May 31, 2017

CSA SOCIAL THEORY CLUSTER: MEETING MINUTES
May 31, 2017

Meeting called to order at 5:15 by meeting Chair Chris Powell.

Reading of Agenda

  • “Most important Item”: need a Chair, Co-Chair, Communications Officer, someone to take over organizing SECT
  • Motion: split communications officer into two separate roles:
    • Somebody to do social media, and another to do web/email

(Chair does communications between cluster and CSA)

  • Volunteers for roles…?

 

Chair term & plans for 2018-2019

  • We’re not meeting til 2019 (due to ISA), but we’ll still meet in 2018.

LEGS ON THE GROUND

  • Cluster meeting in 2018 (during the ISA) – Confirmed!
  • Do mini-conference (e.g. 3 mini panels)

 

Dean Ray will chair for 1 year.

  • Will also talk to Sherri about getting some CSA Theory slotted into ISA sessions
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Online

We need people to maintain our online stuff (Sherri Fox is our anchor for that)

 

Back to online rep… Volunteers?

  • Mervyn – Social media, Twitter maestro.
  • Email, FB message checker? Mervyn also! (listserve, fb, twitter)
    • [FB page traffic is mostly based on earlier listserve]

 

Website UpdatesRyan Coulling

  • Question: what are the tasks, duties of these roles?
    • Posting stuff on the internet
  • What sorts of skills are needed? Type stuff in and enter. ‘
  • How are we going to decide what to post?
    • If there were things that a person wanted posted
    • outcome of cluster meeting
    • upcoming events, sessions
    • Chair will also liaise regarding content to post, if necessary

 

  • Proposal to grow the cluster beyond just the CSA
    • g. posting about related events, using this also to push attention to Twitter, FB account

 

2018 Sessions

If we are going to have a few sessions, it would be convenient to have somebody organize and coordinate

  • so, who is interested in organizing?
  • The task would entail keeping everybody on the same page
  • [but is this necessary? — next year is ISA, and we’re doing a few separate meetings/sessions]
    • And do we have institutional support
    • Chris will look into that; skip over Sherry — maybe we just organize the meetings ourselves (i.e. special CSA Theory meeting)
  • So: Do we want to go with panels, or topics of interest?
    • Up to whoever organizes it…

 

(CSA is not gonna be at congress – it’ll be at the ISA)

 

  • So we’re talking about a small “SHADOW CONFERENCE”
    • Do we need more than one person to organize, then?
    • What are the themes of our CFP, and what will be the selection basis?
      • SHADOW COMMITTEE: Writing CFP, and choosing topics for Shadow Conference: Ariane Hanemaayer, Matthew Hayes, Carmen Grillo, with Chris Powell providing logistical support

 

“Who are the cultural, social theorists we want to address beyond the canon.”

  • Motion: discuss this informally after the meeting
    • Motion carried

 

More 2018, 2019, Congress

  • Plenary stuff for 2019 to be discussed on the list-serve (Agreed)
  • SECT should keep going for 2018. (Ariane Hanemaayer volunteers to help organize)

 

  • Also: groups of people autonomously organizing a more localized meeting under the umbrella of the CSA Theory Cluster
    • East of Toronto? Possible 1-2 day conference at Bishops. Those interested may contact Steven Cole

 

  • Value Neutrality, Value-Oriented session this year—continue this in future; possibly expand with something that’s cluster themed
    • Have the organizing committee for 2018 to organize such things (VN-VO)

 

Motion to Adjourn

– Motion carried