February 2011 Issue • Volume 39 • Issue 2

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In the December 2010 Footnotes article "ASA Awards Grants for the Advancement of Sociology," Elif Andac’s affiliation was listed incorrectly. Andac is a faculty member at the University of Kansas.

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Call for Papers


Richard R. Verdugo is issuing a call for chapter proposals for a book on the labor market experiences of Hispanics. Verdugo will gladly receive proposals that are either quantitative or qualitative. He is particularly interested in theoretically driven papers that address the diversity of the Hispanic population, gender, language, geographical trends, and immigrant status. For additional information, contact Richard R. Verdugo at RVerdugo@nea.org.

Norbert Elias, Social Theory and Key Issues, edited by Francois Dépelteau and Tatiana S. Landini. Norbert Elias has become one of the most important social scientists of the 20th century. His name has appeared frequently in textbooks and his books have been re-edited and translated all over the world. Our aim is to publish a book presenting rigorous comparisons between the work of Elias and other social (or human) scientists, either classical or contemporary. The comparison can also be on specific issues or concepts. The text would compare the work of Elias to the contribution of other key specialists of the selected issue. Texts on other related issues are welcome. Texts should be limited to 20 pages (double spaced), including bibliography. Deadline: May 1, 2011. Send submissions to Francois Depelteau at fdepelteau@laurentian.ca and Tatiana S. Landini at tatiana.landini@unifesp.br.

Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, a peer-reviewed volume, encourages submissions for volume 33 of the series. This volume will have both thematic and open-submission sections. For open-submission, submissions appropriate to any of the three broad foci reflected in the series title will be considered. The special section will focus on "new" and "old" media in social movements, conflicts, and change. We encourage submissions on the relationship between older media and social movements, conflicts or change, or between "new" media and social movements, conflicts or change. Deadline: May 16, 2011. Contact: Jennifer Earl at jearl@soc.ucsb.edu and Dena Rohlinger at drohling@fsu.edu. For more information, visit info.emeraldinsight.com/products/books/series.htm?PHPSESSID=ao67n2qdmb56lqa36v0k6mivb1&id=0163-786X.


3rd Joint Conference of the German, Austrian and Swiss Sociological Associations, September 29, 2011-October 1, 2011, Innsbruck University, Austria. Theme: "The New Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere." Abstract deadline: April 1, 2011. Contact: frank.welz@uibk.ac.at. For more information, visit www.soziologie2011.eu.

8th Annual Graduate Student Ethnography Conference, April 15, 2011, Stony Brook University-Manhattan Campus. Abstracts for presentations are welcome from graduate students using ethnographic methods, including field research and in-depth interviews. Papers of all topics are welcome. Preference will be given to research in advanced stages. Send a brief description of your work by March 1, 2011. Specify in your e-mail what stage your research is in and identify the methodology that you have used in the collection of your data. Include the title of your presentation, your university affiliation, and your contact information. Contact: sbethnographyconference@gmail.com; www.stonybrook.edu/sociology.

Association for Political Theory 2011 Annual Conference, October 13-15, 2011, University of Notre Dame. The Association for Political Theory (APT) welcomes proposals from all approaches and on all topics in political theory, political philosophy, and the history of political thought. Faculty, advanced PhD candidates, and independent scholars are eligible to participate. We also encourage faculty to volunteer as chairs and/or discussants. Each participant may submit one paper and one co-authored paper proposal. If you wish to participate as a chair and/or discussant, please note your areas of expertise and interest on the proposal form. You may offer to serve in both of these roles, but the program committee limits volunteers to one role to ensure broad participation in the conference. Participation in the conference requires membership in the association. Membership is free. Papers are available to APT members only, so conference participants will need to join APT in order to receive access to the archive. New APT initiative for 2011: Working Group Panel"Power, Democracy, and the City." This group is part of APT’s new Working Group initiative. Participants will engage in pre-conference dialogue as they prepare their papers, and the panel will serve as one moment in a longer collaboration. The format will enable scholars working on similar questions to learn from each other, develop their ideas over time, and create professional networks. Potential participants should submit proposals via the proposal form and must indicate that they want their proposal to be considered for the working group panel. Deadline: February 15, 2011. Contact: Alisa Kessel at akessel@pugetsound.edu and Amit Ron at amit.ron@asu.edu; apt.coloradocollege.edu.

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February 3-6, 2011. Sociologists for Women in Society 40th Anniversary Winter Meeting, El Tropicano Hotel, San Antonio TX. For more information, visit: www.socwomen.org.

February 15-25, 2011. XX International Conference on Addiction Problems, Tioman Island of Malaysia. Theme: "Drug Addiction Prevention And Molding a Healthy and Sober Life Among Young People." Contact: tel./ fax: + 7 (831) 421 13 21 or 251 96 59; mayurov@sandy.ru or mayurov@mail.ru; www.intacso.ru or www.intacso.com.

March 24-27, 2011. Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, St Louis, MO. Theme: "The Dynamics of Inequality." Contact: Mary Zimmerman or Pooya Naderi at mss2011@ku.edu; www.theMSS.org.

March 31-April 2, 2011. Eastern Community College Social Science Association 37th Annual Conference, Erie Community College-City Campus, Erie, PA. Theme: "The National and Global Impacts of Economic Collapse: Perspectives from the Social Sciences." For more information, visit www.ecc.edu.

April 15, 2011. 8th Annual Graduate Student Ethnography Conference, Stony Brook University-Manhattan Campus. Contact: sbethnographyconference@gmail.com; www.stonybrook.edu/sociology.

April 28-30, 2011. National Borders in the 21st Century 35th Annual PEWS Conference, Stony Brook University-SUNY. Investigating ongoing transformations in the purpose and meaning of national borders in the world. Contact: Timothy P. Moran at timothy.p.moran@stonybrook.edu.

June 29-July 1, 2011. The York Deviancy Conference, University of York. Theme: "Critical Perspectives on Crime, Deviance, Disorder and Social Harm." Contact: Josine Opmeer at josine.opmeer@york.ac.uk; www.york.ac.uk/sociology/about/news-and-events/department/deviancy-conference/.

September 29-October 1, 2011. The 3rd Joint Conference of the German, Austrian, and Swiss Sociological Associations, Innsbruck University, Austria. Theme: "The New Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere." Contact: frank.welz@uibk.ac.at. For more information, visit www.soziologie2011.eu.

October 13-15, 2011. Association for Political Theory 2011 Annual Conference, University of Notre Dame. Contact: Alisa Kessel at akessel@pugetsound.edu and Amit Ron at amit.ron@asu.edu; apt.coloradocollege.edu.

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2011 Wisconsin Longitudinal Study Pilot Grant Program. The Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will award two to three pilot grants to investigators using the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS) data for scholarly research. The WLS provides an opportunity to study the life course, careers, retirement, intergenerational transfers and relationships, family functioning, physical and mental health and wellbeing, morbidity and mortality, and gene-environment interactions from late adolescence to the retirement years. Selected recipients will receive $5,000 to support their research and a travel stipend to WLS training workshops. The training workshop will take place in Madison on August 11-12, 2011, while the research workshop will be held one year later. Deadline: May 27, 2011. Contact: Carol Roan at (608) 265-6196; roan@ssc.wisc.edu; www.ssc.wisc.edu/wlsresearch/pilot.

Beyster Fellowship. Fellowships are available for the study of employee stock ownership, profit sharing, broad-based stock options, and broadened ownership of capital in the corporation/society. Several $25,000 and $5000 fellowships will be offered by Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations to doctoral candidates, recent PhD graduates, and scholars in the social sciences. Fellows may be in residence at their own university or visit Rutgers. Submit a 1,500-word statement, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference sent separately. Deadline: February 25, 2011. Contact: Joseph Blasi at beysterfellowships@smlr.rutgers.edu; smlr.rutgers.edu/research-and-centers/beyster-fellowship-and-fellows-programs.

Catalyzing New International Collaborations Program. One component of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) strategic plan is to increase the extent to which U.S. researchers engage with the international research and education community. It is the Office of International Science and Engineering’s (OSIE) aim to identify opportunities for international engagement that will enable transformative research, new modes of investigation and networking, and development of a diverse, globally engaged workforce. This solicitation offers support for the exploratory phase of an international collaboration with the strong expectation that the next phase will involve submission of a follow-up proposal for continued funding of the collaborative research. OISE supports the initial phases of a collaboration, which then generates a competitive research proposal to a NSF disciplinary program. This solicitation offers the opportunity to experiment with new modalities for supporting international collaborations. OISE can support workshops that may immediately precede or follow a larger-scale conference when they add an international dimension that is focused on building research collaboration. For more information, visit www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12815.

The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. A total of up to $35,000 will be available in 2011. Funds of up to $3,500 will be awarded. Grants will normally extend for one year. The Center encourages graduate students who have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus to apply and awards a significant portion of the funds for dissertation research. Applicants must be U.S. citizens residing in the United States. Organizations are not eligible. Research teams of two or more individuals are eligible. No institutional overhead or indirect costs may be claimed against a Congressional Research Award. Deadline: March 1, 2011. Contact: Frank Mackaman at fmackaman@dirksencenter.org; www.dirksencenter.org/print_grants_CRAs.htm.

Homeless Families Demonstration Small Grant Research Program. This funding opportunity makes available up to $150,000 in small grants to support research activities that will enhance the demonstration project currently being funded by Office of Policy Development & Research (PD&R) within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) titled "The Impact of Housing and Services Interventions on Homeless Families." The research funded under this program must be related to, complement, and enhance the Homeless Families study, should be state-of-the-art, and result in substantive contributions to scientific theory. An applicant may request up to $75,000 for a three-year grant performance period. Eligible applicants include; nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations located in the United States, foundations, think tanks, consortia, institutions of higher education accredited by a national or regional accrediting agency, and other entities that will sponsor a researcher, expert, or analyst. The program cannot fund dissertation fellowships; however, we encourage proposals that include research roles for graduate students who will write a master’s or PhD thesis on homeless families. Deadline: February 18, 2011. Contact: Michael Morse at Michael.t.morse@hud.gov; www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/nofa10/grphomelessfamdemo.cfm.

The West Coast Sea Grant programs are seeking research proposals to address specific social science issues of West Coast regional priority. Projects will be selected through an open, competitive, peer-review process. Researchers must contact their state Sea Grant program directors to discuss ideas and linkages before submitting a letter of intent. Proposals must be submitted through Washington Sea Grant. Subject to the availability of funding, the West Coast Sea Grant programs will make a total of $700,000 available collectively at the regional level over two years to fund projects. In addition, the National Sea Grant Office may augment available state program funds. The program anticipates being able to fund between two and four regional projects for the 2012-2014 biennium. Letter of intent due: February 22, 2011. For more information, visit www.csgc.ucsd.edu/FUNDING/APPLYING/RegionalSocialScience2011.html.

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The Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an advanced sociology PhD student who began her or his study in a community college or technical school. A student advanced to candidacy (ABD status) in an accredited PhD program in sociology in the United States is eligible to apply if she or he studied at a U.S. two-year college either part-time or full-time for at least one full academic year. The scholarship carries a stipend of $3,500 from Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) and an additional $300 from the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) to be used to support the pursuit of a PhD as well as a one-year membership in SWS and SSSP. To honor Hess’s career, the committee will look for: Commitment to teaching, especially at a community college or other institution serving less-privileged students; research and activism in social inequality, social justice, or social problems, with a focus on gender and/or gerontology being especially positive; service to the academic and/or local community, including mentoring and activism; and high-quality research and writing in the proposal and letter of application. Deadline: April 1, 2011. Contact: Denise Copelton, Department of Sociology, The College at Brockport-SUNY, 350 New Campus Dr., Brockport, NY 14420; dcopelto@brockport.edu.

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In the News

The American Sociological Association (ASA) was mentioned in a December 31 Chronicle of Higher Education article, "Economists Prepare to Debate Conflict-of-Interest Rules." The ASA was also mentioned in a January 4 Chronicle of Higher Education article and a January 5 Inside Higher Ed article about ASA’s decision to relocate its 2011 Annual Meeting to Las Vegas.

Robert Bellah and Claude S. Fischer, both of the University of California-Berkeley, and Robert Putnam, Harvard University, were mentioned in a November/December 2010 Boston Review article, "A Question of Character." Fischer was also mentioned in a January 3 post in the Boston Globe "Brainiac" blog about the Boston Review article.

Bo Bernhard and Robert Lang, both of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, were quoted in a December 25 Las Vegas Sun article about how a sense of community could grow in Las Vegas from the housing bog.

Nicholas Christakis, Harvard University, co-authored a CNN.com column, "Want to Get Your Kids into College? Let Them Play."

Tim Clydesdale, College of New Jersey, was quoted in a December 16 Newsweek article that explores how the labels people get as teenagers shape the rest of their lives.

Kimberly Cook, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, was quoted in a December 20 Associated Press article about an exonerated Texas man who now works to help other inmates who might be wrongfully imprisoned. The article appeared in a variety of media outlets including the Daily Caller on December 20, the San Francisco-Chronicle, and the Philadelphia Inquirer on December 21, and the Times-Picayune on December 25.

Raymond De Vries, University of Michigan, published an opinion piece in the November 13 NRC Handelsblad on the use and misuse of science in the struggle between midwives and gynecologists.

David J. Ekerdt, University of Kansas, wrote a December 25 op-ed in the Kansas City Star, "Social Security Has a Real Future."

Charles A. Gallagher, La Salle University, was quoted in a December 21 Philadelphia Daily News column about why fewer African-Americans are observing Kwanzaa. His quote was used in a December 28 post about Kwanzaa on the Statesman’s "Of Sacred and Secular" blog.

Norval Glenn, University of Texas-Austin, was mentioned in a December 22 Huffington Post article, "The Spirituality of Children of Divorce."

Roderick Harrison, Howard University and John Logan, Brown University, were quoted and Brian Stults, Florida State University, was mentioned in a December 14 USA Today article about Census data that showed surprising segregation in American neighborhoods. Stults was quoted and Logan was mentioned in a December 17 Citizen-Times article about how people of different races are increasingly living as neighbors in Buncombe County, NC, bucking the national trend.

Bruce Haynes, University of California-Davis, was quoted in a December 15 post on the New York Times "City Room" blog about a book he is writing on his grandfather, George Haynes, a founder of the National Urban League.

Joshua Hendrick, University of Oregon, was quoted in a December 22 Arizona Daily Star article centered around his presentation in which he called on representatives of Turkey’s Gulen Movement in the United States to acknowledge their affiliation.

Sally T. Hillsman, American Sociological Association, was quoted in December 16 Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times articles about ASA’s decision to move its 2011 Annual Meeting from Chicago. The ASA’s decision to relocate the meeting was also mentioned in a December 15 Chronicle of Higher Education article and December 16 Insider Higher Ed, NBCChicago.com, and Meetings & Conventions magazine articles. Hillsman also wrote a letter to the editor, which appeared in the New York Times on December 11, about David Brooks’ column, "Social Science Palooza."

Cathryn Johnson, Emory University, and Nikki Khanna, University of Vermont, were mentioned in a December 14 Chronicle of Higher Education article centered around their Social Psychology Quarterly study on biracial Americans. Their study was also mentioned in a variety of media outlets including Time.com on December 16, the Kansas City Star on December 19, and The Burlington Free Press on December 28. Khanna was also interviewed on NPR’s "Talk of the Nation" on December 20.

Kris Marsh, University of Maryland-College Park, was interviewed in a November 1 Urbanite magazine article based on her paper, "The Emerging Black Middle Class," in which she contends that the black middle class isn’t disappearing; it just looks different.

Douglas Massey, Princeton University, was quoted in a December 13 New York Times "The Caucus" blog centered around Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King’s immigration plans for 2011.

James R. McIntosh, Lehigh University, was quoted in a December 23 Inside Higher Ed article about whether Patriot League universities should offer football scholarships.

Eleanor Miller, University of Vermont, was quoted in a December 22 Burlington Free Press article about how she resigned from her position as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and will join the department of sociology as a professor after a year of administrative leave.

Hiroshi Ono, Texas A&M University, was quoted in December 16 DailyFinance.com article, "Lifetime Job Guarantees Make a Comeback in Germany: Could U.S. Firms Follow Suit?"

Andrew Perrin, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was quoted in a December 26 New York Times article about his efforts to clarify what grades really mean.

Steven Picou, University of South Alabama, was mentioned in a December 13 Press-Register article about a peer listener training program he designed after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989, which is being used in the Gulf Coast in the wake of the recent BP oil spill.

Michael Rosenfeld, Stanford University, and Reuben Thomas, City College of New York, were mentioned in a December 29 Economist article about online dating. The article also mentioned the American Sociological Association.

Robert J. Sampson and Bruce Western, both of Harvard University, were quoted and Charles Loeffler, Harvard University, was mentioned in a December 29 Miller-McCune article about why incarceration should be just one of the strategies used to help neighborhoods that produce many criminals. The article also mentioned the American Sociological Association.

Scott Schieman, University of Toronto, was mentioned in a January 6 ABCNews.com story centered around a survey that found that up to two-thirds of Americans feel angry at God when they are experiencing difficult times.

Richard Settersten, Oregon State University, was the subject of a December 23 Oregonian Q&A interview about why today’s youth are taking a slower path to adulthood.

Shane Sharp, University of Wisconsin-Madison, was mentioned or quoted in a number of media outlets about his Social Psychology Quarterly study, which found that prayer can help handle harmful emotions. The media outlets include Yahoo!News, Bloomberg Businessweek, Newsday, FoxNews.com, and MSNBC.com on December 14, Time.com on December 15, and a variety of others.

Christian Smith, University of Notre Dame, was quoted in a November 29 USA Today article about a project he is leading that explores why some people give and some don’t. Some of his quotes from the story were used in a December 17 Bozeman Daily Chronicle article about altruism. The USA Today article was reprinted in the Shreveport Times on December 19.

Ruth Lopez Turley, Rice University, was quoted and Matthew Desmond, Harvard University, was mentioned in a December 22 Star-Ledger article centered around their study, which found that college students with divorced or remarried parents face heavier financial burdens then those whose parents stayed married.

Prabha Unnithan, Colorado State University, was quoted in a December 21 Coloradoan article about how robberies in Fort Collins, CO.,were down in 2010.

W. Bradford Wilcox, University of Virginia, was quoted in December 19 Daily Progress article about his study, which found that "Middle America" is backing away from marriage.

Robb Willer, University of California-Berkeley, was quoted in a December 24 San Francisco Chronicle article, "Research Shows Generosity Repaid on Many Levels."

William Julius Wilson, Harvard University, was mentioned in a January 5 Washington Post op-ed, "Corporate America, Paving a Downward Economic Slide."

Robert Zussman, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, was quoted in a December 19 Boston Globe article about overbooked classes and a reliance on adjunct lecturers at his university.

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Kevin Bales, University of Hull and President of Free the Slaves, received an honorary doctorate from Loyola University-Chicago for scholarship and leadership in human rights and social justice.

Sarah Bruch, University of Wisconsin-Madison, received the 2010 Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship from the Sociologists for Women in Society.

Emir Estrada-Loy, University of Southern California, received an honorable mention for the 2011 Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship from Sociologists for the Women in Sociology.

Daniel Faber, Northeastern University, received the New Environmental Sociology Practice and Outreach Award from the Environment and Technology Section of the ASA.

Miho Iwata, University of Connecticut, received an honorable mention for the 2011 Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship from Sociologists for the Women in Sociology.

KuoRay Mao, University of Kansas received the Marvin E. Olsen Student Paper Award for his paper, "The Neoliberal Conundrum: The Western Development Policies, Migration, and Environmental Degradation in Northwestern China" from the Environment and Technology Section of the ASA.

Alan Sadovnik was named a Distinguished Service Professor by the Rutgers University Board of Governors, one of the highest honors that the university can bestow upon a professor. Sadovnik is a professor of education, sociology, and public administration and affairs. He is an internationally distinguished scholar in the sociology of education on the faculty of the School of Public Affairs and Administration and the Department of Urban Education.

Dorceta Taylor, University of Michigan, received the Allan Schnaiberg Outstanding Publication Award for her recent book "The Environment and the People in American Cities, 1600s-1900s: Disorder, Inequality and Social Change" from the Environment and Technology Section of the ASA.

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Robert Bozick joined the Labor and Population Division at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica as a social scientist.

Raymond De Vries, University of Michigan, began a joint appointment as Professor of Midwifery Science at the University of Maastricht in The Netherlands.

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Patricia Yancey Martin, Florida State University, was elected President-Elect of Sociologists for Women in Society.

Leslie Hossfeld, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, was elected Vice President of Sociologists for Women in Society.

Catherine (Kay) Valentine, Nazareth College, was elected Treasurer-Elect of Sociologists for Women in Society.

Laura S. Logan, Kansas State University, was elected Student Rep of Sociologists for Women in Society.

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New Books

Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur, Rhode Island College, Student Activism and Curricular Change in Higher Education (Ashgate, 2011).

Davita Silfen Glasberg, University of Connecticut, and Deric Shannon, Political Sociology: Oppression, Resistance, and the State (Sage/Pine Forge Press, 2011).

J. David Knottnerus, Oklahoma State University, Ritual as a Missing Link: Sociology, Structural Ritualization Theory and Research (Paradigm, 2011).

Jessica Holden Sherwood, University of Rhode Island, Wealth, Whiteness, and the Matrix of Privilege: The View from the Country Club (Lexington Books, 2010).

Jason S. Ulsperger, Arkansas Tech University, and J. David Knottnerus, Oklahoma State University, Elder Care Catastrophe: Rituals of Abuse in Nursing Homes – and What You Can Do About It (Paradigm Publishers, 2011).

Monica K. Varner, Rogers State University, and J. David Knottnerus, Oklahoma State University, American Golf and the Development of Civility: Rituals of Etiquette in the World of Golf (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010).

Emmanuel Yewah and ‘Dimeji Togunde, both of Albion College, Across the Atlantic: African Immigrants in the United States Diaspora (Common Ground, 2010).

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Other Organizations

The Arkansas Sociological and Anthropological Association, one of the country’s oldest state organizations, held its 40th annual meeting November 12, 2010. The Department of Sociology at the University of Central Arkansas hosted the meeting, themed "Organic Communities: Solidarity and Sustainability in a Globalized World."

Journal of World-Systems Research Editor Search. The Political Economy of the World-System (PEWS) Publications Committee is seeking proposals for a new editor or editorial team for the Journal of World-Systems Research (JWSR). JWSR is a pioneering electronic journal published by the PEWS section and the American Sociological Association. It features high-quality research relevant to the analysis of world-systems, broadly construed. Ideally the new editor(s) would have tenure at a research university and would be able to obtain financial support from their university for the publication of the journal. Deadline: April 1, 2011. Send queries and proposals to David A. Smith at dasmith@uci.edu; jwsr.ucr.edu.

The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI) is pleased to announce that the new editor of Symbolic Interaction is Professor Robert Dingwall from Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom. He will be assisted by Associate Editors, Staci Newmahr, Buffalo State College-SUNY, and Thomas DeGloma, Hunter College-CUNY, Book Review Editor Dirk Vom Lehn, Kings College-London, and Managing Editor Patricia Hulme. This will be the first time that Symbolic Interaction has been edited from outside North America. All submissions and inquiries should be directed to symbolic.interaction@ntu.ac.uk.

The Sociological Quarterly Editor Search. The Midwest Sociological Society (MSS) seeks an individual with a distinguished scholarly record and editorial experience to be the next editor of The Sociological Quarterly (TSQ). Since 1960, the journal’s contributors, peer reviewers, advisory editors, and readers have made it one of the leading generalist journals in the field. Editing TSQ is a unique, rewarding professional responsibility that brings visibility and distinction to a department and university. During his/her four-year appointment, the editor solicits, reviews, and makes decisions about all manuscript submissions. The editorial office employs an efficient, productive web-based submission and peer-review system. The new editor will be expected to open an editorial office by March 1, 2012, and will edit volumes published in 2013 through 2016. The review process begins February 1, 2011. Contact MSS at (608)787-8551; MidwestSS@centurytel.net; www.TheMSS.org.

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Section on the Sociology of Consumers and Consumption. Petitions are now being accepted in support of creating a Section on the Sociology of Consumers and Consumption. Go to csrn.camden.rutgers.edu/ for instructions or contact Dan Cook at dtcook@camden.rutgers.edu for more information.

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Summer Programs

Rethinking International Migration, a 2011 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers. June 13-July 15, 2011. This five-week seminar, to be directed by Roger Waldinger, University of California-Los Angeles, will be held at the UCLA campus. The seminar is open to 16 NEH summer scholars, from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds. Principally oriented to teachers of American undergraduate students, the seminar is open to qualified independent scholars and will include two full-time graduate students. The seminar will be informed by a view that the study of migration resembles the process of migration itself: An activity that cuts across boundaries, in this case intellectual, not political, one best pursued by draw insights and methods from a variety of disciplines. Hence, this seminar seeks to expose scholars to an interdisciplinary approach to migration studies, via focused discussions of three key areas at the core of migration debates: rights, citizenship, and migration policy; the second generation; diasporas and transnationalism.  For more information, visit apply apply.international.ucla.edu/migration/. Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2011.

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Caught in the Web

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is pleased to announce the launch of its new statistics section on the web www.nimh.nih.gov/statistics. This resource represents the best mental health research information from across the Department of Health and Human Services and other federal departments, and places it all within an easy-to-navigate format. It is a vast expansion from NIMH’s previous statistics pages and includes information on the prevalence of mental disorders and treatment, mental health-related disability, suicide, and the economic costs associated with mental illness. This new section will continue to be updated regularly as new mental health data from across the federal government are reported and its format will continue to evolve in order to ensure the most straightforward usability and clearest presentation of information. Contact: NIMHstatistics@nih.gov.

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