January 2012 Issue • Volume 40 • Issue 1

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Publications

Journal of Consumer Culture. Submissions are now being accepted for a special issue: “Culture on Producing Motherhoods In/Through Consumption.” Research-based and theoretical treatments that take questions of motherhood(s) and consumption as their central problem are welcome from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. The article should not exceed 8000 words. The journal uses the Harvard style of referencing with the author’s name and date in the text and a full bibliography in alphabetical order at the end of the article. Deadline:  March 12, 2012. Contact: Daniel Thomas Cook at dtcook@camden.rutgers.edu. For more information, visit joc.sagepub.com/.

Meetings

7th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education, August 29-31, 2012, Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen, Norway. Theme: “Gender Equality in a Changing Academic World.” The University of Bergen welcomes researchers, university teachers, administrators, gender equality practitioners, and student union representatives. The conference will focus on gender equality in a changing academic world against the backdrop of the current financial crisis in Europe and beyond. Deadline: February 15, 2012. For more information, visit www.uib.no/gender2012.

30th Southeastern Undergraduate Sociology Symposium, February 24-25, 2012, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Theme: “Identity and Inequality in Society.” The symposium provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to present their research at a professional meeting. Presentations in any area of sociology are welcome. Students whose papers are accepted will give a 12-15-minute presentation of their research. Abstracts of all presented papers are published in the Symposium Proceedings. The three best papers will receive an Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. Deadline: January 27, 2012. Contact: Karen A. Hegtvedt at khegtve@emory.edu. For more information, visit www.sociology.emory.edu/SEUSS/.

38th New England Undergraduate Sociology Research Conference, April 27, 2012, Bryant University, Smithfield, RI. A wide variety of presentation types are invited, including traditional academic papers, multimedia presentations, and trifold or easel posters. The conference provides a supportive atmosphere for students to present a  professional paper. Registration is free, but required. Deadline:  March 15, 2012. Contact: Gregg Carter at gcarter@bryant.edu. For more information, visit neusrc.bryant.edu.

The 75th Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, July 26-29, 2012, Palmer House Hotel, Chicago, IL. Theme: “Local Solution to Inequality.” The movement towards localism is inspired by the idea that the economy is something we participate in, not something that is done to us. In this conference, we encourage participants to explore the potential that localism has to create vibrant local economies that offer not only a market alternative but a values-alternative to our contemporary economic system. Deadline: February 15, 2012. Contact: Keiko Tanaka at (859) 257-6878; ktanaka@uky.edu; www.ruralsociology.us.

Exploring the Micro History of the Holocaust, December 5-7, 2012, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France. Over the past few years, numerous surveys adopting a micro perspective applied to different terrains of investigation have enhanced our understanding of the holocaust. Focusing on family trajectories, deportation convoys, the histories of a ghetto, a camp, a city, or a region, these studies aim to provide a local contribution to the national and European edifice of the history of the holocaust. The purpose of this international conference is to engage and compare the methods deployed in these studies, to investigate the specificity of the scale of observation thus adopted and to assess how the choice of a micro scale contributes to our macro comprehension of the history of the holocaust. We invite potential contributors to submit a three-page proposal addressing a research object relevant to the focus or the main themes of this conference as well as a vitae. Deadline: February 15, 2012. Contact: Tal Bruttmann at shoahconference@gmail.com.

Eastern Community College Social Science Association (ECCSSA) 38th Annual Conference, March 30, 2012, Center for Innovative Technology, Herndon, VA. Theme: “The Great Renewal: Rebuilding Our Nation—Visions and Challenges.” ECCSSA’s conference will include a new format: a one-day roundtable. The call for proposals seeks research, commentaries, and presentations on challenges, and visions and strategies to renew a fragmented society, nation, and world. The overall goal of this roundtable is to engage in meaningful dialogue and seek remedy, recovery, and renewal from more than a decade of war, discord, and uncertainty. The goal of this conference is to seek visionary research, public policy, and instructional commentaries and strategies aimed at rebuilding and renewing our nation and its citizens. This could also include addressing issues related to the human spirit, culture, and values. ECCSSA and historically has been an organization that supports student scholarship. We encourage student submission of papers and poster presentations. Poster presentations will remain on display through the duration of the conference and students are asked to be present at their poster during morning breakfast and lunch. Contact: Rosalyn M. King at roking@nvcc.edu or (703) 450-2629. Deadline: January 20, 2012. For more information, visit www.cit.org.

First Annual International Feminist Journal of Politics (IFjP) Conference, August 2-4, 2012, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. Theme: “Leaving the Camp - Gender Analysis across Real and Perceived Divides.” The aim of this conference is to serve as a forum for developing and discussing papers that IFjP hopes to publish. Papers can be on the conference theme or on other feminist international relations-related questions. We invite submissions for individual papers or pre-constituted panels on any topic pertaining to the conference theme and sub-themes. Deadline: March 30, 2012. Contact: Heidi Hudson at hudsonh@ufs.ac.za. For more information, visit www.ifjp.org.

Global Awareness Society International’s 21st International Interdisciplinary Conference, May 24-27, 2012, Hilton Times Square Hotel, New York, NY. Theme: “Global City, Global Cultures, Global Awareness.” Papers from all disciplines are invited for presentation. The central focus of the conference will address how globalization impacts various peoples and geographic regions of the world. Contributed papers are normally presented with a 15-minute time limit in a session with 3-5 other papers in a related thread. Deadline: March 30, 2012. Contact: George Agbango at gagbango@bloomu.edu  or Jay Nathan at nathanj@stjohns.edu. For more information, visit orgs.bloomu.edu/gasi.

The Henry Kaufman Conference on Religious Traditions and Business Behavior, Spring 2013, College Park, MD. This conference explores two central questions in the relationship between the world’s major religious traditions and the business behavior of adherents to those traditions. First, what do the world’s major organized religious traditions proscribe about business and financial ethics and behavior? Second, how and why have business and financial actors seriously compromised the leading religious traditions of their cultures? Authors are invited to submit papers related to these questions. Deadline: February 1, 2012. Contact: Michelle Lui, (301) 405-0400; mlui@rhsmith.umd.edu or David Sicilia, (301) 405-7778; dsicilia@umd.edu; www.rhsmith.umd.edu/cfp/news/Fall11KaufmanForum.aspx.

The Mutual Challenges of the Neurosciences and Public Health, April 25-27, 2012, London. For the past five years, the European Neuroscience and Society Network (ENSN) has been the leading international network for the social, legal, and ethical study of new advances in the neurosciences. Funded by the European Science Foundation from 2007-2012, the network has sponsored dozens of workshops, conferences, and neuroschools bringing together prominent and early career scholars to discuss how new discoveries in the neurosciences are reshaping ideas of justice, governance, mental health, and self and society. In April 2012, the ENSN will convene in London for a final international conference on the mutual challenges of the neurosciences and public health. The organizing committee invites participants to submit original paper contributions for presentation at the meeting. Junior and senior researchers are encouraged to address all aspects of the relations between neuroscience and public health, and to approach these from a variety of approaches. Deadline: December 16, 2011. Contact: ensn@lse.ac.uk.

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) 62nd Annual Meeting, August 16-18, 2012, Denver, CO. Theme: “The Art of Activism.”  SSSP is an interdisciplinary community of scholars, practitioners, advocates, and students interested in the application of critical, scientific, and humanistic perspectives to the study of vital social problems. You will meet others engaged in research to find the causes and consequences of social problems, as well as others seeking to apply existing scholarship to the formulation of social policies. Deadline: January 31, 2012. Contact: Heather Dalmage at hdalmage@roosevelt.edu or Tanya Saunders at saunderstanya@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.sssp1.org.

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Meetings

February 23-26, 2012. Eastern Sociological Society 2012 Annual Meeting, Millennium Broadway Hotel, New York, NY. Theme: “Storied Lives: Culture, Structure, and Narrative.” For more information, visit essnet.org.

February 24-25, 2012. 30th Southeastern Undergraduate Sociology Symposium, Emory University Atlanta, GA. Theme: “Identity and Inequality in Society.” Contact: Karen A. Hegtvedt at khegtve@emory.edu. For more information, visit www.sociology.emory.edu/SEUSS/.

March 29-April 1, 2012. Midwest Sociological Society (MSS) Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. Theme: “Sociological Understandings of the Global Transformation.” Contact:  Linda Lindsey and Priya Dua at mss2012@maryville.edu. For more information, visit www.theMSS.org.

March 30, 2012. Eastern Community College Social Science Association (ECCSSA) 38th Annual Conference, Center for Innovative Technology, Herndon, VA. Theme: “The Great Renewal: Rebuilding Our Nation—Visions and Challenges.” ECCSSA’s conference will include a new format: a one day roundtable. Contact: Rosalyn M. King at roking@nvcc.edu or (703) 450-2629. For more information, visit www.cit.org.

April 13-15, 2012. Conference on Poverty, Coercion, and Human Rights, Loyola University, Chicago Water Tower Campus. Contact: Randall Newman, (773) 503-2373; rnewman2@luc.edu. For more information, visit http://povertycoercionandhumanrights.wordpress.com/about/.

April 18-20, 2012. 2012 AAHRPP Conference: Quality Human Research Protection Programs, Denver, CO. Theme “Protecting Vulnerable Participant.” For more information, visit www.aahrpp.org.

April 25-27, 2012. The Mutual Challenges of the Neurosciences and Public Health, London. Contact: ensn@lse.ac.uk.

April 27, 2012. 8th New England Undergraduate Sociology Research Conference, Bryant University, Smithfield, RI. Contact: Gregg Carter at gcarter@bryant.edu. For more information, visit http://neusrc.bryant.edu.

May 15-16, 2012. Income, Inequality, and Educational Success: New Evidence About Socioeconomic Status and Educational Outcomes, Stanford University. For more information, visit http://cepa.stanford.edu/conference2012.

May 21-22, 2012. Living Together ‘in’ Diversity. National Societies in the Multicultural Age, Central European University, Budapest. Contact: Marco Antonsich, Central European University, +36-1-327-3017; fax +36-1-327-3243; AntonsichM@ceu.hu; or Tatiana Matejskova, Central European University, +36-1-327-3000/2327; fax +36-1-328-3501; MatejskovaT@ceu.hu.

May 24-27, 2012. Global Awareness Society International’s 21st International Interdisciplinary Conference, Hilton Times Square Hotel, New York, NY. Theme: “Global City, Global Cultures, Global Awareness.” Contact: George Agbango, GASI’s President at gagbango@bloomu.edu or Jay Nathan, Program Chair, at nathanj@stjohns.edu. For more information, visit http://orgs.bloomu.edu/gasi.

May 30-June 1, 2012. Justice Studies Association (JSA) 14th Annual Conference, Loyola University Chicago-Lake Shore Campus. Theme: “Justice and Work.” Contact: Dan Okada at dokada@csus.edu.

June 20-23, 2012. 43rd Annual International Meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Virginia Beach, VA. Theme: “Change Mechanisms in Psychotherapy: State of the Art, State of the Science, and a Bridge Between Them”. For more information, visit www.psychotherapyresearch.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=318.

July 26-29, 2012. The 75th Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, Palmer House Hotel, Chicago, IL. Theme: “Local Solution to Inequality.” Contact: Keiko Tanaka at (859) 257-6878; ktanaka@uky.edu; www.ruralsociology.us.

August 1-4, 2012. ISA Thematic Group on Institutional Ethnography, Buenos Aires, Argentina. For more information, visit www.isa-sociology.org/tg06.htm.

August 1-4, 2012. RC 31 Sociology of Migration Session N, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Theme: “Migrating Out of the Home and Into the Gendered and Racialized Globalized Market of Household Labor.” For more information, visit www.isa-sociology.org/buenos-aires-2012/rc/rc.php?n=RC31.

August 2-4, 2012. First Annual International Feminist Journal of Politics (IFjP) Conference, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. Theme: “Leaving the Camp - Gender Analysis across Real and Perceived Divides.” Contact: Heidi Hudson at hudsonh@ufs.ac.za . For more information, visit www.ifjp.org.

August 16-18, 2012. The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) Annual Meeting, The Grand Hyatt Denver Hotel, Denver, CO. Theme: “The Art of Activism.” For more information, visit www.sssp1.org.

August 29-31, 2012. 7th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education, Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen, Norway. Theme: “Gender Equality in a Changing Academic World.” For more information, visit www.uib.no/gender2012.

September 21-24, 2012. 2nd Biennial Kwame Nkrumah International Conference (KNIC2), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. Theme: “Africa’s Many Divides and Africa’s Future.” Contact: Charles Quist-Adade, Department of Sociology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, British Columbia, Canada; (604) 599-3075; charles.quist-adade@kwantlen.ca ; www.kwantlen.ca/knic/.

October 19-20, 2012. Minorities in Islam/Muslims as Minorities, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC. For more information, visit www.wfu.edu/politics/MESAminor.

December 5-7, 2012. Exploring the Micro History of the Holocaust, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France. Contact: Tal Bruttmann at shoahconference@gmail.com.

April 11-14, 2013. 2013 Organization of American Historians (OAH) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Theme: “Entangled Histories: Connections, Crossings, and Constraints in U.S. History.” For more information, visit http://meetings.oah.org.

Spring 2013. The Henry Kaufman Conference on Religious Traditions and Business Behavior, College Park, MD. Contact: Michelle Lui, (301) 405-0400; mlui@rhsmith.umd.edu or David Sicilia, (301) 405-7778; dsicilia@umd.edu; www.rhsmith.umd.edu/cfp/news/Fall11KaufmanForum.aspx.

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Funding

Creative Research Awards for Transformative Interdisciplinary Ventures (CREATIV) Initiative. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a new initiative to support bold interdisciplinary projects in all NSF-supported areas of science, engineering, and education research. CREATIV will feature a pilot grant mechanism under the Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE) initiative, which was announced in the FY 2012 budget request. CREATIV’s distinguishing characteristics are: only internal merit review is required; proposals must be interdisciplinary and potentially transformative; requests may be up to $1,000,000 and up to five years duration. NSF expects to spend up to $24 million in FY 2012 for these awards. The CREATIV grant mechanism would support proposals on any NSF-supported topic. The award must have substantial co-funding from at least two intellectually distinct NSF divisions or programs. NSF strongly advises that principal investigators should discuss this issue with NSF staff early in the process, before committing significant effort to writing a proposal. Deadline: June 15, 2012. For more information, visit www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12011/nsf12011.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click.

Cyberlearning: Transforming Education program. The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to integrate advances in technology with advances in what is known about how people learn in order to better understand how people learn with technology. Cyberlearning will explore how technology can be used productively to help people learn, through individual use and/or through collaborations mediated by technology; better use technology for collecting, analyzing, sharing, and managing data to shed light on learning, promoting learning, and designing learning environments; design new technologies for these purposes; and advance understanding of how to use those technologies and integrate them into learning environments so that their potential is fulfilled. It is expected that Cyberlearning research will shed light on how technology can enable new forms of educational practice and that broad implementation of its findings will result in a more actively engaged and productive citizenry and  workforce. Cyberlearning awards will be made in three research categories: Exploratory (EXP), Design and Implementation (DIP), and Integration and Deployment (INDP). The Cyberlearning program will also support small Capacity-Building Projects (CAP) and a Cyberlearning Resource Center (CRC). For more information, visit www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11587/nsf11587.htm.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Early Independence Awards. Announcing a funding opportunity for the NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards for junior investigators wishing to skip the post-doc and immediately begin independent research. Eligible candidates must be within one year of receipt of terminal research degree or completion of clinical residency. Up to two applications per institution are permitted. All areas of research relevant to the mission of the NIH welcome. Budgets may be up to $250,000 in direct costs per year for up to five years. Deadline: January 30, 2012. See the instructions in RFA-RM-11-007. Contact: earlyindependence@mail.nih.gov. For more information, visit http://commonfund.nih.gov/earlyindependence/.

Oregon State University’s Center for Healthy Aging Research has been awarded the first Interdisciplinary Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) grant with interdisciplinary training in aging sciences as the thematic focus. This program is designed to address key themes in the field of aging research: 1) understanding mechanisms of aging from molecular to societal levels and 2) engineering social and built environments to optimize aging. Students will participate in research training in two out of four research cores established in the Oregon State University Center for Healthy Aging Research: Diet and Genetic Factors; Musculoskeletal Factors; Psychosocial Factors; and Gerontechnology. Students receive primary training in one of the research cores and participate in a research apprenticeship in a supplemental core. Applicants enroll in a doctoral program the Oregon State University. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. All IGERT students will receive NSF stipends of $30,000 per year along with tuition support, health insurance, and funds for research and travel. Contact: Anne Hatley, Program Coordinator, at Anne.Hatley@oregonstate.edu . For more information, visit www.hhs.oregonstate.edu/igert/.

Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship. The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) is soliciting applications for the 2012 Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship. Persons identified as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Asian-American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or American Indian or Alaska Native and have been accepted into an accredited doctoral program in any one of the social and/or behavioral sciences are invited to apply for the $12,000 scholarship. Deadline: February 3, 2012. All applicants must be a current SSSP member and a citizen or permanent U.S. resident when applying. Contact: Tyrone Forman at tyforman@stanford.edu . For more information, visit www.sssp1.org.

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Fellowships

The Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program will offer up to three pre-doctoral fellowships for the 2012-13 academic year. The CCAPS fellowship program aims to stimulate the development of the next generation of researchers and thought leaders on the topic of climate change and political stability in Africa. Fellowships are available to advanced PhD students, with preference given to those who have made substantial progress toward the completion of their dissertation. CCAPS will consider applicants working on a broad range of topics related to climate change, political stability, and security in Africa. Contact: Dominique Thuot, (512) 471-7307. For more information, visit ccaps.strausscenter.org/fellowship .

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Dissertation Fellowship. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation assists high-achieving, low-income students, from middle school to graduate school, in reaching their full potential through education. We have created the dissertation fellowships for doctoral candidates who are researching the population of students we serve in order to advance our understanding of the factors and contexts that help low-income students to overcome personal adversity and challenging socioeconomic circumstances to excel academically. Applicants must be candidates for a doctoral degree at a graduate school in the United States but need not be U.S. citizens. Applicants’ graduate study may be in a diverse range of academic disciplines, but their topic must be tied to the educational experiences of low-income, high-achieving students. Deadline: February 3, 2012. For more information, visit www.jkcf.org/scholarships/graduate-scholarships/jack-kent-cooke-dissertation-fellowship-award/.

The National Institute for Direct Instruction (NIFDI) is proud to announce the 2011-12 Research Fellowship program. Annual fellowships are available to support research on direct instruction and promote the development of emerging scholars in the field of education. Master’s, doctoral, and post-doctoral students are welcome to apply. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. NIFDI is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing superior training and support for direct instruction implementations. Contact: (877) 485-1973; research@nifdi.org. For more information, visit www.nifdi.org.

Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations offers fellowships for the 2012-13 academic year to study employee stock ownership, profit sharing, broad-based stock options, and broadened ownership of capital and economic democracy in the corporation/society. There are 10-15 $25,000 and $12,500 fellowships available to doctoral candidates, recent PhD graduates, and pre- and post-tenure scholars in the social sciences. Fellows may be in residence at their own university or visit Rutgers. Deadline: January 31, 2012. Contact: Joseph Blasi at blasi@smlr.rutgers.edu . For more information, visit smlr.rutgers.edu/research-and-centers/fellowship-programs.

Post-Doctoral Democracy Fellows. The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation invites advanced doctoral and post-doctoral students to apply for its Post-Doctoral Democracy Fellowships. Democracy Fellowships aim to support scholars and research that is excellent in two dimensions. First, research must illuminate aspects of democratic governance in ways that are outstanding according to the standards of the applicant’s academic discipline. Second, research must provide normative or practical guidance regarding an urgent substantive policy or social problem. The duration of the fellowship is August 15, 2012-June 1, 2014. Democracy Fellows will be expected to participate in a regular graduate workshop, a public lecture series, and to engage in the activities of the Ash Center and the Harvard Kennedy School. Fellows will receive a stipend of $50,000 annually and $2,500 per year for research and/or health coverage during the fellowship. Deadline: April 1, 2012. Contact:  Archon Fung, Juanne Zhao, at juanne_zhao@hks.harvard.edu. For more information, visit www.ash.harvard.edu/Home/Students-Education/Fellowships/Democracy.

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In the News

Richard D. Alba, the Graduate Center-CUNY, was quoted in a December 2 New York Times article about his study, which found that Wall Street pay is tilted toward white men.

Kevin Anderson, University of California-Santa Barbara, was quoted in a November 8 Chinese Social Sciences Today article on the Occupy movement.

Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur, Rhode Island College, was quoted in an Associated Press article about student activism in the Occupy movement. The article appeared in a number of media outlets including the Boston Globe, MSNBC.com, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Boston Herald on November 19.

Peter Bearman, Columbia University, was quoted in a December 11 Los Angeles Times article about autism. The article also appeared in the Bangor Daily News on December 17.

Chloe E. Bird, RAND Corporation, was interviewed on a December 2 episode of Dr. Phil, called “Chore Wars,” about several married couples who were in conflict over the husbands’ refusal to do more chores around the house.

Jason Boardman and Fred Pampel, both of the University of Colorado-Boulder, had their research on the genetic and social dimensions of smoking covered in November 17 articles in the Los Angeles Times, the Denver Post, and the Boulder Daily Camera.

Jessica McCrory Calarco, University of Pennsylvania, was quoted in a December 7 Huffington Post article about her American Sociological Review study, which found that middle-class elementary school students ask for help more often than their working-class peers.

Andrew J. Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University, was quoted in a December 14 Financial Times article about how marriage rates in the United States have hit an all-time low. He also wrote a December 16 Washington Post op-ed, “For GOP Presidential Candidates, Rules to Love By.”

Marie Cornwall, Brigham Young University, Ryan Cragun, University of Tampa, and Rick Phillips, University of North Florida, were quoted in a December 14 Salt Lake Tribune article, “Gender Gap Widening Among Utah Mormons, But Why?”

Regina Deil-Amen, University of Arizona, and Stefanie DeLuca, Johns Hopkins University, were mentioned in a December 12 Washington Post article about their study, which found that two-fifths of high school graduates are unprepared for college or the workforce.

Riley E. Dunlap, Oklahoma State University, was quoted in a November 25 USA Today column about the use of hacked e-mails from the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit to undermine global climate treaty negotiations at the UN Climate Conference in Durban, South Africa.

Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University, wrote a November 30 CNN.com column, “What Happens When Wall Street Breaks the Law? Not Much.”

Reynolds Farley, University of Michigan, and ASA’s Contexts were mentioned in an article, “Racism Moves Out,” in the January-February 2012 issue of Utne Reader.

David Finkelhor, University of New Hampshire, and Richard Gelles, University of Pennsylvania, were quoted in an Associated Press article about new data that shows a continuing decline in child abuse. The article appeared in a number of media outlets including FoxNews.com, CBSNews.com, and the Washington Post on December 12.

Nancy Foner, Hunter College and The Graduate Center-CUNY, was quoted in a November 9 New York Timesarticle about immigrant entrepreneurs who become prosperous despite speaking little or no English.

William H. Frey, Brookings Institution, and Roderick Harrison, Howard University, were quoted in an Associated Press article, “Income Gap Widens within the Black Community.” The article appeared in a number of media outlets including the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Houston Chronicle, the Dayton Daily News, and the Times Union on December 8.

William H. Frey, Brookings Institution, was quoted in a December 8 Washington Post article, “Income Gap Stays Wide in District, Narrows in Suburbs.”

Stephen Gasteyer, Michigan State University, was quoted and Rachel Butts, Michigan State University, was mentioned in a November 29 Huffington Post article, “Utility Costs Higher for Minorities: Study.”

Heather Gautney, Fordham University, wrote a number of articles regarding the Occupy Wall Street movement including an October 10 and October 21 Washington Post op-eds and a November 14 post for CNN.com Global Public Square Blog. She was also quoted in an October 4, October 16, and November 2 Christian Science Monitor, October 13 Los Angeles Times, the November 17 McLatchy Newspapers, and others. She was interviewed on various television and radio programs about OWS, including ABC World News on October 6, CNN on October 6, NPR’s Pat Morrison Show on November 16, and CBC Radio’s Sunday Edition on October 16.

Roberto Gonzales, University of Chicago, was quoted in November 29 and December 2 Dallas Morning News columns about the suicide of an undocumented teenager.

Bridget Goosby, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was quoted in a December 13 LiveScience article, “Decaying Neighborhoods Linked to Premature Births.”

John Holian was quoted in a September 16 Prospekt Sever Kazakhstan article about his trip to Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan to find his grandmother’s grave. His grandmother was accidentally killed at the train station in Petropavlovsk in 1947 while en route to a forced labor camp.

Joseph O. Jewell, Texas A&M University, was quoted in an October 9 New York Times article about Texas governor Rick Perry and race.

Michael Jindra, University of Notre Dame, was quoted in a December 6 CNN.com article highlighting the importance and high cost of funerals in Africa.

The Journal of Health and Social Behavior was mentioned in a November 28 Los Angeles Times article, “Miley Cyrus Quips about Marijuana: What are Pot’s Health Effects?” The article was reprinted in the November 28 Baltimore Sun.

Erin Kelly and Phyllis Moen, both of the University of Minnesota, were mentioned in a December 7 United Press International article about their Journal of Health and Social Behavior study, which suggests that flexible workplaces promote better health behavior and well-being. The study was also the subject of articles in other media outlets including the Times of India and PsychCentral.com on December 7.

Katrina Leupp, University of Washington, was quoted in a December 7 TIME.com article about her study on “supermoms,” which she presented at the 2011 ASA Annual Meeting. The article was part of a TIME Top 10 New Findings in Parenting list for 2011; her research was number one on the list.

Kris Marsh, University of Maryland, was quoted in an Associated Press article and was interviewed on Associated Press TV about a Georgetown University sociology class on Jay-Z. The article appeared in a number of media outlets including USA Today and the Boston Globe on December 2 and the Washington Times on December 4.

Richard Miech, University of Colorado-Denver, was quoted in a December 16 United Press International article about his study, which takes aim at education-based death rate disparities.

Shira Offer, Bar-Ilan University, was mentioned and Barbara Schneider, Michigan State University, was  quoted in a December 1 Reuters article about their American Sociological Review study, which found that working moms multitask more and have a worse time doing so than dads. Their study was the subject of articles in number of media outlets including the Sacramento Bee, MSNBC.com, the Globe and Mail, the Baltimore Sun, USA Today, Yahoo!News, TIME.com, and the Toronto Star on December 1, NPR and the Star Tribune on December 2, the Wall Street Journal on December 5, the Chicago Tribune on December 7, the Washington Post on December 8, the Boston Globe on December 13, and a variety of others.

Harland Prechel, Texas A&M University, was quoted in an October 13 Houston Chronicle column on his American Sociological Review study, “The Effects of Organizational and Political Embeddedness on Financial Malfeasance in the Largest U.S. Corporations: Dependence, Incentives, and Opportunities,” which he coauthored with Theresa Morris, Trinity College.

Dmitry Tumin and Zhenchao Qian, Ohio State University, were mentioned in a November 10 Daily Beast article, “Will I Get Fat? 15 Signs You’ll Gain Weight.”

Christian Vaccaro, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and his Social Psychology Quarterly study of mixed martial arts competitors, which found that these men have unique ways of managing fear that actually allow them to exhibit confidence, was the subject of a December 14 Jezebel article and a December 16 Huffington Post article.

Ronald Weitzer, George Washington University, was interviewed in a December 7 Salon article regarding his new book, Legalizing Prostitution.

W. Bradford Wilcox, University of Virginia, was quoted in a December 14 ABCNews.com article about how the marriage rate has dropped to a record low in the United States. He was also mentioned in a December 16 New York Times article, “Do Working Moms Really Prefer Part-time Jobs?”

Erik Olin Wright, University of Wisconsin-Madison, was quoted in a November 17 KATV.com article about the Occupy movement.

Hui Zheng, Ohio State University, was mentioned in a December 2 USA Today article about his American Sociological Review study, which found that the health gap has grown among young U.S. adults. The article also appeared in the Tucson Citizen on December 2.

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Awards

Nachman Ben-Yehuda, Hebrew University, received the American Society of Criminology Division of International Criminology Distinguished Book Award for the book Theocratic Democracy: the Social Construction of Religious and Secular Extremism.

Jui-shan Chang received the USA Best Books 2011 Awards from the USA Book News
for the category of Health: Sex and Sexuality for the book Making a Meal of It - Sex in Chinese and Western Cultural Settings.

Kenneth Ferraro, Purdue University, received the 2011 Distinguished Mentorship Award from the Gerontological Society of America.

Kimberly Kay Hoang, University of California-Berkeley, received the Sociologists for Women in Society Cheryl Allyn Miller Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the field of women and work.

Laura Kramer, Montclair State University, received the Sociologists for Women in Society Feminist Activist Award.

Elizabeth Mignacca, Syracuse University, received the Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship, awarded annually by Sociologists for Women in Society, with the American Sociological Association and the Society for the Study of Social Problems, to a graduate student in sociology who began her or his college career at a two-year community or technical college.

Nancy Naples, University of Connecticut, and Sarah Fenstermaker, University of California-Santa Barbara, received the Sociologists for Women in Society Mentoring Award.

Hiroshi Ono, Texas A&M University, received the Best International Paper Award from the Labor and Employment Relations Association for his paper, “Lifetime Employment in Japan: Concepts and Measurements.”

Ana Porroche-Escudero, University of Sussex, received the Sociologists for Women in Society Barbara Rosenblum Cancer Dissertation Scholarship for her dissertation, “Listening to Women: Political Ethnographic Narratives of Breast Cancer in Spain.”

Harland Prechel, Texas A&M University, and Theresa Morris, Trinity College, received the 2011 Best Published Paper Award for a journal paper published in the previous year that advances the theoretical understanding of organizations, organizing, and management from the Organizational and Management Theory Divisions of the Academy of Management.

Chandra Waring, University of Connecticut, received the Sociologists for Women in Society Esther Ngan-ling Chow and Mareyjoyce Green Scholarship to support her dissertation research on the complex interactional patterns of black/white biracial Americans and how those patterns are gendered.

Christine Williams, University of Texas-Austin, was named the Sociologists for Women in Society 2012 Distinguished Feminist Lecturer.

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People

Robert Duran, New Mexico State University, received the New Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology Division on People of Color.

Davita Silfen Glasberg, University of Connecticut, has been named President of Sociologists without Borders.

Michael Horowitz, Vava’u Academy-Kingdom of Tonga, is a guest editor of the current issue of Sites, a journal of social anthropology published at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He is also serving as an Honorary Associate at the School of Sociology & Social Work at the University of Tasmania in Australia.

Ramiro Martinez, Northeastern University, and Barry Krisberg received the American Society of Criminology Division on People of Color Lifetime Achievement Award.

Bandana Purkayastha, University of Connecticut, has been elected President of Sociologists for Women in Society.

Michael Rocque received the Student Paper Award from the American Society of Criminology Division on People of Color.

Nancy Rodriguez, Arizona State University, received the Coramae Richey Award from the American Society of Criminology Division on People of Color.

Wanda Rushing, University of Memphis, has been elected Treasurer-Elect of Sociologists for Women in Society.

Robert Schoen, Pennsylvania State University, has been admitted to the California State Bar.

Trina Smith University of St. Thomas, has been elected Secretary of Sociologists for Women in Society.

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New Books

William T. Armaline, San Jose State University, Davita Silfen Glasberg and Bandana Purkayastha, both of University of Connecticut, Eds., Human Rights in Our Own Back Yard: Injustice and Resistance in the United States (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011).

Michael Jindra, University of Notre Dame, and Joël Noret, Eds., Funerals in Africa: Explorations of a Social Phenomenon (Berghahn Books, 2011).

Theodore D. Kemper, St. John’s University, Status, Power and Ritual Interaction: A Relational Reading of Durkheim, Goffman and Collins (Ashgate, 2011).

Patricia Yancey Martin, Florida State University, Emma Jeanes, and David Knights, Eds., Handbook on Gender, Work and Organization (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011).

Alondra Nelson, Columbia University, Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination (University of Minnesota Press, 2011).

Charles Post, Borough of Manhattan Community College-CUNY, The American Road to Capitalism: Studies in Class-Structure, Economic Development and Political Conflict, 1620–1877 (Brill, 2011).

John L Rury and Shirley A. Hill, both of University of Kansas, The African American Struggle for Secondary Schooling 1940-1980: Closing the Graduation Gap (Teachers College Press, 2011).

Joachim J. Savelsberg, University fo Minnesota, and Ryan D. King, University of Albany-SUNY, American Memories: Atrocities and the Law (Russell Sage Foundation, 2011).

Robert Schaeffer, Kansas State University, Red Inc.: Dictatorship and the Development of Capitalism in China, 1949 to the Present (Paradigm, 2011).

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Other Organizations

The International Sociology Review of Books (ISRB), published twice a year on behalf of the International Sociological Association, is moving to the University of Pittsburgh for the next four years, where it will be edited by Mohammed Bamyeh. The ISRB will continue to develop further its unique profile, publishing reviews of materials available in different languages; covering lesser accessible materials and debates pertaining to a variety of sociological traditions and practices around  the world; organizing symposia on connections between sociology and other disciplines and ways of seeing in a variety of local settings; and exploring the salience of sociological themes in formats and venues including film, popular culture, and internet communities. Contact: isrb@pitt.edu.

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Caught in the Web

The General Social Survey (GSS) now employs a rotating panel design. This was fully implemented for the first time in 2010. In 2012 there will be a new 2012 panel, the first re-interview of the 2010 panel, and the second and final re-interview of the 2008 panel. Data from these panels in 2010 have been released to date in three files. First, the 1972-2010 cumulative file. This continues as the standard first release of GSS data. It has data from 1972-2010. The data from 2010 consist of the 2010 panel (new cross-section) data. Second, a three-wave panel data file. It consists of variables asked in two or three waves in 2006-2008-2010 as part of the 2006 panel. Third, there is a 2010 merged data file. It contains variables collected in 2010 from all of the panel components (2006, 2008, and 2010). These three files are available from the GSS website in SPSS and Stata formats. Documentation related to these files is also available from the GSS website. For more information, visit www3.norc.org/GSS+Website.

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