December 2013 Issue • Volume 41 • Issue 8

download pdfDownload full issue pdf


Related Links:

Call for Papers


Studies in Symbolic Interaction invites submissions for a second special issue on “Radical Interactionism,” from Norman K. Denzin, the series’ founding editor. Before submitting a completed paper, submit a three- to four-page summary of your proposed project. Deadline: July 1, 2014. Contact: Lonnie Athens at  


The British Sociological Association (BSA) Annual Conference 2014, April 22-25, 2014. University of Leeds. Theme: “Changing Society.” The British Sociological Association (BSA) invites submissions to its Annual Conference. Participants can present on any sociological research topic. Suggestions for grouped sessions within the open steams are welcomed. All BSA Study Groups are encouraged to contribute posters/papers and other activities. Deadline: January 17, 2014. Contact: . For more information, visit;

16th Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference, March 15, 2014. Evanston, IL. Theme: “Cultural Production and Reproduction.” The conference provides an opportunity for graduate students to share their ethnographic scholarship with one another and get feedback from faculty and other graduate students based in the Chicago area and beyond. Deadline; January 15, 2014. For more information, visit;

The Conference of Ethnography and Qualitative Research, June 5-7, 2014, Bergamo, Italy. Theme: “Ethnography of Disasters: History, Resistance, Struggles.” Papers with both ethnographic and qualitative contributions that deal with disastrous events in the widest possible sense; analyze the social, economic, historical, legal, and political context within which disasters develop; and explain how the restoration of normal life conditions are, or are not, pursued by different private and institutional actors. Deadline: February 17, 2014. Contact: Pietro Saitta at and Domenica Farinella at For more information, visit;

The Global Awareness Society International 23rd Annual International Conference, May 22-27, 2014, Montego Bay, Jamaica. Theme: “The search for peace in a challenging global environment.” This interdisciplinary conference invites presentations and panels from all areas of sociology, social work, and criminal justice with emphasis on international and global concerns. Full call for papers. Deadline: March 30, 2014. Contact: James Pomfret at, (570) 389-5177. For more information, visit;

International Conference on Capital, Labor and South-South Development, October 9-11, 2015. Ithaca, NY. Theme: “Capital, Labor, and South-South Development.” The dynamic of global development in the 21st Century differs from the historically unidirectional “North to South” flow of capital, technology, and models of development. Interested in original research papers within the context of South-South development. Deadline: January 31, 2014. Contact: Sarosh Kuruvilla at, Eli Friedman at, and Ching Kawn Lee at

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) 64th Annual Meeting, August 15-17, 2014, San Francisco, CA. Theme: “Fifty Years Later: From a War on Poverty to a War on the Poor.” 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. Deadline: January 31, 2014. Contact: For more information, visit;

Back to Top of Page


January 23-24, 2014 Danish Sociological Conference (DSC) 2014. University of Copenhagen. Theme: “Social Stratification and Inequality—Changing Social Dynames in the 21st Century.” For more information, visit;

April 2-5, 2014 Southern Sociological Society (SSS) Annual Conference. Charlotte Marriot City Center, Charlotte, NC. Theme: “Poverty, Social Policy, and the Role of the Sociologist.” Contact: For more information, visit;

Back to Top of Page


The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) is soliciting applications for the 2014 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. Deadline: February 1, 2014. Contact: Hoan Bui at For more information, visit;

Back to Top of Page


Columbia University Post-Doctoral Fellowship Position to begin September 2014. The goal of the fellowship is to train researchers whose work is focused on the ethical, legal, and social implications of advances in genetics, with a special focus on psychiatric, neurologic, and behavioral genetics. Training programs, which will generally last two years, include course work, mentored research activities, guidance in seeking research funding, and participation in the activities of the Columbia University Medical Center. All activities are designed to accommodate the skills and interests of the fellows. Candidates should have a doctorate (e.g., PhD, JD, MD) in the social and behavioral sciences, genetics or other basic sciences, and substantial empirical research skills. Deadline: February 1, 2014 Contact: Sharon Schwartz at

National Research Service Award (NRSA) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, sponsored by the Sheps (Cecil G) Center for Health Services Research. This fellowship program is intended to expand the pool of investigators capable of undertaking policy-relevant mental health and substance abuse services and systems research. It will assist persons with a doctoral degree in sociology to gain experience in applying research methods to the systematic analysis and evaluation of mental health, substance abuse services, and their associated public policy issues. Contact: Joseph P. Morrissey at For more information, visit;

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico invites applications for the Doctoral Fellowship program. Up to four new doctoral fellowships will be awarded to PhD students in sociology with educational and research interests that include health and health policy analysis and research. RWJF seeks to increase the participation of underrepresented groups (e.g., Hispanic, Native American, black, etc.) in the development, implementation, and analysis of health policy. Fellows will receive up to five years of funding support including paid tuition, a $27,000 annual stipend, and health insurance. Fellows also have access to travel funds for research or conferences, as well as statistical and writing support staff, office space, and a laptop computer for the duration of their fellowship. Deadline: January 15, 2014 Contact: Nancy Lopez at For more information, visit;

Rutgers University Beyster Professorship, Fellowship, and Related Fellows Programs for sociologists with an interest in economic sociology, sociology of organizations, sociology of work, labor movements, and political sociology for the 2014-2015 academic year to study of 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. Fellowships in the amount of $25,000 will be offered by the Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations to doctoral candidates, recent PhD graduates, and pre- and post-tenure scholars in sociology. Deadline: December 31, 2013. Contact: Joseph Blasi at and For more information, visit;

Back to Top of Page


2014 Outstanding Recent Contribution in Social Psychology Award. The Social Psychology Section of the ASA invites submissions for the Outstanding Recent Contributions in Social Psychology Award. In 2014, the award will be given to an article or chapter published between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2013. Nominations must include a PDF copy of the article or chapter and a brief statement (1-2 paragraphs) regarding its merits. Nominators must be members of the ASA Social Psychology Section; self-nominations are welcome. Deadline: February 1, 2014. Contact: Matthew O. Hunt at

Back to Top of Page

In The News

Pallavi Banerjee, Vanderbilt University, authored a June 19 post, “An Immigrant Wife’s Place? In the Home, According to Visa Policy,” on the Ms. Magazine blog.

Liberty Walther Barnes, Cambridge University, was quoted in an October 21 Atlantic article, “Men Have Biological Clocks, Too.”

Wendell Bell, Yale University, was interviewed for a Development of Market Engineering article on the sociological study of possible, probable, and preferable futures (published in Farsi in Iran).

Nick Berigan, East Tennessee State University, was quoted in an October 2 article, “Gov’t Shutdown Science: Why Human Nature is to Blame.” The article also appeared on and Yahoo!News on October 2.

Mary Bernstein, University of Connecticut, was quoted in an October 27 New York Times article, “Choosing to Say ‘I Don’t,” about why same-sex couples might not want to get married. The article also mentioned her book, The Marrying Kind?, which she co-authored with Verta Taylor, University of California-Santa Barbara. In addition, Bernstein was quoted in an October 22 Record article, “NJ Same-Sex Couples Now Face Big Question: ‘So, When are You Going to Get Married?’” She was also quoted in an August 30 Associated Press article, “Gay Marriage Push Looking to Unions, Immigrants.” The article appeared in a number of media outlets including U.S. News and World Report and the Huffington Post.

Joel Best, University of Delaware, was quoted in an October 29 Salon article, “Trick-or-Treating Nightmares are Urban Legends” and in an October 30 Chicago Tribune article, “Halloween Safety Worries Lead to ‘Trunk-or-Treating.’” He was also mentioned in an October 18 article, “Where Did the Fear of Poisoned Halloween Candy Come From?”

Donna Bobbit-Zeher, Ohio State University-Marion, was quoted in an October 29 Tribune article, “There’s No Optimal Family Size.”

Susan Brown, Bowling Green State University, Bradford Wilcox, University of Virginia, and Christine Schwartz, University of Wisconsin, were quoted in an October 26 article, “Marriage as a ‘Luxury Good:’ The Class Divide in who Gets Married and Divorced.”

Tom Buchanan, Mount Royal University, was quoted in an October 27 USA Today article, “Take Your Parents to Work? Good for Employees, Business.”

Jennifer Carlson, University of Toronto, was quoted in an October 25 Christian Science Monitor article, “Cop Kills California Boy Toting Toy Rifle; a Gun-Anxious Nation Pauses,” and in a September 18 CBC News article, “U.S. Gun Homicides, the Gap Between Perception and Reality.”

Wendy Chapkis, University of Southern Maine, was quoted in an October 28 Atlanticarticle, “Marijuana and the Modern Lady.”

Andy Clarno, University of Illinois at Chicago, was a guest on KPFA/Pacifica Radio’s “Against the Grain” for a segment on comparisons between the contemporary treatment of Palestinians and the treatment of blacks in apartheid-era South Africa.

Peter Conrad, Brandeis University, was mentioned in an October 20 New York Times Magazine article, “No Diagnosis Left Behind.”

David Cort, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, was interviewed on October 10 on The Daily Show where he discussed the health impact of immigration in a segment on illegal immigration.

Thomas Cushman, Wellesley College, was quoted in an October 26 New York Times article, “Chinese University Defends Outspoken Teacher’s Firing.”

Michele Dillon, University of New Hampshire, was recently interviewed on WGBH Boston Public Radio and was quoted in a September 19 Christian Science Monitor article about Pope Francis’s comments concerning abortion and sexual issues. She was also quoted in a September 27 Huffington Post article, “U.S. Catholic Women at Crossroads as Gender Gap Disappears: Will Pope Francis Make a Difference?” The article also quoted Mary Gautier, Georgetown University, William D’Antonio, Catholic University of America, and Patricia Wittberg, Indiana University-Purdue University.

Karla Erickson, Grinnell College, was interviewed on October 24 on Iowa Public Radio about the lives of those who care for people in the final stages before death.

Hilary Levey Friedman, Harvard University, was quoted in an October 29 article, “Did Hampshire College Group Ban Afro-Beat Band for Being ‘Too White?’”

Heather Gautney, Fordham University, wrote an October 11 Washington Post op-ed, “The Tea Party is Giving Anarchism a Bad Name.”

Thomas R. Hochschild Jr., Valdosta State University, was quoted in an October 17 Atlantic Cities article, “The Case for Cul-de-Sacs.” He was also mentioned in an October 27 Boston Globe article, “For Friendly Neighbors, Try a Cul-de-Sac.”

Megan Holland, University of Buffalo, and Simone Ispa-Landa, Northwestern University, were mentioned in an October 21 Atlantic article, “Black Boys Have an Easier Time Fitting In at Suburban Schools than Black Girls.” They were also mentioned in an October 22 article, “Study: Stereotypes Cause Black Boys to Adjust Better Socially Than Black Girls in Suburban Schools.”

Matthew W. Hughey, University of Connecticut, was interviewed in an October 1 Diverse Issues in Higher Education article, “Negative Qualities Ascribed to Blacks at Root of Discrimination by White Greek-Letter Groups” about his research on racism and collegiate fraternalism. He and his 2010 Social Problem’s study, “A Paradox of Participation: Nonwhites in White Sororities and Fraternities,” were mentioned in an October 2 USA Today column, on racial bias in fraternities.

Nathan Jurgenson, University of Maryland, was quoted in an October 3 Bloomberg Businessweek article, “Flirty Frat App Goes Philosophical: Snapchat Has Its Own Sociologist.” The article also mentions Nicholas Christakis, Harvard University, and Elihu Katz, University of Pennsylvania.

Lisa Keister, Duke University, was quoted in an October 28 article, “‘Bishop of Bling Catholics Aren’t Alone in Struggle with Wealth.”

Michael Kimmel, Stony Brook University, C.J. Pascoe, University of Oregon, Barbara Risman, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Tristan Bridges, The College at Brockport, were quoted in a May 31 Atlantic article, “What About the Guys Who Do Fit the ‘Gay Stereotype?’”

Eric Klinenberg, New York University, was quoted in an October 26 Al Jazeera America article, “From Katrina to Sandy: Better Than Where We Were.”

Maria Krysan, University of Illinois at Chicago, was quoted in a June 16 Chicago Tribune article, “Galewood Crossings at a Crossroad,” and a recent Los Angeles Times article about racial equality.

D. Michael Lindsay, Gordon College, wrote an October 27 Huffington Post article, “October’s Lesser-Known Holiday (The Most Important of Them All).” He was also quoted in a September 20 Washington Post article, “In Interviews, Gestures, Catholic Church Experts See Savvy Pope Wooing the Middle.”

John Logan, Brown University, and Roderick Harrison, Howard University, were quoted in an October 24 Al Jazeera America article, “Demographic Shift: Compton’s New Latino Majority.”

Jeff Manza, New York University, was quoted in an October 1 article, “Gov-Love was Fading Long Before the Shutdown: Study,” centered around a recent American Sociological Review study he co-authored with Clem Brooks, Indiana University. Manza and Brooks were also mentioned in an October 2 Slate article about their study.

Isaac William Martin, University of California-San Diego, was quoted in an October 16 Inside Higher Ed article, “Rich People’s Movements.”

Douglas Massey, Princeton University, and Nancy Denton, University at Albany, were mentioned in an October 30 Colorado Springs Independent article, “How Do We Even the Economic Scales for Americans?”

Theresa Morris, Trinity College, was interviewed on WPR and WNPR on October 22 and quoted in a article on October 23 about her research on c-sections, from her book, Cut It Out: The C-Section Epidemic in America (New York University Press, 2013).

Margaret K. Nelson, Middlebury College, was mentioned in an October 29 New Republic article, “Big Mother Is Watching You.”

Bridget Rose Nolan, University of Pennsylvania, was quoted in an October 1 Slate article, “Office Humor of America’s Counterterrorism Analysts.”

Freeden Oeur, Tufts University, wrote an October 18 op-ed, “Single-Sex Schooling Can Empower Black Boys.”

Aaron Z. Pitluck, Illinois State University, was the subject of an August 13 Bloomberg Businessweek article, “What Do Traders in Emerging Markets Want? Just Ask Them.”

Frances Fox Piven, The Graduate Center-CUNY, was the subject of an October 12 Salon Q&A, “Terrified Tea Party Reviving Slaveholder Ideology: Notorious Sociologist Talks to Salon.”

Dudley Poston, Texas A&M University, was interviewed by ABC News on July 10 about China’s so-called “left-over women” and on July 2 by London, England, radio station Monocle-24 about China’s new law that adult children must visit their parents. He also participated in a three-person panel discussion on China’s one-child policy that was broadcast worldwide on May 15.

Michael Rosenfeld, Stanford University, and Kevin Lewis, University of California-San Diego, were quoted in an October 21 USA Today article, “Internet Leads to Dates and Relationships, Pew Says.”

Barbara J. Risman, University of Illinois at Chicago, was quoted in a May 30 Today’s Chicago Woman magazine article about Chicago-area golf clubs that exclude women and she was a guest on Wisconsin Public Radio for a discussion about single-father households.

Robert J. Sampson, Harvard University, wrote an October 27 New York Times opinion article, “Division Street, U.S.A.” The article mentioned William Julius Wilson, Harvard University, Douglas Massey, Princeton University, Nancy Denton, University at Albany, and Patrick Sharkey, New York University.

Saskia Sassen, Columbia University, was mentioned in an October 2 Economist article, “Global Cities Revisited.”

Richard Settersten, Oregon State University, wrote an October 5 Oregonian op-ed, “We Need to Invest in Men (and Get Men to ‘Woman Up’): Guest Opinion.”

Theda Skocpol, Harvard University, was the subject of an October 17 Salon Q&A, “Tea Partyers’ Grave Fear: Why They Disdain Young People — Even Their Own!” The Q&A mentioned Frances Fox Piven, The Graduate Center-CUNY. Skocpol also co-authored an October 3 op-ed, “Worst Shutdown in Modern U.S. History.”

Darrell Steffensmeier, Pennsylvania State University, and Jennifer Schwartz, Washington State University, were mentioned in an October 14 Washington Post article, “Women Don’t Commit as Much Corporate Crime as Men,” about their recent American Sociological Review study.

Ray Swisher, Bowling Green State University, spoke at an invited White House conference on “Parental Incarceration in the United States: Bringing Together Research and Policy to Reduce Collateral Costs for Children” in August 2013.

Sudhir Venkatesh, Columbia University, was quoted in an October 24 Wall Street Journal review of his new book, Floating City: A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found in New York’s Underground Economy. He was also mentioned in an October 2 Baltimore City Paper review of his book.

Margaret Weigers Vitullo, American Sociological Association, was quoted in an October 17 SciDev.Net article, “Access to Science Defined as a ‘Continuum.’”

David Wachsmuth, New York University, wrote an October 28 Atlantic Cities article, “How Local Governments Hinder Our Response to Natural Disasters.” The article mentioned Lee Clarke, Rutgers University.

Lisa Wade, Occidental College, wrote an October 28 Pacific Standard article, “What People Really Think About Women, Men, and Feminists.” The article mentioned Sarah Sobieraj, Tufts University.

Tracy Weitz, University of California-San Francisco, was quoted in an October 9 Los Angeles Times article, “New California Abortion Law: More Dangerous Than Skydiving?”

Back to Top of Page


Amy Bailey, University of Illinois-Chicago, is the recipient of funding from the National Science Foundation for her new project, “Expanding Our Understanding of Victimization: A New Database of Individuals Threatened with Mob Violence.”

Julio Capeles-Delgado, University of Illinois-Chicago, doctoral candidate, is the winner of the first annual UIC Undergraduate Mentoring Award for Graduate Students.

Lorena Garcia, University of Illinois-Chicago, received the 2013 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award from the ASA Section on Race, Gender and Class.

Victor Nee, Cornell University, received the Academy of Management 2013 George R. Terry Book Award with Sonja Opper, Lund University, for their groundbreaking book Capitalism from Below: Markets and Institutional Change in China (Harvard University Press, 2012).

Back to Top of Page


Elizabeth Aranda, University of South Florida, began her three-year term as Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of South Florida.

Amy K. Bailey, University of Illinois-Chicago, joined the Sociology Department.

James C. Cavendish, University of South Florida, was elected to serve as the Executive Officer of the Association for the Sociology of Religion through 2016.

Pamela Anne Quiroz, University of Illinois-Chicago, joined the Sociology Department.

Erica Toothman Florida State University, joined the faculty in the Department of Sociology at the University of South Florida in August of 2013.

Meredith Williams, Washington State University-Pullman, and Renée Byrd, University of Washington, are both now assistant professor at Humboldt State University in its new Criminology and Justice Studies BA program.

Back to Top of Page


Melissa Abad, University of Illinois-Chicago, doctoral student, was accepted into the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Associations (ARNOVA) doctoral seminar.

Gretchen Arnold, St. Louis University, and Tristan Bridges, College a Brockport-SUNY, were elected to the Membership Committee for Sociologists for Women in Society.

Rebecca Bach, Duke University, was elected Treasurer-Elect for Sociologists for Women in Society.

Chloe E. Bird, RAND, was elected to the Nominations Committee for Sociologists for Women in Society.

Christine E. Bose, University of Albany-SUNY, was elected to the Publications Committee for Sociologists for Women in Society.

Wendy M. Christensen, William Paterson University, and Roberta Villalon, St John’s University, were elected to the Academic Justice Committee for Sociologists for Women in Society.

Mindy L. Fried, Arbor Consulting Partners, was elected to the Career Development Committee for Sociologists for Women in Society.

Lorena Garcia, University of Illinois-Chicago, was elected Sister to Sister Co-Chair for the Sociologists for Women in Society.

Lorena Garcia, University of Illinois-Chicago, was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.

Kathleen Gerson, New York University, and Jerry Jacobs, University of Pennsylvania, were elected the Co-Presidents-Elect for Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS).

Angela J. Hattery, Wake Forest University, was elected the next Secretary for Sociologists for Women in Society.

Robert A. Hummer, University of Texas-Austin will lecture on November 14, 2013 on “De-mystifying the Hispanic Paradox.” For more information, visit;

Sukari Ivester, University of California-Berkeley, has accepted an offer from California State University-East Bay as an Assistant Professor of Sociology.

Charles Kurzman, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was elected to the board of the Middle East Studies Association.

Thomas A. LaVeist, Johns Hopkins University, was elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies of Science.

Susan Lee, Boston College, was elected chair of the International Committee for Sociologists for Women in Society.

Sancha Medwinter, Duke University, was elected Student Representative for Sociologists for Women in Society.

Stephen J. Morewitz, Stephen J. Morowitz, PhD, & Associates, has co-edited the first Handbook of Forensic Sociology and Psychology (Springer, August 2013).

Anastasia H. Prokos, Iowa State University,  Carrie Lee Smith, Millersville University, and Wendy Washington, Borough of Manhattan Community College, were elected to co-chair the Awards Committee for Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS).

Marcia Segal, Indiana University-Southeast, was elected to the chair to the Discrimination Committee for Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS).

Elizabeth Vaquera, University of South Florida, was awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of South Florida beginning in August 2013.

Mary Virnoche, Humboldt State University, was elected as the Pacific Sociological Association Vice President-Elect.

Patricia Y. Warren, Florida State University, was elected to the Nominations Committee for Sociologists for Women in Society.

Christine L. Williams, University of Texas-Austin, was elected to the Publications Committee for Sociologists for Women in Society.

Back to Top of Page

New Books

Jacqueline Adams, University of California-Berkeley, Art Against Dictatorship: Making and Exporting Arpilleras Under Pinochet (University of Texas Press, 2013).

David Baronov, St. John Fisher College, The Dialectics of Inquiry Across the Historical Social Sciences (Routledge, 2013).

Shannon Elizabeth Bell, University of Kentucky, Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed: Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice (University of Illinois Press, 2013).

Catherine Bliss, Brown University, Race Decoded: The Genomic Fight for Social Justice (Stanford University Press, 2012).

Tamara Mose Brown, Brooklyn College-SUNY, Joanna Dreby, University of Albany-SUNY, Eds., Family and Work in Everyday Ethnography (Temple University Press, 2013).

Claire Laurier Decoteau, University of Illinois-Chicago, Ancestors and Antiretrovirals: The Biopolitics of HIV/AIDS in Post-Apartheid South Africa (The University of Chicago Press, 2013).

Al DeMaris, Bowling Green State University, and Steven H. Selman, University of Toledo, Converting Data into Evidence: A Statistics Primer for the Medical Practitioner (Springer, 2013).

Susan Eckstein, Boston University, Adil Najam Eds., How Immigrants Impact Their Homelands (Duke University Press, 2013).

Janet Gornick, The Graduate Center-CUNY, Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries (Stanford University Press, 2013).

Michael Hechter, Arizona State University, Alien Rule (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics) (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Gayle Kaufman, Davidson College, Superdads: How Fathers Balance Work and Family in the 21st Century (New York University Press, 2013).

Edith W. King, Worldmindedness Institutes of Colorado, Encounters with Social Thought, 2nd edition (Edith W. King, 2013).

Richard Quinney, Northern Illinois University, A Sense Sublime (Borderland Books/University of Wisconsin Press, 2013).

Jeffrey Ian Ross, University of Baltimore, Ed., American Indians at Risk (ABC-CLIO Publications, 2013).

Aili Mari Tripp, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Myra Marx Ferree, University of Wisconsin, Christina Ewig, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Eds., Gender, Violence, and Human Security: Critical Feminist Perspective (New York University Press, 2013).

Joseph Woelfel, University of Buffalo, Culture of Science: Is Social Science Science? (RAH Press, 2013).

Earl Wysong, Indiana University-Kokomo, Robert Perrucci, Purdue University, David Wright, Wichita State, The New Class Society: Goodbye American Dream? 4th edition, (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013).

Back to Top of Page

Summer Programs

21st Annual RAND Summer Institute, Santa Monica, CA. July 7-10, 2014 Two conferences addressing critical issues facing our aging population: Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists; Workshop on the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging. Interested researchers can apply for financial support covering travel and accommodations. For more information, visit;

Summer Institute for Israel Studies (SIIS) 2014. A program of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University, the Summer Institute (SIIS) helps college and university professors design new courses on Israel. The institute is a two-week seminar-in-residence at Brandeis and a weeklong study tour in Isreal. Over 200 faculty members from 180 universities worldwide have participated in SIIS since its inception in 2004. Faculty from the social sciences and humanities are invited to apply. Deadline: January 21, 2014. Contact: Keren Goodblatt at For more information, visit;

Back to Top of Page

New Publications

Issues in Race & Society: An Interdisciplinary Global Journal The Association of Black Sociologists (ABS) is pleased to announce the launch of Issues in Race & Society: An Interdisciplinary Global Journal. The Journal is an academic resource published through a partnership between the ABS and Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University. As the official journal of ABS, Issues in Race & Society will be produced bi-annually (Spring and Fall) and will emphasize sociological interpretations of race as one of the fundamentals of societal universal processes. The journal distinguishes itself as an interdisciplinary, comprehensive and global examination of the increasingly racial and racialized world that connects us all. The journal also provides a space where all voices can be heard and diverse conversations can occur about the relationships and interconnections between race, power, privilege, and location operating across cultures and societies. We encourage submissions that are multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural, theoretically diverse, informed by empirical data (both qualitative and quantitative), innovative, and respectful of diverse perspectives. For more information, see

Back to Top of Page

Print this article Connect on Facebook twitter

Special Announcement

Call for Papers is Now Open

Back to Front Page of Footnotes | Table of Contents