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2014 - Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting Words: 128 words || 
1. Macfarlane, Rachel. "A Place at the Table, A Table of Our Own: Claiming space in Fil-Am communities" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, Oregon, Mar 27, 2014 <Not Available>. 2019-12-10 <>
Publication Type: Formal research paper presentation
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Filipino-Americans make up nearly half the Asian-American population in Las Vegas, and are part of the fastest-growing demographic in the mountain west, and also have local family histories from the very beginning of Las Vegas itself. This study uses qualitative, ethnographic methods to create a shared narrative about Filipino-American families, communities and the unique and diverse Filipino - Las Vegan culture. I explore and analyze field observations in public spaces, local Filipino-American businesses, online and printed texts produces by and for local Filipino-Americans, as well as experiences of Filipino-Las Vegans detailed in unstructured interviews. They share their experiences of claiming and creating both transnational identity and community space through church, charity work, shared food, family connections, and cultural groups while trying to manage family, employment and education.

2017 - American Society of Criminology Words: 135 words || 
2. Morris, Victoria. "Situation Tables as the New Crime Prevention: Implementation Tips for New Tables" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA, Nov 14, 2017 <Not Available>. 2019-12-10 <>
Publication Type: Individual Paper
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Situation Tables are a relatively new, quickly growing practice in Ontario. They are based off the Prince Albert Hub in Saskatchewan. Situation Tables bring a representative from several human agencies to a meeting once a week to discuss current at-risk individuals. The table them creates a plan for the individual and meets with them to offer them relevant services to reduce their risk before imminent harm occurs. In this paper, this new practice is situated under three theoretical frameworks: risk society, collaboration, and harm reduction. These frameworks describes how Situation Tables fill a gap in current criminal justice procedures, and the goals behind the practice. In this study, data was extracted from interviews with several coordinators of Situation Tables within Ontario to identify challenges and helpful tips for future members of Situation Tables to consider.

2017 - American Studies Association Annual Meeting Words: 338 words || 
3. Gray, Jonathan. "A Seat at the Table: Carrie Mae Weems’ Kitchen Table Series and the Articulation of Black Feminine Autonomy" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, <Not Available>. 2019-12-10 <>
Publication Type: Internal Paper
Abstract: Carrie Mae Weems’ famous “Kitchen Table” series, which she completed in 1990, continues to resonate as objet d’art, with a recent edition of the photographs winning a 2016 Lucie Award for photography for Damiani, a high end art book publisher. This talk seeks to excavate the submerged political rhetorics of that pathbreaking early work and connect them to Weems recent and more explicitly political photographic exhibitions “Scenes and Takes,” “Unusual Suspects” and the accompanying video “All the Boyz: Video in Three Parts” by locating in Weems’s early photographic narratives the desire to resist the negative discourses about Black femininity promulgated simultaneously by an ascendant conservativism and reactionary Black male critics. Weems accomplishes this with the “Kitchen Table” series by asserting an almost banal quotidian femininity in response to a moment when white politicians like Ronald Reagan derided Black women as ravenous welfare queens while Black intellectuals like Ishmael Reed cynically accused Black women of abandoning Black men to pursue dreams of assimilation and upward mobility. Weems quietly dissents from these false assertions, navigating black femininity between these extremes through a series of portraits that, despite the domesticity of the setting, respond to the politicized and gendered rhetoric of figures like Reagan and Reed with an assurance that establishes the Black woman as a self-making subject. As 2016’s “Scenes and Takes” would make abundantly clear, Weems presence in her photographs must always be understood as a subversive challenge to the practice of portraiture, a resistance to the default gaze that de-natures and erases Black femininity. Elaine King notes that “even if portraits appear to have little or nothing to do with the underlying social conflicts or makeovers of their age, they are nonetheless responsive to changes whether as direct commentaries, thinly disguised allegories, or emphatic attempts at escapism” (67). While the “Kitchen Table” series has never been read as an act of creative resistance, attending to Weems’s more recent works makes legible her engagement during her early career with the social conflicts laid bare during the post-soul era.

2006 - American Studies Association Words: 366 words || 
4. Lewis, Andrew. "New Wine in Old Bottles?: Table Wines and Consumerism in Early America" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association, <Not Available>. 2019-12-10 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: American historians tend to emphasize rupture rather than continuity when describing the years surrounding the American Revolution, particularly the emergent society’s fascination with nationalist novelty, political experiment, and natural possibility. Recent scholarship on consumerism and to a lesser extent the Atlantic world suggests that individuals’ interests in buying products from the world over offers a potential counter-narrative that stresses stability rather than change. Indeed, one of the continuities of life across the American Revolution was the desire, among the colonial and early national elites at the very least, to be as European as they could be in certain manners, dress, and consumption habits. Emulation, not experiment, was in vogue.

This proposal uses table wines as a test case to evaluate the emerging consumerist thesis in explaining the origins of the American Revolution and directing the course of early national society. This paper includes findings from both the exhaustively studied Madeira trade—which is predominantly concerned with production and exchange, not its consumption and attendant protocols—and the largely unexamined trade and consumption of still and sparkling table wine. The paper is necessarily focused on the economic elite, those who were most able to afford the high prices and uncertain quality of table wines imported from Europe. Still, the paper suggests that the importation of table wines increased in the years following the resolution of the dispute and that those who purchased and consumed these wines used them to establish class definition, to grease the wheels of politics, and to enjoy the company of others in ways that echoed their cousins across the Atlantic.

If a shared experience of consumption fused Americans into collective action and allowed them to trust one another from afar, then table wines (like other luxury items) undermined those feelings of camaraderie and challenged the dictates of republican virtue by highlighting the differentiating power of such items. Thus, studying table wine importation and consumption raises intriguing questions about whether luxury items fit the consumption patterns suggested by more readily available items; whether early republic historians may have over-emphasized Franophobia in the 1790s and beyond; and the extent to which consumer-driven causes can explain the contours and character of early national society.

5. Daniel, John. and Moriasi, Daniel. "Use of natural gamma-ray geophysical logs for SWAT water table parameter estimation" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION SOCIETY, Saddlebrook Resort, Tampa, Florida, Jul 21, 2007 <Not Available>. 2019-12-10 <>
Publication Type: Poster Presentation
Abstract: Preliminary soil and sub-soil hydraulic parameter estimates needed for SWAT simulations to determine sub-surface water movement were collected using downhole geophysical measurements. Gamma-ray logs are useful for distingishing sandstone from shales by measuring natural-gamma radiation emitted from rocks penetrated by a borehole. Downhole gamma-ray measurements can be related to a watershed soil and rock formation by analyzing corresponding drill-core and cuttings collected at the drill site. Correlation of gamma-ray measurements of sub-soil texture and density can be used to provide an estimate of textural data for different layers within the soil and sub-soil profile needed by two FORTRAN programs (WTCHARTETA and WTDRAINVR). These programs are used to determine parameters needed for new water table routine that recently has been incorporated in SWAT. Use of gamma-ray downhole logging methods can be in cased or uncased drill holes and can provide useful and reasonably inexpensive methods to obtain parameters needed to calculate the water table.

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