February 2013 Issue • Volume 41 • Issue 2

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Publications

Contemporary Justice Review Special Issue: Anarchism as a Foundation for Justice. Contemporary Justice Review welcomes papers that focus on the theory of anarchism as it relates to justice as well as on practices that serve to meet the needs of all in different social situations. Anarchism is regarded as a needs-based perspective on social life whose aims are best achieved through nonviolent means. Articles might suggest or outline anarchist strategies for fostering families, schools, and places of work that take into account the needs of all, structurally, as well as in the daily practices of those involved in these social arrangements. Articles focusing more broadly on economic and sociopolitical issues as they impact the principles and processes of justice are also encouraged. We welcome any work on the ecology movement, animal rights movement, local food movement, sustainable agriculture movement, and/or restorative justice movement. Deadline: April 15, 2013. Contact: Dennis Sullivan at dsullivan6@nycap.rr.com.

Contexts is currently seeking contributors to compose short “In Brief” pieces for its upcoming issue. These articles summarize research related to newsworthy topics. While these articles are academically informed, they are written for a broader audience and are largely free of academic jargon. Sample articles can be found at contexts.org/articles/issues/summer-2012/ under Departments. These articles are a great way to write about your existing interests or explore an entirely new topic, while getting a publication under your belt. We are open to any creative article ideas. Contact: Joanne Chen at jchen@sociology.rutgers.edu; contexts.org.

Feminist Criminology Special Issue: 30th Anniversary of the Division on Women & Crime. In November 2014, the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Women & Crime (DWC) will celebrate its 30th anniversary. In honor of this milestone event, the Division’s official journal, Feminist Criminology, is soliciting papers for a special issue commemorating the DWC’s 30th anniversary. Papers for this issue will be divided into three categories but will have one unifying theme: an assessment of the “state of the discipline” for feminist criminology. The three categories include: feminist criminological theorizing, feminist criminological methodology, and feminist criminological praxis. All papers should be anchored in an analysis of current best practices for feminist criminology. Empirical analyses are preferred, but theoretical essays also may be submitted. Deadline: April 19, 2013. Contact: Susan Sharp at ssharp@ou.edu or Amanda Burgess-Proctor at burgessp@oakland.edu; fcx.sagepub.com.

The Michigan Sociological Review is pleased to announce its upcoming special edition (Spring 2013) on “Social Construction of Difference and Inequality.” Topics salient to inequality and difference are welcome. All manuscripts are to be in ASA format and sanitized (remove author self-references) for review. Deadline: February 28, 2013. Contact: tore@stcloudstate.edu; www.gvsu.edu/msr/.

Meetings

3rd Annual Conference of the Sociology of Development Section of the American Sociological Association, October 24-25, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT. Theme: “The Future of Development.” The conference will focus on current research that provides foundation and direction for promising lines of future scientific inquiry on development, with an emphasis on works that crosscut social, economic, political, and ecological spheres. All development-related topics and methodological perspectives are welcome. The organizers plan to give awards for the best papers authored by faculty and graduate students. Partial funding to defray costs of airfare/lodging may be available, pending budgetary constraints and with preference for junior scholars and international scholars from developing nations. Deadline: May 1, 2013. Contact: Andrew Jorgenson at socofdevelopment@soc.utah.edu.

39th New England Undergraduate Sociology Research Conference, April 19, 2013, Bryant University, Smithfield, RI. Sociology students are invited to submit a proposal for presentation at the 2013 Undergraduate Research Conference. Presentations can come from term papers, service projects, senior theses, capstone projects, or research specifically conducted for this conference. Proposals may be for individual, group, or poster presentations or for a panel—a set of 3-5 separate presentations on a similar theme. Submit a short abstract of what you plan to present. Deadline: April 1, 2013. Contact: Gregg Carter at gcarter@bryant.edu; neusrc.bryant.edu.

76th Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society (RSS), August 6-9, 2013, New York, NY. Theme “An Injury to One is an Injury to All: Resistance and Resiliency in an Age of Retrenchment.” The conference calls attention to the rural roots of solidarity and change in the context of global restructuring and political retrenchment. The 2013 RSS meetings will overlap with the 2013 ASA meeting and there will be two jointly sponsored sessions. Deadline: March 15, 2013. Contact: RSS2013@oneonta.edu; www.ruralsociology.us/ .

2013 ASA Section on Teaching and Learning Pre-Conference Workshop, August 8, 2013, New York, NY. Theme: “Universal Design: Interrogating Inequality in Learning.” Engagement with experienced colleagues and with each other, keynotes, panels, discussions, roundtables and networking are designed to provide an integrated learning experience grounded in the scholarship of teaching and learning. We invite colleagues at the earlier stages of their teaching careers who are particularly dedicated to the science and art of teaching sociology to become part of this community of scholarly teachers. Space is limited to 40 participants. A non-refundable $60 registration fee covers conference materials, programming, and meals. Participants are expected to be members of the ASA Section on Teaching and Learning. Early application ensures space. Deadline:  June 15, 2013. Contact: Melinda Messineo at mmessine@bsu.edu; sites.google.com/site/alphakappadeltainternational/Home/asa-pre-conference-workshop. Travel support is available. SAGE Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Awards: Travel grants sponsored by SAGE Publications to prepare a new generation of leaders in the sociology teaching movement are available. Deadline: March 1, 2013. Contact Keith Roberts at robertsk@hanover.edu; www.sagepub.com .

2014 Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, April 10-13, 2014, Atlanta, GA. Theme: “Crossing Borders.” The history of the United States is a product of migrations—internal and international. Along with people, goods, and ideas crossed these borders, reshaping the composition and character of the American people. The theme for the 2014 conference seeks to examine, in all their complexity, a broad array of border crossings and “encounters” in U.S. history, highlighting the contributions and challenges presented by those who transcended borders to redefine their lives or flee the constraints of their pasts. The program committee invites the submission of panels and presentations that deal with the themes of the conference and other important issues in American history. Teaching sessions and professional development sessions are also welcome. Deadline: February 28, 2013. www.oah.org/news/index.html?article_id=3043 .

European Sociological Association (ESA) 2013 Conference, August 28-31, 2013, Torino, Italy. Theme: “Crisis, Critique and Change.” The conference calls for research, explanations, and reflections on the causes of the crisis and its effects, both on the political agenda and on individuals’ and family lives. We look for sociological contributions to foster an understanding of the crisis and the dual role of critique in interpreting and affecting changes. www.esa11thconference.eu.

Power and Justice in the Contemporary World-Economy, August 9, 2013, Hotel Pennsylvania, New York, NY. This one-day conference will focus on highlighting sociologists’ contributions to contemporary struggles for social justice around the world. Co-sponsored by four ASA sections, it is being held the day before the opening of the ASA Annual Meeting in New York. The conference program is open and all proposals for participation on topics related to power and justice in the contemporary world-economy will be considered. Deadline: February 23, 2013. www.powerandjustice.com.

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Meetings

March 1-2, 2013. Theorizing the Web, Graduate Center-CUNY, New York, NY. Theorizing the Web is an annual conference that focuses specifically on major theoretical questions raised by the Web’s entrance into everyday life. Contact: wboesel@ucsc.edu; www.theorizingtheweb.org/2013/.

March 2, 2013. 15th Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference, Chicago, IL. Theme: “Culture and Subcultures.” chicagoethnography2013.wordpress.com/.

March 13-14, 2013. State and Social Movements: Violence, Health, and Food Security, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India. Contact: Mangala Subramaniam at msubrama@purdue.edu; web.ics.purdue.edu/~msubrama/CFP_Engaging_India.pdf.

March 18-20, 2013. 2013 International Labour Process, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Contact: ilpc.admin@ilpc.org.uk; www.ilpc.org.uk/.

March 27-30, 2013. 93rd Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Sociological Association, New Orleans, LA. Theme: “New Social Media and Life, Politics, and Society in the Early 21st Century.” Contact: Cynthia Cready at Cynthia.Cready@unt.edu; www.swsociology.org/html/home.html.

March 27-30, 2013. Midwest Sociological Society (MSS) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Theme: “Integrating the Sociology Eclectic: Teaching, Research and Social Activism.” Contact: Barbara Keating and Kimberly Maas at mss2013@mnsu.edu; www.theMSS.org.

March 27-30, 2013. Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, Wardman Park Marriott Hotel, Washington, DC. Contact: katrina.hazzard@gmail.com; pcaaca.org/national-conference/.

March 29-31, 2013. Australian International Cultural and Educational Institute Online Conference on Multidisciplinary Social Sciences. www.auaicei.com.

April 9-13, 2013. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA. www.aag.org/annualmeeting.

April 11-14, 2013. 2013 Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Theme: “Entangled Histories: Connections, Crossings, and Constraints in U.S. History.” www.oah.org/news/index.html?article_id=3043.

April 19, 2013. 39th New England Undergraduate Sociology Research Conference, Bryant University, Smithfield, RI. Contact: Gregg Carter at gcarter@bryant.edu; neusrc.bryant.edu.

May 17-19, 2013. International Conference of Half Century of Migration and Regional Integration in South China, Pearl River Delta Social Research Centre, CUHK-Shenzhen Research Institute, Shenzhen, China. Contact: abby.kan@cuhk.edu.hk; www.cuhk.edu.hk/soc/prdsrc/index.html.

May 22-26, 2013. French Association for American Studies Annual Meeting, Religion, Spirituality, and the Politicization of Sexualities in the United States Panel, Angers, France. Contact: Guillaume Marche at gmarche@u-pec.fr; afea.fr/spip.php?article447#atelier 10.

May 25-26, 2013. Collaboration among Government, Market, and Society: Forging Partnerships and Encouraging Competition, Shanghai, China. www.appam.org/events/international-conferences/ .

June 6-8, 2013. Society for Menstrual Cycle Research 20th Biennial Conference, Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY. Theme: “Making Menstruation Matter.” www.menstruationresearch.org/2013-conference.

June 6-9, 2013. Labor & Employment Relations Association First Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO. Contact: david.lewin@anderson.ucla.edu; leraweb.org.

June 13-14, 2013. International Workshop on Religion, Law and Policy Making: European Norms and National Practices in Eastern Europe and the Russian Federation, Tartu, Estonia. Contact: Alar Kilp at alar.kilp@ut.ee, Jerry G. Pankhurst at jpankhurst@wittenberg.edu, or William B. Simons at william.simons@ut.ee; ceurus.ut.ee/conferences/call-for-papers-religion-and-politics-workshop/.

July 1-3, 2013. CEPE 2013 Conference, Autónoma University, Lisbon, Portugal.Theme: “Ambiguous Technologies: Philosophical Issues, Practical Solutions, Human Nature.” www.cepe2013.com/.

July 4-6, 2013. 18th International Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology, ISEG, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. Theme: “Technology in the Age of Information.” Contact: spt2013@iseg.utl.pt; www.spt2013.com.

August 6-9, 2013. 76th Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society (RSS), New York, NY. Theme “An Injury to One is an Injury to All: Résistance and Resiliency in an Age of Retrenchment.” Contact: RSS2013@oneonta.edu; www.ruralsociology.us/.

August 9, 2013. Power and Justice in the Contemporary World-Economy, Hotel Pennsylvania, New York, NY. powerandjustice.com.

August 9-11, 2013. The Society for the Study of Social Problems 63rd Annual Meeting, New York, NY. Theme: “Re-imagining Social Problems: Moving Beyond Social Constructionism.” Contact: sssp@utk.edu; www.sssp1.org.

August 28-31, 2013. 11th Conference of the European Sociological Association, University of Turin, Italy. Theme: “Crisis, Critique and Change.” www.esa11thconference.eu.

September 3-6, 2013. International Congress on Sociology of Law and Political Action (ISA/RCSL), Toulouse, France. Workshop: “Environment and the Law: Popular Struggles, Popular Epidemiology and Other Forms of Resistance ‘from Below’ in Worldwide Areas at Risk.” 2013rcslcongress.sciencespo-toulouse.fr/IMG/pdf/Call_for_Papers_-_Environment_and_the_Law.pdf.

October 24-25, 2013. 3rd Annual Conference of the Sociology of Development Section of the American Sociological Association, Salt Lake City, UT. Theme: “The Future of Development.” Contact: Andrew Jorgenson at socofdevelopment@soc.utah.edu.

April 10-13, 2014. 2014 Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. Theme: “Crossing Borders.” www.oah.org/news/index.html?article_id=3043.

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Funding

The Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an advanced sociology PhD student who began her or his study in a community college or technical school. A student advanced to candidacy (ABD status) in an accredited PhD program in sociology in the US is eligible to apply if she or he studied at a U.S. two-year college, either part-time or full-time, for the equivalent of one full academic year. The Scholarship carries a stipend of $15,000 to support the pursuit of a PhD from Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS), and an additional $300 from the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), and a one-year membership in SWS and SSSP. The American Sociological Association (ASA), ASA joins SWS and SSSP in supporting and celebrating the awardee at their Annual Meetings. To honor Beth Hess’s career, the committee will be looking for: high quality research and writing in the proposal and letter of application, commitment to teaching, especially at a community college or other institution serving less-privileged students, research and activism in social inequality, social justice, or social problems, with a focus on gender and/or gerontology, and service to the academic and/or local community, including mentoring and activism. Deadline: April 1, 2013. Contact: Denise Copelton at dcopelto@brockport.edu; www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/336

Graduate Student Investigator Award. The Social Psychology Section of the ASA invites submissions for the Graduate Student Investigator Award. This award is designed to provide support for an innovative and outstanding research project that makes a significant contribution to social psychological scholarship. The proposed research may serve as the applicant’s dissertation, thesis, or other publishable research. The award provides $1,000 to meet some of the expenses associated with the proposed research. Deadline: March 1, 2013. Contact: Alicia Cast at acast@soc.ucsb.edu; www2.asanet.org/socialpsychology/GSI_Award.html.

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Research Grant Program funds research on a wide variety of topics related to the mission of LSAC. Specifically included in the program’s scope are projects investigating precursors to legal training, selection into law schools, legal education, and the legal profession. To be eligible for funding, a research project must inform either the process of selecting law students or legal education itself in a demonstrable way. The program welcomes proposals for research from a variety of methodologies, a potentially broad range of topics, and varying time frames. Proposals will be judged on the importance of the questions addressed, their relevance to the mission of LSAC, the quality of the research designs, and the capacity of the researchers to carry out the project. Deadlines: February 1 and September 1. www.lsacnet.org/LSACResources/Grants/lsac-legal-education-grant-program.asp.

National Socio-Environment Synthesis Center (SESYNC): Learning to Integrate across Natural and Social Sciences. SESYNC seeks proposals that build upon existing knowledge from various disciplines to advance our understanding of how undergraduate and graduate students learn to integrate data, concepts, techniques, approaches, tools, perspectives, theories, etc., from natural and social sciences to understand environmental problems and inform solutions. We invite teams to submit proposals for synthesis research to advance understanding of student learning processes and pedagogies regarding interdisciplinary integration, particularly across natural and social sciences in the context of environmental problems. Synthesis research activities should emphasize the process of teaching or learning at the undergraduate or graduate level rather than focus exclusively on content; proposals that include course content development must be framed within a larger process focus. As part of the proposed work, we encourage all teams to consider how to assess the ability to integrate across disciplines. We hope to catalyze collaborations across a broad range of areas. Thus, teams might include experts from domains traditionally engaged in social and environmental research; learning, behavioral, and cognitive sciences; information and computer sciences; and education-related disciplines. Anticipated team products are scholarly publications, although other types of products may emerge. We encourage teams to consider the “actionability” of the project results. Deadline: March 20, 2012, 5pm EST. Contact: education@sesync.org; www.sesync.org/2013T6-instructions.

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Fellowships

The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) invites applications to its PhD and postdoctoral program. BIGSSS is an inter-university institute of the University of Bremen and Jacobs University Bremen and is funded by the German Excellence Initiative. The program provides close supervision of dissertation work within a demand-tailored education and research framework. BIGSSS is part of an international network of highly acknowledged graduate programs. It supports doctoral and postdoctoral fellows in achieving early scientific independence and provides funds for the conduct, presentation, and publishing of their research. The language of instruction is English. Deadline: March 15, 2013. Contact: admissions-officer@bigsss-bremen.de; www.bigsss-bremen.de.

Predoctoral Fellowship: Multidisciplinary Training in Gender, Sexuality, and Health. The Department of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health will offer at least one and possibly two Predoctoral Fellowships in Gender, Sexuality and Health to PhD applicants entering in the fall of 2013. This fellowship is funded by a training grant award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch. Fellowships cover tuition and a stipend and include monies for professional meeting travel and academic supplies.  Funding is guaranteed up to five years.  Applicants must apply to and be accepted by the Department of Sociomedical Sciences before a training fellowship can be offered. Contact: Andrea Constancio at ac995@columbia.edu; www.mailman.columbia.edu/academic-departments/sociomedical-sciences/academic-programs/doctoral-program/predoctoral-fellowship.

Public Health Prevention Service (PHPS) is a three-year training and service fellowship for master-level public health professionals. The fellowship focuses on public health program management and provides experience in program planning, implementation, and evaluation through specialized hands-on training and mentorship at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and in-state and local health organizations. The goal of the program is to prepare public health professionals for leadership positions in local, state, national, and international public health agencies. Fellows first work in program areas within the CDC. They are then placed in a field assignment with a public health agency. Fellows initially earn a salary equivalent to a GS-9 pay grade and advance to GS-11 with geographic adjustments. Fellows receive supervision and mentoring while working on multidisciplinary projects with public and private partners. www.cdc.gov/PHPS/index.html.

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Competitions

2013 Martin Levine Student Paper Competition. The Sociologist AIDS Network (SAN) invites students to submit an original, 20 to 30-page paper on the social dimensions of HIV/AIDS for the annual student paper competition. The topic is broadly defined and can include any aspect of HIV/AIDS from a sociological perspective. The student must be the first author and must have written most, if not all, of the manuscript. The winner will receive an award of $100 and a five-year membership to SAN. Deadline: May 24, 2013. Contact: Lynn Gazley at lynn.gazley@gmail.com; www.socaids.org/.

2013 Sociologist AIDS Network (SAN) Scholarly Activity Award. The SAN Scholarly Activity Award aims to nurture scholarly interest in the sociology of HIV/AIDS by supporting the work of emerging scholars in the field.  One-two applicants will be chosen each year to receive a one-time award of up to $250 and a year of free membership in SAN. Any graduate student working on topics in the sociology of HIV/AIDS are eligible to apply. Supportable activities include, but are not limited to research expenses such as providing incentives to research subjects, transcribing interviews, or copying archival materials, and travel to conferences to present original research. Deadline: May 24, 2013. Contact: Ben Drury at bmdrury@iupui.edu; www.socaids.org/.

Career Contributions to the Sociology of HIV/AIDS Award. This Sociologists of AIDS Network (SAN) award honors outstanding contributions to the Sociology of HIV/AIDS. The award recognizes work that has significantly advanced our understanding of social aspects of the pandemic or has contributed to prevention, treatment, or policy interventions. Nominees should have pursued substantial research and/or applied work related to HIV/AIDS and should have worked in the field for at least 10 years, normally longer. Nominations should include a statement of one to two pages about the nominee’s qualifications and an electronic copy or web link to her/his CV. Scholars who were nominated in the previous round will automatically be re-considered, but nominators should feel free to submit additional materials.  Deadline:  May 24, 2013. Contact: Judy Auerbach at judithd.auerbach@gmail.com; www.socaids.org/.

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In the News

Robert Bellah, University of California-Berkeley, was quoted in a January 18 Wall Street Journal article, “The Message of Obama’s Inaugural Bibles.”

Noelle Chesley, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, was quoted in a December 25 Globe and Mail article about men’s changing work and family roles.

Philip Cohen, University of Maryland, wrote a January 8 Atlantic column, “One Possible, Troubling Outcome of Online Dating: More Social Inequality.”

Philip Cohen, University of Maryland, and Claude Fischer, University of California-Berkeley, were mentioned in a January 9 post, “Does Online Dating Undermine Marriage?,” on the Boston Globe’s “Brainiac” blog.

Melinda Denton, Clemson University, was quoted in a January 20 Deseret News article, “How Divorce Affects Young Adults’ Religiosity.”

Claude Fischer, University of California-Berkeley, wrote a January Boston Review column, “E-Disharmony.” The column also mentioned Michael Rosenfeld, Stanford University, and Reuben Thomas, City College of New York.

Charles Gallagher, La Salle University, was a guest on Nick Taliaferro’s radio show on WURD in Philadelphia on December 13 to discuss the racial implications of stand your ground laws and appeared on a November 30 Fox 29 “Race in America” segment where he talked about race relations under President Obama. Gallagher was interviewed on Michael Smerconish’s radio show on November 20, 2013, about the misperception that whites are now the new minority.

Joshua Gamson, University of San Francisco, was quoted in a January 2 NPR.com article and interviewed on NPR’s “Morning Edition” on the same day about gay characters on television shows.

Laura Hamilton, University of California-Merced, was quoted in a January 15 New York Times article about her American Sociological Review study, which found that parents’ financial help is linked to lower college GPAs and higher graduation rates. The study was also the subject of articles in Inside Higher Ed on January 14, the New York Daily News, NBCNews.com, the Denver Post, the Washington Post, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on January 15, the Deseret News on January 17, and many others.

Lee Humphreys, Cornell University, was quoted in a January 21 Agence France-Presse article about how the Library of Congress is archiving America’s tweets.

Arne Kalleberg, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was quoted in a November 2 New York Times article about the plight of hourly workers who couldn’t get to work after Hurricane Sandy, a December 14 Hickory Daily Record article about the importance of education for escaping unemployment, and January 4 Washington Post and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette articles about the kinds of jobs that were created recently.

Eric Klinenberg, New York University, wrote an article about climate proofing cities that appeared in the January 7 issue of The New Yorker, was quoted in a January 12 Globe and Mail article, “Living Alone: A Testament to Freedom or an Erosion of Society?,” and was interviewed on January 3 on NPR’s “Morning Edition” about his New Yorker article. 

Lisa Kort-Butler, University of Nebraska, was quoted in a January 2 USA Today article, “Cartoon Heroes Present Crooked View of Crime, Study Says.”

Clark McPhail, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was quoted in a December 18 New York Times article, “Crowds Are Not People, My Friend.”

Ruth Milkman, Graduate Center, City University of New York, was quoted in a January 14 Talking Points Memo article, “How Unions Went from Border Hawks to Immigration Doves.”

Katherine Newman, Johns Hopkins University, was quoted in articles in a number of media outlets tied to the Newtown, Connecticut, massacre. They include the Agence France-Presse and LiveScience.com on December 19, the Columbus Dispatch on December 24, and the Christian Science Monitor on January 17. 

Lauren Rivera, Northwestern University, was quoted in a January 12 Science News article, “Wanted: Pals for Power Brokers.”

Wanda Rushing, University of Memphis, was quoted a December 29 New York Times article, “Sprawling Memphis Aims to Be a Friendlier Place for Cyclists.” 

Robert Sampson, Harvard University, was quoted in an article in the February issue of Chicago magazine, “Can $86 Million Save a Neighborhood?”

Robert Sampson and William Julius Wilson, both of Harvard University, were quoted in a January 8 New York Times article about their research on Chicago neighborhoods.

Pepper Schwartz, University of Washington, James Witte, George Mason University, and John DeLamater, University of Wisconsin-Madison, were quoted in a January 22 USA Today article, “Sex Survey: What’s ‘Normal’ for Couples?”

Kristin Seefeldt, University of Michigan, was quoted in a January 15 New York Times article, “Life in the Red.”

Robin Simon, Wake Forest University, was quoted in a January 16 USA Today article, “Are Parents Happier? Dads May Be, But Not Moms, Singles.”

Theda Skocpol, Harvard University, was quoted in a January 14 Guardian article, “Climate Change Inaction the Fault of Environmental Groups, Report Says.”

David Smilde, University of Georgia, was quoted in an Associated Press article about food shortages in Venezuela. The article appeared in media outlets including Yahoo!News, TIME.com, and the Huffington Post on January 15.

Sandra Smith, University of California-Berkeley, was the subject of a January 7 National Journal article, “Sociologist Q&A: Addressing Joblessness and Poverty among Minorities.”

Toby A. Ten Eyck, Michigan State University, was quoted in a December 23 Detroit News article about community responses to graffiti in Detroit.

Sherry Turkle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Barry Wellman, University of Toronto, were quoted in a January 18 Washington Post op-ed, “Why Do We Still Know So Little About Adam Lanza? Because He Lived in the Cloud.” The piece also appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on January 20.

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Awards

Anne Gildea, London School of Economics, won the 2012 Sociologist AIDS Network Student Scholarly Activity Award to organize a workshop based on her research on re-framing masculinity as part of a more nuanced solution against HIV/AIDS in Africa.  

Daniel Grace, University of Victoria, has won the 2012 Sociologists AIDS Network Martin Levine Student Paper Award for his paper “Reconceiving the ‘problem’ in HIV prevention: HIV testing technologies and the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure.” 

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Transitions

Roksana Badruddoja recently left California State University-Fresno as an Assistant Professor in Women’s Studies and is now the Vice President of Research at the Partnership for the Homeless in Manhattan.

Michael Jacobson, President and Director of the Vera Institute of Justice, announced that he will step down this winter from his leadership role at the nonpartisan and nonprofit center for justice research and policy. Jacobson, who has been president for eight years, leaves to create and head a new public and fiscal policy institute for state and local governments at the City University of New York, where he will also be a professor in the sociology department of the Graduate Center.

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People

Carolyn Ellis, University of South Florida, is the new chair of the Department of Communication.

David Maume, University of Cincinnati, is the President-Elect of the Southern Sociological Society.

John Reynolds, Florida State University, is the Vice President-Elect of the Southern Sociological Society.

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New Books

Roksana Badruddoja, California State University-Fresno, Eyes of the Storms: The Voices of South Asian-American Women, 2nd ed. (Cognella Academic Publishing, 2013).

Ronald J. Berger, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Introducing Disability Studies (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2013).

C. Emory Burton, University of Texas-Dallas, The Poor Among Us:  Poverty in America (John Wallace Press, 2012).

Sean F. Everton, Naval Postgraduate School, Disrupting Dark Networks (Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences) (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

Steven J. Gold and Stephanie J. Nawyn, both of Michigan State University, Eds., International Handbook of Migration Studies (Routledge, 2013).

Elizabeth A. Hoffmann, Purdue University, Co-operative Workplace Dispute Resolution: Organizational Structure, Ownership, and Ideology (Ashgate/Gower 2013).

Edward Morris, University of Kentucky, Learning the Hard Way: Masculinity, Place, and the Gender Gap in Education (Rutgers University Press, 2012).

Fernando I. Rivera , University of Central Florida, Ed., Disaster Resiliency: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Routledge, 2013).

Kathleen C. Schwartzman, University of Arizona, The Chicken Trail: Following Workers, Migrants, and Corporations across the Americas (Cornell University Press, 2013).

Lyn Spillman, University of Notre Dame, Solidarity in Strategy: Making Business Meaningful in American Trade Associations (University of Chicago Press, 2012).

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Other Organizations

New journal of the Southern Sociological Society (SSS) Editor Search. The Executive Committee of SSS worked for over the past two years to establish an academic journal owned and run by the SSS and published by SAGE. The journal itself will focus on cutting-edge research from all methodological and theoretical traditions with implications for national and international sociological communities.  While preserving a traditional journal “feel” including normal length articles, the SSS journal will be unique in also welcoming succinct research and policy-related contributions as well as important conceptual and theoretical debates ranging from 2,000-3,000 words. The journal will publish refereed articles, research briefs, policy-related pieces, theoretical and substantive area debates. The editor will work in conjunction with SAGE Publications, the publications committee, SSS membership, and the executive committee to establish a journal title, develop an editorial board, solicit manuscripts and edit the new journal. The journal will be published three times per year, with 100 pages devoted to each volume. The initial editorial appointment will be for 3-4 years, with the expected first term beginning in June 2013. Candidates must be members of the Southern Sociological Society and have had a significant presence at the SSS in the past. We will consider co-editors and editorial teams. We seek editors with strong research programs and an established record of scholarship; attention to detail, and a desire to publish great research from all over the world. Deadline: March 15, 2013. Contact: Patricia Drentea at Pdrentea@uab.edu; www.southernsociologicalsociety.org/.

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Summer Programs

20th Annual RAND Summer Institute, July 8-11, 2013, Santa Monica, CA. Two conferences addressing critical issues facing our aging population: Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists and a Workshop on the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging. Interested researchers can apply for financial support covering travel and accommodations. For more information, visit www.rand.org/labor/aging/rsi.html.

The 2013 Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia, June 10-August 2, 2013. The SRL is open to all scholars of sociology with research interests in the Russian, East European and Eurasian region for eight weeks during the summer months. The SRL provides scholars access to the resources of the University of Illinois Slavic collection within a flexible time frame where scholars have the opportunity to seek advice and research support from the librarians of the Slavic Reference Service (SRS). Graduate students and junior scholars will also have opportunity to attend a specialized workshop on Scholarly and Literary Translation from June 10-15, 2013. For graduate students, the SRL provides an opportunity to conduct research prior to going abroad and extra experience to refine research skills.  Students will also have the opportunity of seeking guidance from specialized librarians skilled in navigating resources pertaining to and originating from Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. For more information, visit www.reeec.illinois.edu/srl/.

 

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