February 2012 Issue • Volume 40 • Issue 2

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The Body in a Global World invites chapter proposals of original work. The volume will consist of multi-disciplinary, historical, and comparative reflections on the body in a global world. The editor invites scholars to think of the various ideals and practices associated with the body and how these have developed and changed in a world characterized by a fast-paced flow of ideas, products, and people. Since the volume is focused on the globalized and globalizing nature of body practices and ideals, proposed works should consider how these practices and ideals have travelled from their place of origin to where they are practiced now; and how specific practices and ideals regarding the body are changing, or resisting change, in a particular society through the process and rhetoric of globalization and/or nationalism. The volume will comprise two kinds of essays: original scholarly essays (between 6,000-9,000 words) and shorter original personal reflection pieces (under 2,500 words). Deadline: March 10, 2012. Contact: Afshan Jafar at ajafar@conncoll.edu.

Special 2013 Issue of Teaching Sociology on Writing. Writing is an essential element of sociological pedagogy. Many of our classes rely on written work as the means for students to demonstrate their acquisition of a sociological perspective. This special issue of Teaching Sociology will address critical issues and the unique concerns related to the use of written work in our discipline. The goal of this issue is to showcase the wide range of approaches, forms, and purposes that sociologists ascribe to the written work we assign in our classes. We hope this issue will expose and dissect the ways in which we transmit our logic surrounding writing pedagogy in our discipline to the students in our classrooms, our colleagues, and institutional leaders. We encourage papers that explore the meaning and application of writing across a wide range of themes and provide evidence of improvement in student writing and critical thinking skills. We strongly encourage authors to incorporate the broader literature on the scholarship of teaching and learning about writing as well as sociological literature in their work. Deadline: June 1, 2012. For Teaching Sociology’s submission guideline, visit http://www.sagepub.com/
. Contact: Suzanne Hudd at suzanne.hudd@quinnipiac.edu; or Kathleen S. Lowney at teachingsociology@valdosta.edu.


38th New England Undergraduate Sociology Research Conference, April 27, 2012, Bryant University, Smithfield, RI. A wide variety of presentation types are invited, including traditional academic papers, multimedia presentations, and trifold or easel posters. The conference provides a supportive atmosphere for students to present a professional paper. Registration is free, but required. Deadline: March 15, 2012. Contact: Gregg Carter at gcarter@bryant.edu. For more information, visit neusrc.bryant.edu.

First Annual International Feminist Journal of Politics (IFjP) Conference, August 2-4, 2012, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. Theme: “Leaving the Camp - Gender Analysis across Real and Perceived Divides.” The aim of this conference is to serve as a forum for developing and discussing papers that IFjP hopes to publish. Papers can be on the conference theme or on other feminist international relations-related questions. We invite submissions for individual papers or pre-constituted panels on any topic pertaining to the conference theme and sub-themes. Deadline: March 30, 2012. Contact: Heidi Hudson at hudsonh@ufs.ac.za. For more information, visit www.ifjp.org.

Global Awareness Society International’s 21st International Interdisciplinary Conference, May 24-27, 2012, Hilton Times Square Hotel, New York, NY. Theme: “Global City, Global Cultures, Global Awareness.” Papers from all disciplines are invited for presentation. The central focus of the conference will address how globalization impacts various peoples and geographic regions of the world. Contributed papers are normally presented with a 15-minute time limit in a session with 3-5 other papers in a related thread. Deadline: March 30, 2012. Contact: George Agbango at gagbango@bloomu.edu or Jay Nathan at nathanj@stjohns.edu. For more information, visit orgs.bloomu.edu/gasi.

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February 23-26, 2012. Eastern Sociological Society 2012 Annual Meeting, Millennium Broadway Hotel, New York, NY. Theme: “Storied Lives: Culture, Structure, and Narrative.” For more information, visit essnet.org.

February 24-25, 2012. 30th Southeastern Undergraduate Sociology Symposium, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Theme: “Identity and Inequality in Society.” Contact: Karen A. Hegtvedt at khegtve@emory.edu. For more information, visit www.sociology.emory.edu/SEUSS/.

March 29-April 1, 2012. Midwest Sociological Society (MSS) Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. Theme: “Sociological Understandings of the Global Transformation.” Contact: Linda Lindsey and Priya Dua at mss2012@maryville.edu. For more information, visit www.theMSS.org.

March 30, 2012. Eastern Community College Social Science Association (ECCSSA) 38th Annual Conference, Center for Innovative Technology, Herndon, VA. Theme: “The Great Renewal: Rebuilding Our Nation—Visions and Challenges.” ECCSSA’s conference will include a new format: a one-day roundtable. Contact: Rosalyn M. King at roking@nvcc.edu or (703) 450-2629. For more information, visit www.cit.org.

April 13-15, 2012. Conference on Poverty, Coercion, and Human Rights, Loyola University, Chicago Water Tower Campus. Contact: Randall Newman, (773) 503-2373; rnewman2@luc.edu. For more information, visit povertycoercionandhumanrights.wordpress.com/about/.

April 18-20, 2012. 2012 AAHRPP Conference: Quality Human Research Protection Programs, Denver, CO. Theme “Protecting Vulnerable Participant.” For more information, visit www.aahrpp.org.

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

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

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

May 21-22, 2012. Living Together ‘in’ Diversity. National Societies in the Multicultural Age, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. Contact: Marco Antonsich, Central European University, +36-1-327-3017; fax +36-1-327-3243; AntonsichM@ceu.hu; or Tatiana Matejskova, Central European University, +36-1-327-3000/2327; fax +36-1-328-3501; MatejskovaT@ceu.hu.

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

May 30-June 1, 2012. Justice Studies Association (JSA) 14th Annual Conference, Loyola University Chicago-Lake Shore Campus. Theme: “Justice and Work.” Contact: Dan Okada at dokada@csus.edu.

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

June 20-23, 2012. 43rd Annual International Meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Virginia Beach, VA. Theme: “Change Mechanisms in Psychotherapy: State of the Art, State of the Science, and a Bridge Between Them.” For more information, visit www.psychotherapyresearch.org/

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

August 1-4, 2012. ISA Thematic Group on Institutional Ethnography, Buenos Aires, Argentina. For more information, visit www.isa-sociology.org/tg06.htm.

August 1-4, 2012. RC 31 Sociology of Migration Session N, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Theme: “Migrating Out of the Home and Into the Gendered and Racialized Globalized Market of Household Labor.” For more information, visit www.isa-sociology.org/buenos-aires-2012/rc/rc.php?n=RC31.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 11-14, 2013. 2013 Organization of American Historians (OAH) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Theme: “Entangled Histories: Connections, Crossings, and Constraints in U.S. History.” For more information, visit meetings.oah.org.

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

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Creative Research Awards for Transformative Interdisciplinary Ventures (CREATIV) Initiative. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a new initiative to support bold interdisciplinary projects in all NSF-supported areas of science, engineering, and education research. CREATIV will feature a pilot grant mechanism under the Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE) initiative, which was announced in the FY 2012 budget request. CREATIV’s distinguishing characteristics are: only internal merit review is required; proposals must be interdisciplinary and potentially transformative; requests may be up to one million dollars and up to five years duration. NSF expects to spend up to $24 million in FY 2012 for these awards. The CREATIV grant mechanism would support proposals on any NSF-supported topic. The award must have substantial co-funding from at least two intellectually distinct NSF divisions or programs. NSF strongly advises that principal investigators discuss this issue with NSF staff early in the process, before committing significant effort to writing a proposal. Deadline: June 15, 2012. For more information, visit www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12011/nsf12011.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click.

Cyberlearning: Transforming Education program. The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to integrate advances in technology with advances in what is known about how people learn in order to better understand how people learn with technology. Cyberlearning will explore how technology can be used productively to help people learn, through individual use and/or through collaborations mediated by technology; better use technology for collecting, analyzing, sharing, and managing data to shed light on learning, promoting learning, and designing learning environments; design new technologies for these purposes; and advance understanding of how to use those technologies and integrate them into learning environments so that their potential is fulfilled. It is expected that Cyberlearning research will shed light on how technology can enable new forms of educational practice and that broad implementation of its findings will result in a more actively engaged and productive citizenry and workforce. Cyberlearning awards will be made in three research categories: Exploratory (EXP), Design and Implementation (DIP), and Integration and Deployment (INDP). The Cyberlearning program will also support small Capacity-Building Projects (CAP) and a Cyberlearning Resource Center (CRC). For more information, visit www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11587/nsf11587.htm.

Oregon State University’s Center for Healthy Aging Research has been awarded the first Interdisciplinary Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) grant with interdisciplinary training in aging sciences as the thematic focus. This program is designed to address key themes in the field of aging research: 1) understanding mechanisms of aging from molecular to societal levels and 2) engineering social and built environments to optimize aging. Students will participate in research training in two out of four research cores established in the Oregon State University Center for Healthy Aging Research: Diet and Genetic Factors; Musculoskeletal Factors; Psychosocial Factors; and Gerontechnology. Applicants enroll in a doctoral program the Oregon State University. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. All IGERT students will receive NSF stipends of $30,000 per year along with tuition support, health insurance, and funds for research and travel. Contact: Anne Hatley, Program Coordinator, at Anne.Hatley@oregonstate.edu. For more information, visit www.hhs.oregonstate.edu/igert/.

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The National Institute for Direct Instruction (NIFDI) is proud to announce the 2011-12 Research Fellowship program. Annual fellowships are available to support research on direct instruction and promote the development of emerging scholars in the field of education. Master’s, doctoral, and post-doctoral students are welcome to apply. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. NIFDI is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing superior training and support for direct instruction implementations. Contact: (877) 485-1973; research@nifdi.org. For more information, visit www.nifdi.org.

Post-Doctoral Democracy Fellows. The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation invites advanced doctoral and post-doctoral students to apply for its Post-Doctoral Democracy Fellowships. Democracy Fellowships aim to support scholars and research that is excellent in two dimensions. First, research must illuminate aspects of democratic governance in ways that are outstanding according to the standards of the applicant’s academic discipline. Second, research must provide normative or practical guidance regarding an urgent substantive policy or social problem. The duration of the fellowship is August 15, 2012-June 1, 2014. Democracy Fellows will be expected to participate in a regular graduate workshop, a public lecture series, and to engage in the activities of the Ash Center and the Harvard Kennedy School. Fellows will receive a stipend of $50,000 annually and $2,500 per year for research and/or health coverage during the fellowship. Deadline: April 1, 2012. Contact: Archon Fung, Juanne Zhao at juanne_zhao@hks.harvard.edu. For more information, visit www.ash.harvard.edu/Home/Students-Education/Fellowships/Democracy.

The Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program will offer up to three pre-doctoral fellowships for the 2012-13 academic year. The CCAPS fellowship program aims to stimulate the development of the next generation of researchers and thought leaders on the topic of climate change and political stability in Africa. Fellowships are available to advanced PhD students, with preference given to those who have made substantial progress toward the completion of their dissertation. CCAPS will consider applicants working on a broad range of topics related to climate change, political stability, and security in Africa. Contact: Dominique Thuot at (512) 471-7307. For more information, visit ccaps.strausscenter.org/fellowship.

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The Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship is 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 the equivalent of at least one full academic year that was not part of a high-school dual-enrollment program. The Scholarship carries a stipend to be used to support the pursuit of a PhD in the amount of $15,000 from Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) and an additional $300 from the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), as well as a one-year membership in SWS and SSSP. The American Sociological Association joins SWS and SSSP in supporting and celebrating the awardee at their Annual Meeting. The travel will be paid by SWS. The committee will be looking for high quality research and writing in the proposal and letter of application, a 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, and service to the academic and/or local community, including mentoring and activism. Deadline: April 1, 2012. Contact: Denise Copelton at dcopelto@brockport.edu; www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/336.

Community and Urban Sociology Section (CUSS) Student Paper Award. The CUSS Student Paper Award goes to the best graduate student paper in community and urban sociology. The competition is open to both published and unpublished article-length papers written by a graduate student in 2010 or 2011. The committee will accept sole-authored and multiple-authored papers as long as the applicant is the lead or senior author. No student-faculty collaborations can be accepted. Self-nominations are welcome. The committee will select the paper that demonstrates the most thoughtful, competent, or innovative analysis of a theoretical or empirical issue that is germane to the section’s main interests. Deadline: March 1, 2012. Contact: Michael Bader at bader@american.edu.

The Feminism & Family Studies Section of the National Council on Family Relations 2012 Awards. The Feminism and Family Studies Section of the National Council on Family Relations is seeking applicants for two awards to be given at the November 2012 NCFR Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ. The Outstanding Research Proposal from a Feminist Perspective is given in honor of Jessie Bernard. Graduate students and new professionals are encouraged to apply for this award of $750 to fund feminist research. Proposals will be reviewed for their potential contribution to feminist scholarship about families and the use of feminist frameworks and methods. The Outstanding Contribution to Feminist Scholarship Paper Award is accompanied by a gift of complimentary books and a $250 cash award. Applications for this award are open to all graduate students and new professionals. Papers should contribute to feminist scholarship about families and the use of feminist frameworks and methods. Deadline: April 15, 2012. Contact: jbawards2012@gmail.com.

The Robert E. Park Award for Best Book. The Park Award (formerly the Park Book Award) goes to the author(s) of the best book published in the past two years. Nominations are now being sought for books that were published in 2010 or 2011. Nominations should include standard bibliographic information about the work, a brief comment on its merits, and copies of the book. Deadline: March 1, 2012. Contact: Robert Garot (Chair), John Jay College-CUNY, 736 Ayres Avenue, North Plainfield, NJ 07063. For more information, visit www.asanet.org/sections/community_awards.cfm.

Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) Mental Health Division Graduate Student Paper Competition. The Mental Health Division of SSSP announces the 2012 Graduate Student Paper Competition. Papers should involve an empirical analysis, either qualitative or quantitative, dealing with any aspect of the sociology of mental health. A paper must have been written during 2011 or 2012, and it may not be published or accepted for publication. Papers that have been presented at a professional meeting, submitted for presentation at a professional conference, or are under review for publication are eligible. Papers must be student authored. They may be single authored by the student or co-authored by more than one student, but may not be co-authored by a faculty member or other nonstudent. Paper must not exceed 28 pages including all notes, references, and tables. Submit papers to: Richard Carpiano at richard.carpiano@ubc.ca. Include a cover letter indicating that you are submitting your paper for the competition and a letter from your advisor that certifies your graduate-student status and offers some brief comments about your work. The winner will receive a $150 cash award, conference registration, and student membership. Deadline: May 15, 2012.

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In the News

The American Sociological Association was mentioned in a December 26 Washington Examiner article, “Crime History: Dean of Criminology Coins ‘White-Collar Criminal.’”

The American Sociological Review was mentioned in a December 29 Huffington Post article, “Who’s Still in the Closet? The Future of Prejudice.”

Peter Bearman, Columbia University, was mentioned in a December 25 New York Times article about tipping doormen.

Juan Battle, The Graduate Center-CUNY, was quoted in a December 16 WPIX.com article, “For Gays In Harlem, Change But Not Enough.”

Andrew Beveridge, Queens College and The Graduate Center-CUNY, was mentioned in a January 10 post on the New York Times blog, “The Loyal Opposition,” about the demographic differences between Iowa, New Hampshire, and the United States as a whole.

Jessica McCrory Calarco, University of Pennsylvania, was quoted in a January 3 Chicago Tribune article about her American Sociological Review study, which found that middle-class elementary school students ask for help more often than their working-class peers. Her study was also the subject of a column that appeared in a number of media outlets including the Sacramento Bee and the San Antonio Express-News on January 15.

Andrew J. Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University, wrote a December 16 Washington Post op-ed in which he outlines three unwritten rules of love and marriage for Republican presidential candidates.

Patricia Hill Collins, University of Maryland, was mentioned in a January 11 Times Herald op-ed, “Greason: Crossing Intersections.”

Ed Collom, University of Southern Maine, appeared in a December 27 NBC Nightly News story on time banking. He was also quoted in a December 19 American Medical News article and in the November edition of The American Conservative about local currencies.

Stephanie Coontz, Evergreen State University, was quoted in a December 29 New York Times article about how younger women are dropping out of the workforce to get more education.

Marie Cornwall, Brigham Young University, was quoted in a January 12 Washington Post article about a poll, which found that Mormons worry about acceptance but embrace differences.

Patrick G. Coy, Kent State University, was quoted in a November 18 Montreal Gazette article, “Ability to Morph and Adapt Will Keep Occupy Movement Going.” The article appeared in other major daily newspapers throughout Canada. He was also quoted in a December 5 Christian Science Monitor article, “Occupy Wall Street, Act II: Go local.”

Matthew Desmond, Harvard University, was quoted in an Associated Press article about how movers are cashing in as more renters are being evicted. The article appeared in a number of media outlets including MSNBC.com, WTOP.com, and ABCNews.com on January 8 and Yahoo!Finance on January 9.

Morten Ender, United States Military Academy-West Point, was quoted in a December 28 USA Today article about the West Point, NY,  cemetery and the graduates buried there in the aftermath of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Morten Ender and Irving Smith, both of the United States Military Academy-West Point, and David Rohall, Western Illinois University, had their recent article, “Civilian, ROTC, and Military Academy Undergraduate Attitudes Toward Homosexuals in the U.S. Military,” published in Armed Forces & Society. The article was summarized and reviewed in a December 27 post on the U.S. News and World Report’s blog, “Washington Whispers.”

Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University, wrote a December 27 CNN.com column, “Why Health Care Competition Won’t Work” and a January 6 CNN.com column, “Is China America’s New Enemy?”

David Finkelhor, University of New Hampshire, was mentioned in a January 8 Forbes.com article, “Why Do We Always Sell the Next Generation Short?”

Marion Goldman, University of Oregon, was mentioned in a January 3 Jewish Week article about an innovative Jewish cultural group, that recently hired a new director.

Michael Hout, University of California-Berkeley, was mentioned in a January 6 New Republic article, “The White Working Class Isn’t Republican.”

Patricia Leavy, Stonehill College, was quoted in a January 10 Montreal Gazette article, “Cheap Laughs at Stereotypes Come at High Price, Says Expert.”

John Logan, Brown University, was mentioned in a December 30 Atlantic column, “What Does it Mean to Be ‘Middle Class?’”

Ye Luo, Clemson University, was quoted in a January 12 post on the New York Times’ blog, “The New Old Age,” about her study on age discrimination.

Ashley Mears, Boston University, was quoted in a January 15 Boston Globe article, “A Former Model Delves into the Industry.”

Phyllis Moen, University of Minnesota, was mentioned in a December 29 Atlantic article about a Journal of Health and Social Behavior study she coauthored, which suggests flexible workplaces promote better health behavior and well-being. Moen’s coauthors include Erin Kelly and Qinlei Huang, both of the University of Minnesota, and Eric Tranby, University of Delaware.

Alondra Nelson, Columbia University, wrote an October 28 Dissent column on health politics in the Occupy movement. She was also interviewed or quoted in stories by several media outlets about her new book, Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination. They include Uprising Radio and Community Journal on November 25, RadioActive on December 5, the Marc Steiner Show on December 19, BET.com on December 22, and AlterNet on December 23.

Robert Putnam, Harvard University, was mentioned in a January 8 post on the Vancouver Sun’s blog, “The Search,” about trends in Canadian immigration.

Amy Schalet, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, was quoted in a December 22 Boston Globe article centered around research for her new book, Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens, and the Culture of Sex, and was interviewed on CNN on December 26 about the book.

Richard Sennett, London School of Economics, wrote a December 19 Bloomberg op-ed, “In Wall Street’s Back Offices, Loyalty Is Lost.”

Robin Simmons, Wake Forest University, was mentioned in a January 3 post on the Washington Post’s blog, “On Parenting,” for her Contexts article on the school calendar.

Roberta Spalter-Roth, American Sociological Association, was quoted in a January 8 Chronicle of Higher Education article about how the job market is improving for some PhDs.

D. Paul Sullins, Catholic University, was quoted in a January 7 New York Times article about married Roman Catholic priests.

Reuben Thomas, City College-CUNY, was quoted in a January 10 Jezebel.com article, “You Won’t Meet Prince Charming at the Supermarket, No Matter What Crystal Light Says.”

Sherry Turkle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was mentioned in a January 6 Guardian article about her book, Evocative Objects: Things We Think With.

Linda J. Waite, University of Chicago, was quoted in a January 12 Philly Post column, which argues that gay unions might be able to save the institution of marriage.

R. Stephen Warner, University of Illinois at Chicago, is quoted in a January 12 Deseret News article about how immigrants are transforming American Christianity.

Anita M. Waters, Denison University, was interviewed in the 2011 documentary, Women, War and Resettlement: Nasro’s Journey, which was broadcast on public television nationally, about her research on young Somali refugees in Ohio.

Mary Waters, Harvard University, was quoted in a January 14 New York Times article, “For Many Latinos, Racial Identity Is More Culture Than Color.”

S. Craig Watkins, University of Texas-Austin, was quoted in a December 28 Washington Post article about the use of Twitter by an administrator and students at a high school in Upper Marlboro, MD.

Ronald Weitzer, George Washington University, was the featured guest on the Michael Medved national radio program on December 27, where he discussed his new book, Legalizing Prostitution.

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S. M. Miller, Boston University, and his late wife, Jean Baker Miller, received the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies Association.

Christian Smith, University of Notre Dame, had his book, What is a Person?, named one of 25 top academic titles of 2011 by Choice, the magazine of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

William G. Staples, University of Kansas, has been recognized with a Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Award. One of four awards given annually and considered the state’s most prestigious recognition for excellence in research. Staples received the Balfour Jeffrey Award in Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Seth Abrutyn, University of Memphis, has been appointed Visiting Professor of Sociology at the University of Bielefeld in Germany, summer 2012. He will be responsible for teaching a graduate-level course in sociological theory as well as delivering lectures on Institutions, Institutional Autonomy, and the evolution of religion.

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New Books

Maya A. Beasley, University of Connecticut, Opting Out: Losing the Potential of America’s Young Black Elite (University of Chicago Press, 2011).

Wendell Bell, Yale University, Memories of the Future (Transaction, 2012).

Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld, Arizona State University, Access to Care and Factors That Impact Access, Patients as Partners in Care and Changing Roles of Health Providers (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2011).

Bernard Phillips, Boston University, and David Christner, Revolution in the Social Sciences: Beyond Control Freaks, Conformity, and Tunnel Vision (Lexington Books, 2012).

Charles Post, Borough of Manhattan Community College-CUNY, The American Road to Capitalism: Studies in Class Structure, Economic Development and Political Conflict, 1620-1877 (Brill, 2011; Haymarket (Paperback), 2012).

Robert A. Stebbins, University of Calgary, The Idea of Leisure: First Principles (Transaction, 2012).

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Caught in the Web

The Caucus on Transnational Approaches to Gender and Sexuality has launched a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/socglobe/. Contact Daniela Jauk at da18@zips.uakron.edu and Mary Robertson at robemary@gmail.com for questions about the website. Contact Vrushali Patil at vrushali.patil@gmail.com and Salvador Vidal-Ortiz at vidalort@american.edu for questions regarding the Caucus.

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