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Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology
About Me

Bryan C. Cannon is a visiting assistant professor in the department of sociology.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 2018.  His research focuses on the interactional mechanisms that underpin social inequalities.  He examines how these interactional mechanisms contribute to the reproduction of the social order and how they can potentially be used to challenge it.  He primarily makes use of quantitative, longitudinal methods to study face to face group interactions in mock organizational settings. 

His past work includes an examination of conversational overlaps and interruptions noting how gender effects regarding interruptions are mediated through locally developed interactional roles that evolve within a group setting.  His current work in this research line seeks to develop a general theoretical model of turn-taking combining the insights of conversation analysts regarding interactional orders with the models of status and interaction found in the expectation states tradition in sociological social psychology.  His other projects include examinations of affective meaning within and between cultures (focusing on the U.S., Egypt, and Morocco), examining gender in romance films, and an examination of masculinity, identity, and violence using simulation models. 

He has taught a number of classes including Introduction to Sociology, Social Psychology, and Sociology of Music since coming to Franklin and Marshall.  He will be teaching a new course in the Sociology of Emotions this spring and taught Social Networks while in graduate school at the University of Georgia. 

Education 

University of Georgia - Ph.D.; 2018

Western Kentucky University - MA; 2013

Western Kentucky University - BA; 2009

Published Work

Cannon, Bryan C., Dawn T. Robinson, and Lynn Smith-Lovin. 2019. “How Do We “Do Gender”? Permeation as Over-Talking and Talking Over.” Socius. doi: 10.1177/2378023119849347

Canon, Bryan C. and Dawn T. Robinson. 2016. “Affect Control Theory.” Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. 2 Edition. Edited by George Ritzer. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.   

 
Recent Presentations

Cannon, Bryan C., Jonathan H. Morgan, Chelsea Rae Kelly, Jun Zhao, & Dawn T. Robinson. 2019. “Institutional Similarities and Differences: Examining Deflection and Institutions in the US, Egypt, and Morocco.” Invited Paper presented at Identity, Action, and Emotion: A Conference on Affect Control Theory Honoring Its Founder, David R. Heise. Bloomington Indiana.

Moore, Christopher D. and Bryan C. Cannon. 2019. “Simulating Violent Masculine
Overcompensation.” Paper presented at Identity, Action, and Emotion: A Conference on
Affect Control Theory Honoring Its Founder, David R. Heise. Bloomington Indiana.

Morgan, Jonathan H., Bryan C. Cannon, and Brent H. Curdy. 2019. “Understanding Cross-Cultural Expectations: Assessing Cultural Similarity Using Affective Meanings.” Roundtable Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. New York, New York.

Cannon, Bryan C. 2017. “Interruption in Process: Permeation and Doing Gender.”  Paper presented at the annual Group Processes conference.  Montreal, Canada. 

Moore, Christopher D., Christabel L. Rogalin, and Bryan C. Cannon. 2017. “Simulating Violence: Mass Killings and Suicide in Response to Threatened Masculinity.” Paper presented to the International Society for Research on Emotion annual conference.  St. Louis, Missouri.   

Cannon, Bryan C., Dawn T. Robinson, and Chelsea Rae Kelly. 2017. “Improbable Events: A Cross Cultural Examination of Deflection Across Institutions in the US and Egypt.” Paper presented at Modeling Social Interactions: New Directions in Affect Control Theory Conference.  Hanover, New Hampshire. 

Crabtree, Arialle, Bryan Cannon, and James J. Dowd. 2016. “Popular Romance and Its Theoretical Consequences.” Paper presented in the regular paper session for Cultural Studies at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. Seattle, Washington.  

Cannon, Bryan C. and Dawn T. Robinson. 2016. "Status Structures and Turn-Taking: An Examination of Gender, Formal Position, and Conversational Rules in Mock Organizations."   Paper presented in the regular paper session for Group Processes at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. Seattle, Washington.  

Girtz, Britta, Bryan C. Cannon, and Arialle K. Crabtree. 2016. “Self-Publishing and the Music Industry: Examining New Developments in Music Distribution.” Paper presented to round table at the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society. Atlanta, Georgia.  

Crabtree, Arialle K., Bryan C. Cannon, and James J. Dowd. 2015. “Approaching Limits: Exhaustion and Recovery of a Film Genre.” Paper Presented to round table at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. Chicago, Illinois.  

Cannon, Bryan C. and Jonathan H. Morgan 2015. “Modeling Legitimacy and Gender in Task Groups: Three Approaches Using Agent Based Models.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society. New Orleans, Louisiana  

Cannon, Bryan C. and Jonathan H. Morgan 2015. “Modeling Group Interaction: Examining Status Differentiated Groups.” Paper presented for the Laboratory for the Study of Social Interaction’s speaker series.  Athens, Georgia  

Cannon, Bryan C. 2014. “Agent Based Modeling of Gender, Authority, and Legitimacy in Task Group Interactions.” Roundtable at the annual Group Processes meeting. San Francisco, California

Courses Taught

Introduction to Sociology

Social Psychology

Sociology of Music

Sociology of Emotions