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In the July 2011 Footnotes, the obituary for Nathan Joseph listed his birth and death years incorrectly. Joseph was born in 1922 and died in November 2010.Back to Top of Page
Contemporary Justice Review (CJR): Special Issue on Teaching Restorative Justice. CJR invites submissions for a special issue about the teaching of restorative justice. The breadth of academic disciplines along with the diversity of restorative justice itself highlights the gamut of potential inclusions. Those who teach restorative justice are encouraged to share their pedagogy. CJR prefers articles written in engaging and accessible prose which avoids academic jargon and that offers insights in how to foster justice throughout daily life. CJR is an interdisciplinary journal for scholars, activists, and practitioners of social and restorative justice around the globe who seek to design and implement models of justice that take into account the needs of all. Deadline: May 1, 2011. Contact: Jo-Ann Della Giustina at email@example.com.
Michigan Sociological Review (MSR) encourages submissions for its 25th anniversary issue (Fall 2011). The MSR is an official, peer-refereed publication of the Michigan Sociological Association. The MSR publishes research articles, essays, research reports, and book reviews. Deadline: May 1, 2011. Contact: Joseph Verschaeve, Editor, Michigan Sociological Review, Department of Sociology, Grand Valley State University, 2162 AuSable Hall, Allendale, MI 49401; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Association of Applied and Clinical Sociology Annual Meeting, October 13-15, 2011, Le Pavillon Hotel, New Orleans, LA. Theme: "Applied & Clinical Sociology: Making a Difference and Loving It!" The meeting seeks to highlight the important contributions sociologists make to improve the conditions of society. Sessions and papers on work that directly and indirectly contributes to improving conditions of society are sought. Works on teaching sociology or clinical and applied techniques are also welcome. Deadline: May 1, 2011. Contact: Augie Dianna at email@example.com; www.aacsnet.org.Back to Top of Page
March 31-April 2, 2011. Population Association of America Annual Meeting, Marriott Wardman Hotel, Washington, DC. For more information, visit www.populationassociation.org/sidebar/annual-meeting.
April 5th, 2011, Austerity, Debt, Corporate Greed and What You Can Do About It, a national teach-in hosted by Frances Fox Piven and Cornell West. Visit: www.fightbackteachin.org.
April 19-20, 2011. The Sixth Annual Patuxent Defense Forum, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD. Theme: "Africa Rising." The conference is coordinated by The Patuxent Partnership and the Center for the Study of Democracy and underwritten by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). The purpose of each forum is to discuss and analyze critical issues within the military that have crucial significance to the nation. For more information, visit www.paxpartnership.org.
July 28- 31, 2011. Rural Sociological Society (RSS) 2011 Annual Meeting, Grove Hotel, Boise, ID. Theme: "Shifting Boundaries: Rural Diversity and Change in an Urbanizing Society." The RSS Annual Meeting is combining this year with the Community Development Society (CDS) Annual Meeting. Contact: Mike Taquino, RSS Program Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Brent Hales, CDS Program Chair, at email@example.com. For more information, visit www.ruralsociology.us.
October 13-15, 2011. Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology Annual Meeting, La Pavillon Hotel, New Orleans, LA. Theme: "Applied and Clinical Sociology: Making a Difference and Loving It!" Contact: Michael Hirsch at firstname.lastname@example.org; www.aacsnet.org.Back to Top of Page
The International Liaison Committee of the Japan Sociological Society (JSS) Fifth Annual Travel Grant Competition for Starting Scholars. The objective of this grant is to support up to six sociologists who will present papers and participate in the JSS annual meeting in Tokyo this fall. Each scholar selected will be awarded 80,000 yen to support accommodation and travel expenses. To be eligible for support, the applicant must: (1) be currently living and working outside of Japan, (2) hold a master’s degree or higher obtained within the past ten years, (3) hold a membership in their country’s national (or equivalent) sociological association. Deadline: April 20, 2011. Contact: email@example.com. For more information, visit wwwsoc.nii.ac.jp/jss/travelgrant/info2011.html.Back to Top of Page
The American Institute of Indian Studies announces its 2011 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 11 months. Senior fellowships are awarded to scholars who hold a PhD for up to nine months of research in India. The application deadline is July 1, 2011. Applications can be downloaded from the website www.indiastudies.org. Contact: (773) 702-8638 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
The American Public Health Association (APHA) seeks applications for the 2012 APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government. This is fifth year that APHA is offering this fellowship. Candidates must have strong public health credentials and be interested in spending one year in Washington, DC, working in a congressional office on legislative and policy issues related to health, the environment, or other public health concerns. The one-year fellowship will begin in January 2012. The fellowship provides a unique learning experience for a public health professional to gain practical knowledge in government and see how the legislative and public policy process works. Deadline: April 4, 2011. Contact: Susan L. Polan, (202) 777-2510; email@example.com; www.apha.org/advocacy/fellowship.
Universitat Pompeu Fabra. The DEMOSOC unit within the Universitat Pompeu Fabra seeks to fill two post-doctoral positions linked to an ERC financed five-year research project on cross-national comparisons of changing family dynamics and polarization. We are looking for young demographers, economists, or sociologists with strong quantitative skills. The candidate must be in possession of a PhD prior to September 2011. The positions will last 2 to 3 years with an annual stipend of €31.000-32.000 Euros. The project’s theoretical framework is an adaptation of multiple equilibrium models from economics. Successful candidates should have substantial experience analyzing longitudinal micro-data. We are especially looking for expertise in event history analysis and also simulation techniques. Deadline: April 1, 2011. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.Back to Top of Page
2011 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize. The Jacobs Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2011 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize. The Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize awards outstanding scientific contributions of individuals from all disciplines aiming at the improvement of young people’s development and perspectives worldwide. The prize is endowed with 1 Mio. Swiss Francs, of which 900’000 Swiss Francs are for use in a research project, 100’000 Swiss Francs are for related costs, such as travel, networking, and dissemination. The prize addresses scholars from all countries who have achieved major breakthroughs in understanding and contributing to child and youth development and have the potential to advance the field by actively conducting research. Deadline: March 15, 2011. For more information, visit award.jacobsfoundation.org/en/.
2011 Norbert Elias Prize. The prize consists of €1,000 and will be awarded for a significant first major book published between January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010. First-time authors from any part of the world are eligible for the award. The prize is awarded in commemoration of sociologist Norbert Elias (1897–1990), whose writings, theoretical and empirical, boldly crossed disciplinary boundaries to develop a long-term perspective on the patterns of interdependence that human beings weave together. The prize-winning book will not necessarily be directly inspired by Elias’s work. Deadline: April 30 2011. Contact: Marcello Aspria, Secretary to the Norbert Elias Foundation, J.J. Viottastraat 13, 1071 JM Amsterdam, The Netherlands; email@example.com.Back to Top of Page
The American Sociological Association was mentioned in a January 22 Democrat and Chronicle column about women deciding whether to change their last name when they get married.
Richard Arum, New York University, and Josipa Roksa, University of Virginia, were quoted in a January 17 post on the New York Times "The Choice" blog about their book, Accidentally Adrift, which explores how much college students are actually learning. Their work was also the subject of a January 18 McClatchy article, a January 18 post on the Washington Post blog "Achenblog," a January 21 post on the ABCNews.com blog "Campus Charter," and articles in a number of other media outlets, including NPR, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and New York magazine on February 9. Arum was also a January 24 guest on Minnesota Public Radio, where he discussed their work.
Jeffrey C. Alexander, Yale University, was the subject of a January 7 U.S. News and World Report Q&A that explored why American politics is like a play and how President Obama, the actor, can get back into character.
Kevin Anderson, University of California-Santa Barbara, was interviewed about his book, Marx at the Margins, on "Speaking in Tongues" with Richard Estes, KDVS-FM (University of California-Davis) on January 14, and on "Against the Grain" with Sasha Lilley, KPFA-FM (Pacifica Radio) on November 1, 2010.
Stephen Bahr and Bert Burraston, both of Brigham Young University, were quoted in a January 6 Salt Lake Tribune article about their study, which found that an experimental program in Utah that requires juvenile probationers to examine their beliefs and then sends them encouraging automated phone calls dramatically cuts their risk of reoffending.
Joseph O. Baker, East Tennessee State University, was quoted in a January 14 CNN.com article, "‘New’ zodiac signs cause instant identity crises."
Damon Centola, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was quoted in a February 6 New York Times article, "Why Some Twitter Posts Catch On, and Some Don’t."
Nicholas Christakis, Harvard University, was quoted in a January 17 Newsweek article, "Get Smarter: A Group of Thinkers Explains How."
Dalton Conley, New York University, was quoted in a January 16 New York Times article about a functional indoor copy of a park that is really an art exhibit.
Dan Cook, Rutgers University-Camden, appeared on ABC’s Nightline newsmagazine on January 24 commenting on a lawsuit related to McDonald’s Happy Meals.
Stephanie Coontz, Evergreen State College, was interviewed on NPR’s "Fresh Air" and was quoted in an article on NPR.com on January 26 about her book, A Strange Stirring, which focuses on women who read The Feminine Mystique soon after its publication in 1963. Coontz’s book was also reviewed in the January 21 Washington Post and the January 23 New York Times. She also wrote a February 5 New York Times op-ed, "Till Children Do Us Part."
Stephanie Coontz, Evergreen State College, and Kathleen Gerson, New York University, were quoted in a February 2 USA Today article centered around a survey Coontz helped create. The survey findings suggests that the attitudes and behaviors of single people today are quite different from singles a few decades ago.
Laurie Essig, Middlebury College, wrote a January 9 Washington Post op-ed about cosmetic surgery.
Elena A. Erosheva, University of Washington, Derek A. Kreager, Pennsylvania State University, and Ross L. Matsueda, University of Washington, were mentioned in a January 13 Miller-McCune article about how teen pregnancy may have some benefits for the mother in some cases.
Robert Faris, University of California-Davis, was quoted in a number of media outlets about an American Sociological Review study he co-authored with Diane Felmlee, University of California-Davis, which found that popular kids—but not the most popular ones—are more likely to torment their peers. The media outlets include the Los Angeles Times, Time.com, CNN.com, Yahoo!News, the Chicago Tribune, and MSNBC.com on February 8, the San Francisco Chronicle on February 9, the New York Times "Well" blog on February 14, and a variety of others.
Echo Fields, Southern Oregon University, was quoted in a January 24 Mail Tribune article, "Transhuman movement: Good idea or dangerous?"
William Freudenburg, University of California-Santa Barbara, and Robert Gramling, University of Louisiana, were quoted in a February 7 Miller-McCune article, "The Human Causes of Unnatural Disaster."
Charles A. Gallagher, La Salle University, was quoted in a January 14 San Antonio Express-News article, "What would MLK say today?"
Kathleen Gerson, New York University, was quoted in a CBSNews.com article about how men are feeling the same pressures about their appearance that women have historically felt.
Roberto G. Gonzales, University of Washington, was quoted in a February 9 New York Times article about students who are illegal immigrants.
Ellen Granberg, Clemson University, was quoted in an Associated Press article about the history of dieting. The article appeared in a variety of media outlets including Yahoo!News on January 24, the Boston Globe, FoxNews.com, and the Denver Post on January 25, MSNBC.com on January 30.
Neil Gross, University of British Columbia, was quoted in a January 21 Inside Higher Ed article, "Turning on the Faculty," and was mentioned in a February 8 New York Times article, "Social Scientist Sees Bias Within."
Jean Halley, Wagner College, Robert Heasley, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Michael Kimmel, Stony Brook University, were quoted in a January 9 New York Times article about an academic discipline called male studies.
Kevan Harris, Johns Hopkins University, was quoted in a January 17 New York Times article about Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s decision to cut the country’s system of subsidies on fuel and other essential goods.
Sally Hillsman, American Sociological Association, was quoted in a January 10 http://www.lasvegassun.com/ article about the ASA’s decision to move its 2011 Annual Meeting to Las Vegas.
The Journal of Health and Social Behavior was mentioned in a February 7 Washington Post article about the health benefits of falling and staying in love.
David Kirk, University of Texas-Austin, and his 2009 American Sociological Review study was mentioned in a January 21 post on the New York Times "Opinionator" blog about removing the roadblocks to the rehabilitation of criminals.
Hilary Levey, Harvard University, was mentioned in a January 20 CNN.com article about going to extreme measures for child athletes and wrote a January 21 USA Today op-ed, "American ‘Tiger Moms’ Obsess in Other Ways."
Jack Levin, Northeastern University, was quoted in a January 15 National Journal article about whether overheated political rhetoric contributes to political violence.
Anne Lincoln, Southern Methodist University, had her research on the causes of feminization in veterinary medicine detailed in the news section of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s journal on December 15 and was quoted in a November 29 Toronto Star article on the same topic. Her work on bias in the science award process appears in Nature in January.
James W. Loewen, Catholic University of America, wrote a January 9 Washington Post op-ed, "Five Myths about Why the South Seceded."
Michael Macy, Cornell University, was quoted in a February Wired Magazine article, "How a Remote Town in Romania Has Become Cybercrime Central."
Ruth Milkman, Graduate Center- CUNY, was quoted in a January 11 Central Valley Business Times article about her study on California’s Paid Family Leave program.
H. Wesley Perkins, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, was mentioned in a January 9 Huffington Post article, "Shooters, Like Bullies, Can Misperceive Social Norms," concerning his research on the problematic effect of misperceived social norms about bullying.
Brea Perry, University of Kentucky, was mentioned in a February 2 Lexington Herald-Leader article about how the University of Kentucky is distributing wallet-sized medical cards to help improve communication between Latinos and their doctors.
Steven Picou, University of South Alabama, was quoted in a January 23 post on a Mobile Press-Register blog about how Alabamians may be better equipped to deal with the recent BP oil spill than Alaskans were after the 1989 Exxon-Valdez spill.
Frances Fox Piven, Graduate Center-CUNY, wrote a column for the Nation, which appeared online on December 22, 2010, and later in the print edition, titled "Mobilizing the Jobless." The article was quoted or mentioned in number of media outlets related to Glenn Beck’s attacks on Piven. They include New York Times and Chronicle of Higher Education on January 22, The Telegraph (UK) and the Huffington Post on January 23.
Mark Regnerus, University of Texas-Austin, was quoted and Jeremy Uecker, Carolina Population Center, was mentioned in a January 13 Guardian (UK) column about women having casual hookups.
Lauren S. Ross, Quinnipiac University, was quoted in a January 28 Connecticut Post article about the benefits of getting a lot of snow.
Benita Roth, SUNY-Binghamton, was interviewed on January 19 on the KPFA (Berkeley, CA) radio program "Against the Grain" about her contribution "‘Organizing One’s Own’ as Good Politics: Second Wave Feminists and Constraints on Coalition Formation," to the book Strategic Alliances.
Aliya Saperstein, University of Oregon, was quoted and Andrew Noymer and Andrew M. Penner, both of University of California-Irvine, were mentioned in a January 27 UPI.com article about their study, which found that death certificates show racial stereotypes.
Stephen Sapp, Iowa State University, was quoted in a January 16 Argus Leader article about how technology trends are slow to arrive in South Dakota.
Richard Settersten, Oregon State University, was the subject of January 15 Chicago Sun-Times Q&A about why 20-somethings are taking a slower path to adulthood and why that’s not a bad thing.
Pepper Schwartz, University of Washington, was quoted in an Associated Press article about older women having relationships with younger men. The article appeared in media outlets including Yahoo!News on January 7, the Chicago Sun-Times on January 8, the Denver Post on January 11, the Mercury News on January 12, and The Columbus Dispatch on January 23.
Gregory D. Squires, George Washington University, wrote a February 11 op-ed in American Banker, "Social Forces, More than Bad Actors, Led to Crisis." The op-ed mentions Douglas Massey, Princeton University.
Stephen Steinberg, Queens College and the Graduate Center-CUNY, wrote a January 13 Boston Review article based on Patricia Cohen’s October 2010 New York Times article, "‘Culture of Poverty’ Makes a Comeback."
Michael Stout, Missouri State University, wrote a January 23 Springfield News-Leader op-ed about how Springfield, MO, should take the lack of diversity’s threat to economic vitality seriously. The op-ed also mentions Robert Putnam, Harvard University.
Dejun Su, University of Texas-Pan American, was quoted in a February 1 WebMD.com article about his study, which found that use of complementary and alternative medicine is on the rise.
Catherine Turco, Harvard University, and her American Sociological Review study were mentioned in a February 8 post on Fortune’s "Term Sheet" blog titled, "Private Equity Is a Man’s World... Seriously."
Sherry Turkle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was mentioned in a January 11 Time.com "Healthland" blog post, "Is Technology Making Us Lonelier?"
W. Bradford Wilcox, University of Virginia, is quoted in a January 30 Richmond Times-Dispatch article, "U.Va. Study Shows a Shift in Marriage Attitudes."
Viviana A. Zelizer, Princeton University, wrote a January 7 New York Times op-ed about giving cash as a present. She was also mentioned in a January 7 Time.com "It’s Your Money" blog post about the same issue.Back to Top of Page
Camila Alvarez, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, was awarded an Annual Scholarship from the National Science Foundation EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program. She will study attitudes and behaviors toward eco-friendly technologies and practices.
Jeffrey Breese, Rockhurst University, received the 2010 Lester Frank Ward Distinguished Contribution Award given by the Association of Applied and Clinical Sociology.
Shirley Laska, University of New Orleans, received the 2010 Robert Ezra Park Award for Sociological Practice given by the Association of Applied and Clinical Sociology.
Thomas Van Valey, Western Michigan University, received the 2010 Alex Boros Award given by the Association of Applied and Clinical Sociology.Back to Top of Page
Rogelio Saenz has accepted the position of Dean of the College of Public Policy at the University of Texas-San Antonio. He will assume this position in June 2011.Back to Top of Page
Kevin Anderson, University of California-Santa Barbara, spoke at plenary session on Marx Against Eurocentrism at the Historical Materialism Conference at the University of London on November 14, 2010.
Thomas Janoski, University of Kentucky, recently presented a plenary paper to the Citizenship and Civil Society: The Challenge of Cosmopolitanism conference at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China. He also presented talks at the University of Shanghai, Fudan University, and the University of Peking.
Anne Lincoln, Southern Methodist University, gave the keynote address at Nihon University (Tokyo) second annual symposium for the Female Scientists Support Unit in November 2010 on her research on science careers.
Michael Macy, Cornell University, along with nine other cross-disciplinary colleagues received $800,000 from Google Inc. to examine how social network phenomena affect large-scale information systems and how such systems can be transformed to provide more meaningful experiences for online users.
Beth Mintz, University of Vermont, was elected Vice President of the Eastern Sociological Society.
Stephen J. Morewitz, California State University-East Bay, had his book, Death Threats and Violence, featured in a California State University-East Bay News Blog on January 31, 2011. His book will be included in a California State University-East Bay Faculty Authors and Artists Exhibition on February 9, 2011. His book is currently ranked #1 on Amazon.com in Psychology and Counseling.
Nancy Naples, University of Connecticut, was elected President of the Eastern Sociological Society.
Natasha Sarkisian, Boston College, was elected Treasurer of the Eastern Sociological Society.
Denise Segura, University of California-Santa Barbara, elected Vice President of the Pacific Sociological Association.
Beth Schneider, University of California-Santa Barbara, has been elected president of the Pacific Sociological Association.Back to Top of Page
Nachman Ben-Yehuda, Hebrew University, Theocratic Democracy: The Social Construction of Religious and Secular Extremism (Oxford University Press, 2010).
Ronald J. Berger, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Surviving the Holocaust: A Life Course Perspective (Routledge, 2011) and White-Collar Crime: The Abuse of Corporate and Government Power (Lynne Rienner, 2011).
Joseph A. Conti, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Between Law and Diplomacy: The Social Contexts of Disputing at the World Trade Organization (Stanford University Press, 2011).
Kerry O. Ferris, Northern Illinois University, and Scott R. Harris, Saint Louis University, Stargazing: Celebrity, Fame, and Social Interaction (Routledge, 2011).
Davita Silfen Glasberg, University of Connecticut, and Deric Shannon, Political Sociology: Oppression, Resistance, and the State (SAGE/Pine Forge, 2010).
Leslie Irvine (Ed.), University of Colorado-Boulder, The Self in Society (Cognella Academic, 2011).
Thomas Janoski, University of Kentucky, The Ironies of Citizenship: Naturalization and Integration in Industrialized Countries (Cambridge University Press, 2010).
Russell K. Schutt, University of Massachusetts-Boston, and Stephen M. Goldfinger, Homelessness, Housing, and Mental Illness (Harvard University Press, 2011).
Richard A. Settersten, Oregon State University, and Barbara E. Ray, Not Quite Adults: Why 20-Somethings Are Choosing a Slower Path to Adulthood, and Why It’s Good for Everyone (Random House/Bantam, 2010).
James A. Vela-McConnell, Augsburg College, Unlikely Friends: Bridging Ties and Diverse Friendships (Lexington Books, 2011).
Robert Wuthnow, Princeton University, Remaking the Heartland: Middle America since the 1950s (Princeton University Press, 2011).Back to Top of Page
The Minnesota Population Center (MPC) will host three free informational workshops on MPC data products at the 2011 Population Association of America Annual Meeting. The Integrated Health Interview Series (IHIS) Workshop will be held March 30, 2011, from 3:30-5:00 pm in Coolidge, Mezzanine Level of the Marriott Wardman Hotel. The American Time Use Data Extract Builder (ATUS-X) Workshop will be held March 31, 2011, from 6:30-8:00 pm in Wilson B, Mezzanine Level of the Marriott Wardman Hotel. The Integrated Public Use Microdata Samples (IPUMS) Workshop will be held March 31, 2011, from 6:30-8:00 pm in Wilson A, Mezzanine Level of the Marriott Wardman Hotel. These events are free, but registration is encouraged. For more information, visit training.pop.umn.edu/paa2011/registration.
Social Studies of Science (3S) invites bids for journal editorship. The new 3S Editor is expected to fill the position for a minimum of five years. A Task Force has been appointed to coordinate bids and to assist the process. A decision on the new editorship will be taken by the journal’s collaborating editors and editorial advisors, in consultation with SAGE Publications Ltd. Candidates for the editorship of the journal should send expressions of interest, requests for details on preparation of a bid, and any other inquiries to Lucy Suchman, firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: June 30, 2011.
The World Health Organization (WHO) will launch its first World Report on Disability on June 9, 2011, in Geneva, Switzerland. The U.S. launch is on September 12-13, 2011, in Washington, DC, in cooperation with WHO, the Pan American Health Organization, the World Bank, the Interagency Committee on Disability Research, and the United States International Council on Disabilities. The U.S. launch is aimed at moving the report’s recommendation forward through U.S. policy, practice, and advocacy. The event is organized by the Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (CIRRIE). For more information, visit cirrie.buffalo.edu.Back to Top of Page
Sociology of Consumers and Consumption. Petitions are now being accepted in support of creating a Section on the Sociology of Consumers and Consumption. Contact: Dan Cook at email@example.com; csrn.camden.rutgers.edu.Back to Top of Page
SAGE Publications has launched a new online network: Social Science Space. This network is aimed at championing the social sciences by bringing together researchers, funders, societies, think tanks and policymakers from around the world to explore, share and debate the major issues in the discipline. For more information, visit www.socialsciencespace.com.
SBE 2020: Future Research in the Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences White Papers is now available online. Even before members of the research communities had access to all of the papers, the project has sparked broad interest across the Social, Behavioral & Economic sciences. The contributions of researchers and professional societies enrich the research enterprise and stand to have great impact on the course of future work. For more information, visit www.nsf.gov/sbe/sbe_2020/index.cfm.Back to Top of Page