“The Interest Gap: Gender, Homophily, and Inequality in Book Reviewing”.

Presented in “Cultural Dimensions of Gender, Love, and Work” at the American Sociological Association (ASA) annual meeting. August 19-23, 2016

 

“At the Margins? Ethnic Diversity within Canada’s Muslim Population.”

The Canadian Population Society Annual Meetings. University of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. May 31– June 2, 2007. (with Monica Boyd)

“Immigration, Inequality, & Space: How Immigration is Changing Canada’s Social Landscape.”

Centre for Excellence in Research on Immigration and Settlement (CERIS) Ontario Metropolis Centre Annual Graduate Conference. York University, Toronto. April 17 – 18, 2008.

“Race, Ethnicity, Nation, and Worth: Examining Race and Ethnicity as Tools For Critical Appraisal.”

Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociological Association. Carleton University. May 26 – May 29, 2009.

“Reviewing Novels and Novelists: The Influence of Race and Ethnicity on the Valorization of Fiction.”

Presented in “Racial and Ethnic Minorities” at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. Aug 8 -11, 2009.

“Everyone’s a Critic: Book Reviewers on Bad Practices in Book Reviewing.”

Tufts University English Graduate Conference. October 21, 2010.

“Reading Difference: How Race and Ethnicity Function as Tools for Critical Appraisal.”

Culture and Social Analysis Workshop. Harvard University. March 8, 2010.

“The Place of Emotions and Morals in Appraisal: A Case Study on Book Reviewers.”

resented in “Performances, Values, and Mores” at Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. August 20 – August 23, 2011.

“Why Cook? A Study Of Cookbooks, Celebrity Chefs And Persona-Based Brands.”

Meeting of Consumer Studies Research Network. University of Nevada. August 19, 2011. (with Josée Johnston)

“How Book Critics Think.”

Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture Seminar. Erasmus University Rotterdam. May 15, 2012.

“A Method for Critical Distance: How Book Reviewers Secure the Validity of Their Aesthetic Evaluations.”

Presented in session on “Cultural Intermediaries in Action” at Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. August 17 – August 20, 2012.

“Emergent Ethics: Managing Conflicts of Commitment in Freelance Reviewing.”

Conference for Valorizing Dissonance: Cultural Perspectives on Newness. Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB). June 26-28, 2013.

“Culinary Personas and the World of Celebrity Chefs: A study of cookbooks and cultural inequality.”

Presented in panel on “Popular Culture” at Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. August 10- 13, 2013. (with Josee Johnston and Alexandra Rodney).

“Getting it ’Just Right’: Goldilocks positioning as professional boundary work.”

Presented in panel on “Doing Good Work: Establishing Worth, Competency, and Expertise at Work” at Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society. February 20-22, 2014.

“Comparing Domains of Excellence Using the Nobel Prize.”

Culture and Social Analysis Workshop. Harvard University. April 14, 2014. (with Vaughn Schmutz).

“Capturing worlds of worth: fiction reviewing, management consulting and scholarly evaluation compared.”

Presented in “Valuation Devices: STS Approaches to the Sociology of Worth” at the American Sociological Association annual meeting. August 16-19. (with Michele Lamont and Alaric Bourgoin).

“Book Reviewing in an Age when Everyone is a Critic”.

Presented in panel in “Aesthetic Choices (and Constraints): From Creation to Mediation” at the American Sociological Association (ASA) annual meeting. August 16-19, 2014.

“Cultural Practices and Boundaries” and “Arts and National Boundaries”

National Identity and Cultural Diversity: Art, Culture, and Politics. Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Canada Program. Harvard University. May 5-6, 2015.

“A Post- Bourdieusian Sociology of Valuation and Evaluation for the Field of Cultural Production”.

Presented in panel in “Evaluation Processes” at the American Sociological Association (ASA) annual meeting. August 22-25, 2015. (with Stefan Beljean).

“Who’s to Say: Dissent, Disagreement, and Professional Uncertainty in Book Reviewing”.

Presented in “Sociology of Knowledge” at the American Sociological Association (ASA) annual meeting. August 19-23, 2016.

2016

“The Interest Gap: Gender, Homophily, and Inequality in Book Reviewing”. Presented in “Cultural Dimensions of Gender, Love, and Work” at the American Sociological Association (ASA) annual meeting. August 19-23. Seattle, WA.

“Who’s to Say: Dissent, Disagreement, and Professional Uncertainty in Book Reviewing”. Presented in “Sociology of Knowledge” at the American Sociological Association (ASA) annual meeting. August 19-23. Seattle, WA.

 

2015

“A Post- Bourdieusian Sociology of Valuation and Evaluation for the Field of Cultural Production”. (with Stefan Beljean) Presented in panel in “Evaluation Processes” at the American Sociological Association (ASA) annual meeting. August 22-25. Chicago, IL.

“Cultural Practices and Boundaries” and “Arts and National Boundaries”. Invited commentator for conference on National Identity and Cultural Diversity: Art, Culture, and Politics. Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Canada Program. Harvard University. May 5-6, 2015. Cambridge, MA.

 

2014

“Book Reviewing in an Age when Everyone is a Critic”. Presented in panel in “Aesthetic Choices (and Constraints): From Creation to Mediation” at theAmerican Sociological Association (ASA) annual meeting. August 16-19. San Francisco, CA

 “Capturing worlds of worth: fiction reviewing, management consulting and scholarly evaluation compared.” (with Michele Lamont and Alaric Bourgoin). Presented in “Valuation Devices: STS Approaches to the Sociology of Worth” at the American Sociological Association annual meeting. August 16-19. San Francisco, CA

 “Comparing Domains of Excellence Using the Nobel Prize.” (with Vaughn Schmutz) Culture and Social Analysis Workshop. Harvard University. April 14, 2014. Cambridge, MA.

“Getting it ’Just Right’: Goldilocks positioning as professional boundary work.” Presented in panel on “Doing Good Work: Establishing Worth, Competency, and Expertise at Work” at Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society. February 20-22. Baltimore, MD.

 

2013

“Culinary Personas and the World of Celebrity Chefs: A study of cookbooks and cultural inequality.” (with Josee Johnston and Alexandra Rodney). Presented in panel on “Popular Culture” at Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. August 10- 13. NY, NY.

“Emergent Ethics: Managing Conflicts of Commitment in Freelance Reviewing.” Conference for Valorizing Dissonance: Cultural Perspectives on Newness. Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) June 26-June 28. Berlin, Germany.

 

2012

“A Method for Critical Distance: How Book Reviewers Secure the Validity of Their Aesthetic Evaluations.” Presented in session on “Cultural Intermediaries in Action” at Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. August 17 – August 20. Denver, Colorado.

“How Book Critics Think.” Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture Seminar. Erasmus University Rotterdam. May 15. Rotterdam, Netherlands.

 

2011

“The Place of Emotions and Morals in Appraisal: A Case Study on Book Reviewers.” Presented in “Performances, Values, and Mores” at Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. August 20 – August 23. Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Why Cook? A Study Of Cookbooks, Celebrity Chefs And Persona-Based Brands.” (with Josée Johnston). Presented at meeting of Consumer Studies Research Network, August 19). University of Nevada, Nevada.

 

2010

“Everyone’s a Critic: Book Reviewers on Bad Practices in Book Reviewing.” Tufts University English Graduate Conference. October 21. Cambridge, MA

“Reading Difference: How Race and Ethnicity Function as Tools for Critical Appraisal.” Culture and Social Analysis Workshop. Harvard University. March 8, 2010. Cambridge, MA.

 

2009

“Reviewing Novels and Novelists: The Influence of Race and Ethnicity on the Valorization of Fiction.” Presented in “Racial and Ethnic Minorities” atAnnual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. Aug 8 -11. San Francisco, CA.

“Race, Ethnicity, Nation, and Worth: Examining Race and Ethnicity as Tools For Critical Appraisal.” Presented in session on “Sociology of Culture” at Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociological Association. May 26 – May 29. Carleton University, Ottawa.

 

2008

“Immigration, Inequality, & Space: How Immigration is Changing Canada’s Social Landscape.” Presented at Centre for Excellence in Research on Immigration and Settlement (CERIS) Ontario Metropolis Centre Annual Graduate Conference. April 17 – 18. York University, Toronto.

 

2007

“At the Margins? Ethnic Diversity within Canada’s Muslim Population.” (with Monica Boyd). Presented at the Canadian Population Society Annual Meetings. May 31– June 2. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan.