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11th International Social Justice Conference, August 2-5, 2006, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. Theme: “Social Justice in a World of Change: Interdisciplinary Approaches.” Proposals are invited for papers and panel sessions that focus on all areas of justice research, particularly on social and political change and that approaches different scientific disciplines take in studying justice vis-àvis these changes. Deadline: May 1, 2006. Contact: Bernd Wegener, Humboldt University, Institute of Social Sciences, D- 10099 Berlin; 49-30-2093-4422; fax 49-30- 2093-4430; email;

Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS) 24th Annual Meeting, October 26-28, 2006, Crowne Plaza, San Jose Downtown Hotel, San Jose CA. AACS seeks proposals for workshops, panels, papers, poster presentations, and roundtables that promote Applied and Clinical Sociology in the discipline, the academy, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and consulting firms. Deadline: June 30, 2006. Contact: Benjamin Ben-Baruch, Vice-President and Program Chair, 4789 Pine Bluff Ste 3C, Ypsilanti, MI 48197; (734) 528-1439; fax (303) 479-1321; email;

ORI Research Conference on Research Integrity, December 1-3, 2006, Safety Harbor Resort, Safety Harbor, FL. The purposes of the conference are to gather scholars from different disciplines together to discuss crucial research problems, explore different research methods, and share research results, with the ultimate goal of furthering understanding about ways to foster integrity and deter misconduct in research. Abstracts must be submitted electronically by April 28, 2006. Limited travel stipends will be available for graduate students who have papers accepted for presentation. See the ORI website for details on submitting abstracts and conference schedule.


Teaching Qualitative Research Methods: Syllabi and Instructional Materials, Fourth edition. If you have a syllabus, course unit, assignment, film recommendation or other pedagogical practice for any of your courses in sociological based qualitative methods that you would be willing to share with the profession, send it to us at and/ or Include your contact information and attachments of your submission.

Below the Belt: Race, Ethnicity, Labor and Politics in a Changing Sunbelt. The book will explore how internal population shifts and recent Latino and Asian immigration in the South are completely altering race relations, politics, popular culture, neighborhoods, labor practices, and local economies. We are currently collecting original chapters. Send a onepage abstract to Charles A. Gallagher, Department of Sociology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30306; email Deadline: April 30, 2006.

Contemporary Justice Review. The editors invite scholars to share recent work on critical issues of crime, punishment, and justice. We are looking for work that examines the harm that power-based social, political, economic, and religious arrangements cause to human and animal life. We are also interested in critical assessments of the media. Research and theories on alternatives to the criminal justice system such as restorative justice, which have been the signature of CJR, are welcome in all formats. We invite authors to address issues of justice in film, protest songs, historical narratives, and interviews. Contact: Diane Simmons Williams ( for the journal’s Managing Editor’s Guidelines. One full copy of the submission should be accompanied by a blind copy in anticipation of the reviewing process. Contact: Dennis Sullivan at Contemporary Justice Review is the “official” journal of the Justice Studies Association

Directory of Programs in Applied Sociology & Sociological Practice welcomes submissions for inclusion in the revised edition. Any academic institution with an applied/practice/clinical focus, degree, and/or concentration is encouraged to submit. Submissions are to be made electronically and need to include the following: institution contact/address information, web link to the program/department, contact faculty member, faculty listing, degrees available, and an indication if the program is accredited or in process of accreditation by the Commission on Applied & Clinical Sociology. Programs and departments do not have to be in this process to be included in the directory. A program summary/narrative statement that demonstrates the nature of the concentrations, special courses, certificates, and/or internships that comprise the given program must also be included. Each institution will be limited to one page of copy in the directory Contact: Jeffrey R. Breese at Deadline: May 1, 2006.

Gender, Work and Organization special issue on “Un-doing Gender: Organizing and Dis-organizing Performance.” This special issue is focused on how gender gets done and undone in organizations and through organizing, and with what consequences. We also see the issue offering a platform for exploring how gender projects are caught up in a multiplicity of often conflicting desires, doubts and discourses within shifting spaces and times that can indeed threaten the very concept of gender itself. We invite participants to see this issue as a space to engage theoretically with rethinking gender as a construct to explore possibilities for difference, and also empirically explore its doing and undoing in everyday organizational practice. Complete papers (not under review elsewhere) should be sent to both editors by May 31, 2006. Copy also to the editorial assistant Annie Dempsey at Contact the guest editors if you wish to discuss an idea or proposal for a paper, Alison Pullen at and David Knights at For submission guidelines, consult the Gender, Work and Organization Journal at:

Journal of Academic Ethics. In this special issue we wish to explore the wide range of ethical, research, and administrative issues and problems faced by researchers, participants, sponsors, and administrators in the conduct research involving humans and the solutions proposed to these issues, problems, and ethical dilemmas. Paper abstracts should be forwarded by May 1, 2006, to Michael Owen, Journal of Academic Ethics, Office of the Associate Vice-President Research & International Development, Brock University, 500 Glenridge Avenue, St. Catharines, ON, Canada, L2S 3A1; email

Journal of Interdisciplinary Feminist Thought invites contributions for its next issue, which will be devoted to the theme, “Women and Science.” Papers are sought in all disciplines; joint papers and papers co-authored with student researchers are also encouraged. Papers should be 20-25 pages in length, typed, and formatted according to the accepted method for the discipline. Send three blind copies of all manuscripts to Carol Gibbons and Lois Eveleth, co-editors, c/o O’Hare Academic Center, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI 02840; email or Each copy should be accompanied by a title page with contact information: author(s) name(s), institution(s), telephone number(s), and email address(es) for all authors, and home and work address for the corresponding author. Deadline: June 1, 2006. All work should be original and current.

Journal of Social and Personal Relationships Special Issue on Personality and Personal Relationship Processes. Guest Editor: Stanley O. Gaines. The objective of this special issue is to bring together several cutting-edge studies of personality influences on personal relationship processes. Manuscripts should be electronically submitted to Stanley O. Gaines at Submit one copy in Word format with author names, affiliations and contact information (identifying information should be limited to the title page). Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Reviewing and selection of papers for publication will be carried out according to the standards of JSPR. Authors should consult the general instructions for authors at the following Web address
. Deadline: May 1, 2006.

Michigan Sociological Review (MSR) encourages submissions for its fall 2006 issue. The MSR is an official, peer-refereed publication of the Michigan Sociological Association. The MSR publishes research articles, essays, research reports, and book reviews. Submissions deadline: June 15, 2006. Send an email attachment file in MS Word format (not pdf) along with a brief biographical statement to Send disks via postal mail to: Joseph Verschaeve, Michigan Sociological Review, Department of Sociology, Grand Valley State University, 1101 AuSable Hall, Allendale, MI 49401.

Research in Political Sociology is accepting manuscripts for Vol. 16 that will focus on Politics, Neoliberalism, and Market Fundamentalism. The primary objective of Research in Political Sociology is to publish high quality, original scholarly manuscripts that advance the understanding of politics in society in a wide array of substantive areas that use different methods and employ a range theoretical perspectives. Manuscripts submitted for Volume 16 can focus on empirical issues such as, but not limited to, business policy, social policy, globalization, inequality, and political protest. Four copies of the manuscripts should be submitted to Harland Prechel, Department of Sociology, 4351 Academic Building, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4351. Deadline: August 30, 2006.

Syllabi and Instructional Resources for Teaching the Sociology of Consumers and Consumption, second edition. Course materials and syllabi are now being sought for inclusion in a resource guide for instructors of courses on consumption and popular culture, to be published by the American Sociological Association. Deadline: April 1, 2006. Send materials to J. Michael Ryan at and inquires to Dan Cook at For the full call, see

Teaching About Ethnoviolence and Hate Crimes: A Resource Guide, second edition. If you have a syllabus, course unit, assignment, film recommendation or other pedagogical practice that you would be willing to share, send it to Abby Ferber at Include your contact information and attachments of your submission, in Word format. Deadline: May 1, 2006. If you have an idea you would like to discuss, contact Abby Ferber, Department of Sociology, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918.


March 31, 2006. Third Annual Graduate Student Ethnography Conference, SUNYStony Brook, Stony Brook, NY. Contact: sunysb_ethnography
or For more information, visit

April 1, 2006. Hawaii Sociological Association 27th Annual Meeting. Radisson Waikiki Prince Kuhio Hotel. Theme: “Humanist Sociology, Public Sociologies, Public Ethnographies.” Contact: HSA President, Michael G. Weinstein; email

April 5-6, 2006. The Third Annual Social Theory Forum, The Ryan Lounge, McCormack Building, University of Massachusetts- Boston. Theme: “Human Rights, Borderlands, and the Poetics of Applied Social Theory: Engaging with Gloria Anzaldua In Self and Global Transformations.” Contact: Social Theory Forum, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts-Boston, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125.

May 12-14, 2006. Global Studies Association- North America 2006 Conference, cosponsored by the International Studies Program, DePaul University. Theme: “Alternative Globalizations.” Contact: Jerry Harris, GSA Organizational Secretary, 1250 North Wood St., Chicago, IL 60622; email:;

June 8-10, 2006. Justice Studies Association 2006 Conference, University of California- Berkeley. Theme: “Where Do the Children Play?: Considering Future Generations through Peace, and Social and Restorative Justice.” Contact: JSA President, Dan Okada at For more information:

June 15-18, 2006. 30th Conference of the Association of Christians Teaching Sociology, Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, Georgia. Theme: “Christian Sociology as a Calling: Past, Present, and Future.” Contact: Russell Heddendorf at;

July 3-5, 2006. 2006 Conference of the International Visual Sociology Association, Urbino, Italy. Theme: “Eyes on the City.” Visit for more information.

August 2-5, 2006. 11th International Social Justice Conference, Humboldt University, Berlin. Theme: “Social Justice in a World of Change: Interdisciplinary Approaches.” Contact: Bernd Wegener, Humboldt University, Institute of Social Sciences, D-10099 Berlin; 49-30-2093-4422; fax 49-30-2093-4430; email;

October 19-22, 2006. Society for the Scientific Study of Religion 2006 Annual Meeting, Portland Marriott Downtown, Portland, OR. Theme: “Religion v. Spirituality? Assessing the Relationship between Institutional Religious Involvement and Personal Religious Experience.” Contact: Brenda Brasher at

October 26-28, 2006. 24th Annual Meeting of the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology, Crowne Plaza San Jose Downtown Hotel, San Jose, CA. Contact: Benjamin Ben-Baruch, Vice-President and Program Chair, 4789 Pine Bluff Ste 3C, Ypsilanti, MI 48197; (734) 528-1439; fax (303) 479-1321; email;

November 16-18, 2006. The Georgia Political Science Association Meeting, Savannah, GA. For more information, visit Contact:

December 1-3, 2006. ORI Research Conference on Research Integrity, Safety Harbor Resort, Safety Harbor, FL. The purposes of the conference are to gather scholars from different disciplines together to discuss crucial research problems, explore different research methods, and share research results, with the ultimate goal of furthering understanding about ways to foster integrity and deter misconduct in research. See the Office of Research Integrity website for more details.


American Institute of Indian Studies announces its 2006 fellowship competition, and invites applications from scholars who wish to conduct their research in India. Junior fellowships are awarded to PhD candidates to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to eleven months. Senior fellowships are awarded to scholars who hold the PhD degree for up to nine months of research in India. Deadline: July 1, 2006. Contact: American Institute of Indian Studies, 1130 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637; (773) 702-8638; email;

EAI Fellows Program. The East Asia Institute (EAI), based in Seoul, Korea, invites applications to its Fellows Program on Peace, Governance, and Development in East Asia. The Program targets U.S.- based East Asianists with cutting-edge expertise in political science, international relations, and sociology. Each Fellow receives a $14,900 stipend for a three-week visit. Deadline: May 31, 2006. Contact: Executive Director Ha-jeong Kim; +82-2- 2277-1683 ext.107; email;

India Network Foundation is pleased to announce travel grants to attend scientific meetings during 2006. All scientists in all fields coming from India and scheduled to present a paper at a national/international scientific meeting to be held in North America are invited to apply. The grant would cover travel and other conference related expenses but no stipends. The grant application should be prepared in the following format at least three months in advance of the scheduled conference: (1) Cover Letter with brief Curriculum Vitae (2) Abstract of paper presented and conference/session information (3) Copy of acceptance letter from organizers (4) Two recommendation letters. (5) Budget and other funding sought/approved in U.S. dollars (6) Letter from the institution/company approving leave in case of travel grant. Contact: India Network Foundation, 3956 Town Center Blvd #340, Orlando, FL 32837; fax 1-800-837-6384; email;

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation invites applications for the Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research 2006. Grants of up to $275,000 are awarded to investigators from a variety of disciplines. Applicants must be affiliated either with educational institutions or with 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located in the US. Letter of intent deadline: March 29, 2006. For more information, visit or call (732) 932-3817.

Transitions to College Program of the Social Science Research Council is pleased to announce the availability of post-doctoral awards for new research related to transitions to college. Three grants in the amount of $9,000 will be awarded. Applicants should have received a PhD in one of the social sciences (including history) within the last five years and should be employed at a U.S. university, college, or research institution. The post-doctoral grants are designed to stimulate new work on transitions that is innovative in its approach to the topic or in its methodology. These grants will complement three commissioned studies on questions of stratification, gender, and English language learners. Deadline: April 9, 2006. Contact: Jeppe Wohlert, Social Science Research Council, 810 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019; (212) 377-2700; email;

In the News

Mohammed Bamyeh, Macalester College, was interviewed by Channel 11 Evening News, the Pioneer Press, and WCCO radio, all of which were soliciting expert Palestinian reflection on the political consequences of the ailing health of Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon.

Michelle V. Bright, University of Wisconsin, Madison, was featured on Michael’s Feldman’s What’Ya Know on National Public Radio, January 14.

Wang Chunguang, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, was cited in a January 30 Washington Post article for information on migrant workers in China.

Daniel Thomas Cook, University of Illinois, was quoted in the December 7, 2005, issue of Advertising Age regarding the American Girl Corporation’s “Save Girlhood” campaign. He was also quoted on the same issue on ABC New Online on December 14.

Woody Doane, University of Hartford, was interviewed in the lead story in the Hartford Courant on January 15 regarding the “rediscovery” of an audiotape of a speech that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave in Hartford in 1959 that was sponsored by the University. He was also a guest on WTIC-AM’s Morning Show on January 16, as host Ray Dunaway played several clips from the speech and talked with Doane about race relations issues for nearly an hour. He was quoted in a January 11 Dallas Morning News story that examined the current attitude of young people about race relations in America.

Katharine Donato, Rice University, was interviewed in a January 10 New York Times article on women and illegal immigration.

Peter Dreier, Occidental College, wrote an op-ed in the January 15 Sunday Los Angeles Times criticizing the paper’s coverage of labor and workplace issues. His tribute to civil rights icon Rosa Parks was published in the Winter 2006 issue of Dissent magazine. His tribute to civil liberties activist Frank Wilkinson, who died in January, was published in CommonSense. It was also published in The Nation. His article in Shelterforce magazine examines President Bush’s tax reform task force and its recent recommendation to reduce tax deductions for mortgage interest.

Troy Duster, New York University, was quoted in a January 26 Washington Post article on research that found racial differences in smoking-related risks of lung cancer. He had his review of PBS TV’s African American Lives, a four-part, twonight series on tracing one’s ancestry through genetic analyses, published in the February 3 Chronicle of Higher Education. Duster discusses some of the analytical pitfalls and data insufficiencies inherent in tracing genetic lineage

Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University, wrote articles in the Ha’Aretz Daily, in December 2005, the Trouw on December 15, 2005, and in the Der Tagesspiegel, on December 23, 2005 on the semantics of Christmas. He also wrote an article on the Patriot Act in USA Today on January 12 and the article “Give Washington a Civil Review Board” in the Christian Science Monitor on January 31.

Kerry Ferris, Northern Illinois University, was interviewed for the Waukegan News Sun and Elgin Courier News on January 6 about her research on fame and celebrity impersonators.

Kimberly Folse, Texas A&M University, was mentioned in a January 22 Washington Times opinion piece because of research she published in the Journal of Socio-Economics in 2002. The Times’ commentary topic was child support laws in the state of Virginia.

William H. Frey, Brookings Institution, was quoted in the January 27 New York Times about likely demographic changes in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina damage.

Al Gedicks, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, had an op-ed piece, “Nuclear myths are challenged,” in the Wisconsin State Journal on January 21.

Norval Glenn and John Mirowsky, both of the University of Texas, and Andrew Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University, were mentioned in a November 18 article on the affect of age at the time of marriage to marriage success rates.

David Harris, Cornell University, was quoted in a February 7 USA Today article on mixed race young people and their classification in the U.S. Census.

James R. Kelly, Fordham University, was quoted in a January 16 New York Times article about the history of abortion-related organizations in the United States.

Dustin Kidd, Temple University, was interviewed on January 12 on KYW Newsradio in Philadelphia about teenagers’ use of MySpace, FaceBook, and other online communities.

Gary LaFree was quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education , January 23, in the article “A Glance at the Current Issue of Criminology: Taking Stock of Hijackings.”

James Loewen, Catholic University of America, had his book Sundown Towns chosen as a featured book by People magazine. He also contributed on the show Talking History on PRI, NPR, and VoA stations.

John R. Logan, Brown University, was quoted in the January 27 New York Times about likely demographic changes in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina damage. His research on Hurricane Katrina was the subject of a January 29 Associated Press article. The article appeared in the Chicago Sun Times, the Boston Globe, the Providence Journal, and other papers.

Farshad Malek-Ahmadi, Naugatuck Valley Community College, was interviewed on January 20 in a news program at WTNH-TV, New Haven, regarding the Iranian nuclear issue.

Leslie Martin, Boise State University, was interviewed in an Idaho Statesman article about gentrification in Boise in August 28, 2005. On October 7, 2005, the Statesman printed an op-ed piece by Martin that addressed concerns about a planned homeless shelter in a residential neighborhood. A Statesman article on January 31 announced a public talk by Martin about neighborhood transitions and conflicts.

Val Moghadam, UNESCO, has had her work on women’s movements in the Middle East and on Islamic feminism mentioned in several European newspapers. Following her participation in the first international congress on Islamic feminism, in Barcelona on October 27-29, 2005; she was interviewed by the Swiss newspaper Le Courrier November 5, 2005; she was cited in an article in the French newspaper Le Figaro on October 31, 2005; and in a Washington Post op-ed piece on Islamic feminism on November 6, 2005. Her participation at the Barcelona congress was covered by Reuters and by BBC News world service online.

Alondra Nelson, Yale University, wrote an op-ed for the February 10 edition of The Boston Globe on African Americans and genetic genealogy entitled “Beyond ‘Roots.’”

Orlando Patterson, Harvard University, was given a short profile in the January 8 New York Times for his review of two books that investigate African-American identity.

Craig Reinarman was interviewed for and quoted in an article on drug use among baby boomers in the January 23 edition of Time magazine.

Michael Schwartz, University at Stony Brook, was quoted in the February 3 Moscow Times regarding the use of massive force in anti-insurgent operations by the U.S. military in Iraq. The report quoted his January 10 article, arguing that civilian fatalities damage political and moral standing and are counterproductive.

David R. Segal, University of Maryland, was quoted in the New York Times on November 3 regarding enlistment bonuses used by the National Guard. He was quoted on November 4 in USA Today, on November 10 in the Amsterdam News, and on December 20 in a number of Knight- Ridder newspapers on the decline in African- American military enlistments. He was quoted in the Christian Science Monitor on November 10 regarding the adaptability of American soldiers. He was quoted in the Colorado Springs Gazette on November 11 on declining membership in veterans’ organizations. He was quoted in the Baltimore Sun on November 14 on civilian religious congregations providing social support to National Guard members and their families. He was quoted on November 26 in the San Antonio Express- News on retention rates in the National Guard. He was quoted on December 4 in the Columbia Missourian on military recruiting, and on December 19 in the Kansas City Star on the health of troops being deployed to Iraq. He was also quoted on December 30 in the Baltimore Sun on family traditions in military service.

Pamela Smock, University of Michigan, was quoted in a January 29 New York Times article on the ultra rich continuing to remarry and divorce.

David Sonnenfeld, Washington State University, was interviewed on KEPR-19 TV and on KVEW-42 TV regarding his new course on Food and Society.

Joan Spade, University College Brockport, and Catherine Valentine, Nazareth College, were quoted in a January 6 Rochester Insider article on the freedom people feel in discussing sex.

Barry Wellman, University of Toronto, was quoted in multiple media sources for his Pew Internet study that found that the Internet expands and strengthens social relationships. The study was covered in the January 26 Globe and Mail, Dallas Morning News, Seattle Post Intelligencer, USA Today, wire services like the Associated Press and Agence France Presse, and multiple blog sites.

Amy Stuart Wells, Columbia University, wrote an op-ed in the January 22 New York Times about the successes and failures of charter schools.

Ronald Weitzer, George Washington University, Barbara Brents, University of Nevada, and Janet Lever, California State University-Los Angeles, were quoted in a January 21 Baltimore Sun article on upscale prostitution.

Patty Wietzel-O’Neill, Washington Archdiocese Catholic Schools, was featured in the Washington Post on January 20 about a new school opening using work-study as a way to reduce tuition and prepare students for jobs.

Caught in the Web The Kaiser Family Foundation invites you to visit, a new free website with the latest country and region-specific data on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other key health indicators. provides easy access to detailed up-to-date information on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, as well as data on demographic and economic indicators, other emerging health problems, and program funding and financing. The data are displayed in tables, charts, and color-coded maps and can be downloaded for custom analyses. The website is a companion site to


ASA Section on Aging and the Life Course invites nominations for the Matilda White Riley Distinguished Scholar Award. The award honors a scholar in the field of aging who has shown exceptional achievement in research, theory, policy analysis, or who has otherwise advanced knowledge of aging and the life course. Letters of nomination should describe the candidate’s contributions to the study of aging and the life course. Additional letters of support are encouraged but not required. Nominations should be submitted by April 5, 2006, to: Jacqueline L. Angel, Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology, University of Texas-Austin, LBJ School of Public Affairs, PO Box Y, Austin, TX 78713-8925; (512) 471-2956; email

Association for Anthropology and Gerontology invites submissions for the Margaret Clark Award ($500 graduate, $250 undergraduate). The award honors Clark’s pioneering work in gerontology and medical anthropology. Unpublished student papers in all fields are welcome. The relation to lifespan and aging issues must be discussed. Send three double-spaced copies, abstract, address, affiliation, phone, and verification of student status. Deadline: June 1, 2006. Contact: Mark Luborsky, Clark Award Chair, Institute of Gerontology, Wayne State University, 87 East Ferry, 252 Knapp Bldg, Detroit, MI 48202; (313) 577-2297; email;

National Science Foundation and Science invite you to participate in the fourth annual Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge. The competition recognizes scientists, engineers, visualization specialists, and artists for producing or commissioning innovative work in visual communication. Award categories: Photographs, Illustrations, Interactive Media, Non-Interactive Media and Informational Graphics. Deadline: May 31, 2006. Complete entry information

Summer Programs

Lund University Third International Graduate Summer School on “The Sciences and Humanities in a Changing World”, Lund University, Campus Helsingborg, Sweden, June 3-16, 2006. The overall goal is to contribute to a comprehensive critical discussion of desirable research strategies and adequate methodologies for the various sciences including humanities, and a thorough discussion of the role and impact of the sciences and research on society at large. The program consists of three simultaneously running two-week courses with discussion groups; a workshop on how to write academic journal articles, and presentations of papers/chapters of dissertations. A number of social events are arranged. There is no tuition fee. It is offered to advanced undergraduates and graduate students, researchers and professors of different disciplines. For information, visit
. Contact Alf Bang at

The Spencer foundation, Will Shadish and Tom Cook will be leading three workshops in 2006 on the design and analysis of practical quasi-experiments for use in education—one from March 27- 31, another from June 5-9, and the third from July 31 to August 4. Details can be found at www.northwestern
. Thanks to Spencer’s generosity, all reasonable expenses will be covered, including airfare within the United States, hotel and meals. Individuals interested in applying should send a Curriculum Vitae and one-page letter outlining why they want to attend the workshop to: Karen Burke, Institute for Policy Research, 2040 Sheridan Rd., Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208; email

Members' New Books

Kristin Anderson Moore and Laura Lippman, Child Trends, editors, What Do Children Need to Flourish? Conceptualizing and Measuring Indicators of Positive Development (Springer Science+Business Media, 2005).

James A. Beckford, Danièle Joly, University of Warwick, and Farhad Khosrokhavar, EHESS-Paris, Muslims in Prison. Challenge and Change in Britain and France (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).

David B. Bills, University of Iowa, editor, The Shape of Social Inequality: Stratification and Ethnicity in Comparative Perspective (Elsevier, Ltd., 2005).

Robert D. Bullard, Clark Atlanta University, The Quest for Environmental Justice: Human Rights and the Politics of Pollution (Sierra Club Books, 2005).

David L. Brunsma, University of Missouri, editor, Mixed Messages: Multiracial Identities in the “Color-Blind” Era (Lynne Rienner Press, 2006) and Uniforms in Public Schools: A Decade of Research and Debate (Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006).

Patricia Hill Collins, University of Maryland- College Park, From Black Power to Hip Hop: Racism, Nationalism, and Feminism (Temple University Press, 2006).

Carrie Yang Costello, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Professional Identity Crisis: Race, Class, Gender and Success at Professional Schools (Vanderbilt University Press, 2005).

Mary Erdmans, Central Connecticut State University, The Grasinski Girls: The Choices They Had and the Choices They Made (Ohio University Press, 2004).

Joe R. Feagin, Texas A&M University, Systemic Racism: A Theory of Oppression (Routledge, 2006) and with Clairece B. Feagin, and David V. Baker, Riverside Community College, Social Problems: A Critical Power-Conflict Perspective, sixth edition (Prentice Hall, 2006).

Sherri Grasmuck, Temple University, Protecting Home: Class, Race and Masculinity in Boys’ Baseball (University of Rutgers Press, 2005).

Pierre Hegy, Adelphi University, Vatican II. L’espoir déçu. L’autorité dans l’Eglise catholique (Villeurbanne, Golias, 2006) and L’autorité dans le catholicisme contemporain, revised edition (Beauchesne, 1975).

Charles Kadushin, Brandeis University, The American Intellectual Elite (Transaction Publications, 2005)

Richard Quinney, Where Yet the Sweet Birds Sing (Borderland Books, 2006).

David Rogers, New York University, reprinted, 110 Livingston Street: Politics and Bureaucracy in the New York City School System (Random House, 1968; Percheron Press, 2006).

Debra Schleef, University of Mary Washington, Managing Elites: Professional Socialization in Law and Business Schools (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006).

Mildred A. Schwartz, University of Illinois- Chicago, Party Movements in the United States and Canada: Strategies of Persistence (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006).

Ira Silver, Framingham State College, Unequal Partnerships: Beyond the Rhetoric of Philanthropic Collaboration (Routledge, 2006).

Joey Sprague, University of Kansas, Feminist Methodologies for Critical Researchers: Bridging Differences (AltaMira/Rowman & Littlefield, 2005).

John Torpey, CUNY Graduate Center, Making Whole What Has Been Smashed: On Reparations Politics (Harvard University Press, 2005).

Darin Weinberg, Cambridge University, Of Others Inside: Insanity, Addiction, and Belonging in America (Temple University Press, 2005).


Keri Burchfield, Pennsylvania State University, has joined the faculty at Northern Illinois University as assistant professor.

Kerry Ferris, formerly of Bradley University, has joined the faculty at Northern Illinois University as assistant professor.

Art Jipson, University of Dayton, has been appointed Director of the Criminal Justice Studies Program.

Paulette Lloyd will join the faculty at Indiana University in the fall.

Maria Martinez-Cosio, University of Texas-Arlington, will work with other University of Texas-Arlington professors to study how schools in the Metroplex are helping 12- to 16-year-old Katrina evacuees adjust. This research is thanks to a $164,428 grant from the National Science Foundation given to The School of Urban and Public Affairs.


Joshua Gamson, University of San Francisco, won the Israel Fishman Book Award for Nonfiction from the American Library Association for his book, The Fabulous Sylvester: the Legend, the Music, the 70s in San Francisco.

Sherri Grasmuck, Temple University, received the 2005 Book Award of the North American Society for Sociologists of Sports (NASSS) for her book, Protecting Home: Class, Race and Masculinity in Boys’ Baseball.

Arch Haller, University of Wisconsin- Madison, was presented a plaque by the Research Group on Stratification and Mobility of the Brazilian Sociological Society, at the XII Brazilian Congress of Sociology for his enormous contribution to the formation of Brazilian researchers and the development of research on stratification in Brazil.

Suzanne Keller, Princeton University, has been awarded the Amalfi European Prize for Sociology and the Social Sciences for her book, Community: Pursuing the Dream, Living The Reality.

Joseph A. Kotarba, University of Houston, has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Centers for Disease Control) to fund the “Women’s Sports Injury Project.”

H. Wesley Perkins, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, received a 2005 U.S. Department of Education award for the Alcohol Education Project he directs at his institution. The Project was selected as a “Model Program in Higher Education” with demonstrated effectiveness in prevention of alcohol abuse among college students.

Earl Smith, Wake Forest University, was awarded the Martin Luther King Building the Dream Award for his work mentoring students and faculty, for challenging the administration on the declining diversity on campus, for the innovative course he designed and teaches, Social Stratification in the Deep South, and for his work on the Darryl Hunt Project for Freedom and Justice.


Walter Buckley, University of New Hampshire, died on January 27, 2006.

Valerie Moore, University of Vermont, died on February 1, 2006.

Marshall A. Robinson, former President of the Russell Sage Foundation, died January 7, 2006, in New York.

Lyle W. Shannon, University of Iowa, passed away on December 20.


William Hart Gulley

William Hart Gulley, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Wake Forest University died at his home on December 19, 2005. Born in Petersburg, Virginia, he volunteered for the Navy in 1937. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, leaving the Navy as a Lieutenant after having received over 20 metals and commendations. During World War II he was on the Navy Boxing Team and served in Europe and Guadalcanal, spending two years in the Pacific war zone. After World War II, he served in Africa and the Middle East as an intelligence officer and served in Guam during the Korean War. While in the Middle East and Europe he worked on the formation of the Atlantic Defense Pact.

Upon returning to the United States he received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and taught the sciences at schools in North Carolina and Virginia. He received his PhD degree in sociology from the University of North Carolina in 1961. While an instructor at the University of North Carolina he was appointed as Director of the first computer lab and instructed the first group of graduate students and faculty. He did post-doctoral research with a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health.

While on the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University he established a separate sociology program in the Department of Social Sciences and obtained state approval for a MA degree program. At Eastern Kentucky University he organized the new department of sociology and served as its chair. He came to the department of sociology at Wake Forest in 1966, where he was a fine teacher, researcher, and congenial colleague, with a great sense of humor. He retired in 1987.

Bill was active in the community and volunteered his time in organizations that promoted social justice. He enjoyed spending time with his family and outdoor pursuits and was an active ham radio operator.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jacqueline Moon Gulley, of Winston-Salem; a daughter, Peggy Williams and husband, John Williams; and their children, Kate and Megan Williams of Chapel Hill; two sons, Bill Gulley and wife, Hyun Chong Gulley of Kitzengen, Germany; daughters, Jennifer A. Gulley and Ariel Hart Gulley of Media, Pennsylvania and daughters, Anne Marie Gulley and Shala Kim Gulley and son, William Michael Gulley of Kitzengen, Germany; son, John Gulley and fiancé Kelly Fredgren of Winston- Salem and sister, Grace Gulley Nickey of Arlington, Virginia.

Catherine T. Harris, Wake Forest University

Drenan Kelley

Drenan Kelley, 88, a retired member of the sociology faculty of the University of Georgia, died in Athens on December 19th, 2005. Drenan was hired by Georgia in 1963 by then department head, Fred Bates, to teach sociological theory to the first cohorts of graduate students in the new graduate program in Athens. Along with Ira Robinson, Drenan was one of the department’s two primary theory instructors in those early years; he filled this role admirably and with extraordinary effectiveness until his retirement in 1982. Drenan was very knowledgeable of the history of German social thought, particularly the ideas of lesser-known figures such as Leopold von Wiese and Ludwig Gumplowicz. A particularly distinctive aspect of Drenan’s theory course, however, was its emphasis on the continued relevance of the Scottish moralists, whom he considered to be precursors of modern social theory, including functionalism, conflict theory, and even symbolic interactionism. Among the Georgia students who studied theory with Drenan were Catherine T. Harris and Jacqueline M. Boles, who went on to notable careers in sociology at Wake Forrest and Georgia State universities.

Although Drenan spent most of his academic life in the South, he was born a New Englander, continuing signs of which were clearly evident in his distinctive speaking accent, a distilled brew of Vermont, Louisiana, Georgia and, of course, Harvard, where Drenan studied as an undergraduate following his discharge from the U.S. Army in 1946. Because of his gentle, scholarly demeanor, one might not have thought of Drenan as a soldier but his military service during WWII was long and exemplary. He entered the Army in 1940 and rose to the rank of Master Sergeant by war’s end, having taken part in military campaigns in Sicily, Naples, Foggia, and Rome-Arno. Upon his discharge, Drenan entered Harvard and, in 1950, graduated Magna cum laude. Following a period of teaching, Drenan returned to school to earn the M.A. degree at Minnesota in 1957 and the Ph.D. at Louisiana State University in 1961, completing a dissertation under the direction of Rudolf Heberle on Weber’s theory of stratification.

For those of us who came to know Drenan later in his career, we remember an extraordinarily kind and dedicated departmental citizen, one who was invariably professional in his dealings with students and colleagues alike. He served conscientiously as the department’s undergraduate coordinator for many years, and his reliable understanding of the complexities of Roberts’ Rules earned him the respected title of departmental parliamentarian. Finally, one must also recognize Drenan’s contributions to the organizational development of sociology in Georgia. Drenan was a key figure in the formation of the Georgia Sociological Association in the mid-1960s and also served with great skill and dedication in the position of secretary-treasurer of the Southern Sociological Society during the 1970s. He also was the faculty advisor for many years for the undergraduate sociology club and the driving force behind a successful departmental reading group, Theory at the Grassroots. Drenan is survived by his loving wife of almost fifty years, Delores Kelley.

Albeno P. Garbin, James W. Balkwell, Paul Roman, Barry Schwartz, and James J. Dowd, University of Georgia.

Will Charles Kennedy

Will Charles Kennedy was an expert on urban crime, a pioneer in Mexican-American studies, and a sociology professor whose wit matched his wisdom. To hear a former San Diego State University colleague tell it, Kennedy could also beat you at poker and play a mean game of pool.

“Will was a very easy-going guy who took time to mentor new faculty members, including me,” said Phillip Gay, chairman of SDSU ‘ s Department of Sociology. “I’ll remember him for his wry wit and sense of humor.”

Dr. Kennedy, a professor emeritus whose teaching career at SDSU spanned 37 years, died Jan. 9 at his home in south San Diego. He was 69.

The cause of death was esophageal cancer, diagnosed in February 2004, said his wife, Barbara Fredrich-Kennedy, a professor emeritus of geography at SDSU.

In 1967, Dr. Kennedy joined SDSU ‘ s sociology faculty after three years at Ohio State University where he specialized in community responses to disasters.

He earned his doctorate in 1970 from the University of California Los Angeles, basing his dissertation on an analysis of a medium-security prison. Criminology became one of his teaching hallmarks, and he either lectured or presented papers on issues ranging from juvenile delinquency to crimes against the elderly.

In the 1970s, Dr. Kennedy was instrumental in launching SDSU ‘ s Mexican- American Studies Department. He served from 1974 to 1979 as the sociology department ‘ s liaison to Mexican-American Studies and tutored Chicano and black students in connection with SDSU ‘ s Office of Educational Opportunity Programs.

Fluent in Spanish, Dr. Kennedy began learning the language as a youth in Rosemead, a working-class suburb of Los Angeles heavily populated by Latinos. He later studied for a year in Mexico, leading to a lifelong love of mariachi music, his wife said. “We enjoyed going to Old Town and singing with the mariachis,” she said.

Dr. Kennedy, a recipient in 1980 of SDSU’s Outstanding Faculty Award, was an astute observer of the rise in urban crime. He attributed crime rates in the 1990s to the notion that criminals can be more anonymous in large growing cities. “And there’s more places to rip off,” he told The Tribune.

Outside the academic environment, Dr. Kennedy served from 1967 to 1969 on the Citizens Interracial Council of San Diego and from 1969 to 1976 on the Police Community Relations Board.

In recognition of his service on the Neighborhood Pride and Protection Community Advisory Committee, he received the Mayor ‘ s Award for community service. From May 2002 to September 2004, he served in the Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol.

Dr. Kennedy was born March 6, 1936, in Long Beach. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sociology at UCLA, where he became a teaching assistant in 1963.

The following year, he accepted an assistant professorship at Ohio State. The assignment involved studies at the school ‘ s fledgling Disaster Research Center that took him to research sites from New Orleans to Chicago.

His first wife, Sara L. Kennedy, died in September 2001. In December, he married Barbara Fredrich, whom he had dated since early 2002. In addition to his wife, survivors include daughter, Amanda Kennedy of Columbus, Ohio; son, Matthew Kennedy of San Diego; and brothers, Glen Kennedy of Palm Desert and Norman Kennedy of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Jack Williams (Original publication in the San Diego Union-Tribune, January 18, 2006)

R. George Kirkpatrick

I last saw George this summer, and we spent a lovely day savoring blueberries while watching Abbott and Costello movies. His robust bellow of a laugh followed every pratfall and punch line. George loved to laugh about everything. We first met in the mid-1970s, the result of being part of the same radical intelligentsia and anarchist pranksters of Ocean Beach, California. From my perspective, he had remained until the end: a Marxist, a feminist, a Luddite, a comedian, a wild man in a button-down collar, and a staunch member of the faculty union at San Diego State University.

George came into the world on August 15, 1943, in Texas. “Under mysterious circumstances,” George used to quip. He grew up rebelling against the sexist and racist culture of the time. George was a juvenile delinquent before he found sociology. In one of his first Luddite acts, he and his teenaged buddies busted up a construction site. He raged against the machine long before he ever had an articulate theoretical analysis. That turning point gave him his first observation of class privilege. His working-class buddies served their sentences, while George went free because his father was a judge and owned the town bank.

After leaving home, George incrementally adopted a Bohemian lifestyle and regularly thumbed his nose at convention. In the mid-1970s, George scandalized his hometown by sending a nude picture of himself to his high-school reunion committee. As he often reminded me (imitating Lou Costello), “I’m a bad wittle boy.” In contrast to his austere Calvinist upbringing and his exuberant mode of expression, he daily practiced Zen meditation.

Doing research on anti-pornography crusades, George studied at the University of Texas-Austin under Louis Zurcher. He later published his research with Zurcher under the title, Citizens for Decency. After his doctoral studies, he taught at the University of Oklahoma. There he received standing ovations from his students for his lectures and his radical speeches for various progressive causes including antiwar activism. He came to San Diego to work for Louis Zurcher at the Western Behavioral Sciences Institute in 1971. The following year San Diego State hired him to teach theory, collective behavior, and the history of social thought, among other courses. He taught there more than 30 years, winning two outstanding teaching awards. During his career, he published several articles on feminist anti-pornography crusades and Neo-Pagan movements. He also coauthored a book on critical theory with George Katsiaficus. Since the 1980s, we had collaborated on the research of various new religious movements, most notably UFO religions, which resulted in several publications.

George threw off his mortal coil December 19, 2005, after a prolonged respiratory infection for which he was hospitalized. He is survived by his half-sister, Abby, and his adopted daughter, Tricia, as well as his large circle of friends, colleagues, pets, and trees. We all miss his fierce defiance, his enormous loving laugh, and his rib-squashing bear hugs.

Diana Tumminia, California State University- Sacramento

R. George Kirkpatrick was a great friend and colleague who will be missed by everyone who knew and worked with him. He had the best sense of how a highly talented academic such as himself could also serve the community in which he lived. I know few people who managed to be so adept at scholarship and teaching, positively influencing thousands of students, yet contribute so strongly to his community.

George was a true intellectual who understood and was able to translate into practical terms the most abstract theoretical issues. I was in a faculty seminar on critical theory with him for three years, after which I concluded he was the only participant who could make practical use out of the many abstractions from the Frankfurt School. Thus, I was highly impressed but not surprised when he came out with the only book I know that systematically and practically applied the tenets of critical theory to such current issues as imperialism, racism, and sexism. His co-authored book, Introduction to Critical Sociology, is a true classic that applies these European ideas to the modern American scene. Indeed Stanley Diamond, New School for Social Research, said of his book: ”I am much impressed by Dr. Katsiaficas’ and Dr. Kirkpatrick’s efforts to review a critical perspective in sociology. On whole, sociology has been frozen in a conventional mold since Lynd and Mills. This book has helped break the mold, but does so responsibly and knowledgeably.” George’s talent appeared in all of his many other publications such as his major contribution to social movements analysis, Citizens for Decency.

It is interesting that Diamond drew parallels to George and C. Wright Mills, with George seen as updating Mills and Robert S. Lynd. I always felt that George’s many original ideas were influenced by the fact that he had a similar background as Mills, both having grown up in Waco, Texas, then going to the east and west coasts, and critically evaluating American society from the progressive and populist standpoints. Metaphorically speaking, both could be seen as descendents of Billy the Kid and Jesse James, fighting the modern equivalents of the railroads and eastern economic interests exploiting the farmers. This thinking is needed now more than ever, and George’s important contributions will be sorely missed by all of us.

James Wood, San Diego State University

Wen Lang Li

Wen Lang Li, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at The Ohio State University, died on January 1, 2006. He was born in the city of Changhua, Taiwan.

Professor Li earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tunghai University in Taiwan. His Master and PHD degrees were in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. After serving as a Research Associate at the Population Center of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1967-68, he joined the Sociology Department at Ohio State in 1968 where he taught for 37 years. He was a Visiting Professor at Tunghai University in Taiwan (2000-06) where he also served as Director of The Center for Chinese Social and Management Studies (2002-05). During his long and active service at Ohio State, he chaired graduate studies (1983-85) and served on a number of other departmental and University committees. He also had a concurrent appointment as Professor at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology (1982-1996). His teaching and scholarly interests were in demography, Chinese studies, research methods, and development policies. He taught many courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and guided a number of theses and dissertations. While Dr. Li had high standards for himself and high expectations of his colleagues and students, his interaction was always marked by helpfulness and civility.

Professor Li made important substantive contributions to the social science literature in nearly 100 publications, and numerous presentations before learned bodies, on diverse issues. His research was supported by grants from a variety of sources. In addition, he contributed to the discipline and to academia in a number of other ways. He held editorial positions in several journals including the American Journal of Chinese Studies (Executive Editor 1992-96), Sociological quarterly (Associate Editor 1982-84), and Digest of Chinese Studies (Sociology Editor 1988- 96). He also served in leadership positions in a number of organizations including Ohio Chinese American Academic Professional Association (President 1990-92) and The American Association for Chinese Studies (Vice President 1988-90). He was a Fulbright Scholar in Taiwan in 1977, a US/AID Representative at The Republic of Korea’s Bureau of Statistics in 1974, and UN Consultant at The State Statistical Bureau of the People’s Republic of China in 1983, 1988, and 1990.

Dr. Li’s interests in development policies and concerns about human progress found expression beyond classrooms and written words. He served as a Senator in Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan (1996-00), holding membership on the Education and Foreign Affairs Committees, and as an Advisor to the Premier of Taiwan (2000-05). His contributions to the relations between the State of Ohio and Taiwan were recognized in a Citation he received from The Ohio House of Representatives, 112th General Assembly in 1987. Wen’s wisdom and compassion will be greatly missed by his family, colleagues, and students.

Saad Z. Nagi, The Ohio State University

Alphonso Pinkney

Alphonso Pinkney, distinguished Afro- American sociologist and former longterm chairman of the Department of Sociology at Hunter College, City University of New York, passed away on January 15.

Al was born in December 1928 in East Palatka, Florida where his mother, Althea Pinkney worked as a teacher. He received his BA from Florida A&M University, and MA from New York University, and a PhD in sociology and cultural anthropology from Cornell University in 1961. A nationally known expert on race relations who was instrumental in establishing Black and Puerto Rican Studies departments throughout the United States, Al Pinkney was a prolific writer. He authored seven books, including several academic best sellers, such as The American Way of Violence (also published in Japanese) and Black Americans, which has gone through five editions thus far. Other books include: The Committed: White Activists in the Civil Rights Movement (1968), Poverty and Politics in Harlem (1970, with Roger Wook), Red, Black, and Green: Black Nationalism in the United States (1976), The Myth of Black Progress (1984), Lest We Forget – White Hate Crimes: Howard Beach and Other (1993).

He contributed chapters to seven other books, wrote many articles for refereed journals, and received numerous awards and grants, including two Ford Foundation fellowships and election to the Columbia University Seminar. He donated most of his royalties to educational institutions, such as Howard University. His academic career spanned more than forty years and included positions at the University of Chicago, Howard University, and Berkeley.

He started teaching at Hunter College in 1961 as an instructor, achieved the full professor rank by 1969 and served there as the chair of the Department of Sociology from 1975-1984. Colleagues appreciated him for his academic achievements, independence, integrity, and wit. He was outspoken and a strong proponent of affirmative action.

Al was buried in mid-January in a crypt in the cemetery of Trinity Church in Harlem. As he requested, no funeral or memorial services were held. He is survived by two half-sisters, Dorothy Porter of West Palm Beach, Florida, and Shirley Pinkston-Lee of Inglewood, California. As per Al Pinkney’s will donations can be made to the “Al Pinkney Scholarship Fund” he established at Mehary Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, the Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida, or to the NAACP Legal & Educational Fund in New York for its death penalty work.

Claus Mueller, Hunter College, CUNY


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