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2015 - American Society of Criminology – 71st Annual Meeting Words: 153 words || 
1. Vaughan, Tyler., Bell Holleran, Lisa. and Brooks, Rachel. ""Here You Gotta be Good, In the MC You Had to be Bad": The Role of Military Norms in Veteran Treatment Court" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology – 71st Annual Meeting, Washington Hilton, Washington, DC, Nov 17, 2015 <Not Available>. 2019-09-18 <>
Publication Type: Individual Paper
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Military values and norms contrast those of greater society. Chief among these differences are how the concepts of individuality, courage, and mental stability are viewed. For instance, a dedication to courage and mental stability may hinder a veteran’s desire to seek help for mental illness or substance abuse. Veteran’s often hold views consistent with military ideals that impact their life and criminal offending. Though the Veteran Treatment Court (VTC) typically has features dedicated to drug abuse treatment, alcohol abstinence, the role of the court in re-assimilating veterans into greater society is unknown. While strict adherence to military norms may increase compliance and graduation rates from court, reinforcement of society's norms may increase social integration and veteran’s ability to “fit in” to society, thus reducing offending. This research relies on observation of VTC dockets to understand which sets of norms are reinforced and how those values and expectation are communicated to participants in VTC.

2006 - The Midwest Political Science Association Words: 31 words || 
2. Castleberg, Melanie. "An MC Like Me: Does Descriptive Representation Effect Contacting Behavior?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The Midwest Political Science Association, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, <Not Available>. 2019-09-18 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: This paper examines the effects of descriptive representation on the political participation of women. Specifically, I focus on contacting behavior to determine whether symbolic representation does in fact influence political behavior.

2012 - 36th Annual National Council for Black Studies Words: 178 words || 
3. Cochran, Shannon. "“And I Am MC Heavy D!!”: Heavy D, Hip-Hop, and the Performance of Corpulence in American Visual and Narratives Cultures." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 36th Annual National Council for Black Studies, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, GA, Mar 07, 2012 <Not Available>. 2019-09-18 <>
Publication Type: Individual Presentation
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This project identifies how the performance of corpulence, through the Black body, has particular ideological meanings that have been articulated through visual and narrative cultures. This study investigates how corpulence is operative in defining rigid boundaries in regards to identity, which are built on constructed notions of whiteness and Blackness. Moreover, this study identifies corpulence as a facet of identity and illuminates how it intersects with race, gender, and class to perform specific meaning in American visual and narrative cultures. Through an analysis of the work and celebrity persona of the late celebrity, Dwight “Heavy D” Myers, this study illuminates the specific ways that the discourse involving corpulence reflects narratives that deploy body size as a signifier of marginal identity.

Conversely, this study analyzes how Heavy D actively engaged in corpulence politics by using corpulence as an identity that undermines traditional conceptions and performances of corpulence and Blackness. Further, this analysis of corporeality identifies how the body is still used as a central location for the inscription and dissemination of ideology, as it demonstrates how said body negotiates identity.

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