May/June 2010 Issue • Volume 38 • Issue 5

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2009 National Science Foundation
Sociology Program Awards

The Sociology Program at the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces its awards for basic research support and dissertation improvement grants for fiscal year 2009. The Program funded 57 new projects (including five collaborations and two research workshops) and 41 doctoral dissertation improvement proposals. More than 60 percent of the proposals the Program reviews were jointly evaluated by other NSF programs. Consequently, many projects were co-funded with other programs. The Program participated in NSF-wide initiatives and funded research, including Early Faculty (CAREER) Research, RAPID Response Research, and Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER). In 2009, the Sociology Program spent approximately $11 million on research grants, including several research infrastructure projects that provide data resources to the larger social science research community, and $350,641 on dissertation training grants for sociology students. The Program holds two grant competitions annually (Regular Research, August and January 15; Dissertation Improvement, October and February 15) and is a major source of sociological research funding as part of NSF’s mission to encourage theoretically focused empirical investigations aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes and structures. Information about the Program can be found at www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5369andorg=SESandfrom=home.

Regular Research

Karl Alexander, Johns Hopkins University, Finding Their Way: The Developmental Work Trajectories of Non-College Youth, $150,001.

Patricia Allen and Carolyn Sachs, University of California-Santa Cruz, Gender and Labor in the U.S. Food System, $154,831.

Eric Baumer, Florida State University, A Temporal and Spatial Analysis of Sex, Race, and Ethnic Disparities in the Probability of Incarceration. Jointly funded with the Law and Social Sciences Program, $93,862.

Andrew Beveridge and Elena Vesselinov, City University of New York, Queens College, RAPID: The Geography of Default: The Distribution and Social Impact of Mortgage Foreclosures in the United States, $144,995.

Elizabeth Boyle, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, The Cost of Rights or the Right Cost? The Impact of Global Economic and Human Rights Policies on Child Wellbeing Since 1989. Jointly funded with the Law and Social Sciences Program, $156,649.

Clair Brown, University of California, Berkeley, A National Survey of Organizations to Study Globalization, Innovation and Employment. Jointly funded with the Innovation and Organizational Sciences Program, $1,012,496.

Kitty Calavita and Valerie Jenness, University of California-Irvine, Prisoner Grievances in California: Disputing Behind Bars. Jointly funded with the Law and Social Science Program, $199,962.

Edward Crenshaw and J. Craig Jenkins, Ohio State University, Collaborative Research: Political Violence as Communications, 123,398.

Richard Curtin, University of Michigan, Tracking Business Births: Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics II PSED II 48 and 60 Months Follow-ups. Jointly funded with the Innovation and Organizational Sciences Program, $875,000.

James Elliot, University of Oregon, Collaborative Research: Urban-Environmental Restructuring in US Cities. Jointed supported by the Geography and Spatial Sciences, and Science, Technology and Society Programs, $110,618.

Marta Elliott and Wei Yang, University of Nevada-Reno, Gender Differences, Stress, and Health Outcomes, $105,821.

Scott Frickle, Washington State University, Collaborative Research: Urban-Environmental Restructuring in US Cities. Jointed supported by the Geography and Spatial Sciences, and Science, Technology and Society Programs, $122,221.

Catherine Fitch, Thomas Holmes, Steven Ruggles, Lynn Blewett, and Michael Devern, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minnesota Research Data Center. Jointly supported by the Economics, and Methodology, Measurement and Statistics Programs, $199,378.

Joseph Galaskiewicz, University of Arizona, Organizations and Their Impact on the Urban Community, $162,274.

Jennifer Glass, Cornell University, Religious Affiliation and Divorce in the United States, $104,172.

Myra Goldman, University of Colorado-Boulder, Collaborative Research: Property, Power and Gender-based Violence. Jointly supported by the Geography and Spatial Sciences Program, $145,983.

Shelly Grabe, University of California-Santa Cruz, Collaborative Research: Property, Power and Gender-based Violence. Jointly supported by Geography and Spatial Sciences Program, $260,103.

Terrance Halliday and Sida Lui, American Bar Foundation, Lawyers in the Pursuit of Political Liberalism: Criminal Defense in China. Jointly supported with the Law and Social Science Program, $182,639.

Steven Hitlin, University of Iowa, Workshop: A Sociological Understanding of Morality, $40,867.

Randy Hodson and Rachel Dwyer, Ohio State University, Youth Debt: Credit as Investment or Overconsumption, $71,167.

Thomas Holbrook and Chintan Turskhia, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Collaborative Research: A Multi-city Study of Contextual Influences on Group Relations and Voting Behavior in Urban Mayoral Elections. Jointly supported with the Political Science Program, $614,024.

Melissa Holtzman, Ball State University, Precipitating Legal Change: Children’s Rights, Family Definitions, and Judicial Decision-making. Jointly supported with the Law and Social Science Program, $81,671.

Nathan Hultman, University Maryland-College Park, Collaborative Research: Creating Carbon Materials in Brazil and India – A Comparative Study of Firm Environmental Investment Decisions under the Clean Development Mechanism, Jointly supported with the Decision, Risk and Management Science Program, $121,834.

Thomas Janoski, University of Kentucky, RAPID: Lean Production in Auto Plants, $194,978.

Erik Johnson, Washington State University, Database for the Sequencing of Environmental Movements, $149,847.

Karen Kaufman, University of Maryland, Collaborative Research: A Multi-City Study of Contextual Influences on Group Relations and Voting Behavior in Urban Mayoral Elections. Jointly supported with the Political Science Program, $219,479.

Lisa Keister, Duke University. Religious Beliefs, Wealth and Poverty, $119,739.

Kenneth Kraemer and Jason Dedrick, University of California-Irvine, RAPID: Offshoring in a Global Economic Crisis: Economic and Social Dynamics, $144,560.

John Krinsky, City University of New York-City College, Division of Labor and Labor Relations in Public Service Work, $112,026.

Maria Krysan, Nilda Flores-Gonzalez, and Pamela Popielarz, University of Illinois-Chicago, Immigration, Institutions, and Inter-Group Relations, $420,233.

Kevin Leicht and Naresh Kumar, University of Iowa, Iowa Survey of Public Attitudes: An Optimal Approach. Jointly supported by the Division of Social and Economic Sciences, $787,124.

Peter Lindert and Philip Hoffman, National Bureau of Economic Research, Global Prices and Incomes 1200-1950- State 3. Jointly supported with the Economics Program, $485,096.

Yao Lu, Columbia University, Migration and Child Well-Being: The Perspective from the Sending Area, $89,144.

Barry Markovsky and Christopher Barnum, University of South Carolina, Membership, Prototypicality, and Influence in Small Groups, $168,662.

Barry Markovsky, University of South Carolina, Fairness and the Provision of Public Goods, $134,921.

Mark Mizruchi, University of Michigan, The Changing Nature of the American Corporate Elite, 1960-2009, $168,493.

Nancy Naples and Mary Bernstein, University of Connecticut, Family Policy, Social Movements, and the Law, $162,017.

Fred Pampel, University of Colorado Boulder, Worldwide Patterns and Change in Gender Egalitarianism, $82,980.

Ruth Petersen and Lauren Krivo, Ohio State University, Racial Democracy, Crime, and Justice: Broadening Research and Participation, Jointly supported by the Law and Social Science Program, $432,302.

Monica Prasad, Northwestern University, CAREER: Tax Progressivity and American Political Economy. Jointly supported by the Law and Social Science Program, $409,314.

Marie Provine, Scott Decker, Paul Lewis, and Monica Versanyi, Arizona State University, Local Policing in the Context of Immigration: Further Explorations Using a Mixed Methods Approach. Jointly supported with the Law and Social Science Program, $321,172.

Simone Pulver, Brown University, Collaborative Research: Creating Carbon Materials in Brazil and India - A Comparative Study of Firm Environmental Investment Decisions under the Clean Development Mechanism. Jointly supported with the Decision, Risk and Management Science, $12,306.

Laura Raynolds, Colorado State University, Fair Trade and Socioeconomic Conditions in the Global Commodity Chain. Jointly supported by the Cultural Anthropology Program, $93,566.

Lesley Reid, Erin Ruel, and Diedre Oakley, Georgia State University. Patterns of Criminal Offending in the Wake of Neighborhood Transformations, $146,105.

Kristopher Robison, Northern Illinois University, Collaborative Research: Political Violence as Communication, $60,077.

Steven Ruggles, Ragui Assaad, Deborah Levison, and Mathew Sobek, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, International Integrated Microdata Series. Jointly supported by the Economics and Methodology, Measurement and Statistics Programs, $5,095,025.

Howard Schuman, University of Michigan, Collective Memory, Knowledge and Attitudes, $149,971.

Salvator Saparito, College of William and Mary, Collaborative Research: School Attendance Boundary Information System (SABINS) Data Project. Jointly supported by the Methodology, Measurement and Statistics Program, $785,670.

Tom Smith, Peter Marsden, and Michael Hout, National Opinion Research Center, A National Database for the Social Sciences (The General Social Survey). Jointly supported by the Methodology, Measurement and Statistics, Economics, Political Science, Science, Technology and Society, Geography and Spatial Sciences, and Law and Social Science Programs, $13,000,000.

Roberta Spalter-Roth, Jean Shin, and Grant Blank, American Sociological Association, EAGER: Mentoring Networks and Under-represented Minorities in the Science Pipeline, $119,900.

Jay Teachman and Lucky Tedrow, Western Washington University, Research in Undergraduate Institution: Impact of Military Service on Health, $74,785.

Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, EAGER: Finance Sector Income Distribution Dynamics: An Application and Test of Rent Theory, $144,599.

Lars Vilhuber and John Abowd, Cornell University, Social Science Gateway to TeraGrid. Jointly supported with the Economics Programs, $393,523.

Edward Walker, University of Vermont, Testing the Effects of Professional Grassroots Lobbying Campaigns on Civic and Political Engagement. Jointly supported by the Political Science Program, $74,507.

John Warren, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Collaborative Research: School Attendance Boundary Information System (SABINS) Data Project. Jointly supported by the Methodology, Measurement and Statistics Program, $215,000.

Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Northwestern University, CAREER: Resource Attainment and Social Context in Negotiating Illness among Marginalized Populations, $411,473.

Margaret Zatz, Ramiro Martinez, and Charis Kubrin, Arizona State University, Workshop: Social Science Research on Immigration: The Role of Transnational Migration, Communities and Policy. Jointly supported with the Law and Social Science Program, $58,230.

Dissertation Improvement

Timothy Bartley and Curtis Child, Indiana University, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Profit and Philanthropy in Fair Trade and Socially Responsible Investment Organizations, $9,993.

Alan Booth and Cassandra Dorius, Pennsylvania State University-University Park, Doctoral Dissertation Research: The Long-Term Impact of Multipartnered Fertility on Mothers and Children, $10,000.

Patrick Carr and Audrey Devine Eller, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Student Engagement in Post-secondary Planning and Education Outcome, $9,718.

Robert Crutchfield and David Pettinicchio, University of Washington, Doctoral Dissertation Research: The Disabilities Rights Movement and Advocacy Organizations, $3,933.

Frank Dobbin and Jiwook Jung, Harvard University, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Shareholder Value and the New American Workplace: Investor-Driven Downsizing, 1980-2007, $4,234.

Michael Eisenberg, Peyina Lin, and Katherine Stovel, University of Washington, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Social Technologies, Social Groups, and Civic Participation of High School Students, $9,913.

Paula Fomby and Maria de Jesus Diaz-Perez, University of Colorado-Denver, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Migrant Health Status in Migration Stream, $7,500.

Thomas Gold and Christopher Sullivan, University of California-Berkeley, Doctoral Dissertation Research: The Changing Logic of Ethnic Classification in China, $9,000.

Michael Goldman and Jin Woong Kang, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Understanding the Dynamics of State Power and Militant Nationalism, $10,000.

David Harris and In Paik, Cornell University. Doctoral Dissertation Research: Faculty Mentorship and Graduate Student Progress, $9,001.

Patrick Heller, Brown University, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Remedying Inequality: Spatial Patterns of Public Investment in Post-Apartheid South Africa, $10,000

Jose Itzigshohn and Daniela Villacres, Brown University, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Hometown Associations as Vehicles for Migrant Political Participation, $10,000.

Christopher Jencks and Laura Tach, Harvard University, Doctoral Dissertation Research: The Social Consequences of Neighborhood Economic Diversity, $7,500.

David Johnson and Katherine Johnson, Pennsylvania State University-University Park, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Social Norms and Industry Practices in Gamete Donation, $2,895.

Lane Kenworthy and Lisa Thiebaud, University of Arizona, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Welfare Generosity Trajectories across the United States, 1911-1996, $10,000.

David Knoke and Eric Dahlin, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Doctoral Dissertation Research: A Study of the Innovation Process, $3,200.

Melvin Kohn and Yin Yue, Johns Hopkins University, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Social Mobility and Attained Social Position, $10,000.

Michele Lamont and Christopher Bail, Harvard University, Doctoral Dissertation Research: A Multi-Level Study of Symbolic Boundaries toward Muslims, 2001-2007, $9,455.

Erin Leahey and Laura Hunter, University of Arizona, Doctoral Dissertation Research: The Role of Gender in Evaluations of Scientific Competence, $9,252.

John Logan and Jennifer Darrah, Brown University, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Community Engagement and Land-Use Regulation, $10,000.

Isaac Martin and Kathleen Marker, University of California-San Diego, Doctoral Dissertation Research: The Role of Religion and Ethnicity in Business Networking, $10,000.

John McCarthy and Patrick Rafail, Pennsylvania State University-University Park, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Police Responses to Protest Activities in 30 U.S. Cities, 1996-2006, $10,000.

Monica McDermott and Laura Lopez-Sanders, Stanford University, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Latino Immigrants in the Contemporary South, $10,000.

Joya Misra and Kristina Thomas, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Child Custody and Judicial Constructions of Parenthood, $3,631.

Jeffery Paige and Kristen Hopewell, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Power Shifts at the World Trade Organization. $10,000.

Mary Pattillo and Marcus Hunter, Northwestern University, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Intra-neighborhood Dynamics and Neighborhood Change in Philadelphia (1880-2000), $8,765.

Sean Reardon and Kendra Bischoff, Stanford University, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Voluntary Desegregation and Educational Outcome, $9,580.

Richard Rogers and Bethany Everett, University of Colorado at Boulder, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Biobehavioral Factors and Health Disparities, $9,825.

Louise Roth and Paola Molina, University of Arizona, Doctoral Dissertation Research: The Effects of Gender and Family on Intentions to Further Migrate, $10,000.

Michael Schwartz and Eran Shor, SUNY at Stony Brook, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Terrorism and Counterterrorism: A Comparative Cross-National Analysis, $8,084.

Christian Smith and Daniel DeHanas, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Religious Identities and Citizenship Practices, $7,218.

Scott South and Jeremy Pais, State University of New York at Albany, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Multiethnic Populations, Career Trajectories, and Socioeconomic Mobility, $7,805.

Brian Steensland and Kristin Geraty, Indiana University, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Congregational Engagem ent in Faith-Based Community Organizing, $7,498.

Judith Stepan-Norris and Jasmine Kerrissey, University of California-Irvine, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Union Mergers and the Labor Movement, $9,995.

Richard Swedberg and Jared Peifer, Cornell University, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Religion and Financial Market Behavior, $10,000.

Barrie Thorne and Jennifer Rendles, University of California-Berkeley, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Family Formation and Social and Economic Outcomes, $9,000.

Shane Thye and Tucker McGrimmon, University of South Carolina, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Social Diversity and Collective Decision Making, $5,016.

Leann Tigges and Rebecca Schewe, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Globalization and the Political Economy of Food Regimes, $9,980.

Kim Voss and Barry Eidlin, University of California-Berkeley, Doctoral Dissertation Research: United States and Canada Unionization Divergence, $10,000.

Feng Wang and Georgiana Bostean, University of California-Irvine, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Health Outcomes of Latino Immigrants in the United States, $8,650.

William Wilson and Jeffrey Denis, Harvard University, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Native and Non-native Group Interactions, $10,000.

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