July/August 2014 Issue • Volume 42 • Issue 6

download pdfDownload full issue pdf



Announcements

Related Links:

Call for Papers

Publications

Environmental Sociology is a new journal dedicated to applying and advancing the sociological imagination in relation to a wide variety of environmental challenges, controversies and issues, at every level from the global to local, from world culture to diverse local perspectives. New papers submissions are now invited. Contact: Stewart Lockie at stewart.lockie@jcu.edu.au. For more information, visit www.tandfonline.com/rens.

Conferences

The Global Awareness Society International’s 24th Annual Conference, May 21-24, 2015. Philadelphia, PA. Theme: “Social and Economic Impacts of Globalization.” Submission papers are invited that focus on globalization’s effects on social work, sociology, and criminal justice. The Global Awareness Society International, Inc. strives to turn a global vision into a global reality. Deadline: March 30, 2015. Contact: Hiram Martinez at gasi@bloomu.edu. For more information, visit www.orgs.bloomu.edu/gasi.

The International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI), September 3-4, 2014, Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore, MD. Theme: “A Mentoring Workshop for Recent PhDs. and PhD. Students in Child Well-being.” The International Society for Child Indicators will hold mentoring workshop for PhD students. This PhD workshop offers the opportunity for doctoral students to discuss their PhD projects with international experts in the fields of qualitative and quantitative research about children’s well-being. Deadline: August 15, 2014. Contact: Robert George at rgoerge@chapinhall.org.

National Social Science Association’s (NSSA) meeting, March 29-31, 2015, Las Vegas, NV. Theme: “Sociology and/or Economics of Memory: New and Classical Conceptualizations of Memory, Personal or Commodity, Public or Private?” Deadline: December 31, 2014. Contact: Noel Packard at packardn@prodigy.net.

Pan-American Interdisciplinary Conference (PIC), March 13-16, 2015, Buenos Aires, Theme: Interdiscipline and Transdiscipline: Challenges in the XXI Century.” PIC invites scholars from all around the globe to present their scientific attainments. This is a joint summit event organized by: European Scientific Institute (ESI), University of Flores, Argentina and the University of The Azores, Portugal. Along with the quality scientific schedule, great a social program for the participants will be provided. Deadline: January 25, 2015. Contact: contact@piconference.net. For more information, visit www.piconference.net.

Pacific Sociological Association’s (PSA) Annual Meeting, April 1-4, 2015, Long Beach, CA. “People, Place, and Power.” Session/Theme: “Sociology and/or Economics of Memory: New and Classical Conceptualizations of Memory, Personal or Commodity, Public or Private?” Deadline: October 15, 2014. Contact: Noel Packard at packardn@prodigy.net.

Roots/Heritage Tourism in Africa and the African Diaspora, February 12-14, 2015. Miami, FL. Theme: “Case Studies for a Comparative Approach.” Sponsored by Florida International University African & African Diaspora Studies Programs. Interested in papers about diverse sites of African and African diaspora roots/heritage tourism in continental Africa, the Americas, Europe, and elsewhere. Deadline: September 30, 2014. Contact: 2015ht@fiu.edu. For more information, visit www.africana.fiu.edu.

Slovene Sociological Association Annual Meeting, October 24-26, 2014. Bohinj. Slovenia. Theme: “Economy and Society.” Submissions are invited for the international panel of the meeting. Deadline: July 25, 2014. Contact: aleksandra.kanjuo-mrcela@fdv.uni-lj.si; nbandelj@uci.edu. For more information, visit www.sociolosko-drustvo.si/annual-meeting-of-the-slovenian-sociological-association-2014/72297/.

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) 75th Annual Meeting, March 24-28, 2015. Pittsburgh, PA. Theme: “Continuity and Change.” Submission papers for session papers and posters are invited. An association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. Deadline: October 5, 2014. Contact: (405) 843-5113; info@sfaa.net. For more information, visit www.sfaa.net.

Southern Labor Studies Association Conference (SLSA), March 5-8, 2015, College Park, MD. The Southern Labor Studies Association invites people interested in the experiences of working people in the early American or U.S. South to propose sessions for our next conference. The SLSA defines labor and working class studies broadly. Deadline: September 1, 2014. Contact: Eric Arnesen at arnesengwu@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.southernlaborstudies.org.

 

Back to Top of Page


Meetings

August 12-15, 2014. Workshop on Qualitative Research Methods. Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Offering a four-day workshop on qualitative research methods to promote effective use of qualitative methods in health and population research. For more information, visit www.sph.emory.edu/departments_centers/gh/non_degree_training_courses/
qualitative_research.html
.

August 15, 2014. ASA Sociology of Consumers and Consumption Min-Conference. San Francisco, CA. Theme: “From Farm to Table.” Contact: Jeremy Schulz at jeremymschulz@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/702858.

September 12-13, 2014. Residential Inequality in American Neighborhoods and Communities. Penn State Stratification Conference, University Park, PA. The 20 papers to be presented at this conference by leading researchers highlight how stratification intersects with the residential landscape of the United States. For more information, visit www.sociology.la.psu.edu/about/psu-stratcon.

Back to Top of Page


Funding

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) announces the availability of NIH Dissertation Award grants (R36) to support drug abuse doctoral dissertation research in NIDA areas of priority. Areas of focus include research based on clinical neuroscience and behavior, developmental trajectories, epidemiology, prevention, treatment, services, and/or women and sex/gender differences. The application deadline is annually on February 16, June 16 and October 16. For more information, visit www.drugabuse.gov/funding/funding-priorities.

Science Learning+ will provide up to $14.4 million to support research into how learning happens outside the classroom, exploring the most effective practices and building the evidence base in this area. Contact: Dennis Shatz at dschatz@nsf.gov. For more information, visit www.informalscience.org/perspectives/news/new-international-partnership-funding-opportunity-available-science-learnin.

Sociological Initiatives Foundation invites concept proposals for projects that link an explicit research design to concrete social action strategy areas of civic participation, community organizing, crime and law, education, health, housing, immigration, labor organizing, and language/literacy. Projects should also have clear social change goals. The grant amount is from $10,000 to $20,000. Deadline: August 15, 2014. Contact: Prentice Zinn at pzinn@gmafoundation.com. For more information, visit www.sifoundation.org/2014/04/foundation-announces-call-for-concept-applications-for-2013/.

Back to Top of Page


Fellowships

The Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral fellowship in the demography of aging and the life course. Recent PhDs in sociology are invited to apply for this fellowship. Send curriculum vitae, a short description of a research project to be conducted at the Center, three letters of recommendation, and copies of publications. Contact: Alberto Palloni, at palloni@ssc.wisc.edu. For more information, visit www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/docs/Post-DocPositionCDHA10-1-2014.pdf.

Back to Top of Page


Competitions

The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy is accepting applications for grants for research in the social sciences. Applicants are encouraged to submit their proposals no later than December 15, 2014, in order to permit the Foundation to confirm that the proposal is complete and in the required format. Awards for 2014 will be announced in June 2015. Deadline: January 31, 2015. For more information, visit www.horowitz-foundation.org.

The Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) is pleased to announce the 2015 Emerging Scholars Award. The work of emerging scholars represents the promise and long-term future of interdisciplinary scholarship in 19th-century studies. This award will be given to an outstanding article or essay published within five years of the author’s doctorate. Deadline: September 30, 2014. Contact: Paul Croce at pcroce@stetson.edu. For more information, visit www.ncsaweb.net/Home/tabid/104/Default.aspx.

The Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) is pleased to announce the 2015 Article Prize, which recognizes excellence in scholarly studies focusing on any aspect of the long 19th century (French Revolution to World War I). Deadline: September 30, 2014. Contact: Jen Hill at jmhill@unr.edu. For more information, visit www.ncsaweb.net/Home/tabid/104/Default.aspx.

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites paper submissions for the annual Peter Kong-ming New Student Research Competition. Students at all levels are eligible. The papers should be based on original research in the area of health or human services. Deadline: December 31, 2014. Contact: (405) 843-5113; info@sfaa.net. For more information, visit www.sfaa.net.

Back to Top of Page


In The News

Howard E. Aldrich, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was interviewed April 21 on “The State of Things,” on NPR’s affiliate station, WUNC radio, about his American Sociological Review study, “Who’s the Boss? Explaining Gender Inequality in Entrepreneurial Teams,” which he co-authored with Tiantian Yang, Duke University.

Karl Alexander, John Hopkins University, and the findings from his study, “The Long Shadow: Family Background, Disadvantaged Urban Youth and the Transition to Adulthood,” were the focus of a June 3 Mother Jones article, “If You’re Born Poor, You’ll Probably Stay That Way.”

Elizabeth A. Armstrong, University of Michigan, was quoted and Laura Hamilton, University of California-Merced, was mentioned in a May 28 Atlantic article about their recent Social Psychology Quarterly study on the role of “slut discourse” in the female college experience. Additionally, the study co-authored by Elizabeth M. Armstrong, University of Michigan, was covered by number of other news outlets including Slate and TIME.com on May 28, The Christian Science Monitor and NBCNews.com on May 29, the Chicago Tribune on May 31, and USA Today on June 3.

Nicoletta Balbo, Bocconi University, was quoted and Nicola Barban, University of Groningen, was mentioned in a June 3 Chicago Tribune article, “Having Babies May Be Contagious Among Friends,” about their recent American Sociological Review study. The study was also covered by a number of other media outlets including The Philadelphia Inquirer, U.S. News & World Report, and the National Journal on May 29 and The New Republic and FoxNews.com on May 30.

Pallavi Banerjee, Vanderbilt University, was quoted in a May 9 Washington Post article on H-4 visas.

Liberty Barnes, University of Cambridge, and her new book, Conceiving Masculinity, were recently featured in media outlets including Texas Public Radio on April 28, The Times of London, Voice of Russia, and the Cambridge News on May 1, NBCNews.com on May 5, and The Guardian on May 16.

Peter Brandon, University at Albany-SUNY, and Michael Corey, University of Chicago, were mentioned in a June 7 Venture Beat article on the Facebook-sponsored, academics-only conference they are organizing in advance of the ASA Annual Meeting.

Craig Calhoun, London School of Economics, was quoted in a June 1 New York Times “Sinosphere” article, “The Rise and fall of the Goddess of Democracy.”

Dan Chambliss, Hamilton College, was the subject of an April 13 New York Times “Talking Heads” blog article, “What Makes a Positive College Experience?” Chambliss discussed his book, How College Works, co-authored with Chris Takacs, University of Chicago.

Robert Crutchfield, University of Washington, was interviewed May 19 on KUOW about research in his new book, Get a Job: Labor Markets, Economic Opportunity, And Crime.

Sarah Damaske, Penn State University, and Arlie Russell Hochschild, University of California-Berkeley, were quoted in a May 22 NPR “All Things Considered” story and an NPR.org article about how for many people work is more relaxing than home.

Peter Dreier, Occidental College, wrote a May 9 New York Times op-ed, “What Housing Recovery?,” and co-authored an April 1 Los Angeles Times column, “A Local Approach to Bigger Paychecks.” His article, “We Are Long Overdue for a Paul Robeson Revival,” appeared May 7 in the Los Angeles Review of Books and he interviewed journalist Bill Moyers for the March 2014 cover story in The Progressive magazine. Dreier also wrote April 27 and May 1 Huffington Post articles about the Donald Sterling/L.A. Clippers controversy and was interviewed April 29 on NPR’s “All Things Considered” about the Sterling controversy. In addition, he wrote April 9 and April 11 Huffington Post articles titled, “General Motors: Another Slap on the Wrist for a Crime in the Suites” and “Why is Public Television Against Public Schools?,” respectively. He also wrote the May 7 Pasadena Weekly cover story about sharing his love for 1960s LP albums with his teenage daughter. In May 2014, the Haas Institute at UC-Berkeley released a report, Underwater America – How the So-Called Housing Recovery is Bypassing Many Communities, co-authored with Gregory Squires, George Washington University, and three others. The report was covered by media outlets including the San Jose Mercury, Orlando Sentinel, St. Louis Post Dispatch, San Bernardino Sun, Hartford Courant, Detroit Metro Times, Reuters, and others. Dreier was interviewed May 20 on KCRW’s “To the Point” about the report.

Amy Dunckel Graglia, Stony Brook University, was quoted in a May 5 Atlantic Cities article, “The Grey Area in ‘Pink’ Transportation.” 

Rick Eckstein, Villanova University, was quoted in a May 20 NPR.org article, “North Carolina Union Seeks to Enlist College Athletes.”

Morten Ender, United States Military Academy at West Point, was quoted in a May 29 Cicero Magazine article, “Millennials and the Military.” The article features research from his 2014 book, The Millennial Generation and National Defense, which he co-authored with David Rohall, Missouri State University.

Morten Ender and Irving Smith, both of the United States Military Academy at West Point, were quoted in an October 2013 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article about how military service members and their families communicate via social media and how the military trains and regulates communication technology practices during deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Kai Erikson, Yale University, and his book Everything in Its Path were referenced in a June 1 New York Times op-ed, “Our Flinching State of Mind.”

Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University, appeared on the May 6 episode of “White House Chronicle,” where he discussed the U.S. economy and declining employment prospects.

Mariah Evans and Jonathan Kelley, both University of Nevada-Reno, and their research were covered in a May 27 Pacific Standard article, “Books in the Home Are Strongly Linked to Academic Achievement.”

Christy Glass, Utah State University, was interviewed as part of a May 19 NPR “All Things Considered” story about Jill Abramson’s firing and whether the ‘glass cliff’ was to blame.

Alice Goffman, University of Wisconsin-Madison, was the subject of a May 6 Philadelphia Inquirer article, titled “Sociologist Chronicles Tenuous Lives of Fugitives” and a New York Times article, “Financial Hazards of the Fugitive Life.”  Her book, On the Ron, was reviewed in the June 26 New York Times.

Alexes Harris, University of Washington, was quoted in a May 19 NPR “All Things Considered” story and an NPR.org article on the rise of court fees and their effect on the poor who pay the price.

Kevan Harris, Princeton University, was quoted in a March 5 NPR “Morning Edition” story and an NPR.org article about how Iranian women are making a push for greater opportunities. He was also quoted in a March 14 “Morning Edition” story and an NPR.org article about how “Waiting For Godot” strikes a chord in Tehran. Additionally, he was quoted in an April 12 “Weekend Edition Saturday” story and an NPR.org article about who is winning Iran’s culture wars.

Leta Hong Fincher, Tsinghua University, was interviewed April 18 on NPR’s “Morning Edition” about her new book, Leftover Women.

Matthew W. Hughey, University of Connecticut, was quoted in an April 29 Buzzfeed article, “University of Alabama’s Sororities Still Resist Integrating” and a January 24 USA Today article, “Some Students See Little Diversity in Sorority Rush.”

David Jacobson, University of South Florida, wrote a May 11 CNN.com op-ed, “What Gives Boko Haram Its Strength.”

Carole Joffe, University of California-San Francisco/Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, was quoted in a May 8 Philadelphia Inquirer article about a young woman who posted a video of her abortion procedure. She was also quoted in a May 31 MSNBC report on the fifth anniversary of Dr. George Tiller.

Arne L. Kalleberg, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, appeared on the BBC Radio program “In the Balance” on May 17 and 18 as part of a panel discussion on the minimum wage and the impact of automation on jobs. He was also featured on a June 1 Australian radio broadcast, “Rear Vision,” about finding jobs in the global economy, and was quoted in both a June 6 Los Angeles Times article about the quality of jobs created since the Great Recession and a June 9 NBCNews.com article about the idea of “minimalism” not being applicable to the poor.

Erin Kelly, University of Minnesota, was quoted in a May 9 Washington Post article about her recent American Sociological Review study on flexible work programs. The study, co-authored by Phyllis Moen and Wen Fan, both at University of Minnesota, was also covered by The Wall Street Journal on May 9.

Erin Kelly, University of Minnesota, and Stephen Sweet, Ithaca College, were quoted in a May 20 New York Times article, “For Workers, Less Flexible Companies.”

Carolyn Liebler, University of Minnesota, Manuel Pastor, University of Southern California, and Sonya Rastogi, U.S. Census Bureau, were quoted in a June 9 NPR.org article, “What Is Your Race? For Millions of Americans, A Shifting Answer.”

Michael Lindsay, Gordon College, spoke about his new book, View from the Top, May 29 on C-SPAN2’s “BOOKTV.” His research was highlighted in a May 13 Boston Business Journal article “What Does it Take to be a Top CEO in America? More Than You Might Think.” He was also quoted in a May 10 New York Times article, “Leadership Is Often the Family Business at Evangelical Christian College.” Additionally, he wrote a March 11 Harvard Business Review blog article, “Loose Ties Are Abundant, but Risky, at the Top.”

Brian McKenzie, U.S. Census Bureau, was quoted in a May 15 NPR “Morning Edition” story and an NPR.org article about how across the United States, bicycle commuting is picking up speed.

Tressie McMillan Cottom, Emory University, wrote a May 30 post, “No, College Isn’t the Answer. Reparations Are,” on The Washington Post’s “Post Everything” blog.

Christine H. Morton, Stanford University, was quoted in a May 7 New York Times article on solutions to the social problem of overuse of Cesarean section in the U.S.

Philip M. Pendergast, University of Colorado-Boulder, was quoted in a May 29 Slate article about his recent Journal of Health and Social Behavior study, “Obesity (Sometimes) Matters: The Importance of Context in the Relationship between Obesity and Life Satisfaction.” The study, co-authored with Tim Wadsworth, University of Colorado-Boulder, was covered by a number of other media outlets including the Daily Mail and PsychCentral.com on May 30.

Sara Raley, McDaniel College, was interviewed June 4 on WNPR about transgender issues.

Barbara Risman, University of Illinois-Chicago, was interviewed April 9 on Wisconsin Public Radio and was quoted in a May 30 Pacific Standard article, “Stay-at-Home Parenting on the Rise Because Mothers Can’t Find Work.”

Kim Scipes, Purdue University North Central, did a series of interviews nationwide regarding the U.S. efforts to utilize social media to undermine sovereign governments, such as that of Cuba. She was interviewed April 7 on “Flashpoints” with Dennis Bernstein, SyndicatedNews.Net, and Southern California Public Radio; April 9 on WPFW in Washington, DC; April 11 on WORT in Madison, WI, and KPFA in Berkeley, CA; April 12 on KPOO in San Francisco, CA; April 14 on KPFT in Houston, TX; April 21 on WUSB in Stony Brook, NY; and April 28 on KXYL in Brownville/Corpus Christi, TX.

David R. Segal, University of Maryland, was interviewed for a June 7 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article regarding the effect of military participation in air shows on military recruiting and maintaining contact between the armed forces and civilian communities.

Jennifer Patrice Sims, University of Wisconsin-Madison, was interviewed June 2 on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Central Time” about her research on mixed race identity and mixed race people’s experience with the question “what are you?”

John D. Skrentny, University of California-San Diego, wrote a May 7 New York Times op-ed, “Only Minorities Need Apply.” 

Christian Smith, University of Notre Dame, authored a May 27 essay, “What Makes Us Generous,” published on Big Questions Online.

Steven Stack, Wayne State University, was quoted in a May 1 USA Today article, “Newspaper Coverage Linked with Youth Suicide Clusters.”

Peter Uhlenberg, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was mentioned in a May 30 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, “Judge Says He Will Struggle with Abortion Admitting Privileges Ruling.”

Stephen Vaisey, Duke University, was interviewed May 28 on WUNC about his “Measuring Morality,” project.

Will C. van den Hoonaard, University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, was quoted in a January 30 National Geographic Magazine article in connection with his new book, Map Worlds: A History of Women in Cartography.

Diane Vaughan, Columbia University, and her 1986 study of the Challenger launch decision were referenced in an April 18 New York Times op-ed, “Learning From Korea’s Disaster.”

Edward Walker, University of California-Los Angeles, and his new book, Grassroots for Hire: Public Affairs Consultants in American Democracy, were the subject of a June 2 Washington Post article, “If You Can Fake Spontaneity You Have it Made: Five Key Questions About the Grassroots Industry.”

Barry Wellman, University of Toronto, and his research were cited in a June 2 Pacific Standard article, “Don’t Fear the Network: The Internet Is Changing the Way We Communicate for the Better.”

Robb Willer, Stanford University, and his research were featured in an April 18 Atlantic article, “How to Tap Latent Conservative Support for Climate-Change Policy,” a May 7 The Week article “Why Evangelicals and Environmentalists Should Join Forces,” and a May 14 New York Magazine article “How to Win Your Next Political Argument.”

Jane Zavisca, University of Arizona, was quoted in a June 1 Providence Journal article “Froma Harrop: The Housing Bust and the American Psyche.”

Back to Top of Page


Awards

Hillary Angelo, New York University, received a 2013-2014 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

Sarah Brayne, Princeton University, received a grant from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy for research in social sciences.

Kate Brown, Vanderbilt University, received a grant from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy for research in social sciences.

Claudia N. Chaufan, University of California-San Francisco, won a Fullbright Award as the Research Chair in North American Integration.

Carolyn Ellis, University of South Florida, has been named Distinguished University Professor, which recognizes senior faculty members who have distinguished themselves among their peers both within and outside USF.

David G. Embrick, Loyola University-Chicago, Kasey Henricks, American Bar Foundation, were recipients of the 2014 Southwestern Sociological Association Distinguished Paper Award for their publication “Discursive Colorlines at Work: How Epithets and Stereotypes are Racially Unequal” in Symbolic Interaction.

Jeremy Fiel, University of Wisconsin-Madison, received a National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship.

Jack A. Goldstone, George Mason University, won the 2014 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, a Fellowship for 2014-2015 for residence at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He also received the Myron Weiner Award for lifetime scholarly achievement in political demography at the 2014 meetings of the International Studies Association in Toronto.

Alessandra L. Gonzalez, Princeton University, received a James Madison Fellowship at Princeton University this past year.

Adia M. Harvey Wingfield, Georgia State University, received the Richard A. Lester Award for Outstanding Book in Labor Economics and Industrial Research for her book: No More Invisible Man: Race and Gender in Men’s Work (Temple University Press, 2012).

Matthew W. Hughey, University of Connecticut, received the 2014 Distinguished Early Career Award from the ASA Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities.

Malgorzata Kurjanska, University of California-Berkeley, received a 2013-2014 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

Rhonda F. Levine, Colgate University, received the 2014 Sidney J. and Florence Felten French Prize for Inspirational Teaching from Colgate University.

Gary T. Marx, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, received the inaugural Surveillance Studies Network Outstanding Achievement Award at a presentation in Barcelona.

Kevin M. Moseby, University of California-San Francisco, was named a 2014 ACLS Public Fellow and will take a two-year assignment in the Children and Youth Policy, US Department of Health and Human Services.

Amy Myrick, Northwestern University, received a 2013-2014 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

Chinyere Osuji, Rutgers University-Camden, was awarded a Rutgers Digital Teaching Fellowship.

Carolyn C. Perrucci, Purdue University, was selected 2014 Distinguished Woman Scholar by the Butler Center for Leadership Excellence.

Jennifer L. Pierce, University of Minnesota, received the Paul W. Frenzel Chair, an endowed chair in the Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota.

Cassidy Cody Puckett, Northwestern University, received a 2013-2014 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

Karen Pyke, University of California-Riverside, received the University of California-Riverside 2013-2014 Award for Innovative Teaching.

Laurel Richardson, International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, received the 2014 Outstanding Book Award First Honorable Mention for After a Fall: A Sociomedical Sojourn (Left Coast Press, 2013).

Jensen Sass, Yale University, received a 2013-2014 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

Annette Schwabe, Florida State University, received the FSU 2013-2014 Distinguished Teacher Award.

Ilana Umansky, Stanford University, received a National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship.

David Wachsmuth, New York University, received a grant from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy for research in social sciences.

Barry Wellman, University of Toronto, is one of the recipients of the 2014 Canadian Digital Media Pioneer Awards (CDMP Awards).

Back to Top of Page


Transitions

Kathryn Goldman Schuyler, was promoted to Professor in the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, where she teaches in the doctoral program in organizational studies.

Michael J. Lorr, Aquinas College, is moving from Florida State College-Jacksonville to become the Director of the Community Leadership Program and Associate Professor of Sociology at Aquinas College.

Alondra Nelson, Columbia University, was named Dean of Social Sciences; a newly created position within the College of Arts and Sciences at the New York Ivy League Institution.

Stephen Plank, is now Director of Research and Evaluation at Corporation for National & Community Service.

Bryan Roberts, University of Texas-Austin, has been a mainstay of the university’s Latin American studies program for nearly three decades is retiring in December 2014.

Marybeth C. Stalp, University of Northern Iowa, was promoted to Full Professor at the University of Northern Iowa.

Back to Top of Page


People

Eric Stewart, Florida State University, was elected Vice-President of the American Society of Criminology.

Claire Renzetti, University of Kentucky, was elected Executive Officer of the American Society of Criminology.

Back to Top of Page


New Books

Charles F. Andrain, San Diego State University, Political Power and Economic Inequality: A Comparative Policy Approach (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014).

Ronald J. Angel and Jacqueline L. Angel, both of University of Texas-Austin, Latinos in an Aging World: Social, Psychological and Economic Perspectives (Routledge, 2014).

Rosemary Barberet, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Women, Crime and Criminal Justice: A Global Enquiry (Routledge, 2014).

Liberty Walther Barnes, University of Cambridge, Conceiving Masculinity: Male Infertility, Medicine, and Identity (Temple University Press, 2014).

David Bartram, University of Leicester, and Maritsa V. Poros, City College of New York-CUNY, Pierre Monforte, University of Leicester, Key Concepts in Migration (Sage, 2014).

Ann V. Bell, University of Delaware, Misconception: Social Class and Infertility in America (Rutgers University Press, 2014).

Alessandro Bonanno, Sam Houston State University and Josefa Salete Barbosa Cavalcanti, Federal University of Pernambuco-Brazil, Labor Relations in Globalized Food (Emerald, 2014).

Steven M. Buechler, Minnesota State University-Mankato, Critical Sociology, 2nd edition (Paradigm, 2014).

John L. Campbell, Dartmouth College, and Ove K. Pederson, Coppenhagen Business School, The National Origins of Policy Ideas: Knowledge Regimes in the United States, France, Germany, and Denmark (Princeton University Press, 2014).

Peter Dreier, Occidental College, John Mollenkopf , CUNY-Graduate Center, and Todd Swanstrom, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Place Matters: Metropolitics for the 21st Century, 3rd edition (University of Kansas Press, 2014).

Gail Garfield, John Jay College of Criminal Justice-CUNY, Tightrope: A Racial Journey to the Age of Obama (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014).

Rosemary Gartner, University of Toronto, and Bill McCarthy, University of California-Davis, Eds., The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Jack A. Goldstone, George Mason University, Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2014).

Alessandra L. Gonzalez, Princeton University, Islamic Feminism in Kuwait: The Politics and Paradoxes (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).

Kevin Fox Gotham, Tulane University, and Miriam Greenberg, University of California-Santa Cruz, Crisis Cities: Disaster and Redevelopment in New York and New Orleans (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Patrick R. Grzanka, Arizona State University, Intersectionality: A Foundations and Frontiers Reader (Westview, 2014).

Marco Hauptmeier, Cardiff University, and Matt Vidal, King’s College London, Eds., Comparative Political Economy of Work (Palgrave, 2014).

Matthew W. Hughey, University of Connecticut, The White Savior Film: Content, Critics, and Consumption (Temple University Press, 2014).

Michael Lindsay, Gordon College, View from the Top: An Inside Look at How People in Power See and Shape the World (Wiley, May 2014).

Linn Posey-Maddox, University of Wisconsin-Madison, When Middle-Class Parents Choose Urban Schools: Class, Race, and the Challenge of Equity in Public Education (University of Chicago Press, 2014).

Michael Roll, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ed, The Politics of Public Sector Performance: Pockets of Effectiveness in Developing Countries (Routledge, 2014).

Masamichi Sasaki, Chuo University, Jack A, Goldstone, George Mason University, Ekkart Zimmermann, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and Zeppelin University, and Stephen Sanderson, University of California-Riverside, Concise Encyclopedia of Comparative Sociology (Brill, 2014).

Kathryn Goldman Schuyler, Alliant International University, John Eric Baugher, University of Southern Maine, Karin Jironet, De Baak VNO-NCW, and Lena Lid-Falkman, Stockholm School of Economics, Eds., Leading with Spirit, Presence, and Authenticity: A Volume in the International Leadership Association Series, Building Leadership Bridges (Wiley, 2014).

Julie Denise Shayne, University of Washington-Bothell, Ed., Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas (SUNY Press, 2014).

Dirk vom Lehn, King’s College London, Robert Dingwall, Nottingham Trent University, Harold Garfinkel: The Creation and Development of Ethnomethodology (Left Coast Press, 2014).

Darin Weinberg, University of Cambridge, Contemporary Social Constructionism: Key Themes (Temple University Press, 2014).

Back to Top of Page


Other Organizations

Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) is moving its editorial office of Social Problems to the University of Illinois-Chicago on June 1, 2014. All new submissions and all revised will be the responsibility of Dr. Pamela Ann Quiroz and Dr. Nilda Flores-Gonzalez and their editorial team. Submit manuscripts to: mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ucpress-sp.

Back to Top of Page


Contact

Kyle Irwin, Baylor University, experienced a brain hemorrhage on March 29. He has had two brain surgeries to repair damage and is now in a neurorehabilitation facility. Colleagues of Kyle at Baylor have set up a crowd funding site to raise money for his family for expenses related to this injury. Kyle is a loving husband and doting father of two young girls, ages 2 and 4, and is the primary breadwinner of the family. Please consider contributing to support a fellow sociologist. Professionally, Kyle’s interests are in social psychology, specifically cooperation and prosocial behavior in groups. Contact: Martha Sherman at martha_sherman@baylor.edu. For more information, please visit www.youcaring.com/kylesfund2014.

Back to Top of Page


New Publications

Italian Sociological Review announces the launch of its new issue. ISR has worked in collaboration with the Centre for Social Research (CRiS) based at the University of Verona since April 2011. For more information, visit www.italiansociologicalreview.org.

Back to Top of Page


Back to Top of Page


Print this article Connect on Facebook twitter

Featured Advertiser

Fellowships Available. Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University

Back to Front Page of Footnotes | Table of Contents