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Afro-Latinos in Movement is inviting papers on “Critical Approaches to Blackness and Transnationalism in the Americas.” Deadline: June 1, 2014. Contact: AfroLatinosMovement@gmail.com. For more information, visit afrolatinosinmovement.weebly.com/instructions-for-authors.html.

Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society is inviting academic editorial contributors to the 2nd edition of SAGE’s Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society. This updated three-volume reference includes over 700 signed articles covering issues that surround cancer and its effects on society far beyond the medical conditions themselves. Deadline: June 16, 2014. Contact: cancer@golsomedia.com.

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International Journal of Business and Social Science (IJBSS) is inviting papers for its peer reviewed monthly journal that covers areas of business and social science. Deadline: April 10, 2014. Contact: editor@ijbssnet.com. For more information, visit www.ijbssnet.com.

Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research invites submissions of article manuscripts for publication. Laboratorium is a bilingual (English and Russian) open-access journal; submissions undergo a double-blind peer review. Contact: Anna Isakova at aisakova@soclabo.org. For more information, visit www.soclabo.org

The Michigan Sociological Review (MSR) encourages submissions for its Fall 2014 issue. The MSR is the official, peer-reviewed publication of the Michigan Sociological Association.  The MSR publishes research articles, essays, research reports, and book reviews on a range of topics. Email submissions with two files attached: one file with the manuscript that has all author identification removed and a second file with author contact information, author biography and author acknowledgements. All files should be in .doc or .rtf format (not .pdf) and should follow ASA format. Deadline: May 31, 2014. Contact: msr@gvsu.edu.

Research in Human Development, the flagship journal of  the Society for the Study of Human Development (SSHD) is inviting papers for vol. 11 no 1 on “Emergence, Self-Organization, and Developmental Science.” Contact: Heidi Igarashi at researchinhd@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.sshdonline.org/resources/journal-news/43-research-in-human-development.html.


Association for Humanist Sociology (AHS), Inc, October 8-12, 2014, Wyndham Cleveland Hotel, Cleveland, OH. Theme: “Injustice, Exploitation, Racism and the Activist Foundations of Sociology.”  Submissions for sessions, papers, film screenings, or other presentations on the conference theme and all issues of interest to sociologists, humanists, and progressive social activists are welcome and encouraged. Abstracts of no more than 150 words should be submitted from the website. Contact: Mary Erdmans at mpe10@case.edu or the Stephen Adair at adairs@ccsu.edu. For more information, visit www.ahssociology.org.

Critical Sociology-sponsored panel on Hurricane Katrina, August 18, 2014. San Francisco, CA. Theme: “Looking Back, Moving Forward: The Effect of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast.” Now accepting 500-750 worded abstracts for papers, which critically analyze the effects of Hurricane Katrina on a contemporary social problem. Deadline: April 30, 2014. Contact: lorim@lsu.edu.

2014 International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA) Conference, June 26-28, 2014, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. Theme: “Visual Dialogues in Postindustrial Societies: Transforming the Gaze.” Submissions must email a 250-word abstract including name, affiliation, and contact information. Deadline: March 15, 2014. Contact: IVSA2014@dug.edu.

The Quality of Life Conference, September 15-18, 2014. Free University Berlin, Germany. Theme: “Sustaining Quality of Life across the Globe.” The International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS) and the Free University Berlin (FU Berlin) invite sociologists from across the globe. Submissions on issues of happiness, well-being, and any dimension of quality of life are welcome. Deadline: May 1, 2014. Contact: berlin2014@isqols.org. For more information, visit www.isqols.org/berlin2014.

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April 25-26, 2014. Council on Contemporary Families (CCF) 18th Anniversary Conference. Coral Gables, FL. Theme: “Families as They Really Are: How Digital Technologies are Changing the Way Families Live and Love.” For more information, visit www.contemporaryfamilies.org/conferences/.

June 18-20, 2014. The National Association for Women in Catholic Higher Education (NAWCHE). Seattle, WA. Theme: “Interfaith Women in Dialogue in Catholic Higher Education.” NAWCHE has served as the cornerstone from which women from across the U.S. have established a network of dialogues and camaraderie that have sustained us as faculty, staff, and students at Catholic institutions of higher education. Contact: nawche@seattle.edu. For more information, visit www.seattel.edu/artsci/nawche.

July 7-10, 2014. 21st Annual RAND Summer Institute. Santa Monica, CA. Two conferences addressing critical issues facing our aging population: Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists; Workshop on the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging. Interested researchers can apply for financial support covering travel and accommodations. For more information, visit www.rand.org/labor/aging/rsi.html.

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Department of Health and Human Services is offering two funding opportunities for “Behavioral Interventions to Address Multiple Chronic Health Conditions in Primary Care,” and “Technologies for Healthy Independent Living.” Deadline: May 5, 2014. For more information visit grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-114.html, grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-118.html, and grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-119.html.

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Community and Urban Sociology Section Student Paper Award. CUSS Awards invites nominations for the CUSS Student Paper Award. The CUSS Student Paper Award goes to the student author of the paper the award committee regards as the best graduate student paper in community and urban sociology. The competition is open to both published and unpublished article-length papers. Deadline: April 20, 2014. Contact: Kesha S. Moor at kmoore@drew.edu, Angela A. Aidala at aa1@columbia.edu, and Hector R. Cordero-Guzman at hcordero@aol.com.

The Jane Addams Award for Best Article. Community and Urban Sociology Section Awards invites nominations for the Jane Addams Award for Best Article, which goes to authors of the best scholarly article in community and urban sociology published in the last two years. Nominations are now being sought for articles that appeared in 2012 or 2013. Nominations should include standard bibliographic information about the work and a brief comment on its merits. To facilitate distributing articles for committee review, we are also requesting electronic submission of articles when possible. Deadline: May 1, 2014. Contact: Lance M. Freeman at lf182@columbia.edu, John Iceland at jdi10@psu.edu, and Rachel Woldoff at Rachel.woldoff@mail.wvu.edu.

The Robert and Helen Lynd Career–Lifetime Achievement Award. Community and Urban Sociology Section Awards invites nominations for the Robet Lynd Career–Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes distinguished career achievement in community and urban sociology. Nominators should send all committee members an email letter stating the case for the nominee winning the award and attaching a copy of the nominee’s vitae. Although the award is for a body of work of sociological importance, neither the nominator nor the nominee need be members of the Community and Urban Sociology Section or of the American Sociological Association. Deadline: Apri 30, 2014. Contact: Lincoln Quillian at l-quillian@northwestern.edu, Matthew Desmond at mdesmond@fas.harvard.edu, and Camille Zubrinsky Charles at ccharles@pop.upenn.edu.

The Robert E. Park Award for Best Book. Community and Urban Sociology Section Awards invites nominations for the Park Award for Best Book. The Park Award (formerly the Park Book Award) goes to the author(s) of the best book published in the past two years. Nominations are now being sought for books that appeared in 2012 or 2013. Nominations should include standard bibliographic information about the work, a brief comment on its merits, and copies of the book. Submit all nominations and required materials to the committee members. Deadline: April 30, 2014. Contact: Jeffrey M. Timberlake at jeffrey.timberlake@uc.edu.

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In The News

Elizabeth A. Armstrong, University of Michigan, was quoted in a March 3 Atlantic article, “How Colleges Could Get Rid of Fraternities.”

Wayne E. Baker, University of Michigan, was interviewed March 4 on Michigan Radio’s “Stateside With Cynthia Canty” about his book, United America: The Surprising Truth About American Values, American Identity and the 10 Beliefs That a Large Majority of Americans Hold Dear.

Chloe E. Bird, RAND Corporation, was quoted in an article, “Rx for the XX: Despite Progress, There Needs to be More Health Research on Women,” in the Winter/Spring 2014 issue of Ms. Magazine.

Michael Borer, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, was quoted in a February 27 Los Angeles Times article, “Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh Steps on Some Toes as He Remakes Downtown Vegas.” The article also appeared in the Journal Sentinel on March 9

Andrew Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University, was quoted in a March 8 New York Post article, “Can We Take Care of the Elderly Without Bankrupting the Young?”

Philip Cohen, University of Maryland, is quoted in a March 7 Cosmopolitan article, “Are Women Hiding Their Career Achievements From Potential Partners?” and in a February 24 LiveScience.com article, “The Truth About How Mom’s Stress Affects Baby’s Brain.”

William D’Antonio, Catholic University, was quoted in a March 6 National Catholic Reporter article, “How to Measure the Francis Effect.”

Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University, recently appeared on the “White House Chronicle,” where he discussed U.S. defense policy.

Neil Fligstein, University of California-Berkeley, was quoted in a February 27 New York Times article, “The Curse of Unanimity.”

Nancy Foner, Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center, Philip Kasinitz, CUNY Graduate Center, Lisa Keister, Duke University, and Stephen Steinberg, Queens College and CUNY Graduate Center, were quoted in a February 12 Jewish Week article “Tiger Mom Brings Jews Into The Fold.”

Charles Gallagher, La Salle University, was quoted in a February 19 Christian Science Monitor article about U.S. border agents shooting and killing individuals crossing the border and a February 9 Orlando Sentinelcolumn, “Society Also on Trial in Michael Dunn Case.”

Kathleen Gerson, New York University, was mentioned in a February 18 TIME.com article, “Chore Wars: How the Division of Domestic Duties Really Affects a Couple’s Sex Life.”

Kjerstin Gruys, University of California-Los Angeles, was quoted in a March 3 Chattanooga Times Free Press article, “A Year Without Mirrors: Kjerstin Gruys Goes 365 Days Without Checking Herself Out.”

Kristen Harknett, University of Pennsylvania, and Kathryn Edin, Harvard University, were quoted in a February 25 Deseret News article, “Should Welfare Programs Pay More Attention to Dads?”

William G. Holt, Birmingham-Southern College, was interviewed by WBMA for a feature on the Birmingham-Southern College Community Garden’s new orchard and berry garden celebrating Alabama’s Arbor Day on February 28.

Jerry A. Jacobs, University of Pennsylvania, was quoted in a February 26 Inside Higher Ed article, “A Call to Embrace Silos.”

Wendi Johnson and Peggy Giordano, both of Bowling Green State University, were quoted in a March 6 PsychCentral.com article, “Among Young Adults, Intimate Partner Violence Ups Risk of Depression,” about a recent Journal of Health and Social Behavior study they co-authored with Monica Longmore and Wendy Manning, also both of Bowling Green State University. 

Arne L. Kalleberg, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was interviewed February 11 on NPR’s “All Things Considered” about the work-related changes associated with the high cost of going to college.

Philip Kasinitz, CUNY Graduate Center, debated Amy  Chua and Jeb Rubenfeld, authors of The Triple Package, on CBC Radio One’s “The Current” on February 13.

Emily Kazyak, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was mentioned in a January/February Pacific Standard article, “Prairie Home Companions.” Kazyak and Karin Martin, University of Michigan, were mentioned in a June Salon article, “Why Are There No Gay Disney Characters?”

Michael Kimmel, Stony Brook University, was quoted in a March 10 New York Magazine article, “Men’s Rights Go Mainstream on SNL” and in a February 10 Newsday article, “Michael Sam a Test of NFL’s Acceptance of Gay Rights.” Additionally, he was mentioned in a February 17 Root column, “Why Are White Men Like Michael Dunn So Angry?”

Eric Klinenberg, New York University, was quoted in a March 6 Guardianarticle, “Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything Podcast; Lauren Laverne – Radio Review.”

Ross Koppel, University of Pennsylvania, was quoted in a February 25 Boston Globe article, “Health Data Industry Fights FDA Oversight.” The article also appeared in The Columbus Dispatch on March 2.

Arielle Kuperberg, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, was quoted in a March 11 Star-Ledger article, “Which Couples Who ‘Shack Up’ Will End Up Divorced? New Study Pinpoints Risk Factors.” The article also mentioned Wendy Manning, Bowling Green State University, and Jessica Cohen, St. Mary’s University.

Annette Lareau, University of Pennsylvania, and Viviana A. Zelizer, Princeton University, were quoted in a March 2 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner column, “Roles of Kids, Parents Have Changed Dramatically.”

Daniel Lichter, Cornell University, was quoted in a February 26 USA Today article, “Social Change Accelerates Across Generations.”

Lyn Lofland, University of California-Davis, was quoted in a March/April Pacific Standard article, “Civil Inattention.”

Wendy Manning, Bowling Green State University, and Andrew Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University, were quoted in a February 23 New York Times article, “Opponents of Same-Sex Marriage Take Bad-for-Children Argument to Court.”

Anthony J. Pogorelc, Catholic University, was quoted in a November 15 Religion News Service article about the rise in multiculturalism in the Catholic Church in the United States.

Dudley Poston, Texas A&M University, was featured in mid-January on China Radio International’s English language news interview show, “People in the Know.” His phone interview on China’s recent policy changes to their fertility restrictions and whether it would have any real influences on China’s fertility rate was broadcast throughout China and much of East Asia.

James Richardson, University of Nevada-Reno, was quoted in a March 6 Reno News & Review article, “Bandwagon: Why Does Personal Experience Trump Science on Cannabis?”

Victor Rios, University of California-Santa Barbara, was quoted in a February 26 Sacramento Bee article, “Ex-Gang Member – Now a Scholar – Implores Vista Nueva Students to Choose Success.”

Clinton Sanders, University of Connecticut, was quoted in a March 7 Press-Enterprise article, “More Dogs in Public, More Risks.”

Aliya Saperstein, Stanford University, was interviewed February 11 on NPR’s “All Things Considered” about her research that challenges the idea that race is fixed. The segment also mentioned Andrew Penner and Jessica Kizer, both of University of California-Irvine, who conducted the research with Saperstein. The research was also mentioned in a February 28 Salon article, “Must-See Morning Clip: Stephen Colbert Learns Just How Racist America Really is.”

Juliet Schor, Boston College, was quoted in a February 27 New York Times article, “After a Fire Sale, Time to Reminisce.”

Pepper Schwartz, University of Washington, and Theda Skocpol, Harvard University, were quoted in a March 20 New York Review of Books article, “The Women at the Top.”

Patrick Sharkey, New York University, was quoted in a March 5 Atlanta Journal-Constitution article, “In Atlanta, Breaking the Poverty Cycle Proves Difficult.”

Jennifer Silva, Harvard University, was quoted in a March 8 Guardian article, “Americans Love to Ask People ‘What Do You Do It’s a Habit We Should Break.”

Debra Umberson, University of Texas-Austin, was quoted in a March 3 UPI.com article, “Child Adversity Linked to Lower Quality Adult Relationships,” about a recent Journal of Health and Social Behavior study she co-authored with Kristi Williams, Ohio State University, Patricia A. Thomas, Purdue University, Hui Liu, Michigan State University, and Mieke Beth Thomeer, University of Texas-Austin. The study was also the subject of a February 28 PsychCentral.com article and a February 27 Medical Daily article.

Sudhir Venkatesh, Columbia University, and Elizabeth Bernstein, Barnard College, were quoted in a March 5 Nation article, “Let’s Call Sex Work What It Is: Work.”

Lisa Wade, Occidental College, wrote a February 26 Sociological Images blog post, “Is Religion Secularizing? Trends in Opposition to Pornography.” The post, which quoted Jeremy N. Thomas, Idaho State University, also appeared in Pacific Standard on February 28. In addition, Wade wrote a March 8 Sociological Images blog post, “Are Hipsters to Blame for a Rise in Facial Hair Transplants?,” which also appeared in Pacific Standard on March 10.

Immanuel Wallerstein, Yale University, and Kevan Harris, Princeton University, were quoted in a March 3 Washington Post article, Iranian Academics Embrace U.S. Sociologist in Rare Visit.

Robb Willer, Stanford University, was quoted in a February 6 Pacific Standard article, “How Gossip Serves a Greater Good.” He was also mentioned in a March 1 Scientific American article, “Why Greed Begets More Greed” and was quoted in a March 6 SLAM article centered around NBA basketball player Jason Collins, the first openly gay male athlete on a major American professional sports team.

Tracy Weitz, University of California-San Francisco, was quoted in a March 7 MSNBC article, “California’s Quiet Reproductive Rights Revolution.”

Viviana A. Zelizer, Princeton University, and Hilary Levey Friedman, Harvard University, were mentioned in a March 10 Chronicle of Higher Education column, “Jaded Children, Callow Adults.”

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Stephen J. Morewitz, California State University-East Bay, won the San Jose State University Annual Author Awards 2013 for co-editing the Handbook of Forensic Sociology and Psychology (Springer, 2013).

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Michael Ward Stewart, Western Washington University, has retired from his position as Human Service Professional IV for the State of Hawaii Department of Education, Special Education Division, Honolulu District Autism Team.  

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Pamela Anne Quiroz, University of Illinois-Chicago, Nilda Flores-Gonzalez, University of Illinois-Chicago, were both selected Co-Editors of Social Problems by the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

Pamela Anne Quiroz, University of Illinois-Chicago, was selected as North American Editor of Children’s Geographies.

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New Books

Paul R. Amato, Penn State University, Alan Booth, Penn State University, Susan M. McHale, Penn State University, Eds., Emerging Methods in Family Research (Springer, 2014).

Wayne Baker, University of Michigan, United America: The Surprising Truth about American Values, American Identity, and the 10 Beliefs that a Large Majority of Americans Hold Dear (Read the Spirit Books, 2014).

Yasemin Besen-Cassino, Montclair State University, Consuming Work: Youth Labor in America (Temple University Press, 2014).

John L. Campbell, Dartmouth College, Ove K. Pederson, Copenhagen Business School, The National Origins of Policy Ideas: Knowledge Regimes in the United States, France, Germany, and Denmark (Princeton University Press, 2014). 

Mohammad A. Chaichian, Mount Mercy University, Empire and Walls: Globalization, Migration, and Colonial Domination (Brill, 2013).

Dalton Conley, New York University, Parentology: Everything You Wanted to Know about the Science of Raising Children but Were too Exhausted to Ask (Simon & Schuster, 2014).

Kerry Michael Dobransky, James Madison University, Managing Madness in the Community: The Challenge of Contemporary Mental Health Care (Rutgers University Press, 2014).

Francesco Duina, University of British Columbia, Life Transitions in America (Polity Press 2014).

Joe Feagin, Texas A&M University, Racist America: Roots, Current Realities, and Future Reparations, 3rd edition (Routledge, 2014).

Kevin Fox Gotham, Tulane University, Race, Real Estate, and Uneven Development, 2nd edition(Suny Press, 2014).

Karen V. Hansen, Brandeis University, Encounter on the Great Plains: Scandinavian Settlers and the Dispossession of Dakota Indians, 1890-1930 (Oxford University Press, 2013).

Meg Wilkes Karraker, University of St. Thomas, Diversity and the Common Good: Civil Society, Religion, and Catholic Sisters in a Small City (Lexington, 2013).

Kevin T. Leicht, University of Iowa, Scott T. Fitzgerald, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Middle Class Meltdown in America: Causes, Consequences, and Remedies (Routledge, 2014).

Kyle Clayton Longest, Furnman University, Jonathan P. Hill, Calvin College, Karie Marie Christoffersen, University of Notre Dame, Christine Smith, Young Catholic America: Emerging Adults In, Out of, and Gone From the Church (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Linn Posey-Maddox, University of Wisconsin-Madison, When Middle-Class Parents Choose Urban Schools: Class, Race, and the Challenge of Equity in Public Education (University of Chicago Press, 2014).

Robert J. McKee, University of Las Vegas, Community Action against Racism in West Las Vegas: The F Street Wall and the Women Who Brought It Down (Lexington Books, 2014).

Dudley L. Poston, Jr., Texas A&M University; Wen Shan Yang, Academia Sinica-Taiwan, Demetrea Nicole Farris, University of West Alabama Eds., The Family and Social Change in Chinese Societies (Springer, 2014).

Robert Schaeffer, Kansas State University, Social Movements and Global Social Change: The Rising Tide (Rowan & Littlefield, 2014).

Alvin Y. So, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Class and Class Conflict in Post-Socialist China (World Scientific, 2013).

A. Javier Treviño, Wheaton College, Karen M. McCormack, Wheaton College, Massachusetts, Eds., Service Sociology and Academic Engagement in Social Problems (Ashgate Publishing, 2014).

Les B. Whitbeck, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Kelly Hartshorn, Oklahoma State University, Melissa Lynn Walls, University of Minnesota Medical School-Duluth, Indigenous Adolescent Development:  Psychological, Social, and Historical Contexts (Routledge, 2014).

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Other Organizations

Forensic Social Sciences Association, founded by Stephen J. Morewitz, California State University-East Bay, is the first Forensic Social Sciences Association (FSSA) and is located in San Francisco, CA. Opened on January 24, 2014, the FSSA seeks to apply social sciences such as sociology, psychology, and anthropology to civil, criminal, immigration, military, government, admiralty, and trademark law. A major focus of the FSSA will be to enhance existing forensic social sciences training programs around the world and assist colleges and universities in establishing new ones to meet the technological developments in the field and the expanding employment opportunities for forensic social scientists.

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Salvatore J. Babones, University of Sydney, is editing a new book series for UK independent publisher Edward Elgar on the theme of “Emerging Market Societies.” If you are interested in submitting a manuscript contact Babones at sbabones@sydney.edu.au. For more information, visit www.e-elgar.com.

Yannick Le Hénaff, Université de Rouen, is looking to create links and exchanges with other associations of sociology for health and medicine. The network organizes many activities aiming to guarantee visibility and dynamism of the field, in France and out of France (i.e., scientific seminars, articles, books, support to young researchers). For more information, visit www.afs-socio.fr/RT19.

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