March 22, 2019

D’Angelo Center  Ballroom (416-C)

930a — Welcome

945a — Panel A: Consumption, Representation & Cultural Intermediaries

  • Target vs. Total Marketing: The Paradox of Producing Diverse Mainstream Content
    • Charisse L’Pree Corsbie-Massay, Syracuse University
  • Historical Changes in Consumer Culture: Why It is Important to Deconstruct Gendered Biases in Retail and a Call for Action
    • K. Michelle E’toile, Dominican University of California
  • Consumer Capital and Queer Representation
    • Candice D. Roberts, St. John’s University

11a Panel B: Space, Place and Changing Practices in Consumerism

  • The Boundaries of Activism and Commerce. The Case Study of Krymska Street
    • Petra Jansa, Charles University
  • Hipster Aesthetics, Erasure and the Cultural Imaginary: Brooklyn Consumer Identities and Social Change
    • Kathleen LeBesco, Marymount Manhattan College
  • Car Enthusiasts: Analysis of Their Consumption Practices
    • Ángel D. Lozada Rodríguez, University of Puerto Rico

Noon — Lunch

1pKeynote by Emily West, University of Massachusetts—Amherst
          “Amazon, the Personalized Service Brand:
Implications for Consumer Identities and Empowerment”

2pPanel C: Shifting Ideology to Action 

  • Advocacy Influencers in the Age of #activism
    • Neil Feinstein, St. John’s University
    • Minna Aslama Horowitz, University of Helsinki
  • Math Destruction, Math Disarmament: Toward a Quantitative Perspective on Critical Theory
    • Brendan Mahoney, University of Pennsylvania
  • Pop Culture as Conspiracy: Linking Mediated Identities at the Millennium
    • Myles Ethan Lascity, Southern Methodist University

3pBlue Light Special: Flash Papers & Final Remarks

  • Basilio Monteiro – The Tyranny of AI & The Perils of Human Agency
  • Katelyn Prieto – 1950s to Now: Youth Culture and Marketing to the Teenager
  • Chris Amojo – Interpersonal Communication and Consumer Identity
  • Michael Rizzo – Artificial Intelligence in Journalism: News Consumers Beware
  • Daniel Londoño – Dear Simon, It’s Not About The Closet
  • Daniel Gilmore – Neo Yokio, Late Capitalism, and Post-Ironic Consumption
  • Nikhil Yadav – Focused Targeting of Consumer Habits Using Data Science
  • Jacqueline Bowler – Consuming and Distributing? Social Music Streaming