The ASA Annual Meeting Bulletin is now available for download. In her greeting, President Michele Lamont expands on her theme, "Culture, Inequalities, and Social Inclusion Across the Globe," and invites attendees to the 2017 Annual Meeting plenary sessions. Be sure to check out the Presidential Panels and the Presidential Sessions on Current Societal Issues. Is there a book you have a few questions about? Check out the listing of Authors Meets Critics Sessions. And don't forget to learn more about the ASA Town Halls.
ASA and the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) are pleased to introduce the five new scholars who comprise MFP Cohort 44. The MFP Advisory Panel met this spring in Washington, DC, to review the large and highly competitive pool of applications. Keeping with tradition, MFP Cohort 44 consists of talented PhD candidates with strong and diverse sociological research interests. The new Fellows will officially begin their participation in MFP on August 1, 2017.
In recent discussions with sociological colleagues who work in universities across the United States, in both research- and teaching-oriented institutions, two related topics come up. One is the rise of “performance metrics” that are used to assess faculty performance, and the other involves questions about tenure processes and standards, and whether those are equitable.
Harassment—sexual, racial, and other forms—has been a pervasive issue in higher education and we often hear of such misconduct at professional meetings, including ASA’s Annual Meeting.
Quebec has a long and multifaceted history of intimate relationships and sexuality. Over the past hundred years, the city has witnessed massive changes in the institution of marriage, as well as in the social acceptability and legal rights of gays and lesbians.
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