Selected Talks

ASA Paper Talk:The Reversal of School Desegregation

August 01, 2018

Talk, American Sociological Association 113th Annual Conference, Philadelphia, USA

This talk introduces a paper on “With All Deliberate Speed: The Reversal of Court-Ordered School Desegregation in the United States, 1970-2013.”

SSS Paper Talk:Theming for Terror

April 01, 2018

Talk, Southern Sociological Society Annual Conference, New Orleans, USA

This talk introduces a paper on “Theming for Terror: Organizational Adornment in Terrorist Propaganda.”

ASA Roundtable:Terrorism and Civil Society

August 01, 2017

Talk, American Sociological Association 112th Annual Conference, Montrea, Canada

This talk, with Andrew Davis, introduces a paper entitled “Terrorism and Civil Society: Organizational Opportunity and Repression in Cross-National Perspective, 1970-2006.”

INSNA Paper Talk: Protest Propensity in Urban China

May 01, 2017

Talk, International Network for Social Network Analysis Sunbelt Conference, Beijing, China

This talk introduces a paper entitled “Social Network, Relative Deprivation, and Protest Propensity in Urban China: A Structural-Cognitive Approach.”

PAA Paper Talk: Premarital Cohabitation and Marital Disruption

May 01, 2014

Talk, PAA Conference, Boston

This talk introduces a paper that uses the propensity score matching (PSM) method to analyze the cohabitation effect in urban China: the relationship between premarital cohabitation and marital disruption. Using data on urban individuals married during 1978-1999 and 2000-2010 from Chinese Family Panel Studies in 2010, this article matches married ones with cohabitation histories prior to first marriage—whether cohabited with the spouse or not, and applies Cox Proportional Hazards Models to explore how premarital cohabitation affects an individual’s subsequent divorce hazards of first marriage.