In the November 2001 issue of ASA Footnotes, Garry C. Gray’s affiliation was incorrectly listed in the announcement of 2001 ASA Section award winners. Gray, who received the Sociology of Law Graduate Student Paper Award is at the University of Toronto.
Call for Papers and Conferences
Asia Pacific Sociological Association, 5th Conference, July 4-7, 2002, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Theme: “Asia Pacific Societies: Contrasts, Challenges and Crises.” The 2002 APSA conference is being held prior to the XV International Sociological Association World Congress. These conferences will allow sociologists from around the world to obtain an insight into sociology in the region and will allow sociologists in the region to meet others from the U.S. and UK-Europe and to share experiences and interests. Abstracts are due February 28, 2002. More details are available on the conference website: http://www.ansoc.uq.edu. au/asia-pacific/index.htm or by e-mailing the conference convenor, Scott Baum firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carework Conference. Third Annual Carework Conference, August 15, 2002, Loyola University, Chicago, IL. Theme: “Linking Informal and Formal Carework: Perspectives from Research, Policymakers, and Advocates.” The complete call for papers and submission form can be downloaded from http://www.sas.upenn.edu/wstudies/carework/. Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2002.
China/U.S. Conference on Women’s Issues. Beijing, People’s Republic of China, October 22-25, 2002. Theme: “Holding Up Half the Sky.” Deadline for submission is March 18, 2002. For more information contact the U.S. Steering Committee: (602) 906-8886; e-mail email@example.com.
Federal Forcasters’ Conference, April 18, 2002, Washington, DC. The conference is organized around statistical issues within the scope of methodologically oriented sociologists and substantive research issues that are largely socio-economic. The deadline for submitting abstracts is February 15, 2002. For more information see: http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ffc/.
National Rural Women’s Health Conference. September 19-21, 2002, Westin Grand Hotel, Washington, DC. Theme: “Linking Mental, Behavioral, and Physical Health: Quality of Life Issues, Outcomes, and Strategies for Health Promotion.” The conference is an outreach program of Penn State University’s College of Health and Human Development. To submit an abstract see: www.outreach. psu.edu/C&I/RuralWomensHealth or call (814) 863-5100. Submission deadline is January 21, 2002.
South African Sociological Association (SASA). Call for papers for the SASA Congress, East London, June 30-July 3, 2002. Theme: “Citizenship, Living Rights and the Public Intellectual.” The deadline for submission of abstracts is February 28, 2002. The deadline for submission of papers is May 15, 2002. Authors are advised to send their papers electronically. The online version of this announcement is available on: http://generalupdate.rau.ac.za/sasa/CallForPapers2002.htm. All communication and inquiries about the Congress should be addressed to: Ms Namhla Zondani, (SASA 2002 Congress), Department of Sociology, Rhodes University, P.O. Box 7426, East London 5200, South Africa; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; +27 (0) 43 704 7082; fax +27 (0) 43 704 7112. General inquiries on SASA may be addressed to email@example.com or directly to the SASA Secretary: J.Adesina@ru.ac.za.
Vanderbilt University. An Interdisciplinary Graduate Colloquium, April 19-20, 2002. Theme: “The Limits of the Past.” The conference is an invitation to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences to think through the nature of “memory work” in the constitution of our understanding of the world. Send 250 word abstracts and a brief curriculum vitae by January 15 to the Conference Chairs: Edward Harcourt and David Karr, Conference Co-Chairs, The Limits of the Past, VU Station B, Box 3473, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235-3473; e-mail abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org and
email@example.com. See the conference website at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/rpw_center/conference.htm for more information.
Critical Demography, the new biennial series by Plenum Press solicits original manuscripts for its second volume, theme: “Critical Demography, Gender Inequality and Sexism.” Critical Demography’s purpose is to showcase new and innovative approaches to the study of population with an emphasis on the manner in which the social structure differentiates dominant and subordinate populations. Submitted manuscripts will be peer reviewed. Submit by March 31, 2002 to: Hayward Derrick Horton, Editor, Critical Demography, Department of Sociology, SUNY-Albany, Albany, NY 12222 For further information contact the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org; (518) 442-4907; fax (518) 442-4936.
Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnat-ionalism is a new peer-reviewed, feminist, interdisciplinary journal based at Smith College. They strongly encourage submissions from women living on the continents of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Contact the Meridians editorial office (email@example.com) if you would like more information about submitting work to the journal.
Modern Language Association, in collaboration with the American Association of University Professors, is planning a book on academic collective bargaining. The book will contain a section of essays (5-10 manuscript pages each), reflecting a broad range of individual perspectives (pros and cons) and experiences (administrators, full-time and part-time faculty, graduate assistants, academic staff) that will discuss significant issues and questions related to academic collective bargaining. Anyone wishing to contribute an essay to this section is invited to send by March 1, 2002 an essay proposal (1-2 double-spaced pages) to Joseph Gibaldi, 26 Broadway, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10004-1789; fax (646) 458-0030; e-mail JGibaldi@mla.org.
Research in Social Science and Disability solicits original manuscripts for Volume 4, “Conflict and Change in the Disability Community” to be published in 2003. Submissions can include theoretical and critical papers, analyses based on qualitative as well as quantitative research methodologies, methodological or conceptual papers, and comprehensive reviews of the literature. Send four copies by May 1, 2002 to Sharon Barnartt, Department of Sociology, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC 20002; e-mail Sharon.Barnartt@Gallaudet.edu.
Sociological Spectrum, the official journal of the Mid-South Sociological Association, is seeking manuscripts for a special issue on “Immigrants in the New South,” scheduled for November 2002. Papers on immigrant communities in the South, immigrants and regional race relations, relevant demographic issues in the region, questions of immigrant adaptation, relations between immigrant parents and their children, or the causes and consequences of international migration to the Southern U.S. should be submitted before March 15, 2002. Send to: Carl L. Bankston III, Department of Sociology, 220 Newcomb Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118. For more information contact (504) 862-3024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 21-24, 2002. East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference, East-West Center in Honolulu, HI. Theme: "Local/Global Relations in the Asia Pacific Region". See
http://www.EastWestCenter.org/edu-sp.asp. For questions, e-mail studentconference@EastWestCenter.org.
February 28-March 1, 2002. Southwest Regional Learning Communities Conference, Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, Tempe, AZ. Theme: "Building Communities of Active Learners." For additional information see: http://www.mcli. dist.maricopa.edu/events/lcc02/.
March 22-24. Public Choice Society and Economic Science Association 2002 Meeting, U.S. Grant Hotel, San Diego, CA. For additional information, see http://www.pubchoicesoc.org/.
April 4-6, 2002. Cardiff School of Social Sciences/IPPR International Conference, Cardiff University, United Kingdom. Theme: "Demoralization: Morality, Authority, and Power." For additional information, contact: Helen Butler, DMAP Office, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3WT, United Kingdom; e-mail email@example.com.
April 10-12, 2002. National Social Science Association National Conference, Las Vegas, NV. Further information is on their website at: http://nssa.apsu.edu.
Advertising Educational Foundation is offering a Visiting Professor Program (VPP) for 2002. Invitation is extended to professors of the liberal arts, advertising, marketing, and journalism. The program is designed to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas between academia and industry, plus provide an on-the-job, day-to-day experience at an advertising agency. A maximum of 12 professors will be placed with agencies in New York, Chicago, and possibly the West Coast. Participants are expected to be available for the full two weeks of the program. VPP Program: July 22-August 2, 2002. Application due date: February 15, 2002. For additional information contact Sharon D. Hudson, Vice President, Manager, Visiting Professor Program, The Advertising Educational Foundation, 220 East 42 Street, Suite 3300, New York, NY 10017; (212) 986-8068; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Academy of Arts & Sciences invites applications for research fellowships at its new Visiting Scholars Center. Strong preference will be given to proposals related to the Academy’s program areas: Science, Technology, and Global Security; Social Policy and Education; and Humanities and Culture. Interdisciplinary and cross-national studies are encouraged. In addition to conducting individual research, fellows will participate in conferences, seminars, and events at the Academy. For more information contact the Visiting Scholars Center, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 136 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA 02138-1996; (617) 576-5014; fax (617) 576-5050; e-mail email@example.com. Application information is available on the Academy’s website http://www.amacad.org.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Women’s International Science Collaboration Program, 2001-2003 aims to increase the participation of women in international scientific research. For further information and region-specific guidelines, see: http://www.aaas.org/international/wiscnew.shtml.
American Educational Research Association (AERA) has Postdoctoral Fellowships, Research Grants and Dissertation Fellowships available. Underrepre-sented and underserved researchers in the area of education are strongly encouraged to apply. The application deadline for awards effective May 2002 is March 15, 2002. Complete guidelines and application materials are located on AERA’s homepage www.aera.net.
American Educational Research Association (AERA) Grants Program offers small grants and fellowships for researchers who conduct education policy- and practice-related studies using large-scale, national and international data sets such as TIMSS, NAEP, NELS, etc. Funding is available for doctoral students, postdocs, and faculty-level researchers. The AERA Grants Program supports quantitative research on a wide variety of educational issues that includes but is not limited to: teachers and teaching, student achievement and assessment, curriculum development, student and parental attitudes, educational participation and persistence, school finance, and higher education. The next deadline for applications is March 1, 2002. For further information on specific programs and application requirements see the website http://www.aera.net/grantsprogram or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 964-5264.
University of British Columbia. Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Social Science. Applications are invited from persons who are interested in being involved in a large social research study examining the growth of aquaculture in Canada and the way in which it is influencing the social and economic development of Canada’s coastal communities. Address applications and further queries to: Ralph Matthews, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, The University of British Columbia, 6303 NW Marine Drive Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada; (604) 822-4386; fax (604) 822-6161; e-mail email@example.com.
University of California-Berkeley. The Center for the Study of Law and Society, invites applications for visiting scholars for 2002-2003. The Center fosters empirical research and theoretical analysis concerning legal institutions, legal processes, legal change, and the social consequences of law. The Center will consider applications for varying time periods, from two weeks to the full academic year. Apply by post or e-mail to Visiting Scholars Program, Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-2150; firstname.lastname@example.org. Decisions will be made by March 30, 2002. Direct inquiries to the Director, Robert A. Kagan, email@example.com; or to the Associate Director, Rosann Greenspan, firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the Center’s website at http://www.law.berkeley.edu/institutes/csls/.
University of California-Davis is the site for a new National Science Foundation, Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program on Biological Invasions. The program stresses interdisciplinary collaboration and mentorship among students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and the non-academic community. Review of applications begins January 15, 2002. For more information see http://www.cpb.ucdavis.edu/bioinv.
Center for Retirement Research at Boston College is soliciting proposals for the Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for Junior Scholars in Retirement Research. The program’s purpose is to promote research on retirement issues by junior scholars in a wide variety of disciplines. Applicants are required to have a PhD or comparable professional certification. The Program is funded through a grant from the Social Security Administration (SSA). The deadline for proposals is March 15, 2002. For more details, including complete submission guidelines, visit our website at www.bc.edu/crr or contact Elizabeth Lidstone at (617) 552-1677 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) announces an opportunity for U.S. universities and colleges to host Young Russian Leaders through the Russian-U.S. Young Leadership Fellows for Public Service (YLF) Program. YLF is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the Department of State, funded by Freedom Support Act (FSA), and administered by IREX. They invite U.S. universities and colleges to apply to serve as a host for one or more graduate-level, non-degree students from Russia for the 2002-2003 academic year. Host applications must be received by IREX no later than March 1, 2002. More information about the YLF Program and the host application can be downloaded from the IREX website http://www.irex.org/programs/ylf/. If you have any questions about hosting Russian fellows for Fall 2002, please contact IREX at (202) 628-8188 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Martin Buber Forum and The Leo Baeck Institute, New York City, invite paper and panel proposals for the bi-annual interdisciplinary Martin Buber Conference, May 5, 2002. Theme: “Martin Buber: His World, Our World.” Submissions by people from all walks of life welcomed—academics, non-academics, graduate and undergraduate students. Send abstracts or symposium proposals with curriculum vitae to: Maurice Friedman, Departments of Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Comparative Literature, College of Arts and Letters, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182; e-mail email@example.com; or Bonita Leeds, The Martin Buber Forum, PMB-2212, 101 West 23 Street; New York, NY 10011; e-mail BonitaLeeds@msn.com. Submission deadline: March 11, 2002.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Human Genome Research Institute seek applications in the Environmental Justice area titled “Environmental Justice: Partnerships to address ethical challenges in environmental health.” Environmental Health comprises those aspects of human health, including quality of life, that are determined by physical, chemical, biological, social and psychosocial factors in the environment. It also refers to the theory and practice of assessing, correcting, controlling and preventing those factors in the environment that can potentially affect adversely the health of present and future generations (draft definition developed at a WHO consultation in Sofia, Bulgaria, 1993). For the grant application information, see: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-02-005.html. For further information, contact: Shobha Srinivasan, Scientific Program Administrator, Division of Extramural Research and Training, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, (919) 541-2506, fax (919) 316-4606; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Science Research Council. Program on the Arts. The Program’s Dissertation Fellowships on the Arts and Social Science are intended to foster research on the social dimension of art in relation to a number of key issues, notably the construction of artistic ‘value’ and the place of art in contemporary society. They encourage projects that explore diverse aspects of the artistic experience, including its production, distribution and consumption, along with those that address globalization, multiculturalism, and new technologies. Deadline: March 1, 2002. Program on the Arts, Social Science Research Council, 810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10019; (212) 377-2700 ext. 606; fax (212) 377-2727; e-mail email@example.com; www.ssrc.org.
Women’s International Science Collaboration (WISC) Program 2001-2003. Primary Sponsor: American Association for the Advancement of Science Supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), this program aims to increase the participation of women in international scientific research by helping establish new research partnerships with colleagues in Central/Eastern Europe, Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union, Near East, Middle East, Pacific, Africa, the Americas, and Asia. Small grants ($4,000-5,000) will provide travel. See http://content. sciencewise.com/content/index.cfm?objectid=8980.
In the News
Ronald Berger, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, was featured in a front-page story in The Janesvelle Gazette on November 18, 2001, about his dramatic screenplay “The Promise” based on his book Constructing a Collective Memory of the Holocaust.
Mary Frank Fox, Georgia Institute of Technology, and her research on women in science and engineering were featured in Engineering Dimensions (Nov/Dec 2001), in a special issue on “access to the profession.”
Charles Gallagher, Georgia State University, was interviewed on Atlanta’s ABC affiliate on stereotypes of Arab Americans and was quoted in The AP News for how he integrated the September 11 bombing into a introductory sociology research paper.
Peter Kivisto, Augustana College, was interviewed on public television station WQPT’s “Perspectives” program on a course on militant fundamentalism that he will be teaching in January as part of a package of courses being offered at the college in the wake of September 11.
Aliza Kolker, George Mason University, was interviewed on December 1 by KPAM, a CNN and ABC Radio news affiliate in Portland, Oregon. The subject of the live news interview was cloning.
Alex R. Piquero, University of Florida, was quoted in a November 21, 2001 article in The Gainesville Sun on the topic of college-town crime rates.
Wendy Simonds, Georgia State University, wrote a feature article reflecting on her experiences on doing ethnographic research that was published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 30, 2001.
Rebecca Warner, Oregon State University, was interviewed and quoted in an August 17, 2001, article on the front page of The Oregonian titled, “Portlanders Increasingly Avoid Trips Down the Aisle.” As a follow up to that story on decisions to delay marriage and possibility of singlehood as an emerging trend, on August 18, 2001 she was also interviewed on the “Lars Larson Show,” KXL Radio, 950 AM, Portland, OR.
Caught in the Web
Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (JIS) has moved to a more compact web domain at www.JIS3.org.
ASA’s International Migration Section invites submissions for its Graduate Student Paper Award. Papers may be published or unpublished, cannot be co-authored with a faculty member, and can be self-nominated or nominated by others. Deadline for receipt of nominations is April 29, 2002. Send one hard copy with cover letter and with a return address to: Sara Curran, 153 Wallace Hall, Department of Sociology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544. Queries can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ASA Theory Section invites submissions for the Shils-Coleman Memorial Award. This is an annual prize for the best submitted social theory paper by a current graduate student. Eligible papers include a paper that has been published or accepted for publication, a paper presented or accepted for presentation at a professional meeting, or a paper suitable for publication or presentation. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2002. Electronic submission as an attached file in a standard word-processing format is strongly encouraged. Please submit your paper to: email@example.com. However, paper submission is also acceptable. Mail to Michael Bell, Chair, Graduate Student Paper Committee, Department of Sociology, 107 East Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 50011.
Sociologists’ AIDS Network (SAN) announces the Martin Levine Student Essay Competition for 2002. Sociology students are invited to submit original, 20-page essays on the social dimensions of HIV/AIDS. For more information contact Bronwen Lichtenstein, Center for Social Medicine and STD’s, University of Alabama-Birmingham, 1212 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294-3350; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submission is March 30, 2002.
Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) invites nominations for the 2002 Cheryl Miller Award. Applicants may join at the same time they apply for the award. For membership information, see www.socwomen.org. Applications must be postmarked by May 15, 2002. Mail to: Linda M. Blum, Department of Sociology, Horton Social Science Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824-3586. Address any questions via e-mail email@example.com.
Members' New Books
Bert N. Adams, University of Wisconsin and Rosalind A. Sydie, University of Alberta, Sociological Theory (Pine Forge Press, 2001).
Anne-Marie Ambert, York University, The Effect of Children on Parents, Second Edition (Haworth, 2001).
Jozsef Borocz, Rutgers University, with Melinda Kovacs eds., Empire’s New Clothes: Unveiling EU-Enlargement (E-book, Central European Review online, 2001).
Chris Chase-Dunn, University of California-Riverside and Susanne Jonas, University of California-Santa Cruz, together with Nelson Amaro, co-edited the new book Globalization on the Ground: Postbellum Guatemalan Democracy and Development (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001).
Ben Crow, University of California-Santa Cruz, Markets, Class and Social Change: Trading Networks and Poverty in Rural South Asia (Palgrave, 2001).
Betty A. Dobratz, Iowa State University, Lisa K. Walkner, University of Houston-Downtown, and Timothy Buzzell, Baker University, eds. The Politics of Social Inequality (Elsevier Science, 2001).
Juan L. Gonzales, Jr., California State University-Hayward, Prejudice and Discrimination in America (Kendall/Hunt Publishing, 2001).
Dean R. Hoge, William D. Dinges, Mary Johnson, and Juan L. Gonzales Jr., Young Adult Catholics: Religion in the Culture of Choice (University of Notre Dame Press, 2001).
Mary Clare Lennon, National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, Work, Welfare, and Well-Being (Haworth, 2001).
Jeremiah Lowney, Carroll College, What Were Your Parents Doing Back Then? Youth and Drugs in a Southern California Beach Community From 1970 into the 21st Century (University Press of America, 2001).
James Mahoney, Brown University, The Legacies of Liberalism: Path Dependence and Political Regimes in Central America, (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001).
Harriette Pipes McAdoo, Michigan State University, ed. Black Children: Social, Educational, and Parental Environments, 2nd Ed. (Sage Publications, 2002).
Nico Stehr, Center for Advanced Cultural Studies (Germany) and University of British Columbia, Die Zerbrechlichkeit moderner Gesellschaften (Velbrück, 2000); The Fragility of Modern Societies: Knowledge and Risks in the Information Age (Sage, 2001); with Peter Weingart, Practising Interdisciplinarity (University of Toronto Press, 2000); with Richard V. Ericson, Governing Modern Societies (University of Toronto Press, 2000); with Reiner Grundmann, Werner Sombart: Economic Life in the Modern Age (Transaction Books, 2001) and Knowledge and Economic Conduct: The Social Foundations of the Modern Economy (University of Toronto Press, 2002).
Ryoko Tsuneyoshi, University of Tokyo, The Japanese Model of Schooling: Comparisons with the United States (Routledge Falmer, 2001).Supreme Court Subcommittee on Racial and Gender Bias to study racial, ethnic, and gender disparity in sentencing.
Kenneth H. Tucker, Jr., Mount Holyoke College, Classical Social Theory: A Contemporary Approach (Blackwell Publishers, 2002).
Amherst College will host a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers, June 24-August 2, 2002. The application deadline is March 1, 2002. Applications are welcome from persons trained in the humanities and social sciences including history, philosophy, literature, sociology, psychology, anthropology, political science, criminology, and law. Information is available at http://www.amherst.edu/~ljst/neh.html. For additional information, contact Linda Spalluzzi, at (413) 542-2380; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Research Consortium III, supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, will sponsor a 2002 Summer Institute for family researchers. The Institute will provide a forum for dissemination, evaluation, and discussion of important new developments in theory and research design, methods and analysis in the field of family research. Theme: “Family Processes, Mental Health and Positive Development in Diverse Contexts.” The Institute will be held at the Ballantyne Resort in Charlotte, NC, June 20-23, 2002. Minority family researchers are particularly encouraged to participate. Deadline for applying is Friday, March 15, 2002. For applications and/or more information contact: Dee Frisque, Center for Human Development and Family Research in Diverse Contexts, The Pennsylvania State University, 106 Henderson Building, University Park, PA 16802-6504; (814) 863-7108; fax (814) 863-7109; e-mail email@example.com; www.hhdev.psu.edu/chdfrdc.
NEH Summer Seminar. Theme: “Justice, Equality, and the Challenge of Disability,” June 24-July 26, Sarah Lawrence College. For more information, and for an application form, e-mail Anita Silvers at firstname.lastname@example.org or write Chris Anderson, NEH Seminar Information Officer, Department of Philosophy, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA 94132. Applications are due March 1, 2002.
National Institutes of Health, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, will hold its Second Annual Summer Institute on Design and Conduct of Randomized Clinical Trials Involving Behavioral and Social Interventions, July 28-August 9, 2002, Arlie Conference Center, Arlie, VA. The application form, instructions, and frequently asked questions are posted at http://obssr.od.nih.gov/Conf_Wkshp/rct/RCT_Info.htm or may be obtained from: TASCON, Incorporated, Attention NIH RCT Course, 1803 Research Boulevard, Suite 305, Rockville, MD 20850; (301) 315-9000; e-mail
Earl Babbie, Chapman University, is President-elect of the Pacific Sociological Association.
Michael S. Bassis has joined the Association of American Colleges and Universities as Senior Development Advisor.
Florence Bonner, Howard University, is a senior fellow at the National Science Foundation Division of Social and Economic Sciences.
Craig Calhoun, New York University, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, CA.
Madeleine Cousineau is the new chair of the Social Science Department at Mount Ida College.
Diane E. Davis has joined the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Steve Derné, State University of New York-Geneseo, received a 2001-2002 Humanities Fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation for his project on “Cultural Globalization and Men’s Gender Culture in India and Fiji.” He will complete the project at the Office of Women’s Research at the University of Hawaii in Spring 2002.
Judith Gordon, University New Haven, is a visiting fellow for the year at the Gilder-Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale.
John L. Hammond, Hunter College and Graduate Center, CUNY, presented a paper on Popular Education of Children in the Salvadoran Guerrilla War at a conference on children and youth at UNESP (São Paulo State University), Marilia, in November. He also gave a talk at the university on U.S. International Policy after September 11.
Larry Isaac has been named the Mildred and Claude Pepper Distinguished Professor of Sociology by the College of Social Sciences at Florida State University.
Contemporary Justice Review invites its readers, scholars from all disciplines, and others interested in issues of justice to submit film reviews for publication in the journal. The length of reviews should be between 750 and 1500 words. Longer reviews will be considered from time to time as Review Essays. For information on review specifications, please contact Contemporary Justice Review, Film Review Editor, Julie Stump. Voorheesville Public Library, Voorheesville, NY 12186; (518) 765-2791; e-mail email@example.com.
Paul D. Allison, University of Pennsylvania, was awarded the 2001 Paul F. Lazarsfeld Section on Methodology Award.
Nitsan Chorev, New York University, received a research travel grant to support her dissertation research at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library in Ann Arbor, MI.
Diane E. Davis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was named a 2001 Carnegie Scholar by the Carnegie Corporation in New York for her project entitled, “Public versus Private Security Forces and the Rule of Law: The Transformation of Policing in Moscow, Johannesburg, and Mexico City.”
Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University, received the John P. McGovern Behavioral Science Award, from the Smithsonian Institution, in recognition of his contributions to furthering our understanding of American family life.
Eric L. Jensen, University of Idaho, was awarded a Fulbright grant to conduct research on comparative drug policy and lecture at the University of Aarhus, Denmark.
, University of California-Santa Cruz, was among those honored at the recent Congress of the Latin American Sociology Association; she was recognized for her “valuable and pioneering contributions to sociological knowledge.”
John H. Kramer and Jeffery T. Ulmer, Penn State University, along with Penn State political scientists James Eisenstein and Lisa L. Miller, were awarded a $240,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Law and Social Sciences Division for a quantitative and qualitative study of inter-district variation in federal criminal justice.
Clifton Marsh, Morris Brown College, was awarded a Visiting Minority Scholar position at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Phoebe Evelyn Price, United States Military Academy, won the Undergraduate Elise M. Boulding Student Paper Award for “Behavior of Military and Civilian High School Students in Movie Theaters.”
Robert J. Sampson, University of Chicago, won the 2001 Edwin H. Sutherland Award from the American Society of Criminology for “outstanding contributions to theory and research by a North American criminologist.”
Marcus S. Schulz, New School for Social Research, won the Graduate Elise M. Boulding Student Paper Award for “Political Violence, Human Rights, and Military Strategy: The Mexican Case.”
Karen Seccombe, Portland State University, received a $860,000 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for a 3-year longitudinal study of the effects of welfare reform on access to health care in Oregon.
Jeffery T. Ulmer, Penn State University, won the 2001 Distinguished New Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Corrections and Sentencing.
Jeffery T. Ulmer and John H. Kramer, Penn State University, were awarded a $45,000 grant from the Pennsylvania
Academic editor available to edit theses, dissertations, journal articles, proposals, and non-fiction book manuscripts. Contact Donna Maurer, PhD (sociology), at firstname.lastname@example.org; website
John Dowling Campbell, Gaithersburg, MD, died on October 9, 2001.
Francesco Cordasco, Monclair State University (Emeritus) died on October 4, 2001.
Vassillis C. Economopoulos, Kennesaw College, died on August 22, 2001.
Calvin C. Hernton, Oberlin College, died on October 1, 2001.
Kenneth Lutterman, formerly of NIMH, died on December 2, 2001.
Patrick McNamara, University of New Mexico, died on November 16, 2001.
Alvin Rudoff, San Jose, CA, died on January 21, 2001.
Lore K. Wright, Medical College of Georgia, died on January 13, 2001.
Natalie Allon, feminist sociologist, died in a nursing home in Pittsburgh this fall. Natalie had been a productive researcher and writer before an anesthetic accident during minor surgery after an automobile accident in 1980 resulted in total loss of movement and consciousness but not an ability to breathe on her own.
Natalie’s work was in the symbolic interaction tradition. Her book, Urban Life Styles, published in 1977, was a participant-observation and interview study of dieting groups, health spas (with Hannah Wartenberg ), and singles bars (with Diane Fishel). Her theme was “group rituals” in the 60s and 70s, the search and discovery process of “finding, locating, maintaining, and validating a self.” Natalie was one of the first sociologists to look at the social construction of fatness as deviance from a cultural norm and as a feminist issue. Her work, which was imbued with sympathy and humor, was prescient, and many of her findings and concepts are still cited. In 1984, an issue of Marriage and Family Review, Obesity and the Family, edited by David Kallen and Marvin Sussman, was published as a tribute to the work of Natalie Allon.
Natalie received her BA at Wellesley in 1963, her MA at Boston University in 1966, and her PhD at Brandeis in 1972. At the time of her accident, she was teaching at the College of Textiles and Science in Philadelphia. She was also fighting a discrimination suit against Hofstra University, which had denied her tenure. She subsequently won the suit in 1982. The settlement endows the Natalie Ina Allon Scholarships, which give $3000 annually to sociology students at Hofstra.
The Natalie Allon Discrimination Defense Fund was set up in her honor by Sociologists for Women in Society in 1980. It commemorates her discrimination battle, which has become a symbol and a model for others engaged in similar battles. The Fund is available for anyone who needs financial support for the preparation and defense of cases of sex discrimination and sexual harassment.
Natalie was always a presence at the meetings of Sociologists for Women in Society, local and national, as well as at ASA, SSSP, and the Eastern Sociological Society. She continued to be a presence to those who knew her and remember her as a vibrant, joyful, funny friend and colleague.
Judith Lorber, Brooklyn College and Graduate School, CUNY (Emerita)
Deirdre Mary Boden
Deirdre Boden was a committed intellectual and cosmopolitan creator, a citizen of the world and a patriot of the mind. Sociology was not her only career, but it was her great love. She operated simultaneously at the level of deepest theory and most concrete particulars. No thought, remark or observation occurred to her in any other way. Through vivacity, wit, and a flair for clarity, she made it all into a feast.
Raised in San Francisco and in Dublin, Dede came to sociology after a 17-year career in the film business that took her to projects across Europe. First based in Norway, then Dublin and finally London, she eventually created her own international production company, “Dede Boden and Associates.” Her films won prizes at the major film festivals—Venice, Cannes, and Kinsale among others. Dede’s attention to detail, aesthetic sensibility and experience in coordinating complex activities would be the flagstones of her academic career.
As a mature woman, Dede enrolled in the University of Illinois. Her discovery of the fields of ethnomethodology and conversation analysis led her to the University of California-Santa Barbara, and she completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees with honors, receiving her PhD in 1984. Her career, sometimes challenging, offered her positions at Stanford, Washington University, Florence, Exeter, Lancaster, Bologna, and Copenhagen, where she assumed the prestigious Chair in Communication at the Copenhagen Business School in 1997. A true internationalist, Dede was fluent in English, French, and Italian, and worked easily in five other languages as well as in many different geographical spaces. A gifted writer, Dede tirelessly developed and promulgated an independent intellectual agenda: her book, The Business of Talk: Organizations in Action, her co-editorships in Talk and Social Structure and Now/Here: Space Time and Modernity, and her numerous articles, chapters, and book reviews are testimony to her literary and intellectual talents. Additionally, Dede championed the discipline of sociology as a necessary guiding force for a decent society, as her article for The Chronicle of Higher Education shows.
In recent years, Dede analyzed how face-to-face proximity is indispensable even under conditions of sophisticated communications technology. She helped mount ambitious studies of global systems, information technologies, and—a new realm for her—mundane material articles of social life. What will now be her last book, Action in Organizations (in press with Sage), expands much of her previous work along with presenting some of the new. Dede’s final, inspiring, keynote presentation was at King’s College, London in March of this year, for a conference on Organization and Interaction. In her address, “Trust, Proximity and the Business of Talk,” Dede discussed a wide-ranging and autobiographical agenda, using examples and issues that she had been articulating over many years but now dealing with the emergence of internet industries and the communication practices of “dot-comers.”
Though Dede’s life was far too short, she managed to fill the time allotted her with an amazing array of creative and scholarly activities all the while maintaining a network of friends and colleagues worldwide. She loved talking on the telephone and used it freely to touch and enrich the lives of these many people. Caring, humor, and artistic as well as scholarly talents were hallmarks of her style. Dede had audacity and loved to share and teach, whether with students, colleagues, or friends, and whether in person, over the phone, in the classroom, at conferences, through voluminous correspondence, or with her delightful watercolor paintings and sketches.
Dede was a conjoiner: of ideas and data, of one discipline with another, of schools separated by ways of thinking, of people divided by intellectual and real oceans. Regrettably her voice and her pen are now silenced. As befits a major theme of her writing, she leaves a network of loving and appreciative friends and colleagues her presence helped create.
Cheerio, Dede. Ciao, Adieu, Farewell.
Harvey Molotch, University of California-Santa Barbara and New York University; Don Zimmerman, University of California-Santa Barbara; Doug Maynard, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Marilyn Whalen, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center
Emily Dunn Dale
Emily Dunn Dale, who taught sociology for 32 years at Illinois Wesleyan University, died in a fire in her cabin in Michigan on August 20, 2001.
During her tenure at Illinois Wesleyan, Emily earned a distinguished reputation as a teacher, sociological practitioner, and community builder. She was a model for her colleagues as well as for her students. She founded the Illinois Wesleyan chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the international sociology honor society, and the fraternity’s motto—“To study humankind for the purpose of service”—could have been her own. Her commitment to truth, to knowledge, and to the use of knowledge for the betterment of her community and society are legendary and scores of alumni sought her out when they returned to campus. A committed and spirited teacher, she was recognized for her innovative teaching in Teaching Sociology and Change magazine. She won the first Sears-Roebuck Award for teaching excellence in 1989.
Emily had a special flare for professional service. She was a founding member of the Illinois Sociological Association in 1966, the author of its constitution, its secretary in 1967, its president in 1975, and a board member from 1976-78. She served the Midwest Sociological Society in a number of capacities—as state director from Illinois, as membership chair, on its long-range planning committee, on its first standing committee on the status of women, and on its committee on undergraduate teaching. She was a founding member, regional representative, and national representative of Sociologists for Women in Society. She was co-founder, board member and president of the National Council of State Sociological Associations. She also served on the American Sociological Association’s award committee for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching for three years.
In university and community service, Emily Dunn Dale was a perennial leader, a “mover and shaker” in the most profound sense of that phrase. From 1955-60 she was president of the Human Relations Committee of McLean County. From 1961-66 she was on the Board of McLean County Family Services, serving as its vice-president in 1965-66. At various times she served on the board or advisory council of United Way, the YMCA, the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Latino Council of McLean County, Planned Parenthood, and other groups. In 1990 she received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Award and in 1991, she was one of the recipients of the YWCA’s “Women of the Year” award. Bloomington’s twin city of Normal gave her a Distinguished Service Award as early as 1970. A captivating public speaker, she was a regular commentator for WJBC Radio from 1976-1990.
Emily Dunn Dale’s scholarly publications appeared in Social Services Quarterly, Research in Education, Teaching Sociology, and in edited collections. She also wrote a number of policy reports, such as “Minority Student Attrition: Placing the Problem in Cultural Context” (1987) for the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
An inspiring teacher, a crusading reformer, a loyal and indefatigable colleague, Emily Dunn Dale will be sorely missed by her family and friends, and all those whose lives she touched.
Teddy Amoloza and Chris Prendergast, Illinois Wesleyan University
Esther I. Madriz
Esther I. Madriz, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of San Francisco (USF) and a recognized authority on criminology, died peacefully in her sleep on November 30, 2001, at her Pacifica home after a two-year battle with ovarian cancer. Esther was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, and married her first husband, Carlos Perez, in 1968. She first arrived in the United States in 1979 to earn a master’s degree in criminology at California State University at Sacramento. She received her PhD in sociology from Vanderbilt University in 1992. With her second husband, Stephen Richardson, Esther moved to New York and worked for the Women’s Division of the United Methodist Church and then taught at Hunter College from 1991 to 1996. In 1996, she and Steve moved back to California where she joined the Sociology Department at USF, becoming an associate professor in 1999. Steve died of cancer fifteen months after their arrival. In August 2000, Esther married her third husband, Bernie McGinnis.
Esther’s activism, teaching, research, and service centered around her passion for social justice issues, including women’s fear of crime, hate crimes, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, and human rights abuses against Latinos. She was author of the 1997 book Nothing Bad Happens to Good Girls: Fear of Crime in Women’s Lives, a critical feminist work that was nominated for the C. Wright Mills Award and translated into Spanish.
On the day of her death, Esther delivered a class lecture on corporate crime and then held office hours. “She was wholeheartedly committed to her students, passionate in her research, courageously outspoken, and prayerfully reflective about her life choices,” said Steven A. Privett, S.J., president of USF. “That she taught up to the day she died reflects the determination and hope with which she lived her entire life.”
Esther contributed to numerous community organizations and served on the boards of many, including the Instituto Familiar de la Raza, a grassroots organization that provides mental health, family, and AIDS services in the Mission District of San Francisco; the California Food Policy Advocates; and the journals Peace Review and Social Justice. At USF, she was co-chair of the President’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women and Associate Director of the Center for Latino Studies in the Americas.
To her students, whom she greatly loved, Esther strove to open their minds and touch their hearts, especially to societal injustices. She challenged them to make positive and loving changes in their lives and in the world around them. To her colleagues and friends, her interactions were always filled with compassion, understanding, intelligence, and collaboration. She deeply listened and continually demonstrated a personal sympathy, encouragement, support, and a contagious and enduring optimism.
Finally, family was Esther’s bedrock. She unabashedly and deeply loved her family, surrounding herself at every opportunity with their presence. She unselfishly gave of herself and conveyed to them her love and joy for life, her deep spiritual beliefs, and her optimism for the future.
Esther will be greatly missed.
Nikki Raeburn and Mike Webber, Sociology Department, University of San Francisco, and other members of Esther’s family
Patrick Hayes McNamara
Patrick H. McNamara, distinguished sociologist of religion, honored teacher, and Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of New Mexico, died on November 16, 2001, a week after emergency surgery for a brain tumor.
He was born in Merced, California and received his BA from Santa Clara University where he began to study for the priesthood as a member of the Society of Jesus. He earned his MA from St. Louis University and then, while still a Jesuit, he earned his PhD in sociology in 1968 from the University of California, Los Angeles. That same year he resigned from the Jesuits and accepted an appointment as an assistant professor at the University of Texas-El Paso. In 1970 he moved to the University of New Mexico where he remained until his retirement in 1998.
In 1984 Pat served as president of the Association for the Sociology of Religion and in 2000 he was chair of the Section for the Sociology of Religion of ASA. He published five books during his career and left a yet-untitled sixth with his publisher—it will appear next year. All of his books and the majority of his scholarly articles were in the sociology of religion, often giving particular emphasis to Catholicism. Among them are his widely used textbook: Religion American Style, and the research monographs: Conscience First, Tradition Second: A Study of Young American Catholics, and More than Money: Portraits of Transformative Stewardship (with Douglas Meeks). Indicative of his enduring scholarly commitment, Pat wrote four of his books after the age of 60 and increased his research activity after his retirement. We had breakfast together about six weeks before his death and he was excited about new avenues of study and, as a measure of the man, he was, as always, as interested in what I was doing as in his own work.
Besides his very productive research career, Pat was a truly exceptional teacher. He not only won several teaching awards (including teacher of the year), but the true mark of his excellence was the fact that well over 20,000 New Mexico students signed up for his creative and demanding Introduction to Sociology class—and several of them went on to become professional sociologists, including Rhys Williams, the next editor of the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.
It must not be overlooked that Pat was the kind of colleague and faculty member who did far more than his share in seeing that organizational tasks got done. At any given moment he was certain to be serving on at least one scholarly council or committee, from judging an outstanding student paper competition, selecting a “book of the year,” evaluating grant proposals, or being an outside tenure reviewer. He was always careful, prepared, unbiased, and on time.
Upon leaving the Jesuits, Pat met and married Joan Vivian Foley. They had two daughters, both of whom were married during the past summer—and Pat greatly enjoyed walking each of them down the aisle. Also on the domestic front, I think it safe to say that Pat was the only sociologist, and probably the only professor of any subject, who won first prize at a state fair for his home-baked bread. He did it twice.
Patrick was my friend for more than 25 years and my neighbor for nearly two.
Rodney Stark, University of Washington
C. Dale Johnson
C. Dale Johnson joined the Department of Sociology at San Diego State University (SDSU) in 1963. He completed his graduate work at the University of Minnesota in 1961, and began his teaching career at St. Olaf College and the University of Kansas.
He taught courses in the Sociology of Religion, Introductory Sociology, Social Problems, Industrial Sociology, and a graduate core course in Social Organization until 1986, at which time he entered the Faculty Early Retirement Program. He fully retired in 1996. During his career, C. Dale presented and published numerous articles on the sociology of religion, his major teaching and research interest. He served on many Master’s Thesis committees for sociology graduate students and received an SDSU distinguished Teaching Award in 1969.
Professor Johnson was Chair of the Department of Sociology from 1968 through 1970 and, again, from 1975 through 1978. He also served as Chair of the SDSU Faculty Senate, from 1969 through 1971, and remained as a member of the Senate until his retirement in 1986. He also served on the statewide Academic Senate for a number of years, and was an SDSU Associate Dean for Curriculum from 1971 to 1973.
Since his retirement, Professor Johnson has sponsored two Department of Sociology graduate student scholarships -the Maxine Johnson Award for advanced graduate students and the C. Dale Johnson award for beginning graduate students.
C. Dale is perhaps most remembered, campus-wide, as a founding member of the SDSU Faculty-Staff Center, its first president, and a strong supporter since its formation in 1976. This is memorialized in a large photo in the Center and on a bronze plaque in the Center’s garden patio. Departmental colleagues will remember C. Dale for his sage insights and advice regarding Departmental and University affairs and, perhaps most of all, for his congenial manner and his brilliant wit and sense of humor. As one of his colleagues said, “San Diego State was most fortunate to have one of the finest gentlemen and scholars as its esteemed colleague.”
Robert E. Emerick, San Diego State University