Spring Conference 2018 ~ Program



8:45 - 9:15 Continental Breakfast
9:15 - 10:20

Session I - A (Really) Cultural Sociology of the Art World

Chair:  Lars Johannessen, CCS Visiting Graduate Student, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway
Tim Rutzou, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Sociology, Yale University
Communicating Cultural Trauma; the problem of definition in Dada
Todd Madigan, CCS Junior Fellow, Yale University
Iconic Anchoring: Theorizing the Discrepancies Between Visual and Verbal Representations of Mass Uprisings in Revolutionary Vietnam
Alexander Sutton, University of Virginia
The Composition of Success: competition and the creative self in contemporary art music
Respondent: Pål Halvorsen, CCS Visiting Graduate Student, Nord Univeristy, Norway

10:20 - 10:40 Coffee Break
10:40 - 11:55

Session II - Body and Mind: From the Material to the Symbolic

Chair: James Hurlbert, Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow
Dmitry Kurakin, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia. CCS Faculty Fellow
Addressing the challenge of cognitive sociology: Durkheimian principle of sui generis synthesis vs. cognitive-based model of culture
Rebeca Herrero Saenz, State University of New York at Albany
“We are Dying to Live”: The Spanish Leadership in Organ Donations and Transplants and the Manufacturing and Marketing of a National Identity.
Fabian Winiger, CCS Visiting Graduate Student. Hong Kong Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences (The University of Hong Kong)
A Century of Humiliation: Chinese Cultural Trauma after Mao
Respondent: Shai Dromi, Harvard University, CCS Faculty Fellow

11:55 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:10

Session III - The Signifying State

Chair: Anne Taylor, Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow
Abigail Moore, University of Virginia
Violence and Its Interpretations
James Hurlbert, Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow
Enemies Foreign and domestic: Challenges to sovereignty in the early American republic
Dana Hayward, Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow
The Civil Force of Law: An Expressive Alternative
Respondent: Elisabeth Becker, Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow

2:10 - 2:30 Coffee Break
2:30 - 3:40

Session IV - Narrating the Self, Narrating Society

Chair: Vanessa Bittner, Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow
Anne Taylor, Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow
Shared Revelations: Charismatic Performance in the Bernie 2016 Campaign.
Ian Sheinheit, State University of New York at Albany, CCS Predoctoral Fellow
Narrating Victories and Defeats: Polarized Media and ‘Horserace’ Coverage in Contemporary U.S. Presidential Elections
Till Hilmar, Yale University, CCS Junior Fellow
Narratives of betrayal: Why post-socialism is an ideal-type of our current political moment
Respondent: Jason Mast, Goethe University Frankfurt. CCS Faculty Fellow

3:40 - 4:00 Coffee Break
4:00 - 5:00

Session V - Plenary

Chair & Respondent: Ronald Jacobs, State University of New York at Albany, CCS Faculty Fellow
Lisa McCormick, University of Edinburgh, CCS Faculty Fellow
Cultural Sociology Noir: Rogues, Calamities and other Icons of Moral Disturbance

5:00 - 5:15 Closing Remarks: Philip Smith, CCS Director, Yale University
6:30 - 8:30 Banquet for conference participants - Skappo Restaurant