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  1. Awards

    Adrienne Atterberry received a 2-year STEM Doctoral Fellowship from Syracuse University.

    Rachel Gordon, University of Illinois-Chicago, was named the 2018 University of Illinois at Chicago Researcher of the Year in the Social Sciences.

  2. New Books

    Jennifer A. Jones, University of Illinois at Chicago, The Browning of the New South (The University of Chicago Press, 2019).

    Paul Lopes, Colgate University, Art Rebels: Race, Class, and Gender in the Art of Miles Davis and Martin Scorsese (Princeton University Press, 2019).

    Laurel Richardson, The Ohio State University, Lone Twin: A True Story of Loss and Found (Brill/Sense, 2019).

  3. Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research

    Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research (CPFR)is an annual volume that publishes cutting-edge family research. The next volume of CPFR will focus on the theme of “Chinese Families: Tradition, Modernization, and Change.” We are interested in a wide variety of topics related to Chinese families and welcome submissions from across various methodologies. Man Yee Kan of the University of Oxford (UK), and Sampson Lee Blair will serve as co-editors for the next volume. Deadline: October 31.

  4. Genealogy

    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.

  5. Presidential Legacy Conference: The Legacy & Record of Donald J. Trump

    Presidential Legacy Conference: The Legacy & Record of Donald J. Trump, April 2-3, 2020, University of Mount Union, Alliance OH. The Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Mount Union, in coordination with the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at The University of Akron, announce the Third Presidential Legacy Conference. This third conference will be an even-handed, non-partisan, and scholarly examination of the actions and consequences of the Donald J.

  6. The Society for Applied Anthropology

    The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the Program of the 80th Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, NM, March 17-21, 2020. The theme is “Cultural Citizenship and Diversity in Complex Societies.” SfAA welcomes papers from all disciplines. The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2019. For more information, visit

  7. PK New Competition and Award

    PK New Competition and Award. The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) sponsors an annual research competition for students (graduate and undergraduate) in the social and behavioral sciences. Three cash prizes will be awarded: First prize: $3,000, Second prize: $1,500, Third prize: $750. In addition, each of the three winners will receive travel funds ($350) and two nights lodging to attend the annual meeting of SfAA (in Albuquerque, NM, March 17-21, 2020). The competition and award honor the late Peter Kong-ming New, a distinguished medical sociologist-anthropologist.

  8. Correction

    The print version of the July-August 2019 Footnotes (vol 47, issue 3) article “Yasemin Besen-Cassino Selected as the Next Editor of Contemporary Sociology” originally spelled the new editor’s name as Bessen throughout. The correct spelling is Besen.

  9. National Humanities Center Residential Fellowships, 2020-21

    National Humanities Center Residential Fellowships, 2020-21. The National Humanities Center invites applications for academic-year or one-semester residential fellowships. Mid-career, senior, and emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work from all areas of the humanities are encouraged to apply. Scholars from all parts of the globe are eligible; stipends and travel expenses are provided. Fellowship applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials.

  10. Southwestern Social Science Association 99th Annual Meeting

    October 31-November 2, 2019. Southwestern Social Science Association 99th Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. President: Pascal Ngoboka, University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Theme: “Social Transformation: The Role of Academia.” For more information, visit