Students and I will be departing Abilene next week to join several hundred to a thousand others at the Pacific Sociological Association’s Annual Meeting. My colleague and I will be doing a bit of tourism through SF, but I hope to mobilize what I learned while doing three years of programming for the sophomore experience at Pepperdine during the excursion.
One of my former social theory students will be presenting a paper that she has continued to develop from that course. The paper makes an interesting and, I think, insightful argument about the Southern Baptist Convention and their stance on same sex marriage.
I’ll be meeting with friends from the West coast (best coast), serving as a discussant for an undergraduate roundtable, and presenting some of my work on ignorance and football helmet safety standards.