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  1. Convention Services

    ASA  offers a variety of services to enhance your experience during the Annual Meeting. 

  2. In the News

    Amanda Anthony, University of Central Florida, was quoted in a January 21 Orlando Sentinel article, "Brothers' Road Trip Calls for Van, Spam, Blogging."

    J. Gordon Arbuckle,Iowa State University, was quoted in a February 1 Scientific American article, "Climate Visions Clash in Iowa Caucuses."

    Elizabeth Armstrong, University of Michigan, was quoted in a January 27 Huffington Post article, "In Responding to Survey Complaints, USC Shoots Itself in the Foot."

  3. Footnotes : Awards

    Angie Y. Chung, University at Albany, in collaboration with co-PIs Jan Lin, Occidental College, and Sookhee Oh, Korea University, was awarded a 2-year $137, 314 National Science Foundation grant to examine the role of immigrant pro-growth elites in promoting land intensification and (re)development projects in Koreatown and Monterey Park, Los Angeles.

  4. People

    Angela J. Hattery, George Mason University, was elected Treasurer-Elect of the Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) in their 2016 election.

    Abby L. Ferber, University of Colorado -Colorado Springs, was elected President-Elect of the Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) in their 2016 election.

    Vrushali Patil, Florida International University, was elected Secretary of the Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) in their 2016 election.

  5. Footnotes : New Books

    Kevin B. Bales, University of Hull, Blood and Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to Saving the World (Random House, 2016).

    Erynn Masi de Casanova, University of Cincinnati, Buttoned Up: Clothing, Conformity, and White-Collar Masculinity (Cornell University Press, 2015).

    Manisha Desai, University of Connecticut, Subaltern Movements in India: Gendered Geographies of Struggle Against Neoliberal Development (Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series) (Routledge, 2015).

  6. In the News

    Cawo Abdi, University of Minnesota, wrote an August 24 op-ed, “Where Is My Islam? The Identity Crisis of 21st Century Muslims.”

    Chad Broughton, University of Chicago, wrote a September 23 Atlantic article, “Just Another Factory Closing.”

    Stephanie Canizales, University of Southern California, was quoted in an August 18 Los Angeles Times article, “Young Immigrants Placed in Sponsor Homes Are at Risk of Abuse, Experts Say.”

  7. Footnotes : Awards

    Barry Adam, University of Windsor, received the 2015 Sociologists AIDS Network Outstanding Career Award.

    Liberty Walther Barnes, University of Cambridge, received the 2015 Sociology of Health and Illness Book prize for her book, Conceiving Masculinity: Male Infertility, Medicine, and Identity (Temple University Press, 2015).

    Matthew Desmond, Harvard University, was named a 2015 MacArthur Foundation Fellow.

  8. Footnotes : Transitions

    Valarie J. Bell, Texas Woman’s University, was named the editor of In Critical Solidarity — the American Sociological Association’s Labor and Labor Movements Section’s newsletter.

    Óscar F. Gil-García has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Sociology at DePauw University.

    Jessica Hausauer, Syracuse University, has accepted a position at Minnesota State University-Moorehead.

    Jennifer Montez joined the Syracuse Univeristy Sociology Department in August as an Assistant Profes


  9. Footnotes : People

    Chloe E. Bird, RAND, presented on “Gender Gaps in Quality of Care for Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Within and Across Geographic Areas” at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Workshop, Raising the Bar: The Health of American Women, September 25, 2015.

    Martyn Pickersgill, University of Edinburgh, has been promoted to Welcome Trust Reader in the Social Studies of Biomedicine.


  10. Footnotes : New Books

    Paul D. Almeida, University of California-Merced, and Allen Cordero, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLASCO), Eds., Handbook of Social Movements across Latin America (Springer, 2015).

    Joe R. Feagin, Texas A&M University, How Blacks Built America: Labor, Culture, Freedom, and Democracy (Routledge, 2015-2016).