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Tamara Smith, SUNY-Albany, had her affiliation incorrectly listed in the September/October Footnotes as recipient of the Paul Meadows Teaching Award.

Call for Papers and Conferences

Thirty-Second Annual Western Anthropology/Sociology Undergraduate Research Conference, April 23, 2005, Santa Clara University. Empirical, theoretical, and review papers are invited. A completed paper or abstract of at least half page in length, with names and telephone numbers of student authors and faculty sponsors should be submitted by February 16, 2005, to Anthopology/Sociology Department, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA 95053;

Eastern Community College Social Science Association 31st Annual Conference, April 1-2, 2005, at the Northern Virginia Community College-Loudoun Campus. Theme: “Advancing the Social Sciences in the Information Age: Change, Innovation, and Research.” Call for student presentations, panels, projects, and exhibits; participation from presenters from other colleges and universities in the northeast corridor is also encouraged. Applications are due no later than February 15, 2004. Contact: Rosalyn King, Humanities and Sciences Division, NOVA-Loudon, 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Highway, Sterling, VA 20164; (703) 450-2629; Also visit

Gypsy Lore Society annual meeting and conference on Romani/Gypsy Studies will be held on September 9-10, 2005, at the Universidad de Granada, Spain. Papers on any aspect of Romani and Gypsy Studies are welcome but substantive papers will be given priority. Papers on Roma migrations, historical demography, population studies, masculinity, and health-related issues are especially welcome. Send short abstracts (about 100 words) to the program chair, Juan F. Gamella. Submissions, preferably by email attachment, should include the author’s name, address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address. Deadline for receipt of abstracts is April 30, 2005. Address inquiries to Juan Gamella at the above address and fax number, or email

National Technology and Social Science Conference held by the National Social Science Association, April 6-8, 2005, Las Vegas, NV. Technology sessions, papers, discussions, and workshops will be featured. Send your proposal along with a 25-word abstract to NSSA, 2020 Hills Lake Drive, El Cajon, CA 92020; (619) 448-4709; (619) 258-7636 fax;

Social Theory Forum Second Annual Meeting, April 6-7, 2005, University of Massachusetts-Boston. Theme: “Theories and Praxes of Difference: Revisiting Edward Said in the Age of New Globalizations.” Our dialogue on difference will pay special attention to the context of the allegedly new globalizations of the long-inherited clashes of our colonialisms and anti-colonialisms—in the hopes of finding creative and peaceful ways out of the vicious cycles in favor of authentic selves and liberating world-histories. Send papers or two-page abstracts to by December 15, 2004. Upon approval, completed manuscripts must be received by February 15, 2005. Proceedings will be peer-reviewed for possible publication in The Discourse of Sociological Practice, the journal of the Department of Sociology at University of Massachussetts-Boston.

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) invites proposals for its 55th Annual Meeting, August 12-14, 2005, at the Crowne Royal Plaza Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. Theme: “Blowback: The unintended consequences of social problems solutions.” Papers, abstracts, or 2- to 3-page outlines for presentations at division sponsored sessions should be sent electronically no later than January 31, 2005. For further information, visit


The American Sociological Association Teaching Resources Center invites submissions to its revised Instructional Materials for Teaching the Sociology of HIV/AIDS. This edition will bring together up-to-date materials for courses that focus primarily on HIV/AIDS (e.g., AIDS and Society, AIDS from a Global Perspective) as well as a variety of courses that integrate HIV/AIDS studies throughout the curriculum (e.g., Social Problems, Sociology of Sexuality, Medical Sociology). Materials may include but are not limited to: syllabi, PowerPoint presentations, handouts, exercises, assignments, course projects, bibliographies, essays on HIV/AIDS studies and pedagogy, film suggestions, or any other written material relevant to the inclusion of HIV/AIDS-related issues in teaching sociology. Edited by: Carrie E. Foote-Ardah and Eric R. Wright. Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2005. Forward electronic copies in MS Word format only to Carrie E. Foote-Ardah: Indiana University-Purdue University, CA 303, 425 University Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46202; (317) 278-8454; email

Innovate is a new, bimonthly peer-reviewed online periodical focusing on the creative use of information technology (IT) to enhance educational processes in academic, commercial, and government settings. The editor seeks manuscripts relating to descriptions of technological innovations and their implementation; information on the newest IT educational projects, programs, tools, and trends; critical reflections on the changing nature of teaching, learning, and training with IT in the 21st century; and concept descriptions that point to important new directions for research, product, and process development. Contact the editor at

Michigan Sociological Review (MSR) encourages submissions for its fall 2005 issue. The MSR is an official, peer-refereed publication of the Michigan Sociological Association. The MSR publishes research articles, essays, research reports, and book reviews. Submissions will be accepted until June 15, 2005. Send an email attachment file in MS Word format (not pdf) along with a brief biographical statement to: Send disks via postal mail to: Joseph Verschaeve, Editor, Michigan Sociological Review, Department of Sociology, Grand Valley State University, 1101 AuSable Hall, Allendale, MI 49401.

Race, Gender, and Class, special issue. Guest editors Vasilikie Demos and Anthony J. Lemelle, Jr., invite papers for a special issue of Race, Gender and Class. The special issue will focus on responses to the question, “Race, Gender & Class for What?” We seek original theoretical, empirical or applied papers. The papers should speak to or explore the usefulness of the race, gender, and class inter-sectional perspective in describing, understanding, explaining or predicting social life. All manuscripts should be submitted electronically, preferably in WordPerfect or MS Word. Papers should reach the guest editors via email no later than January 15, 2005. Papers should follow American Psychological Association (APA) style guidelines and be no longer than 40 manuscript pages. To submit materials or for additional information contact: Vasilikie Demos, 1214 Orchard Circle, Salisbury, MD 21801; (410) 546-3979; email

Research in the Sociology of Work. A special issue on “Power, Inequality, and Workplace Participation,” (publication date early 2006). This volume will analyze the character and implications of workplace participation. Topics could include: the gendered and racialized processes and outcomes associated with participation programs; barriers to greater participation of people of color, white women, and working-class people; a genealogy of theories about participation over the course of industrial and postindustrial society; international, cross-cultural studies; the meanings that workers attach to opportunities for involvement in the workplace in a variety of work sites; participation and consent in alternative organizations such as cooperatives and collectives, and theoretical treatments that bring new insights to the topic. Methodologically pluralist and concerned less with specific productivity effects of worker participation, this volume will highlight its social-structural, cultural, and meta-theoretical dimensions. Submit contributions by April 29, 2005 to Vicki Smith, Department of Sociology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616; email Smith at ( with questions, abstracts, and proposals.

Service-Learning and Undergraduate Sociology: Research, Syllabi, and Instructional Materials (Marsteller Kowalweski, Ender, and DeFiore, 2001), a top seller among the American Sociological Association’s teaching resources, is ready for its third edition and will include the following sections: (Sections I and II) Syllabi of Complete S-L and Integrating S-L Sociology Courses. We are interested in receiving materials from sociologists using service-learning in their teaching. Materials may include, but are not limited to: complete syllabi, course outlines, handouts, assignment sheets, or any other written materials relevant to using service-learning in teaching sociology. (Section III) Best Practices for Finding, Building, and Maintaining Community Partnerships. We are requesting “advice” or “tips” from sociologists using service-learning in their teaching who have been successful at building and maintaining community partnerships. Submissions should be accompanied by any documents you may use to help you accomplish successful partnerships (contracts, needs or asset identification surveys, recognition certificates, etc.). All submissions should include description of the type of school, size of class, level of class (e.g., freshman vs. senior), etc. Deadline for submissions is December 10, 2004. Submissions for initial review should be sent via email (in MS Word format or compatible format). Text should be single-spaced with double spacing between paragraphs and sections. Specify which section your submission is for and send to: JoAnn DeFiore, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Saint Francis University, PO Box 600, Loretto, PA 15940; (814) 472-3042; email


February 2-6, 2005. Women and Sport: Before, During, and After Title IX, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. See or contact Vikki Krane,

February 12, 2005. Hawaii Sociological Association 26th Annual Conference, Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii. Contact: HSA President, Sociology Department, University of Hawaii-Manoa, Saunders Hall 247, Honolulu, HI 96822 (808) 956-7693; email:

March 10-12, 2005. Social Justice Conference, University of Bremen, Germany. Theme: “Social Justice in a Changing World.” Contact: Ben Veghte, Graduate School of Social Sciences; phone +49 (0) 421-218-4164; fax +49 (0) 421-218-1453; email See

April 7-10, 2005. Society in Transition: The Local Community in the Global Age, Mariott City Center, Pittsburgh, PA. Presented by the North Central Sociological Association.

April 7-11, 2005. Midwest Political Science Association 63rd Annual National Conference, Chicago Palmer House Hilton Hotel.

April 19-22, 2006. The Organization of American Historians-National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, Hilton Washington Hotel, Washington, DC. Theme: “Our America/Nuestra Ameríca.” Questions may be directed to

June 2-4 2005. Justice Studies Association 7th Annual Conference, Gray Conference Center, University of Hartford, CT. Theme: “The Birth of a New World: Creating Justice-For-All, Sustainable Communities.” Contact: Dennis Sullivan, 2005 Program Chair,

June 3-5, 2005. Conference on Holidays, Ritual, Festival, Celebration, and Public Display, Bowling Green State University. Contact: Jack Santino, Department of Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403-0226; (419) 372-2577; email:

June 17-18, 2005. Migration, Religion, and Secularism–A Comparative Approach, conference of the University of Paris 1-Sorbonne and Ecole Normale Superieure. Contact:

June 23-25, 2005. Multicultural Days: An International Perspective, Brock University. Contact: Dawn Zinga, Conference Chair, Department of Child and Youth Studies, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1, Canada; (905) 688-5550, ext. 3152; fax (905) 641-2509; email See

July 5-9, 2005. International Institute of Sociology 37th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology, Stockholm, Sweden. Theme: “War’s Impact on Society.” Contact: Steve Carlton-Ford,

September 15-16, 2005. Youth Employment 2005 Conference, Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island, New York. Theme: “Youth Employment in the Global Economy.” Contact: Youth Employment 2005 Conference, Hofstra Cultural Center, 200 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549-2000; (516) 463-5669; or

November 2-6, 2005. Oral History Association 2005 Annual Meeting, Providence, RI. Theme: “Voices of Dissent, Voices of Hope.” Contact: Madelyn Campbell, Oral History Association, Dickinson College, PO Box 1773, Carlisle, PA 17013; fax (717) 245-1046. Queries may be directed to the program co-chairs: Pamela Dean at (207) 581-1881 or and David Stricklin at (870) 698-4210 or


The Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (CCIS) at the University of California-San Diego will offer a limited number of Visiting Research Fellowships at both the predoctoral and postdoctoral level for the 2005-06 academic year. These awards are to support advanced research and writing on any aspect of international migration and refugee flows, in any of the social sciences, history, law, and comparative literature. Due to funding constraints, CCIS will be able to award fellowships for the 2005-06 academic year only to scholars who have a current or former affiliation to a University of California campus (as a student, faculty member, or researcher). Non-stipend Guest Scholars are not required to have a UC affiliation. CCIS fellowships must be held in residence at UCSD (commuting arrangements from outside of San Diego are not permitted). For the current academic year, stipends are $2,250 per month for predoctoral fellows and $3,000-$4,000 per month for recent postdoctoral fellows (PhD received within the last six years), depending on seniority. Stipends for more senior scholars are negotiable. Fellows will also receive full UCSD employee benefits. CCIS fellowships may be supplemented with compensation from other fellowships, research grants, sabbatical leaves, or other sources. Some CCIS fellows may be asked to teach a one-quarter (10-week) course in a UCSD department. Application forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the CCIS website at All application materials must be submitted no later than January 15, 2005, for fellowships to be held during the 2005-06 academic year. Candidates will be evaluated by a committee of CCIS faculty research associates, and finalists will be interviewed by CCIS academic staff. Final decisions will be made by early March.

Center for the Law and Society, University of California-Berkeley invites applications for visiting scholars for 2005-06. The Center fosters empirical research and theoretical analysis concerning legal institutions, legal processes, legal change, and the social consequences of law. Closely linked to Boalt Hall School of Law, the Center creates a multidisciplinary milieu with a faculty of distinguished socio-legal scholars in law and economics, legal history, sociology of law, political science, criminal justice studies and legal and social philosophy, along with visiting socio-legal scholars from the United States and around the world. The Center will consider applications for varying time periods, from one month duration to the full academic year. Applications should be sent by post or email to: Visiting Scholars Program, Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-2150; email, by February 1, 2005. Inquiries may be made to the Director, Lauren Edelman,; or the Associate Director, Rosann Greenspan, For application requirements and additional information, visit the Center’s website at Please note that the Center cannot offer stipends or other financial assistance.

Expanding East Asian Studies (ExEAS) program at Columbia University invites applications for two or three postdoctoral fellowships for the 2005-2006 academic year. Fellows will devote half of their time to ExEAS programming and half to their own research and writing. Each fellow is required to be in residence in the New York City area, develop and teach one undergraduate course at Columbia, and participate in activities of the ExEAS collaborative. Fellowships cover a 10- or 12-month period beginning July 1, 2005, or September 1, 2005. The stipend for 2005-2006 is $41,000 plus benefits. Candidates from all East Asian disciplines are welcome to apply. Must have completed all PhD requirements between July 2002 and July 2005. For more information, email

Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy. Applications are invited for research grants in the social sciences. The Horowitz Foundation normally approves five to six grants each year, in amounts ranging from $3,000-$5,000 per grant. Preference will be given to projects that deal with contemporary issues in the social sciences or issues of policy relevance, and to scholars in the initial stages of work. Applicants are not required to be U.S. citizens or residents. The application should be accompanied by a cover sheet listing the name of the applicant (last name first, then other names), the title of the project, a 50-word abstract stating what is being done, including methodology to be used, and a 50-word summary of the policy implications of the research. Deadline for applications: January 1, 2005. Request an application form: 2004 Awards, Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy, PO Box 7, Rocky Hill, NJ 08553;

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center (LACS) of Stony Brook University will host a Rockefeller Humanities Residency Site in the academic year 2005-06. The theme of this Visiting Scholar program, “Durable Inequalities in Latin America,” promotes new research on the core problem of how and why Latin America has maintained, across many centuries, the world’s most radically unequal societies and cultures. Inequality has social, political, historical, cultural and ethical dimensions, beyond its usual focus in the hard social sciences. We seek primarily Latin American or Caribbean scholars, from any field (or topical interest) in the Humanities, Historical or Social Sciences, whose work expands or innovates on the study of inequalities. Writing projects may focus on how inequalities are produced over the long run through such identities and categories as class, race, region and gender or explicitly link inequalities throughout the Americas in rising mal-distribution within the United States, via the Latino/a diaspora, or other (in)equality-making connections and flows. LACS will offer two Fellowships of 8-10 months duration. Deadline is Feburary 1, 2005. For information and application guidelines contact: Paul Gootenberg, LACS Director, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Stony Brook University, SBS N333, Stony Brook, NY 11794-4345; (631) 632-7517; fax (631) 632-9432; email

New York University’s International Center for Advanced Studies (ICAS) brings together a community of scholars to pursue research, writing, and intellectual exchange around a common theme. The community is international in membership, interdisciplinary and comparative in intellectual strategy, and global in scope. ICAS offers fellowships to scholars in any field of the social sciences and humanities whose work addresses the Center’s theme. For the years 2004-2007, ICAS has organized a project on “The Authority of Knowledge in a Global Age.” The second year of the project, 2005-2006, will focus on “The Politics of the Unprivileged.” Fellows are awarded a $35,000 stipend for nine months, a research fund, and are eligible for NYU faculty housing. Applications from outside the United States are encouraged. Details of the project, application forms and instructions are available on the Center website at: Or contact; fax: (212) 995-4546. Application deadline: January 6, 2005. NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Positive Psychology Fellows Program will gather together the best and brightest scholars by creating and funding collaborations with senior scholars. We encourage applications from early to mid-career scholars with a doctoral degree and graduate students pursuing a doctoral degree from the disciplines of Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology, Theology, Neuroscience, Economics, History, Public Heath, and Medicine. Applicants can be from any country and there is no age limit. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2004. Selected Fellows will be expected to live in Philadelphia from May 15 to June 30, 2005. Stipends and living expenses are available. For details visit:

Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) has policy fellowships available for 2005-06. The deadline for applications is December 15, 2004. SRCD Policy Fellows—in both Congressional and Executive Branch placements—work as “resident scholars” at the interface of science and policy. The goals of these fellowships are: (1) to contribute to the effective use of scientific knowledge in developing public policy, (2) to educate the scientific community about the development of public policy, and (3) to establish a more effective liaison between scientists and the federal policy-making mechanisms. SRCD Fellows participate with other scientific disciplines in the fellowship programs of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Since 1978, SRCD has recruited more than 90 fellows. Both early and mid-career doctoral level professionals are encouraged to apply. For more information and application instructions, see

Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) welcomes applications for the 2005 Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship. Persons accepted into an accredited doctoral program in any one of the social and/or behavioral sciences are invited to apply for the $10,000 scholarship. Deadline for applications is February 1, 2005. Applicants will be notified of results by July 15, 2005. For further information and an application, visit or contact Lorna Rivera, Chair, 28 Bexley Road #2, Roslindale, MA 02131; (617) 287-7388; email

Yale University Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) is offering Post-Doctoral Fellowships through its HIV Prevention Interdisciplinary Training Program. CIRA seeks to prevent HIV infection and reduce the negative consequences of HIV in vulnerable and underserved populations. Four two-year Post Doctoral Fellowships are available. Fellows are trained within CIRA, working closely with a research preceptor from among CIRA’s 18 Primary Training Faculty members. Fellows will be encouraged to write articles for publications and prepare for an extramural grant application in an HIV-related area. Fellows must have a PhD, MD, or JD. Applicants must be US citizens. Apply by January 17, 2005, online at

In the News

James Anderson, Purdue University, was quoted in an October 31 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette article about the lack of options for the uninsured.

Judith Auerbach, American Foundation for AIDS Research, authored an October 14 Washington Post op-ed on women and HIV in the context of the recent national presidential debates.

Sampson Lee Blaie, SUNY-Buffalo, was quoted in an October 11 USA Today article about parents of teens and young adults wanting to be their child’s pal.

Cynthia Bogard, Hofstra University, was quoted in an October 15 Newsday article about Hofstra’s “Day of Dialogue,” which was a debate on politics and gay marriage. She was also quoted in an October 8 Newsday article about increased political participation among college students.

Monte Bute, Metropolitan State University, was featured in a November 1 article in the St. Paul Pioneer Press ( about his personal triumph over a juvenile delinquent past to become a respected Minnesota sociologist.

Mary Chayko, College of St. Elizabeth, was quoted in an October 9 Kansas City Star article about freecycling or people getting rid of items on the Internet.

Rick Cherwitz, University of Texas-Austin, was mentioned in an October 12 op-ed in the Austin American-Statesman by neuorbiology researchers Adron Harris and Carlton Erickon regarding drug addiction science.

Lee Clarke, Rutgers University, was quoted in the October 26 USA Today regarding the shortage of flu shot vaccines.

Randall Collins, University of Pennsylvania, was quoted in an October 30 Chicago Tribune article about the businesses of monks.

William D’Antonio appeared on a C-SPAN panel during the presidential campaign that discussed the history of the American Catholic voter. His October 31 op-ed piece in the Boston Globe noted the relationship of, among other “values/morality” variables, low divorce rates and higher education levels in “Blue” states, from Maine to Pennsylvania, compared to higher divorce rates and lower education levels in “Red” states, from Florida to Texas.

Peter Dreier, Occidental College, was quoted in Neal Peirce’s November 7 syndicated column about prospects for progressive movements in the wake of the November 2 presidential election. He was quoted in the October 18 USA Today about growing poverty in the suburbs. He was quoted in the Contra Costa Times on October 5 about the grocery workers’ strike in northern California and in the San Francisco Examiner on October 14 about the hotel workers’ strike in San Francisco His article about Dodger outfielder Shawn Green’s decision not to play on Yom Kippur appeared in The Forward newspaper on October 6. He coauthored two articles about professional athletes and politics, one for the Detroit Free Press (August 2) and another for The Nation (June 28). He was quoted on October 29 in both USA Today and the Indianapolis Star about his research on the political involvements, and campaign contributions, of professional athletes. He appeared on National Public Radio station KPCC’s Air Talk on August 24 to discuss his research about the politics of professional athletes. He also appeared on KPCC’s Talk of the City on August 23 to discuss the inclusionary zoning law pending before the Los Angeles City Council.

Troy Duster, New York University was quoted in an October 10 New York Times Magazine article about race and pharmacogenomics.

Tina Fetner, McMaster University, had an op-ed appear in the October 21 Globe and Mail regarding President Bush’s confidence about the Iraq war.

Juanita Firestone, University of Texas-San Antonio, was quoted in an October 20 Fort Worth Star Telegram article about reservists who refused a mission in Iraq.

Frank Furstenberg, University of Pennsylvania, had his research about when adolescents become adults from the summer 2004 Contexts featured in an October 24 Washington Post article. He was also quoted in an article about his research on delayed adulthood in the November/December 2004 issue of the Futurist.

Donna Gaines,, was interviewed in a April 26 New York Times regarding the documentary End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones. In July, the New York Daily News quoted Gaines regarding youth and the “new modesty.” The Orlando Sentinel quoted her on September 16 regarding the death of legendary Ramones guitarist, John Cummings (aka Johnny Ramone), and on September 10 in the New York Daily News. Gaines’ obituary essay for Johnny Ramone was published in the Village Voice, on September 17. On October 17, the New York Daily News quoted Gaines in an article regarding women in suburbia in the TV show Desperate Housewives. Gaines was quoted on October 26 by the New York Times regarding youth fashion and the routinization of punk style.

Charles Gallagher, Georgia State University, was quoted in an October 30 Atlanta Journal Constitution about the different populations in the 4th and 6th Georgia congressional districts.

Barry Glassner, University of Southern California, appeared on CNBC’s Dennis Miller Show on September 28, and on October 8, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Ideas program featured extensive excerpts from Glassner’s keynote address at a conference in Vancouver titled “Law in a Fearful Society.”

Christina Gómez, Northeastern Illinois University, published a letter to the editor in the October 31, 2004, New York Times about the U.S. Census and racial categories relative to Hispanic populations.

Franklin Goza, Bowling Green State University, had his research on Brazilian immigration to the United States featured in a front-page article on September 23 in Brazil’s largest newspaper, Folha de São Paulo. This research, which was presented at the meetings of the Brazilian Association of Population Studies, was also featured in many other Brazilian newpapers.

David Greenberg, New York University, and Joshua Gamson, University of San Francisco, were quoted in an October 15 Newsday article about Sen. John Kerry’s comments about Vice-President Cheney’s daughter in the third presidential debate.

C. Lee Harrington, Miami University, was quoted in an October 10 New York Times article about the popular long hairstyles of sports stars.

Kathleen Mullan Harris, National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and Donald J. Hernandez, State University of New York-Albany, were quoted and their study on the health of immigrant children was the subject of an October 5 New York Times article.

William B. Helmreich, City University of New York-Graduate Center, was quoted in a November 7 New York Times article about the city’s water being unkosher.

Louis Hicks, St. Marys College of Maryland, was quoted in an October 23 Washington Post article about more college students becoming politically active. The article was partially based on his survey research of college students’ politics.

Stephen Klineberg, Rice University, was quoted in an October 24 Houston Chronicle article about the growing Asian population in Houston.

Barry Markovsky, University of South Carolina, was quoted in the November 6 Washington Post about the increasing popularity of transcendental meditation being taught in public schools in terms of its relation to religion and stress reduction.

Rodney McDanel, Benedictine University, was quoted in the November 4 edition of the Naperville Sun about whether or not a deep ideological divide exists in the United States based upon the results of the 2004 presidential election and if society can face the challenges that lie ahead.

H. Wesley Perkins, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, was featured in several Canadian news stories appearing on August 31 describing results released from an Alcohol and Student Life Survey conducted by the Canadian Centre for Social Norms Research. The survey demonstrated students’ dramatic misperceptions of peer norms. New coverage quoting Perkins’ findings from this study included CTV in Toronto, The Toronto Sun, The Toronto Star, The Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune in Alberta, and the Hamilton Spectator. On September 21 The Pilot-Independent of Walker, Minnesota ran a story about reducing high risk behavior by using social norms based on Perkins’ theory and research.

Nancy Reichman, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, was cited in an October 10 Washington Post article for her research on the increased likelihood of divorce or separation for couples with an infant with illness.

Benita Roth, Binghamton University, was interviewed about her recent book, Separate Roads to Feminism: Black, Chicana, and White Feminist Movements in America’s Second Wave, by Howard Jordan, on his show, The Jordan Journal, on New York City’s WBAI FM.

Juliet Schor, Boston College, was quoted in an October 17 Boston Globe article about people beginning their days earlier in order to get chores done.

Darron Smith, Brigham Young University, was profiled in the November 6 Salt Lake Tribune for his book Black and Mormon, which is a collection of essays profiling African Americans in the Mormon church.

Pamela Stone, Hunter College, was quoted in a September 30 USA Today article about the show Desperate Housewives and the role of stay-at-home moms today.

Milton Vickerman, University of Virginia, Philip Kasinitz, City University of New York-Graduate Center, and Jan Rosenberg, Long Island University, were all quoted for their work on black immigrants in the May 31 cover story of The New Republic.

Alex Vitale, Brooklyn College, was quoted in the October 28 Washington Post in an article about the intensity of policing (in response to protesters) at presidential political campaign rallies.

Bruce Western, Princeton University, was quoted in a November 7 Boston Globe article about the employability of ex-convicts.

Robb Willer, Cornell University, was quoted in an October 20 Associated Press article that appeared in Newsday, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Toronto Star, Miami Herald, and the Detroit Free Press about his research showing that each time a terrorist attack warning is issued, the President’s approval rating increases a couple of points. His research was also cited in the Washington Post and USA Today.

Anna Zajicek, University of Arkansas, was quoted in an October 11 Arkansas Democrat Gazette article about the reasons Americans are delaying marriage.

Vera L. Zolberg, New School University, was featured in an article published in the newspaper Folha de São Paulo, on October 17, regarding her keynote address to open the International Conference on Modernity, Material Culture and Life Styles held in the Centro Universitario Senac and the São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP) on October 20-22.

Caught in the Web

View extensive list of federal statistical & data resources at (PDF 94KB) on health and population groups. Dozens of website links are included.


North Central Sociological Association 2005 Student Paper Competition. Student papers up to 5,000 words (approximately 18-20 pages) with abstract required. Title page must include author’s name, institutional affiliation, divisional status (graduate or undergraduate), email, and name, address, and telephone number of student’s advisor/mentor. Judges will award funds for travel to the NCSA annual meeting April 7-10, 2005. Submit four copies along with self-addressed postcard by January 10, 2005 to: Fayyaz Hussain, Chair, Student Paper Awards Committee, Center for Integrative Studies in Social Sciences, 5-H Berkey Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824; email

Summer Programs

Columbia University and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine with the National Institutes of Health invite applicants for its summer institute on Design and Conduct of Randomized Clinical Trials at the Airlie Conference Center in Virginia. The objective is to provide a thorough grounding in the conduct of randomized clinical trials to researchers and health professionals interested in developing competence in the planning, design, and execution of clinical trials involving behavioral and social interventions. For more information, visit Applications due January 28, 2005. Contact: Michaela Shank, Department of General Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, 622 W. 168th Street, PH9-947, New York, NY 10032; (212) 342-4494; fax (212) 342-3431; email

Law and Society Association seeks applications for the 11th Summer Institute in Oxford, England, June 29-July 3, 2005. The theme is “The Intersection of Rights and Regulation: New Directions in Socio-Legal Scholarship.” For more information, contact Lissa Ganter at or (413) 545-4617.

Members' New Books

David Baronov, St. John Fisher College, The Conceptual Foundations of Social Research Methods (Paradigm Publishers, 2004).

Ronald Berger, University of Wisconsin, and Richard Quinney, eds., Storytelling Sociology: Narrative as Social Inquiry (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2005).

Ronald Berger, Marvin Free, and Patricia Searles, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Crime, Justice, and Society: An Introduction to Criminology (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2005).

Karin Knorr Cetina and Alex Preda, University of Edinburgh, eds., The Sociology of Financial Markets (Oxford University Press, 2004).

Roberto M. De Anda, Portland State University, ed., Chicanas and Chicanos in Contemporary Society, Second Edition (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004).

Marjorie Donovan and Juan L. Gonzales Jr. California State University, Hayward, Sociology: Fundamentals for the Twenty-First Century (Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, 2005).

Daniel Egan and Levon Chorbajian, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Power: A Critical Reader (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005).

Nina Glasgow, Cornell University, Lois Wright Morton, Iowa State University, and Nan E. Johnson, Michigan State University, Critical Issues in Rural Health (Blackwell Publishing, 2004).

Jerry A. Jacobs and Janice Fanning Madden, University of Pennsylvania, Mommies and Daddies on the Fast Track: Success of Parents in Demanding Professions (Sage Publications, 2004).

Jack Levin, Northeastern University, and Gordana Rabrenovic, Why We Hate (Prometheus Books, 2004).

Timothy J. Owens, Purdue University, From Adolescence to Adulthood in the Vietnam Era (Springer, 2005).

Alex Preda, University of Edinburgh, AIDS, Rhetoric, and Medical Knowledge (Cambridge University Press, 2004).

Laurel Smith-Doerr, Boston University, Women’s Work: Gender Equality vs. Hierarchy in the Life Sciences (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2004).

Gregory D. Squires, George Washington University, ed., Why the Poor Pay More: How to Stop Predatory Lending (Prager, 2004).


Natalie Bennet is newly hired as Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at DePaul University.

Michelle Budig, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, has been appointed as the Associate Director of the Social and Demographic Research Institute.

Heather Sullivan Caitlin, SUNY-Potsdam, has been granted tenure, promoted to associate professor, and elected to chair the Sociology Department.

Mary Frank Fox, Georgia Tech, has been named Chair of Theory and Research at the National Center for Women and Information Technology.

Leslie Hossfeld, University of North Carolina-Pembroke, received the 2004-2005 GlaxoSmithKline Faculty Fellowship in Public Engagement and Public Policy at the Institute for Emerging Issues, North Caroina State University.

E. Brooke Kelly completed her PhD at Michigan State University in July, 2004. She recently joined the department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice at the University of North Carolina-Pembroke as an assistant professor of sociology.

Christine H. Morton, Seattle University, has received a $75,000 grant from Lamaze International to conduct an ethnographic investigation of childbirth education.

Kristen Myers, Northern Illinois University, was awarded the University Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, one of three faculty at the university awarded each year.

Jammie Price has accepted a position at Appalachian State University as Associate Professor of Sociology.

Catherine Richards Solomon, Syracuse University, has joined the Sociology Department at Quinnipiac University as an assistant professor.

Suzanna Danuta Walters has accepted a position as Professor and Chair of the Department of Gender Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington. The department plans to launch the first doctorate in Gender Studies in the country.

Other Organizations

Elected officers of the Society for Applied Sociology: Robert Dentler, President-elect; Ben Baruch, Vice President-elect; John Glass, Secretary; Jeanne Ballantine, Norma Winston, Jeff Breese, Board members.

Organization of American Historians 2005 award information now available. For books, articles, dissertations, research and teaching. See Contact: Organization of American Historians, 112 North Bryan Avenue, PO Box 5457, Bloomington, IN 47408-5457; (812) 855-9852; (812) 855-0696; email


Anthony Cortese, Southern Methodist University, was awarded the 2004 American Educational Studies Association Critics’ Choice Award for his book, Walls and Bridges: Social Justice and Public Policy (SUNY Press).

Jack Levin, Northeastern University, was named the Robin Williams Lecturer, 2004-2005, by the Eastern Sociological Society.

Laurel Smith-Doerr, Boston University, won a Jean Monnet Fellowship at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, in Florence, Italy.

Robert Manning, Rochester Institute of Technology, won the Harry Chapin Award for his periodical “Banking on Misery”.

Laurie Schaffner, University of Illinois-Chicago, was selected for a 2004 Teaching Recognition Program Award from the UIC Council for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.


Otis Dudley Duncan, University of California-Santa Barbara, passed away in his sleep on November 16 after a long term battle with cancer.

Matilda White Riley died November 15 at her home in Maine. She taught at Rutgers University and formerly directed the behavioral and social science program at the National Institute on Aging. She was also the American Sociological Association President in 1986 and the first ASA Executive Officer.


Tanis Doe

It is with deep sadness that I report the passing of Dr. Tanis Doe, advocate and educator. Tanis passed away in her home in Victoria, British Columbia, late Wednesday, August 4, 2004, due to a pulmonary embolism. Doe is survived by her daughter, Ann Marie, and a loving community of friends, colleagues, mentees, lovers, dance partners, and family in every sense of the word.

As a Métis (Ojibway/French Canadian) Deaf woman with other disabilities who was active in disability, queer, and feminist movements internationally, she was widely respected as a disability rights advocate and as an educator. Doe began her teaching career in Jamaica while in her late teens. It was at that time she adopted her daughter, Ann Marie.

Doe was a professor of social work and disability studies at the University of Victoria, and in recent years also taught at Royal Roads College, Ryerson University, and the University of Washington. In 2003 she was a Fulbright Scholar in Bioethics at the University of Washington. In addition to her teaching accomplishments, she has been the principal researcher in many projects including projects at the Canadian Association of Independent Living Centres, California Foundation for Independent Living Centers, Disabled Women’s Alliance, University of Washington, and the World Institute of Disability.

Doe was an innovative and influential researcher. She brought together diverse Deaf, disability, and people of color communities in research; conducted pioneering research with Dick Sobsey on violence against people with disabilities; and developed national and international peer training models for Deaf and disabled people. Her writing, training, and research in areas such as gender equity, assistive technology, education, employment, parenting, bioethics, violence and sexual abuse, independent living, community organizing, and disability rights have created a legacy of work that will inform our community for generations.

She was a prolific writer both under her given name and the pen name “Vicky D’aoust.” In addition to her professional and personal accomplishments, Doe was a lover of ballroom dancing, and competed in competitions and exhibitions around the world.

A memorial webpage with a guest book has been set up by DAWN. You can visit the page by pointing your browser to: .

Carrie Lucas at

Charles Gordon
( -2004)

On Tuesday, September 28, Dr. Charles Gordon of Carleton University in Ottawa Ontario (Canada) passed away after battling lung cancer. He will be sorely missed by all of us who knew him.

Carleton University was saddened at the passing of Charles Gordon, Chair of the Sociology and Anthropology Department. Professor Gordon died at the Elizabeth Bruyère Centre in Ottawa of a long-dormant cancer that had recently returned.

Professor Gordon attended Amherst and received his doctorate from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He joined Carleton in 1967 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor of Sociology in 1978. He was cross-appointed to the School of Architecture in 1980. Longtime Associate Director of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, he gave up his beloved interdisciplinary students to become Chair of the Sociology and Anthropology Department in 2001.

Author of over 30 papers and book chapters, Professor Gordon had wide interests. His special interest was the built environment, including crime and the built environment and building codes, but he also published in industrial sociology, sociology of education, urban politics, and on the relationship between design, work, and politics. He had a particular way with titles. His publications include Goldilocks and the Three Sociologists, Crime as Designed, Design Alienation and Resistance, Shut Up and Eat Your Spinach, and The Raw and the Taxed.

In honor of his distinguished contribution to Carleton over nearly four decades, Charles Gordon’s legion of friends and colleagues have created the Charles Gordon Lectures on Society and Design and set up an endowment fund to support it. To date, close to 300 faculty, staff and friends have contributed. To donate, contact Jana Rand, Development, at 520-2600 ext. 2488 (

Originally published by Carleton University

Norma Williams
Norma Williams was a Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at Arlington. She had beaten multiple myeloma into remission, only to be felled by complications resulting from graft-host disease. She is buried in a family plot in her hometown of Kingsville, Texas.

After spending time in California as a young woman, working in particular for a large labor union, Norma began her quest for higher education at Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M University at Kingsville), where she earned a BS in education and an MS in sociology. She received her doctorate in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin (1984).

Norma accomplished much during her short life. She began her academic career at Texas A&M University and then moved to the University of North Texas and thence to the University of Texas at Arlington. She is widely known for her work The Mexican American Family: Tradition and Change (1990). It was the first monograph on the Mexican American family in urban settings. Based on fieldwork over a number of years in Austin, Corpus Christi, and the Kingsville region of Texas, the book documented important differences between Mexican Americans in the working class and those in the business/professional class with regard to changes in life cycle rituals (birth, marriage, and death) and in decision-making patterns. She especially highlighted role making by women in both class groupings. She later elaborated upon these themes in various chapters and articles. Norma had also carried out a field study of Mexican American elders in Dallas, Texas, but only portions of the resulting data have been published. For Norma, understanding how people adapted to and creatively overcame everyday life circumstances was an intrinsically rewarding experience.

From l995 to 1997 Norma Williams was Assistant Vice President for Multicultural Affairs at the University of North Texas. In that capacity she founded the Center for Cultural Diversity and was its first Director. At the time she was one of the few Mexican American women to have established herself in higher administration in academia. In a larger sense she bent every effort to advancing the cause of higher education among all minority groups, especially Mexican Americans. Along with her research and writing, that was her calling. To this end she also drew on a wide network of friends and acquaintances that she had established within and outside the academy.

Added to these accomplishments was her success as a teacher. She consistently commanded a large following among students, many of whom she spent time mentoring. Her commitment to teaching was underlined by her role as adviser to Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) in the three institutions mentioned above. Above all, Norma was a great storyteller, and her engaging narratives captivated and moved audiences both large and small.

Additionally, Norma was actively involved in the Southwestern Sociological Association, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and the American Sociological Association. She was the first Mexican American to be elected President of the Southwestern Sociological Association. Also, she was a recipient of the Lee Founders Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

Norma Williams was preceded in death by her father, Allen Walter Williams, and her brother Russell Ben Williams. She is survived by her mother, Guadalupe Williams, two brothers, Allen and Richard Williams, and two sisters, Peggy Williams and Laura Bernal.

Her family and her friends will miss her and will retain fond memories of Norma’s joy of living, her commitment to social justice and fairness, and her devotion to friends and family.

Gideon Sjoberg, University of Texas-Austin


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New Publications

The Berkeley Electronic Press, together with editors John R. Harrald and Claire B. Rubin of the Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management at George Washington University, announces a new issue of the Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (JHSEM). A full description of the journal may be found below or by visiting

The inaugural issue of Innovate, a peer-reviewed bimonthly e-journal featuring cutting-edge research and practice in using information technology to enhance education is now available at

New Programs

The Central European University Nationalism Studies Program announces a call for applications for MA, PhD, and DSP studies at the Central European University in Budapest. The deadline for application is January 6, 2005. For information on the program and the offered grants and financial aid, visit our homepage With questions regarding the program or the admission process please email Szabolcs Pogonyi, the program coordinator The Nationalism Studies Program was established at Central European University by the late Ernst Gellner with the goal of promoting the study of nationalism in the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. The aim of the program is to engage students in an empirical and theoretical study of issues of nationalism, self-determination, problems of state-formation, ethnic conflict, minority protection and the related theme of globalization. Drawing upon the uniquely supranational milieu of Central European University, it encourages a critical and non-sectarian study of nationalism.