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Contemporary Justice Review Special Issue: Anarchism as a Foundation for Justice. Contemporary Justice Review welcomes papers that focus on the theory of anarchism as it relates to justice as well as on practices that serve to meet the needs of all in different social situations. Anarchism is regarded as a needs-based perspective on social life whose aims are best achieved through nonviolent means. Articles might suggest or outline anarchist strategies for fostering families, schools, and places of work that take into account the needs of all, structurally, as well as in the daily practices of those involved in these social arrangements. Articles focusing more broadly on economic and sociopolitical issues as they impact the principles and processes of justice are also encouraged. We welcome any work on the ecology movement, animal rights movement, local food movement, sustainable agriculture movement, and/or restorative justice movement. Deadline: April 15, 2013. Contact: Dennis Sullivan at

Contexts’ Special Food Issue. We’re whipping up a special issue on food, and we invite you to join the party. Submit a proposal for a 3,200-word feature article or a tasty morsel for one of our departments: Jargon, Q&A, Mediations, Trends, or Unplugged. Possible topics include: the politics of food production; cuisine and social distinctions; food movements; “food deserts;” poverty and health; and many others. Deadline: October 1, 2013.

Critical Criminology: An International Journal invites original submissions for a special issue, “Queer/ing Criminology: New Directions and Frameworks.” The goal of the special issue is to begin a discussion on how critical criminology can assist in increasing criminological engagement with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) populations, and sexual orientation and gender identity concepts. The editors are interested in contributions that offer critical insight on updating existing and/or developing new conceptual frameworks to address criminological issues involving sexual orientation, gender identity, and LGBTQ populations. Critical Criminology, the official journal of the ASC Division of Critical Criminology, it  deals with questions of social, political and economic justice. The journal encourages works that focus on creative and cooperative solutions to justice problems, plus strategies for the construction of a more inclusive society. Deadline: July 1, 2013. Contact: Jordan Blair Woods at;

Critical Public Health (CPH ) is a respected peer-review journal for researchers and practitioners working in public health, health promotion, and related fields. It brings together international scholarship to provide critical analyses of theory and practice, reviews of literature, and explorations of new ways of working. The journal publishes high-quality work that is open and critical in perspective and that reports on current research and debates in the field. CPH encourages an interdisciplinary focus and features innovative analyses. It is committed to exploring and debating issues of equity and social justice; in particular, issues of sexism, racism, and other forms of oppression. Contact: Simon Williams at;

Feminist Criminology Special Issue: 30th Anniversary of the Division on Women & Crime. In November 2014, the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Women & Crime (DWC) will celebrate its 30th anniversary. In honor of this milestone event, the Division’s official journal, Feminist Criminology, is soliciting papers for a special issue commemorating the DWC’s 30th anniversary. Papers for this issue will be divided into three categories but will have one unifying theme: an assessment of the “state of the discipline” for feminist criminology. The three categories are: feminist criminological theorizing, feminist criminological methodology, and feminist criminological praxis. All papers should be anchored in an analysis of current best practices for feminist criminology. Empirical analyses are preferred, but theoretical essays also may be submitted. Deadline: April 19, 2013. Contact: Susan Sharp at or Amanda Burgess-Proctor at;

Homicide Studies invites submissions for a special issue on mass murder—that form of multiple homicides in which the lives of several victims are taken simultaneously in one or two locations. The special issue will focus on the entire range of massacres, both selective and indiscriminate in schools, workplaces, families, shopping malls, and other venues. We are particularly interested in articles that focus on such topics as international similarities and differences; long-term trends; characteristics of offenders, victim, and incidents; as well as response and prevention tactics and strategies. Deadline: May 1, 2013. Contact: Jack Levin at (617) 373-4983;;


3rd Annual Conference of the Sociology of Development Section of the American Sociological Association, October 24-25, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT. Theme: “The Future of Development.” The conference will focus on current research that provides foundation and direction for promising lines of future scientific inquiry on development, with an emphasis on works that crosscut social, economic, political, and ecological spheres. All development-related topics and methodological perspectives are welcome. The organizers plan to give awards for the best papers authored by faculty and graduate students. Partial funding to defray costs of airfare/lodging may be available, pending budgetary constraints, with preference for junior scholars and international scholars from developing nations. Deadline: May 1, 2013. Contact: Andrew Jorgenson at

39th New England Undergraduate Sociology Research Conference, April 19, 2013, Bryant University, Smithfield, RI. Sociology students are invited to submit a proposal for presentation at the 2013 Undergraduate Research Conference. Presentations can come from term papers, service projects, senior theses, capstone projects, or research specifically conducted for this conference. Proposals may be for individual, group, or poster presentations or for a panel—a set of 3-5 separate presentations on a similar theme. Submit a short abstract of what you plan to present. Deadline: April 1, 2013. Contact: Gregg Carter at;

International Symposium on Comparative Sciences, October 8-11, 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria. This will be a forum where different comparative sciences can meet and discuss problems of common interest. The aims of the Symposium are to achieve and foster common understanding in methodologies across comparative sciences; develop linkages with comparative educationists, sociologists, psychologists, historians, linguists, and representatives of other comparative sciences; and encourage the use of comparative approaches in academic teaching and research.

North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit. September 24-27, 2013, Montreal, Quebec. The theme of Summit VII is “Closing the Housing Gap in the HIV Treatment Cascade” to highlight the potential of housing strategies to improve HIV treatment effectiveness and reduce HIV transmission: the focus of HIV prevention and care strategies in most jurisdictions. The Summit conveners invite abstracts presenting the results of scientific research, economic analyses, program evaluations, community-based interventions, and public policy strategies that reflect this theme. International research is welcome and abstract submissions from the Caribbean, Mexico, and all regions of the United States and Canada are encouraged. Deadline: May 15, 2013. Contact: (202) 347-0333;;

Side Meeting at IUSSP Congress. Research Committee 41 (Sociology of Population) of the International Sociological Association will be holding a one-day “side meeting” during the upcoming meetings of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) in Busan, South Korea, August 25-31, 2013. We will be holding several sessions of presentations of demographic research using sociological perspectives. Persons wishing to make a presentation at our “side meeting” during the IUSSP meetings in Busan in late August should send a brief abstract (one page maximum), title of presentation, author name(s) and affiliation(s). Deadline: May 15, 2013. Contact: Dudley Poston,;

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April 9-13, 2013. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA.

April 13th, 2013. Teaching Sociology: New Approaches to Practicing a Discipline that Matters, Stonehill College, Easton, MA. Contact: Corey Dolgon at;!/pages/Teaching-Sociology-New-England-Regional-Conference/469143589813862.

April 11-13, 2013. Center for Gender and Conflict Annual Conference, Washington DC. Theme: “Bridging the Gap: Gender and Conflict Theory, Research and Practice.”

April 11-14, 2013. 2013 Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Theme: “Entangled Histories: Connections, Crossings, and Constraints in U.S. History.”

April 19, 2013. 39th New England Undergraduate Sociology Research Conference, Bryant University, Smithfield, RI. Contact: Gregg Carter at;

April 23 & 24, 2013. 2013 Patuxent Defense Forum, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD. Theme: “Rivalries and Conflicts in the China Sea: How Can the U.S. Promote Greater Stability?” Contact:;

May 1, 2013. 25th Anniversary of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), Washington, DC.

May 2, 2013. OHRP Research Community Forum 2013. The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), the Oakland University, and the Beaumont Health System will co-sponsor a Research Community Forum, titled “An Education Conference on Strategies for Optimizing the Protection of Human Participants in Research,” at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Contact:;

May 17-19, 2013. International Conference of Half Century of Migration and Regional Integration in South China, Pearl River Delta Social Research Centre, CUHK-Shenzhen Research Institute, Shenzhen, China. Contact:;

May 22-26, 2013. French Association for American Studies Annual Meeting, Religion, Spirituality, and the Politicization of Sexualities in the United States Panel, Angers, France. Contact: Guillaume Marche at; 10.

May 25-26, 2013. Collaboration among Government, Market, and Society: Forging Partnerships and Encouraging Competition, Shanghai, China. .

June 6-8, 2013. Society for Menstrual Cycle Research 20th Biennial Conference, Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY. Theme: “Making Menstruation Matter.”

June 6-9, 2013. Labor & Employment Relations Association First Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO. Contact:;

June 13-14, 2013. International Workshop on Religion, Law and Policy Making: European Norms and National Practices in Eastern Europe and the Russian Federation, Tartu, Estonia. Contact: Alar Kilp at, Jerry G. Pankhurst at, or William B. Simons at;

July 1-3, 2013. CEPE 2013 Conference, Autónoma University, Lisbon, Portugal.Theme: “Ambiguous Technologies: Philosophical Issues, Practical Solutions, Human Nature.”

July 4-6, 2013. 18th International Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology, ISEG, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. Theme: “Technology in the Age of Information.” Contact:;

August 6-9, 2013. 76th Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society (RSS), New York, NY. Theme “An Injury to One is an Injury to All: Résistance and Resiliency in an Age of Retrenchment.” Contact:;

August 9, 2013. Power and Justice in the Contemporary World-Economy, Hotel Pennsylvania, New York, NY.

August 9-11, 2013. The Society for the Study of Social Problems 63rd Annual Meeting, New York, NY. Theme: “Re-imagining Social Problems: Moving Beyond Social Constructionism.” Contact:;

August 28-31, 2013. 11th Conference of the European Sociological Association, University of Turin, Italy. Theme: “Crisis, Critique and Change.”

September 3-6, 2013. International Congress on Sociology of Law and Political Action (ISA/RCSL), Toulouse, France. Workshop: “Environment and the Law: Popular Struggles, Popular Epidemiology and Other Forms of Resistance ‘from Below’ in Worldwide Areas at Risk.”

September 24-27, 2013. North American Housing & HIV/AIDS Research Summit VII, Montréal, Québec. Theme: “Closing The Housing Gap In The Hiv Treatment Cascade.” Contact: or;

October 24-25, 2013. 3rd Annual Conference of the Sociology of Development Section of the American Sociological Association, Salt Lake City, UT. Theme: “The Future of Development.” Contact: Andrew Jorgenson at

April 10-13, 2014. 2014 Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. Theme: “Crossing Borders.”

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The Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student advanced to candidacy (ABD status) in an accredited PhD program in sociology in the U.S. is eligible to apply if she or he studied at a U.S. two-year college, either part time or full time, for the equivalent of one full academic year. The Scholarship carries a stipend of $15,000 from Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) to support the pursuit of a PhD, an additional $300 from the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), and a one-year membership in SWS and SSSP. To honor Beth Hess’s career, the committee will be looking for: high-quality research and writing in the proposal and letter of application; commitment to teaching, especially at a community college or other institution serving less-privileged students; research and activism in social inequality, social justice, or social problems, with a focus on gender and/or gerontology, and service to the academic and/or local community including mentoring and activism. Deadline: April 1, 2013. Contact: Denise Copelton at;

Early Career Work and Family Scholars Program. The Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) is currently seeking applicants for the 2013-2014 Early Career Work and Family Scholars Program. Fifteen scholars will be selected for the program. Candidates must have received their doctorate in 2010 or later, and have yet to progress into tenured or secure senior-level positions. Those anticipating receipt of their doctoral degree by June 2013 are eligible to apply. The goal of the Program is to provide supports for recent doctoral recipients to facilitate their teaching and research scholarship. The Program is designed to help promising young scholars move into tenured appointments and secure senior level positions, as well as connect them to the broad work and family community by enhancing their professional networks. Participants receive up to $1,000 to defer travel expenses to the WFRN Conference to be held June 19-21, 2014 in New York City. At the conference, special events will be targeted to serve their interests, such as networking opportunities with senior scholars and other career development activities. Deadline: June 1, 2013. Contact: Stephen Sweet at;

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Research Grant Program funds research on a wide variety of topics related to the mission of LSAC. Specifically included in the program’s scope are projects investigating precursors to legal training, selection into law schools, legal education, and the legal profession. To be eligible for funding, a research project must inform either the process of selecting law students or legal education itself in a demonstrable way. The program welcomes proposals for research from a variety of methodologies, a potentially broad range of topics, and varying time frames. Proposals will be judged on the importance of the questions addressed, their relevance to the mission of LSAC, the quality of the research designs, and the capacity of the researchers to carry out the project. Deadlines: February 1 and September 1.

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for research on firearms and violence. NIJ anticipates that up to $1.5 million may become available for one to three awards made through this solicitation. All awards are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and to any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by law. NIJ funding for an individual research project rarely exceeds $500,000, though total funding for projects requiring multiple years to complete has exceeded $1 million in some cases. Applicants should be aware that the total period for an award ordinarily will not exceed three years. Applications should focus on the criminal use of firearms, gun violence, and the relationship between guns and public safety. Deadline: May 2, 2013. Contact: (606) 545-5035;;

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The American Institute of Indian Studies announces its 2013 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 the PhD degree for up to nine months of research in India. Deadline: July 1, 2013. Contact:;

Democracy Fellows Application AY2012-13. The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation invites advanced doctoral and post-doctoral students to apply for its Post-Doctoral Democracy Fellowships. Democracy Fellowships aim to support scholars and research that is excellent in two dimensions. First, research must illuminate aspects of democratic governance in ways that are outstanding according to the standards of the applicant’s academic discipline. Second, research must provide normative or practical guidance regarding an urgent substantive policy or social problem. Currently, the two greatest areas of interest to the Ash Center are innovations in public participation and political participation in non-democracies. The duration of the fellowship is two academic years, from August 15, 2013 until June 1, 2015. Democracy Fellows will be expected to participate in a regular graduate workshop, a public lecture series, and to engage in the activities of the Ash Center and the Harvard Kennedy School more broadly. Fellows will receive a stipend of $50,000 annually and $2,500 per year for research and/or health coverage during the fellowship. Deadline: April 1, 2013. Contact: Juanne Zhao at;

Post-doctoral Fellowship Sociology-Demography Unit. The Sociology-Demography Unit (DEMOSOC) within the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, seeks to fill a post-doctoral position linked to a 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 the PhD prior to September 2013. The position will be for two years with a possible one-year renewal and have an annual stipend of 31.000-32.000 Euros. The research program includes three major sub-projects related to marital behavior and couple stability, fertility, and parenting practices. In particular, we are looking for candidates working on parenting and child outcomes. Successful candidates should have substantial experience analyzing longitudinal micro-data. Deadline: April 1, 2013. Contact: Gosta Esping-Andersen at;

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2013 Martin Levine Student Paper Competition. The Sociologist AIDS Network (SAN) invites students to submit an original, 20- to 30-page paper on the social dimensions of HIV/AIDS for the annual student paper competition. The topic is broadly defined and can include any aspect of HIV/AIDS from a sociological perspective. The student must be the first author and must have written most, if not all, of the manuscript. The winner will receive an award of $100 and a five-year membership to SAN. Deadline: May 24, 2013. Contact: Lynn Gazley at;

2013 Sociologist AIDS Network (SAN) Scholarly Activity Award. The SAN Scholarly Activity Award aims to nurture scholarly interest in the sociology of HIV/AIDS by supporting the work of emerging scholars in the field. One-two applicants will be chosen each year to receive a one-time award of up to $250 and a year of free membership in SAN. Any graduate student working on topics in the sociology of HIV/AIDS are eligible to apply. Supportable activities include, but are not limited to, research expenses such as providing incentives to research subjects, transcribing interviews, or copying archival materials, and travel to conferences to present original research. Deadline: May 24, 2013. Contact: Ben Drury at;

Career Contributions to the Sociology of HIV/AIDS Award. This Sociologists of AIDS Network (SAN) award honors outstanding contributions to the Sociology of HIV/AIDS. The award recognizes work that has significantly advanced our understanding of social aspects of the pandemic or has contributed to prevention, treatment, or policy interventions. Nominees should have pursued substantial research and/or applied work related to HIV/AIDS and should have worked in the field for at least 10 years, normally longer. Nominations should include a statement of one to two pages about the nominee’s qualifications and an electronic copy or web link to her/his CV. Scholars who were nominated in the previous round will automatically be re-considered, but nominators should feel free to submit additional materials. Deadline: May 24, 2013. Contact: Judy Auerbach at;

Leo G. Reeder Award. The Medical Sociology Section invites nominations for the 2014 Leo G. Reeder Award. This award is given annually for distinguished contributions to medical sociology and recognizes scholarly contributions, especially a body of work displaying an extended trajectory of productivity that has contributed to theory and research in medical sociology. The Reeder Award also acknowledges teaching, mentoring, and training as well as service to the medical sociology community broadly defined. Submit a letter of nomination, at least two other suggestions for nominators, and the nominee’s curriculum vitae, using the subject line “2014 Reeder Award Nomination.” Contact: Susan E. Bell at;

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In the News

Robert Brulle, Drexel University, was quoted in a February 14 Guardian article, “Secret Funding Helped Build Vast Network of Climate Denial Thinktanks.”

Jennifer Carlson, University of California-Berkeley, wrote a December 27 San Francisco Chronicle op-ed, “NRA’s Path of Least Resistance,” and a January 3 Los Angeles Times op-ed, “The NRA’s Hidden Power.” She was also quoted in a February 17 Christian Science Monitor article, “Gun Control: Future Hangs on Misunderstood Majority of Gun Owners.”

Jennifer Carter, University of Cincinnati, was quoted in a February 9 Science News article about her research on women’s professional football.

Christian J. Churchill, St. Thomas Aquinas College, was interviewed January 28 on the “New Books in Sociology” podcast about his book, The Enigmatic Academy: Class, Bureaucracy, and Religion in American Education.

Kimberly J. Cook, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, and Saundra D. Westervelt, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, were quoted in a January 10 Star-News article, about their research on exonerated death row inmates. The sociologists and their research were also mentioned in a January 16 Star-News editorial about how inmates need help adjusting to the world outside prison. Additionally, they were guests on the North Carolina Public Radio show, “The State of Things,” where they discussed wrongful capital convictions and exonerations.

Ryan Cragun, University of Tampa, was quoted in a February 13 Inside Higher Ed article, “Mission-Driven Change.”

William D’Antonio, Catholic University, was quoted in a February 11 Washington Post article about how American Catholicism is at a crossroads. He was also mentioned in a February 14 Valley News article, “Palpable Excitement: Pope Prospects Excite Upper Valley Catholics.”

Troy Duster, University of California-Berkeley, wrote a January 23 Chronicle of Higher Education column, “Merit Scholars, the Military, and Affirmative Action.”

Richard Flacks, University of California-Santa Barbara, contributed to a symposium in the December 24-31 issue of The Nation on future directions for the Democratic Party.

Nancy Foner, Graduate Center-CUNY, was featured in a January 31 National Journal article, “Impact of Immigration: 3 Points by Sociology Professor Nancy Foner.”

Kathleen Gerson, New York University, and Pamela Stone, Hunter College and Graduate Center-CUNY, were mentioned in a February 17 New York Times op-ed, “Why Gender Equality Stalled.”

Roberto Gonzales, University of Chicago, was quoted in a January 29 article, “Undocumented Professionals Living in the Shadows Dream of a Better Future.”

David Greenberg, New York University, was mentioned in a February 11 Boston Globe op-ed, “Numbers Matter in Public Safety Reform.”

Tim Haney, Mount Royal University, was quoted in a January 28 Sun News Network article, “Alberta Urban Sprawl Factor in High Stress Levels: Sociologist.”

Erin Hatton, SUNY-Buffalo, wrote a January 27 New York Times opinion piece, “The Rise of the Permatemp.” The piece also mentioned Kristin Luker, University of California-Berkeley, and Jon Shields, Claremont McKenna College.

Jesus Hernandez, University of California-Davis, was quoted in a February 13 Sacramento Bee column about how Sacramento’s tony neighborhoods don’t get halfway houses.

William Grady Holt, Birmingham-Southern College, was quoted in a February 8 Birmingham News article, “Birmingham Challenged to Walk Fine Line Between Commerce, Sensitivity During Year-Long Commemoration.”

Carole Joffe, University of California-San Francisco, was quoted in a January 18 Bloomberg Businessweek article on the economics of abortion provision and in a January 22 Des Moines Register article on the 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. She was also interviewed on public radio stations in Los Angeles and San Francisco and on ABC Radio about the significance of this anniversary.

Philip Kasinitz, Graduate Center and Hunter College-CUNY, was featured in a February 7 National Journal article, “A Sociologist Offers 3 Cautionary Points about Immigration Reform.” The article also appeared on Yahoo!News on February 7.

Joanna Kempner, Rutgers University, was quoted in a February 12 Philadelphia Inquirer article, “Researcher at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Probes the Stigma of Migraine.”

Lane Kenworthy, University of Arizona, was quoted in a February 11 Bloomberg Businessweek article, “Will Robots Create Economic Utopia?,” and was mentioned in a February 12 Washington Post article, “In State of the Union, Obama Calls for New Paths to the Middle Class.”

Michael Kimmel, Stony Brook University, was quoted in a February 12 Burlington Free Press article, “21st Century Young Men: Groping Toward Adulthood.”

Eric Klinenberg, New York University, was quoted and Dmitry Tumin, Ohio State University, was mentioned in a February 14 Huffington Post article, “Health Benefits of Being Single.”

Sabino Kornrich, Juan March Institute, and Julie Brines and Katrina Leupp, both of University of Washington, authored an American Sociological Review study, “Egalitarianism, Housework, and Sexual Frequency in Marriage,” which was the subject of articles in numerous media outlets including the New York Daily News, Science News,,,,, the Chicago Tribune, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Reuters on January 30 and, theWashington Post, and theColumbus Dispatch on January 31.

Annette Lareau, University of Pennsylvania, was quoted in a February 12 Huffington Post column, “Stress-Less Parenting: What Everyone Can Learn From Lazy French Mothers.”

Anne Lincoln, Southern Methodist University, was interviewed February 7 on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 about the feminization of veterinary medicine and women’s growing presence in many other occupations and professions.

Matthew Loveland, Le Moyne College, was quoted in a February 11 Post Standard article, “Syracuse Sociology Professor Says Fast Retirement Makes Sense for this Pope.”

Elizabeth McClintock, University of Notre Dame, was mentioned in a February 13 post, “10 Fresh Looks at Love,” on Smithsonian Magazine’s “Innovations,” blog.

Anthony J. Pogorelc, Catholic University, was interviewed February 11 on KCBS Radio (San Francisco) about the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and factors that influenced it. He was also quoted in November 30 Catholic News Agency and December 10 Catholic News Service articles about findings from a national study he conducted on Catholics’ responses to the latest English translation of the Mass.

Phyllis Rippeyoung, Acadia University, and Mary Noonan, University of Iowa, and Elizabeth Hoffmann, Purdue University, were quoted in a May 1 article, “Breastfeeding Not Free, Costs Women Plenty in Lost Income.”

James Rosenbaum, Northwestern University, was interviewed February 13 on a “Marketplace” radio segment and quoted in a February 13 article about residential mobility programs, which move people from poor neighborhoods to middle-class neighborhoods.

Michael Rosenfeld, Stanford University, was quoted in a January 20 New York Times article, “Modern Lessons from Arranged Marriages.” Additionally, he was mentioned in a February 14 USA Today article about mobile apps and the changing face of online dating. The article also appeared in the Detroit Free Press on February 14.

Poulami Roychowdhury, New York University, wrote a January 9 article, “Focus on Rape in India Ignores Gender Violence as a Global Tragedy.” The article also appeared on on January 9. Additionally, she was quoted in a January 11 USA Today article, “Gang Rape Resonates with Indian Americans.”

Abigail Saguy, University of California-Los Angeles, was quoted in a January 28 article about her new book, What’s Wrong with Fat? She was also interviewed January 11 on New Hampshire Public Radio about her book. Additionally, Saguy wrote an October 11 Huffington Post op-ed, “Weight-Based Stigma and Bullying,” a January 4 Los Angeles Times op-ed, “Why We Diet,” and a January 27 Washington Post op-ed, “How ‘Size Profiling’ Hurts Overweight Patients.”

Pepper Schwartz, University of Washington, was quoted in a February 13 article about romantic hotel room essentials.

David R. Segal, University of Maryland-College Park, was quoted in a January 25 San Antonio Express-News article on the Defense Department changing its policies on the assignment of women to combat specialties and units in the armed forces.

Mady W. Segal and David R. Segal, both of University of Maryland-College Park, were quoted in a February 1 article on resistance in the Marine Corps to the new Department of Defense policy on women in combat units.

Louise Shelley, George Mason University, was quoted in a January 26 Guardian article on cigarette smuggling in north Africa, where revenue from illicit trade is used to fund Islamist violence.

Robert C. Smith, Baruch College and Graduate Center-CUNY, was featured in a February 1 National Journal article, “Impact of Immigration: 3 Points by Sociology Professor Robert C. Smith.”

Roberta Spalter-Roth and Caroline Pendry, both of the American Sociological Association, co-authored a research brief on the post-doc option in sociology, which was mentioned in a February 18 Inside Higher Ed article.

Elizabeth Sweet, University of California-Davis, wrote a December 23 New York Times op-ed based on her research on gender and toys. She was also interviewed December 24 on the BBC World Service Newsday radio program and December 28 on CNN Newsroom about gender and toys.

Matt Vidal, King’s College London, was quoted in a January 29 New York Times Magazine article, “Workers of the World, Sit Tight.”

Barry Wellman, University of Toronto, was quoted in a Postmedia News article about his study, “If Romeo and Juliet Had Mobile Phones.” The article appeared in the Ottawa Citizen and The Vancouver Sun on January 30. He was also interviewed January 9 on Joy Cardin’s Wisconsin Public Radio show about the Internet turning 30 and December 16 on CBC Radio’s “Spark” about networked individualism.

James Witte, George Mason University, and Pepper Schwartz, University of Washington, were quoted in a February 8 Washington Post article about their book, The Normal Bar, which is based on surveys of more than 70,000 people about their marital satisfaction. The article also appeared in The Record on February 13.

James Witte, George Mason University, was mentioned in a February 14 New York Times article, “In India, Kisses Are on Rise, Even in Public.”

Sharon Zukin, Brooklyn College and Graduate Center-CUNY, was mentioned in February 13 Foreign Policy article about how Scotland’s decaying capital city shows why the country is not ready for independence.

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Whitney Brooks, Lake Superior State University, won the Michigan Sociological Association’s student paper competition for her work, “The Differing Effects of Parenting Styles on Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors.”

Donna Giuliani, Delta College, received the Marvin Olsen Award for Distinguished Service to Sociology in Michigan from the Michigan Sociological Association.

Alan Hill, Delta College, received a special award for service from the Michigan Sociological Association.

Herbert Kelman, Harvard University, recently received the Gold Medal of Honor from the Federal Capital of Vienna.

Ronald Kramer, Western Michigan University, received the Larry T. Reynolds Award for Outstanding Teaching of Sociology from the Michigan Sociological Association.

Louise Shelley, George Mason University, was awarded the Distinguished Scholar Award from the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime.

Alford Young, Jr., University of Michigan, received the Charles Horton Cooley Award for Scholarly Contributions to Sociology from the Michigan Sociological Association.

Tukufu Zuberi, University of Pennsylvania, first documentary film, African Independence, was awarded Best Documentary and Best Director at the 2013 San Diego Black Film Festival.

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Ryan Cragun, University of Tampa, was granted tenure and promoted.

Jodie M. Dewey, Concordia University-Chicago, was granted tenure.

Matthew G. Yeager, was promoted to Associate Professor of sociology with tenure at King’s University College, Western University, Canada.

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Robert N. Bellah, University of California-Berkeley, lectured at the University of Notre Dame on his latest research regarding religion and human evolution. He spoke on “The Modern Project in Light of Human Evolution.”

Katherine Chen, City College-CUNY, elected Secretary of the Eastern Sociological Society.

Nancy Foner, Hunter College-CUNY, was elected President of the Eastern Sociological Society.

Julian Go, Boston University, had his book, Patterns of Empire; The British and American Empires, 1688-Present made Choice’s list of Outstanding Academic Titles of 2012.

Nazli Kibria, Boston University, elected Vice President of the Eastern Sociological Society.

George Psathas, Boston University, was honored by the Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences with a Festschrift and a special session at the annual meeting of the Society in 2012. The book, Interaction and Everyday Life, was edited by Hisashi Nasu and Frances C. Waksler. Psathas’ published and unpublished papers and correspondence are now in the Social Science Archives at the University of Konstanz, Germany, and Waseda University, Tokyo.

Maynard Seider, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, has written and directed a new documentary, Farewell to Factory Towns?, which raises the question can the “creative economy” bring the good-paying jobs that residents of a New England town need to survive in a post-industrial economy?

Saundra D. Westervelt, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and Kimberly J. Cook, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, delivered a presentation on the public policy implications of their research at the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission.

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New Books

Roksana Badruddoja, California State University-Fresno, Eyes of the Storms: The Voices of South Asian-American Women, 2nd ed. (Cognella, 2013).

Ryan Cragun, University of Tampa, What You Don’t Know about Religion (but Should) (Pitchstone Publishing, 2013).

Katherine Giuffre, Colorado College, Communities and Networks: Using Social Network Analysis to Rethink Urban and Community Studies (Polity Press, 2013).

Steven J. Gold and Stephanie Nawyn, both of Michigan State University, Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies (Routledge, 2012).

Leslie Irvine, University of Colorado-Boulder, My Dog Always Eats First: Homeless People and Their Animals (Lynne Rienner, 2013).

Meg Wilkes Karraker, University of St. Thomas, Global Families, 2nd ed. (SAGE, 2013).

Meg Wilkes Karraker, University of St. Thomas, and Janet R. Grochowski Families with Futures: Family Studies into the 21st Century, 2nd ed. (Routledge, 2012).

Samantha Kwan, University of Houston, and Jennifer Graves, University of Houston, Framing Fat: Competing Constructions in Contemporary Culture (Rutgers University Press, 2013).

Peter Marina, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Getting the Holy Ghost: Urban Ethnography in a Brooklyn Pentecostal Tongue-Speaking Church (Lexington Books, 2013).

Robert L. Montgomery, Why Religions Spread: The Expansion of Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam With Implications for Missions, 2nd ed. (Cross Lines Publishing, 2012).

Abigail Saguy, University of California-Los Angeles, What’s Wrong with Fat? (Oxford, 2013).

Robert A. Stebbins, University of Calgary, Work and Leisure in the Middle East: The Common Ground of Two Separate Worlds (Transaction, 2012).

Saundra D. Westervelt, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and Kimberly J. Cook, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Life After Death Row: Exonerees’ Search for Community and Identity (Rutgers University Press, 2012).

Adia Harvey Wingfield, Georgia State University, and Joe R. Feagin, Texas A&M University, Yes We Can? White Racial Framing and the Obama Presidency, 2nd ed. (Routledge, 2013).

Ozzie Zehner, University of California-Berkeley, Green Illusions: The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism (University of Nebraska Press, 2012).

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Other Organizations

Sociological Focus Editor Search. Sociological Focus, the official journal of the North Central Sociological Association (NCSA), is accepting nominations for the position of editor. The journal is one of the Taylor Francis journals and has international distribution, subscriptions, and article submittals. The journal publishes four issues per year. Applicants should be senior faculty members with a reasonable expectation of modest institutional support. Applicants should have research, publication, and reviewer/editorial experience commensurate with their professional standing. Applicants need not be at an institution in the North Central Region but would be expected to hold membership in the NCSA and participate in Association meetings and activities. The current editor Gustavo Mesch, as well as members of the publication committee will be available at the North Central annual meeting (Indianapolis, IN, April 4-6 2013) and the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association to discuss the position with interested parties. Contact: Kent Schwirian at

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The Social Observatories Coordinating Network (SOCN) invites your input to shape the future of the social sciences. SOCN is an NSF-funded working group charged with developing a network of social observatories to meet data and infrastructure needs. We invite community members to contribute their thoughts and ideas to the development of the scientific agenda and/or structure of the proposed network of observatories. We seek input through brief white papers to shape the future of the social sciences, which will be posted online for discussion unless you explicitly opt not to have it available. Submissions should be no more than 800 words in length. We invite comments on the following key questions as well as any other issues you wish to raise: What research questions could you address with the observatory structure? How could it serve your data and infrastructure needs? How could the observatory structure be adapted to better serve your research needs? Contact: Sandra Hofferth at;

Social science books and journal collection available. Patricia Sampson, wife of the late Samuel F. Sampson, is seeking to donate her husband’s social science publications collection. The collection consists of about 8,600 books and complete journal volumes . Samuel Sampson’s wish was that these publications remain together at an institution of higher education and that they are in a supervised settings. Contact Patricia Sampson can be reached at (802) 338-2737.

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Summer Programs

20th Annual RAND Summer Institute, July 8-11, 2013, Santa Monica, CA. Two conferences addressing critical issues facing our aging population: Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists and a Workshop on the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging. Interested researchers can apply for financial support covering travel and accommodations. For more information, visit

The 2013 Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia, June 10-August 2, 2013. The SRL is open to all scholars of sociology with research interests in the Russian, East European and Eurasian region for eight weeks during the summer months. The SRL provides scholars access to the resources of the University of Illinois Slavic collection within a flexible timeframe where scholars have the opportunity to seek advice and research support from the librarians of the Slavic Reference Service (SRS). Graduate students and junior scholars will also have opportunity to attend a specialized workshop on Scholarly and Literary Translation from June 10-15, 2013. For graduate students, the SRL provides an opportunity to conduct research prior to going abroad and extra experience to refine research skills. Students will also have the opportunity of seeking guidance from specialized librarians skilled in navigating resources pertaining to and originating from Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.

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Irene Taviss Thomson, Fairleigh Dickinson University, died January 6, 2013, in Bedford, NY.

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