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Drexel Faculty and Students Present at the Annual ESS Meeting


Drexel undergraduates Stephanie Oppenheim, Turo Boyiri and Professor Moseby at ESS


April 27, 2017

The Eastern Sociological Society’s (ESS) Annual Meeting was held in Philadelphia, PA from February 23rd - 26th, 2017. ESS was founded in 1930 to support sociological research and networking in the northeast United States, and has about 1,200 members. There were approximately 1,450 registrants at this year’s annual meeting and approximately 200 undergraduates presented posters. Drexel was well represented at the annual meeting with both faculty and students presenting.

Drexel faculty presented original research, organized sessions and participated in a presidential session:

  • Claire Herbert, “Squatting for Survival: Informal Housing in Declining U.S. Cities”
  • Joshua Howard, “The Profane Fetish: A Cognitive Interpretation of Marx's Concepts of Value and Money”
  • Emmanuel Koku, “HIV Testing among African Born Persons in the USA, 2000 - 2014: Evidence from the National Health Interview Survey”
  • Kevin Moseby, “Two regimes of HIV/AIDS: The MMWR and the socio-political construction of HIV/AIDS as a 'Black Disease'”
  • Jason Orne, “Gayborhood Change: The Intertwined Sexual and Racial Dynamics Of Assimilation”
  • Jason Orne, Critic, Author-Meets-Critics: Catherine Connell, School's Out: Gay and Lesbian Teachers in the Classroom (University of California Press, 2015)
  • Jason Orne, Presider, Advanced Gentrification Session
  • Diane Sicotte, “Natural Gas Infrastructure as Sites of Injustice and Resistance,” Presidential Session
  • Diane Sicotte and Kelly Joyce, “Natural Gas Infrastructure as Site of Risk and Resistance”

Three Drexel undergraduates students presented original posters:

  • Turo Boyiri  and Stephanie Oppenheim,  “HIV/AIDS and Race in U.S. News Media Coverage, 1981-2015: Content and Textual Analysis,” (Working with Kevin Moseby)
  • Sumita Gangwani, “Power Up: Privatization, Politics, and PGW,” (Working with Kelly Joyce)
  • Stephanie Oppenheim, “HIV/AIDS Education for the Casual Hookup Generation,” (Working with Kevin Moseby)