Call for Papers and Conferences
Brigham Young University. The Family Studies Center (FSC) is sponsoring a research conference on Families and Heath covering a broad range of topics including care giving, chronic illness, family interventions for physical disorders, grant writing, and faith and health. Submit a two page proposal for a paper or poster to D. Russell Crane, Director of the FSC, e-mail email@example.com. Offers to serve as panel chairs and discussants are also welcome. Submissions are due November 30, 2001. More details on the conference may be found at
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health 6th Annual Conference, May 4-7, 2002, Miami, FL. Theme: “The Partnership as the Leverage Point for Change.” See http://futurehealth.ucsf.edu/ccph/projects.html#natlconf to access the call for proposals or call the fax-on-demand service (888) 267-9183 and select document #202.
Council on Undergraduate Research. National Conference, June 19-22, 2002, Connecticut College, New London, CT. Theme: “Undergraduate Research for All.” For further information, online registration, and details on how to submit a workshop proposal or poster application, visit
East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference. This conference will be held at the East-West Center in Honolulu, HI, February 21-24, 2002. Theme: “Local/Global Relations in the Asia Pacific Region”. Deadline for submissions: November 15, 2001. For abstract guidelines, follow the link from
http://www.EastWestCenter.org/edu-sp.asp. For questions, contact us by e-mail:
Global Awareness Society International. 11th Annual Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, May 23-26, 2002. Theme: “Responsibilities of Developed Countries in the Global Village.” Proposals should be limited to one page and sent by March 15, 2002 to: James C. Pomfret, GASI, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA 17815; (570) 389-4504; fax (570) 389-3599. Information and online submission is available at:
Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, June 11-15, Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Honolulu, HI. Submission deadline: January 16, 2002. E-mail, fax or mail submission to: Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, 2440 Campus Road, #519, Honolulu, HI 96822; (808) 947-7187; fax (808) 947-2420; e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about submissions see
International Coalition Against Sexual Harassment (ICASH) invites workshops, papers, panels, and symposia on all aspects of sexual harassment for its 10th conference, “Interconnecting Research, Theory, and Practice in a Global Community,” Chicago, IL, August 17-18, 2002. For more information, visit the ICASH web site
http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~pms/icash.html, or contact James Gruber, e-mail
email@example.com or (313) 593-5611.
International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media (IGEL) will hold its 8th Biennial Conference at the University of Pécs, Hungary, August 21-24, 2002. For more information on IGEL, visit:
http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/igel/. Deadline for the submission of paper abstracts (a maximum of 300 words) is December 31, 2001. To organize a symposium, submit a proposal before November 15, 2001. Address all correspondence to the president of IGEL: János László, Institute for Psychology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 398, H-1394 Budapest, Hungary; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Thorstein Veblen Association The Fourth Biennial Conference will be held May 11-12, 2002 at The New School for Social Research, New York, NY. Papers for the conference should be sent to Michael Hughey, Department of Sociology, Minnesota State University-Moorhead, Moorhead, MN 56563; e-mail
email@example.com. Submit title and abstract by February 1, 2002. Deadline for paper submissions is March 1, 2002.
Justice Studies Association. Fourth Annual Conference, May 30-June 1, 2002, Portland, ME. Theme: “Justice in the Face of Globalization: Implications for Criminal, Social, and Restorative Justice Practices.” Send a title and abstract of 250 words to Dennis Sullivan, JSA 2002 Program Chair, Institute for Economic and Restorative Justice, P. O. Box 262, Voorheesville, NY 12186; (518) 765-2468; fax (518) 765-2967; e-mail
www.justicestudies.org. Deadline: January 31, 2002.
National Social Science Association is accepting proposals for the April 10-12 national conference to be held in Las Vegas, NV. Further information is on their website at: http://nssa.apsu.edu.
Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) invites proposals for its 52nd Annual Meeting, August 15-17, 2002 at the West Chicago City Center, Chicago, IL. Theme: “The Future of Social Problems.” Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2002. Complete papers, abstracts, or 2-3 page outlines should be sent to the Program Committee Chair: Kathe Lowney, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA 31698-0060; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
State University of New York-Binghamton and Broome Community College seek proposals for the research conference “Treating Addictions in Special Populations: Research Confronts Reality”. This national multi-disciplinary forum is scheduled for Fall of 2002 in Binghamton, NY. For further information contact the conference office or visit their website: Treating Addictions In Special Populations Conference, School of Education and Human Development, Binghamton University, Academic B-130, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000; 607-777-4447;
Canadian Journal of Urban Research (CJUR) is a multidisciplinary, scholarly journal dedicated to publishing articles that address a wide range of issues relevant to the field of urban studies. CJUR welcomes papers focusing on urban theory/methodology, empirical research, problem and policy-oriented analyses, and cross-national comparative studies. Submit four copies of manuscripts to: Dan A. Chekki, Principal Editor, Canadian Journal of Urban Research, Institute of Urban Studies, The University of Winnipeg, 346 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0C3 Canada. For manuscript preparation style/guidelines, see:
Contemporary Justice Review. Call for papers for symposium on the theme: “Radical Criminology: Whatever Happened To It?” Those seeking immediate clarification about the project can contact Editor-in-Chief, Dennis Sullivan, e-mail email@example.com. Those wishing to contribute an article to the symposium should send the title and abstract to: Lisa Trubitt, Managing Editor, Contemporary Justice Review, School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany, 135 Western Avenue, Draper 222A, Albany, NY 12222; (518) 442-4217; fax (518) 442-5212; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31, 2001.
Critical Demography seeks manuscripts for its second volume. Theme: “Critical Demography, Gender Inequality, and Sexism.” Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2002. Send to Hayward Derrick Horton, Editor, Critical Demography, Department of Sociology, SUNY-Albany, Albany, NY 12222. For further information contact the editor: e-mail email@example.com; (518) 442-4907; fax (518) 442-4936.
Health and the Media. Outline proposals for contributions are invited for the ninth monograph in the series published by Sociology of Health and Illness, in conjunction with Blackwell Publishers, in the year 2003. Send an outline proposal for papers (up to 800 words) by November 30, 2001 to: Clive Seale, Editor, Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths College, Lewisham Way, London N10 3UP, UK; fax: 44-20 7919 7713; e-mail
Ingrates at the Gates: People of Color in Higher Education Talk Back seeks papers that engage the personal and political experiences of people of color in academia, for inclusion in an interdisciplinary edited anthology. Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2002. Direct inquiries to
firstname.lastname@example.org and send completed papers to Patti Duncan/Ingrates at the Gate, Women’s Studies Department, 469 Neuberger Hall, Portland State University, P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97207; (503) 725-8510.
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. Special issue on “Trust and Technology.” Deadline for papers is December 3, 2001. Submit 1-2 page proposals by e-mail to
Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. Call for papers for Volume 14, “Re-Inventing Liberal Arts Education: Interdisciplinary Perspectives.” Manuscript submission deadline: January 1, 2002. Send to Oscar Gruenwald, JIS Editor, Institute for Interdisciplinary Research, 1065 Pine Bluff Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107-1751.
Political Power and Social Theory, an annual review committed to advancing interdisciplinary, critical understanding of the linkages between class relations, political power, and historical development. Send manuscripts for the 2002 volume to Diane E. Davis, Editor, Associate Professor of Political Sociology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue #9-521, Cambridge, MA 12199; e-mail
Qualitative Sociology seeks manuscripts for a special issue “Personal Narratives.” Address inquiries to Jennifer Pierce, e-mail email@example.com, or Robert Zussman, e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. Send five copies of completed manuscripts by January 15, 2002 to: Qualitative Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 200 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003.
Race, Gender & Class seeks manuscripts from a variety of disciplines for possible publication in a special edition dedicated to the 1992 Los Angeles uprising. Send three copies of papers between 15 and 25 pages, or research notes of 5 to 10 pages in APA style by December 1, 2001, to Jane Twomey, School of Communication, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016-8017; (202) 885-2968; e-mail
Research in the Sociology of Health Care seeks papers for Volume 20 “Social Inequalities, Health and Health Care Delivery.” Send completed manuscripts or detailed outlines for review by February 15, 2002. Send to: Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld, Department of Sociology, Box 872101, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-2101; (480) 965-8053; fax (480) 965-0064; e-mail
Robin Nagle, New York University, solicits essays for an edited volume about the anthropology of garbage. Contributions based on ethnographic research with communities, families, collectives, unions, and/or individuals (among other possibilities) responsible for or otherwise involved in direct dealings with trash are desired. Send an abstract by January 18, 2002 to: Robin Nagle, Draper Program, 14 University Place, New York University, New York, NY 10003, or via e-mail email@example.com.
Socgrad Journal, Volume 6, “Gender and Terrorism.” Deadline for submission is December 15, 2001. Send a MSWord copy on a 3 ½” diskette to Lisa Sharp, Editor of Socgrad Journal, Volume 6, Sociology Department, University of Southern California, 3620 South Vermont, Los Angeles, CA 90089-2539; (213) 740-3533; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org;
Sociological Focus, the official journal of the North Central Sociological Association, seeks manuscripts for a special issue, February 2003. Theme: ”Organizations Transforming Work—Work Transforming Organizations.” The deadline for submissions is March 4, 2002. Send to Rudy Fenwich, Guest Editor, Sociological Focus, Department of Sociology, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-1905; (330) 972-6880; e-mail
Sociology of Crime, Law, and Deviance is an annual series of volumes that publishes scholarly work in the areas of criminology and criminal justice, the sociology of law, and the sociology of deviance. The series is now accepting manuscripts for consideration for publication in Volume 4. Theme: “Violent Acts and Violen-tization: Assessing, Applying, and Developing Lonnie Athens’ Theory and Research.” Deadline: January 10, 2002. Send all manuscripts to: Jeffery T. Ulmer, Department of Sociology, 211 Oswald Tower, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802; e-mail email@example.com.
August 15, 2002. Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) Conference on Carework, Loyola University, Chicago, IL. For information, subscribe to the carework listserv e-mail
August 18, 2002. Society for the Study of Social Problems, Division of Poverty, Class, and Inequality, will co-sponsor a forum, “Rediscovering the Other America: A National Forum on Poverty and Inequality.” Chicago, IL. For further information contact Keith M. Kitty, College of Social Work, Ohio State University, 1947 College Road, Columbus, OH 43210; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; (614) 292-7181.
American Research Institute in Turkey/USIA, NEH/ARIT, Kress/ARIT, and ARIT/Mellon Fellowship Competitions. ARIT announces the following fellowships for 2002-2003: National Endowment for the Humanities/ARIT Advanced Fellowships for Research in Turkey, ARIT Fellowships for Research in Turkey, Kress/ARIT Fellowship for Research in Archaeology and Art History, Mellon Fellowship for Research in Turkey by East European Scholars will continue for 2002-2003. ARIT hopes to offer fellowships to support Intensive Turkish Language Study at Bosphorus University, in summer 2002. Applications for ARIT fellowships (except the Mellon and Bosphorus University Language Program) are due November 15, 2001. Send to American Research Institute in Turkey, University of Pennsylvania Museum, 33rd and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324; (215) 898-3474, fax (215) 898-0657; e-mail
Association for Institutional Research announces the 2002 grant program: Improving Institutional Research in Postsecondary Educational Institutions. Closing date: January 15, 2002. For more information and to obtain proposal guidelines, access the AIR website http://airweb.org/ or contact Youlanda Green, Assistant Director for Grants Administration and Professional Development, (850) 644-6387; fax (850) 644-8824; e-mail
Behavioral Research Council, a division of the American Institute for Economic Research, will hold two week long workshops, March 17-24 and May 19-25. Accommodations, and funding are available. Send a letter explaining your research plus curriculum vitae to Elias Khalil, BRC, P.O. Box 1000, Division Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230; e-mail email@example.com.
Indiana University. Applications are invited from new and recent PhDs for postdoctoral fellowships in an NIMH-sponsored training program on Identity, Self, Role, and Mental Health. The Program welcomes applications from scholars with diverse theoretical and methodological orientations, and encourages applications from minority scholars. To apply, send a curriculum vita, three letters of reference, published or unpublished papers, and a brief description of relevant research interests and plans to: Jane D. McLeod, Director, Training Program in Identity, Self, Role, and Mental Health, Department of Sociology, Indiana University, Ballantine Hall 744, 1020 East Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405. Deadline for applications is March 1, 2002. Further details at
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy (Academy) requests applications for a new fellowship program, The NCHS/Academy Health Policy Fellowship. It is designed to foster collaboration between NCHS and the health services research community, using NCHS data systems to study issues of concern to health policymakers. The application deadline for the first fellowship cycle is January 25, 2002. For more information regarding the Fellowship and a copy of the Call for Applications, which describes the application requirements, visit
www.academyhealth.org/nchs or e-mail the Academy at
National Science Foundation. Research on Survey and Statistical Methodology. They invite research proposals that further the development of new and innovative approaches to surveys and to the analysis of survey data. Deadline: November 30, 2001. For additional information contact: Cheryl L. Eavey, Program Director, (703) 292-7269; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Princeton University and Northwestern University. Junior Scholars’ Workshop on “Embedded Enterprise in Comparative Perspective”, Princeton University, April 11-14, 2002. Proposals for participation in the workshop are due December 1, 2001. For complete submission guidelines, refer to the workshop’s website:
http://www.princeton.edu/~embedded/ or e-mail
Remarque Institute invites applications for fellowships tenable in the academic year 2002-03. Beginning Fall 2002, the Institute’s program will emphasize the study of “Responsibility and its Discontents,” and applications are invited from candidates in the arts, humanities, or social sciences with relevant interests in contemporary Europe. For further information write: Tony Judt, Director, Remarque Institute, New York University, 53 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012; e-mail email@example.com. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2002.
Social Science Research Council announces the availability of summer fellowships for innovative research on information technology (IT), international cooperation, and global security. Deadline: Monday, December 3, 2001. For more information and an application: e-mail Itcoop@ssrc.org;
www.ssrc.org. Program on Information Technology, International Cooperation and Global Security, Social Science Research Council, 810 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019; (212) 377-2700; fax (212) 377-2727.
Social Science Research Council announces the third annual Dissertation Fellowship Competition of the Program on Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector. Deadline: December 1, 2001. For further information and application materials see: http://www.ssrc.org or write: Program on Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector, Social Science Research Council, 810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10019; (212) 377-2700, ext. 453; fax (212) 377-2727; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), is recruiting applicants for the 2002 Minority Scholarship. Deadline for submission is March 15, 2002. For additional information and an application, contact: Michele Smith Koontz, Administrative Officer, 906 McClung Tower, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0490; (865) 974-3620; fax (865) 974-7013; e-mail email@example.com;
Stanford University. The Asia/Pacific Research Center will inaugurate a post-doctoral fellowship program during the 2002-2003 academic year. Deadline: January 10, 2002. Send applications and direct inquiries to: Russell Hancock, Director of Programs, Asia/Pacific Research Center, Encina Hall, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 95305-6055; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of California-Berkeley, College of Natural Resources announces its U.S. Community Forestry Research Fellowship program. It provides fellowships to graduate students to support their field work in the United States. Deadline for applications is February 1, 2002. Send to: CFRF Program Coordinator, College of Natural Resources, 101 Giannini Hall #3100, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-3100; (510) 642-3431; e-mail email@example.com;
University of California, Institute for Labor and Employment announces a new Postdoctoral Fellowship Program designed to support a new generation of recent PhDs pursuing research on labor and employment issues in an interdisciplinary setting. Applications must be received by February 1, 2002. More information and application forms are available on the ILE website www.ucop.edu/ile or by mail from: UC Institute for Labor and Employment, Box 951478, University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1478.
University of California-San Francisco, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies. Collaborative HIV Prevention Research in Minority Communities. Sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health. To increase the numbers of ethnic minority group members among principal investigators at NIH, CDC, and other equivalent agencies. Application deadline: January 25, 2002. Contact: Barbara Marin, Program Director, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, 74 New Montgomery, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94105; (415) 597-9162; fax (415) 597-9213; e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org; website (application and information): http://www.caps.ucsf.edu/capsweb/projects/minorityindex.html.
University of Chicago. The Consortium on Chicago School Research seeks exceptional African-American and Latino/a candidates for the Spencer Postdoctoral Research Fellowship on Urban Education Reform. The application deadline is December 14, 2001. Application materials are available at
http://www.consortium-chicago.org or contact Nikki Edgecombe at (773) 834-2302;
University of Chicago The Harris School at the University seeks applicants for a one-year AM training program in childhood development and policy research and analysis. Full tuition plus $10,000 stipend available. Applicants must hold graduate degree in early childhood development or related field. Deadline January 15. Contact Ellen Cohen (773) 834-2576; e-mail email@example.com.
In the News
Howard Aldrich, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was quoted in an article in the Raleigh News and Observer, Sunday, September 16. The article was titled “Counting Up the Cost of Fear.”
Stanley Aronowitz, City University of New York-Graduate Center, was quoted in a July 7, 2001 article in the New York Times titled “What is the Next Big Idea? Buzz is Growing for ‘Empire’.”
Steven Bloch, Automobile Club of Southern California, had his research on the effectiveness of California’s teen driving law (graduated driver licensing) prominently featured in the media nationally, including in the LA Times. He was interviewed by, and featured on, all three major national radio networks, CBS, ABC, and the Associated Press.
Lars Bjorn, University of Michigan-Dearborn, had his book (with Jim Gallert) Before Motown: A History of Jazz in Detroit, 1920-60, featured in articles in the Detroit News (July 20), Detroit Free Press (August 9), and the Ann Arbor News (August 8). A photo exhibit in connection with the book at the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit was also featured.
Vaneeta D’Andrea, City University-London, and Critical Change Consultant for Higher Education was featured, along with her colleague David W. Gosling, in an article, in the Times Higher Education Supplement, for their work in promoting and developing the scholarship of teaching and learning. The article appeared May 18, 2001.
Denise A. Donnelly and Elizabeth O. Burgess, Georgia State University, and their research on involuntary celibacy, were the subjects of a feature article in the Sunday edition of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, September 16, 2001 and in recent stories in the Birmingham News, Boston Herald, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Uma (a magazine published in Portugal), as well as on several news and health websites. They were also interviewed on Good Day Atlanta, August 31, 2001 and their findings were included in the opening monologue on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno September 5, 2001.
Peter Dreier, Occidental College, had his new book Place Matters: Metropolitics for the 21st Century discussed in Neal Peirce’s syndicated column, September 2001.
Beth Estes, University of Cincinnati, and Jennifer Glass, University of Iowa, were featured on the front page of the Cincinnati Enquirer, August 28, for their study on the economic penalty for mothers returning to various work schedules.
Cedric Herring, University of Illinois-Chicago, was a guest on WFLD-TV Fox-Chicago’s documentary series and special report on race relations, “The Experiment in Black and White,” which aired during May and July. In August, he was a guest on WGN Radio’s Extension 720 Program to discuss “Racial Politics in America.”
John Kilburn, Eastern Connecticut State University, was quoted on the front page of the Hartford Courant August 29, 2001 on police drinking and driving.
Rhonda Levine, Colgate University, had her new book Class, Networks, and Identity: Replanting Jewish Lives from Nazi Germany to Rural New York reviewed in the Binghamton Press and Sun-Bulletin, July 8, 2001.
H. Wesley Perkins, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, was quoted in the June 18 issue of Time Magazine (“How to Manage Teen Drinking (the smart way)”) about his research and successful program to reduce alcohol abuse among adolescents and young adults using a social norms approach that he has pioneered. He was also quoted about his work in a Los Angeles Times front-page story on June 12 (“Finding Good in ‘Normal’”) that refers to him as the “father of social norms marketing” for substance abuse prevention.
Mitch Pravatiner, Chicago, IL, had a letter published September 2, 2001 in the Chicago Sun-Times. His letter protested Carol Slezak’s column belittling sociology.
David R. Segal, University of Maryland, was interviewed regarding quality of life in the military on the National Public Radio show “The Connection,” on July 6. He was also quoted in the Baltimore Sun on July 23, in an article on AWOL trends in the military, and in the Washington Post on July 24, in an article on the social implications of the Navy’s purchase of a large cluster of low-cost apartments.
David Sonnenfeld, Washington State University, was interviewed by KVEW-TV, KEPR-TV, and KONA radio, and the Tri-City Herald regarding the “Terror in Context” campus-community forum he helped organize following September 11th’s tragic events.
Judith Stacey, and Timothy J. Biblarz, both of the University of Southern California, had their research on the children of gays and lesbians cited in a July 17, 2001 article in the New York Times.
Gregory Squires, George Washington University, was quoted, interviewed, and had a letter published in the Washington Post in September 2001 on the issues of racial discrimination in housing in Washington, DC and the surrounding suburbs.
Toby A. Ten Eyck, Michigan State University, was interviewed on ABC affiliate TV station (WLAJ) concerning media effects regarding a judge’s statement that the media was the reason a young man (17 at the time of the crime) shot and robbed another person. The interview was aired August 17th on the 6 pm and 11 pm news.
Deidre Tyer, Salt Lake Community College, was a guest columnist for the Salt Lake Tribune, July 29, 2001 for an article entitled “Forced Integration Breeds More Trouble than Racial Harmony.”
David Britt has accepted a position as Research Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, MCP Hahnemann Medical School, affiliated with Drexel University.
Perry Chang has joined the sociology department at the University of St. Thomas as Assistant Professor.
Anne Boyle Cross has joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Hayward Derrick Horton, State University of New York-Albany, was elected the 28th President of the Association of Black Sociologists. He will assume office in August of 2002 following a year of service as President-Elect.
Dan R. Hoyt has joined the Sociology Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he will direct the Bureau of Sociological Research.
Meg Wilkes Karraker is the new chair at the University of St. Thomas.
Brent C. Miller, Professor and Head of the Department of Family and Human Development, is the new Vice President for Research at Utah State University.
Stephen Morewitz, Morewitz & Associates, has been promoted to Professor and Research Dean at the California College of Podiatric Medicine.
Willie Pearson, Jr. is the new chair of the School of History, Technology, and Society, Georgia Institute of Technology.
Thomas A. Petee, Auburn University, and Jay Corzine, University of Central Florida, have been appointed as Co-Editors of Homicide: An Interdisciplinary and International Journal for a six-year term, beginning August 1, 2001.
Rosalie Rorres Stone has joined the Sociology Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Kimberly A. Tyler has joined the Sociology Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Lisa Waldner has joined the sociology department at the University of St. Thomas as Associate Professor.
Les Whitbeck has joined the Sociology Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Caught in the Web
Erving Goffman. In the 20 years since his death, eight monographs and edited volumes along with one reader interpreting Goffman’s work have been published in Europe and the United States. An even larger number of conference sessions and papers have been devoted to an analysis of his work and legacy. Anyone interested in joining a continuing discussion on the life and work of one of the most widely cited sociologists of all time, see https://mail.lsit.ucsb.edu/mailman/listinfo.cgi/goffman.
Sociological Research Online. The editorial team of this on-line journal is unlike those of many conventional journals in that it is geographically dispersed. The journal’s international character is reflected in the make up of the editorial board, six of whose members are based beyond the UK, and in the fact that the journal services more than 100,000 web requests per month from over 100 countries. The journal has more than 100 institutional subscribers worldwide, and its contents are used extensively for teaching as well as research purposes. See
North Central Sociological Association is calling for nominations (and re-nominations) for the 2002 Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award” The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2002. Send nominations or address question to Leslie T.C. Wang, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Toledo, 2801 West Bancroft Street, Toledo, OH 43606; (419) 530-4076; fax (419) 530-8406; e-mail
Sociometrics announces a graduate and undergraduate student Teaching Module competition. To enter the competition, students must create and submit an innovative Teaching Module using a Social Science Electronic Data Library (SSEDL) data set. Submissions must include an electronic and hard copy of the module as well as an entry form. Send submissions to: Roberta M. Espinoza, 170 State Street, Suite 260, Los Altos, CA 94022-2812. Deadline for submission: February 15, 2002. For additional information about the competition, contact Roberta Espinoza or call (650) 949-3282, x212.
Members' New Books
Nachman Ben-Yehuda, Hebrew University, Betrayal and Treason: Violations of Trust and Loyalty (Westview Press, 2001).
Berch Berberoglu, University of Nevada-Reno, (ed.) Labor and Capital in the Age of Globalization: The Labor Process and the Changing Nature of Work in the Global Economy (Rowman and Littlefield, 2001) and Political Sociology: A Comparative/Historical Approach, 2nd ed. (Rowman and Littlefield, 2001).
Lars Bjorn, University of Michigan-Dearborn, with Jim Gallert, Before Motown: A History of Jazz in Detroit, 1920-60 (University of Michigan Press, 2001).
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Texas A&M University, White Supremacy and Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era (Lynne Rienner, 2001).
Ronald Braithwaite, Emory University, and Sandra Taylor, Clark Atlanta University, eds., Health Issues in the Black Community, 2nd edition (Jossey Bass, 2001).
Christopher Chase-Dunn, University of California-Riverside, with Susanne Jonas and Nelson Amaro, eds., Globalization on the Ground: Post-Bellum Guatemalan Democracy and Development (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001).
Barry E. Dahms, Florida State University, Transformations of Capitalism: Economy, Society and the State in Modern Times (New York University Press, 2000).
Torry D. Dickinson and Robert K. Schaeffer, Kansas State University, Fast Forward: Work, Gender, and Protest in a Changing World (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001).
Dahlia S. Elazar, Tel Aviv University, The Making of Fascism: Class, State, and Counter-Revolution, Italy 1919-1922 (Praeger Publishers, 2001).
Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University, had his most recent book, Next: The Road to the Good Society (Basic Books, 2001), published in German and Spanish.
Melonie P. Heron, Florida State University and The RAND Corporation, The Occupational Attainment of Caribbean Immigrants in the United States, Canada and England (LFB Scholarly, 2001).
David Jacobson, Arizona State University, Place and Belonging in America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002).
David Jacobson, Arizona State University, ed. with Mathias Albert and Yosef Lapid, Identities, Borders, Orders: Rethinking International Relations Theory (University of Minnesota, 2001).
Ellis Jones, Ross Haenfler, and Brett Johnson with Brian Klocke, University of Colorado-Boulder, The Better World Handbook: From Good Intentions to Everyday Actions (New Society Publishers, 2001).
David A. Kinney, Central Michigan University, Sociological Studies of Children and Youth, Volume 8 (Elsevier Science, 2001).
Jennie Kronenfeld, Arizona State University, Schools and Health of Children: Protecting our Future (Sage Publications, 2000).
Emmanuel Lazega, University of Lille, The Collegial Phenomenon: The Social Mechanisms of Cooperation among Peers in a Corporate Law Partnership (Oxford University Press, 2001).
Rhonda Levine, Colgate University, Class, Networks, and Identity: Replanting Jewish Lives from Nazi Germany to Rural New York (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001).
Victor W. Marshall, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, W. Heinz, H. Krueger and A. Verma (eds.), Restructuring Work and the Life Course. (University of Toronto Press, 2001).
Gregory M. Matoesian, University of Illinois-Chicago, Law and the Language of Identity: Discourse in the William Kennedy Smith Rape Trial (Oxford University Press, 2001).
Matthew Melko, Wright State University, General War Among Powers in World History (Mellen, 2001).
Harland Prechel, Texas A&M University, Big Business and the State: Historical Transitions and Corporate Transformations, 1880s-1990s (State University of New York Press, 2000).
Elianne Riska, Åbo Akademi University, Finland, Medical Careers and Feminist Agendas: American, Scandinavian, and Russian Women Physicians (Aldine de Gruyter, 2001).
Peter Thayer Robbins, Cranfield University, Greening the Corporation: Management Strategy and the Environmental Challenge (Earthscan Publications Ltd., 2001).
Eugene A. Rosa, Washington State University, with Carlo C. Jaeger, Ortwin, and Thomas Webler, Risk, Uncertainty, and Rational Action (Earthscan Press, 2001).
Graham Scambler, Emory University, ed. Habermas, Critical Theory and Health (Routledge, 2001).
Edwin K. Scheuch and David Sciulli, Texas A&M University, eds. Societies, Corporations, and the Nation State (Brill, 2000).
David Sciulli, Texas A&M University, Corporate Power in Civil Society: An Application of Societal Constitutionalism (New York University Press, 2001).
William G. Staples, University of Kansas, and Clifford L. Staples, University of North Dakota, Power, Profits, and Patriarchy: The Social Organization of Work at a British Metal Trades Firm, 1791-1922 (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001).
Deborah Sullivan, Arizona State University, Cosmetic Surgery: The Cutting Edge of Commercial Medicine in America (Rutgers University Press, 2001).
Arland Thornton, University of Michigan, The Well-Being of Children and Families: Research and Data Needs (University of Michigan Press, 2001).
A. Javier Trevino, Wheaton College, Talcott Parsons Today: His Theory and Legacy in Contemporary Sociology (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001).
Rose Weitz, Arizona State University, The Sociology of Health, Illness, and Health Care: A Critical Approach, 2nd revised ed. (Wadsworth, 2001).
Tukufu Zuberi, University of Pennsylvania, Thicker than Blood: How Racial Statistics Lie (University of Minnesota Press, 2001).
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) has recently added a new Social Science division. This new division joins the seven pre-existing divisions (Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, and At-Large), adding an important new dimension to their focus on undergraduate research in the sciences. As a national non-profit organization that strives to promote and support undergraduate research at primarily undergraduate institutions, their new Social Science division will allow CUR to reach a broader scope of faculty, students, associations, and institutions. They invite you to join them in this endeavor to enrich faculty and student academic lives. For further information, visit the CUR web site at http://www.cur.org, or contact the CUR National Office at
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Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Volume 13, 2001. “Civil Society and Religion in the Third Millennium” is now available in paperback, as e-mail, in WP8 and RTF. Contact Oscar Gruenwald, Editor; e-mail
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Bradley University, 2002 Berlin-Prague Seminar, June 16-29. The seminar is intended for social and political scientists, historians, and others interested in the culture, society, economy, and politics of Central Europe. It includes formal discussions with German and Czech leaders from the realms of academia, business, and politics, as well as short trips to points of interest. All sessions are conducted in English or with a professional translator. Applications are due January 5, 2002. For further information, contact: John A. Williams, Department of History, Bradley University, Peoria, IL 61625; (309) 677-3182. You will also find more information and an application form at:
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Cornelia Flora, Iowa State University, spoke to the Democratic Governor’s Association’s Spring Policy Conference, “States and Rural Development.”
Contemporary Justice Review: Issues in Criminal, Social, and Restorative Justice seeks an energetic scholar to serve as book review editor. Those interested in applying for this position should be prepared to make a commitment of at least two years. Immediate questions for clarification can be addressed to: Editor-in-Chief, Dennis Sullivan, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Associate Editor, Javier Treviño, e-mail email@example.com. Written statements of interest in the position should be sent, by January 31, 2002, to: Lisa Trubitt, Managing Editor, Contemporary Justice Review, School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany, 135 Western Avenue, Draper 222A, Albany, NY 12222; (518) 442-4217; fax (518) 442-5212; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) at the National Institutes of Health seeks your help in building a cadre of minority scientists in the behavioral and social sciences. OBSSR is interested in linking NIH-funded investigators (mentors) with minority students, post-docs, and junior faculty members. If you are a current principal investigator of an NIH grant and are interested in being a mentor, or if you are a minority student, post-doc, or junior faculty member interested in furthering your research skills, see:
Sociology of Law Mentoring Program seeks to provide assistant professors in the sociology of law with a senior mentor at a different institution. The idea is to offer assistant professors informal guidance on a wide variety of academic and institutional issues, although each mentor/mentee pair works out the parameters of their relationship. If you are interested in participating as a mentee or willing to serve as a mentor, contact Mark Suchman, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706; e-mail
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Are you interested in Levels of Analysis Issues? Check out the site at:
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Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Macalester College, received a 2001-2002 Humanities Fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation for her project “Foundations of Boston’s Vietnamese American Community.”
Vanessa Barker, New York University, was awarded a National Science Foundation Dissertation Research Grant from the Law and Social Science Division, for her project: “Punishment in America: A Comparative Historical Analysis of Prison Policy in Three American States, 1970-2000.”
Berch Berberoglu, University of Nevada-Reno, received the American Association of University Professors (AAUP)’s prestigious Tacey Award for 2001 for excellence in leadership for protection of academic freedom, tenure, shared governance, due process, and faculty rights at the state and national levels.
Janet Mancini Billson, Barrington, RI, received the Stuart A. Rice Merit Award for Career Achievement from the District of Columbia Sociological Society (DCSS) in a ceremony May 16. She was recognized for “outstanding sociological achievements” over a career of 25 years.
Sam Cohn, Texas A&M University, was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research and teach in Brazil.
Stephen J. Cutler, University of Vermont, was selected as a 2001-2002 Petersen Visiting Scholar in Gerontology and Family Studies at Oregon State University.
Sarah Gatson, Texas A&M University, won a Ford Foundation Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Sarah Roma S. Hanks, University of South Alabama, received funding from the Generations Together and Association for Gerontology in Higher Education to work as a Regional Coordinator/Mentor for Intergenerational Service Learning Programs, 2001-2002.
Valerie Jenness, University of California-Irvine and Nancy Naples, University of California-Irvine and University of Connecticut, received a $250,000 grant from the California Department of Mental Health to study how reforms proposed by advocates for people with disabilities are institutionalized in the California criminal justice system to enhance access to justice for people with disabilities.
Valerie Jenness, University of California-Irvine, received the 2001 Lee-Founders Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems in recognition of significant achievements, that over a distinguished career, have demonstrated a long-time devotion to the ideal of the founders of the SSSP.
James D. Lee, University of South Alabama, was awarded the Donald R. South Faculty Service Award for 2000-2001.
Patricia Yancy Martin, Florida State University, won the 2001 Teaching Award for her work with graduate students and the Sociologists for Women in Society’s Feminist Lecture Award, 2001.
Denise McAdory, University of South Alabama, received the Glen Sebastain Faculty Member of the Year Award presented by the USA Student Government Association in April 2001.
Edward Murguia, Texas A&M University was awarded a grant of $291,000 for a two-year project entitled “Youth, Technology, and the Proliferation of Drug Use” from the National Institutes of Health.
Pete Padilla and Rose Weitz, Arizona State University, were recognized at outstanding teachers by the Parents’ Association.
J. Steven Picou, University of South Alabama, received funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Center of Estaurine Studies, to study public opinion’s impact on ecosystem management decisions for Alabama Coastal Zones, 2001-2002.
Dudley Poston, Texas A&M University, won an Association of Former Students Distinguished Teaching Award from the College of Liberal Arts.
John Reynolds, Florida State University, won the 2001 Teaching Award.
Pam Wald, University of Minnesota, won first prize in the Graduate Level Sociologist of Minnesota (SOM) Student Paper Competition. Her paper is titled “Cycles of Protest, Movement Continuities and Frames: The Downtown Welfare Advocacy Center/Redistribute America Movement and Welfare Rights.”
Donald P. Addison, Howard University, died August 18 in Washington, DC.
Richard Cloward, Columbia University, School of Social Work, a welfare rights leader, died on August 20, 2001 at age 74.
Kriss Dass, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, died recently.
Marie R. Haug passed away on October 4, 2001 at age 87. She was a retired professor of sociology and nursing and founder and former director of the University Center on Aging and Health at Case Western Reserve University.
Jacek Szmatka, University of Iowa, died October 20, 2001.
Robert McGinnis, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Cornell University, died on February 22, 2001, in Ithaca, New York. He died peacefully after a brief illness.
Bob attended high school in Oakland, California and served in the United States Marine Corps in the Pacific theatre of World War II. Upon his discharge, he deposited his sidearm in a canal and entered San Francisco State University where he graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in Sociology and Psychology. He was awarded a Masters in Sociology from Stanford University in 1951 and a PhD in Sociology from Northwestern University in 1955. While completing his doctorate, Bob was an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Florida State University from 1953 to 1955. During this period his research focused on the sociology of family, and his publications included Selected Studies in Marriage and Family, co-edited with Robert F. Winch.
Upon completion of his PhD, Bob joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, published numerous papers in family sociology, and was appointed to the editorial board of the American Sociological Review. Postdoctoral fellowships at Stanford and Berkeley allowed his interests in mathematics and statistics to develop. Bob joined the faculty of Cornell University as a Full Professor in 1961 and devoted the rest of his career to serving Cornell as an educator, researcher, faculty senate leader, and institution builder (while in his younger days taking great pleasure in racing his Alfa Romeo Spyder at the nearby Watkins Glen International Speedway). While at Cornell, he continued as an early champion of the application of rigorous quantitative methods in sociology. In 1961, as the result of efforts organized by Bob and colleague Albert Reiss, the American Sociological Association approved a new Section on Methodology. From 1963 through 1980 he was Director of the Training Program on Social Systems Analysis, funded by National Institute of Mental Health. His 1965 book, Mathematical Foundations for Social Analysis, presented the mathematical principles necessary for quantitative social analysis. His influence on the development of quantitative methodology is also reflected in his membership on the founding editorial boards of Sociological Methodology in 1969 and Sociological Methods and Research in 1972. In a series of influential papers that applied these methods, he created what became known as the Cornell Mobility Model, a sophisticated stochastic model for the study of social mobility.
His research on social mobility soon found application in modeling the careers of doctoral scientists and engineers. Beginning in the 1960´s, he wrote a series of studies on the utilization, training, and mobility of scientists and engineers. This work led to the establishment of the Research Program on Social Analyses of Science Systems in 1973, with funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. This research program resulted in numerous influential publications and trained a generation of quantitatively advanced graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. As his focus turned to the application of methods to the study of science, he was instrumental in the establishment of the Society for Social Studies of Science, and hosted its first international meeting, held at Cornell in 1976. This research and training program led to several significant studies in the sociology of science, including a series of influential papers on the dynamics of the scientific career. In his most recent and perhaps greatest legacy to Cornell, Bob founded and led the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research, now a thriving institution serving all social scientists at Cornell.
Upon retirement, he relished spending winter months at his home among the sunny people and beaches of Anguilla in the West Indies, and warmer months in travel with his wife, and at golf with his son and close friends.
Bob is survived by his wife, Mary, who retired as Coordinator of Cornell’s CIVITAS Program. He is also survived by his sons, Kevin of Hallowell, Maine and Brian of Stockton, California; and a daughter, Meaghan of Campbell, California. He is also survived by stepchildren, Steven of Cranston, Rhode Island and Kristina of Chelsea, Vermont; a granddaughter, Sarah; a grandson, Samuel; and several step-grandchildren.
Bob usually wore a golf shirt and sweater to work, as if ready to tee off on short notice, and maintained an informal atmosphere around the shop. He was lucid, eloquent and precise in his thinking and writing, and insisted that others strive to meet those high standards. Bob’s many graduate students will ever remember his engaging smile and sparkling eyes. He passionately supported his students and instilled in them a deep commitment to rigorous social research, hard work and service to the profession. It was impossible to ignore the small sign on his office door that read, “If you don’t show up Sunday, don’t bother coming in Monday!”
Scott Long, Ed Hackett, Sharon Harlan, Arizona State University
John W. Prehn
John Prehn, Professor of Sociology and member of the Department of Sociology/Anthropology at Gustavus Adolphus College, died suddenly and unexpectedly at his home in Madison Lake, Minnesota, on July 14, 2001.
He was born April 7, 1937, in Harvard, Illinois, to the Rev. Martin J. and Grace (Bowman) Prehn. The family moved to Oregon, Illinois, when John was five years old, and later to Rolfe, Iowa, when he was thirteen. In 1959, John earned his BA from Macalester College, later returning to Iowa to earn his MA and PhD in sociology at the University of Iowa in 1960 and 1964 respectively. He married Janet S. Nelson on August 14, 1960, at the Manchester Methodist Church in Manchester, Iowa. John taught sociology at Coe College (1962) and the University of Puget Sound (1962-1964). In 1964 he accepted a permanent position at Gustavus Adolphus College, where he later chaired the department and served on numerous faculty committees. He was a founding member and third president of Sociologists of Minnesota, receiving the organization’s Distinguished Sociologist Award in 1993. He was also a member of the American Sociological Association and Midwest Sociological Association. His publications have appeared in the American Sociological Review, the Journal of Popular Culture, and Teaching Sociology.
John believed that most worthwhile things are enjoyable, and he certainly enjoyed sociology. He seldom undertook an academic project that was not contagiously attractive to students hearing of sociology for the first time. An example is his late 1970s study of small town striptease dancers (published as On the Edge), which not only included ethnographic fieldwork in which his students (and family and friends) participated, but also visits to his classroom by the performers themselves, who the students were surprised to learn “look like ordinary people” in their everyday clothes. One student was particularly surprised to learn that a certain male-stripper’s mother was the organist at his church. John loved to break apart social boundaries in that fashion. One could say he lived to teach in that manner, to have fun with the discipline, to invite his students to have fun, and to make peace with the barriers that apparently divide people from one another. In the late 1990s, John contacted members of his childhood playgroup and made the delightful discovery that they all remembered certain events in common but that in each case the memory included the impression that the events were too trivial for anyone else to remember. There seems to be something in that for all of us.
To those who worked with John, his death came as a shock and with an incredible amount of sadness. This includes young faculty who knew him but a few years and had caught the spirit of this unusual man—a man without patience for institutional foolishness and with a precious ability to laugh it off, yet always with empathy and endurance on behalf of anyone accountable to it. These practical qualities were particularly noteworthy during the fifteen years when John was a department chair possessing the familiar life-or-death power over professional non-tenured careers—for in the exercise of that authority John exuded the qualities of objectivity, fairness, helpfulness, interpersonal egalitarianism, humor, optimism, an ability to laugh at himself, and a willingness to share relevant administrative “backstage” secrets with junior colleagues despite whatever unspoken impressions might be fashionable that “confidentiality” was actually designed to protect the powerful. In that manner, the Gustavus Department of Sociology/Anthropology is a department in which everyone gets along, despite significant differences along academic lines. John helped establish that tone, and in fact he set the tone for everyday work in the department: Whatever the day brings, something funny will happen. To say that John will be missed is an incalculable understatement.
Richard Hilbert, Gustavus Aldolphus College
Richard F. Tomasson
Richard F. Tomasson died on September 6, 2001 after a long battle with leukemia. Dick’s death came unexpectedly. Although he made no particular secret of his illness, he did not announce it to his colleagues, and he carried on with an active agenda of research and writing until the very end. Dick is survived by three sons, Lars, Leif, and Christopher, and his companion of nearly 30 years, Tamara Holzapfel.
Dick received a PhD in demography and sociology in 1960 from the University of Pennsylvania. His first faculty appointment was as research assistant professor at the Scripps Foundation, Miami University. In 1961 he moved to the University of Illinois as assistant professor and, subsequently, associate professor of sociology. Dick came to the University of New Mexico (UNM) in 1967 as chair of the Sociology Department, was promoted to professor in 1970. His term as chair coincided with the most turbulent years of the sixties. Never one to shy away from conflict, Dick soon found himself embroiled in a fight with some teaching assistants and junior faculty members who saw the standard grading system as a tool of oppression and who consequently assigned their students blanket A’s. Dick responded by attempting to fire the TAs, a move that led to a mass protest and a threatened strike in the department. Dick later wrote about the incident in an article entitled “Hell in a Small Place: A Case Study Extreme Conflict in One Sociology Department.”
For the past 30 years Dick’s scholarly interests and major publication focused on comparative sociology with an emphasis on Scandinavia. His books, Sweden: Prototype of Modern Society (1970) and Iceland: The First New Society (1980), earned him a place as one of the leading American scholars in the interdisciplinary field of Scandinavian studies. In addition, Dick served as editor of Comparative Social Research for more than a decade, and co-edited a book on the first half century of Social Security in the U.S. He was active in many professional associations, and served as president of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (1977-79).
Dick took retirement from the University of New Mexico in 1992 but he never really retired. He remained active in scholarship, and at the time of his death was well along in writing a sequel to his earlier book on Sweden. He also continued in the role for which he is best known to his colleagues at UNM: as the tireless public commentator and critic of the university and, more broadly, higher education in the state of New Mexico. The last of his many op-ed pieces and letters to the editor appeared in the local newspaper only days before his death.
Dick cared passionately about the university and higher education. He was deeply committed to the goal of excellence and traditional academic values that he regarded as under assault in recent years. His thinking on these matters often went against the prevailing currents of opinion in American higher education. For example, Dick opposed affirmative action as it has been practiced at most universities, and he was not afraid to speak out strongly and act on his convictions. He was founding president of the New Mexico chapter of the National Association of Scholars. But Dick was no right-wing conservative. He had deep and longstanding admiration for the achievements of social democracy in Scandinavia, especially the development of a universal and humane welfare state and unprecedented equality between men and women that Sweden and the other Scandinavian societies have achieved.
Richard M. Coughlin, University of New Mexico