This year’s American Sociological Association conference in New York City from August 10 – August 13 includes many exciting sessions featuring some of our wonderful UC Press authors! You can see the full online program schedule at the ASA website. #ASA19

Saturday, August 10th

Randol Contreras, author of the Stickup Kids: Race, Drugs, Violence, and the American Dream

War on Drugs Revisited; 2:30 to 4:10pm; Sheraton New York, Second Floor, Metropolitan Ballroom East

“Hard-hitting, gravitating, and reflexive . . . Dr. Contreras shines in providing readers a greater level of coomplexity and nuance to understand these experiences.”—Robert J. Duran, Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology

Vanesa Ribas, author of On the Line: Slaughterhouse Lives and the Making of the New South

Social Science and Social Justice: Engagements Past, Present and Future; 10:30am to 12:10pm; Sheraton New York, Lower Level, Chelsea

“A tremendously well-written book and model of rich and rigorous ethnographic scholarship that makes important contributions to the literatures on work and immi- grant incorporation in the contemporary US South.”—European Journal of Sociology

Sunday, August 11th

Judith Levine, author of Ain’t No Trust: How Bosses, Boyfriends, and Bureaucrats Fail Low-Income Mothers and Why It Matters

Human Rights in the Home; 2:30 to 4:10pm; New York Hilton, Second Floor, Nassau West

“Levine uses the concept of trust and the associated literature as her analytical tool.”—Social Service Review

Kelsy Burke, author of Christians Under Covers: Evangelicals and Sexual Pleasure on the Internet

Religion and Contested Understandings of Gender and Sexuality; 2:30 to 4:10pm; Sheraton New York, Lower Level, Gramercy

“Burke has constructed an artfully crafted and instructive text that extends sexual work in the sociology of religion, documents the complexity of contemporary religious-sexual relations, and provides a useful example of integrating sexual, gender, and religious sociologies in practice.”—American Journal of Sociology

Miriam Boeri, author of Inside Ethnography: Researchers Reflect on the Challenges of Reaching Hidden Populations

Ethnographic Methods for Social Justice; 12:30 to 2:10pm; Sheraton New York, Second Floor, Empire Ballroom West

“An excellent illustration of diverse contemporary applications of ethnography, with rich, insightful and evocative stories from the field.”—Karen O’Reilly, author of Ethnographic Methods

Monday, August 12th

Cecilia Menjívar, author of Enduring Violence: Ladina Women’s Lives in Guatemala

State Policies: Evasion, Implementation and Impact on Livelihood and Welfare of Refugees and Recent Migrants; 4:30 to 6:10pm; Sheraton New York, Second Floor, Metropolitan Ballroom West

“Menjívar’s deep commitment to shedding light on the many forms of violence that women experience is evident throughout her book. She effectively shows how the violence faced by women goes beyond physical violence and has structural origins as well in various forms. This is a great and informative work that needs to be read to understand the structural causes that bring injury to Guatemalan women.”—Nestor Rodriguez, University of Texas at Austin

Tuesday, August 13th

Ruth Braunstein, author of Prophets and Patriots: Faith in Democracy across the Political Divide

Religion and Contested Understandings of Social Justice; 8:30 to 10:10am; Sheraton New York, Second Floor, Empire Ballroom West

“Braunstein’s impressive fieldwork, analytic rigor, and fine writing will illuminate the next generation of scholars and students of public religion in America.”—Sociology of Religion

Jerry Flores, author of Caught Up: Girls, Surveillance, and Wraparound Incarceration

Children and Youth Roundtables; 8:30 to 9:30am; Sheraton New York, Third Floor, Riverside Ballroom

“Very informative and engaging… To the reader, Flores can seem as if he is closely tied to his participants, and as if he wants his readers to feel that same connection.”—Journal of Youth and Adolescence