Session 1:
Author Meets Critics: Making of Global Capitalism by Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin
Description of Session: This session is an author meets critics panel on Leo Panitch and Sam Gidin, The Making of Global Capitalism (Verso Press). The influence of this work on social activism, research on global capitalism, and Marxist sociology will be examined from various critical perspectives.

Session Organizer and Chair of Session: Rhonda Levine, Colgate University
Critics: Fred Block, University of California-Davis
Frances Fox Piven, CUNY Graduate Center
Vivek Chibber, New York University

Authors: Leo Panitch, York University
Sam Gindin, York University

Session 2:
Marxist Analysis of Intersectionalities, Margins, and Challenges to the Status Quo: Class, Gender, Identity, Race, and Sexualities
Description of Session: This regular research session will provide an opportunity for critical reflection and discussion on efforts at the interpersonal, local, regional, national, and international levels to respond to Neoliberalism and Global Capitalism. Research on the intersections of class and class struggle, gender and feminist challenges, identity and social change, race and ethnicity, and sexuality and sexual liberation that consider the possibilities for response, resistance, and change are welcome in this session.

Organizers: Art Jipson, University of Dayton and Ryan Ashley Caldwell, Soka University of America
Chair of session: Art Jipson, University of Dayton

Internationality, Class, and Marxism Beyond Class Analysis
Yu Guo, University of Maryland, College Park

Marx and the Prostitutes: How His Work has been Misinterpreted by the Sex-as-Work Movement

Maryann Seals, University of South Carolina
marxism X gender X property X queer
Zuleyka Shahin, Soka University of America

The Gender and Ethnic Consequences of Trade Liberalization in Mexico’s Commercial Agricultural Industry
Candice Shaw, McGill University

Toward a Happier Marriage Between Marxism and Feminism: Intersectionality and Dialectical
Shane M. Wilson, University of Kansas