.
In conjunction with the presentation of the John D. McCarthy Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Scholarship in Social Movements, The Center for the Study of Social Movements at Notre Dame will be hosting a “Young Scholars” Conference the day before the award events. The recipient of the McCarthy Award, Kathleen Blee, will be in attendance and other senior scholars visiting Notre Dame for the award presentation will serve as discussants for the conference.
We invited advanced graduate students and early-career faculty to present a work solidly in-progress at the conference, enjoy an opportunity to discuss their work with some of the leading scholars in the field, and meet others in the new cohort of social movement scholars. Conference attendees will also be invited to the McCarthy Award Lecture and the award banquet on May 7.

The Seventh Annual Young Scholars in Social movements Conference schedule is below

Session 1

Discussant: Ashley Currier, University of Cincinnati​​​​, Presider: Will Cernanec, University of Notre Dame

Minyoung Moon.  Vanderbilt University.  “Effective Movement Coalitions for Legislative Changes: A Comparative Analysis of Feminist Legislative Campaigns in South Korea.”

Crystal Nicole Eddins.  Michigan State University.  “Seeds of Discontent: Antecedents to the Haitian Revolution, 1750-1791.”

Julie Moreau.  Northern Arizona University.  “Queering Citizenship?:  Same-Sex Marriage and Lesbian Visibility in Argentina.”

Session 2

Discussant: David Cunningham, Washington University, Presider: Leslie MacColman, University of Notre Dame

Eulalie Laschever.  University of California, Irvine.  “Determinants of Changes to State-Level Firearms Restrictions before and After the Sandy Hook Shooting.”

Corinne Ogrodnik.  University of Pittsburgh.  “Contentious Coalitions and Movement Divisions: Factors Motivating an Unlikely Alliance between Environmental Movement Organizations and Gas Companies.”

Steffen Blings.  Cornell University.  “Niche Parties and Social Movements: Mechanisms of Programmatic Alignment and Party Success.”

Soon Seok Park.  Purdue University.  “Remembering Kwangju: Memory Work in the South Korean Democracy Movement, 1980-1987.”

Session 3

Discussant: Suzanne Staggenborg, University of Pittsburgh, Presider: Marshall Taylor, University of Notre Dame

Kelly Bergstrand.  University of Texas, Arlington.  “The Advantaged Cause:  Grievance Evaluations and Social Movements.”

Jonathan Horowitz.  University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  “Explaining Activist Participation Before and After College Graduation.”

Hyun Woo Kim.  Pennsylvania State University.  “The Social Movement Society Revisited: Accounting for the Increasing Willingness of the U.S. High School Seniors to Protest, 1976-2014.”

Michelle Oyakawa.  The Ohio State Univesity.  “Building a Movement in the Non-Profit Industrial Complex.”

Session 4

Discussant: Nancy Whittier, Smith College. Presider: Paige Ambord, University of Notre Dame

Chandra Russo.  University of California, Santa Barbara.  “Ritual Protest: Solidarity Activists Contesting the U.S. Security State.”

Anna Paretskaya.  University of Wisconsin.  “Protest Movements and the Culture of Democratic Liberty: The Example of Street Mobilization in Russia, 2011-2012.”

Nicholas Adams.  University of California, Berkeley.  “Strategic Control Performances: American Police Departments’ Responses to the Occupy Campaigns of 2011.”  

Ruud Wouters.  Stanford University.  “Getting Public Opinion on their Side: An Experimental Study of the Effect of Protest Features on Perceptions of General Citizens.”