Views from the ASA conference in Montreal

It was a delight to have the annual American Sociological Association conference in Montreal this year: one of my favourite cities.

Highlights of the ASA conference included a thought-provoking and engaging session on Intersectionality organized by a scholar whose work I greatly admire, Evelyn Nakano Glenn.

I did live-tweet the session with great enthusiasm:

Tweets from ASA

 

 

 

Sociologists for Women in Society ~ Winter Meeting in Albuquerque

The theme of this year’s SWS meeting was Intersectionality and Privilege. The highlights for me were presentations by Brenda J Allen on how to Praxis what we Preach, and the Sisters of Color session on Collective Healing.

SWS meetings are also a great opportunity to network with more senior scholars and to build relationships with feminist scholars across North America and (to a lesser extent) internationally.

Learn more about SWS here 

It was also my first time visiting New Mexico. I’m pictured here with my lovely conference buddy, Paulina, along with snapshots of some of the many murals you can find downtown. I also enjoyed riding the local buses and chatting with folks I met along the way.

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Conferencing with Paulina ~ Favourite Street Murals

Our day trip to the Sandia Mountains was also a highlight and offered some much-needed respite for my nature-loving spirit 🙂

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Sandia Mountains ~ Divine