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In the January 2005 issue of Footnotes, Rebecca Altman, Brown University, should have been included in the list of members of the Task Force on Public Sociologies on p. 3.

In the January 2005 issue of Footnotes, under “Members’ New Books,” the affiliation listed for T.P. Schwartz-Barcott should have read “Social Research Services.”

In the December 2004 issue of Footnotes, under the “People” heading on p. 14, the announcement should have read “Mary Frank Fox, Georgia Tech, has been named Chair of Theory and Research at the National Center for Women and Information Technology.”

In the December 2004 Footnotes article about National Science Foundation 2003 funding (p. 9), the Principal Investigator of the grant titled “Economic Liberalization, Democratization, and Social Policy Reform: Latin America and the Caribbean, Iberia, and the Antipodes,” should have read “Huber, Evelyne, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.”

Call for Papers and Conferences

Conference on Social Capital, September 21-22, 2005, Malta. Paper proposals should be a detailed, one-page abstract. Papers may be on topics such as the definition of social capital, the importance of social capital, social networks, community and diversity, or other related topics. .

Conference on Economy and Community, September 23-24, 2005, Malta. Paper proposals should be a detailed, one-page abstract. Papers may be on topics including neoliberal economics and compatibility economy-society, survival or dismantlement of Rhineland capitalism, decline of the middle-class economy, etc.

Sessions on the Sociology of African Religions, Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, November 4-6, 2005, Rochester, NY. Papers are sought for two subsessions exploring various aspects of the sociology of African religions. One subsession will explore current religious conflicts in Africa. A second session will explore aspects of African religions that have relevance for sociological thinking about religions in general. The Society may have a small amount of travel stipend for scholars coming from outside North America. Send abstracts by March 1, 2005, to James Spickard, Department of Sociology, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA; email submissions strongly preferred:

Sessions on the Sociology of African-American Religions, Annual Meeting of the Religious Research Association, November 4-6, 2005, Rochester, NY. Papers are sought presenting current research on the sociology of African-American religions. Depending on the papers submitted, there may be up to three subsessions. Suggested topics: African-American religion as an exception to American religious patterns; religion and politics in African-American communities; new patterns of African-American spirituality. Send abstracts by March 1, 2005, to James Spickard, Department of Sociology, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA; e-mail

Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics 9th World Multi-Conference, July 10-13, 2005, Orlando, FL. Papers accepted and presenters wanted for topics of research interests. For more information, visit

Global Studies Association-North America Annual Conference, May 12-15, 2005, University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Theme: “Crosscurrents of Global Social Justice: Class, Gender, and Race.” One-page abstract due March 15, 2005, to: Jerry Harris, 1250 North Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60622; email

New England Undergraduate Sociological Research Conference, April 1, 2005, Salem State College. Undergraduates are invited to submit papers by February 14, 2005, for presentation to Yvonne Vissing, Sociology Department, 335 Meier Hall, Salem State College, 352 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970; email


Journal of Applied and Clinical Sociology (JACS) requests submissions for its May 2005 issue. JACS is an official, peer-refereed publication of the Society for Applied Sociology and the Sociological Practice Association. Send an email attachment of the manuscript, an abstract of no more than 150 words, and a brief biographical statement by March 1, 2005. Send a $10 processing fee (waived for members of the Associations involved) to Jay Weinstein, Editor, Journal of Applied and Clinical Sociology, Department of Sociology, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 48197; email

Political Power and Social Theory welcomes empirical and theoretical work on the interdisciplinary understanding of the linkages between political power, class relations, and historical development. Submit manuscripts in electronic format to Remove references to author in body of the text in order to preserve anonymity during review.

Research in Social Science and Disability, an annual series published by Elsevier, seeks submissions on any relevant topic, including theoretical and critical papers, analyses based on qualitative or quantitative research, methodological or conceptual papers, but not papers related to medical or clinical aspects of disability, case studies, practice descriptions, or program evaluations. Papers should not exceed 40 double-spaced pages. Submit four copies by April 1, 2005, to: Sharon Barnartt, Department of Sociology, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC 20002; email

Resource Materials for Teaching and Course Syllabi, a revised edition by the American Sociological Association’s Sociology of Culture section, invites submissions of syllabi, class exercises, handouts, course projects, visual materials, and bibliographies. Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2005. Send materials in MS Word format only to William Holt, email:, or to the University of Connecticut, Department of Sociology, Manchester Hall, 344 Mansfield Road, Unit 2068, Storrs, CT 06269; (860) 486-4611.


March 21-23, 2005. British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2005. Theme: “The Life Course: Fragmentation, Diversity, and Risk,” University of York, England. Contact:

April 1, 2005. 2nd Annual Graduate Student Ethnography Conference. Theme: “Ethnographies of Practice: From the Local to the Global,” Stony Brook University. Contact:

April 21-22, 2005. The Znaniecki Conference, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign. Contact Adrian Cruz, Department of Sociology, University of Illinois, MC-454, 702 South Wright Street, Urbana, IL 61801; email:

May 9-11, 2005. The Erotic: Exploring Critical Issues 2nd Global Conference, Budapest, Hungary. Contact: Jones Irwin at and Rob Fisher at

May 19-22, 2005. International Sociological Association, RC 04. Sociology of Education Conference, Theme: “At the Margins of Adult Education, Work and Civil Society.” Contact Erja Moore or Minna Turunen, University of Joensuu, Department of Sociology, POB 111, 80101 Joensuu, Finland.

May 26-29, 2005. Global Awareness Society International 14th Annual Conference, Rome, Italy at the Grand Hotel Duca D’Este. Theme: “Global Awareness: From Multiculturalism to Transculturalism and World Peace.” Contact: James C. Pomfret, See

June 24-26, 2005. Third Joint Conference on Mathematical Sociology, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. Cosponsored by the Mathematical Section of the American Sociological Association and the Japanese Association for Mathematical Sociology. Contact the American organizer, Herm Smith, at, or the Japanese organizer, Dai Nomiya, at See

August 12-14, 2005. The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) 55th Annual Meeting, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. Theme: “Blowback: The Unintended Consequences of Social Problems.” Program Committee Co-Chairs: Tim Diamond, and PJ McGann, Place SSSP in the subject line of emails. See

October 14-15, 2005. Imagining Public Policy to Meet Women’s Economic Security Needs, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Contact: Marjorie Griffin Cohen, Chair, Women’s Studies, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby BC, V5A 2P1, Canada. .

October 27-29, 2005. Thomas J. Dodd Research Center 10th Anniversary Meeting, at the University of Connecticut. Theme: “Economic Rights: Conceptual, Measurement, and Policy Issues.” Contact: Lanse Minkler, Department of Economics, University of Connecticut, 341 Mansfield Road Unit 1062, Storrs, CT 06269; email


University of Colorado-Boulder Dissertation Fellowships in Media, Religion and Culture at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Three one-year dissertation fellowships of $12,000 each will be awarded to doctoral students/candidates at the dissertation proposal-writing stage, or who are in the first year after the dissertation proposal is approved. Supported by a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. Deadline: April 5, 2005. Contact: Scott Webber at Information and applications at:

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne will invite a leading scholar in political economy or economic sociology to spend six months in residence at the Institute, usually from September to February. Scholarships are awarded by the directors and recipients are paid a stipend according to the guidelines of the society. Send applications by March 18, 2005, to the Institute’s Managing Director, Wolfgang Streek, Max Plank Institute, Raulstrasse 3, 50676 Koeln, Germany; email

National Science Foundation. The solicitation for the Mathematical, Social, and Behavioral Sciences (MSBS) competition is now on the NSF website at The Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) and the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) in the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) invite research proposals for projects that advance the mathematical and/or statistical foundations of research in the social, behavioral, or economic sciences. Application deadline: April 5, 2005.

Social Science Research Council, Abe Fellowship Program. Applications are accepted and more information can be found at

National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces the 2005 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, a key component of the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research (see January 2004 Footnotes newsletter, p. 3, Public Affairs Update, and the November 2003 Footnotes Executive Officer’s column, p. 2.) The award supports scientists of exceptional creativity who propose pioneering approaches to major challenges in biomedical research. The goal of the program is to stimulate high-risk, high-impact research by enabling exceptionally creative investigators from multiple disciplines—including biomedical, behavioral, social, physical, chemical and computer science; engineering; and mathematics—to develop and test groundbreaking ideas relevant to NIH’s mission. The program is open to scientists at all career levels who are currently engaged in any field of research, interested in exploring biomedically relevant topics, and willing to commit the major portion of their effort to Pioneer Award research. Women, members of groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research, and individuals in the early to middle stages of their careers are especially encouraged to nominate themselves. Awardees must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents. In September 2005, NIH expects to make 5 to 10 new Pioneer Awards of up to $500,000 in direct costs per year for five years. The streamlined self-nomination process includes a 3- to 5-page essay, a biographical sketch, a list of current research support, and the names of three references. Submit nominations on the Pioneer Award website, at, between March 1 and April 1, 2005. For more information, visit, or email questions to

In the News

Richard Alba, University at Albany, was quoted in a December 8 New York Times article about the children of immigrants choosing to speak English over their parent’s language due to assimilation.

Joan Aldous, University of Notre Dame, was quoted in the Chicago Tribune on December 5 concerning gender inequities at the University.

James Beckford, Warwick University (Britain), was quoted in a December 8 New York Times article about Muslims in jail being neglected and leading to angry radicals. He was also interviewed on CNN International on December 11 about his research on Muslim prisoners in Britain and France.

Kimberly Brackett, Auburn University-Montgomery, was featured in a December 21 New York Times Science section article about her study on the embarrassment and hesitancy felt by young people buying condoms.

Kathleen M. Carley, Carnegie Mellon University, was mentioned in the December 12 New York Times Magazine in an article on “The Year in Ideas.” She was mentioned for her research on social networks, especially in regards to terrorist cells.

Tony Carnes, Columbia University, was quoted in a December 13 New York Times article about cultural impacts on marriage rates and other demographic characteristics of Russian-speaking immigrant women in the United States.

Lee Clarke, Rutgers University, had his commentary on worst-case disaster scenarios published in the January 2005 Natural Hazards Observer newsletter.

Thea Daniels, Harvard University student, was quoted in a January 19 New York Times article about recent comments by Harvard President Lawrence H. Summers regarding gender differences in science and mathematics achievement.

Peter Dreier, Occidental College, wrote an article for the fall 2004 issue of Progressive Planning about what to expect for President Bush’s second term regarding policies affecting the poor and cities.

Tina Fetner, McMaster University, was quoted in the December 7 edition of the Hamilton Spectator newspaper, in an article on holiday season spending and time crunches for working families.

Charles Gallagher, Georgia State University, was quoted in a December 24 New York Times article about parents trying to organize a multiracial play group for their children.

Sherri Grasmuck, Temple University, published an op-ed in the December 1, 2004, Philadelphia Inquirer about historic baseball fields in Philadelphia.

Larry Griffin, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was quoted in a December 25 New York Times article about the South’s slowly vanishing confederacy past.

Kenneth M. Johnson, Loyola University Chicago, was quoted in a December 23 Chicago Tribune article about couples with divorced parents in different geographic locations having difficulty deciding where to spend Christmas.

William Kandel, Economic Research Service, USDA, was quoted in an August 8 Chicago Tribune article that addressed nonmetropolitan Hispanic population growth and recent increases in the rate of foreign-born ownership of small farms.

Andrew Karmen was quoted in the December 24 New York Times in an article on the New York City murder rate declining.

Philip Kasinitz and Sharon Zukin, CUNY-Graduate Center, were both quoted in an article on immigrants and transnational video conferencing in the January 8 New York Times. Kasinitz was quoted in a December 13 New York Times article about cultural impacts on marriage rates and other demographic characteristics of Russian-speaking immigrant women in the United States.

Michele Lamont, Harvard University, was interviewed for an October 17 New York Times article on the state of theory after the death of Jacques Derrida.

Edward O. Laumann, University of Chicago, was quoted in the December 9 on public acceptance of sex research in the United States.

Seymour Martin Lipset, George Mason University, received recognition from the National Endowment for Democracy and the Canadian Embassy with the inauguration of a lecture series, which was the subject of a December 8 Washington Post article about that inauguration. Also mentioned in the article were Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former Brazilian President, for delivering the first speech and Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University.

Omar M. McRoberts, University of Chicago, was quoted in a December 22 Washington Post article about nativity scenes and other Christmas decorations being stolen.

William O’Hare, Annie E. Casey Foundation, was quoted in a story on child poverty in a November 19 issue of Time for Kids, the version of Time magazine designed for school age children.

Angela M. O’Rand and Mary Elizabeth Hughes, Duke University, were quoted and cited in a December 17 Washington Post article about their research about black baby boomers’ income being the same as the generation before.

H. Wesley Perkins, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, was quoted in the October 25 St. Louis Post-Dispatch about what colleges are doing to fight alcohol abuse on campuses.

Jack Nusan Porter, The Spencer Institute, appeared on Channel 4 News in Boston on November 16 discussing the level of force used by police to control crowds and the accidental killing of an Emerson College student who was partying in the streets after the Red Sox recently won the playoffs.

Paul Schervish, Boston College, was quoted in a December 23 Newsday article about children’s belief in Santa Claus and his spiritual role during the Christmas season.

Juliet Schor, Boston College, appeared on 60 Minutes on December 15 to discuss companies aggressively marketing toward “tweens” or kids between the ages of 8 and 13.

Kimberlee Shauman, University of California-Davis, was mentioned in a January 26, 2005, editorial by economist Robert J. Samuelson for her book Women in Science: Career Processes and Outcomes. She was also a guest on the January 27 Diane Rehm Show on National Public Radio on this same topic, gender differences in science and mathematics achievement and career choices.

Gregory D. Squires, George Washington University, was interviewed in the December 6 The American Banker on his recent edited book, Why the Poor Pay More: How to Stop Predatory Lending (Praeger/Greenwood, 2004).

Sherry Turkle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was quoted in the January 11 New York Times in an article about peoples’ secret lives and how the internet and simulation computer games can facilitate people leading double lives.

Karolyn Tyson, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was mentioned in the December 12 New York Times Magazine in an article on “The Year in Ideas.” Tyson and economist William Darity Jr. researched and concluded that black students and white students had the same attitude toward scholastic achievement and success.

Michele Wakin, University of California-Santa Barbara, was interviewed on KSBY Channel 6 News, about conditions for immigrant workers at Santa Barbara’s day labor line.

Mary C. Waters, Harvard University, was quoted in a January 19 New York Times article about recent comments by Harvard President Lawrence H. Summers regarding gender differences in science and mathematics achievement.

Ronald Weitzer, George Washington University, was quoted in a December 18 New York Times article about “sex workers movement,” a new wave of activism to protect prostitutes.

Barry Wellman, University of Toronto, was quoted in a January 10 issue of the New York Times about speculations regarding the future of technology and the Internet.

Harold L. Wilensky, University of California-Berkeley, was quoted in an op-ed piece in the November 15 New York Times regarding his research on the politics of taxing.

Bill Winders, Georgia Tech, published an article in the November 17 Atlanta Journal-Constitution considering the strength of George W. Bush’s “mandate” given the context of the recent election and his share of the vote and compared to other re-elected incumbents.

Maurice Zeitlin, University of California-Los Angeles, was interviewed on the December 15 Public Radio International show To the Point about Chilean politics and the ruling that former Chilean dictator, General Augusto Pinochet, was competent to stand trial.

Aviva Zeltzer-Zubida, Brooklyn College, Tony Carnes, Columbia University, and Philip Kasinitz, CUNY-Graduate Center were all quoted in the front-page story in the December 13 New York Times on the high rate of early marriage among Russian Jewish immigrants in the United States.


Association of Black Sociologists seeks submissions for its annual undergraduate and graduate student paper competition. Papers must be no more than 20 pages including references. Cash awards will be given for the top three papers and winners will present their papers at a conference session and attend an award presentation at the Association of Black Sociologists’ Annual Conference. Submit six copies to: John B. Diamond, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 6 Eppian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138; email

International Sociological Association (ISA) announces the fourth worldwide competition for young scholars engaged in social research. Applicants must be under 35 years of age on May 1, 2005, hold a Master’s degree in sociology, and submit an original, unpublished paper of no more than 6,000 words. Submit by April 1, 2005. Winners will be invited to present at the World Congress of Sociology in July 2006. For more information contact Kenneth Thompson, Pavis Centre for Social and Cultural Research, Faculty of Social Science, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, United Kingdom; email;

Law & Social Inquiry editors are pleased to announce a competition for the best journal-length paper in the field of sociolegal studies written by a graduate student. The winning paper will be published in Law & Social Inquiry and the author will receive a cash prize of $500. Entries should be received by March 1, 2005. Please send work to: The Editors, Law & Social Inquiry, American Bar Foundation, 750 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611; email;

Summer Programs

The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum announces a seminar for college/university faculty members in the social sciences (psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, etc.) who are teaching or preparing to teach courses with a Holocaust-based component. The objectives of the seminar are to strengthen participants’ background in Holocaust history; examine recent developments in Holocaust-based research in the social sciences; and review approaches for incorporating Holocaust history into college/university-level teaching. The seminar dates are June 8–21, 2005. Applications must be postmarked no later than April 8, 2005, and sent to: University Programs, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, DC 20024-2150; fax (202) 479-9726; email Candidates will be notified of the results of the application process by April 29, 2005.

Second International Graduate Summer School on “The Sciences and Humanities in a Changing World,” Lund University, Campus Helsingborg, Sweden, June 4-17, 2005. The overall goal is to contribute to a comprehensive critical discussion of desirable research strategies and adequate methodologies for the various sciences including humanities, and a thorough discussion of the role and impact of the sciences and research on society at large. The program consists of three simultaneously running two-week courses with discussion groups; a workshop on how to write academic journal articles, and presentations of papers/chapters of dissertations. A number of social events are planned. There is no tuition fee. It is offered to advanced undergraduates and graduate students, researchers and professors of different disciplines. For information on courses, scheduling, accommodation, and course credit, see Contact Alf Bang: email

Members' New Books

Robert C. Bulman, Saint Mary’s College, Hollywood Goes to High School: Cinema, Schools, and American Culture (Worth Publishers, 2005).

Peter Dreier, Occidental College, The Next Los Angeles: The Struggle for a Livable City (University of California Press, 2004).

Peter Dreier, Occidental College, Place Matters: Metropolitics for the 21st Century, 2nd edition (University Press of Kansas, 2004).

Michael P. Jacobson, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and CUNY-Graduate Center, Downsizing Prisons: How to Reduce Crime and End Mass Incarceration (New York Univeristy Press, 2005).

Philip Kasinitz, CUNY-Graduate Center, John H. Mollenkopf, CUNY-Graduate Center, and Mary C. Waters, Harvard University, editors. Becoming New Yorkers: Ethnographies of the New Second Generation (Russell Sage Foundation, 2004).

Candace Kruttschnitt, University of Minnesota, and Rosemary Gartner, University of Toronto, Marking Time in the Golden State: Women’s Imprisonment in California (Cambridge University Press, 2004).

Robert Lee Maril, East Carolina University, Patrolling Chaos (Texas Tech University Press, 2004).

Elianne Riska,University of Helsinki, Masculinity and Men’s Health: Coronary Heart Disease in Medical and Public Discourse (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004).

Gregory D. Squires, George Washington University, Why the Poor Pay More: How to Stop Predatory Lending (Praeger/Greenwood, 2004).

Raymond De Vries, St. Olaf College, A Pleasing Birth: Midwives and Maternity Care in the Netherlands (Temple University Press, 2005).

Judith T. Marcus, Zoltan Tarr, editors. Jews and Gentiles. A Historical Sociology of Their Relations (Transaction Publishers, 2004)


Laurie L. Gordy has been named division chair at Daniel Webster College.

Zoltan Tarr spent November at the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture of Leipzig University as Guest Scholar and delivered a lecture on historical sociology.

David Yamane has joined the sociology faculty at Wake Forest University.

Other Organizations

Sociologists for Women in Society 2004 Election Results
President-Elect: Christine Bose
Vice President: Catherine Zimmer
Career Development Chair: Denise Copelton
Social Action Chair: Virginia Rutter
Career Development Committee: Jennifer Keys
Awards Committee: Abby Ferber and Shirley Hill
Student Representative: Marcia Hernandez
Nominations Committee: Josephine Beouku-Betts and Rebecca Bach
Publications Committee: Mimi Schippers and Bandana Purkayastha
Membership Committee: Mary Virnoche and Heather Laube

Eastern Sociological Society 2005 Election Results
President: Philip Kasinitz, CUNY-Graduate Center
President-Elect: Nancy Denton, University at Albany
Vice-President: Annette Lareau, Temple University
Executive Committee: Ivy Kennelly, George Washington University; Robin Leidner, University of Pennsylvania
Treasurer: Claire Renzetti, St. Joseph’s University


Sarah Babb, Boston College, received the 2004 Viviana Zelizer Distinguished Book Award in Economic Sociology for Managing Mexico: Economists from Nationalism to Neoliberalism (Princeton University Press, 2001).

Brian Donovan, University of Kansas, won a 2005/2006 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for his project “Trials of the First Sexual Revolution: Legal Narratives of Consent and Coercion in New York City, 1900-1920.”

Sarah J. Hansen, University of Minnesota, received the Sociologists for Women in Society Undergraduate Social Action Award for the action site, The DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Amanda Lewis, University of Illinois-Chicago, won a prestigious national award for advancing human rights for her book, Race in the Schoolyard: Negotiating the Color Line in Classrooms and Communities, which is one of 10 winners of the 2004 Myers Outstanding Book Award, a competition of the Gustavus Myers Center.

Jessica Maass, University of Northern Iowa, received the Sociologists for Women in Society Undergraduate Social Action Award for the action site, Feminist Majority Foundation’s Get Out Her Vote.

Cara Margherio, University of Pittsburgh, received the Sociologists for Women in Society Undergraduate Social Action Award for the action site, Citizens for Global Solutions: Pittsburgh.

Stephen J. Morewitz, California State University-Hayward, won the 2004 Society for the Study of Social Problems, Crime & Delinquency Division Outstanding Scholar Book Award for his new book, Domestic Violence and Maternal and Child Health (Springer, 2004).

Harrison White, Columbia University, received the 2004 Viviana Zelizer Distinguished Book Award in Economic Sociology for Markets from Networks: Socioeconomic Models of Production (Princeton University Press, 2002).


Loren Frankel, died after an automobile accident on December 13, 2004, near Shepherdstown, WV.

Gene Levine died in Santa Monica, CA in the summer of 2004.

Ellen Mara Rosengarten died on December 9, 2004 after a short illness.

John F. Schnabel, formerly of West Virginia University, died on January 31, 2005, in Florida.

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