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The Global Social Justice Journal invites the submission of original research articles for publication. The Global Social Justice Journal disseminates peer-reviewed research on all aspects of global social justice including issues of economic globalization, human rights, indigenous peoples, the environment, education, gender, class, poverty, inequality, and race. The journal welcomes the submission of articles analyzing the social impacts of markets and governments from normative or marginalized perspectives and specifically those originating in the global south, as well as the submission of articles that shed light on an otherwise neglected aspect of global social justice or that analyze alternative forms of social and political organization to the present structuring of globalization. The Global Social Justice Journal has a commitment to the open access model of research dissemination and provides free public access to its articles. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit globalsocialjusticejournal.org.
The International Review of Modern Sociology (IRMS) and the International Journal of Sociology of the Family (IJSF) welcome research papers, essays, research notes, and book reviews for 2012 issues. Contact: email@example.com. For details and submission guideline, visit www2.ups.edu/faculty/kukreja/journals.htm.
Righting Wrongs: A Journal of Human Rights. The Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies at Webster University is currently soliciting undergraduate research papers and book reviews for possible publication in the 2011/2012 issue of Righting Wrongs: A Journal of Human Rights. Righting Wrongs is a peer-reviewed academic journal that provides space for students to explore human rights issues, challenge current actions and frameworks, and engage in problem solving aimed
at tackling some of the world’s most pressing issues. Submissions are accepted from undergraduate students at universities around the world; papers must be written in English. Research papers should include a full paper, bibliography, a 100-word abstract, and a brief author(s) biography. Also, papers must be formatted according to APA style. Deadline: January 9, 2012. E-mail your submission as
a Word attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.webster.edu/
Sociological Studies of Children and Youth announces a special issue, "Youth Engagement: The Civic-Political Lives of Children and Youth." Completed papers focused on children and youth’s civic and political engagement, broadly conceived, are welcome. Deadline: January 20, 2012. Contact: Sandi Nenga, SU Box 7421, Southwestern University, 1001 E. University Avenue, Georgetown, TX 78626; email@example.com.
2013 Organization of American Historians (OAH) Annual Meeting, April 11-14, 2013, San Francisco, CA. Theme: "Entangled Histories: Connections, Crossings, and Constraints in U.S. History." Session or single paper proposals for the 2013 OAH Annual Meeting are welcome. For more information, visit meetings.oah.org.
ISA Thematic Group on Institutional Ethnography, August 1-4, 2012, Buenos Aires, Argentina. For more information, visit www.isa-sociology.org/tg06.htm.
Justice Studies Association (JSA) 14th Annual Conference, May 30-June 1, 2012, Loyola University Chicago – Lake Shore Campus. Theme: "Justice and Work." We seek presentations that relate matters of work not only to quality of life generally but also to how individuals choose to live justly. Presenters might also wish to address topics related to peacemaking, restorative justice, and nonviolent conflict resolution. The association puts great emphasis on the full participation of all at its conferences so presenters are encouraged to be brief. All sessions are plenary. You may submit an abstract for a scholarly paper or propose an entire panel session. JSA also encourages more creative modes of presentation including, but not limited to, video, photography, song, and interactive sessions. Send title and abstract to Dan Okada at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: March 1, 2012.
Living Together "in" Diversity. National Societies in the Multicultural Age, May 21-22, 2012, Central European University, Budapest. The aim of the conference is to explore how living together in diversity is imagined, narrated, organized, justified, and practiced within contemporary national societies. With the stress on "in" rather than with diversity we want to move away from reifying the dominant majority society perspective. We particularly welcome empirically informed work. The privileged level of analysis we are interested in is the national scale, but papers focusing on sub-national and supra-national scales can also be welcomed inasmuch as they can offer insights regarding how living together in diversity works at the national scale. Regionally, the conference will focus on Europe, but contributions discussing other geographical contexts are also welcomed. Deadline: December 31, 2011. Contact: Marco Antonsich, Central European University, +36-1-327-3017; fax +36-1-327-3243; AntonsichM@ceu.hu; or Tatiana Matejskova, Central European University, +36-1-327-3000/2327; fax +36-1-328-3501; MatejskovaT@ceu.hu.
Minorities in Islam/Muslims as Minorities. October 19-20, 2012, Wake Forest University. Conference organized by the Middle East and South Asia Studies Program. Abstracts deadline: December 20, 2011. For more information, visit www.wfu.edu/politics/MESAminor.
RC 31 Sociology of Migration Session N, August 1-4, 2012, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Theme: "Migrating Out of the Home and Into the Gendered and Racialized Globalized Market of Household Labor." This panel examines the racialized globalized market that reproduces traditional gendered labor, particularly in informal economic service sectors. The panel also examines the type of collective strategies used to change working conditions, gain social justice, and erode these women’s vulnerable position in the labor market. Deadline: December 15, 2011. For more information, visit www.isa-sociology.org/buenos-aires-2012/rc/rc.php?n=RC31.Back to Top of Page
January 8-10, 2012. Applied Demography Conference, San Antonio, TX. For more information, visit idser.utsa.edu/ADC/2012.
February 23-26, 2012. Eastern Sociological Society 2012 Annual Meeting, Millennium Broadway Hotel, New York, NY. Theme: "Storied Lives: Culture, Structure, and Narrative." For more information, visit essnet.org.
March 29-April 1, 2012. Midwest Sociological Society (MSS) Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. Theme: "Sociological Understandings of the Global Transformation." Contact: Linda Lindsey and Priya Dua at email@example.com; www.theMSS.org.
April 11-14, 2013. 2013 Organization of American Historians (OAH) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Theme: "Entangled Histories: Connections, Crossings, and Constraints in U.S. History." For more information, visit meetings.oah.org.
May 21-22, 2012. Living Together "in" Diversity. National Societies in the Multicultural Age, Central European University, Budapest. Contact: Marco Antonsich, Central European University, +36-1-327-3017; fax +36-1-327-3243; AntonsichM@ceu.hu; or Tatiana Matejskova, Central European University, +36-1-327-3000/2327; fax +36-1-328-3501; MatejskovaT@ceu.hu.
May 30-June 1, 2012. Justice Studies Association (JSA) 14th Annual Conference, Loyola University Chicago – Lake Shore Campus. Theme: "Justice and Work." Contact: Dan Okada at firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 1-4, 2012. ISA Thematic Group on Institutional Ethnography, Buenos Aires, Argentina. For more information, visit www.isa-sociology.org/tg06.htm.
August 1-4, 2012. RC 31 Sociology of Migration Session N, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Theme: "Migrating Out of the Home and into the Gendered and Racialized Globalized Market of Household Labor." For more information, visit www.isa-sociology.org/buenos-aires-2012/rc/rc.php?n=RC31.
October 19-20, 2012. Minorities in Islam/Muslims as Minorities, Wake Forest University. For more information, visit www.wfu.edu/politics/MESAminor.Back to Top of Page
The National Institutes of Health Director’s Transformative Research Award program allows investigators to pursue unconventional ideas and sidestep stumbling blocks they often face when applying for funding for high-risk research, such as the need for preliminary data or a restriction on the amount of funds that can be requested. Awards may be up to $25 million total costs per year for five years for a single project. Awards are open to all investigators at any career stage and multiple principal investigator and "team science" applications encouraged. Projects in basic, clinical, translational, or behavioral science allowed. Preliminary data not required. Deadline: January 12, 2012. Letters of intent to apply should be submitted by December 12, 2011. See the instructions in the Funding Opportunity Announcement RFA-RM-11-006. Contact: Transformative_Awards@mail.nih.gov. For more information, visit commonfund.nih.gov/tra.Back to Top of Page
Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship, "The Age of Emancipation: Black Freedom in the Atlantic World" John E. Sawyer Seminar. The Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities will host a year-long interdisciplinary Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar during the 2012/2013 academic year. We invite applications for the Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship from scholars in all disciplines. Applicant’s PhD must have been awarded between December 30, 2006, and December 30, 2011. The seminar meets weekly and will allow the Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow ample time to pursue a major research project. The Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow is provided with an office within the Center’s building. The fellowship pays a stipend of $50,000 and provides a research fund of $3,000 for the academic year in residence. The fellowship also provides up to $1,500 in moving expenses. Deadline: January 16, 2012. For more information, visit www.vanderbilt.edu/rpw_center/visitingfellowship.php.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offers fellowships in five programmatic areas: Congressional; Diplomacy, Security& Development; Energy, Environment & Agriculture; Health, Education & Human Services; and Roger Revelle Fellowship in Global Stewardship. AAAS seeks candidates from a broad array of backgrounds and a diversity of geographic, disciplinary, gender, and ethnic perspectives as well as disability status. Fellows have ranged in age from late 20s to early 70s and represent a spectrum of career stages. Fellows also come from a range of sectors, including academia, industry, non-profit organizations, and government labs. Deadline: December 5, 2011. For more information, visit fellowships.aaas.org/index.shtml.
American Bar Foundation (ABF) Doctoral Fellowship Program in Law and Social Science. The American Bar Foundation is committed to developing the next generation of scholars in the field of law and social science. The purpose of the fellowships is to encourage original and significant research on law, the legal profession, and legal institutions. Applications are invited from outstanding students who are candidates for PhD degrees in the social sciences. Applicants must have completed all doctoral requirements except the dissertation by September 1, 2012. Applicants who will have completed the dissertation prior to September 1, 2012 are also welcome to apply. Doctoral and proposed research must be in the general area of sociolegal studies or in social scientific approaches to law, the legal profession, or legal institutions. Fellows receive a stipend of $27,000 for 12 months. Fellowships are awarded for 12 months, beginning September 1, 2012 and are held in residence at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago. Deadline: December 15, 2011. Contact: Kathryn Harris, (312) 988-6515; email@example.com; www.americanbarfoundation.org.
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) 2011-12 fellowship competitions are now open. ACLS awarded nearly $15 million in research support to over 350 scholars worldwide during the past year. The majority of competition deadlines are in the early fall. You will find the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on all our programs on the ACLS website at www.acls.org/programs/comps.
Law and Social Science Dissertation Fellowship and Mentoring Program. The Law and Society Association, in collaboration with the American Bar Foundation and the National Science Foundation, seeks applications for the Law and Social Science Dissertation Fellowship and Mentoring Program (LSS Fellowship). Fellowships are held in residence at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago, IL, where Fellows are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the ABF, including participation in a weekly seminar series. LSS Fellows will receive a stipend of $27,000 per year beginning fall 2012 and will attend LSA annual meetings in both years of the fellowship and the Graduate Student Workshop in the first year of the fellowship. Third-, fourth-, and fifth-year graduate students who specialize in the field of law and social science and whose research interests include law and inequality are invited to apply. Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply. Deadline: December 1, 2011. Contact: Mary McClintock at LSA, firstname.lastname@example.org or Laura Beth Nielsen at the ABF, email@example.com. For more information, visit www.lawandsociety.org.
Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships in the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences 2012-2014. The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania invites applicants for four two-year postdoctoral teaching fellowships in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Fellows will teach one course per term. Eligibility is limited to applicants who will have received their PhD within two years prior to the time they begin their fellowship. $49,440 stipend. Deadline: November 30, 2011. For more information visit www.sas.upenn.edu/deans-office/Mellon.
Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations offers fellowships for the 2012-2013 academic year to study of employee stock ownership, profit sharing, broad-based stock options, and broadened ownership of capital and economic democracy in the corporation/society. There are 10-15 $25,000 and $12,500 fellowships available to doctoral candidates, recent PhD graduates, and pre- and post-tenure scholars in the social sciences. Fellows may be in residence at their own university or visit Rutgers. Deadline: January 31, 2012. Contact: Joseph Blasi at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit smlr.rutgers.edu/research-and-centers/fellowship-programs.
Samuel DuBois Cook Postdoctoral Fellowship. 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. Cook, a political scientist, was the first black tenured professor at Duke University. REGSS seeks to provide a context where scholars interested in examining the constructs of race, ethnicity, and gender from an interdisciplinary perspective can engage each other in dialogue and collaboration. 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. Individuals working in the field of comparative race are also encouraged to apply. Postdoctoral fellows teach one course during the year, present their research at one of the center’s monthly research colloquia, and devote the rest of their time to research and writing. Any social science discipline is welcome. Stipend: $40,000 per fellowship period. Health benefits are available. Some funds are available for research expenses, including conference travel. Fellowship period: August 1, 2012 - May 15, 2013. Deadline: January 16, 2012. Contact: Paula D. McClain at email@example.com or Kerry L. Haynie at firstname.lastname@example.org; (919) 681-2702; regss.ssri.duke.edu.Back to Top of Page
The Jane Addams Award. The Jane Addams Award (formerly the Park Article Award) goes to the author(s) of the best scholarly article in community and urban sociology published in the past two years. Nominations are being sought for articles that appeared in 2010 or 2011. Nominations should include standard bibliographic information about the work and a brief comment on its merits. Self nominations are welcome. Deadline: March 1, 2012. Contact: Alice Goffman at email@example.com.
Community and Urban Sociology Section (CUSS) Student Paper Award. The CUSS Student Paper Award goes to the best graduate student paper in community and urban sociology. The competition is open to published and unpublished article-length papers written by a graduate student in the last two years. No student-faculty collaborations will be accepted. The Committee will select the paper that demonstrates the most thoughtful, competent or innovative analysis of a theoretical or empirical issue that is germane to the section’s main interests. Deadline: March 1, 2012. Contact: Michael Bader at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leonard I. Pearlin Award for Distinguished Contributions. The ASA Sociology of Mental Health Section solicits nominations for the Leonard I. Pearlin Award for distinguished contributions to the sociological study of mental health. The award honors a scholar who has made substantial contributions in theory and/or research to the sociology of mental health. Mental Health Section members are encouraged to submit nominations. Self nominations are welcome. Deadline: November 15, 2011. Contact: Elaine Wethington, Department of Human Development, MVR Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853; email@example.com.
Midwest Sociological Society (MSS) Student Paper Competition. The Midwest Sociological Society’s 2012 Student Paper Competition is open to all students who are members of MSS. Graduate and undergraduate papers are judged in separate divisions with three prizes in each division. Deadline: January 9, 2012. For more information, visit www.TheMSS.org.
North Central Sociological Association Student Paper Competition 2012. Winners may have their papers published in Sociological Focus. There will be two divisional awards: graduate and undergraduate. The competition is open to all students at 2-year and 4-year colleges, universities, and community colleges. Papers with multiple authors will be considered provided that all authors are students in the same division category. Deadline: January 6, 2012. Contact: Carolette Norwood at Carolette.Norwood@uc.edu, subject line: NCSA Student Paper Competition.
The Population Association of America (PAA) 2012 Awards. Clifford C. Clogg Award: This award recognizes mid-career achievement in population studies and demography, broadly defined. It honors outstanding innovative scholarly achievements of a population professional who has attained his or her highest professional degree within the previous 10 to 20 years. Dorothy S. Thomas Award: This award is presented annually for the best graduate student paper on the interrelationships among social, economic, and demographic variables. Mindel Sheps Award: This award recognizes scholars for their outstanding contributions to mathematical demography, demographic methodology, and the modeling and analysis of population data. Early Achievement Award: This award recognizes the contributions of PAA members who have made distinguished contributions to population research during the first 10 years after receipt of the PhD. Deadline: December 31, 2011. For more information, visit www.populationassociation.org.
The Robert and Helen Lynd Award recognizes distinguished career achievements in community and urban sociology. Nominators should send a letter stating the case for the nominee winning the award and a copy of the nominee’s vitae. Although the award is for a body of work of sociological importance, neither the nominator nor the nominee need be members of the Community and Urban Sociology Section or of the ASA. Deadline: March 1, 2012. Contact: John Logan at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.commurb.org/Lynd_Award_Contacts.htm.
The Robert E. Park Award for Best Book. The Park Award goes to the author(s) of the best book published in the past two years. Nominations are now being sought for books that appeared in 2010 or 2011. Nominations should include standard bibliographic information about the work, a brief comment on its merits, and copies of the book. Deadline: March 1, 2012. Contact: Robert Garot, John Jay College/CUNY, 736 Ayres Ave., North Plainfield, NJ 07063; email@example.com.
The Social Psychology Section Graduate Student Paper Award. Eligible papers are those that from March 2011-February 2012, were: submitted for a class or seminar; filed as a thesis or dissertation; presented at a professional meeting; submitted or accepted for publication; pre-published on a journal website; or published. Authors must be graduate students at the time of submission. Authors may only submit one paper for consideration each year. Multi-authored papers may be submitted if all authors are students. The recipient(s) will receive financial support to attend the ASA meetings in August. Deadline: March 1, 2012 Contact: Jill Kiecolt, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) Undergraduate Social Action Award. The Undergraduate Social Activism Award is given annually to recognize a student or team of students making a substantial contribution to improving the lives of women in society through activism. SWS recognizes work done in this spirit regardless of applicant gender identity. Up to three awards are given each year. Candidates must be nominated by an SWS member. The work for which the candidate is nominated must have been undertaken as an undergraduate. Nominations are acceptable for candidates up to one year after they complete their BA. A recipient may be honored for a collection of ongoing activism for women or for a substantial single action that has affected positively the lives of women. Deadline for Submission: December 9, 2011. Contact: Jeanne Flavin at email@example.com. For more information, visit www.socwomen.org.Back to Top of Page
Cynthia Anderson and Christine Mattley, both at Ohio University, were quoted in an August 23 Inside HigherEd article, "Parity in STEM Faculty."
Wendell Bell, Yale University, was quoted in a September 6 Mainichi Newspapers article on how the United States has changed since the 9/11 attacks. He emphasized tendencies toward the total surveillance society, the rhetoric of evil, the demonization of others, and restrictions on freedom and justice.
Philip N. Cohen, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was quoted in an October 8 National Journal article about the importance of married parents in order to provide economic and social support.
Stephanie Coontz, Evergreen State College, Lawrence Ganong, University of Missouri, and Naomi Gerstel, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, were quoted in a September 20 New York Times article, "In a Married World, Singles Struggle for Attention."
Marci Cottingham, University of Akron, was quoted in an October 4 ABCNews.com article about her study, which found that the gender of people’s eating companions influences how much they eat. The article also quoted Alex McIntosh, Texas A&M University.
Ilana Demantas, University of Kansas, and Kristen Myers, Northern Illinois University, were quoted in an August 23 MSNBC.com article about their study, which found shifting domestic roles for men who lost jobs in the current recession. The study was also the subject of articles in a number of media outlets including the Chicago Sun-Times on August 19, U.S. News & World Report and ABCNews.com on August 23, USA Today on August 27, and a variety of others.
Charles A. Gallagher, La Salle University, was interviewed by a number of media outlets on racial inequities in the labor market, racial discrimination, or the perceptions by whites that the race no longer shapes life chances. The media outlets include Fox News 29 in Philadelphia on May 19 and June 19, MSNBC.com on May 23 and August 29, The Automotive News on June 1, El Pais de Espana on August 23, WCHB Radio One in Detroit on August 30, the Galveston Daily News on September 4, and The Catholic Review on September 18.
Jessica Halliday Hardie, Pennsylvania State University, was quoted in an August 21 Yahoo!News article about her study, which found that mothers’ poor health impairs their children’s well-being, beyond genetics. The study, which she coauthored with Nancy S. Landale, Pennsylvania State University, was also the subject of articles in a number of media outlets including Newsday and U.S. News & World Report on August 21, and The Times of India and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on August 22.
Paul Hirschfield, Rutgers University, was quoted in an August 21 Washington Post article about the rise of police-issued court citations in response to school misconduct.
Thomas R. Hochschild Jr., Valdosta State University, was quoted in a September 15 Florida Times-Union article about facial appearance research that he conducted with Casey Borch, University of Alabama-Birmingham.
Hayward Derrick Horton, SUNY-Albany, spoke on racial differences in the perception of racial inequality in the Obama era on the radio program, "Issues Concerning Women," on Blogtalkradio.com/icw on July 28.
The Journal of Health and Social Behavior was mentioned in a September 27 Christian Post article, "Divorce Could Cause Hair Loss for Women, Study Says."
Charles Kurzman, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was quoted by CNN, Fox News, the New York Times , the Washington Post, and other media outlets about his recent report on Muslim-American terrorism and his book, The Missing Martyrs: Why There Are so Few Muslim Terrorists.
Katrina Leupp, University of Washington, was quoted or mentioned in a number of articles about her study on supermoms, which was presented at the 2011 ASA Annual Meeting. Media outlets that published articles on her study include the Los Angeles Times, U.S. News & World Report, MSNBC.com, CNN.com, Reuters.com, and Yahoo!News on August 20, The Globe and Mail on August 21, the Toronto Sun, The Huffington Post, FoxNews.com, and The Boston Globe on August 22, Wall Street Journal on August 30, the Washington Post on September 26, and a variety of others.
Maria R. Lowe, Reginald A. Byron, Griffin Ferry, and Melissa J. Garcia, Southwestern University, were mentioned in an August 23 Inside HigherEd article about their research, which explores what happens when college students of different races and ethnicities eat together in the dining hall.
Bill McCarthy and Teresa Casey, both of University of California-Davis, were mentioned in an August 22 United Press International article about their study, which found that happier adolescents are less likely to be involved in crime or drug use. Their study was also the subject of articles in a number of other media outlets including the Indian Express, U.S. News & World Report, and Yahoo!News on August 22.
David S. Meyer, University of California-Irvine, wrote an op-ed that appeared in the August 14 Washington Post on why the riots in the United Kingdom have not occurred in the United States.
Ann L. Mullen, University of Toronto, was quoted and Jayne Baker, University of Toronto, was mentioned in an August 22 Chronicle of Higher Education article about their study, which found that the culture of some colleges may foster gender segregation by major. The article also quoted Maria Charles, University of California-Santa Barbara.
Ann L. Mullen and Katie Stuart, both of University of Toronto, and Kimberly A. Goyette, Temple University, were mentioned in an August 22 Inside HigherEd article, "Who Applies (and Gets In)."
Alondra Nelson, Columbia University, was quoted in an August 25 Scientific American article about racial disparities in NIH grant funding.
Andrew J. Perrin, Neal Caren, and Sally Morris, all of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and Steven J. Tepper, Vanderbilt University, were mentioned in an August 22 Talking Points Memo article about their study, which revealed cultural characteristics of the Tea Party movement. The study was also mentioned in articles in a number of media outlets including the Houston Chronicle, the Las Vegas Sun, and The Epoch Times on August 22, The Plain Dealer on August 27, and a variety of others.
Corinne Reczek, University of Cincinnati, was quoted in an August 23 MSNBC.com article about her study, which found that straight people in marriages and gay people in long-term, intimate cohabitation relationships may pick up unhealthy habits from their partners. The study was also the subject of articles in a number of media outlets including United Press International on August 19, the Daily Mirror and the Daily Mail on August 20, and a variety of others.
Craig Reinarman, University of California-Santa Cruz, was quoted in an October 7 San Jose Mercury News article about who uses medical marijuana and for what ailments.
Roberta Spalter-Roth and Janene Scelza, American Sociological Association, and Jerry Jacobs, University of Pennsylvania, were mentioned in an August 20 Chronicle of Higher Education article and an August 22 Inside HigherEd article about their research, which found that the sociology job market has improved.
Roberta Spalter-Roth, Olga Mayorova, and Jean Shin, all of the American Sociological Association, and Patricia White, National Science Foundation, were mentioned in an August 20 Chronicle of Higher Education article about their report, "The Impact of Cross-Race Mentoring for ‘Ideal’ and ‘Alternative’ PhD Careers in Sociology."
Dmitry Tumin and Zhenchao Qian, both of Ohio State University, were quoted in an August 22 WebMD article about their study, which found that large weight gains are most likely for men after divorce and for women after marriage. Their study was also the subject of articles in a number of other media outlets including the Toronto Sun, the BBC, the Star Tribune, the New York Daily News, Time.com, The Vancouver Sun, MSNBC.com, The Guardian, and ABCNews.com on August 22, USA Today and The Times of India on August 23, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on August 25, and a variety of others.
W. Bradford Wilcox, University of Virginia, was featured on a September 9 Washington Post live Q&A forum about his study, which looks at the ramifications cohabitation can have on children.
W. Bradford Wilcox, University of Virginia, and Andrew J. Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University, were quoted in an August 21 Huffington Post article about their study that found that less educated Americans are turning their backs on religion. Jeremy E. Uecker, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and Matthew Messel, Johns Hopkins University, coauthored the study with Wilcox and Cherlin, which was also the subject of articles in a number of media outlets including MSNBC.com, Yahoo!News, and LiveScience.com on August 21, The Christian Post on August 22, CNN.com on August 24, the Sun-Sentinel and the Orlando Sentinel on August 26, The Wall Street Journal on September 2, and a variety of others.
Lisa M. Williams, Ohio State University, was quoted in an August 23 Education Week article about her study, which found that bullying victims often suffer academically, particularly high-achieving black and Latino students. The study, which she coauthored with Anthony A. Peguero, Virginia Tech University, was the subject of articles in a number of other media outlets including The Huffington Post, Newsday, U.S. News & World Report, MSNBC.com, and Yahoo!News on August 23, the Boston Herald on August 24, and a variety of others.Back to Top of Page
Gerald Klonglan, Iowa State University, received the Alumni Service Award from the Iowa State University Alumni Association.
Wanda Rushing, University of Memphis, was awarded the College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Research Award in August 2010.
Mildred A. Schwartz, University of Illinois-Chicago and New York University, received the 2011 Seymour Martin Lipset Best Book Award from the Canadian Politics Section of the American Political Science Association for Party Movements in the United States and Canada.Back to Top of Page
Esther Ngan-ling Chow, American University, has retired and is now Professor Emerita of Sociology.
Ingrid Arnet Connidis, University of Western Ontario-London, will be the Visiting Chair of Gerontology at St.Thomas University-Fredericton fall 2011.
Diane E. Davis has been appointed Professor of Urbanism and Development in the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University beginning January 2012.
Davita Silfen Glasberg, University of Connecticut, was appointed Associate Dean for the Social Sciences.
Wanda Rushing, University of Memphis, was appointed a Dunavant University Professor in August 2011.Back to Top of Page
Hayward Derrick Horton, SUNY-Albany, gave a talk, "Racial Differences in the Perception of Racial Inequality in the Obama Era," on C-SPAN at the Harlem Book Fair Panel "Race in the Age of Obama" on July 23, 2011.
Zakiya Luna, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, was selected as the Mellon Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Luna is also the recipient of a 2012-13 University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of California-Berkeley.
Akil Kokayi Khalfani, Essex County College, launched a new talk show this summer, of which he is the host and executive producer, called "The Pulse." The show explores the diverse experiences of people of African descent around the world using a sociological lens. It airs Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Northern New Jersey market. The first episode is available at www.youtube.com/user/ThePulseTV1.
Robert O’Brien and James Elliott, University of Oregon, are the new editors of Sociological Perspectives.
Dennis Rome, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, was recently chosen for his third three-year term as the director of the ASA Honors Program.
Anthony J. Spires, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, was named a fellow in the 2011-2013 cohort of the Public Intellectuals Program supported by the National Committee on US-China Relations.Back to Top of Page
Patricia A. Adler, University of Colorado, and Peter Adler, University of Denver, The Tender Cut: Inside the Hidden World of Self-Injury (New York University Press, 2011).
John C. Alessio, Minnesota State University-Mankato, Ed., Social Problems and Inequality: Social Responsibility through Progressive Sociology (Ashgate Publishing, 2011). (Series Editor: Bonnie Berry, Director of the Social Problems Research Group)
Robert N. Bellah, University of California-Berkeley, Religion in Human Evolution: From the Paleolithic to the Axial Age (Harvard University Press, 2011).
Esther Ngan-ling Chow, American University, Marcia Texler Segal, Indiana University Southeast, and Lin Tan, Eds., Analyzing Gender, Intersectionality, and Multiple Inequalities: Global, Transnational and Local Contexts (Emerald Group Publishing, 2011).
Diane E. Davis, and Nora Libertun de Duren, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cities and Sovereignty: Identity Politics in Urban Spaces (Indiana University Press, 2011).
Michael G. Flaherty, Eckerd College, The Textures of Time: Agency and Temporal Experience (Temple University Press, 2011).
Michel S. Laguerre, Berkeley Center for Globalization and Information Technology, Network Governance of Global Religions: Jerusalem, Rome and Mecca (Routledge, 2011).
Olena Nikolayenko, Fordham University, Citizens in the Making in Post-Soviet States (Routledge, 2011).
Susan C. Pearce, East Carolina University, Elizabeth J. Clifford, Towson University, and Reena Tandon, Immigration and Women: Understanding the American Experience (New York University Press, 2011).
Maurice Pinard, McGill University, Motivational Dimensions in Social Movements and Contentious Collective Action (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2011).
Shweta Prasad, Banaras Hindu University, Ed., Women in India (Viva Books Private Limited, 2011).
Kim Scipes, Purdue University North Central, AFL-CIO’s Secret War against Developing Country Workers: Solidarity or Sabotage? (Lexington Books, 2010).
Emanuel Smikun, American Social Indicators, Distributive Justice and Fair Exchange: How to Find and Use Social Standards (Aminso, 2011).
David Stark, Columbia University, The Sense of Dissonance: Accounts of Worth in Economic Life (Princeton University Press, 2011).
Mark Tausig and Rudy Fenwick, both of the University of Akron, Work and Mental Health in Social Context (Springer, 2011).Back to Top of Page
Crime and Justice Summer Research Institute: Broadening Perspectives and Participation. July 9-27, 2012, Ohio State University. The institute is designed to promote successful tenure/careers among faculty from underrepresented groups working in areas of crime and criminal justice. Each participant will complete an ongoing project in preparation for journal submission or agency funding review. The Summer Research Institute will provide living and travel expenses for the duration of the workshop that will culminate in a research symposium where participants present their completed research before a scholarly audience. Deadline: February 10, 2012. Applicants must hold tenure-track positions in U.S. institutions and demonstrate how their participation broadens participation of underrepresented groups in crime and justice research. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit cjrc.osu.edu/rdcj-n/summerinstitute.
Lawrence Carter died on October 9 , 2011 from complications of multiple sclerosis. He was Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Oregon.
Judith Richie Demerath, wife of Jay Demerath (for 51 years) and mother of Loren Demerath, passed away September 25, 2011.
Howard B. Kaplan, a Regents Professor, a Distinguished Professor of Sociology and the Mary Thomas Marshall Professor of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University, passed away on October 9, 2011 surrounded by his family.
Raymond Mack, a former Northwestern University Provost and Sociology Professor, died August 25 at his North Carolina home. He was 84.