November 2013 Issue • Volume 41 • Issue 7

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Contexts is currently seeking contributors to compose short “In Brief” pieces for its upcoming issue. These articles summarize research related to newsworthy topics. While these articles are academically informed, they are written for a broader audience and are largely free of academic jargon. Sample articles can be found at These articles are a great way to write about your existing interests or explore an entirely new topic, while getting a publication under your belt. We are open to any creative article ideas. Contact: Joanne Chen at ;

Contemporary Perspective in Family Research (CPFR), an annual series focused on cutting-edge topics in family research around the globe, is seeking manuscript submissions for its 2014 volume. The 2014 volume will focus on the theme of Family and Health: Evolving Needs, Responsibilities, and Experiences. Manuscripts should not exceed 40 Double-Spaced pages (not including tables, figures, and references). Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in CPFR. Manuscripts should adhere to the APA format. Manuscripts should represent previously unpublished work. An abstract of 150-200 words should be included at the beginning of each manuscript. Deadline: January 20, 2014. Contact or

From the Past to the Present and towards Possible Futures: The Collected Works of Norbert Elias. In 2014 the eighteenth and final volume of the Collected Works of Norbert Elias in English will be published by the University of Dublin Press. The conference marking the completion of the whole project will appropriately be held at the University of Leicester, where Elias lived and taught from 1954-1977. The conference will be organized around some of Elias’s key works. Deadline: December 31, 2013. Contact: and;

Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research invites submissions of article manuscripts for publication. Laboratorium is a bilingual (English and Russian) open-access journal; submissions undergo double-blind peer review. The journal’s focus is on historical, comparative, cultural and ethnographic sociology, but is also open to contributions from neighboring disciplines including sociology. All submitted texts require original empirical research grounded in relevant theoretical discussions. Contact: Ann Isakova at;

Place-Based Perspectives on Food in Society. This proposed volume will encourage multidisciplinary examinations of the context of food that primarily focuses on place. We are particularly interested in essays that address solutions to the global food crisis, focusing on how we address the diversity in that crisis across place. Chapters should be a maximum of 8,000 words (not including tables, charts, pictures, etc). This volume is intended to inform students and scholars from related disciplines, but just as importantly to attract and interest the college-educated lay reader. Deadline: January 15, 2014. Contact: Kevin M. Fitzpatrick at;

Qualitative Inquiry. Call for papers for a Special Issue on: “Embodiment and Social Difference: A Tribute to Laurel Richardson.” Well known for her work on gender, Richardson’s recent book After the Fall focuses on issues of disability, aging, and ableism. In the spirit and practice of Laurel Richardson, we invite you to submit essays and research articles on the embodied axes of social difference—disability/ableism, gender/sexism, age/ageism, sexuality/heterosexism, race/racism, and the intersectionalities of these social experiences. Deadline: February 1, 2014. Contact: Ronald Berger at; Carla Corroto at; Julie White at

Solving Social Problems series from Ashgate Publishing, is seeking book proposals. They are looking for proposals describing any social problem (environmental, human rights, immigration, medical issues, any form of social inequality and bias, mental illness, terrorism, and so on) that are firmly couched in theory and supported by empiricism. Contact: Bonnie Berry at, or Neil Jordan at


Australian & New Zealand Studies Association of North America (ANZSANA) 2014 Annual Conference, February 6-8, 2014. Austin. ANZSANA is a multidisciplinary organization that welcomes papers on any aspect of Australian or New Zealand studies as well as comparative studies involving Australia, New Zealand, and North America. It welcomes proposals for individual papers as well as proposals for panels by groups of scholars. Deadline: October 31, 2013. Contact: David Snow at;

Eastern Sociological Society (ESS), February 20-23, 2014, Baltimore Hilton in Baltimore. Theme: “Invisible Work.” The ESS welcomes submissions addressing any and all issues of interest to sociologists, drawing on methods of every sort. Seeking submissions which re-examine this “generous” concept of work broaden its initial conceptualization, and reflect on its continuing relevance and transnational dimensions. Submissions accepted here: For more information, visit

Museum of Motherhood (MOM) Conference, March 7-8, 2014, New York City. Theme: “Making Motherhood Visible: (Re-) Writing Narratives of Contemporary Mothers.” Drawing on Andrea O’Reilly’s and Barbara Katz Rothman’s notions of patriarchal motherhood, MOM asks what factors, past and present, inform our new ways of understanding motherhood, fatherhood, and notions of family? MOM encourages submissions that provide critical insights into mothering, fathering, and family issues, etc. Deadline: December 10, 2013. Contact: Roksana Badruddoja at, Amber Blair at, Lynn Kuechle at, Joy Rose at, Laura Tropp at;

Urban Research and Development Society 2nd Annual Conference, December 4-5, 2013. University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Theme: “Democracy, Citizenship and Urban Violence.” During the period of neoliberal democracy everyone faces huge challenges of inequality and social polarization which leads to forms of urban violence. This conference aims to draw together from academics and researchers ways to address violence under neoliberal democracy and insurgent forms of citizenship. Deadline: October 15, 2013. Contact:;

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April 8-12, 2014. Association of American Geographer Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL. Themes include: geographies of climate change, GIScience, GIS and policy, racism and violence, scale and sustainability, the American South, environmental hazards, emigration, and the aging of america. Contact:;

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Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies offers up to one year of research support at the Freie Universität Berlin. It is open to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on German and European history since the mid-18th century. Deadline: December 1, 2013. Contact: For more information, visit

Crime & Justice Summer Research Institute: Broadening Perspectives & Participation. July 7– 25, 2014, Ohio State University. The institute promotes successful tenure/careers among faculty from underrepresented groups working areas of crime and criminal justice. Each participant will complete an ongoing project for journal submission or agency funding review. The Summer Research Institute will provide living and travel expenses for the duration of the workshop, and will culminate in a research symposium where participants present their completed research before a scholarly audience of faculty and graduate students. Deadline: February 14, 2014. Contact:;

North Carolina State University will offer the 2014 Building Future Faculty Program on April 2-5, 2014. This is an all-expenses paid workshop for diverse graduate students and post-docs who are preparing for a faculty career. It is targeted to students who are currently about one year away from beginning a faculty job search. The workshop provides information about what to expect as a faculty member, the kinds of resources available to faculty for teaching, and the type of research productivity that is expected of faculty. During the workshop, participants spend time with faculty and department heads in their discipline discussing how to best prepare for this type of work, what the life of a faculty member is like, and receiving personal tips and feedback. Deadline: November 10, 2013. Contact: Marcia Gumpertz at;

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

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The Department of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health will offer at least one and possibly two Predoctoral Fellowships in Gender, Sexuality and Health to PhD applicants entering in the fall of 2014. This fellowship is funded by a training grant award from the National Institute of Child Health and Development, Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch. Contact: Peter Messeri at, Andrea Constancio at;

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress announces a new fellowship to examine the effects of the digital revolution on how people think, how society functions, and on international relations using the Library’s collections. The paid research opportunity is open to scholars and practitioners worldwide. Deadline: November 15, 2013. Contact:;

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships announces the Online Fellowship Application (OFA) system is now open for the 2013-14 competitions. ACLS invites applications for the eighth annual competition for the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships, which support a year of research and writing to help advance graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing. For more information, visit:

Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations is offering 10-15 fellowships, in the amount of $25,000, open to sociologists with an interest in economic sociology, the sociology of organizations, the sociology of work, labor movements, and political sociology for the 2014-2015 academic year. Focuses include study of employee stock ownership, profit sharing, broad-based stock options, and broadened ownership of capital and economic democracy in the corporation and society in the United States. Deadline: December 31, 2013. Contact: Joseph Blasi at and;

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In The News

Robert Andersen, University of Toronto, Leslie McCall, Northwestern University, and Philip Cohen, University of Maryland, were mentioned in a September 15 Los Angeles Times article, “Amid Slow Economic Recovery, More Americans Identify as ‘Lower Class.’”

Kenneth Andrews, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Clark McPhail, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, and Deana Rohlinger, Florida State University, were quoted in an August 28 article, “What Will Spur the Next March on Washington?” The article also appeared on on August 28.

David Bartram, University of Leicester, was mentioned in a July 29 article, “Moving to a Richer Country Probably Won’t Make You Happier,” about his research on happiness and economic migration.

Chase Billingham, Wichita State University, and Shelley McDonough Kimelberg, Northeastern University, were mentioned in a June 4 post, “Middle-Class Parents in the Boston Public Schools,” on the Boston Globe blog, “Brainiac.”

Amy Blackstone, University of Maine, appeared on the September 16 Katie (Couric) show to talk about the decision more young couples are making in the U.S. these days to not have kids. Her appearance on the show and her research were also the subject of a September 16 segment on WCSH Portland, a Maine-based NBC affiliate, and an article on the television station’s website. Blackstone was also featured in a September 11 Bangor Daily News article, “UMaine Professor to Appear on Katie Couric’s TV Show.”

Fred Block, University of California-Davis, Matthew R. Keller, Southern Methodist University, were mentioned in an August 28 Wall Street Journal article, “Government Is a Good Venture Capitalist.” Block was also quoted in an August 28 Foreign Affairs article, “The Next Economic Bubble.”

Shelley Correll, Stanford University, and Lawrence D. Bobo, Harvard University, were quoted and Cecilia Ridgeway, Stanford University, was mentioned in an August 12 Chronicle of Higher Education article, “The Hidden Biases That Shape Inequality.”

Sarah Corse, University of Virginia, and Jennifer Silva, Harvard University, were quoted in an August 18 USA Today article about their study, which found that the decline and disappearance of stable, unionized full-time jobs with benefits for people who lack a college degree has had profound effects on working-class Americans who now are less likely to get married, stay married, and have their children within marriage. The study was also covered by Slate,, and The Huffington Post on August 13, the Daily Mail and the Chicago Tribune on August 14, The Indianapolis Star on August 27, and a number of other media outlets.

Douglas Downey, Ohio State University, and Donna Bobbitt-Zeher, Ohio State University-Marion, were quoted in an August 13 article about their study, that found that having more siblings means less chance of divorce as an adult. Joseph Merry, Ohio State University, co-authored the study, which was also covered by USA Today, Slate, The Plain Dealer, the New York Daily News, the Detroit Free Press, and the Des Moines Register on August 13, the Columbus Dispatch and theAtlanta Journal-Constitution on August 14, and a number of other media outlets.

Mitchell Duneier, Princeton University, was quoted in a September 3 Chronicle of Higher Educationarticle, “A Star MOOC Professor Defects—at Least for Now.”

Mary Ebeling, Drexel University, was quoted in a September 24 Philadelphia Daily News article, “’Rebels’ Proliferate up North, but What’s Their Cause?”

Nancy Foner, Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center, was quoted in a September 11 Wall Street Journalarticle on the impact of immigration on New York City’s changing electoral politics.

Hilary Levey Friedman, Harvard University, was quoted in a September 22 USA Today article, “Could Child Beauty Pageants be Banned in the USA?,” a July 8 ESPN The Magazine youth sports issue article, “Exceptionally Normal,” and a June 4 Washington Post article about beauty pageant winners running for political office.

Samantha Friedman, University of Albany-SUNY, was quoted in a June 18 article on a HUD-sponsored study on which she was the lead author. The study on rental discrimination of homosexual couples was also covered by the Huffington Post and the Baltimore Sun.

Brad Fulton, Duke University, and Richard L. Wood, University of New Mexico, had their national study of community organizing coalitions profiled in the Summer 2013 edition of Responsive Philanthropy.

Charles Gallagher, La Salle University, was interviewed on July 20 on CNN Newsroom about the Trayvon Martin case.

David Gartman, University of South Alabama, was quoted in a September 22 New York Times article, “Oh, the Vanity: Left-Right Divide Persists in Interior Mirrors.”

Jennifer Glass, University of Texas-Austin, participated in an August 14 HuffPost Live discussion about who does and who doesn’t get flex time at work. A study she co-authored on the issue was also the subject of an August 13 Huffington Post article, “Why Women Aren’t Getting Flex Time At Work—But Their Male Coworkers Are.” Interviewed on September 1 on CBS’ Sunday Morning about telecommuting.

Mark Granovetter, Stanford University, was quoted in a September 21 Wiredarticle, “Your Casual Acquaintances on Twitter Are Better Than Your Close Friends on Facebook.”

Kevan Harris, Princeton University, was quoted in an August 17 Washington Post article, “An Uphill Battle for Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani.”

Matthew W. Hughey, University of Connecticut, was quoted about his research on racism and collegiate fraternalism in a September 19 Inside Higher Ed article, “It’s Not Just Alabama,” and was interviewed about the research on September 26 on NPR’s All Things Considered. He was also interviewed about his book, White Bound: Nationalists, Antiracists, and the Shared Meanings of Race, on an August 9 podcast of “New Books in African American Studies” and an August 26 podcast of “We Are Respectable Negroes.”

David Jacobson, University of South Florida, was interviewed on August 21 on Late Night Live with Phillip Adams, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), about his recent book, Of Virgins and Martyrs: Women and Sexuality in Global Conflict.

Arne L. Kalleberg, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was quoted in August 29 New York Times and Los Angeles Times articles, an August 30 Christian Science Monitor article, and a September 3 Dagens Næringsliv (a Norwegian business daily) article about the fast-food workers strike and the continued creation of low-wage jobs in the United States. In addition, he authored an August 29 Raleigh News and Observer op-ed about the strike and was quoted in an August 3 Wall Street Journal article about the low quality of jobs that are being created in the American economy.

Stephen Klineberg, Rice University, was mentioned in a September 24 Houston Business Journal article, “Half of Houston Misses the Mark for Affordable Housing Standards, Study Says.”

Karen Z. Kramer, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, was quoted in a September 8 Desert News article, “More Dads Are Staying Home with Kids Full Time, New Study Finds.”

Annette Lareau, University of Pennsylvania, was quoted in a September 19 Atlantic article, “Poor Students Need Homework.”

Kari Lerum, University of Washington, and Viviana Zelizer, Princeton University, were quoted in a September 22 New York Times article, “Intimacy on the Web, with a Crowd.”

Janet Lever, California State University-Los Angeles, was quoted in an August 11 Toronto Star article about a study she co-authored with Rosanna Hertz, Wellesley College, and David Frederick, Chapman University. The study, which examines men’s and women’s beliefs about who should pay for dates during courtship, was also covered by Jezebel on August 11, the New York Daily News and Cosmopolitan magazine on August 12, the New York Post and The Huffington Post on August 13, on August 14, Slate on August 21, Men’s Health on August 29, and a number other media outlets. Conan O’Brien also referenced the study on August 14 on his show.

Jack Levin, Northeastern University, was quoted in a September 18 Vancouver Sun article centered around the mass shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC He was also interviewed on September 17 on NESN about the incident.

Jack Levin, Northeastern University, was quoted and Arnold Arluke, Northeastern University, was mentioned in an August 14 article about their study, which found that people have more empathy for battered dogs than human adult, but not child, victims. The study was also covered by and on August 10, the Daily Mail on August 11, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on August 13, Boston magazine on August 19, and a number of other media outlets.

Judith Levine, Temple University, was quoted in a September 17 Philadelphia Inquirer article, “As many as 8 of Every 10 Welfare Applicants in 2013 Denied by Pa., Inquirer Has Found.” The article also appeared on the NBC 10 Philadelphia website on September 21.

Wendy Manning, Bowling Green State University, was cited for her research about cohabitation and divorce in a June 23 New York Times article about marriage.

Isaac William Martin, University of California-San Diego, was quoted in a September 18 American Prospect article, “We Shall Overwhelm,” about his new book, Rich People’s Movements: Grassroots Campaigns to Untax the One Percent.

Elizabeth Aura McClintock, University of Notre Dame, was quoted in an August 13 article about her study, which found that a man’s occupation is linked to the time he spends on housework. The study was also covered by the Daily Mail on August 12,, Yahoo!News, and U.S. News and World Report on August 13, The Atlantic on August 14, and a number of other media outlets.

Martin Monto, University of Portland, was quoted in an August 13 USA Today article about his study, which challenges the perception that there is a “new and pervasive hookup culture” among contemporary college students. Anna Carey, University of Portland, co-authored the study, which was also covered by the Los Angeles Times on August 12, and the San Jose Mercury News, The New Republic, and Inside Higher Ed on August 13, The Huffington Post and The Globe and Mail on August 14, Slateon August 15, Scientific American on August 16, and a number of other media outlets.

Sara M. Moorman, Boston College, was quoted and Jeffrey E. Stokes, Boston College, was mentioned in an August 15 New York Times article about their study, which found that strong grandparent-adult grandchild relationships reduce depression for both parties. The study was also covered by the Today show,,, U.S. News and World Report, and on August 12, the New York Daily News on August 15, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune on August 16, and a number of other media outlets.

Guðmundur Oddsson and Andrew Fisher, both of University of Missouri, and Takeshi Wada, University of Tokyo, had their research featured in an August 13 Atlantic Cities article, “How Race and Inequality Influence the Size of Urban Police Forces.”

Robert Nash Parker, University of California-Riverside, was mentioned in a September 20 Huffington Post article, “Gun Violence and Alcohol: Study Finds Proximity to Liquor Store Increases Chances of Being Shot in Chicago.”

Lori Peek, Department of Sociology, Colorado State University was quoted in a June 19 news feature in Nature magazine regarding our recent research at the Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis on earthquake risk reduction.

Becky Pettit, University of Washington, was mentioned in a September 21 Huffington Post article, “Save America’s Most Dangerous City: Provide Entrepreneurship Education to Every Child.”

Michael S. Pollard, RAND Corporation, was quoted in an August 12 article, “Teens Quit Pot If Their Friends Are Smoke-Free,” about a paper he presented at the ASA Annual Meeting. The article also appeared in The Huffington Post and Yahoo!News on August 13 and on on August 14.

Zhenchao Qian, Ohio State University, and Philip Cohen, University of Maryland, were quoted in a September 11 Washington Post article, “Children Suffer from Growing Economic Inequality Among Families since Recession.” The article also appeared in The Courier-Journal on September 22.

Rashawn Ray, University of Maryland, and Matthew W. Hughey, University of Connecticut, were quoted in a September 19 USA Today article, “College Changes Sorority Rush Process Amid Racism Claims.”

Fabio Rojas, Indiana University-Bloomington, was quoted and Joseph DiGrazia, Indiana University-Bloomington, was mentioned in an August 12 Wall Street Journal article about their study, which found that Twitter posts can predict election results. The study was also covered by the National Journal and Popular Science on August 12, The Atlantic on August 13, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and Politico on August 14, and a number of other media outlets. Rojas also wrote an op-ed about the study, which appeared in the Washington Post on August 11 and was republished in publications including the Star Tribune and the Tribune-Review on August 12.

Jeffrey Ian Ross, University of Baltimore, and Jack Levin, Northeastern University, were quoted in a September 18 Agence France-Presse article about the mass shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.

Victor Roudometof, University of Cyprus, was quoted in a June 20 BBC News Magazine article about the revival of Ancient Greek religion.

Daniel Rudel and Natasha Yurk, both of Indiana University-Bloomington, were quoted in an August 12 Inside Higher Ed article, “Student Loan Lifestyles,” about their research.

Robert Sampson, Harvard University, was quoted in a September 22 Christian Science Monitor article, “Can This Chicago Community be Saved? Hope Rises in Englewood.”

Rick Settersten, Oregon State University, wrote an August 11 Oregonian column, “White Dads, Black Kids: Close Encounters of the Racist Kind.”

Gregory Squires, George Washington University, was quoted in a September 21 Argus Leader article, “Motivated to Move and Improve.”

J. Jill Suitor, Purdue University, was mentioned in a September 18 New York Times article, “Daughters (Still) Are the Caregivers.”

Christopher G. Takacs, University of Chicago, and Daniel F. Chambliss, Hamilton College, were quoted in an August 12 Inside Higher Ed article, “Majoring in a Professor,” about their research.

Verta Taylor, University of California-Santa Barbara, was quoted in a June 27 Santa Barbara Independent article “New Tome Tracks Marriage Movement Trends: Verta Taylor Co-Edits The Marrying Kind Just in Time.” She was quoted in a July 3 article on the same-sex marriage debate within LBGT movement, , a July 5 article on her book about same-sex marriage, and interviewed on June 27 by Richard Flacks on KCSB radio 91.9 about the Supreme Court¹s gay marriage ruling.

Jeremy Uecker, Baylor University, and Richard Petts, Ball State University, were quoted and Samuel Stroope, Louisiana State University, and W. Matthew Henderson, Baylor University, were mentioned in a September 22 Huffington Post article, “Does Religion Increase or Decrease Parental Stress?”

Sudhir Venkatesh, Columbia University, was the subject of a September 13 Mother Jones Q&A article, “‘Rogue Sociologist’ Embeds With Prostitutes and Crack Dealers in NYC,” centered around his new book, Floating City: A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found In New York’s Underground Economy. He was also quoted in a September 19 New York Daily News article, “Sudhir Venkatesh Goes Rogue in ‘Floating City.’”

Lisa Wade, Occidental College, wrote a September 18 Salon column, “Sex Shocker! Men and Women Aren’t That Different.”

Isidor Wallimann, Syracuse University, was mentioned in an August 21 Wall Street Journal article, “Reception in Switzerland for Refugees Starts to Cool.”

Matthew Ward, University of Southern Mississippi, was quoted in an August 16 Agence France-Presse article about young activists pushing for U.S. immigration reform.

Chris Wienke, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and Gretchen J. Hill, Arkansas State University-Jonesboro, were mentioned in a September 10 Slate article about their study, “Does Place of Residence Matter? Rural—Urban Differences and the Wellbeing of Gay Men and Lesbians.” The study was also referenced in a September 9 Daily Yonder article, a September 10 Queerty article, and a September 11 Huffington Post article.

W. Bradford Wilcox, University of Virginia, wrote a September 17 Atlantic column, “Should Washington Pay Parents to Raise Future Taxpayers?” The column also mentioned Andrew Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University.

Elroi Windsor, Salem College, was quoted in a September 5 Washington Post article, “Use of Preferred Gender Pronouns Indicates Expanding Acceptance of Transgender People.”

Bob Wolensky, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, was quoted in a series of articles in The Citizens’ Voice on the demolition of the Huber coal breaker, the last of over 100 anthracite processing plants in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area.

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Joel Best, University of Delaware, received the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction Geroge Herbert Mead Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Nancy S. Berns, Drake University, received the SSSI Charles Horton Cooley Award for Recent Book Article for her book, Closure: The Rush to End Grief and What it Costs Us (Temple University Press, 2012).

Joe R. Feagin, Texas A&M University, received the ASA Section on Racial & Ethnic Minorities’ Founders’ Award for Scholarship & Service; Top Professor (Lifetime Achievement) Award,; Soka Gakki International-USA Social Justice Award (2012), ASA WEB DuBois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award (2013), American Association for Affirmative Action Arthur Fletcher Lifetime Achievement Award.

Amanda Marie Gengler, Brandeis University, received the SSSI Herbert Blumer Graduate Student Paper Award for her paper, “Emotions and Medical Decision Making among Families of Seriously Ill Children.”

J. Steven Picou, University of South Alabama, was recognized as one of 50 researchers over five decades who has made outstanding contributions to science in the areas of Sociological, Practice, Environmental Sociology, and Disaster Research.

Clinton R. Sanders, University of Connecticut, received the SSSI Mentor Award.

Markus Schafer, University of Toronto, Ken Ferraro and Sarah Mustillo, Purdue University, received the 2013 Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award from the Gerontological Society of American for their article, “Children of Misfortune: Early Adversity and Cumulative Inequality in Perceived Life Trajectories (American Journal of Sociology).

Arnout van de Rijt, SUNY-Stony Brook University, was awarded a $275,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation as sole P.I. for the project “Field Experiments and Formal Models of Arbitrary Social Inequality”.

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Gary D Bouma, Monash University, UNESCO Chair in Interreligious and Intercultural Relations - Asia-Pacific, has been appointed by the Governor-General of Australia as a Member of the Order of Australia for ‘Significant service to Sociology as an Academic, Interreligious Relations, and to the Anglican Church of Australia.

Marilyn Rueschemeyer, Brown University, has been named the Guest Editor for a special issue of Problems of Post-Communism: Research in Communist Countries July/August 2013.

J. Steven Picou, University of South Alabama, appointed Director of the USA Coastal Resource and Resiliency Center (CRRC). He was also appointed to the National Academy of Sciences Gulf Of Mexico Program Advisory Group.

Ronald Weitzer, George Washington University, appeared in a recent documentary on human trafficking, “Don’t Shout Too Loud,” produced by Changing Directions Films.

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New Books

Michel Anteby, Harvard University, Manufacturing Morals: The Values of Silence in Business School Educations (University of Chicago Press, 2013).

Joe R. Feagin, Texas A&M University, José A. Cobas, Arizona State University, Latinos Facing Racism: Discrimination, Resistance, and Endurance (Paradigm Publishers, 2013).

Meg Wilkes Karraker, University of St. Thomas, Ed., The Other People: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Migration (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).

Gul Aldikacti Marshall, University of Louisville, Shaping Gender Policy in Turkey: Grassroots Women Activists, the European Union, and the Turkish State (SUNY Press, 2013).

Patricia Richards, University of Georgia, Race and the Chilean Miracle: Neoliberalism, Democracy, and Indigenous Rights (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013).

Rachel Rinaldo, University of Virginia, Mobilizing Piety: Islam and Feminism in Indonesia (Oxford 2013).

Bob Wolensky, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Anthracite Labor Wars: Tenancy, Italians, and Organized Crime in the Northern Coalfield of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 1897-1959 (Center for Canal History, 2013).

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Other Organizations

The Global Awareness Society International 23rd Annual International Conference, Jamaica, May 22-27, 2014. Theme: “The Search for Peace in a Challenging Global Environment.” This interdisciplinary conference invites presentations and panels from all areas of sociology, social work, and criminal justice with emphasis on international and global concerns. Contact: James Pomfret at or (570) 389-5177. For more information, visit:

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New Publications

Sociology of Islam Journal Volume 1 (2013) Issue 1-2 (Brill). Sociology of Islam explores modern social, political, and economic transformations in Muslim Societies through the lens of sociological analysis, social theory, industrialization, modernity, social movements, secularism and political economy. It provides a unique sociological approach in addition to a multi-disciplinary approach. For more information, visit:

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