2022. “Learning from Collective Parent Action to Rebuild Education: A Research Agenda." With Joanna Geller. American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA, April 24.
2020. “Discrimination without Discriminants: Racial Logics in Tenant Screening.” With Eva Rosen and Philip ME Garboden. American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA (virtual).
2019. “Power in Numbers”: Marginalized Mothers Contesting Individualization through Grassroots Community Organizing. National Women’s Studies Association, San Francisco, CA, November 16.
2019. "Restorative Kinship: Mothers of Color Transforming Family Relationships through Local Community Organizing." Society for the Study of Social Problems and American Sociological Association CBSM Roundtables, New York, NY, August 10-11.
2019. “Collaborating then Stepping Back: Roles for Community Organizers and Researchers in Participatory Action Research. “Midwest Sociological Society, with Gina Spitz, Chicago, IL, April 19.
2019. “Discrimination without Discriminants: Racial Logics in Tenant Screening.” With Eva Rosen and Phil ME Garboden. Urban Affairs Association, Los Angeles, CA, April 26 and Eastern Sociological Society, Boston, MA, March 17.
2019. "Enrollment and Neighborhood Brokers: School Leaders in Baltimore City." Eastern Sociological Society, Boston, MA, March 17.
2018. “The Foundations of Family-Focused Community Organizing: Restorative Justice and Family Life.” National Women’s Studies Association, Interactive Workshop, Atlanta, GA, November 10.
2018. “‘Don’t Yuck My Yum’: Cross-Community Respect, Trust and Dialog among Motherleaders of Color.” American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, PA, August 12.
2018. “‘It’s Not Just Me Wasting My Time’: Collective Action, Family Responses, and the Utility of Mobilization Symbols.” Latina/o Studies Association, Washington, D.C.., July 14.
2018. "'Don't Yuck My Yum': Race-Conscious Nudges, Respect, and Dialog through Cross-Community Organizing," Midwest Sociological Society, Minneapolis, MN, March 23.
2017. “Pushing the Boundaries: Searching for Housing in the Most Segregated Metropolis in America,” with Peter Rosenblatt. Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management. November 3.
2017. "Coming Out of My Shell:" Motherleaders Contesting Fear, Vulnerability, and Despair through Family-focused Community Organizing. American Sociological Association, Montreal, CA August 13 (Winner of the Best Paper Award in Student Forum Section).
2017. “Coming Together Like Normal Americans:” Building Kin-dom and Power through Faith-based Community Organizing. Society for the Study of Social Problems, Montreal, CA, August 12.
2017. “Coming Out of the Shell:” Conquering Fear, Vulnerability, and Despair through Family-Focused Community Organizing.” Chicago Ethnography Conference, Chicago, IL April 8.
2016. “Faith-based Community Organizing for and among the Formerly Incarcerated.” With Edward O. Flores, American Sociological Association, Seattle, WA, August 21.
2016. “I’m Gaining My Power Back:’ Civic Engagement in a Rights Reform Movement.” With Edward O. Flores. Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, March 26.
2016. “The Process and Impact of a Deferred Felony Prosecution Program in Cook County, Illinois.” With Christine George. Urban Affairs Association Annual Conference, March 16.
2015. “Building the Collaborative Web: Relationships between Community Organizations, Foundations, Advocacy, and Universities.” American Sociological Association Sociological Practice and Public Sociology Roundtables, Chicago, IL, August 24.
2015. “’Take a Chance on Me:’” Searching for Housing in the Most Segregated Metropolis in America.” With Peter Rosenblatt. Urban Affairs Association Annual Conference. Miami, FL, April 11.
2014. “’I Went Through it So You Don’t Have To’:” Faith-Based Community Organizing for Ex-offender Rights.” With Edward O. Flores, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, November 1.
2013. “You Can’t Hide the Pain:” Voices of Women Living in a Chicago Transitional Home.” Chicago Ethnography Conference, Chicago, IL, March 2.
2012. “Have You Taken Your Meds Today?” Women’s Reentry, Surveillance and Contestation.” Association of Applied & Clinical Sociology Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, October 5.
2012. “Family in Context: (Re)Entry Narratives of Formerly Incarcerated Individuals.” Chicago Ethnography Conference, Chicago, IL, April 14.
2012. “Work Games: Finding Employment as a Convicted Felon.” with Heather Hlavka and Darren Wheelock, Midwest Sociological Society Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN March 29.
2010. “Seeking Work with a Felony Conviction: A Milwaukee Case Study.” With Darren Wheelock, and Heather Hlavka, American Society of Criminology Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, November 18.
2010. “Collateral Consequences for Female Felony Offenders in the United States.” National Conference for Undergraduate Research, Missoula, MT.
2009. “Collateral Consequences for Female Felony Offenders in the United States.” Ronald E. McNair Undergraduate Research Conference, Delavan, WI.
We share findings from the first ever landscape analysis of parent leadership organizations across the U.S