61st Annual Meeting of the New York State Sociological Association (NYSSA)

61st Annual Meeting of the New York State Sociological Association (NYSSA)

Points of Intersection: Scholars, Activists and Practitioners

Medaille College ~ Buffalo, NY

October 4-5, 2013



The Preliminary Schedule and Conference Information are posted at: 




Friday’s Keynote Address:


“Shining Light into the Shadows: Engaged Scholarship Behind Attica’s Walls,” Teresa Miller


Professor Miller’s work in Attica State Prison, one of New York’s most tightly-controlled correctional facilities, spans disciplines and decades.  In a multi-media presentation that includes clips from her documentary project, “Attica: the Bars that Bind Us,” Miller discusses the challenges and benefits confronting engaged scholars.

Keynote Address Time: 5-6:30pm Location: Medaille College, Main Campus, 208 Huber Hall

Saturday’s Plenary Address:

“Humanism and the Production of Expertise,” Greg Dimitriadis


Prof Greg Dimitriadis is the author of Performing Identity/Performing Culture: Hip Hop as Text, Pedagogy, and Lived Practice (Peter Lang), Friendship, Cliques, and Gangs: Young Black Men Coming of Age in Urban America (Teachers College Press, Columbia University), and Studying Urban Youth Culture(Peter Lang).  In this presentation, Professor Dimitriadis explores the models of intellectual engagement that have defined critical practice over the last century. He looks to open a broader discussion around the connections between evidence and expertise, at a time when notions of “professional expertise” are exploding and proliferating in dizzying and disorienting fashion.


Plenary Address Time: 12:30-2pm, Location: Medaille College, Main Campus, Kevin Sullivan Campus Center- President’s Dining Room


Registration Form: http://www.medaille.edu/files/i/academics/nyssa_registration_form_2013.pdf

*Parking Tags- will be posted on the website and handed out at the front of the Campus

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