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Charles Willie was the co-winner of the Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award in 2005. The awards program incorrectly stated that there was no DuBois- Johnson-Frazier award given in 2004. The award was given to the Sociology Department at Washington State University.

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In the In the News section of the July/ August 2006 Footnotes, John R. Taylor’s research on boys and drug use was mistakenly attributed to Patricia Y. Martin. It should have read, John R. Taylor, Florida State University, had his research on feelings of self-derogation in boys at age 11, relative to drug dependence nine years later, cited in the April 25, 2006, edition of the London Times. It was cited also in a number of health newsletters around the United States.

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29th Annual North American Labor History Conference, October 18-20, 2007, Wayne State University. Theme: “Labor and Freedom in Global Perspective.” Proposals for papers and sessions are now being accepted. Sessions are encouraged that address the theme from the perspectives of gender, race, ethnicity, and sexuality. Submit panel and paper proposals, including a 1- to 2-page abstract and brief curriculum vitas or biographical statements for all participants by March 1, 2007. Contact: Janine Lanza, Dept. of History, 3094 faculty Administration Building, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202; (313) 577-2525; fax (313) 577- 6987;

Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS), October 26-28, 2006, Crowne Plaza San Jose Downtown Hotel, San Jose, CA. Theme: “Sociology for What: Building Our World.” The AACS is seeking original research presentations from undergraduate students. Submissions from undergraduate students in any field (including students who have graduated in 2006) should meet the following criteria: (1) original research of new or existing data, (2) hypothesis driven approach with conclusions and findings, (3) applied focus in research process. Contact: Jay Weinstein, Eastern Michigan University, 712 Pray Harrold, Ypsilanti, MI 48197; (734) 487-0012; email;

Southwestern Sociological Association 8 th Annual Meetings, March 14-17, 2007, Albuquerque, NM. Submissions for paper proposals are invited. Paper proposals may be submitted to the program chair at or directly to session chairs available on the SSA website at Deadline: October 15, 2006.


American Academic, an annual publication from the American Federation of Teachers, announces a call for proposals to be included in its 2007 issue, “Diversity and Higher Education.” We will also be considering articles not related to diversity, yet still of interest to the higher education community. Proposals should include a cover page with: title of the proposed paper, author and affiliation, and telephone/e-mail contact information. Proposals should be no longer than three double-spaced pages plus references. Please submit proposals to AFT Higher Education at For more information, contact the AFT Higher Education staff at (202) 879-4426 or (800) 238-1133 x4426.

Applied Social Science is requesting submissions for future issues. Applied Social Science is the official, peer-refereed journal of the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS). Following the recent creation of AACS through a merger between the Society for Applied Sociology and the Sociological Practice Association, Applied Social Science supercedes the journals of the two organizations: The Journal of Applied Sociology and Sociological Practice, respectively. Applied Social Science publishes original research articles, essays, research reports, teaching notes, and book reviews on a wide range of topics of interest to the sociological practitioner. All submissions are processed electronically. Send your submission as an email attachment. The attachment should be a word-processed document (not a PDF file) in ASR style for references, notes, headings, etc. Along with the manuscript, include an abstract of no more than 150 words and a brief biographical statement. Tables and figures must be camera-ready. Applied Social Science publishes two issues each year. Submissions should be accompanied by a processing fee of $15.00 sent via postal mail. This fee is waived for AACS members. Send your submission to Contact: Jay Weinstein, Applied Social Science, Department of Sociology, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.

Child Development Perspectives. The new SRCD journal’s mission is to provide accessible, synthetic reports that summarize emerging trends or conclusions within various domains of developmental research and to encourage multidisciplinary and international dialogue on a variety of topics in the developmental sciences. The journal is designed to serve multiple audiences. The main audience is expected to be SRCD members and other developmental scientists who try to stay abreast of our field’s progress in areas outside their specialties. A second anticipated audience is consumers of research, including policymakers, instructors, and professionals who work with children in clinical or intervention settings who need access to succinct and accessible scientific summaries of developmental research. Submit all manuscripts electronically to the SRCD CDP online submissions and review site at Contact the CDP Office with any questions at

Contemporary Justice Review call for film reviews. The editors of Contemporary Justice Review invites all disciplines, activists, practitioners of justice, and others interested in issues of justice to submit film reviews for publication in the journal. Reviewers might select any film that deals with issues of justice defined in the broadest sense. Reviewers should keep in mind that the purpose of the reviews is not primarily to offer pedagogical tools to teachers but simply to clarify and expand upon particular aspects of justice within films. However, reviewers might choose to demonstrate how a particular film could be valuable to teachers for use in a classroom to illustrate a particular aspect of justice. The length of reviews should be between 750 and 1500 words. Longer reviews will be considered from time to time as review essays. Contact: Deborah M. LaFond, University at Albany-State University of New York; (518) 442-3599;

Encyclopedia of Earth. The world’s experts on the environment of Earth, and the interaction between society and the natural spheres of the Earth, are forming to produce a single comprehensive and definitive electronic encyclopedia about the Earth. The Encyclopedia of Earth (EoE) will be free to the public and free of advertising. The scope of the Encyclopedia is the environment of the Earth broadly defined, with particular emphasis on the interaction between society and the natural spheres of the Earth. See the taxonomy and topic areas at For more information, send an email to or visit

The Hastings Women’s Law Journal is seeking submissions for its upcoming issue. As one of the leading women’s law journals in the nation, the Hastings Women’s Law Journal is committed to the highest quality of scholarship. Aside from our interest in traditional legal issues, our journal is dedicated to providing a forum for alternative voices in legal discourse. Among a wide variety of other topics, we particularly welcome articles addressing different viewpoints on the intersections of gender with race, class, sexual orientation, and other perspectives traditionally ignored. We also welcome commentaries, essays, personal narratives, and book reviews. We prefer that you email us your manuscript, but you can also submit it by mail. We cannot return manuscripts mailed to us, except upon receipt of a self-addressed postage-paid envelope. For more information, visit

Humanity and Society invites submissions for a Special Issue, “Holocaust and Genocide Studies: Lessons and Legacies of Mass Atrocity,” edited by Ronald J. Berger and Paula Mohan. The editors are seeking a broad range of topics that address the “lessons and legacies” theme, including issues pertaining to collective memory, postwar trauma, postwar prosecutions, and social reconciliation. Articles on genocides other than the Holocaust or articles taking a comparative approach are especially encouraged. Manuscripts should not exceed 30 double-spaced pages, plus notes and references, and should follow the ASA Style Guide (2nd ed., 1997). Manuscripts should include both an abstract and a reflexive statement explaining the author(s)’ interest in the topic. A copy of the Manuscript Preparation guidelines may be obtained from Ann Goetting at Articles using a conventional scholarly format as well as personal essays and policy “think” pieces are welcome. Papers should first be submitted via email to Ann Goetting with “Genocide” in the subject line. Manuscripts must be received no later than December 31, 2006. Contact: Ronald J. Berger at or Paula Mohan at

Internationalizing Sociology in the Age of Globalization, 3rd Edition. If you have a syllabus on internationalizing sociology, the global age, the global environment, course unit assignments, film suggestions, electronic resources, or other useful materials you would be willing to share with the profession, send it to us at or Include your contact information and attachments of your submission.

The Journal of Aging Studies announces a call for papers for a special issue on masculinity and aging. Papers from a variety of disciplines addressing issues of masculinity that face men as they age as well as how men respond to those issues are welcome. Critical, empirical, or theoretical contributions are welcome. Papers should be a maximum of 35 pages long. Deadline: January 31, 2007. See the “Guide for Authors” in the journal or at the journal’s website at for instructions regarding preparation of the text. Submit four copies of your manuscript to Deborah K. van den Hoonaard, Special Issue Editor, Journal of Aging Studies, Gerontology Department, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5G3, Canada; email

Research in the Sociology of Health Care. Papers are sought for volume 25 of Research in The Sociology of Health Care, published formerly by JAI Press and now by Elsevier Press. The major theme for this volume is “Inequalities and Disparities in Health Care and Health: Concerns of Patients, Providers and Insurers.” Papers dealing with macro-level system and micro-level issues involving provision of health care and issues related to inequalities and disparities such as race/ethnicity, SES, gender and rural/urban concerns are welcome. The volume will contain 10 to 14 papers, generally between 20 and 40 pages in length. Send completed manuscripts or detailed outlines for review by February 15, 2007. Deadline for an initial indication of interest in outlines or abstracts, January 10, 2007. Contact: Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld, Sociology Program, School of Social and Family Dynamics, Box 873701, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-4802; (480) 965-8053; email

Research on Aging announces a call for papers for a special issue on “Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Health in Life Course Perspective” to be guest edited by Scott M. Lynch of Princeton University. We invite papers utilizing a life course perspective combined with longitudinal data to assess the changing relationships among race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and health. Any health outcome— ranging from mental health outcomes to physical health and mortality—is appropriate, and we welcome papers using a variety of measures of socioeconomic status and race (including ethnicity) and diverse analytical methods. Inquiries can be directed to Scott M. Lynch, Department of Sociology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544; email Submissions should be sent to: Angela M. O’Rand, Research on Aging, Department of Sociology, Box 90088, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708. Deadline: January 15, 2007.

Teaching Criminology: A Resource Manual, 5th Edition. Submissions for the next edition of ASA’s Teaching Criminology resource manual are invited, including syllabi, class exercises and assignments, resource lists (e.g., lists of educational films and websites), pedagogical essays, and other instructional materials. Submit all materials in MS Word format to Timothy Brezina at Deadline: October 31, 2006.

Teaching the Sociology of the Body: A Resource Manual. This is a new edition to the ASA collection of teaching materials. We welcome submissions for syllabi, assignments, activities, media materials, and other pedagogical tools related to the teaching of the sociology of the body. Such materials may cover topics including: race/ethnicity; gendered and intersexed bodies; sexuality; illness and disability; medical knowledge and control; body modification and cosmetic surgery; athletics; pregnancy and the body; body objectification, beautification, and mutilation; the commercialization of the body; and the treatment of dead bodies. Contact: Erin K. Anderson at and Susan J. Ferguson at Grinnell College, Deadline: December 1, 2006.


October 20–21, 2006. National Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit, Mt. Washington Conference Center, Baltimore, MD. Contact: Nancy Bernstine at (202) 347- 0333 or

October 23–24, 2006. Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities: Contributions from the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Natcher Conference Center (Bldg. 45), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. Contact: Ronald P. Abeles at abelesr@ or Suzanne Heurtin-Roberts at For more information, visit

October 26–28, 2006. 24th Annual Meeting of the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology, Crowne Plaza San Jose Downtown Hotel, San Jose, CA. Theme: “Sociology for What: Building Our World.” Contact: Jay Weinstein or Fonda Martin; (734) 487- 0012; email;

October 26–28, 2006. Rethinking Marxism Conference, University of Massachusetts- Amherst. .

November 29–December 1, 2006. UNESCO Forum on Higher Education, Research and Knowledge Colloquium on Research and Higher Education Policy, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France. Contact: Mary Rosset at

December 15–18, 2006. International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE), Bangkok, Thailand. Theme: “Hyper-Traditions.” Contact: IASTE 2006 Conference, Center for Environmental Design Reearch, 390 Wurster Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720; (510) 642-6801; fax (510) 643-5571; email;

January 7–9, 2006. 21st Century’s Biennial Applied Demography Conferences, Crown Plaza Hotel, San Antonio, TX. Contact: David A. Swanson, University of Mississippi, PO Box 1848, University, MS 38677- 1848; (662) 915-7430; fax (662) 915-5372; email

March 14–17, 2007. Southwestern Sociological Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact: email;

March 29–April 1, 2007. Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development(SRCD), Boston, MA.

March 29–April 1, 2007. Pacific Sociological Association 78th Annual Meeting, Oakland Marriott City Center, Oakland, CA. Theme: “Sociology in the Academy: It’s Current and Prospective Position.” Contact: Noel Packard; 2342 Shattuck Ave. PMB #370, Berkeley, CA 94704; email

April 12–14, 2007. The British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2007, University of East London. Theme: “Social Connections: Identities, Technologies, Relationships.” Contact:;

October 18–20, 2007. 29th Annual North American Labor History Conference, Wayne State University. Theme: “Labor and Freedom in Global Perspective.” Contact: Janine Lanza, Dept. of History, 3094 Faculty Administration Building, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202; (313) 577-2525; fax (313) 577-6987;


ACLS Competition for the 2006– 2007 Digital Innovation Fellowships Program.This program invites applications to pursue digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences. Each fellowship carries a stipend of up to $55,000 towards an academic year’s leave and provides for project costs of up to $25,000. For further information, visit

American Antiquarian Society 2007–2008 Research Fellowship Program. Several categories of awards are offered for short- and long-term scholarly research at AAS. Visit the website listed below for more information. Contact: American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 04609; (508) 755-5221; email;

American Philosophical Society Research Programs. Franklin Research Grants. This is a program of small grants to scholars intended to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the cost of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork. Award: $1,000 to $6,000. Deadlines: October 1, December 1. Sabbatical Fellowship for the Humanities and Social Sciences. This program is open to mid-career faculty of universities and 4-year colleges in the United States who have been granted a sabbatical/research year but for whom financial support from the home institution is available for only part of the year. Candidates must not have had a financially supported leave at any time subsequent to September 1, 2004. The doctoral degree must have been conferred no later than 1999 and no earlier than 1986. Stipend: $30,000 to $40,000 for the second half of an awarded sabbatical year. Deadline: October 15. All information and forms for all of the Society’s programs can be downloaded from our website, Click on the “Fellowships and Research Grants” tab. Questions concerning the Franklin, Lewis and Clark, Phillips, and Sabbatical programs should be directed to Linda Musumeci, Research Administrator, at or (215) 440- 3429. Questions should be directed to J.J. Ahern, Assistant Manager of Technical Services and Programs, at or (215) 440-3443.

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2007–2008 at Wesleyan University’s Center for the Humanities, an institute devoted to advanced study and research. The stipend is $45,000. For information on the criteria of eligibility, the application procedure, and the Center’s themes for 2007–2008, visit the Center’s website: Deadline: November 2, 2006.

Columbia University Society of Fellows in the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowships 2007–2008. The Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities invites applications from qualified candidates who have received the PhD between January 1, 2003, and July 1, 2007. Fellows are appointed as Lecturers in appropriate departments at Columbia University and as Mellon Fellows in the Society of Fellows. The fellowship is renewable for a second and third year. In the first year, fellows teach one course per semester: at least one of these courses will be in the undergraduate general education program. In years two and three, fellows teach one course per year. Annual stipend: $52,000. Each fellow receives a research allowance of $3,000 per annum. Application forms available at Deadline: October 2, 2006. Columbia University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health Behavioral and Social Research on Disasters and Health (R03). Visit for more information. Deadline: Multiple Receipt Dates - See Link to Full Announcement for details.

The Foundation for Child Development: Changing Faces of America’s Children - Young Scholars Program. Eligible researchers will have earned their doctoral degrees within the last 15 years, and be Ecofull- time, faculty members of a college or university in the United States. Applicants must hold a PhD or its equivalent in one of the behavioral and social sciences or in an allied professional field (e.g., public policy, public health, education, social work, nursing, medicine). Three to four fellowships of up to $150,000 for use over one to three years (maximum) will be awarded competitively. Note: tenure equivalent positions are not eligible for the fellowship. Deadline: November 1, 2006. Additional information is available at

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Graduate Research Fellowship and the W.E.B. Dubois Fellowship Program. The Graduate Research Fellowship provides dissertation research support to outstanding doctoral students undertaking independent research on issues related to crime and justice. Visit for more information. The W.E.B. Dubois Fellowship Program seeks to advance knowledge regarding the confluence of crime, justice, and culture in various societal contexts. Visit for more information. NIJ is the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice and is dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues. For more information on NIJ, visit


The ACLS announces the opening of the 2006–2007 competitions for fellowships and grants. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships. These year-long fellowships in support of PhD dissertation completion in the humanistic disciplines are the first part of the Mellon/ACLS Early Career Fellowships Program. These fellowships carry a stipend and benefits up to $33,000. Under this program, ACLS will award 65 Fellowships to graduate students, who will be expected to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure or shortly thereafter. Mellon/ACLS Fellowships for Recent Doctoral Recipients. This competition—to commence next year—will provide recent recipients of the doctorate with a stipend to support a year of research, within the context of an academic position (as new hires), in affiliation with a humanities research center, or independent of institutional affiliation. These fellowships are fewer in number (25), and awardees will be selected from a pool that includes Fellows in the first part of the program, other highly ranked applicants from that earlier competition, and winners of other, similar awards such as the Whiting Fellowships. The Central ACLS Fellowships. Maximum stipends are $60,000 for full Professors, $40,000 for Associate Professors, and $30,000 for Assistant Professors. This program requires a PhD conferred by September 2004 and the last supported research leave concluded by July 1, 2005. ACLS/SSRC/NEH International and Area Studies Fellowships. These encourage humanistic research on the societies and cultures of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union. The Southeast European Studies Program announces a newly expanded set of Research Fellowships in Southeast European Studies for Postdoctoral and Dissertation Research. Fellowships will be available for development/ training, research, or writing related to Southeastern Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Romania, and Serbia. Language-Training Grants will be available for institutions and individuals in support of intensive summer training in the languages of Southeastern Europe, and for advanced-mastery language training that involves the professional use of language. The Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars. The Burkhardt fellowships this year will support scholars tenured no earlier than the fall 2002 semester or quarter, who are engaged in long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the humanities and related social sciences. Stipends will be $75,000. Burkhardt fellowships may be used in 2007-2008, or in either of the two succeeding years. The Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships. These fellowships, provide a stipend of $64,000 for an academic year of research, plus an allowance of $2,500 for research and travel, with the possibility of funding for an additional summer, if justified. The fellowships support tenure-track Assistant Professors and untenured Associate Professors in the humanities and related social sciences whose reappointment reviews have been successfully completed but whose tenure reviews will not be completed before February 1, 2007, whose scholarly contributions have advanced their fields, and whose plans for new research are well designed and carefully developed. The Contemplative Practice Fellowships. These fellowships—tenable in summer 2007 or in one semester of the 2007-08 academic year—provide support up to $10,000 for individual or collaborative research leading to the development of courses and teaching materials that integrate contemplative practices into courses. For further information, visit the ACLS Fellowship Competitions site,

The 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 the period since the mid-19th century. The program accepts applications from U.S. and Canadian nationals or permanent residents. Applicants for a dissertation fellowship must be full-time graduate students who have completed all coursework required for the PhD and must have achieved ABD (all but dissertation) status by the time the proposed research stay in Berlin begins. Also eligible are U.S. and Canadian PhDs who have received their doctorates within the past two calendar years. Awards provide between 10 and 12 months of research support. The Berlin Program is based at, funded, and administered by the Freie Universität Berlin, one of the nation’s leading research universities. The program’s publicity and selection process is organized in cooperation with the German Studies Association (GSA). Deadline: December 1, 2006. For more complete information and an application form, visit or send an email to

Julien Mezey Dissertation Award. The Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities invites submissions for its 2007 Julien Mezey Dissertation Award. This annual prize is awarded to the dissertation that most promises to enrich and advance interdisciplinary scholarship at the intersection of law, culture, and the humanities. The Association seeks the submission of outstanding work from a wide variety of perspectives, including but not limited to law and cultural studies, legal hermeneutics and rhetoric, law and literature, law and visual studies, legal history, legal geography, and legal theory and jurisprudence. Each submission must be accompanied by a letter of support from a faculty member. Deadline: October 15, 2006. Application must include: (1) Three hard copies of the dissertation and dissertation abstract; (2) Three hard copies of a letter of support from a faculty member; (3) One email version of the dissertation and abstract (pdf or word format); (4) Contact information for the nominee. All materials should be sent to Reginald Oh, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, 1515 Commerce Street Fort Worth, Texas 76102; email

NCSA Emerging Scholars Award. The Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) announces the creation of the Emerging Scholars Award. This award recognizes an outstanding article or essay published within five years of the author’s doctorate. Entries can be from any discipline focusing on any aspect of the long 19th century (the French Revolution to World War I), must be published in English or be accompanied by an English translation, and must be by a single author. The winner will receive $500. Eligibility: (1) Entrants must be within five years of having received a doctorate or other terminal professional degree, and must have less than seven years of experience either in an academic career, or as a post-terminal-degree independent scholar or practicing professional; (2) Articles published in any scholarly journals, including online journals, or in edited volumes of essays are eligible; (3) Articles submitted to the NCSA Article Prize are ineligible for the Emerging Scholars Award; (4) Only articles physically published in 2005 (even if the citation date of the journal is different) are eligible for the 2007 Emerging Scholar Award. Submission Process: (1) An article can be submitted by an author or by the publisher or editor of a journal or essay collection; (2) In any given year, an applicant can submit more than one article for this award.

In the News

Jon Agnone, University of Washington, had his paper “Amplifying Public Opinion: The Policy Impact of the U.S. Environmental Movement” referenced in “Green Goes Grassroots,” the July 31 cover story of The Nation.

The American Sociological Association was discussed in a July 25 InsideHigherEd. com article on the results from an ASA Task Force on General Education. Bruce Keith, United States Military Academy, was quoted in the article as head of the panel. The Association was also noted in a June 15 article on the public access to research policy supported by many in the federal government.

Algernon Austin, Thora Institute LLC, wrote a column in the June 4 Hartford Courant, “Cosby’s Just Plain Wrong on Black Poverty, Crime.”

Juan Battle, Hunter College & Graduate Center, appeared on WWRL in New York City discussing issues regarding Black America on June 6. He also appeared on WMBM in Miami on June 27 discussing race relations in the United States.

Peter Bearman, Columbia University, was mentioned for his research on abstinence education in a July 19 New York Times oped on sex education.

Neil Bennett, Baruch School of Public Affairs, was quoted in the June 5 Newsweek article, “Marriage by the Numbers,” on his mid-1980s research with David Bloom and Patricia Craig that examined the odds of women getting married in relation to their age and educational and career choices.

Monte Bute, Metropolitan State University- St. Paul and Minneapolis, had an op-ed published in the June 25 Startribune. com about the role of social class and other demographic factors in determining typical higher education opportunities.

Andrew Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University, was quoted in the June 5 Newsweek article “Marriage by the Numbers” on the use of “life table” techniques in demographic studies.

Lee Clarke, Rutgers University, was quoted in the June 6, 2006, issue of the University of Chicago Magazine on the changing nature and severity of disasters that impact human society.

Jay Coakley, University of Colorado, was quoted in a July 16 New York Timesarticle about athletes being able to keep it together.

Mathieu Deflem, University of South Carolina, was interviewed on the CIA and the search for Osama Bin Laden in “¿En dónde está Osama Bin Laden?” in the Tiempos del Mundo on July 13, 2006.

Thomas diPrete, Columbia University, was quoted in a July 9 New York Timesfront-page article about recent research showing growing gaps between the sexes in terms of college attendance, educational achievement, and academic attainments.

Riley Dunlap, Oklahoma State University, was quoted in an article on “EcoAnxiety” in the August/September, 2006 issue of PLENTY magazine.

Peter Dreier, Occidental College, was quoted in a Sunday New York Times story about the growing shortage of affordable housing in California on May 7 and in another New York Times story about the community organizing group, ACORN on June 26. He was quoted in the Los Angeles Times on May 11, 2006. He was quoted about his recent Brooking Institution report on widening economic segregation in the United States in the LA Times on July 23. He authored an op-ed column in the Sunday Los Angeles Times on May 21, 2006, calling for stronger municipal restrictions on condominium conversions and was interviewed on KCWR’s “Which Way LA?” radio program June 12, 2006, on the topic. He and Richard Appelbaum, UC-Santa Barbara, coauthored an article in the June 1 issue of The Nation about student activism against sweatshops and the growing number of universities participating in an innovative anti-sweatshop consortium. He authored an article in the June 12 issue of The Nationabout the Bush administration’s rollbacks of mine safety laws and regulations and was interviewed about this topic on the syndicated radio program Counter-Spin on June 2. His article “Act First, Ask Later” appeared on the TomPaine.Com website on July 11. He coauthored an appraisal of LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s first year in office, “Movement Mayor,” in the Summer 2006 issue of Dissent magazine. Dreier coauthored an article on the April 15 on the CommonDreams website, about former Senator John Edwards’ efforts to develop an anti-poverty policy agenda as part of his likely presidential campaign. He coauthored an op-ed column in the Pasadena Star-News on June 24 calling on the Pasadena City Council to focus more attention and money on the public schools. He was quoted in the Pasadena Star-News about this topic on July 18, 2006.

Kathryn Edin, University of Pennsylvania, was quoted in a July 31 New York Times feature article about the steadily increasing number of men ages 30 to 54 who have dropped out of the U.S. workforce.

Jean Elson, University of New Hampshire, authored an invited article in the June 7, 2006, issue of Newsday about Newsweek’s 20-year retrospective of its June 2, 1986, report on the odds of women getting married in relation to their age and educational and career choices.

Morten Ender, United States Military Academy-West Point, appeared on National Public Radio’s Open Source program hosted by Christopher Lydon on June 6. The topic discussed was war films with the director of the recently released and award-winning documentary, “The War Tapes.”

Kai Erickson, Yale University, was quoted in the June 6, 2006, issue of the University of Chicago Magazine on the changing nature and severity of disasters that impact human society.

Kerry Ferris, Northern Illinois University, was quoted in a July 5 Detroit News article on the decreasing power of individual movie stars to guarantee box-office success.

William H. Frey, University of Michigan, was profiled in the July 27 Washington Post for his demography predictions for the United States.

Alice Fothergill, University of Vermont, was a panelist on Vermont Public Radio’s Switchboard program on how working women balance the demands of home and work on May 11 in honor of Mother’s Day. She was a featured guest on Vermont Public Radio’s Midday Report on June 5 to discuss how Hurricane Katrina victims are coping with the beginning of a new hurricane season.

Frank Furstenberg, University of Pennsylvania, was quoted in a June 7, 2006, Newsday article by University of New Hampshire sociologist Jean Elson in her about Newsweek’s 20-year retrospective of its June 2, 1986, report on the odds of women getting married in relation to their age and educational and career choices.

Norval D. Glenn, University of Texas, was quoted in a June 27 Washington Post article on amicable divorces.

Mauro Guillén, University of Pennsylvania, was quoted in the July 25 New York Times and in The Economist concerning the implications of political changes in Latin America for the operations of Spanish companies, and in Les Echos regarding his research on the aesthetic dimensions of organizational theories.

Eszter Hargittai, Northwestern University, was quoted or interviewed in several media outlets for her research comparing women’s and men’s actual versus self-assessed online Internet skills, which was co-authored with Steven Shafer and published in the June 2006 Social Science Quarterly. Other publications featuring her research include: July 10 Los Angeles Times, July 7 Chicago Tribune, July 5 Chicago Sun Times, and the July 7 Future Tense on Minnesota Public Radio.

William B. Helmreich, CUNY Graduate Center, was quoted in a June 9 New York Times article on the ritual of the prom as a rite of passage.

Jonathan B. Imber, Wellesley College, was cited in an opinion piece in the July 19 about University of Pennsylvania sociologist Philip Rieff and his moralistic writings and speculation that a new character, that he called “psychological man,” had arrived on the scene in Western culture.

Colin Jerolmack, The Graduate Center- City University of New York, was quoted in a June 20 article in the New York Timesand the International Herald-Tribune. The piece focused on the mayor of London’s recent ban on pigeon feeding in Trafalgar Square and its political implications. He was also quoted in a July 6 AM New York article about the tradition, culture, and decline of pigeon racing in New York City.

Catherine Kenney, University of Illinois- Urbana-Champaign, was quoted in the June 5 Newsweek article “Marriage by the Numbers” on her 2001 research with Joshua Goldstein, Princeton University, which found more education correlated with a greater likelihood of marriage for women.

R. John Kinkel wrote an op-ed piece for the July 3 Wisconsin State Journal on the pope’s first year.

Eric Klinenberg, New York University, was interviewed on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered on July 31 about his book Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago and cities’ preparedness to assist vulnerable populations during the extreme summer heat of 2006.

Kathryn Kopinak, UC-San Diego’s Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, was quoted in a June 12 San Diego Union-Tribune article on toxic waste.

Gary LaFree, University of Maryland, was quoted in a May 19 Science magazine article on terrorism research.

Mark LaGory and Ferris J. Ritchey,University of Alabama-Birmingham, discussed enumeration of the homeless, and had their survey of the homeless quoted in the Birmingham News on July 21, 2006.

Shirley Laska, University of New Orleans, and Katherine Donato, Rice University, were quoted in a June 7 Houston Chroniclearticle on the new demographics of New Orleans and parts of Texas.

Zai Liang, State University of New York- Albany, was quoted in the June 3 issue of the National Journal about undocumented immigrants from China. He was also interviewed by National Geographic about recent internal migration in northeastern China.

John L. Martin’s, University of Wisconsin, recent American Journal of Sociology article on perceived sexiness of those in positions of power was summarized in the June 9, 2006, “Unconventional Wisdom” column of the Washington Post.

Steven Martin, University of Maryland, was quoted in the June 5 Newsweek article, “Marriage by the Numbers,” on the appeal of waiting to marry.

Douglas S. Massey, Princeton University, wrote an article on the American border policy in the June 30 Chronicle of Higher Education.

Sara S. McLanahan, Princeton University, was quoted in a July 20 New York Timesarticle on a program aimed at fighting poverty through family building.

Miller McPherson, University of Arizona and Duke University, Lynn Smith-Lovin, Duke University, and Matthew Brashears, University of Arizona, had their June 2006 American Sociological Review paper on ‘Social Isolation in America’ covered in the June 23 Washington Post, USA Today, LA Times, Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal,, Chicago Tribune, and wire services Associated Press, Knight Ridder, Reuters, and referenced in a Jay Leno joke. It was discussed on All Things Considered, NPR, on June 24, the BBC and WNYC (NYC CBS affiliate) on June 25, CJOB, Winnepeg radio, Charles AdlerSshow, WCBS, New York CBS affiliate, MSNBC, NBC, Good Morning America, CBS, The Early Show, KCLW, Windsor, Ontario/Detroit, and The Ron Strang Show, CKNW Vancouver, Canada, on June 26, and in Washington Post by Sebastian Mallaby on June 26. It was also mentioned on the Bill Goode Show, Chorus Network, The State of Things, WUNC, NC Public Radio, WJBC radio, RC McBride Show, CHQR, World Tonight Show with Wayne Nelson, Calgary radio, CBC, and Canadian public television on June 27. On June 28, the research was discussed on On Point, NPR, New 9040, Montreal radio, Q102, Irish public radio, BBC World Service, KAHL, The Ron Thulin Show, and in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. It was discussed in the Boston Globe and on CBS on June 30. The research was the subject of a July 2 New York Times “Week in Review” article and a Chicago Tribune column. The research was mentioned on the Wisconsin Public Radio Bill Merens Show on July 3, Hong Kong radio on July 2, columns by Chicago Tribune’s Clarence Page and the New York Time’s Maureen Dowd on July 4, as well as WBAL-AM on July 4, WPRO Rhode Island radio on July 5, KQED, San Francisco Public Radio on July 6, and Seattle Public Radio on July 7. Smith-Lovin wrote an op-ed on her research, which appeared in the Detroit Free Press, the San Diego Union Tribune, the Durham Herald- Sun on July 7, and the Hartford Couranton July 9. On July 10, the research was discussed on The Conversation with Ross Reynolds WCPN, Cleveland Public Radio, and the McClatchy Group cited the study in an article on race relations and friendships on July 23. It was also mentioned on the AARP radio show on August 4. Two documentaries, “The Greener Side” (at the Spring ‘07 Cannes Festival) and “New Dark Age” (Cloud Nine Films, January ‘07) and “Going Down Kicking” by Chris Billings, featured the study. Also, magazines Glamour, Elle, Harper’s, and Time will have future articles. Overall, more than 250 media sources covered the ASR research and almost 800 blogs have mentioned the ASR study.

Calvin Morrill, University of California- Irvine, was quoted in a June 25 New York Times article on women as leaders or bosses.

Charles Moskos, Northwestern University, was quoted in the June 25 New York Times saying that this is the era of “patriotism lite” on Capitol Hill. He was also quoted in a June 4 New York Times article about training values during war time.

Timothy J. Owens, Purdue University, was quoted in a July 28 Indianapolis Star article about single young adults’ harried work lives.

Victoria Pitts, City University of New York, was quoted in a June 15 New York Times article on the pressure women feel to constantly perfect their looks and lose weight.

Robert D. Putnam, Harvard University, was mentioned in Ruth Marcus’ July 19 Washington Post op-ed for his 2000 book Bowling Alone.

Abigail C. Saguy, University of California- Los Angeles, had her research on public debates over the “obesity epidemic” cited in a front page essay of the May 30 New York Times entitled “Well-Intentioned Food Police May Create Havoc with Children’s Diets.”

Theodore Sasson, Middlebury College, and William Domhoff, University of California-Santa Cruz, were quoted in a June 5 Washington Post article about conspiracy theories.

Greg Scott, DePaul University, was quoted in a June 4 Washington Post article about a deadly additive in heroin.

David R. Segal, University of Maryland- College Park, was quoted in a July 30 Washington Post article about possible causes of former U.S. Army Pfc. Steven Green’s alleged criminal conduct in the “Triangle of Death” area of Iraq and implications for the quality of recent military recruits. He was also quoted in the Christian Science Monitor on April 12 regarding the recruiting implications of the National Guard being converted from a strategic reserve to an operational reserve, and on April 18 on the spending habits of American soldiers returning from war zones. He was quoted in the San Antonio Express-News on May 5 on patterns of Hispanic military recruitment. He was interviewed on May 10 in the Fort Worth Weekly in an article on military recruiting in secondary schools, and on May 19 in the Wilmington News Journal regarding the impact of combat deaths on small communities. He was quoted in the Baltimore Sun on May 25 regarding a dismissal from the U.S. Naval Academy for failure on a physical fitness test. His research with colleague Mady W. Segal on the demography of the American military was quoted in an article on minority recruitment in the New Jersey Courier-Poston May 28.

Sandra Susan Smith, University of California-Berkeley, had her research on African Americans not using their social connections to help their friends find work from the Spring 2006 issue of Contexts featured in a June 15 Washington Post article.

Laurel Smith-Doerr, Boston University, was interviewed on New England Cable News on June 23 about interpersonal relationships and the Internet.

Jeremy Straughn, Purdue University, was quoted in a June 25 editorial in the Chicago Tribune on the likely political impact of recent threats to the Sears Tower. He was a principal source for a feature article on national identity in America that appeared in the July 2 issue of the Lincoln, NE Journal Star.

Murray A. Straus, University of New Hampshire, had his research on capital punishment and student assaults profiled in a June 30 Chronicle of Higher Education article.

E. Kay Trimberger, Sonoma State University, was quoted in the June 5 Newsweek article, “Marriage by the Numbers,” on the usefulness of the trends identified in the original June 2, 1986, Newsweek report on the odds of women getting married, such as an increase in cohabitation and single mothers.

Christopher Uggen, University of Minnesota, was quoted in a May 31 USA Todayarticle about laws restricting ex-felons from voting.

Rose Weitz, Arizona State University, was quoted in an April 2006 Health magazine article on the connection between hair color and style and personality.

W. Brad Wilcox, University of Virginia, was interviewed on NBC’s the Today Showon July 7 for his work on male versus female breadwinners in a relationship.


Don A. Dillman, Washington State University, received the 2006 Helen Dinerman Award for career contributions to survey research methodology from the World Association for Public Opinion Research.

Pyong Gap Min, Queens College and the Graduate Center-CUNY, has been selected as one of the Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar Fellows for the 2006-2007 year. His book, Encyclopedia of Racism in the United States (2005), 3 Volumes, has been selected by Booklist as one of the best (23) books published in 2005 in the reference category.

Aaron Kupchik, University of Delaware, was recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation, Law & Social Sciences Division, for his project, School Discipline and Security: Maintaining Safety and Legitimacy. LaDawn Haglund, Arizona State University, was awarded a subcontract from the same grant.

Ramiro Martinez, Jr., Florida International University, received a 2006 Faculty Award for Excellence in Research.

Valentine Moghadam, Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO, has won the American Political Science Association’s Victoria Schuck Prize for the best book on women and politics published in 2005, for her book Globalizing Women: Transnational Feminist Networks.

Bernice Pescosolido, Indiana University, received the 2006-07 Distinguished Faculty Award from Indiana University.


Erika Laine Austin has joined the faculty of the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Shelia Cotten joined the faculty of the University of Alabama-Birmingham and is the Co-Director of the Center of Social Medicine.

Kathryn Edin, University of Pennsylvania, has been promoted to the rank of Professor.

R. John Kinkel will be joining the sociology faculty of Miami University (Oxford, OH) this fall.

William Lane has retired from the State University of New York-Cortland to become a managing partner in GoldenLane Assoc., Inc., a gerontological consulting firm located in Albany, NY.

Katrina Bell McDonald was awarded tenure at the Johns Hopkins University on May 10, 2006. McDonald is the second African-American woman to be awarded tenure in history of that university’s arts and sciences and engineering schools.

Valentine Moghadam, Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO, will join Purdue University in January 2007 as Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies and as Director of the Women’s Studies Program.

Toby Parcel, North Carolina State University, has been appointed as Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Laurie Schaffner, University of Illinois- Chicago, was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in August 2006.

Vicki Smith, University of California- Davis, has been appointed to a threeyear term as Chair of the Department of Sociology.

Susan L. Smith-Cunnien has been promoted to Professor at the University of St. Thomas-St. Paul.

Lisa K. Waldner has been promoted to Professor at the University of St. Thomas- St. Paul.

James Zuiches, formerly a dean at Washington State University, has joined North Carolina State University this spring as the Vice Chancellor for Extension, Engagement, and Economic Development.


Ron Aminzade, University of Minnesota, has been invited to be a residential fellow at the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio, Italy in spring 2007.

Judith Auerbach is now the Deputy Executive Director for Science and Public Policy at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

John B. Diamond, Harvard University, has been named a 2006-2007 fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard.

Wendy Espeland, Northwestern University, has been named a 2006-2007 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute.

Mary Frank Fox, Georgia Institute of Technology, was a plenary speaker on “Advancing women in technical fields within higher education,” at the national meetings of the Women in Engineering Programs and Advocates Network (WEPAN), June 2006.

Larry Isaac, Vanderbilt University, has been elected president of the Southern Sociological Society. He will serve this year, 2006-07, as President-Elect and 2007- 08 as President.

Gale Largey was invited to discuss his documentary film on the founder of American sociology, Lester Ward: A Life’s Journey, at The Fourth International Charlotte Perkins Gilman Conference. A shortened 58-minute version of the documentary will be aired on several regional Public Broadcasting Service stations in the fall of 2006.

Martin Malone, Mount Saint Mary’s University, delivered the annual Distinguished Faculty Lecture, “A world without borders: The curse of living in interesting times,” at the university’s Honors Convocation in April.

Gordon Morgan, University of Arkansas, has been named a Fulbright College distinguished alumni for 2006.

Yanick St. Jean, University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, has received a Fulbright Scholar Program award to lecture and conduct research in the West African country of Benin beginning this fall.

Deborah Shatin, University of Minnesota, has been serving on the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee (MCAC) of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). She was also recently appointed as a consultant to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Drug Safety and Risk Management (DSaRM) Advisory Committee.

Maureen Sperrazza, Southern Connecticut State University, presented her paper, “Realtors Define Success: A Symbolic Interactionist Study” at the Symbolic Interactionism and Ethnographic Research conference in May in Niagara Falls, Canada.

Members' New Books

Ari Antikainen, Päivi Harinen, and Carlos Alberto Torres (eds.) In from the Margins: Adult Education, Work and Civil Society (Sense Publishers, 2006).

Algernon Austin, Thora Institute LLC, Achieving Blackness: Race, Black Nationalism, and Afrocentrism in the Twentieth Century(New York University Press, 2006) and Getting It Wrong: How Black Public Intellectuals Are Failing Black America(iUniverse, Inc., 2006).

Suzanne Bianchi, John P. Robinson, and Melissa A. Milkie, University of Maryland and ASA Rose Series in Sociology, Changing Rhythms of American Family Life(Russell Sage Foundation, 2006).

Francine D. Blau, Cornell University, Mary C. Brinton, Harvard University, David B. Grusky, Stanford University, The Declining Significance of Gender? (Russell Sage Foundation, 2006).

Vasilikie Demos and Marcia Texler Segal, Indiana University Southeast, Gender and the Local-Global Nexus:Theory, Research, and Action, Volume 10, Advances in Gender Research Series (Elsevier, 2006).

Bella DePaulo, University of California- Santa Barbara, Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After (St. Martin’s Press, 2006).

Laura Fingerson, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Girls in Power: Gender, Body, and Menstruation in Adolescence(SUNY Press, 2006).

David John Frank, University of California- Irvine, and Jay Gabler, Harvard University, Reconstructing the University: Worldwide Shifts in Academia in the 20th Century (Stanford University Press, 2006).

Mary Frank Fox, Georgia Institute of Technology, Deborah G. Johnson, University of Virginia, and Sue V. Rosser,Georgia Institute of Technology, Women, Gender, and Technology (University of Illinois Press, 2006).

Mauro Guillén, University of Pennsylvania, The Taylorized Beauty of the Mechanical: Scientific Management and the Rise of Modernist Architecture (Princeton University Press, 2006).

Keelung Hong and Stephen O. Murray, Looking through Taiwan (University of Nebraska Press, 2005).

Victoria Kaplan, Writing for Change, Structural Inequality: Black Architects in the United States (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006).

Samantha King, Queen’s University, Pink Ribbons Inc: Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philanthropy (University of Minnesota Press, 2006).

Louis Kriesberg, Syracuse University, Constructive Conflicts: From Escalation to Resolution, 3rd edition (Rowman & Little- field, 2006).

Simon Langlois, Université Laval, Consumer en France (Editions de L’Aube, 2006).

Judith Lorber, Brooklyn College and the Graduate School, Mary Evans, and Kathy Davis, Handbook of Gender Studies and Women Studies (Sage Publications, 2006).

Judith Lorber, Brooklyn College and the Graduate School, Lisa Jean Moore, Gendered Bodies: Feminist Perspectives(Roxbury, 2007).

Coramae Richey Mann, Indiana University, Marjorie S. Zatz, Arizona State University, Nancy Rodriguez, Arizona State University, Images of Color, Images of Crime (Roxbury Publishing Company, 2006).

Steve McKay, Satanic Mills or Silicon Islands? The Politics of High-Tech Production in the Philippines (Cornell University/ILR Press, 2006).

Steven Pfaff, University of Washington, Exit-Voice Dynamics and the Collapse of East Germany: The Crisis of Leninism and the Revolution of 1989 (Duke University Press, 2006).

Harland Prechel, Texas A&M University, (ed.) Politics and the Corporation, Research in Political Sociology, Volume 14 (Elsevier/ JAI Press, 2005).

Claire M. Renzetti, University of Dayton, Lynne Goodstein, University of Connecticut, Susan L. Miller, University of Delaware, Rethinking Gender, Crime, and Justice: Feminist Readings (Roxbury Publishing Company, 2006).

Susan M. Ross, Lycoming College, American Families Past and Present: Social Perspectives on Transformations (Rutgers University Press, 2006).

Kent Sandstrom, University of Northern Iowa, Dan Martin, University of Minnesota- Duluth, Gary Alan Fine, Northwestern University, Symbols, Selves, and Social Reality: A Symbolic Interactionist Approach to Social Psychology and Sociology (Roxbury Publishing Company, 2006).

Saskia Sassen, University of Chicago, Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (Princeton, 2006).

Tom Scheff, University of California- Santa Barbara, Goffman Unbound! Toward a New Paradigm in Social Science (Paradigm Publishers, 2006).

David A. Sonnenfeld, Washington State University, and David Naguib Pellow, University of California-San Diego, Ted Smith, (eds.) Challenging the Chip: Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry (Temple University Press, 2006).

Karen Sternheimer, University of Southern California, Kids These Days: Facts and Fictions About Today’s Youth (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006).

Immanuel Wallerstein, Yale University, European Universalism (The New Press: June 2006).

Vernetta D.Young and Rebecca Reviere, Howard University, Women Behind Bars: Gender and Race in US Prisons (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2006).

Other Organizations

Humanity & Society, Journal of the Association for Humanist Sociology, is seeking manuscript reviewers. The journal focuses on controversial issues of domination, oppression, and injustice and favors pieces that reflect qualitative inquiry. The authors must demonstrate their personal commitment to and involvement in their topic in a short “Reflexive Statement” that appears below the abstract. If you have an abundance of experience with the peer-review process and if this particular journal appeals to you, please volunteer to serve as a reviewer. Send a statement of interest with a list of areas of interest (you may note that you will consider any topic) to the Executive Editor Ann Goetting at Also attach your Curriculum Vitae.

Caught in the Web

The 2006 General Social Survey (GSS) has been completed and will be archived in the fall. The topical modules are on (1) the quality of working life, replicating a module in 2002, (2) attitudes towards firearms, (3) shared capitalism, expanding on a module in 2002, (4) level of disability, (5) use of foreign languages, (6) mental health attitudes and experiences drawing on modules in the 1996-2000, (7) number of people known, (8) participation in congregations, (9) knowledge about and attitudes towards science, (10) religious trends, repeating a number of items from earlier GSSs, and (11) sexual behavior (continuing the series started in 1988). The ISSP modules are on the role of government and work orientation. As is usual, about two-thirds of the items are replications and one-third new content. Topics include social-welfare and economic regulation, civil liberties, spending priorities, and political ef- ficacy. The work orientation module is the second replication with earlier rounds in 1989 and 1997. Besides the questions asked of all respondents there are special sections for the employed asking about their specific job and workplace and for the unemployed. In addition, there is another cross-national collaboration on the 2006 GSS. The International Mental Health Stigma Study will be conducted in the US and 15 other countries. The 1972-2006 GSS data be will available from (1) The Roper Center, Box 440, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 06268; (860) 486-4882; fax (860) 486-4882; email and (2) Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), Box 1248, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 48106; (313) 763-5010; email The Zentralarchiv fuer Empirische Sozialforschung at the University of Cologne has released a merged file for the 2003/04 ISSP module on National Identity II. The next module to be released will be the 2004 Citizenship module. It should be available in the second half of 2006, For other information contact Tom W. Smith, NORC, 1155 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637; email

International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning. A new, international, peer-reviewed, open access eJournal, titled International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning(IJ-SoTL) at will be published by the Center for Excellence in Teaching at Georgia Southern University with the inaugural issue scheduled for January 2007. The deadline for submissions for the first issue is November 1, 2006. IJ-SoTL focuses upon higher/tertiary education and emphasizes that effective teaching is measured by the quality and depth of student learning, that it is serious intellectual work that requires sustained and complex work, that it can be opened for conversations and collaborations among colleagues, and that it can be evidence-based through pedagogical research. IJ-SoTL has the vision of being the premier international SoTL journal by being an advocate, agent and crucible for international conversations, contacts and work on SoTL. You can join our IJ-SoTL discussion list for any and all things connected with SoTL and the improvement of student learning at


Mary Starke Harper, a primary force in organizing the National Institutes of Health’s minority fellowship program, died July 27 of cancer at the age of 86. She was one of the nation’s leading advocates for improving health care for minorities, the elderly, and the mentally ill.


Harry V. Ball

Harry V. Ball, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, died on May 16, 2006. He was 79 and succumbed to cancer.

Ball was born in Wellston, Missouri. Beginning his undergraduate studies at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri, with a BA in sociology, in 1944, he completed an MA at Washington University in 1950 and a PhD at the University of Minnesota in 1956.

During his 56 plus years of scholarship, Ball made a significant contribution to sociological and social science research on law and society and to teaching and mentorship. Early on, Ball was involved directly and indirectly in matters of race and the law in employment, the community, and the capacity of the law to deter or improve equality and equity under changing social contexts. In the summer of 1948, Ball served as Chief Field Investigator for the St. Louis Mayor’s Commission on the Fairgrounds Park Race Riot. At Washington University and at the University of Minnesota, he served as Research Assistant to Arnold M. Rose and completed his PhD under Rose on “A Sociological Study of Rent Control and Rent Control Violations in Honolulu: 1940-1954.”

His standing in the law and society community is indicated by becoming the first President of the Law and Society Association in 1964-66, elected as a member of the Board of Trustees from 1966-84, as a member of Board of Editors of the Law and Society Review from 1966-74. His contributions to scholarly research and teaching on law and society began as a Fellow in SSRC (Social Science Research Council) Summer Research Training Institutes on Legal Process in 1958, in the Ford Foundation Summer Institute on Law and Desegregation in 1959, and as a Fellow in the Ford Law and Behavioral Sciences Program in the University of Chicago Law School in 1959-60. He was a Research Associate in The American Bar Foundation Study of the Administration of Criminal Justice in the United States in 1960-61 and as Lecturer in the University of Wisconsin Law School from 1961-62. From 1962-64, he served as Program Coordinator of the Russell Sage Foundation Sociology of Law Program at Madison.

Ball laid the basis for scholarly work in law and society at Madison with the faculty at the Law School and faculty in the Sociology Department. Stuart Macaulay notes: “Many played a role in the creation of the Law and Society Association, but Ball provided much of the energy and vision. Without Ball, something such as the Law and Society Association would have come, if at all, later and perhaps in a different form.”

Over a lifetime, Ball fostered ties for law and society programs in universities and colleges involving faculty and staff in the law schools, the social sciences, and sociology. Besides recognition for his services in the Law and Society Association, Ball served in regional, national, and international associations as a reader of journals and on national panels.

Ball’s lifetime scholarly research sought to examine promising theoretical frames and to collate, organize, and assess materials on the changes in social processes and the legal system on substantive law and cases. He made lasting contributions to the collation and organization of legal materials and associated community materials on the transformation of Native Hawaiian law from the early 1800s to more Western forms in the later 1900s. The coded legal materials are being digitized to aid researchers and scholars to explore major continuities and transformations in matters relating to land use and tenure, criminal, civil, administrative, and allied matters within court records. The materials permit both quantitative and qualitative analyses about events, individuals, and serve as critical masses in the judiciary and in the community on the evolution of the law in response to diverse local and global processes. The organization of available materials on the shifting relations between legal structures and processes in mediating old and new “grievances and disputes” and “routines” is a remarkable feat. Students and scholars will be able to reexamine materials with available and new materials.

Besides national, international, and regional professional services and recognition, exceptional professional services within the community and institution marked Ball’s contributions. This work was grounded in active teaching, scholarship, and research in and around Hawai’i. Professional services to the community were numerous over his lifetime. As Interim Director of the University of Hawai’i Juvenile Delinquency Prevention and Control Center and participant in numerous panels and meetings, Ball engaged others to develop research, planning, and program oversight in proficient and competent ways. He was a founding member of the Friends of the Hawai’i Judiciary History Center where his thorough research paved the way for its exhibits.

His institutional service was remarkable within the department, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Faculty Senate. He worked on assessment of student outcomes, developing post-baccalaureate bridge programs, and search committees for Chancellors and Deans. He was able to set the overall framework of a viable and vibrant research university with a liberal arts program involving local, national, and international students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. His Sociology of Law and Law and Social Change courses were demanding and required students to express themselves in scholarly and public ways. As program and agency developments under his oversight proceeded, he worked with faculty and staff to produce students who learned to perform at high levels in legal practice and research, in law-related service, and on executive assignments in prevention, correction, and in visionary approaches to improving the lives of youths and adults involved with the law.

He is survived by spouse, Benna Lou, sons James and Jeff, daughter Christine Patterson, and grandchildren Jensen and Kelsea Ball, Taharqa, Xavier, Tabara, and Keoni Patterson, and Emily, Elyssa, and Dylan Ball.

Kiyoshi Ikeda, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Terry Boswell

Terry Boswell passed away of complications due to ALS on June 1, 2006, leaving behind an influential body of work in the areas of stratification and labor markets, revolutions, and the political economy of the world system. Born on October 30, 1955, in Eureka, California, Terry grew up in Kentucky and Arizona mining country, which would leave a stamp on his sociological and political concerns. He attended the University of Arizona-Tucson, where he stayed for his PhD, organized a Marxist study group (with Edgar Kiser), and was at the center of intellectual ferment that characterized the early years of the Arizona Department.

As a student of societal stratification and labor markets, Terry worked, often with present and former graduate students, to understand the absolute and relative importance of race and class in labor markets and in labor movement politics. In a number of articles and books addressing these questions, Terry and collaborators cast light on the parts played by paternalism, migration, union strength, minority strikebreaking, and institutionalized racial inclusion in worker and union fortunes. Work done here stretches from the 1986 “A Split Labor Market Analysis of Discrimination against Chinese Immigrants, 1850-1880” (in the American Sociological Review (ASR)) to the 2006 Racial Conflict and Class Solidarity(from SUNY Press) with Cliff Brown, John Brueggemann, and Ralph Peters.

As a student of inequality and exploitation, labor organization and revolution, Terry wrote important works with, Linda Beer, William Dixon, Jeffrey Kantor, and Dimitris Stevis stretching from the 1990 “Dependency and Rebellion” (with William Dixon in the ASR) to a major work in progress with Dimitri Stevis on globalization and labor unions. And another research project with April Linton on international clusters of revolutionary activity and social movements that have affected global history.

Indeed, as a student of the world system, Terry investigated long-term, global-level system dynamics in a series of papers extending from the 1989 “Colonial Empires and the Capitalist World-System” (ASR) to the 1997 “Dutch Hegemony: Global Leadership during the Age of Mercantilism” (with Joya Misra in Acta Politica). This work found perhaps its fullest expression in The Spiral of Capitalism and Socialism: Toward Global Democracy (with Christopher Chase-Dunn and winner of the Outstanding Book Award for 2001, Political Economy of the World-System Section of the American Sociological Association).

Terry Boswell’s extraordinary productive accomplishment—over 40 published paper (7 in the ASR or American Journal of Sociology) and too many books to yet count—one might think that Terry spent all of his time working. Terry was amazingly committed to his work (frequently working long past midnight). He was public sociologist long before the term was common. He was a great colleague, leader, and example during his 22 years at Emory. However, he always found time for his family, his friends, his students, and his many hobbies.

Terry was a sculptor, working mainly with metal and found objects, loved baseball (ASA meetings always included a trip to the baseball stadium), Mexican food, cheap beer and expensive champagne, and travel (especially to the Mexico, London, and the beach). He was loving father to Kate and Nick Boswell. He will be missed, and his presence will remain felt.

Al Bergesen, Cliff Brown, John Brueggemann, Alex Hicks, Edgar Kiser, April Linton, Joya Misra, and Ralph Peters

Janet Saltzman Chafetz

Janet Saltzman Chafetz, a member of the Sociology Department, the University of Houston since 1973 passed away July 6, 2006, after a seven-year struggle with cancer. She served as department chair over four terms, most recently, between 1994 and 2002. As a leading feminist theorist in sociology, Janet served on the ASA council from 1991-94, was active in the ASA Theory Section for many years and was a founding member of Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS). She served as president of both as well as serving as president of the Southwest Sociological Association in the 1980s.

Chafetz authored 11 books, among them four that helped shape the field of gender roles: Masculine/Feminine or Human: An Overview of the Sociology of Gender Roles (1974), a book that was used in many of the early gender classes in Sociology departments; her highly respected Sex and Advantage: A Comparative, Macro-Structural Theory of Sex Stratification (1984); Female Revolt: Women’s Movements in World and Historical Perspective (1986, with Gary Dworkin); and Gender Equity: An Integrated Theory of Stability and Change (1990). She wrote an invited chapter on feminist theory for The Annual Review of Sociology (1997) and edited the Handbook of the Sociology and Gender (1999), both of which are indicators of the esteem in which she was held in the field of gender studies. Janet’s strong conviction that gender must be incorporated into the mainstream of sociological theory is evident in all of her later work. Her earlier involvement in feminist social activism gave way to a commitment to bring gender studies from their marginalized status on the sidelines of sociology into the theoretical mainstream of the discipline.

For many sociologists, Chafetz was first and foremost a theorist. As such, she championed and advanced developments in formal theory construction and authored A Primer on the Construction and Testing of Theories in Sociology (1978) and a chapter in the Annual Review of Sociology(1997 on formal feminist theory). She was among an elite group of theorists invited by Jerald Hage to contribute to a volume entitled Formal Theory in Sociology: Opportunity or Pitfall? (1994). At the recent ASA meeting, several people remarked that they still use excerpts from her Primer in theory classes and would like to see it reissued in a new edition.

Chafetz was one of a group of widely cited feminist theorists, especially in the area of gender stratification and the role of sex segregation cross nationally. Joan Huber, in remarks following Janet’s death, summarized very well what many of us respected in her work: “Janet had a superb intuitive sense about causality that illuminated all of her work. She combined this with a work ethic that simply could not be surpassed. She produced a lot of first-rate scholarship within a relatively brief period. Her leaving us is a loss to us all.”

In her last decade, she pursued a lifelong interest in immigration and together with Helen Rose Ebaugh focused on the role of religious institutions in the adaptation of immigrants in the United States (Religion and the New Immigrants: Continuities and Adaptations in Immigrant Congregations, 2000). In particular, she applied gender theory to changes in the status of immigrant women as they began to get involved with immigrant congregations.

Janet had an enviable ability to produce propositional inventories, formal theory, and tightly conceptualized first-draft papers in an exceedingly short time. We often joked that she could produce from scratch a publishable article in a few hours. She willingly edited manuscripts offered by colleagues and students, but we had to be prepared to have our work thoroughly marked-up in red pen. Nevertheless, the manuscripts were so much the better.

The same tightness of her logical arguments and sense of pragmatism that permeated her theory construction, research, and teaching influenced the manner in which she helped prepare her family and her colleagues for her coming death. Five months before she died, in the course of our 25 year old ritual of celebrating one another’s birthdays (we all were born in 1942), she announced that this would be the last birthday lunch she would share with us. She said “thank you” for 33 years of close camaraderie in the department and then proceeded to give instructions regarding the type of memorial she wanted. She had little patience for people who belabored their health problems and, despite her pain, we seldom heard her complain.

Chafetz loved intellectual discussions, heated arguments over issues, Russian novels, the New York Times crossword puzzles, writing scholarly articles, and especially her husband, Hank, a professor of geosciences at the University of Houston, and her son, Josh, a former Rhodes Scholar at Yale Law School. She will be missed, both professionally and personally, by those of us who knew and respected her.

Helen Rose Ebaugh and A. Gary Dworkin, University of Houston.

Betty Frankel Kirschner

Betty Frankel Kirschner, an emeritus Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at Kent State University, died on June 15, 2006. She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Kirschner Grygo, and grandchild Mackenzie Ware. A devoted teacher, Betty began her career by teaching social studies at West Kinney High School in Newark. In 1969, she became a member of the faculty at the Trumbull Regional Campus of Kent State, where for 30 years she taught courses in social problems, social stratification, gender, and family.

Betty was the epitome of a politically concerned activist-scholar. While a teaching assistant in graduate sociology program at the University of Alabama (1965-67), Betty participated in the civil rights movement and received the Citizenship Award from the National Council of Negro Women (1965). At Kent State, Betty was deeply interested in the events of May 4, 1970, where the Ohio National Guard fired into a protesting crowd killing four students and wounding nine others. She participated in jury selection studies associated with the civil cases brought by families of the May 4 victims; as part of the protest against building a gym near the sight of the shootings in the late 1970s, Betty conducted a survey of the “Tent City Protestors” resulting in a professional paper at the 1978 Southern Sociological Society conference. Betty regularly attended and provided a “home base” for others to attend the annual vigils and programs associated with the remembrance of May 4. Throughout her career, Betty was an active member and a national, state, and local officer of the American Association of University Professors. Whether helping to organize a second bargaining unit for NTT faculty or supporting research about gender equity, Betty enthusiastically worker to better the working conditions of all faculty.

For many of her dearest friends, Betty’s greatest legacy is as a feminist sociologist who was a powerful and articulate defender of women’s rights in national organizations and at Kent State. As a founding mother of Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS), Betty served on the Steering Committee (1971-73), was an SWS secretary (1972-74), and organized the first two annual conferences (Denver 1971; New Orleans 1972). She was an active member of various committees of the Sex and Gender section of the ASA when it was the section on Sex Roles. At Kent State, she was one of the first teachers of the Sociology of Women, and an early researcher about “The Invisibility of Women” in introductory textbooks (AJS 1973). She help to develop both the Women’s Studies program and the Women’s Center at Kent State. She was an invaluable mentor to women students and faculty alike—willing to support our individual struggles, to share her knowledge and experiences, to gently nudge us to stay true to the vision of an empowering feminist scholarship.

Elaine J. Hall and Jerry M. Lewis, Department of Sociology, Kent State University

Philip Rieff

Philip Rieff, Benjamin Franklin Professor of Sociology and University Professor, Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania, died at his home in Philadelphia on July 1, 2006, at the age of 83. Rieff received his BA and PhD at the University of Chicago and began his teaching career there and then at Brandeis University. From 1961 until his retirement in 1993, he taught sociological theory at the University of Pennsylvania. He was a sometime Visiting Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and also taught for one year at the University of California-Berkeley. In 1957-58 he was a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford and was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1970. During the 1970s and 1980s, he was invited to deliver the Gauss Lectures at Princeton University, the Terry Lectures at Yale University, and the Trilling Lectures at Columbia University. He served as an editor at Beacon Press and Schocken Books and was a contributing editor at Harper & Row.

Rieff is best known for two acclaimed books on Freud and his influence on twentieth-century culture, Freud: The Mind of the Moralist (1959; 3rd ed., 1979) and The Triumph of the Therapeutic: Uses of Faith after Freud (1966; 2nd ed., 1987), and as the editor of the 10 volume, The Collected Papers of Sigmund Freud (1963). As a wide-ranging theorist who focused on developing a concept of culture that draws heavily from the humanities and religious sources, Rieff explored the implications of the rise of psychology for Western culture and the decline of cultures of faith. More specifically, Rieff can fairly lay claim to having originated the concept of “therapeutic culture” and tracing its emergence in Western societies. In his later writings, he attempted to advance a moral theory of culture that is notable for its uncompromising critique of therapeutic culture and that is closely linked to his efforts to clarify a concept of the sacred.

Rieff’s early work, which culminated with the publication of Freud: the Mind of the Moralist, argued that Freud, more than any other modern intellectual figure, charted the spiritual course of the 20th century for America and Europe because he was “the first completely irreligious moralist…without even a moralizing message.” As a secular guide to the conduct of life, Freud exemplified the strange new ideal of “psychological man” who has nothing left to affirm except the self. According to Rieff, the Freudian ethic demanded lucid insight rather than sincere action, self-awareness rather than heroic commitment, in order to escape the dialectic of hope and despair, illusion and disillusion, to which human beings are prone. In practice, however, Freud’s cautious, stoic ethic became popularized into therapeutic doctrines of liberation from normative constraints—sexual, political, and otherwise—which Freud never intended.

In The Triumph of the Therapeutic, Rieff proceeded to clarify how “the analytic attitude” of Freud was corrupted and abandoned by seminal cultural figures directly influenced by Freud, such as C.G. Jung, Wilhelm Reich, and D.H. Lawrence, who were the predecessors of a full-blown therapeutic culture which Rieff saw emerge in the 1960s. Although Rieff wrote largely in defense of Freud’s analytic attitude against those who advocated some variety of therapeutic liberation, the ironic and irenic style of The Triumph of the Therapeutic sometimes leaves readers in doubt as to where the author stands. In subsequent writings, Rieff left little doubt that he rejected not only the triumphant therapeutic culture but also Freud’s analytic attitude which he held at least partially responsible for the therapeutic revolution.

Fellow Teachers (1973) and other central works of the 1970s, such as “The Impossible Culture: Wilde as Modern Prophet” (1970; expanded 1982-83) and the 1978 Epilogue to the third edition of Freud: The Mind of the Moralist, exhibited much more explicit condemnations of therapeutic culture and (especially in the latter work) even Freud himself. A collection of his essays and reviews was published in 1990 under the title, The Feeling Intellect: Selected Writings, published by the University of Chicago Press. During the final year of his life, his magnum opus, Sacred Order/Social Order, appeared with the first volume, My Life among the Deathworks: Illustration of the Aesthetics of Authority, published in February, 2006. Two further volumes are expected, along with an earlier written work on charisma.

At present, Rieff’s influence on social theory and the discipline of sociology is restricted to a relatively small group of scholars who are familiar with his work, within sociology probably most significantly represented by James Davison Hunter and his students. Outside the discipline, Rieff’s influence has been more widespread as is evidenced in works by such figures as historian Christopher Lasch (The Culture of Narcissism), philosopher Alasdair MacIntrye (After Virtue), and others who explore the relations between morality and society. As an intellectual, Rieff consistently adopted a stance of opposition towards the very model of the public intellectual in the 20th century, because of the intellectual’s close affiliation with the “remissive” world of public celebrity and political power. In its dual opposition to narrow academic specialization and intellectual celebrity, Rieff’s scholarly work and his devotion to students stand out as an unusual effort to employ social theory in defense of a constructive culture of teaching and learning.

Jonathan B. Imber, Wellesley College and Alan Woolfolk, Oglethorpe University

Lyle Shannon

Emeritus Professor, Lyle W. Shannon, 85, died December 20, 2005. Professor Shannon received a BA in Sociology from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, and a MA and PhD from the University of Washington in Seattle. He taught at the University of Washington, the University of Wyoming, the University of Colorado, Wayne State University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the University of Iowa. He was Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Iowa from 1962-70. From 1970 to his retirement, he was Director of the Iowa Urban Community Research Center at the University of Iowa.

Shannon’s research began in the 1950s with studies of the relationship between economic and social development and the political status of 200 self-governing countries and non-self-governing colonies. His 1957 volume, Underdeveloped Areas: A Book of Readings and Research presaged a generation of research and publications on development and nationbuilding. In the 1970s, Shannon’s research interest turned to studies of delinquency and early adult crime. He is best known for his research on three birth cohorts from Racine, Wisconsin (1942, 1949, and 1955) using official police and court data. A stream of publications by Shannon and his associates established that many factors contribute to the development of adult criminal careers.

His last four books represent varied interest. Two were based on the Racine birth cohorts— Criminal Career Continuity: Its Social Context (1988) and Alcohol and Drugs, Delinquency and Crime (1998). His book, Developing Areas: A Book of Readings and Research (1995) co-authored with Vijayan K. Pillai was a complete revision of his 1957 volume. In 1995, Professor Shannon published a ‘fun book’ filled with political wisdom from two cats. In Socks and Cretin: Two Democrats Helping Bill with the Presidency, he created a dialogue of correspondence between President Clinton’s cat, Socks, and Lyle’s cat, Cretin.

Although Lyle was officially retired, he continued to have a daily presence in the Department of Sociology at the University of Iowa. Lyle was busy writing a history of the Department. His memories of the “old days” were always amusing—especially as told through the eyes of someone who remembered even the smallest of details. He generously supported the Center for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies through financial contributions and his presence at brown bag colloquiums and the Center’s guest speaker series. Lyle is greatly missed by all the faculty and staff that had grown accustomed to his everpresent good humor and devotion to all things sociology.

Lyle was born in Storm Lake, Iowa, in 1920. He is preceded in death by his historian spouse, Magdeline. He is survived by his four children, artist Mary Shannon Will of Calgary, Alberta, and Albuquerque, New Mexico, a Hollywood film technician, Susan Michelle Shannon of Mission Hills, California, Robert William of Seattle, Washington, and John Thomas of Missoula, Montana.

Celesta A. Albonetti, University of Iowa

Lynn Zimmer

Queens College sociologist, Lynn Zimmer, died at home in New York City on July 2, 2006, of complications related to multiple sclerosis. She was 59.

Lynn taught at Queens from 1989 until she retired in 2004. Before that she taught at SUNY Geneseo. She received her doctorate in sociology from Cornell.

Her book Women Guarding Men (University of Chicago Press 1986) was the first major study of women prison guards and an important contribution to our understanding of the experience of integration in “men only” workplaces.

Several publications on policing and street-level drug enforcement brought Lynn to the attention of drug policy researchers. She became a prominent and widely respected researcher in the areas of drug use and drug control, and had numerous professional and popular publications on a broad range of issues including the social analysis of pharmacology and addiction, the nature of social control and law, and drug testing.

She was also an expert on marijuana and with John Morgan, MD, Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology at City College, wrote Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Facts. Published in 1997, the book is the most comprehensive review of international marijuana research to date and has been translated into seven languages.

In 2000, Lynn received the Lester Grinspoon Award for Achievement in the Field of Marijuana Law Reform from the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. That year she also received The Lindesmith Award for Scholarship from the Drug Policy Foundation.

She is survived by two sons, Joseph and Mark Zimmer.

John Levinson, Hunter College of the City University of New York

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