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On page 9 of the May/June 2006 Footnotes, John Foran was erroneously listed as the winner of the Pacific Sociological Association’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching. There was no winner of that award in 2006. Foran did receive the award in 2000.

Call for Papers


British Sociological Association Annual Conference, April 12–14, 2007, University of East London. Theme: “Social Connections: Identities, Technologies, Relationships.” The conference theme is open to wide interpretation and we invite papers, posters, symposia, or workshops. Abstract deadline is September 30, 2006. Contact:;

Community-University Partnerships: How Do We Achieve the Promise? April 26–28, 2007, University of Massachusetts- Lowell. Theme: “Achieving the Promise.” One-page abstracts are due by September 1, 2006. If accepted, your paper is due February 1, 2007, for posting on the conference website. Video presentations and poster sessions are welcome. Contact: CITA Co-Chairs Robert Forrant at or Linda Silka at For information on CITA, visit

Girls & Women Rock: Celebrating Years of Sport & Title IX, March 28–31, 2007, The Wolstein Center, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH. Scholars, public policy makers, lawyers, and educators from a variety of disciplines are invited to submit paper (15–20 minutes) or poster abstracts. Submit your abstract to Ellen J. Staurowsky, Ithaca College at with your contact information. Submission Deadline: August 1, 2006. Registration forms, schedules, and additional information about the conference and other Women’s Final Four events are listed at Contact: Ellen J. Staurowsky, Department of Sport Management & Media, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY 14850; (607) 274-1730; fax (607) 274-1943 or 274-5792; email

Ninth Conference on Health Survey Research Methods (CHSRM) seeks abstracts for original empirical studies, innovative theoretical essays, and general overview papers that describe research beyond what is currently known about survey methods and their application to healthrelated issues. For more information, visit


Advances in Medical Sociology. A volume of Advances in Medical Sociology, titled Patients, Consumers and Civil Society: U.S. and International Perspectives, is seeking one-page descriptions of articles that focus on health consumerism and the development of myriad health-related organizations (health charities, self-help groups, advocacy organizations, and health social movements). Direct inquiries or email a one-page description by November 15, 2006, to and to

ASA Sociology of Gender Instructional Materials. Submissions of syllabi and other instructional materials are invited for the new edition of the American Sociological Association’s The Sociology of Gender: Syllabi and Other Instructional Materials. Materials may include: complete syllabi from courses related to the sociology of gender, course assignments, class activities, relevant film reviews, handouts, and any other written materials relevant to teaching courses in areas related to sex and gender. Submissions should be formatted using MS Word. References and notes must conform to the ASA Style Guide. Submit materials to Amy Blackstone at Deadline: September 15, 2006.

Battleground: Women and Gender. Greenwood Publishing is producing a series on contemporary issues pertaining to women’s lives, gender, and sexuality in the United States as part of a larger multi-volume reference collection on controversial issues and debates in contemporary society. We are seeking authors for the series on women, gender, and sexuality. Each author is asked to write about a wide range of issues and debates concerning the chosen topic. Entries range from 1,000 to 5,000 words, depending on the theme. Authors will be awarded an honorarium and/or copy of the publication for her/his contribution. Contact: Amy Lind, Arizona State University, PO Box 871802, Tempe, AZ 85287-1802; email or

Canadian Journal of Sociology. Special issue, Globalizing Sociology. This special issue seeks to address processes of globalization as they shape and transform sociology itself. We are particularly interested in papers that address the growth of the geographical range of sociology and the implications of globalization for the very notion of distinct national sociological traditions. We would like to see papers raising normative, epistemological, and even larger visionary concerns. Papers either in French or in English will be considered for publication. Submit texts to: Dimitri della Faille at dimitridf@yahoo. com, Neil McLaughlin at, and by August 31, 2006. The papers should be prepared according to the CJS guidelines for manuscripts found at

Contemporary Justice Review. Unorthodox Criminologists and Their Criminologies. The editors of Contemporary Justice Reviewannounce a call for papers that provides a portrait of a contemporary person who through her or his life challenged existing definitions of crime, social harms, and justice. We hope the articles weave in quotations or references from that person’s writings, speeches, and actions illustrating how this “Unorthodox Criminologist” offered conceptions of harm and well-being that varied from those of the state, the market, the media, conventional paradigms of criminology, and the “managers” of primary social institutions. We are interested in the reactions of such institutions to the actions of these “criminologists” who challenged their practical and assumptive world. Those wishing to focus on a group instead of an individual may do so by highlighting the work. Titles and abstracts should be sent to CJR Assistant Editor, Diane Simmons Williams, at by October 1, 2006. Direct inquiries about proposals to Diane or CJR Editor-in-Chief, Dennis Sullivan, at

Homicide Studies, a Sage journal, will publish a special issue on “Homicide in an international context.” This topic is defined broadly and submissions may include cross-national studies, studies comparing two or more nations, detailed analyses of homicide in a single nation, meta-analyses or reviews, and very brief summaries of homicide in countries or regions rarely examined in the literature. Manuscripts should be no more than 20 pages in length. Deadline: September 1, 2006. Send manuscripts (email attachments preferred) to: William Alex Pridemore, Indiana University, Department of Criminal Justice, Sycamore Hall 302, Bloomington, IN 47405; email

Journal of Child Custody invites articles on issues related to domestic violence and child custody decisions for a special edition. We seek manuscripts that address empirical and theoretical issues as they relate to the interface of domestic violence and child custody decisions. Article proposals on other relevant topics are also welcome. Submit article proposals, 2–3 pages in length, by September 1, 2006, to Leslie Drozd at

Research on Aging. Special Issue: Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Health in Life Course Perspective. We invite papers utilizing a life course perspective combined with longitudinal data to assess the changing relationships among race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and health. Any health outcome—ranging from mental health to physical health and mortality—is appropriate, and we welcome papers using a variety of measures of socioeconomic status and race (including ethnicity) and diverse analytical methods. For inquires, contact: Scott M. Lynch, Department of Sociology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544; email Send submissions to: Angela M. O’Rand, Editor, Research on Aging, Department of Sociology, Box 90088, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708. Deadline: January 15, 2007.

Sociological Spectrum will publish a special issue on Social Consequences of Hurricane Katrina. Manuscripts no longer than 25 pages are welcome on research that addresses social and cultural effects of Katrina among individuals, communities/ neighborhoods, cities, states, and/or the nation. An emphasis will be given to manuscripts that disseminate research findings, although papers providing theoretical and conceptual development will be considered. Deadline: October 31, 2006. Contact: Duane Gill at with questions or ideas.

Teaching About Terrorism: A Resource Guide, first edition. If you have a syllabus, course unit, assignment, film recommendation or other pedagogical practice that you would be willing to share, send it to Orlando Rodriguez at Include your contact information and attachments of your submission, in Word format. Deadline: September 1, 2006. To discuss ideas, contact Orlando Rodriguez, Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Dealy 402, Fordham University, 441 E. Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458.

Teaching Sociology of the Life Course: A Resource Manual (4th Edition). We welcome course syllabi, class exercises, assignments, and any other instructional materials relevant to teaching sociology of life course. All materials should be submitted electronically (in MS Word format) to as soon as possible. The deadline for submissions is September 8, 2006, and the volume will be published by the American Sociological Association in November.

Teaching the Sociology of Jewry. Submissions of syllabi and other instructional materials are invited for the new edition of the American Sociological Association’s The Sociology of Jewry. Materials may include, but are not limited to: complete syllabi from the courses related to the sociology of Jewry, course assignments, class activities, relevant film reviews, handouts, and any other written materials relevant to teaching courses in areas related to the Jewish people or Judaism. Materials from courses in related areas that devote significant attention to Jews are welcome. Submissions by email are preferred, with files in Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, or PDF. Send materials to Paul Burstein at Those who prefer to submit hard copy should send the materials to Paul Burstein, Department of Sociology, Box 353340, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-3340. Deadline: September 15, 2006.

Universitas, The University of Northern Iowa Journal of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity, invites contributions for electronic publication in its “Forum” section on the topic “The Power of Masculinities.” Empirical or theoretical contributions on any aspect of masculinities are welcome. Deadline: August 1, 2006. Contributions can be in various genres, but must all be submitted electronically. Submissions in the social sciences should be sent to Phyllis Baker at

Women, Hip-Hop, and Popular Music.Call for papers for a proposed special issue of Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism on the subject of Women, Hip-Hop, and Popular Music. We invite critical essays, creative work, and interviews or conversations with music artists/practitioners from a variety of disciplines, practices, and cultural scenes. Music may be broadly defined to include spoken word, dub poetry, DJs, low- and high-tech innovations, etc. We especially invite submissions that highlight global and transnational perspectives on women, hip-hop from around the globe, and other forms of popular music. We also invite submissions that highlight music from the past and other historical issues that shed light on contemporary music scenes. High priority will be given to submissions that utilize critical race feminist analyses. Essays should not ex-ceed 9,000 words or 35 pages, including endnotes and references (double-spaced, Chicago style); abstracts should be 150 words. Send email attachments in Word format by December 1, 2006. Contact: R. Dianne Bartlow, California State University, Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8251; (818) 677- 2097; email; or Janell Hobson, University at Albany, SUNY, 1400 Washington Avenue, SS 34, Albany, NY 12222; (518) 442-5575; email


August 10, 2006. Sociological Imagination Group, Hotel InterContinental Montreal next to the ASA annual meeting. Theme: “Alternatives to Sociology’s Tower of Babel: Building on the Sociological Imagination.” For reservations for lunch and plenary session (12–2, Les Huitres) and informal get-together (6–9) with cash bar and complementary canapes, contact Bernie Phillips at;

October 16–17, 2006. Blending Addiction Science & Practice: Bridges to the Future, Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Seattle, Washington. There is no registration fee for this conference. Early registration is strongly recommended to ensure your participation in this program. For more information, visit

October 26–28, 2006. 24th Annual Meeting of the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology,Crowne Plaza San Jose Downtown Hotel in San Jose CA. Theme: “Sociology for What: Building Our World.” Contact: Benjamin Ben-Baruch, Vice-President and Program Chair, 4789 Pine Bluff Ste 3C, Ypsilanti, MI 48197; (734) 528-1439; fax (303) 479-1321; email;

November 1–5, 2006. Association for Humanist Sociology Annual Conference, St. Louis. Theme: “The Future of Humanism.” Contact: Stephen Adair, Department of Sociology, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT 06050; email;

November 9–10, 2006. California Sociological Association Meeting, Mission Inn, Riverside, CA. Theme: “Dreaming California: The Image, the Myth, and the Possibilities of California.” Contact: Elizabeth Hartung, (805) 437-3274; email

November 15–17, 2006. Changing Cultures: European Perspectives Joint Conference of the ESA Research Network Sociology of Culture & the Cultural Policy Research Centre ‘Re-Creatief Vlaanderen,’ Ghent (Belgium). For more information, visit

March 2007. Ninth Conference on Health Survey Research Methods (CHSRM) seeks abstracts for original empirical studies, innovative theoretical essays, and general overview papers that describe research beyond what is currently known about survey methods and their application to health-related issues. For more information, visit

April 12–14, 2007. British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2007, University of East London. Theme: “Social Connections: Identities, Technologies, Relationships.” Contact:;

April 19–21, 2007. Defining Culture Through Dress: Individual and Collective Identities. Contact: Conference on Dress, Hofstra Cultural Center, 200 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549; (516) 463-5669; fax (516) 463-4793; email;

April 26–28, 2007. Community-University Partnerships: How Do We Achieve the Promise? University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Theme: “Achieving the Promise.” Contact: CITA Co-Chairs Robert Forrant at or Linda Silka at For information on CITA:


Department of Health and Human Services. Basic and Translational Research Opportunities in the Social Neuroscience of Mental Health (R01) [SF424 (R&R)]. Program Announcement (PA) Number: PAR-06-389. The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate basic and translational research into the neurobiological substrates of social behavior with the ultimate goal that findings derived from such investigations will provide greater insight into mechanisms of psychiatric disorders with known deficits in social behavior. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) invites applications that examine the neurobiological bases of social behavior, including its developmental, cognitive, and affective components. NIMH is interested in these research topics at both the basic and translational levels of analysis. Findings derived from these approaches will ultimately aid in our understanding of the etiology or pathogenesis of mental disorders to further advance our understanding of the causes and treatments of mental disorders across the developmental lifespan. This is a three-year FOA intended to help establish a foundation of basic and translational research projects in relevant areas of social neuroscience. Eligible principal investigators include any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research. Multiple Project Director/Principal Investigators (PD/PIs) may be designated on the application. Applicants may submit more than one application, provided they are scientifi- cally distinct. For more information, visit

Department of Health and Human Services. Global Partnerships for Social Science AIDS Research (R24). Request For Applications (RFA) Number: RFA-HD- 06-007. This RFA calls for collaborative applications between U.S. (or other developed country) institutions and institutions in countries hard hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The initiative is designed to enhance capabilities for rigorous behavioral and social science research in relation to HIV/AIDS within these countries. The grants will strengthen the research infrastructure of local institutions and will also support a small portfolio (one to three studies) of relevant and innovative research. Research will be conducted with the leadership and involvement of local social and behavioral scientists in partnership with U.S. scientists and/or other developed countries. Research topics should address social and behavioral issues in the prevention, care, and/or treatment of HIV/AIDS. Eligible principal investigators are any individuals with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research and any proposed infrastructure and capacity-building activities. Non-U.S. scientists and researchers in developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply as the Principal Investigators and/or to assume other leadership roles in the proposed studies. Applicant institutions from developing countries may submit more than one application, provided they are scientifically distinct. Only one application per U.S. or other developed country institution is permitted. Visit for more information.

The Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP) provides opportunities for advanced study to exceptional individuals who will use this education to become leaders in their respective fields, furthering development in their own countries and greater economic and social justice worldwide. To ensure that fellows are drawn from diverse backgrounds, IFP actively seeks candidates from social groups and communities that lack systematic access to higher education. For more information, visit

Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship.Through the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), these fellowships support more adventurous, more wide-ranging and longer term patterns of research than are currently in the humanities and related social sciences. The ACLS will provide funding for up to 11 recently tenured faculty to spend a year at one of several residential research centers. Visit for more information. Applications due September 27, 2006. Contact: ACLS Fellowship Office, 633 Third Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017.

National Academy of Social Insurance 2007 John Heinz Dissertation Award. The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) announces competition for its 15th annual new scholar’s award for an outstanding dissertation in the field of social insurance. The award is designed to recognize and promote outstanding research by new scholars addressing social insurance policy questions. It will be given to a doctoral dissertation in the social insurance field completed between January 1, 2005, and September 1, 2006. Dissertations addressing topics relevant to the planning and implementation of social insurance policy are eligible for nomination. Application form, the nominee’s submission form and letter, a hard copy and a PDF version of the nominee’s dissertation should be sent to Robert B. Hudson, Department of Social Welfare Policy, Boston University, 264 Bay State Road, Boston, MA, 02215; (617) 353-3748. The PDF version should be sent to Robert Hudson at Visit, or call (202) 452- 8097 for more information. Deadline: September 1, 2006.

The Princeton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts invites applications for three-year postdoctoral fellowships, 2007–2010, for recent PhDs (from January 2004) in humanities or social sciences. Four appointments to pursue research and teach half-time include: (1) a fellowship open to all disciplines represented in the Society of Fellows; (2) the Haarlow Fellowship in Humanistic Studies; (3) a fellowship in East Asian Studies and the Humanities; and (4) an interdisciplinary fellowship in International Development, with particular focus on political, ethical, and/or social dimensions. Application deadline: October 3, 2006. For details, visit

The United States Institute of Peace invites applications for the 2007–2008 Peace Scholar dissertation fellowship competition of the Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace. Dissertations from a broad range of disciplines and interdisciplinary fields are eligible. Peace Scholars work at their universities or appropriate field research sites. Priority will be given to projects that contribute knowledge relevant to the formulation of policy on international peace and conflict issues. Citizens of all countries are eligible, but Peace Scholars must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the degree except the dissertation by the commencement of the award, September 1, 2007. The dissertation materials must be received by January 10, 2007. Contact: Jennings Randolph Program, U.S. Institute of Peace, 1200 17th Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036-3011, USA; (202) 429-3886; fax (202) 429-6063; email;

The United States Institute of Peaceinvites applications for the 2007–2008 Senior Fellowship Competition in the Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace. Twelve to 15 fellowships are awarded annually to scholars and practitioners from a variety of professions, including college and university faculty, journalists, diplomats, writers, educators, military officers, international negotiators, NGO professionals, and lawyers. This year the Institute is especially interested in topics addressing problems of the Muslim world, post-war reconstruction and reconciliation, and responses to terrorism and political violence. Projects that demonstrate relevance to current policy debates will be highly competitive. Fellows reside at the Institute in Washington, DC, for a period of up to 10 months to conduct research on their projects, consult with staff and contribute to the ongoing work of the Institute. The fellowship award includes a stipend of up to $80,000, travel, health insurance, an office, and a half-time research assistant. The competition is open to citizens of all nations. Deadline: September 15, 2006. Contact: Jennings Randolph Program, U.S. Institute of Peace, 1200 17th Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036-3011; (202) 429-3886; fax (202) 429-6063; email;


2006 TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award for Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security. This prestigious award, named in honor of Paul A. Samuelson, the first American to win the Nobel Prize in economics, and a former CREF Trustee, carries a cash prize of $10,000. Submissions may be theoretical or empirical in nature, but must cover a subject directly relevant to lifelong financial security. Your research can be in book or article form and should be published between January 1, 2005, and June 30, 2006. Submissions must be received by the TIAA-CREF Institute no later than September 8, 2006. For more information, visit

National Endowment for the Humanities. Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the public’s understanding of the humanities. Recipients usually produce scholarly articles, monographs on specialized subjects, books on broad topics, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools. Summer Stipends support full-time work on a humanities project for two months. Applicants may be faculty or staff members of colleges, universities, or primary or secondary schools, or they may be independent scholars or writers. NEH encourages applications that provide a basis for the exploration of significant events and themes in our nation’s history and culture and that advance knowledge of the principles that define America. Proposals will be evaluated through NEH’s established review process and will not receive special consideration. Contact: Division of Research Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities, Room 318, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20506; (202) 606-8200;

The Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) is pleased to announce the 2007 NCSA Article Prize. The prize recognizes excellence in scholarly studies from any discipline focusing on any aspect of the long 19th century (French Revolution to World War I). The winner will receive a cash award of $500. Articles published between September 1, 2005, and August 31, 2006, are eligible for consideration for the 2007 prize and may be submitted by the author or the publisher of a journal, anthology, or volume containing independent essays. Submission of interdisciplinary studies is especially encouraged. Essays written in part or in whole in a language other than English must be accompanied by translations. The winning article will be selected by a committee of nineteenth-century scholars representing diverse disciplines. Deadline: November 15, 2006. Send three off-prints or photocopies of published articles/essays to the Chair of the Article Prize Committee: Joan DelPlato, Department of Art History, Simon’s Rock College of Bard, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230; email delplato@simons-rock.Promedu. Applicants should provide an SASE or postcard so receipt of their submissions may be acknowledged.

North Central Sociological Association 2007 Student Paper Competition. The North Central Sociological Association is pleased to announce its annual competition for all students. There are two divisional awards: Graduate Student Division and Undergraduate Division (open to all students at two- and four-year colleges, universities, and community colleges). Up to three awards will be given in each category. Additionally, the first place winner in the graduate division will be honored as the recipient of the John Seidler Award and the winner’s paper will be considered for publication in Sociological Focus. Contact: Fayyaz Hussain, Student Paper Awards Committee, Center for Integrative Studies in Social Sciences, 5-H Berkey Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824; (517) 353-9964; email; Deadline: January 8, 2007.

Ralph Lemkin Award. The biennial award for books published in English in 2005–2006 recognizes the best book in the preceding two years that focuses on the explanation of genocide, crimes against humanity, state mass killings, and gross violations of human rights and strategies to prevent such crimes and violations. The award bestows a $500 grant and a travel grant for a public lecture in New York City by the Institute for the Study of Genocide. You may nominate books expected to be published in late 2006 no later than September 1. Contact: Helen Fein, Institute for the Study of Genocide, 46 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA 02138; (617) 354-2785; email

In the News

Nancy Ammerman, Boston University, was interviewed on National Public Radio’s April 21, 2006, broadcast of All Things Considered on the decreasing number of members of the Christian Science religion.

Elizabeth Aranda, University of Miami, was quoted in an April 11 article in the Miami Herald about immigrant protests in Miami in comparison to the rest of country. She also published an op-ed piece regarding striking janitors at the University of Miami, which appeared in the April 18 edition of the Miami Herald.

Rosalind Chait Barnett, Brandeis University, and Caryl Rivers, wrote an op-ed in the April 9 Washington Post on the myth of “the boy crisis,” saying that the problem of boys greatly underperforming compared to girls is primarily a minority problem.

Diane Barthel-Bouchier, Stony Brook University, was quoted recently in Newsdayon the popularity of book clubs on Long Island.

Alaka M. Basu, Cornell University, published an opinion piece in the April 8, 2006, Washington Post about the President’s National Security Language Initiative in relation to the U.S. international diplomacy enterprise.

Peter S. Bearman, Columbia University, was quoted in an April 8, 2006, New York Times article about the merits and disadvantages (as perceived by the residents) of residential buildings that employ doormen. He also was quoted in an April 9 New York Times article on New Yorkers’ beginning to say “no thanks” to having a doorman and in a May 17 Washington Postarticle on virginity pledges.

William T. Bielby, University of Pennsylvania, had his expert witness work covered in an article in the “Legal Affairs” section of Business Week.

Clifford Bob, Duquesne University, published an article, “Marketing Humanitarian Crises,” in Yale Global Online Magazine on February 21, 2006. The article was reprinted in the International Herald Tribune and South China Morning Post. On March 7, Bob also appeared on Minnesota Public Radio’s one-hour Midmorning callin program, debating the article and his recent book, The Marketing of Rebellion: Insurgents, Media, and International Activism, with Hugh Parmer, president of the American Refugee Committee. On April 22, he was interviewed about the book on National Public Radio’s Weekend Editionwith Scott Simon.

Jennie Brand, University of Michigan, was quoted in a May 11 Washington Postarticle about her research that found that graduates from elite colleges did not end up with higher-status jobs or higher incomes than their peers from less renowned universities.

Xavier de Souza Briggs was quoted in the New York Times, on May 28, 2006, in a story on the long-term effects of housing and school desegregation on lowincome minority children and families in Yonkers, New York. He and Margery Austin Turner, the Urban Institute, wrote an op-ed in the Boston Globe on October 5, 2005, about lessons of “assisted housing mobility programs” for the massive relocation of poor black families forced out by Hurricane Katrina.

Sarah Burgard, University of Michigan, was quoted in an April 8 issue of the Washington Post for her study, which concluded that chronic job insecurity was more strongly linked to poor health and depression than was actual job loss or a brush with life-threatening illness.

Phillip N. Cohen, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and Melissa Milkie, University of Maryland-College Park, were quoted in a WebMD article about mothers deciding between being stay-at-home moms or returning to the workforce.

Dalton Conley, New York University, was quoted in a May 7 New York Times article about the power of money and how it affects friendships.

Shelly Correll, Cornell University, had her research on the employment discrimination against mothers featured on the Paula Zahn show on CNN May 2.

Bill D’Antonio and Tony Pogorelc, both of The Catholic University of America, were featured in the March 10 National Catholic Reporter, which discussed findings from their research on the social movement VOTF (Voice of the Faithful). The same issue featured the symposium they organized at Boston College on VOTF and noted comments by panelists Nancy Ammerman, Michele Dillon, Bill Gamson,and John McCarthy.

Arnold Dashefsky, University of Connecticut, was quoted in the April 12 Washington Post about competition in the religious marketplace in an article on innovations regarding the Passover festival.

James Davidson, Purdue University, was quoted in a May 13 Washington Post article on sex scandals in the Catholic Church changing the way people view priests.

Nancy J. Davis, DePauw University, was quoted in a May 13 Toronto Star article on her research with Robert V. Robinson, Indiana University, which appeared in the April American Sociological Review. Their research was on religious orthodoxy in Islamic countries.

Joseph De Angelis, Ohio University, and Aaron Kupchik, Arizona State University, had their research on the effect of police oversight on the attitudes of citizens and officers featured in newspaper articles by the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News on April 19, 2006.

Mathieu Deflem, University of South Carolina, was quoted in “Muslims Find Giving to Charity Now Harder,” The Toledo Blade, March 6, 2006, and interviewed about Mexican-Canadian police cooperation for the Global TV Network on February 27, 2006. He also was quoted in “On Behalf of Muslims, ACLU Seeks FBI Surveillance Data” in the Los Angeles Timeson May 16, 2006.

Tina Deshotels and Craig Forsyth, Jacksonville State University, had their article from Deviant Behavior, “Strategic Flirting and the Emotional Tab of Exotic Dancing,” discussed in the May 4 Washington Post.

Mahmoud Dhaouadi, University of Tunis, was interviewed on Tunis 7 Satellite Channel aired in February on Ibn Khaldun’s sociological thought in commemoration of Ibn Khaldun’s 6th centenary since his death in 1406. Also, the Aljazeera Satellite Channel aired an interview with Dhaouadi on his book, New Explorations into the Making of Ibn Khaldun’s Umran Mind,in April 2006.

Peter Dreier, Occidental College, was quoted in the May 7 New York Times in a story about the serious shortage of housing in California. He was also quoted in the Los Angeles Times on May 11 about a new ordinance to protect the loss of residential hotel units for very poor residents. His article, “John Edwards and the Politics of Poverty,” was published on the CommonDreams website on April 15, 2006. He was quoted in two Los Angeles Times articles on February 19 and March 30 about Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s plans for Los Angeles and in a Los Angeles Times article on March 4 about Maria Elena Durazo’s election to head the LA County Federation of Labor.

Gili S. Drori, Stanford University, was interviewed by Moira Gunn on the nationally syndicated radio show TechNationabout her new book, Global E-litism: Digital Technology, Social Inequality, and Transnationality.

Troy Duster, New York University, was quoted in an April 12, 2006, New York Times article about the public’s use of commercially marketed but speculative DNA assessments that purportedly determine geographic or ethnic ancestry. He also was quoted in a May 11 Washington Post article on using familial testing of fingerprints to solve crimes.

Mark Edwards, Oregon State University, was interviewed about his research on poverty levels on KVAL-TV in Eugene, Oregon, and KEX, KXL, and KUGN radio in western Oregon on May 26. The report was reported on Oregon Public Radio, Air America, the Oregonian, the Register Guard, and an Associated Press article.

Felix Elwert and Nicholas A. Christakis, both of Harvard University, had their article from the American Sociological Reviewon the racial influence on the likelihood of a widow dying shortly after their spouse’s death the subject of a March 1 article.

Morten Ender, United States Military Academy, was quoted in an April 27 The Student Voice, a weekly newspaper at Syracuse University, in a special issue on the War on Terror. He also was quoted in a March 27 San Jose Mercury News article, titled “Net keeps troops, loves ones in touch amid war in Iraq: Non-profit provides free telecom service to military.”

Toby A. Ten Eyck, Michigan State University, was quoted in the Lansing State Journal on May 2 concerning American idealism, social movements, and collective behavior.

Nancy Foner, Hunter College-City University of New York, was quoted in a May 8 Washington Post article about the relevance of early 20th century concerns to the current U.S. immigration debate.

Herbert Gans, Columbia University, was quoted in the May 21, 2006, New York Times Magazine about a proposed design for a new West Harlem campus of Columbia University and fear in the community of the implications for gentrification of the neighborhood.

Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, Colby College, was quoted in Christianity Today the week of January 30 on the passing of Coretta Scott King.

Peggy Giordano, Bowling Green State University, had her research on teenage boys’ romantic relationships profiled in a May 15 Philadelphia Inquirer article. Her research appeared in the April issue of the American Sociological Review.

Todd Gitlin, Columbia University, published in the May 5, 2006, Chronicle of Higher Education a discussion of three books published in 2006 in relation to liberal vs. conservative cultural politics.

James Gramlich, PhD Candidate at University of Illinois-Chicago, was recently interviewed on the topic of urban homelessness for the forthcoming documentary “Leaving Kansas.”

Guang Guo and Yuying Tong, both of the University of North Carolina, were profiled in a May 30 Washington Post article for their research on the D4 receptor gene in twins.

Angela Hattery and Earl Smith, both of Wake Forest University, were quoted in an April 7, 2006, USA Today article concerning violence against women in relation to a recent incident involving the Duke University male lacrosse team.

Samuel C. Heilman, City University of New York, wrote an op-ed on Orthodox Jews in the April 9 New York Times.

John Henretta and Matthew Van Voorhis, both of the University of Florida, and Beth J. Soldo, University of Pennsylvania, were cited for their research on stepchildren and college assistance in a May 18 Washington Post article.

David Hirsh, University of London, was a guest on the May 26, 2006, airing of the Little Atoms show on London’s Resonance 104.4 FM radio station about a campaign by a major British academic union, the National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education, to foster a cultural and academic boycott of Israeli academics.

Allan V. Horwitz, Rutgers University, and Jerome C. Wakefield, New York University, were cited in a May 23 Chronicle of Higher Education article on their research in the winter 2006 issue of Contexts about flawed surveys inflating frequency estimates of mental illness.

Shirley A. Jackson, Southern Connecticut State University, was interviewed on April 23 on WVIT-TV NBC Hartford on the television show Black Perspectives, regarding African American girls and self-esteem.

William Kandel, U.S. Department of Agriculture, was quoted in an April 8 Washington Post article on the expansion of immigrants to non-metro areas.

Stephen Klineberg, Rice University, was quoted in a March 29 Washington Post article, which cited his survey of Houston- area residents by finding that threefourths believed that helping the refugees put a “considerable strain” on the community, and two-thirds blamed evacuees for a surge in violent crime.

Joyce Ladner, Brookings Institution, was quoted in a May 4 New York Times article on an unlikely pardon for civil rights advocate, Clyde Kennard.

Edward O. Laumann, University of Chicago, was quoted in an April 19 Associated Press article about his research survey on the sexual satisfaction in various countries. The article appeared in more than 350 newspapers worldwide.

C.N. Le, University of Massachusetts- Amherst, was quoted in the April 11, 2006, issue of The Christian Science Monitor, discussing the various factors affecting continuing high levels of immigration from China in the context of a recent discovery of 22 illegal immigrants from China inside a cargo container at the Port of Seattle.

Zai Liang, State University of New York- Albany, was quoted in April 24 issue of the New Yorker magazine about recent international migration from China’s Fujian province.

Donald Light, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, had a new analysis of global funds to research neglected diseases covered by many European papers through coverage by Reuters and the Associated Press in Geneva on April 20.

Ivan Light, University of California-Los Angeles, wrote an opinion piece for the April 16 Los Angles Times on how LA kept out immigrants.

April Linton, University of California-San Diego, was quoted in a May 21 New York Times article on English being designated as America’s national language.

John R. Logan, Brown University, was quoted in a May 17 Washington Post article on the changing face of who returns to New Orleans. Logan has begun a longterm study of demographic change in post-Katrina New Orleans.

Robert Manning, Rochester Institute of Technology, was quoted in an April 11, 2006, Associated Press story about Citigroup, Inc., and the rise of personal debt and bankruptcies in the United States. He was also interviewed live on the Al Franken Show on Air America radio on April 27.

Patricia Y. Martin, Florida State University, had her research on feelings of self-derogation in boys, relative to drug dependence nine years later, cited in the April 25, 2006, edition of the London Times. It was cited also in a number of health newsletters around the United States, including the Rocky Mountain News and Medical News Today.

Ramiro Martinez, Jr., Florida International University, was quoted in the Boston Globe on January 1, 2006, in an article on immigration and crime, in the Townhall. com Opinion Column by Fox News Radio Host Tony Snow on March 31, 2006, and was interviewed for the National Public Radio Morning Edition show on April 27, 2006, about illegal immigration and crime.

Duane A. Matcha, Siena College, was quoted in The Record on April 17, in the article “Baby Boomers Expected to Retire with Gusto.”

Micki McGee was interviewed by WNYC’s Brian Lehrer about her new book Self-Help, Inc: Makeover Culture in American Life in late March.

Michael Messner, University of Southern California, and Michael Kimmel, State University of New York-Stony Brook, were quoted in an Associated Press article about a Silicon Valley fight club. The article appeared in numerous national publications May 29 and 30, including, Seattle Post Intelligencer, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, the Boston Globe, and the Houston Chronicle.

C. Wright Mills’ The Power Elite was reviewed retrospectively in the May 14 New York Times for its societal impact and its continuing significance today, 50 years after its publication.

Torin Monahan, Arizona State University, was quoted in a May 30 New York Times article on how technology is facilitating identity theft.

Stephen J. Morewitz, California State University-East Bay, was quoted in a February 16 article in The Capital about whether a public incident involving the Maryland State Comptroller and former Governor and a young woman at the Board of Public Works meeting in the Maryland State House constituted sexual harassment.

Gina Neff, University of Washington, was quoted in a May 30 New York Times op-ed about the culture of summer internships.

Kristin Park, Westminster College, was interviewed in the March 2006 issue of Health magazine about her research on the motivations for voluntary childlessness among American women.

Joel Perlman, Bard College, had his recent study, “Italians Then, Mexicans Now,” mentioned by Robert J. Samuelson in an April 20, 2006, op-ed in the Washington Post.

J. Steven Picou, University of South Alabama, was featured in a documentary produced by the Sierra Club, titled “The Day the Water Died.”

Eric Plutzer and Juliana Sandell, both of Pennsylvania State University, were pro- filed in a May 30 Washington Post article for their research on voter participation among adults who were children of divorced parents.

Harriet B. Presser’s, University of Maryland, research on shift workers received extensive coverage in an article in the April 4 Wall Street Journal. The same day, she was interviewed by Robert Goodman on the same subject on CBS News Radio.

Jack Nusan Porter, The Spencer Institute, was quoted in the April 7, 2006, Boston Jewish Advocate about a prominent cantor who resigned to protest rabbis officiating at gay marriages in conservative synagogues. He was quoted in the March 10 Newton TAB regarding a recent study that revealed an increase in discrimination by real estate brokers involved in home sales and rentals in Newton, MA. He was also interviewed on Channel 7 Boston TV’s The Five O’clock News on March 7, 2006, about the increase in random violence in relation to postmodern theories of confusion between reality and hyper-reality.

Mark Rank, Washington University-St. Louis, and Katherine S. Newman, Princeton University, were quoted in a May 8 New York Times article about the increasing chances that Americans will live in poverty at some point in their lives. Daniel A. Sandoval and Thomas A. Hirschl, both of Cornell University, were also referred to for their research with Rank.

Edward B. Reeves, Morehead State University, had his research featured in an April 10 Chronicle of Higher Education article about the likelihood of completing a college degree as a function of quality of one’s high school and other demographic variables such as socioeconomic status and family expectations about college degrees.

Cornelius Riordan, Providence College, was quoted on the topic of same sex schools in a May 1 Washington Post article on what makes schools great.

David R. Segal, University of Maryland, was quoted in The Record on his research on the decline of military enlistments among high school graduates. He was quoted in the New York Times on February 5 on the military recruiting mission today and on February 9 on his research with Mady W. Segal on increasing enlistments among Hispanics. He was quoted on February 6 in the San Antonio Express- News on the success of the Texas National Guard in meeting its enlistment goals. He was quoted on February 16 in the Scripps- Howard newspapers on military enlistment rules regarding hairstyles, cosmetics, and jewelry. He was quoted on February 28 in the Knight-Ridder newspapers, and interviewed on CBS News on poll results showing that most U.S. troops supported withdrawal from Iraq within a year. He was quoted on March 2 in the Baltimore Sun on the transition from military service to college. He was interviewed on March 7 in the Washington Post regarding declining applications to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. He was quoted in the New York Times on March 12 and in the Boston Globe on March 13 on Army claims that a large majority of young American men do not meet the minimum standards for military service. And he was interviewed late in March by Michigan Radio, the Tokyo Broadcast System, and by teleSUR regarding his research on military manpower.

Marc A. Smith, Microsoft Research, was featured in an April 12 story in the London Financial Times, regarding his project, SNARF, to reform “socially inept” email software to include social relationship information between senders and recipients in sorting incoming messages.

Karen Sternheimer, University of Southern California, commented in a May 11 Washington Post article about violent video games being easy targets for politicians.

Jeremy Straughn’s, Purdue University, survey of national identity in America was the subject of an article in the April 24 issue of The Christian Science Monitor. On April 25, he was interviewed on-air by Ted Simons of KTAR News Radio 620 about the survey.

Steven Taylor, Syracuse University, was interviewed about the disabled in the workplace on a May 12 Marketplace show on National Public Radio.

Debra Umberson, University of Texas- Austin, was quoted in an April 18 Washington Post article on her research on the declining health of older individuals in a bad marriage. Her research appeared in the March 2006 Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, American University, was interviewed April 11 on Escucha y Ponte Trucha by Radio Campesina, a southwest radio station focusing on migrant populations, about the impact of immigration on the sexuality of Latin American immigrants.

Michele Wakin, Bridgewater State College, was quoted in a front-page article in the New York Times on April 2. The article focused on people who live in their cars as a form of housing.

John Robert Warren, University of Minnesota, was quoted in a May 23 Washington Post article on the differing statistics on high school dropouts.

Kenneth Westhues, University of Waterloo, was quoted in an April 14, 2006, Chronicle of Higher Education article about “mobbing” behavior among feuding faculty in higher education.

Hella Winston, The Graduate Center- CUNY, wrote an op-ed, “An Unorthodox Passover,” in the April 23 New York Times on the Passover celebrations of formerly Orthodox Jews.


Steven E. Barkan, University of Maine, has won the 2006 “Texty” Textbook Excellence Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences category from the Text and Academic Authors Association for his Criminology: A Sociological Understanding, 3rd edition.

Esther Ngan-Ling Chow, American University, has been awarded the Stuart A. Rice Award for Career Achievement by the District of Columbia Sociological Society for her outstanding lifetime achievement in scholarship on gender.

Lee Clarke, Rutgers University, has been awarded Princeton University’s Anschutz Distinguished Fellowship for 2006–07 by the Program in American Studies.

Susan Dimock and Janine DeWitt-Heffner have been awarded a Service Award from the District of Columbia Sociological Society for their service to that organization.

John Foran, University of California-Santa Barbara, and Paul Lichterman, University of Southern California, both received the Distinguished Scholarship Award from the Pacific Sociological Association.

Herbert Haines, State University of New York-Cortland, has been awarded a 2006 Research and Scholarship Award by the SUNY Research Foundation in recognition of his funded research projects.

Karen V. Hansen, Brandeis University, has been awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship for the 2006–2007 year.

Carole Joffe, University of California- Davis, recently won the “Faculty Distinguished Public Service Award” at UC Davis for her work with reproductive health and reproductive rights organizations and for her public sociology efforts.

Craig D. Lair, University of Maryland, received the Irene B. Taeuber Award for Outstanding Student Paper, titled “Toward an Application of Global Commodity Chain Analysis to the ‘Production’ of Service Work Providers: The Case of Domestic Workers and Flight Attendants.”

Kyriacos C. Markides, University of Maine, has won the University of Maine’s Presidential Research and Creative Achievement Award.

Sam Marullo, Georgetown University, was awarded the 2006 Morris Rosenberg Merit Award for Recent Achievement by the District of Columbia Sociological Society.

Michael Messner, University of Southern California, received the USC Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching.

John W. Meyer, Stanford University, was awarded an honorary doctorate of the Department of Sociology, Bielefeld University, Germany. He is spending the summer term as the Niklas Luhmann Visiting Professor at Bielefeld University.

Arvind Rajagopal, New York University, has received a fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars for next year in Washington, DC, for his project, “Violence, Publicity and Secularism.”

Eugene (Gene) Rosa, Washington State University, was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award of the College of Liberal Arts.

Jan Yager, University of Connecticut, was a recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award for 2006 from the City University of New York, Graduate Center. Her essay, “Getting Back on Track,” published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, was awarded Best Creative Writing of the Year- Narrative by the Connecticut Press Club in their 2006 Communications Contest.


Barbara Altman is retiring from the National Center for Health Statistics.

James N. Baron, Stanford University, will join the faculty of the Yale School of Management effective July 1.

Shannon N. Davis has joined the faculty at George Mason University as an Assistant Professor.

Patricia G. Greene, Babson College, has been named Provost of Babson College effective July 1, 2006.

Akil Kokayi Khalfani, ATIRA Corp., began a new appointment as the Director of the Africana Institute at Essex County College on May 1, 2006.

Valentine Moghadam, UNESCO, will join the faculty of Purdue University as Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies and as Director of the Women’s Studies Program, in January 2007.

Sharon Preves has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at Hamline University.

Joanne C. Sandberg, Vanderbilt University, will join the faculty at High Point University as Assistant Professor in the fall.


Ramón Bosque-Pérez was invited to present testimony at a congressional briefing held by the Judiciary Committee Democratic Office at the U.S. House of Representatives. The briefing was intended to gather information on alleged FBI misconduct in Puerto Rico following the September 23, 2005, incident in which Filiberto Ojeda Ríos was killed in the town of Hormigueros and the February 10, 2006, incident in which numerous Puerto Rican journalists and bystanders were peppersprayed by agents conducting a search. He also submitted written testimony, titled “The FBI and Puerto Rico: Notes on a Conflictive History,” based on his research during the last few years on political persecution and the politics of human rights in the Puerto Rican context.

Richard P. Devine, Insight: Classroom Based Research (ICBR), presented a paper in April 2006, titled “Unconditional Positive Regard for Students: Humanistic Teaching,” as part of the 9th Annual Massachusetts Community College Conference on Teaching, Learning, and Student Development.

Irving Krauss, Northern Illinois University, has been elected Chair of the Alpine County, CA, Democratic Central Committee.

Gary LaFree, University of Maryland-College Park, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology.

Michele Lamont, Harvard University, has been named Chair of the Council for European Studies for 2006–2009.

Donald Light, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, has been invited to be a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study for the academic year 2006–2007.

Jack Nusan Porter, The Spencer Institute, was elected an official delegate to the Democratic State Convention in Worcester, MA, for the governor’s race.

Lloyd H. Rogler, Fordham University, was designated a “superstar” in medical research by a team of health economists at Columbia University.

Mary C. Waters, Harvard University, and Lawrence Bobo, Stanford University, were elected into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences 226th Class of Fellows.

Members' New Books

Lu Ann Aday, University of Texas, Reinventing Public Health: Policies and Practices for a Healthy Nation (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2005); Designing and Conducting Health Surveys: A Comprehensive Guide, 3rd edition (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2006).

Howard Aldrich, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Organizations Evolving (2nd edition), co-authored with Martin Ruef (Sage Publications, 2006); Organizations and Environments, paperback edition (BookSurge, 2006).

David L. Altheide, Arizona State University, Terrorism and the Politics of Fear (AltaMira Press, 2006).

Charles F. Andrain and James T. Smith, San Diego State University, Political Democracy, Trust, and Social Justice: A Comparative Overview (University Press of New England, 2006).

Winifred Breines, Northeastern University, The Trouble Between Us: An Uneasy History of White and Black Women in the Feminist Movement (Oxford University Press, 2006).

Jackson W. Carroll, Duke University, God’s Potters: Pastoral Leadership and the Shaping of Congregations (Eerdmans, 2006).

Richard P. Coleman, Kansas State University, The Kansas City Establishment: Leadership Through Two Centuries in a Midwestern Metropolis (KS Publishing, Inc., 2006).

Thomas Crow and Vijayan K. Pillai, University of Texas-Arlington, Designing a Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Program: The Behavioral Performance Theory (Edwin Mellen Press, 2006).

Gerald F. Davis and Mayer N. Zald, both of University of Michigan, Doug McAdam and W. Richard Scott, both of Stanford University, Social Movements and Organization Theory (Cambridge University Press, 2005).

Gili S. Drori, John W. Meyer, and Hokyu Hwang, all of Stanford University, Globalization and Organization: World Society and Organizational Change (Oxford University Press, 2006).

Paula J. Dubeck, University of Cincinnati, and Dana Dunn, University of Texas- Arlington, Workplace/Women’s Place: An Anthology (3rd edition) (Roxbury 2006).

Barbara Finlay, Texas A&M, Before the Second Wave: Gender in the Sociological Tradition (Prentice-Hall, 2006).

Jennifer N. Fish, Old Dominion University, Domestic Democracy: At Home in South Africa (Routledge, 2006).

Scott Frickel and Kelly Moore, The New Political Sociology of Science: Institutions, Networks, and Power (University of Wisconsin Press, 2006).

Miguel Glatzer, Watson Institute, and Dietrich Rueschemeyer, Brown University, Globalization and the Future of the Welfare State (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005).

Kathleen E. Hull, University of Minnesota. Same-Sex Marriage: The Cultural Politics of Love and Law (Cambridge University Press, 2006).

William Kandel and David L. Brown, Population Change and Rural Society (Springer, 2006).

Matthew Lange, MacGill University, and Dietrich Rueschemeyer, Brown University, States and Development: Historical Antecedents of Stagnation and Advance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).

Laura J. Miller, Brandies University, Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption (The University of Chicago Press, 2006).

Beth Montemurro, Pennsylvania State University-Abington, Something Old, Something Bold: Bridal Showers and Bachelorette Parties (Rutgers University Press, 2006).

Stephen J. Morewitz, California State University-East Bay, Chronic Diseases and Health Care: New Trends in Diabetes, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Fibromyalgia, Low Back Pain, Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer (Springer, 2006).

Kenneth J. Neubeck, University of Connecticut, When Welfare Disappears: The Case for Economic Human Rights (Routledge, 2006).

Donald A. Nielsen, Horrible Workers: Max Stirner, Arthur Rimbaud, Robert Johnson and the Charles Manson Circle: Studies in Moral Experience and Cultural Expression (Lexington Books, 2005).

Martin Oppenheimer, Rutgers University, The Hate Handbook: Oppressors, Victims, and Fighters (Lexington Books, 2005).

Robert Perinbanayagam, Hunter College- City University of New York, Games and Sport in Everyday Life: Dialogues and Narratives of the Self (Paradigm Publishers, 2006).

Jack Nusan Porter, The Spencer Institute, The Genocidal Mind: Sociological and Sexual Perspectives (Roman and Littlefield, 2006); Is Sociology Dead? Sociological Theory and Social Praxis in a Postmodern Era (Roman and Littlefield, forthcoming).

William Alex Pridemore, Indiana University, Ruling Russia: Law, Crime, and Justice in a Changing Society (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005).

Richard Quinney, Once Again the Wonder (Borderland Books, 2006).

R. A. Settersten, Jr., F. F. Furstenberg, Jr., and R. G. Rumbaut, On the Frontier of Adulthood: Theory, Research, and Public Policy (University of Chicago Press, 2005).

Harold E. Smith, Northern Illinois University, Gayla S. Nieminen, and May Kyi Win, Historical Dictionary of Thailand (Scarecrow Press, 2005).

Vicki Smith, University of California- Davis, Worker Participation: Current Research and Future Trends in Research in the Sociology of Work, Vol. 16. (Elsevier/JAI Press, 2006).

Gregory D. Squires and Charis E. Kubrin, both of The George Washington University, Privileged Places: Race, Residence, and the Structure of Opportunity (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2006).

Helmut Staubmann, University of Innsbruck, Action Theory: Methodological Studies (Transaction Publishers, 2006).

A. Javier Trevino, Wheaton College, George C. Homans, History, Theory, and Method (Paradigm Publishers, 2006).

Ronald Weitzer and Steven Tuch, both of The George Washington University, Race and Policing in America: Conflict and Reform (Cambridge University Press, 2006).

Dennis H. Wrong, New York University, The Persistence of the Particular (Transaction Publishers, 2005).

David Yamane, Wake Forest University, and Sarah MacMillan, University of Notre Dame, Real Stories of Christian Initiation: Lessons for and from the RCIA (Liturgical Press, 2006).

Mary K. Zimmerman, University of Kansas, Jacquelyn S. Litt, University of Missouri, and Christine E. Rose, University of Albany-SUNY, Global Dimensions of Gender and Carework (Stanford University Press, 2006).

Dan Zuberi, University of British Columbia- Vancouver, Differences That Matter: Social Policy and the Working Poor in the United States and Canada (Cornell University Press, 2006).

Other Organizations

Humanity & Society. Applicants are sought for the position of Book Review Editor of Humanity & Society, the journal for the Association for Humanist Sociology. The Book Review Editor is responsible for the solicitation of books, selection of reviewers, and editing of reviews. The assignment is for a renewable three-year term beginning at the end of this year. Questions and applications should be directed to Humanity & Society Editor, Ann Goetting, Department of Sociology, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd., Bowling Green, KY 42101-1057; email Applications should be received no later than October 1, 2006, and should include statements of interest, background/qualifications, and goals for the Book Review section along with supportive resources and Curriculum Vita.

Caught in the Web

The website is the nucleus of a comprehensive educational initiative currently in development, thanks to a four-year Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract awarded to MediSpin Inc. by the National Institute of Mental Health. The mission of this website is to provide assistance to researchers seeking to launch and maintain a successful career in geriatric mental health research. utilizes a multimedia approach to research training that includes live events, symposia, career workshops, print materials, CD-ROMs, and the World Wide Web. The website is intended to make these critical resources available to a larger number of mental health professionals, and is designed to support the research and educational needs of mentees, mentors, and mentors- in-training. By using the MedEd- website, researchers will be prepared to address the increased demands that will be made on the geriatric mental health care system as Baby Boomers continue to mature. A group of internationally recognized experts has created a great set of resources and tools that can be used immediately to meet the everyday needs of mental health research mentors and mentees.

SAC Publication Digest. The latest issue of the SAC Publication Digest is now available on the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA) website at The Digest contains abstracts of all publications by the State Statistical Analysis Centers published from July 1 through December 31, 2005, as well as links to the publications that are available online. In general, abstracts of SAC reports published in 2004 and later can be accessed in two ways: Through discrete PDF files, like this one, in which abstracts are grouped by publication date and topic or by a key word search of all abstracts by using JRSA’s Thunderstone search engine. Abstracts of reports published prior to 2004 are available through the Infobase of State Activities and Research at

New Programs

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ ACLS Early Career Fellowships. The American Council of Learned Societies announces a significant new fellowship program providing support for young scholars to complete their dissertation and, later, to advance their research after being awarded the PhD. The first competition for Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships will take place in 2006–2007, and be open to graduate students writing dissertations in the humanities and related social sciences. This program aims to encourage timely completion of the PhD. The first competition for Mellon/ACLS Fellowships for Recent Doctoral Recipients will take place in 2007–2008. Eligibility for these 25 Fellowships will be limited to scholars who held Dissertation Completion Fellowships (or were highly ranked in that fellowship competition) and who completed their dissertations within the period specified in their first fellowship application. Awardees will have up to two years from the date of the award to take up fellowship tenure. For more information, visit


Yung-Teh Chow, University of Alabama, passed away in March.

Robert Herman Mugge, National Center for Health Statistics, died on April 11 in Silver Spring, MD.

Bernd Weiler, Zeppelin University, passed away in Friedrichshafen, Lake Constance, Germany, on March 31.

Robin Williams, Cornell University and University of California-Irvine, died June 3 at the age of 91.


Alvin Lee Bertrand

Alvin Lee Bertrand was a rural sociologist at Louisiana State University from 1946 until his retirement in 1978. He was born in China (or Cheno) community near Elton in southwestern Louisiana on July 6, 1918, and was the oldest of nine children. Bertrand’s family moved to DeQuincy, Louisiana, in 1924 after heavy rains ruined his father’s rice crop. The family later moved to Perkins, Louisiana, where Bertrand’s father resumed farming and raising livestock.

Bertrand began college in the fall of 1935 at Southwestern Louisiana Institute (now University of Louisiana-Lafayette) where he majored in agriculture. After one year, he left for Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge. He received his bachelors degree in agricultural economics in 1940 and immediately accepted a graduate assistantship at the University of Kentucky in the Farm Economics and Rural Sociology Department. While there, he conducted field interviews with farmers in connection with government subsidy programs. These interviews became part of his master’s thesis. Bertrand received his MS degree in rural sociology in 1941.

After receiving his MA degree, Bertrand was offered a job as an instructor and research associate at LSU in the Agricultural Economics Department, and returned to Baton Rouge in June, 1941. He married Mary Nic Ellis on August 29, 1941. The following year, Bertrand volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Corps as an aviation cadet. He received training in navigation and as a bombardier, and in 1943, he was awarded the rank of 2nd Lieutenant and became an instructor with the 83rd Bomb Training Group. In 1945, he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant. His outfit, the 463rd Bomb Squadron, never saw combat. Bertrand’s squadron took part in a “show of force” exercise over the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay during the surrender ceremony ending World War II.

Bertrand was stationed on Okinawa until April of 1946 when he was ordered back to the States for discharge. Bertrand returned to Baton Rouge and LSU to work on his PhD, which he received in 1948, and became a professor in the Sociology Department shortly afterward. He taught some undergraduate level classes but was mostly involved in the graduate program. The author or co-author of 15 books on sociology, Bertrand’s Rural Sociology, published in 1958, gave him national and international acclaim. He performed extensive research under the auspices of the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station and in 1974, became the first Boyd Professor (the highest academic rank at LSU) from an agricultural discipline and the Agricultural Experiment Station. Bertrand was also a visiting professor and guest lecturer at many universities and delivered addresses at sociology conferences worldwide. He retired in 1978.

Bertrand departed life on February 26, 2006, at his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was 87 years of age. His professional career spanned 60 years, including 37 years in the Department of Sociology at Louisiana State University. During this period, he played a major role in the development of the department, especially rural sociology. Bertrand was one of the most published sociologists in America, including the books mentioned above, more than 50 monographs, over 100 articles in professional journals, and 25 book chapters and encyclopedias. He served as president of 11 major professional sociological associations, including the Southern Sociological Society, Rural Sociological Society, and the Mid-South Sociological Association. He was characterized by his professional colleagues as a rural sociologist, “who combined theory and practice and added his own brand of humanity.” He is fondly remembered by generations of colleagues and students in the field of rural sociology.

The above is a mix of the biographical/ historical notes from Bertrand’s collected papers, which are archived at LSU, and obituary information provided by the Baton Rouge Advocate.

Thomas R. Ford

We report in sorrow the death of Thomas R. Ford of Lexington, KY, on April 27, 2006. In a quiet, modest, occasionally forceful, and always effective way, Tom Ford was more than a “triple threat.” His major contributions spanned the fields of rural sociology, sociology of the South, demography, international development, and Appalachian culture. He served as President of the Rural Sociological Society (1972–73) and of the Southern Sociological Society (1976–77). Most of Tom’s professional career was spent at the University of Kentucky, where he served from 1956 until his retirement as Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Developmental Change in 1990.

Tom’s graduate students would claim that his major contribution was in guiding and supporting them through their graduate education and into their careers. When the department launched a Distinguished Alumni Award, it soon became apparent that almost everyone who was being honored was a student of Tom’s. As a result, the department formally renamed the award the Thomas R. Ford Distinguished Alumni Award.

One student wrote, on hearing of his death, “I had reason to seek his advice about a sometimes strange admixture of academic and personal concerns. There was not a single time when he failed to be concerned, supportive, and willing to offer useful advice… He was a good person who never expected a drop more from others than he demanded of himself. The personal and professional model that he so consistently provided shaped my career…” Not surprisingly, Tom was a recipient of the University’s Sturgill Award, given annually to recognize excellence in graduate education.

Colleagues as well as students valued Tom’s guidance because he accepted people and career paths on their own terms, to deal with disagreements without losing perspective, to recognize the sometimes hidden strengths in people, and to be frank but kind when pointing out aspects of performance that needed to be improved. Beyond his skills as a mentor, Tom was fun to be around. Regardless of the situation, he could find humor in it and entertain his companions with stories and wry observations.

Thomas R. Ford was born in 1923 in Lake Charles, LA. He earned his BA and MA degrees at Louisiana State University and PhD from Vanderbilt. During World War II, Tom was a pilot in the 413th AAF Squadron, flying many missions over Germany. He retained his love of flying and continued to fly for recreation and professional trips until his final illness interfered. Tom also had a passion for tennis and almost always found an hour in the middle of his long working days to join others for a set or two. This, too, he continued as long as his health permitted.

When Tom came to the University of Kentucky in 1956, sociologists had faculty appointments in two Colleges—Arts and Sciences and Agriculture. Although a majority of the faculty supported a unified department, their budgets and ultimate responsibilities continued to be tied to the College of their primary appointment. As a faculty member and a department Chair, Tom provided the leadership, patience, diplomacy, and persuasion needed to make this awkward arrangement work. In fact, Tom’s efforts to unify previously hired sociologists and include newly appointed medical sociologists in departmental affairs were instrumental in leading the University to consider sociology one of its significant strengths.

Professionally, Tom provided expertise that often transcended traditional specializations. His study of the health characteristics and status of Kentuckians, published in book form as Health and Demography in Kentucky by the University of Kentucky Press, was a basic document in the planning of the University’s then new Medical Center. He devoted his sabbatical leave periods to the study of cultures in several developing countries (Peru, Colombia, Costa Rica) and was looked to for his knowledge of Latin American cultures. His edited, The Southern Appalachian Region: A Survey, published by the University of Kentucky Press, helped guide the creation of the federal Appalachian Regional Commission and remains a classic historical work on Appalachia. Tom served as a member of President Lyndon Johnson’s National Advisory Committee on Rural Poverty and was a contributor to the Committee’s still vibrant report, “The People Left Behind.”

Tom is survived by his wife of 56 years, Harriet Lowrey Ford, their four adult children, Margaret, Janet, Charlotte, and Mark, five grandchildren, and devoted friends who cherish the memory of his wisdom, his energy, his expertise, his humor, his kindness, and his “can do it – let’s do it” spirit. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, University of Kentucky, 915A South Limestone, Lexington, KY 40503-1048.

Robert Straus and James Hougland, University of Kentucky

Albert Reiss

Criminologist Albert J. Reiss, Jr., a Yale University sociologist who gave the word “proactive” its modern English usage—stemming from his field research on violence that sparked a revolution in police practices—died on April 27 in Hamden, CT, at age 83. He had recently suffered a series of micro-strokes.

As a research director for President Lyndon Johnson’s Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice in 1966, Reiss pioneered a new method of studying violence by direct observation in natural settings using laboratorylike precision. His 36 trained observers checked boxes on questionnaires to record the behavior of 11,255 citizens in 5,360 incidents, in about 10% of which some level of violence emerged. Reiss found that the risk of violence depended heavily on whether the police encounter was “proactive” or “reactive” (i.e., whether police had been invited to intervene in a situation by a citizen who was present at the scene, or whether police had intervened on their own initiative). He theorized that citizen invitations would cause police action to be seen as more legitimate and that such interventions would provoke less resistance by all citizens present, including those placed under arrest.

This quantitative observational method also produced the first systematic sampling of police misconduct, finding that 14% of the police officers were observed to take bribes or steal merchandise from burglarized premises. The study made headlines for reporting that 75% of white police expressed racial prejudice against blacks. Yet Reiss also found that there was no difference in police brutality rates against blacks and whites.

Reiss’s analysis of the reactive–proactive distinction helped shape a revolution in police practices. With better computer software and rapid crime mapping, police organizations could use Reiss’s framework to define specific crime patterns and “proactively” assign officers to deflect them. This was the foundation for major innovations in policing in New York City in the 1990s under Commissioner William Bratton and Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, including the “Compstat” method of assigning police patrols later adopted around the world.

Now a part of ordinary vocabulary in corporate and governmental life, proactive management was so novel when Reiss suggested it in 1965 that the American Sociological Review rejected an article he co-authored with David Bordua, saying the word “proactive” did not exist in the English language. (The article was later published by the American Journal of Sociology.) The Oxford English Dictionary (1989, Vol. XII, p. 533) now credits Reiss with the first printed usage of the word in its common modern meaning.

Reiss also pioneered the use of surveys of self-reported crimes, discovering high rates of undetected delinquency among middle- and upper-class juveniles, challenging the orthodox view that delinquency was simply a product of poverty.

Reiss’s interests in measuring crime emphasized the organization of criminal networks, both among delinquents and legitimate businesses. He encouraged police chiefs from Peoria to Stockholm to plot the co-offending patterns among delinquents to find the “typhoid Marys” who seem to stimulate crime in many first offenders. While most criminologists emphasized the number of crimes an offender committed, Reiss emphasized the number of new criminals an offender recruited as co-offenders.

At the corporate level, Reiss focused on patterns of collusion linking organizations. President Jimmy Carter’s administration commissioned Reiss to write two reports on how to measure corporate and organizational crime more systematically. Reiss was later appointed by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to co-chair the design of the largest study of crime and human development ever conducted, the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods. Jointly funded by the MacArthur Foundation and NIJ, the $40-million project gathered both observational and interview data. Now led by Felton Earls and Robert Sampson at Harvard University, the study has discovered surprisingly large differences in crime rates within poverty areas, differences rooted in social structure and culture.

Albert John Reiss, Jr., was born on December 9, 1922, in Cascade, WI. He interrupted his education at Marquette University to serve as a meteorologist with the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II. He worked his way through the PhD program in sociology at the University of Chicago, working on and leading a range of studies on probation, juvenile delinquency, and neighborhoods, as well as teaching at the University. Promoted to assistant professor when he finished his doctorate in 1949, he moved to Vanderbilt University as Chairman of the Sociology Department in 1952. He left Vanderbilt in 1959 for the University of Iowa and from there to the University of Wisconsin, prior to accepting the chair in sociology at the University of Michigan in 1961, where he did his field research on the police.

From 1970 till his retirement in 1993, Reiss taught at Yale University, where he was the William Graham Sumner Professor of Sociology. At Yale he published The Police and the Public, his influential treatise on the social organization of police encounters with citizens, and became increasingly engaged in developing the field of criminology. Serving as a senior advisor to a wide range of survey, experimental, and observational research projects in Europe, Asia, and the United States, he helped redesign the National Crime Victimization Survey, the annual report on crime rates in the United States, published by the Bureau of Justice Statistics. He also chaired the National Academy of Sciences committee on Understanding and Preventing Violence, co-editing its four-volume final report in 1993.

Reiss was elected President of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) in 1984 and of the International Society of Criminology (ISC) in Paris in 1990–95, the first person to hold both offices. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, he held visiting appointments at Cambridge University, Australian National University, Harvard University, and the NIJ. He was the winner of the ASC’s Sutherland Award in 1981, the German Society of Criminology’s Beccaria Medal in 1990 and the ISC’s Prix Durkheim in 1998. He was awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Montréal and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. In 2002, his doctoral students and colleagues honored him with a festschrift, titled Crime and Social Organization. In 1996, the ASA named its Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Crime, Law and Deviance in Reiss’s honor.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Reiss Award endowment (see below) or to the Yale Art Gallery, a place that gave Albert Reiss much delight. He is survived by his constant companion and wife for many years, Emma Hutto Reiss, a daughter, Amy, and two sons, Peter and Paul, and seven grandchildren.

Lawrence W. Sherman, University of Pennsylvania


Tax-deductible donations in Al Reiss’s memory can be made to the endowment of the Albert J. Reiss, Jr. Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Crime, Law & Deviance. Make contributions payable to the American Sociological Association, with a notation for the “Reiss Award,” and sent to: Sally T. Hillsman, PhD, Executive Officer, ASA, 1307 New York Ave., NW, # 700, Washington, DC 20005