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Sarah Louise Babb’s last name was misspelled in the February 2005 Footnotes in the Awards section on page 6.  Babb, of 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).

Call for Papers and Conferences

2005 Anthropologists and Sociologists of Kentucky Annual Meeting, September 30-October 1, 2005, Western Kentucky University. Presentations of research in both applied and academic anthropology and sociology are welcome, as are related topics in demography, economics, folk studies, geography, leisure studies, political science, psychology, public health, religious studies, and social work. Contact: Douglas Clayton Smith, President, Anthropologists and Sociologists of Kentucky, 104 Grise Hall, Western Kentucky University, 1 Big Red Way, Bowling Green, KY 42101; (270) 745-2152; fax (270) 745-6493; email For details, visit and/or

California Sociological Association’s 16th Annual Meeting in Sacramento, CA, on November 11-12, 2005, and the 2006 Pacific Sociological Association’s 77th Annual Meeting in Hollywood Hills, CA, on April 20-23, 2006. Theme: “Sociology of Memory: Personal or Commodity, Public or Private?” Speakers who have papers on topics pertaining to collective memory, personal, trauma, repressed, body memory, technology and socio-political issues pertaining to collective or “commodity memory” (e.g., electronic data, seed, sperm, or DNA banking), drug technology to improve or repress memory, psychological or legal issues about memory, early or recent theoretical conceptualizations of memory and related topics are invited to present their papers and research at either meeting. Contact: Noel Packard, email or; visit or

2006 Organization of American Historians Midwest Regional Conference, July 6-8, 2006, the Cornhusker Hotel, Lincoln, NE. Theme: “Historic Heartland: Celebrating a Century of the OAH.” Proposals for panels, workshops, roundtables, poster sessions, performances, and proposals that take place offsite or onsite are invited. We also welcome submissions that explore other issues and themes in American history. Complete session proposals must include a chair, participants, and, if applicable, one or two commentators. All proposals should include a complete mailing address, email, phone number, and affiliation for each participant; an abstract of less than 500 words for the session as a whole; a prospectus of less than 250 words for each presentation; and a Curriculum Vitae of no more than 500 words for each participant. Proposals are due August 1, 2005. Contact: Jason Groth, Organization of American Historians; (812) 855-6685; fax (812) 855-0696; visit

Second Annual International Conference on Social Science Research, December 4-6, 2005, Hilton Hotel Orlando/Altamonte, FL. Cross-disciplinary submissions are particularly encouraged, as is participation by international scholars. The disciplines represented will include: Anthropology, Area Studies/International Studies, Criminology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Policy/Public Administration, Social Psychology, Sociology, and Urban Studies. Paper proposals and offers to be a Chair/Discussant must be submitted by September 19, 2005. Contact: Centre for Policy and Practice, 900 East Seventh St. #202, Bloomington, IN 47405; email;

Twenty-Seventh Annual Conference of the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association (NCSA), March 16-18, 2006, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD. Theme: “Travel, Tourism, and Resorts.” Papers that explore the social, cultural, economic or other impacts of increased travel, tourism and the rise of resorts during the 19th century are invited. Examples include sociologists, anthropologists, and other scholars or teachers as travelers; interactions between tourists and residents; emigrants and immigrants; interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged. Deadline for submission is October 14, 2005. Contact: Program Directors Heidi Kaufman at or Lucy Morrison at Visit

The 26th Women’s Studies Conference, October 22, 2005, State University of New York-New Paltz, New Paltz, NY. Theme: “Women, Gender and Science.” The conference will examine the ways that gender relations affect the world of science. Send proposals exploring this and other questions for individual presentations or workshops, panels and performance pieces.  Workshop proposals should include: one- to three-page description of presentation; how it relates to the conference theme; the specific issues it will address and the activities it will include to address these issues; name and a description of the relevant experience of each presenter; and the name, address, phone and e-mail address of contact person. Send proposals to: Conference Program Committee, Women’s Studies Program, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY 12561; (845) 257-2977 or (845) 257-2975; fax: (845) 257-2798; email

 XVI World Congress of Sociology, July 23-29, 2006, in Durban, South Africa, is being organized by the International Sociological Association (ISA). ISA Research Committee, Futures Research (RC 07), invites proposals for papers and sessions. Contact: Markus S. Schulz, New York University, 53 Washington Square South, CLACS-4W, New York, NY 10012; (212) 998-35 76; fax: (212) 995-4163; email; visit


The Animals, Culture, and Society series published by Temple University Press is interested in receiving book proposals and manuscripts. Proposed or completed works should represent sociological, anthropological, historical, or other social scientific discussions of some aspect of human interaction with nonhuman animals. Proposed manuscripts should have sufficiently broad appeal to attract an audience outside, as well as within, the academy. Contact: Clinton R. Sanders, Department of Sociology, Box U-2068, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269; email

Encyclopedia of Juvenile Violence is seeking contributors for a comprehensive text addressing history, trends, theories, laws and organizations, interventions, and victims of juvenile violence. It will feature approximately 200 entries of varying length. Contributors may write up to 10 entries, depending on area(s) of expertise. All contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the book, and some will receive a small honorarium. If interested, contact the editor, Laura Finley at or for a list of topics.

The Homeland Security Review seeks scholarly articles from a broad spectrum of academic disciplines, including criminal justice, security studies, political science and law, engineering and computer science, forensic applications, and other fields. Feature articles, book reviews, commentaries, and articles focusing on the field of Homeland Security are all currently being solicited. The Homeland Security Review is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to the discussion and analysis of issues related to the subject of Homeland Security that will begin publication in fall 2005. The review will be published by the Institute for Law and Public Policy, a division of California University of Pennsylvania. Contact: The Homeland Security Review Editorial Board, Institute for Law and Public Policy at California University of Pennsylvania, 425 Sixth Avenue, Suite 430, Pittsburgh, PA 15219; (412) 565-5541; fax (412)-565-5082. Contact Charles P. Nemeth at or Hope Haywood at

Recruiting and Retaining Quality Majors. ASA welcomes submissions for inclusion in this new publication focusing on undergraduate programs in Sociology. The goal is to provide resources to help with recruitment and/or retention issues. Initiatives to recruit quality majors as well as general approaches such as handbook and pamphlet material will be included. Retention will be addressed through topics such as unintended gatekeeping, or what may be seen as “vascular” weaknesses in the curriculum “pipeline.” Examples of retention issues include the use of cohorts, lack of coherence across the major, the perception and use of quantitative courses, and interaction with other disciplines. Submissions must include, in one to three pages: (1) the key issue being addressed, (2) the strategy that has been utilized, (3) outcomes of use, (4) resources needed, (5) estimated timelines, (6) possible pitfalls, (7) information about the program where the strategy was used, and (8) recommendations for future use. Submission deadline is September 15, 2005. For more information, including a sample description in the appropriate format, please contact one of the co-editors. Susan L. Caulfield at; Edward L. Kain at; Sarah S. Willie at; Esther I. Wilder at

Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research welcomes submissions for a Special Issue on Gender 2006. The aim of this special issue is to encourage and present scholarship on gender and disability. We welcome a range of articles with a gender or feminist focus and hope to reflect the great diversity among those exploring the intersection of gender and disability. Articles can be research-based as well as conceptual, methodological and theoretical. All articles will be subject to peer review. Submissions are due November 15, 2005, to Anders Gustavsson, Department of Education, Stockholm University, S-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden and Associate Professor Karin Barron, Department of Sociology, Uppsala University, Box 624, S-751 26 Uppsala, Sweden. Contact: Rannveig Traustadóttir, University of Iceland, Faculty of Social Science, Oddi, Sturlugata, IS-101 Reykjavík, Iceland; +354-525-4523 or +354-847-0728; email

Sociological Focus is soliciting papers for a special issue, titled “The War in Iraq,” edited by Louis Hicks. You may obtain submission requirements from a current (February 2005 or later) issue of the journal or at the journal’s web site Submit complete manuscripts to Sociological Focus, Department of Sociology, Box 210378, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0378. Contact Louis Hicks at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 18952 E. Fisher Road, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686-3001; email Submissions are due no later than November 7, 2005. Sociological Focus also invites papers that contribute directly to understanding the work of Herbert Blumer in a contemporary sociological context. Papers are particularly encouraged that engage the relevance of Blumer’s methodological and/or theoretical position. Submission requirements are available at the journal’s website
. Submissions are due September 30, 2005. Sociological Focus will forward manuscripts to the special issue editor. All manuscripts will be peer reviewed. Submit complete manuscripts to Sociological Focus, Department of Sociology, Box 210378, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0378. Contact: Scott Grills at Brandon University, Brandon, MB, Canada R7B 4A4; email


August 7-11, 2005. Fourteenth World Congress of Criminology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Contact: Meredith Rossner, World Congress of Criminology, 3809 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; (215) 746-6686; fax (215) 746-4239; email;

August 9, 2005. Conference-Within-the-Congress: “Ending the Culture of Street Crime,” State Correctional Institution, Graterford, PA. Contact: M. Kay Harris, Temple University, (215) 204-5167; email

August 12, 2005. Carework Network 5th Summer Reception/Plenary, University of Pennsylvania, Logan Hall Terrace Room, ground floor, 249 South 36th St., Philadelphia, PA 19104. Keynote speaker Heidi Hartmann, President of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, will discuss social security policy, gender and carework. For more information, visit

August 12-14, 200555th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), Theme: “Blowback: The Unintended Consequences of Social Problems Solutions,” Crowne Plaza Hotel, Philadelphia, PA.  Visit, or contact Michele Koontz, Administrative Officer & Meeting Manager, at

September 21-22, 2005. The Second Conference on Aging in the Americas: Key Issues in Hispanic Health and Health Care Policy Research, The University of Texas-Austin, Austin, TX. Focus on the health of Latinos in the Americas. Contact: Megan Scarborough, Office of Communications, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas-Austin, PO Box Y, Austin, TX 78713-8925; (512) 471-8954.

September 30-October 1, 2005. 2005 Anthropologists and Sociologists of Kentucky Annual Meeting, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY. Contact: Douglas Clayton Smith, President, Anthropologists and Sociologists of Kentucky, 104 Grise Hall, Western Kentucky University, 1 Big Red Way, Bowling Green, KY 42101; (270) 745-2152; fax (270) 745-6493; email Visit or

September 30-October 1, 2005. Alexis de Tocqueville: A Conference and Exhibition Commemorating the Bicentennial of His Birth and an Exhibition on Alexis de Tocqueville, Gustave de Beaumont, and the Challenge of Democracy. The event is free and open to the public; registration is required. Visit Beinecke Library’s website for conference details and free registration information at:

October 12-14, 2005. National Social Science Association Fall Development Conference, Seattle, WA. Contact: NSSA, 2020 Hills Lake Drive, El Cajon, CA 92020; (619) 448-4709; fax (619) 448-4709; email

October 13-14, 2005. The Wisconsin Sociological Association, the Illinois Sociological Association, and the Wisconsin Political Science Association will meet jointly this year at Alverno College in Milwaukee, WI. Theme: “Taking Sociology Into the Real World: Teaching, Learning, and Sharing.” Contact: Bob Greene at or Shelby Krzyzak at For more information, visit and

November 21-25, 2005. VI International Conference, “Women in the 21st Century,” University of Havana, Havana, Cuba. Contact: Norma Vasallo Barrueta, President of the Organizing Committee, Cátedra de la Mujer, Universidad de La Habana, San Rafael y Mazón, Plaza, Ciudad Habana CP10400; (537) 878-3450; fax (537) 873-5774; e-mail

December 4-6, 2005. Second Annual International Conference on Social Science Research, Hilton Hotel Orlando/Altamonte Springs, Altamonte Springs, FL. Contact: Centre for Policy and Practice, 900 E. Seventh St., #202, Bloomington, IN 47405; email

March 16-18, 2006. Twenty-Seventh Annual Conference of the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association (NCSA), Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD. Theme: “Travel, Tourism, and Resorts.” Contact: Program Directors Heidi Kaufman at or Lucy Morrison at

April 5-6, 2006. Crime, Justice and Surveillance: A Two-Day International Conference, Centre for Criminological Research, University of Sheffield. This conference seeks to explore the British experience against developments in Europe and North America from criminological and multi-disciplinary perspectives. Contact Lisa Burns at


American Research Institute in Turkey announces the ARIT Fellowships for Research in Turkey, 2006-2007, and the Intensive Turkish Language Study at BoðaziVi University, summer 2006. The ARIT Fellowships are offered for research in ancient, medieval, or modern times, in any field of the humanities and social sciences. Post-doctoral and advanced doctoral fellowships may be held from two to three months up to a term of a year. Stipends range from $4,000 to $16,000. Applications are due before November 1, 2005. The Intensive Turkish Language Study includes scholarship, travel, and stipend to support eight weeks of intensive, advanced Turkish language study. This program is pending acquisition of funding. Application deadline is February 1, 2006. Contact: American Research Institute in Turkey, University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19104; (215) 898-3474; fax (215) 898-0657; email For more information, visit

The Center for the Study of Law and Society invites applications for visiting scholars for 2006-2007. The Center fosters empirical research and theoretical analysis concerning legal institutions, legal processes, legal change, and the social consequences of law. The Center creates a multidisciplinary milieu with a faculty of distinguished socio-legal scholars from the United States and around the world. Application Requirements: (1) Possess a PhD or JD (or foreign equivalent) (2) Submit a full Curriculum Vitae (3) Submit a cover letter specifying time period and describing the proposed program of research or study. Applicants must pursue a program of research or study which is of mutual interest to faculty members at the Center for the Study of Law and Society (4) Indicate the source of funding while visiting Berkeley (e.g., sabbatical pay, scholarship, government funding, personal funds, etc). The Center cannot offer stipends or other financial assistance. Monthly minimum requirements for foreign exchange scholars are: $1,600 per month for the J-1 scholar, $500 per month for the J-2 spouse, $200 per month for each J-2 child. The Center will consider applications for varying time periods, from a one-month duration to the full academic year. Applications must be submitted by November 15, 2005, by email to or by mail to: Visiting Scholars Program, Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-2150. Contact: Lauren B. Edelman,; Malcolm Feeley at or Rosann Greenspan at Visit for more information.

Columbia University Society of Fellows in the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowships 2006-2007. With grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the William R. Kenan Trust, appointments to a number of post-doctoral fellows in the humanities will be made for the academic year 2006-2007.  Fellows newly appointed for 2006-2007 must have received their PhD between January 1, 2000, and July 1, 2006.  The stipend will be $52,000, half for independent research and half for teaching in the undergraduate program in general education.  An additional $3,000 is available to support research. Applications must be received by October 2, 2005. Applications are available by contacting the Director, Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Heyman Center, Mail Code 5700, Columbia University, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027;

The Fogarty International Research Collaboration Basic Biomedical Sciences Research Award (FIRCA-BB) and the Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Award (FIRCA-BSS) facilitate collaborative basic biomedical research between scientists and behavioral and social science research between scientists supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and investigators in developing countries. This program uses the NIH R03 mechanism. Eligible organizations include: for-profit and non-profit organizations; public or private institutions, such as universities, colleges, hospitals (including Veterans’ Administration Hospitals), and laboratories; units of state and local governments; domestic or foreign institutions/organizations; and faith-based or community-based organizations. Eligible Principal Investigators (PIs) must either: (a) have current, eligible NIH-funded research and collaborate with a colleague from a laboratory or research site in an eligible developing country; or (b) currently be or formerly have been a Foreign Collaborator on a FIRCA awarded within the past seven years. The foreign collaborator must hold a position in an eligible country at an eligible public or private non-profit institution that will allow him/her adequate time and provide appropriate facilities to conduct the proposed research. Only one FIRCA application may be submitted by the same investigator or involve the same collaborator per review cycle. No competitive renewal applications are accepted. However, foreign collaborators, who have been the Co-PI on a funded FIRCA type one application, may apply as the FIRCA PI if they meet all eligibility requirements. Use the PHS 398 to apply for the FIRCA program. Applications are due by September 21, 2005. The PHS 398 is available at in an interactive format. Telecommunications for the hearing impaired are available at: TTY (301) 451-0088

The Fulbright Scholar Program is pleased to announce the following awards in Social Work and Sociology and related fields, available in Southeastern Europe and the Caucasus. Bulgaria Award #6238, Georgia Award #6188, Greece Award #6293, Romania Award #6367, Romania Award #6370, Turkey Award #6393, and Turkey Award #6398. The deadline for submission of applications is August 1, 2005. For additional information about the awards and the application process, consult the Fulbright Program website at or contact Cynthia Crow, Senior Program Officer, Europe/Eurasia at (202) 686-7872 or

The Korea Foundation is offering various fellowships and grants to non-Korean experts in the humanities and social science fields engaged in research on Korea. Qualified scholars and students can receive support through the Fellowship for Field Research, Fellowship for Korean Language Training, Fellowship for Graduate Studies, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Publication Subsidy, and Advanced Research Grant programs. For detailed information and application guidelines, visit the Foundation’s website, or contact: Fellowship Program Department, Korea Foundation 1376-1 Seocho 2-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul 137-072, Korea; (82-2) 3463-5614; fax (82-2) 3463-6075; email

The Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars announces a competition for Junior Scholars in the Study of Democracy in Latin America. With the support of The Ford Foundation, eight grants of $10,000 will be awarded for studies of democracy in Latin America that deal with one or more of the following subjects: Citizenship and rights, poverty and inequality, reforms of the state, representation and accountability, local government, or the international context. Applicants must be citizens of any country in the Western hemisphere and have received their PhD within five years from the date the competition closes. The grant period will begin November 1, 2005. The resulting studies will be due July 31, 2006. The Wilson Center will have right of first refusal to publish the studies written under this grant. Grantees will be asked to attend a workshop in Santiago, Chile at the end of February 2006, at which their drafts will be discussed by their fellow grantees and a few distinguished Senior Scholars. Applications are due September 30, 2005, and must include a Curriculum Vitae, a proposal of 2,000 words or less, proof of receipt and date of PhD and two letters of recommendation from senior colleagues. Contact: (202) 691-4078; email;

National Endowment for the Humanities 2006 Summer Stipends Awards. The program supports two months of full-time research on a project in the humanities. The award is $5,000. Although regular faculty members of colleges and universities must be nominated by their institution, and each institution may nominate a maximum of two applicants, independent scholars and adjunct or part-time faculty may apply for these grants without nomination. Application deadline is October 1, 2005. For more information, visit Contact: (202) 606-8200; email

The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities during the academic year, September 2006 through May 2007. Applicants must hold a doctorate or have equivalent scholarly credentials, and a record of publication is expected. Senior and younger scholars are eligible, though the latter should be engaged in research beyond the revision of a doctoral dissertation. Scholars from any nation may apply. Three fellowships for scholars in any humanistic field whose research concerns religion; three fellowships for young scholars (up to 10 years beyond receipt of doctorate) in literary studies; a fellowship in art history or visual culture; a fellowship for French history or culture; a senior fellowship in Asian Studies, theology, or American art history are offered. Fellowships up to $50,000 are individually determined, the amount depending upon the needs of the fellow and the Center’s ability to meet them. Fellowships are supported by the Center’s endowment, private foundation grants, alumni contributions, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Applicants submit the Center’s form supported by Curriculum Vitae, a 1,000-word project proposal, and three letters of recommendation. Applications and letters of recommendation must be postmarked by October 15, 2005. You may request application materials from: Fellowship Program, National Humanities Center, PO Box 12256, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2256, or obtain the form and instructions from the Center’s website Email

2005 TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award for scholarly writing on lifelong financial security. This award, named in honor of Paul A. Samuelson, the first American to win the Nobel Prize in economics and a former CREF Trustee, carries with it a cash prize of $10,000. The award will be presented at the annual meeting of the Allied Social Science Associations in Boston, MA, in January 2006. Submissions may be theoretical or empirical in nature, but must cover a subject directly relevant to lifelong financial security. Your research can be in book or article form and must be published between January 1, 2004, and June 30, 2005. Submissions must be received by the TIAA-CREF Institute no later than September 9, 2005. For more information on how to send a submission, visit

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Fellowship Program in the Social Sciences and Humanities. These fellowships are open to scholars or policymakers from any country.  The center awards academic year residential fellowships to scholars and practitioners from any country with outstanding project proposals on national and/or international issues. Topics and scholarship should relate to key public policy challenges or provide the historical or cultural framework to illumine policy issues of contemporary importance. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Fellowships offer office space at the Center, computers and supplies, a part-time research assistant, and a stipend based on current salary. The deadline for the 2006-2007 fellowship competition is October 1, 2005. For more information, visit the Wilson Center website

In the News

The American Sociological Association was mentioned on Pacifica Radio’s May 18, 2005, Democracy Now, which broadcast the 2004 Annual Meeting public plenary address by Arundhati Roy, “Public Power in the Age of Empire.” The ASA was also mentioned in a Washington Post article on June 5 for its new book, The Sociologist’s Book of Cartoons.

Eric Anderson, State University of New York-Stony Brook, was interviewed on National Public Radio’s April 20 Morning Edition about gay professional athletes based on a study in his new book, In the Game.

Yiorgos Apostolopoulos, Arizona State University, was quoted in the April 9, 2005, Toronto Globe and Mail about his National Institutes of Health-funded research on U.S. truckers as a significant vector for the spread of HIV.

Paul Attewell, City University of New York, and Katherine S. Newman, Princeton University, were quoted in a May 29 Washington Post article about the anonymous threats behind teens using Instant Messaging software.

Judith Auerbach, American Foundation for AIDS Research, was quoted in the May 23, 2005, Washington Fax about mistaken language in requests for applications of the Centers for Disease Control’s Global AIDS Program that would have required Global Fund grantees to have a stated policy opposing prostitution and sex trafficking.

Andrea Baker, Ohio University, was quoted in the February 2005 issue of Wired Magazine in an answer to a question about the success rate of online relationships. Her research from her book Double Click was featured in an article on internet dating in the June issue of Elle magazine.

Michael Ian Borer, Dartmouth College, was interviewed and featured in two April 3 articles in the Valley News about his research on the current debate over the future of Boston’s Fenway Park.

Ed Brent, University of Missouri-Columbia, was the focus of a May 9 Associated Press story in the Washington Post about his National Science Foundation-funded SAGrader software for use in assessing his student’s introductory sociology draft essays.

Deborah Carr, Rutgers University, was quoted in a May 1 Time magazine article about women’s midlife crises.

Rick Cherwitz, University of Texas-Austin, had his program to increase minority representation at the graduate level, the Intellectual Entrepreneurship Program, featured in the Washington Post on May 31.

Lee Clarke, Rutgers University, published a May 1 op-ed on on the topic of preparing for disasters.

Dalton Conley, New York University, and graduate student Rebecca Glauber had their research on individuals’ income and socioeconomic status as a function of body mass index and obesity featured in a front-page story in the May 28 Boston Globe. Dalton Conley was also featured in the April 28 Chronicle of Higher Education as the first sociologist to receive the National Science Foundation’s 2005 Alan T. Waterman Award, a $500,000 honor for significant research.

Mathieu Deflem, University of South Carolina, was quoted in an article about control technologies, “Detecting a Flaw,” in The Free Times, April 12, in an article on a counter-terrorism investigation, “FBI Inquiry Leads to Fraud Case,” on May 1, in The Oregonian, and in an article on cheating in college, “Cheating Goes High-Tech,” in The Greenville News, May 2.

Thomas A. DiPrete, Columbia University, was quoted in a May 21 New York Times article on the likelihood of individuals getting rich.

Kevin D. Dougherty, Calvin College, had a course he taught on Protestant Megachurches featured in a February 12 article in the Grand Rapids Press. Dougherty also was interviewed on the Michigan Public Radio program Stateside, airing February 18, for his research on racial segregation in U.S. religious congregations.

Peter Dreier, Occidental College, was quoted in the LA Jewish Journal on January 21 about the LA Dodgers’ decision to trade outfielder Shawn Green, the team’s only Jewish player. He was also quoted in the Los Angeles Times on April 10 about the controversy between business groups and homeless advocates about how to deal with the LA downtown homeless problem. He was again quoted in the Los Angeles Times on May 8 in a story about the death of labor leader Miguel Contreras. During April and May 2005, he was interviewed on several radio stations, including KPCC and KPFA, on the LA mayoral race. His op-ed “Hahn’s Failed Promise on LA Housing,” criticizing Mayor Hahn was published in the May 6 Los Angles Times. He was also quoted in the following publications:  Hoy, January 7, Charlotte Observer, February 19, Buffalo News, March 29, LA Weekly, April 8-14, Europa, April 27, Philadelphia Daily News, April 22, and the Los Angeles Times, May 2. He also wrote an article for the May 28 issue of Common Dreams.

Troy Duster, ASA President and New York University, was interviewed about the issue of race-based medicine on a live show on WNYC radio (the New York NPR affiliate) on May 27. He was also quoted in the June 6 Washington Post in Richard Morin’s “Unconventional Wisdom” column featuring the American Sociological Association’s 2004 Sociologist’s Book of Cartoons, published in collaboration with The New Yorker’s Cartoon Bank.

Kathryn Edin, University of Pennsylvania, and Maria Kefalas, St. Joseph’s University, wrote an article for the Sunday Outlook section of the Washington Post on May 1 about unmarried females and their respect for marriage.

David Ekerdt, University of Kansas, was quoted in a May 15 New York Times article about retirees feeling like they should not just contemplate and relax.

Morten Ender, United States Military Academy, was quoted in the June/July 2005 premier issue of the magazine Tu Cuidad Los Angeles on the social contexts influencing Hispanics to join the U.S. military. He was also quoted in a May 31 article in the Christian Science Monitor regarding the historical shift, continued, and dominant U.S. public support of U.S. soldiers in Iraq while support for the war itself has been waning and on April 18 about the uses of internet blogs by Iraqis and U.S. soldiers in Iraq and the social causes, consequences, and implications of such use.

Amitai Etzioni, The George Washington University, appeared on Voice of America’s program On the Line on May 31 to discuss Palestinian progress and Mahmoud Abbas’ visit to the White House.

Robert Freymeyer, Presbyterian College, was quoted in an April 19 Associated Press story about the growth rate of Alabama counties that appeared in several Alabama newspapers including the Tuscaloosa News, the Decatur Daily, and the Anniston Star.

Al Gedicks, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, wrote an op-ed, “Nuclear power neither clean nor green,” that appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal on May 29.

Barry Glassner, University of Southern California, was quoted in the New York Times on April 17 in the article “The Body Heretic,” and on April 20 in the article “Some Extra Heft May Be Helpful.”

Saad E. Ibrahim, Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies and the Woodrow Wilson Center, published an op-ed in the May 21 New York Times on the topic of Islam and democracy in the Middle East.

Janice Irvine, University of Massachusetts, was quoted on May 7 and 8 in the Washington Post about controversy over a sex education class curriculum.

Lane Kenworthy, University of Arizona, was quoted in an Associated Press article on employment regulations in Europe and the United States, “Cutting Jobs in Europe Isn’t Easy for IBM.” The article was picked up on May 5 in the San Diego Union Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, San Jose Mercury News, Washington Post, Newsday, and the Seattle Post Intelligencer.

Paul W. Kingston, University of Virginia, and Michael Hout, University of California-Berkeley, were quoted for their different definitions of class in a May 15 New York Times article about the gray lines dividing classes in America. Mark Chaves, University of Arizona, was also quoted on the role of religion in social class.

Bart Landry, University of Maryland, was quoted in an April 28 Washington Post article about Sodexho Inc.’s race-bias case settlement and was interviewed on February 11 on Voice of America on cultural traditions and love and marriage.

David E. Lavin, City University of New York-Graduate Center, had a letter to the editor published in the May 29 New York Times about his and colleague Paul A. Attewell’s 20-year national survey of college graduation rates and number of years required to complete college.

C.N. Le, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, was quoted in the April 5 Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin in an article about assimilation, ethnic identity, and community attachment issues involved when Vietnamese Americans return to Vietnam after being socialized in the United States. He was featured in the April 2005 Diversity Inc. magazine, which described his experiences as a Vietnamese American and how they relate to experiences among Asian Americans as they integrate into the American mainstream. He was quoted by the Associated Press in an April 24 article. He was quoted by the Atlanta Constitution on April 27 about the 30th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the subsequent development of the Vietnamese American community.

Jack Levin, Northeastern University, was quoted and interviewed in numerous publications on serial killers, crime, and violence. He was quoted in the Telegram & Gazette (April 7), San Francisco Chronicle (March 27), Boston Globe (March 13 and May 5), Telegraph Herald (March 7), The Commercial Appeal (March 6), USA Today (March 3), The Boston Herald (March 3 and April 30), and the Chicago Sun Times (March 2). He was interviewed on CBS’s The Early Show (March 7), Fox News Channel’s Fox News Live (February 26 and April 26), WCVB-TV’s The Chronicle (February 27). He also appeared on ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings (April 27), CBS’s The Early Show (March 7), in the Hartford Courant (May 9), the Ventura County Star (March 6), articles by the Associated Press (March 1, 5, April 8 and 20), Scripps Howard News Service (April 3), the Telegram and Gazette (March 2), in the Edmonton Sun (May 10) the Calgary Sun (May 9), The Toronto Sun (May 9), and in The Cairns Post and The Cairns Sun (March 9).

Zai Liang, State University of New York-Albany, was quoted in a February 24 Times Union article about development of a small city near Shanghai.  He also published an April 9 letter to the editor in the New York Times on recent labor shortages in the coastal regions of China.

Bruce G. Link, Columbia University, was quoted in a May 16 New York Times article on the expanding inequality of income leading to inequality in health care.

Clarence Y.H. Lo, University of Missouri-Columbia, was quoted, and his book, Small Property versus Big Government, was discussed in the April 17 cover story of the Los Angeles Times Magazine. He was featured in the April 2005 issue of Diversity Inc. magazine, in an article that described his experiences as a Vietnamese American and how they relate to experiences among Asian Americans as they integrate into the American mainstream. He was also quoted in a news story on corporate fraud and donors to universities on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered on September 24, 2004.

Robert Manning, Rochester Institute of Technology, was interviewed on CNN’s Dolans Unscripted show on April 23 discussing credit card companies’ abuses of customers and the public.

Steven P. Martin, University of Maryland-College Park, was cited in a Sunday Outlook section article of the Washington Post on May 1. He was cited for his research on education and divorce.

Michael A. Messner, University of Southern California, wrote an article for the May 20 Chronicle of Higher Education on graduate students desperately seeking professors to serve on their dissertation committee.

Mansoor Moaddel, Eastern Michigan University, had his opinion piece on public attitudes in Iraq, which he surveyed with funding from the National Science Foundation, published in eight languages in the April 2005 issue of Project Syndicate.

Stephen J. Morewitz, Stephen J. Morewitz, PhD, & Associates, was quoted extensively in a February 27 Boston Sunday Herald article on jury selection for the Michael Jackson trial.

Kari Marie Norgaard, University of California-Davis, had her research on the health and cultural impacts of lack of salmon for Karuk Indians discussed on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, March 17, was quoted in the Eugene Register Guard on March 6, and in an Associated Press article that ran in The San Diego Union Tribune, March 6.

Phil Nyden, Loyola University Chicago, was quoted in a May 4 Chicago Tribune article about the tradeoffs between providing more car access and maintaining the attractiveness of vibrant ethnic business districts to shoppers.

Orlando Patterson, and John Kaufman, both of Harvard University, were interviewed on the September 15, 2004, Thinking Aloud program of the BBC and published an op-ed in the May 1 New York Times about the historical growth and decline in the popularity of the English sport of cricket and its implications for the dynamics of international political relations.

Samuel M. Richards, Pennsylvania State University, had his “Race and Ethnic Relations” undergraduate sociology course featured in the April 13 New York Times, with a focus on peoples’ conceptions of race and what genetic analyses reveal about individual ancestry.

Barbara Katz Rothman, City University of New York-Baruch College, wrote an essay, “The I in Sociology,” in the April 22 Chronicle of Higher Education about her upcoming new book, Weaving a Family: Untangling Race and Adoption.

Abigail C. Saguy, University of California-Los Angeles, was quoted in a front-page article in the Business section of the April 29 issue of The New York Times, titled “Study Aside, Fat-Fighting Industry Vows to Stick to Its Mission” about the moral foundation of the current anti-obesity crusade.

Andrew Scull, University of California-San Diego, had his work, A Tragic Tale of Megalomania and Modern Medicine, reviewed in the May 29 New York Times.

David R. Segal, University of Maryland-College Park, was quoted in an April 1 Newhouse News Service article on the implications for the military of recent brain research suggesting that young adults may not have the maturity of judgment required for contemporary military operations. He was quoted in the Indianapolis Star on April 25 regarding recruiting difficulties in the Army National Guard and was quoted in the Chicago Tribune on April 27 regarding the overrepresentation of small towns in the American military. He was quoted in the Washington Post on April 29 on the National Guard’s new recruiting campaign and the Congressional Quarterly Researcher on the social class backgrounds of military personnel.

Karen Sternheimer, University of Southern California, wrote a May 15 op-ed for Newsday on how the coverage of the Michael Jackson trial represents conflicted ideas about childhood innocence and victimization.

Rosalie Torres Stone, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was interviewed on NET radio, an NPR affiliate, about her study on Mexican American earnings in the Midwest. The study was published in the spring issue of Great Plains Research with Bandana Purkayastha, University of Connecticut.

Thomas Sugrue, University of Pennsylvania, was mentioned in an April 16 Washington Post article about his receipt of an inaugural $50,000-fellowship from the Fletcher Foundation for work that improves race relations and highlights civil rights issues.

Leah VanWey, Indiana University, was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle on April 13 about immigration and environmental change.

David Williams, University of Michigan, was quoted in a May 1 Washington Post article about the links between discrimination and the health of African Americans.

Jonathan R. Wynn, City University of New York-Graduate Center, wrote a feature article for Time Out New York magazine on his research on the walking tour guides of New York City.

David Yamane, Wake Forest University, was quoted in a February 26 article in the Anderson Independent Mail about public prayer, in an April 2 article in the Winston-Salem Journal about the death of Pope John Paul II, and in an April 10 article in The Washington Post about the priest shortage in the Catholic Church.

Peter Cleary Yeager, Boston University, wrote a letter to the editor that appeared in the May 9 New York Times on the public education system’s failure to inspire a love of learning and to teach lifelong learning skills.

Tukufu Zuberi, University of Pennsylvania, will appear as a host on June 27 of the Public Broadcasting Service’s History Detectives, a nationally syndicated series that seeks to uncover the mysteries of America’s past.

Caught in the Web

The Social Science Research Council has added two additions to its website: a web forum on race and genomics, called, Is Race Real?, and the latest issue of their quarterly newsletter, Items and Issues


Anthropologists and Sociologists of Kentucky Larry Webster Student Paper Contest and Dorothy E.O. Neff Media Awards. Students submitting papers to the Larry Webster Student Paper Contest must adhere to the following guidelines: the author must b a student in a college or university in Kentucky, the paper must be double-spaced, and no more than 30 pages in length, follow the style guide of the most appropriate discipline, ASA or AAA, must be presented at the conference either by the student author or by a designated stand-in. The title page attached to the paper should contain the title only, a separate cover sheet with title, author, and school should be mailed with the papers. The paper must be completely written by the student, no co-authored papers will be accepted. Send three copies of the paper, postmarked by September 1, 2005, and cover sheet to: Randall Davis, Dean of Academic Affairs, Jefferson Community and Technical College–Downtown Campus, Broadway Building, Suite #301, Louisville, KY 40202; (502) 213-2122; fax (502) 213-2125; email Dorothy E.O. Neff Media Awards will be made in the following areas: best use of photographs, video, or slides in support of paper presentation, best use of audio recordings in support of paper presentation, best use of geographic information systems (GIS) in support of paper presentation, best poster presentation, and best website designed to elaborate a sociological or anthropological concept or subject. The paper and poster presentations must be made at the conference either by the author or by a designated stand-in. Websites must have been created within the last year by either individuals or project teams. The deadline for entering a website is September 15, 2005. Send questions or comments to Douglas Smith, Western Kentucky University, 1 Big Red Way, Bowling Green, KY 42101; (270) 745-2152; fax (270) 745-6493; email

The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) announces a prize competition for the best instructional module or instructional innovation in the social sciences and in social science history.  The competition is open to faculty and academic staff at member institutions of ICPSR.  The winner will receive a cash prize of $500; the winner’s institution will receive a credit of $500 toward the next year’s ICPSR membership dues; and the winner will be invited to present their work to the 2005 Official Representatives meeting of ICPSR, October 22, 2005. An instructional module includes teaching material, primarily for the undergraduate classroom, that has students working with ICPSR datasets, working with data analysis, statistics, and research design and methodology. Examples of instructional modules archived at ICPSR’s Site for Instructional Materials and Information are available at Faculty and academic staff at member institutions of ICPSR are eligible. The competition is open to submissions between April 1, 2005, and August 31, 2005.  The winner and the Official Representative from the winner’s institution will be notified by September 15, 2005. Send submissions to Dieter Burrell, ICPSR, PO Box 1248, Ann Arbor, MI  48106-1248; (734) 647-5000; email

Members' New Books

Ofra Anson, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and Shifang Sun, Health Care in Rural China: Lessons from HeBei Province (Ashgate Publishing, 2005).

Andrea Baker, Ohio University, Double Click: Romance and Commitment Among Online Couples (Hampton Press, 2005).

Helen A. Berger, West Chester University (Editor), Witchcraft and Magic: Contemporary North America. (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005).

Clifford Bob, Duquesne University, The Marketing of Rebellion: Insurgents, Media, and International Activism (University Press, 2005).

Alan Booth, Pennsylvania State University, and Ann C. Crouter (Editors), The New Population Problem: Why Families in Developed Countries Are Shrinking and What It Means (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2005).

William M. Evan, University of Pennsylvania, War and Peace in an Age of Terrorism: A Reader (Allyn & Bacon, 2005).

John Germov, The University of Newcastle (Editor), Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, 3rd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2005).

Karen V. Hansen, Brandeis University, Not-So-Nuclear Families (Rutgers University Press, 2005).

Leslie Hossfeld, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Narrative Political Unconscious and Racial Violence in Wilmington, North Carolina (Routledge, 2005).

Peter Kivisto, Augustana College, and Wendy Ng, San Jose State University, Americans All: Race and Ethnic Relations in Historical, Structural, and Comparative Perspectives, 2nd ed. (Roxbury, 2005). 

Jerome Krase, CUNY-Brooklyn College, and Ray Hutchinson (Editors), Race and Ethnicity in New York City, Volume Seven, Research in Urban Sociology (Elsevier/JAI Press, 2004).

Agnes S. Ku, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Ngai Pun (Editors), Remaking Citizenship in Hong Kong: Community, Nation, and the Global City (Routledge, 2004).

Patricia Yancey Martin, Florida State University, Rape Work: Victims, Gender, and Emotions in Organizations and Community Context (Routledge, 2005).

Jill Quadagno, Florida State University, One Nation Uninsured: Why the U.S. Has No National Health Insurance (Oxford University Press, 2005).

Darrell Steffensmeier and Jeffery Ulmer, both of Pennsylvania State University, Confessions of a Dying Thief: Understanding Criminal Careers and Illegal Enterprise (Aldine Transaction, 2005).  

Steven J. Steinberg and Sheila L. Steinberg, both of Humboldt State University, Geographic Information Systems for the Social Sciences: Investigating Space and Place (SAGE Publications, 2005).

Robert J. Stevenson, A Mexican Border Prostitution Community During the Late Vietnam Era: La Zona (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2005).

Kathy Stolley, Virginia Wesleyan University, The Basics of Sociology (Greenwood Press, 2005)

Vanessa Tait, University of California-Berkeley, Poor Worker’s Unions: Rebuilding Labor from Below (South End Press, 2005).

Arland Thornton, University of Michigan, Reading History Sideways: The Fallacy and Enduring Impact of the Developmental Paradigm on Family Life (University of Chicago Press, 2005).

Nelson Arnaldo Vera, University of Puerto Rico-Aguadilla, Crisis Social Puertorriqueña a inicios del siglo XXI (Publicaciones Puertoriqueñas Editores, 2005).


Walter R. Allen, University of California-Los Angeles, has been appointed to the Allan Murray Carter chair in higher education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.

Aaron Benavot was recently appointed senior policy analyst for the Education for All Global Monitoring Report located at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

Rob Benford, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, was recently elected President of the Faculty Senate at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He is also serving as President of the Midwest Sociological Society.

Alessandro Bonanno, Sam Houston State University, was selected to deliver the 2004-2005 Thomas R. Ford Distinguished Alumni Lecture at the University of Kentucky.  His topic was “The Contradictions of Globalization: Hyper-Mobility of Capital and Democracy.”

Robert Crosnoe, University of Texas-Austin, was among the six inductees into the most recent class of William T. Grant Scholars (Class of 2009).

Arnold Dashefsky, University of Connecticut, has been appointed Director of the Berman Institute North American Jewish Data Bank.

J. Kenneth Davidson, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and Nelwyn B. Moore, Texas State University-San Marcos, will have their lifelong collection of research files and scholarly work on human sexuality gathered into an archival collection to be named for them at The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at Indiana University.

Greg Duncan, Northwestern University, and Sara McLanahan, Princeton University, are on the current William T. Grant Scholars Selection Committee.

Stacy Evans, Berkshire Community College, was appointed assistant professor of sociology.

John E. Glass, Director of Program Evaluation for The Family Place, will join the faculty of Colin County Community College-Preston Ridge Campus as Professor of Sociology in the fall of 2005.

Gavin W. Hougham, recently Director of Research in the University of Chicago’s Section of Geriatrics, has been named Senior Program Officer at The John A. Hartford Foundation, a health care and aging philanthropy in New York, NY.

Valerie Jenness, University of California-Irvine, has been elected President of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. She will serve as president-elect in 2005-2006 and as president in 2006-2007.

Satoshi Kanazawa has been granted tenure and promoted from Lecturer to Reader, skipping the rank of Senior Lecturer, at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Edward Kick, North Carolina State University, has been named Chair of the Department of Sociology at North Carolina State University.

Melodye Lehnerer has joined the faculty at the Community College of Southern Nevada.

Amy Lutz was appointed to assistant professor of sociology in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

Richard W. Fox Mellon, University of Southern California, has been named a Distinguished Scholar in Residence, 2005-2006, by the American Antiquarian Society.

Stephen J. Morewitz, Stephen J. Morewitz, PhD & Associates, is a Lecturer this summer in the Departments of Sociology and Anthropology at California State University-East Bay.

Kevin P. Mulvey, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, received a promotion to Branch Chief in the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He is chief of the Program Applications and Assessment Branch in the Divisions of Knowledge Application and Systems Improvement.

Joel Podolny, Harvard University Business School, will become Dean of the Yale School of Management on July1.

Jack Nusan Porter went to Rome for the funeral of Pope John Paul II and met with Cardinal Bernard Law as well as other Vatican officials.

Charles Ragin, University of Arizona, delivered the 2005 Howard Beers Lecture at the University of Kentucky.  His topic was “How to Lure Analytic Social Science Out of the Doldrums.”

Juliet Saltman, Kent State University, was a featured speaker at the John Marshall Law School’s Fair Housing Laws & Litigation Conference in San Diego on February 17-18. She spoke twice about “The Costs of Housing Discrimination” and “Mobility Programs Past & Present.”

Jennifer L. Schulenberg, University of Waterloo, has been appointed Assistant Professor in the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University.

Verta Taylor will serve as Chair of the Sociology Department at the University of California-Santa Barbara beginning July 1, 2005.

Donald Tomaskovic-Devey has joined the Department of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Margaret Usdansky, Syracuse University, was appointed assistant professor of sociology in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

Robert D. Woodberry, University of Texas-Austin, received a $500,000 Spiritual Capital Grant from the Metanexus Institute and Templeton Foundation to study the long-term impact of religion on the economy.

Tukufu Zuberi has been appointed as the Lasry Family Professor in Race Relations at the University of Pennsylvania.

Other Organizations

The First Mid-Annual Group Processes Meeting was held in April in conjunction with the North Central Sociological Association meetings in Pittsburgh, PA. Three paper sessions were organized by Ali Bianchi of Kent State University and Bob Shelly of Ohio University. Attendees represented eight different institutions of higher education and one private employer. Organizers hope to make this an annual event, and rotate it among the regional associations.

North Central Sociological Association announces The John Schnabel Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award. John F. Schnabel (1932-2005), University of West Virginia, was a major advocate for teaching undergraduates, both within the ASA and within the NCSA. John was instrumental in founding of the NCSA Teaching Committee and served as its first Chair from 1985 to 1988. Prior to the founding of that committee, annual NCSA meetings typically had one or two teaching sessions. By the end of his three-year tenure as Chair, there were eight. Under his tutelage, subsequent committee chairs worked to expand the teaching program, and, by the early 1990s, the NCSA would annually list more than 20 teaching sessions. The criteria and the process for the NCSA’s Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award were crafted by John.

Sociologists without Borders/Sociólogos sin Fronteras (SW/OB/SSF), is an international academic NGO that promotes the advance of local and global justice in our classrooms, scholarship, research, and collaborations. SWOB/SSF supports “peaceful meddling” when States and multinational corporations diminish peoples’ rights and when they violate international norms of human welfare, cultural rights, and environmental justice. SWOB/SSF advances a pedagogy grounded in human rights. Contact: Spain: Alberto Moncada,; United States: Judith Blau,; Brazil: Paulo Martins, Visit: or

The Southern Sociological Society is naming its Distinguished Service Award in honor of Mississippi State University professor Martin L. Levin to recognize his “extraordinary contributions” to the organization. The award was established in 2001 to honor outstanding service to the 70-year-old organization of professionals that works to promote the development of sociology as a profession. The award recognizes members who have made exemplary contributions through direct service over a lifetime or significant portion of their professional careers.


Patti Adler, University of Colorado-Boulder, and Peter Adler, University of Denver, were awarded the 2005 Outstanding Book Award from the North Central Sociological Association for their most recent book, Paradise Laborers. Patti Adler also received the 2005 Excellence in Research Awards from the Boulder Faculty Assembly and Peter Adler also received the 2004-2005 United Methodist Church University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award from the University of Denver.

Alex Biermen, University of Maryland, received the Irene B. Taeuber Graduate Student Paper Award from the District of Columbia Sociological Society.

Pablo J. Boczkowski, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is winner of the 2005 Outstanding Book Award of the International Communication Association for Digitizing the News: Innovation in Online Newspapers.

April Brayfield, Tulane University, received the President’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at Tulane University.

Phil Brown, Brown University, received an honorable mention for the 2005 Ernest A. Lynton Award for Professional Service and Academic Outreach.

Enrique Codas, University of Maryland-Baltimore, was the recipient of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents’ Award for his research on and services to the Latin Americans in this country, especially in Maryland.

Del Elliott, University of Colorado-Boulder, has been honored as a “Distinguished Professor” by the University of Colorado’s Board of Regents.

Charles P. Gallmeier, Indiana University Northwest, received the 2005 Indiana University Board of Trustees Teaching Award and the 2005 Indiana University Northwest Faculty Service Award.

Karen V. Hansen, Brandeis University, received the Dean of Arts and Sciences Mentoring Award for outstanding work mentoring graduate students in the graduate division of arts and sciences at Brandeis University.

Danielle A. Hidalgo, Tulane University, has been awarded the Andy B. Anderson Outstanding Graduate Student Award and the Shelley W. Coverman Memorial Award. Hidalgo has also received a Foreign Languages Area Scholarship to continue her study of Thai during the summer.

Janet Jacobs, University of Colorado-Boulder, received the University of Colorado- Boulder’s highest faculty recognition for teaching and research, the Hazel Barnes Prize. She received an engraved University Medal and a $20,000 cash award, the largest single faculty award funded by the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Charis Kubrin, The George Washington University, was presented with the Morris Rosenberg Award for Recent Achievement by the District of Columbia Sociological Society.

Betsy Lucal, Indiana University of South Bend, won the 2005 Sylvia E. Bowman Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Patricia Yancey Martin, received the SWS 2006 Feminist Activism Award for her work as a true ambassador for feminist change working within and beyond the community and the academy to improve the lives of women and other marginalized populations.

Esther Ngan-ling, American University, was selected as a New Century Scholar of the Fulbright Program for 2004-2005 to focus on a project in China on the theme “Toward Equality: The Global Empowerment of Women.”

Virginia Olesen, University of California-San Francisco, has received the Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award for 2004-2005. The award is given annually to a University of California distinguished emeritus or emerita for work or service of outstanding character in scholarship or other educational service.

Fred Pincus, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, received the Outstanding Academic Title Award from Choice magazine for his book Reverse Discrimination: Dismantling the Myth.

Francisco O. Ramirez and John W. Meyer, both of Stanford University, received a three-year major grant from the Spencer Foundation to support their research project, “The Worldwide Rise and Spread of Human Rights Education, 1950-2005.” This study builds on prior research on human rights supported by the National Science Foundation.

Barbara J. Risman was awarded the Katherine Jocher-Belle Boone Award for Distinguished Scholarly Contributions to the Understanding of Gender & Society at the 2005 annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society in Charlotte, NC.

Jack Rothman, University of California-Los Angeles, was honored by the Journal of Community Development for his seminal article, “Approaches to Community Intervention.” Originally written in 1968, and continuously updated until 2001, Rothman’s work is considered a landmark writing in his field of community organization. Rothman’s conceptualization of planned community change was named a “classic text” by the journal.

Robert Sampson, Harvard University, was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the highest honors in the United States, in late April.

Jennifer L. Schulenberg, University of Waterloo, received the 2004-2005 Governor-General’s Academic Gold Medal at the University of Waterloo for her doctoral dissertation, titled “Policing Young Offenders: A Multi-Method Analysis of Variations in Police Discretion.”

David Segal, University of Maryland-College Park, received the Stuart Rice Award for Career Achievement from the District of Columbia Sociological Society.

Beverly J. Silver, Johns Hopkins University, received the Scholarly Publication Award for her book, Forces of Labor: Workers’ Movements and Globalization Since 1870.

Thomas Sugrue, University of Pennsylvania, received an inaugural $50,000 fellowship from the Fletcher Foundation in April for work that improves race relations in the United States and highlights civil rights issues.

Christopher Uggen, was the first to receive the University Minnesota Public Sociology Award for his work on felon disenfranchisement.

Rose Weitz, Arizona State University, won the 2005 Pacific Sociological Association Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award and was one of five special nominees recognized for the Arizona State University Professor of the Year Award.

Charles V. Willie, Harvard Graduate School of Education, received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evaston, IL on June 3.


Elizabeth G. Cohen, former professor of education and sociology at Stanford University, died on March 12 in Stanford, CA at the age of 73.

Samih K. Farsoun, 68, professor emeritus of sociology at American University, died June 9 of a heart attack while on a walk with his wife in New Buffalo, Michigan.


Paul K. Clare

Paul K. Clare, a professor emeritus of sociology and criminal justice at SUNY-Plattsburgh, died suddenly at his retirement home in Bradenton, Florida, on May 13, 2005. He was 66 years old.

Professor Clare was an authority on organized crime and international terrorism. His most notable work investigated the racketeering and paramilitary (“terrorist”) organizations of Northern Ireland. Shunning what he called “guided tours” for naïve visitors provided by political wings of the Republican paramilitary organizations, Paul conducted hundreds of hours of taped interviews on the streets and in the pubs of Belfast and Derry, talking to those with direct knowledge of, or directly involved in, the violence; nights were spent sleeping on the couches of friends and research “contacts.” The information that Paul Clare was able to obtain is testimony to the trust his contacts had in Paul’s discretion, as some of them were subjects of prior assassination attempts. He fascinated a generation of scholars at the numerous academic conferences with the results of interviews detailing the rationale, organization, and methods of resistance.

Professor Clare served on the Executive Board of the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime (IASOC), with whom he published his seminal book, Racketeering in Northern Ireland: A New Version of the Patriot Game (1988). He was the 1996 recipient of IASOC’s Founders Award. He also co-authored (with John Kramer), Introduction to American Corrections (Allyn and Bacon, 1976), as well as numerous articles and reviews.

Paul K. Clare was born on February 20, 1939, in Northampton, Massachusetts. After serving four years in the United States Air Force, Paul completed his undergraduate work at the University of Dubuque in Iowa, and his graduate work at the University of Iowa. Earlier in his career, Paul was a psychiatric social worker in Massachusetts and a correctional counselor at the Iowa Men’s Reformatory. He began his teaching career at Mankato State College in Minnesota, and was Coordinator of Correctional Training there. He spent his last 26 years of teaching at Plattsburgh, where he was instrumental in establishing a program in criminal justice. Paul was a devoted but decidedly low-key teacher and mentor to thousands of students, providing them guidance, direction, and encouragement. As a long-time advisor to the Sociology & Criminal Justice Club, Paul conducted many field trips to area prisons, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Headquarters in Ottawa, and to Washington for late-night police ride-alongs in DC’s most dangerous precincts.

In addition to his wife of 44 years, Sue, Paul K. Clare is survived by a son, Jim, of Union City, NJ, daughters Kathy Brickman of Ramsey, NJ and Caroline Davis of Wiscasset, Maine, and five grandchildren.

Robert P. Weiss, SUNY-Plattsburgh.

Andre Gunder Frank

Andre Gunder Frank died in Luxembourg after a long battle with cancer on April 23, 2005. Perhaps best known for coining the phrase “the development of underdevelopment” to describe the global developmental process four decades ago, Gunder Frank, despite the discomfort of his illness, worked until two weeks before his death. Many knew him; most sociologists have read some of his work, and if neither, individuals were no doubt affected by his thinking. If not for him, North American scholars would probably not have come into contact with Dependency Theory–the counter position to Modernization Theory. Without Gunder, World Systems Theory would not have been as vibrant as it is today.

Gunder Frank was born in Berlin in 1929. His father, a German novelist, fled the Nazi regime and eventually brought the family to America, where Gunder attended Ann Arbor High School and then Swarthmore College. Partly on his father’s advice, he studied economics and received a PhD from the University of Chicago in 1957. In 1962, to understand development and learn from the “inside,” he resigned from his faculty appointment at Michigan State University and went to live in Latin America, where he met and married Marta Fuentes. Together, they had two sons, Paul and Miguel. With his family, Gunder spent a total of ten years in several Latin American countries, leaving in 1973 following the violent ultra-right wing coup by Pinochet in Chile. From Chile, Gunder returned to then West Germany, where he was a visiting research fellow at the Max Planck Institute in Starnberg. This phase of his life, from the early 1970s onward, was spent mostly in Europe with teaching appointments at the Free University of Berlin, The University of Paris, The University of East Anglia, and the University of Amsterdam. With his wife’s death in 1993, and his retirement from the University of Amsterdam, Gunder moved to Canada, completing a full circle not far from where he started his high school education many years ago. From Toronto, he assumed visiting appointments at the University of Nebraska, the Florida International University, and Northeastern University. After a decade in North America, Gunder and his wife, Alison Candela, decided to move back to Europe. In Luxembourg, he was affiliated with the Luxembourg Institute of European and International Studies.

Gunder’s achievements in terms of publications were phenomenal. He published 40 books, contributed over 1,000 articles and chapters, and his works have appeared in 25 languages. He had jokingly mentioned to us once that if the publications were arranged together, they would reach about 17 linear feet!

The impulse that led him to define the development process as the “development of underdevelopment” continued in his work even after he left Latin America. By the 1990s, pessimism over the state of world development led him to search for global and historical manifestations of “the underdevelopment of development.” Unlike many others, according to Gunder, actual development is instead a cyclical global dynamic by which some regions temporarily assume leading “developed” positions while others are underdeveloped as a result. World development is a consequence of the rise and fall of regions played out through the drive for ceaseless accumulation, underlined by long cycles of expansion and contraction over 5,000 years of world history. This became the final subject of his analysis, and working first with Barry Gills, he offered an alternative understanding of world history that is not Eurocentric. Again, he was challenging received theories about the ‘rise of the West’, of changing modes of production, and even criticizing his own previous positions. His last book, ReOrient: Global Economy in the Asian Age, was an attempt to suggest that western supremacy in the world system is only a temporary condition, perhaps little more than 100 years old, and prior to the rise of European hegemony, it was Asia that was the core of the system. His final manuscript in progress, ReOrient the 19th Century, was supposed to substantiate further and complete the reorientation he had started earlier. His friends have agreed to see to it that it gets released.

As a friend and colleague, Gunder Frank was always warm, caring, and supportive. He was always there for us during times when we needed social and intellectual support. He was generous to his friends and colleagues, and was very responsive to anyone who would write or email him about his or their work. He was intellectually combative at times, but was always very principled and passionate about his work. He leaves behind many long time friends all over the world. Within 10 days of his passing, the family had received over 3,000 messages of condolence. Gunder is survived by his third wife, Alison, his sons Paul and Miguel, and three grandchildren.

Sing Chew and Albert Bergesen, Humboldt State University and University of Arizona

Linda Saltzman

Linda Saltzman, a pioneer in the study of domestic violence whose work helped to define the entire field, died unexpectedly in her sleep on March 8, 2005, of cardiac arrest. She was 55.

Throughout her career at the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), Dr. Saltzman acted as a friend and champion to anyone interested in preventing violence among intimate partners. In over a hundred articles, government publications, book chapters, and presentations, she produced groundbreaking work seeking to identify those at risk of domestic violence and to prepare strategies for early intervention. Saltzman’s research soon demonstrated that the greatest impediment to collecting accurate data was a lack of uniform definitions. What was to be considered sexual violence? What interpersonal relationships were to be included in research related to sexual violence? Did non-contact abuse constitute sexual violence? In 1999, Saltzman was the lead author of the CDC publication, Intimate Partner Violence Surveillance: Uniform Definitions and Recommended Data Elements, which set the standard for the terminology currently in use. She also coined the term “intimate partner violence,” so that research on sexual violence would include current, former, and separated spouses; boyfriend/girlfriend relationships; and same and opposite sex partners.

Linda Ellen Saltzman was born in Bloomington, Indiana in 1949, and she received her primary and secondary education there. Her father, Irving J. Saltzman, was a professor at Indiana University who served as Chair of the Psychology Department for twenty years. Linda graduated from Brown University, magna cum laude, in 1971 and received her doctorate in Criminology from Florida State University in 1977. Soon after receiving her PhD, she embarked upon an academic career at Mankato State University where she rose to the rank of associate professor and received tenure in 1982. In 1984 she went to the CDC in Atlanta, Georgia as a visiting scientist and stayed for three years. As the first criminologist hired at the CDC, her work became so invaluable that she left academe in 1987 to become a permanent behavioral scientist there. In the years that followed the CDC recognized her as “a visionary in championing violence prevention efforts,” and in 2000 she rose to the rank of Distinguished Fellow and Senior Scientist. Because of her encyclopedic knowledge and vast personal archives, she was a tremendous asset to the CDC and her discipline. If anyone had any questions regarding intimate partner violence research during the past twenty years, Saltzman was the definitive source to contact.

But Linda Saltzman was much more than a world-class scholar, researcher, and criminologist. She was a warm, caring, and positive human being, who wanted nothing more that to be useful and helpful to any in need. She never turned anyone away. As one co-worker recalled, “Linda was always there.” Perhaps because of her early life in academe, she loved mentoring and always regarded thanks from someone she had helped as the highest honor one could receive. One of the reasons she was such a successful mentor was that she was always anxious to listen. A typical example of Linda’s ability to hear others came when she first met a friend and colleague, at the time a graduate student, at an academic conference. The enthusiastic graduate student was immediately impressed that Saltzman was “one of those rare individuals who actually treated graduate students as if their opinions mattered.”

With tremendous energy and dedication, Linda Saltzman worked extremely hard to bring together persons from all disciplines, professions, regions, and interests into the fight against intimate partner violence. In addition to coordinating and partnering with other government agencies, she worked with doctors, nurses, academics, students, public health workers, police officials, and advocates. In all her endeavors, her goal was always “to make progress.” Her death has created a tremendous void, but she would be most happy if this chasm were filled by those she so lovingly mentored. Above all, she wanted the progress to continue.

Charles J. Weeks,Emeritus, Southern Polytechnic State University

Benjamin B. Tregoe

Dr. Benjamin B. Tregoe, Jr., co-founder and chairman emeritus of Kepner-Tregoe, Inc., died on April 20th of complications from non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He was 77.

Ben ended his day-to-day operations of Kepner-Tregoe in the 1990s, but he continued to provide inspiration and leadership. He always held a firm belief in the quality and depth of development for every associate as they delivered Kepner-Tregoe’s services to clients. He was conceptionally brilliant, a tough questioner, and a sensitive counselor. His intelligence, informality, and concern will be missed by his family and by friends, colleagues, employees, and clients throughout the world.

In 1958, Ben and Dr. Charles H. Kepner left the RAND Corporation, where they worked as systems researchers, to found Kepner-Tregoe and Associates, Inc. Innovative pioneers, the two social scientists conducted original research with major corporations and discovered a core set of analytical problem-solving and decision-making processes that continue to be recognized as universally valid. Today, 400 of the 1,000 largest corporations worldwide use Kepner-Tregoe management methods.

The company, which later became Kepner-Tregoe, Inc., is headquartered in Princeton, NJ and conducts business in over 50 countries and 20 languages. Since its inception, Kepner-Tregoe has transferred its critical thinking skill development through problem-solving, decision-making, and planning approaches to millions of managers. Ben and his colleague, John W. Zimmerman, also developed a process for strategic decision-making that has helped many top management teams set and implement strategy.

Guided by Ben’s vision, Kepner-Tregoe become a significant force in organization development, pioneering both the train-the-trainer approach and process consulting, both of which have become common practice. He was elected to the Human Resource Development Hall of Fame.

Dr. Tregoe was a leading lecturer and published extensively in journals throughout the world. His first book, The Rational Manager, which was co-authored with Dr. Kepner in 1965, is recognized as a landmark publication in the field of management methodology. He also co-authored The New Rational Manager: An Updated Edition for a New World (1997); Top Management Strategy: What It Is and How to Make It Work (1980); Vision in Action: Putting a Winning Strategy to Work (1989); The Culture of Success: Building a Sustained Competitive Advantage by Living Your Corporate Beliefs (1997); and Analytic Processes for School Leaders (2001).

In 1993, Dr. Tregoe realized a long-held dream when he established the Tregoe Education Forum. The Forum is expanding Kepner-Tregoe’s corporate mission of helping make a better world by improving understanding and communication by building critical thinking skills in the schools. This nonprofit organization provides students in middle and high schools with the critical-thinking skills needed to effectively solve problems, make decisions, and work together.

Ben was born in San Francisco on December 23, 1927. He graduated from Redondo Union High School in Redondo Beach, California in 1945. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, he received his bachelor’s degree from Whittier College and a Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University. He also received an honorary LL.D. from Whittier College, where he served as a trustee and a board member. He was a member of the board of directors of The J.M. Smucker Company, the National Alliance of Business, The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, and the Princeton Day School. He served as chairman of an advisory committee to the dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. He is a past member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, where he served as international education chairman and a member of the board, and a member of the Chief Executives’ Organization.

Ben is survived by his wife, Jeannette Tregoe; their two daughters, Cynthia Richetti and Elizabeth Gonzalez; and son, Benjamin B. Tregoe III; and two grandchildren, Kaleigh and Gavin Richetti.



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