2018 ESSJ Schedule

Friday, April 6th, 2018:

Location: PBH & William James Hall B1

2-2.45pm: Welcome Reception & Registration in PBH

3.10-3.30pm: Welcome Remarks

3.35-5pm: Faculty co-chair Moderated Panel: Addressing Equity through Research: Exemplars of Research

Moderator: Elizabeth Hinton, Assistant Professsor, Departments of History & African & Afro-American Studies Harvard University

Panelists: Gabriela Soto-Laveaga, Professor, History of Science and Committee on Ethnicity, Migration and Rights

Heather Shattuck-Heidorn, Lecturer, Evolutionary Biology and Women & Gender Studies

Jamie Hillman, Professor of Music at Gordon College and Professor at Boston University’s Prison Education Program

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

All events to be held in Boylston Hall

8:30am-9:00am – Registration & Breakfast


Welcome- Varsha Ghosh and Robin Johnson (conference coordinators) and Elizabeth Hinton (Faculty Chair)

Keynote Address: Toussaint Losier `04, Assistant Professor, W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

10.30am-11.50am– Morning Session -- (Concurrent in Boylston Hall)

Session 1A: Identity and Political Marginalization (Room 103) with Bradley Craig

"Not the American We Dreamed Of:" Latinx Immigrants in the Aftermath of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election- Sophie Pearlman, Tufts University

No New Youth Jail: Organizing Against the Carceral State in a Progressive Context--Alice Mar-Abe, Princeton University

Depoliticized and Disengaged: The Political Predicament of Mushroom Farmworkers in Kennett Square, PA, Christian Cordova-Pedroza, Harvard College

Session 1B: Race & Resistance (Room 104) with Soha Bayoumi

#StandWith(out)StandingRock: A look at how White activists move through the space of decolonizing work, Maya Pace, Tufts University

Planning with the Urban Native American Community in Seattle, Washington: An Analysis of Existing Programs, Community Needs, and Inclusion in the City, Skye Hart, Cornell University

Where Do We Go From Here: Trump-Era Coalition Construction and Allyship in Seattle’s Racial Justice Field, Farris Peale, Harvard College

Somos Brillantes: Alternative Educational Strategies for Survival and Resistance, Liliana Sampedro, Brown University

Session 1C: Geography and Racism (Room 105) with Evelynn Hammonds

Still Sweatin': Spatializing Black Intersectional Identities, Unearthing Space-Time Memories, and Place-Branding Within the Black House Music and Cultural Community of Chicago, April L. Graham, Mount Holyoke College

Putting Gerrymandering on the Map: Visualizing the History of Congressional Redistricting, Ian Donnelly, Northeastern University

How does neighborhood racial composition affect the health of underserved Black men?, Marcus Gresham, Dartmouth College

Examining the Implementation of Housing Receivership in Springfield, MA, Nicole Villacrés-Reyes, Mount Holyoke College

12pm-12.45pm: lunch

12:50pm-2:10pm- Afternoon Session (concurrent in Boylston)

Session 2A (Room 103): Youth & Education Reform with Katie O’Dair

Understanding the Process of Developing and Teaching an Anti-Bias Curriculum in an Early Childhood Classroom, Anna Kimura, Tufts University

Experiences of three ethnic groups at an HBCU with diverse student population, Kendall L Gilliam, Huston-Tillotson University

A narrative approach to understanding respect and disrespect in childhood, Qiansha(Karina) Huang, Smith College

Comparative Sexual Violence Prevention in Rhode Island: A Case Study of Seven Schools, Kassandra Fotiadis, Brown University

Session 2B (Room 104): Identity, Perception & Policy with Heather Shattuck-Heidorn

Capitalist ethics of the halal economy: Islamic banking in Malaysia , Cengiz Cemaloglu, Harvard College

Racial Bias in Reactions to the Crack Epidemic vs. the Opioid Epidemic, Catherine Record, Simmons College

Disability Feminism: The Intersectional Work of the Project on Women and Disability, Nora O'Neill, Harvard College

Health Ministries Building Oral Health Equity in African American Communities in Washington, DC, Katherine Leopold, Georgetown

2.15pm-3.15pm: Poster Presentations

Education and Racial Bias—Ticknor Lounge-(Katie O’Dair & Soha Bayoumi)

Disrespect as microaggressions in student-teacher relationships, Dominique Callahan, McKenna Hendrickson, Smith College

High School Narrative Analysis of Disrespect and Racial Microaggressions, Sarah Leandro, Sasha Shrouder, Lauren Tinglin, Smith College

Student Respect Values: Where Do They Come From? Joarvi Edwards, Maisie Smith, Sarah Vespa, Callie Slevin, Smith College


Identity Preservation & Migration (Room 103) -(Bradley Craig)

Dance with Me, Jaylexia Clark, Cornell University

When Ties Don't Bind: Understanding the Lived Experiences of DACA-ineligible Undocumented Korean Immigrants, Jin Park, Harvard College

Gang Poetics: Contra-dicting the Criminalization of the Salvadoran Diaspora, Ruben Reyes Jr., Harvard College


Aesthetic Chinatown: Mapping Tensions of the Psyche through Minoritized Space, Clara Chin, Dartmouth College


Equity in Space & Income (Room 104) -(Belle Cheves/Heather Shattuck-Heidorn)

“Put Your Tit Away!” The Exclusion of Breastfeeding Mothers from the Digital Public, Anna Ellis, Tufts University

A Racialized ‘Resort’: Immigrant Uplift, Black Degradation, and the White Republic of Central Park, Gabriel Malek, Yale University

A Crisis of Pensions and People: A Study of State Pension Legislation during America's Pension Crisis, Mara Roth, Harvard College

3:20pm-4.00pm: Closing Remarks—Varsha Ghosh, Director of the Public Service Network, Robin Johnson, Director of Director of Diversity Education and Support and Roland Davis, Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion