May/June 2013 Issue • Volume 41 • Issue 4

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Call for Papers


Journal of the British Sociological Association invites submissions that will explore how sociology can contribute to a better understanding of the (lived experience of) the global economic crisis and/or reflect on how social processes and movements confronting the crisis can inspire a new sociological imagination. Deadline: August 31, 2013. Contact: ; .

Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research welcomes submissions of article manuscripts for publication. Laboratorium is a bilingual (English and Russian) print and online journal; submissions undergo rigorous peer review. The journal’s focus is on historical, comparative, cultural, and ethnographic sociology, but we are open to other approaches and to contributions from neighboring disciplines, including anthropology, social geography, sociolinguistics, and history. The main requirement for submitted texts—original empirical research grounded in relevant literature debates. While many articles in the journal’s past ten issues have been on Russia and countries in the postsocialist space, we seek to expand our geographic scope, as long as findings in submitted manuscripts have relevance beyond their specific cases. Contact: Anna Isakova, ; .

Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) invites its members to The Encyclopedia of Family Studies, which will be published (in print and online) by Wiley-Blackwell in 2015. The five-volume project takes an international and interdisciplinary approach to the large and growing field of Family Studies. “The” family (or families) will be viewed from both an institutional or structural (i.e., macro) level as well as an interactional (i.e., micro) level. This project will be more than a compendium of knowledge about white, upper-middle class US families written by American scholars. Diversity across topics/issues, authors, and intended audiences will be reflected throughout the volumes. Deadline: October 5, 2013. Contact: Melanie L. Duncan at; or Dr. Shenan at ; .


MidSouth Sociological Association’s (MSSA) 39th Annual Conference, October 23-26, 2013, Atlanta, GA. Theme: “Action Sociology: Opportunities in a (Post) Modern World.”  The MSSA invites professionals and students to present their sociological scholarship at the 39th Annual MSSA Conference. The MSSA is one of the few sociology associations to hold their meeting in the fall each year, and it is an excellent opportunity to explore outcomes of the year’s work or prepare for next year’s activities. The blend of sessions provides many outlets for presentations and, when combined with proposed panels and workshops, will make for a stimulating conference. To be considered for inclusion in the program, authors should submit their name, affiliation, contact information, working paper title and abstract directly to one of the session organizers listed in the Call for Papers and Participation. Deadline for submissions to session organizers is June 7, 2013. Contact:;

Sociology of Development Conference. The Department of Sociology at the University of Utah, with assistance from the Department of Sociology at Brigham Young University, will host the 3rd annual conference of the Sociology of Development section of the American Sociological Association, October 24-25, 2013, on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Utah. The organizers plan to give awards for the best papers authored by faculty and graduate students. Authors will be expected to submit electronic copies of completed  manuscripts to the organizing committee. Send extended abstracts (3 page maximum). Deadline: October 1, 2013. Contact: ; .


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

May 2, 2013. OHRP Research Community Forum 2013. The Office of the Human Research & Protection, Oakland University, and the Beaumont Health System 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:;

October 7-8, 2013. Penn State’s 21st Annual Symposium on Family Issues, University Park Pennsylvania. Theme: “Diverging Destinies: Families in an Era of Increasing Inequality.” Contact: Caroline Sue Scott,;

October 8-11, 2013. International Symposium on Comparative Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria. Theme: “Inaugural Session.” Contact:;

October 23-26, 2013. 39th Annual Mid South Sociological Association Conference. Theme: “Action Sociology: Opportunities in a (Post) Modern World.” Atlanta, GA. Contact:;

November 8-9, 2013. California Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Berkeley Marina CA. Theme: “Social Change: Local and Global.” Contact: Ed Nelson at;

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The Peter F. McManus Trust is an organization that gives grants for research into the causes of alcoholism and substance abuse. The Peter F. McManus Charitable Trust will make grants of up to $50,000 for research into the causes of alcohol and other drug addiction. A total of $150,000 to $200,000 in grants will be awarded this year to support basic, clinical, and social-environmental research. Only nonprofits may apply, and no more than 10 percent of the grant amount may be used for indirect costs. Applicants should submit a two- to three-page summary proposal and proposed budget along with a copy of their institution’s 501(c)3 letter and a bio-sketch of the investigator. Deadline: August 30, 2013. Contact: Katherine G. Lidz (610) 647-4974.

Early Career Work and Family Scholars Program The Work and Family Researchers Network is currently seeking applicants for the 2013-2014 Early Career Work and Family Scholars Program. Fifteen scholars will be selected for the program. To be eligible, 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. Application is not restricted on the basis of location. Recipients of the award will be expected to become members of the WFRN. The goal of the Early Career Work and Family Scholars Program is to provide supports for recent doctoral recipients to facilitate their teaching and research scholarship. By offering resources and consultation, 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. Deadline: June 1, 2013.Contact: Stephen Sweett;

Wilson Center’s European Studies Research Grants. EES research scholarships are available to American citizens, with a special emphasis on scholars in the early stages of their academic careers (generally before tenure but after Ph.D.). For non-academics, an equivalent degree of professional achievement is expected. Research scholarships will be awarded for 2-4 months of research in Washington, DC, and the stipend amount is $3,300 per month. Office space at the Wilson Center and a research assistant will be provided whenever possible. This is a residential program requiring visiting scholars to remain in the Washington, DC area and to forego other academic and professional obligations for the duration of the grant Deadline: December 1, 2013. Contact:

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The Penn Social Science and Policy Forum is pleased to announce its initial Summer Institute for Predissertation Students to be held in June of 2013. Under the leadership of SSPF Director Thomas Sugrue of the University of Pennsylvania and Professor John Skrentny of the University of California-San Diego, this program will provide opportunities for talented doctoral students in the social sciences to visit the University of Pennsylvania campus to explore research topics and scholarship related to the theme of Inequality. Deadline: April 12, 2013. Contact:;

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2013 Social Issues Dissertation Award. The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues is proud to announce the Social Issues Dissertation Award, established to encourage excellence in socially relevant research. Any doctoral dissertation in psychology (or in a social science with psychological subject matter) accepted between March 1st of the previous year and up to the deadline of the current year is eligible. Applicants must have successfully defended their dissertation prior to the current year’s award deadline. Please note that in the award year an individual or group may only submit one paper to one SPSSI award (from amongst the Allport, Klineberg, and Dissertation Awards). Deadline: May 10, 2013. Contact: ;

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In The News

Amy Adamczyk, and Brittany Hayes, both of John Jay College of Criminal Justice-CUNY, were mentioned in a March 3 Boston Globe article, “Which Religions Have the Most Premarital Sex?”

Catherine Albiston, University of California-Berkeley, and Shelley Correll, Stanford University, wrote a March 13 op-ed, “Benefit of Office Face Time a Myth.”

Vida Bajc, Methodist University, was featured October 31 on the radio show, “Action Speaks,” about underappreciated dates that changed America, where he discussed surveillance, security, and the invention of the body scanner.

Dawn Michelle Baunach, Georgia State University, was quoted in an April 8 Atlantic article, “How America Got Past the Anti-Gay Politics of the ‘90s.”

Robert Bellah, University of California-Berkeley, was mentioned in a February 21 post, “Church and State in France and the United States” on the Washington Post blog, “Guest Voices.”

Andrew A. Beveridge, Queens College and Graduate Center-CUNY, and Tamara Mose Brown, Brooklyn College-CUNY, were quoted in a February 24 New York Times article about how there is a waiting list for almost everything from activities and classes to sports teams and local schools for parents of children in New York City.

Suzanne Bianchi, University of California-Los Angeles, and Jerry Jacobs, University of Pennsylvania, were quoted in a March 1 USA Today article, “More Wives Earning More Than Their Spouse.”

Chloe E. Bird, RAND Corporation, wrote a March 20 post, “Making Heart Disease a Women’s Issue,” on the Ms. Magazine blog.

Charles Bosk, University of Pennsylvania, was quoted in a February 26 Daily Beast article, “Can the Cleveland Clinic Save American Health Care?”

Hana Brown, Wake Forest University, was quoted in a March 29 Voice of America article, which mentions her recent American Sociological Review study, “Race, Legality, and the Social Policy Consequences of Anti-Immigration Mobilization.”

Susan Brown, Bowling Green State University, and Corinne Reczek, University of Cincinnati, were quoted in an April 4 article about how more couples are choosing to live together before they get married. The article also appeared in Yahoo!News on April 4.

Robert Brulle, Drexel University, was quoted in an April 9 post, “The Well-Funded and Organized Campaigns That Influence Climate Change Science Online,” on The Scientific American blog, “Plugged In” and was mentioned in an April 8 post, “Climate Campaigners Try Flooding the (Comment) Zone,” on The New York Times blog, “Dot Earth.”

Christine Carter, University of California-Berkeley, was quoted in a February 28 St. Louis Post-Dispatch article, “Can Social Networks Improve Real-Life Relationships?”

Mark Chaves, Duke University, was quoted in a March 9 Herald-Sun article, “U.S. Religious Activity ‘Not Going Up.’”

Karen A. Cerulo, Rutgers University, was interviewed April 9 on WNYC’s “Brian Lehrer Show,” where she discussed the role of athletics, money, and interpersonal behavior in university life.

Andrew Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University, is quoted in March 17 Washington Post article, “High Court Reflects Diversity of Modern Marriage.”

Jay Coakley, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, is quoted in a March 18 ESPN The Magazine article about why Ohio State basketball player Aaron Craft is so disliked.

Philip Cohen, University of Maryland-College Park, was interviewed March 5 on Minnesota Public Radio about the women’s movement 50 years after The Feminine Mystique.

Justin Denney, Rice University, was quoted in a February 26 Houston Chronicle article, “Married Heterosexual Couples Report Better Health than Same-Sex Couples,” about his Journal of Health and Social Behavior study, which he co-authored with Bridget K. Gorman and Cristina B. Barrera, both of Rice University.

Nancy DiTomaso, Rutgers University, was mentioned in a March 12 post, “Diverse Leadership: The White House is Doing it. Can the Private Sector?,” on the Washington Post blog, “The Root DC Live.”

Katharine Donato, Vanderbilt University, was quoted in an April 3 New York Times article, “In Mexican Villages, Few Left to Dream of U.S.”

Troy Duster, University of California-Berkeley, was quoted in an April 9 Reuters article, “Study Finds Gene That May Raise Alzheimer’s Risk in Blacks.” The article also appeared in other media outlets including,, the Chicago Tribune, and the Huffington Post on April 9.

Joanna Dreby, University at Albany-SUNY, was quoted in a March 1 post, “Deportation Fears Among Children of Undocumented Immigrants,” on the Boston Globe blog, “Brainiac.”

Thomas J. Espenshade, Princeton University, was mentioned in a March 10 New York Times article, “The Liberals Against Affirmative Action.”

Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University, was mentioned in an April 4 New York Times article, “Police Surveillance May Earn Money for City.”

Robert Faris, University of California-Davis, was quoted in a February 26 article about bullying and mentioned in a March 10 Globe and Mail article, “The 6 Biggest Myths About Bullying that Parents and Teachers Should Know.”

Mary L. Gautier and Jose Casanova, both of Georgetown University, were quoted in a March 9 Washington Post article, “Has the Time Come for a Pope of Color?”

Jennifer Glass, University of Texas-Austin, wrote a March 8 New York Times op-ed on the benefits of telecommuting.

Justin Goodman, Marymount University/People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, was quoted in a February 25 Washington Post article about the use of animals in military training drills. The article also cited research he co-authored on military training standards in NATO nations.

David Greenberg, New York University, was quoted in a March 3 Washington Post article, “Gun Deaths, Violent Crime Overall are Down in District and U.S., but Reasons are Elusive.” His research on the New York crime drop was discussed in a number of media outlets in March including, the Boston Globe, theWashington Post, Gawker,, and He was also interviewed on NPR’s “Leonard Lopate Show” and with Issa Kohler-Hausmann, New York University, on CUNY-TV’s “Brian Lehrer Show.”

Neal Gross, University of British Columbia, was quoted in an April 9 Inside Higher Ed article about his new book, Why Are Professors Liberal and Why Do Conservatives Care?

Karen Benjamin Guzzo, Bowling Green State University, was quoted in a March 5 article, “Reverse Guilt: Moms Feel Guilty For... Not Feeling Guilty.”

Laura Hamilton, University of California-Merced, and Elizabeth Armstrong, University of Michigan, were mentioned in a March 5 Atlantic column, “Women in Their 20s Shouldn’t Feel Bad About Wanting a Boyfriend.”

Kevan Harris, Princeton University, was quoted in an April 4 Washington Post article, “Iran Facing Colliding Challenges as Election Looms.”

Trevor W. Harrison, University of Lethbridge, wrote a February 22 Globe and Mail op-ed, “Alberta Has a New Export: The Petroleum Trap.”

Kieran Healy, Duke University, is mentioned in a March 11 blog post, “Is Having a Child a Rational Decision?”

Sally T. Hillsman, American Sociological Association, wrote a March 31 Washington Post letter to the editor about how social science research consistently and incontrovertibly has shown that parents’ sexual orientation has no bearing on children’s well-being. The letter mentions the amicus brief ASA filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in the same-sex marriage cases.

David Jacobson, University of South Florida, was interviewed or featured regarding his recent book, Of Virgins and Martyrs: Women and Sexuality in Global Conflict, in media outlets including, Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany), Tages Anzeiger (Switzerland), France 2 television, Le Monde Courrier International, Radio WMNF, and numerous others in the United States, Europe, India, and Africa.

Guillermina Jasso, New York University, was mentioned in an April 8 Wall Street Journal article, “Many Here Illegally Overstayed Their Visas.”

Carole Joffe, University of California-San Francisco, was quoted in an April 4 New York Times article about the upsurge in restrictions on abortion imposed by various state legislatures.

Arne L. Kalleberg, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was quoted in a February 1 Boston Globe article on the need to continue to make investments in infrastructure to close the gap between good and bad jobs.

Rachel Kalish and Michael Kimmel, both of Stony Brook University, and Maria Charles, University of California-Santa Barbara, were mentioned in an April 1 post, “The Future of the Gender Bend,” on the New York Times blog, “Economix.”

Philip Kasinitz, Graduate Center, CUNY, and Robert Sampson, Harvard University, and Ramiro Martinez, Northeastern University, were interviewed March 8 on NPR’s “All Things Considered” for a story about whether crime drops when immigrants move into neighborhoods. They were also quoted in a March 8 article on the same topic.

Katherine King, Duke University, is quoted in a March 8 Atlantic Cities article, “Jane Jacobs was Right: Gradual Redevelopment Does Promote Community.”

Stephen Klineberg, Rice University, was quoted in a March 5 post, “Texas 288 Work Indicative of Growing Inter-County Commuting,” on the Houston Chronicle blog, “The Highwayman.” He was mentioned in an April 2 Houston Chronicle article, “Fort Bend County is Nation’s Most Ethnically Diverse, Leading Houston Region’s ‘Most Diverse’ Status.”

Eric Klinenberg, New York University, was quoted in a February 23 Deseret News article, “Post-Familialism Debate Heats Up.”

Jerry Krause, Humboldt State University, was quoted in an April 5 Press Democrat article about his house, which used to be a school.

Aaron Kupchik, University of Delaware, was mentioned in a March 3 Arizona Daily Sun article about school safety.

Liana Christin Landivar, U.S. Census Bureau, was quoted in a February 26 USA Today article about her study, which found that more men are becoming nurses. Her study was also the subject of articles of other media outlets including the Wall Street Journal and on February 25 and and the Star-Tribune on February 26.

Jennifer Lena, Barnard College, was quoted in an April 8 Pacific Standard article, “It Gets Better, Y’all.”

Rachel Leventhal-Weiner, University of Connecticut, wrote a March 11 Inside Higher Ed column, “Building Your E-Village.”

Bruce Link, Columbia University, was quoted in a March 12 Los Angeles Times article, “Losers Revenge: Presidents and Hall of Famers Don’t Live Longer,” about the American Sociological Review study he co-authored with Richard M. Carpiano, University of British Columbia, and Margaret M. Weden, RAND Corporation.

Thomas Linneman, College of William and Mary, was mentioned in a February 20 post, “‘Uptalk’: How Men and Women Use it Differently,” on the Boston Globe blog, “Brainiac.”

Hui Liu, Michigan State University, was quoted in a February 27 article, “Same-Sex Couples Not As Healthy As Heterosexual Married Couples,” about a Journal of Health and Social Behavior study she co-authored with Corinne Reczek, University of Cincinnati, and Dustin Brown, University of Texas at Austin. The study was also the subject of articles in other media outlets including the Los Angeles Times,, the Atlantic,, and U.S. News and World Report on February 27.

James Loewen, Catholic University, was quoted in a February 26 article, “SEC Leads Way in Coaching Diversity.”

John Logan, Brown University, was mentioned in an April 7 New York Times commentary, “Suburban Disequilibrium.”

Michael Walton Macy, Cornell University, was quoted in a March 12 Los Angeles Times article, “Is a Facebook ‘Like’ Too Much Information?”

Cora Marrett, National Science Foundation, was mentioned in a March 11 Science Insider article about how she will become acting director of the National Science Foundation when Subra Suresh steps down.

Angela Mertig, Middle Tennessee State University, was quoted in a March 7 Christian Science Monitor article, “Lion Mauling Death: How Dangerous are Private Zoos?”

Jennifer Karas Montez, Harvard University, was interviewed February 26 on CNN’s “The Situation Room” about growing inequalities in U.S. women’s life expectancy. She was also quoted about the same topic in an Associated Press article, which appeared in the Miami Herald,, and The Guardian on March 4, the Daily Mail on March 5, and The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Las Vegas Sun on March 6.

Samuel Oliner, Humboldt State University, was quoted in an April 8 San Francisco Chronicle article, “Holocaust Remembered as Attacks Rise.”

Eileen Otis, University of Oregon, was quoted in a January 11 Atlantic article, “China’s Uneven Labor Revolution.”

Robert Pettit, Manchester University, was quoted in a March 22 article, “To Disney or Not to Disney?”

Robert Putnam, Harvard University, was quoted in a March 12 Washington Times article, “Sheet Music’s Last Note: Magazine Puts Out Last Issue as Number of Piano Players Plunges.”

Sean F. Reardon, Stanford University, was mentioned in a February 17 New York Times opinion piece, “Equal Opportunity, Our National Myth.”

George Ritzer, University of Maryland-College Park, was quoted in an April 10 Deseret News article, “Hyper Consumption: Consumer Mindset Leaves U.S. and Individuals Vulnerable.”

Michael Rosenfeld, Stanford University, was mentioned in a February 15 Atlantic article, “The Worst Cities for College-Educated Women Trying to Find a Decent Date.”

Michael Rosenfeld, Stanford University, was quoted and Jenifer Bratter, Rice University, and Adam Isaiah Green, University of Toronto, were mentioned in an April 3 post, “The Science on Same-Sex Marriage,” on the Wall Street Journal blog, “Ideas Market.”

Abigail Saguy, University of California-Los Angeles, was quoted in a February 26 New York Times review of her book, “What’s Wrong with Fat?”

Robert Sampson, Harvard University, was quoted in a March 3 Toronto Star op-ed, “The Deadly Mixture of Guns and Class in Toronto.”

Saskia Sassen, Columbia University, was quoted in a March 4 Crain’s Chicago Business article on the resurgence of downtown Chicago. She was also mentioned in an April 8 Montreal Gazette column, “Cooper: Can Montreal Become a ‘Future City?’”

Scott Schieman, University of Toronto, was quoted in a March 4 article, “Job Autonomy Helps but High Status Jobs = Stress and Pressure.”

Eran Shor, McGill University, and Arnout van de Rijt, Stony Brook University, were quoted in a March 28 article about their American Sociological Review study, which found that true fame isn’t fleeting. The study was also the subject of articles in a number of other media outlets including the Los Angeles Times, U.S. News and World Report,, Yahoo!News,, and The Globe and Mail on March 28.

Gwen Sharp, Nevada State College, was mentioned in a February 26 MSNBC article, “‘Brogurt’: The Latest in Nonsensical Product Gendering.”

David Smilde, University of Georgia, was mentioned in a March 8 post, “GetGetReligion: the Ghost of Hugo Chavez,” on the Religion News Service blog, “Spiritual Politics.”

Jeremy Uecker, Baylor University, was quoted in a March 7 Huffington Post article, “Divorce Research: Baylor University Study Finds Divorce-Religion Link.”

Linda Waite, University of Chicago, and Pepper Schwartz, University of Washington, were quoted in an April 2 Times Union column, “To Our (Mutual) Health.”

Ronald Weitzer, George Washington University, was quoted in a February 26 Christian Science Monitor article, “Legacy of Christopher Dorner Case: Rekindled Distrust, Resentment of Police.”

Bruce Western, Harvard University, Megan Comfort, RTI International, and Raymond V. Liedka, Oakland University, were quoted and Christopher Wildeman, Yale University, Becky Pettit, University of Washington, and Robert DeFina and Lance Hannon, both of Villanova University, were mentioned in a February 19 New York Times article, “Prison and the Poverty Trap.”

Brad Wilcox, University of Virginia, and Andrew Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University, were quoted in an April 4 post, “People Who Marry Young are Happier, But Those Who Marry Later Earn More,” on the Washington Post “Wonkblog.”

Patricia Wittberg, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, was quoted in a March 12 Reuters article, “Special Report: The Impossible Job - God’s CEO on Earth.” She was also quoted in a February 24 Boston Globe article, “What American Nuns Built.”

Jonathan Wynn, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, was quoted in an April 1 article about why people get pleasure from playing pranks.

Hui Zheng, Ohio State University, was quoted and Patricia Thomas, University of Texas-Austin, was mentioned in a March 14 article about their Journal of Health and Social Behavior study, which suggests that marriage may not always be as beneficial to health as experts have led us to believe. The study was also the subject of other news articles including U.S. News and World Report and on March 8.

Tukufu Zuberi, University of Pennsylvania, was quoted in an April 2 USA Today op-ed, “Wickham: Africa Needs to Pave its Own Road.” The op-ed also appeared in the Statesman Journal on April 7.

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Javier Auyero, The University of Texas-Austin, received a Harry Frank Guggenheim fellowship to study violence in urban communities in Argentina.

Sally Bould, University of Delaware, has been awarded a Senior Fellowship from the European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) for the academic year 2013-2014.

Karen A. Cerulo, Rutgers University, was awarded the 2013 Eastern Sociological Merit Award, an honor given to distinguished scholars who have made outstanding contributions to the discipline, the profession, and the ESS.

Nancy Davis, DePaul University, and Robert Robinson, Indiana University, received the 2013 Scholarly Achievement Award of the North Central Sociological Association for Claiming Society for God: Religious Movements and Social Welfare in Egypt, Israel, Italy, and the United States (Indiana University Press, 2012).

Alma Garcia, Santa Clara University, has been awarded the Susan Koppleman Award for the Best Anthology in Feminist Studies for her book: Contested Images: Women of Color and Popular Culture (AltaMira Press, 2012).

Peter Kivisto, Augustana College, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Turku, Finland.

William Julius Wilson, Harvard University, received the 2013 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize. He will deliver the Inaugural Daniel Patrick Moynihan Lecture on Social Science and Public Policy on May 9, 2013, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

Rachael A. Woldoff, West Virginia University, has been recognized by the Urban Affairs Association (UAA) with the 2013 Best Book in Urban Affairs Award. The award is given every other year for the best book in the field of urban affairs/urban studies.

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Alma Garcia, Santa Clara University, has recently been appointed the Director of Latin American Studies Program at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.

Justin Farrell, University of Notre Dame, has accepted an offer from Yale University as Assistant Professor of Sociology in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, with a Joint Appointment, Department of Sociology.

Michael Micklin, National Institutes of Health (NIH), has assumed a new position at NIH in the Division of AIDS, Behavioral and Population Sciences (DABP). He will serve both DABP and the Center for Scientific Review as a Senior Advisor.

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Karen A. Cerulo, Rutgers University, was named the 2013-2014 Robin Williams Lecturer by the Eastern Sociological Society.

Scott Desmond, IUPUI, was elected Council Member at Large for the North Central Sociological Association.

Leslie Elrod, University of Cincinnati, was elected Treasurer of the North Central Sociological Association.

EC Ejiogu, Centre for Africa Studies, University of the Free State, South Africa gave a Distinguished Lecture entitled, “The Roots of Political Instability in Nigeria” March 26 to mark Africa Awareness Week at Bridgewater State University.

Alan Grigsby, University of Cincinnati, was elected Student Section Chair of the North Central Sociological Association.

Matthew Lee, University of Akron, was elected President-Elect of the North Central Sociological Association.

Annulla Linders, University of Cincinnati, was elected Vice-President-Elect of the North Central Sociological Association.

Stephen J. Morewitz, California State University-East Bay (CSUEB), was profiled about his books, in the Winter 2013 issue of the CSUEB Alumni Magazine.

Yu Xie, University of Michigan gave the 2013 Henry and Bryna David lecture on April 30, 2013, at the National Academies’ Keck Center, in Washington, DC. Dr. Xie discussed claims and counter-claims concerning the current state of American science.

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New Books

Berch Berberoglu, University of Nevada-Reno, Political Sociology in a New Era: An Introduction to the State and Society (Paradigm Publishers, 2013).

Brunsma, David L., Virginia Tech University, Brian Gran, Case Western Reserve University, and  Keri Iyall Smith, eds. The Handbook of Sociology and Human Rights (Paradigm Publishers, 2012)

Tom R. Burns, Uppsala University (Sweden) and Peter M. Hall, Colorado State University, eds. The Meta-Power Paradigm: Impacts and Transformations of Agents, Institutions, and Social Systems (Peter Lang, 2013).

Rosalyn Benjamin Darling, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Disability and Identity: Negotiating Self in a Changing Society (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2013).

Wilma A. Dunaway, Virginia Tech University, edited Gendered Commodity Chains: Seeing Women and Households in Global Production Networks (Stanford University Press, 2013).

Joe R. Feagin, Texas A&M University, The White Racial Frame (2nd edition, Routledge, 2013).

Jack Fitzgerald, Knox College, and Jerry Fitzgerald, Statistics for Criminal Justice and Criminology in Practice and Research (Sage, 2013).

William Feigelman, Nassau Community College, co-authored with Beverly Feigleman, J. Jordan and J. McIntosh), Devastating Losses: How Parents Cope With the Death of a Child to Suicide or Drugs (Springer Publishing Company, 2012).

Jaber F. Gubrium, University of Missouri, and Margaretha Järvinen, University of Copenhagen, Eds., Turning Troubles into Problems: Clientization in Human Services (Routledge, 2013).

Marcus Anthony Hunter, Yale University, Black Citymakers: How the Philadelphia Negro Change Urban America (Oxford University Press, 2013).

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

Peter Kivisto, Augustana Univeristy, and Östen Wahlbeck, University of Helsinki, eds., Debating Multiculturalism in the Nordic Welfare States (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).

Joseph A. Kotarba, Texas State University, Baby Boomer Rock ‘N’ Roll Fans: The Music Never Ends (Scarecrow Press, 2013).

Robert S. Perinbanayagam, Hunter College, City University of New York, Identity’s Moments: The Self in Action and Interaction (Lexington Books, 2012).

Richard Roman, University of Toronto, Edur Velasco Arregui, Continental Crucible: Big Business, Workers and Unions in the Transformation of North America (Fernwood Publishers, 2013).

Jeffrey Ian Ross, University of Baltimore, The Globalization of Supermax Prisons (Rutgers University Press, 2013).

Stephen Sweet, Ithaca College, The Work-Family Interface: An Introduction (Sage, 2014).

Cathy J. Tashiro, University of Washington-Tacoma, Standing on Both Feet: Voices of Older Mixed Race Americans (Paradigm Publishers, 2013).

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Other Organizations

The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) and the University of Maryland School of Public Policy (UMD) invite proposals to host an international conference on policy analysis and management in calendar year 2014. The conference can be held in any part of the world to which travel is reasonably convenient and reasonably priced. The conference may focus on a specific topic in public policy and management, or span multiple topics. We especially welcome proposals that offer to address policy analysis and management generally, and that cut across all areas of interest of policy analysts—within academic settings, think thanks, advocacy and service organizations, and government. These include: program planning, program design, program implementation, performance measurement/management, and evaluation design (developmental, process, and summative evaluations). Contact: Tara Sheehan, or Douglas J. Besharov,;

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Caught in the Web

NORC at the University of Chicago. The initial release of the General Social Survey (GSS), cumulative file for 1972-2012 is now on our website. Codebooks and copies of questionnaires will be posted shortly. Later additional files including the GSS re-interview panels will be added. For more information, visit: This site is new to the scene, and it offers a place for sociology students, graduates, and professors to write about current events, concepts and collegiate programs as they relate to sociology. This site is looking for new contributors. Our writers receive full credit for their work. For more information, visit

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New Programs

Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany. Since April 1, 2013, Sociology is now organized into a single Department of Sociology, where before it had been divided into two departments. With 24 professors and 50 assistants, sociology in Frankfurt is now the largest Sociology Department in Germany, together with Bielefeld. The new program has elected five sociologists to get them started with Heather Hofmeister as chair, Markus Gangl is the Director of Finance, Kira Kosnick is Director of Personnel, Birgit Becker is Director of Research, and Phil C. Langer is Director for Teaching. Contact: Thomas Meimietz,; www.fb03.uni-frankfurt/soziologie.

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Summer Programs

American Evaluation Association announces its 2013 Summer Evaluations Institute from June 2-5 in Atlanta Georgia. For evaluators, applied researchers, grant makers, foundation program officers, nonprofit administrators, social science students. Topics range from Qualitative and Quantitative Analyses; to Project Management, Logic Modeling, Reporting, Theory to Practice, Cultural Competence, etc. Contact: Heidi Nye at;

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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 setting. Contact Patricia Sampson can be reached at (802) 338-2737.

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Special Announcement:

Now Available!  The 2013 Annual Meeting Insert

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