July/August 2012 Issue • Volume 40 • Issue 6

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Publications

Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy (ASAP), a journal of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), is issuing a call for papers on the social psychology of the 2012 U.S. presidential election. This collection will be the third in ASAP’s series on American Presidential Elections, continuing a tradition that began with our collection on the 2004 election and continued with the 2008 campaign. Submissions should be short, 10-35 double-spaced manuscript pages including references. Deadline: March 20, 2013. Contact: Kevin Lanning at lanning@fau.edu. mc.manuscriptcentral.com/asap.

Bangladesh e-Journal of Sociology. Papers are invited for the 10th anniversary of the Bangladesh e-Journal of Sociology (BEJS): Re-imaging Third World Sociology. Papers on other sociological issues may also be covered if space permits. BEJS was launched in 1993 by the Bangladesh Sociological Society based in the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. It has since acquired an international readership and is acknowledged as the only peer-reviewed, free-to-download, electronic journal of sociology from the South Asia region. Contact: editor@bangladeshsociology.org. www.bangladeshsociology.org/Bangladesh e-Journal of Sociology.htm.

Feminist Formations. Special issue: Feminists Interrogate States of Emergency. This issue will take up the concept of states of emergency as an object of feminist analysis. We seek essays that will interrogate the ways in which a state of emergency, whether it be about economic scarcity, morality under siege, sexual violence or national security, is politically constructed and (re)produced through myriad technologies of power. We also invite scholarship that names states of emergency made invisible by existing public discourse, analyzes the role and power of difference in framing narratives of emergency, and question what can count as a state of emergency. Manuscripts will undergo blind review and must adhere to the publishing guidelines of Feminist Formations. Deadline: August 1, 2012. Contact: Jill Bystydzienski at bystydzienski.1@osu.edu, Jennifer Suchland at suchland.15@osu.edu, or Rebecca Wanzo at rwanzo@wustl.edu. feministformations.arizona.edu.

Humboldt Journal of Social Relations invites submissions for a special issue featuring current research into marijuana production, control, and use. Submissions are encouraged that critically evaluate marijuana policy options; explore environmental/ecological, economic, public health, and social implications of marijuana production and use; assess federal, state, and/or local marijuana interdiction/regulation initiatives; or open topics. The issue welcomes university affiliated submissions as well as submissions from those associated with marijuana policy. Interdisciplinary submissions are welcome. Deadline: September 15, 2012. Contact: Ronnie Swartz at Ronnie.Swartz@humboldt.edu. www.humboldt.edu/hjsr/currentcall.html.

Population Research and Policy Review has two upcoming special issue topics. First special issue: New Findings from the 2010 Census. Research notes as well as full-length manuscripts will be accepted. Only completed work can be considered and manuscripts will be peer reviewed. The intent of this issue is to highlight empirical findings from the 2010 Census that demonstrate changes in the US population, that bring attention to issues related to data collection methods, or that critique Census 2010 reported findings. Deadline: September 1, 2012. Contact: Stephanie Bohon at sbohon@utk.edu and William O’Hare at billohare1@gmail.com. The second special issue: Exploring population issues relating to sexual minority status. The journal is interested in papers that describe and investigate the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of LGBT populations, as well as papers that explore how sexual minority status relates to health status, behaviors, mortality, and medical care use; family structure and interpersonal relationships; stigma, discrimination, and violence; and other population-related issues of interest to PRPR readers. Papers may be empirical or theoretical in nature. Deadline: November 1, 2012. Contact: Bridget Gorman at bkgorman@rice.edu and Justin Denney at Justin.denney@rice.edu. prpr.rice.edu/.

Research in the Sociology of Work. Special issue: Adolescent Experiences and Adult Work Outcomes: Connections and Causes. Do events and experiences during adolescence influence the work outcomes of individuals when they reach adulthood? This simple question has a potentially wide range of theoretical and practical implications, and we invite manuscripts to the 2014 Research in Sociology of Work volume that provide evidence and interpretation on this topic. We are open to a variety of adolescent experiences as potential explanations of work outcomes and invite manuscripts that address issues relating early experiences in adolescence, with later life work outcomes broadly defined. We welcome contributions from all fields. We have a preference for work that extends and tests theory, but we are also interested in work that provides new observations highlighting empirical puzzles for future theoretical work. Deadline: March 31, 2013. Contact: Henrich R. Greve at henrich.greve@insead.edu and Marc-David L. Seidel at seidel@mail.ubc.ca. www.emeraldinsight.com/products/books/series.htm?id=0277-2833.

Meetings

60th Annual Meeting of the New York State Sociological Association (NYSSA), October 19-20, 2012, SUNY-Potsdam, Potsdam, NY. Theme: “Thinking Globally, Seeing Sociologically.” Beyond the theme, papers or presentations that bring a sociological perspective to any topic are welcome, including interdisciplinary work. We welcome presentations employing a wide range of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches and will make every effort to include your presentation in our program. Session formats include panels and posters. The 2012 Program Committee is developing a number of special sessions including teaching workshops for graduate students and faculty, sessions just for undergraduate students, etc. We welcome films or videos on sociological themes. Student Participation:  NYSSA has traditionally encouraged participation by undergraduate and graduate students. Student presentations are integrated into the regular conference proceedings. Our conference provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn first hand about the variety of concerns and approaches included under the sociological banner. The association presents a cash award to the best undergraduate and graduate student papers presented at the conference. Deadline: September 7, 2012. Contact: nyssa@potsdam.edu. www.potsdam.edu/academics/AAS/nyssaconference.

2012 Annual Symposium for Pilgrimage Studies, October 12-14, 2012, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. Theme: “Traveling Traditions: Pilgrimage across Time and Cultures.” The Institute of Pilgrimage Studies in conjunction with the International Consortium for Pilgrimage Studies invites abstracts for their first annual symposium. We encourage submission of papers involving research and creative activity on journey to a sacred center or travel for transformation from a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. Individual presentations will last 15 minutes, with time for discussion in between papers. We encourage faculty, independent researchers, and both graduate and undergraduate students to submit abstracts. Students can either propose to present papers or participate in a poster session. Deadline  July 31, 2012. Contact: Brennan Harris at mbharr@wm.edu. www.wm.edu/pilgrimage/symposium.

Fifth Annual Medicine and the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference, February 1, 2013, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX. Papers and poster abstracts are invited on issues pertaining to the intersection between medicine and the humanities and the social sciences. This interdisciplinary conference is open to contributions from researchers, community members, health practitioners, and students. It includes plenary thematic sessions, didactic sessions, roundtables with community representatives and stakeholders, a full poster exhibition, student sessions, and a student poster competition. Deadline: November 16, 2012. Contact: soc_aab@shsu.edu. www.shsu.edu/~hss001/conference/.

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Meetings

September 9-12, 2012. 14th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Justice Research (ISJR), The College of Management Academic Studies, Isreal. Theme: “Social Justice in a Complex Reality.” Contact: socialjustice@colman.ac.il. social-justice.colman.ac.il.

October 11-12, 2012. 75th Anniversary of the Department of Sociology at Kent State University. The celebration will include the Oscar Ritchie alumni awards for teaching, research and service, panels on the history of the department as well as current research. Contact: Richard Serpe at rserpe@kent.edu or Jerry M. Lewis at jlewis@kent.edu.

October 12-14, 2012. 2012 Annual Symposium for Pilgrimage Studies, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. Theme: “Traveling Traditions: Pilgrimage across Time and Cultures.” Contact: Brennan Harris at mbharr@wm.edu. www.wm.edu/pilgrimage/symposium.

October 18-20, 2012. European Sociological Association (ESA): Research Network 18 – Sociology  of Communications and Media Research Conference, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Italy. Theme: “Communication, Crisis, and Critique in Contemporary Capitalism.” fuchs.uti.at/wp-content/uploads/ESA_RN18_CfP2012.pdf.

October 19-20, 2012. 60th Annual Meeting of the New York State Sociological Association (NYSSA), SUNY Potsdam ~ Potsdam, NY. Theme: “Thinking Globally, Seeing Sociologically.” Contact: nyssa@potsdam.edu. www.potsdam.edu/academics/AAS/nyssaconference.

October 26-27, 2012. Michigan Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI. Theme: “Social Realities and Possibilities.” Contact: MichiganSociologicalAssoc@gmail.com. www.misocass.org.

February 1, 2013. Fifth Annual Medicine and the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX. Contact: soc_aab@shsu.edu. www.shsu.edu/~hss001/conference/.

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Funding

Peter F. McManus Charitable Trust offers research grants to non-profit organizations for research into the causes of alcoholism or substance abuse. Basic, clinical, and social-environmental proposals will all be considered. The Trust expects to grant approximately $150,000 and will consider requests for up to $50,000. No more than 10 percent of amount granted may be used for indirect costs. Deadline: August 31, 2012. Contact: Katharine G. Lidz, 31 Independence Court, Wayne, PA 19087; (610) 647-4974; fax (610) 647-8316.

Psychology Beyond Borders (PBB) is an international non-profit organization focusing on the psychosocial impacts of disasters, armed conflicts, and terrorism. PBB is seeking to fund research and service-oriented projects that support work in this area, with a particular focus on work that addresses issues of how the psychosocial impact of disasters and mass traumas are affected by repetitive and chronic exposure to traumatic events, economic loss and empowerment, preparedness and resilience programs, and prevention. Projects of $5,000-$10,000 will be funded with an expected project duration of one year, beginning January 2013. Deadline: October 12, 2012. Contact: awards@pbbmail.org. www.psychologybeyondborders.org.

The Sloan Center on Aging & Work seeks applicants to address issues related to time-place management (e.g., flexible work options) using secondary data sets, primarily those based on existing Sloan Center studies. Particularly strong proposals using other data sets will also be considered. A letter of intent is required by July 30, 2012. At least five papers will be awarded up to $5,000 each. Additional proposals may be funded up to one year after the initial decision date. Deadline: August 30, 2012. Contact: Tay McNamara at mcnamatd@bc.edu. www.bc.edu/research/agingandwork/.

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Fellowships

Princeton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences, 2013-2016. Princeton Society of Fellows invites applications for three-year postdoctoral fellowships 2013-2016 for recent PhDs in humanities or allied social sciences. Four appointments to pursue research and teach half-time in the following areas: Open discipline; East Asian Studies; Humanistic Studies; Race and/or Ethnicity Studies. The stipend will be approximately $78,000. Deadline: October 1, 2012. www.princeton.edu/sf.

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Competitions

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 the journal Romani Studies. Papers written in English by undergraduate students, graduate students beyond their first year of study and those holding the PhD who are no more than three years beyond the awarding of the degree at the time of submission are eligible to compete. Any topic that would be deemed appropriate for Romani Studies will be considered. The submitted paper must be unpublished and not under consideration for publication at the time of submission. However, papers that have appeared in a “working paper” series are still eligible for consideration in the competition. The prize committee also invites submissions in languages other than English. Deadline: October 30, 2012. Contact: Katalin Kovalcsik at kovalcsik@zti.hu. www.gypsyloresociety.org/gypsy-lore-society-young-scholars-prize.

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In the News

The American Sociological Association was mentioned in a May 4 Charlotte Observer article, “Appalachian Torn over Sex Assaults, Free Speech.”

The American Sociological Review was mentioned in a June 7 post, “Supreme Court Justices: Addicted to Google,” on The Boston Globe’s “Brainiac” blog.

Richard Arum, New York University, Josipa Roksa, University of Virginia, and James Rosenbaum, Northwestern University, were mentioned in a May 27 Washington Post article, “It’s Time to Drop the College-For-All Crusade.” The op-ed also appeared on RealClearPolitics.com on May 28 and in The Columbus Dispatch on May 29.

Wayne E. Baker, University of Michigan, wrote a June 6 AnnArbor.com column, “Birth Control: Is This Really the ‘Polarization’ Problem?”

Chloe E. Bird, RAND Corporation, wrote a May 11 column, “Celebrating Birth Control on Mother’s Day? Not as Counterintuitive as It Sounds,” on a Ms. Magazine blog.

Christine Carter, University of California-Berkeley, wrote a May 21 Huffington Post column, “Three Ways Kids Can Find Happiness on Facebook.”

Andrew Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University, was mentioned in a May 28 Marietta Daily Journal column, “Why Marriage? And Why Not Gay Marriage?”

Andrew Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University, William Frey, Brookings Institution, and Kenneth Johnson, University of New Hampshire, were quoted in a May 17 Washington Post article about how minority babies now comprise the majority of babies in the United States.

Héctor Cordero-Guzmán, Baruch College, Todd Gitlin, Columbia University, Jesse Klein, Florida State University, Ruth Milkman, Graduate Center-CUNY, Theda Skocpol, Harvard University, Alex S. Vitale, Brooklyn College, were quoted in a May 1 New York Times article, “Academia Occupied by Occupy.”

Kyle Crowder, University of Washington, was quoted in a May 31 Reuters article about his Journal of Health and Social Behavior study, which found that residential segregation is still a problem in the United States. The study, which Crowder coauthored with Jeremy Pais, University of Connecticut, and Scott J. South, University of Albany-SUNY, was also mentioned in articles in a number of other media outlets including the Chicago Tribune, Yahoo!News, and MSNBC.com on May 31 and the Baltimore Sun on June 8.

Sarah Damaske, Pennsylvania State University, wrote a June 4 Huffington Post column, “The Paycheck Fairness Act: A Step in the Right Direction.” The column also mentions Rebecca Glauber, University of New Hampshire, and Michelle Budig and Melissa Hodges, both of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Pawan Dhingra, Tufts University, was the subject of a June 11 Q&A interview, which appeared in the Wall Street Journal, about his research on Indian Americans and their involvement in the U.S. motel industry.

Marc Dixon, Dartmouth College, was quoted in a June 3 USA Today article about the gubernatorial recall vote in Wisconsin.

Riley E. Dunlap, Oklahoma State University, was quoted in a June 8 Chronicle of Higher Education article on the growing body of research on the sources, nature, and impacts of political ideology.

Rosemary Erickson, Athena Research Corporation, was quoted in a May 14 Daily Beast article about female bank robbers.

Michael G. Flaherty, Eckerd College, and Harvey Molotch, New York University, were quoted in a May 26 CNN.com article, “The Golden Days of Air Travel: How Glorious Were They?”

Charles Gallagher, La Salle University, was quoted in February 9 and May 15 USAriseup.com columns on how politically racist stereotypes pervade the 2012 presidential race and on whether white parents ignore the issue of race with their children; a February 24 Arizona Republic article, which also appeared on USATODAY.com, about the progress or lack of progress of black actors in Hollywood; February 28 and March 20 Christian Science Monitor articles about the Oscars and perceptions of race in America and about racism in the 2012 presidential campaign; and a March 13 Philadelphia Inquirer story on a film about African immigration. He also appeared on WTFX-TV discussing a controversial sports column in the New York Post about race.

Gordon Gauchat, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was quoted in a May 22 CNN.com column, “Anti-Science and Anti-Contraception.”

Barry Glassner, Lewis and Clark College, was quoted in a May 30 Vancouver Sun article, “Smartphone Software Keeps Tabs on Warnings.”

Arlie Russell Hochschild, University of California-Berkeley, was mentioned in a May 9 Wall Street Journal article about her book, The Outsourced Self: Intimate Life in Market Times.

Philip Kasinitz, Graduate Center-CUNY, was quoted in a May 30 New York Daily News article, “Prospect Heights’ Ice Cream Shops Show Parents’ Push to Shift Culture of Neighborhood.” 

George C. Klein, Oakton Community College, was interviewed on April 27 on LBC Radio (London) where he discussed a hostage situation in central London.

Michèle Lamont, Harvard University, and her research were the subject of a May 31 LiveScience article, “Studying the Value and Worth of Modern Life,” and a video interview that went along with it.  

Katrina Leupp, University of Washington, and the American Sociological Association were mentioned in a May 4 Toronto Star article about fathers and work-life conflict.

Sarah Mustillo, Purdue University, was the subject of a May 24 Huffington Post Q&A interview centered around her Journal of Health and Social Behavior study, which found that not everyone gains confidence when they lose weight.

Katherine Newman, Johns Hopkins University, was quoted in a Bloomberg News article, which appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle on June 7 about Spain’s recession and unemployment situation.

Mark Pachucki, University of California-San Francisco and University of California-Berkeley, was quoted in a May 28 WebMD article, “Research Has Implications for Preventing Child Obesity.”

Toby Parcel, North Carolina State University, was quoted in a May 16 post on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s “Get Schooled” blog about her Journal of Health and Social Behavior study, which found that children in the United States and Great Britain share risk factors for behavioral problems.

Charles Perrow, Yale University, was mentioned in a May 18 Atlantic column, “Why the Internet Makes It Impossible to Stop Giant Wall Street Losses.”

Brian Powell, Indiana University, was mentioned in a May 10 Los Angeles Times op-ed about President Obama’s position on same-sex marriage. The op-ed also appeared in The Baltimore Sun on May 10. Powell was also quoted in a May 17 Christian Science Monitor article about same-sex marriage.

Jill Quadagno, Florida State University, was mentioned in a June 8 Huffington Post column, “Why the War on Affordable Health Care is a War on Blacks and Latinos.”

Rachel Sullivan Robinson, American University, was quoted in a National Catholic Reporter article, which appeared in the April 27-May 10 issue, about Melinda Gates’ TEDxChange speech on the importance of women’s access to contraception.

Fabio Rojas, Indiana University, was quoted in a May 9 Inside Higher Ed article, “The Trouble with Black Studies.”

Patricia A. Roos, Rutgers University, and Adia Harvey Wingfield, Georgia State University, were mentioned in a May 21 New York Times article about how more men are entering fields dominated by women.

Robert J. Sampson, Harvard University, is mentioned in a May 13 New York Times article, “Meet Your Neighbors, If Only Online.”

Amy T. Schalet, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, wrote an April 7 New York Times op-ed, “Caring, Romantic American Boys,” which argues that fear and love play a larger role in boys’ first sexual experiences than American popular and locker room culture would suggest. Schalet’s op-ed sparked a discussion in the blogosphere, including commentary from Jezebel, Alternet, and the Center of American Progress.

Pepper Schwartz, University of Washington, was quoted and Susan Brown and I-Fen Lin, both of Bowling Green State University, were mentioned in a May 25 FoxBusiness.com article about what baby boomers need to know to protect their assets when they are going through a divorce.

Tom Smith, University of Chicago, was mentioned in a May 14 post on Foreign Policy’s “Passport” blog about his research on a belief in God in 30 countries.

Anthony J. Spires, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, wrote a March 28 in YaleGlobal Online op-ed, “U.S. Foundations Boost Chinese Government, Not NGOs.” The op-ed, based on his 2011 study in the Journal of Civil Society, was reprinted in The South China Morning Post, The Khaleej Times, and The Epoch Times. The Journal of Civil Society study was also the subject of numerous reports in the Chinese media, including the Southern Metropolitan Daily, China Youth On Line, China Philanthropy Times, and Elite Reference.

Gayle Sulik, University at Albany-SUNY, was quoted in a June 1 New York Times article, “Turning a Charity Symbol Into a Corporate Logo.”

Barry Wellman, University of Toronto, was mentioned in a March 22 Toronto Star article, “Twitter’s Birthday: Six Tweet Years Already?,” quoted in a March 26 USA Today article, “Technology Can Push Our Crazy Buttons, Rewire Brains,” and in an April 7 Los Angeles Times article, “Twitter Friends: It May Be a Good Idea to Meet Up,” and was interviewed on February 21 on NPR’s “Morning Edition” about the Internet, Twitter, and community.

Patricia Wittberg, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, was quoted in a June 8 Time.com article on Catholicism and women.

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Awards

Franco Barchiesi, Ohio State University, recieved the 2012 CLR James Book Award of the Working Class Studies Association for his book Precarious Liberation: Workers, the State, and Contested Social Citizenship in Postapartheid South Africa.

Nachman Ben-Yehuda was awarded the 2012 Hebrew University Rector’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research.

Krista Brumley received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching at Wayne State University.

Karen A. Cerulo won the 2012 Faculty Scholar-Teacher Award from Rutgers University.

Shannon Davis has been recognized as a Teacher of Distinction at George Mason University.

Justin Farrell, Notre Dame University, received the Environment and Technology Section’s Marvin E. Olsen Student Paper Award for his paper “Moral Outpouring: The BP Oil Spill and Americans’ Responses to Large-Scale Disasters.”

S. Michael Gaddis, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, has received a National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Gordon Hirabayashi was posthumously presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama on May 29, 2012. It was accepted by his family who traveled to Washington, DC, from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Julie Kmec received the Washington State University’s William F. Mullen Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award.

James W. Loewen, Catholic University, received the Spirit of America Award for 2012 from the National Council for the Social Studies.

Lee Maril, East Carolina University, received the 2012 Ray and Pat Browne Award for the Best Single Work published in 2011 for The Fence: National Security, Public Safety, and Illegal Immigration along the U.S.-Mexico Border from the Popular Culture and American Studies Association. He also was a finalist for Best Scholarly Book of 2011 from the Texas Institute of Letters.

Andrea Miller received the 2012 Kemper Excellence in Teaching Award from Webster University.

Carla Pfeffer received the 2011-2012 Purdue University-North Central Outstanding Teaching Award for Excellence in Education.

Jennifer L. Pierce received the Distinguished Teaching Award for Graduate, Professional, and Post-Baccalaureate Education from the University of Minnesota.

Diane Pike, Augsburg College, was honored for her article, “The Tyranny of Dead Ideas in Teaching and Learning,” which was designated a finalist for the 2012 Maryellen Weimer Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning sponsored by Magna Publications.

Mari Plikuhn, Univeristy of Evansville, has been named the University of Evansville’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year.

Larry T. Reynolds, Central Michigan University, and Keith Roberts, Hanover College, were the recipients, respectively, of the 2011 and 2012 North Central Sociological Association’s J. Milton Yinger Lifetime Distinguished Career Award in Sociology.

Virginia Rutter received the 2012 Distinguished Teaching Award at Framingham State University.

Kristen Schilt received the 2011-2012 University of Chicago Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring.

Robert Mark Silverman and Kelly L. Patterson received a 2012 Emerald Literati Network, Highly Commended Award, for their article, “The Effects of Perceived Funding Trends on Nonprofit Advocacy: A National Survey of Nonprofit Advocacy Organizations in the United States,” that appeared in the International Journal of Public Sector Management.

Christian Smith, University of Notre Dame, received the 2012 Distinguished Career Award from the ASA Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity Section Scholarship Awards. Smith also received the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching from the University of Notre Dame.

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Transitions

Shannon Davis, George Mason University, was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.

Anna Muraco, Loyola Marymount University-Los Angeles, was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.

Zakia Salime, Rutgers University, was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.

Kristin Springer, Rutgers University, was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.

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People

Geoff Bakken, University of Wisconsin-Madison was selected as a 2012 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Ruha Benjamin, Boston University, was awarded into the ACLS Fellowship Program, where she will work on her project “Provincializing Science: Mapping and Marketing Ethnoracial Diversity in the Genomic Age.”

Justin Farrell, University of Notre Dame, has received the Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellowship.

Brian Gran, Case Western Reserve University, was awarded a Fulbright grant to undertake research and to teach with the School of Law of Reykjavík University, Iceland.

Hannah Landecker, University of California-Los Angeles, was awarded into the ACLS Fellowship Program, where she will work on her project “American Metabolism: Food, the Body, and Time.”

Matthew J. Mahler, Yale University, was named a New Faculty Fellow by the American Council of Learned Societies.

Tara A. McKay, University of California-Los Angeles, received a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships for her dissertation, “Invisible Men: The Construction and Diffusion of Global Health Priorities Concerning AIDS.” 

Stephen J. Morewitz, California State University-East Bay, is a 2012 Faculty Learning Communities Fellow in Technology at California State University-East Bay. Morewitz’s book with Mark L. Goldstein, Chronic Disorders in Children and Adolescents, was featured in an Autism Awareness Month Book Exhibit at the California State University-East Bay Library.

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New Books

Dan A. Chekki, University of Winnipeg, From India to Canada: The Autobiography of a Sociologist (Basava Tatwa Prasara Samsthe, 2011).

Nancy J. Davis, DePauw University, and Robert V. Robinson, Indiana University, Claiming Society for God: Religious Movements and Social Welfare in Egypt, Israel, Italy, and the United States (Indiana University Press, 2012).

Cybelle Fox, University of California-Berkeley, Three Worlds of Relief: Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal (Princeton University Press, 2012).

Drew Halfmann, University of California-Davis, Doctors and Demonstrators: How Political Institutions Shape Abortion Law in the United States, Britain and Canada (University of Chicago Press, 2011).

Meg Wilkes Karraker, University of St. Thomas, Janet R. Grochowski, Families with Futures: A Survey of Family Studies into the 21st Century (Routledge, 2012).

Anna Muraco, Loyola Marymount University, Odd Couples: Friendships at the Intersection of Gender and Sexual Orientation (Duke University Press, 2012).

Lee Rainie, Pew Internet Project, and Barry Wellman, University of Toronto, Networked: The New Social Operating System (MIT Press, 2012).

Sandro Segre, University of Genoa, Talcott Parsons: An Introduction (University Press of America, 2011).

Bindi V. Shah, University of Southampton, Laotian Daughters: Working toward Community, Belonging and Environmental Justice (Temple University Press, 2012).

Robert Mark Silverman and Kelly L. Patterson, both of the University at Buffalo, Eds., Fair and Affordable Housing in the U.S.: Trends, Outcomes, Future Directions (Haymarket Books, 2012).

Hermann Strasser, University of Duisburg-Essen, Gestatten, bestatten! Siebzehn nicht nur abwegige Kurzgeschichten (Verlag Gilles & Francke, 2012).

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Other Organizations

The University of Nebraska Medical Center recently established a Center for Health Policy, which will serve as a bridge between academic health researchers, state and local government, health care organizations, and community leaders to help shape health policy decisions. Through the Center, faculty and students will conduct interdisciplinary research and timely policy analysis, issue policy briefs, organize policy forums, analyze issues beyond the scope of health services research and serve an educational function through training grants and policy fellowships. The Center provides training through the Nebraska Health Policy Academy, which teaches public health workers to use health policy as a public health tool. www.unmc.edu/publichealth/chp.htm.

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Contact

Guest Lecture on the Sociology of Speech Disability via Skype. Bob Segalman, developer of the FCC’s National Telephone Assistance Service for people with speech disabilities and a long-time ASA member, offers free 50-minute lectures on this topic appropriate to introductory sociology, social problems, and sociology of disabilities classes. Contact: drsts@comcast.net. www.speechtospeech.org; www.drbobsautobiography.org.

Call for Proposals to Add Questions to the 2014 GSS. The General Social Survey (GSS)invites proposals to add questions to its anticipated 2014 survey. The GSS project expects to include some items or topical modules designed by users in its 2014 survey, and invites users to submit proposals recommending such items or modules. Proposals submitted in response to this call need not be accompanied by funding that would support costs of data collection and data processing. They will be judged with their scientific merit as a primary consideration. Deadline: August 15, 2012. Contact: Tom W. Smith at smitht@norc.uchicago.edu. www.norc.org/GSS+Website.

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New Publications

Announcing the American Journal of Cultural Sociology (AJCS), published by Palgrave-Macmillan. The American Journal of Cultural Sociology publicly crystallizes the cultural turn in contemporary sociology. By providing a common forum for the many voices engaged in meaning-centered social inquiry, the AJCS will facilitate communication, sharpen contrasts, sustain clarity, and allow for periodic condensation and synthesis of different perspectives. The journal aims to provide a single space where cultural sociologists can follow the latest developments and debates within the field. We welcome high-quality submissions of varied length and focus: contemporary and historical studies, macro and micro, institutional and symbolic, ethnographic and statistical, philosophical and methodological. Contemporary cultural sociology has developed from European and American roots, and today is an international field. The AJCS will publish rigorous, meaning-centered sociology, whatever its origins and focus, and will distribute it around the world. www.palgrave-journals.com/ajcs.

 

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