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  1. The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

    The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows. The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program places up to 25 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. The program encourages academic research, practitioner reflection, and public debate in order to explore dramatic changes in the media and how these changes contribute to, and potentially can rectify, current democratic anxieties.

  2. Deaths

    William “Bill” Pooler, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Syracuse University passed away on August 30. He was on the faculty for 45 years.

  3. Obituaries

    Allen H. Barton

    Allen Hoisington Barton of Chapel Hill, NC, died on December 18, 2017, at age 93. Allen was Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and served as Director of the Bureau of Applied Social Research (BASR) in New York City, NY.

  4. Human Rights Working Paper Series

    Human Rights Working Paper Series. The Rapoport Center’s Working Paper Series publishes innovative papers by established and early-career researchers as well as practitioners. The goal is to provide a productive environment for debate about human rights among academics, policymakers, activists, practitioners, and the public. For the 2017-18 series, we encourage papers that explore the relationship between labor, inequality, and human rights, in line with the Rapoport Center’s current thematic focus. For the late Spring 2018 round the deadline is March 31, 2018.

  5. Perspectives on Politics

    Perspectives on Politics is seeking papers for a special issue on “Trump: Causes and Consequences.” The journal seeks to devote a full issue to thinking in depth about the causes of the Trump victory and the potential consequences of his presidency. Papers are encouraged from a range of perspectives, subfields, and approaches within the discipline, and collaboration between authors who practice political science from different subfields and differing points of view.

  6. Public Seminar

    Public Seminar, an online project of The New School for Social Research, is seeking essays of 800-2,000 words written by scholars for a general audience. We strive to create a space where both academics and practitioners can articulate original frameworks for thinking and acting beyond the oppressive racial formations that currently condition our lives. Our task is to contribute to the forums of fugitivity currently cultivating critical thinking and praxis. In these pages, we want to think through and fight for the diasporic futures of people of color across the world.

  7. Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology Annual Conference

    Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology Annual Conference. October 11-13, 2018. Norfolk, Virginia. Theme: “Translating Complexity into Action.” Open to all applied social scientists, as well as those looking to use their social science skills in applied and clinical areas. Participants include: academics, policy, program and project leaders, business consultants, health care and government professionals. The meeting will be a point of mutual learning and growth among practitioners in the field and professionals challenged with building systems for human improvement.

  8. The Global Awareness Society International

    The Global Awareness Society International 27th interdisciplinary conference will be held in Atlanta, GA, May 24-27, 2018, at the Hilton Atlanta. Proposals for Papers and Sessions from a wide selection of disciplines addressing the theme, “The Impact of Globalization on Social Institutions”, are invited. Continuing Education Credits in Social Work are available.

  9. New Books

    Brian Barrett, SUNY Cortland, John Morgan, University of Auckland, and Ursula Hoadley, University of Cape Town, Knowledge, Curriculum and Equity: Social Realist Perspectives (Routledge 2017).

  10. Qualitative Data Analysis Camp

    April 9-12, 2018. Qualitative Data Analysis Camp, Carrboro, NC. The analysis camp fosters data-based decision-making, reflection and strategizing about qualitative analysis with guidance from the ResearchTalk mentor team. For more information. visit or email