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  1. 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.

  2. Footnotes : 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.

  3. 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).

  4. Footnotes : Summer Programs

    Simon Initiative’s LearnLab Summer School, July 11-15, 2016, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. The summer school will provide a conceptual background and considerable hands-on experience in developing, running, and analyzing technology-enhanced learning experiments. Materials are drawn from research as well as abbreviated portions from our Masters of Educational Technology and Applied Learning Science (METALS) curriculum. The fee for attending the summer school is $950. Deadline: May 15, 2016.

  5. In the News

    Patti Adler, University of Colorado-Boulder, was quoted in a March 24 New York Times article, “Professors’ Group Says Efforts to Halt Sexual Harassment Have Stifled Speech.”

    Debito Arudou, Hawaii Pacific University, wrote a January 3 Japan Times article, “Battles Over History, the Media and the Message Scar 2015,” and a February 1 Japan Times article, “Osaka’s Move on Hate Speech Should Be Just the First Step.”

  6. Awards

    Charles Gallagher, La Salle University, was selected for a Fulbright Scholar Award to study immigration in the UK. He will be hosted by the Department of Sociology at University of Birmingham and The Institute on Research in Superdiversity (IRiS). Professor Gallagher will be conducting his research in the fall 2016 semester.

  7. People

    Elaine Howard Ecklund, Rice University, was invited to give the inaugural Templeton Religion Trust lecture at College of the Bahamas on March 10, 2016. Her presentation was titled “Myths and Realities at the Faith and Science Interface.” She also, gave the keynote address to an audience of 250 people at the Institute for Spirituality and Health’s 2016 Conference on Medicine and Religion.


  8. New Books

    Rafael Alarcón, Luis Escala-Rabadan, and Olga Odger, all of El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Making Los Angeles Home: The Integration of Mexican Immigrants in the United States (University of California Press, 2016).
    David L. Altheide, Arizona State University, The Media Syndrome (Routledge, 2016).
    Katerina Bodovski, Pennsylvania State University, Across Three Continents: Reflections on Immigration, Education, and Personal Survival (Peter Lang Publishing, 2015).

  9. Other Organizations

    General Social Survey plans to include some items or short topical modules designed by users in its 2018 survey, and invites users to submit proposals recommending such items or modules. Proposals submitted in response to this call will be included based on assessments of their scientific merit; they need not be accompanied by funding to cover costs of data collection and data processing. The proposals are due by June 30, 2016.

  10. Caught in the Web

    Social Explorer Project was named a Webby Award nominee. Social Explorer's interactive map project The Threat to Representation for Children and Non-Citizens has been selected as a Nominee for the 20th Annual Webby Awards for best legal website. The site and companion report illustrate the potential impact that the Evenwel v. Abbott Supreme Court case could have had on representation around the nation (and still might depending on further legal challenges).