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Contemporary Social Science calls for papers for its special issue “High-Speed Rail – Fast Track to Where?” The proposal to construct a high-speed rail, HS2, from London to Birmingham by 2026, and, ultimately, to the North of England during the 2030s, is one of the biggest and most controversial UK infrastructure projects for a generation. This special issue creates an interdisciplinary forum for the social sciences to contribute their analyses of such projects. For more information, visit www.explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/pgas/contemporary-social-science-special-issue-hs2.
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS) is an open access, peer-reviewed, and refereed international journal published by Center for Promoting Ideas, USA. IJHSS aims to promote interdisciplinary studies in humanities and social science and become the leading journal in humanities and social science in the world. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.ijhssnet.com.
Journal of Organizational Behavior (JOB) invites submissions for its forthcoming special issue “Can Neurons Manage?” This issue will be guest edited by Dirk Lindebaum. Deadline: July 17, 2015. Contact: Neal M. Ashkanasy at email@example.com. For more information, visit www.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291099-1379.
Journal of World-Systems Research (JWSR) is accepting papers for its special issue on “World-System Biographies.” This special issue develops the method of world-system biography. If there is a single critique of world-systems analysis, which has stuck over the past three decades, though unfairly, it is the charge of reductionism. Deadline: May 31, 2014. Contact: Kevan Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org or Brendan McQuade at email@example.com. For more information, visit www.jwsr.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/2014-02-JWSR-Special-Issue-CFP.pdf.
The SAGE Encyclopedia of Theoryinvites academic editorial contributors. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory presents a major landmark reference publication. The encyclopedia is six volumes with one volume of entries related to introduction to theory; two volumes covering the humanistic disciplines; and three volumes covering the scientific and empirical disciplines. This structure reflects the two branches of theory study that evolved in the early 20th Century. Contact: Thomas Walzer at firstname.lastname@example.org, (608) 513-5597.
California Sociological Association (CSA), November 7-8, 2014, Riverside, CA. Theme: “Social Responsibility.” Some of the sessions will address issues surrounding globalization and the ways in which California and the United States are involved in global processes. Local adaptations and innovations will also be considered in comparative and global contexts. Other sessions touch upon many related concerns and interests. Contact: Anne Morenco at email@example.com. For more information, visit www.cal-soc.org.
Conference on Giovanni Arrighi’s Long Twentieth Century, October 10-11, 2014, Binghamton, NY. Theme: “The Long Twentieth Century: Money, Power, and the Origins of Our Times.” Arrighi’s book covered a wide range of his interests: the historical evolution of capitalism as a world-system, labor supplies and movements, hegemonies and the interstate system, financialization, peripheralization, semiperipheral states, the illusion of development, the construction of Southern Africa as a region of the world economy, and, most presciently, the rise of China and East Asia, more generally. Deadline: June 1, 2014. Contact: Ravi Palat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mid-South Sociological Association (MSSA) 2014 Conference, November 5-8, 2014, Mobile, AL. Theme: “Sociology and Globalization: Exploring Diversity, Paradigmatic Shifts and Critical Frameworks from a Social Context.” Deadline to submit abstract: September 26, 2014. Contact: Anita Bledsoe-Gardner at email@example.com. For more information, visit www.midsouthsoc.org/conference/2014-mssa-conference-call-for-papers.
Second International Conference on Survey Methods in Multinational, Multiregional and Multicultural Contexts (3MC), July 2016, Chicago, IL. This conference will bring together researchers and survey practitioners concerned with survey methodology and practice in comparative contexts. Conference contributions will help document current best practices and stimulate new ideas for further research and development. Deadline: July 1, 2014. Contact: Timothy Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Beth-Ellen Pennell at email@example.com. For more information, www.csdiworkshop.org.
Symposium at the University of Mississippi, October 23-24, 2014, Oxford, MS. Theme: “Symbols of Exclusion: The Semiotics of Race in Public Spaces.” The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies and the University of Mississippi’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Critical Race Studies Group invite applications for a symposium on the semiotics of race in public spaces and efforts to memorialize histories of racialized atrocities. Deadline: June 13, 2014. Contact: Krista Hegburg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 5-9, 2014. 2nd International Conference, Elenite Holiday Village, Bulgaria. Theme: “Agriculture and Food.” For more information, visit www.sciencebg.net/en/.
June 8-12, 2014. The 23rd International Conference, Elenite Holiday Village, Bulgaria. Theme: “Ecology and Safety.” For more information, visit www.sciencebg.net/en/.
June 11-15, 2014. The 16th International Conference, Elenite Holiday Village, Bulgaria. Theme: “Materials, Methods, and Technologies.” For more information, visit www.sciencebg.net/en/.
July 31 - August 3, 2014. Institute for Interdisciplinary Research Symposium, Pasadena, CA. Theme: “Does God Play Dice? Randomness & Divine Providence.” Contact: Oskar Gruewald at email@example.com. For more information, visit www.JIS3.org/symposium2014.html.
August 18, 2014, Critical Sociology Panels, San Francisco, CA. Theme: “Call for Tribute and Reflections: The Life and Work of Rod Bush.” On December 5, 2013 we lost a valued colleague and comrade in the person of Roderick Douglas Bush. Rod was committed in his scholarship and activism to bringing about a more just world. Rod was highly regarded for his contributions that deepened our understanding of this unjust world and his efforts toward what might be done to transform it. Contact: Robert Newby at firstname.lastname@example.org or Melanie Bush at Melanie.email@example.com or (917) 846-6722.
August 27-29, 2014. The Fifth Conference of European Studies in Symbolic Interaction, Aalborg University, Denmark. Theme: “The Times They Are a-Changin’.” Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.esssi2014.aau.dk/.
September 1-5, 2014. The 13th International Conference, Elenite Holiday Village, Bulgaria. Theme: “Economy and Business.” For more information, visit www.sciencebg.net/en/.
September 4-8, 2014. The 5th International Conference, Elenite Holiday Village, Bulgaria. Theme: “Education, Research and Development.” For more information, visit www.sciencebg.net/en/.
September 7-11, 2014. The 8th International Conference, Elenite Holiday Village, Bulgaria. Theme: “Language, Individual and Society.” For more information, visit www.sciencebg.net/en/.
September 10-14, 2014. The 3rd International Conference, Elenite Holiday Village, Bulgaria. Theme: “Media and Mass Communication.” For more information, visit www.sciencebg.net/en/.
October 9-11, 2014, Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS) 2014 Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. Theme: “Encouraging Inclusiveness in Doing Sociology: Public and Private, Applied and Clinical.” For more information, visit www.aacsnet.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/2014-AACS-Subm.
October 13-14, 2014. 22nd Annual Symposium on Family Issues, Nittany Lion Inn, University Park, PA. Theme: “Gender and Couple Relations.” Contact: Carolyn Scott at email@example.com. For more information, visit www.pop.psu.edu/events/2014/22nd-annual-symposium-on-family-issues.
Peter F. McManus Charitable Trust offers research grants to non-profit organizations, for research into the causes of alcoholism or substance abuse. Basic, clinical and social-environmental proposals will all be considered. Grants approximately $200,0000 this year and will consider requests for up to $50,000. Deadline: August 30, 2014. Contact: Katharine G. Lidz at firstname.lastname@example.org; 31 Independence Court, Wayne, PA 19087; (610) 647-4974; fax (610) 647-8316.
The San Francisco Foundation announces it has four positions open for its Multicultural Fellowship Program. The Multicultural Fellowship Program selects young professionals of color with the promise and passion to create significant social change. By working with the grant-making teams and contributing to numerous projects across the San Francisco Foundation, fellows gain hands-on dynamic leadership experience. For more information, visit www.sff.org/programs/special-programs-and-funds/multicultural-fellowship-program.
The Association for Humanist Sociology (AHS) is pleased to announce their 2014 Book Award. Authors, publishers, and AHS members may nominate books for consideration. The winner will be recognized at our annual meeting, October 8-12, 2014, in Cleveland, OH. Nominations should be for sociology or interdisciplinary social science books that approach their subjects from a humanist perspective. Eligible books should have been published in the calendar year 2013 or the first half of 2014. Deadline: June 15, 2014. Contact: Bhoomi K. Thakore at email@example.com. For more information, visit www.ccsu.edu/page.cfm?p=12486.
Asad L. Asad, Harvard University, wrote an April 10 Pacific-Standard article, “How Recent Immigration Complicates Our Racial Justice Policies,” which mentions Tomás Jiménez, Stanford University, and Douglas Massey, Princeton University.
Edward Avery-Natale, North Dakota State University, was quoted in a March 16 Deseret News article, “Missing Heroines: Why Hollywood Believes Only Men Can Save the World.”
Becky L. Beal, California State University-East Bay, was quoted in an April 12 Orange County Register article, “Skateboarders, Cities Clash Over Public Spaces.”
Alex Bierman, University of Calgary, was quoted in an April 10 U.S. News and World report article about his recent Social Psychology Quarterly study, which examined the mental health toll exacted on the large numbers of civilians who work with the military in war zones. The study, co-authored with Ryan Kelty, Washington College, was also the subject of April 10 Philly.com and April 9 Gothamist articles.
Kathleen Blee, University of Pittsburgh, wrote an April 15 CNN.com opinion piece, “Why Do Racists And Anti-Semites Kill.”
Philip Brenner, University of Massachusetts-Boston, was featured April 10 on NPR’s Morning Edition, about his research on whether peoples’ reports of their religious behavior match up with what they actually do.
Victor Tan Chen, University of California-Berkeley, Ofer Sharone, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Vicki Smith, University of California-Davis, were cited in a March 25 BBC News Magazine article on the social-psychological and structural difficulties faced by long-term unemployed Americans who are searching for jobs.
Carolyn Chernoff, Skidmore College, was featured in a March 28 Philadelphia City Paper article, “A Talk With The Penn Ph.D Teaching That The Sociology of Miley Cyrus Course You’ve Heard About.”
Elizabeth Cherry, Manhattanville College, was quoted in an April 9 Pacific Northwest Inlander article, “Between Man And Beast.”
Jay Coakley, University of Colorado–Colorado Springs, and Reuben Buford May, Texas A&M University, were quoted in a March 25 Slate article, “Rich Kids Are Soft, Poor Kids Need To Be Toughened Up.”
Dalton Conley, New York University, was quoted in an NPR.org article and interviewed on NPR’s “Weekend Edition Sunday” on March 23 about his book, Parentology: Everything You Wanted to Know about the Science of Raising Children but Were Too Exhausted to Ask. He was also quoted in an April 15 Huffington Post Canada article, “Will An Unusual Baby Name Affect Your Child’s Chances In Life?”
Maxine Craig, University of California-Davis, was quoted in a February 15 story on NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday and in an NPR.org article, about the Ebony Fashion Fair and the changing history on the catwalk.
Daniel Curran, University of Dayton, was mentioned in an April 15 ESPN.com article, “Look Back, Look Ahead: Atlantic 10.”
Gordon Douglas, University of Chicago, was quoted in a January 27 Fast Company article, “Can Graffiti Be Good for Cities?” and in a February 25 Outside Magazine article on the rising trend of “guerrilla” bicycling infrastructure. He was quoted based on his recently published City & Community article on “Do-It-Yourself Urban Design” improvements in North American cities.
Kathryn Edin and Tim Nelson, both of Johns Hopkins University, and William Julius Wilson, Harvard University, were quoted in an article, “What If Everything You Knew about Poverty Was Wrong?,” which appeared in the March/April issue of Mother Jones.
Robert Faris, University of California-Davis, and Diane Felmlee, Pennsylvania State University, were quoted in an April 2 Los Angeles Times article about their recent American Sociological Review study, which suggests that for most adolescents, becoming more popular both increases their risk of getting bullied and worsens the negative consequences of being victimized. A number of other media outlets also covered the study including USA Today, the New York Daily News, TIME.com, Slate, U.S. News and World Report, NPR.org, CBSNews.com, and Jezebel on April 1.
Claude Fischer, University of California-Berkeley, and Robb Willer, Stanford University, were quoted in a December 19 San Francisco Chronicle article, “End Of Line For 415 - 2nd Area Code Coming For S.F., Marin.”
Kathleen J. Fitzgerald, Loyola University, and Catherine Bliss, University of California-San Francisco, were quoted in a March 24 Chronicle of Higher Education article, “In Research Involving Genome Analysis, Some See A New Racism.”
Charles Gallagher, La Salle University, was quoted in an April 10 CNN.com article, “Has The Roberts Court Placed Landmark 1964 Civil Rights Law on a Hit List?”
Heather Gautney, Fordham University, wrote a March 15 New York Times letter to the editor about U.S. attitudes toward leadership.
Meredith Greif, Johns Hopkins University, was quoted in an April 14 SmithsonianMag.org article, “The American Dream Doesn’t Mean The Same Thing to White People and Minorities.”
Kevan Harris, Princeton University, was quoted in an April 11 Washington Post article, “To Save Money, Iran Ends Popular Cash Payout Program.”
William Helmreich, CUNY-Graduate Center, CUNY, was interviewed on NY1 News and WNBC TV News about his book, The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City. Reviews of the book have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Times (of London), and he was interviewed by the Christian Science Monitor.
Heather Hlavka, Marquette University, was quoted in an April 15 Huffington Post article about her Gender Society study, which found that girls and young women rarely reported incidents of abuse because they regarded sexual violence against them as normal. The study was also featured in a number of other media outlets including Cosmopolitan on April 16, MSNBC.com on April 15, and Jezebel and Salon on April 14.
Arlie Russell Hochschild, University of California-Berkeley, was quoted in an April 13 New York Times op-ed, “Women’s Unequal Lot.”
Jocelyn Hollander, University of Oregon, was quoted in an April 16 Reuters article, “Rape-Prevention Program Cuts Sexual Assaults In Kenya.”
Jerry A. Jacobs, University of Pennsylvania, was mentioned in an April 7 Chronicle of Higher Education article, “Recession Spurred Enrollments in STEM Fields, Study Finds,” and in an April 7 Inside Higher Ed article, “The STEM Enrollment Boom.”
Arne L. Kalleberg, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was quoted in a March 25 New York Times article and in a March 25 story on NPR’s “Marketplace” on the issue of freelancers and the temp economy.
Lane Kenworthy, University of Arizona, was featured in a March 25 post on The New York Times’ “Economix” blog about inequality.
Annette Lareau, University of Pennsylvania, was quoted in St. Louis Post-Dispatch March 29, St. Louis Business Journal March 26, and St. Louis Public Radio March 25 articles about how Washington University in St. Louis is reviving its sociology department.
Wendy Manning, Bowling Green State University, was interviewed April 7 on “The David Pakman Show” about same-sex marriage and children.
Harvey Molotch, New York University, was quoted in an April 16 Atlantic article, “The Private Lives of Public Bathrooms.”
Andrew Papachristos, Yale University, was featured in an April 15 Chicago magazine article, “Chicago Gun Violence: Big Numbers, But A Surprisingly Small Network.”
Silvia Pedraza, University of Michigan, was interviewed April 12 on BBC World Service about the French Foreign Minister’s first visit to Cuba in 30 years.
Barbara Risman, University of Illinois-Chicago, was interviewed April 9 on Wisconsin Public Radio about how the number of stay-at-home moms is on the rise.
Richard Sennett, London School of Economics, was mentioned in an April 17 BBC.com article, “The Welfare State: Charity That Wounds?”
Joseph Scott, University of Washington, was quoted in an April 9 Seattle Times column, “Being Ethiopian In Seattle.”
Theda Skocpol, Harvard University, was quoted in an April 12 Christian Science Monitor article, “Is the Tea Party Running Out Of Steam?”
Brian Soller, University of New Mexico, was quoted in an April 16 PsychCentral.com article about his recent Journal of Health and Social Behavior study, which found that for adolescent girls, having a romantic relationship differently than what they imagined has negative implications for their mental health. The study was also featured in a number of other media outlets including The Times of India on April 16.
Steven Stack, Wayne State University, was quoted in an April 5 Newsweek article, “Did Kurt Cobain’s Death Lower the Suicide Rate in 1994.”
Stephen Steinberg, Queens College and CUNY-Graduate Center, wrote a March 11 Boston Review piece about The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America by Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld and was quoted in an April 5 Austin American-Statesman article, “Scholars Debate Johnson Legacy on Eve of Civil Rights Summit.”
Zeynep Tufekci, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was quoted in an April 14 Atlantic article, “Behind the Machine’s Back: How Social Media Users Avoid Getting Turned into Big Data.”
Lisa Wade, Occidental College, wrote an April 7 Pacific-Standard article, “Chicago’s Disappearing Middle Class,” which mentions Sean Reardon, Stanford University, and Kendra Bischoff, Cornell University.
Barry Wellman, University of Toronto, was quoted in an April 5 Globe and Mail column, “The New Meaning Of Well Connected.”
Robb Willer, Stanford University, was quoted in a March 28 Huffington Post UK article, “10 Reasons Why It’s Good to Gossip at Work.”
Tiantian Yang and Howard Aldrich, both of University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, were quoted in an April 9 Huffington Post article, “Business Partnerships With Men Often Don’t Benefit Women, According To Study,” centered around their recent American Sociological Review study.
Rebecca Bach, Duke University, received the 2014 Robert B. Cox Distinguished Teaching Award from Duke University.
Andrew Beveridge, Queens College and CUNY-Graduate Center, Social Explorer website [www.socialexplorer.com], which he co-founded, was awarded Best Education Website in the 18th Annual Webby Awards.
William Helmreich, CUNY-Graduate Center, received the Prose Award, Professional & Scholarly Division of the Association of American Publishers, runner-up and Honorable Mention for his book, The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City (Princeton University Press, 2013).
Meg Wilkes Karraker, University of St. Thomas, is the recipient of the John Ireland Presidential Award for Outstanding Achievement as a Teacher Scholar.
Caitlin Patler, University of California-Los Angeles, was awarded an Action Research Grant from the Sociological Initiatives Foundation for her study of applicants to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in collaboration with Dream Team Los Angeles.
Linda Burton, Duke University, is the new Dean of the Social Sciences Division for Trinity College.
Emily Fairchild, New College of Florida, was promoted to Associate Professor of Sociology at the New College of Florida effective August 2014.
Dennis M. Rome, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, has accepted an offer from Columbus State University to become the next dean of CSU’s College of Letters and Sciences, effective July 1, 2014.
Caitlin Patler, University of California-Los Angeles, has accepted a 2014 University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in the UC Irvine Department of Criminology, Law and Society.
Glenn W. Muschert, Miami University, was elected Secretary (2014-2015) of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP).
David A. Smith, University of California-Irvine, was elected President-Elect (2014-2015) and President (2015-2016) of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP).
Ronnie J. Stienberg, Vanderbilt University, was elected Vice President-Elect (2014-2015) and Vice President (2015-2016) of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP).
Gabriel Abend, New York University, The Moral Background: An Inquiry into the History of Business Ethics (Princeton University Press, 2014).
Karl Alexander, Johns Hopkins University, Doris Entwisle, Johns Hopkins University, Linda Olson, Johns Hopkins University, The Long Shadow: Family Background, Disadvantaged Urban Youth, and the Transition to Adulthood (Russell Sage Foundation, 2014) a volume in the ASA’s Rose Series in Sociology.
David Baranov, St. John Fisher College, Dialectics of Inquiry Across the Historical Social Sciences (Routledge, 2014).
Peter Dreier, Occidental College, John Mollenkopf, CUNY-Graduate Center, Todd Swanstrom, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Place Matters: Metropolis for the 21st Century, 3rd edition, revised (Kansas University Press, 2014).
Leta Hong Fincher, Tsinghua University, ‘Leftover’ Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China (Palgrave MacMillan, 2014).
Louis Gesualdi, St. John’s University, A Peacemaking Approach to Criminology: A Collection of Writings (University Press of America, 2014), The Bad Things You Have Heard About Italian Americans Are Wrong: Essays on Popular Prejudice (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2014), and The Italian/American Experience: A Collection of Essays (University Press of America, 2012).
Dorit Geva, Central European University, Conscription, Family, and the Modern State: A Comparative Study of France and the United States (Cambridge University Press, 2013).
Marco Hauptmeier, Cardiff University, and Matt Vidal, King’s College London, Eds., Comparative Political Economy of Work (Palgrave, 2014).
Vera Hernandez and Nelson Arnaldo, University of Puerto Rico, Respeto, Justicia y Dignidad. (Isla Negra Editores, 2013).
Jerry A. Jacobs, University of Pennsylvania, In Defense of Disciplines: Interdisciplinarity and Specialization in the Research University (University of Chicago Press, 2014).
Michelle M. Jacob, University of San Diego, Yakama Rising: Indigenous Cultural Revitalization, Activism, and Healing (University of Arizona Press, 2013).
Madonna Harrington Meyer, Syracuse University, Grandmothers at Work: Juggling Families and Jobs (New York University Press, 2014).
Philip R. Newman and Barbara M. Newman, University of Rhode Island. Development Through Life: A Psychosocial Approach, 12th edition (Cengage Learning, 2015).
Victor Roudometof, University of Cyprus, Globalization and Orthodox Christianity: The Transformations of a Religious Tradition (Routledge, 2014).
David Yamane, Wake Forest University, Becoming Catholic: Finding Rome in the American Religious Landscape (Oxford University Press, 2014).
Rice University has launched the Scientists in International Context (SIIC), a research program that investigates social influences on science, including ethics, religion, gender, and family. Organized as three related studies—Religion among Scientists in International Context (RASIC), Ethics among Scientists in International Context (EASIC), and Gender among Scientists in International Context (G-SIC)-SIIC is the first transnational study of these topics. Contact: Elaine Howard Ecklund at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. For more information, visit www.siic.rice.edu/.
3rd Annual Learning Science Workshop, Pittsburgh, PA. June 14-15, 2014. Theme: “Research and Innovation for Enhancing Achievement and Equity.” LearnLab, an NSF Science of Learning Center (SLC) at Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh, has an exciting summer research opportunity available to early career researchers in the fields of psychology, education, computer science, human-computer interfaces and language technologies. Contact: Jo Bodnar at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.learnlab.org/opportunities/summerworkshop.php.
Data Matters: Data Science Summer Workshop Series Sponsored by the National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS), the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), and the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science, the “Data Matters: Data Science Summer Workshop Series” is a week-long series of classes for researchers, data analysts, and other individuals who wish to increase their skills in data studies and integrate data science methods into their research designs and skill sets. Scholars, analysts, and researchers from all disciplines and industries are welcome. For more information, visit www.odum.unc.edu/datamatters.