Conference will be held March 31st & April 1st 2017


Pre-Conference - Friday March 31, 7-8:30pm

Lisa Fisher (College of Wooster) presents "The Social Construction of Polarization in the Discourse of Gun Rights vs. Gun Control" followed by a panel discussion

Understanding Our Gun Culture Conference - Saturday April 1, 8:30-4:30

8:30-9         Arrival and Check-in

9-10             Session A

Session A1: Amanda Gillespie (Miami University) - “Narratives of the Gun Paradox”

Session A2: Mitchell Gresham (Bowling Green State University) - “Who Owns A Handgun?: An Analysis of the Correlates of Handgun Ownership in Young Adulthood”

10:15 - 12    Session B

Session B1: 

Carolyn Gentle-Genitty (Indiana University), Natasha Bragg (Manchester University), Jangmin Kim (Indiana University), Beverly Reynolds (CARICOM) and Erika Thomison (Indiana University) - “A Caribbean Perspective: Gender and Age Lessons Learned from assessment of youth on youth violence factors of School Bonding, Protective, Threat, and Risk Factors”

Rachel Boaz (Baldwin Wallace) - “A Study in Contrasts: European Domestic Control of Guns and their International Export”

Session B2:

Gordon Crews (Tiffin University) - “The American Gun Culture: Potential Impact on K-12 School Violence”

Ian Young (Bowling Green State University)  - “Should Concealed Guns Be Permitted on College Campuses?”

12 - 1:15       Lunch and keynote

Randolph Roth (The Ohio State University) “Guns Are and Aren’t the Problem: The Relationship between Firearms and Homicide in American History.”

1:30-3:15       Session C

Session C1:

Mark Ryan (University of Dayton) - “The Storied Gun: Using Narrative to Grasp the Moral Logic of Guns in America”

Michael Grigoni (Duke University) - “Material and Affective Assemblages in American Gun Culture: Framing an Ethnographic Account”

Session C2:

Binod Kumar (University of Dayton) - “Social Violence: Role of Gun Culture”

Lauren Magee (Michigan State University) and Natalie Kroovand Hipple (Indiana University) - “Fatal and Non-fatal Shooting Incidents: Understanding the Circumstances of Victimization”

3:30-4:30      Session D

Session D1:

Matt Stolick (University of Findlay) - “But the Disciples did not carry guns: The Apparent Contradiction of the Gun Rights Christians”

Session D2:

Trent Steidley (University of Denver) and Emily Shrider (The Ohio State University) - “Gun Shops as Local Institutions: Federal Firearms Licensees, Social Disorganization, and Neighborhood Violent Crime”

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