A March 17 article in the New York Times, “What if Sociologists Had as Much Influence as Economists?,“ has many readers taking notice. Neil Irwin, senior economics correspondent for the Times made the argument that sociology deserves a similar status in policymaking that the economics field has long enjoyed. Irwin used unemployment as an example.
“Pat White is a force! Few sociologists have had as big an impact on the discipline,” said Brian Powell, Indiana University, about Patricia White, who recently retired as the Program Director for the Sociology Program at the National Science Foundation (NSF). He is one of many sociologists who mourn Pat’s recent retirement. Patricia E. White, an Ohio State University PhD, was Program Director for the Sociology Program, Division of Social and Economic Sciences at the NSF, where she was employed since 1988.
Bernice A. Pescosolido, Distinguished Professor of Sociology in the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences and a leading expert on the stigma associated with mental illness, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Medicine. Pescosolido is the Director of the Indiana Consortium for Mental Health Services Research and co-director of the Indiana University Network Science Institute. Her research and teaching focus on social issues in health, illness and healing.
Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World invites papers for a special issue on gender in the 2016 elections. We invite contributions on all topics relevant to gender and politics. Potential topics could include (but are not limited to): gender and the executive; women, social policy, and state legislative elections; intersectionality and the media; gender and public opinion; and women in changing political institutions. Informative papers on trends or cross-national comparisons are welcome as long as they are framed in relation to the 2016 U.S. election.
Individual and team applications are invited for the position of editor of City & Community, a journal co-sponsored by the American Sociological Association and its Community and Urban Sociology Section (CUSS). The official term for the new editor (or co-editors) will begin in January 2018. The editor’s term is for a minimum of three years, until January 2021, with a possible reappointment of up to an additional two years.
City & Community brings together major work and research in urban and community sociology. It is published four times per year.