American Sociological Association

Footnotes - May-June 2020: Announcements: Call for Papers: Publications

May/June 2020

Call for Papers: Publications

Navigating Careers in Higher Education

A book series from The Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence (SBBCLE), Purdue University-West Lafayette, seeks proposals, the series utilizes an intersectional lens to examine and understand how faculty members and administrators navigate careers and their aspirations to succeed. The series seeks proposals that include edited collections and monographs that adopt an interdisciplinary empirical approach that has theoretical, pedagogical, or policy impacts in addition to enabling individuals to navigate their own careers. Books may adopt a U.S. or a global focus and topics may include addressing sexism, homophobia, racism, and ethnocentrism; the role of higher education institutions; the effects of growing non-tenure track faculty; the challenge of a research agenda that may be perceived as controversial; maintaining a life-work balance; and entering leadership positions. Additional topics related to careers in higher education are also welcome. For additional information see

June 8, 2020


Genealogy is now accepting submissions for a special issue on the theme, “What’s Your ‘Street Race?’ Cartographies and Ontologies of ‘Race’ and the Future of Knowledge Production on Inequality, Resistance and Social Justice.” We place “race” in quotation marks to underscore “race” as a social construction that has no innate biological or genetic essential characteristics, but is best understood as a social construction and a relationship of power at the individual, institutional and structural levels. This issue invites essays from scholars from multiple disciplines to engage in ongoing, critical and self-implicating, reflexivity about the meaning of race and how “race” is conceptualized in their own work and within their discipline, workplace, institutions and structural arrangements at the local, national and global levels. Deadline Extended to October 15, 2020. For more information, visit

October 15, 2020

The American Sociologist

On “The Future of Sociology’s History,” the ASA Section on the History of Sociolo­gy marks its 20th anniversary with the co-sponsorship of a thematic issue of The American Sociologist. This opportunity is open to all “new scholarly voices,” focusing on, but not limited to, graduate students, instructors, post-doctoral scholars, assistant professors, and independent scholars. Our purpose in sponsoring this project is to encourage innovative scholarship engaging with the field of the history of sociology. Distinctively, the history of sociology seeks to encourage research into how and why the discipline itself has developed over time and has generated, and been affected by, changes in the societies in which it is practiced. Manuscripts should be submitted by October 31, 2020 following the guidelines for The American Sociologist ( Contact: Laura Ford,, Gillian Niebrugge-Brantley

October 31, 2020