March 2012 Issue • Volume 40 • Issue 3

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Academic Exchange Quarterly, Spring 2013, Volume 17, Issue 1: Teaching Social Movements. This issue seeks to explore and review research, methods, pedagogical theories, and ideas that may lead to student awareness about past and modern American social movements and protest as well as their potential implications and impact perspectives. Specifically, what effective instructional strategies prepare and engage modern social sciences and humanities student’s ability to learn about the relevance, importance, and purpose of social activism, community development, and foster outlooks about social issues that lead to social movements and protest as possible viable outlets of expression and demands for reform. Deadline: End of November 2012. For more information, visit rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/.

The Michigan Sociological Review (MSR) encourages submissions for its fall 2012 issue. The MSR is an official, peer-refereed publication of the Michigan Sociological Association. The MSR publishes research articles, essays, research reports, and book reviews. All manuscripts are to be in ASA format and free of author self-references for review. Deadline: June 20, 2012. Contact: Linda Hickman at hickmanl@gvsu.edu. For more information, visit www.gvsu.edu/msr/submit-a-manuscript-7.htm.

New Views on Pornography: Sexuality, Politics, and the Law. Co-editors Lynn Comella and Shira Tarrant are seeking submissions for a two-volume edited collection. New Views on Pornography is a two-volume collection of the most current scholarship on pornography. This edited series presents empirical research on a range of contemporary issues regarding pornography’s politics, psychology, cultural, and legal debates, providing a comprehensive and multidisciplinary overview of the field of porn studies in one convenient location for students, researchers, and professors across related fields. The goal is to showcase new and innovative research that examines the culture and politics of pornography in a global context. The editors seek well-researched facts and data in order to provide readers with a comprehensive overview of issues on the subject. Submit full chapters (5,000-7,000 words), a brief abstract, bio (75-100 words), and complete contact information. Submissions must include endnotes and bibliography and adhere to Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition. Send submissions in .doc or .docx format to both Lynn Comella at lynn.comella@unlv.edu and Shira Tarrant at Shira_Tarrant@yahoo.com. Put Praeger NVOP Submission in the subject. Deadline: July 30, 2012.

Political Perspectives is a peer-reviewed electronic journal publishing postgraduate research in the field of politics. Edited by students at the University of Manchester, the journal aims to engender lively intellectual conversations across all aspects of political studies and to reflect the emerging research agendas of upcoming academics. Submissions welcomed for a themed issue, “Unfolding the Political: Voices of Aesthetics and Emotions.” The editors are looking for papers which address new modes of reading, writing and speaking; making the unheard heard. Drawing on the aesthetical and emotional turn within post-structuralist and critical theory, the issue aims to include alternatives modes of speaking into voices of resistance. Papers should be between 6,000-8,000 words and follow the guidelines set for the journal. Deadline: March 16, 2012. Contact: emmy.eklundh@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk. For more information, visit www.politicalperspectives.org.uk.

Meetings

3rd Annual Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences (IGSS) Conference, August 15-16, 2012, Boulder, CO. The goal of this conference is to showcase behavioral and molecular genetic studies that enhance demographic and social scientific inquiry and integrate genetics and the social sciences. Researchers from any of the biological or social sciences are encouraged to participate. To be considered for this conference, submit a complete paper, a working draft, or an extended abstract (including data description, methods, and preliminary results) as a PDF file to boardman@colorado.edu. Use the subject line IGSS 2012 and indicate that this submission is for the 2012 Conference in the text of your email. Travel funds are available to a limited number of participants. Indicate in your submission if you are interested in being considered for these funds. Deadline: March 15, 2012. For more information, visit www.colorado.edu/ibs/CUPC/conferences/IGSS_2012/.

55th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, November 29-December 1, 2012, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel, Philadelphia, PA. Theme: “Research Frontiers in the Study of Africa.” Soliciting proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables. Presentations may focus on the theme or on broader social science, humanities, and applied themes relating to Africa. We strongly encourage the submission of formed panels. Established in 1957, the African Studies Association is the largest organization in the world devoted to enhancing the exchange of information about Africa. Deadline:  March 15, 2012. Contact: asameeting2012@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.africanstudies.org/.

2012 Annual Meeting of the Southern Demographic Association (SDA), October 10-12, 2012, Williamsburg Hospitality House and Conference Center, Williamsburg, VA. Send abstracts for individual research papers and posters, proposals for complete paper and poster sessions, thematic sessions, panel discussions, and software demonstrations. Presentations of research in both applied and academic sociology are welcome, . The SDA also awards the Everett S. Lee Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award and an outstanding undergraduate paper award. The Walt Terrie Award is given to recognize the best paper presented at the SDA Meeting on an applied topic. Deadline: June 1, 2012. Contact: Kathryn Tillman at ktillman@fsu.edu. For more information, visit sda-demography.org/SDA2012.php.

Inequality across Multiple Generations, September 13-14, 2012, Ann Arbor, MI. The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) and the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan announces a call for papers that contribute to our understanding of inequality dynamics across multiple generations. Proposed papers must study social, economic, demographic, or health outcomes and include at least three generations of families. We encourage empirical contributions that make use of the PSID data and contributions based on other data sources, including non-U.S. and administrative data as well as relevant methodological contributions. Deadline: April 1, 2012. Contact: Patty Hall at pathall@umich.edu. For more information, visit psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Publications/Workshops/
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Second Precarious Alliance Symposium, October 11-12, 2012, Delaware Valley College. Theme: “The Ethics of Water—Everything Flows from Here.” This interdisciplinary symposium aims to bring together individuals to discuss issues of sustainability and regeneration. The 2012 event explores the ethics of water, looking at the uses and abuses of water systems, technology to improve our stewardship of those water supplies, as well as our relationship to this life sustaining resource. Using the ethics of water as its organizing principle, the symposium will address three distinct, though interrelated tracks: the tap and technology; the earth; and the idea. Submissions of proposals of papers, panels, workshops, roundtables and poster sessions are welcome. For poster sessions, and papers send abstracts of no more than 250 words along with a brief biography (including affiliation and specialization). For themed panels, workshops, and roundtables, submit an abstract of no more than 250 words describing the purpose of the session, abstracts for each of the individual contributors, and a brief biography. Contact: tanya.casas@delval.edu. Deadline: May 1, 2012. For more information, visit precariousalliance.org.

Without Sanctuary: A Conference on Lynching and the American South, October 11-13, 2012, University of North Carolina-Charlotte’s Center City Building and the Levine Museum of the New South. The Center for the Study of the New South, in collaboration with the Levine Museum of the New South, invites papers related to lynching in America and the South in particular. The exhibit of lynching photographs, “Without Sanctuary”, will be at the Levine Museum of the New South October of 2012. Papers and panels specifically related to the exhibit or to other aspects of lynching in American culture are requested. We welcome presentations from a broad range of disciplines and fields. Deadline: June 1, 2012. For more information, visit www.newsouth.uncc.edu.

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Meetings

March 28-31, 2012. 13th Annual White Privilege Conference, Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM. Theme: “Intersectionality: Vision, Commitment, and Sustainable Partnerships.” For more information, visit www.whiteprivilegeconference.com.

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

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

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

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

April 25-27, 2012. The Mutual Challenges of the Neurosciences and Public Health, London, England. Contact: ensn@lse.ac.uk. For more information, visit neurosocitieseu.wordpress.com.

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

April 28, 2012. From the Art of Memory to Memory and Art: A One-Day Conference Honoring Professor Vera L. Zolberg’s Career, The New School for Social Research, New York, NY.  Contact:  VeraZolbergDay@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.newschool.edu/NSSR/
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May 15-16, 2012. Income, Inequality, and Educational Success: New Evidence about Socioeconomic Status and Educational Outcomes, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. For more information, visit cepa.stanford.edu/conference2012.

May 24-25, 2012. Spaces of (Dis)location, The College of Arts, University of Glasgow. A major aim of this conference is to foster networks and connections across different institutions and subjects. Contact: arts-pgconference@glasgow.ac.uk.  For more information, visit: spacesofdislocation.wordpress.com/.

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

May 30-June 1, 2012. Justice Studies Association (JSA) 14th Annual Conference, Loyola University Chicago-Lake Shore Campus. Theme: “Justice and Work.” Contact: Dan Okada at dokada@csus.edu. For more information, visit www.justicestudies.org/Justice-Conf.html.

June 14-16, 2012. The Fourth US-UK Medical Sociology Conference, Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Theme: “Expanding Perspectives on Health, Illness and Medicine.” Contact: Peter Conrad, Department of Sociology, MS-71 Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454-9110; www.qub.ac.uk/sites/US-UKMedSoc2012/.

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

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

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

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

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

August 15-16, 2012. 3rd Annual Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences (IGSS) Conference, Boulder, CO. The goal of this conference is to showcase behavioral and molecular genetic studies that enhance demographic and social scientific inquiry and integrate genetics and the social sciences. For more information, visit www.colorado.edu/ibs/CUPC/conferences/IGSS_2012/.

August 15-16, 2012. Crossing Boundaries, Workshopping Sexualities, University of Colorado-Denver, Downtown Campus, Tivoli Student Union. For more information, visit www.crossing-boundaries.org.

August 16, 2012. ASA Section on Teaching and Learning Pre-Conference Workshop, Denver, CO. Theme: “The Art at the Heart of Learner-Centered Teaching.” For information on travel grants, contact Keith Roberts at robertsk@hanover.edu. Contact: Melinda Messineo at mmessine@bsu.edu. For more information, visit sites.google.com/site/alphakappadeltainternational/Home/asa-pre-conference-workshop.

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

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

September 13-14, 2012. Inequality across Multiple Generations, Ann Arbor, MI. Contact: Patty Hall at pathall@umich.edu. For more information, visit psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Publications/Workshops/
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September 21-24, 2012. 2nd Biennial Kwame Nkrumah International Conference (KNIC2), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. Theme: “Africa’s Many Divides and Africa’s Future.” Contact: Charles Quist-Adade, Department of Sociology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, British Columbia, Canada; (604) 599-3075; charles.quist-adade@kwantlen.ca; www.kwantlen.ca/knic/.

October 10-12, 2012. 2012 Annual Meeting of the Southern Demographic Association (SDA), Williamsburg Hospitality House and Conference Center, Williamsburg, VA. Contact: Kathryn Tillman at ktillman@fsu.edu. For more information, visit sda-demography.org/SDA2012.php.

October 11-12, 2012. Second Precarious Alliance Symposium, Delaware Valley College, Doylestown, PA. Theme: “The Ethics of Water—everything flows from here.”  This interdisciplinary symposium aims to bring together individuals to discuss issues of sustainability and regeneration. Contact: tanya.casas@delval.edu. Deadline: May 1, 2012. For more information, visit precariousalliance.org.

October 11-13, 2012. Without Sanctuary: A Conference on Lynching and the American South, University of North Carolina-Charlotte’s Center City Building and the Levine Museum of the New South. For more information, visit www.newsouth.uncc.edu.

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

October 29-31, 2012. Advancing Excellence in Gender, Sex and Health Research, Montréal, Canada. For more information, visit www.genderandhealthconference.com/index.html.

November 1-4, 2012. 37th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Vancouver, British Columbia. Theme: “Histories of Capitalism.” For more information, visit www.ssha.org.

November 29-December 1, 2012. 55th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel, Philadelphia, PA. Theme: “Research Frontiers in the Study of Africa.” Contact: asameeting2012@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.africanstudies.org/.

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

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

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

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

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

The International Liaison Committee of the Japan Sociological Society (JSS) Sixth Annual Travel Grant Competition for Starting Scholars. The objective of this grant is to support up to six sociologists who will present papers and participate in the JSS annual meeting in Sapporo, Japan this fall. Each scholar selected will be awarded 80,000 yen to support accommodation and travel expenses. To be eligible for support, the applicant must: (1) be currently living and working outside of Japan, (2) hold a master’s degree or higher obtained within the past ten years, (3) hold a membership in their country’s national (or equivalent) sociological association. Deadline: May 5, 2012. Contact: ilc@sociology.gr.jp. For more information, visit www.gakkai.ne.jp/jss/travelgrant/info2012.html.

The National Institutes of Health Common Fund has issued two funding opportunity announcements for the Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory program. The overall goal of this program is to strengthen the national capacity to implement cost-effective large-scale research studies that engage health care delivery organizations as research partners. Applications are invited for a Coordinating Center (RFA-RM-11-021) and Pragmatic Trials Demonstration Projects (RFA-RM-12-002). Coordinating Center (RFA-RM-11-021) letters of intent are due March 27, 2012. Pragmatic Trials Demonstration Projects (RFA-RM-12-002) letters of intent are due April 2, 2012. For more information, visit commonfund.nih.gov/hcscollaboratory.

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

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Fellowships

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites applications for the second competition of the Public Fellows program. The program will place 13 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. Compensation will be competitive with new professional employees of the hosting organization and will include health insurance for the fellow. The program aims to demonstrate that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application both within and beyond the academy. ACLS seeks applications from PhDs who received their degrees in the last three years and who aspire to careers in administration, management, and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Competitive applicants will have been successful in both academic and extra-academic experiences. Deadline: March 21, 2012. Contact: pstranahan@acls.org. For more information, visit www.acls.org/programs/publicfellows/.

The American Institute of Indian Studies announces its 2012 fellowship competition and invites applications from scholars who wish to conduct their research in India. Junior fellowships are awarded to PhD candidates to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to 11 months. Senior fellowships are awarded to scholars who hold the PhD degree for up to nine months of research in India. Deadline:  July 1, 2012. Contact: (773) 702-8638; aiis@uchicago.edu. For more information, visit www.indiastudies.org.

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

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

W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship for Research in Race, Gender, Culture, and Crime Program. The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice (NIJ), is seeking applications for funding under the W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship for Research in Race, Gender, Culture, and Crime Program. This Fellowship program furthers the Department’s mission by sponsoring research to provide objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the state and local levels. In general, NIJ is authorized to make grants to, or enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with, states (including territories), units of local government (including federally recognized Indian tribal governments), nonprofit and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit or for-profit organizations), institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education), and certain qualified individuals. For-profit organizations must agree to forgo any profit or management fee. Deadline: May 2, 2012. Contact: Nadine P. Frederique, Social Science Analyst, (202) 514–8777; Nadine.Frederique@usdoj.gov; www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl000992.pdf.

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Competitions

The Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an advanced sociology PhD student who began her or his study in a community college or technical school. A student advanced to candidacy (ABD status) in an accredited PhD program in sociology in the United States is eligible to apply if she or he studied at a U.S. two-year college either part-time or full-time for the equivalent of at least one full academic year that was not part of a high-school dual-enrollment program. The Scholarship carries a stipend to be used to support the pursuit of a PhD in the amount of $15,000 from Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) and an additional $300 from the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), as well as a one-year membership in SWS and SSSP. The American Sociological Association joins SWS and SSSP in supporting and celebrating the awardee at their Annual Meeting. The travel will be paid by SWS. The committee will be looking for high quality research and writing in the proposal and letter of application, a commitment to teaching, especially at a community college or other institution serving less-privileged students, research and activism in social inequality, social justice, or social problems, with a focus on gender and/or gerontology being especially positive, and service to the academic and/or local community, including mentoring and activism. Deadline: April 1, 2012. Contact: Denise Copelton at dcopelto@brockport.edu; www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/336.

The Feminism & Family Studies Section of the National Council on Family Relations 2012 Awards. The Feminism and Family Studies Section of the National Council on Family Relations is seeking applicants for two awards to be given at the November 2012 NCFR Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ. The Outstanding Research Proposal from a Feminist Perspective is given in honor of Jessie Bernard. Graduate students and new professionals are encouraged to apply for this award of $750 to fund feminist research. Proposals will be reviewed for their potential contribution to feminist scholarship about families and the use of feminist frameworks and methods. The Outstanding Contribution to Feminist Scholarship Paper Award is accompanied by a gift of complimentary books and a $250 cash award. Applications for this award are open to all graduate students and new professionals. Papers should contribute to feminist scholarship about families and the use of feminist frameworks and methods. Deadline: April 15, 2012. Contact: jbawards2012@gmail.com.

Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) Mental Health Division Graduate Student Paper Competition. The Mental Health Division of SSSP announces the 2012 Graduate Student Paper Competition. Papers should involve an empirical analysis, either qualitative or quantitative, dealing with any aspect of the sociology of mental health. A paper must have been written during 2011 or 2012, and it may not be published or accepted for publication. Papers that have been presented at a professional meeting, submitted for presentation at a professional conference, or are under review for publication are eligible. Papers must be student authored. They may be single authored by the student or co-authored by more than one student, but may not be co-authored by a faculty member or other nonstudent. Papers must not exceed 28 pages including all notes, references, and tables. Submit papers to: Richard Carpiano at richard.carpiano@ubc.ca. Include a cover letter indicating that you are submitting your paper for the competition and a letter from your advisor that certifies your graduate-student status and offers some brief comments about your work. The winner will receive a $150 cash award, conference registration, and student membership. Deadline: May 15, 2012. For more information, visit www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/296.

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In the News

The American Sociological Review was mentioned in a January 25 LiveScience article, “Why Religion Makes Only Some of Us Happy.” The American Sociological Review was also mentioned in a February 2 post on The New York Times’ “The Loyal Opposition” blog about the war on organized labor.

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Duke University, and Charles Gallagher, La Salle University, were quoted in a January 30 CNN.com article, “Has ‘Whiteness Studies’ Run its Course at Colleges?”

Enobong (Anna) Branch, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, was interviewed on January 27 about the legacy of labor among black women in the United States and shared her views on the film, The Help, as part of  “Images, Movies and Race,” an occasional series on the WBEZ 91.5 program, Worldview.

Matthew Brashears, Cornell University, Claude Fischer, University of California-Berkeley, and Eric Klinenberg, New York University,  were quoted in a January 29 Chronicle of Higher Education article about whether Americans are more or less socially isolated. The article also mentioned a 2006 American Sociological Review study.

Stephanie Coontz, Evergreen State College, wrote a February 14 CNN.com op-ed, “Santorum’s Stone-Age View of Women.”

Nick Dangelis, University of Vermont, and Karl Pillemer, Cornell University, were quoted and the American Sociological Review was mentioned in a January 19 Discovery News article, which explores whether people become more conservative as they age.

William D’Antonio, Catholic University, was mentioned in a February 8 Baltimore Sun column, “Catholics, Contraception and the Heretic Faithful.”

Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University, was mentioned in a February 7 Tucson Citizen article about the decline of U.S. mail as a means of communication.

Jennifer Glass, University of Texas-Austin, wrote a February 10 CNN.com op-ed, “Contraception Issue More than Just Politics.”

Barry Glassner, Lewis and Clark College, was the subject of January 25 Q&A interview in The Oregonian about the fears that Americans have.

Laura Grindstaff, University of California-Davis, was quoted in a January 27 Toronto Star article about the growing popularity of non-traditional choir singing.

Keith Hampton, Rutgers University, wrote a February 12 piece for the New York Times “Room for Debate” forum about social media and community. The piece mentions Eric Klinenberg, New York University, and Matthew Brashears, Cornell University. Hampton and Scott Feld, Purdue University, were mentioned in a February 3 Washington Post article, “Your Facebook Friends Have More Friends than You.” Hampton was also quoted in a February 3 Los Angeles Times article about his Facebook research as well as in an Associated Press article, which appeared in a number of media outlets including The Wall Street Journal and USA Today on February 3.

Marcus Anthony Hunter, Yale University, wrote a letter to the editor about black student athletes, which appeared in the January 15 New York Times.

Michael Jacobson, Vera Institute of Justice, appeared on C-SPAN’s public affairs program, Washington Journal, on February 13 to discuss Vera’s report “The Price of Prisons: What Incarceration Costs Taxpayers.”

Ryan Kelty, Washington College, was quoted in a February 13 LiveScience article, “Traditional ‘Sexist’ Beliefs Keep Women from Combat, Scientists Say.”

Shamus Khan, Columbia University, was quoted in a January 28 Associated Press article about how Mitt Romney would rank among the richest presidents ever. The article appeared in a number of media outlets including USA Today, the Boston Globe, and the Huffington Post on January 28, and the Denver Post on January 29.

Eric Klinenberg, New York University, wrote a February 5 New York Times op-ed about the demographics of people increasingly living alone in America. Erin Cornwell and Brian Cornwell, both of Cornell University, were cited in the op-ed for their separate studies on single people socializing more than their married peers. Deborah Carr, Rutgers University, was cited for her research on whether elderly widows are interested in dating or remarrying. Additionally, Klinenberg was quoted in a February 1 Slate article centered on his new book, Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone. The article also mentioned Erin Cornwell and Claude Fischer, University of California-Berkeley. Klinenberg was also quoted or mentioned in articles in a number of other media outlets about his book, including The New York Observer and USA Today on February 7. 

Charles Kurzman, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was quoted in February 8 post on the Washington Post’s “On Faith” blog about his report, which found that the threat of homegrown Islamic terrorism is very small and often exaggerated by government officials. His report was the subject of articles in a number of other media outlets including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Christian Science Monitor on February 8, and the Boston Herald on February 9.

Hui Liu, Michigan State University, was quoted in a February 13 U.S. News and World Report article, “Handling Divorce May Be Easier Later in Life.”

John Logan, Brown University, was cited in the February 2012 issue of National Geographic for his Census research that found that the United States is moving toward greater integration than in the past.

Douglas Massey, Princeton University, was mentioned in a January 27 Huffington Post article, “Immigration Politics: More Than Jobs.”

James McCarthy, Suffolk University, was the subject of a January 29 Chronicle of Higher Education article, “Suffolk U.’s New President Taps His Sociological Training to Meet Students’ Needs.”

Ashley Mears, Boston University, was mentioned in a January 27 New York Magazine article about the model Sara Ziff and Ziff’s new advocacy group for models.

David Meyer, University of California-Irvine, and Deana Rohlinger, Florida State University, were quoted in a February 1 NPR article about the Occupy movement.

Kelly Musick, Cornell University, and Gary Lee, Bowling Green State University, were quoted in a January 19 MSNBC.com article about Musick’s study, which found that people who cohabited were happier and had greater self-esteem than those who were married.

Katherine S. Newman, The Johns Hopkins University, was mentioned in a February 2 Boston Globe article about her book, The Accordion Family: Boomerang Kids, Anxious Parents, and the Private Toll of Global Competition.  She was also quoted in a February 9 USA Today article about a Pew study, which suggests that for young adults, the bad economy means life-altering changes.

Hyunjoon Park, University of Pennsylvania, co-authored a letter to the editor, “Single-Sex Education: Positive Effects,” which appeared in the January 13 issue of Science.

Amelie Quesnel-Vallee, McGill University, was quoted and Miles Taylor, Florida State University, was mentioned in a January 27 Times of India article, “Parent’s Education Affects Kids’ Mental Health.”

Sean F. Reardon, Stanford University, and Frank F. Furstenberg, University of Pennsylvania, were quoted and Sabino Kornrich, Juan March Institute in Madrid, was mentioned in a February 10 New York Times article about how the achievement gap between rich and poor children is widening.

Gabriel Rossman, University of California-Los Angeles, was quoted in an article in the March issue of The Atlantic about why companies fail.

Richard Sennett, London School of Economics, was quoted in a January 27 Washington Post article about his new book, Together: The Rituals, Pleasures, and Politics of Cooperation.

Ken Spenner, Duke University, was mentioned in a January 18 Boston Globe article, “How Effective Is Affirmative Action?”

Gregory D. Squires, George Washington University, was interviewed in a February 8 Al Jazeera television story on foreclosures in the United States and wrote a letter to the editor, “Disparate Impact, Loan Quotas and Mortgage Lending,” which appeared in the February 2 Wall Street Journal. Squires was also interviewed for an October 10 article in South Korea’s Maeil Business Newspaper about the worsening of the gap between the haves and have-nots and for a television documentary, We are 99%, which aired November 27 on KBS1TV in South Korea.

Gaye Tuchman, University of Connecticut, wrote an essay, which appeared in the February 7 issue of Inside Higher Ed, on the gaming of citation index measures used by journals.

Jennifer Van Hook and Claire E. Altman, both of Pennsylvania State University, were mentioned in a January 18 Huffington Post article about their Sociology of Education study, which suggests that junk food in schools doesn’t cause weight gain among children. The study was also the subject of articles in a number of other media outlets including the New York Daily News, the Houston Chronicle, and the Globe and Mail on January 18, theWall Street Journal, FoxNews.com, and Discovery News on January 19, theWashington Post and the Dallas Morning News on January 20, the New York Times on January 24, and Slate and the San Francisco Chronicle on January 24.

W. Bradford Wilcox, University of Virginia, was the subject of a February 13 Virginian-Pilot Q&A interview about marriage, cohabitation, and divorce.

William Julius Wilson, Harvard University, was cited in a February 10 New York Times op-ed about income inequality and morals. He was also quoted in a February 6 Cincinnati.com article, “Sociologist Addresses Problems of Urban America.”

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Awards

Adele Clarke, University of California-San Francisco, received the Helen Nahm Research Lecture Award from the University of California-San Francisco School of Nursing.

Harry Mika, Central Michigan University, received the Larry T. Reynolds Award for Outstanding Teaching of Sociology from the Michigan Sociological Association.

Rudolf J. Siebert, Western Michigan University, received the Marvin Olsen Award for Distinguished Service to Sociology in Michigan from the Michigan Sociological Association.

Larry L. Tifft, Central Michigan University, received the Charles Horton Cooley Award for Scholarly Contributions to Sociology from the Michigan Sociological Association.

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Transitions

Sarah Fenstermaker has been appointed Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) at the University of Michigan.

James McCarthy is the new president of Suffolk University. He brings to the private university in downtown Boston his four and a half years of experience as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at City University of New York-Baruch College.

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People

Mary Ann Clawson, Wesleyan University, has been elected vice president of the Eastern Sociological Society for the 2013-2014 term.

Marjorie DeVault, Syracuse University, has been elected president of the Eastern Sociological Society for the 2013-2014 term.

Julie Winterich, Guilford College, has been invited to serve as the next Executive Officer of Sociologists for Women in Society.

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New Books

Berch Berberoglu, University of Nevada-Reno, Beyond the Global Capitalist Crisis: The World Economy in Transition (Ashgate Publishing, 2012).

Myra Marx Ferree, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Varieties of Feminism: German Gender Politics in Global Perspective (Stanford University Press, 2012).

Jackie Smith, University of Pittsburgh, Scott Byrd, University of California-Irvine, Ellen Reese, University of California-Riverside, Elizabeth Smythe, Concordia University, Handbook on World Social Forum Activism (Paradigm Publishers, 2012).

Jackie Smith, University of Pittsburgh, and Dawn Wiest, American College of Physicians, Social Movements in the World-System: The Politics of Crisis and Transformation (Russell Sage Foundation, 2012).

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Contact

Current Research Projects on Black Chicago from 1945-Present. Mary Pattillo, Northwestern University, is a part of the Black Chicago Research Group, an informal group of interdisciplinary scholars that is working to gather information on current research focusing on Black Chicago life in the period from 1945 to the present. She is seeking information from scholars currently conducting research about Black Chicago in the post-WWII period. Send the title of your project and a brief summary (one paragraph is fine) to help us build our database.  If you already have early publications from this research, Pattillo would love to know of those, too. If you have any questions or would like to know more about the project, feel free contact Serena walker, research assistant, at serenawalker2014@u.northwestern.edu.

 

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