May/June 2012 Issue • Volume 40 • Issue 5

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Routledge International Handbook of Race, Class and Gender invites chapter proposals for original essays that chronicle the history, impact, growth, and consequences of race, gender, and class studies from a multidisciplinary approach. Scholars in a variety of disciplines are encouraged to submit a proposal. The editor encourages theoretical or applied original works that provide conceptualizations and substantive overviews of the intersection of race, class, and gender; major contributions to the field; race, class, gender, nation and migration; race, class, gender, and sexualities; and contemporary trends in the intersection of race, class, and gender, including an exploration of how these create social change globally. Submissions should adhere to ASA Style. Deadline: September 1, 2012. Contact: Shirley A. Jackson at jacksons1@southernct.edu.

The Rutgers Journal of Sociology: Emerging Areas in Sociological Inquiry provides a forum for graduate students and junior scholars to present well-researched and theoretically compelling review articles on an annual topic in sociology. Each volume features comprehensive commentary on emerging areas of sociological interest. These are critical evaluations of current research synthesized into cohesive articles about the state of the art in the discipline. Works that highlight the cutting edge of the field, in terms of theoretical, methodological, or topical areas, are privileged. Submissions for its third annual edition: Inequalities Reinterpreted. Deadline: September 15, 2012. Contact: RJS@sociology.rutgers.edu. sociology.rutgers.edu/RJS.html.

The Sociology of Islam Journal invites article submissions for the first issue, which will be published in the fall of 2012. While an increasing number of social scientists, particularly in recent decades, have employed innovative sociological frameworks for the study of Islam, this promising sub discipline has lacked its own academic journal. The Sociology of Islam is intended to bridge this gap by functioning as an academic forum for the publication of innovative contributions to the study of Islam and Muslim societies. For the first issue of Sociology of Islam, we welcome article contributions that address theoretical dimensions of the sociology of Islam and Muslim societies. Submissions should explore the importance of the sociology of Islam and the influential contributions, current trends and future prospects, and the competing sociological frameworks that apply to the study of Islam. Deadline: September 3, 2012. Contact: Tugrul Keskin or Gary Wood at sociologyofislam@yahoo.com. www.brill.nl/soi.

Sociation Today invites contributions for a student paper issue. Traditionally, the North Carolina Sociological Association has emphasized and championed student research and writing and a pivotal part of the future of sociology. Therefore, Sociation Today invites undergraduate and graduate students to submit articles for publication that broadly represent excellence in sociological research on topics focusing on social problems in America and specifically North Carolina. Deadline: May 31, 2012. Contact: Cameron Lippard at lippardcd@appstate.edu. www.ncsociology.org/sociationtoday/.

Special 2013 Issue of Teaching Sociology on Writing. Many of our classes rely on written work as the means for students to demonstrate their acquisition of a sociological perspective. This special issue of Teaching Sociology will address critical issues and the unique concerns that we face related to the use of written work in our discipline. The goal is to showcase the wide range of approaches, forms, and purposes that sociologists ascribe to the written work we assign in our classes. We hope this issue will expose and dissect the ways in which we transmit our logic surrounding writing pedagogy in our discipline to the students in our classrooms, our colleagues and institutional leaders. We encourage papers that explore the meaning and application of writing across a wide range of themes, provide evidence of improvement in student writing and critical thinking skills, and encourage authors to incorporate the broader literature on the scholarship of teaching and learning about writing as well sociological literature in their work. Deadline: June 15, 2012. Contact: Suzanne Hudd at suzanne.hudd@quinnipiac.edu or Kathleen S. Lowney at teachingsociology@valdosta.edu. www.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?ct_p=manuscriptSubmission&prodId=Journal201974. Teaching Sociology is also looking for faculty willing to serve as reviewers for this special issue. Anyone who is interested in serving as a reviewer should contact Sue Hudd at suzanne.hudd@quinnipiac.edu.

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Meetings

2012 Summit on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities, October 31-November 3, 2012, Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, MD. Theme: “Integrating Science, Policy, and Practice Building a Healthier Society.” The Summit is organized around the core principle of integrating science, policy, and practice, and offers a forum to advance scholarship and translate new knowledge into action. Abstracts will be accepted in three categories: posters, oral presentations, and integrated panel presentations. Applicants may submit abstracts to more than one category, but each submission must be based on a separate research project. Proposals, regardless of category, should also fall under one of three tracks: Track 1: Translational and Transdisciplinary Research; Track 2: Capacity-Building and Infrastructure; and Track 3: Outreach, Partnerships, Collaborations, and Opportunities. Deadline: June 15, 2012. For additional information, contact 2012Summit@mail.nih.gov.

2013 Pacific Sociological Association’s 83rd Annual Meeting, March 21-24, 2013, Nugget Resort, Reno, NV. The session “Collected Memory” is seeking papers about collected memory, such as banked electronic dataveillance, video surveillance, seed, sperm, egg or DNA, and new and classical sociological theories and conceptualizations regarding socio-political issues pertaining to such commodity memory are invited for presentation at the Pacific Sociological Association’s 83rd Annual Meeting. Deadline: August 15, 2012. Contact: Noel Packard at packardn@prodigy.net. www.pacificsoc.org.

Annual Meeting of the ASA Political Economy of World-Systems Section (PEWS) and the World Society Foundation Award of Excellence Program for Research Papers on World Society, April 11-13, 2013. Theme: “Structures of the World Political Economy and Future Global Conflict and Cooperation.” The World Society Foundation and the ASA PEWS Section encourage researchers to investigate the evolution of the world economic structure in the 21st century, contending scenarios for the future of global conflict and cooperation and particularly the relationship between the two. Submit abstracts of no more than 500 words. Deadline: November 30, 2012. Contact: Nelda Thomas at nelda.thomas@ucr.edu. www.irows.ucr.edu/conferences/wsfpewsconf/wsfpewsconf.htm.

Captivity Writing Unbound, October 11-13, 2012, Fairhope, AL. Proposals for panels and papers are invited for Captivity Writing Unbound, a conference hosted by the University of South Alabama’s Department of English at its Baldwin County campus. This will be a relatively concentrated event in which select scholars working in various disciplines and historical periods will present new ideas about the general area of writing and captivity. Contact: Pat Cesarini at pcesarini@usouthal.edu and Becky McLaughlin at bmclaugh@jaguar1.usouthal.edu. www.southalabama.edu/english/events/
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Meetings

June 24-26, 2012. AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting (ARM), Orlando, FL. The ARM program is designed for researchers, clinicians, students, and research analysts who want to know how health services research can meet the needs of a changing delivery and policy environment. www.academyhealth.org/arm.

August 17-20, 2012. Sociologists for Women in Society Summer Meeting, Denver, CO. www.socwomen.org.

August 27-29, 2012. Power and Difference, 3rd International Conference, Tampere, Finland. www.uta.fi/yky/power2012/index.html.

September 19-20, 2012. The Social Determinants of Urban Mental Health: Paving the Way Forward, Chicago, IL. Contact: ISE@adler.edu. adler.edu/page/institutes/institute-on-social-exclusion.

October 5-6, 2012. Confronting U.S. Power after the Vietnam War: Transnational and International Perspectives on Peace Movements, Diplomacy, and the Law, 1975–2012, University of Sheffield. Contact: m.foley@sheffield.ac.uk, and Doug.Rossinow@metrostate.edu. www.peacehistorysociety.org/sheffield2012.php.

October 11-13, 2012. Captivity Writing Unbound, Fairhope, AL. Contact: Pat Cesarini at pcesarini@usouthal.edu and Becky McLaughlin at bmclaugh@jaguar1.usouthal.edu. www.southalabama.edu/english/events/conferences.htm.

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

October 25-27, 2012. The Transition to Adulthood after the Great Recession, Bocconi University, Milano, Italy. Contact: Patricia Miller at pmiller@pop.upenn.edu.

October 31-November 2, 2012. The Port Huron Statement: Fifty-Year Commemorative Conference, University of Michigan. Theme: “The Port Huron Statement and the Making of the New Left.” Contact: hbrick@umich.edu.

October 31-November 3, 2012. 2012 Summit on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities, Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, MD. Theme: “Integrating Science, Policy, and Practice Building a Healthier Society.” Contact: 2012Summit@mail.nih.gov.

November 7, 2012. Feminists Face the State: A Berkeley Symposium on Politics, State Power and Gender, University of California-Berkeley. Contact: Jennifer Carlson at jdawncarlson@berkeley.edu. berkeleygendersociology.blogspot.com/2012/04/cfp-feminists-face-state-berkeley.html.

November 9-10, 2012. California Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Mission Inn, Riverside, CA. Theme: “California Regional Diversity.” www.csufresno.edu/csa.

November 24-28 2012. International Peace Research Association Japan Conference 2012, Tsu City, Mie Prefecture, Japan. Theme: “A Better World Is Possible: Peace and Justice in the Globalised World.” ipra-peace.com/Japan2012.html.

March 21-24, 2013. 2013 Pacific Sociological Association’s 83rd Annual Meeting, Nugget Resort, Reno, NV. Contact: Valerie Jenness at jenness@uci.edu. www.pacificsoc.org.

April 11-13, 2013. Annual Meeting of the ASA Political Economy of World-Systems Section and the World Society Foundation Award of Excellence Program for Research Papers on World Society. Theme: “Structures of the World Political Economy and Future Global Conflict and Cooperation.” Contact: Nelda Thomas at nelda.thomas@ucr.edu. www.irows.ucr.edu/conferences/wsfpewsconf/
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Fellowships

Fulbright Israel Fellowship for U.S. Post-Doctoral Researchers. The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) plans to award eight grants to American post-doctoral scholars who are about to begin a program of research at Israeli institutions of higher education for the 2013/2014 academic year. USIEF awards are granted on the basis of academic excellence, the leadership promise of the applicant, and the potential of the proposed visit to both advance knowledge and enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the U.S. and Israel. The Foundation gives preference to applicants who have not had significant prior professional experience in Israel. Knowledge of Hebrew is helpful but not required. The length of the proposed program in Israel must be at least two academic years. The U.S. Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program is open to candidates in all academic disciplines. Program grants total $40,000, $20,000 per academic year. Program fellows must be accepted as post-doctoral researchers by Israeli host institutions, which will provide them with a standard post-doctoral grant, in addition to their Fulbright Fellowship. Deadline: August 1, 2012. Contact: Judy Stavsky, Deputy Director, USIEF, +972-3-517-2392; jstavsky@fulbright.org.il. www.fulbright.org.il/index.php?id=1317.

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Competitions

Dance Your PhD Contest. The dreaded question: “So, what’s your PhD research about?” At times like these, don’t you wish you could just turn to the nearest computer and show people an online video of your PhD thesis interpreted in dance form? Now you can and you can win $1,000, achieve immortal geek fame on the Internet and be recognized by Science for your effort. The grand prize winner will receive free travel and accommodation to attend TEDxBrussels on November 12, 2012. A cash prize goes to the best PhD dance in each category. Deadline: October 1, 2012. gonzolabs.org/dance/.

International Conference on Methods for Surveying and Enumerating Hard–to-Reach Populations (H2R) Student Travel Award. The H2R 2012 conference offers a Student Travel Award for students in graduate programs in statistics, survey methodology, demography, ethnography, or allied disciplines related to topical sections of the conference. Support is offered for students to attend the International Conference October 31-November 3, 2012, in New Orleans, LA. Awards will be granted to cover expenses up to $500. Deadline: June 1, 2012. Contact: Frauke Kreuter at fkreuter@survey.umd.edu or H2R2012@amstat.org. www.amstat.org/meetings/h2r/2012/pdfs/H2RTravelAwardApplication.pdf.

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In the News

Andrew A. Beveridge, Queens College, CUNY, was quoted in an April 16 New York Times article, “For Most, Choice of Stay-at-Home Motherhood is Far From a Luxury.”

David Brady, Duke University, was quoted in a March 20 Guardian article, “Sociologist Urges a Wider View of the Welfare State.”

Monte Bute, Metropolitan State University, wrote an April 19 Star Tribune op-ed, “MnSCU, Others Fall For a Fad: The Jobs-Skills Mismatch Meme.” The op-ed also mentioned Joel Best, University of Delaware.
Deborah Carr, Rutgers University, wrote an April 3 New York Times letter to the editor about making end-of-life care decisions.

Karen A. Cerulo, Rutgers University, was interviewed on March 16 on New York Public Radio and quoted in March 16 and March 18 articles on the station’s website regarding the Tyler Clementi hate crime case.

Andrew Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University, was quoted in a March 22 CBSNews.com article and was interviewed on “CBS This Morning” on March 22 about a newly released government report on the state of marriage in the United States. 

Dalton Conley, New York University, wrote an April 1 Chronicle of Higher Education column about the notion of a lottery system that sets a threshold for admissions to determine who goes to which college.

Sarah Damaske, Pennsylvania State University, wrote an April 17 Huffington Post column, “Equal Pay Day: In the Wake of the So-Called ‘Mommy Wars’ Renewal and Partisan Attacks on Equal Pay Bills.” The column also mentioned Paula England, New York University, Rebecca Glauber, University of New Hampshire, Stephanie Coontz, Evergreen State College, and Michelle Budig and Melissa Hodges, both of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Peter Dreier, Occidental College, was the subject of a March 30 Q&A interview on BillMoyers.com centered around his new book, The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame. He also wrote a number of Huffington Post columns, including on January 31 about an ex-marine’s fight with Freddie Mac to save his home, on February 27 about whether The Help’s Oscar will revive interest in The Long Walk Home, and on March 25 about poverty in the U.S. today. Dreier also wrote a March 1 Truthout column, “C. Wright Mills Would Have Loved Occupy Wall Street,” a March 6 Consortiumnews.com column, “Can Rush Keep It Up?,” a Winter 2012 New Labor Forum article, “Traitors to Their Class,” and a Winter 2012 New Labor Forum article on Florence Kelley, a pioneer of labor reform.

Anthony Elliott, Flinders University, was quoted in a March 15 Australian Broadcasting Corporation article about how workers are turning to cosmetic surgery and other makeovers for a career boost.

Nancy Foner, Hunter College and Graduate Center-CUNY, was quoted in an April 9 Wall Street Journal article about how redistricting in New York City is increasing the voting power of some newer immigrant groups.

Hilary Levey Friedman, Harvard University, was quoted and Annette Lareau, University of Pennsylvania, was mentioned in an April 11 Detroit Free Press article, “Too-Proud Parents Guilty of Bragging about Their Children.”

Gordon Gauchat, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was quoted in a March 29 Los Angeles Times article about his recent American Sociological Review study, which found that conservatives’ trust in science has fallen dramatically since the mid-1970s. The study was also the subject of articles in a number of media outlets including Yahoo!News, NPR.org, the Houston Chronicle, MSNBC.com, Slate, the New Scientist, Mother Jones, Gawker, and Inside Higher Ed on March 29; the Chicago Tribune, the Huffington Post, and Scientific American on March 30; CNN.com on March 31; and Salon and The Week on April 2.

Heather Gautney, Fordham University, wrote a March 15 CNN.com column, “A Wall Street Occupier in Tehran.”

Barry Glassner, Lewis & Clark College, was mentioned in an April 23 Atlantic article, “The Perils of Apocalyptic Thinking.”

Karen Benjamin Guzzo, Bowling Green State University, Kelly Musick, Cornell University, and Kelly Raley, University of Texas-Austin, were quoted in an April 12 USA Today article, “More Children Born to Unmarried Parents.” Guzzo was also quoted in an April 13 TIME.com article about the same topic.

Jean Halley, Wagner College, was interviewed April 5 on NPR’s “Tell Me More” about who is considered white and why some people are described as white or black or brown in reference to the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case.

Peter Hart-Brinson, Grinnell College, wrote an April 6 Des Moines Register op-ed, “With Guns, Power Without Knowledge Is a Dangerous Thing.” The op-ed also mentioned Elijah Anderson, Yale University.

Ho-fung Hung, Johns Hopkins University, was quoted in March 1 and March 6 New York Times articles about social and political impacts of economic integration between Hong Kong and China. He was also quoted in a March 22 Voice of America article about Hong Kong’s chief executive election and was interviewed on April 10 on BBC World News and quoted in April 11 Irish Times and Independent articles about intra-elite struggle and political transition in China.

Derek Hyra, Virginia Tech, was mentioned in an April 24 Washington Post article, “Young, Rich and Childless: What Washington’s New Residents Mean for the City’s Future.”

Jerry Jacobs, University of Pennsylvania, and Neil Gross, University of British Columbia, were quoted in a March 27 Inside Higher Ed article about faculty salaries. 

Cardell Jacobson, Brigham Young University, was interviewed on January 8 on Utah’s 90.1 KUER “RadioWest” about polygamy in the United States.

David Jaffee, University of North Florida, wrote an April 27 Chronicle of Higher Education column, “Stop Telling Students to Study for Exams.”

Eric Klinenberg, New York University, was the subject of an April 20 Q&A interview in the Chicago Tribune about his new book, Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone, and the impact that living alone is likely to have on our culture and housing. He was also interviewed about his book on April 13 on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. Additionally, his book was the subject of an April 16 New Yorker article, which also mentioned Robert Putnam, Harvard University, Sherry Turkle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Richard Sennett, London School of Economics. 

Molly Martin and Adam Lippert, both of Pennsylvania State University, were quoted in a March 26 Philadelphia Inquirer article about their research on weight problems among poor mothers.

Ziad Munson, Lehigh University, was mentioned in an April 5 Huffington Post column about how to change the dialogue on women’s reproductive rights.

Kelly Musick, Cornell University, was mentioned in a March 26 U.S. News and World Report article about how couples can get marital benefits without marriage. The article also appeared in the Chicago Tribune on March 27.

Kelly Musick, Cornell University, was quoted and Elizabeth Armstrong, University of Michigan, was mentioned in an April 3 Chicago Tribune article about whether college can hurt one’s marriage prospects. The article also appeared in the Detroit Free Press on April 15.

Zachary Neal, Michigan State University, was quoted in a February 22 Miller-McCune article and a February 27 Detroit News article and interviewed on March 4 on Lansing, MI WQHH about his work on the benefits of public schools for those without children.

Katherine Newman, Johns Hopkins University, was quoted in an April 23 MSNBC.com article, “Romney’s Right, a Paycheck Can Provide Dignity.”

Anthony J. Pogorelc, Catholic University, was quoted in a December 10 Tablet article about the high quality of candidates entering seminaries in the United States and their renewed interest in social justice. He was also mentioned in a January 26 Milwaukee Catholic Herald article because he joined prominent scholars in asking Republican presidential candidates to “stop perpetuating ugly, racial stereotypes on the campaign trail.”

Catherine Riegle-Crumb was quoted and Melissa Humphries, both of the University of Texas-Austin, was mentioned in an April 8 American-Statesman article about their study, which found that high school math teachers view their white female students as less adept at the subject even when their test scores and grades are comparable to those of white boys. The study was also the subject of articles in other media outlets including the Houston Chronicle, UPI.com, and LiveScience on April 9.

Phyllis L.F. Rippeyoung, Acadia University, and Mary C. Noonan, University of Iowa, were quoted in a March 22 Miller-McCune article about their recent American Sociological Review study on the cost of breastfeeding. The study was also the subject of an April 3 post on New York Times “Motherlode” blog and an April 5 post on the Houston Chronicle’s “Mom Houston” blog. Their study was also mentioned in an April 20 CNN.com column.

Barbara Risman, University of Illinois-Chicago, wrote an April 20 CNN.com column, “Phony ‘Mommy Wars’ Avoid Real Issues for Women.” The column referenced research by Shelley Correll, Stanford University, which finds that mothers are discriminated against in hiring and promotions.

Guy Rocher, University of Montreal, was quoted in an April 13 Globe and Mail article, “Cracks Start to Show in Quebec’s Student Solidarity.”

Victor Roudometof, University of Cyprus, was quoted in an April 12 New York Times article, “Greek Crisis Leaves Cyprus Mired in Debt.”

Virginia Rutter, Framingham State University, was quoted in a March 17 Virginian-Pilot article about how Virginia ranks highest in the U.S. for the rate of black-and-white marriages between 2008 to 2010.

Matthew Salganik, Princeton University, was quoted in an April 12 Bloomberg Businessweek article, “‘Pink Slime’ Furor Means Disaster for U.S. Meat Innovator.”

Amy T. Schalet, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, wrote an April 7 New York Times op-ed, “Caring, Romantic American Boys.”

Kim Scipes, Purdue University-North Central, was interviewed on February 20 and 27 on Chicago’s WLUW,88.7 FM “Labor Express” about his book, AFL-CIO’s Secret War Against Developing Country Workers: Solidarity or Sabotage?

Tom Segady, Stephen F. Austin State University, was quoted in a March 30 KTRE.com (Texas-based ABC affiliate) article and interviewed on KTRE TV about his research on personal sacred landscapes.

Robin Simon, Wake Forest University, Andrew Cherlin, John Hopkins University, and Debra Umberson, University of Texas-Austin, were quoted and Linda Burton, Duke University, was mentioned in a March 29 U.S. News and World Report article, “How to Be Happy—Despite Parenthood.” The article also appeared in the Chicago Tribune on March 30.

Amy L. Stone, Trinity University, had her book, Gay Rights at the Ballot Box, mentioned in a March 28 St. Petersburg Times article, “Anti-Gay Law Traces Roots to Failed European, U.S. Legislation.”

Bill Tsitsos, Towson University, was interviewed on March 27 on NPR’s “Morning Edition” about his study that explored whether big salaries for college coaches guarantee team wins. His coauthor, Howard L. Nixon II, Towson University, was also mentioned in the segment.

Debra Umberson, University of Texas-Austin, Deborah Carr, Rutgers University, and Linda Waite, University of Chicago, were quoted and Andrew Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University, was mentioned in a March 27 U.S. News and World Report article, “How to Protect Yourself From Bad Break-Ups.” The article also appeared in the Chicago Tribune on March 28.

Brad Wilcox, University of Virginia, was quoted in an April 13 TIME.com article.

Matt Wray, Temple University, was quoted in an April 12 Los Angeles Times article, “Suicide Flourishes in the Nevada Desert.” The article also appeared in the Orlando Sentinel on April 12 and The Bellingham Herald and The Sacramento Bee on April 15.

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Awards

Kraig Beyerlein, University of Notre Dame, was recently awarded a $39,500 grant from the Spender Foundation for his project, “Does Civic Action Transform Young Adults?: The Case of Humanitarian Service Along the U.S.-Mexico Border.”

Terry N. Clark, University of Chicago, has been awarded the 2012 Robert and Helen Lynd Award for Distinguished Career Achievement from the Community and Urban Development Section of the American Sociological Association.

Helen Rose Ebaugh, University of Houston, received the 2012 University Commission on Women Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award.

Steven Epstein, Northwestern University, has received a 2012 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in the Social Sciences for Sociology. Epstein is the director of the Science in Human Culture Program and of the interdisciplinary graduate cluster in Science Studies; a faculty member at the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities; a faculty affiliate in the Gender Studies program; and a faculty associate in Cells to Society and the Center on Social Disparities and Health at the Institute for Policy Research. Epstein studies the “politics of knowledge,” specifically, the contested production of expert and biomedical knowledge, with an emphasis on the interplay of social movements, experts, and health institutions.

Cynthia Feliciano, University of California-Irvine, received the Outstanding Latino/a Faculty Member Award for Research and Teaching in Higher Education from the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education.

Eric Anthony Grollman, Indiana University, received first place in the 2012 Midwest Sociological Society graduate student paper competition for his paper, “Multiple Forms of Perceived Discrimination and Health among Adolescents and Young Adults.”

Jennifer C. Hunt, Montclair State University, recently won a Fulbright Distinguished Chair of American Studies at University of Alberta for fall 2012. She will be working on a new book in the area of military sociology and defense contracting.

Justin Farrell, University of Notre Dame, won a Dissertation Fellowship for 2012-13 from the Louisville Institute for his dissertation “The Cultural Dimensions of Environmental Conflict in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.”

John M. Kennedy, Indiana University Center for Survey Research, received the first ever Achievement Award from the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations (AASRO). The award will henceforth be known as the John M. Kennedy Achievement Award acknowledging Kennedy’s decades of service toward supporting academic survey research.

Mary Ellen Konieczny, University of Notre Dame, will study religion and the military through the historical, ethnographic, and quantitative study of the practice of religion at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, as part of a project funded in part by the Louisville Institute and Notre Dame Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts.

Samantha Kwan, University of Houston, received the University Teaching Excellence Award for 2011-2012 and the 2012 Ross M. Lence Teaching Excellence Award.

Richard Sennett, London School of Economics, is the winner of Los Angeles-based web magazine/lecture series Zócalo Public Square’s Second Annual Book Prize for his book The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation.

Tim Slack, Louisiana State University, received the 2011 Rainmakers-Emerging Scholar Award for the Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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Transitions

Joseph A. Kotarba, Texas State University-San Marcos, is Professor of Sociology and the Founder and Director of the Center for Social Inquiry.

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People

Mary Yu Danico, California State Polytechnic University, was elected President of the Association for Asian American Studies for the 2012-14 term.

Len Gordon, Arizona State University Emeritus College, was appointed to chair the International Committee of the Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education.

David Schleifer, Columbia University, co-edited a special issue of the Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society with Bart Penders, Maastricht University, about the social study of corporate science.

Kim Scipes, Purdue University North Central, spoke on “Marking the Controversial Book” for the New York Chapter of the National Writers Unions on March 8 and spoke about his book, AFL-CIO’s Secret War against Developing Country Workers: Solidarity or Sabotage?,at the Brecht Forum on March 9.

Peter B. Wood, Eastern Michigan University, has been appointed Senior Editor of Sociological Inquiry, the quarterly journal of Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society.

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New Books

Gabriel Barhaim, Netanya Academic College, Public-Private Relations in Totalitarian States (Transaction, 2011).

Ronald J. Berger, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, The Holocaust, Religion, and the Politics of Collective Memory: Beyond Sociology (Transaction, 2012).

Clifford Bob, Duquesne University, The Global Right Wing and the Clash of World Politics (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics, 2012).

Phillip Bonacich, University of California-Los Angeles, and Philip Lu, Introduction to Mathematical Sociology (Princeton University Press, 2012).

Cheris Shun-ching Chan, University of Hong Kong, Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Peter Dreier, Occidental College, The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame (Nation Books, 2012).

Joe Feagin, Texas A & M University, White Party, White Government: Race, Class, and US Politics (Routledge, 2012).

Clifton Flynn, University of South Carolina-Upstate, Understanding Animal Abuse: A Sociological Analysis (Lantern Books, 2012).

Uta Gerhardt, University of Heidelberg (now Berlin), The Social Thought of Talcott Parsons: Methodology and American Ethos (Ashgate Publishers, 2011).

Cardell K. Jacobson, Brigham Young University, and Lara Burton, Eds., Modern Polygamy in the United States: Historical, Cultural and Legal Issues (Oxford University Press, 2011).

Valerie Leiter, Simmons College, Their Time Has Come: Youth with Disabilities on the Cusp of Adulthood (Rutgers University Press, 2012).

Rebecca L. Schewe, Mississippi State University, Donald R. Field, University of Wisconsin, Deborah J. Frosch, Gregory Clendenning, and Dana Jensen, Condos in the Woods: The Growth of Seasonal and Retirement Homes in Northern Wisconsin (University of Wisconsin Press, 2012).

Darron T. Smith, Wichita State University, Cardell K. Jacobson, Brigham Young University, and Brenda G. Juarez, White Parents, Black Children: Experiencing Transracial Adoption (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011).

Brett Stockdill, Northeastern Illinois University, and Mary Yu Danico, California State Polytechnic University, Eds., Transforming the Ivory Tower: Challenging Racism, Sexism, and Homophobia in the Academy (University of Hawaii Press, 2012).

Xuefei Ren, Michigan State University, Building Globalization: Transnational Architecture Production in Urban China (University of Chicago Press, 2011).

Virginia Rutter, Framingham State University, and Pepper Schwartz, University of Washington, The Gender of Sexuality: Exploring Sexual Possibilities, 2nd ed. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011).

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Other Organizations

Editor Search: Sociological Spectrum. The Mid South Sociological Association is seeking applications for the position of Editor of Sociological Spectrum. The term of the editor(s) will be three years (2012-2015), beginning no later than August 1, 2012. Duties of the editorship include reading and evaluating manuscripts, coordinating the external review process, preparing six issues for publication per year, chairing the editorial board, and attending executive council meetings. A negotiable stipend is provided for supplies and travel. Applications should include a letter of application, vitae of applicant(s), and a statement of support from the proposed host institution. Contact: Mark Konty at mkonty@ius.edu. www.midsouthsoc.org.

The Science of Generosity. In the fall of 2011, Sci-Port: The Louisiana Science Center in Shreveport, LA, opened a permanent exhibit on the Science of Generosity. The exhibit features interactive portals that encourage viewers to learn about Science of Generosity research. It will be updated as results become available. Contact: JP Shortall at generous@nd.edu. generosityresearch.nd.edu.

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Contact

Sociology of Consumers and Consumption. Join the new Sociology of Consumers and Consumption Section of the ASA. Contact: Dan Cook at dtcook@camden.rutgers.edu. www.asanet.org/sections/consumers.cfm for more information.

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Caught in the Web

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Launches Online Resource on Behavioral and Social Science Research Methods. The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) at the NIH collaborated with New England Research Institutes to create the free resource called e-Source. This web-based interactive anthology will provide psychologists, economists, anthropologists, sociologists, and other scientists with the latest research methods and tools to address emerging challenges in public health, such as the obesity epidemic and the rise of chronic diseases. Since behavioral and social scientists hail from widely varying disciplines, there was a need for a central resource for current, high quality behavioral and social science research methods. With contributions from international experts, this anthology provides authoritative answers to methodological questions and sets quality standards for the research community. The goal of the program is to demonstrate the potential of behavioral and social science research, focusing on applying research findings to public health activities and the potential to enhance biomedical research. Visit e-Source at www.esourceresearch.org/.

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Summer Programs

2012 Summer Evaluation Institute, sponsored by the American Evaluation Association and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. June 3-6, Atlanta, GA. The institute is designed for, but not limited to, evaluators, applied researchers, grantmakers, foundation program officers, nonprofit administrators, and social science students. www.eval.org/SummerInstitute12/default.asp.

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