February 2010 Issue • Volume 38 • Issue 2

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Correction

In the January 2010 issue of Footnotes, Claude Levi-Strauss was listed as "considered the father of modern sociology." That should have read that he is considered the father of anthropology.

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Call for Papers

Publications

The Advances in Medical Sociology book series seeks submissions for a new volume on sociological reflections on the neurosciences. Neuroscience is an increasingly influential and prestigious branch of biomedicine, gaining ever more traction within a variety of policy, professional, and public cultures. The series is specifically looking for articles based on empirical research, from socio-historical analysis to ethnographic research, from surveys to in-depth interviews. Potential contributors should e-mail a 300-500 word abstract to socofneuroscience@rathenau.nl. Deadline: February 15, 2010. For more information, visit www.rathenau.nl

American Behavioral Scientist Special Issue: "Prosumption and Social Media." This issue will explore prosumption (the convergence of consumption and production) with specific (though not exclusive) emphasis on the Internet and social media. The issue aims to include both theoretical and empirical submissions from a number of fields. Relevant book reviews will also be considered. Submission deadline: June 1, 2010. For more information, visit sites.google.com/site/cpfabsprosumptionsocialmedia.

Encyclopedia of Social Networking invites academic editorial contributors to a new two-volume reference to be published in 2011 by SAGE Publications. This comprehensive work will be marketed and sold to college, public, and academic libraries and includes some 400 articles, covering all aspects of social networking from historical perspectives on social networks in ancient times to social networks in the Renaissance to the social networks of Twitter. Each article, ranging from 800 to 4,000 words, is signed by the contributor. The list of remaining available articles and Style Guidelines will be sent in response to your inquiry. Select which unassigned articles may best suit your interests and expertise. Deadline: April 15, 2010. Contact: Lisbeth Rogers at network@golsonmedia.com.

The International Review of Comparative Sociology invites papers for its second issue. The purpose of this biannual journal is to examine, through a comparative lens, the issues and problems confronting societies, or their distinct subpopulations, around the world, with the goal of providing innovative solutions from a sociological perspective. Research papers from other related disciplines in the social sciences are also encouraged. Contact: Debarun Majumdar at dm28@txstate.edu; www.soci.txstate.edu/IRCS/Journal.html.

Political Power and Social Theory: A Research Annual (PPST) welcomes submissions for its 2010 volume. PPST is a peer-reviewed journal committed to advancing the interdisciplinary understanding of the linkages between political power, social relations, and historical development. The journal welcomes empirical and theoretical work and is willing to consider papers of substantial length. Submission date is rolling. Contact: Julian Go at ppst@bu.edu; www.bu.edu/sociology/ppst.

Pompeii is an open access, peer-reviewed journal dedicated exclusively to the publication of junior scholars in the humanities and social sciences. Our mission is to help junior scholars to publish and promote their own research in a forum that guarantees quality and proper review. The journal is seeking junior scholars looking for an opportunity to be published. We also seek scholars at all career stages to serve as peer-reviewers. The journal accepts book reviews of two kinds: contemporary (publication within the last four years) and suggested reread (no publications younger than 1960). Publications in English are strongly encouraged. Contact: Alexander Stingl at stingl@brain-room.de; www.Pompeii-project.webs.com.

Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts invites submissions for the first issue of its fourth volume that will focus on "Intersections of Race and Gender." Race/Ethnicity uses a classic piece as a point of departure for treatments of critical issues within the field of race and ethnic studies. While the classic piece establishes the thematic parameters of each issue, authors are under no obligation to actively engage the arguments posed by that work. The issue will explore the multiple points where race and gender intersect across the globe, the range of consequences that meets those intersections, and the dynamics that occur at those intersections. Our focus on race and gender recognizes that there are numerous ways in which racialized and gendered identities intersect and that their intersection is often influenced by a variety of other cultural factors. We also welcome the viewpoints of practitioners working in the field. Deadline: February 28, 2010. Contact: Leslie Shortlidge at shortlidge.2@osu.edu; www.raceethnicity.org/coverart.html.

Solving Social Problems provides a forum for the description and measurement of social problems, with a keen focus on the concrete remedies proposed for their solution. The series takes an international perspective, exploring social problems in various parts of the world, with the central concern being their possible remedy. In addition to recommending solutions to social problems, the books in this series are theoretically sophisticated, exploring previous discussions of the issues in question, examining other attempts to resolve them, and adopting and discussing methodologies that are commonly used to measure social problems. Proposed solutions may be framed as changes in policy or practice or more broadly as social change and social movement. Contact: Bonnie Berry at solving@socialproblems.org or Neil Jordan at njordan@ashgatepublishing.com; www.ashgate.com/sociology.

Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, a new title to be launched by Emerald in 2010, is seeking contributions. The journal aims to find practical and policy solutions to improve the social and environmental sustainability performance of organizations and societies. The journal promotes a multi-disciplinary perspective to developing practical and policy solutions. In addition to inter- and multi-disciplinary papers, the journal publishes single-disciplinary papers, which are important to researchers, practitioners, and policymakers in the field, regardless of their main discipline. Contact: Carol Adams at c.adams@latrobe.edu.au; www.emeraldinsight.com/jgr.htm.

Meetings

7th Annual Graduate Student Ethnography Conference, April 30, 2010, Stony Brook University-Manhattan Campus. Abstracts for presentations are welcome from graduate students using ethnographic methods, including field research and in-depth interviews. Papers on all topics are welcome. Preference will be given to research in advanced stages. Deadline: March 19, 2010. Contact: sbethnographyconference@gmail.com.

13th Biennial Congress of the European Society for Health and Medical Sociology, August 26-28, 2010, Ghent University, Belgium. Theme: "Health and Well-Being in Radically Changing Societies." Submissions are invited from a wide range of themes related to health and medical sociology. For more information, visit www.eshms2010.be/Abstractgeneral.html.

2010 Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) Conference, June 17-20, 2010, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR. Theme: "Many Shades of Green." The theme reflects the growing diversity of the environmental movement and the spread of "green" thinking into new and more varied venues. A bewildering profusion of green ideas are working their way through global politics and discourse. The term "green" can itself mean many things. Debates over technology, population, politics, equity, and regulation increasingly divide not just pro- and anti-greens, but greens themselves. Send proposals that engage with this proliferation of difference, contention, and innovation in green rhetoric and practice. Session proposal deadline: February 1, 2010. Abstracts deadline: March 30, 2010. For more information, visit www.lclark.edu/college/programs/environmental_studies/aess2010/index.php.

2011 Organization of American Historians (OAH) Annual Meeting, March 17- 20, 2011, Houston, TX, Thursday. View the call for papers and enter the proposal system at the OAH website at www.oah.org/meetings/2011.

Association for Political Theory Conference 2010, October 21-23, 2010, Reed College, Portland, OR. The Association for Political Theory welcomes paper, panel, and roundtable discussion proposals from all approaches and on all topics in political theory, political philosophy, and the history of political thought. Deadline: February 20, 2010. Contact: Dustin Howes at dhowes1@lsu.edu; Keally McBride at kdmcbride@usfca.edu; or Dennis McEnnerney at apt@coloradocollege.edu; apt.coloradocollege.edu/.

Global Awareness Society International’s 19th International Interdisciplinary Conference, May 23-25, 2010, Jageillonian University, Krakow, Poland. Theme: "Global Development and the Changing Balance of Power in World Affairs." The central focus of the conference will address how globalization impacts various peoples and systems of the world. Globalization is broadly defined to include an array of issues that incorporate a global, international, or cross-cultural component. Deadline: March 3, 2010. Contact: Ransford Palmer at RPalmer805@aol.com or George Agbango, at gagbango@bloomu.edu; orgs.bloomu.edu/gasi.

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Meetings

March 4-5, 2010. First International Congress on Restorative Justice and Victim-Offender Mediation, Burgos, Spain. Victim-offender mediation service in Castilla y León. Contact: Virginia Domingo de la Fuente at virsunday@terra.es.

March 8-10, 2010. NIH Consensus Development Conference, Natcher Conference Center, Bethesda, MD. Theme: "Vaginal Birth After Cesarean: New Insights." For more information, visit consensus.nih.gov/2010/vbac.htm.

March 25–26, 2010. An Interdisciplinary Workshop on Kinship and Community, Graduate Center-CUNY. This workshop aims to bring scholars into an interdisciplinary fold that critically explores the edges of the familial. Contact: kinshipandcommunity@gmail.com.

March 25-27, 2010. Eastern Community College Social Science Association (ECCSSA) Annual Conference, Raritan Valley Community College, NJ. Theme: "Cultivating Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Creativity and Innovation: A Leadership Role for the Social Sciences." Contact: Rosalyn King at roking@nvcc.edu; www.eccssa.org/.

March 31-April 3, 2010. Joint Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society and the North Central Sociological Association, Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL. Theme: "Communities in an Age of Social Transformation." Contacts: Peter J. Kivisto at PeterKivisto@augustana.edu; or Debra H. Swanson at swansond@hope.edu.

April 7-8, 2010. VII Annual Social Theory Forum (STF), University of Massachusetts. Theme: "Critical Social Theory: Freud & Lacan for the 21st Century." The STF is an annual conference organized in order to creatively explore, promote, and publish cross-disciplinary social theory and to develop new, integrative, theoretical structures and practices. Contact: Social Theory Forum, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts-Boston, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125; SocialTheoryAbstracts@libraryofsocialscience.com; www.umb.edu.

April 8-10, 2010. 38th Annual National Association for Ethnic Studies National Conference, L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, Washington, DC. Theme: "Who Counts & Who’s Counting?" Contact: The National Office at 360-650-2349; naes@wwu.edu; or Carleen Sanchez at (402) 472-3925; csanchez2@unl.edu; www.ethnicstudies.org/conference.htm.

April 19-20, 2010. 10th Annual Jerry Lee Crime Prevention Symposium, University of Maryland and Washington, DC. The symposium features one day of presentations covering methodological issues and a second day focusing on research findings highly relevant to current crime and justice policy. Contact: Cody Telep at (703) 993-4901; cebcp@gmu.edu; gemini.gmu.edu/cebcp/JerryLee.html.

April 26-28, 2010. NIH State-of-the-Science Conference, Natcher Conference Center, Bethesda, MD. Theme: "Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Decline." The conference is free and open to the public. For more information, visit consensus.nih.gov/2010/alz.htm.

April 30, 2010. 7th Annual Graduate Student Ethnography Conference, Stony Brook University-Manhattan Campus. Contact: sbethnographyconference@gmail.com.

May 7-9, 2010. Etiology and Ecology of Post-Soviet Communication Conference, Harriman Institute of Columbia, New York City. The focus of the conference will be the development of the Internet in the post-Soviet space, first and foremost Russia, though comparative work that goes beyond this geographical focus is also of interest. For more information, visit nmc.wikischolars.columbia.edu/.

May 23-25, 2010. Global Awareness Society International’s 19th International Interdisciplinary Conference, Jageillonian University, Krakow, Poland. Theme: "Global Development and the Changing Balance of Power in World Affairs." The central focus of the conference will address how globalization impacts various peoples and systems of the world. Contact: Ransford Palmer at RPalmer805@aol.com or George Agbango at gagbango@bloomu.edu; orgs.bloomu.edu/gasi.

June 2-3, 2010. Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences, Boulder, CO. The goal is to showcase behavioral and molecular genetic studies that enhance demographic and social scientific inquiry or in some way integrate genetics and the social sciences. Contact: boardman@colorado.edu.

June 3-4, 2010. The Social Determinants of Mental Health: From Awareness to Action, Adler Institute on Social Exclusion. This conference will be the first in the United States to convene innovative thinkers from diverse disciplinary and professional backgrounds to address the social determinants of mental health. Contact: ise@adler.edu; www.adler.edu/about/2010annualconference.asp.

June 3-5, 2010. 2010 International Symposium on Symbolic Interactionism, University of Pisa, Italy. The aim of the symposium is to offer an occasion for encounters and intellectual exchanges between symbolic interactionists from Europe, America, and other parts of the world to discuss substantive issues from a symbolic interactionist perspective. Contact: Andrea Salvini at salvini@dss.unipi.it or Bryce Merrill at jbmerril@iusb.edu; soc.dss.unipi.it/si.html.

June 10-12, 2010. Critical Issues in Latino Mental Health, New Brunswick, NJ. The goal is to help the new investigators in the area of Latino mental health receive mentoring, constructive feedback, and network with established researchers. Contact: Monica Boleyn, (732) 235-8254; boleynmo@umdnj.edu.

August 13-15, 2010. Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) 60th Annual Meeting, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, GA. Theme: "Social Justice Work." Contact: Glenn W. Muschert at muschegw@muohio.edu; www.sssp1.org.

August 26-28, 2010. 13th Biennial Congress of the European Society for Health and Medical Sociology 2010, Ghent University, Belgium. Theme: "Health and Well-Being in Radically Changing Societies." For more information, visit www.eshms2010.be/Abstractgeneral.html.

September, 1-4, 2010. European Population Conference (EPC) 2010, Vienna. Theme: "Population and Environment." For more information, visit epc2010.princeton.edu/.

October 14-16, 2010. Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, St. Louis, MO. Theme: "Expanding the Sociological Practice Paradigm: Applied, Clinical, Public and Translational Dimensions." Contact: Steve Picou at spicou@usouthal.edu; www.aacsnet.org.

October 21-23, 2010. Association for Political Theory Conference 2010, Reed College, Portland, OR. Contact: Dustin Howes at dhowes1@lsu.edu; Keally McBride at kdmcbride@usfca.edu; or Dennis McEnnerney at apt@coloradocollege.edu; apt.coloradocollege.edu/.

November 19-20, 2010. Health, Embodiment, and Visual Culture Conference, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Theme: "Health, Embodiment, and Visual Culture: Engaging Publics and Pedagogies." The aim is to explore how health, disability, and the body are theorized, materialized, and politicized in forms of visual culture. Contact: Sarah Brophy and Janice Hladki, Health, Embodiment, and Visual Culture Conference, c/o Department of English & Cultural Studies, Chester New Hall 321, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L9; fax: (905) 777-8316; viscult@mcmaster.ca.

March 17- 20, 2011. 2011 Organization of American Historians (OAH) Annual Meeting, Houston, TX. View the call for papers and enter the proposal system at the OAH website www.oah.org/meetings/2011.

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Funding

The American Institute of Indian Studies announces its 2010 fellowship competition and invites applications from scholars who wish to conduct their research in India. Junior fellowships are awarded to PhD candidates to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to 11 months. Senior fellowships for scholars who hold the PhD degree are awarded for up to nine months of research in India. Deadline: July 1, 2010. Applications can be downloaded at www.indiastudies.org. Contact: (773) 702-8638; aiis@uchicago.edu.

FY 2010 European Union-United States Atlantis Program. The Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) announces the Atlantis Program competition for fiscal year 2010. The focus of Atlantis is to support innovative institutional projects for cooperation in the higher education field, including vocational training, which are designed to develop and implement double or joint "transatlantic degrees" for students in the European Union and United States. The program also supports projects to promote other forms of EU-U.S. cooperation in higher education and vocational training. Deadline: April 8, 2010. Contact: Frank Frankfort, U.S. Department of Education, (202) 502-7513; frank.frankfort@ed.gov; www.ed.gov/fipse.

National Institute of Health’s (NIH) Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet), announces the release of seven competitive funding opportunity announcements. OppNet’s mission is to pursue opportunities for strengthening basic behavioral and social science research at the NIH while innovating beyond existing investments. Congruent to the mission of OppNet, applications submitted in response to this notice must incorporate new basic behavioral social science research (b-BSSR) research objectives and aims that are outside of the scope of the approved "parent" grant. All OppNet funding opportunity announcements strongly encourage investigators to consult NIH definitions related to b-BSSR for OppNet-related applications. For more information, visit oppnet.nih.gov/funding-current-funding.asp.

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Competitions

2010 Law & Social Inquiry Graduate Student Paper Competition. The editors of Law & Social Inquiry announce a competition for the best journal-length paper in the field of sociolegal studies written by a graduate or law student. Direct submissions as well as nominations of student work from faculty are invited. The winning paper will be published in Law & Social Inquiry and the author(s) will receive a total cash prize of $500 (US). Law & Social Inquiry publishes both empirical and theoretical studies of sociolegal processes from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Deadline: March 1, 2010. Contact: (312) 988-6517; lsi-abf@abfn.org; www.blackwellpublishing.com/LSI.

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). Program Solicitation: National Science Foundation 10-520. The PAESMEM program seeks to identify outstanding mentoring efforts that enhance the participation of underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The awardees serve as leaders in the national effort to develop fully the nation’s human resources in STEM. Approximately 16 awards will be made in each nomination round. The anticipated funding amount is $400,000, pending the availability of funds. An individual nominee (Individual) must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident and must have affiliation with an organization eligible to be an NSF awardee. Individuals must have demonstrated outstanding and sustained mentoring and effective guidance to a significant number of underrepresented students at the K-12, undergraduate, or graduate education level during a minimum of five years. Nominations for the individual award must clearly delineate the achievements of the individual as separate from those of the institution or organization. Deadline: March 23, 2010. Contact: Daphne Y. Rainey, (703)292-4671; fax: (703) 292-9015; drainey@nsf.gov or Philis L. Hauser, (703) 292-5104; phauser@nsf.gov. For more information, visit www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10520/
nsf10520.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25
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In the News

Kevin B. Anderson, University of California-Santa Barbara, was interviewed on the continuing protests in Iran on the Moorish Orthodox Radio Crusade by Bill Weinberg, WBAI-FM (Pacifica Radio), on December 16.

Matthew Desmond, University of Wisconsin-Madison, had his research on the effect of evictions on the poor featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on January 1.

Elaine Howard Ecklund, Rice University, was quoted in a January 5 Christian Science Monitor article about how doctors deal with patient religious beliefs.

Harry Edwards, University of California-Berkeley, was interviewed on-camera on CNN Live about baseball player Mark McGwire’s confession about using steroids. On January 7 on CNN he was interviewed about the gun scandal in the NBA.

Nancy Foner, Hunter College and Graduate Center-CUNY, was quoted in a December 8 New York Times article about educational attainment among second-generation immigrants and the possibility of third-generation decline.

David Greenberg, New York University, was quoted in a December 21 Washington Post article on the declining U.S. prison population.

Roxanna E. Harlow, Higher Learning, Inc., was quoted in a January 2 Baltimore Sun article about AVID, a national college-preparatory program for students, especially inner-city males, who are capable of more challenging work but need additional resources to reach their potential.

William Grady Holt, Sacred Heart University, was quoted in a November 1 Connecticut Post article about the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey of Fairfield County, CT.

Ho-fung Hung, Indiana University, was featured in the New York Times "Room for Debate" section on December 13 discussing issues related to racism and minorities in China.

Alexandra A. Killewald, University of Michigan, and Paul N. Courant, had their research on grade inflation in higher education featured in the December 15 issue of Miller-McCune magazine.

Charles Kurzman, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was quoted on January 6 on CNN.com about his study that found the terrorist threat posed by radicalized Muslim-Americans has been exaggerated. The research was featured by Time.com, the Globe and Mail, and other media worldwide.

Doug McAdam, Stanford University, was quoted in a January 3 New York Times article about his research on the dedication to teaching and civil service of Teach for America graduates.

Ruth Milkman, University of California-Los Angles, was quoted in a January 6 Los Angeles Times article about her study on the ratio of low-wage workers who suffer violations of minimum wage, overtime, and other labor laws.

Ron Mize, Cornell University, was quoted in the New York Times on December 11 on how the great financial crisis is finding its way into college curricula. Mize’s course on Comparative Social Inequalities was referenced as one of the courses re-designed to understand the crisis.

Shannon M. Monnat, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, was quoted in a December 31 article in Las Vegas City Life about the effects of the current economic recession on women in Las Vegas.

Katherine S. Newman, Princeton University, was featured in the January 10 New York Times "Room for Debate" thread, "A Nation of Hunkered-Down Homebodies."

Allan Parnell, Cedar Grove Institute for Sustainable Communities, had his work with GIS (Geographic Information Systems), as it is applied to achieving social justice in communities and neighborhoods, described in a December 28 Miller-McCune feature article.

H. Wesley Perkins, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, was quoted on CBS Radio World News Roundup on November 11 about his research on where bullying occurs among adolescents when they are at school. He was quoted about this work on WGEM and on USNews.com on November 13.

Ruben Rumbaut, University of California-Irvine, and Roberto Gonzales, University of Washington, were quoted in a December 7 front-page Washington Post article about the economic struggles of second-generation immigrants in the United States.

David R. Segal, University of Maryland, was interviewed on NHK (Japanese Public Television) regarding American military recruiting on September 13 and September 17. He was quoted in an article in the September issue of Proceedings of the U.S. Naval Institute on increasing psychological and behavioral problems among veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was quoted in the cover story of the September 19 issue of the National Journal regarding the size of the army in relation to the personnel needs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was interviewed on National Public Radio’s Marketplace on October 15 regarding the efficacy of the army’s recruiting bonuses and on November 6 regarding the new post-9/11 GI Bill. He was quoted in Sphere on November 3 regarding the impact of the economy on military recruiting, and on December 2 in Le Figaro (Paris) on American support for soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Jody Agius Vallejo, University of Southern California, had her research on the Mexican-origin middle class detailed in a January 4 Los Angeles Times article examining the importance of the Latino middle class.

Marc J. Ventresca, University of Oxford, discussed social networks in innovation, in contrast to trait-based views of creativity in a December 1 CNN.com article and commented on a recent McKinsey Quarterly article in which he advocated a value constellation approach of networks and process to understand value creation in practice.

Duncan Watts, Yahoo! Research, and Matthew Salganik, Princeton University, had their sociology of culture research described in the January 2010 Wired magazine.

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Awards

Elizabeth Bernstein, Barnard College, Columbia University, received the 2009 ASA Sex and Gender Award and the 2009 Norbert Elias Prize for her book Temporarily Yours: Intimacy, Authenticity, and the Commerce of Sex.

Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University, received the Meister Eckhart prize, a biannual prize given to thinkers who produce high quality work on the subject of identity.

Eugene Hynes, Kettering University, won the James S. Donnelly Sr. Award for the best social science or history book in Irish Studies, awarded by the American Conference for Irish Studies for his book Knock: The Virgin’s Apparition in Nineteenth Century Ireland.

Brigitte Neary, University of South Carolina-Upstate, received a human rights award in Stuttgart, Germany, on December 12 for her research and publications dealing with the expulsion of 15 million Germans from east central Europe in the aftermath of World War II. The award is known as the Menschenrechtspreis der Volksgruppe der Donauschwaben, or Human Rights Award of the Ethnic German Danube Suevians.

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Transitions

Littisha Bates joined the department of sociology at the University of Cincinnati as an Assistant Professor.

Erynn Masi de Casanova joined the department of sociology at the University of Cincinnati as an Assistant Professor.

Donald J. Hernandez has joined the department of sociology as a Professor at Hunter College and the Graduate Center-CUNY.

Mohammad H. Tamdgidi received tenure and a promotion to Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts-Boston.

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People

Peter Kivisto, Augustana College, was a keynote speaker at the Migration and Social Theory Conference hosted by the University of Trento’s Scenari Migratori e Mutamento Sociale. He was a keynote speaker at a conference on the European public sphere that took place at the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies at the University of Osanbrück.

Wendy D. Manning, Bowling Green State University, was elected Vice President-elect of the Population Association of America.

Stephen J. Morewitz, had his book, Death Threats and Violence. New Research and Clinical Perspectives, listed on Amazon.ca Bestsellers List in Massacres - Health, Mind, & Body.

Nicholas H. Wolfinger, University of Utah, gave the keynote address at the 7th Annual Meeting of the European Network for the Sociological and Demographic Study of Divorce in Antwerp in June of 2009.

Julie N. Zimmerman, University of Kentucky, was named Historian for the Rural Sociological Society.

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New Books

Elaine Enarson, and P.G.Dhar Chakrabarti, National Institute of Disaster Management/Delhi, Eds., Women, Gender and Disaster: Global Challenges and Initiatives (Sage, 2009).

Fumiko Hosokawa, California State University-Dominguez, Building Trust: Doing Research to Understand Ethnic Communities (Lexington Books, 2009).

Irving Krauss, Northern Illinois University, The Insiders’ Journey, Pursuing the American Dream (AuthorHouse, 2009).

Edward J. Lawler, Cornell University, Shane R, Thye, University of South Carolina, and Jeongkoo Yoon, Ewha Womens University-South Korea, Social Commitments in a Depersonalized World (Russell Sage Foundation Press, 2009).

Cancilla Martinelli, Undermining Race, Ethnic Identities in Arizona Copper Camps, 1880–1920 (University of Arizona Press, 2009).

Renate E. Meyer, Kerstin Sahlin, Marc J. Ventresca, University of Oxford, and Peter Walgenbach, Eds., Institutions and Ideology (Emerald Group Publishing, 2009).

Julie Shayne, University of Washington-Bothell, They Used to Call Us Witches: Chilean Exiles, Culture, and Feminism (Lexington Books, 2009).

Anthony Synnott, Concordia University, Re-Thinking Men. Heroes, Villains and Victims (Ashgate, 2009).

Mohammad H. Tamdgidi, University of Massachusetts-Boston, Gurdjieff and Hypnosis: A Hermeneutic Study (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).

Jack Trammell, Randolph-Macon College, Down on the Chickahominy (The History Press, 2009).

Stephen Valocchi, Trinity College, Social Movements and Activism in the USA (Routledge, 2009).

Jason Adam Wasserman, Texas Tech University, and Jeffrey Michael Clair, University of Alabama-Birmingham, At Home on the Street: People, Poverty, and a Hidden Culture of Homelessness (Lynne Rienner, 2009).

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Other Organizations

Call For Proposals To Add Questions To The 2012 General Social Survey (GSS). The GSS invites scholars to submit proposals to add questions to the 2012 survey. Proposals will be accepted on the basis of scientific quality and scholarly interest. Outside funding is not necessary. The General Social Survey (GSS) project expects to include some user-designed, project-funded items or topical modules when it collects data in its 2012 survey, and invites proposals for such items or modules from users. Proposals submitted in response to this call need not be accompanied by funding. Proposals will be judged on their scientific merit. Proposals from groups of investigators as well as individual investigators are welcome. Deadline: April 2, 2010. GSS data are collected every two years and made available to the research community and the public as soon as possible after data collection is complete. Contact: Tom W. Smith, the Principal Investigator and Director of the GSS at NORC (773) 256-6288; smitht@norc.uchicago.edu; www.norc.org/GSS+Website/.

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Caught in the Web

Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Interactive Textbook. The New England Research Institutes, under a contract from the National Institues of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), has developed an interactive, online course on research methods and tools for researchers engaging in behavioral and social sciences research on health-related topics. The e-Source online resource for behavioral and social sciences research advances the methodological skill set of new and established researchers on the latest research methods, approaches, and translation of behavioral and social sciences research. It provides an easy means by which investigators can efficiently obtain answers to emerging methodological concerns. For more information, visit www.esourceresearch.org.

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Summer Programs

The Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) will be hosting its annual Introductory Summer Workshop in Luxembourg from June 27-July 3, 2010. The LIS Summer Workshop is a one-week workshop designed to introduce researchers in the social sciences to comparative research in income distribution, employment, and social policy using the LIS database. Applications from researchers with varying levels of knowledge and experience are welcome. The workshop includes a mix of lectures on comparative research, laboratory sessions, and individual one-on-one advisory sessions. Attendees will be introduced to the new Luxembourg Wealth Study. Attendees will be fully trained to use the database independently. Deadline: March 3, 2010. Contact: Caroline de Tombeur, fax (+352 26 00 30 30); caroline@lisproject.org; www.lisproject.org.

OBSSR/NIH Summer Training Institute on Randomized Clinical Trials Involving Behavioral Interventions. July 11-23, 2010. The institute aims to provide a thorough grounding in the conduct of randomized clinical trials to researchers and health professionals interested in developing competence in the planning, design, and execution of randomized clinical trials involving behavioral interventions. Seeking researchers who have demonstrated research potential and experience and who will clearly benefit from behavioral randomized controlled trial training. The ideal candidate will have prior experience, and will be actively pursuing an independent research career, in behavioral randomized clinical trials. Those who have extensive research experience will only be considered after more junior investigators have been evaluated. For more information, visit obssr.od.nih.gov/
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Summer Course on Feminist Intersectionality and Political Discourse. Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. July 5-9, 2010. This course aims not only to unpack pertinent theoretical and conceptual debates, but to link theoretical thinking to doing intersectional research in an increasingly intersectionalized policy environment. The course will explore intersectionality and comparative approaches, developing standards of measurement, understanding institutional change, and discursive shifts from a homogenous gender category to one that is embedded in a complex web of multiple inequalities. The course is aimed at advanced PhD students or postdoctoral researchers. Deadline: February 15, 2010. For more information, visit www.summer.ceu.hu/feminist.

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