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Call for Papers and Conferences

Conference on Holidays, Ritual, Festival, Celebration, and Public Display, June 3-5, 2005, Bowling Green State University. Presentations should involve original research and be analytical or theoretical in nature. Deadline for proposals: February 28, 2005. For panels, send three copies of a one-page vita for each participant; a 150-word abstract of the session’s theme including the title of the session; a 300-word abstract for each participant including his or her name and contact information. Send to Jack Santino, Department of Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403-0226; (419) 372-2577; email:

Hawaii Sociological Association 26th Annual Conference, February 12, 2005, Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii. Call for papers. Contact: HSA President, Sociology Department, University of Hawaii-Manoa, Saunders Hall 247, Honolulu, HI 96822 (808) 956-7693, email:

International Institute of Sociology 37th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology, July 5-9, 2005, Stockholm, Sweden. Session title: “War’s Impact on Society.”Abstract Submission Deadline: November 30, 2004. Papers could cover a range of topics, from society-wide psychological impact to the problems of post-war reconstruction, related to the ways in which war (or armed conflict more generally) affects society. Papers could be oriented around large-scale empirical analyses of the impact of war on socio-economic development to more qualitative examinations of the impact of war on affected peoples. Send an abstract of no more than one page to Steve Carlton-Ford,

International Institute of Sociology 37th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology, July 5-9, 2005, Stockholm, Sweden. Session title: ”Empire in Context: Sociological Approaches to Empire, Imperialism, and Colonialism.” Recent world events have raised new questions of “empire” and “American empire.” What insights do sociological research and theory offer for understanding empire, imperialism, and colonialism? Papers relating to American empire are especially desirable, on any empire or dimension of empire, in any historical period, are welcome. Send an abstract of no more than one page to Julian Go, For more information on the World Congress, see

Justice Studies Association 7th Annual Conference, June 2-4 2005, Gray Conference Center, University of Hartford, CT. Theme: “The Birth of a New World: Creating Justice-For-All, Sustainable Communities.” Participants are invited to make presentations on topics dealing with communities, justice systems, families, schools, and workplaces of the future. Send a title/abstract of 200 words to Dennis Sullivan, 2005 Program Chair, Deadline for submission: January 31, 2005.

Migration, Religion, and Secularism–A Comparative Approach, conference of the University of Paris 1-Sorbonne and Ecole Normale Superieure, June 17-18, 2005. Call for papers on the comparative study on the impact of ‘new’ migration on the ‘old’ models and practices of secularization in Europe and North America. Paper proposals in English or French from scholars of all disciplines are welcome. Proposals should include a title, 1- to 2- page description of the proposed paper, and a curriculum vitae. Deadline for material is December 1, 2004. Send materials to

Multicultural Days: An International Perspective, June 23-25, 2005, Brock University. Multicultural Days will accept papers, posters, symposia, and workshops on issues in multiculturalism. Topic areas include: (1) Multiculturalism and Youth, (2) Education, (3) Immigration & Acculturation, and (4) Health. Graduate students and junior researchers are strongly urged to submit. Questions: Dawn Zinga, Conference Chair, Department of Child and Youth Studies, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1, Canada; (905) 688-5550, ext. 3152; fax (905) 641-2509; email Details about the conference are at

Oral History Association 2005 Annual Meeting, November 2-6, 2005, Providence, RI. Theme: “Voices of Dissent, Voices of Hope.” Submit five copies of the proposal. For full sessions, submit a title, a session abstract of not more than two pages, and a one-page vita or resume for each participant. For individual proposals, submit a one-page abstract and a one-page vita or resume of the presenter. Each submission must be accompanied by a cover sheet, which can be printed from AV needs must be indicated at time of submission. Proposals must be postmarked by January 15, 2005. Contact: Madelyn Campbell, Oral History Association, Dickinson College, PO Box 1773, Carlisle, PA 17013; fax (717) 245-1046. Queries may be directed to the program co-chairs: Pamela Dean at (207) 581-1881 or and David Stricklin at (870) 698-4210 or

The Organization of American Historians-National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, April 19-22, 2006, Hilton Washington Hotel, Washington, DC. Theme: “Our America/Nuestra Ameríca.” The program theme invites participants to explore the many meanings of “America” for people living in North America and beyond. The committee invites proposals for panels, workshops, roundtables, and performances, onsite and offsite and from all disciplinary and interdisciplinary specializations including politics, international relations, gender, sexuality, religion, labor, society, culture, race, ethnicity, and the environment. Proposals should be submitted electronically at by January 15, 2005. Questions may be directed to The full call including submission guidelines is at

Social Justice Conference, March 10-12, 2005, University of Bremen, Germany. Theme: “Social Justice in a Changing World.” A growing number of experts believe freedom of action of the nation-state in coping with issues of distributive justice is waning. Current processes of economic privatization and globalization shift power over distribution from the state toward ‘capital’ and markets. What are the implications for social justice? The abstract deadline is November 30, 2004. For more information on registration, panels, venue, etc., visit the conference website listed below. Contact: Ben Veghte, Graduate School of Social Sciences; phone +49 (0) 421-218-4164; fax +49 (0) 421-218-1453; email See

Women and Sport: Before, During, and After Title IX, February 2-6, 2005, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. An interdisciplinary symposium celebrating the past, present, and future of women’s sport. We are particularly interested in papers: related to Title IX; with a historical component; that discuss changes in women’s sport; or that highlight aspects of women’s sport specific to a historical time period, including the present. For more information, visit or contact Vikki Krane,

Youth Employment 2005 Conference, September 15-16, 2005, Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island, New York. Theme: “Youth Employment in the Global Economy.” Original, not previously published, papers are welcome. Papers selected for presentation will also be considered for potential publication. Detailed abstracts (in MS Word for Windows) of three-to-four pages should be submitted no later than March 15, 2005. Include current vitae with full contact data. Email as an attachment to: and to Mail a hardcopy to: Youth Employment 2005 Conference, Hofstra Cultural Center, 200 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549-2000. For registration and other information, call (516) 463-5669, or visit the website of the sponsors: the Center for the Study of Labor & Democracy and the Hofstra Cultural Center


American Sociological Association Software and Sociology, 3rd Edition. As students and faculty spend more time at computers “doing sociology,” we could all benefit from the collected experiences of our discipline with the multitude of software tools now available. Today, government, university, and media websites provide greater access than ever to quantitative data sets and web-embedded tools for extraction, display or simple analysis. Similarly, new and revised software packages are moving qualitative researchers from cumbersome paper-based coding and retrieving to software-mediated data management and analysis. How is software changing the way you conduct your research and teaching? Which tools have you found the most useful? These issues and others will be highlighted in the new edition of this resource manual. Submissions for consideration include, but are not limited to, software reviews, websites, class assignments, syllabi, and bibliographies related to software for sociological research and teaching (e.g., statistical packages, qualitative data analysis programs, geographical information systems, on-line classroom management, citation management databases, and internet-based software applications.) Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2005. Forward a hard copy and a disk with MS Word file to: Kevin D. Henson, Department of Sociology, Loyola University Chicago, 6525 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60626; email

American Sociological Association, Integrating Women into Theory Courses. Call for syllabi and instructional resources that illustrate ways to incorporate women sociologists into sociological theory courses. Submissions that include the work of early women sociologists in classical theory courses are particularly encouraged. Submissions for consideration should include, but are not limited to, syllabi, classroom exercises, assignments, individual and group projects, video and film suggestions. Submission deadline is December 15, 2004. Forward a hard copy and a disk with MS Word file to: Jan Thomas, Kenyon College, Department of Sociology, Gambier, OH 43022; (740) 427-5097; email

American Sociological Association, Teaching About Human Rights. Joyce Apsel is collecting syllabi (including writing and other assignments and short essays) for a new volume, “Teaching about Human Rights,” to be published by the American Sociological Association. The goal is to include a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses taught from a variety of perspectives and to provide a needed resource with websites and bibliography sources for teachers who are designing courses on the subject. Submit the course syllabi and other materials with your name, department or affiliation, email, and mailing address to: Joyce Apsel, New York University, Master Teacher in Humanities, General Studies Program, 726 Broadway, Room 605a, New York, NY 10003;

Marriage and Family Review. Special issues on “Families and Public Policy: U.S. and International Experiences,” will consist of research articles that enhance our understanding of how families’ well-being is influenced by the political process. Topics should reflect issues of contemporary social concern and might include partnership formation, parenting, economic welfare, family dissolution, family health, domestic violence, work-family integration. Articles may analyze the impact of particular policies, or may describe a problem that could be alleviated by policy. Papers for the International issue may address family policy in one society or across societal contexts. Manuscripts should be less than 36 pages, use APA format, and list no more than four authors, sent via email attachment to Linda Haas at (figures, models, and graphs in separate files). Deadline for U.S. issue is March 1, 2005; deadline for the international issue is May 1, 2005.

Praxis: Drama as Reflective Action for Social Transformation. Edited volume combines techniques from drama with sociological theoretical perspectives. Submissions should demonstrate how dramatic techniques are appropriate and different in effecting social change/critique/action. Unique characteristics of dramatic techniques (i.e., spontaneity (improvisation), use of role-play interactions, or physicality) in bringing ideas into embodied expression are relevant. Submissions may include diverse areas. Submissions must not describe practical settings/activities without explicitly embedding practices within sociological theory/social change. Post two hard copies (5,000-10,000 words, double-spaced, deadline: March 1, 2005) to: Marnie Carroll, 13C Seton Village, Santa Fe, NM 87505; email

Social Thought and Research, formerly Mid American Review of Sociology. We invite papers that explore the themes of gender and politics. Particular topics of interest are the role of gender in military conflicts, military bureaucracies/structures, or the current American military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Send three paper copies of your submission, an electronic version of the paper in Word-compatible format, a $10 submission fee (waived for students), and a self-addressed, stamped envelope by January 16, 2005. Manuscripts must include a 200-word abstract. Send to: Social Thought and Research, University of Kansas, Department of Sociology, 716 Fraser Hall, Lawrence, KS 66405-2172; email

Teaching Introduction to Sociology as a Hybrid Course. Material is being sought for this ASA Teaching Resource Guide under development. Hybrid or blended courses meet in traditional classrooms and also have an extensive on-line (Internet, Blackboard, WebCT) component. Send your articles, tools and techniques, best practices, syllabi, assignments, and problems/solutions for consideration to Lynn Ritchey, Behavioral Sciences Department, University of Cincinnati–RWC, 9555 Plainfield Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236. Submit it in WORD format on a disk or CD or email WORD formatted submissions to Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2005.

We Want It Now! Third Wave Manifestos. Publication seeking work from a variety of perspectives. Each manifesto or rant should clearly identify a specific political issue of concern as well as your demands for change. The publication is intended for a general audience as well as for the classroom and should therefore avoid heavy academese or specialized language. We are interested in submissions from students, activists, thinkers, artists, and academics. Submissions may be pragmatic, provocative, outrageous, serious, funny, fresh, or in-your-face. Send queries to stating your area of interest, affiliation, and full contact information. Include in subject line “Manifesto” in all emails. Submissions should be approximately 2,500 to 6,500 words. Send CD and two copies of your paper to: Shira Tarrant, Assistant Professor, Women’s Studies, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21218. No email submissions. Deadline: December 1, 2005.


January 25-27, 2005. First World Conference on Crime Aggression, & Violence in Urban Cities, St. George’s Grenada, West Indies. Theme: Developing crime prevention policies for peace, justice, and security in urban cities. For more information and registration details, visit

May 5-7, 2005. The First International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Theme: “Qualitative Inquiry in a Time of Global Uncertainty.” Contact:;

June 20-July 1, 2005. Bradley University’s Berlin-Prague Seminar, Berlin and Prague. This Faculty Development seminar is intended for social and political scientists, historians, and others interested in the culture, society, economy, and politics of Central Eurpoe. All sessions conducted in English or with translator. For further information, visit, or email

July 5-11, 2005. The 37th International Institute of Sociology (IIS) World Congress, Stockholm, Sweden. Theme: “Frontiers of Sociology.” Professor Bjorn Wittrock, who is Principal of The Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences and an IIS Vice President, is chairing the Organization Committee. Those interested in joining IIS may contact Professor Karen Cook at the Department of Sociology, Stanford University; email Website:


The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) 2005-2006 research fellowship program. The AAS, in order to encourage imaginative and productive research in its unparalleled library collections of American history and culture through 1876, will award to qualified scholars a number of short- and long-term visiting research fellowships during the year June 1, 2005 to May 31, 2006. Several categories of awards are offered. Deadline for applications is January 15, 2005. For more information on the fellowships, including full instructions and downloadable application packets, phone (508) 755-5221, email, or visit

The American Sociological Association and the Social Science Data Analysis Network are collaborating on a project funded by the National Science Foundation to close the quantitative reasoning gap in sociology. The project, called Integrating Data Analysis (IDA), involves curricular change to add research experiences in the non-research methods and statistics courses in sociology. The third phase of our work on quantitative literacy is to invite and support the involvement of more departments. The IDA funding includes support of up to $2,500 to pilot test ways to increase quantitative reasoning skills in undergraduate sociology students, particularly in lower division courses. Proposals of no more than five double-spaced pages should describe fully the pilot project and how the seed money will be used (e.g., student help, equipment, an honorarium, purchase of materials). The proposal needs to involve at least two faculty members and be signed by the chair. The project should be started by January 1, 2005. In addition to writing a short report to ASA, the awardees should plan to present their findings at an appropriate professional meeting. Direct questions and send proposal to: Carla B. Howery, Director, Academic and Professional Affairs, American Sociological Association, 1307 New York Avenue, NW, #700, Washington, DC 20005. Proposals are due by December 1, 2004.

The Health Policy Fellowships Program. Fellows are awarded $155,000, which includes up to $84,000 for the year in Washington (contingent on salary level). At the Fellow’s option, the remaining funds can be used to extend the Washington, DC, residency through the legislative term or be used as leadership development funds on return to the home institution. The fellowship provides a unique opportunity for outstanding mid-career professionals to accelerate their careers, hone their leadership skills, and get the insider’s view of health policy formation at the federal level. Fellows work in high level Congressional or Executive Branch placements in order to learn about and contribute to the federal health policy-making process. Visit for application and deadline information, or call the Program Office at (202) 334-1506. The 2005-2006 Fellowship year deadline is November 19, 2004. 

The Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund provides fellowships for scholars whose lives and work are threatened in their home countries. These fellowships permit scholars to find temporary refuge at universities and colleges anywhere in the world, enabling them to pursue their academic work and to continue to share their knowledge with students, colleagues, and the community at large. When conditions improve, these scholars will return home to help rebuild universities and societies ravaged by fear, conflict and repression. Academics, researchers and independent scholars from any country, field, or discipline may qualify. Preference is given to scholars with a PhD or other highest degree in their field. Applications from female scholars and under-represented groups are strongly encouraged. Universities, colleges and research centers in any country may apply to serve as hosts. Institutions interested in hosting a particular scholar should submit a letter with the scholar’s application. Fellowships from three months to one calendar year will be considered with up to 25 fellowships awarded annually. The maximum award is $20,000. Applications are accepted at any time. Emergency applications receive urgent consideration. Non-emergency applications will be considered according to the following schedule: Winter 2004: Applications received by January 1; decision by March 1. Spring 2005: Applications received by April 1; decision by June 1. To apply or to learn how your institution might host an SRF scholar contact: IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Fellowships, 809 U.N. Plaza, Second Floor, New York, NY 10017; phone (212) 984-5472; fax (212) 984-5401; email:

Jane Goodall Fellowships of the ASA Section on Animals in Society. An anonymous member of the Section has given a gift of two student memberships to the ASA and to the section. The fellowships are to honor Jane Goodall’s work broadening our awareness of the capacities of non-human animals. The awards will be made to two graduate students in the form of fellowships that will pay their membership fees for one year. Those selected as fellows will be asked to contribute a research note on their own work or a short book review on an appropriate volume for publication in the Section newsletter. Send a brief letter of application (no longer than one page) describing interest in the study of animals and society, along with a letter of nomination from one professor of their choice under separate cover. Application materials should be received by January 15, 2005, and should be sent to: Leslie Irvine, Department of Sociology, University of Colorado, 219 Ketchum, 327 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0327. Preference will be given to first-time members of the section.

Mellon East-Central European Fellowships Program 04-05 Fellowships in the Humanities. This program enables Bulgarian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, and Slovak scholars in the humanities and allied social sciences to do research at institutes of advanced study in other countries. Each cycle will fund short-term residencies for up to three Mellon Research Fellows at each of the 17 designated institutes in Austria, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Jordan, the Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Turkey, and Yemen. Contact: CAORC, Smithsonian Institution, PO Box 37012, NHB Room CE-123, MRC 178, Washington, DC 20013-7012; (202) 633-1599; fax (202) 786-2430; email

Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program 04-05. The program is open to U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their PhD in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences and wish to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance. Fellowships require scholars to conduct research in more than one country, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. It is anticipated that approximately ten awards of up to $9,000 each will be given to scholars who wish to carry out research on broad questions of multi-country significance in the fields of humanities, social sciences, and related natural sciences. Scholars may apply individually or in teams. Fellows must complete their research by August 31, 2006. Contact: CAORC, Smithsonian Institution, PO Box 37012, NHB Room CE-123, MRC 178, Washington, DC 20013-7012; (202) 633-1599; fax (202) 786-2430; email

The Northeast Consortium for Faculty Diversity. A number of dissertation-year fellowships ($24,000-$30,000 from Sept. 2005-Aug. 2006) are available from the Northeast Consortium for Faculty Diversity. Graduate students (U.S. citizens) from underrepresented minority groups, who are approaching their dissertation-writing stage or already in this stage, are encouraged to apply for this Visiting Scholars-in-Residence support. Successful applicants spend a year-in-residence at the host campuses and have opportunities to build community with all other Scholars in the program. The program director coaches the Scholars on dissertation-completion, the academic job search, and preparation for succeeding in the professoriate. For information on the program and the application process, visit

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) invites applications for its 2005-2006 Scholars in Residence Program, including applications for collaborative residencies. The Scholars in Residence program provides support for up to eight weeks of full-time research and study in manuscript and artifact collections maintained by any Commission facility, including the Pennsylvania State Archives, the State Museum of Pennsylvania, and 25 historic sites and museums around the state. Collaborative residencies fund research that relates to the interpretive mission and advances the programmatic goals of a PHMC program or facility, including the agency’s history sites and museums. A collaborative residency proposal must be filed jointly by the interested scholar and host program/facility. Residencies are available for up to eight weeks between May 1, 2005, and April 30, 2006, at the rate of $375 per week. Deadline for application is January 14, 2005. Complete information and application materials are available at the PHMC web site: You may also write: Division of History, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Commonwealth Keystone Building- Plaza Level, 400 North St., Harrisburg, PA 17120-0053; (717) 787-3034; email

The Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University invites applications for the 2005-2006 William S. Vaughn Visiting Fellowship. The faculty seminar, whose theme for the year will be “Pre-Modern Others: Race and Sexuality,” consists of an interdisciplinary group of eight Vanderbilt faculty members and one visiting fellow. Leah Marcus (English) and Holly Tucker (French) will co-direct the program. The year-long seminar will provide the opportunity to consider issues relating to race and sexuality from the classical period through 1700. While there has been broad interdisciplinary scholarship in modern constructions of race and sexuality, the problems and possibilities of imposing more recent theories on earlier periods are only beginning to be addressed. How (if at all) can we talk about racial and sexual identities in pre-1700 cultures? To what extent are Eurocentric models challenged by non-Western evidence and theory? What are the particular interdisciplinary advantages of considering pre-modern race and sexualities together? The work of the Visiting Fellow need not necessarily be comparative; the seminar as a whole will consist of scholars with a wide range of research interests. Application deadline: January 18, 2005. For details and application, visit, call Mona Frederick at (615) 343-6060, or email her at

Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowships. The program provides an outstanding opportunity for exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health to experience the health policy processes at the federal level. The program seeks individuals who are committed to providing leadership in imporoving health, health care, and health policy and to bringing their experience and knowledge of health and health care to the policy-making process and to policy-makers. Exceptional midcareer professionals from academic faculties and nonprofit health care organizations are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of application. Application deadline is November 19, 2004. The complete call for applications is available at or by calling (202) 334-1506.

University of California-Los Angeles, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research of the School of Public Health and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, is accepting applications for a post-doctoral training program in population-based multi-disciplinary cancer prevention and control research. The program is funded by the NCI/NIH, and features: tailored coursework including the option of completing a MPH or MSPH degree; research in collaboration with nationally recognized senior faculty mentors; independent translational research leading to scientific publications and grant applications. Traineeships can be for one to three years. Compensation will range from $50,000 to $55,000 annually, plus benefits. Additional funds provided for tuition, travel and research expenses. Applicants must hold a doctoral level degree (e.g., PhD, MD, EdD) and must also be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens. For admission into the program in Summer/Fall 2005, application materials must be submitted by December 17, 2004. For information and application materials, contact: Barbara Berman, UCLA Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, A2-125 CHS, Box 956900, Los Angeles, CA 90095-6900, (310) 794-9283;

The U.S. Community Forestry Research Fellowship Program provides fellowships to graduate students to support their field work in communities in the United States. The awards are up to $15,000 for dissertation fellows, up to $7,000 for masters fellows, and $2,000 for predissertation fellows. Students enrolled in degree-granting programs in the social sciences, economics, forestry or natural resource management, or policy and planning at any institution of higher learning may apply for a fellowship. Applicants must be engaged in research that deals directly with or is explicitly relevant to U.S. forest communities. Questions concerning the sustainable production and distribution of benefits from the forest across diverse cultural and socioeconomic groups are especially welcome. Field work must be participatory. Fellows must work actively with members of the community in which they are conducting research to engage them in the research process. The deadline for application is February 1, 2005. For more details about the program and information on how to apply contact: Carl Wilmsen, CFRF Program Coordinator, College of Natural Resources, 101 Giannini Hall #3100, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-3100; (510) 642-3431; email

W.E.B. DuBois Fellowship Program. The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) seeks applicants for this program, which seeks to advance the field of knowledge regarding the confluence of crime, justice, and culture in various societal contexts. This fellowship provides talented researchers early in their professional careers with the opportunity to elevate independently generated research and ideas to the level of national discussion and contribute to NIJ’s national criminal and justice research program by studying topics of mutual interest to the Fellow and the Institute. Researchers from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply. Because of the focus of the Fellowship, NIJ strongly encourages applications from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. Deadline for applications is February 1, 2005. Electronic applications only; to apply visit

Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice in Health Care. Families USA, a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans, is accepting applications for the Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice. The Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to honor the memory of the late Senator Paul D. Wellstone by fostering the advancement of social justice through participation in health care advocacy work that focuses on the unique challenges facing many communities of color. The goals of the Wellstone Fellowship Program are three-fold: To address disparities in access to health care; to inspire Wellstone Fellows to continue to work for social justice throughout their lives; and; to increase the number and racial and ethnic diversity of up-and-coming social justice advocates and leaders. Through this Fellowship, Families USA hopes to expand the pool of talented social justice advocates from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups, particularly from the Black/African American, Latino, and American Indian communities. The Wellstone Fellowship is a year-long, full-time, salaried position. The term for the next Fellow will begin in August 2005. The Fellow will be engaged in health care advocacy work in Families USA’s office in Washington, DC, where he or she will learn about Medicare, Medicaid, efforts to achieve universal coverage, and other important health policy issues. Specifically, the fellow will be engaged in Families USA’s outreach to and mobilization of communities of color. The Wellstone Fellow will learn about conducting health care campaigns through communication and collaboration with our network of state grassroots advocates and organizations. The ideal candidate will express an interest in social justice work and in working with communities or color. Additionally, we are looking for an individual who displays the potential to continue to contribute to social justice work after their year of hands-on experience. There is no bias in favor of any academic discipline, although we prefer that the fellow have a college degree as of August 2005. All materials must be postmarked or received by January 7, 2005. For more information about Families USA and the Wellstone Fellowship, including a description of the fellowship and the application process, as well as an online application: Contact (202) 628-3030 or email with questions or to receive hard copies of the application brochure.

In the News

Rebecca Adams, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, was quoted on the front page of the New York Times on February 27, in an article about older women planning to retire together.

Benigno Aguirre, University of Deleware Disaster Research Center, was quoted in the September 17 Christian Science Monitor in an article about the lessons learned from three recent hurricanes.

Sigal Alon, Tel Aviv University, and Marta Tienda, Princeton University, were mentioned in an August 16 Chronicle of Higher Education article about their research on how minority students have more success at selective colleges.

The American Sociological Association’s Annual Meeting was the focus of an article in The Guardian on August 24. The article praised the success of the 2004 ASA annual meeting, mentioning plenary speakers such as President Michael Burawoy, University of California-Berkeley, Arundhati Roy, author and anti-globalist campaigner, Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and UN high commissioner for human rights. It also quotes Jacklyn Cock, University of Witwatersrand-Johannesburg.

Jeanne Ballantine, Wright State University, Maunira Maya Charrad, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Waldo Katz-Fishman, Howard University, Jerome Scott, Project South, Brian Gifford, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Greta Krippner, University of California-Los Angeles, and Arthur L. Stinchcombe, formally of Northwestern University, were all cited in the Chronicle of Higher Education on August 16 for having won distinguished awards from the American Sociological Association.

Rosalind Barnett, had a book review featured in the September 3 Chronicle of Higher Education about her and Caryl Rivers’ new book, Same Difference: How Gender Myths Are Hurting Our Relationships, Our Children, and Our Jobs.

Michael Burawoy, University of California-Berkeley, wrote an opinion piece for the Chronicle of Higher Education on August 13 stressing the public relevance of the discipline of sociology. He went on to give his Presidential Address on the same topic at the 2004 ASA Annual Meeting.

Elisabeth Burgess, Georgia State University, was quoted in a September 20 Houston Chronicle article about the aging and healthier baby boomer.

John S. Butler, University of Texas-Austin, was quoted in a September 12 Washington Post article about his suggestion the University of Texas statue of Martin Luther King be moved to another campus after incidences of vandalism.

Lee Clarke, Rutgers University, was interviewed on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition on August 9, 2004, on the topic of the practicality of implementing recommendations of the report of the national commission that investigated the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Randall Collins, University of Pennsylvania, was cited in a September 17, 2004, Chronicle of Higher Education feature article about the scholarly works of sociologist Michael Mann, University of California-Los Angeles, on forms of power and the future of democracy.

Hector Cordero-Guzman, Baruch College and CUNY-Graduate Center, was recently quoted in Newsday, after the death of a construction worker, on his research on immigrant labor markets, day labor, and worker centers.

William D’Antonio, former ASA Executive Officer, and Steven Tuch, George Washington University, were featured in the August 28, 2004, Washington Post about increasing political party polarization in the United States as driven by religious issues and religion.

Mathieu Deflem, University of South Carolina, was interviewed for a radio feature, “Anti-Terror Legislation Passed After 9/11,” South Carolina Educational Radio Network, on August 10, 2004. He was interviewed for a radio broadcast, “Is Saying ‘War on Terror’ Hampering Counterterrorism?” on the National Public Radio program, Day to Day, August 6. He was interviewed for a radio broadcast on U.S. counterterrorism, on KMED, Medford, OR, on August 3. He also wrote a letter to the editor in the October 1 Chronicle of Higher Education in response to Michael Burawoy’s August 13 article on Public Sociologies.

Katherine Donato and Chizuko Wakabayashi, both of Rice University, were mentioned in a Science Blog online article on August 14 about how women who care for elderly parents risk poverty in later years.

Peter Dreier, Occidental College, had an article in the September 20 issue of The Nation about growing poverty in America’s suburbs and its possible political consequences.

Mitchell Duneier, Princeton University and CUNY-Graduate Center, was quoted in a September 23 Washington Post article about a proposal for new rules regarding street vendors on Washington, DC, streets.

Riley E. Dunlap, Åbo Akademi University (Finland), was the subject of a September 24 interview on environmental sociology in Morgunbladid, the major Icelandic newpaper, and also had a short radio interview dealing with the social dimensions of environmental problems on the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service on September 25, while in Reykjavik for two lectures at the University of Iceland. Dunlap was also quoted concerning the role of environmental issues in the U.S. Presidential election in a September 7 article in The Oregonian.

Melissa Sheridan Embser-Herbert, Hamline University, published an invited commentary, “When Women Abuse Power,” in the May 16 Washington Post on the role of military women at Abu Ghraib. She appeared as a guest on programs of three National Public Radio affiliates: WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show, KNOW’s Mid-morning, and KQED’s Forum and was also interviewed for a segment on ABC’s Good Morning America as well as by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and

Morten Ender, United States Military Academy, was interviewed for and quoted in the first of a series of articles beginning September 28 in the Hartford Courant. The articles deal with the social demographics and family situations of the 1,036 U.S. service members killed in Iraq at that point.

Arthur Evans, Florida Atlantic University, was quoted in a July 30 Miami Herald article about Bill Cosby’s comments regarding African-American youth.

Kerry Ferris, Bradley University, was quoted in the Los Angeles Times on August 14 on the recent proliferation of alternative and specialty etiquette manuals.

Gary A. Fine, Northwestern University, published an op-ed in the August 6, 2004, Washington Post about the role of young adulthood actions by future presidents as the basis of Americans’ attitudes toward those individuals as U.S. President.

Alice Fothergill, University of Vermont, was interviewed on Vermont Public Radio’s Morning Edition program on February 24 about her research on volunteerism in New York City following the September 11 terrorist attacks. She was also interviewed and quoted in a Washington Post Express article, “Risk Analysis: The D.C. Transit System Is a Possible Terrorist Target” in July, on the issue of panic in disasters.

Frank Furstenberg, University of Pennsylvania, had his research from the summer issue of Contexts about youth taking longer to reach adulthood cited and quoted in the August 2 Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Seattle Post Intelligencer, the Detroit News, and the London Daily News.

Donna Gaines was quoted in an August 22 Newsday article about the relationship between punk rockers Joey and Johnny Ramone portrayed in a new documentary, “End of the Century.”

Charles A. Gallagher, Georgia State University was interviewed in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on September 7 and National Public Radio’s WABE affiliate on sociological implications of Georgia’s Clayton County’s shift from majority white to majority black in a short period of time.

Barry Glassner, University of Southern California, was quoted in an article that appeared in the September 22 Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune about the food culture on television.

Keith Hampton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was featured, along with his new website (, in the August 26 New York Times. The site was designed to allow people who live near each other and who share common interests to find each other using the internet and thus build more interconnected local communities. The project received support from ASA’s Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline.

Jon Hendricks, Oregon State University, spoke of the silver tsunami in characterizing population aging in Asia in three newspaper interviews with the Seoul Economy Newspaper, the Kyunghyang Newspaper, and the Joongang Daily Newspaper as well as on MBC-TV and KBS, Radio Korea International during the week of September 20.

Michael Hout, University of California-Berkeley, and Andrew M. Greeley, National Opinion Research Center, published an op-ed in the September 4, 2004, New York Times on whether Evangelicals comprise a “hidden swing vote” in the 2004 national election.

Chua Beng Huat, National University of Singapore, was quoted in a September 11 Washington Post article about Singapore’s birthrate falling.

Martha K. Huggins, Tulane University, delivered a public lecture on torture on June 28 for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC. It was reported by the Washington Times on June 29 and by the British Broadcasting Corporation on June 30.

Eric L. Jensen, University of Idaho, had his research on disparities in county-level court expenditures and death sentences cited in an editorial in the Idaho Falls Post-Register on September 9.

Akil Kokayi Khalfani, ATIRA Corp., was the featured guest on September 15 on WGLB Radio 1560 AM. The interview discussed his efforts to found a new think tank (ATIRA Corp) and the organization’s initial research project analyzing racial statistics, which will be published in Critical Sociology.

William Kornblum, CUNY-Graduate School, was quoted in an August 3 New York Times article about spacing and seating at the beach.

Joseph Kotarba, University of Houston, was quoted on the topic of the popularity of college and high school football in Texas in the September 12 Houston Chronicle.

Jerome Krase, CUNY-Brooklyn College, was quoted in an October 3 New York Times article about the areas of New York City to which young people choose to move.

C.N. Le, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, was quoted in the August 29, 2004, edition of the Boston Globe in an article about the debate over redevelopment plans for Boston’s Chinatown district.

Jennifer Lois, Western Washington University, was interviewed in an August 11 article in the Chicago Tribune about her research and book on gender and high-risk activity.

Charles Longino, Wake Forest University, was quoted and his research on where retirees migrate was cited in a September 16 USA Today article about the declining popularity of Florida.

Michael Mann, University of California-Los Angeles, had his work on power featured in the September 17 Chronicle of Higher Education, which also mentioned his receipt of the American Sociological Association’s award for distinguished scholarly publication.

William C. Martin, Rice University, was quoted as an expert on conservative Christians in an October 3 Pittsburgh Post Gazette article about Bush’s need for the Evangelical Christian votes.

Patricia McManus, Indiana University-Bloomington, was quoted in an October 2 Indianapolis Star Tribune article about adult children returning to home.

John W. Meyer, Stanford University, had his article on globalization from the summer 2004 issue of Contexts featured in the September 3 Chronicle of Higher Education Daily Report.

Dennis Mileti, University of Colorado, was interviewed about natural hazard mitigation on National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation on September 30, 2004.

H. Wesley Perkins, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, was featured in a June 21 article in The NCAA News describing his work with eight Division III schools using a social norms intervention that successfully reduced substance abuse among student-athletes. The August 13 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education cited his recent nationwide study demonstrating that reducing peer misperceptions of norms lowers alcohol abuse in college populations.

Ann E. Person and James Rosenbaum, both of Northwestern University, had their research on financially needy first-generation college students featured in the August 17 Chronicle of Higher Education, following their presentation at the 2004 ASA Annual Meeting.

Peter Phillips, Sonoma State University, was quoted as the Director of Project Censored in a September 24 San Francisco Chronicle article about Project Censored’s list of the 25 most significant news stories of 2003-2004 that were overlooked or under-reported by major U.S. media.

Harriet Presser, University of Maryland-College Park, was quoted in an August 2 article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune for her research from the spring 2004 issue of Contexts. She was also quoted in a September 7 New York Times article about stress relievers in the workplace. Her book, Working in a 24/7 Economy, was also mentioned.

Howard Robboy, College of New Jersey, was interviewed on the July 11 Wally Kennedy Show on the ABC-TV affiliate station in Philadelphia about his research on campus crime.

Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and UN high commissioner for human rights, wrote an op-ed for the San Francisco Chronicle on August 13, 2004, that heightened awareness of human rights interests within the discipline and highlighted the activities of the American Sociological Association’s Annual Meeting.

Vincent Roscigno, Ohio State University, and William Danaher, College of Charleston, were interviewed on National Public Radio on September 6 during the Tavis Smiley Show about their new book, The Voice of Southern Labor: Radio, Music, and Textile Strikes, 1929-1934.

Robert Ross, Clark University, was interviewed on September 8 on WBUR-FM’s The Connection about his upcoming book, Slaves to Fashion: Poverty and Abuse in the New Sweatshops (University of Michigan Press, October 2004).

Arundhati Roy’s public address at the 2004 ASA annual meeting was the focus of an article in the San Francisco Gate on August 23 in which her activism and literary capability were praised. The Arundhati Roy public address plenary session of the 2004 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting was broadcast on August 21, 2004, on C-SPAN2.

Gary Sandefur, University of Wisconsin-Madison, was profiled in an August 14 Wisconsin State Journal for his new position as dean of the College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin. Herman W. Smith, University of Missouri, was also cited in the article for his research on territorial spacing at a beach, which appeared in a 1981 Social Psychology Quarterly.

Jason Schnittker, University of Pennsylvania, was quoted in Health Day News on August 16 and on on August 13 in an article about his research presented at the ASA Annual Meeting concerning the increased health and well being in women despite their increased number of hours worked.

Juliet Schor, Boston College, was interviewed on NBC’s Today Show on October 7 in a segment on marketing toward children. She was also was quoted in a September 16 Olympian article and in the September 12 Washington Post about marketing to children.

Richard Sennett, New York University, Harriet Presser, University of Maryland, and Arlie Hochschild, University of California-Berkeley, were all cited and quoted for their research on work and stress in a September 5 New York Times front-page article.

Mark Shibley, Southern Oregon University, was quoted in a September 12 Denver Post article about the changing spiritual landscape in the West.

Steven Stack, Wayne State University, and James H. Gundlach, Auburn University, were mentioned in a Chronicle of Higher Education October 1 Daily News for their 1992 publication on suicide rates’ correlation with air time of country music in major urban areas. Their work received an Ig Nobel Prize at a Harvard University-based event that “celebrates the unusual, honors the imaginative, and spurs people’s interest in science, medicine, and technology.”

Harold Takooshian was quoted in the September 14 New York Times in an article on behavioral research in the New York City subway.

Sydney Tarrow, Cornell University, was quoted in a September 3 San Diego Union Tribune article about the changing nature of political protests.

Steven J. Tepper, Vanderbilt University, writes in the October 1, 2004, Chronicle of Higher Education about his idea for an index of creativity to characterize and rank college campuses in terms of the extent to which they cultivate innovation.

Kathleen Tierney, University of Colorado-Boulder National Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, was profiled in a September 7 New York Times “Science Times” piece about her research on disasters.

Steven Tuch and Ronald Weitzer, George Washington University, had their national poll serve as the basis of a September 2004 Amnesty International report on racial profiling by the police, which was covered by the Associated Press and other media outlets throughout the United States. 

Pat Ulbrich, The Women and Girls’ Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania, was quoted in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review on May 13 about benchmark research comparing the status of women in southwest Pennsylvania to women in comparable metropolitan areas.

Dena Wallerson, Connecticut College, was quoted in an August 1 editorial in the New York Times regarding Bill Cosby’s comments on the loss of core values in the black community.

Ronald Weitzer, George Washington University, published an op-ed article in the San Francisco Chronicle on September 26 on Berkeley, California’s November ballot measure to decriminalize prostitution.

George Wilson, University of Miami, was quoted in an October 3 San Francisco Chronicle article about Cuban Americans’ roles in the 2004 elections.

Caught in the Web

Digital Resources in Humanities and Social Science Instruction survey. This University of California-Berkeley research project invites faculty and graduate students to take the online survey designed to understand user preferences about the use or non-use of technology in teaching contexts. The survey can be found at

The Global Social Change Research Project posted several reports online: (1) A summary of trends in freedom and conflict over the past several decades: changes in political governance, freedon, armed conflict, refugees, and terrorism. See (2) A summary of communication and technological trends, including trends in TV, radio, newspapers, internet, and phone use. See (3) A sociological announcements posting thread at the Sociopranos Press Release Forums. See


The American Sociological Association Section on Sexualities established the Simon and Gagnon Award to honor career contributions to the study of sexualities. The recipient of the award will be invited to make a presentation at a section-sponsored event at the Association’s annual meeting in Philadelphia in 2005. To nominate an individual, submit a letter and curriculum vitae to Barry D. Adam, Chair, Simon & Gagnon Award Committee, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4, (519) 253-3000 ext 3497.

Members' New Books

Patricia A. Adler, University of Colorado, and Peter Adler, University of Denver, Paradise Laborers: Hotel Work in the Global Economy (Cornell University Press, 2004).

Michael J.Austin, University of California-Berkeley, editor, Changing Welfare Services: Case Studies of Local Welfare Reform Programs (The Haworth Press, 2004).

Michael Bonds, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Race, Politics, and Community Development Funding: The Discolor of Money (The Haworth Press, 2004).

Robert D. Bullard, Glenn S. Johnson, and Angel O. Torres, Clark Atlanta University, Highway Robbery: Transportation Racism and New Routes to Equity (South End Press, 2004).

Rabel J. Burdge, Western Washington University, Concepts, Process, and Methods of Social Impact Assessment (Social Ecology Press, 2004).

Rabel J. Burdge, Western Washington University, A Community Guide to Social Impact Assessment, 3rd Edition (Social Ecology Press, 2004).

Tony Carnes, Columbia University, and Fenggang Yang, Purdue University, Asian American Religion: The Making and Remaking of Borders and Boundaries (New York University Press, 2004).

Mary Yu Danico, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, The 1.5 Generation: Becoming Korean Americans in Hawaii (University of Hawaii Press, March 2004).

Mary Yu Danico, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, and Franklin Ng, Asian American Issues (Greenwood Press, 2004).

Roberto M. De Anda, Portland State University, editor, Chicanas & Chicanos in Contemporary Society, 2nd editon (Rowman & Littlefield, 2004).

Debra S. Emmelman, Southern Connecticut University, Justice for the Poor (Ashgate Press, 2003).

Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University, Andrew Volmert and Elanit Rothschild, The Communitarian Reader: Beyond the Essentials (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004).

Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University, and Daniel Doherty, Voluntary Simplicity (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003). 

Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University, and Jason Marsh, Rights vs. Public Safety after 9/11 (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003).

Edwin R. Gerler, North Carolina State University, Handbook of School Violence (The Haworth Press, 2004).

Gilbert Gonzales, Raul Fernandez, David Smith, Vivian Price, and Linda Trinh Vo, University of California-Irvine, editors, Labor Versus Empire: Race, Gender, and Migration (Routledge, 2004).

Lane Kenworthy, University of Arizona, Egalitarian Capitalism (Russell Sage Foundation, 2004).

Janja Lalich, California State University-Chico, Bounded Choice: True Believers and Charismatic Cults (University of California Press, 2004).

Jack Levin and Gordana Rabrenovic, Northeastern University, Why We Hate (Prometheus Books, 2004).

Meika Loe, Colgate University, The Rise of Viagra: How the Little Blue Pill Changed Sex in America (New York University Press, 2004).

Betsy Lucal, Indiana University-South Bend, and Morten Ender, United States Military Academy, Inequalities: Readings in Diversity and Social Life (Pearson Custom Publishing, 2004).

Dag MacLeod, Office of Court Research, Judicial Council of California, Downsizing the State: Privatization and the Limits of Neoliberal Reform in Mexico (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2004).

Linda A. Mooney, David Knox, and Carolina Schacht, Understanding Social Problems, 4th Edition (Wadsworth Publishing Co., 2005).

Sharon Erickson Nepstad, Duquesne University, Convictions of the Soul: Religion, Culture, and Agency in the Central America Solidarity Movement (Oxford University Press, 2004).

Nicole C. Raeburn, University of San Francisco, Changing Corporate America from Inside Out: Lesbian and Gay Workplace Rights (University of Minnesota Press, 2004).

Patricia Richards, University of Georgia, Pobladoras, Indigenas, and the State: Conflict Over Women’s Rights in Chile (Rutgers University Press, 2004).

Mario Luis Small, Princeton University, Villa Victoria: The Transformation of Social Capital in a Boston Barrio (University of Chicago Press, 2004).

Brett Stockdill, Northeastern Illinois University, Activism Against AIDS: At the Intersections of Sexuality, Race, Gender and Class (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2003).

Linda Trinh Vo, University of California-Irvine, Mobilizing an Asian American Community (Temple Press, 2004)

Linda Trinh Vo, University of California-Irvine, and Maria Sciachitano, editors, Asian American Women: The “Frontiers” Reader (University of Nebraska Press, 2004).


Rebecca Bach has been appointed Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Sociology at Duke University.

Francesca Cancian has retired from the University of California-Irvine.

Patricia Drentea, University of Alabama-Birmingham, earned tenure and promotion this summer.

Kathryn Edin has returned to the University of Pennsylvania after four years at Northwestern University.

Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University, former French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, and the current Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga served as the keynote speakers at the Europe: A Beautiful Idea conference held at the Hague on September 7. The conference was convened by Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende, who also serves as the current President of the European Union.

Joe R. Feagin, past president of the American Sociological Association, has been named to hold the Ella C. McFadden Professorship in Liberal Arts and Texas A&M University.

Maria Febbo-Hunt has accepted the position of Survey Manager in the Evaluation and Research Department in the Wake County Public School System in Raleigh, NC.

Steve Green, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, has been appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs at that institution.

Robert J. Hironimus-Wendt has taken an Associate Professor position in the Department of Sociology at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans.

Paul Lichterman, University of Southern California, was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in spring 2004. He accepted the position of Associate Professor of Sociology and Religion at the University of Southern California, beginning fall 2004.

Patricia Yancey Martin assumed the position of Chair of the Sociology Department at Florida State University in August 2004.

John Myles, University of Toronto, has been elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Katherine S. Newman has moved from Harvard to Princeton University.

Carrie Oser has joined the faculty of the Department of Behavioral Sciences at the University of Kentucky as an Assistant Professor.

Devah I. Pager, who won the American Sociological Association’s 2003 dissertation award for an investigation of how former convicts fare in the labor market, is leaving Northwestern University’s faculty for Princeton University.

Eugene Rice has retired as Senior Scholar at the American Association for Higher Education.

Peter T. Robbins has accepted the position of Lecturer in Development Studies (Genomics) in the Department of Development, Policy & Practice & the Economic and Social Research Council Innogen Centre at the Open University (UK).

Eugene Rosa, Washington State University, has been appointed for a three-year term to the Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change of the National Academy of Sciences.

Richard Simpson has retired from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill after 46 years of service. The Simpson family has established a $25,000 Fund for the Future of Sociology in the department.

R. Jay Turner, Florida State University, was named Marie E. Cowart Professor of Sociology and Epidemiology, in September 2004.

Fenggang Yang, Purdue University, organized a Summer Institute for the Sociology of Religion on July 12-25, 2004, in Beijing, China, and a concurrent “International Symposium of the Chinese Sociology of Religion” on July 10-11, 2004.

Other Organizations

The Advertising Educational Foundation’s Inside Advertising Program is a cost-free, no honorarium program that brings together advertising and marketing executives with faculty and students in the classroom, lecture hall, and informal settings. AEF speakers donate their time and expenses. It takes one month to arrange each program. To set up a date for the 2004-2005 year, contact Sharon Hudson at


Patricia Adler, University of Colorado, is the recipient of the 2004 Feminist Mentor Award from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction.

David L. Altheide, Arizona State University, received the 2004 Charles Horton Cooley Award from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction for the book Creating Fear: News and the Construction of Crisis (Aldine, 2002). Altheide also received this award for Media Power (Sage, 1986). He is the only person to have won this award twice.

William R. Avison, Department of Sociology and Child Health Research Institute, The University of Western Ontario, is the recipient of the Society for the Study of Social Problems’ 2004 James R. Greenley Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Sociology of Mental Health.

April Brayfield, Tulane University, received the 2004 President’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Rose Brewer, University of Minnesota, received the Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award.

Robert S. Broadhead, University of Connecticut, is the recipient of a five-year Independent Scientist Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, titled, “Global Expansion of Peer-Driven Interventions.” The award will allow him to continue directing community demonstration projects in Russia, Vietnam, and China to prevent disease among injection drug users, as well as write about the intervention model and the results of this long-term research and development effort.

Rabel J. Burdge, Western Washington University, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association for Society and Natural Resources at the June 2004 meeting in Keystone, CO.

Anthony Cortese, Southern Methodist University, received the highest rating, “Essential,” for his recently published book Provocateur: Images of Women and Minorities in Advertising, from CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.

Shelia Cotten was named as the first recipient of the University of Maryland-Baltimore College Graduate Student Association’s Recognition for Graduate Research and Educational Advisor or Teacher Award.

Amin Ghaziani, Northwestern University, won the 2004 Martin Levine Student Essay Competition for his paper entitled “Anticipatory and Actualized Identities: A Cultural Analysis of the Transition from AIDS Disability to Work.”

Eszter Hargittai, Northwestern University, has received the 2004 G.R. Miller Outstanding Dissertation Award from the National Communication Association for her dissertation on “How Wide a Web? Inequalities in Accessing Information Online,” defended in 2003 in the Sociology Department at Princeton University.

John Holian has been awarded a Research Fulbright to collect data for an ethnography of a Ukrainian village for the period 1930-1950.

Leslie Hossfeld was named the 2004-2005 Faculty Fellow for the GlaxoSmithKline Fellowship Program and Public Policy and Public Engagement at the Institute of Emerging Issues at North Carolina State University.

Martha K. Huggins received the “Best Professor of 2004” award from Tulane’s Latin American Graduate Organization (LAGO).

Charis E. Kubrin and Gregory D. Squires, George Washington University, received the Urban Affairs Association/Fannie Mae Foundation Award for the Best Paper on Housing and Community Development presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Urban Affairs Association. The title of their paper is “The Impact of Capital on Crime: Does Access to Home Mortgage Money Reduce Crime Rates?”


Dante Germanotta, Curry College, died April 13 in Boston, MA.

Morris Goldman, formerly of Gallaudet University, died August 4 at his home in Washington.

Witold Krassowski, Santa Clara University, passed away August 31 at age 82.

Tamotsu Shibutani, University of California-Santa Barbara, died on August 8.

Norma Williams, University of Texas-Arlington, died September 11 after a seven-year battle with multiple myeloma.


William K. Bunis

William K. Bunis died July 12, 2004, in Tucson, Arizona, after a two-year struggle with granulocytic sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. He was 49.

Bill came from a well-known tennis family. His father, Alvin W. Bunis, founded the Tennis Grand Masters, and his brother Henry was a touring professional player. Bill was a three-time champion in his hometown of Cincinnati’s citywide youth tennis tournament. Tennis Hall of Famer Pancho Segura considered him the most talented of the three Bunis sons.

Bill eschewed a promising tennis career in favor of sociology. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Cincinnati, and his doctorate, in 1993, from the University of Arizona. He never went on the national assistant professor job market because his devotion to his two children, who live with their mother in Flagstaff, kept him in Arizona. Bill’s charisma, classroom skills, and dedication to students were evident even during his graduate student days, during which he won the Distinguished Graduate Student Teaching Award from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Bill’s extraordinary performance in the classroom led to an unusual appointment as a full-time, multi-year Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Arizona, a position he held until his death. Bill was a legendary teacher. We always knew when he had taught Introduction to Sociology because there was a noticeable spike in the number of our majors and minors the following semester. We called it the Bunis Effect. Our undergraduate Sociology Club and internship program also thrived under his leadership.

One afternoon after he became ill I read through the stack of cards in his hospital room. Many were from students, which was impressive enough, but even more impressive than the sheer number of cards was what they said. Over and over again I read, “You were the best teacher I ever had.” “Yours was the best course I ever took.” “I became a sociology major because of you.” “I got interested in learning again because of you.” The same talent, intensity, dedication, and commitment to excellence that made him a champion tennis player also made him a champion teacher.

Bill enjoyed a lifelong love affair with jazz music. He possessed an encyclopedic knowledge of jazz history, and he owned a significant collection of jazz recordings. He left this collection to the University of Arizona, which now houses the William K. Bunis Jazz Library.

In addition to his daughter, Hannah, age 15, and his son Josh, age 12, both of Flagstaff, Arizona, Bill is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin W. Bunis, of Cincinnati; two brothers, Henry Bunis, of Groton, Massachusetts, and Alvin W. Bunis, Jr., of Brooklyn Heights, New York; and a sister, Catherine McDonough, of Charlotte, North Carolina.

The University of Arizona Department of Sociology has for many years given an annual award to one or two graduate students who distinguished themselves as teachers. Bill won this award in 1992. In recognition of his many sustained contributions to our undergraduate program, we have named this award for him. Individuals wishing to support the William K. Bunis Graduate Student Teaching Award may send donations to the University of Arizona Department of Sociology, PO Box 210027, Tucson, AZ 85721.

Mark Chaves, University of Arizona


The North Central Sociological Association (NCSA) Teaching Committee seeks nominations (and renominations) for the 2005 Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award. This award may be given to an individual, a department, a program, or an institution. Individuals nominated for the award must be a member of the NCSA. Departments, programs, or institutions nominated for the award must be located in the NCSA region. The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2005. Send nominations or address questions to: Debra H. Swanson, Sociology and Social Work, Hope College, 41 Graves Pl, PO Box 9000, Holland, MI 49422-9000; email

New Publications

Innovate, a peer-reviewed bimonthly e-journal featuring cutting-edge research and practice in using information technology to enhance education, is now available at

Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work is now available from the Haworth Social Work Practice Press. The journal examines the fast-growing use of evidence-based practice in everyday care, identifying and evaluating cutting edge theory, techniques, and strategies. For more information, see

New Programs

Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of History, Technology, and Society announces its graduate program in History and Sociology of Technology and Science at both the Masters and PhD levels. For more information, visit or contact Hanchao Lu,