Browse

Browse

Back to Homepage

Angela Cora Garcia

Associate Professor, Sociology
Associate Professor, Global Studies
Ph.D., University Calif Santa Cruz, 1989
Masters of Arts, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1985
B.A., Hampshire College, 1979
Office: Smith Technology Center 300 | 781.891._3154 | agarcia@bentley.edu
Department Phone: 781 .891._2056 | Department Fax: 781.891.3410
                       


Expand All
Collapse All

Bio

Angela Garcia does conversation analytic research on talk in a variety of institutional settings, including mediation, emergency phone calls, and computer-mediated communication, and ethnographic research on animal rescue and leisure activities.

Teaching Interests

Conversation Analysis; Sociology of Sports; Doctor Patient Communication; Animals in Society; Ethnomethodology; Language and Ethnicity; Cross-Cultural Communication

Research Interests

Conversation Analysis; Mediation; Computer-Mediated Communication; Emergency & Service Calls; Ethnomethodology

Professional Memberships

American Sociological Association
Eastern Sociological Society
International Sociological Association
Law and Society Association
National Communication Association
Society for the Study of Symbolic Interactionism

Publications

Journal Article(s)
Garcia, A. C. The Place of the Dog in the Family: A Comparative Case Study of Dog Adoption (Forthcoming). Society & Animals. Forthcoming

Students of So285 Fall 2014 Section 1, S. F., Garcia, A. C. Understanding High School Students’ Sports Participation. Sport Science Review. Forthcoming

Garcia, A. C. (2015). 'Something Really Weird has Happened': Losing the Big Picture in Emergency Phone Calls. Journal of Pragmatics, 84 (2015), 102-120.

Garcia, A. C. (2014). The Pedagogy of the Real: Teaching 'Animals in Society' to Undergraduates through doing Research and Disseminating the Results. Radical Pedagogy, 11 (2), 31-59. (link)

Garcia, A. C. (2014). The 'Outsider/Insider' Assignment: A Pedagogical Innovation for Teaching Cross Cultural Understanding. International Journal of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, 26 (3), 453-462.

Garcia, A. C. (2013). Helping Undergraduates Learn from Each Other: A Pedagogical Process for In-Class Collaborative Research Projects . Journal of Education and Practice, 4 (2), 31-40.

Garcia, A. C. (2013). Explorers, Detectives, Matchmakers, and Lion Tamers: Understanding Jigsaw Puzzlers' Techniques and Motivations. American Journal of Play, 5 (3), 308-332. (link)

Garcia, A. C. (2013). Mediation Talk in Cross Cultural Perspective: The Contribution of Conversation Analysis. China Media Research, 9 (4), 85-101.

Garcia, A. C. (2012). Advice-giving and Disputant Empowerment in Divorce Mediation Sessions . Language and Dialogue, 2 (3), 398-426.

Garcia, A. C. (2012). Medical Problems Where Talk is the Problem: Current Trends in Conversation Analytic Research on Aphasia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, and Alzheimer's. Sociology Compass, 6 (4), 351-364.

Garcia, A. C., David, G. C., Chand, D. R. (2010). Understanding the Work of Medical Transcriptionists in the Production of Medical Records. Health Informatics Journal, 16 (2), 87-100.

Garcia, A. C. (2010). The Role of Interactional Competence in Mediation. Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 28 (2), 205-228.

Rawls, A. W., Mann, D., Garcia, A. C., David, G. C., Burton, M. (2009). Simple Enumerations: Ethnomethodology and MITRE Information Assurance Data Standards. Etnografia & Ricerca Qualitativa (Ethnography and Qualitative Research), 2 (1), 77-106. (link)

David, G. C., Garcia, A. C., Rawls, A. W., Chand, D. R. (2009). Listening To What is Said - Transcribing What is Heard:The Impact of Speech Recognition Technology (SRT) on The Practice of Medical Transcription (MT). Sociology of Health and Illness, 31 (6), 924-938.

Garcia, A. C., Standlee, A. I., Bechkoff, J., Cui, Y. (2009). Ethnographic Approaches to the Internet and Computer-Mediated Communication. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 38 (1), 52-84.

Garcia, A. C., Dawes, M. E., Kohne, M. L., Miller, F. M., Groschwitz, S. F. (2006). Workplace Studies and Technological Change. Annual Review of Information Science & Technology, 40, 393-437.

Garcia, A. C. (2006). Combining Professional Development with Academic Learning in Graduate Seminars. Radical Pedagogy, 8 (2). (link)

Garcia, A. C., Vise, K., Whitaker, S. P. (2002). Disputing Neutrality: A Case Study of a Bias Complaint During Mediation. Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 20 (2), 205-230.

Garcia, A. C. (2001). Group Multi-Media Presentations in 'The Sociology of Language and Ethnicity'. Radical Pedagogy, 3 (3). (link)

Garcia, A. C. (2000). Negotiating Negotiation: The Collaborative Production of Resolution in Small Claims Mediation Hearings. Discourse & Society, 11 (3), 315-344.

Garcia, A. C., Parmer, P. A. (1999). Misplaced Mistrust: The Collaborative Construction of Doubt in 911 Emergency Calls. Symbolic Interaction, 22 (4), 297-324.

Garcia, A. C., Jacobs, J. B. (1999). Eyes of the Beholder: Understanding the Turn-Taking System in Quasi-Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 32 (4), 337-369.

Garcia, A. C. (1998). The Relevance of Interactional and Institutional Contexts for the Study of Gender Differences: A Demonstrative Case Study. Symbolic Interaction, 21 (1), 35-58.

Garcia, A. C., Jacobs, J. B. (1998). The Interactional Organization of Computer Mediated Communication in the College Classroom. Qualitative Sociology, 21 (3), 299-317.

Garcia, A. C. (1997). Interactional Constraints on Proposal Generation in Mediation Hearings: A Preliminary Investigation. Discourse & Society, 8 (2), 219-247.

Garcia, A. C. (1996). The Sociology of Language and Ethnicity. Transformations, 7 (2), 42-60.

Garcia, A. C. (1996). Moral Reasoning in Interactional Context: Strategic Uses of Care and Justice Arguments in Mediation Hearings. Sociological Inquiry, 66 (2), 197-214.

Garcia, A. C. (1995). The Problematics of Representation in Community Mediation Hearings: Implications for Mediation Practice. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 12 (4), 23-46.

Garcia, A. C. (1991). Dispute Resolution Without Disputing: How the Interactional Organization of Mediation Hearings Minimizes Argument. American Sociological Review, 56 (December), 818-835.

West, C., Garcia, A. C. (1988). Conversational Shift Work: A Study of Topical Transitions between Women and Men. Social Problems, 35 (5), 551-575.

Books
Garcia, A. C. (2013). An Introduction to Interaction: Understanding Talk in Formal and Informal Settings. Bloomsbury Academic.

Book Chapters
Jacobs, J. B, Garcia, A. C. (2013). Repair in Chat Room Interaction. In Herring, Susan, Stein, Dieter, Virtanen, Tuija (Eds.), Pragmatics of Computer Mediated Communication (pp. 565-587). Berlin: . De Gruyter Mouton

Garcia, A. C. (2013). Conversation Analysis. In Nina P. Azari and Anne Runehov (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions (pp. 499-502). Springer

Garcia, A. C, Fisher, L. M. (2011). 'Being there' for the children: The Collaborative Construction of Gender Inequality in Divorce Mediation. In Susan Speer, Elizabeth Stokoe (Eds.), Conversation and Gender. Cambridge, England: . Cambridge University Press

Garcia, A. C. (2008). Formalizing the informal: The working seminar as a path to the integration of learning, research, and professional socialization. In Ira Silver, David Shulman (Eds.), Academic Street Smarts: Informal Professionalization of Graduate Students in Sociology (pp. 151-190). Washington, D.C.: . American Sociological Association

Book Reviews
Garcia, A. C. (2013). [Review of the book Review of the film "Pelada"]. Teaching Sociology.

Garcia, A. C. (2012). NYPD Blues: Intersections of Social and Institutional Contexts in the Careers of Emergency Service Police Officers [Review of the book Seven Shots: An NYPD Raid on a Terrorist Cell and its Aftermath]. Symbolic Interaction.

Garcia, A. C. (2007). [Review of the book Review of Trosborg, Anna and Poul Erik Flyvholm Jórgensen (eds.), Business Discourse: Texts and Contexts]. Language in Society.

Garcia, A. C. (2006). [Review of the book Review of Dalmage, Heather (ed.), The Politics of Multiculturalism: Challenging Racial Thinking.]. Contemporary Sociology.

Garcia, A. C. (2006). [Review of the book Review of Prevignano, Carlo and Paul Thibault (eds.) Discussing Conversation Analysis: The Work of Emanuel A. Schegloff.]. Language in Society.

Garcia, A. C. (2005). [Review of the book Review of Buttny, Richard, Talking Problems: Studies of Discursive Construction]. Contemporary Sociology.

Garcia, A. C. (1999). [Review of the book Review of Potter, Jonathan. 1996. Representing Reality: Discourse, Rhetoric and Social Construction.]. Language in Society.

Garcia, A. C. (1996). [Review of the book Review of Crawford, Mary. 1995. Talking Difference: On Gender and Language.]. Contemporary Sociology.

Garcia, A. C. (1993). [Review of the book Review of Argyle, Michael. 1992. The Social Psychology of Everyday Life]. Contemporary Sociology.

Garcia, A. C. (1993). [Review of the book Review of Duranti, Alessandro and Charles Goodwin (eds.), 1992, Rethinking Context: Language as an Interactive Phenomenon]. Contemporary Sociology.

Conference Proceeding(s)
Garcia, A. C., Dawes, M. (2004). It's not Just Talk: The Doing of Mediation Work as an Embodied Activity. Midwest Sociological Society, Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meetings.

Conference Paper(s)
Garcia, A. C. (2008). The Working Seminar: Combining Intellectual and Professional Socialization of Graduate Students via the 'Pedagogy of the Real'. American Sociological Association, ASA Director of Graduate Studies Conference.

Garcia, A. C. (2008). A Conversation Analytic Study of Disputants' Opening Statements in Mediation Sessions: A Single Case Analysis. The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, Emerson College, and MIT, Symposium on Communication and Negotiation.

Garcia, A. C., Fisher, L. (2007). Doing "Being There" for the Children: Natural History of Gender Strategies in Divorce Mediation (Paper presented). Midwest Sociological Society, Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meetings.

Garcia, A. C., Baker Jacobs, J. (2002). The Organization of Repair in Computer-Meidated Conversation. American Sociological Association, American Sociological Association Annual Meetings.

Garcia, A. C., Vise, K., Whitaker, S. (2000). Disputing Neutrality: When Mediation Empowerment is Perceived as Bias. American Sociological Association, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.

Garcia, A. C., Parmer, P. A. (1999). Misplaced Mistrust: The Collaborative Construction of Doubt in 911 Emergency Calls. Midwest Sociological Society, Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meetings.

Garcia, A. C., Baker Jacobs, J. (1997). A Prelimary Examination of the Organization of Turn-taking Quasi-Synchonous Computer Mediated Communication. Midwest Sociological Society, Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meetings.

Garcia, A. C. (1997). Multi-media Group Class Presentations. American Sociological Association, American Sociological Association Annual Meetings.

Garcia, A. C. (1996). The Relevance of Gender for the Analysis of Institutional talk. Pacific Sociological Association, Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meetings.

Garcia, A. C., Jacobs, J. B. (1996). The Interactional Organization of Computer Mediated Communication in the Composition Classroom. North Central Sociological Association, North Central Sociological Association Annual Meetings.

Garcia, A. C. (1993). Representing the Disputant: Fairness and Individual Rights in Mediation Hearings. American Sociological Association, American Sociological Association Annual Meetings.

Garcia, A. C. (1991). The Impact of Gender on the Dispute Resolution Process: How Men and Women Justify Positions in Mediation. Symbolic Interaction Society, Stone Memorial Syposium.

Garcia, A. C. (1984). Shift Work: Topic Change in Cross-Sex Conversation. Pacific Sociological Association, Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meetings.

Conference Presentations

Garcia, A. C. (2015). "Air Traffic Control Interactions in Routine and Emergency Contexts: A Case Study of Flight 1549 ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ (Paper accepted for presentation)." Presented at the American Sociological Association's American Sociological Association annual meetings, Chicago.

--, S. -., Garcia, A. C. (2015). "Understanding College Students’ Participation in Sports." Presented at the Eastern Sociological Society's Eastern Sociological Society annual meetings, New York City.

--, S. -., Garcia, A. C., . (2015). "Understanding How Media Reports of Professional Athletes Affect College Students’ Attitudes Toward Sports." Presented at the Eastern Sociological Society's Eastern Sociological Society annual meetings, New York City.

Garcia, A. C. (2014). "'What went right': Interactional Strategies in a Successful 911 Emergency Call." Presented at the American Sociological Association's American Sociological Association annual meetings, San Francisco.

Garcia, A. C. (2013). "Something really weird has happened: Loosing the Big Picture in Emergency Service Calls." Presented at the American Sociological Association's American Sociological Association annual meeting, New York City.

Garcia, A. C. (2013). "The 'Outsider/Insider' Assignment: A Pedagogical Innovation for Teaching Cross Cultural Understanding." Presented at the Eastern Sociological Society's Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meetings, Boston.

Garcia, A. C. (2012). "Mediation Talk in Cross Cultural Perspective: The Contribution of Conversation Analysis." Presented at the University of Nottingham's Symposium on Translating Cultures: Language and Cltural Aspects of International Mediation, University of Nottingham.

Garcia, A. C., Students of So 299 Animals in Society. (2012). "Growing Up With Dogs: The Effect of the Family Dog on College Students' Attitudes and beliefs about Pets." Presented at the Eastern Sociological Society's Eastern Sociological Society annual Meetings, New York City.

Garcia, A. C. (2011). "Persuasive Techniques in Divorce Mediation Sessions: Extreme Cases without 'Extreme Case Formulations'." Presented at the American Sociological Association's American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Garcia, A. C. (2011). "It's not what you say, it's when you say it: Locations for Advice-Giving and the Production of Neutrality in Divorce Mediation Sessions." Presented at the International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis's IIEMCA Conference 2011, Fribourg, Switzerland.

Garcia, A. C. (2011). "Constructing Coordinated Activities: A Study of How People Complete Jig Saw Puzzles." Presented at the Wilfrid Laurier University's Canadian Qualitatives 2011, Brantford, Ontario, Canada.

Garcia, A. C. (2011). "Doing Advice-Giving without Giving Advice: How Mediators Work to Maximize Disputant Empowerment in Divorce Mediation Sessions." Presented at the Eastern Communication Association's Eastern Communication Association, Annual Meeting, Arlington, VA.

Garcia, A. C. (2011). "Two Completely Different People: Strategic Uses of Extreme Case Formulations in Divorce Mediation." Presented at the Eastern Sociological Society's Eastern Sociological Society, Annual Meetings, Philadelphia, PA.

Garcia, A. C., Fisher, L. M. (2010). "'Who's in charge?': Facilitation and Resistance in Divorce Medication" Presented at the American Sociological Association's American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta.

Garcia, A. C. (2010). "Constructing the Professional Role through Talk: The Case of Emergency Service Call Takers." Presented at the Eastern Sociological Society's Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meetings, Boston, MA.

Garcia, A. C. (2009). "Pedagogy of the Real: Engaging Undergraduates in Active Collaborative Learning via the Production of a Gallery Show." Presented at the Teaching Professor Conference, Washington, D.C.

Garcia, A. C., Rawls, A. W., Mann, D. (2009). "The production and avoidance of disagreements in multiparty email exchanges." Presented at the Eastern Sociological Association, Baltimore, MD.

Garcia, A. C. (2008). "A Conversation Analytic Study of Disputants' Opening Statements in Mediation Sessions: A Single Case Analysis." Presented at the The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, Emerson College, and MIT's Symposium on Communication and Negotiation, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA.

David, G. C., Sethi, A., Chand, D. R., Rathore, S., Garcia, A. C. (2008). "An Exploratory Study of Challenges for Medical Transcription Outsourcing to India." Presented at the International Smart-Sourcing Conference, Hyderabad, India.

Rawls, A. W., Mann, D., Garcia, A. C. (2008). "What can be Learned about Design Issues using Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis (Paper presented 2008)." Presented at the American Sociological Association, Boston.

Garcia, A. C. (2008). "Pedagogy of the Real: Teaching 'Animals in Society' to Undergraduates through Doing Research and Disseminating Results (Paper presented)." Presented at the American Sociological Association's American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Boston, MA.

Garcia, A. C. (2008). "The Working Seminar: Combining Intellectual and Professional Socialization of Graduate Students via the 'Pedagogy of the Real'." Presented at the American Sociological Association's ASA Director of Graduate Studies Conference, Boston, MA.

Garcia, A. C. (2008). "An explorer in a cardboard land: Emotion, memory, and the embodied experience of doing jig saw puzzles (Paper presented)." Presented at the Canadian Qualitatives 2008, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Garcia, A. C. (2008). "'Blue dogs' only: Understanding breed-specific animal rescue organizations (Paper presented)." Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society's Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meetings, St Louis, MO.

David, G. C., Chand, D. R., Garcia, A. C. (2007). "The Making of Medical Records: Examining he Work of Creating Healthcare Documentation."

Garcia, A. C. (2007). "Doing jig saw puzzles: An exploration of the relevance of auto-ethnography for 'Workplace Studies' (Paper presented)." Presented at the American Sociological Association, New York City.

Garcia, A. C., David, G. C. (2007). "Discovering the work of medical transcriptionists." Presented at the American Sociological Association's American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, New York City.

Garcia, A. C. (2007). "'She's a good home': Dog adoption decisions and social class (Paper presented)." Presented at the Canadian International Qualitative and Ethnographic Research Conference, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Garcia, A. C., Fisher, L. (2007). "Doing "Being There" for the Children: Natural History of Gender Strategies in Divorce Mediation (Paper presented)." Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society's Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meetings, Chicago, Illinois.

Garcia, A. C. (2006). "Defining Home and Family: Animal Rescue Volunteers Working with Fostered Dogs." Presented at the Symbolic Interaction and Ethnographic Research Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Garcia, A. C. (2005). "Virtual Animal Shelters and Humane Society: How the Internet is Transforming Pet Adoption." Presented at the American Sociological Association's American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Philadelphia, PA.

Garcia, A. C. (2005). "Integrating Teaching and Research in Graduate Seminars." Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society's Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meetings, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Dawes, M., Garcia, A. C. (2004). "Doing Corporate Culture Change: How the "Corporate Code" Blocks Breakthroughs in Product Innovation Management." Presented at the American Sociological Association's American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, San Francisco, CA.

Garcia, A. C., Dawes, M. (2004). "It's not Just Talk: The Doing of Mediation Work as an Embodied Activity." Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society's Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meetings, Kansas City, Kansas.

Garcia, A. C., Whitaker, S. (2003). "From Revels to Riots: Race and the Framing of Media Accounts of Urban Unrest." Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society's Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meetings, Chicago, Illinois.

Garcia, A. C., Baker Jacobs, J. (2002). "The Organization of Repair in Computer-Meidated Conversation." Presented at the American Sociological Association's American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Chicago, Illinois.

Garcia, A. C., Vise, K., Whitaker, S. (2000). "Disputing Neutrality: When Mediation Empowerment is Perceived as Bias." Presented at the American Sociological Association's American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C..

Garcia, A. C., Parmer, P. A. (1999). "Misplaced Mistrust: The Collaborative Construction of Doubt in 911 Emergency Calls." Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society's Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meetings, Minneapolis, MN.

Garcia, A. C. (1998). "Mediator Solicits as a Technique to Initiate Bargaining Sequences in Small Claims Mediation." Presented at the American Sociological Association's American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, San Francisco, California.

Garcia, A. C., Jacobs, J. B. (1998). "Talking vs. Keyboarding: How the Structure of interaction in Computer-Mediated Communication Differs from Oral Conversation." Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society's Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meetings, Kansas City, MO.

Garcia, A. C. (1997). "Multi-media Group Class Presentations." Presented at the American Sociological Association's American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Toronto, Canada.

Garcia, A. C. (1997). "Creating Agreement in Mediation hearings: How Mediators and Disputants Participate in Proposed Negotiations." Presented at the Pacific Sociological Association's Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meetings, San Diego, California.

Garcia, A. C. (1997). "Women and Men in Divorce Mediation: Negotiation Gendered Roles." Presented at the Pacific Sociological Association's Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meetings, San Diego, California.

Garcia, A. C., Baker Jacobs, J. (1997). "A Prelimary Examination of the Organization of Turn-taking Quasi-Synchonous Computer Mediated Communication." Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society's Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meetings, Kansas City, MO.

Garcia, A. C. (1996). "Mom and Pop in Mediation: Negotiating Male and Female Parental Roles in Mediation Practice." Presented at the Department of Communication, University of Kentucky's Fifth International Conference on Narrative: Self and Other, Lexington, Kentucky.

Garcia, A. C., Jacobs, J. B. (1996). "The Interactional Organization of Computer Mediated Communication in the Composition Classroom." Presented at the North Central Sociological Association's North Central Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Cincinnati, OH.

Garcia, A. C. (1996). "The Relevance of Gender for the Analysis of Institutional talk." Presented at the Pacific Sociological Association's Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Seattle.

Garcia, A. C. (1994). "Presenting a United Front: Team Work, Alignment, and Colabroation in Community Mediation Hearings." Presented at the International Sociological Association's International Sociological Association World Congress XIII, Bielefeld, Germany.

Garcia, A. C. (1993). "Contructing Moral Claims in Situations of Conflict: Disputants' Narratives in Mediation Hearings." Presented at the Department of Communication, University of Kentucky's Second Kentucky Conference on Narratives, Lexington, Kentucky.

Garcia, A. C. (1993). "Representing the Disputant: Fairness and Individual Rights in Mediation Hearings." Presented at the American Sociological Association's American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Miami, Florida.

Garcia, A. C. (1993). "Facilitative and Intrusive Mediation: Negotiation Strategies for Acheiving Proposal Acceptance." Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society's Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meetings, Chicago.

Garcia, A. C. (1991). "Mediator Techniques for Facilitating Resolution in Mediation Hearings." Presented at the Midwest Sociological Society's Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meetings, Des Moines, Iowa.

Garcia, A. C. (1991). "The Impact of Gender on the Dispute Resolution Process: How Men and Women Justify Positions in Mediation." Presented at the Symbolic Interaction Society's Stone Memorial Syposium, San Francisco.

Garcia, A. C. (1990). "Mediated and Informal Disputes: A Case Analysis of the Process of Negotiation." Presented at the International Sociological Association's International Sociological Association World Congress, Madrid, Spain.

Garcia, A. C. (1990). "Rights to Speakership in Mediation Hearings." Presented at the Pacific Sociological Association's Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Spokane, Washington.

Garcia, A. C. (1988). "Claims-making in Mediation Hearings." Presented at the American Sociological Association's American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Atlanta, Georgia.

Garcia, A. C. (1987). "Laughter as a Technique for Communicating Intent." Presented at the Pacific Sociological Association's Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Eugene, Oregon.

Garcia, A. C. (1986). "Smile When You Say That: Laughter as a Technique for Avoiding and Repairing Troubles in Talk." Presented at the American Sociological Association's American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, New York.

Garcia, A. C. (1984). "Shift Work: Topic Change in Cross-Sex Conversation." Presented at the Pacific Sociological Association's Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Seattle, Washington.

Service

Department Service
Task Force Chair for External Speaker Series, 2014 - Present
Organizer of Workplace Studies Speaker Series for Department of Sociology, 2008 - 2010

University Service
Task Force Member for Task Force on Campus Smoking Policy, 2014 - Present
University Senate for Faculty Senate, 2014 - Present
Committee Member for Organizing Committee for International Film Series, 2010 - 2012
Committee Member for Board of Trustees, Academic Affairs Committee, 2010 - 2012
Committee Member for Valente Center Advisory Board, 2008 - 2012
University Senate for Faculty Senate, 2011 - 2012
Department Chair for Sociology, 2008 - 2010
Committee Member for Search Committee for Arts & Sciences Dean, 2009 - 2010
Committee Member for Nominations Committee, Faculty Senate, 2007 - 2007
University Senate for Sociology Department Representative to Faculty Senate, 2007 - 2007

Professional Service
Editor, Book for Radical Pedogogy, 2015 - Present
Editorial Review Board Member for Symbolic Interaction, 2010 - Present
Editorial Review Board Member for Language@Internet, 2008 - Present
Editorial Review Board Member for Radical Pedagogy, 2005 - Present
Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for American Sociological Association, 2014 - 2014
Committee Member for International Institute For Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis, 2011 - 2013
Committee Member for Council, EMCA Section, American Sociological Association, 2005 - 2012
Committee Chair for Graduate Student Paper Competition Committee, EMCA Section, American Sociological Association, 2010 - 2011
Committee Member for Scientific Committee for the 10th Conference of the International Institute of Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis, 2010 - 2011
Co-Chairperson for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis Section of the American Sociological Association, 2008 - 2010
Chairperson for Lifetime Achievement Award Committee, EMCA Section of the American Sociological Association, 2009 - 2009
Chairperson for Publication Award Committee for the Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis Section of the American Sociological Association, 2006 - 2007