Papers Presented, Invited Lectures and Conferences (since 1996)

"The Continuing Significance of Cicourel's The Social Organization of Juvenile Justice." Pacific Sociological Association, Seattle, WA, March 21, 1996.

"Fieldwork since Hughes: Continuities and Change." La Journee E. C. Hughes, Ecole Normale Superieure de Fontenay-Saint-Cloud, Paris, France, March 25, 1996.

"Ambivalently Motivated Complaints in the Processing of Domestic Violence Restraining Orders." Joint Meetings of the Law and Society Association and the ISA Research Committee on the Sociology of Law, Glasgow, Scotland, July 12, 1996.

"Reclaiming the Field." Plenary Address, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, Couch-Stone Symposium, Nottingham, UK, July 17, 1996.

“Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes.” (with Rachel Fretz and Linda Shaw) Didactic Seminar, American Sociological Association, Toronto, Canada, August 9, 1997.

“Some Issues in Contemporary Ethnographic Field Research.” Department of Sociology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, March 10, 2000.

“Constructing Participant/Observation Relations.” Kercher Speaker Series, Department of Sociology, Western Michigan University, October 27, 2000.

“Current Issues in Ethnographic Research.” Seminar Series, LeRoy Neiman Center for the Study of American Society and Culture, UCLA, February 7, 2001.

“Some Reflections on Fieldnotes and Contemporary Ethnography.” Third Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, February 24, 2001.

“Reflections on the Sociology of Trouble.” Department of Sociology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, May 30, 2001.

Workshop on Ethnographic Field Work for the European Union Reseach and Training Network: Women in European Universities, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, October 4-7, 2001.

“Naturalistic Perspectives in Analyzing Field Data: Working with ‘Key Incidents.’” Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, October 14, 2002.

“Remedying Roommate Troubles.” Couch-Stone Winter Symposium, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, February 8, 2003.

“Introductory Remarks: From UCLA to Penn.” Conference on Fieldwork Encounters and Ethnographic Discoveries, University of Pennsylvania, November 7, 2003.

“Lay and Institutional Identities in Making and Processing Complaints.” Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Assocation, San Francisco, CA, August 17, 2004. “Neglected Issues in the Analysis of Informal Social Control.” Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Assocation, Montreal, Quebec, August 2006.

“Informal Control Processes Prior to the ‘Circuit of Agents’: Extending Goffman’s Analysis of Informal Social Control.” Annual Meetings of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, Montreal, Quebec, August 2006.

“The Interactional Dynamics of Dyadic Troubles: Roommate Conflict and Deviance.” Department of Sociology, University of California, Riverside, May 2007.

“Ethnography, Interaction and Ordinary Trouble.” Conference on Urban Ethnography: Its Traditions and Its Future. Yale University, April 26, 2008.

“From Normal Conflict to Normative Deviance: A Natural History of Escalating Roommmate Troubles.” Department of Sociology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, October 15, 2008.