July-August 2009 Issue • Volume 37 • Issue 6

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In the May/June 2009 issue of Footnotes, the following individuals’ new titles were incorrectly listed. Soma Chaudhuri, Chris Ganchoff, Stephen Gasteyer, Hui Liu, Maryhelen MacInnes, Sabrina McCormick, Aaron McCright, Alesia Montgomery, Stephanie Nawyn, Xuefei Ren, and Zhenmei Zhang have all joined Michigan State University’s Department of Sociology as Assistant Professors.

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Call for Papers

Publications

Foucault Studies is an electronic, open access, peer-reviewed, international journal that provides a forum for scholarship engaging the intellectual legacy of Michel Foucault. Articles range from theoretical explications of Foucault’s work and texts to interdisciplinary engagements across various fields, to empirical applications of Foucauldian concepts to contemporary phenomena. Foucault Studies strives to move beyond received orthodoxies, simplifications, and uncritical appropriations of Foucault’s work, while addressing the richness and diversity of the broad intellectual field associated with Foucauldian thought. For more information, visit www.foucault-studies.com.

The International Journal of Sociology of the Family invites submissions for a special issue on "Policing Motherhood: How Motherhood Is Facilitated, Interrupted, Controlled, and Evaluated by the State and Associated Agencies." The journal is seeking sociologically related articles, research papers, and commentaries that explore the ways in which current state policies express specific ideologies about who is a good mother and the ways in which those policies shape the experience of motherhood for women in different social classes, women of different races/ethnicities, and women with different citizenship rights. Papers are welcome on the policing of motherhood in all countries. Deadline: December 1, 2009. Contact: Anita Garey at anita.garey@uconn.edu or Margaret K. Nelson at mnelson@middlebury.edu; internationalsociology.org/ijsf.htm.

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. Deadline: July 31, 2009. Contact: Debarun Majumdar, Department of Sociology (Derrick 105), Texas State University-San Marcos, 601 University Dr., San Marcos, TX 78666; www.soci.txstate.edu/IRCS/Journal.html.

Journal of Contemporary Ethnography (JCE). Published bi-monthly, JCE is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal for sociological research that uses ethnographic methods to analyze social life as it occurs in specific social contexts. JCE focuses on empirical studies based on ethnographic methods such as participant-observation, unobtrusive observation, intensive interviewing, contextualized discourse analysis, narrative analysis, and qualitative feminist analysis. JCE invites researchers from all social sciences to submit original articles, reviews, or special issue proposals to the editors. Manuscripts should be contextualized within relevant theoretical or methodological literatures and highlight their theoretical or methodological contributions to the field. Empirical pieces should detail the methods for data collection and analysis. For more information, visit jce.sagepub.com.

Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts. Volume 4, Number 1. Theme: "Intersections of Race and Gender." Papers must be received by September 2009 to be considered for publication in this issue. Contact: Eavon Mobley at mobley.2@osu.edu; www.raceethnicity.org/call4paper.html.

Societies without Borders. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has launched its Human Rights initiative. This initiative creates a network of scientific organizations that recognize a role for science and scientists in efforts to realize human rights. In view of this initiative, Societies without Borders will publish a special interdisciplinary issue focused on human rights and the social sciences. Deadline: January 1, 2010. Contact: Julie Mertus at mertus@american.edu or John C. King at jcking@american.edu; www.brill.nl/swb.

Women’s Studies Quarterly special issue on "Market." This issue seeks to consider consumption and markets anew, from feminist, queer, cultural, and critical perspectives and will explore urgent questions related to markets. This special issue invites submissions exploring the market and its many instantiations from a variety of perspectives including theory, empirical research, literary and cultural studies, as well as creative prose, poetry, artwork, memoir, and biography. Deadline: October 2, 2009. Send academic work to Mara Einstein and Joe Rollins at: WSQMarketIssue@gmail.com. Send poetry submissions to Kathleen Ossip at ossipk@aol.com. Send fiction, essay, and memoir submissions to WSQCreativeProse@gmail.com. Send art submissions to WSQMarketIssue@gmail.com.

Meetings

2010 Pacific Sociological Association’s (PSA) 81st Annual Meeting, April 8-11, 2010, Marriott Oakland City Center, Oakland, CA. Theme: "Revitalizing the Sociological Imagination: Individual Troubles and Social Issues in a Troubled World." For the session: "Sociology of Memory: New and Old Conceptualizations of Memory, Personal or Commodity, Public or Private?" Papers pertaining to collective memory; personal memory; narrative; new and old sociological theories and conceptualizations of memory; conceptualizations pertaining to personal, trauma, repressed, body memory; socio-political issues pertaining to commodity memory; and closely related topics are invited. Deadline: October 15, 2009. Contact: Noel Packard at packardn@prodigy.net. For more information on all PSA sessions, visit www.pacificsoc.org.

XVII World Congress of Sociology, July 11-17, 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden. International Sociological Association Research Committee Futures Research (RC07) invites proposals for papers and sessions. Contact: Markus S. Schulz at isarc07@gmail.com; www.isa-sociology.org/congress2010/rc/rc07.htm.

Pennsylvania Sociological Society 59th Annual Conference, October 23-24, 2009, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, Shippensburg, PA. Theme: "Community and Social Justice." Proposals are encouraged from students. Both an undergraduate student paper and poster competition will be held. All papers/proposals/abstracts must be submitted as a Word file to Chad Kimmel at cmkimm@ship.edu. Deadline: September 18, 2009. For more information, visit www.pasocsociety.org.

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Meetings

August 7, 2009. Marking 20 Years of AIDS in Sociology: Reflecting Back & Moving Forward, San Francisco, CA. This conference marks the 20th anniversary of the first major ASA panel on AIDS and provides those interested in HIV/AIDS an opportunity to reflect on the field and contemplate new directions through presentations by HIV researchers, local activists, and federal agency representatives. Contact: padamsee.1@osu.edu; www.sociologistsaidsnetwork.org.

August 7, 2009. Psychoanalysis and Society Symposium, Hilton Union Square, San Francisco, CA. Contact: Lauren Langman at Llang944@aol.com, Lynn Chancer at lchancer@hunter.cuny.edu or Patricia Clough at stmart96@aol.com.

August 7, 2009. The Social and Natural Limits of Globalization and the Current Conjuncture, University of San Francisco. This conference explores the relationship between the political-economic transformation that engenders globalization, and the social and ecological challenges confronting the continued expansion and deepening of that process. For more information, visit www2.asanet.org/sectionpews/miniconf.html.

August 7, 2009. Sociologists without Borders Conversation to Revise the U.S. Constitution, Alliant International University, San Francisco, CA. The main focus will be on civil and political rights, and socioeconomic, cultural, democratic, and environmental rights. To participate in the preliminary discussions, visit ssfthinktank.org. Contact: Mark Frezzo at mfrezzo@fau.edu.

August 7-10, 2009. Sociologists for Women in Society Summer Meeting, San Francisco, CA. For details and pre-registration, visit www.socwomen.org/meetings.php.

August 8, 2009. Consumer Studies Research Network (CSRN) Business Meeting, Parc 55 Hotel, San Francisco, CA. There will be a business meeting of the CSRN to discuss future activities of the Network, including a mini-conference prior to the 2010 meeting in Atlanta. Contact: Laura Miller at lamiller@brandeis.edu or Dan Cook at dtcook@camden.rutgers.edu; csrn.camden.rutgers.edu/.

September 15-17, 2009. Third Conference on Aging in the Americas, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, University of Texas-Austin. Theme: "Key Issues in Hispanic Health and Health Care Policy Research: Biobehavioral Underpinnings and Social Interaction on Hispanic Health." For more information, visit www.utexas.edu/lbj/caa/index.php.

October 8-9, 2009. Pennsylvania State’s 17th Annual Symposium on Family Issues, University Park campus. Theme: "Biosocial Research Contributions to Understanding Family Processes and Problems." This symposium seeks to stimulate conversation among scholars who construct and use biosocial models as well as among those who want to know more about biosocial processes. For information, visit www.pop.psu.edu/events/symposium/2009.htm.

October 16-18, 2009. Undocumented Hispanic Migration: On the Margins of a Dream, Connecticut College, New London, CT. A multidisciplinary conference including panel presentations by more than a hundred scholars, health, and social-service providers, educators, attorneys, immigrants, and government personnel from the United States and Mexico. Contact: Frank Graziano at fgraz@conncoll.edu; www.conncoll.edu/AcademicsDocs/ConnCollConfPreRegistration.pdf.

October 23-24, 2009. Pennsylvania Sociological Society 59th Annual Conference, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, Shippensburg, PA. Theme: "Community and Social Justice." Both an undergraduate student paper and poster competition will be held. All papers/proposals/abstracts must be submitted as a Word file to Chad Kimmel at cmkimm@ship.edu. Deadline: September 18, 2009. For more information, visit www.pasocsociety.org.

November 13-14. 2009. California Sociological Association Annual Meeting, DoubleTree Marina, Berkeley, CA. Theme: "The Next Generation." Contact: Jacqueline Carrigan at carrigan@csus.edu; www.csufresno.edu/csa.

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." Contact: Peter J. Kivisto at PeterKivisto@augustana.edu or Debra H. Swanson at swansond@hope.edu.

April 8-11, 2010. 81st Annual Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Oakland, CA. Contact: Karen Sternheimer at sternhei@usc.edu or psa@csus.edu; www.pacificsoc.org.

July 11-17, 2010. XVII World Congress of Sociology, Gothenburg, Sweden. ISA Research Committee Futures Research (RC07) invites proposals for papers and sessions. Contact: Markus S. Schulz at isarc07@gmail.com; www.isa-sociology.org/congress2010/rc/rc07.htm.

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Funding

The Embassy of France recently launched a new public-private partnership called Partner University Fund (PUF) to promote innovative collaborations of excellence in research and education between French and American institutions of higher education. PUF supports emerging transatlantic partnerships with a potential to be sustained after the phasing out of the grant. Partnerships can be funded at a level of up to $80,000 per year over a three-year period, subject to annual review by the Grant Selection Committee. Contact: puf@ambafrance-us.org; www.facecouncil.org/puf.

The Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) announces a Special Focus Competition: Innovative Strategies in Community Colleges for Working Adults and Displaced Workers. FIPSE is particularly interested in projects that propose innovative strategies to benefit working adults and displaced workers who are pursuing degrees or credentials in community colleges. Applicants should focus on meeting the unique needs of community college students and adult learners and preparing them for high-growth occupations and to meet employer needs. Deadline: August 4, 2009. Contact: Levenia Ishmell, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW, Room 6147, Washington, DC 20006-8544; (202) 502-7668; Levenia.Ishmell@ed.gov; www.ed.gov/programs/fipsecc/applicant.html.

German Chancellor Fellowship. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation annually awards 10 German Chancellor Fellowships to young professionals in the private, public, non-profit, cultural, and academic sectors who are citizens of the United States. The program sponsors individuals who demonstrate the potential to strengthen ties between Germany and their own country through their profession or studies. The German Chancellor Fellowship provides for a stay of one year in Germany for professional development, study, or research. Applicants design individual projects and decide at which institutions or organizations to pursue them. Application deadline for 2010-11: October 31, 2009. For more information, visit www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/1600.html.

Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies University of Pennsylvania Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2010–2011. Converts and Conversion to and from Judaism. The act of conversion is a ritualized, often public, transformation not only of interior religious and psychological consciousness, but of cultural and social affiliation. Conversion is doubly freighted—it can mark a break with one’s birth community, but it has often also marked the impossibility of such a break. The center hopes to bring several arenas of inquiry and debate into a single conversation so that methodological, social scientific, and historical studies may be mutually instructive, enriching our broader understanding, not only of Jews in their world but of the religious experience itself. The Katz Center invites applications from scholars at all levels as well as outstanding graduate students in the final stage of writing their dissertations. Stipends are based on a fellow’s academic standing and financial need with a maximum of $40,000 for the academic year. Deadline: November 10, 2009. Contact: Sheila Allen at allenshe@sas.upenn.edu; www.cajs.upenn.edu.

The Princeton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts invites applications for three-year postdoctoral fellowships for recent PhDs in humanities or allied social sciences. Annual stipend approximately $72,000. Deadline: October 1, 2009. For details, visit www.princeton.edu/~sf.

Recovery Act Academic Research Enhancement Awards. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a Funding Opportunity Announcement for an Academic Research Enhancement Award (AERA) program supported by funds from the Recovery Act. The purpose of the AREA program is to stimulate research at educational institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees for a significant number of the nation’s research scientists, but that have not been major recipients of NIH support. AREA grants are intended to support small-scale health-related research projects proposed by faculty members of eligible, domestic institutions otherwise unlikely to participate extensively in NIH’s biomedical and behavioral research effort. Deadline: September 24, 2009. Complete information about this initiative may be found in the NIH Guide Notice (RFA-OD-09-007) grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-09-007.html.

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Competitions

2009 Essay Prize in Psychoanalysis and Culture. The American Psychoanalytic Association Committee on Research and Special Training encourages the involvement of higher education academics in psychoanalysis and works with them to stimulate interest in psychoanalysis at the university level. Academics may submit essays on psychoanalytically informed research in the biobehavioral sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The winning essay will be presented at APsaA’s 2010 National Meeting in New York and be reviewed for publication by the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. The winner will receive a $1,000 prize. Deadline: September 8, 2009. Contact: Dottie Jeffries (212) 752-0450, ext. 29; djeffries@apsa.org; www.apsa.org.

Gypsy Lore Society Young Scholar’s Prize in Romani Studies. The Gypsy Lore Society established the Gypsy Lore Society Young Scholar’s Prize in Romani Studies for the best unpublished paper by a young scholar on a topic in Gypsy and Traveler Studies. The prize is $500. The winning paper will be published in an issue of Romani Studies. Papers written by undergraduate students, graduate students beyond their first year of study, and recent PhD recipients are eligible to compete. The selection committee will look for self-contained scholarly articles of publishable quality that treat some relevant topic in an interesting and insightful way. Deadline: October 30, 2009. Contact: Katalin Kovalcsik, Gypsy Lore Society Prize Competition, Institute of Musicology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Pf 28, H-1250 Budapest, Hungary; kovalcsik@zti.hu.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program provides two years of support to postdoctoral scholars at all stages of their careers to build the nation’s capacity for research and leadership to address the multiple determinants of population health and contribute to policy change. The program is based on the principle that progress in the field of population health depends upon multidisciplinary collaboration and exchange. Deadline: October 2, 2009. For more information, visit www.healthandsocietyscholars.org/.

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In the News

Aging and the Life Course

Linda George, Duke University, was quoted about volunteerism among older Americans in an April 23 CNN.com article about a rise in international volunteerism by seniors.

Alcohol and Drugs

Craig Reinarman, University of California-Santa Cruz, was quoted in a May 26 Associated Press article about the United States’ appetite for illegal drugs. The article appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle on May 30 and in a number of other newspapers around the country.

Children and Youth

Julie Albright, University of Southern California, was interviewed in a segment about hugging among teenagers that aired on NBC’s Today show on May 28.

Amy Best, George Mason University, was quoted in a May 28 New York Times article about hugging among teenagers. Best was cited on the same topic in a June 1 United Press International article.

Kathleen Boglel, La Salle University, was quoted on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition on June 8 about the "hook up" culture among young adults. 

Christian Smith, University of Notre Dame, discussed "hooking up" among college students in a May 8 episode of PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly.

Collective Behavior/Social Movements

Thomas Beamish, University of California-Davis, was cited in a May 3 San Francisco Chronicle article about the public reaction to the risk of swine flu. Beamish said that a lack of information about risks will upset the public.

Blaine Stevenson, Central Michigan University, was quoted about "tea party" protests on tax day in The Christian Science Monitor on April 18.

Jeannette Sutton, University of Colorado-Boulder, was quoted in a May 18 Reason article about the "panic" reported by the media concerning swine flu. Lee Clarke and Caron Chess, both of Rutgers University, also were cited in the article for their research in the December 2008 issue of Social Forces regarding disasters and elite panic. Enrico Quarantelli, University of Delaware, was cited in the same article.

Communication and Information Technologies

Julie Albright, University of Southern California, was quoted in an April 14 Newsweek web exclusive about relationships in a digital age. Albright said that early research predicting the difficulty of forming relationships on the Internet has been turned on its head. She also was quoted about the online sex trade in an April 26 Anchorage Daily News article.

Eszter Hargittai, Northwestern University, was quoted in The Wall Street Journalís "Digits" blog on June 1 about releasing study results surrounding Facebook usage and grades.

John P. Robinson, University of Maryland, was quoted in an April 29 Canwest News Service article about the value of print newspapers in a time of the industry’s decline. Robinson discussed the satisfaction of newspaper reading and social involvement versus television viewing.

Lynn Smith-Lovin, Duke University, discussed the differences in companionship offered by Internet friends versus traditional relationships in a May 11 syndicated opinion column about "tell-all" books written by celebrities. The column appeared in the Seattle Times.

Karen Sternheimer, University of Southern California, was quoted about the superficiality of relationships on social networking sites in a May 14 Associated Press article that appeared in the San Jose Mercury News, among other newspapers.

Community and Urban Sociology

Scott Brooks, University of California-Riverside, suggested reasons for the city of Los Angeles’ affinity for basketball in an April 20 Wall Street Journal article.

Mitchell Duneier, Princeton University, and John Garber, University of Arkansas, discussed street vending as a way to ease joblessness in an April 29 post on the New York Times "City Room" blog.

David Grazian, University of Pennsylvania, was quoted in an April 23 Associated Press article about a trend in urban nightlife around the country. The article was published on websites and in newspapers around the country.

Stephen Klineberg, Rice University, was quoted about the results of the 2009 Houston Area Survey in an April 19 Houston Chronicle article. Klineberg has directed the survey since its inception in 1982.

Saskia Sassen, Columbia University, was interviewed in Le Monde on March 27 about her newly translated book, La Globalisation, Une Sociologie.

Crime, Law, and Deviance

Dalton Conley, New York University, authored an article for the May 15 Chronicle Review about deviance in the context of the past four generations.

Andrew Jones, California State University-Fresno, discussed the loaded symbolism of the noose in an April 15 Fresno Bee article about the case of a federal magistrate judge who had a noose hanging in his chambers.

Charis E. Kubrin, George Washington University, appeared on the April 17 edition of PBS’s To the Contrary where she discussed gender differences in homicide offenders.

Jack Levin, Northeastern University, discussed the prevalence and motivations of female pedophiles in an April 15 ABCnews.com article about the case of an eight-year-old girl who was raped and killed. He was also quoted about family murders in an April 20 Seattle Times article about a local man who killed his five children and himself. Levin spoke about the movement of sex-trade activity from Craigslist to Twitter in an April 26 Boston Herald article.

Harry Levine, City University of New York, was quoted in an April 19 New York Times syndicated article about expanding DNA databases. Levine, who studies policing trends, said that over time, more crimes of decreasing severity have been added to the database.

Josh Meisel, Humboldt State University, was quoted a February 22 Eureka Times-Standard article about the relationship between crime and the current economic crisis. He said that economic hardship does not always result in increases in criminal behavior.

Katherine Newman, Princeton University, was quoted in an April 13 USA Today article on the 10th anniversary of the Columbine school shootings. She said that school shooters almost always tell classmates of their plans. She was also quoted about the Columbine tragedy in an April 16 Associated Press story and an April 17 U.S. News & World Report article.

David Osher, American Institutes for Research, discussed school shootings in an April 13 USA Today article about the impact that Columbine had on school security and outreach.

Ronald Weitzer, George Washington University, was quoted in a May 14 Los Angeles Times article about prostitution on Craigslist.

Sociology of Culture

Dalton Conley, New York University, was quoted in a May 11 CNN.com article about the concept of "weisure" time from his book Elsewhere, U.S.A.

Ross Haenfler, University of Mississippi, was quoted about punk rock culture in a May 13 USA Today article about the band Green Day. Haenfler is author of Straight Edge: Clean Living Youth, Hardcore Punk and Social Change.

Samantha Kwan, University of Houston, discussed cultural bias surrounding appearance in an April 24 Houston Chronicle article about Susan Boyle, the Britain’s Got Talent contestant and overnight media sensation.

Gregory Snyder, Baruch College, was interviewed for a February 17 review of his book Graffiti Lives: Beyond the Tag in New York’s Urban Underground in The New York Times. He was part of a panel that looked at subculture as a form of belonging on the Canadian television show The Agenda, on March 25.

Economic Sociology

Daniel T. Cook, Rutgers University, was quoted about the decreased amount of waste generated in the United States for the past two years in an April 21 Philadelphia Inquirer article that linked the decline in trash with the recession.

Charles Gallagher, La Salle University, detailed employment trends during the Great Depression in an April 20 GateHouse News Service article about the impact of the economy on minority workers.

Robert Leighninger, Arizona State University, appeared on the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on April 27 to discuss the impact of New Deal public works on the St. Louis economy.  He was also quoted in the Columbus Dispatch on February 8; The New York Times on February 9; and Los Angeles Times on February 23 about New Deal public works and the Obama stimulus package.

Timothy J. Madigan and Janice Purk, both of Mansfield University, had the results of their annual telephone survey of Pennsylvania residents detailed within a number of media outlets across the state and nation this spring. The survey found that large percentages of Pennsylvania residents had little or no trust in the government to fix the economy.

Doug Massey, Princeton University, was interviewed on National Public Radio’s Marketplace on May 15 about the relation between the state of the United States’ economy and the flow of illegal immigrants into this country.

Woody Powell, Stanford University, had his work on why high-tech clusters have formed in some communities but not others with comparable endowments discussed in the New Yorker on June 1 and on National Public Radio’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook.

Lois A. Vitt, Institute for Socio-Financial Studies, spoke about the relative terms of wealth in an April 16 Wall Street Journal article on the topic.

Kevin Wehr, California State University-Sacramento, was quoted about the economics of packing lunches in an April 15 Wichita Eagle article.

Susan Will, John Jay College, discussed Ponzi schemes in an April 13 San Luis Obispo Tribune article. Will said that schemers successfully exploit growing divisions between lower- and higher-income segments of American society.

James Wright, University of Central Florida, discussed the economy’s effects on the homeless population in a May 14 Orlando Sentinel article.

Sociology of Education

Claudia Buchmann, Ohio State University, had her research on the role that test preparation plays in college admissions detailed in an April 16 Inside Higher Ed article. Research that she co-authored regarding college roommates and interracial friendships was the subject of a May 29 United Press International article.

Gil Eyal, Columbia University, was quoted in The New York Times in an April 18 article about the costs to educate the autistic. Eyal has done research on autism.

Sara Goldrick-Rab, University of Wisconsin-Madison, had her research on college transfer students detailed in the April 17 Inside Higher Ed. The research was published in Sociology of Education. She discussed the strengths and importance of community colleges in a May 8 Inside Higher Ed article and a May 15 Chronicle of Higher Education commentary piece.

Jennifer Jennings, Columbia University, was cited in a June 2 New York Daily News article for an analysis she conducted of New York state math exams and the curriculum they cover.

Ralph Larkin, City University of New York, was cited for his research on the treatment of athletes at Columbine High School in an April 20 opinion piece in The Christian Science Monitor arguing that American high schools place too much emphasis on organized athletics.

Christy Lleras, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, had her research on learning and ability grouping detailed in an April 25 United Press International article. Lleras found that the practice of grouping according to perceived academic ability resulted in a "net-loss" for minority students.

Michael Sauder, University of Iowa, was quoted in an April 24 Spokane Journal of Business article about his research on the impact of U.S. News & World Report rankings on law schools. Sauder’s research, which he co-authored with Wendy Espeland, Northwestern University, appeared in the February 2009 American Sociological Review.

Kenneth I. Spenner, Duke University, was cited in an April 20 Inside Higher Ed article for his participation in a research team that studied the "mismatch theory" of affirmative action.

Mindy Stombler, Georgia State University, authored a column for the May 1 Chronicle of Higher Education about her experience dealing with an antagonistic state legislature and the media.

Environment and Technology

Robert Brulle, Drexel University, authored an opinion piece about the environmental movement in the April 20 edition of Newsday. He was cited in a New York Times article on May 1 about how environmental advocates frame the issues. Brulle also was quoted in a number of blogs on the topic of environmentalism and global warming, including The Sean Hannity Showís blog on May 4.

Thomas Dietz, Michigan State University, was quoted in a May 19 Detroit Free Press article about scientists advocating for legislators to curb greenhouse gases. He also was quoted in the June issue of Seed magazine about how social science can contribute to understanding climate change. Dietz was featured in the story "Climate Lobbyists & Green Burials" on the May 22 Environment Report radio program.

Riley Dunlap, Oklahoma State University, spoke about the economy’s effect on environmentalism in an April 19 Arizona Republic article.

J. Craig Jenkins, Ohio State University, and Robert Brulle, Drexel University, were quoted in an April 22 LiveScience.com article about environmental issues. Jenkins offered predictions for our environmental future while Brulle provided insight on the successes and failures of the U.S. environmental movement. The article appeared on Yahoo! News and FOXNews.com.

Brian Mayer, University of Florida, was quoted in a May 29 Tampa Tribune article about the current environmental movement. Andrew Szasz, University of California-Santa Cruz, was also cited in the article for his book, Shopping Our Way to Safety: How We Changed from Protecting the Environment to Protecting Ourselves.

Nathan Rousseau, Jacksonville University, discussed his research on altruism in an April 26 Florida Times-Union article about how environmentalism is popular mostly when it suits the public.

Sociology of Family

Sampson Lee Blair, University of Buffalo, was quoted about family communication in the age of Twitter and other high-tech communication tools in a May 10 Buffalo News article.

Andrew Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University, was interviewed in a question and answer column in USA Today on April 14 about American relationships in light of his new book, The Marriage-Go-Round. The book was reviewed on April 19 by The New York Times and was the subject of a Washington Times article on the same day. Cherlin authored a rebuttal to Mark Regnerus’ Washington Post (April 26) opinion column on marriage that was published on washingtonpost.com on April 27. He was cited in a May 25 Time magazine article and authored an opinion column on the impact of the economic crisis on marriages for the New York Times on May 28.

Scott Coltrane, University of Oregon, was quoted in an April 20 McClatchy News Service article about the increasing number of fathers who chose to stay at home with children after job losses. The article was published in the News & Observer, the Fresno Bee, and other McClatchy papers.

Rosanna Hertz, Wellesley College, and Barbara Katz Rothman, City University of New York, were quoted in a May 14 Washington Post article about the increasing number of unwed American mothers.

Mignon R. Moore, University of California-Los Angeles, was interviewed on May 11 on To the Point on National Public Radio.  Moore discussed research conducted for her book Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships and Motherhood among Black Women and the forthcoming edited volume Black Los Angeles: American Dreams and Racial Realities.

Kelly Musick, Cornell University, and Ann Meier, University of Minnesota, had their research detailed in a May 29 article in The Post-Standard. Musick and Meier found that exposure to parental conflict in adolescence had negative consequences for teens. The research also was covered in a June 8 United Press International story.

Allison Pugh, University of Virginia, was quoted in a June 2 Associated Press story about the impact of the economy on families. The article appeared in the June 3 Philadelphia Inquirer and other newspapers around the country.

Mark Regnerus, University of Texas-Austin, authored an opinion column about marriage and youth in the April 26 Washington Post. Regnerus is the author of Forbidden Fruit: Sex and Religion in the Lives of American Teenagers.

Christine B. Whelan, University of Iowa, discussed the Obamas and individualized marriage in a New York Times article published on June 5.

W. Bradford Wilcox, University of Virginia, authored an opinion column about teen pregnancy and current research on families for the May 22 Wall Street Journal. Wilcox cited Pamela Smock, University of Michigan, and Wendy Manning, Bowling Green State University, for their research on cohabitation.

International Migration

Stephen Klineberg, Rice University, discussed immigration strategy in an April 14 Houston Chronicle article about a shift in immigration trends.

Douglas Massey, Princeton University, was quoted about immigration laws in an April 14 USA Today article based on a report on immigration issued by the Pew Hispanic Center.

Silvia Pedraza, University of Michigan, was cited in an April 20 Miami Herald article for her classifications of the waves of Cuban immigrants to the United States.

Alejandro Portes, Princeton University, and Ruben G. Rumbaut, University of California-Irvine, were cited in an April 19 South Florida Sun-Sentinel article about the ease with which children of immigrants assimilate. Portes discussed the danger of downward assimilation.

Keiko Yamanaka, University of California-Berkeley, was quoted in the April 27 installment to National Public Radio’s Immigrants’ Children: A Foot In Two Worlds series. Yamanaka discussed interracial marriage and the issues that immigrant children may face trying to meet their parents’ expectations.

Labor & Labor Movements

Jeff Leiter, North Carolina State University, was quoted in an article about labor union scrutiny of a new FedEx hub in the April 20 issue of several local American City Business Journals editions, including the Washington Business Journal, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the Wichita Business Journal, and the Denver Business Journal.

Kate W. Strully, State University of New York-Albany, was cited for her May 2009 Demography article about job loss and health in a May 8 New York Times article, a May 10 Time magazine article, and a May 11 Boston Globe news brief.

Latino/Latina Sociology

Lisandro Perez, Florida International University, authored a commentary about the lifting of the Cuban travel ban for National Public Radio. The commentary appeared on NPR.org on April 16.

Medical Sociology

Chloe Bird, Rand Corporation, was quoted about the burden of medical bills on women in a May 11 HealthDay News Service article reporting on rising health care costs. The article was published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution and on BusinessWeekís website.

Karen Cerulo, Rutgers University, was featured on news radio 1010 WINS in New York on May 1 to discuss ways to improve our preparedness for disasters such as the swine flu. 

Claudia Chaufan, University of California-San Francisco, authored an opinion piece for the March 5 Santa Cruz Sentinel about health care and insurance. In May, she participated in a month-long series called "Healthy Dialogues" hosted by KQED, the National Public Radio affiliate in Northern California.

Irma T. Elo, University of Pennsylvania, was quoted in an April 24 HealthDay News Service article about research she co-authored regarding racial disparities in death rates. The article appeared on Forbes.com.

Ross Koppel, University of Pennsylvania, discussed electronic medical records in an April 23 BusinessWeek feature.

Samantha Kwan, University of Houston, was quoted about weight, body image, and health in a May 11 Associated Press article, which was published by news outlets nationwide.

Organizations, Occupations & Work

Charles Gallagher, La Salle University, was interviewed in the Rockford Registrar Star article "Minorities Bear Brunt of Any Labor Crunch" on April 18.  The article examined how economic downturns disproportionately disadvantage racial minorities in the labor market.

Gregory Maney, Hofstra University, was quoted in an April 20 Newsday article about declining wages for immigrant workers and employers who use threats of unemployment to get workers to accept lower wages.

Juliet Schor, Boston College, was cited in a May 29 opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal for her book, The Overworked American. The column theorized that Americans overstate their work hours.

Stephen Sweet, Ithaca College, was quoted about the blurring lines between work and home in an April 23 USA Today article about items Americans consider necessities during a recession.

Peace, War, and Social Conflict

David R. Segal, University of Maryland, was quoted in the San Antonio Express-News on February 1 regarding the impact of the recession on military recruiting. He was interviewed on National Public Radio’s Marketplace on February 20 about whether military service is a route to the middle class now, as it was for World War II veterans. He was interviewed by NPR on April 4 concerning the impact of the economy on military enlistment and reenlistment. Segal was quoted in the Baltimore Sun on April 12 about the National Guard increasing its recruiting standards, and again on April 24 surrounding an increased recognition by the U.S. Naval Academy that there is a scientific basis to the study of leadership—a curriculum change being overseen by Navy Captain Stephen Trainor, U.S. Naval Academy.

Mady W. Segal, University of Maryland, was quoted in USA Today on March 4 regarding the case of a mother who had been honorably discharged from the Army, but then was called up as a reservist for a wartime deployment.

Political Economy of the World System

Chikako Usui, University of Missouri-St. Louis, was quoted in an April 18 Washington Post article about the benefit to young families of Japan’s economic stimulus plan.

Political Sociology

Nicholas Christakis, Harvard University, was quoted on the topic of influential people in a May 10 Jerusalem Post opinion column about the influence of Pope Benedict XVI and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Melissa Favreault, Urban Institute, and Jacqueline Angel, University of Texas-Austin, were quoted in a May 30 Dallas Morning News article about reforming Social Security.

D. Michael Lindsay, Rice University, was quoted in an April 23 Reuters article about the next political steps for conservatives and the Republican Party. He said that the most polarizing figures receive the most media coverage.

Rory McVeigh, University of Notre Dame, was quoted in an April 2 Associated Press article that was distributed widely throughout the nation.  The article was about the relatively peaceful nature of protest at the G-20 economic summit.

Nestor Rodriguez, University of Texas, was quoted about the political questions surrounding immigration reform in an April 22 Houston Chronicle article.

Michael Schudson, University of California-San Diego, was cited in a May 18 Los Angeles Times opinion piece about the relatively recent invention of the "informed citizen" as the foundation of an effective democracy.

Richard Williams, University of Notre Dame, published an op-ed in the Omaha World Herald in support of Notre Dame’s decision to invite President Barack Obama to speak at commencement and give him an honorary degree. Williams was interviewed live on Fox News prior to President Obama’s commencement address on May 18 and spoke on CBS Radio’s Dom Giordano Show (Philadelphia affiliate WPHT) on May 19.

Race, Gender, and Class

Cynthia Feliciano, University of California-Irvine, was quoted in an April 22 article about her research on Internet dating and race. She found that white men favored Asian and Latino women over African Americans, while white women favored African American and Latino men over Asians. The article was posted on several websites of NBC affiliates nationwide.

Brian Powell, Indiana University, was quoted about interracial relationships in an April 19 St. Louis Post-Dispatch article.

Tukufu Zuberi, University of Pennsylvania, was interviewed about racism and discrimination in a May 28 article in the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Maxine Leeds Craig, University of California-Davis, was cited and quoted in the April 21 New York Times regarding organized efforts to end racial segregation in beauty contests.

Charles Gallagher, La Salle University, was cited in the May 29 Palm Beach Post about the racial and cultural implications of Disney’s new movie, The Princess and the Frog. The movie features a black princess in the title role, a first for Disney.

James Wright, University of Central Florida, discussed Florida demographics in a May 14 Orlando Sentinel article about a Census report showing no majority racial or ethnic groups in Orange County.

Sociology of Religion

Amy Adamczyk, City University of New York, had her research from the June 2009 Journal of Health and Social Behavior reported by outlets such as MSNBC.com (June 1), Yahoo! News (June 1), National Reviewís "The Corner" blog (June 1), the Los Angeles Timesí "Booster Shots" blog (June 2), and CBSNews.com (June 3). She analyzed the link between religiosity and abortion.

Andrew Beveridge, Queens College, was quoted about religion in New York City in an April 15 New York Daily News editorial about the arrival of a new Catholic Archbishop to the city.

Mark Chaves, Duke University, discussed religious congregations using the Internet in an April 17 Desert News article about Christians and technology.

Michele Dillon, University of New Hampshire, was interviewed on New Hampshire Public Radio on March 19 about the increase in the numbers of religiously unaffiliated Americans and on Sirius Catholic Radio Network about the growing momentum in favor of same-sex marriage on March 24.

Michael Lindsay, Rice University, was quoted in The Washington Postís "OnFaith" blog, in The Boston Globe, and by an Associated Press article on April 28 about the phenomenon of Americans switching religious affiliations. The Associated Press story was picked up by outlets nationwide.

Anthony Pogorelc, Catholic University of America, was interviewed by KCBS Radio in San Francisco on April 7 on the future of Catholic leadership in the United States.

Christian Smith, University of Notre Dame, was cited in an opinion column published in The New Republic and on NPR.com on April 28 about Christian America. Smith was cited for his concept of "Moralistic Therapeutic Deism." He also was quoted in a May 4 Newsweek magazine article about the evolutionary roots of morality.

Robert Wuthnow, Princeton University, was a source in an April 29 Washington Post article about the formation of lay-led worship communities by young Washington-area Jews. He cited the decline in the number of young adults who claim to regularly attend services.

Science, Knowledge, and Technology

David P. Baker, Pennsylvania State University, had his research on student knowledge and attitudes related to environmental science detailed in an April 22 National Science Foundation news alert that was picked up by outlets such as the Africa Leader and the Malaysia Sun.

Social Psychology

Rebecca G. Adams, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, was quoted in an April 20 New York Times article in which she discussed the lack of research surrounding the role of friendship and psychological well-being, as compared to the amount of literature on families and marriage.

Thomas Scheff, University of California-Santa Barbara, was cited in the June 11 New York Review of Books for his work on shame and aggression. The review dealt with a book on prison reform.

Sociology of Sex and Gender

Michael Kimmel, Stony Brook University, discussed American masculinity and the impact of unemployment in an April 27 MSN Money article about the sociological effects of a recession.

Adina Nack, California Lutheran University, was quoted in an April 26 Ventura County Star article about feminine beauty in light of the Susan Boyle media phenomenon. Nack said that people attribute good qualities to those they deem beautiful.

C.J. Pascoe, Colorado College, and Barbara J. Risman, University of Illinois-Chicago, were quoted about teenagers and homophobia in an April 16 entry in The New York Timesí blog "Domestic Disturbances." Pascoe is author of Dude, You’re a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School.

Barbara Risman, University of Illinois-Chicago, was cited in an April 19 USA Today article for her research surrounding middle-schoolers’ attitudes about sexual orientation. Her research was also detailed in a Chicago Sun-Times article on April 18 about second-wave feminism and middle school girls.

Sociology of Sexualities

Denise A. Donnelly, Georgia State University, was interviewed in the New York Timesí "Well" blog on June 3 about sexless marriages.

Chrys Ingraham, State University of New York-Purchase, was quoted about the sexualization of brides in a June 4 Newsweek web exclusive. Ingaham is author of White Weddings: Romancing Heterosexuality in Popular Culture, a critique of the wedding industry.

Amy Liu, Sacramento State University, was cited for her survey of attitudes related to gay marriage in the Sacramento region in a May 28 story posted to the ABC-affiliate website in Sacramento, KXTV News 10.

Diane Kholos Wysocki, University of Nebraska-Kearney, discussed coming out in rural Nebraska in an article posted on Nebraska.tv on April 22.

Teaching and Learning

Julia Rothenberg, St. Joseph’s College, authored a column in the April 10 Chronicle Review about the sociological imagination as a teaching tool.

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Awards

Julie Albright, University of Southern California, won an award for the Outstanding Research Report of the Year from the Journal of Sex Research.

Joyce Apsel, New York University, was a recipient of the New York University 2008-2009 Distinguished Teaching Award.

Maxine Atkinson, North Carolina State University, has been honored with an Award for Excellence in Teaching from the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.

Augsburg College Department of Sociology received the inaugural Midwest Sociological Society Departmental Award for Teaching Excellence.

April Brayfield, Tulane University, has been named the 2009 John Stibbs Outstanding Faculty Member by the Undergraduate Student Government at Tulane University.

Wayne H. Brekhus, University of Missouri, received the university’s Excellence in Advising Award.

Cynthia Buckley, University of Texas-Austin, was awarded the 2009 John Richards Fellowship by the American Institute of Afghanistan Studies.

Arnold Dashefsky, University of Connecticut, was formally invested as the inaugural holder of the Doris and Simon Konover Chair of Judaic Studies.

Kim Davies, Augusta State University, was awarded the Louis K. Bell Research Award on April 30, 2009, from Augusta State University.

Marc Eaton, University of Colorado-Boulder, Zachary P. Neal, University of Illinois-Chicago, and Ervin R. Matthew, Ohio State University, were awarded, first, second, and third place (respectively) in the Midwest Sociological Society’s Student Paper Competition, graduate division.

Pamela Forman, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, received the Midwest Sociological Society Women in the Profession Committee’s Annual Jane Addams Outstanding Service Award.

Robert Freymeyer, Presbyterian College, was awarded the Presbyterian College Faculty Scholarship Award.

Sam Friedman, National Development and Research Institutes, was awarded an International Rolleston Award by the International Harm Reduction Association at its annual meeting in April 2009.

Kevan Harris, Johns Hopkins University, received an International Dissertation Research Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council. Harris, along with Beverly Silver, received a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation for the project "The Martyrs’ Welfare State: Social Bases of the Islamic Republic of Iran."

Arne Kalleberg, University of North Carolina, was named a 2008 Inaugural Fellow of the Labor and Employment Relations Association for a lifetime of Exceptional Contributions to the Study of Labor and Employment Relations. He also received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from Brooklyn College.

Danny Kaplan, Bar Ilan University-Israel, received the Midwest Sociological Society Sociological Quarterly Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award for his article, "Folk Models of Dyadic Male Bonds in Israeli Culture," published in the winter 2007 issue of Sociological Quarterly.

Reese Kelly, University of Albany, and Jennifer Silva, University of Virginia, have been named 2009 Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellows in Women’s Studies.

Ellen J Kennedy, Genocide Intervention Network-Minnesota, received the 2009 Outstanding Citizen Award from the Anne Frank Center.

Kevin Leicht, University of Iowa, and Scott Fitzgerald, University of North Carolina-Charlotte received the Midwest Sociological Society Distinguished Book Award for their book Postindustrial Peasants: The Illusion of Middle-Class Prosperity.

Bob Moxley, North Carolina State University, will be awarded the Distinguished Rural Sociologist Award from the Rural Sociological Society this summer.

Setsuko Matsunaga Nishi, Brooklyn College and CUNY-Graduate School, will be honored with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, for her outstanding and lifelong contributions to the promotion of the civil rights, sociological study, and well-being of Japanese Americans and others.

Alex C. Park, Jennifer Barnes, and Chen-Yu (Andy) Wu, all of Macalester College, were awarded, first, second, and third place (respectively) in the Midwest Sociological Society’s Student Paper Competition, undergraduate division.

Harry Perlstadt, Michigan State University has received a Fulbright Scholar Award.

Thomas F. Pettigew, University of California-Santa Cruz, received the Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emerti Award for 2008-2009.

Juliet Saltman, Kent State University, was honored with an Unsung Hero Award from the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing.

Daniel B. Shank, University of Georgia, is ASA Social Psychology Section’s 2009 Graduate Student Paper Award winner for his paper, "Perceived Justice of Coercive Computers."

Amy Wilkins, University of Colorado-Boulder, received the Midwest Sociological Society Distinguished Book Award for her book Wannabes, Goths, and Christians: The Boundaries of Sex, Style, and Status.

Doris Wilkinson, University of Kentucky, will receive the Women Leading Kentucky Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mayer N. Zald, University of Michigan, received the 2009 John D. McCarthy Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Scholarship of Social Movements and Collective Behavior from the Center for the Study of Social Movements and Social Change at the University of Notre Dame.

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Transitions

Victor Agadjanian, Arizona State University, was promoted to full professor. He was also named the Ellen Elizabeth Guillot International Distinguished Professor.

Lori Beth Baralt will begin a tenure-track position in Women’s Studies at California State University-Long Beach in fall 2009.

Kraig Beyerlein has joined the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame as a Professor.

Daniel E. Esser has been appointed as Assistant Professor of International Development at American University.

Steve Green, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, is retiring after having been Vice President for Academic Affairs for the last six years and a longtime professor of sociology. At the 2009 Commencement, he was presented with the President’s Medal for Distinguished Service.

Elaine Weiner, McGill University, was promoted from Assistant to Associate Professor on June 1, 2009, in the Department of Sociology.

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People

Andrew Abbott, University of Chicago, was among the 212 Fellows elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The election to one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies recognizes leaders in the sciences, the humanities and the arts, business, public affairs, and the nonprofit sector.

Joyce Apsel, New York University, was elected President of the Institute for the Study of Genocide.

Chloe Bird, RAND Corporation, gave the keynote address on "Gender and Barriers to Health: Developing a New Paradigm of Constrained Choice and Social Policy" at Western Ontario University’s 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Aging and Health Meeting on May 15, 2009.

Ralph B. Brown, Brigham Young University, was chosen as the new and first-time Executive Director of the Rural Sociological Society.

Rogers Brubaker, University of California-Los Angeles, was among the 212 Fellows elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The election to one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies recognizes leaders in the sciences, the humanities and the arts, business, public affairs, and the nonprofit sector.

Claudia Chaufan, University of California-San Francisco, was invited to testify at the California State Senate Health Committee Hearing on the "Outlook for Health Care Reform" on February 25, 2009.

Paul DiMaggio, Princeton University, was among the 212 Fellows elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The election to one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies recognizes leaders in the sciences, the humanities and the arts, business, public affairs, and the nonprofit sector.

Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University, gave a presentation titled "Tomorrow’s Institution Today: The Promise of the Proliferation Security Initiative" at the Council on Foreign Relations on April 21, 2009.

Michele Lamont, Harvard University, chaired a blue-ribbon panel that evaluated the peer review system of the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council.

James W. Loewen, Catholic University of America, received an honorary doctorate from Tougaloo College on May 10.

Stephen J. Morewitz, Stephen J. Morewitz & Associates, and San Jose State University, has been appointed Associate Editor of the Medical Trial Technique Quarterly.

Carolyn C. Perrucci, Purdue University, has been elected Vice President-elect of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

Kent Sandstrom and Marybeth C. Stalp, University of Northern Iowa, have been named co-editors of the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. Carissa Froyum, University of Northern Iowa, has been named deputy editor, and Megan Tesene, University of Northern Iowa, has been named the Managing Editor.

Christine Schiwietz, Georgetown University, spoke at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women regarding "The Role of the Family in Building Social and Economic Security for Humanity" on March 2, 2009, at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

Barry Schwartz, University of Georgia-Athens, was awarded an honorary PhD by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Margaret R. Somers, University of Michigan, will be a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University for 2009-2010.

Gerald Turkel, University of Delaware, was elected to the American Association of University Professors National Council.

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New Books

Salvatore J. Babones, University of Sydney, Ed., Social Inequality and Public Health (Policy, 2009).

Mabel Berezin, Cornell University, Illiberal Politics in Neoliberal Times: Culture, Security and Populism in the New Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2009).

Richard A. Dello Buono, Manhattan College, and Jose Bell Lara, University of Havana, Eds, Imperialism, Neoliberalism and Social Struggles in Latin America (Haymarket, 2009).

Thomas Dietz and Linda Kalof, both of Michigan State University, Introduction to Social Statistics: The Logic of Statistical Reasoning (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009).

Nancy Foner, Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center, Ed., Across Generations: Immigrant Families in America (New York University Press, 2009).

Andrea Fontana and Jennifer R. Keene, both of University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Death and Dying in America (Polity, 2009).

Katherine Giuffre, Colorado College, Collective Creativity: Art and Society in the South Pacific (Ashgate Publishing, 2009).

John R. Hall, University of California-Davis, Apocalypse: From Antiquity to the Empire of Modernity (Polity, 2009).

Harry H. Hiller, University of Calgary, Second Promised Land: Migration to Alberta and the Transformation of Canadian Society (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2009).

Georg Krücken, German University of Administrative Sciences, and Gili S. Drori, Stanford University, Eds., World Society: The Writings of John W. Meyer (Oxford University Press, 2009).

Ahmet T. Kuru, Columbia University, Secularism and State Policies Toward Religion: The United States, France, and Turkey (Cambridge University Press, 2009).

Jeremiah Lowney, Carroll College, Stoned, Drunk, or Sober? Understanding Alcohol and Drug Use through Qualitative, Quantitative, and Longitudinal Research (University Press of American, 2008).

Jone L. Pearce, University of California-Irvine, Organizational Behavior Real Research for Real Managers (Melvin & Leigh, 2009).

Beth Roy, University of California-Berkeley, 41 Shots….and Counting: What Amadou Diallo’s Story Teaches Us about Policing, Race, and Justice (Syracuse University Press, 2009).

Gregory Snyder, Baruch College, Graffiti lives: Beyond the Tag in New York’s Urban Underground (New York University Press, 2009).

Margaret R. Somers, University of Michigan, Genealogies of Citizenship: Markets, Statelessness, and the Right to Have Rights (Cambridge University Press, 2008).

David A. Sonnenfeld, SUNY-College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Arthur P.J. Mol, and Gert Spaargaren, Wageningen University, Eds., The Ecological Modernisation Reader: Environmental Reform in Theory and Practice (Routledge, 2009).

Jiaming Sun, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Global Connectivity and Local Transformation (University Press of America, 2008).

Edward A. Tiryakian, Duke University, For Durkheim: Essays in Historical and Cultural Sociology (Ashgate, 2009).

Les B. Whitbeck, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Mental Health and Emerging Adulthood among Homeless Young People (Psychology, 2009).

Dennis H. Whong, New York University, The Persistence of the Particular (Transaction Publishers, 2006).

Min Zhou, University of California-Los Angeles, Contemporary Chinese America: Immigration, Ethnicity, and Community Transformation (Temple University Press, 2009).

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Other Organizations

Proposal Reviewers Needed. Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) seeks proposal reviewers with expertise in community colleges and adult education. Reviewers are generally asked to read five to ten proposals and are compensated for their efforts. The Office of Postsecondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education requires that all field readers have a bachelor’s or higher degree. If you are interested in being a proposal reviewer, sign up in the Department of Education’s field reader database at opeweb.ed.gov/frs/register.cfm. In the field reader system, select to read for the "Comprehensive Grant Program". For more information, visit www.ed.gov/fipse.

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Contact

The publishers of The Persistence of the Particular by Dennis H. Wong inadvertently omitted the footnotes for chapter six of the hardcover version (2005) and notes 14-16 of the paperback version (2006). The publishers have provided an insert with full notes missing from the hardcover’s page 84. This insert can be requested by contacting the author Dennis H. Wrong at 144 Drakes Corner Road, Princeton, NJ 08540.

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New Publications

Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality. The first issue of the Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality, a free electronic journal with research on P&C methodologies, is now available. Visit the journal website at jpc.cylab.cmu.edu.

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Caught in the Web

Cognitive Science Network (CSN). Announcing the creation of the Cognitive Science Network (CSN). The network will provide a worldwide, online community for research in all areas of cognitive science, following the model of other subject matter networks within the Social Science Research Network. CSN is expecting to become a comprehensive online resource for research in cognitive science, providing scholars with access to current work in their field and facilitating research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.ssrn.com/csn/index.html.

The European Data Center for Work and Welfare (EDACwowe) has a new website, www.edacwowe.eu. EDACwowe is the meta-data-shell for European research and policymaking in the areas of work and welfare. EDACwowe gives information on and direct links to comparative and national, quantitative and qualitative data on work and welfare and closely related fields. The data include public opinions, indicators and statistics, and policies and institutions.

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