Presentations

2016

The Tension Between Idealism and Doom: Our Future with Genetically Modified Food.

Invited presentation at Penn State University, December 1, State College, PA.
Invited presentation at Brown University, December 2, Providence, RI.

Concrete Terroir: The Collective Action and Cooperative Networks in a Restaurant Scene.

Invited presentation at Rutgers University, November 30, New Brunswick, NJ.
Invited presentation at New York University, December 5, New York, NY.

It Takes More Than a Chef: The Neglected Constituents of a City’s Restaurant Scene. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 23, Seattle, WA.

Rothman, Barbara Katz, Krishnendu Ray & John T. Lang. A Conversation between Sociologists on A Bun in the Oven: How the Food and Birth Movements Resist Industrialization. Presented at the joint annual meetings of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society; Association for the Study of Food and Society; Society for Anthropology of Food and Nutrition; and the Canadian Association for Food Studies, June 24, Toronto, ON.

2015
Behind Every Great Chef: The Infrastructure of Consumption. Presented at the joint annual meetings of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society; Association for the Study of Food and Society; and Society for Anthropology of Food and Nutrition, June 26, Pittsburgh, PA.

Food Studies Programs: Design, Development, and Evolution. Presented at the joint annual meetings of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society; Association for the Study of Food and Society; and Society for Anthropology of Food and Nutrition, June 27, Pittsburgh, PA.

2014
Will GM Food Labels Do More Harm Than Good? Presented at the Mini-Conference on Consumers and Consumption, August 15, Berkeley, CA.

Concrete Terroir: The Aesthetics of a City’s Restaurant Scene. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 18, San Francisco, CA.

2013
Sound and the City: Noise in Restaurant Critics’ Reviews. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 12, New York, NY.

2012
Critical Noise: How Aesthetic Judgments of Restaurants Are Shaped by Sound and Music. Presented at the joint annual meetings of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society; Association for the Study of Food and Society; and Society for Anthropology of Food and Nutrition, June 23, New York City, NY.

Restaurant Reviews: The Relationship of Music and Sound to Social Order. Presented at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, March 24, San Diego, CA.

2011
Music and Sound in Restaurant Fine Dining. Annual meeting of the Consumer Studies Research Network, August 19, Las Vegas, NV.

2009
Conditional Construction of Trust: Experts, Publics, and Genetically Modified Food. Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 10, San Francisco, CA.

Invited participant, “Communicating Emerging Technologies II: Risks and Uncertainties” January 8-9, Las Vegas, NV.

2006
Objects of Trust: Trust Attributes and Organizations Involved in GMF. Annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science, November 4, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Acceptable Trust? The Public Perception of Organizations Involved in Genetically Modified Food. Invited presentation at the Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, May 9, Baltimore, MD.

Invited participant, “Communicating Emerging Technologies: Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, and Beyond – An International Working Symposium,” March 20-21, Columbia, SC.

2005
Targets of Trust: Assessing Trust in the Evaluators, Watchdogs and Merchants of Genetically Modified Food in the United States. Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 16, Philadelphia, PA. (John T. Lang and William K. Hallman).

The Impact of Socio-Cultural Factors on Attitudes toward Genetically Modified Food: Comparing Germany and the USA. Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 15, Philadelphia, PA. (John T. Lang, Hans Peter Peters, and Magdalena Sawicka).

Targets of Trust: Assessing Trust in the Evaluators, Watchdogs and Merchants of Genetically Modified Food in the United States. Invited presentation at the Global Biotechnology Communicators Conference, June 24, Philadelphia, PA.

2004
The Impact of Socio-cultural Factors on Attitudes toward Genetically Modified Food: Comparing Germany and the USA. Invited presentation at the Research Centre Juelich – Helmholtz Gemeinschaft, October 27, Juelich, Germany.

Impact of ‘Trust in Institutions’ and ‘Appraisal of Nature’ on Attitudes towards Food Biotechnology in Germany and the USA: Results of a Comparative Survey. Invited presentation at the 4th Annual Investigator’s Meeting on Consumer Acceptance of Agricultural Biotechnology, Cook College, Rutgers University, September 27, New Brunswick, New Jersey. (Hans Peter Peters, John T. Lang, Magdalena Sawicka, and Cara L. Cuite).

Who Does the Public Trust? The Case of Genetically Modified Food in the United States. Risk and Regulation Research Student Conference, September 17, London, England.

Who Does the Public Trust? The Case of Genetically Modified Food in the United States. Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 15, San Francisco, CA. Expertise, Trust, and Communication about Food Biotechnology. Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 16, San Francisco, CA. (John T. Lang, Karen M. O’Neill, and William K. Hallman).

South Korea and the United States: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Knowledge Awareness and Attitude. Joint annual meetings of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society and the Association for the Study of Food and Society, June 12, Hyde Park, NY. (William K. Hallman, Ho-Min Jang, W. Carl Hebden, Hyun Kwan Shin, and John T. Lang).

The Logic and Limits of Trust: The Case of Genetically Modified Food in the United States. Annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, February 19, New York, NY.

2003
The Intersection of Genetic Engineering and Public Communication. Invited presentation at Ag-West Biotech, November 17, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Public Perceptions of Genetically Modified Foods: Opinion, Knowledge, and Trust.” Invited presentation at the Council of Agricultural Science and Technology, November 11, Washington, DC.

Mental Models of Genetically Modified Foods: Pilot Data. 3rd Invited presentation at the Annual Investigator’s Meeting on Consumer Acceptance of Agricultural Biotechnology, Cook College, Rutgers University, October 16, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Public Perceptions of Genetically Modified Foods: A National Study of American Knowledge and Opinion. Invited presentation at the 3rd Annual Investigator’s Meeting on Consumer Acceptance of Agricultural Biotechnology, Cook College, Rutgers University, October 16, New Brunswick, New Jersey. (William K. Hallman, W. Carl Hebden, Helen L. Aquino, Cara L. Cuite, and John T. Lang).

Mental Models of Genetically Modified Foods: Consumer Perceptions in the United States. British Sociological Association / University of Plymouth conference on Risk in its Social Contexts, September 9, Plymouth, UK. (John T. Lang and William K. Hallman).

Trust Me: Expert Opinion in Agricultural Biotechnology. Joint annual meetings of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society and the Association for the Study of Food and Society, June 13, Austin, TX.

2002
A Stakeholder Perspective on Public Acceptance of Genetically Modified Food. Invited presentation at the 2nd Annual Investigator’s Meeting on Consumer Acceptance of Agricultural Biotechnology, Cook College, Rutgers University, September 10, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

1997
Care versus Cure: Rationality in Health Care. Annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, April, Baltimore, MD.

1995
Who Decides What is Disordered? Organization Constraints in Diagnosis. Annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, March, Philadelphia, PA.