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September/October 2017
Volume 
45
Issue 
4

ASA Welcomes New Rose Series Editors from CUNY

Judith Gerson, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

ASA Rose Series editors: Lynn Chancer, Leslie Paik, Philip Kasinitz, Richard Alba, Nancy Foner and Amy Adamczyk.
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ASA Rose Series editors: Lynn Chancer,
Leslie Paik, Philip Kasinitz, Richard Alba,
Nancy Foner and Amy Adamczyk.

The ASA Rose Series in Sociology will have a new home at the City University of New York (CUNY) for the next three years. Six eminent scholars will serve as co-editors, continuing to build the book series, which is now published by the Russell Sage Foundation. Founded in 1968 with a significant bequest from Arnold and Caroline Rose to the ASA, the Rose Series publishes important state-of-the-art scholarship in sociology. The incoming editorial team follows the visionary efforts of the Series’ inaugural editor, Teresa Sullivan, and subsequent dedicated editorial teams housed at University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Stony Brook University, and Rutgers University.

The incoming editorial group will concentrate their acquisition efforts around the theme of “Intersections of Inequality,” an idea that captures the multiple and interconnected configurations of inequality. Capacious in its intellectual reach, their organizing theme reflects the editors’ commitment to work with prospective authors across the rich and varied terrain of our discipline, which includes an expansive list of sociological subfields, theoretical perspectives as well as methodological approaches. The new editorial team anticipates attracting authors interested in writing books that are accessible to multiple audiences—including readers with academic, policy, and more general social issues concerns. The editors encourage submissions from prospective authors working on pressing contemporary issues including, but by no means limited to, democratic processes; racial/ethnic, class, gender, religious, and sexual inequalities; immigration; information security and surveillance; and justice reform both within the U.S. as well as projects with a comparative or transnational focus. They are interested in individual, collective, and structural patterns of inequalities as well as people’s perceptions of inequalities and institutional responses to those disparities. Their editorial plan also encourages authors to highlight relevant research findings in supplementary policy briefings, using both 20th century print and 21st century social media technologies.

The Editors

The six co-editors— Leslie Paik, Lynn Chancer, Phil Kasinitz, Richard Alba, Nancy Foner and Amy Adamczyk—have diverse intellectual backgrounds. Working within the areas of immigration, race/ethnicity, sexuality, gender, theory, law, criminology, family, health, and religion, collectively they have written or edited 43 books among them, many of which have won major awards from the ASA and other professional associations. Moreover, the group of six has distinguished themselves through significant service to the discipline, including elected offices in the ASA and three past presidencies of the Eastern Sociological Society (ESS).

Leslie Paik Associate Professor at City College and the Graduate Center, CUNY will lead the group, serving as executive editor. Currently a member of the Rose Series Editorial Board and also the book review editor at Theoretical Criminology, she is the author of Discretionary Justice (Rutgers University Press, 2011). A member of the Racial Democracy Crime and Justice Network, Paik’s scholarship focuses on law, society/criminology, and family and health. In addition to her regular duties as one of the editors, Paik will coordinate the administrative responsibilities and work with prospective authors in concert with Suzanne Nichols, Director of Publications at the Russell Sage Foundation. Paik’s exemplary service on the Rose Editorial Board since 2015 suggests not only has she earned the respect of the current Rose editors and board members, but means her deep knowledge of the Series will ensure a smooth transition.

Joining Paik as co-editors are her CUNY colleagues Amy Adamczyk, Richard Alba, Lynn Chancer, Nancy Foner, and Philip Kasinitz.

Amy Adamczyk, Professor of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center, is an award-wining researcher. A co-recipient of the Donald MacNamara Award in 2008 for the best article, Adamczyk’s work subsequently has also won several prizes for research excellence. Focused on how various contexts—nations, counties, friendship groups as well as religious beliefs shape people’s deviant, criminal, and health behaviors and attitudes, Adamczyk’s book, Cross-National Public Opinion about Homosexuality: Examining Attitudes across the Globe, was published earlier this year by the University of California Press.

Richard Alba is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at The Graduate Center, CUNY, best known for his research on immigration with a comparative focus on North America and Western Europe. He is the author or co-author of five major books, including, most recently, Blurring the Color Line: The New Chance for a More Integrated America (Harvard University Press, 2009) and Strangers No More: Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe with Nancy Foner (Princeton University Press, 2015). In 2008, Alba received the Distinguished Career Award from the ASA Section on International Migration.

Lynn Chancer is a professor at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her scholarship engages social theory, social movements, crime, law, and deviance as well as issues involving race, ethnicity, and social class. She is the author or editor of four important volumes including Sadomasochism in Everyday Life: Dynamics of Power and Powerlessness (Rutgers University Press, 1992); Reconcilable Differences: Confronting Beauty, Pornography and the Future of Feminism (University of California Press, 1998) and most recently co-edited a volume with John Andrews, The Unhappy Divorce of Sociology and Psychoanalysis (London Palgrave, 2014).

Nancy Foner is Distinguished Professor of Sociology  at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, and the author or editor of 18 books including the award-winning volumes From Ellis Island to JFK: New York’s Two Great Waves of Immigration (Yale University Press, 2000) and In a New Land: A Comparative View of Immigration (New York University Press, 2005). Most recently she co-authored Strangers No More: Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe with Richard Alba (Princeton University Press, 2015). Foner was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship for 2017-2018, and earlier was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and received the Distinguished Career Award from the ASA Section on International Migration.

Philip Kasinitz is Presidential Professor of Sociology at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Kasinitz’s book, Inheriting the City: The Children of Immigrants Come of Age, co-authored with John Mollenkopf, Mary Waters, and Jennifer Holdaway (Russell Sage Foundation, 2009) won the ASA Distinguished Scholarly Book Award as well as the ESS Mirra Komarovsky Book Award. His more recent books include The Urban Ethnography Reader, co-edited with Mitchell Duneier and Alexandra Murphy (Oxford University Press, 2014), and Global Cities, Local Streets: Everyday Diversity from New York to Shanghai, co-authored with Sharon Zukin and Xiangming Chen (Routledge, 2015). In 2015, Kasinitz was awarded the ESS’s Merit Award.

The new Rose Series editors’ intellectual accomplishments, breadth, and sophistication will serve the book series well. Proposals for book projects should be sent to Leslie Paik. Remember, “Intersections of Inequality” also suggests geographic diversity among prospective authors. The editors are eager to prove to the rest of us that Saul Steinberg’s New Yorker cartoon is a distortion—the U.S. does not collapse west of the Huds