3rd International Conference of the Social Capital Foundation November 15-19, 2007, Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI. We invite you to submit papers for this conference; participation as a discussant or attendant is also encouraged. For more details, visit www.socialcapital-foundation.org/conferences/synopsis.htm.
32nd Annual Conference of the Caribbean Studies Association, May 28-June 1, 2007, Slavador da Bahia, Brazil. Seeks scholarly papers from individuals spanning the broadest disciplinary and methodological range whose work focuses upon the Caribbean and its Diaspora. Presentations from artists in film, music and theatre are also welcome. Deadline: December 22, 2006, to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit Caribbean-studies.org.
Crime, Law and Justice in Chinese Societies: Global Challenges, Local Responses, March 17-18, 2007, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Jointly organized by the School of Law and Department of Sociology of CUHK, this international conference will feature topics relating to crime, law, and justice in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and other Chinese societies. One-page abstracts due: December 20, 2006. Submit abstract with contact information to Mark S. Gaylord, School of Law, at email@example.com or Sara Zhong, Department of Sociology, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fourth Annual Social Theory Forum, April 21-28, 2007, University of Massachusetts-Boston. Theme: The Violences of Colonialism and Racism, Inner and Global: Conversations with Frantz Fanon on the Meaning of Human Emancipation. Send completed papers (preferable) or two-page paper proposals as email attachment (Word format) to Mohammad H. (Behrooz) Tamdgidi at email@example.com by December 15, 2006.
National Conference on Restorative Justice, June 24-27, 2007, Schreiner University, Kerrville, TX. Theme: Real Life, Real Problems, Real Answers. Scholars from any field are welcome to submit a proposal for a paper of original scholarship. Specific panels will be developed based on those proposals selected for presentation at the conference. Paper proposals must be submitted electronically to Michael J. Gilbert at firstname.lastname@example.org; (210) 458-2683. Deadline: December 1, 2006.
The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) th Annual Meeting, August 10-12, 2007, Roosevelt Hotel, New York, NY. Theme: Research Matters: Creating Knowledge, Policy, and Justice. Call for papers or extended abstracts for presentations at division sponsored sessions must be sent electronically to session organizers before January 31, 2007. Contact: Program Committee Chair JoAnn Miller; (765) 494-4699; email email@example.com. When sending an email, put SSSP in the subject line. For further information, visit www.sssp1.org.
Spring Meeting of the ASA Methodology Section, March 2-3, 2007, hosted by Yales Department of Sociology and the Center of Research on Inequalities and the Life Course (CIQLE). Paper submissions related to any topic in research methodology are welcome. Send a title and abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information and funding opportunities for graduate students interested in attending the conference, visit www.yale.edu/ciqle.
Blackwell Sociology Compass. Submissions for review articles are invited for a new online journal covering all areas of Sociology. Sociology Compass does not publish research articles. Its aim is to provide authoritative, peer-reviewed surveys of recent scholarship for non-specialists in any area. Contact: Joel Best at email@example.com. Visit www.blackwell-compass.com for more information.
Call for chapters, a book to be edited by Munir Ahmad, ISOSS. The book is targeted to facilitate a broad spectrum of readers working on multi-sectoral and inter-disciplinary research issues concerning poverty reduction. Submit a 2-3 page outline of the chapter before January 1, 2007. The outline should explain the theme, mission, and main concerns of the proposed chapter. Send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Human Relations, Special issue on Workers, Risk and the New Economy. The editors are soliciting papers on workers and risk. Submissions must be based on original material not under consideration by any other journal or outlet. Deadline: July 13, 2007. Submit papers online at www.humanrelationsjournal.org and direct questions to Alice Gilbertson at email@example.com, or to any of the editors: Paul Edwards at P.K.Edwards@Warwick.ac.uk, Monder Ram at Mram@dmu.ac.uk, or Vicki Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Issue of Journal of Aging Studies. The Journal of Aging Studies announces a special issue on masculinity and aging. We seek papers addressing issues of masculinity as men age as well as how men respond to those issues. Critical, empirical, or theoretical contributions are welcome. Deadline: January 31, 2007. See the Guide for Authors in the journal or at the journals website www.elsevier.com/locate/jaging. Submit four copies of your manuscript to Deborah K. van den Hoonaard, Special Issue Editor, Journal of Aging Studies, Gerontology Department, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5G3, Canada; email email@example.com.
The International Review of Modern Sociology welcomes manuscript submissions for forthcoming issues of the journal on all sociologically related and academically engaging papers. Guidelines for submissions are at www.internationaljournals.org. Submit manuscripts electronically to: Sunil Kukreja at firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 21-23, 2006. The Portuguese Sociology and Anthropology Association (APSA) conference on Globalization and Socio-cultural Change, Lisbon. For more information, contact: Romana Xerez; email email@example.com.
March 2-3, 2007. Spring Meeting of the ASA Methodology Section, Yale Department of Sociology and the Center of Research on Inequalities and the Life Course (CIQLE). For more information, visit www.yale.edu/ciqle.
March 15-18, 2007. 77th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel. Theme: New Diversity, Persistent Inequality. Contact: Philip Kasinitz; email firstname.lastname@example.org; www.essnet.org.
March 17-18, 2007. Crime, Law and Justice in Chinese Societies: Global Challenges, Local Responses, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Contact: Mark S. Gaylord at email@example.com or Sara Zhong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 27-28, 2007. The Fourth Annual Social Theory Forum, University of Massachusetts- Boston. Theme: The Violences of Colonialism and Racism, Inner and Global: Conversations with Frantz Fanon on the Meaning of Human Emancipation. Contact: Mohammad H. (Behrooz) Tamdgidi at email@example.com.
May 28-June 1, 2007. 32nd Annual Conference of the Caribbean Studies Association, Slavador da Bahia, Brazil. For more information, visit Caribbean-studies.org.
June 24-27, 2007. National Conference on Restorative Justice, Schreiner University, Kerrville, TX. Theme: Real Life, Real Problems, Real Answers. Contact: Michael J. Gilbert at firstname.lastname@example.org; (210) 458-2683.
August 10-12, 2007. The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) 57th Annual Meeting, Roosevelt Hotel, New York, NY. Theme: Research Matters: Creating Knowledge, Policy, and Justice. Contact: Program Committee Chair JoAnn Miller; (765) 494-4699; email email@example.com; www.ssspl.org.
November 15-19, 2007. 3rd International Conference of the Social Capital Foundation, Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI. For more details, visit www.socialcapital-foundation.org/conferences/synopsis.htm.
2007 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Center. For more information, visit www.woodrow.org/newcombe. Contact: Beverly Sanford at (609) 452-7007; email: Sanford@woodrow.org or Shelia Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Institute for Yemeni Studies. AIYS Fellowships for Research and study in Yemen. Deadline: December 31. Contact: Maria Ellis, American Institute for Yemeni Studies, PO Box 311, Ardmore, PA 19003; (610) 896-5412; fax (610) 896-9049; email email@example.com; www.aiys.org/fellowships.html.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California- Berkeley invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow for its Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar on The Dilemmas of Judicial Power: Constitutional Courts, Politics, and Society for 2007-08. We seek a recent PhD (spring 2004 or later) whose primary research interests are in public law, comparative constitutionalism, and law and society. Compensation will be $35,000 plus benefits. Applications must be postmarked by November 17, 2006. For more information, visit www.law.berkeley.edu/centers/csls/mellonsawyerseminar. Contact: Gordon Silverstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rosann Greenspan at email@example.com.
The Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Social Sciences (REGSS), an affiliate of the Social Science Research Institute at Duke University, announces the establishment of the Samuel DuBois Cook Postdoctoral Fellowship. Scholars interested in the study of race, ethnicity, and the intersection of gender with race and ethnicity, are invited to apply for this one-year fellowship. Specify your discipline and/or the discipline in which you received your PhD. Stipend: $40,000 and benefits. Some funds are available for research expenses. Fellowship Period: August 1, 2007 - May 15, 2008. Application materials must be postmarked by January 7, 2007. REGSS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Duke University, Social Science Research Institute, Box 90420, Durham, NC 27708; (919) 681-6019; www.ssri.duke.edu/programsandaffiliates/regss.html. Contact: Paula D. McClain at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kerry L. Haynie at email@example.com.
The National Institute of Justice is offering two research opportunities: the Graduate Research Fellowship and the W.E.B. DuBois Fellowship Program. The Graduate Research Fellowship provides dissertation research support to outstanding doctoral students undertaking independent research on issues related to crime and justice. Visit www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl000747.pdf for the current solicitation. The W.E.B DuBois Fellowship Program seeks to advance knowledge regarding crime, justice, and culture, particularly focusing on on crime, violence, and the administration of justice in diverse cultural contexts. Visit www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/sl000753.pdf for the current solicitation.
NSF Human and Social Dynamics Funding Emphases announced for 2007. The National Science Foundations (NSF) Human and Social Dynamics (HSD) program has been very successful for several years running now and they are gearing up for another year. The FY 2007 competition will include three emphasis areas: Agents of Change; Dynamics of Human Behavior; and Decision Making, Risk and Uncertainty. Support will be provided for Full Research projects and for shorter-term Exploratory Research and HSD Research Community Development projects. NSF anticipates deadlines for applications sometime in January. For more information, visit: www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11678&org=SBE&from=home.
Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Fellowships 2006-2007. The Question of Identity in Psychoanalysis. Brown University. Contact: Donna Goodnow, Box 1958, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912; (401) 863-2643; email: Donna_Goddnow@brown.edu. Deadline: December 8, 2006.
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Scholars in Residence Program. For more information, contact: Linda Shopes, Scholars in Residence Program Manager at (717) 772-3257; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Postdoctoral Fellowships for Youth Health Promotion and Prevention Research are available for advanced training in youth health promotion and prevention research. Applicants will be based at the Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute, www.ppsi.iastate.edu, and will be involved with one or more NIH-funded projects. Applicants should have a PhD in psychology, human development, public health, or a related field. Contact: Chungyeol Shin, Associate Director of the Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute (PPSI), 2625 N. Loop Drive, Suite 500, Ames, Iowa 50010-8296. Review of the applications will begin on September 1, 2006, and continue until the positions are filled. For additional information, contact Chungyeol Shin at email@example.com.
The Public Policy Institute of California is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research institution. The institute informs policymaking by producing and disseminating high-quality, objective research on a range of public policy issues. Several research fellowships are available. Details are available at www.ppic.org/main/opportunities.asp. Applicants should hold a PhD in economics, political science, public policy, sociology, urban planning, or a closely related discipline. Applications for these positions will be reviewed as they come in until positions are filled.
The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) is recruiting applications for the 2007 Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship. Persons accepted into an accredited doctoral program in any social and/or behavioral sciences are invited to apply for the $12,000 Racial/ Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship. Applications are due February 1, 2007. All applicants must be a current member and a citizen of the United States or permanent resident when applying. For further information and an application, visit www.ssspl.org. Contact: Shirley A. Jackson, Department of Sociology, Engleman Hall C011A, Southern Connecticut State University, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515; (203) 392- 5676; fax (203) 392-7087; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UCLA Institute of Industrial Relations announces its 2007-08 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports a new generation of scholars engaged in research on issues of labor and employment. IIR Postdoctoral Fellows will be awarded an annual stipend of $52,000 (plus benefits) with $3,000 for research expenses. Fellows will be expected to teach a one-quarter undergraduate course and to participate in IIR colloquia and other public programs during the fellowship year. Applicants must have earned a PhD from an accredited university between January 1, 2003, and June 30, 2007, to be considered for the 2007-08 fellowship year. Applications must be received by January 10, 2007. For further information and application forms, visit www.iir.ucla.edu.
2007 Hans O. Mauksch Award. The ASA Section on Teaching and Learning seeks nominations for the 2007 Hans O. Mauksch Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Sociology. To nominate someone for this award, send a letter of nomination to the Award Committee Chairperson indicating the nominee, institutional affiliation, and the nominees distinguished contributions to undergraduate sociology. Indicate the mailing address, email, and telephone number for you and the nominee. Send your nomination letter no later than January 12, 2007, to Betsy Lucal, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Indiana University South Bend, 1700 Mishawaka Avenue, South Bend IN 46634; (574) 520- 4899; email email@example.com.
Viviana Zelizer Distinguished Scholarship Award. The Economic Sociology Section invites nominations for the 2007 Zelizer Distinguished Scholarship Award for an outstanding article published in the field of economic sociology. Eligible articles must be published in 2005 or 2006. Authors may submit their own work or nominations may be made by others. Send a letter of nomination and three copies of the article by March 1, 2007 to: Mary Blair-Loy, Department of Sociology, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive-0533, La Jolla, CA 92093- 0533; email firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate the authors name and Zelizer Award in the subject line of your email.
Benigno Aguirre, University of Delaware, was quoted in the September 11, 2006, Washington Post about the responses that contribute to survival of individuals and groups in disaster situations.
Omar H. Altalib was interviewed on Voice of America on July 16, 2006.
The American Sociological Association 2006 Annual Meeting was the topic of an August 12 Montréal Gazette article about the different research being discussed at the meeting. Karen Dubinsky, Queens University, and Katherine Arnup, Carleton University, were also quoted or mentioned in the article. The American Sociological Association 2006 Annual Meeting was also mentioned in an August 29 New York Times article focused on the relative percentages of female vs. male law clerks working at the Supreme Court. The article mentioned Supreme Court Justice Ginsburgs plenary speech at ASAs Annual Meeting in Montréal.
Andrew Beveridge, Queens College, was interviewed on October 5, 2006, on WWRL-AM on a call-in radio show and Washington Post Radio about real estate costs. He was quoted in an October 1 New York Times article about the median income of blacks being higher than that of whites in Queens. He was a guest on the October 3, 2006, Brian Lehrer Showon New York Citys WNYC, discussing his research on new Census Bureau data (from 2000 to 2005) that indicates housing costs have become a serious burden across the United States. His work was also the topic of an October 3 New York Times article.
Jennifer Booher-Jennings, Columbia University doctoral candidate, wrote an op-ed article that appeared in the October 5 Washington Post on the rationing of education to comply with the No Child Left Behind policy.
Wayne Brekhus, University of Missouri- Columbia, was quoted on historical changes in gay life in the suburbs and on differences between suburban and urban gay bars in a July 28 Chicago Tribune story on the 30th anniversary of a gay tavern in the Chicago suburb of Forest Park, Illinois.
Diane R. Brown, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, was interviewed on September 12 for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams on the Harvard Health Study on disparities in longevity among different subgroups of the population and was quoted in the Newark Star Ledger September 12 on the same study.
Christopher Browning, Kathleen Cagney, Danielle Wallace, and Seth Feinberg, all of Ohio State University, had their research on the 1995 Chicago heat wave featured in the Chicago Sun Times on August. 2, United Press Internationalon August 3, and Scripps Howard News Service August 2.
David L. Brunsma, University of Missouri- Columbia, was quoted extensively in a September 16 New York Times article on school uniforms.
Claudia Buchmann, Vincent Roscigno, and Dennis Condron, all of Ohio State University, had their research on higherincome families having the benefit of SAT preparation courses and consequently a college admission advantage, was included in this months OSU Research News, the Buffalo News on August 15 and the United Press International on August 14.
Kathleen Crittenden, University of Illinois- Chicago, was featured in a Philippine Daily Inquirer story on her project documenting the history of a Philippine town and the impact volcanic eruptions have had on its citizens.
Philip Cohen, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, and his research on the gender wage gap was the subject of an August 13 Washington Post article. The article was also picked up by the Seattle Times, a PBS news show To the Contrary, Scripps Howard News Service, Salon.com, and an op-ed in The Capital.
Frank Dobbin, Harvard University, Alexandra Kalev, University of California- Berkeley, and Erin Kelly, University of Minnesota, had their research on diversity training from the August American Sociological Review reported in the September 13 Washington Post.
Kevin Dougherty, Baylor University Institute for Studies of Religion, had the results of his survey of Americans religious beliefs featured in a September 12, 2006, Washington Post article and the USA Today. The findings were released publicly on September 11.
Peter Dreier, Occidental College, was quoted in the LA Times on August 13 about gentrification and the Torrance Daily Breeze about LA Mayors record on affordable housing on September 16, 2006. The LA Times quoted Dreier about the California AFL-CIOs decision to oppose an anti-abortion measure. He was quoted in two articles in the Pasadena Star-News on August 30 and September 17, 2006. He was quoted in an August 7 Los Angeles Times article on the decision by the California Labor Federation to oppose Prop. 85 on abortion. His article, Act First, Ask Later, about law-breaking as a strategy appeared on TomPaine. Com on July 11, 2006. He coauthored an appraisal of LA Mayor Villaraigosas first year in office in the Summer 2006 issue of Dissent magazine. That article was reprinted in the Italian magazine Reset in its July/August 2006 issue. Dreier coauthored an op-ed column in the Pasadena Star-News on June 24, 2006.
Mitchell Duneier, Princeton University, was a primary focus of an August 20 Chicago Tribune article about his August 2006 American Sociological Review article on the 1995 Chicago heat wave that resulted in hundreds of deaths.
Penny Edgell, University of Minnesota, was quoted in the September 11 issue of Newsweek for her research on atheists being seen as a threat to the American way of life.
Morten Ender, United States Military Academy, was interviewed and quoted for an article and news story in both Time.com and on CNN on September 29 and October 2. He was also interviewed and quoted in an article titled, The Spoiled Elite Dont Fight Wars, published in the Hartford Courant on September 22.
Cynthia Epstein, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, had her letter to the editor, commenting on women in science, published in the September 28 New York Times.
Kenneth Ferraro, Purdue University, was quoted in the Chicago Sun Times, Washington Post, South Bend Tribune, and Indianapolis Star regarding the relationship between religion and obesity.
Dana Fisher, Columbia University, had her recently published book, Activism, Inc.: How the Outsourcing of Grassroots Campaigns Is Strangling Progressive Politics in America, featured in a review in the September 15 Chronicle of Higher Education.
Nilda Flores-Gonzalez, University of Illinois-Chicago, was quoted in a variety of sources about the University of Illinois- Chicago survey of participants in the May 1 immigration march in Chicago, including the Chicago Tribune on July 17 and the July 18 editions of the Spanish-language newspapers Hoy and La Raza. She was also interviewed on radio and TV reports including Chicagos WGN-AM evening newscasts on July 17 and WBEZ-FMs Eight Forty-Eight program. Other radio and TV outlets that have reported on the study include WFLD-TV, (FOX), CLTV, WGN-AM, and WBBM-AM.
Adrianne Frech and Kristi Williams, both of Ohio State University, had their research on the psychological benefits of marriage covered in the Washington Poston August 31, the Times of London on August 16, Toronto Globe and Mail on August 16, Reuters News Service on August 12, United Press International on August 14, Copley News Service on August 11, and Agence France Presse on August 14.
William Frey, Brookings Institution, was a guest on National Public Radios Diane Rehm Show on October 5, 2006, discussing global demographic trends and the impact of immigration on the U.S. 300-million milestone in 2006. He was quoted in an October 3 New York Times article about new Census Bureau data and analyses by sociologist Andrew A. Beveridge showing that housing costs have become a serious burden for renters and owners across the United States.
Paul Froese, Baylor University, was interviewed on Washington Post Radio on September 20 about his survey on religious views of Americans. He was also quoted in a September 12, 2006, USA Today article about the results of a fall 2005 national random sample survey of Americans religious beliefs.
Charles A. Gallagher, Georgia State University, was interviewed by the Atlanta Journal and Constitution and the Clayton News Daily about white racial attitudes and the rapid white flight taking place in a county adjacent to Atlanta.
Kathleen Gerson, New York University, was quoted in an October 1 New York Times article written by a self-proclaimed groomzilla discussing the stress of a groom planning a wedding.
Robert Getso, City University of New York, had his letter to the editor on whistle blowers published in the August 26 New York Times.
Neil Gross, Harvard Univer s i ty, and Solon Simmons, George Mason University, had their recent national survey of U.S. professors perceptions about the probable causes of the scarcity of women among science and engineering faculty featured in the September 20, 2006, InsideHigherEd.com.
Neil Gross, Harvard University, is quoted in the September 6, 2006, InsideHigherEd.com about college students posting video recordings online at YouTube.comof their professors delivering lectures but without secured permission from the professors to be videotaped.
Ross Haenfler, University of Mississippi, was profiled for his research and recent publication on straight edge culture as a social movement in a September 29 Chronicle of Higher Education article.
John Hagan, Northwestern University, was quoted in the September 15 New York Times for his research on the underreported number of people killed in Sudans Darfur conflict. His research with Alberto Palloni, University of Wisconsin, was reported in the September 15 journal Science. It was also covered by the Associated Press and Reuters.
Eszter Hargittai, Northwestern University, was quoted in the Chicago Sun Times July 5, the Chicago Tribune July 7, the LA Times July 10, and the San Jose Mercury News July 31, among others, discussing her recent paper with Steven Shafer that appeared in the June issue of Social Science Quarterlyregarding the gendered aspects of Internet user skills. Hargittai was also interviewed on the Future Tense show of the Minnesota Public Radio about this project.
Chrys Ingraham, Russell Sage College, did a radio interview that aired on July 13, 2006, with Mary Stanley of the show Womens Voices, WAER, Syracuse Universitys public radio station, where she discussed recent findings from the second edition of her book White Weddings: Romancing Heterosexuality in Popular Culture.
Christopher Jencks, Harvard University, Valerie K. Oppenheimer, University of California-Los Angeles, Andrew Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University, and David Popenoe, Rutgers University, were quoted in an August 5 New York Timesarticle about marriage rate trends among U.S. males over age 40 as a function of education level.
Brett Johnson, Luther College, was quoted in the September 29 Chronicle of Higher Education about research on the Straight Edge music subculture.
Heather Beth Johnson, Lehigh University, was quoted in an October 1 New York Times article on childrens knowledge of real estate or which homes are better.
Eric Klinenberg, New York University, was interviewed by the following outlets during July and August: ABC World News, the CBS Early Show, NPRs All Things Considered, NPRs On the Media, NPRs News and Notes, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Sacramento Bee, the Fresno Bee, the Associated Press, Agence France Presse, WNBC-New York, WNYC-New York, WBBM-Chicago, ABC7-California, Gothamist, and Gawker.
Barry Kosmin, CUNY-Graduate Center, was quoted in a September 12, 2006, Washington Post article about findings from his American Religious Identification Survey, in reference to Baylor University sociologist Kevin Doughertys survey of Americans religious beliefs, the results of which were released on September 11.
Maria Krysan, University of Illinois- Chicago, is cited in a McClatchy Newspaperarticle on increased levels of social integration across racial categories in the United States. The article appeard in newspapers across the country.
Michele Lamont published an op-ed, Le mal americain, with Eloi Laurent in the French newspaper Liberation.fr, on July 6, 2006. They also published France shows its true colors in The Boston Globe on June 3, 2006 and the International Herald Tribuneon June 6, 2006.
Olaf Larson, formerly at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Cornell University, was profiled in a series of articles in the Rural Sociologist. Erin Leahy, Jason Crockett, and Laura Hunter, all of the University of Arizona, were the topic of an August 14 InsideHigherEd.com article on Sociology, Gender and Higher Ed for their research on specialization in academia, which was presented at the 2006 American Sociological AssociationAnnual Meeting.
Jerry Lembcke, Holy Cross College, was noted as author of The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory, and the Legacy of Vietnam in film reviews by the New York Times on April 19, Los Angeles Times on May 5, and several other publications for his appearance in the anti-war documentary, Sir! No Sir!
John R. Logan, Brown University, was quoted in an August 31 Washington Post article on large yard cards on the front lawn.
Kristin Luker, University of California- Berkeley, had her book, When Sex Goes to School, reviewed in the August 27 New York Times Book Review.
Joseph L. Mahoney, Yale University, Angel L. Harris, University of Texas-Austin, and Jacquelynn S. Eccles, University of Michigan, had their research on the positive consequences of youth participation in extra curricular activities and the lack of support for the over-scheduling hypothesis was profiled in or cited by the New York Times, UPI, CBS News, BBC News, and a number of media outlets.
Miller McPherson, University of Arizona and Duke University, Lynn Smith-Lovin, Duke University, and Matthew Brashears, University of Arizona, research on social isolation was mentioned in the Omaha World-Herald, on WHYY-Philadelphias Voices in the Family August 28, Salon, August 16, New York Magazine, August 21, and the San Antonio Express-News. The research was also mentioned on the McNeil News Hour on PBS in August and in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Sacramento Bee, and the Orlando sentinel. The research is the focus of a November Ladies Home Journal article.
Sharon Methvin, Clark College, was profiled in a September 17, 2006, article in The Columbian for her rescue work in New Orleans saving animals left behind after Hurricane Katrina.
Madonna Harrington Meyer, Syracuse University, had her research on the lack of future social security benefits for African American women discussed in the September 22 Washington Post.
Ruth Milkman, University of California- Los Angeles, was quoted in a September 29 New York Times article about arrested protesters at a unionization effort for hotel workers.
Mansoor Moaddel, Eastern Michigan University, was quoted in a September 28 Washington Post article about a poll finding that a majority or Iraqi citizens want an American troop pull out. He was quoted by the Bulletin News Network, Inc. on the same subject August 17.
Hiroshi Ono, Stockholm School of Economics, was quoted in a June 27 International Herald Tribune article for his research on foreign direct investment and the diffusion of Western-style management in Japan.
Lisandro Perez, Florida International University, was quoted in an August 3 New York Times article on Castro and Cuba.
John Reynolds, Florida State University, was quoted in a September 27 USA Todayarticle about his study that tracked changes in high school seniors educational and occupational plans from 1976 to 2000.
Patricia A. Roos and Mary L. Gatta, both of Rutgers University, were the topic of an August 14 InsideHigherEd.com article on Sociology, Gender and Higher Ed for their research on discrimination and gender at the university level, which was presented at the 2006 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.
Rubén Rumbaut and Frank Bean, both of the University of California-Irvine, and Douglas Massey, Princeton University, had their September 2006 Population and Development Review article featured in a September 13 Reuters news service article.
David R. Segal, University of Maryland, was quoted in the USA Today on June 2, in Le Figaro on June 3, and in Salon.com regarding illegal behavior by soldiers in Iraq. He was also quoted in the Morris County Daily Record about older soldiers in the National Guard. His research with Mady W. Segal on the demography of the American military was cited extensively in the cover article of the July 1 National Journal. He was quoted in the Christian Science Monitor on July 5 on the need for cultural awareness among U.S. troops and on July 11 on the Armys recruiting goals, in the Washington Post on July 9 on 30 years of gender integration at the U.S. Naval Academy, and on July 30 on a soldier who was alleged to have raped and murdered a young Iraqi girl. He was also quoted in USA Today on July 10 on changing military recruiting standards, and in the Times Record News on July 23 on the increase in awards of the Bronze Star medal by the Army.
Elizabeth Sheff, Georgia State University, was quoted on a September 17 CNN.com video news story about reasons increasing numbers of Americans have for remaining single.
Gregory Squires, George Washington University, had an op-ed published in the New York Times on one year after Hurricane Katrina August 30.
Kristen W. Springer, Rutgers University, published an op-ed in the August 31, 2006, Newsday about a recent Forbes opinion article by Michael Noer, titled Dont Marry Career Women.
Rodney Stark, Baylor University, was quoted in a September 12, 2006, USA Today article about the results of national random sample survey of Americans religious beliefs.
Verta Taylor, University of California- Santa Barbara, was quoted in an August 6 New York Times article about Oprah Winfreys recent denial of the rumor that she is gay.
Kathleen Tierney, Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado, was quoted in an August 20 Time magazine article on disasters and the lessons on Hurricane Katrina.
Jennifer Todd, Cornell University, was the topic of an August 14 InsideHigherEd.com article on Sociology, Gender and Higher Ed for her research on athletic participation and academic achievement, which was presented at the 2006 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.
Christopher Uggen, University of Minnesota, and Jeff Manza, Northwestern University, were quoted in the September 2, 2006, Wall Street Journal and had a September 8 letter to the editor published in the paper about racial factors related to voting laws affecting ex-felons.
W. Bradford Wilcox and Steven L. Nock, both of the University of Virginia, were cited in the August 27 Washington Post as the researchers whose Social Forces paper, Whats Love Got to Do with It? Equality, Equity, Commitment and Womens Marital Quality, was the probable source for a recent Forbes magazine opinion piece, Dont Marry Career Women, by Michael Noer, which generated a counterpoint piece, Dont Marry a Lazy Man, by a Forbes senior editor.
Robb Willer, University of California- Berkeley, was quoted in a September 20 USA Today article on President Bushs approval rating being related to the price of gas.
Howard Winant, University of California- Santa Barbara, was quoted in the September 3 San Francisco Chronicle article titled, Typecasting Muslims as a Race.
Diane L. Wolf, University of California- Davis, was interviewed for and quoted in an article about the evolution of the word shiksa, a term that denotes a non-Jewish female in Yiddish in Moment magazine in June 2006.
Robert T. Wood, University of Lethbridge, was profiled for his research and recent publication on straight edge youth culture in a September 29 Chronicle of Higher Education article.
Julia Wrigley, City University of New York Graduate Center, was quoted in a September 28 New York Times article on babysitters and nannies and what parents want them to feed children.
Janet Afary and Kevin B. Anderson, both of Purdue University, received the biennial Latifeh Yarshater Award for Best Book in Iranian Womens Studies for their book, Foucault and the Iranian Revolution, from the Persian Heritage Foundation.
Kathy Charmaz, Sonoma State University, received the 2006 George Herbert Mead award for lifetime achievement from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction at the ASA Annual Meeting.
Héctor Cordero-Guzmán, Baruch College, was honored at the 5th Annual Latino Trendsetter Awards on June 23, 2006, held at John Jay College.
Mary Jean Cravens, University of Illinois- Chicago, received the Beth Hess Award from Sociologists for Women in Society.
Rebecca Glauber, New York University, received the Cheryl Allyn Miller Award from Sociologists for Women in Society.
Eiko Ikegami, New School for Social Research, won the following awards for her book, Bonds of Civility: Aesthetic Networks and the Political Origins of Japanese Culture: 2006 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award of the section of Political Sociology, 2006 Best Book Award of the Cultural Sociology Section; Honorable Mention, 2006, The Barrington Moore Award of Comparative Historical Sociology section, and The Mirra Komarovsky Book Award from the Eastern Sociological Society.
Herbert C. Kelman received the 2006 Morton Deutsch Award from the Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association.
Marita McComiskey, University of Connecticut, received the Feminist Activist Award from Sociologists for Women in Society.
Michael Messner, University of Southern California, received the Sociologists for Women in Society 2006 Feminist Lecturership.
Evelyn NakanoGlenn, University of California-Berkeley received the Sociologists for Women in Society 2007 Feminist Lectureship.
Robert Miller, Queens University, was recently awarded a £3.4 million grant from the United Kingdom Economic & Social Research Councils Large Grants Scheme for his project: ARK Social & Political Archive for Northern Ireland. The ARK Project is a primarily web-based consortium of colleagues at Queens University, Belfast and the University of Ulster dedicated to making social science information on Northern Ireland available to the widest-possible publics. The grant is to provide core infrastructure funding for the next five years.
Tasleem Padamse won the 2006 Martin Levine Student Essay Competition for her paper, The Critical Role of Health Care Institutions in National AIDS Treatment Policy: Findings from the United States and the United Kingdom.
Jennan Ghazal Read, University of California- Irvine, has been named a Carnegie Scholar for 2006-08. She is one of 20 scholars chosen from a nationwide competition and she will use the two-year fellowship to further pursue her research on Muslim American political incorporation.
Joachim J. Savelsberg, University of Minnesota, and Ryan D. King, University at Albany, SUNY, received the Law and Society Associations 2006 Article Award for Institutionalizing Collective Memories of Hate: Law and Law Enforcement in Germany and the United States, published in the American Journal of Sociology (2005).
Kurt Schock, Rutgers-Newark, received the Best Book of the Year award for 2005 from the Comparative Democratization section of the American Political Science Association for his book, Unarmed Insurrections: People Power Movements in Nondemocracies.
Michael Schwalbe, North Carolina State University, recently won the 2006 Feminist Mentor Award from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction.
Vicki Smith, University of California-Davis, was awarded a Spencer Foundation Research grant for an occupational study of high school counselors.
Charles Tilly, Columbia University, received the triennial Sidney S. Hook Memorial Award from Phi Beta Kappa.
Elizabeth Warson, Colorado State University, received the Rosenblum Award from Sociologists for Women in Society.
Judith Wittner, Loyola University, received the Mentoring Award from Sociologists for Women in Society.
Michelle Wolkomir was a co-winner of the 2006 Distinguished Book Award of the Sexualities Section of ASA for her book, Be Not Deceived: The Sacred and Sexual Struggles of Gay and Ex-gay Christian Men.
Janet Armentor-Cota has joined the sociology and anthropology department at California State University-Bakersfield as an assistant professor.
Terrolyn P. Carter has moved to the Department of Sociology and Social Work at North Carolina A&T State University.
Shelley Clark was promoted to associate professor of sociology and research scientist at the Institute for Health and Social Policy at McGill University.
Mark Fossett, Texas A&M University- College Station, was promoted to head of the department of sociology.
Odis Johnson, Jr., accepted a faculty appointment at the University of Maryland- College Park in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
Kimberly A. Mahaffy, Millersville University, was promoted to director of the Latino-studies minor program.
Robert Manning, Rochester Institute of Technology, was promoted to Distinguished Research Professor and Director of the Center for Consumer Financial Services.
Robert Miller, Queens University, was promoted to a personal Chair of Sociology in the School of Sociology, Social Policy & Social Work, Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Héctor R. Cordero-GuzmŠn, Baruch College- CUNY, was appointed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to the Temporary Commission on Day Laborer Job Centers.
Greg J. Duncan, Northwestern University, was elected President-elect of the Population Association of America. His term begins January 1, 2007.
S. N. Eisenstadt, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, was elected as a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy.
Eric Klinenberg, New York University, was called to California to provide the lead testimony in the State Senate hearings on heat waves in August, and testified on social isolation in New York City before the City Council of New York City.
Charis E. Kubrin, George Washington University, has been elected President of the District of Columbia Sociological Society for the 2007-2008.
Michele Lamont has been named the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies at Harvard University.
Willie Pearson, Jr., Georgia Institute of Technology, was elected by the Council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to be a Fellow of AAAS.
Dennis M. Rome, University of Wisconsin- Parkside, was appointed by Senator Alan Lasee and Representative Steve Wieckert of the Joint Legislative Council to serve as a Public Member of the Special Committee on Expunction of Criminal Records. The committee is directed to study the circumstances under which records related to civil forfeiture and criminal proceedings may be expunged.
Elizabeth Thomson, University of Wisconsin-Madison, was elected Vice President-elect of the Population Association of America. Her term begins January 1, 2007.
Janet Afary and Kevin B. Anderson, both of Purdue University, Foucault and the Iranian Revolution (University of Chicago Press, 2005).
Edwin Amenta, When Movements Matter: The Townsend Plan and the Rise of Social Security (Princeton University Press, 2006).
David R. Carlin, Community College of Rhode Island, Can a Catholic Be a Democrat? (Sophia Institute Press, 2006).
Vasilikie Demos, University of Minnesota- Morris, and Marcia Texler Segal, Indiana University Southeast, (eds.), Gender and the Local-Global Nexus: Theory, Research, and Action, Advances in Gender Research Vol. 10 (Elsevier, 2006).
Peter Drier, Regina Freer, Bob Gottlieb and Mark Vallianatos, The Next Los Angeles: The Struggle for a Livable City, 2nd ed. (University of California Press, 2006).
Laura Fingerson, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Girls in Power: Gender, Body, and Menstruation in Adolescence (SUNY Press, 2006).
Warren S. Goldstein, (ed). Marx, Critical Theory, and Religion: A Critique of Rational Choice (Brill Academic Publishers, 2006). Gerald Handel, City College and Graduate Center-CUNY, Childhood Socialization, 2nd ed. (Aldine Transaction, 2006).
Gerald Handel, City College and Graduate Center-CUNY, Spencer Cahill, University of South Florida, and Frederick Elkin, York University, Children and Society: The Sociology of Children and Childhood Socialization (Roxbury Publishing Company, 2006).
Chester Hartman and Gregory D. Squires (eds.) There is No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster: Race, Class, and Hurricane Katrina (Routledge, 2006).
Eiko Ikegami, New School for Social Research, Bonds of Civility: Aesthetic Networks and the Political Origins of Japanese Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2005).
Roberta Rehner Iversen, University of Pennsylvania, and Annie Laurie Armstrong, Business Government Community Connections, Jobs Arent Enough: Toward a New Economic Mobility for Low-Income Families. (Temple University Press, 2006).
Hank Johnston and Paul Almeida. (eds.) Latin American Social Movements: Globalization, Democratization, and Transnational Networks. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006).
Dean Wolfe Manders, California State University-San Francisco, The Hegemony of Common Sense: Wisdom and Mystification in Everyday Life (Peter Lang Publishers, 2006).
Duncan MacRae, Jr., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, An Academic Odyssey: Natural Science to Social Science & Policy Analysis (Xlibris Corporation, 2005).
Robert Miller, Queens University, (ed.) Biographical Research Methods, Volume I: Time and Biographical Research, Volume II: The Construction of Biographical Meaning, Volume III: Contexts, Volume IV: Disputes and Concerns in Biographical Research (Sage Publications, 2005).
Torin Monahan, Arizona State University, Surveillance and Security: Technological Politics and Power in Everyday Life (Routledge, 2006).
Hyun Ok Park, Princeton University, Two Dreams in One Bed: Empire, Social Life, and the Origins of the North Korean Revolution in Manchuria (Duke University Press, 2005).
Nathan W. Pino, Texas State University- San Marcos, Democratic Policing in Transitional and Developing Countries (Ashgate, 2006).
Dudley L. Poston, Jr., Texas A&M University, Che-Fu Lee, Catholic University of America, Chiung-Fang Chang, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Sherry L. McKibben, University of Texas-Permian Basin, and Carol S. Walther, Texas A&M University, (eds.) Fertility, Family Planning, and Population Policy in China (Routledge Publishers, 2006).
Theda Skocpol, Ariane Liazos, and Marshall Ganz, Harvard University, What a Mighty Power We Can Be:African American Fraternal Groups and the Struggle for Racial Equality (Princeton University Press, 2006).
Marcia Texler Segal, Indiana University Southeast, and Theresa A. Martinez, University of Utah, (eds.) Intersections of Gender, Race, and Class: Readings for a Changing Landscape (Roxbury, 2007).
Gregory L. Weiss, Roanoke College, Grass Roots Medicine: The Story of Americas Free Health Clinics (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006).
Michelle Wolkomir, Be Not Deceived: The Sacred and Sexual Struggles of Gay and Exgay Christian Men (Rutgers, 2006)
Social Problems Editorial Search. The Editorial and Publications Committee of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) is searching for the next Editor of Social Problems. The three-year term will begin mid-year 2008 with responsibility for editing Volumes 56-58 (years 2009-2011). Members of the SSSP are encouraged to apply. Applications, requests for further information, or names of potential nominees should be sent to: James D. Orcutt, Chair, SSSP Editorial and Publications Committee, Department of Sociology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2270; (850) 644-6416; fax (850) 644-6208; email: email@example.com. Deadline: January 31, 2007.
Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge. Vol. IV, Special Summer 2006 Double Issue.
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning. A new, international, peer-reviewed, open access eJournal, entitled International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (IJSoTL) at www.georgiasouthern.edu/ijsotl/ will be published by the Center for Excellence in Teaching at Georgia Southern University with the inaugural issue scheduled for January 2007.
Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (JHSEM). The Berkeley Electronic Press, together with editors John R. Harrald and Claire B. Rubin of the Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management at George Washington University, announces a new issue of the Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (JHSEM). A full description of the journal is at www.bepress.com/jhsem.
Re-Membering Anzaldua. Human Rights, Borderlands, and the Poetics of Applied Social Theory: Engaging with Gloria AnzaldŁa in Self and Global Transformations. Proceedings of the Third Annual Social Theory Forum, April 5-6, 2006.
European Sourcebook of Crime and Criminal Justice Statistics 2006. 3rd Edition of the European Sourcebook of Crime and Criminal Justice Statistics - 2006 has been published. You can freely access the electronic version (PDF files) on the website of the Research and Documentation Centre of the Dutch Ministry of Justice in The Hague at www.wodc.nl/eng/Onderzoeken/Onderzoek_416.asp.
New Immigration Website. Launch of a new immigration website hosted by the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Immigration Workshop and the Institute of Industrial Relations: www.iir.berkeley.edu/immigration/index.html. The website is designed to provide substantive content pertaining to immigration issues, including resources for studying and researching immigration, teaching courses with immigration content and providing easy access to news stories on immigration in the United States and abroad.
Grant-Mentoring Program for Mental Health Researchers. The African American Mental Health Research Scientist Consortium announces the opportunity for African American mental health researchers to receive hands-on mentoring in preparing a competitive grant application to submit to the National Institute of Mental Health. We are seeking 10 mentees and 10 mentors to participate in this oneyear grant-mentoring program beginning with a 3-day grant workshop on April 3-5, 2007. Application and more information is available online at www.aamhrs.net. The application deadline is December 1, 2006. Contact: Sharon Koehler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MA in Womens & Gender Studies at DePaul University. The MA Program, beginning in Fall 2007, will be a 12 course program, including five core courses, five or six elective courses organized around a focus tailored to the individual students needs, and a Capstone Project chosen among three options: A two course thesis option, a two course Practical or Creative Project, or a Portfolio Option. For More Information about the Womens and Gender Studies Program at DePaul University, see www.depaul.edu/~wms.
Section on Altruism and Social Integration. The new ASA section-in-formation on Altruism and Social Integration is seeking members. It is interested in suggestions for future programming and strategies for outreach to established sections. The organizers hope to advance the ideas and policies that were developed during the 1950s and Ď60s by Pitirim A. Sorokin and his colleagues at the Harvard Center for the Study of Creative Altruism. Section organizers invite other ASA members to join in exploring these ideas and strategies, critically assessing them, and determining the extent to which they remain viable. For further information, including a copy of the proposal submitted to the ASA Committee on Sections, contact Professor Vincent Jeffries at email@example.com.
Donald H. Bouma, Calvin College and Western Michigan University, died on August 8, 2006 in Sun City, Arizona.
Spencer Cahill passed away of complications from cancer on October 6 at his home in Tampa, FL.
Polly Swift Grimshaw, 74, of Bloomington, died August 17 after her long battle with myelofibrosis, a cancer of the bone marrow.
William F. Kenkel, Georgetown College, passed away on September 28, 2006.
Emile Jean Pin, CIRIS, died while traveling in Italy with his wife on September 17, 2006.
Peter Rossi, University of Massachusetts- Amherst, died October 7 at his home in Amherst, MA. He was 84.
Over a long career at Smith College, Columbia University, and Barnard College, Bernard Barber provided a model of clear purpose, scholarly integrity, wideranging inquiry, and fidelity to those who relied on him.
Although we might place him as a general theorist of social systems, he also made sustained contributions to the sociology of science, medical ethics, sociology of knowledge, social stratification, trust, and the analysis of economic processes, including the organization of the professions. Barber was a truffle-hunter: he spotted important problems and laid out, with great clarity, sociological ways of thinking about them. His work on three of these topicsscience, trust, and economic processesillustrates the breadth and clarity of his sociological vision.
Barber helped found the sociology of science. His Science and the Social Order, published more than a half century ago, remains a classic; one of the best blueprints for what sociology of science has to offer. He followed that work with many others of importance: in The Sociology of Science, one of the best multi-authored collections of essays on the subject; and in his own books and papers, such as Resistance by Scientists to Scientific Discovery, or in his wonderful essay on serendipity in science with Renée Fox, The Case of the Floppy Eared Rabbits. His work in science defined and followed the Columbia style of the day: theory would drive empirical testing, which would be based upon important questions that need to be answered with data.
Barbers work in science, especially his studies of human subjects and informed consent, involved his extensive involvement with policy. Among many other committees and panels, he served as a member of the Drug Research Board at the National Academy of Sciences and as a consultant to the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects. He testified several times before a Senate Sub- Committee on Health.
His work on trust broke new paths. In particular, the widely cited 1983 The Logic and Limits of Trust illuminates a problem that has long mystified sociological theory and investigation: Are faith and criticisms compatible with one another?
To combat idealization, Barber believed, we have to complicate the concept. His conceptual distinctions allow us to understand how we communicate with others, and share with them powerful cultural codes, without trusting them to act in our interests or behave in a technically competent way. As suggested, trust should not be seen as the opposite of conflict.
If Americans believe that their society embodies ideals of liberty and moral obligation, for example, they will carefully scrutinize their officeholders for the purity of their actions and motives, and consequently will distrust and fight with them. The more firmly democratic values are institutionalized, what Barber called rational distrust results. Barber spoke of those who are distrustful but not alienated, and he called such citizens paragons of democratic virtue. We find in these words the wisdom, humanity, and theoretical sophistication that marked the later work of his distinguished career.
Barbers work on science, stratification, medical ethics, and interpersonal commitment all dovetailed his forays into economic analysis, which involved studies of the professions and critical essays on sociological treatments of the economy. His recurrent general essays on economic processes, in contrast, conveyed his dissatisfaction with an economic sociology that took markets as autonomous spheres, treated interpersonal networks as the primary connections between markets and social life at large, neglected culture, failed to integrate the analysis of markets with systems of reciprocity or redistribution, and more generally disconnected economic analysis from the overall operation of society as a system.
Barber believed in sociology as a community of scholars moving the discipline collectively toward maturity, greater understanding of social phenomena, and patterns of behavior, always hopeful that the quest for sociological knowledge and explanation was within grasp. He was an intellectual cartographer, mapping out new areas of knowledge and behavior that would benefit from the sociologists angle of vision. He stood next to giants, but failed to appreciate fully that it was on his broad shoulders that so many of us stood. He was honored and continues to be honored by his peershis works on science, for example, are still highly cited by any measure. His ideas are alive today not only in his own works but also in the works of his students.
We write this reflection on Bernard Barbers contributions to sociology with admiration and affection. The three of us were fortunate to share our lives professionally and personally with him. We will miss him as a pioneering social scientist and as our dear friend.
Jeffrey Alexander, Yale University; Jonathan Cole, Columbia University; and Viviana Zelizer, Princeton University
Karl F. Schuessler
Karl Frederick Schuessler, born in Quincy, IL, on February 16, 1916; died December 26, 2005, in the oncology wing of the Bloomington Hospital. Members of his family were visiting him during the holiday.
Karls wife, Lucille, died in May 1987. He is survived by sons Tom (Tucson, AZ) and Brian (Lake Forest Park, WA); five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild who he met shortly before he died.
Karl was a devoted husband, a loving father and grandfather, a talented jazz clarinetist (who played professionally while in his teens and with faculty and town musicians in Bloomington), a naval officer in World War II, a statistical innovator, and a chair and developer of the Department of Sociology at Indiana University. After his term as chair, he maintained loyalty to the university, but nonetheless became a staunch critic of overreach and malfeasance by university administrators. Founder of the Departments Institute of Social Research (now the Karl F. Schuessler Institute for Social Research), Karl was a mentor to generations of graduate students and young faculty.
Karl was a consummate professional and made contributions in research, teaching, and service to sociology, to his specialty (quantitative analysis and methods), to the ASA and other professional associations, to Indiana University, and to U.S. and world society. He published in major sociological journals (American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, and the Annual Review of Sociology), in specialty publications (Sociometry, Sociological Methodology), across disciplinary boundaries on topics of shared interest (e.g., the American Anthropologist), and on topics ranging from childrens learning of relative values of coins to quality of life variables and the scalograms. He also considered neglected contributors to sociology in the public-minded scientists of earlier periods (i.e., John Graunt).
Schuessler authored and edited more than a dozen books, including three editions of Statistical Reasoning in Sociology(1963-77), Social Policy and Sociology(1975; co-edited by Larsen and Demerath III), Measuring Social Life Feelings (1982), Sutherlands On Analyzing Crime (1973, edited and introduced), Analyzing Social Data: A Statistical Orientation (1971), and Social Research Methods (1964). He edited three volumes of Sociological Methodology. Finally, Karl is among a small number of sociologists whose library catalog entries include a cassette of such Dixieland favorites as Tin Roof Blues and Kansas City Stomp.
In addition to his visiting stints in Bangkok and Mannheim, which resulted in books, Schuessler held visiting professorships at the University of California-Berkeley and the University of Washington.
Karl greatly enjoyed reading and for many years belonged to a monthly book discussion group. He was fond of most music and profoundly enjoyed the richness of music available at the Indiana University School of Music. he was a merciless bridge player (perhaps a residue of naval service and statistical research), an enthusiastic handball player, and played tennis well into his eighties.
Karl was a long-time member of the ASA. In addition to playing jazz at Annual Meetings, he was a member of and advisor to numerous ASA Committees (including Budget, Executive Office, Nominations, Program, and Publications) and was elected to Council in 1973. He served terms as editor of the American Sociological Review (1969-71) and Sociological Methodology (1977-79), was elected President of the (then) Ohio Valley Sociological Society. He was routinely asked to serve as panelist, consultant, committee member, and advisor to numerous councils and academies including the Social Science Research Council, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Research Council, and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. At Indiana University, he served on several committees and as an elected member of the Faculty Council.
In daily interaction, Karl was an amateur ethnomethodologist; a visitor to his office might be met by a minimal greeting followed by silence, which often generated less than careful talk by the visitor. If a junior faculty member pressed Karl for an answer about when he might be considered for promotion, Karl might well respond that there were some members who were not persuaded that he should even be retained.
Towards the end of Karls tenure as chair (the Schuessler era) it seemed that we were having faculty meetings almost weekly. The most junior faculty would regularly gather after these faculty meetings to unwind with drinks and complaints about Karls tight ship. They realized later that, while they complained, Karl guided the department in reorganization of graduate and undergraduate curricula and requirements, created the institute, and started the department down the road to substantially stronger faculty and programs.
Karl viewed self-advertisement negatively, which made writing this note difficult. While copies of Karls books are on display at the Schuessler Institute, filing cabinets filled with his published and unpublished research, and reports are nowhere to be found. Efforts to locate his vita or resume or even a simple list of publications for documentation of Schuesslers achievements were initially fruitless. His family has neither a vita nor copies of his publications. The department has only fugitive records. The archive of Indiana University has been unable to locate relevant materials. The ASA, an organization which he served with distinction in different capacities, has no easily retrievable record of that service.
Perhaps more success could have occurred at Zuma, the Centre for Survey Research and Methodology at Mannheim, another organization for which Karl was an early advisor and teacher. At meetings of the International Sociological Association in the 1980s, Karl could often be found in the center of admiring students and faculty from Zuma. An exchange between Mannheim and Indiana, which Karl was instrumental in establishing, continues today. In 1990, some of Karls Mannheim colleagues organized a conference and Festschrift on attitude measurement in his honor
I provide this detail in hopes that colleagues who have not kept their vita up to date will do soso that their children and grandchildren can know what they did with their livesand so that obituary writers and historians will have an easier time than I had. His life was exemplary and his career of contribution worth emulation. Karl Schuessler is profoundly missed. We will do our best to carry on.
Allen D. Grimshaw, Indiana University (emeritus)
Daisy Tagliacozzo, former liberal arts college dean and Sociology Professor at the University of Massachusetts-Boston (UMB), died following a very long illness on July 20.
Daisy was hired by UMB in 1971 to serve as dean to promote smaller teacherstudent learning communities in the downtown commuter setting.
With a PhD in Sociology from the University of Chicago (1956), she came to UMB from the Illinois Institute of Technology where she had served as department chair. An academic innovator, she was drawn to this small college and was a leading proponent of interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching. She was instrumental in forming the Law and Justice Program, which was a Ford Foundationfunded experiment that offered students courses taught by faculty from different liberal arts departments. She was dean in an era when there were few women deans and still fewer female higher university administrators.
In the late 70s, when the University ran into a major budget crisis, leading to a series of annual crisis tenure cases, a successful campaign to form a faculty union occurred. The university needed agile and imaginative educators and leaders, such as Tagliacozzo, who could take the long view and empathize with anxious junior faculty members and various factions of senior faculty.
In 1975, Tagliacozzo submitted her resignation as the dean due in part to a reversal of tenure recommendations for what she perceived as unclear reasons. Despite intense administrative changes, she continued to lead, both at UMB and nationally, from her position in the Sociology department. A compelling presence, serious but with a mischievous sense of humor, she deeply impressed her colleagues.
Although not having taught for 15 years, she quickly developed a variety of new courses. One of her early Annual Faculty Reports in the Sociology department note that students say she cares, communicates clearly, stimulates discussion, [and] explains abstruse ideas patiently.
Outside the classroom, Tagliacozzo was elected to serve as the faculty representative to the Board of Trustees. She chaired the Academic Affairs committee. She drafted a formative report to the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences on the future of graduate education at UMB. She served on search committees, committees to evaluate programs, and worked with the new Gerontology program.
Throughout her professional life, Tagliacozzo contributed to progress in her field and in higher education. She was a consultant to the National Endowment of Humanities, reviewed grant proposals for the National Science Foundation, and wrote reports for the U.S. Congress on technology and the handicapped, for the Department of Education on federal funding of liberal arts colleges, and on varied topics for the National Institutes of Health and for the National Academy of Sciences.
In her last Annual Faculty Report, she wrote that she had been able to do no research due to an illness that sapped her energies. Despite this illness, she taught a full course load, was active on a search committee, and on the Executive Board of Oxfam America.
Daisy was half-Jewish, born in Berlin and came of age in Nazi Germany. She was 16 when Hitler invaded Poland. She lived with her mother, now divorced, and was ordered by Nazi authorities to work on a Junker estate, and then in a factory making uniforms. Toward the end of the war, she was scheduled to be sent to one of the concentration camps, but was suddenly released. Toward the end of her career, she developed an interest (and yet another Sociology course) in autobiography and this stimulated her to write a personal memoir that contains vivid memories of her years in Germany.
In 1945, her father, who had escaped to the United States, brought her to Massachusetts and enrolled her in Boston University. In the mid-1950s, she married Luigi Tagliacozzo, a psychoanalyst who was himself an émigré from Italy. Her step-daughter, Susanna Edelstein of Wilmette, IL, who survives her, became a close friend. But after only 10 years of marriage Luigi Tagliacozzo died. The loss was severe.
Months after her retirement in 1989, the cause of her illness was discovered: a brain tumor. The tumor was not completely removed, and a second round of surgery was needed three years later. It left this most gifted of lecturers and conversationalists without the ability to talk and only limited capacity to move her arms and legs. For the last 17 years of her life, she lived in health facilities. A team of UMB faculty continued to care for her and called themselves the Daisy chain. They visited regularly and organized a yearly birthday party.
The above text is an edited version of an obituary sent to the UMB community.