American Sociological Association

Section on Global and Transnational Sociology

Early December Announcements

I.  Masters program in Global Affairs at Notre Dame

Message from Erin McDonnell

Colleagues, I wanted to pass along an opportunity that may be of considerable interest to some of your best and brightest undergraduate students with an interest in global affairs and/or development, particularly students for whom the financial cost of a masters program might otherwise be prohibitive.

The University of Notre Dame has created the new Keough School for Global Affairs, which is now recruiting for its Master of Global Affairs program. The masters program will offer concentrations in Peace Studies, Sustainable Development, and Global Affairs with customizable specialization. 

**For the inaugural cohort, all admitted students will receive a full tuition scholarship and a living stipend.**

Courses will be taught by a multi-disciplinary group of faculty, and will include intensive practical experience, both in integration labs on campus and in field placements over the summer.

More information on the program is available on this flyer and on the website.

The application deadline is December 15, 2016.

Please feel free to circulate to any potentially interested students and share with colleagues.

Any interested students who have questions can contact Colleen Andrews, Admissions and Academic Coordinator, at


II.  Call for resource recommendations for #TransJusticeSyllabus:

The Committee for Advancing Trans Studies in Sociology is seeking resource suggestions and curriculum ideas for the creation of a Trans Justice syllabus. The #TransJusticeSyllabus is an integral part of the Trans Justice initiative launched this year by Dr. Laurel Westbrook and Dr. Eric Grollman to advance public understanding of transgender issues, to support trans studies scholars, and to eliminate bias against transgender and non-binary people in the discipline. Relevant resources may include readings, films, and other supplemental material that you think should be included on the syllabus. If you have any recommendations for resources or syllabi of your own to share, please forward them to Ghassan Moussawi ( and Anne Marie Champagne (