September-October 2011 Issue • Volume 39 • Issue 7

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Call for Papers


The Contemporary Justice Review is seeking papers on “The Religious and Philosophical Foundations of Justice: Personal Narratives.” Papers are invited where scholars and activists explore the religious and/or philosophical foundations of their own personal view of justice, explicating in detail how the particular religious or philosophical “belief system” they grew up with or adopted has influenced their thinking about what is just. All writers are encouraged to explore how their developed view of justice has influenced and continues to influence the way they live their daily lives. Essays may be no longer than 35 double-spaced pages with references in APA format. Due to the narrative quality of the work, it is not necessary to “document” one’s life with extensive referencing. Deadline: October 15, 2011. Send a title and abstract (fewer than 300 words) to Dan Okada at dokada@csus.eduno.

International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice (IJLCJ). Submissions are invited for a special issue of the IJLCJ dedicated to “pure sociology,” the groundbreaking theoretical paradigm developed by Donald Black. The tentative title of the special issue is “The Pure Sociology of Right and Wrong.” Papers can address crime, law, or related topics, and should use pure sociology as an explanatory strategy. Deadline: January 15, 2011. Contact: James Tucker at

Poverty in America: Health and Well-Being among the Vulnerable. This three-volume interdisciplinary collection will explore the challenges and solutions in addressing the public health crisis among America’s poor. While providing both theoretical and empirical insights, contributors will be asked to prepare manuscripts for one of the three volumes. The first volume explores the general challenges of health and health care among the low- and no-income population; a second volume is devoted exclusively to health and health care issues among the homeless; and a third volume focuses on the link between health and place and its impact on America’s poor. Potential contributors are asked to propose a chapter for one of these volumes. Send a proposal of no more than 900 words and a two-page CV to Kevin Fitzpatrick at For more information, visit

Relational Sociology: From Project to Paradigm. Networks, fields, figurations, discursive formations: These and other relational ideas have gained widespread currency in contemporary sociology, and a distinct relational sociology has been on the rise over the past decade and a half. To develop a more comprehensive relational sociology, we solicit papers on principles, concepts, methods, advantages, and limits of relational sociology. Submissions may address such topics as self-reflexivity, transactions, agency, interdependency, relational methodologies, and relational social structures or mechanisms or processes, interdisciplinary connections, and the implications of relational thinking for critical theory, amongst other possibilities. Submissions may engage with previous work on relational sociology but could also engage with relational ideas. Submissions that help to define what relational sociology is or should be are more than welcome. Submissions should be limited to 20 pages, including works cited. Deadline: November 6, 2011. Contact: Francois Dépelteau at or Christopher Powell at

W. End Ave.: An E-Journal of Culture and Politics. Editors of W. End Ave.: An E-Journal of Culture and Politics seek contributions to three thematic issues of the e-journal. Articles will provide contemporary assessments and applications of Erving Goffman’s concept of “stigma.” Authors can apply the concept to analyze disability, ethnicity, race or gender, or any other social grouping where there is an actual or potential “spoiled identity.” Authors will be limited to one posting. Contact: Arnold Birenbaum at and Martin Wenglinsky at;


20th Annual Women’s Studies Conference, April 20-21, 2012, Southern Connecticut State University. Theme: “Women and Labor: At Home, at Work, Around the Globe.” The conference addresses one perennial struggle in women’s movements across the globe—labor. All disciplines and fields are invited to submit proposals for individual papers, complete sessions, panels, or roundtables. Poster sessions, performance pieces, video recordings, and other creative works are also encouraged. Conference sessions will juxtapose e-cultural, generational, and geopolitical perspectives for the collective re-examination of narratives on women and labor. Deadline: Postmarked by December 1, 2011. Contact: Women’s Studies Conference Committee, Women’s Studies Program, EN B 229, Southern Connecticut State University, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515; (203) 392-6133;, Attention: Conference Committee.

33rd Annual Meeting of the Hawaii Sociological Association, February 12, 2012, Kapiolani Community College, Honolulu, HI. Theme:  “Pacific Intersectionalities: Revisiting Race, Class, and Gender.”  Abstracts (maximum 300 words) are invited on topics that broadly fit the theme. Deadline: October 14, 2011. Contact: Fumiko Takasugi at For more information, visit

72nd Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA), March 27-31, 2012, Baltimore, MD. Theme: “Bays, Boundaries, and Borders.” Abstracts are invited for sessions, papers, and posters. The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. Submissions are welcome from all disciplines. Deadline: October 15, 2011. For more information, visit

2013 Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, April 11-14, 2013, Hilton San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. Theme: “Entangled Histories: Connections, Crossings, and Constraints in U.S. History.” The history of the United States is one of entanglement. The theme for the 2013 conference seeks to examine and complicate a broad range of “entanglements” in U.S. history, especially the possibilities as well as the limitations of these interactions. The 2013 Organization of American Historians Program Committee seeks a wide-ranging program that will cover the full chronological sweep of the American past and the rich thematic diversity that has come to characterize contemporary American history writing and teaching. The program committee invites the submission of panels, presentations, teaching sessions, roundtables, and workshops. Proposals should be submitted to the OAH Proposal System beginning October 1, 2011. Deadline: February 15, 2012. For more information, visit

XXXVI Annual Conference on the Political Economy of the World System, April 19-21, 2012, Clark University, Worcester, MA. Theme: “Labor, Democracy and Global Capital.” Crisis and stagnation, growth and industrialization; upward mobility among the hierarchy of nations and growing inequality within nations:  all these are part of the world scene. In the core nations of the world system laborers and the labor movement were able to attain a modicum of social inclusion during the middle of the 20th century. This conference will focus on labor and democracy for the coming era. Deadline: December 23, 2011. Send submissions to Contact: Robert J.S. Ross at

Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting Session, February 24-28, 2012, New York, NY. Session Title: “Dis/articulations: Commodity Circuits and the Uneven Geographies of Capitalism.” This panel builds on the critical concept of disarticulations to interrogate the processes that engender the forging and breaking of links within and between global circuits of commodity production, people, and places. We encourage empirical and/or theoretical contributions that focus on the constructions, materialities, socialities and real effects of dis/articulation processes. We also encourage papers that bring contemporary perspectives on commodification into conversation with one another. Deadline: September 14, 2011. Contact: Jennifer Bair at, Christian Berndt at, Marc Boeckler at, or Marion Werner at

Pacific Sociological Association 2012 Meeting, Sociology of Memory Session, March 22-25, 2012, Sheraton Hotel, Harbor Island, San Diego, CA. Theme: “Sociology of Memory: New and Classical Conceptualizations of Memory, Personal or Commodity, Public or Private?” Seeking papers on collective memory; personal memory; narrative; new and classical sociological theories and conceptualizations of memory; sociological, psychological, historical, or legal conceptualizations pertaining to personal, trauma, repressed, body memory; socio-political issues pertaining to commodity memory; drug technology to improve or repress memory; and closely related topics. Deadline: October 15, 2011. Contact: Noel Packard at For more information, visit

Research Committee on Language and Society, RC25, August 1-4, 2012, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Theme: “The Language of Justice.” The Research Committee on Language and Society, RC25, of the International Sociological Association is calling for proposals for panel sessions, both for the RC and joint-session proposals. Deadline: December 15, 2011. For more information, visit

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October 28-29, 2011. Michigan Sociological Association 2011 Annual Meeting, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI. Theme: “Navigating Intersectionality.” Contact: For more information, visit

February 18, 2012. 33rd Annual Meeting of the Hawaii Sociological Association, Kapiolani Community College, Honolulu, HI. Theme: “Pacific Intersectionalities: Revisiting Race, Class, and Gender.” Contact: Fumiko Takasugi at For more information, visit

February 24-28, 2012. Associationof American Geographers Annual Meeting New York, NY. For more information, visit

March 8-10, 2012. 14th  Society for Research on Adolescents Biennial Meeting, Vancouver, BC. For more information, visit

March 22-25, 2012. Pacific Sociological Association 2012 Meeting,Sheraton Hotel, Harbor Island, San Diego, CA. Theme: “Intersectionalities and Inequalities:  Knowledge and Power for the 21st Century.” For more information, visit

March 27-31, 2012. 72nd Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA), Baltimore, MD. Theme: “Bays, Boundaries, and Borders.” The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. For more information, visit

March 29-April 1, 2012. Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. Theme: “Sociological Understandings of the Global Transformation.” Contact:  Linda Lindsey and Priya Dua at For more information, visit

April 19-21, 2012. XXXVI Annual Conference on the Political Economy of the World System, Clark University, Worcester, MA. Theme: “Labor, Democracy and Global Capital.” This conference will focus on Labor and Democracy for the coming era. Contact: Robert J.S. Ross at

April 20-21, 2012. 20th Annual Women’s Studies Conference, Southern Connecticut State University. Theme: “Women and Labor: At Home, At Work, Around the Globe.” Contact: Women’s Studies Conference Committee, Women’s Studies Program, EN B 229, Southern Connecticut State University, 501 Crescent St., New Haven, CT 06515; (203) 392-6133;, Attention: Conference Committee.

June 6-9, 2012. John Jay College of Criminal Justice 2012 International Conference, CUNY, New York, NY. Theme: “Global Perspectives on Justice, Security and Human Rights.” For more information, visit

August 1-4, 2012. The Second ISA Forum of Sociology, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Theme: “Social Justice and Democratization.” For more information, visit

April 11-14, 2013. 2013 Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Hilton San Francisco. Theme: “Entangled Histories: Connections, Crossings, and Constraints in U.S. History.” For more information, visit

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The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies offers up to one year of research support at the Freie Universität Berlin. It is open to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines.  The program accepts applications from U.S. and Canadian nationals or permanent residents. Applicants for a dissertation fellowship must be full-time graduate students enrolled at a North American university who have achieved ABD status by the time the proposed research stay in Berlin begins. Also eligible are U.S. and Canadian PhDs who have received their doctorates within the past two calendar years. The Berlin Program is based at, funded, and administered by the Freie Universität Berlin. The program’s selection process is organized in cooperation with the German Studies Association. Deadline: December 1, 2011. Contact:;

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking grant applications that propose to study the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of human genome research. Participating institutes and centers include the Cancer, Aging, Child Health and Human Development, Deafness and Other Communication Disorder, Environmental Health Sciences, and Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and the Human Genome Research. The Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs), Ethical, Legal, and Social (ELSI) Implications of Genomic Research (PA-11-250, PA-11-251, and PA-11-249) encourages multidisciplinary research applications that identify, examine and address the ELSI of advances in genomic research and technology for individuals, families, communities and society more broadly. The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has identified four broad research priorities: genomic research, genomic health care, broader societal issues, and legal, regulatory and public policy issues. For more information, visit

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Pioneer and New Innovator Awards Program. NIH welcomes proposals for 2012 NIH Director’s Pioneer Awards and New Innovator Awards for innovative approaches to major challenges in biomedical or behavioral research. Pioneer Awards are open to scientists at any career stage and support $2.5 million in direct costs over five years. New Innovator Awards are for early career stage investigators, defined as those who have not received an NIH R01 or similar grant and are within 10 years of completing their terminal research degree or medical residency and support up to $1.5 million in direct costs over five years. NIH expects to make at least seven Pioneer Awards and at least 33 New Innovator Awards in summer 2012. To continue its strong record of diversity in these programs, NIH especially encourages women and members of groups that are underrepresented in NIH research to apply. Pioneer Awards deadline: October 7, 2011. Contact: For more information, visit New Innovator Award deadline: October 14, 2011. Contact: For more information, visit The NIH Common Fund encourages collaboration and supports a series of exceptionally high impact, trans-NIH programs. These programs are supported by the Common Fund, and managed by the NIH Office of the Director in partnership with the various NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices. For more information, visit

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American Philosophical Society Research Programs. The Society makes no grants for academic study or classroom presentation, for travel to conferences, for non-scholarly projects, for assistance with translation, or for the preparation of materials for use by students. Franklin Research Grants. This program of small grants to scholars is intended to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the cost of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses. PhD candidates are not eligible to apply, but the Society is especially interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received doctorate. Award: From $1,000 to $6,000. Deadlines: October 1 and December 1. Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research. The Lewis and Clark Fund encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Applications are invited from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies. Grants will be available to doctoral students who wish to participate in field studies for their dissertations or for other purposes. Grants will depend on travel costs but will ordinarily be in the range of several hundred dollars to about $5,000. Deadline: February 1. Contact: Linda Musumeci, (215) 440-3429;;

Foundation for Child Development Young Scholars Program for 2012. The goals for the program are to stimulate basic and policy-relevant research about the early education, health and well-being of immigrant children from birth to age 10, particularly those who are living in low-income families and support the career development of young investigators to attain tenure or who have received tenure in the last four years from a college or university in the United States. Eligible researchers will have earned their doctoral degrees within the last 15 years and be full-time, faculty members of a U.S. institution. Applicants must hold a PhD or its equivalent in one of the behavioral and social sciences or in an allied professional field. Three to four fellowships of up to $150,000 for use over one to three years (and in rare cases, up to five years) will be awarded. Tenure equivalent positions are not eligible for the fellowship. Deadline: November 2, 2011. Contact: For more information,

Police Foundation Research Fellow. Founded in 1970, the Police Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving police service through the delivery of high-quality scientific research. The Police Foundation is seeking Research Fellows to work with Foundation staff and advisors in developing innovative research on policing. This position is open only to full-time faculty at research universities, and it is meant to provide research funds to free up faculty time for participation in key research programs on policing. Fellows will have access to a number of scholars and practitioners who serve as part of our Research Advisory Committee as well as consultants who work with us on research and evaluation. The fellow will be provided with analytical support in-house, an office, administrative support, and an undergraduate student intern. The major responsibilities of the fellow will include (but are not limited to): Developing a research program and applying for and acquiring funding in his/her area of expertise within foundation guidelines (alone or in collaboration with advisory committee members or other staff), conducting research, and creating reports/papers that can be published by the foundation as well as submitted to research journals or other publications. Contact: Karen L. Amendola, Division of Research, Evaluation, and Professional Services, 1201 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC  20036; fax (202) 296-2012; For more information, visit

UCLA Career Development Program in Cancer Prevention and Control Research. This NIH/NCI-funded (R25) postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA provides a stipend of $60,000 annually with benefits and support for research expenses. It is open to all persons holding a doctoral-level degree who are U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens. Applications are also welcome from candidates who have recently completed doctoral-level studies and mid-career applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we strongly encourage applications from minority individuals. Deadline: January 17, 2012. Contact: Dr. Berman, (310) 794-9283;;

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 2012-2013 Fellowship Competition. The center awards approximately 20-25 academic year residential fellowships to individuals from any country with outstanding project proposals on national and/or international issues. The center accepts non-advocacy, policy-relevant, fellowship proposals that address key challenges of past, present, and future issues confronting the United States and the world. Applicants must hold a doctorate or have equivalent professional experience. The center also supports projects that intersect with contemporary policy issues and provide the historical and/or cultural context for some of today’s significant public policy issues. Fellows are provided stipends, private offices, personal computers, loan privileges with the Library of Congress, and part-time research assistants. Deadline: October 1, 2011. Contact: (202) 691-4170; fax (202) 691-4001; For more information, visit

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In the News

An American Sociological Review study was mentioned in a July 1 Chicago Tribune article, “Octomom May Reveal She Doesn’t Like Her Kids: Could It Be a Symptom of Single Mom Stress?”

The American Sociological Review (ASR) was mentioned in a July 12 Chicago Tribune article, “No Shopping District Nearby? You May Be More at Risk of Dying In a Heat Wave.” ASR was also mentioned in an August 15 article about the riots in the United Kingdom.

Elijah Anderson, Yale University, was quoted in an August 3 Philadelphia Daily News article, “Beer-garden Session Fosters Racial Dialogue” and an August 4 New York Times article about New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s plan to use some of his own money to improve the circumstances of young black and Latino men.

Bonnie Berry, Social Problems Research Group, was recently interviewed by Inspire magazine on the topic of appearance bias.

Margaret Chin, CUNY Graduate Center and Hunter College, was quoted in a June 24 New York Times article about rising Asian American political power.

William D’Antonio, Catholic University of America, was mentioned in a May 6 National Catholic Reporter article, “Poll: Phoenix Catholics Side with Hospital.”

Elaine Draper, California State University-Los Angeles, was quoted in a July 3 Los Angeles Times article, “More Employers Are Offering On-Site Medical Clinics.”

Peter Dreier, Occidental College, wrote a June 21 Huffington Post column, “Mayors to Obama: Bring War Dollars Home.”

Troy Duster, New York University, was quoted in an August 1 New York Times article about race and “personalized medicine.”

Amitai Etzioni, Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies at George Washington University, wrote a July 19 article in The National Interest, “Throwing Pakistan into the Arms of China.”

Nancy Foner, Hunter College and Graduate Center CUNY, was quoted in a June 18 Washington Post article about children left behind in their native countries and later reunited with immigrant parents in the United States.

Roberto Gonzales, University of Chicago, was mentioned in a July 26 Inside Higher Ed article about his American Sociological Review study, which found that education doesn’t yield better jobs for undocumented youth. He was also interviewed on August 1 on KUOW 94.9 in Washington about the study.

Thomas M. Guterbock,University of Virginia, was quoted in a July 22 Science magazine article about separating knowledge and belief questions in surveys.

Roderick Harrison, Howard University, and John Logan, Brown University, were quoted in an August 2 USA Today article about how the most successful blacks and Hispanics are more likely to have poor neighbors than are whites.

A Journal of Health and Social Behavior study was mentioned in a June 19 article about demographic characteristics and lifestyle factors that lead to good health.

Mark Juergensmeyer, University of California-Santa Barbara, was mentioned in a July 31 Associated Press article, “‘Christian Terrorist’? Norway Case Strikes Debate.”

Satoshi Kanazawa, London School of Economics, was mentioned in a June 16 post on the New Statesman’s “The Staggers” blog about his Social Psychology Quarterly study, which reported a link between atheism and social liberalism.

Samantha Kwan, University of Houston, and Mary Nell Trautner, University at Buffalo-SUNY, were quoted in a July 12 post on the New York Times “Arts Beat” blog about their Contexts article on discrimination against those who are overweight.

Jerry M. Lewis, Kent State University, did several Canadian press and radio interviews, including being a featured guest on the CBC’s “Cross Country Checkup.” The interviews dealt with the sociological aspects of fan violence in the Vancouver hockey riot.

John Logan, Brown University, was quoted in an August 1 Washington Post article about racial segregation patterns in housing being unrelated to income.

Alair Maclean, Washington State University-Vancouver, was quoted in a July 24 Columbian article about how the middle class in Clark County, WA, is feeling squeezed.

Fred Markowitz, Northern Illinois University, was quoted in a June 9 U.S. News & World Report article about his Social Psychology Quarterly study, which found that mothers who held negative attitudes toward their mentally ill children could impede the recovery of their children.

Douglas S. Massey,Princeton University,wrote an August 5 New York Times op-ed about the decline in wealth among Latino populations.

Janice McCabe, Florida State University, was quoted in the August issue of Glamour magazine about the disparate number of male animals compared with female animals in children’s books throughout the 20th century, a finding from her recent study in Gender and Society.

David S. Meyer, University of California-Irvine, wrote an August 12 Washington Post op-ed, “Americans Are Angry. Why Aren’t They Protesting?” His op-ed was mentioned in an August 14 Huffington Post article.

Christine Morton, California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative /Stanford University, was quoted in a June 12 Daily Beast article about the rising maternal mortality rate in California and the finding from the recent California Department of Health report that cardiovascular disease was a leading cause of pregnancy-related death. The report, which she contributed to, was also the subject of articles in a number of other media outlets after its release in April, including PBS, Mother Jones, and the Associated Press

Zachary Neal, Michigan State University, was quoted in the State News about the East Lansing, Michigan City Council’s approval of a downtown mixed-use development.

Sandi Kawecka Nenga, Southwestern University, was quoted in a June 26 Boston Globe article about her summer camp research.

Aaron Pallas, Teachers College Columbia University, wrote a July 22 New York Times letter to the editor about the Atlanta school system cheating scandal.

Dudley L. Poston, Jr., Texas A&M University, wrote a July 11 Houston Chronicle op-ed, “Puerto Rico Gain as a State Could Be Loss for Texas: An Addition Would Lead to Subtraction.” He was also quoted in a July 5 Puerto Rico Daily Sun article, “PR Statehood Would Reduce Other States’ Representation.”

Jake Rosenfeld, University of Washington, and Bruce Western, Harvard University, were quoted in an August 2 article about their American Sociological Review study on unions. Their study was also mentioned in an August 5 Mother Jones article.

Victor Roudometof, University of Cyprus, was quoted in an August 6 New York Times article about the Republic of Cyprus’ cabinet reshuffle.

Rogelio Saenz, University of Texas-San Antonio, wrote a July 11 San Antonio Express-News op-ed criticizing the Texas legislature for massive cuts to the public K-12 system.

Abigail Saguy, UCLA, was quoted in a May 19 Libération article, May 20 articles on the French news site MediaPart and in the Ottawa Citizen, and a May 26 article in the French magazine Politis about differences in French and U.S. approaches to sexual harassment, in light of the scandal involving Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK). She also participated in a May 24 televised debate about the DSK scandal, titled “Deux Justices?,” part of the news series “Toutes les Frances,” on France O and was interviewed in a June 16 Swiss news report on French female politicians’ response to the DSK scandal.

Saskia Sassen, Columbia University, and Richard Sennett, London School of Economics and New York University, wrote an August 11 New York Times op-ed about the cause of the riots in London.

Amy Schalet, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, wrote a July 24 New York Times op-ed about parental involvement in the sex lives of teenagers.

Christopher J. Schneider, University of British Columbia-Okanagan, was quoted in a June 16 New York Times article about the hockey riot in Vancouver, British Columbia. His remarks about the riot were featured in dozens of print, radio, and television news outlets across Canada, including both The Globe and Mail and the National Post, Canadian Broadcast Corporation’s The National, and in a nationally televised live interview on CTV National Headline News.

Kim Scipes, Purdue University North Central, was interviewed on June 7 about Iraq, Afghanistan, and U.S. Foreign Policy on “Veterans Unplugged,” WIMS, AM-1420, Michigan City, IN.

Kristin Springer, Rutgers University, was quoted in a June 24 Vancouver Sun article about her Journal of Health and Social Behavior study, which found that older men with stereotypically masculine attitudes are less likely than their peers to seek preventive health care. Springer’s study was also the subject of articles in a number of other media outlets, including the Montreal Gazette on June 24 andthe Ottawa Citizen on June 26.

Peggy A. Thoits, Indiana University, was quoted in a June 19 post on Huffington Post’s “AOL Healthy Living” blog about her Journal of Health and Social Behavior article, which examined four decades of sociological stress research.

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Maria Akchurin, University of Chicago, for her paper “Constructing the Rights of Nature: Environmentalism, Indigenous Politics, and Legal Mobilization in Ecuador, 1970-2008,” and Cristina Lucier, Boston College, for her paper, “Obstacles to Precaution and Equity in Global Environmental Governance: Applications to the Basel Convention,” were co-winners of the ASA Section on Environment & Technology Marvin E. Olsen Student Paper Award.

Carol J. Auster, Franklin and Marshall College, received the 2011 Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for distinguished teaching.

Steve Carlton-Ford, University of Cincinnati, and Morten Ender, West Point Military Academy, received the Outstanding Book of the Year award by the Peace, War, and Social Conflict section of the American Sociological Association for their book, The Routledge Handbook of War and Society.

Andrew Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University, was named the 2011 Ernest Burgess Fellow by the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Stephen J. Cutler, University of Vermont, received a Fulbright Award for the 2011-2012 academic year. He will be affiliated with the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work at the University of Bucharest in Romania.

Allen Fremont, RAND Corporation, received a Bronze medal award from RAND for his leadership in the development and success of the Right Care Initiative (RCI), an innovative public-private partnership to improve the health of Californians.

Jan Marie Fritz, University of Cincinnati, is the recipient of the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Human Rights and International Studies. She will be at the Institute for Human Rights in Copenhagen, Denmark. Fritz also received the Ohio Mediation Association’s 2011 Better World Award.

Teresa Gowan, University of Minnesota, received the Community and Urban Sociology Section Robert E. Park Book Award for her book, Hobos, Hustlers, and Backsliders: Homeless in San Francisco.

Kevan Harris, Johns Hopkins University, received the US Institute of Peace Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship for 2011-2012.

Scott R. Harris, Saint Louis University, received the 2011 Cooley Award from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, for his book, What Is Constructionism?

Gary T. Marx, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

Laura Miller and Rajeev Ramchand, both of RAND Corporation, received a Gold medal award from RAND for their in-depth investigation of increased civilian suicides at certain air logistics centers.

Andrew V. Papachristos, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, received the Community and Urban Sociology Section Jane Addams Best Paper Award for his paper, “Murder by Structure: Dominance Relations and the Social Structure of Gang Homicide.”

Brian Powell, Indiana University, Catherine Bolzendahl, University of California-Irvine, Claudia Geist, University of Utah, and Lala Carr Steelman, University of South Carolina, received the 2011 Midwest Sociological Society Distinguished Book Award.

Christopher J. Schneider, University of British Columbia-Okanagan, was chosen as the recipient of the 2010/2011 university-wide Award for Teaching Excellence and Innovation Award–Junior Faculty.

Gregory Squires, George Washington University, received the Lynd Lifetime Achievement Award from the Community and Urban Sociology section.

Van C. Tran, Harvard University, received the Best Student Paper Award from the Community and Urban Sociology Section for the paper “Spatial Assimilation or Spatial Inequality? Second-Generation Neighborhood Attainment and Mobility Trajectories in Young Adulthood.”

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Michael DeCesare was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor in the Department of Sociology & Criminology at Merrimack College

Riley E. Dunlap has been appointed the Laurence L. and Georgina Ina Dresser Professor at Oklahoma State University.

Davita Silfen Glasberg has been named Associate Dean for the Social Sciences at the University of Connecticut.

Charis E. Kubrin is joining the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California-Irvine.

D. Michael Lindsay has been named President and Professor of Sociology at Gordon College.

Kari Marie Norgaard joined the Department of Sociology at the University of Oregon.

Mari Plikuhn joined the Department of Law, Politics, and Society at the University of Evansville as an Assistant Professor of Sociology.

Victor M. Rios, University of California-Santa Barbara, was promoted to Associate Professor.

Eugene (Gene) A. Rosa has been selected as the Boeing Distinguished Professorship in Environmental Sociology at Washington State University. He simultaneously holds the Edward R. Meyer Professorship in Natural Resource and Environmental Policy in the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service, also at Washington State University, and is concurrently a Visiting Scholar at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University.

Kim Scipes, Purdue University North Central, was promoted to Associate Professor and granted tenure by the Purdue University Board of Trustees.

Jackie Smith has moved to take a position as Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh.

‘Dimeji Togunde has joined Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, as the Gordon-Zeto Dean of Global Education and a tenured Professor of International Studies.

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Wendell Bell, Yale University, was the subject of a special issue of the August 2011 Futures. The issue deals with some of his seminal work on nationhood and democratic changes in the West Indies, his contributions to the foundational principles of the new field of futures studies, and some of his consulting work on the sociology of the future.

Japonica Brown-Saracino, Boston University, was elected Secretary-Treasurer of ASA’s Community and Urban Sociology Section.

Tracy L. Dietz, University of North Texas, was voted Vice President-Elect of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

Jeanne Fleming and Leonard Schwarz are the authors of Money Manners, a syndicated newspaper column that King Features began distributing in April. The column appears in papers in the United States and Canada, including the Toronto Star, the Denver Post, the Kansas City Star and the Sacramento Bee.

Philip Kasinitz, CUNY-Graduate Center, was elected Chair-Elect of the ASA Community and Urban Sociology Section.

Barbara R. Keating, Minnesota State University-Mankato, was elected the 75th President of the Midwest Sociological Society.

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New Books

Patricia A. Adler, University of Colorado, and Peter Adler, University of Denver, The Tender Cut: Inside the Hidden World of Self-Injury (New York University Press, 2011).

Peter L. Berger, Boston University, Adventures of an Accidental Sociologist: How to Explain the World without Becoming a Bore (Prometheus Books, 2011).

Steven M. Buechler, Minnesota State University-Mankato, Understanding Social Movements: Theories from the Classical Era to the Present (Paradigm, 2011).

Melanie E. L. Bush, Everyday Forms of Whiteness: Understanding Race in a “Post-Racial” World, 2nd ed. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011).

Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis, Santa Fe Institute, A Cooperative Species: Human Reciprocity and Its Evolution (Princeton University Press, 2011).

Francesco Duina, Bates College, Institutions and the Economy (Polity Press, 2011).

Jennifer Earl, University of California-Santa Barbara, Katrina Kimport, University of California-San Francisco, Digitally Enabled Social Change: Activism in the Internet Age (MIT Press, 2011).

Daniel E. Hood, SUNY-Farmingdale, Addiction Treatment: Comparing Religion and Science in Application (Transaction, 2011) and Redemption and Recovery: Further Parallels of Religion and Science in Addition Treatment (Transaction, 2011).

Emma L. Jeanes, University of Exeter, David Knights, University of West England, and Patricia Yancey Martin, Florida State University, Handbook of Gender, Work, & Organization (Wiley, 2011).

Lane Kenworthy, Progress for the Poor (Oxford University Press, 2011).

Ralph LaRossa, Georgia State University, Of War and Men: World War II in the Lives of Fathers and Their Families (University of Chicago Press, 2011).

PJ McGann and David J. Hutson, both of University of Michigan, Eds., Advances in Medical Sociology, Vol 12: Sociology of Diagnosis (Emerald, 2011).

Timothy McGettigan, Colorado State University-Pueblo, Good Science: The Pursuit of Truth and the Evolution of Reality (Lexington Books, 2011).

Sharon Erickson Nepstad, University of New Mexico, Nonviolent Revolutions: Civil Resistance in the Late 20th Century (Oxford University Press, 2011).

Kari Marie Norgaard, University of Oregon, Living in Denial: Climate Change, Emotions and Everyday Life (Cambridge, MIT Press, 2011).

Victor M. Rios, University of California-Santa Barbara, Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys (New York University Press, 2011).

Zakia Salime, Rutgers University, Between Feminism and Islam: Human Rights and Sharia Law in Morocco (University of Minnesota Press, 2011).

Robert B. Smith, Social Structural Research Inc., Social Structural Research, Multilevel Modeling of Social Problems: A Causal Perspective (Springer, 2011).

Steven Stack, Wayne State University & Center for Suicide Research, and Barbara Bowman, Center for Suicide Research, Suicide Movies: Social Patterns, 1900-2009 (Hogrefe, 2011).

Javier Treviño, Wheaton College, The Social Thought of C. Wright Mills (Pine Forge Press, 2011).

Ieva Zake, Rowan University, and Michael DeCesare, Merrimack College, New Directions in Sociology: Essays on Theory and Methodology in the 21st Century (McFarland, 2011).

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New Publications

Secularism and Nonreligion. The world’s first journal dedicated to the exploration of secularism and nonreligion will begin publication in January 2012. The new journal is a partnership of the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture (ISSSC) and the Non-religion and Secularity Research Network (NSRN). The scope of the international academic journal will be interdisciplinary. Its aim is to advance research regarding all of the various aspects of “the secular” across societies and cultures. Articles published in the new journal will focus on the secular at one of three levels: the micro or individual level, the meso or institutional level, or the macro or national and international level. Submissions should explore all aspects of what it means to be secular at any of the above-cited levels, what the lives of nonreligious individuals are like, and the interaction between secularity, nonreligion and other aspects of the world. Articles will explore the ideology and philosophy of the secular, secularism, nonreligion, and atheism. Although Secularism and Nonreligion will adhere to a traditional blind, peer-review referee process, it will be an open-access journal. Article will be freely available and will be downloadable from the journal’s website. For more information, visit

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Caught in the Web

The Deviance Society. Patricia A. Adler, University of Colorado, and Peter Adler, University of Denver, are the authors of a blog for Psychology Today called “The Deviance Society.” The blog can be found at

The International Sociological Association has begun a series of exciting new digital projects. A newsletter, Global Dialogue, will appear in nine languages. Universities in Crisis is a new blog developed to create an account of the specific challenges faced by universities around the world. Global Sociology, Live! is an experimental course in pursuit of the idea of a global sociology. It involves conversations between sociology students at the University of California-Berkeley and scholars from around the world. Each week the conversation is recorded and then made available to a global audience through the International Sociological Association website. Sociotube features videos and films on the everyday lives of sociaologists from around the world. For more information, visit Follow the ISA on Facebook at!/pages/International-Sociological-Association-ISA/.


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