April 2012 Issue • Volume 40 • Issue 4

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Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies invites submissions for a special issue on reproductive technologies and reproductive justice. We welcome scholarly and creative works that analyze the contested terrains of reproduction in local, national, or transnational contexts. We are especially interested in the intersections between varied technologies to regulate, manage, or facilitate reproduction, and claims for reproductive justice. We encourage submissions that conceptualize reproductive issues in broad terms and that further the journal’s commitment to scholarship on women of color, third world and transnational women’s movements, and gender and race. Frontiers welcomes submissions of creative works such as artwork, fiction, and poetry, as well as scholarly papers. Deadline: June 15, 2012. Contact: frontiers@osu.edu; www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Frontiers,673226.aspx.

The Journal of Contemporary Ethnography (JCE) solicits papers for a special edition on Global Ethnography and Transnationalism, building on the work that explores global connections in today’s society. Papers should examine the lived experiences of local peoples directly affected by globalization. We welcome papers that use global ethnography to examine processes that encompass the entire globe and how these affect local societies. Papers focused on transnationalism are expected to examine cross-border social processes and connections between two nation-states and how they affect both societies simultaneously. We welcome the use a variety of levels of analysis and different methodologies, including multi-sited and bifocal research approaches from all social science disciplines. Articles will be selected for publication based on topical relevance, clarity of argument, ethnographic quality, and significance for an interdisciplinary audience with a broad interest in global ethnography and transnationalism. Deadline:  July 1, 2012. jce.sagepub.com/.

The Michigan Sociological Review (MSR) encourages submissions for its fall 2012 issue. The MSR is an official, peer-refereed publication of the Michigan Sociological Association. The MSR publishes research articles, essays, research reports, and book reviews. All manuscripts are to be in ASA format and free of author self-references for review. Deadline: June 20, 2012. Contact: Lisa Hickman at hickmanl@gvsu.edu. For more information, visit www.gvsu.edu/msr/submit-a-manuscript-7.htm.


Improving Education through Accountability and Evaluation: Lessons from Around the World, October 3-5, 2012, Rome, Italy. Around the world, school teachers and administrators, scholars and researchers, government officials, and the general public are seeking to improve the quality of education. In recent years, two of the most prominent themes have been: (1) using performance measures to hold school systems, administrators, and teachers accountable for results, and (2) conducting different kinds of evaluations to identify and test promising approaches and programs able to improve student outcomes. Much can be learned from these efforts, with lessons applicable in many countries. In an effort to collect, analyze, and share these lessons, the Istituto Nazionale per la Valutazione del Sistema Educativo di Istruzione e Formazione (INVALSI), the University of Maryland School of Public Policy (UMD), and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) will hold a conference designed to attract a worldwide audience. Papers are solicited on all aspects of research, evaluation, and policy associated with improving the quality of education through accountability processes and program evaluation. Papers will be presented in topic-oriented panels with presenters and discussants. Papers from the conference will be considered for publication in the Oxford University Press Series on “International Policy Exchange Series.” Information about the series is available at www.umdcipe.org/international_policy_exchange_series/aboutseries.html. English will be the official language of the conference. Deadline: June 15, 2012. Contact: Improving_education@invalsi.it; www.invalsi.it/invalsi/ri/improving_education.

The Land Deal Politics Initiative International Academic Conference: Global Land Grabbing II, October 17-19, 2012, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. This conference is a follow up to the highly successful 2011 conference. The purpose of the 2012 conference is to continue deepening and broadening our understanding of global land deals. We remain open to broader topics around land grab intersections with political economy, political ecology, and political sociology, and will convene a series of parallel sessions on a range of themes. The organizers invite papers that offer rigorous and innovative analysis of this list of issues. Papers based on recent, original field research are especially welcomed. We also encourage comparative studies and proposals for thematic panels. Doctoral students and younger researchers, particularly from the Global South, are encouraged to participate. We have a modest fund for travel grants for successful applicants coming from universities/research institutions located in the Global South. Information will be provided on options for affordable student rate hostels in Ithaca at a later date. Deadline: May 31, 2012. Contact: landpolitics@gmail.com; www.future-agricultures.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=1547&Itemid=978.

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April 25-27, 2012. The Mutual Challenges of the Neurosciences and Public Health, London, England. Contact: ensn@lse.ac.uk ; neurosocitieseu.wordpress.com/.

April 27, 2012. 8th New England Undergraduate Sociology Research Conference, Bryant University, Smithfield, RI. Contact: Gregg Carter at gcarter@bryant.edu; neusrc.bryant.edu.

April 28, 2012. From the Art of Memory to Memory and Art: A One-Day Conference Honoring Professor Vera L. Zolberg’s Career, The New School for Social Research, New York, NY. Contact:  VeraZolbergDay@gmail.com; www.newschool.edu/NSSR/eventsList.aspx?id=77860&DeptFilter=NSSR+Liberal+Studies.

May 15-16, 2012. Income, Inequality, and Educational Success: New Evidence about Socioeconomic Status and Educational Outcomes, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. cepa.stanford.edu/conference2012.

May 24-25, 2012. Spaces of (Dis)location, The College of Arts, University of Glasgow. A major aim of this conference is to foster networks and connections across different institutions and subjects. Contact: arts-pgconference@glasgow.ac.uk; spacesofdislocation.wordpress.com/.

May 24-27, 2012. Global Awareness Society International’s 21st International Interdisciplinary Conference, Hilton Times Square Hotel, New York, NY. Theme: “Global City, Global Cultures, Global Awareness.” Contact: George Agbango at gagbango@bloomu.edu or Jay Nathan at nathanj@stjohns.edu ; orgs.bloomu.edu/gasi.

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 dokada@csus.edu; www.justicestudies.org/Justice-Conf.html.

June 5-6, 2012.The Health Data Initiative Forum III: The Health Datapalooza, Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. www.hdiforum.org.

June 6-7, 2012. Religion, Politics and Policy-Making in Russia:  Domestic and International Dimensions, Tartu, Estonia. Contact: Jerry G. Pankhurst at jpankhurst@ut.ee ; ceurus.ut.ee/conferences/international-workshop-call-for-papers/.

June 14-16, 2012. The Fourth US-UK Medical Sociology Conference, Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Theme: “Expanding Perspectives on Health, Illness and Medicine.” Contact: Peter Conrad, Department of Sociology, MS-71 Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454-9110; http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/US-UKMedSoc2012/.

June 20-23, 2012. 43rd Annual International Meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Virginia Beach, VA. Theme: “Change Mechanisms in Psychotherapy: State of the Art, State of the Science, and a Bridge Between Them.”  www.psychotherapyresearch.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=318.

July 26-29, 2012. The 75th Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, Palmer House Hotel, Chicago, IL. Theme: “Local Solutions to Inequality.” Contact: Keiko Tanaka at (859) 257-6878; ktanaka@uky.edu ; www.ruralsociology.us.

August 1-4, 2012. ISA Thematic Group on Institutional Ethnography, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 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.” www.isa-sociology.org/buenos-aires-2012/rc/rc.php?n=RC31.

August 2-4, 2012. First Annual International Feminist Journal of Politics (IFjP) Conference, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. Theme: “Leaving the Camp - Gender Analysis across Real and Perceived Divides.” Contact: Heidi Hudson at hudsonh@ufs.ac.za; www.ifjp.org.

August 2-5, 2012. ICSA VII World Congress, Hilton Pasadena, CA. Theme:  “Brave New World? Genetic Engineering & Human Dignity.” www.jis3.org/icsavii.htm.

August 15-16, 2012. 3rd Annual Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences (IGSS) Conference, Boulder, CO. The goal of this conference is to showcase behavioral and molecular genetic studies that enhance demographic and social scientific inquiry and integrate genetics and the social sciences. www.colorado.edu/ibs/CUPC/conferences/IGSS_2012/.

August 15-16, 2012. Crossing Boundaries, Workshopping Sexualities, University of Colorado-Denver, Downtown Campus, Tivoli Student Union. www.crossing-boundaries.org.

August 16, 2012. ASA Section on Teaching and Learning Pre-Conference Workshop, Denver, CO. Theme: “The Art at the Heart of Learner-Centered Teaching.” For information on travel grants, contact Keith Roberts at robertsk@hanover.edu. Contact: Melinda Messineo at mmessine@bsu.edu; sites.google.com/site/alphakappadeltainternational/Home/asa-pre-conference-workshop.

August 16-18, 2012. The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) Annual Meeting, The Grand Hyatt Denver Hotel, Denver, CO. Theme: “The Art of Activism.” www.sssp1.org.

August 29-31, 2012. 7th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education, Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen, Norway. Theme: “Gender Equality in a Changing Academic World.” www.uib.no/gender2012.

September 13-14, 2012. Inequality across Multiple Generations, Ann Arbor, MI. Contact: Patty Hall at pathall@umich.edu ; psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Publications/Workshops/Multigen2012_CfP.pdf.

September 21-24, 2012. 2nd Biennial Kwame Nkrumah International Conference (KNIC2), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. Theme: “Africa’s Many Divides and Africa’s Future.” Contact: Charles Quist-Adade, Department of Sociology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, British Columbia, Canada; (604) 599-3075; charles.quist-adade@kwantlen.ca ; www.kwantlen.ca/knic/.

October 4-6, 2012. Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency Downtown, Milwaukee, WI. Theme: “Clinical and Applied Sociology: Doing It Our Way.” www.aacsnet.net.

October 10-12, 2012. 2012 Annual Meeting of the Southern Demographic Association (SDA), Williamsburg Hospitality House and Conference Center, Williamsburg, VA. Contact: Kathryn Tillman at ktillman@fsu.edu; sda-demography.org/SDA2012.php.

October 11-12, 2012. Second Precarious Alliance Symposium, Delaware Valley College, Doylestown, PA. Theme: “The Ethics of Water—everything flows from here.”  This interdisciplinary symposium aims to bring together individuals to discuss issues of sustainability and regeneration. Contact: tanya.casas@delval.edu. Deadline: May 1, 2012. precariousalliance.org.

October 11-13, 2012. Without Sanctuary: A Conference on Lynching and the American South, University of North Carolina-Charlotte’s Center City Building and the Levine Museum of the New South. www.newsouth.uncc.edu.

October 19-20, 2012. Minorities in Islam/Muslims as Minorities, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC. www.wfu.edu/politics/MESAminor.

October 22-28, 2012. 26th Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Theme: “Evaluation 2012 - Evaluation in Complex Ecologies: Relationships, Responsibilities, Relevance.” www.eval.org.

October 29-31, 2012. Advancing Excellence in Gender, Sex and Health Research, Montréal, Canada. www.genderandhealthconference.com/index.html.

November 1-4, 2012. 37th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Vancouver, British Columbia. Theme: “Histories of Capitalism.” www.ssha.org.

November 29-December 1, 2012. 55th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel, Philadelphia, PA. Theme: “Research Frontiers in the Study of Africa.” Contact: asameeting2012@gmail.com; www.africanstudies.org/.

December 5-7, 2012. Exploring the Micro History of the Holocaust, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France. Contact: Tal Bruttmann at shoahconference@gmail.com.

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.” meetings.oah.org.

Spring 2013. The Henry Kaufman Conference on Religious Traditions and Business Behavior, College Park, MD. Contact: Michelle Lui, (301) 405-0400; mlui@rhsmith.umd.edu or David Sicilia, (301) 405-7778; dsicilia@umd.edu; www.rhsmith.umd.edu/cfp/news/Fall11KaufmanForum.aspx.

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Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Guide to National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grants. The NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) provides an e-mail service for announcing NIH funding opportunities in the behavioral and social sciences. Once or twice a month, OBSSR distributes via e-mail a listing (with hyperlinks) of recent funding announcements (Program Announcements, Requests for Applications, Notices) published in the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts. The archive of past issues is posted at list.nih.gov/archives/bssr-guide-l.html. To receive these periodic announcements, join the special listserv. Only one e-mail message is needed to take advantage of this service. obssr.od.nih.gov/funding_opportunities/BSSR_guide_to_grants_at_the_NIH/guideIndex.aspx.

Research on the Health of LGBTI Populations. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has reissued a program announcement, Research on the Health of LGBTI Populations, seeking proposals for basic, social, behavioral, clinical and health services research relevant to the missions of the sponsoring ICs and the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex (LGBTI) and other sexual and gender minority populations. Prior versions of this announcement were titled “Research on the Health of Diverse Populations.” The NIH is committed to supporting research that will increase scientific understanding of the health status of various population groups and improve the effectiveness of health interventions and services for individuals within those groups. High priority is placed on research in populations, including sexual and gender minority populations, that appear to have distinctive health risk profiles but that have received insufficient attention from researchers. grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-111.htmll; grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-112.html; grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-113.html.

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ASA Section on Sociological Practice and Public Sociology Robert Dentler Award for Outstanding Student Achievement is for up to two graduate students who have made a promising contribution to the field. Work done within the three years prior to the conferral of the award will be considered. Products of graduate level classes, internships, or independent projects are eligible. An award recipient who attends the 2012 ASA Annual Meeting, will receive a cash award of $500. Nominations should consist of a letter detailing the nominee’s contributions, a copy of the paper or other project, and supporting materials such as a curriculum vitae or resume and/or other additional letters of support.  Self-nominations are welcome. Deadline: May 14, 2012. Contact: Augie Diana at diana@nida.nih.gov and Angela Aidala, aaa1@columbia.edu; techsociety.com/asa/awards.html.

ASA Section on Sociological Practice and Public Sociology William Foote Whyte Award will be given to up to two individuals who have made notable contributions to sociological practice and public sociology, which can include several of the following elements:  outstanding clinical, applied, or public sociological work, exceptional service to the section, publications that advance both the theory and methods of sociological practice or public sociology, or mentoring and training of students for careers in sociological practice or public sociology. Nominations should consist of a letter detailing the nominee’s contributions and supporting materials such as a curriculum vitae or resume and/or additional letters of support.  Self-nominations are welcome. Deadline: April 15, 2012. Contact: Augie Diana at diana@nida.nih.gov and Angela Aidala, aaa1@columbia.edu. techsociety.com/asa/awards.html.

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In the News

Robert Bellah, University of California-Berkeley, was mentioned in a March 6 Huffington Post article centered around his book that explores where religion came from.

Kathleen A. Bogle, La Salle University, was quoted in a March 13 USA Today article, “Relationship Status on Social Network Offers Intimacy Barometer,” and in a March 14 Slate article, “It’s Not Just Rush.”

Noelle Chesley, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, was quoted in a February 3 WISN-TV news segment in which she provided her expert opinion about the influences of paid employment on mothers’ health and well-being.

Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University, was the subject of a January 16 Q&A in the European, which touched on the construction of a European community, the social market, and the perils of modern consumerism. He also wrote several columns that appeared in the National Interest including “In China’s Shoes” on January 23, “No Revolution at the Pentagon” on February 2, and “Stop Social Engineering Overseas” on February 16. Additionally, Etzioni wrote a column that appeared on CNN.com on February 6 about whether a nuclear Iran can be deterred.

Hilary Levey Friedman, Harvard University, was interviewed March 9 on NECSN’s “The Morning Show” about the phenomenon of girls making videos of themselves and asking perfect strangers to comment on their looks.

Frank F. Furstenberg, University of Pennsylvania, was quoted in a February 17 post, “For Younger Mothers, Out-of-Wedlock Births Are the New Normal,” on the New York Times Motherlode blog.

Herbert J. Gans, Columbia University, wrote an op-ed, “The Age of the Superfluous Worker,” which appeared in the New York Times on November 25, 2011.

Scott Golder, Cornell University, was the subject of a February 17 LiveScience Q&A interview, “The Internet – A ‘Playground’ for the Sociologist.”

Mark Granovetter, Stanford University, was mentioned in a March 10 Guardian article, “After Kony, Could a Viral Video Change the World?”

Neil Gross, University of British Columbia, wrote an op-ed that appeared in the March 4 New York Times about whether attending college makes people more liberal and less religious and why conservatives attack higher education. The op-ed also mentioned Solon Simmons, George Mason University; Jeremy Uecker, University of North Carolina; Mark Regnerus, University of Texas-Austin; and Margaret Vaaler, Texas Department of State Health Services. Gross was also quoted in a March 9 Inside Higher Ed article about Rick Santorum and his views on higher education.

Geoff Harkness, Northwestern University-Qatar, was mentioned in a March 7 Huffington Post article, “Muslim Players Win Hijab Battle in Their Struggle for Women’s Rights.” He was also quoted in a February 13 Gulf Times article, “Regional Female Athletes Shatter Stereotypes.” 

Ellen Idler, Emory University, was quoted in a March 6 Huffington Post article about her Journal of Health and Social Behavior study, which found that married adults who undergo heart surgery are more than three times more likely to survive the next three months. The study was also the subject of articles in a number of other media outlets including the Toronto Sun and the Edmonton Sun on March 6; USA Today, TIME.com, and the Agence France-Presse on March 7; the Lexington Herald-Leader on March 8; and U.S. News and World Report and Yahoo!News on March 12.

Eric Klinenberg, New York University, had his book, Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone, reviewed by the New York Times on March 4.

Stephen Klineberg, Rice University, was quoted in a March 2 Houston Chronicle article about a new film centered around his research on Houston over the past 30 years.

Daniel Lichter, Cornell University, was quoted in a February 16 Washington Post article on the rise in interracial marriage.

Ashley Mears, Boston University, wrote an op-ed, based on her research on the modeling industry that appeared in the New York Times on September 15. She was also featured in a December 4 Sunday Times (of London) article on her modeling industry research.

S.M. Miller, Boston University, wrote a letter to the editor, which appeared in the New York Times on March 4, in response to an article on moral hazard. In his letter, Miller offered the concept of immoral hazard.

Stephen J. Morewitz and his research on endangered teen runaways was featured in a December 2 post on the California State University-East Bay News Blog.

Kelly Musick, Cornell University, was mentioned in a February 20 Post-Standard article, “Cornell Sociologist Says College Degree Could Put Marriage Out of Reach for Some.”

Katherine S. Newman, Johns Hopkins University, was mentioned in a March 9 New York Times article, “Rules for When the Chicks Return to the Nest,” which highlights her new book, The Accodian Family: Boomerang Kids, Anxious Parents, and the Private Toll of Global Competition, about children returning to live with their parents as adults. Her book was also reviewed in a March 4 New York Times article. Newman and her book were also featured in a February 14 segment on the PBS show Newshour and in a February 14 post on the show’s “The Business Desk” webpage.

C.J. Pascoe, Colorado College, was quoted in a March 6 Buffalo News article, “Expert Suggests Rethinking Bullying.”

Dudley Poston, Texas A&M University, was interviewed about his demographic research on Chinese immigration to the U.S. on WOAI (San Antonio) on August 18, 2011, Voice of America on August 28, 2011, KRLD (Dallas) on October 12, 2011, and the Houston Chronicle on November 20, 2011. He also co-authored two op-eds, which appeared in the Houston Chronicle on August 13 and in the San Jose Mercury News on August 19,  about his research on China’s unbalanced sex ratio at birth. Additionally, his research was the subject of an op-ed by Alexandra Harney, which appeared in the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune on December 19. Poston was also quoted about the world reaching a population of 7 billion in an October 30 Reuters article, October 31 MSNBC.com, Annenberg TV News, and International Business Times articles, November 1 EWTN Global Catholic Network and Catholic News Agency articles, and was interviewed on October 31 on Canadian Broadcasting Company’s “Connect with Mark Kelley” about the same topic. 

Robert Putman, Harvard University, was mentioned in an op-ed that appeared in a Wichita Eagle on March 10 articleabout engaging young voters.

Virginia Rutter, Framingham State University, wrote a letter to the editor, which appeared in the February 20 New York Times, on the importance of education for women.

Jan E. Stets, University of California-Riverside, and  Michael J. Carter, California State University-Northridge, were quoted in a February 23 post on the Orlando Sentinel’s The Religion World blog about their American Sociological Review study, which posits a theory of moral behavior.

Jeff Timberlake, University of Cincinnati, was quoted in a March 12 Cincinnati.com article about Wyoming, OH.

Christian Vaccaro, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was quoted in a January 30 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article about his Social Psychology Quarterly study on mixed martial arts fighters, which attempts to shed light on how men manage their fears. The article also quotes R. Tyson Smith, Brown University.

Barry Wellman, University of Toronto, was interviewed on NPR’s “Morning Edition” on February 21 about why Twitter connections are considerably more parochial than imagined.

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Wendell Bell, Yale University, received a 2011 Laurel award from the Foresight Network for his outstanding services to futures thinking and lifetime achievements in futures research.

Jui-shan Chang has received the USA Best Books 2011 Awards from USA Book News for the category of Health: Sex and Sexuality and the 2011 Reader Views Literary Awards for the category of Humanities for his book, Making a Meal of It: Sex in Chinese and Western Cultural Settings.

Michael Schulman received the Lifetime Mentorship Award from the Sociology Graduate Student Association at North Carolina State University.

Christian Smith, University of Notre Dame, and Patricia Snell, Rice University, were awarded the Lilly Fellows Book Award 2010-2011 for their book, Souls in Transition: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Young Adults.

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Jean Van Delinder has been appointed Associate Dean of the Graduate College at Oklahoma State University.

David Featherman has retired from the University of Michigan . He will continue to write, focusing on fiction.

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Daniel Escher, University of Notre Dame, received a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation, which provides three years of funding. He will use the fellowship to research his dissertation on mountain-top removal coal mining in central Appalachia.

Justin Farrell, University of Notre Dame, received a Graduate Research Fellowship with the Notre Dame Center for Aquatic Conservation.

Leslie Hossfeld, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, was elected President-elect of the Southern Sociological Society.

Julie Shayne, University of Washington-Bothell, will have her book, They Used to Call Us Witches: Chilean Exiles, Culture, and Feminism, added to the holdings at the Museo de la Memoria y Los Derechos Humanos (Museum of Memory and Human Rights) in Santiago, Chile.

Stephanie Moller Smith, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, was elected Vice President-elect of the Southern Sociological Society.

Stephen J. Morewitz’s book, Stalking and Violence. New Patterns of Trauma and Obsession, is ranked number two on Amazon.com in the field of Stalking, Psychology.

John Myles, University of Toronto, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Katholieke Universiteit de Leuven (Belguim) in recognition of his life’s work on the politics of old-age security policy.

Brian Starks, University of Notre Dame, is the new editor of The Catholic Conversation blog for the Catholic Social and Pastoral Research Initiative.

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New Books

Kathleen Blee, University of Pittsburgh, Democracy in the Making: How Activist Groups Form (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Kathleen Blee, University of Pittsburgh, and Sandra McGee Deutsch, Eds., Women of the Right: Comparisons and Interplay across Borders (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2012).

Amy Blackstone, University of Maine, Principles of Sociological Inquiry: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods (Flatworld Knowledge, 2012).

Ursula Castellano, Ohio University, Outsourcing Justice: The Role of Nonprofit Caseworkers in Pretrial Release Programs (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2011).

Cynthia Fuchs Epstein, Graduate Center-CUNY, Women in Law (Quid Pro Books EBook, 2012).
Jennifer L. Hochschild, Vesla M. Weaver, and Traci R. Burch, all of Harvard University, Creating a New Racial Order: How Immigration, Multiracialism, Genomics, and the Young Can Remake Race in America (Princeton University Press, 2012).

Edith W. King, Social Thought on Education (Amazon: Kindle, 2011); Teaching in an Era of Terrorism, 3rd ed. (Amazon: Kindle, 2011).

Jennifer C. Lena, Barnard College, Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music (Princeton University Press, 2012).

Eric Klinenberg, New York University, Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone (Penguin Press HC, 2012).

Jerome Krase, Brooklyn College-CUNY, Seeing Cities Change: Local Cultures and Class (Ashgate, 2012).

Susan Archer Mann, University of New Orleans, Doing Feminist Theory: From Modernity to Postmodernity (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Daniel Marschall, George Washington University, The Company We Keep: Occupational Community in the High-Tech Network Society (Temple University Press, 2012).

Kristen E. Smith, University of New Hampshire, and Ann R. Tickamyer, Pennsylvania State University, Eds., Economic Restructuring and Family Well-Being in Rural America (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2011).

Amy L. Stone, Trinity University, Gay Rights at the Ballot Box (University of Minnesota Press, 2012).

Ann R. Tickamyer, Pennsylvania State University, and Siti Kusujiarti, Warren Wilson College, Power, Change, and Gender Relations in Rural Java:  A Tale of Two Villages (Ohio University Press, 2012).

David W. Woods, Southern Connecticut State University, Democracy Deferred: Civic Leadership after 9/11 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

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New Section: Sociology of Consumers and Consumption. The new ASA section-in-formation, Sociology of Consumers and Consumption, is looking for members. For more information on the section and section membership, contact Dan Cook at dtcook@camden.rutgers.edu or visit www.asanet.org/sections/consumers.cfm.

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Caught in the Web

Economic Sociology and Political Economy Academic Community Facebook Page. This community gathers researchers, faculty, and students interested in the fields of economic sociology. It already has more than 1,100 members from 40 countries around the world (mostly from the United States). Our goal is to establish a useful common platform on which we can share relevant information, exchange ideas, and create collaborations. Interested individuals are welcome to join this community by liking us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EconSociology.

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Summer Programs

2012 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Summer Institute on Social and Behavioral Intervention Research. July 9-13, 2012, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY. The NIH Summer Institute will address essential conceptual, methodological, and practical issues involved in planning and carrying out research on the impact of behavioral and social interventions on health outcomes, health behavior, and treatment. Such interventions are relevant to NIH public health goals of preventing morbidity and mortality and promoting health and well-being for persons with medical and behavioral disorders and conditions. The Institute is intended for junior investigators who have completed their doctorate and who plan to develop NIH grant applications for research in this area. Deadline: April 27, 2012. conferences.thehillgroup.com/obssrinstitutes/si2012/index.html.

The Knapsack Institute: Transforming Teaching and Learning. June 6-9, 2012, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. The Knapsack Institute supports faculty across the nation as they create curriculum and pedagogy to integrate race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class and other forms of social inequality into their work and strive to create inclusive classrooms. The Knapsack Institute provides educators with a framework for teaching about the matrix of privilege and oppression. Our interactive, collaborative Institute welcomes all educators and provides a forum for sharing ideas and strategies; emphasizes pedagogical approaches to teaching diversity, privilege, and intersectionality; provides professional growth and development, including graduate level academic credit; supplies mentoring and leadership development; supports curriculum building; provides hands-on activities, tools and practices that can be replicated; includes strategies for dealing with resistance; provides suggestions for creating institutional change in your organization; and teaches resources and networking to support on-going change. www.uccs.edu/~knapsack/.


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