March 2010 Issue • Volume 38 • Issue 3

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Correction

In the February 2010 edition of Footnotes the article "ASA Awards Grants for the Advancement of Sociology" lists Nina Bandelj as being at the University of California-Davis. She is at University of California-Irvine.

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Call for Papers

Publications

The International Review of Comparative Sociology invites paper submissions. The biannual journal examines, 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. Send manuscripts to Debarun Majumdar at dm28@txstate.edu. For more information, visit www.soci.txstate.edu/IRCS/Journal.html.

KronoScope: A Journal for the Study of Time invites continuous critical contributions from all disciplines. KronoScope is planning a special topics issue on the theme of "Slow Time\Fast Time." The journal is dedicated to the cross-fertilization of scholarly ideas from the humanities, fine arts, sciences, medical and social sciences, business and law, design and technology, and all other innovative and developing fields exploring the nature of time. Manuscripts of not more than 8,000 words using the Chicago Manual of Style and review articles and creative work are welcome. Send submissions to C. Clausius at cclausiu@uwo.ca. Submissions to the special issue are due April 15, 2010. For more information, visit www.brill.nl/kron or www.studyoftime.org/.

Sociological Studies of Children and Youth (SSCY), an annual volume, invites completed papers focused on children and youth. Papers that are timely and in need of critical examination in the areas of research, theory, and policy regarding children and youth are invited. The SSCY has a history of publishing work from diverse theoretical and methodological orientations and welcomes contributions by scholars from around the world. Deadline: June 1, 2010. Contact: Loretta Bass, 780 Van Vleet Oval, 331 KH, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019; Lbass@ou.edu.

Symbolic Interaction invites submissions for a special issue: "Interaction." The editors seek articles based on the research tradition of symbolic interactionism or combine the pragmatic tradition of symbolic interactionism with other approaches. Deadline: September 15, 2010. Contact: dirk.vom_lehn@kcl.ac.uk or w.gibson@ioe.ac.uk. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/yd5vrn5.

Meetings

Association for Humanist Sociology 2010 Annual Meeting, November 3-7, 2010, The Lodge at Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM. Theme: "Meeting at the Crossroads: How Then Shall We Proceed?" We live in a distinct time—war in the midst of the call for peace, economic recession during unprecedented growth of corporate wealth, continued environmental devastation as oil dependency heightens, food insecurity amidst gluttony, and the entrenchment of institutionalized inequality when we seek justice. At this historical juncture, how then shall we proceed? Join us to examine this distinct time, to explore these crossroads, and to forge a way forward. Deadline: June 15, 2010. Direct submissions to: Steve McGuire, 2010 AHS Program Chair, Sociology, Muskingum University, 163 Stormont St., New Concord, OH 43725; (740) 826-8288; smcguire@muskingum.edu.

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Meetings

March 25-27, 2010. 36th Annual Conference of the Eastern Community College Social Science Association, Raritan Valley Community College, NJ. Theme: "Cultivating Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Creativity and Innovation: A Leadership Role for the Social Sciences." Contact: Ellen Lindemann at elindema@raritanval.edu; www.eccssa.org.

March 31-April 3, 2010. Joint Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society and the North Central Sociological Association, Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL. Theme: "Communities in an Age of Social Transformation." Contact: Peter J. Kivisto at PeterKivisto@augustana.edu or Debra H. Swanson at swansond@hope.edu.

April 7-8, 2010. VII Annual Social Theory Forum (STF), University of Massachusetts-Boston. Theme: "Critical Social Theory: Freud & Lacan for the 21st Century." The STF is an annual conference organized to creatively explore, promote, and publish cross-disciplinary social theory and to develop new, integrative, theoretical structures and practices. Contact: Social Theory Forum, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts-Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125; SocialTheoryAbstracts@libraryofsocialscience.com; www.umb.edu.

April 7-10, 2010. 11th Annual White Privilege Conference, La Crosse, WI. The conference provides a forum for critical discussions about diversity, multi cultural education and leadership, social justice, race/racism, sexual orientation, gender relations, religion, and other systems of privilege/oppression. For more information, visit www.uccs.edu/wpc.

April 22-23, 2010. 8th Blending Conference, Albuquerque, NM. Theme: "The Blending Addiction Science and Practice: Evidence-Based Treatment and Prevention in Diverse Populations and Settings." The conference presents innovative, science-based approaches that have been proven to be effective in the prevention and treatment of drug abuse and addiction. For more information, visit www.seiservices.com/blendingalbuquerque/index.aspx.

June 2-4, 2010. North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit, Courtyard Marriott Downtown, Toronto, Ontario. Theme: "Evidence into Action." The Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit series is an interdisciplinary, interactive forum for the presentation of research findings on the relationship of housing status and HIV prevention and care, coupled with dialogue on public policy implications and strategies. Contact: (202) 347-0333; nahc@nationalaidshousing.org; www.nationalaidshousing.org.

June 2-5, 2010. Knapsack Institute: Transforming Teaching & Learning, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. A summer institute providing tools, knowledge, and support to create an inclusive and empowering educational setting and experience. For more information, visit www.uccs.edu/matrix.

June 2-6, 2010. 2010 Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Conference, Washington Court Hotel, Washington, DC. Theme: "Linking Insight to Action." Learn about new research findings and research tools, find out about recent design projects, and meet colleagues with similar interests. Contact: Sally Augustin at sallyaugustin@designwithscience.com; www.edra41.org.

June 3-4, 2010. The Social Determinants of Mental Health: From Awareness to Action, The Drake Hotel-Chicago. This conference will be the first in the United States to convene innovative thinkers from diverse disciplinary and professional backgrounds to address the social determinants of mental health. Contact: Institute on Social Exclusion, Adler School of Professional Psychology, 65 E. Wacker Place, Suite 2100, Chicago, IL 60601; (312) 201-5900 x311; ise@adler.edu; www.adler.edu/about/2010annualconference.asp.

November 3-7, 2010. Association for Humanist Sociology 2010 Annual Meeting, The Lodge at Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM. Theme: "Meeting at the Crossroads: How Then Shall We Proceed?" Contact: Steve McGuire, 2010 AHS Program Chair, Sociology, Muskingum University, 163 Stormont St., New Concord, OH 43725; (740) 826-8288; smcguire@muskingum.edu.

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Funding

The Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) FY 2010 Grant Competition for the Program for North American Mobility in Higher Education. The purpose of this program is to provide grants that promote academic student-centered cooperation between the United States, Mexico, and Canada for cross-national education and training opportunities. The Program is open to all disciplinary and professional fields, vocational programs, as well as cross-disciplinary studies, both at graduate and undergraduate levels. Funded projects add value to a field or profession by developing a tri-lateral North American approach. The program funds collaborative consortia of two academic institutions from each country. Applicants can include universities, colleges, businesses, community organizations, professional and trade associations, museums, and other non-profit organizations. For more information, visit www.ed.gov/fipse. Deadline: March 24, 2010.

The Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) FY 2010 U.S.-Brazil Program Competition. The U.S.-Brazil Program is designed to assist colleges and universities in the United States and Brazil by giving students a U.S.-Brazil perspective to education and training in a wide range of subject areas. The U.S.-Brazil program is funded jointly by the Ministry of Education in Brazil (CAPES) and by the U.S. Department of Education. Joint applications must be submitted by the U.S. applicant to FIPSE and by the Brazilian applicant to CAPES. U.S. applicants must apply as a consortium of institutions for projects in all disciplines. Deadline: March 25, 2010. Contact: Sarah T. Beaton, U.S. Department of Education, (202) 502-7521; sarah.beaton@ed.gov. For more information, visit www.ed.gov/fipse.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Public Health Law Research Program (PHLR) call for proposals for studies that will examine the public health impacts of laws and legal practices, including innovative policy and legal approaches and laws and regulations developed at the city or county level. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) seeks to build the evidence for and strengthen the use of regulatory, legal, and policy solutions to improve public health. RWJF is equally interested in identifying and ameliorating laws and legal practices that unintentionally harm health. Deadline: April 14, 2010. For more information, visit www.publichealthlawresearch.org.

Scientific Meetings for Creating Interdisciplinary Research Teams (R13). The National Institutes of Health encourages Research Conference Grant (R13) applications from institutions and organizations that propose to develop interdisciplinary research teams. Teams must include investigators from the social and/or behavioral sciences and may include the life and/or physical sciences. The goal is to broaden the scope of investigation into scientific problems, yield fresh and possibly unexpected insights, and increase the sophistication of theoretical, methodological, and analytical approaches by integrating the analytical strengths of two or more disparate scientific disciplines while addressing gaps in terminology, approach, and methodology. This program will allow investigators from multiple disciplines to hold meetings in order to provide the foundation for developing interdisciplinary research projects. For more information, visit grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-10-106.html.

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Competitions

2010 Environment and Technology Section Award Nominations. Marvin E. Olsen Student Paper Award. This award is given annually to recognize an outstanding graduate student-authored paper accepted for presentation at the ASA Annual Meeting. Graduate students or advisors on their behalf are encouraged to submit papers to this competition. Deadline: April 1, 2010. Contact: Richard York at rfyork@uoregon.edu. Outstanding Publication Award. This award recognizes outstanding research in the sociology of the environment and technology. This year the committee will consider books published from January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2009. The committee will consider self-nominations and colleague nominations. Deadline: April 1, 2010. Send a nomination letter and three copies of the book to Richard York, Department of Sociology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1291, rfyork@uoregon.edu.

2010 U.S. Professors of the Year Awards. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education and The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching are seeking nominations for the 2010 U.S. Professors of the Year awards. The annual program honors a select group of U.S. professors who excel as educators and influence the lives and careers of their students. It is the only national initiative designed to recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring. Deadline: April 16, 2010. Nomination material and information on the awards program are available at www.usprofessorsoftheyear.org. Contact: Pamela Russell, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, (202) 478-5680; russell@case.org.

Award for Best Paper in Positive Organizational Scholarship. The Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship is pleased to announce the 2010 biannual award for the best published scholarly article in positive organizational scholarship. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding scholarship in POS and to encourage research in this growing field. This award carries a $5,000 prize plus paid expenses to the next Conference on Positive Organizational Scholarship to be held January 6-8, 2011, University of Michigan. The article must be published or accepted for publication in the two years prior to September 1, 2010. The main subject of the article must address key issues or themes in POS, but it may be based on any discipline. The article must be empirical in orientation, rather than solely theoretical or a review of the literature. Any research method is acceptable. Deadline: September 1, 2010. Contact: positiveorg@umich.edu; www.bus.umich.edu/Positive/CPOS/
Activities/best-paper.html
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In the News

David Altheide, Arizona State University, was interviewed in a January 18 Scientific American article about the effectiveness of misinformation campaigns on public opinion.

Andrew Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University, and Kathleen Gerson, New York University, were quoted in a January 19 Washington Post article about a Pew Research Center poll finding that more women are out-earning their spouses.

Martha Crowley, North Carolina State University, was interviewed by National Public Radio’s "Marketplace" on January 21 and 22, 2010. The report focused on the findings from her co-authored research with Dan Lichter, Cornell University, which showed that large influxes of Latinos into rural areas between 1990 and 2000 resulted in few negative economic consequences.

Jessie Daniels, Hunter College, was included in a Forbes’ list of "20 Inspiring Women to Follow on Twitter." She tweets at @JessieNYC. She was also interviewed by the leading German periodical, Jungle, about her new book, Cyber Racism.

Tom Dietz, Michigan State University, and Paul Stern, National Research Council, had their recent paper on reducing household CO2 emissions discussed on NPR’s All Things Considered, Michigan Public Radio, the Huffington Post, Legal Planet, the Edmonton Journal, The Calcutta Telegraph, ScienceNow and Energy and Environment Daily.

Lance Erickson, Brigham Young University, had his paper "Informal Mentors and Education: Complementary or Compensatory Resources?" published in October 2009 Sociology of Education highlighted in The Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT) and The Daily Herald (Utah County, UT), was the subject of the radio show Thinking Aloud, and featured in a story on sciencedaily.com.

Evelyn Nakano Glenn, University of California-Berkeley and President of ASA, was quoted in a January 16, 2010, New York Times article about skin-lightening creams.

Sally Hillsman, American Sociological Association, was quoted in Science magazine on December 18, 2009, about the Scott Demuth case.

Ho-Fung Hung, Indiana University-Bloomington, was interviewed and quoted by The Guardian (UK) on February 17, 2010, on China’s selling of U.S. Treasuries.

Linda Kalof, Michigan State University, commented on human animal interactions and St. Francis of Assisi on the History Channel’s "Wilderness Survival."

Michèle Lamont, Harvard University, was co-author of a December 3, 2009, article in the Times Higher Education about a system for the evaluation of academics at France’s public universities.

Donald Light, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and his study on the myth of U.S. dominance in pharmaceutical research published in Health Affairs, were the subject of international news coverage, including the Wall Street Journal and a supporting editorial in The Lancet. The Economist published an economic analysis based on his study.

D. Michael Lindsay, Rice University, wrote an op-ed about the surprisingly nonpartisan nature of the White House Fellowship in the January 20 Houston Chronicle.

Val Moghadam, Purdue University, was interviewed about the Muslim niqab/burka for "Echo der Zeit," a Swiss national public radio program on January 29, 2010.

Torin Monahan, Vanderbilt University, was quoted in The Tennessean about his book Schools Under Surveillance, December 4, 2009. A story about Schools under Surveillance also appeared on News Channel 5 for Tennessee, January 8, 2010.

Shannon M. Monnat, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, was interviewed on the Nevada Public Radio program "The State of Nevada" on February 2, 2010, about racial disparities in cancer screenings and was interviewed on January 25 on Newstalk 720 KDWN about the gender wage gap in Nevada. She was also cited in a New York Daily News article on January 26 about the effects of the "mancession" on working mothers.

Ann Morning, New York University, was quoted in a January 23, 2010, TIME.com article about U.S. Census questions about ethnic and racial identity.

Richard E. Ocejo, John Jay College of Criminal Justice-CUNY, was interviewed and quoted in a December 31, 2009, New York Times article about how the rise in popularity of home bar carts is attributable to a shifting culture of alcohol consumption among the urban middle class that reaches back to a more traditional and authentic past to craft meaning and specialty products today.

Mark Oromaner had a letter to the editor, "Not Much Differences between the Parties," appear in amNew York, February 8, 2010.

Craig Reinarman, University of California-Santa Cruz, was quoted in a January 20 Time magazine article about a dangerous cut of cocaine with levamisole.

John P. Robinson, University of Maryland-College Park, was quoted extensively in a January 17 Washington Post Magazine feature article about the leisure time of working moms.

David Segal, University of Maryland-College Park, was quoted in a February 5 NPR.org article and a February 4 AOL.com article on repealing the U.S.’s "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy regarding gays in the military.

Gregory D. Squires, George Washington University, had his op-ed ,"Congress Should Fast Track the Housing Fairness Act," published on HuffingtonPost.com on January 22, 2010.

Karen Sternheimer, University of Southern California, was quoted in a January 21 USA Today article about heavy media use among children and teens.

John "Rob" Warren, University of Minnesota, was quoted in a January 11 New York Times article about the affect of states easing standards on school exit exams.

Ron Weitzer, George Washington University, appeared in the documentary Prostitution on the National Geographic Channel, which first aired on January 17.

Matt Wray, Temple University, was quoted in a February 2 column in the American Prospect about the myths of a post-racial America. He was also quoted and his research was cited in a January 29 article in the Nevada Appeal regarding the suicide belt in the American West.

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Awards

Scott R. Harris, Saint Louis University, received the 2010 Early Career Scholarship Award from the Midwest Sociological Society.

Carolina Bank Muñoz, Brooklyn College-CUNY, has been awarded a U.S. Fulbright Grant to study the impact of Walmart in Chile.

Christian Smith and Patricia Snell, both of the University of Notre Dame, won Christianity Today’s 2010 Distinguished Book Award, Christianity & Culture category, for Souls in Transition: The Religious Lives of Emerging Adults in America.

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Transitions

Rebecca G. Adams became the University of North Carolina-Greensboro’s Associate Provost for Planning and Assessment as of August 1, 2009.

Kevin Lamarr James has accepted a tenure-track faculty position at Indiana University-South Bend as Assistant Professor of Sociology, Director of the Civil Rights Heritage Center, and Director of the Natatorium.

William Kandel has joined the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress as an analyst in immigration policy.

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People

Yanjie Bian, University of Minnesota, was chosen to present the 2010 Sorokin Lecture at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Jeffrey Broadbent, University of Minnesota, participated in the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference. He is Co-PI on two NSF grants on global climate change.

Toni Calasanti, Virginia Tech, was elected Vice President-elect of the Southern Sociological Society.

Katherine Chen, CUNY-City College, has been elected Secretary of the Eastern Sociological Society.

Adele E. Clarke, University of California-San Francisco, has become a Co-Editor of BioSocieties: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Social Studies of Life Sciences.

Nilda Flores-Gonzalez, Maria Krysan, Pamela Popielarz, Andy Clarno, Xóchitl Bada, and Amalia Pallares, all of the University of Illinois-Chicago, have received a $420,000 National Science Foundation grant to study how local communities respond to immigration. The researchers will study individual attitudes and political outcomes related to immigration in four Chicago suburban communities selected based on their growth in the Latino population.

Samantha Friedman, SUNY-Albany, Maria Krysan, University of Illinois-Chicago, and Gregory Squires, George Washington University, were awarded a 2009-2010 National Institute of Health, R21 NICHD Administrative Supplement, "Cybersegregation: Is Neil a More Desirable Tenant than Tyrone or Jorge?"

Michèle Lamont, Harvard University, has been appointed to the second Haut Conseil de la Science et de la Technologie by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. She joins a distinguished team of academics and research directors to advise the French government on policy issues.

D. Michael Lindsay, Rice University, recently spoke at the White House about his current research on how leaders are formed and the White House Fellowship. Lindsay briefed the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, which annually selects Fellows for this highly competitive program, and he also spoke at the program’s annual alumni meeting. His presentations were based on a survey Lindsay conducted with former White House Fellows and on interviews he conducted with the fellowship’s most famous alumni.

Stephen J. Morewitz was appointed University Scholar Series presenter for the Spring 2010 Semester at San Jose State University.

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

Anne Roschelle, SUNY-New Paltz, has been elected Vice President of the Eastern Sociological Society.

Beth Rubin, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, was elected President-elect of the Southern Sociological Society.

Beth Schneider, University of California-Santa Barbara, was elected President of the Pacific Sociological Association.

Robert Zussman, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, has been elected President of the Eastern Sociological Society.

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Members New Books

Kathy Charmaz, Sonoma State University, Adele E. Clarke, University of California-San Francisco, Jan Morse, Phyllis N. Stern, Juliet Corbin, and Barbara Bowers, Developing Grounded Theory: The Second Generation (Left Coast Press, 2009).

Dia Da Costa, Queen’s University-Kingston, Development Dramas: Reimagining Rural Political Action in Eastern India (Routledge, 2010).

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

Joe Feagin, Texas A&M University, Racist America: Roots, Current Realities, and
Future Reparations
, 2nd edition (Routledge, 2010).

Kathleen Gerson, New York University, The Unfinished Revolution: How a New Generation Is Reshaping Family, Work, and Gender in America (Oxford University Press, 2009).

Scott R. Harris, Saint Louis University, What Is Constructionism? Navigating Its Use in Sociology (Lynne Rienner, 2010).

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

George C. Klein, Oakton Community College, Law and the Disordered: An Exploration in Mental Health, Law, and Politics (University Press of America, 2009).

Barbara J. Risman, University of Illinois-Chicago, Ed., Families as They Really Are (W.W. Norton, 2010).

Eugene A. Rosa, Washington State University, Andreas Diekmann, ETH-Zurich, Thomas Dietz, Michigan State University, and Carlo Jaeger, Eds., Human Footprints on the Global Environment: Threats to Sustainability (MIT Press, 2009)

Rebecca Sager, Loyola Marymount University, Faith, Politics, and Power: The Politics of Faith-Based Initiatives (Oxford University Press, 2010).

Eve Shapiro, Westfield State College, Gender Circuits: Bodies and Identities in a Technological Age (Routledge, 2010).

Pete Simi, University of Nebraska-Omaha, and Robert Futrell, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, American Swastika: Inside the White Power Movement’s Hidden Spaces of Hate (Rowman & Littlefield, 2010).

Steven Stack, Wayne State University, and David Lester, Stockton College, Suicide and the Creative Arts (Nova Science, 2009).

T.S. Sunil, University of Texas-San Antonio, and Vijayan K. Pillai, University of Texas-Arlington, Women’s Reproductive Health in Yemen (Cambria, 2010).

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Other Organizations

Call for Proposals to Add Questions to the 2012 General Social Survey (GSS). The GSS invites scholars to submit proposals to add questions to the 2012 survey. Proposals will be accepted on the basis of scientific quality and scholarly interest. Outside funding is not necessary. The General Social Survey (GSS) project expects to include some user-designed, project-funded items or topical modules when it collects data in its 2012 survey and invites proposals for such items or modules from users. Proposals submitted in response to this call need not be accompanied by funding. Proposals will be judged on their scientific merit. Proposals from groups of investigators as well as individual investigators are welcome. Deadline: April 2, 2010. GSS data are collected every two years and made available to the research community and the public as soon as possible after data collection is complete. Contact: Tom W. Smith, Principal Investigator and Director of the GSS at NORC, (773) 256-6288; smitht@norc.uchicago.edu; www.norc.org/GSS+Website/.

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