The DCGC was well represented in this year’s American Society of Criminology (ASC) conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, and last week’s Common Session in Critical Criminology at the University of Ghent, Belgium.
At the ASC, candidates from the first, third, and fifth cohorts gave papers, but mostly cruised around town in search of breakfast, bourbon, live music, and cajun cookin’ (not necessarily in that order). NOLA delivered on all counts, not to mention its very agreeable summer-in-November weather.
A special note of congratulations goes to Jordan Mazurek of the fifth cohort for receiving the Graduate Student Paper Award from the ASC’s Critical Criminology Division for his paper “Nemo’s Plight: Political Economy, Green-Cultural Criminology, and Fish Abuse.”
On the other side of the pond, the second Common Session of 2016 took place in the distinctly cooler city of Ghent. This time, the DCGC was represented by candidates from the third, fourth, and fifth cohorts. UGent’s Olga Petintseva and Tom Decorte put on a solid conference around the theme of ‘Regulating Pleasure.’ But the big takeaway, in two words: Belgian beer.
And speaking of transatlantic, the next Common Session will be held in New York City next May.