We invite graduate students to submit abstracts of ethnographic research for the conference with the following three panels: Each panel will have invited senior scholar discussants. The Sociological Imagination Group seeks papers for a two-day conference the day before the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. We are a group of sociologists and other scholars who have been working together over the past seven years to advance C.
Potential participants who are interested in presenting their work should submit a 2-page abstract in the body of an email to Bernard Phillips at bernieflps aol.
For more information visit www. All themes are open for consideration. The deadline for submitting abstracts is February 16, ; papers will be due no later than March 9, For further information, visit www. Ethnographies Without Texts EWT is a two-day workshop for graduate students working in non-fiction film and video. The workshop aims to benefit students currently preparing new work, by providing the opportunity to participate in scholarly and artistic exchange and critique with a selected group of other student practitioners, faculty, and filmmakers, from programs across the United States and abroad.
EWT is currently accepting submissions that are at a stage of editing in which critical feedback will be useful toward the completion of the project. Submissions should include a cover sheet, a one-page project description including location and objectives of the fieldwork upon which the project is based, and two copies of the media project on MiniDV or DVD format, along with any cueing instructions.
The selection committee will view no more than 30 minutes of work per applicant. The conference is on labor, work, gender, innovation and technological change, new forms of work organization, and changes in work and socio- economic security. We invite proposals for different types of presentations, including paper presentations, poster presentations, and panel presentations. Academic, labor, and community-based researchers are invited to submit proposals for either a conference presentation proposals to deliver a poster presentation are also welcome or panel discussion proposing a panel of two, three, or four speakers on a topic.
A range of papers that thoughtfully examine the moral landscape of human-animal relations is encouraged. Authors should include both an abstract and a Reflexive Statement explaining his or her commitment to and personal involvement in efforts to alleviate the form of injustice addressed in the manuscript. Papers should be submitted via email to Ann Goetting, the Executive Editor, at humanityandsociety wku. Identify submissions with the subject: Leslie Irvine at irvinel colorado. It seeks original research on and critical analyses of social-structural- level dynamics affecting justice and equality.
Subject areas include race, class, and gender inequality; war, peace, and international relations; colonialism; political sociology and political economy; organizational analysis; social theory; social change; social movements and backlash; and humanism and human rights. Theoretical orientations may be eclectic, Marxist, feminist, critical theory, symbolic interaction and humanist sociology designed to contribute to a more humane egalitarian society. Ann Goetting at humanityandsociety wku. We publish original research articles, essays, research reports, teaching notes, and book reviews on a wide range of topics of interest to the sociological practitioner.
All submissions are processed electronically. Send an email attachment of your manuscript in a word-processed format file, an abstract of no more than words, and a brief biographical statement. Tables and figures must be camera-ready. Submissions for the winter issue will be accepted through August 15 and through February 15 for the spring issue. Meetings January , Beyond Left and Right? Journal for the Study of Radicalism, whose website is www. March , June , August , These workshops are designed to complement the current interest in randomized experiments in education by simultaneously seeking to improve the quality of the quasi-experiments that are needed when random assignment is not feasible or breaks down.
The deadline for applications for the March workshop is January 25; for the June workshop is March 15; and for the July workshop is May This multi-disciplinary conference is on the comparative study of community building and identity formation in the African Diaspora in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean regions.
Lauren Tiffany at ; MidwestSS centurytel. University of East London. Identities, Technologies, and Relationships. Northwestern University Workshop on Sociology of Taxation. A oneday graduate workshop held in conjunction with a conference on the sociology of taxation. For more information about the two-day conference or the one-day workshop, see the website at www. May June 2, For more information, visit www. Crime and Justice Summer Research Institute: For more information and to download an application, see our website cjrc.
The VPP is a highly competitive, two-week fellowship for professors of advertising, marketing, communications, and the liberal arts. Preference is given to professors with little or no industry experience and to those who have not already participated in the program.
The objective is to expose professors to the day-to-day operations of an advertising agency, marketing, or media company, and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas between academia and industry. The Program is only offered to professors teaching in the United States. For an application, visit www. Sharon Hudson, x15; email: This new program replaces the Research Fellowship Program and encourages and supports academic research on pressing policy issues.
The aim of this program is to support a series of transatlantic research-driven conferences of scholars and policymakers working on policy areas that will change on a yearly basis. This year, GMF will consider proposals in three areas: American and European university-based scholars from any discipline may apply. Preference will be given to those proposals with a comparative and interdisciplinary approach.
Proposals will be evaluated on their intellectual merits, transatlantic cooperation, engagement with the policy community, and potential policy impact through publications or other means. NW, Washington, DC Further details may be found at www. Competitions Fifth Norbert Elias Prize will be awarded in The International Center for Qualitative Inquiry announces the second annual Illinois Qualitative Dissertation Award, for excellence in qualitative research in a doctoral dissertation.
Eligible dissertations will use and advance qualitative methods to investigate any topic. There are two award categories, traditional Category A , and experimental Category B. Submissions in both categories address social justice issues.
Submissions in Category A use traditional qualitative research and writing forms, while Category B submissions experiment with traditional writing and representational forms. All doctoral candidates are eligible, provided they have successfully defended their proposals prior to January 1, , and will defend their final dissertation by April 1, Receiving or being considered for other awards does not preclude a student from applying for this award. Norman Denzin at dissertationaward qi Coser Award for Theoretical Agenda-Setting recognizes a mid-career sociologist whose work holds great promise for setting the agenda in the field of sociology.
While the award winner need not be a theorist, his or her work must exemplify the sociological ideals Coser represented. Eligible candidates do work that is of crucial importance to sociology.
They must have received a PhD no less than five and no more than twenty years before their candidacy. Nomination letters should make a substantive case for the nominees selection and should discuss the nominees work and his or her anticipated future trajectory.
After nomination, the Committee will solicit additional information from nominees and others for those candidates they consider appropriate for consideration. March 1, , Send nominations to: Andrew Perrin, Chair, Lewis A. The award is given once every two years to a sociologist or someone in a related field whose body of research has focused on the improvement of schools, school districts, or educational policy.
For each nomination, send a letter identifying the person and the reasons the scholar is worthy of this award. McFarland at mcfarland stanford.
Bellah, University of California- Berkeley, was featured in the December 1, , Chronicle of Higher Education because Duke University Press is honoring his 80th birthday by publishing The Robert Bellah Reader with selected works on the evolution of civil religion in the United States. Her research was also mentioned, along with colleagues Melissa A.
Milkie and John P. She has also done two syndicated programs, one with Richard Baker and another with Bruce Wadzeck. The interviews focus on her new book Never Saw It Coming: Cultural Challenges to Envisioning the Worst. Peter Dreier, Occidental College, authored an article, in the Los Angeles Business Journal on November 27 analyzing the results of two housing bond measures on the November 7 ballot.
His article in American Prospect magazine on November 10 examined the results of successful ballot initiatives in six states to raise the minimum wage. He had an article appear on the TomPaine.
He was interviewed about his research on widening economic segregation within American metro areas in Los Angeles Magazine in October and he was quoted in an October 27, , story in the Los Angeles Times about the death of labor leader Miguel Contreras and in a November 2, , Los Angeles Timesstory about the role of business groups and labor unions in campaigns for statewide public works bonds.
Julio Frenk was mentioned in the November 5, , Washington Post for his candidacy for the World Health Organization Director in the general election. Janice Irvine, University of Massachusetts- Amherst, was quoted in a December 3 New York Times article on being repulsed but unable to turn away from celebrity gossip. Michael Jacobson, Vera Institute of Justice, was quoted in a November 26 Washington Post article on decreased crime rates and a decreased need for jails.
The article, which also appeared in the November 19 edition, described a seminar on Islamic Feminism that Moghadam had co-organized at UNESCO and cited her on the definition of Islamic feminism and on its cultural and political significance. Bishops used to compose their Economic Pastoral Letter.
Reich, University of Denver, was a guest on the Today Show on October 30, to discuss trends in work and family and changes in family size. Sadovnik, Rutgers University, wrote a letter to the editor on the racial testing gap that appeared in the November 24 New York Times.