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Linda Vo, University of California-Irvine, was omitted from the April 2002 Footnotes story on "ASA Awards Community Action Research Initiative Grants." She is a co-principal investigator with Mary Danico on the project titled Orange County Low-Income Asian American Youth Needs Assessment.

Call for Papers and Conferences

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) 2003 Symposium on Statistical Methods, January 28-29, Atlanta, GA. Theme: “Study Design and Decision Making in Pubic Health.” Abstracts will be considered for either oral or poster presentation and must be postmarked by August 1, 2002. To request registration and abstract information and forms, or for additional information, visit the Symposium website or contact Ram B. Jain or Betsy Cadwell, 2003 CDC and ATSDR Symposium on Statistical Methods, 1600 Clifton Road, NE (MS-E62), Atlanta, GA 30333. Jain can be reached at (404) 639-8867 and Cadwell can be reached at (404) 639-8693.

Georgia Political Science Association (GPSA) will hold its 2003 conference January 30-February 1, 2003, in Savannah, GA. Theme: “Speaking Truth to Power.” They welcome papers from all disciplines worldwide. For information about submitting proposals and presentations contact Harold Cline,;

Hawaii Sociological Association, 25th Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, February 15, 2003. Papers and session topics on all areas relating to sociology are invited. Submissions must include one-page abstract and relevant contact information, including e-mail addresses. Deadline for papers and proposals is December 1, 2002. Send submissions (preferably by e-mail) to: Michael Delucchi, Division of Social Sciences, University of Hawaii-West Oahu, 96-129 Ala Ike, Pearl City, HI 96782; e-mail

Nineteenth-Century Studies Association (NCSA) invites papers from all disciplines on the topic “Feasts and Famine” for its 23rd annual conference, to be held in New Orleans, LA, March 6-9, 2003. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2002. For more elaboration on the topic and full submission specifications, see the NCSA website


American Behavioral Scientist. Special Issue on "The Social Construction of Gender and Status in Childhood." Original, unpublished contributions are sought that place children as social actors in their worlds, and view gender and status as constructed through children's social interactions with each other and with the world around them. Deadline for submissions is July 1, 2002. Send two copies and your contact information for the summer to: Nancy L. Marshall, Center for Research on Women, Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481. Papers may also be sent via e-mail, as an attachment, to: Include your summer contact information in your e-mail.

Armed Forces & Society published by Transaction Publishers, Inc. seeks original research papers, survey and review articles, and historical studies, as well as book reviews and commentary. Contact, Patricia M. Shields, Editor, Department of Political Science, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 78666; e-mail;

Canadian Journal of Urban Research (CJUR) is a multidisciplinary, scholarly journal dedicated to publishing articles that address a wide range of issues relevant to the field of urban studies. CJUR welcomes papers focusing on urban theory/methodology, empirical research, problem and policy-oriented analyses, and cross-national comparative studies. Manuscripts either in English or French are considered for publication. Authors should submit four copies of manuscripts to: Dan A. Chekki, Principal Editor, Canadian Journal of Urban Research, Institute of Urban Studies, The University of Winnipeg, 346 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0C3 Canada. For manuscript preparation style/guidelines, refer to:

Communication Review invites submissions from those employing critical theoretical, historical, and other empirical approaches to a range of topics under the general rubric of communication research. Submit papers to: Andrea L. Press and Bruce A. Williams, Institute of Communications Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 228 Gregory Hall, 810 South Wright Street, Urbana, IL 61801.

Don Heider, University of Texas-Austin, seeks chapters for an edited book looking at class and news. The book will deal with difference aspects of journalistic treatment or neglect of class, and the ways in which class is manifested in our culture. If you have research completed in this area or are interested in contributing a chapter to this volume, submit a 500-word synopsis of your idea to: Don Heider, School of Journalism, University of Texas-Austin, Austin, TX 78712; e-mail Proposals should be received by June 31, 2002.

Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal (IAPA), the official journal of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) announces "The Practice of Social Impact Assessment," a special issue. It will bring together case studies where a Social Impact Assessment (SIA) was actually completed on a plan, policy, program, or project. Deadline for manuscripts in electronic form is September 1, 2002. For details contact Guest Editor, Rabel J. Burdge, Department of Sociology and Environmental Studies, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225-9081; (360) 650-7251 or (360) 676-9892; e-mail or For style guidelines go to or consult a recent copy of IAPA.

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. Call for papers for a special issue on "Community and Grassroots Associations/Organizations." Deadline: November 15, 2002. Send to: Steven Rathgeb Smith, Editor, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington, Box 353055, Seattle, WA 98194-3055; e-mail

Political Power and Social Theory, an annual review committed to advancing our interdisciplinary, critical understanding of the linkages between class relations, political power, and historical development, welcomes both empirical and theoretical work and is willing to consider papers of substantial length. Publication decisions are made by the editor, in consultation with the editorial board and anonymous reviewers. Potential contributors should direct inquiries and/or manuscripts to Diane E. Davis, Editor, Associate Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, e-mail;

Research in the Sociology of Health Care seeks papers for volume 21 on "Reorganizing Health Care Delivery Systems: Problems of Managed Care and other Models of Health Care Delivery." Send completed manuscripts or detailed outlines for review by February 15, 2003, to Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld, Department of Sociology, Box 872101, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-2101; (480) 965-8053; fax (480 965-0064; e-mail


July 15-17, 2002. National Institutes of Health, State-of-the-Science Conference, Natcher Conference Center, Bethesda, MD. Theme: “Symptom Management in Cancer: Pain, Depression, and Fatigue.” To register or to obtain further information, visit the NIH Consensus Development Program website or contact Ezra Borune, Registrar, Prospect Center 10720, Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20901; (301) 592-2225; fax (301) 593-5791; e-mail

July 15-16, 2002. “Reviewing New Zealand’s Experiences as a Social Laboratory,” a workshop sponsored by the School of Social Sciences, Auckland University of Technology; Department of Sociology, University of Auckland; School of Social and Cultural Studies, Massey University. This workshop follows the International Sociological Association meeting in Brisbane. For more information contact Charles Crothers, 064-9-917-9999, ext. 8468; e-mail

August 14-17, 2002. Association of Black Sociologists, Chicago, IL. Theme: “Black Sociology vs. Sociology by Blacks: An Examination of Theoretical and Methodological Paradigms.” For more information see

August 27-28, 2002. The International Research Foundation for Development, Inc., invites policy-makers and others for a comprehensive forum on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa. Theme: “Economy, Environment, and Society.” For details and online registration see

August 29-31, 2002. European Social Policy Research Network, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands. Theme: “Social Values, Social Policies: Normative Foundations of Changing Social Policies in European Countries.” For more information and online registration see

September 21-25, 2002. European Science Foundation, Seefeld, Austria. EuroConference on the Future of Community in Advanced Western Societies. Theme: “European Societies or European Society? The Loss of the Social Bond?” Scientific program and on-line application at:


Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS), Canadian Studies Publication Grant Program promotes the publication of scholarly books and monographs in the social sciences and others with relevance to Canada or the bilateral relationship. Contact ACSUS at (202) 393-2580; fax (202) 393-2582; e-mail;; for application criteria. Application deadline December 31, 2002.

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLADD), dissertation fellowship program. Two awards will be given to support the study of media and representation as it relates to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Deadline for applications is June 20, 2002. For additional information e-mail

National Institutes of Health (NIH) invite research grant applications (R01) to investigate ethical issues in human subjects research. The purpose of this program announcement (PA) is to solicit research addressing the ethical challenges of involving human participants in research in order to inform and optimize protections for human participation in research. Further information regarding the PA can be found at:

Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Abe Fellowships. The Fellowships are awarded for research projects in the social sciences or humanities that will inform policy on issues of pressing global concern to industrialized and industrializing societies across the globe. Application materials are available on the SSRC website: or from the SSRC. Contact: Ellen Perecman, Program Director, Abe Fellowship Program, Social Science Research Council, 810 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10019; (212) 377-2700; fax (212) 377-2727.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces the availability of funds for grants to enhance or expand residential treatment services for youth aged 21 and under who are referred for alcohol or drug treatment. Guidance for applicants is available from SAMHSA’s website at or (800) 729-6686. Deadline June 19, 2002.

United States Institute of Peace invites applications for the 2003-2004 Senior Fellowship competition in the Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace. The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan institution created by Congress to strengthen the nation’s capacity to promote the peaceful resolution of international conflict. The competition is open to citizens of all nations. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. All application materials must be received by September 16, 2002. For more information and an application form, visit the Institute’s website at, or contact the 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; e-mail

United States Institute of Peace invites applications for the 2003-2004 Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship competition of the Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace. The Peace Scholar program supports doctoral dissertations that explore the sources and nature of international conflict, and strategies to prevent or end conflict and to sustain peace. Citizens of all countries are eligible but must be enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the degree except the dissertation by the commencement of the award (September 1, 2003). For more information and an application, visit the Institute’s website at, or see contact information in proceeding ad.

University of Notre Dame’s Center for Research on Educational Opportunity at the Institute for Educational Initiatives invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in the sociology of education for the 2002-03 academic year. For more information, visit To apply, send a curriculum vita, a short description of current and future work, three letters of recommendation, and copies of publications or papers to: Maureen Hallinan, Director, CREO, 1010 Flanner Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556.

In the News

Lee Clarke, Rutgers University, was quoted extensively in the New York Times, February 24, 2002, on issues of homeland security.

Charles A. Gallagher, Georgia State University, was cited in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on the long-term social and political implications for the growth of immigrant populations in Atlanta and was interviewed on the CBS affiliate on changes in racial attitudes toward Arab Americans since 9/11.

Louis Kriesberg, Syracuse University, emeritus, was quoted in, April 22, 2002, about a report on the relations between Ariel Sharon and Yasser Arafat.

C.N. Le, University at Albany-SUNY, was quoted in the April 28, 2002, edition of The Hartford Courant, “When Family Is the Tradition,” about the economic advantages of having multiple family members in one household and about how many young Asian Americans weave a complicated and interesting pattern of beliefs and behaviors as they negotiate between “mainstream” American society and their traditional Asian culture.

Charles Moskos, Northwestern University, was the subject of an article titled “All that He Can Be” in the Spring 2002 Northwestern magazine.

H. Wesley Perkins, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, was recognized in the New York Times magazine’s December issue for having developed the social norms approach to reduce alcohol abuse. The issue is devoted to the “Year in Ideas,” which catalogs innovations that made a difference. In December, Syracuse television Channel 13’s “Families in Focus” also aired a television interview with him about his work with youth and college students.

William S. Pooler, Syracuse University, had the lead op-ed article published in the Sunday, March 10, edition of the Post-Standard, titled “March Madness,” concerning the NCAA Division 1 College Basketball Championships.

Jeffrey Ian Ross, University of Baltimore, was quoted in a March 2002 article in Law Enforcement Technology on obtaining grants; he was quoted in the January/February 2002 Canadian Security, on how his research and teaching on terrorism have changed since 9/11; he was quoted in the March 2002 Savage Garden E-Zine, about terrorism in Canada; he was quoted February 28, 2002, by Tony Prudori, Thunder Bay Television News, Thunder Bay Post, about police and cold cases; he was interviewed February, 12, 2002 by John Anglim, Fox 45 TV WBFF (Baltimore), about terrorism; he was quoted March 15, 2002, in an article by Jennifer Vick, Howard County Times, about the Howard County Sheriffs Department Warrants Department.

Abigail Saguy, University of California-Los Angeles, was quoted in Le Monde, March 28, 2002, discussing differences between French and American sexual harassment laws and how in France anti-American rhetoric is used to discredit sexual harassment victims and their advocates.

Marc A. Smith, a research sociologist at Microsoft, was featured in the Business Section of the Seattle Post, May 6, 2002, in a story about possible technologies to be promoted in future products.

Verta Taylor, Ohio State University, discussed her research on postpartum depression on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” in connection with a Texas jury having found Andrea Yates guilty of drowning her five children.

Toby A. Ten Eyck, Michigan State University, was quoted in an article on Listeria in the April 2002 issue of Elle. Her comments were on the role of consumers in food safety issues.

David R. Williams, University of Michigan, was quoted in a March 21 New York Times article titled “Minorities Get Inferior Care, Even If Insured, Study Finds.”

Caught in the Web

Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies is on the web at a new domain

Sloan Work and Family Research Network. Faculty at Boston College announce the expansion of the Sloan Work and Family Research Network, an exceptional resource for sociologists and other academics interested in the work-family area of study. The Research Network offers opportunities to connect virtually with others studying work and family, and offers tools that can help faculty integrate work and family issues in their classes. See


Association for Anthropology and Gerontology, honoring the pioneering work of Margaret Clark, invites submissions from students in all fields for the annual award for the best-unpublished gerontology or medical anthropology paper. Relation to lifespan or aging issues must be discussed. Submit: address, affiliation, phone; faculty statement of student status; three copies of double-spaced manuscript; and abstract. Deadline: June 1, 2002. Send to Mark Luborsky, Clark Award Chair, Institute of Gerontology, Wayne State University, 87 East Ferry, 252 Knapp Building, Detroit, MI 48202; (313) 577-6790; e-mail;

Association for the Study of Cuban Economy (ASCE). Cuba Student Prize Competition Committee solicits nominations for The Best Student Paper competition of 2002. Anyone can nominate papers authored by university undergraduate and graduate students. The papers should address any topic related to Cuba’s domestic issues, its foreign relations, or Cuba in comparative perspectives. Deadline June 14, 2002. Send one hardcopy of the paper to: ASCE Annual Student Paper Competition, P.O. Box 7372, Silver Spring, MD 20907-7372. For further information, or to send submission electronically, contact, Enrique S. Pumar, Chair, Student Prize Committee,

Members' New Books

Carol S. Aneshensel, University of California-Los Angeles, Theory-Based Data Analysis for the Social Sciences (Pine Forge, 2002).

Juan Battle, Hunter College-CUNY, Cathy Cohen, Dorian Warren, Gerard Fergerson and Suzette Audam, Say It Loud: I’m Black and I’m Proud; Black Pride Survey 2000. (The Policy Institute of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, 2002).

Michael L. Benson, University of Cincinnati, Crime and the Life Course (Roxbury Publishing, 2002).

Phil Brown, Brown University, In the Catskills: A Century of the Jewish Experience in “The Mountains” (Columbia University Press, 2002).

Mary C. Brinton, Cornell University, Editor Women’s Working Lives in East Asia (Stanford University Press, 2002).

Penelope Canan and Nancy Reichman, University of Denver, Ozone Connections: Expert Networks in Global Environmental Governance (Greenleaf, 2002).

Paulo de Carvalho, University Agostinho Neto, Angola. Quanto Tempo Falta para Amanhã? Reflexões sobre as Crises Política, Económica e Social [How Much Time Left Until Tomorrow? Reflections on the political, economic and social crisis in Angola] (Oeiras, Celta, 2002).

Daniel Thomas Cook, University of Illinois- Urbana-Champaign, Editor Symbolic Childhood (Peter Lang, 2002).

Michael N. Dobkowski and Isidor Wallimann, University of Applied Sciences Basel, Switzerland, Editors On the Edge of Scarcity: Environment, Resources, Population, Sustainability, and Conflict (Syracuse University Press 2002).

Morten Ender, United States Military Academy, Editor, Military Brats and Other Global Nomads: Growing-Up in Organization Families (Praeger, 2002).

William M. Evan and Mark Manion, Drexel University, Minding the Machines: Preventing Technological Disasters (Prentice Hall, 2002).

Thomas J. Fararo, University of Pittsburgh, Social Action Systems: Foundation and Synthesis in Sociological Theory (Praeger, 2001).

Robert Forrant, Jean L. Pyle, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, William Lazonick, and Charles Levenstein, Editors, Approaches to Sustainable Development: The Public University in the Regional Economy (University of Massachusetts Press, 2001).

David O. Friedrichs, University of Scranton, Law in Our Lives: An Introduction (Roxbury Publishing, 2001).

David Frisby, University of Glasgow Scotland, Editor, Georg Simmel in Wien.Texte und Kontexte aus dem Wien der Jahrhundertwende (WUV Universitaets-verlag, Vienna, 2001); Cityscapes of Modernity: Critical Explorations (Blackwell, 2002).

Margaret Gatz, Michael A. Messner, University of Southern California, and Sandra Ball Rokeach, Editors Paradoxes of Youth and Sport (SUNY Press, 2002).

Naomi Gerstel, Dan Clawson, and Robert Zussman, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Families at Work: Expanding the Bounds (Vanderbilt University Press, 2002).

Stephen Kalberg, Boston University, The Protestant Ethic and The Spirit of Capitalism, by Max Weber, 3rd Edition, new translation and introduction (Roxbury Publishing, 2001).

Riva Kastoyano, of Paris, France, translated by Barbara Harshav, Negotiating Identities: States and Immigrants in France and Germany (Princeton University Press, 2002).

Robert H. Lauer and Jeanette C. Lauer, U.S. International University, Sociology: Windows on Society (An Anthology), 6th Edition (Roxbury Publishing, 2002)

Judith Lorber, Brooklyn College and Graduate School-CUNY, Emerita, Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics, 2nd Edition (Roxbury Publishing, 2001).

Peter Meiksins, Cleveland State University and Peter Whalley, Loyola University, Putting Work in its Place: A Quiet Revolution (Cornell University Press, 2002).

Robert M. Moore, III, Frostburg State University, Editor The Quality and Quantity of Contact: African Americans and Whites on College Campuses (University Press of America, 2002).

Marc Riedel, Southern Illinois University and Wayne Welsh, Temple University, Criminal Violence: Pattern, Causes, and Prevention (Roxbury Publishing, 2002).

Naomi Rosenthal, State University of New York-Old Westbury, Spinster Tales and Womanly Possibilities (SUNY Press, 2002).

Jonathan H. Turner, University of California-Riverside, Face-to-Face: Toward A Sociological Theory of Interpersonal Behavior (Stanford University Press, 2002).

Jonathan H. Turner, University of California-Riverside, Editor Handbook of Sociological Theory (Kluwer Academic/Plenum, 2001).

Yvonne Vissing, Salem State College, Women Without Children: Nurturing Lives (Rutgers University Press, 2002).

Johannes Weiss, Universitaet Kassel, Germany, Editor, Die Jemeinigkeit des Mitseins. Die Daseinsanalytik Martin Heideggers und die Kritik der soziologischen Vernunft (The Mine-Ness of Being-With: Martin Heidegger’s Existential Analysis and the Critique of Sociological Reason) (Universitaetsverlag Konstanz, 2001).


Elizabeth Boyle, University of Minnesota, was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.

Craig Calhoun, New York University, delivered the keynote address to the Centennial Celebration of the University of Minnesota Department of Sociology, March 29-30. His topic was “The Future of Sociology.”

Troy Duster, New York University, has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Rebecca J. Erickson, University of Akron, testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, April 23rd, on the topic of “Emotional Labor, Burnout, and the Nationwide Nursing Shortage.”

Mary Frank Fox was named NSF Advanced Professor of Sociology at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Adam Green, New York University, has accepted a NIMH-funded two-year post-doctoral fellowship at Indiana University-Bloomington, beginning Fall 2002.

Jaber F. Gubrium was appointed professor and chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

LaDawn Haglund, New York University, has received a Summer 2002 Tinker Field Research Grant from NYU’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean studies. The grant will fund her preliminary dissertation research on: “State Autonomy, Accountability, and Utility Privatization in Central America.”

Christopher Hickey has accepted a position as Vice President for Education and Research at the Institute for Global Engagement.

Thomas F. Pettigrew, University of California-Santa Cruz, is a Visiting Senior Scholar at Stanford University’s Research Institute of Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.

Dudley L. Poston Jr., Texas A&M University, was elected vice-president of the Southwestern Social Science Association for 2002-2003. Poston will serve as president-elect in the following year and as president for the year 2004-2005.

Sean Reardon, Pennsylvania State University, was selected as a W.T. Grant Scholar that will support Reardon’s study of “Adolescence to Adulthood in Chicago Neighborhoods.”

Verta Taylor will join the faculty of the University of California-Santa Barbara as Professor of Sociology beginning July 1, 2002.

Susan and R. Dean Wright, Drake University, were honored for their longstanding contributions to the Midwest Sociological Society (MSS), most recently as Executive Officer and Treasurer, respectively. MSS will plant two maple trees with a bench in between on the campus at Drake in honor of their service.


Ronald L. Akers, University of Florida, was elected to the Southern Sociological Society Roll of Honor for a distinguished career of contributions to scholarship, development of educational programs, and leadership in the profession.

Ronald Berger, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, received the university’s highest teaching honor, the W.P. Roseman Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2002.

James E. Blackwell recently received the Regent’s Distinguished Alumnus Award, the highest honor for an alumnus, from Washington State University.

Thomas G. Blomberg, Florida State University, was named the Sheldon L. Messinger Professor of Criminology.

Jeffrey Broadbent, University of Minnesota, was awarded four grants from the University’s new Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment and the Life Sciences on the strength of his proposal, “Environmental Politics in Japan.”

Esther Chow, American University, received the DC Sociological Society Morris Rosenberg Award for recent scholarly achievement.

Silvia Dominguez, Boston University, received a 2002 Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Grant in Women’s Studies. Her dissertation is titled “The Social Mobility Prospects of Latin-American Women in Public Housing.”

Peter Dreier, Occidental College, recently won the Public Service Award from the University of Chicago Alumni Association Board of Governors, given to Chicago alumni who have fulfilled the obligations of their education through creative citizenship and exemplary leadership in service that has benefited society and reflected credit on the university.

Alesha Durfee, University of Washington, received a 2002 Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Grant in Women’s Studies. Her dissertation is titled “Race and Domestic Violence in the Civil Court System.”

Troy Duster, New York University, is the recipient of the 2002 Hatfield Scholars Award. Named after former Governor and Senator from Oregon, Mark O. Hatfield, the award is given to exceptional scholars whose careers best exemplify the Hatfield ideals of public interest scholarship, public service, civil and human rights, social justice, and peace.

Glenn Firebaugh, Pennsylvania State University, was awarded the university’s Faculty Scholars Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Mary Frank Fox, Georgia Institute of Technology, was awarded the WEPAN (Women in Engineering Programs) Betty Vetter Award for Research, for notable achievement in research on women in engineering.

Claudia Geist, Indiana University, received honorable mention from the Southern Sociological Society for her graduate paper, “The Welfare State, Gender Stratification and the Home: Regime Differences in the Domestic Division of Labor.”

Ross Haenfler, Brett Johnson, and Ellis Jones, PhD candidates, University of Colorado-Boulder, in recognition of “outstanding scholarship encouraging peace and amelioration of important social problems,” received the Ralph and Barbara Dakin Award, most notably for their book, The Better World Handbook (New Society Publishers, 2001).

Richard H. Hall received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Albany.

Carla Howery, ASA, received the Stuart A. Rice Career Award from the DC Sociological Society.

James Madison University Department of Sociology was honored by the Southern Sociological Society for its model undergraduate program.

Leslie Irvine, University of Colorado-Boulder, was named Outstanding Faculty Mentor by the graduate students in the department.

John McCarthy, Pennsylvania State University, received the Distinction in the Social Sciences Award from the College of the Liberal Arts.

John Moland, Alabama State University, received the Charles S. Johnson Award, from the Southern Sociological Society, for significant contributions on race and the South.

Ohio State University, the Undergraduate Student Services Unit of the Sociology Department, Chaired by Verta Taylor, has been selected as recipient of a 2002 Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award, given annually by the University Senate Diversity Committee and Office of Human Resources.

Caroline Persell, New York University, received a Golden Dozen Teaching Award from the College of Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Thomas F. Pettigrew, University of California-Santa Cruz, won the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology for his contributions to the understanding of intergroup relations.

Deana Rohlinger, University of California-Irvine, received the Odum Award from the Southern Sociological Society for her outstanding student paper, “Movement-Countermovement Dynamics in the Abortion Debate: An Examination of Media Coverage Outcomes.”

Evan Schofer, University of Minnesota, received the David Cooperman Summer Institute Award to support his research on “Social Capital in Interdisciplinary Perspective.”

Eric Silver, Pennsylvania State University, was selected by the American Society of Criminology to receive the Ruth Shonle Cavan Award for 2002 that recognizes “outstanding scholarly contributions to the discipline of criminology” by a young scholar. He was also chosen as the 2002 Salem Shah Award winner by Division 41 of the American Psychological Association for “early career excellence.”

Jonathan H. Turner, University of California-Riverside, received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Pacific Sociological Association for 2002.


Caroline Bird, Nashville, TN, died recently.

Arthur F. Clagett, Nacogdoches, TX, died May 2, 2002.

Roger V. Gould, Yale University, died April 29, 2002.


Lionel Cantú, Jr.

As word on the University of California-Santa Cruz (UCSC) campus spread of the death of Lionel Cantú Jr., friends and colleagues shared their grief and their memories of a young, passionate sociologist who made lasting contributions to sexuality studies and immigration studies.

Cantú, an assistant professor of sociology, died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 26, at the age of 36. Cantú had been hospitalized after suffering a ruptured intestine earlier in the week. The cause of death was cardiac arrest, said Patricia Zavella, professor of Latin American and Latino studies.

“We can’t believe this has happened. It’s a complete shock to all of us,” said Zavella, who was at Cantú’s bedside much of the week. “It’s such a loss.”

In sociology, Cantú specialized in the ways in which sexuality influences migration. His dissertation, “Border Crossings: Mexican Men and the Sexuality of Migration,” focused on Mexican men who have sex with men, and how sexual identity changes in different cultural contexts.

His other interests included race and ethnicity, and Latinos in the United States. He joined the UCSC faculty in 1999 from the University of California-Irvine, where he earned his PhD in social science. He received a University of California President’s Doctoral Fellowship and spent the 1999-2000 year as a University of California-Davis postdoctoral researcher, studying how American gay culture was becoming globalized and commodified.

Sociology professor Candace West, a colleague and friend, said Cantú brought a sense of community to the Sociology Department and shared a “joy of living” with his associates, including students, with whom he had a special connection.

“He was probably responsible for more students hanging on and triumphing—getting their PhDs—than any other faculty member, certainly for Chicano and Latino students,” said West. “He was a mainstay.”

Cantú and Zavella had recently submitted a proposal to the National Institutes of Health for a four-year, cross-border study on HIV risk among Mexican migrants. They planned to assess the risks among migrants in the Silicon Valley and Monterey Bay areas, as well as in the regions around Cuernavaca and Guadalajara in Mexico, said Zavella.

“We were going to look at how location affects sexual behavior and risk taking,” she said. “It was a great project that was going to combine his expertise on gay immigrant men and mine on immigrant women. He was pretty excited about it.”

At the time of his death, Cantú was revising his dissertation for publication and was collaborating with Eithne Lubheid on an edited anthology, “Queer Moves: Sexuality, Migration, and the Contested Boundaries of U.S. Citizenship,” about the queer migrants in the United States and how they have transformed notions of queerness, racialization, migration, and citizenship.

“His intellectual and social home really was the Chicano/Latino Research Center,” said Zavella. “He was a real core member. We all loved his wonderful sense of humor and his plans for expanding our undergraduate apprenticeship program.”

Among his publications are “De Ambiente: Queer Tourism and the Shifting Boundaries of Mexican Male Sexualities,” an article that appeared earlier this year in GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies; “The Peripheralization of Rural America: A Case Study of Latino Migrants in America’s Heartland,” which appeared in the journal Sociological Perspectives; and “Responses to Persons with AIDS: Fear of Contagion or Stigma?,” which appeared in the journal Applied Social Psychology. He contributed entries on “Anti-gay Initiatives and Propositions (U.S. Law)” and “Immigration, U.S.” to Gay Histories and Cultures: An Encyclopedia (Garland, 2000).

He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and Spanish from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1991. In 1998, Cantú was named University of California - Irvine Lauds & Laurels Outstanding Graduate Student. From 1993 until his graduation in 1999, Cantú was cochair of the University of California - Irvine Lesbian and Gay Faculty/Staff Network, and he was instrumental in founding the Lilac Collective, a speaker series on sexuality studies. He earned his doctorate in social science at UCI with emphases in social relations and feminist studies, where he was an ASA Minority Fellow.

His research was supported by an American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship Program; a Social Science Research Council Sexuality Program Dissertation Fellowship; a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, and a grant from the UCI Center for Latinos in a Global Society. He also acknowledged Affirmative Action Programs, which “opened doors for me.” Earlier this year, Cantú was awarded a 2002-03 postdoctoral research fellowship from the International Migration Program of the Social Science Research Council.

Cantú is survived by his life partner, Hernando Molinares, of Santa Cruz; parents Rosario and Lionel Cantú, of San Antonio; sisters Rose Louise and Rachel Diane Cantú, both of San Antonio; a brother, Charles Cantú, of San Antonio; and a grandmother, Herlinda Reyes.

At the family’s request, an endowed scholarship is being created to honor Cantú. Contributions should be made payable to the University of California-Santa Cruz Foundation, with Cantú’s name in the memo line, and sent to: UCSC Gift Administration, Carriage House, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1077.

Jennifer McNulty, University of California-Santa Cruz, with the assistance of Daniel Tsang, University of California-Irvine

Nathalie S. Friedman

An outstanding researcher, teacher, colleague and friend, Nathalie Friedman died on October 5, 2001. During her six-year encounter with ovarian cancer, she continued to live as she always had: with openness, honesty, courage, and generosity to students, co-workers, friends and family.

In 1948, Nathalie graduated, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Barnard College in New York City. She had majored in economics and began graduate work at Columbia University in the same field. She soon realized, however, that it was sociology she wanted to study. She earned both her MA (1953) and her PhD (1968) degrees from Columbia University. Her dissertation, Observability in School Systems, was subsequently published in the Arno Press Collection of Dissertations in Sociology.

Early in her career, Nathalie chaired the Department of Sociology at Stern College for Women, but for most of her career she held senior research positions first at the Bureau of Applied Social Research and then at the Graduate School of Business of Columbia University. She also taught sociology at Barnard College and Columbia University, reaching the rank of Adjunct Professor.

Nathalie did research and teaching in the fields of education, aging, health, work, and in the last ten years of her career, especially in Jewish studies. Nathalie conducted both quantitative and qualitative research and was the principal investigator on successful grant applications throughout her 35-year career at Columbia University. She relished writing the literature reviews and the methods section of these applications and informally coached many of us in these skills. She authored reports to federal agencies and to private foundations, articles in professional journals, chapters in books, and monographs on the (1) quality of urban life and work (1970s); (2) orientation and adjustment of working women in retirement, rearranged work schedules, doctoral advising of U.S. and foreign graduate students, and the divorced parent and the Jewish community (1980s); and (3) dilemmas of diversity on the college campus, dialysis and work, remarriage and step-parenting in the Jewish community, and education of Jewish youth (1990s).

Nathalie was a confirmed New Yorker and the daughter of a distinguished New York family, founders of both Kehillath Jeshurun synagogue and the Ramaz School. She served as a consultant to or board member of many philanthropic organizations. During her last years, she was particularly active in JOFA (Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance) and SHARE, a lay organization dedicated to increasing awareness about ovarian cancer among the general public and the medical community. Her efforts on behalf of SHARE extended from support to individual women to speaking at meetings of medical students, residents and other health care professionals who provide care to patients with ovarian cancer.

Nathalie left an extended family: four children and their spouses, 18 grandchildren, a brother, numerous nieces and nephews, and her husband of 36 years, Israel Friedman, who helped raise her children after the early death of her first husband, Dan Schacter. She was a positive person, wonderful and giving to so many of us—colleagues, students, friends, family.

Joan Bodoff Krauss and Theresa Rogers (this obituary is an expanded version of one that appeared in the Winter 2001-02 issue of Barnard Quarterly)

Walter T. Martin

Walter T. Martin, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Oregon, died in Eugene of heart failure on March 13, 2002. He graduated with a BA from the University of Washington-Seattle in 1943 and served briefly in the U.S. Army at the end of WWII. From 1944 to 1945 Walt was employed as a Washington State Parole and Probation Officer. In March of 1945 he entered the graduate program in sociology at the University of Washington. Walt was fond of saying that the decision to go to graduate school was much encouraged by his wife Beth. He earned his Masters (1947) and his PhD (1949) from the University of Washington.

Aside from a number of visiting teaching positions at other universities, Walt spent his entire career at the University of Oregon. He joined our faculty as an instructor in Sociology in 1947 and moved quickly through the ranks becoming a full professor in 1959. During his tenure at the university, he served as department chair for 11 years from 1957 to 1968. He helped develop the graduate program in sociology in the Department, both as a faculty member and as department chair. In all, Walt was a member of the faculty for 35 years, teaching his last class in 1982.

His career was indeed distinguished. Walt served as Vice President of the Northern Division of the Pacific Sociological Association twice and became its President in 1964-65. He was a member of the Executive Council of the American Sociological Association from 1960 to 1963 and on the Executive Council of the Section on Population from 1966 to 1969. From 1963 to 1966 he was on the Board of Directors of the Population Association of America. People across the discipline recognized his leadership abilities and he served willingly.

Martin published prodigiously in the areas of social demography and human ecology, both by himself and with his students (both before and after they graduated). He had nine single or coauthored articles in the American Sociological Review and two more in the American Journal of Sociology. In addition, he had articles in Social Problems, Social Forces, and nearly five dozen published works listed in his curriculum vita. His best-known work is that which he coauthored with Jack P. Gibbs on the theory of “status integration and suicide.” He and Gibbs published a book by that title in 1964 and co-edited a book, titled “Theories of Variations in the Suicide Rate,” in 1968. The theory of status integration remains a vital part of the literature on suicide and suicide rates. Martin also published a series of articles with another former graduate student Dudley L. Poston.

Walt guided the sociology department at the University of Oregon as chair until the turbulent era of the late 1960s. One of his many projects in “retirement” was to finish an unpublished work on the history of the department from the early 1900s to the early 1980s. This work was not meant for publication, but was a gift to his department. He cared deeply about the department that he had served so well, and he will be missed by those of us who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters, two sons, and five grandchildren.

Bob O’Brien, University of Oregon

Michael Young

Michael Young was one of the most imaginative and influential pioneers of sociological research in Britain after the Second World War. He founded, with Peter Willmott, the Institute of Community Studies, and was the first chairman of the Social Science Research Council. He was also an extraordinarily effective social innovator, founding and leading more than three dozen organizations, mostly concerned with education, health, and consumer affairs. Throughout his career, he interwove research and public entrepreneurship, recognizing unmet needs and inventing ways to fulfill them, with tireless energy and unflagging imagination.

Michael Young was born in Manchester in 1915, and spent his early childhood in Australia. At the age of 14, he was sent to the Dartington Hall School in Devon, where he became the protégé of Dartington’s founders, Dorothy and Leonard Elmhirst. Dorothy, as the heir to a great American fortune, introduced Michael to the elite of American society, and later in life he could recall talking with Henry Ford about the design of propellers on the deck of a transatlantic liner, and arguing with President Roosevelt, over dinner at the White House.

From Dartington he went to the London School of Economics, and in 1939 he was called to the bar. In 1945 he was appointed Secretary to the Research Department of the Labor Party. For the next six years he worked at preparing and presenting Labor Party policy. But he became increasingly dissatisfied with the failure of much policy discussion to understand the circumstances of people’s everyday lives, and the tendency towards large-scale, unresponsive bureaucratic organization. In 1951 he left to enroll in the doctoral program in sociology at the London University, under the supervision of Edward Shils, where he wrote his dissertation on housing.

In 1953, with Peter Willmott, he founded the Institute of Community Studies. Their first study grew out of Michael’s housing research, where he had begun to explore the way slum clearance schemes disrupted inner city communities. Family and Kinship in East London, published in 1954, attracted immediate attention as a vivid insight into a close-knit, working-class London community. Though its combination of anthropological and statistical method with policy concerns was criticized by academic sociologists at the time, it has become one of the most influential and enduring classics of community studies. The study of patterns of family and kinship—how they varied with class, changed from generation to generation, interacted with housing, social services and pension provisions — became a continuing theme of research at the Institute. Young and Willmott revisited the site of their original study in The Symmetrical Family (1973), where they showed how partnership in marriage had largely superseded a traditional separation of roles. In its first 20 years, under Michael Young’s leadership, the Institute published nearly 20 books on social research, concerned with pensions, doctor patient relationships, housing and slum clearance, social deviance, poverty, and deprivation. Many influenced policy debates, and they were an important part of the development of empirical sociology in Britain after the war. But of all Michael Young’s own books, perhaps the most widely read was not a sociological study but a satirical parody of a dissertation thesis, The Rise of the Meritocracy (1959), in which he predicted the growth of a new elite based on competitive academic credentials.

Much of his research, and many of his social innovations, was intended to influence policy, and the Labor Government made him a life peer in 1978 in recognition of his contribution, although he later became disillusioned with the Labor Party. But he wrote also about time as a social construct in The Metronomic Society, and after the death of his second wife, Sasha, he published a study of dying, A Good Death.

His extraordinary ability to turn ideas into action rested in part on diffident charm and relentless persistence, which won over potential sponsors and attracted able collaborators, who helped to sustain and solidify each new venture. He could be exasperating, but the generosity of his friendship, his restless inventiveness and intellectual curiosity, won the loyalty and affection of nearly all who worked with him and shared the excitement of his astonishingly prolific and unique career.

Peter Marris, Yale University

New Publications

The Haworth Press announces new and forthcoming journals. Footnotes readers may request a complimentary copy, (800) 429-6784; fax (800) 895-0582; e-mail; www. Titles include: The Social Policy Journal, Journal of Teaching in Marriage & Family, Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Services, and Social Work in Mental Health.

Sociological Focus, the journal of the North Central Sociological Association announces several special issues. These include articles on assessments of the impact of family, neighborhood, and school; occupational identity and well-being, and response to the September 11, 2001 attacks. For more information contact Gay C. Kitson, Editor, Department of Sociology, University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-1905; (330) 972-6863; fax (330) 972-5377; e-mail