We are excited to announce the keynote panel for our upcoming mini-conference on August 10, 2018 at Rutgers University-Camden.
The conference will open with a dynamic panel on “Inequality in Trump’s America,” featuring sociologists Yasemin Besen-Cassino, Ashley Mears and Frederick Wherry. Panelists will weigh in on the place of consumers and consumption research in the current political, economic and social climate.
Yasemin Besen-Cassino is Professor of Sociology and Distinguished Scholar at Montclair State University. She is author of several books including The Cost of Being a Girl: Working Teens and the Origins of the Gender Wage Gap and Consuming Work: Youth Work in America. She serves as the book review editor for Gender & Society.
Ashley Mears is Associate Professor of Sociology at Boston University. She is the author of Pricing Beauty: The Making of a Fashion Model. Her current book project examines how women produce status distinctions for men in the global VIP leisure and party scene. She is Chair of the American Sociological Association’s Consumers and Consumption section.
Frederick Wherry is Professor of Sociology at Princeton University. His books include The Philadelphia Barrio and The Culture of Markets. And he recently co-edited Money Talks: How Money Really Works with Nina Bandelj and Viviana Zelizer. His is currently finishing a new book, Financial Citizenship, with Kristin Seefeldt and Anthony Alvarez.
Don’t miss this exciting event! Submit your abstract before
March 16, 2018 March 30, 2018 (extended deadline!).