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Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research (CPFR), an annual series that focuses on cutting-edge topics in family research around the globe, is seeking manuscript submissions for its 2016 volume. The 2016 volume of CPFR will focus on the theme of “Divorce, Separation, and Remarriage: The Transformation of Family.” While the family remains a core social institution in every society, it is, nonetheless, an evolving institution. Manuscripts should be submitted in MS WORD format. Manuscripts should not exceed 40 double-spaced pages (not including tables, figures, and references) and should adhere to the APA format. An abstract of 150-200 words should be included. Deadline: January 23, 2016. Contact: Giovanna Gianesini at giovanna.gianesini2@unibo.it and Sampson Lee Blair at slblair@buffalo.edu.

Feminism & Psychology invites submissions for its special issue, which will consider issues around women’s movements, everyday sexism, and the blurred lines of social media. Papers from academics, activists, and practitioners at different stages of their careers are welcomed. Submissions may be theoretical, empirical, or methodological, and/or focus on research and practice and should be no longer than 8,000 words, as well as commentaries and brief reports. All submissions will undergo anonymous peer review. Deadline: April 30, 2016. Contact: Abigail Lock at drabigaillocke@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.mc.manuscriptcentral.com/fap.

Policing Segregated Bodies submissions are being sought for an edited volume on the policing of minority and ethnic communities. Proposals may include topics addressing police practices in segregated communities as well as how Black and Latino bodies are policed in public spaces. The goal of this project is to highlight and critically evaluate the complex and oftentimes problematic relationship between law enforcement, social control, and communities of color. Submit a 500-word abstract. Deadline: February 1, 2016. Contact: Alan Brown at browna84@southernct.edu; or Cassi Meyerhoffer at meyerhoffec2@southernct.edu.

Rapoport Center Human Rights Working Paper Series (WPS) invites submissions for the 2015-16 academic year. The WPS seeks innovative papers by both researchers and practitioners in the field of human rights. Acceptance to the WPS series provides authors with an opportunity to receive feedback on works in progress and stimulate a lively, productive conversation around the subject matter of their paper. This process is designed to prepare papers for publication in academic journals or other venues. Contact: rcwps@law.utexas.edu. For more information, visit www.sites.utexas.edu/rapoportcenterwps/submission-guidelines/.

Society and Mental Health seeks scholarship on public sector mental health, with focus on the role of structural and behavioral correlates of mental health disparities and the consequences of social inequality for those systems that meet the needs of individuals with severe mental disorders. Of particular interest is scholarship that explores the role of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion. Manuscripts focusing on the unique contributions sociologists can make to mental health services research are also welcome. Articles will be peer reviewed and 4 to 6 papers selected for inclusion in this special issue. The guest editor will provide a brief historic overview of developments in public mental health care. Please submit papers using the journal’s online system. Deadline: March 15, 2016.


Add Health Users 2016 Conference, June 20-21, 2016, Bethesda, MD. Sponsored by Add Health at the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the Eunice Kennedy ShriverNational Institute of Child Health & Human Development. Now accepting abstracts of 250 words or less via the online abstract submission form. Any papers using Add Health data are welcome. Papers on both substantive and methodological topics are also invited. Travel stipends will be awarded based on eligibility and scientific merit. Deadline: February 29, 2016. Contact: addhealth_conference@unc.edu. For more information, visit www.cpc.unc.edu/projects/addhealth/events/2016-add-health-users-conference-abstract-submission-form.

Advancing Computational Biology Symposium, April 8, 2016, Washington, DC. Theme: “Molecular Simulation & Design, Systems Biology, Genomics, and Big Data.” This symposium, hosted by Howard University, seeks abstracts and poster presentations for current work involving contemporary computational biology and bioinformatics research. Presentations will address current activities that involve computational biology and bioinformatics approaches and solutions in structural biology, genomics, and disease informatics, including big data. Deadline: February 19, 2016. For more information, visit www.compbiosymposium.com/.

Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research on Adolescence (EARA), September 16-19, 2016, La Barrosa, Spain. Theme: “¿Qué será, será? Adolescent Research into the Future: Visions and Challenges.” Submissions are invited that contribute from a broad array of topics within research on adolescence. The suggested topics include, though not exclusively: young people and their social groups, developmental transitions, social institutions, risk, deviance and the law, mental and physical health, leisure, identity, gender roles, minorities, technology, sports, cross-cultural differences, interventions, and relevant and innovative research methods. Deadline: March 31, 2016. For more information, visit www.eara2016.com/.

Comparative Historical Sociology Section Mini Conference, August 19, 2016, Seattle, Washington. Theme: “Can Comparative Historical Sociology Save the World?” The ASA Comparative Historical Sociology section and the Equality Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS) program at Northwestern University are pleased to announce a mini-conference. Interested in submissions that employ comparative and historical methods to examine important issues of our day, such as (but not limited to) global market regulation, questions of immigration and citizenship, poverty, environmental insecurity, and protracted race, gender and class inequality. Deadline: January 30, 2016. Contact: chsminicon@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.form.jotform.us/form/52724660569160.

Ethnography and Qualitative Research 6th Conference, June 8-11, 2016, Bergamo, Italy. Theme: “Submerged Conflicts. Ethnography of the Invisible Resistances in the Quotidian.” Since 2006, the Bergamo conference of ethnography has become an increasingly recognized and established scientific meeting for social researchers at the Italian national level. In 2014, the conference has been opened to international participants adopting English as a second language. Deadline: January 15, 2016. Contact: pisait@gmail.com or erq.conference@unibg.it. For more information, visit www.etnografiaricercaqualitativa.it/?page_id=62.

Graduate Student Conference, April 14-15, 2016, New York NY. Theme: “Expertise from Margin to Center: Science, Politics, and Democracy.” The conference is organized by graduate students from the Columbia University Department of Sociology, with support from the Center of Science and Society. The conference aims to strengthen STS scholarship by promoting research and network building among early career scholars. Participation is open to all graduate students. Extended Abstracts should be approximately 800 words, include the name of the author(s) and their institutional affiliation(s). Deadline: January 29, 2016. Contact: expertiseconference@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.blogs.cuit.columbia.edu/skat/graduate-conference/.

International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE) 2016 Conference, December 17-20, 2016, Kuwait City, Kuwait. Theme: “Legitimate Tradition.” This conference seeks to ask: What role does tradition play in legitimating practices that produce place-based or placeless built environments? In the particular context of tradition, legitimacy can have several meanings, including authenticity, legality, and the possession of value or worth. These aspects of legitimacy are not inherent within traditions themselves, but are bestowed by agents for particular reasons. Papers will explore the following themes: building legitimacy through tradition; legitimizing tradition; and tradition and the ethics of practice. Deadline: February 16, 2016. For more information, visit www.iaste.berkeley.edu/conferences/2016-conference.

International Junior Faculty Ninth Forum, September to October 2016, Philadelphia, PA. Hosted by the Stanford Law School and the University of Pennsylvania, the International Junior Faculty Forum (IJFF), was established to stimulate the exchange of ideas and research among younger legal scholars from around the world. The IJFF is designed to foster transnational legal scholarship that surmounts barriers of time, space, legal traditions and cultures, and to create an engaged global community of scholars. Submit the abstract electronically with the subject line, International Junior Faculty Forum. The abstract should contain the author’s name, home institution, and the title of the proposed paper. Please also send a current CV. Deadline: January 15, 2016. Contact: Maria O’Neill at moneill@law.stanford.edu; or Norva Hall at nhall@law.upenn.edu.

Public Sociology 5th Annual Conference, April 9, 2016, Fairfax, VA. Theme: “Structures of Violence: Engaging the Public Imagination.” The graduate students of the Public Sociology Program at George Mason University seeks papers that confront structures of violence in an effort to engage public imagination. The conference critically engages contemporary social problems with diverse publics. Public sociology is an approach to the study of social problems and structures that transcends the boundaries of academia to engage the public in discourse, political and institutional change, and social empowerment. Deadline: January 15, 2016. Contact: gmusocgrads@gmail.com For more information, visit www.gmupublicsoci.wordpress.com/2016-conference/.

Shifting Politics of U.S. Suburbs: Parties, Participation, and Public Opinion in 2016, June 23-24, 2016, Arlington, VA. George Mason University and the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University invite researchers, policy analysts, and political observers to a two-day conference that will focus on what recent demographic shifts mean for the 2016 election and for suburban politics more generally. Individual proposals and abstracts should be limited to 200 words. Deadline: February 15, 2016. Contact: Katrin Anacker at kanacker@gmu.edu; and Christopher Niedt at Christopher.niedt@hofstra.edu. For more information, visit www.bit.ly/1XqwOgu.

Social Science Methodology 9th International Conference (RC33), September 11-16, 2016, Leicester, United Kingdom. Submissions of abstracts are welcomed via the conference website. The Univeristy of Leicester extends a warm welcome to all attending delegates. The Department of Sociology Conference Team will host the conference for up to 500 participants. Deadline: January 21, 2015. For more information, visit www2.le.ac.uk/departments/sociology/research/rc33-conference/rc33-conference.

Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) invites submissions for the 66th Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA, August 19-21, 2016. The theme, selected by President David A. Smith, is “Globalizing Social Problems.” SSSP is an interdisciplinary community of scholars, practitioners, advocates, and students interested in the application of critical, scientific, and humanistic perspectives to the study of vital social problems. In SSSP you will meet others engaged in research to find the causes and consequences of social problems, as well as others seeking to apply existing scholarship to the formulation of social policies. Deadline: January 31, 2016. Contact: sssp@utk.edu. For more information, visit www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/655/.

Sociology of the Arts 9th Midterm Conference, September 8-10, 2016, Porto, Portugal. Theme: “Arts and Creativity Working on Identity and Difference.” The arts are undergoing deep changes in the social, cultural, economic, and ecological environments and governance frameworks in which they operate today. A specific combination of various factors increases the challenges faced by arts and the potential for sociological inquiry. The European Sociology Association Research Network Sociology of the Arts aims to provide the sociological contexts for understanding multifaceted and interwoven aspects which characterize the art worlds in societies nowadays. Deadline: February 15, 2016. For more information, visit www.europeansociology.org/research-networks/rn2-sociology-of-the-arts/59-rn2-call-for-papers.html.

Sociology of Development 2016 Conference, October 6-8, 2016, Ithaca, NY. Theme: “Development Question: Challenges for the 21st Century.” The conference organizers invite papers that think critically and creatively about contradictions, challenges and opportunities within the concept and practice of development. Contributions that engage in original ways both empirically and theoretically with key ideas, practices, and categories of development at different or multiple scales will be privileged. Deadline: February 8, 2016. Contact: questioningdevelopment2016@gmail.com.

Summit on New Frontiers in the Study of Colorblind Racism, May 12-14, 2016, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL. This workshop-style summit will bring together scholars, a campus community, and a local public to invigorate new directions for research on contemporary racism, with a number of scholars-only sessions to develop new lines of thinking and research. Summit attendees will be encouraged to contribute to a special issue of Sociological Perspectives and to help develop a toolkit for educators and a public sociology brief. This summit is sponsored by an NSF-backed ASA Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline grant, which provides a travel stipend of up to $550 for up to eight scholars to attend the summit. Deadline: January 8, 2016. For more information, visit www.meghanburke.weebly.com/summit-new-frontiers-in-the-study-of-colorblind-racism.html.

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February 25-26, 2016. Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Jackson, MS. Theme: “The State of Sociology in Alabama and Mississippi.” For more information, visit www.a-msa.org.

February 29-March 2, 2016. Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy’s Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, Research and Education Ninth Health Disparities Conference. Theme: “From Disparity to Equity: Building Healthier Communities.” For more information, visit www.xula.the1joshuagroup.com/.

March 3-5, 2016. Global Status of Women and Girls, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA. This interdisciplinary conference seeks to foster inquiries into the complex and multifocal issues faced by women and girls around the world, both historically and today. The keynote speaker is Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Sheryl Wu Dunn. For more information, visit www.globalstatusofwomen-conf.org/.

March 4-5, 2016. Annual Conference from the Council on Contemporary Families. Austin, TX. Theme: “Families as They Really Are: Demography, Disparities, and Debates.” For more information, visit www.contemporaryfamilies.org/category/news/news-and-upcoming-events/.

March 23-26, 2016. Midwest Sociological Society-North Central Sociological Association Joint Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. Theme: “Inequality, Injustice, and Intersectionality.” For more information, visit www.themss.org/annualmeetings.html.

June 13-15, 2016. International Conference on Unequal Families and Relationships, Edinburgh, Great Britain. Theme: “Unequal Families.” For more information, visit www.crfr.ac.uk/international-conference-2016/.

June 23-25, 2016. Work and Family Researchers Network 2016 Conference, Washington, DC. Theme: “Careers, Care, and Life-Course ‘Fit:’ Implications for Health, Equality, and Policy.” The Work and Family Researchers Network is an international membership organization of interdisciplinary work and family researchers.

June 29 – July 1, 2016. European Sociological Association Research Network 37 - Urban Sociology - Midterm Conference, Krakow, Poland. Theme: “Moving Cities: Contested Views on Urban Life.” Contact: esamovingcities@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.esarn37.hypotheses.org/.

July 10-14, 2016. International Sociology Association Third Forum of Sociology, Vienna, Austria. Theme: “The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggle for a Better World.” The WebForum is an experimental space for intellectual debate on the broadly conceived theme. For more information, visit www.isa-sociology.org/forum-2016/.

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Advertising Educational Foundation 2016 Visiting Professor Program (VPP), is a two-week fellowship of professors. The objective is to expose professors to the day-to-day operations of an advertising agency, marketing or media company; and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas between academia and industry. The VPP gives professors a greater understanding of and appreciation for the industry while host companies have an opportunity to develop closer ties to academia. Deadline: January 31, 2016. Contact: Sharon Hudson at sh@aef.com or (212) 986-8060 x15. For more information, visit aef.com.

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Digital Extension Grant program, made possible by the assistance of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will support teams of scholars as they enhance existing digital projects with the goal of engaging new audiences across a range of academic communities and institutions. The Digital Extension Grant program builds upon the successes of ACLS’s recently concluded Digital Innovation Fellowship program, which over 10 years funded 60 scholars pursuing computationally sophisticated approaches to humanistic research. ACLS will award up to six Digital Extension Grants. Each grant provides up to $150,000 in funding, supporting a range of project costs, for terms of 12 to 18 months. Deadline: February 2, 2016. For more information, visit www.acls.org/programs/digitalextension/.

Labor Research and Action Network (LRAN) brings together workers’ rights advocates, academics, and students with the shared goal of building workplace and economic power for workers in the United States. One of the organization’s key objectives is to help develop the next generation of labor scholars while also linking these scholars to labor activists. LRAN is holding a competition for seed grants ranging from $1500-$6,000 for graduate students and untenured faculty for research on U.S. labor-focused projects, broadly defined. Deadline: January 31, 2016. Contact: theaam@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.iranetwork.org.

National Institute of Nursing Research is offering a research project grant funded by the National Institutes of Health. The purpose of this initiative is to stimulate research in promoting caregiver health using self-management. Caregiving is an important science area since the number of people living longer with chronic conditions is growing. Informal caregivers are defined as unpaid individuals involved in assisting others with activities of daily living and/or medical tasks. Formal caregivers are paid. This concept focuses on informal caregivers. Deadline: March 3, 2016. Contact: Isabel M. Estrada-Portales at Isabel.estrada@nih.gov or (301) 496-7859. For more information, visit www.grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NR-16-003.html.

Sakıp Sabancı International Research Award involves a Jury Prize of $25,000 awarded to an individual who has made contributions to the theme: “New Centers in Turkey: Economy, Education, Arts and Peace in Cities.” An independent and international jury will select the Awardee. In addition, Essay Awards will be given to researchers under 45 years of age. This category includes $10,000 for each of the three award-winning essays selected by the same jury. Submissions that make general and specific contributions to this subject from a wide and interdisciplinary academic perspective are welcome. Deadline: January 15, 2016. For more information, visit www.award.sabanciuniv.edu.

Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) is soliciting applications for the 2016 Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship. Persons identified as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Asian-American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or American Indian or Alaska Native and have been accepted into an accredited doctoral program in any one of the social and/or behavioral sciences are invited to apply for the $15,000 Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship. Two student will be funded. Applicants will be notified of the results by July 15, 2016. All applicants must be a current  SSSP members and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States when applying. Deadline: February 1, 2016. Contact: Dr. Shirley A. Jackson, Chair, Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship Committee at jacksons1@southernct.edu. For more information, visit www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/261/Racial/Ethnic_Minority_Graduate_Scholarship/.

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American School of Classical Studies at Athens announces the academic programs and fellowships for the 2016-2017 academic year at the Gennadius Library. The Library has become an internationally renowned center for the study of Greek history, literature, and art, especially from the Byzantine period to modern times. Many fellowships are being offered. Deadline: January 15, 2016. For more information, visit www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/gennadius/EducationalPrograms.

Mercatus Center Academic and Student Programs announces its Adam Smith Fellowship, which is awarded to graduate students attending PhD programs in a variety of fields including economics, philosophy, political science, and sociology. The fellowship aims to introduce students to and encourage them to critically engage key thinkers in political economy that they might not otherwise encounter during their graduate studies. Smith Fellows spend three weekends during the academic year and one week during the summer in residence at George Mason University participating in workshops and seminars on the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy. For more information, visit www.grad.mercatus.org/content/adam-smith-fellowships.

University of New Mexico (UNM) Center for Health Policy Doctoral Fellowships. The UNM Health Policy Doctoral fellowship is a prestigious doctoral fellowship program for PhD students with educational and research interests that include health and health policy analysis. Fellows will receive up to four years of funding support including paid in-state tuition, a paid position of up to $24,000 awarded through an annual research assistantship, and student health insurance. Deadline: February 12, 2016. For more information, visit: www.healthpolicy.unm.edu/phdfellowships.

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National Science Foundation has published a new solicitation for the 2016 and 2017 competitions for RIDIR (Resource Implementations for Data Intensive Research in the SBE Sciences). The RIDIR Program supports the development of user-friendly, large-scale next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research in SBE (social, behavioral, economic) areas of study. Successful proposals describe products that have significant impacts by enabling new types of data-intensive research. Deadline: February 29, 2016. For more information, visit www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505168.

Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology recognizes students who incorporate visual analysis in their work. The contest is open worldwide to undergraduate and graduate students. Rachel Dorothy Tanur (1958–2002), was an urban planner and lawyer who cared deeply about people and their lives and was an acute observer of living conditions and human relationships. Entries will be judged by members of the Visual Sociology group of the International Sociological Association (ISA). Up to three prizes will be awarded at the Third ISA Forum of Sociology, held in Vienna, Austria. The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World on July 10-14, 2016. Attendance at the forum is not a requirement but is encouraged. First prize is $2,500; second prize is $1,500; and third prize is $500. Deadline: January 25, 2016. For more information, visit www.racheltanurmemorialprize.org/.

Society for the Study of Social Problems announces the 2016 Student Paper Competitions and Outstanding Scholarship Awards. In order to be considered for any of the Student Paper Competitions, applicants are required to submit their papers through the Annual Meeting Call for Papers, www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/655/. This will ensure that winning papers are both designated and included in the program. Note that students may only submit to one division and that each division has its own deadline and submission process. Contact: sssp@utk.edu. For more information, visit www.sssp1.org/file/2016AM/2016_STUDENT_PAPER_COMPETITIONS.pdf

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In The News

Patti Adler, University of Colorado-Boulder, was quoted in a November 13 Wall Street Journal article, “Tolerance, Free Speech Collide on Campus.”

Patti Adler, University of Colorado-Boulder, and Peter Adler, University of Denver, were interviewed by numerous Australian media outlets, including the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (TV and radio), the Sydney Morning Herald, The Huffington Post, Canberra News and Times, Art Daily, Newsoneplace.com, the Press Reader, Higher Education Commission, and WIN TV, concerning the influence of Jackson Pollock’s painting, “Blue Poles,” on Australian culture since it was purchased over 40 years ago.

Rene Almeling, Yale University, and Liberty Barnes, University of Cambridge, were quoted in an October 27 Washington Post article, “Why Men Should Also Worry About Waiting Too Long to Have Kids.”

Carol J. Auster, Franklin & Marshall College, was quoted in an October 30 New York Times article, “Boys and Girls, Constrained by Costumes and Toys.” She also served as a panelist on an August 10 Huff Post Live video show, “Target to Remove Gender Based Signs,” and as a panelist for an August 17 discussion on moving beyond clothes and toys “for girls” and “for boys” on “The Kojo Nnamdi Show” on WAMU, Washington, DC’s public radio station.

Steven Barkan, University of Maine, was quoted in a December 4 Bangor Daily News article, “The ‘Dark Figure of Crime’: Why Many Maine Crimes Go Unreported.”

Liberty Barnes, University of Cambridge, did an interview and call-in show on November 9 on Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) with MPR host Kerri Miller about the male biological clock. She was also quoted in a November 9 MPRNews.org article about the same topic. 

Frank Bean, University of California-Irvine, Jody Agius Vallejo, University of Southern California, and Rogelio Sáenz, University of Texas-San Antonio, were quoted in a November 27 Fox News Latino article, “Birth Rates Among Latinas at an All-Time Low, as Their Prosperity Continues to Grow.”

Lydia Bean, PICO National Network, was quoted in a December 6 Politico Magazine article, “Christian. Conservative. Treehugger.”

Katherine Cross, Graduate Center-CUNY, was quoted in a November 30 Quartz article, “Conservatives Have a Version of Political Correctness, Too.”

Georgiann Davis, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, was on the “Dr. Phil” show on November 30, as a sociologist/intersex expert.

Riley Dunlap, Oklahoma State University, had his research on climate change denial mentioned by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse in an October 31 Tulsa World op-ed on the reality of climate change.

Kathryn Edin, Johns Hopkins University, was quoted in a November 23 Bangor Daily News article, “Why the Poor Appear to Vote Against Their Self Interests by Favoring Republicans,” and in a November 22 New York Times article, “Who Turned My Blue State Red?”

David Elesh, Temple University, was quoted in a December 6 Philadelphia Inquirer article, “Where Have All the Wages Gone?”

Justin Farrell, Yale University, was quoted in a November 24 Washington Post article, “Why Are Americans Skeptical of Climate Change? A Study Offers an Answer” and in a number of other media outlets, including Yahoo!News and Bloomberg Business on November 30 and Slate, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Washington Post on December 1, about his research related to climate change. 

Charles Gallagher, La Salle University, was quoted in a November 25 CNN.com article, “4 Ways You Might Be Displaying Hidden Bias in Everyday Life.” He was also interviewed on November 20 in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding the student protests at the University of Missouri and why so many whites were dismissive of the protests. In addition, he was interviewed on UK’s SKY News on October 7 and 9 on race and gun control in the U.S., on November 23 on WPHT’s Dom Giordano Show about the one year anniversary of the Ferguson, MO, protests, and on November 23 on the BBC about the Ferguson anniversary.

Thomas Heberlein, University of Wisconsin-Madison, was quoted in a September 17 Nature article, “Team Science: Interdisciplinarity Has Become all the Rage as Scientists Tackle Society’s Biggest Problems. But There is Still Strong Resistance to Crossing Borders.”

Matthew W. Hughey, University of Connecticut, was interviewed about his research on race and whiteness for a June 17 Agence France-Presse article, “États-Unis: Je M’Identifie Comme Noire, Explique la Militante Rachel Dolezal.” He was also interviewed about his research on whiteness, media, and cultural ideals about redemption for a July 19 LiveScience article, “Why Atticus Finch’s Racist Shift in ‘Watchman’ Could Be an Anomaly,” and a July 15 Los Angeles Times article, “The Atticus Finch Effect at the Movies: Do We Still Need a White Savior?” In addition, Hughey was interviewed about his research on racism and collegiate fraternalism for a November 11 USA Today article, “Racist Incidents Raise Questions About SAE Culture;” a November 3 WTNH ABC 8 (New Haven, CT) story, “Expert Weighs in on Accusation of Racism at Yale Fraternity;” an October 30 Daily Beast story, “Southern Methodist University Sororities Still Preach Segregation;” an October 4 Daily Dot story, “Can SAE Ever Overcome its Racist Past?;” a September 17 U.S. News & World Report story, “What to Ask Before Joining Greek Life;” an August 21 Tennessean story, “UT Wants to Grow Fraternities Despite Controversy;” an August 19 USA Today story, “Sorority Recruitment Videos Show Lack of Diversity.” Finally, he was interviewed about his research on racism and politics for a September 2 Bay State Banner story, “Trump’s Rise Pushes GOP Further Right.”

Carole Joffe, University of California-San Francisco, was interviewed November 5 on Washington, DC’s public radio station, WAMU, for a story on the attempt of a Maryland abortion clinic to de-stigmatize abortion services. She was also quoted in a November 30 Slate article about the shooting rampage at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado.

Rachel Kalish, Stony Brook University, was quoted in a December 3 Deseret News article, “The Role of Masculinity and Mental Illness in Mass Shootings.”

Brayden King, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, James Jasper, Graduate Center-CUNY, and Michele Dillon, University of New Hampshire, were quoted in a November 25 Religion News Service article, “Guardians of ‘Christmas Cred’ Reap Publicity, Donations, Struggle With Cyber Monday.” The article appeared in a number of media outlets, including The Washington Post on November 25 and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on November 28.

Adam Lankford, University of Alabama, and Katherine Newman, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, were quoted in a December 6 Lima News article, “Examining How America Reacts to Traumatic Events Like Pearl Harbor, Mass Shootings.” Lankford and Jennifer Carlson, University of Toronto, were quoted in a December 3 Glamour.com article, “San Bernardino Shooting: How to Feel Safe in a World That Feels Increasingly Scary.” Lankford, Newman, and Glenn Muschert, Miami University, were quoted in a December 4 Al Jazeera article, “Obama: US Gun Violence Has ‘No Parallel’ in the World.”

Adam Lankford, University of Alabama, was quoted or mentioned in a number of recent articles about the San Bernardino, California, mass shooting, including The Wall Street Journal, TIME.com, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Washington Post, LiveScience, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on December 3; The Detroit News and the Star Tribune on December 4; the Toronto Sun on December 6; and many others.  

John Logan, Brown University, was quoted in a December 3 Los Angeles Times article, “Segregation Continues to Decline in Most U.S. Cities, Census Figures Show.”

Kari Marie Norgaard, University of Oregon, has been featured in a variety of media outlets for her work on emotions and climate change denial. She was a guest on the Commonwealth Club’s “Climate One,” which aired on Pacifica Radio Network on May 12; was featured on a July 13 segment on the CBC Radio program On the Coast about climate change anxiety; was a November 24 guest on the radio program, Mind Over Matter, on Juneau, Alaska’s KTOO, for a segment about climate change. Her work was also the subject of a July 30 article in the Eugene Weekly, “Sociologist Asks Why We Ignore Climate Chaos.”

Sangyoub Park, Washburn University, was quoted in a November 29 Topeka Capital-Journal article, “Topeka Korean School Keeps Heritage Alive.”

Allison Pugh, University of Virginia, was quoted in a December 4 LiveScience article, “5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Make Your Gifts Meaningful” and in a December 3 MPRNews.org article, “Increasingly, Minnesotans Saying ‘I Don’t.’”

David Schalliol, St. Olaf College, was quoted in a November 22 New York Times article, “Designs for Living.”

Pepper Schwartz, University of Washington, was quoted in a recent Associated Press article about creative ideas for celebrating one’s 25th wedding anniversary. The article appeared in a number of media outlets, including the Connecticut Post, the New Haven Register, and ABC News on December 1.

Carla Shedd, Columbia University, was the subject of a November 18 Chicago magazine Q&A article, “The Surprising Ways That Segregation Affects Chicago’s Children,” which also mentioned Alford A. Young Jr., University of Michigan. In addition, she was the subject of a December 2 Huffington Post Q&A article, “Guinea Pigs in an Urban Laboratory.”

Pete Simi, University of Nebraska at Omaha, was quoted in a November 30 Vice “Broadly” article, “When Does Anti-Abortion Violence Become Terrorism?”

David Smilde, Tulane University, was quoted in a December 7 Mother Jones article, “Hugo Chávez’s Party Just Lost a Huge Election in Venezuela. What Happens Next?” He was also interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition on December 7 in a segment about Venezuela’s parliamentary elections.

Jaclyn Tabor and Jessica Calarco, both of Indiana University, were quoted in a December 8 Daily Herald article, “Constable: What New Yorker Cartoons Say About Parenting.”

Jay Teachman, Western Washington University, was quoted in a December 7 Star Tribune article, “Does Living Alone Make You Thinner?”

Charis Thompson, London School of Economics, was quoted in a December 4 Wired article, “Crispr Gene-Editing Gets Rules. Well, Guidelines, Really.”

Jane Ward, University of California-Riverside, had her recent book, Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men, referenced in a number of media outlets, including Next Magazine and Huffington Post on July 30, New York magazine on August 5, Forbes on August 6, Cosmopolitan on August 7, Salon and Vice on August 9, The Guardian on August 13, Ha’aretz on August 30, Wienerin on October 8, and many others.

Tara Warner, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was quoted in a November 18 Huffington Post article, “Half of Young Black Americans Don’t Expect to Live Through Their 30s,” about her December Journal of Health and Social Behavior study, “Adolescent Survival Expectations: Variations by Race, Ethnicity, and Nativity,” which she co-authored with Raymond Swisher, Bowling Green State University. The study was also covered by a number of other media outlets, including ThinkProgress, the Journal Sentinel, Japan Times, and Yahoo!News India on November 18. 

Robb Willer, Stanford University, was quoted in an October 20 New York magazine article, “How Conservatives Can Sway Liberals, and Vice Versa,” and was mentioned in a November 23 Los Angeles Times article, “Income Inequality Makes the Rich More Scrooge-Like, Study Finds.”

Rhys Williams, Loyola University Chicago, was quoted in a December 5 Dayton Daily News article, “A Familiar Unease for Local Muslims,” which also mentioned Robert Putnam, Harvard University.

Jill Yavorsky, Ohio State University, was quoted in a November 12 New York Times article, “Men Do More at Home; Not as Much as They Think.”

Sharon Zukin and Scarlett Lindeman, both of the City University of New York, were quoted in a December 2 MTV.com article, “Study Finds Racism Hidden in Yelp Restaurant Reviews.”

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Chloe E. Bird, RAND Corporation, received the 2015 Leadership Award at the Right Care Initiative meeting for “improving women’s cardiovascular outcomes and reducing gender disparities.”

Simon I. Singer, Northwestern University, received the American Society of Criminology 2015 Hindelang Book Award for the Most Outstanding Contribution to Research in Criminology for her book, America’s Safest City: Delinquency and Modernity in Suburbia (New York University Press, 2014).

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Douglas L. Anderton, Sloan College, a fellow of the American Statistical Association, has been elected to the International Statistical Institute.

David L. Atheide, Arizona State University, gave the keynote address, “The Media Syndrome and Reflexive Mediation,” at the recent Medial Logic Conference in Berlin, Germany.

Riley Dunlap, Oklahoma State University, gave the keynote address at the 5th International Symposium on Environmental Sociology in East Asia in Sendai, Japan, October 2015 .

Brian K. Gran, Case Western Reserve University, received an invitation to serve on the National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists, a joint committee of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the American Bar Association (ABA).

Adia Harvey Wingfield, Washington University-St. Louis, is now a contributing writer for the Atlantic. Her articles have addressed various topics related to race, gender, and work.

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New Books

Kathy Giuffre, Colorado College, The Drunken Spelunker’s Guide to Plato (Blair, 2015).

Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College, Artifacts and Allegiances: How Museums Put the Nation and the World on Display (University of California Press, 2015).

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Other Organizations

Workshop on American and European Time Use Surveys 1965-2014, this three-day worship will introduce researchers to the American Time Use Survey, the American Heritage Time Use Survey, the Multinational Time Use Survey, and the Time Use Data Extract Builder for accessing all three data series. The Time Use Workshop will be held on the University of Maryland campus during the last week of June, 2016. The workshop is designed for researchers, graduate students, and junior faculty who are new to the analysis of time use data. Submit a one-paragraph professional biographical sketch, a one-page statement regarding your time use research interest areas, and a letter of support from an advisor or senior colleague. Domestic airfare, local transportation costs, and hotel accommodations for workshop will be covered for all workshop participants. Deadline: February 15, 2016. Contact: Sandra Hofferth at hofferth@umd.edu.

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