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  1. Obituaries

    Leonard Gordon

    Professor emeritus Leonard (Len) Gordon, a founding member and former dean of the Emeritus College at Arizona State University (ASU), passed away March 4. He was 79.

  2. Obituaries


    Richard Hall, SUNY-University at Albany Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology, passed away on September 23, 2015. He was 80. Richard Hall was a major figure in the sociology of organizations and work.

    Andrew Kohut, Pew Research Center, a pollster who once led the Gallup organization and the Pew Research Center, died September 8, 2015 in Baltimore, MD. He was 73.

  3. Footnotes : Obituaries


    Jorge Chapa, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, a professor at the Institute of Government and Public Affairs (IGPA), passed away unexpectedly on October 20, 2015.

    Viola Lee Hamilton, Hong Kong Baptist University, died on June 12, 2015, after a protracted struggle with Lewy body dementia. She is perhaps best remembered for her early work on attribution of responsibility.

  4. Footnotes : Obituaries

    • Ivar E. Berg
    • Theodore Caplow
    • Robert M. Marsh

    Ivar E. Berg

  5. Footnotes : Obituaries


    Alan Booth, distinguished professor emeritus of sociology, human development, and demography at Pennsylvania State University, died on December 23 at the age of 80.


    • Charles D. Bolton
    • John Henry Gagnon

    Charles D. Bolton

  6. Footnotes : Obituaries


    Gerhard (Gerry) Emmanuel Lenski, Jr. passed away at his home in Edmunds, Washington on the morning of December 7th, 2015. He was an Alumni Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a former Vice-President of the ASA.

    Fatema Mernissi, a Moroccan sociologist who was one of the founders of Islamic feminism, died on November 30 in Rabat. Her work included studies of the sexual politics of Islamic Scripture and a memoir of her childhood in a domestic harem. She was 75.

  7. Obituaries

    S.F. Camilleri

    S.F. Camilleri, "Frank" to all who knew him, passed away from lung cancer in hospice in Northridge, CA, on February 29, 2016, at age 93.  He was born in Rochester, NY, July 16, 1922.

  8. Awards

    Hilary Davidson, University of Notre Dame, a graduate student, was named a LINES Fellows (Lake Institute Network of Emerging Scholars).

    Rachel Ellis, University of Pennsylvania, received the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for her dissertation, “Conviction behind Bars: Religion in a Twenty-First Century American Women’s Prison.”

  9. In the News

    Richard Arum, New York University, was quoted in an April 17 Chronicle of Higher Education article, “A Sociologist Who Found Colleges ‘Adrift’ Becomes an Education Dean,” which also mentioned Josipa Roksa, University of Virginia. They were also both the subject of a June 3 Chronicle of Higher Education Q&A article, “What Should a Major Teach? ‘Adrift’ Authors Offer Answers,” centered around their new book, Improving Quality in American Higher Education.

  10. New Books

    David L. Altheide, Arizona State University, The Media Syndrome (Routledge, 2016).

    Emily Barman, Boston University, Caring Capitalism: The Meaning and Measure of Social Value (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

    Gregg Lee Carter, Bryant University, Population and Society: An Introduction (Polity, 2016).