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  1. New Publications

    Arab Council for Social Sciences just published Social Sciences in the Arab World: Forms of Presence. Two years in the making, this report is a culmination of much work by a team based in many countries and coordinated by Mohammed Bamyeh, University of Pittsburgh. The first comprehensive report on social sciences across the 22 member countries of the Arab League, the Report is based on original data collected specifically for it.

  2. Footnotes - 2016 July/August

    Footnotes - 2016 July/August
  3. Obituaries


    Joan Robinson Acker, feminist scholar and activist, passed away on June 21, 2016, in Eugene, Oregon, as the age of 92.

    Gladys Engel Lang, University of Washington, Professor Emeritus of sociology, political science, and communications, died at the age of 96 in Cambridge, MA, on March 23, 2016.

    Susan Archer Mann, University of New Orleans, passed away on April 8, 2016.

    Thomas H. Jenkins, University of Cincinnati, passed away on April 11, 2016.

  4. Footnotes - 2016 September/October

    Footnotes - 2016 September/October
  5. In the News

    Jody Agius Vallejo, University of Southern California, was quoted in an August 8 Salon article, “Divided America: Will Trump energize the Latino vote?” She was quotaed about the same subject in a number of other media outlets, including The Columbus Dispatch on August 8 and The Portland Press-Herald on August 7.

    Ifeoma Ajunwa, University of the District of Columbia, was quoted in an August 8 Tech Republic article, “Can these tech tools fight gender bias and increase workplace diversity?”

  6. Transitions

    Sandra Lynn Barnes, Vanderbilt University, was appointed Assistant Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Vanderbilt University.

    Dmitry Khodyakov, RAND Corporation, has been promoted to Senior Sociologist.

    Tanya Nieri , was granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California-Riverside.

    Matt Vidal, King’s College London, was promoted to Reader in Sociology and Political Economy. 

  7. People

    Riley E. Dunlap, Oklahoma State University, has been appointed to the 15-member Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment. The committee will provide advice to NOAA for use by the U.S. Global Change Program in conducting congressionally mandated national climate assessment.

    Guillermina Jasso, New York University, delivered the 2016 Karl F. Schuessler Lecture in Social Science Methodology at Indiana University-Bloomington in April 2016.

  8. New Books

    Dan A. Chekki, University of Winnipeg , The Spiritual Musings of Basava (Allamaprabhu Research Center,2016).

    Elizabeth Cherry, Manhattanville College, Culture and Activism: Animal Rights in France and the United States (Routledge, 2016).

    Ira J. Cohen, Rutgers University, Solitary Action: Acting on Our Own in Everyday Life (Oxford University Press, 2016).

  9. Caught in the Web

    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Integration Playbook, a new interactive guide to support the integration of behavioral health care in ambulatory care practices is now available on the AHRQ Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care portal.

  10. Obituaries

    Joan Robinson Acker