December 2012 Issue • Volume 40 • Issue 9

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Contemporary Justice Review Special Issue: Anarchism as a Foundation for Justice. Contemporary Justice Review welcomes papers that focus on the theory of anarchism as it relates to justice as well as on practices that serve to meet the needs of all in different social situations. Anarchism is regarded as a needs-based perspective on social life whose aims are best achieved through nonviolent means. Articles might suggest or outline anarchist strategies for fostering families, schools, and places of work that take into account the needs of all, structurally as well as in the daily practices of those involved in these social arrangements. Articles focusing more broadly on economic and sociopolitical issues as they impact the principles and processes of justice are also welcome. We will gladly welcome any work on the ecology movement, animal rights movement, local food movement, sustainable agriculture movement, and/or restorative justice movement. Deadline: April 15, 2013. Contact: Dennis Sullivan at

Feminist Criminology Special Issue: 30th Anniversary of the Division on Women & Crime. In November 2014, the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Women & Crime (DWC) will be celebrating its 30th anniversary. In honor of this milestone event, the Division’s official journal, Feminist Criminology, is soliciting papers for a special issue commemorating the DWC’s 30th anniversary. Papers for this issue will be divided into three categories but will have one unifying theme: an assessment of the “state of the discipline” for feminist criminology. The three categories include: Feminist criminological theorizing, Feminist criminological methodology, and Feminist criminological praxis. All papers should be anchored in an analysis of current best practices for feminist criminology. Empirical analyses are preferred, but theoretical essays also may be submitted. Deadline: April 19, 2013. Contact: Susan Sharp at or Amanda Burgess-Proctor at;

The Michigan Sociological Review is pleased to announce its upcoming special edition (Vol. 27, Spring 2013): Social Construction of Difference and Inequality. Topics salient to inequality and difference are welcome. All manuscripts are to be in ASA format and sanitized (remove author self-references) for review. Deadline: February 28, 2013. Contact:;


11th Conference of the European Sociological Association, August 28-31, 2013, University of Turin, Italy. Theme: “Crisis, Critique and Change.” The conference calls for research, explanations, and reflections on the causes of the crisis and its effects, both on the political agenda, and on individuals’ and family lives. We look for sociological contributions to foster an understanding of the crisis and the dual role of critique in interpreting and affecting changes. Deadline: February 1.

18th International Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology, July 4-6, 2013, ISEG, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. Theme: “Technology in the Age of Information.” A main aim of the conference is to encourage debate on the cultural, social, economic, political, and ethical implications of advances in information and media technology. Digital networks and computerized technological systems have enlarged the domain of human technological action and responsibility, which raises new questions about the impacts of globalization and of the expanding information economy on the public and cultural spheres. Reflecting on the emergence of information and communication technologies (ICTs), several questions may be raised. Contributions from a variety of disciplines are encouraged. Deadline: February 1, 2013. Contact:;

2014 Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, April 10-13, 2014, Atlanta, GA. Theme: “Crossing Borders.” The history of the United States is a product of migrations – internal and international. Along with people, goods, and ideas crossed these borders, reshaping the composition and character of the American people. The theme for the 2014 conference seeks to examine, in all their complexity, a broad array of border crossings and “encounters” in U.S. history, highlighting the contributions and challenges presented by those who transcended borders to redefine their lives or flee the constraints of their pasts. The program committee invites the submission of panels and presentations that deal with the themes of the conference and other important issues in American history. Teaching sessions and professional development sessions are also welcome. Deadline: February 15, 2013.

Collaboration among Government, Market, and Society: Forging Partnerships and Encouraging Competition, May 25-26, 2013, Shanghai, China. The conference will examine the various aspects of collaboration from theoretical and empirical perspectives in a cross-national setting. It requests proposals for high-quality, theory-driven papers. Collaboration and competition among government, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations have been growing trends over the years and have fundamentally shaped the values, operations, responsibilities, and results of public management. Synergy is sought to deal with complex issues that are best handled by multiple agencies or actors. With varying results, different forms of collaboration, from competitive outsourcing to long-term public/private partnerships, have been used in countries with different political, social, economic, and cultural backgrounds. While new opportunities are created, collaboration induces boundary blurring that poses challenges to public management regarding its missions, core technologies and competencies, the nature of its performance, and accountability. Partnerships may also impose constraints on competition, and vice versa. Deadline: December 31, 2012.

International Congress on Sociology of Law and Political Action (ISA/RCSL), September 3-6, 2013, Toulouse, France. Workshop: “Environment and the Law: Popular Struggles, Popular Epidemiology and other Forms of Resistance ‘from Below’ in Worldwide Areas at Risk”. This workshop aims to explore how lay-actors’ reactions to environmental manipulations attempted by states and corporations challenge the law, the policies concerning the development of the areas, and the notion of general interest, citizenship, etc. In particular, postcolonial reflections on the relations between space, “development,” and the law are welcomed. The workshop is open to any kind of method, but it favors qualitative and ethnographic investigations on the subject. Deadline: February 1, 2013.

International Workshop on Religion, Law and Policy Making: European Norms and National Practices in Eastern Europe and the Russian Federation, June 13-14, 2013, Tartu, Estonia. The goal of the workshop is to advance the multidisciplinary study of the processes—cultural, economic, political, and legal—of European integration related to the patterns of interaction among religion, policies and law in post-communist countries of Eastern Europe. The complex interplay among European and national law and law, policy, and religion at the levels of nation and European Union is approached from jurisprudential, religious, sociological, cultural, historical, and political perspectives. Deadline: February 11, 2013. Contact: Alar Kilp at, Jerry G. Pankhurst at, or William B. Simons at;

Power and Justice in the Contemporary World-Economy, August 9, 2013, Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City. This one-day conference will focus on highlighting sociologists’ contributions to contemporary struggles for social justice around the world.  It is co-sponsored by four ASA sections and is being held the day before the opening of the ASA annual meeting in New York. The conference program is open and all proposals for participation on topics related to power and justice in the contemporary world-economy will be considered. Deadline: February 23, 2013.

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) 63rd Annual Meeting, August 9-11, 2013, New York, NY. Theme: “Re-imagining Social Problems: Moving Beyond Social Constructionism.” SSSP is an interdisciplinary community of scholars, practitioners, advocates, and students interested in the application of critical, scientific, and humanistic perspectives to the study of vital social problems. Each participant is permitted to submit one sole-author paper and one critical dialogue paper, but additional co-authored papers may be submitted. Critical Dialogue sessions include short (5 minute) presentations by eight authors followed by an engaged dialogue that critically explores connections among the papers. The audience will have an opportunity to participate in the dialogue as well. Deadline: January 31, 2013. Contact:;

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February 1, 2013. Fifth Annual Medicine and the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX. Contact:;

February 14-16, 2013. Australian and New Zealand Studies Association of North America 20th Annual Conference, Georgetown University, Washington, DC. Contact: Patricia O’Brien at;

February 16, 2013. 34th Annual Meeting of the Hawaii Sociological Association, Honolulu Community College, Honolulu, HI. Theme: “Critically Examining Structures of Inequality: Encouraging Agency and Creating Change.” Contact:;

March 18-20, 2013. 2013 International Labour Process, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Contact:;

March 27-30, 2013. 93rd Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Sociological Association, New Orleans, LA. Theme: “New Social Media and Life, Politics, and Society in the Early 21st Century.” Contact: Cynthia Cready at;

March 27-30, 2013. Midwest Sociological Society (MSS) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Theme: “Integrating the Sociology Eclectic: Teaching, Research and Social Activism.” Contact: Barbara Keating and Kimberly Maas at;

March 27-30, 2013. Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, Wardman Park Marriott Hotel, Washington DC. Contact:;

March 29-31, 2013. Australian International Cultural and Educational Institute Online Conference on Multidisciplinary Social Sciences.

April 9-13, 2013. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographer, Los Angeles, CA.

April 10-13, 2014. 2014 Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. Theme: “Crossing Borders.”

May 17-19, 2013. International Conference of Half Century of Migration and Regional Integration in South China, Pearl River Delta Social Research Centre, CUHK-Shenzhen Research Institute, Shenzhen, China. Contact:;

May 22-26, 2013. Religion, Spirituality, and the Politicization of Sexualities in the United States Panel at the French Association for American Studies Annual Meeting, Angers, France. Contact: Guillaume Marche at; 10.

May 25-26, 2013. Collaboration among Government, Market, and Society: Forging Partnerships and Encouraging Competition, Shanghai, China.

June 6-8, 2013. Society for Menstrual Cycle Research 20th Biennial Conference, Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY. Theme: “Making Menstruation Matter.”

June 6-9, 2013. Labor & Employment Relations Association First Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO. Contact:;

June 13-14, 2013. International Workshop on Religion, Law and Policy Making: European Norms and National Practices in Eastern Europe and the Russian Federation, Tartu, Estonia. Contact: Alar Kilp at, Jerry G. Pankhurst at, or William B. Simons at;

July 1-3, 2013CEPE 2013 Conference, Autónoma University, Lisbon, Portugal.Theme: “Ambiguous Technologies: Philosophical Issues, Practical Solutions, Human Nature.”

July 4-6, 2013. 18th International Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology, ISEG, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. Theme: “Technology in the Age of Information.” Contact:;

August 9, 2013. Power and Justice in the Contemporary World-Economy, Hotel Pennsylvania, New York, NY.

August 9-11, 2013. The Society for the Study of Social Problems 63rd Annual Meeting, New York, NY. Theme: “Re-imagining Social Problems: Moving Beyond Social Constructionism.” Contact:;

August 28-31, 2013. 11th Conference of the European Sociological Association, University of Turin, Italy. Theme: “Crisis, Critique and Change.”

September 3-6, 2013. International Congress on Sociology of Law and Political Action (ISA/RCSL), Toulouse, France. Workshop: “Environment and the Law: Popular Struggles, Popular Epidemiology and other Forms of Resistance ‘from Below’ in Worldwide Areas at Risk.”

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American Philosophical Society Research Programs. Franklin Research Grants. This program of small grants to scholars is intended to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the cost of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses. Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. Deadline: December 17, 2012. Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research. This Fund encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Grants will be available to doctoral students who wish to participate in field studies for their dissertations or for other purposes. Deadline: February 1, 2013. Contact: Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, (215) 440-3429;;

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Research Grant Program funds research on a wide variety of topics related to the mission of LSAC. Specifically included in the program’s scope are projects investigating precursors to legal training, selection into law schools, legal education, and the legal profession. To be eligible for funding, a research project must inform either the process of selecting law students or legal education itself in a demonstrable way. The program welcomes proposals for research proceeding from any of a variety of methodologies, a potentially broad range of topics, and varying time frames. Proposals will be judged on the importance of the questions addressed, their relevance to the mission of LSAC, the quality of the research designs, and the capacity of the researchers to carry out the project. Deadlines: February 1 and September 1.

National Science Foundation (NSF) New Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Sciences (IBSS) Competition. The new IBSS competition will support the conduct of interdisciplinary research by teams of investigators in the social and behavioral sciences. Emphasis is placed on support for research that involves researchers from multiple disciplinary fields, that integrates scientific theoretical approaches and methodologies from multiple disciplinary fields, and that is likely to yield generalizable insights and information that will advance basic knowledge and capabilities across multiple disciplinary fields. The two types of projects that may be supported by IBSS are IBSS large interdisciplinary research projects (with maximum awards of $1,000,000) and IBSS interdisciplinary team exploratory projects (with maximum awards of $250,000). Deadline: January 23, 2013. Contact: Thomas Baerwald at tbaerwal@nsf.govand Brian Humes;

The Society for the Study of Social Problems 2013 Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship. Persons identified as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Asian-American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or American Indian or Alaska Native and accepted into an accredited doctoral program in any one of the social and/or behavioral sciences are invited to apply for the $12,000 Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship. All applicants must be a current member and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States when applying. Deadline: February 1, 2013. Contact: Alfonso R. Latoni at;

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American Research Center in Sofia (ARCS) Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Six-month Postdoctoral Fellowship is available for scholars currently teaching at an American institution of higher education or independent scholars who have received their PhD within the last 10 years and are United States citizens or noncitizens with at least three years of residence in the United States. In accordance with the mission of ARCS, the fellowship is open to candidates whose research focuses on any aspect of the humanities and social sciences of Bulgaria and the Balkans from antiquity to the present day. Deadline: December 31, 2012. Contact: Eric De Sena,;

Jefferson Science Fellowship (JSF). Tenured or similarly ranked academic scientists, engineers, and physicians from U.S. institutions of higher learning who are U.S. citizens are eligible for selection as Jefferson Science Fellows (JSF). Each Fellow will spend one year at the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for an onsite assignment in Washington, DC, which may also involve extended stays at U.S. foreign embassies and/or missions. While in general JSF assignments will involve providing up-to-date expertise in the rapidly advancing science, technology, engineering, and medical arenas that routinely impact the policy decisions encountered by the U.S. Department of State/USAID, each fellow will also be expected to become conversant with the functional operation of the U.S. Department of State/USAID. In doing so, the JSF program complements and enhances the existing efforts by the permanent staff within the U.S. Department of State/USAID. Following the fellowship year, the Jefferson Science Fellow will return to his/her academic career but will remain available to the U.S. Department of State/USAID for short-term projects over the subsequent five years. Deadline: January 14, 2013. Contact:;

Predoctoral Fellowship: Multidisciplinary Training in Gender, Sexuality, and Health. The Department of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health will offer at least one and possibly two Predoctoral Fellowships in Gender, Sexuality and Health to PhD applicants entering in the fall of 2013. This fellowship is funded by a training grant award from the National Institute of Child Health and Development, Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch. Fellowships cover tuition and a stipend and include monies for professional meeting travel and academic supplies.  Funding is guaranteed up to five years (although students will be encouraged to seek outside funding for their dissertation research).  Applicants must apply to and be accepted by the Department of Sociomedical Sciences before a training fellowship can be offered. Contact: Andrea Constancio at;

Public Health Prevention Service (PHPS) is a three-year training and service fellowship for master-level public health professionals. The fellowship focuses on public health program management and provides experience in program planning, implementation, and evaluation through specialized hands-on training and mentorship at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and in-state and local health organizations. The goal of the program is to prepare public health professionals for leadership positions in local, state, national, and international public health agencies. Fellows first work in program areas within the CDC. They are then placed in a field assignment with a public health agency. Fellows initially earn a salary equivalent to a GS-9 pay grade and advance to GS-11 with geographic adjustments. Fellows receive supervision and mentoring while working on multidisciplinary projects with public and private partners.

Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations. Fellowships are available for sociologists with an interest in economic sociology, the sociology of organizations, the sociology of work, labor movements, and/or political sociology for the 2013-2014 academic year. Fellows will study employee stock ownership, profit sharing, broad-based stock options, and broadened ownership of capital and economic democracy in the corporation and society in the United States. Several $25,000 and $12,500 fellowships will be offered by Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations to doctoral candidates, recent PhD graduates, and pre- and post-tenure scholars in the social sciences. Fellows may be in residence at their own university or visit Rutgers. Deadline: January 31, 2013. Contact: Joseph Blasi at;

UCLA Career Development Program in Cancer Prevention and Control Research. The Center for Cancer Prevention and Control Research, of the School of Public Health and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA, is now accepting applications for a post-doctoral career development program in population-based, multi-disciplinary cancer prevention and control research. The program is funded by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health and offers a strong foundation for a career in cancer prevention and control research, mentored research opportunities with senior faculty of national and international renown, coursework opportunities including the option of completing a MA-level course of study in public health, and compensation of $60,000 per year plus benefits and research support. Applicants must hold a doctoral level degree and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. New graduates and those in mid-career are encouraged to apply. Deadline: January 15, 2013. Contact: Barbara Berman (310) 794-9283;;

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21st Annual John Heinz Dissertation Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation in the Social Insurance Field. The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) is accepting applications for the John Heinz Dissertation Award for an outstanding dissertation in the field of social insurance. The award is designed to recognize and promote outstanding research by new scholars addressing social insurance policy questions. Presented annually in memory of Senator John Heinz, the winner will receive a $2,500 honorarium and the opportunity to participate in the 25th Annual NASI conference, with expenses paid. The dissertation award will be given to the best doctoral dissertation in the social insurance field completed between January 1, 2011 and October 15, 2012, addressing topics relevant to the design, planning, implementation, or evaluation of social insurance policy. Contact: (202) 452-8097;

North Central Sociological Association (NCSA) 2013 Student Paper Competition. Submit your paper to the competition for a chance to be published in Sociological Focus. The competition is broken down into two divisional awards: Graduate Student Division and Undergraduate Division. The competition is open to all students at two-year and four-year colleges, universities, and community colleges. The maximum length of a paper is 5,000 words (approximately 18-20 pages). An abstract of no more than 100 words must also be included. Papers with multiple authors will be considered provided that all authors are students in the same division category. Winners are expected to present their papers at the NCSA 2013 annual meeting to receive the monetary award. Deadline: January 7, 2013. Contact: Carolette Norwood at, Subject line: NCSA Student Paper Competition.

The Peter K. New Student Research Competition invites papers (maximum of 45 pages) based on original research in the general area of health or human services from students at the graduate or undergraduate level. The competition winner will receive $2,000 as well as a Baccarat trophy. Travel funds will also be provided for the winner to present the paper at the Society for Applied Anthropology Meeting in Denver in March 2013.  Second and third prizes will be awarded depending on the quality of the competition. Deadline: December 31, 2012. Contact:;

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In the News

Amy Adamczyk, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, was quoted in an October 18 article about her American Sociological Review study, which found that religious affiliation and residence in Muslim-majority nations influence sexual behavior. The study was also the subject of articles in a number of other media outlets including Yahoo!News on October 18, on November 19, the Washington Post on October 26, the Huffington Post on October 28, and the Deseret News on October 30.

Jennifer Ailshire, University of Southern California, was quoted in a November 18 article about her research finding that living in areas of high air pollution is a risk to seniors’ brain health and function.

Wayne E. Baker, University of Michigan, wrote a November 26 column, “Tolerance: Is it ‘Endlessly Increasing’ in America?”

Chloe E. Bird, RAND Corporation, wrote an October 8 commentary blog post for Ms. Magazine about how California improves on the Affordable Care Act by letting registered nurses dispense birth control.

Jason Boardman, University of Colorado-Boulder, was quoted in a November 1 article, “Balancing Social, Genetic Factors in How Friendships Form.”

Stephanie Bohon, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, was quoted in a November 8 article, “VA: In Wake of Election, Old Dominion’s Political Identity Shifts.”

Stephanie Bohon, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Kris Marsh, University of Maryland-College Park, and Clara Rodríguez, Fordham University, were quoted in a November 9 article, “The New America: What the Election Teaches Us About Ourselves.”

Robert Brulle, Drexel University, was quoted in a November 5 USA Today article about Hurricane Sandy and climate change.

Alec Campbell, Reed College, wrote a November 10 Oregonian column about how we ask a lot of our soldiers.

Andrew Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University, was quoted in a November 12 Baltimore Sun column, “A Victory for Creatures of the State.”

Jay Coakley, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, and Faye Wachs, California State Polytechnic University, were quoted in a November 26 Wired article, “Spreading Joy in Afghanistan and Cambodia, One Skateboard at a Time.”

Jordan Colosi, University of Wisconsin-Madison, wrote a November 5 Huffington Post column, “Life’s Race: Some Thoughts from a Sociologist on Election Day Eve.”

Matthew E. Dupre and Linda George, both of Duke University, were mentioned in a November 19 USA Today article about their study on unemployment and heart attack risks. The study was also the subject of articles in a number of media outlets including, the Los Angeles Times, BBC News, and the Associated Press on November 19, and Reuters and on November 20.

Morten Ender, United States Military Academy at West Point, was quoted in a November 18 New York Times article about the acceptance of gay and lesbian cadets at U.S. military academies following the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” The article referenced attitude data collected since 9/11 and recently published on in Armed Forces & Society with David Rohall, Western Illinois University. 

Lori Freedman, University of California-San Francisco, wrote a November 19 Huffington Post column about abortion.

William H. Frey, Brookings Institution, and Clara Rodríguez, Fordham University, were quoted in a November 8 Boston Globe article, “GOP Must Adapt to Ever-Changing U.S. Demographics.”

Hilary Levey Friedman, Harvard University, was mentioned in a November 15 article about why youth sports make parents crazy and which sports produce the craziest parents. She was interviewed on NECN’s “The Morning Show” about the same topic. She was also quoted in a November 8 Philadelphia Inquirer article, “‘Afterschooling’ No Punishment.”

Charles Gallagher, La Salle University, appeared on FOX 29 Philadelphia’s morning show four times in September and October discussing the most racist cities in the United States, affirmative action in the context of the Fischer v. Texas Supreme Court case, the relationship between increasing levels of poverty and violence, and trends in interracial dating. He also wrote a November 18 Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed about whites as a demographic group.

Brian Grim, Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, and Roger Finke, Pennsylvania State University, were quoted in a November 23 Star Tribune column about how religious tensions fuel global hostilities in digital age.

John L. Hammond, Hunter College and Graduate Center-CUNY, was interviewed on NY1 television on September 17 and in the Tehran newspaper Hamshari about the first anniversary of Occupy Wall Street on September 18.

Kevan Harris, Princeton University, was quoted in an October 27 Washington Post article about Iranian consumers in the face of sanctions.

Roderick Harrison, Howard University, and William H. Frey, Brookings Institution, were quoted in a November 10 Associated Press article about the United States’ changing demographics and the election. The article appeared in a number of media outlets including and The Fresno Bee.

William Helmreich, Graduate Center-CUNY, was quoted in a November 26 Jewish Week article about Jewish political candidates running for mayor and other positions in New York City.

Marcus Anthony Hunter, Yale University, wrote an October 17 New York Times letter to the editor about black populations in cities.

Carole Joffe, University of California-San Francisco, was interviewed in an October 22 public radio station WNYC story on the centrality of the abortion issue in the 2012 election.

Arne L. Kalleberg, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was quoted in a November 3 New York Times article, “For Some After the Storm, No Work Means No Pay.”

Roberto Patricio Korzeniewicz, University of Maryland, was interviewed in a November 10 story about the Latino vote on Univision’s “Perspectiva Nacional.”

Bridget Lavelle, University of Michigan, was quoted in a November 16 U.S. News and World Report article about her Journal of Health and Social Behavior study, which found that women often lose their health insurance after they get divorced.

Zai Liang, University at Albany, was quoted in an October 31 New York Times article, “Wary of Future, Professionals Leave China in Record Numbers.” 

Andrew London, Syracuse University, was quoted in a November 13 USA Today article about why powerful people engage in infidelity.

Robert Martin, Pennsylvania State University, and Kevin Dougherty, Baylor University, were quoted in an October 30 Huffington Post article, “Belief in Miracles on the Rise.”

Josh Meisel, Humboldt State University, was quoted in an Associated Press article about how his university has launched a research institute devoted to marijuana. The article appeared in a number of media outlets including the Huffington Post, the Miami Herald, and the Seattle Times on November 26.

C.J. Pascoe, Colorado College, was quoted in a November 5 Colorado Springs Business Journal article about how she was appointed to Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation’s research advisory board.

Charles Perrow, Yale University, was mentioned in a November 24 St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial, “A Record Fine for a ‘Normal’ Accident, With More to Come.”

Robert Putnam, Harvard University, was mentioned in a November 10 Plain Dealer article, “Anne Applebaum’s New Investigative History, ‘Iron Curtain,’ is Essential Reading.”

Phyllis Rippeyoung, University of Ottawa, and Mary Noonan, University of Iowa, were mentioned in a November 21 Chicago Tribune column about breastfeeding.

Nestor Rodriguez, University of Texas-Austin, was quoted in a November 7 Houston Chronicle article, “Some Immigration Advocates See Election as ‘Wake-Up Call’ for GOP.”

Andrew Schrank, University of New Mexico, was quoted in an Associated Press article about how income inequality continues to grow in New Mexico. The article appeared in media outlets including the San Jose Mercury News and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on November 14.

Kathleen Tierney, University of Colorado-Boulder, and Christine Bevc, University of  North Carolina-Chapel Hill, were mentioned in a November 6 article, “The Civilizing Power of Disaster.”

Yvonne Vissing, Salem State University, was quoted in a November 22 Boston Globe article, “Homeless to Home for Thanksgiving.”

Lisa Wade, Occidental College, and Paula England, New York University, were quoted in November 5 Atlantic column about the hook-up culture and how to encourage an alternative.

Ronald Weitzer, George Washington University, was quoted in a November 19 Portland Press Herald article about how many of the alleged clients in the Kennebunk prostitution scandal work or worked in a business associated with home building or construction.

Barry Wellman, University of Toronto, co-authored the October 16 Globe and Mail article “Two Tickets, No WASPs in Networked America.”

Martin Whyte, Harvard University, was quoted in a November 8 Reuters article, “China’s Leadership Challenge in New Era: Douse ‘Inequality Volcano.’”

W. Bradford Wilcox, University of Virginia, wrote a November 19 Washington Post “Guest Voices” blog post, “U-Va. Sociology Professor: Parenting in Red, Blue and Purple America.”

William Julius Wilson and Robert J. Sampson, both of Harvard University, Nancy Denton, University at Albany, Stephen Raudenbush, University of Chicago, Patrick Sharkey, New York University, Douglas S. Massey, Princeton University, Mary Pattillo, Northwestern University, and Stefanie DeLuca, Johns Hopkins University, were quoted or mentioned in a November 5 Chronicle of Higher Education article, “The Neighborhood Effect.”

Robert Wuthnow, Princeton University, was quoted in a November 3 Huffington Post column, “More God on the Quad: Religions on Campus.”

Yang Yang, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was quoted and Nicholas Christakis, Harvard Medical School, was mentioned in a November 19 Atlantic article on what boomer women can learn about aging from older women.

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Francis O. Adeola, University of New Orleans, received the 2012 Stanford M. Lyman Distinguished Book Award from the Mid-South Sociological Association for his book Hazardous Wastes, Industrial Disasters and Environmental Health Risks: Local and Global Environmental Struggles.

Amy Chasteen-Miller, University of Southern Mississippi, received the 2012 Sociological Spectrum Paper of the Year Award for her paper “On the Margins of the Periphery: Unassisted Childbirth and the Management of Layered Stigma.”

Adele E. Clarke, University of California-San Francisco, was awarded the 2012 John Desmond Bernal Prize for Distinguished Contribution to the Field by the Society for Social Studies of Science.

Melani Duvall, University of Louisville, received the 2012 Graduate Student Paper of Distinction Award from the Mid-South Sociological Association for her paper “Peer versus Professional Trainers: Educating Fraternities about Rape and Sexual Assault.”

Alondra Nelson, Columbia University, received the 2012 Letitia Woods Brown Award from the Association of Black Women Historians and the 2012 Association for Humanist Sociology Book Award for her book Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination.

Basudhara Sen, Oklahoma State University, received the 2012 Stanford M. Lyman Memorial Scholarship Award from the Mid-South Sociological Association for her proposed dissertation research “Ethnic Identity Formation and Ritual Dynamics: An Analysis of First Generation Asian Indian Immigrants in the United States.”

Kristi L. Stringer, University of Alabama-Birmingham, received the 2012 Stanford M. Lyman Memorial Scholarship Award from the Mid-South Sociological Association for her proposed dissertation research “Motherhood Stigma and Illicit Substance Use: The Impact of Socially Constructed Ideas of Motherhood on Treatment Seeking among Substance Using Women.”

Judith Treas, University of California-Irvine, is the 2012 recipient of the Award for Theoretical Developments in Social Gerontology presented by the Gerontological Society of America in cooperation with American University. 

Mary Wygle, Centenary College of Louisiana, received the 2012 Undergraduate Student Paper Competition Award from the Mid-South Sociological Association for her paper “Sex Toys, Child-raisers, and Home-makers: Hegemonic Gender Norms and College Women’s Sexual Experiences.”

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Roksana Badruddoja is the new Vice President of Research for the Partnership for the Homeless in Manhattan.

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Stephen J. Morewitz, California State University-East Bay, had a solo author exhibit, “Dr. Stephen J. Morewitz: a Retrospective,” at the California State University-East Bay Library, June 11- September 1.

Enrique S. Pumar, Catholic University of America, will coordinate Phase II of the Latino History Project at the Smithsonian in 2012-13.

Christian Smith, University of Notre Dame, had his work on the Science of Generosity project featured in a two-minute segment in the University of Notre Dame’s award winning “What Would You Fight For?” series. The segment aired on the local NBC affiliate during a home football game. 

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New Books

David L. Altheide, Arizona State University, and Christopher J. Schneider, University of British Columbia,  Qualitative Media Analysis, 2nd ed. (SAGE, 2012).

Patricia Hill Collins, University of Maryland, On Intellectual Activism (Temple University Press, 2012).

Frederic C. Deyo, Binghamton University, Reforming Asian Labor Systems: Economic Tensions and Worker Dissent (Cornell University Press, 2012).

Sally K. Gallagher, Oregon State University, Making Do in Damascus: Navigating a Generation of Change in Family and Work (Syracuse University Press, 2012).

John Gilliom and Torin Monahan, Vanderbilt University, SuperVision: An Introduction to the Surveillance Society (University of Chicago Press, 2013).

Jean Halley, College of Staten Island- CUNY, The Parallel Lives of Women and Cows: Meat Markets (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

Harry Hiller, University of Calgary, Host Cities and the Olympics: An Interactionist Approach (Routledge, 2012).

Shamus Rahman Khan, Columbia University, Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul’s School (Princeton University Press, 2012).

Donna King, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, and Carrie Lee Smith, Millersville University, Men Who Hate Women and Women Who Kick Their Asses: Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy in Feminist Perspective (Vanderbilt University Press, 2012).

Stjepan Mestrovic, Texas A&M University, Strike and Destroy: When Counter-Insurgency [COIN] Doctrine Met Hellraiser’s Brigade or, The Fate of Corporal Morlock (Algora, 2012).

John F. Padgett, University of Chicago, and Walter W. Powell, Stanford University, The Emergence of Organizations and Markets (Princeton University Press, 2012).

Enrique S. Pumar, Catholic University of America, Ed., Hispanic Migration and Urban Development (Emerald Press, 2012).

Jason E. Shelton and Michael O. Emerson, Blacks and Whites in Christian America: How Racial Discrimination Shapes Religious Convictions (New York University Press, 2012).

Robert A. Stebbins, University of Calgary, The Committed Reader: Reading for Utility, Pleasure, and Fulfillment in the Twenty-First Century (Scarecrow, 2013).

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Summer Programs

20th Annual RAND Summer Institute, July 8-11, 2013, Santa Monica, CA. Two conferences addressing critical issues facing our aging population: Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists and Workshop on the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging. Interested researchers can apply for financial support covering travel and accommodations.



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