Section on Population News and Announcements
2014 02 - Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies International Conference
October 9-11, 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland. Abstracts are due by March 31, 2014. See the PDF Announcement for more information.
2014 02 - New Journal: Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
On December 31, the Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities, the American Sociological Association (ASA), along with Sage, opened the submission portal for the new journal, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, which will publish its first issue in January 2015! Please share this news widely with colleagues and students. This is an exciting new venture!
The official journal of ASA’s Section for Racial and Ethnic Minorities, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity will publish the highest quality, cutting-edge sociological research on race and ethnicity regardless of epistemological, methodological, or theoretical orientation. While the study of race and ethnicity has derived from a broad and deep tradition of interdisciplinarity, sociology indeed has often been at the forefront of scholarly understanding of the dynamics of race and ethnicity; yet, there exists no journal in sociology devoted to bringing together this important theoretical, empirical, and critical work. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity will provide a fulcrum upon which sociologically-centered work will swing as it also seeks to provide new linkages between the discipline of sociology and other disciplines and areas where race and ethnicity are central components. Our submission portal can be found at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/sre. We look forward to receiving your submissions!
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, published four times per year, is devoted to publishing the finest cutting-edge, critical, and engaged public sociological scholarship on race and ethnicity. Each issue will be organized around a core group of original research articles. Depending on the length of the articles, each issue will have approximately three or four of these articles. Original articles, of 8,000 to 10,000 words, will represent rigorous sociological research in the sociology of race and ethnicity, broadly conceptualized, methodologically varied, and theoretically important pieces. The journal will also include a section that will feature original research and pedagogical application pieces devoted to the teaching of race and ethnicity – “Race and Ethnicity Pedagogy” – as well as Book Reviews and a section on Books of Note.
We are currently welcoming submissions of:
1.) Regular length journal articles (8,000-10,000 words)
2.) Shorter pieces on race and ethnicity pedagogy (1,500 words)
The journal’s co-editors, associate editors, and editorial board members are committed creating a high quality outlet for the most important work in the sociology of race and ethnicity, through timely and constructive peer reviews, careful and engaging editorial decision-making, as well as drawing from all epistemological, theoretical, and methodological perspectives and approaches.
Anyone interested in becoming part of our reviewer database can also register now for an account through this website, denoting areas of interest and expertise.
David L. Brunsma (Virginia Tech) and David G. Embrick (Loyola University Chicago), Founding Co-Editors, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
2014 02 - Jane Menken Annual Distinguished Lecture
The University of Colorado Population Center is pleased to announce the inaugural Jane Menken Annual Distinguished Lecture, presented by
Vice President, Population Council
“Why Population Trends Matter”
Monday, March 17th 2014
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Institute of Behavioral Science Building, Room 155 A
University of Colorado Boulder
Dr. Bongaarts’ is a Vice President of the Population Council and a distinguished scholar. His research examines fertility determinants, population-environment relationships, the demographic impact of the AIDS epidemic, population aging, and population policy options in the developing world. He serves as chairman of the Panel on Population Projections of the National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council. He is a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, the US National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the American
This annual lecture honors Distinguished Professor and Director of IBS, Dr. Jane Menken who came to CU-Boulder following many productive years at Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania. With a renowned research career focused on fertility dynamics, population policy and HIV/AIDS and child mortality in developing countries, Dr. Menken is a member of the National Academy of Science, a former President of the Population Association of America, and a Laureate of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population.
2014 02 - Sociology of Population Section Student Paper Award: Deadline February 15, 2014
Submissions for the Sociology of Population Section Student Paper Award in social demography are due February 15, 2014. This award consists of a certificate and support for travel expenses to attend the 2014 ASA meeting in San Francisco. The paper must use a sociological perspective to address an issue of relevance to contemporary demography, broadly defined. Purely technical papers are not eligible. Papers can be sole-authored by students or have multiple student authors; no faculty co-authors are allowed.
Membership in the Population Section is not required for submission, and the paper need not be on the ASA program, so please forward this announcement to students who might have papers to submit. Submissions should include a blinded version of the paper (excluding any identifying information such as name, university affiliation, address, and acknowledgements), a separate cover page with identifying information, and the name and telephone number of the registrar of your degree-granting university. Send materials to Sarah Hayford, committee chair, at email@example.com. Other committee members are Jason Houle and Jennifer March Augustine. Further details and submission criteria are online at http://www.asanet.org/population/awards.cfm
2014-01 - General Social Survey Accepting Proposals to Add Modules to GSS 2016
Please view the full announcement here for more information.
2014-01 - Otis Dudley Duncan Award deadline extended to March 1, 2014
Please considering nominating yourself or a colleague for this section sponsored award.
The Section on Sociology of Population announces a call for nominations for the 2014 Otis Dudley Duncan Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Social Demography. The Award will be presented to the author(s) of a recent book that has made significant contributions to social demography. Books published in the last three calendar years (2012-2014) will be considered. Winners of the award for previous years can be found on the Past Award Recipients Page.
Please send nominations by email to the Committee Chair, with copies to the other Committee members. Send copies of nominated books to all three Committee members. Nominations and books should be sent by March 1, 2014.