January 2010 Issue • Volume 38 • Issue 1

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Publications

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 are prepared and 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 both 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, which 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 that are important to researchers, practitioners and policy makers in the field, regardless of their main discipline. Contact: Carol Adams at c.adams@latrobe.edu.au; www.emeraldinsight.com/jgr.htm.

Meetings

13th Biennial Congress of the European Society for Health and Medical Sociology 2010, 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. Proposals are welcome that engage with this proliferation of difference, contention, and innovation in green rhetoric and practice. Call for session proposals deadline February 1, 2010. Call for presentation abstracts deadline Mar 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.

Etiology and Ecology of Post-Soviet Communication Conference, May 7-9, 2010, 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. Send one-page abstracts to nmc.conference@gmail.com by February 1, 2010. The conference culminates a one-year project on New Modes of Communication at Columbia's Harriman Institute. For more information, visit nmc.wikischolars.columbia.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 for submissions: March 3, 2010. Contact: Ransford Palmer at RPalmer805@aol.com or George Agbango, at gagbango@bloomu.edu; orgs.bloomu.edu/gasi.

Health, Embodiment, and Visual Culture Conference, November 19-20, 2010, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Theme: "Health, Embodiment, and Visual Culture: Engaging Publics and Pedagogies." This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore how visual cultural practices image and imagine unruly bodies. The aim is to explore how health, disability, and the body are theorized, materialized, and politicized in forms of visual culture including photography, video art, graphic memoir, film, body art and performance, and digital media. Proposals are invited for individual papers and roundtables that consider how contemporary visual culture makes bodies political in ways that matter for the future of democracy. Submission deadline: January 15, 2010. 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.

An Interdisciplinary Workshop on Kinship and Community, March 25–26, 2010, Graduate Center-CUNY. Today, notions and forms of the family are being challenged on a global and epochal scale. In response, this workshop aims to bring scholars into an interdisciplinary fold that critically explores the edges of the familial. Submission deadline: January 15, 2010. Contact: kinshipandcommunity@gmail.com.

Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) 60th Annual Meeting, August 13-15, 2010, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, GA. Theme: "Social Justice Work." Papers or extended abstracts (2-3-page summary of your intended presentation) for presentations must be sent submitted via our online submission cover sheet at www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/374 to session organizers no later than midnight (EST) on January 31, 2010. Contact: Glenn W. Muschert at muschegw@muohio.edu; www.sssp1.org.

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Meetings

February 4-7, 2010. Sociologists for Women in Society 2010 Winter Meeting, Santa Barbara, CA. "Left Coast Feminisms: Reimagining Borders, Bodies and the Law." For more information, visit www.socwomen.org.

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 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.

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 of this conference 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 10-12, 2010. Critical Issues in Latino Mental Health, New Brunswick, NJ. The goal of this conference 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.

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 at www.oah.org/meetings/2011.

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Funding

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announces a new initiative to address the serious employment challenges faced by many of today's new PhDs while also supporting teaching at universities and colleges. The ACLS New Faculty Fellows program will allow 50 recent PhDs in the humanities and humanistic social sciences to take two-year positions at universities and colleges, where their particular research and teaching expertise will benefit the receiving institution. Awardees will commit to teaching three semester-length courses each year and receive an annual stipend of $50,000, a $5,000 annual research and travel allowance, health insurance, and a moving allowance. Applicants for this program must be nominated by the university that awarded their PhD. Nominations are limited to the 60 U.S. members of the American Association of Universities. For more information, visit www.acls.org/news/Default.aspx?id=4565&blogid=84

The American Statistical Association Committee on Law and Justice Statistics announces a small grant program for the analysis of Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and other justice-related data. This program is designed to encourage the creative and appropriate use of these data to inform substantive and methodological issues. Awards are generally to be completed within a two-year period and are typically in the range of $25,000 to $40,000. Proposals must be e-mailed by January 15, 2010. For information, visit www.amstat.org/careers/pdfs/BJSsolicitation.pdf.

The Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Social Sciences (REGSS), an affiliate of the Social Science Research Institute at Duke University, announces the establishment of the Samuel DuBois Cook Postdoctoral Fellowship. REGSS seeks to provide a context where scholars interested in examining the constructs of race, ethnicity, and gender from an interdisciplinary perspective can engage each other in dialogue and collaboration. Postdoctoral fellows teach one course during the year, present their research at one of the center's monthly research colloquia, and devote the rest of their time to research and writing. Applications for study in any social science discipline are welcome. Stipend:  $40,000 per calendar year. Health benefits are available. Fellowship Period: August 15, 2010 - May 15, 2011. Application deadline: January 15, 2010. Contact: REGSS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Duke University, Social Science Research Institute, Box 90420 / Erwin Mill, Durham, NC 27708-0420; (919) 681-2702; pmcclain@duke.edu or klhaynie@duke.edu; www.ssri.duke.edu/programsandaffiliates/regss.html.

The International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy, the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies and the University of Cologne invites applicants for up to seven doctoral fellowships in economic sociology and political economy. Applicants must hold a Master's degree in political science, sociology, organization studies, or related fields. Degrees must be received by September 2010. A joint German and French doctoral degree (Cotutelle) is possible. Fellowships will start on October 1, 2010, and will be awarded for 15 months with the option of two additional years. Working languages at the school are English and German. Doctoral fellows will participate in a graduate school program including courses and summer school sessions. Deadline: March 15, 2010. For more information, visit www.mpifg.de/index_en.asp.

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) provides an attractive research environment for talented postdoctoral fellows. It offers up to four postdoctoral fellowships a year, including one specially designated for researchers from Central and Eastern Europe. During their tenure fellows are expected to reside in Cologne and participate in the intellectual life of the institute. Postdoctoral fellows may do research on a topic of their choice but which relates to the substantive concerns of the institute's research program. Applicants must hold a PhD degree in political science, sociology, organization studies or related fields. Degrees must be received by September 2010 at the latest. Fellowships will start on October 1, 2010, and will be awarded for one year. Deadline: January 31, 2010. For more information, visit www.mpifg.de/forschung/postdoc_program_en.asp.

Rutgers University's School of Management and Labor Relations will offer 11 fellowships for the 2010-11 academic year to outstanding PhD candidates or post-doctoral scholars studying the broadening ownership of capital assets to members of a democratic society. Stipends are $25,000, $12,500, and $5000. Deadline: January 31, 2010. Contact: beysterfellowships@smlr.rutgers.edu; www.smlr.rutgers.edu/BeysterSmileyRutgersFellowships.pdf; or www.smlr.rutgers.edu/KelsoFellowships.pdf.

The Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund (RLMRF) awards grants for interdisciplinary research and publications on subjects that include, but are not limited to: aging, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, immigrant and minority populations, culture and education, language and identity, and religion. Awards range from $10,000 to $60,000 per year, and may be used for work toward a doctoral dissertation, for postdoctoral work, or for independent scholarship. Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens and permanent legal residents. Senior scholars may request stipends based on their previous year's salary and professional standing. Applications for multiyear grants will be considered. Grants are awarded on a rolling schedule; there is no application deadline. For more information, visit www.thereedfoundation.org/landes/grants.html.

The Science, Technology, and Public Policy (STPP) Program in the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan seeks to fill one postdoctoral fellow position for two years in residence, starting fall 2010. Fellows are expected to perform research in some aspect of science and technology policy, teach courses in science and technology policy, help to organize a seminar series, and work with faculty to develop the STPP program. Applicants should be recent recipients of the doctoral degree, with demonstrated interest in science and technology policy. Areas of specialization and disciplinary approaches are open. Deadline: January 15, 2010. Contact: STPP Fellow Search, Attn: Jeanne Bisanz, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, 735 S. State Street, 4204 Weill Hall, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091; (734) 615-6942; jbisanz@umich.edu; stpp.fordschool.umich.edu.

Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship. Applications are now being accepted for the 2010 Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is: To identify and support developing minority scholars who exemplify and give fresh voice to the SSSP history and commitment to scholar activism; to give renewed energy and wider lenses to diversity in scholarship; to increase the pool of minority social and behavioral scientists; and to establish a formal commitment to diversity through support of a minority doctoral student in the social and/or behavioral sciences who demonstrates a commitment, through his or her scholarly examination, of any aspect of inequality, injustice, and oppression. Deadline: February 1, 2010. All applicants must be current SSSP members when applying. For more information, visit www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/261.

University of Connecticut Humanities Institute (UCHI) Fellowships 2010-11. UCHI is welcoming applications from external scholars for the Faculty Residential Fellowship program. Faculty Residential Fellowships are opportunities for individuals to pursue advanced work in the humanities and related social sciences. Applicants may be faculty members of colleges or universities, or independent scholars and writers. Projects may contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of the humanities. Applicants should have held the PhD for four years or more. Faculty Residential Fellowships do not support projects to study teaching methods or theories. Neither do they support surveys of courses and programs or the preparation of institutional curricula. Tenure normally covers an uninterrupted period of nine to twelve months. External fellows receive a stipend of $40,000, faculty library privileges, and an invigorating intellectual environment. Deadline: January 15, 2010. For more information, visit web.uconn.edu/uchi/home.php.

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Competitions

2010 Visiting Professor Program (VPP). The Advertising Educational Foundation invites you to apply to the Visiting Professor Program. The VPP is a two-week fellowship for professors of advertising, marketing, communications and the liberal arts. The objective of the program is to expose professors to the day-to-day operations of an advertising agency, marketing, or media company; and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas between academia and industry. The VPP gives professors a greater understanding of the industry while host companies have an opportunity to develop closer ties to academia. Preference is given to professors with little or no industry experience. Program is only offered to professors teaching in the United States. Deadline: February 12, 2010. Contact: Sharon Hudson, Vice President, Program Manager, at sh@aef.com or (212) 986-8060 x15; www.aef.com.

The ASA Section on Teaching and Learning in Sociology (STLS) established the Carla B. Howery Award for Developing Teacher-Scholars to recognize those individuals who, similar to Carla, made significant contributions to teaching sociology through training and mentoring future teacher-scholars. Jossey-Bass Publishing has recently committed, starting with the 2009 recipient(s), to providing $250 worth of their books annually as an award prize. The section thanks Jossey-Bass for their generosity. For more information, visit www2.asanet.org/sectionteach/award.html.

Beatrice Bain Research Group (BBRG) University of California-Berkeley Scholars in Residence Program 2010-2011. The BBRG is the University of California-Berkeley's critical feminist research center. The BBRG is particularly interested in enabling research on gender in its intersections with sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, nation, religion, postcoloniality, globalization, and transnational feminisms. Each year the BBRG hosts a new group of approximately 15 competitively selected scholars from the Unites States and abroad for a period of one academic year. The program is open to senior and junior faculty, visiting scholars, postdoctoral scholars and independent scholars, from any country, whose work is centrally on gender and women. Applicants must have received their PhD at least one year prior to the projected beginning of their residency at BBRG (September 1, 2010, to May 15, 2011). The BBRG is non-stipendiary, and thus Scholars in Residence provide their own financial support during the residency. Deadline: March 15, 2009. Contact: Paola Bacchetta, BBRG Director Applications/ BBRG Scholars in Residence Program, Beatrice Bain Research Group, 616 Barrows Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720; bbrg@berkeley.edu; bbrg.berkeley.edu/scholarprog.html.

The Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a continuing graduate student who began her or his study in a community college or technical school. A student in an accredited PhD program in sociology in the United States is eligible to apply if she or he studied for at least one full academic year at a two-year college before transferring to complete a BA. The scholarship carries a stipend of $3,500 from Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) to be used to support the pursuit of graduate studies as well as a one-year SWS membership. Deadline: March 31, 2010. Contact: Denise Copelton, Department of Sociology, The College at Brockport-SUNY, 350 New Campus Dr., Brockport, NY 14420; dcopelto@brockport.edu.

The C. Wright Mills Award, established in 1964, is made annually and carries with it a stipend of $500 for the author(s) of the winning book. Members of the Society for the Study of Social Problems are encouraged to submit letters of nomination for this prestigious annual award. Self nominations are acceptable. Edited volumes, textbooks, fiction, and self-published works are not eligible. Deadline: January 15, 2010. For more information, visit www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/46.

The National Mentoring and Fellowship Program of the Center for Population Research in LGBT Health is seeking applications from doctoral and advanced masters' students interested in careers in LGBT health research. The program connects students with expert faculty mentors from the national network of faculty of the Center. Mentors are closely matched to students' research interests and will assist students who are developing or working on a research project in the study of LGBT health or same-sex families/households. An ideal candidate will have an interest in working with a mentor to better incorporate population health research methods and/or concerns in their projects. Applications due: February 15, 2010. Contact: Aimee Van Wagenen at mentoring@lgbtpopcenter.org; icpsr.umich.edu/FENWAY/training/.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellows. With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Vanderbilt University's Department of Sociology will recruit new PhD students whose research interests include health and health policy. Students will earn a doctorate from Vanderbilt's Department of Sociology, be trained with a concentration in health and health policy, and participate in the Robert Wood Johnson Meharry-Vanderbilt Center for Health Policy. The Center's core mission is the education of a new generation of leaders in health and health policy studies, leaders whose diversity reflects the full diversity of the U.S. population. Deadline: January 15, 2010. For more information, visit www.vanderbilt.edu/gradschool/applications_and_information/index.php.

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In the News

Ann V. Bell, Mark Pearlman, and Raymond De Vries, all from University of Michigan, were the authors of an October 10 New York Times op-ed, "Wanted: Mammologists."

Andrew Beveridge, City University of New York-Queens College, was quoted in the October 30, 2009, New Orleans Times-Picayune about the legislative threat to the 2010 U.S. Census.

Andrew A. Beveridge, CUNY-Queens College, and William H. Frey, Brookings Institution, were quoted in an October 28 New York Times and October 30 article about Beveridge's analysis of congressional apportionment possibilities if an amendment, requiring the 2010 Census to ask whether respondents are U.S. citizens, passes Congress.

Andrew Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University, was quoted in an October 28, 2009, Washington Post article about census data revealing an increasing proportion of one-person households in the United States.

Margaret M. Chin, was quoted in the New York Times on September 17, 2009, about the recent Primary election in New York City and the significance of an Asian American winning seat, including, possibly winning a city-wide seat.

Angie Y. Chung, University at Albany, was interviewed and cited in an article in the October 11 issue of the Bergen Record on the growing Korean American population in Bergen County, NJ.

Nicolas Christakis, Harvard University, was widely published nationally and internationally for his study on loneliness being contagious, including in the December 3 Los Angeles Times, New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, and CNN.

Judith Cook, University of Illinois-Chicago, was quoted in a November 2, 2009, Charleston Gazette article about a landmark court ruling affirming that individuals in West Virginia with co-occurring mental illness and mental retardation were eligible for services to help them reside outside psychiatric hospitals.

Shelley Correll, Stanford University, was cited for her research on the maternal wall in the professional world in the November 9 New York Times "Economix" blog.

Patrick G. Coy, Kent State University, was interviewed by the NPR station, WUSB-FM (Long Island, NY) on the live program Everything Is Broken on November 24. He discussed his book, co-authored with Lynne M. Woehrle and Gregory M. Maney, on the peace movement, Contesting Patriotism: Culture, Power and Strategy in the Peace Movement.

Vaneeta D'Andrea, University of the Arts London, was a guest on Dubai Eye's Nightline programme on October 27.

John Dale, George Mason University, was quoted on November 6 in the Wall Street Journal and on November 7 by the Agence-France Presse. He was interviewed about the significance of the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell's visit to Burma (Myanmar) last week.

Morten Ender, United States Military Academy, was interviewed and quoted in a USA Today article about President Barack Obama's December 1 speech on the Afghanistan American troop expansion and the reactions of cadets at West Point to a presidential visit.

Al Gedicks, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, debated whether Wisconsin should lift its moratorium on nuclear power plant construction on Wisconsin Public Radio's Big Decisions series on October 7, 2009.

Amin Ghaziani, Princeton University, was quoted in the New York Times on October 10 in an article about internal divisions among gay rights activists about the National Equality March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights.

Timothy Hallett, Indiana University-Bloomington, was interviewed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp (CBC) Radio on October 19. The interview was about how power functions in the workplace.

Tim Hallett, Indiana University, Brent Harger, Albright University, and Donna Eder, Indiana University, had their research on gossip in the workplace featured in numerous media outlets, including Science Daily, the Associated Press, Indiana News Center, IDS, The Republic in Columbus, Fox 28 in South Bend, PsychCentral, and Asian News Network. Their work was also discussed in the November 2 New York Times.

Cedric Herring, University of Illinois-Chicago, had his research on diversity in the workplace featured in the fall edition of the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Herring's work was also featured in the Diversity Executive Magazine.

Ho-fung Hung, Indiana University-Bloomington, had his recent article on the global crisis and U.S.-China relations in the November issue of New Left Review, featured in the Beneath the Surface show at KPFK (Pacificia Radio) on November 20, in Folha de S. Paulo, Brazil's largest national newspaper, on November 29, and in the South China Morning Post on December 1.

Derek Hyra, Virginia Tech, was quoted in a September-October 2009 Chicago Reporter article on retail development in gentrifying Chicago community areas.

Heather Jacobson, University of Texas-Arlington, had the research from her book, Culture Keeping: White Mothers, International Adoption and the Negotiation of Family Difference, profiled in essays in The Boston Globe, on August 23, Brainchild (Summer 2009) and in a review article in the Fall 2009 issue of Contexts. Jacobson was also a guest on the August 5 on-line radio program Creating a Family about international adoption.

LaShaune Johnson, University of Connecticut Medical Center, was quoted in a December 4 Boston Globe article about breast cancer survivorship. The Networknews fall issue has a short piece about her work.

Alexandra Kalev, University of Arizona, was quoted in a December 6 New York Times article on the process of "whitening" one's resume during the job search.

Philip Kasinitz, CUNY-Graduate Center, discussed the persistence of poverty among Puerto Ricans nationwide on WNYC radio, the New York NPR affiliate, on November 20.

Derek Kreager, Pennsylvania State University, Jeffrey Nash, University of Arkansas-Little Rock, and Robb Willer, University of California-Berkeley, were guests on October 13 on the Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow show on KUAR Public Radio discussing masculinity in contemporary times compared to that of earlier generations. Their research on masculinity from the American Sociological Review was also mentioned by the show host.

Ross Koppel, University of Pennsylvania, was quoted in an October 25 Washington Post article on the health care debate.

Annette Lareau, University of Pennsylvania, had her within-family interaction research cited on National Public Radio's All Things Considered on November 2, 2009, in a story on school achievement differences across social classes.

C.N. Le, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, was quoted in a USA Today article, "Cultural Factors Help Limit Recession's Impact," on November 16, 2009. Le was quoted by The Hill, on September 10, 2009, and by Marie Claire magazine in August 2009.

David L. Levinson, Norwalk Community College, authored an article, "Grand Solution or Grab Bag?" about community colleges and student success as part of a special report "Inequality Goes to College" that appeared in the November 2009 issue of The American Prospect.

Cameron Macdonald, University of Wisconsin, was the invited expert about health care reform on At Issue with Ben Mehrens on Wisconsin Public Radio the October 19.

Steve McDonald, North Carolina State University, Nan Lin, Duke University and Academia Sinica, and Dan Ao, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, had their research on race and gender inequality highlighted in a New York Times article on December 1.

Stjepan G. Mestrovic is included in Abbie Boudreau's CNN documentary, "Killings at the Canal: The Army Tapes," which deals with the issues surrounding a war crime committed in Iraq in March of 2007. Mestrovic was the expert witness in sociology at the trial of one of the soldiers, Michael Leahy.

Tariqah A. Nuriddin, Howard University, was interviewed on NPR/WAMU (88.5 FM) on marriage trends in Washington, DC on November 4, 2009.

Hiroshi Ono, Texas A&M University, and Laura Robinson, Santa Clara University, were quoted in the October 9 Boston Herald about the lack of Internet access among the working poor.

Tony Pogorelc, Catholic University of America, was interviewed on Canadian Television on August 31, 2009, about the meaning of the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy's letter to Pope Benedict XVI.

David R. Segal, University of Maryland, was quoted in The National Newspaper regarding the low likelihood that large numbers of soldiers would leave the army if the ban against gays was lifted. He was quoted in the Durham Herald-Sun on July 12 and the Washington Post on July 13. He was quoted in CQ Researcher on September 18 and interviewed on KCBS Radio on June 18. He was quoted in the Kansas City Star on July 14 and in the National Journal on September 19. He was interviewed on Japanese Public Radio's "Overseas Network" on September 13 and on their "Today's World" regarding American military recruiting. He was interviewed on NPR's Marketplace on October 14 about increasing success in military recruiting.

Gregory D. Squires, George Washington University, was quoted in Clarence Page's column in the Chicago Tribune on October 28 and he was interviewed on ARD German Radio and Television Network on the Henry Louis Gates Jr. false arrest on July 24, 2009. He was interviewed for a CNNMONEY.com story on October 1, 2009, He was also interviewed for an AP story that appeared in over 200 print or electronic media including the Washington Post, New Orleans Times Picayune, and HuffingtonPost.com on October 12 or 13, 2009. Squires was quoted in Cami Reister and Grand Rapids Press on October 21, 2009. He was interviewed for a CBN News story on October 29, 2009.

Aimee Vieira, Norwich University, and students in her class, "Disruption in the Life Course," were featured in a story on Vermont Public Radio October 29 regarding the impending deployment of student members of the Vermont Army National Guard. The class focuses on the implications of major life events, like deployments, on life course trajectories

Phil Zuckerman, Pitzer College, was quoted in the November 24, 2009, online issue of Miller-McCune magazine regarding research on the relationship between nations' prosperity and religiosity of their populations.

Sharon Zukin, CUNY-Graduate Center and Brooklyn College, was featured on National Public Radio's series Jazz Loft.

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Awards

Wayne H. Brekhus, University of Missouri, received the statewide 2009 Outstanding Advisor Award for faculty advising from the Missouri Academic Advising Association.

Jeremy Brunson, Gallaudet University, received the 2009 Irving K. Zola Award for Emerging Scholars in Disability Studies from the Society for Disability Studies for his paper, "Visually Experiencing a Phone Call: The Calculated Consumer Labor Deaf People Perform to Gain Access through Video Relay Service."

Patrick G. Coy, Kent State University, Lynne M. Woehrle, Mount Mary College, and Gregory M. Maney, Hofstra University, received the "Best Published Article of 2008 Award" from the ASA's Section on Peace, War and Social Conflict for their article, "Discursive Legacies: The U.S. Peace Movement and ‘Support the Troops'."

Georgiann Davis, University of Illinois-Chicago, was awarded the 2009 Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship, jointly awarded by Sociologist for Women in Society, Society for the Study of Social Problems, and ASA.

Kai T. Erikson, Yale University, received the Lester Frank Ward Distinguished Contribution Award from the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology for his seminal research on contaminated communities, his representation of disaster victims in the courts, and his formative paradigm concept of "collective trauma."

William W. "Bill" Falk, University of Maryland, received the Robert Ezra Park Award for Sociological Practice from the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology for his research on communities in the rural South, African American migration, and his policy directives for regional economic development.

Kenneth A. Feldman, Stony Brook University, received the 2009 Howard R. Bowen Distinguished Career Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education.

LaShaune Patrice Johnson, University of Connecticut Health Center, is the 2009 Sociologists for Women in Society Barbara Rubin Rosenblum Cancer Dissertation Scholarship award winner.

Joseph A. Kotarba, University of Houston, received the 2009 George Herbert Mead Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction.

Laura Bex Lempert, University of Michigan-Dearborn, received the 2009 Feminist Activist Award from the Sociologists for Women in Society

Tracy McKenzie, Collin County Community College, was one of four winners of the 2009 U.S. Professors of the Year awards by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Anthony Orum, University of Illinois-Chicago, was awarded the Robert and Helen Lynd Award for Lifetime Achievement and Service from ASA Community and Urban Sociology section.

Jack Nusan Porter, International Association of Genocide Scholars, received the Robin Williams Award for Distinguished Contributions to Scholarship, Teaching, and Service from the ASA Section on Peace, War and Social Conflict for his pioneering work in the sociology of the Holocaust and comparative genocide and in conflict theory and conflict resolution.

Kerry Ann Rockquemore, University of Illinois-Chicago, was awarded the A. Wade Smith Award for Teaching, Mentorship, and Service from the Association of Black Sociologists.

Alexandra P. Rosenberg, West Point Academy, was one of only 32 American recipients for this year's prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. She is a senior and a sociology major; she is currently ranked first in her class academically.

San Antonio Gender Association received the Paul Wellstone Community Service Award from the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology for their years of service and support to members of the trans-gender communities of South Central Texas.

Gregory D. Squires, George Washington University, won the Society for the Study of Social Problems 2009 Joseph B. Gittler Award for Significant Scholarly Achievement in Contributing to the Ethical Resolution of Social Problems.

Stephen F. Steele, Anne Arundel Community College, received the Alex Boros Award from the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology for contributions to AACS.

Timothy Wickham-Crowley, Georgetown University, received a Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Arts and Science.

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Transitions

Molly Talcott joined the Sociology Department at California State University-Los Angeles in fall 2009.

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People

Rachel Allison, University of Illinois-Chicago, was elected Student Representative of Sociologists for Women in Society.

Nicolas Christakis, Harvard University, was ranked as one of the "Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2009" in a December special issue of Foreign Policy magazine.

Thomas Diprete, Columbia University, received a National Institutes of Health grant funding for his proposal on "Educational Pathways to Science and Other Careers for Academically Talented Women."

Shirley Jackson, Southern Connecticut State, was elected Secretary of Sociologists for Women in Society.

James M. Jasper, Graduate Center-CUNY, recently became the sociology judge for the annual PROSE awards of the American Association of Publishers.

Jerome Krase, Brooklyn College-CUNY, and his students and colleagues were featured in a documentary, Hear Every Voice: NYC and the National Park Service, by Stephen Ogumah. Krase's visual sociology class provided the students who became the interns for the project. These students received special training in researching community demographics and interviewing techniques. Through their interviews in Caribbean communities of Brooklyn and Queens, the students created a bridge to a population that has had limited exposure to the park and have opened a dialog between the park and the community. The documentary was featured on the front page of the WNET (NYC public television) website, www.thirteen.org/localparks/hear-every-voice/hear-every-voice/.

Michèle Lamont, Harvard University, was appointed senior adviser on Faculty Development and Diversity for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, in February 2009. Harvard's first comprehensive mentoring program, which she was charged with creating, was launched in October 2009.

Kristen Myers, Northern Illinois University, was elected Deputy Treasurer of Sociologists for Women in Society.

Tracy Ore, Saint Cloud State, was elected President-Elect of Sociologists for Women in Society.

Anália Torres, Associacao Portuguesa de Sociologia, was elected President of the European Sociological Association.

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New Books

David L. Altheide, Arizona State University, Terror Post 9/11 and the Media (Lang Publishing, 2009).

Timothy Black, University of Hartford, When a Heart Turns Rock Solid: The Lives of Three Puerto Rican Brothers On and Off the Streets (Pantheon Press, 2009).

József Böröcz, Rutgers University, The European Union and Global Social Change: A Geopolitical-Economic Analysis (Routledge, 2009).

Paul Cartledge, and Fiona Rose Greenland, University of Michigan, Eds., Responses to Oliver Stone's Alexander: Film, History, and Cultural Studies (University of Wisconsin Press, 2009).

José A. Cobas, Arizona State University, Jorge Duany, and Joe R. Feagin, Texas A&M University, Eds., How the U.S. Racializes Latinos: White Hegemony and Its Consequences (Paradigm, 2009).

Thomas J. Espenshade, Princeton University, and Alexandria Walton Radford, MPR Associates, Inc., No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equal: Race and Class in Elite College Admission and Campus Life (Princeton University Press, 2009).

Barry Glassner, University of Southern California, The Culture of Fear, 10th anniversary ed., (Basic Books, 2010).

Anna Romina Guevarra, University of Illinois at Chicago, Marketing Dreams, Manufacturing Heroes: The Transnational Labor Brokering of Filipino Workers (Rutgers University Press, 2009).

Peter A. Hall and Michèle Lamont, both of Harvard University, Successful Societies: How Institutions and Culture Affect Health (Cambridge University Press, 2009).

A. Paul Hare, Ben-Gurion University, Funny Things: A Memoir and More (Biblio Books, 2009).

Joseph C. Hermanowicz, University of Georgia, Lives in Science: How Institutions Affect Academic Careers (University of Chicago Press, 2009).

Carole Joffe, University of California-San Francisco, Dispatches from the Abortion Wars: The Costs of Fanaticism to Doctors, Patients and the Rest of Us (Beacon Press, 2010).

Anthony J. Lemelle, Jr., John Jay College, Black Masculinity and Sexual Politics (Routledge, 2009).

Howard Lune, Hunter College, Enrique S. Pumar, Catholic University of America, Ross Koppel, University of Pennsylvania, Perspectives in Social Research Methods and Analysis: A Reader for Sociology (SAGE Publication, 2009).

Scott Melzer, Albion College, Gun Crusaders: The NRA's Culture War (New York University Press, 2009).

Stjepan G. Mestrovic, Texas A&M University, The ‘Good Soldier' on Trial: A Sociological Study of Misconduct by the U.S. Military Pertaining to Operation Iron Triangle, Iraq (Algora, 2009).

Torin Monahan, Vanderbilt University, and Rodolfo D. Torres, University of California-Irvine, Schools Under Surveillance: Cultures of Control in Public Education (Rutgers University Press, 2010).

Nelwyn B. Moore, Texas State University, J. Kenneth Davidson, Sr., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and Terri D. Fisher, The Ohio State University-Mansfield, Eds., Speaking of Sexuality, 3rd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2010).

Anna Neumann, Columbia University-Teachers College, Professing to Learn: Creating Tenured Lives and Careers in the American Research University (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009).

Jammie Price, Appalachian State University, Roger Straus, and Jeff Breese, Rockhurst University, Eds., Doing Sociology: Case Studies in Sociological Practice (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009).

Jens Qvortrup, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, William A. Corsaro, Indiana University-Bloomington, and Michael-Sebastian Honig, University of Luxembourg, Eds., The Palgrave Handbook of Childhood Studies (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2009).

Debra Schleef, University of Mary Washington, and H.B. Cavalcanti, James Madison University, Latinos in Dixie: Class and Assimilation in Richmond, VA (SUNY Press, 2009).

Kathy Shepherd Stolley, Virginia Wesleyan College, and John E. Glass, Collin County Community College, HIV/AIDS (Greenwood, 2009).

Adia Harvey Wingfield, Georgia State University, Joe Feagin, Texas A&M University, Yes We Can? White Racial Framing and the 2008 Presidential Campaign (Routledge, 2010).

Lynne M. Woehrle, Mount Marry College, Patrick G. Coy, Kent State University, and Gregory M. Maney, Hofstra University, Contesting Patriotism: Culture, Power and Strategy in the Peace Movement (Rowman and Littlefield, 2009).

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Other Organizations

The Consortium of Social Science Associations' (COSSA) Executive Committee voted unanimously to accept the Population Association of America's request to become a Governing Member of COSSA. The Population Association of America will join the 17 current members of COSSA's governing board. For more information, visit www.COSSA.org.

Social Problems Editorial Search. The Editorial and Publications Committee of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) is searching for the next editor of Social Problems. The three-year term will begin mid-year 2011 with responsibility for editing volumes 59-61 (years 2012-2014). Members of the SSSP are encouraged to apply. Direct all questions, inquiries, nominations, expressions of interest, and application materials to: Claire Renzetti, Chair, SSSP Editorial and Publications Committee, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469-1442; (937) 229-2428; Claire.Renzetti@notes.udayton.edu. Deadline: February 12, 2010.

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New Publications

Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (LLCS) is a free, online journal published by Longview, an independent, charitable think tank, based in London. LLCS brings together the broad range of specialist fields undertaking and using longitudinal and life course research. It aims to reduce inter-disciplinary barriers and encourage the application of findings in policy and practice. The journal is of interest internationally to academics and policy makers working at the interface of social, developmental, and health sciences, including psychology, education, epidemiology, genetics, sociology, economics, demography, geography, criminology, political science, policy studies, history, and statistics. It will also appeal to those concerned with all types of methodological development of relevance to life course and longitudinal research. For more information, visit www.journal.longviewuk.com/.

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Caught in the Web

Prejudice and Conflict Reduction Online Database. The database is bibliography of approximately 1,000 empirical reports of interventions to reduce prejudice and/or intergroup conflict. The database consists of laboratory and field-based studies, examining interventions from priming to affirmative action policy. Visitors can do a keyword search to find specific types of interventions or outcome measures. Using the advanced search option, users can also search by study methodology. Users can export the studies they select into a bibliographic list in APA format, post comments on references, and sign up for an RSS feed to receive updates of new references added to the database. The database includes unpublished dissertations and policy reports. Users are encouraged to email new dissertations, unpublished reports, and any studies we may have missed. The database is meant to be a pragmatic resource for scholars and practitioners interested in evidence-based theory and intervention. The database is available at www.betsylevypaluck.com under the heading "Online Database." Contact: Betsy Levy Paluck at epaluck@princeton.edu.

The Eastern Sociological Society Opportunities in Retirement Network (ESSORN) is now online. ESSORN is a network of sociologists who have left, or expect to leave, their primary jobs, but who want to continue their sociological lives. While some participants are fully retired as sociologists, many are sociologists who are, or expect to become, retired from primary employment, but not necessarily retired professionally. ESSORN's special focus is on opportunities for doing, but all those interested in any aspect of retirement are welcome. Visit the site to learn more about this project, to see the current resources on the site, and to contribute your own vignettes, suggestions, discussion threads, etc. www.essnet.org/essorn/Home.aspx. Contact: Jon Darling, essorn@essnet.org.

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New Programs

University of South Florida (USF) new PhD program. USF accepted their first PhD cohort in fall 2009. Applications are being accepted for fall 2010. The program's focus is identity, community, and sustainability--broadly defined. USF encourages interdisciplinary study and focus on professionalization for MA and PhD students. To date, we have been able to fund all PhD students and we expect that to continue to be the case. There is a great potential project for an MA or PhD student interested in Radical Feminism and Queer Theory. USF is actively looking for a student who can engage interviews and work on this project. If you are a motivated student who is interested in gender theory/queer theory/social movements/feminism/the body consider looking into USF. For more information, visit sociology.usf.edu/phd/introduction/

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville Center for the Study of Social Justice. Based in UT's Department of Sociology, the center provides a framework for scholars of sociology, psychology, education, social work, law, geography, political science and philosophy, among others, to collaborate on research and share insights about the conflicts, complexities, and contradictions related to social justice. The center aims to produce science-based solutions for everyday problems. The center is housed within the College of Arts and Sciences and represents 60 faculty fellows from 14 academic programs. The center enhances the university's ability to compete for social science research funding by providing an interdisciplinary, organized research unit. As the nation experiences economic crisis, its impact on society, and its ability to fulfill basic needs will grow. Faculty fellows of the center currently are involved in research relating to such urgent issues as immigration and criminal justice, environmental degradation and the fly ash release involving the Tennessee Valley Authority in Kingston, TN. The center's research and public policy work will engage primarily faculty and graduate students. For more information, visit cssj.utk.edu.

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Summer Programs

Crime & Justice Summer Research Institute: Broadening Perspectives & Participation, July 12-30, 2010, Ohio State University. Faculty pursuing tenure and career success in research-intensive institutions, academics transitioning from teaching to research institutions, and faculty members carrying out research in teaching contexts will be interested in this summer research institute. The institute is designed to promote successful research projects and careers among faculty from underrepresented groups working in areas of crime and criminal justice. During the institute, each participant will complete an ongoing project (either a research paper or grant proposal) in preparation for journal submission or agency funding review. In addition, participants will gain information that will serve as a toolkit tailored to successful navigation of the academic setting. The institute will culminate in a research symposium where participants present their completed research before a scholarly audience. Deadline: February 5, 2010. Contact: cjrcinstitute@osu.edu; cjrc.osu.edu/rdcj-n/summerinstitute.

The Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware welcomes applications for the Sixth Annual Research Experience for Undergraduates Program. Ten students from a variety of disciplines will be selected to participate in a nine-week program providing hands-on research training and mentoring in social science aspects of disasters. A stipend and all transportation and lodging expenses are included. Students entering their junior or senior year in fall 2010 and students traditionally underrepresented in graduate schools are strongly encouraged to apply. Students should have declared a social science major and/or completed at least 12 credits in the social sciences. Deadline: February 12, 2010. Contact: Brittany Scott, bscott@udel.edu, or Kathleen Shea, kshea@udel.edu; (302) 831-6625; www.udel.edu/DRC/REU/REU.html.

University of Maryland Summer Research Initiative to Increase Diversity. The goals of the program are to provide rising juniors and seniors an opportunity to increase their interest and learn about doctoral-level training, as well as provide basic research skills that can be applied in the social, behavioral, and economic science fields. The eight-week program will be held on the University of Maryland-College Park campus from June 1-July 23, 2010. Students will be provided a meaningful research experience by working with a faculty mentor in one of our nine academic departments. We will also supplement their research experience with lectures, workshops, and networking opportunities. Deadline: February 12, 2010. Contact: Kim J. Nickerson at SRI@bsos.umd.edu; www.bsos.umd.edu/diversity/summer-research-initiative.aspx .

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