September/October 2012 Issue • Volume 40 • Issue 7

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Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research (CPFR), an annual series which focuses upon cutting-edge topics in family research around the globe, is seeking manuscript submissions for its 2013 volume.  The 2013 volume of CPFR will focus on the theme: “Visions of the 21st Century Family: Transforming Structures and Identities.” In every society, social, political, religious, or economic influences have led families to adapt, evolve, and change, moving beyond traditional forms and behaviors. The 2013 volume of CPFR will examine these changing structures and behaviors and attempt to better illustrate the ever-changing nature of families. Manuscripts should not exceed 40 double-spaced pages and should represent previously unpublished work. Deadline: January 10, 2013.  Contact: Patricia Neff Claster at and Sampson Lee Blair at

Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research invites submissions of article manuscripts for publication. Laboratorium is a bilingual (English and Russian) print and online journal. The journal’s focus is on historical, comparative, cultural, and ethnographic sociology, but is open to other approaches and to contributions from neighboring disciplines. The main requirement for submitted texts is original empirical research grounded in relevant literature debates. While most articles in the journal’s past 10 issues have been on Russia and countries in the post-Soviet space, we seek to expand our geographic scope, as long as findings in submitted manuscripts have relevance beyond their specific cases. Contact: Oksana Parfenova at

Latin American Perspectives Special Issue: The Politics of Collective Memory-Making. The special issue invites researchers to analyze the controversies and complexities of processes of collective memory-making in Latin America given the fact that even if most countries have established democratic governments, they have witnessed disparate fates in regard to reaching justice and non-violence. The high levels of economic instability, violence, corruption. and impunity have also motivated collective efforts to call for justice and non-violence. Articles should be based on the study of one or various cases from a wide range of Latin American countries in the wider context of collective-memory and justice processes that have developed throughout the world. Manuscripts should be no longer than 25 pages (approximately 7,000-7,500 words). Manuscripts may be submitted in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. All manuscripts should be original work that has not been published in English. Deadline: January 30, 2013. Contact:

Research in Social Science and Disability, Volume 8. Theme: “Families and Households: Impact of Members with a Disability.” While there is an extensive literature on care giving for disabled family members, there is less information about the impact of disabled member/s on other aspects of family or household life. For example, what is the impact on children of having a disabled parent?  The return of wounded soldiers from military actions is almost certainly influencing family dynamics, income, stability and other factors affecting relatively young children.  Furthermore, what is the impact on the family or household of having more than one disabled member?  We solicit papers that quantitatively address issues pertaining to the study of disability at the family or household level.  Authors must explain the definition and measurement of disability. They should also be clear about how they identified family members in 2012. This volume series has an interdisciplinary focus on social science research. Deadline: December 31. Contact: Barbara Altman at

Research in the Sociology of Health Care. Papers are being sought for volume 31 of Research in The Sociology of Health Care published by Emerald Press. Theme: “Social Determinants, Health Disparities and Linkages to Health and Health Care.” Papers dealing with macro-level system issues and micro-level issues of health and health care involving social determinants and health disparities are sought. This includes examination of health and health care issues of patients or of providers of care. Papers that focus on linkages to policy, population concerns, and either patients or providers of care as ways to meet health care needs of people, both in the U.S. and in other countries are solicited. The volume will contain 10-14 papers, generally between 20-40 pages in length. Interest deadline: January 7, 2013. Contact: Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld, Sociology Program, School of Social and Family Dynamics, Box 873701, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-3701; (480) 965-8053;

Teaching Sociology Special Issue on Writing. A crucial component of graduate studies in sociology is learning how to communicate sociology to undergraduate students. Sometimes this is achieved with the help of a mentor, via courses that prepare graduate students for their new perspective and status in the classroom, or, unfortunately, without much guidance at all. However, this experience is not unilateral, nor is it simple when done in conjunction with acquiring a graduate degree. Graduate students in sociology experience role conflict in their concurrent experiences as a student and a teacher. Often, concerns around graduate-student teaching are rendered less important than other, more pressing, issues associated with obtaining a graduate degree. This special issue of Teaching Sociology will address graduate-student teaching from the perspectives of graduate students and their mentors. Deadline: December 31, 2012. Contact: Alison R. Moss at or David Blouin at


93rd Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Sociological Association (SSA), March 27-30, 2013, New Orleans, LA. Theme: “New Social Media and Life, Politics, and Society in the Early 21st Century.” Abstracts are invited on this theme as well as a wide variety of other topics from a sociological perspective. Session formats include traditional paper sessions as well as poster and visual sessions. SSA encourages faculty, independent researchers, and both graduate and undergraduate students to submit abstracts. Cash awards are given for the best graduate and undergraduate papers presented at the conference. Deadline: November 1, 2012. Contact: Cynthia Cready at

Labor & Employment Relations Association (LERA) First Annual Meeting, June 6-9, 2013, St. Louis, MO. The LERA has a strong interest in policy issues, and for its first new independent meeting will be focusing on the defense and health care sectors. Indeed, policy is one of the four core areas on which the LERA 2013 meeting Program Committee is concentrating its attention and soliciting proposals for symposia, workshops, panels, and papers. Contact:

Society for Menstrual Cycle Research 20th Biennial Conference, June 6-8, 2013, Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY. Theme: “Making Menstruation Matter.” Submissions that address all aspects of the menstrual cycle are encouraged, including those that involve research, theory, public policy, health care, clinical applications, art, and activism related to physiological, sociocultural, psychological, or cross-cultural aspects of the menstrual cycle. Papers, poster sessions, workshops, exhibits, panels, and creative presentations are welcome. Deadline: January 4, 2013.

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October 11-12, 2012. 75th Anniversary of the Department of Sociology at Kent State University. The celebration will include the Oscar Ritchie alumni awards for teaching, research and service, panels on the history of the department as well as current research. Contact: Richard Serpe at or Jerry M. Lewis at

October 12-14, 2012. 2012 Annual Symposium for Pilgrimage Studies, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. Theme: “Traveling Traditions: Pilgrimage across Time and Cultures.” Contact: Brennan Harris at

October 18-20, 2012. European Sociological Association (ESA): Research Network 18 – Sociology  of Communications and Media Research Conference, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Italy. Theme: “Communication, Crisis, and Critique in Contemporary Capitalism.”

October 19-20, 2012. 60th Annual Meeting of the New York State Sociological Association, SUNY-Potsdam, Potsdam, NY. Theme: “Thinking Globally, Seeing Sociologically.”

October 24-27, 2013. American Evaluation Association’s 26th Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN. Theme: “Evaluation in Complex Ecologies: Relationships, Responsibilities, Relevance.”

October 26-27, 2012. Michigan Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI. Theme: “Social Realities and Possibilities.” Contact:

November 7-11, 2012. Association for Humanist Sociology Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN. Theme: “When Race and Class Still Matter.” Contact: Kathleen Fitzgerald at or Deborah Burris-Kitchen at

February 1, 2013. Fifth Annual Medicine and the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX. Contact:

March 27-30, 2013. 93rd Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Sociological Association, New Orleans, LA. Theme: “New Social Media, and Life, Politics, and Society in the Early 21st Century.” Contact: Cynthia Cready at

March 29-31, 2013. Australian International Cultural and Educational Institute Online Conference on Multidisciplinary Social Sciences.

June 6-9, 2013. Labor & Employment Relations Association First Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO. Contact:

June 6-8, 2013. Society for Menstrual Cycle Research 20th Biennial Conference, Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY. Theme: “Making Menstruation Matter.”

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American Bar Foundation (ABF) sponsors fellowship programs for postdoctoral scholars, doctoral candidates, graduate and undergraduate students. All fellowships are held in residence at the ABF’s offices in Chicago.  ABF Doctoral/Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program: The American Bar Foundation is committed to developing the next generation of scholars in the field of law and social science. The purpose of this fellowship is to encourage original and significant research on law, the legal profession, and legal institutions. Law and Social Science Dissertation Fellowship and Mentoring Program (LSS Fellowship). The Law and Society Association, in collaboration with the American Bar Foundation and the National Science Foundation, has launched the Law and Social Science Dissertation Fellowship and Mentoring Program (LSS Fellowship), which is designed to foster scholars in the Law and Society tradition and whose scholarship is on Law and Inequality.

The African Humanities Program provides fellowships for scholars in the humanities who are nationals of sub-Saharan African countries. Dissertation fellowships to support the final year of writing are available to scholars affiliated with institutions of higher education and research in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda. Postdoctoral fellowships are available to early-career scholars affiliated with institutions in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and South Africa. The African Humanities Program supports research in any humanistic discipline and from scholars working in any field in the humanities. Deadline: November 1, 2012. Contact:

American Philosophical Society Research Programs. 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. Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. Deadlines: December 1, 2012. Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research. This Fund encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Grants will be available to doctoral students who wish to participate in field studies for their dissertations or for other purposes. Deadline: February 1, 2013. Contact: Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, (215) 440-3429;

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, including historians working on German and European history since the mid-18th century. 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. Deadline: December 1, 2012. Contact:

Public Health Prevention Service (PHPS) is a three-year training and service fellowship for master’s level public health professionals. The fellowship focuses on public health program management and provides experience in program planning, implementation, and evaluation through specialized hands-on training and mentorship at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and in state and local health organizations. The goal of the program is to prepare public health professionals for leadership positions in local, state, national, and international public health agencies. Fellows first work in program areas within the CDC. They are then placed in a field assignment with a public health agency. Fellows initially earn a salary equivalent to a GS-9 pay grade and advance to GS-11 with geographic adjustments. Fellows receive supervision and mentoring while working on multidisciplinary projects with public and private partners.

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The Foundation for Child Development 2013 Young Scholars Program. The program’s  goals 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 living in low-income families. It also supports 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. Up to four fellowships of up to $150,000 for use over one to three years will be awarded. Deadline: November 1, 2012. Contact:

The Fung Global Fellows Program, a year-long program for visiting scholars administered by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, was launched by Princeton University in June 2012.  Scholars working in the social sciences and humanities at institutions in any region of the world outside the United States who have received their PhD within the past 10 years are invited to apply. The theme for the academic year 2013-14, the program’s first year, is “Languages and Authority.” Deadline: November 1, 2012.

Jefferson Science Fellowship (JSF). Tenured, or similarly ranked, academic scientists, engineers and physicians from U.S. institutions of higher learning, who are U.S. citizens, are eligible for selection as Jefferson Science Fellows (JSF). Each Fellow will spend one year at the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for an onsite assignment in Washington, DC, that may also involve extended stays at U.S. foreign embassies and/or missions. While in general JSF assignments will involve providing up-to-date expertise in the rapidly advancing science, technology, engineering and medical arenas that routinely impact the policy decisions encountered by the U.S. Department of State/USAID, each fellow will also be expected to become conversant with the functional operation of the U.S. Department of State/USAID. In doing so, the JSF program complements and enhances the existing efforts by the permanent staff within the U.S. Department of State/USAID. Following the fellowship year, the Jefferson Science Fellow will return to his/her academic career but will remain available to the U.S. Department of State/USAID for short-term projects over the subsequent five years. Deadline: January 14, 2013. Contact:

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The Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) 2012 Emerging Scholars Award. The work of emerging scholars represents the promise and long-term future of interdisciplinary scholarship in 19th-century studies. This award recognizes an outstanding article or essay published within five years of the author’s doctorate. Entries can focus on any aspect of the 19th century (the French Revolution to World War I), must be published in English or be accompanied by an English translation, and must be by a single author. Entrants must be within five years of having received a doctorate or other terminal professional degree, and must have less than seven years of experience either in an academic career, or as a post-terminal-degree independent scholar or practicing professional. Articles published between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2012 are eligible. The winner will receive $500 to be presented at the annual NCSA Conference in Fresno, CA, March 7-9, 2013. Prize recipients need not be members of the NCSA but are encouraged to attend the conference to receive the award. Deadline: November 15, 2012.Contact: Judith W. Page at

The Peter K. New Student Research Competition invites papers (maximum of 45 pages) based on original research in the general area of health or human services from students at the graduate or undergraduate level. The competition winner will receive a cash prize of $2,000 as well as a Baccarat trophy. Travel funds will also be provided for the winner to present the paper at the Society for Applied Anthropology Meeting in Denver in March 2013.  Second and third prizes will be awarded depending on the quality of the competition. Deadline: December 31, 2012. Contact:

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In the News

Jeffrey Alexander, Yale University, was quoted in the June 16 article, “Is Obligation Gobbling up Your Vacation?”

Danielle Bessett, University of Cincinnati, was quoted online in the Atlantic article “Increased Access to Health Care May Decrease Abortions“on August 24.

Naomi Breslau, Michigan State University, was quoted in a July 2 Huffington Post Parents Blog article, “Early Full-Term Babies May Face Later Academic Woes; More Time in Womb is Better, Study Says.”

Lynn Schofield Clark, University of Denver, was quoted in the June 26 front-page New York Times article, “Big Brother? No, it’s Parents,” on parental uses of monitoring technologies. She also authored a Room for Debate response published in the June 27 New York Times article titled, “Kids Respond to Dialogue, Not Snooping.”

Jay Coakley, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, was quoted in the June 21 New York Times article, “Football Faces ‘Turning Point’ on the Risk of Injuries.”

Robert Crosnoe, University of Texas, was quoted in a June 12 Huffington Post Education Blog article, “Teen Alcohol Abuse may be Cause, Rather than Effect, of Social Isolation and Poor Grades: Study.”

Kyle Crowder, University of Washington, was published in a June 20 CBS Moneywatch article, “U.S. Housing Market Remains Deeply Segregated.”

Kevin Delaney, Temple University, was interviewed for an August 8 WNYC story, “The Brian Lehrer Show: Money Handlers.”

Sinikka Elliot, North Carolina State University, was quoted in an August 3 U.S. News and World Report article, “Teaching Your Kids about Sex: Do’s and Don’ts.”

David Ekerdt, University of Kansas, was mentioned in U.S. News & World Report on June 18 in an article about how to coordinate retirement with one’s spouse.  He was also quoted in the July 17 Wall Street Journal on the paradox of long-held possessions: more valuable but less certainty about why. 

Gary Alan Fine, Northwestern University, wrote an op-ed in the July 24 New York Times, “George Orwell and the NCAA.”

Jennifer Glass, University of Texas, was quoted in a June 25 opinion article, “Why is ‘Having it All’ Just a Women’s Issue?”

Barry Glassner, Lewis and Clark College, wrote an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times with Morton Schapiro on July 3 titled “Give colleges more credit.” The pair also wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post on August 24 titled “Grounding the Helicopter Parent.”

Timothy Hallett, Indiana University, was quoted in the June 16 New York Times article, “Studies Find That Gossip isn’t Just Loose Talk.”

Jean Halley, Wagner College, was quoted in an April 5 NPR report, “In Trayvon Martin Case, Who’s Considered White?”

Rosanna Hertz, Wellesley College, was quoted in the June 22 article, “Sex, Sports and Title IX on Campus: The Triumphs and Travails.”

Allan V. Horwitz, Rutgers University, wrote a June 25 New York Times letter to the editor, “Web Use: Signs of Ills, or the Usual Drama?”

Michael Hout, University of California-Berkley, was quoted in a July 22 New York Times article, “A Nation That’s Losing Its Toolbox.”

Janice M. Irvine, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, was quoted in a June 28 Chronicle of Higher Education article, “Review Boards Force Sex Research Into the Closet, Survey Suggests.”

James M. Jasper, Graduate Center-CUNY, was quoted several times in an article on protest in the Tampa Bay Times on June 24.

Carole Joffe, University of California-San Francisco, was interviewed on Boston Public Radio WGBH about the furor surrounding Todd Akin’s remark on “legitimate rape” and abortion.

Arne L. Kalleberg, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, wrote the June 24 New York Times article, “Apple’s Retail Army, Long on Loyalty but Short on Pay.”

Lane Kenworthy, University of Arizona, wrote the August 3 Washington Post article, “5 Myths About the Middle Class.”

Shamus Khan, Columbia University, authored an opinion article, “The New Elites,” in the July 8 New York Times.

Esther C. Kim, Yale University, had her article on nonsocial transient behavior in the journal Symbolic Interaction the subject of a story on the website The Body Odd on August 14.

Helen K. Kim, Whitman College, was quoted in the June 16 New York Times article, “A Jewish-Asian Couple’s Union Leads to a Scholarly Interest in Intermarriage.”

Michael Kimmel, Stony Brook University, was quoted in the June 17 article, “As Gender Roles Change, Are Men Out of Step?”

Eric Klinenberg, New York University, was mentioned in the June 18 the Huffington Post article, “The Secrets of Older Americans Living Alone.” He was also published in an August 5 the New York Times article, “Is It Hot Enough for Ya?”

Akil Khalfani, Essex County College, was a participant on a CSPAN panel for the Harlem Book Fair on July 21.

William Kornblum, City University of New York, was quoted in the June 15 City Room blog post, “A History of Making Protest Messages Heard, Silently.”

Richard Lempert, University of Michigan, was published in a June 16 New York Times letter to the editor in response to the article, “The Health Care and Broccoli Analogy.”

Enid Logan, University of Minnesota, was quoted in a September 4 article in the Huffington Post discussing race, medicine, science, and the state. The article focused on the contrasting societal responses to maternal use of prescription drugs and crack-cocaine during pregnancy.

Ann Meier, University of Minnesota, co-authored a July 1 New York Times article, “Is the Family Dinner Overrated?”

Alondra Nelson, Columbia University, was quoted in a May 19 Washington Post article on racial and ethnic stereotyping. She was also interviewed about her book, Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination, on CSPAN’s Book TV on July 22.

Katherine Newman, Johns Hopkins University, was quoted in a June 28 article, “Big U.S. Cities Boom as Young Adults Shun Suburbs.” She was also quoted in a July 25 USA Today article, “Killers’ Families also Suffer Loss” and a June 25 Washington Post article, “‘Dark Knight’ Shootings: Why We Can’t Answer ‘Why?’”

Aaron M. Pallas, Columbia University, was published in an August 6 article, “My View: One-Year Change in Test Results Doesn’t Make a ‘Trend’.”

Charles Perrow, Yale University, was quoted in a July 17 Huffington Post article, “Anticipating Disaster.”

Jillian Powers, Washington University-St. Louis, was quoted in the summer issue of Dissent magazine about her comparative research on diasporic homeland tourism.

Enrique S. Pumar, Catholic University, was interviewed in NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” August 9 about the state of reforms in Cuba.

Robert Putnam, Harvard University, was interviewed in a June 30 article, “Robert Putnam: Class Now Trumps Race as the Great Divide in America.”

Zhenchao Qian, Ohio State University, was quoted in an August 1 U.S. News and World Report article, “Report: More Men, Singles, Asian-Americans Lived at Home During Recession.”

Alan R. Sadovnik, Rutgers University, wrote an August 6 New York Times letter to the editor, “Training Those Who Guide Young Minds.”

Carla Shedd, Columbia University, was quoted in an August 6 article, “On the Upper East Side, Racial Disparity Remains.”

Robert Silverman, University at Buffalo, was interviewed by WDET 101.9FM (Detroit Public Radio) for the story “Detroit’s Citizen District Councils May Be Tested as Development Increases,” which aired July 24.

Theda Skocpol, Harvard University, wrote the June 28 opinion article, “ Bending toward Universal Health Care.”

Roberta Spalter-Roth, American Sociological Association, was quoted in a July 5 Inside Higher Ed article, “Having It All,” which was based on her research “Mothers in Pursuit of Ideal Academic Careers,” published by the ASA.

Judith Stacey, New York University, was quoted in a June 12 Huffington Post article, “Gay Parents Study Suggesting Downside for Kids Draws Fire from Social Scientists.” 

Edward T. Walker, University of California-Los Angeles, authored an op-ed in the New York Times, “Grass-Roots Mobilization, by Corporate America,” on August 10.

Bruce Western and Tracey Shollenberger, both of Harvard University, were mentioned in a July 14 Economix article, “Economic Inequality and the Changing Family.” 

Sarah Willie-LeBreton, Swarthmore College, wrote the June 25 Philadelphia Inquirer article, “Talking Through Complexities.”

Yu Xie, University of Michigan, Alexandra Killewald, Harvard University, and Robert Hauser, University of Wisconsin-Madison, were quoted in a July 20 Science magazine article, “What if the Science Pipeline Isn’t Really Leaking?”

Julie N. Zimmerman, University of Kentucky, was interviewed by KAUF Public Radio for a multi-part series on poverty in the South.

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Riley E. Dunlap, Oklahoma State University, received the 2012 Freudenburg Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences in recognition of his career-long contributions to environmental studies and environmental sociology. 

Justin Farrell, University of Notre Dame, received the ASA Environment and Technology Section Marvin E. Olsen Graduate Student Paper Award for “Moral Outpouring: The BP Oil Spill and Americans’ Responses to Large-Scale Disasters.”

Michael G. Flaherty, Eckerd College, received the 2012 Charles Horton Cooley Award from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction for his book, The Textures of Time: Agency and Temporal Experience.

William Freudenburg, University of California-Santa Barbara, and Robert Gramling, University of Louisiana, received the Allan Schnaiberg Outstanding Publication Award from the ASA Section on Environment and Technology for their book Blowout in the Gulf.

Sam Friedman, National Development & Research Institute, is the first sociologist to win the prestigious Avant-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS Research. This award, sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), is intended to stimulate high impact research that may lead to groundbreaking opportunities for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS in drug abusers. Friedman will receive $500,000 per year for five years to support his research.

Jan Marie Fritz, University of Cincinnati, received the 2012 Distinguished Scholarly Book Award for International Clinical Sociology from the International Sociological Association’s research division (RC46) on clinical sociology.

Julian Go, Boston University, received the American Political Science Associations’ J. David Greenstone Book Award for his book Patterns of Empire: The British and American Empires: 1688 to the Present.

Heidi Hartmann, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, received the NOW Woman of Vision Award.

Karen Hossfeld, San Francisco State University, has been selected for her university’s 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award, the Sarlo Award.

Matthew W. Hughey, Mississippi State University, was recently awarded the Mississippi State University College of Arts and Sciences Researcher of the Year award for 2011-12.

Arne L. Kalleberg, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, received the Academy of Management’s 2012 George R. Terry Award for his book Good Jobs, Bad Jobs: The Growth of Polarized and Precarious Employment Systems in the United States, 1970s to 2000s.

Simon Langlois, Univeristé Laval, has received the Governor General’s International Award for Canadian Studies for the year 2012 in Ottawa on May 26.

Alondra Nelson, Columbia University, received the 2012 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award from the ASA Race, Gender, and Class Section for her book Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination.

Jennifer Platt, University of Sussex, has been awarded the British Sociological Association’s first Distinguished Service to British Sociology Award and a Sarton Medal from the University of Ghent Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, for 2012-13 for research in the history and philosophy of social science. Platt also received in the ASA Section on the History of Sociology’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 2012.

William Alex Pridemore, Indiana University, received the Radzinowicz Memorial Prize for his article “Poverty matters: A reassessment of the inequality-homicide relationship in cross-national studies” from the British Journal of Criminology and the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.

Thomas Scheff, University of California-Santa Barbara, received the Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award for 2012.

Julie N. Zimmerman, University of Kentucky, was recognized by the Rural Sociological Society for her work as the organization’s historian and in celebration of the Society’s 75th anniversary.

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Donnell Butler has been appointed Senior Associate Dean for Planning and Analysis of Student Outcomes to guide a unique initiative at Franklin & Marshall College, which helps students from all backgrounds transition to and have successful outcomes from college.

Noelle Chesley, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.

L. Edward Day has moved to Chapman University to become Director of the Earl Babbie Research Center.

Tanice Foltz was recently promoted to Full Professor of Sociology and appointed Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Indiana University-Northwest.

Cheryl Joseph, Notre Dame de Namur University-California, is the Director of Programming for the Dorothy Stang Center for Social/Environmental Justice & Community Engagement.

Laurie Joyner has been named President of Wittenberg University.

Elizabeth Larsen, California University of Pennsylvania, was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.

Kristen Myers has been appointed Director of Women’s Studies at Northern Illinois University.

Enrique S. Pumar was elected Chair of the Sociology Department at the Catholic University of America.

Kenneth Tucker, Mount Holyoke College, received the Meribeth E. Cameron Faculty Award for Scholarship.

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Javier Auyero, University of Texas-Austin, received a National Science Foundation grant for his project on daily violence in Argentina.

Mary Frank Fox, Georgia Institute of Technology, is chair of the Social Science Advisory Board of the National Center for Women and Information Technology. Fox was also was a featured speaker at the STEM Diversity and U.S. Higher Education Forum, sponsored by Bayer Corporation, in April 2012.

Jan Marie Fritz, University of Cincinnati, received a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship and will be at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, DC, during the 2012-13 academic year. 

Dana Garbarski, University of Wisconsin-Madison, received an award from the Charles Cannell Fund in Survey Methodology of the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan.  She will use her award to study interviewer and respondent interactional rapport during the end-of-life planning section of the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study.

Fred Goldner, Queens College-CUNY, has been appointed Advisor to the Board of the Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas in Rome, an organization in alliance with the Catholic Theological Union of Chicago. He also came in first in his age group in the 1650yd freestyle at the 2012 U.S. Masters Swimming Spring National Championships in Greensboro, NC.

James M. Jasper, Graduate Center-CUNY, was a visiting scholar at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris in the spring of 2012.

Gayle Kaufman, Davidson College, will be a U.S.-UK Fulbright Scholar at the University of Leicester in fall 2012. She will conduct research on the UK’s additional paternity leave policy.

David Knottnerus, Oklahoma State University, has been awarded the honorary title of Regents Professor.

Gary T. Marx, MIT, will teach a course at Univeristé Laval in Quebec in the fall and will be a Fernand Braudel Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence in 2013.

Elaine McDuff, Truman State University, received a Truman Summer Research Grant for her 2012-13 sabbatical research project on “The Feminization of Migration in Southern Africa.”

Anthony Peguero, Virginia Tech University, has been awarded this year’s National Institute of Justice W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship.

Harry Perlstadt, Michigan State University, was recently elected to the National Board of Directors of the American Lung Association.

Katya Salmi, University of Sussex, was appointed as a Researcher/Advocate with Human Rights Watch.

David R. Segal, University of Maryland, was nominated by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley for membership on the Selective Service Board. In early July, President Barack Obama appointed Segal to the Board.

Gregory D. Squires, George Washington University, was elected Chair of the Governing Board of the Urban Affairs Association for 2012-13.

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New Books

Javier Auyero, University of Texas-Austin, Patients of the State: The Politics of Waiting in Argentina (Duke University Press, 2012).

Michael Blain, Boise State University, Power, Discourse, and Victimage Ritual in the War on Terror (Ashgate, 2012). 

Rosalind S. Chou, Georgia State University, Asian American Sexual Politics: The Construction of Race, Gender, and Sexuality (Rowman and Littlefield, 2012).

Christian J. Churchill, St. Thomas Aquinas College, and Gerald Levy, Marlboro College, The Enigmatic Academy: Class, Bureaucracy, and Religion in American Education (Temple University Press, 2011).

Mahmoud Dhaouadi, University of Tunis, Cultural Sociology within Innovative Treatise: Islamic Insights on Human Symbols (University Press of America, 2012).

Peter Drier, Occidental College, The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame (Nation Books, 2012).

Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University, Hot Spots: American Foreign Policy in a Post-Human Rights World (Transaction, 2012).

Tina Evans, Colorado Mountain College, Occupy Education: Living and Learning Sustainability (Peter Lang International Academic Publishers, 2012).

Benjamin Gregg, University of Texas-Austin, Human Rights as Social Construction (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

Suzanne Hall, London School of Economics, City, Street and Citizen: The Measure of the Ordinary (Routledge, 2012).

Jean Halley, Wagner College, Seeing White: An Introduction to White Privilege and Race (Rowman and Littlefield, 2011).

Melanie Heath, McMaster University, One Marriage Under God: The Campaign to Promote Marriage in America (New York University Press, 2012).

Matthew W. Hughey, Mississippi State University, White Bound: Nationalists, Antiracists, and the Shared Meanings of Race (Stanford University Press, 2012).

Simon Langlois, Univeristé Laval, Intentions d’Auteurs sur le Québec, le Canada et les Sciences Sociales (Nota Bene Éditeur, 2012).

Patricia Leavy, Stonehill College, Essentials of Transdisciplinary Research: Using Problem-Centered Methodologies (Left Coast Press, 2012).

Martyn Pickersgill, University of Edinburgh, Ira van Keulen, Eds., Sociological Reflections on the Neurosciences (Emerald, 2011).

Alejandro Porte, Princeton University, and Lori Smith, Institutions Count: Their Role and Significance in Latin American Development (University of California Press, 2012).

Bandana Purkayastha, Miho Iwata, Shweta Majumdar Adur, Ranita Ray, and Trisha Tiamzon, all of the University of Connecticut, As the Leaves Turn Gold (Rowman and Littlefield, 2012).

Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman, University of Toronto, Networked: The New Social Operating System (MIT Press, 2012).

Marcus G. Raskin and Gregory D. Squires, both of the George Washington University, Eds., Warfare Welfare:  The Not-So-Hidden Costs of America’s Permanent War Economy (Potomac Books, 2012).

Darron T. Smith, Wichita State University, Cardell K. Jacobson, Brigham Young University, and Brenda G. Juarez, White Parents, Black Children: Experiencing Transracial Adoption (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011).

Jenny Trinitapoli, Pennsylvania State University, and Alexander Weinreb, University of Texas-Austin, Religion and AIDS in Africa (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Dirk vom Lehn, King’s College, Harold Garfinkel, University of California-Los Angeles, Verlagsgesellschaft: Konstanz (UVK, 2012).

Keith Wailoo, Princeton University, Alondra Nelson, Columbia University, and Catherine Lee, Rutgers University, Eds., Genetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision of DNA, Race, and History (Rutgers University Press, 2012).

Ruth Enid Zambrana, University of Maryland-College Park, Latinos in American Society Families and Communities in Transition (Cornell University Press, 2012).

Irving Zeitlin, University of Toronto, Jews: The Making of a Diaspora People (Polity Press, 2012).

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