The Journal of World Systems Research is the official journal of the Political Economy of World Systems (PEWS) Section of the American Sociological Association. The PEWS Publications Committee is seeking proposals for a new editorial team. The journal, available free online, has established a strong reputation in the publication of cutting-edge interdisciplinary research on global social change and world-systems analysis (see jwsr.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/jwsr).
The Council of Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), the International Honor Society for Sociology, invites applications for the position of Editor or Co-editors of Sociological Inquiry. Editors are appointed for a four year term and are not eligible to serve consecutive terms. The next term begins September 1, 2018 and the editorial work begins January 1, 2019.
Over the past several years Sociological Inquiry has grown in readership and prestige. AKD seeks an editor(s) who has the qualifications and support to continue these positive trends.
ASA seeks sociologists to volunteer to serve as Area Editors for TRAILS: the Teaching Resources and Innovation Library for Sociology. Area Editors have a three-year terms starting January 1, 2018. TRAILS Area Editors are responsible for working with the TRAILS Editor and potential authors to expand the range, quantity, and quality of teaching resources in TRAILS, as well as reviewing materials submitted to their subject area and making publication recommendations to the Editor.
We are accepting applications for the following subject areas:
The ASA invites submissions for the Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD) awards. Supported by the National Science Foundation and the ASA, the goal of this program is to nurture the development of scientific knowledge by funding small, groundbreaking research initiatives and other research activities such as conferences that will advance the discipline.
Since 1974, the ASA Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) has supported more than 500 sociologists of color.
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New research suggests a significant number of national and international American banks hired new Chief Risk Officers to mitigate risk but may have actually helped lead the industry into widespread insolvency.
Starting in the 1990s, many major banks hired Chief Risk Officers (CROs) in a response to new laws and regulations put in place following financial meltdowns in the 1980s. In an effort to comply, banking officials elevated risk analysts to corner offices to show they were serious about tackling risk.
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Contexts: As of August 1, 2017, new proposals and submissions should be sent to the new editors, Rashawn Ray and Fabio Rojas, Contexts Editorial Office, Department of Sociology, 2112 Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) 2017 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellows includes three sociologists among the 65 fellows selected from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants through a rigorous peer-review process. The fellowship offers promising graduate students a year of support to focus their attention on completing projects that form the foundations of their careers. The program, which is made possible by a grant from The Andrew W.