January 2012 Archives

January 26, 2012 Volume 42, Number 4

1/30 - MPC Seminar
2/3 - Inequality and Methods Workshop
2/6 - MPC Seminar
2/7 - Work, Family, and Time Workshop
2/7 - Sociology Workshop
2/13 - Faculty Meeting

Successful Defense - Gina Erickson

Gina Erickson successfully defended her dissertation, "Homogamy in the New Marriage Regime," Wed. Jan. 25. Her Advisors are Profs. Ann Meier and Ross Macmillan. Gina has been employed as an Administrator in the Center for Economic Studies, Minnesota Census Research Data Center, U.S. Census Bureau, since Jan. 2010. Congratulations, Dr. Erickson!

Instructors - Blegen Hall Classrooms

Over Spring 2012 semester, Blegen Hall 1st and 2nd Floor classrooms will have technology updates. There will be 2-3 days advance notice to instructors for temporarily classroom change. Technology updates will last 2-3 days. For questions, contact: Classroom Support Hotline, 625-1086.

MPC Seminar

Prof. Steven Ruggles (History; Director, MPC), presents "Terra Populus: A Global Population/Environment Network," Mon. Jan. 30, 12:15-1:15 PM, MPC Seminar Room, 70 Willey Hall.

Inequality and Methods Workshop

Graduate student Jerry Shannon (Geography) presents "Paths through the Food Desert: Using Food Assistance Data to Measure Access in Low-Income Urban Neighborhoods," Fri. Feb. 3, 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 70 Willey Hall.

Work, Family and Time Workshop

Sociology graduate student Rachelle Hill presents "Sleepless Nights or Sleeping Through It: The Impact of the 'Great Recession' on American Sleep Patterns," Tues. Feb. 7, 12:00-1:00 pm, MPC Meeting Room, 29 Willey Hall.

Sociology Workshop

Prof. Jeylan Mortimer and graduate students Jeanette Hussemann and Lei (Frank) Zhang present "The YDS Second Generation Study: Recruitment and Initial Findings," Tues. Feb. 7, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci. On the Youth Development Study, Prof. Mortimer is PI; Hussemann is Data Manager; and Zhang is Data Analyst.

Office for Equity and Diversity - Faculty, Staff, and Students

Equity and Diversity Certificate Workshops are free of charge and open to students, faculty and staff on all campuses of the University. Workshops start on January 31. For questions, contact: Anne Phibbs, OED Director of Education, (612)625-9973.

Mondale Law School - Faculty Works in Progress

Prof. Hari Osofsky (Law School, UMN), Thurs. Feb. 2, 12:15 pm-1:15 pm, Lindquist and Vennum Conference Room, Room 385, Mondale Hall. Open to the public. RSVP to: Stephanie McCauley, (612)625-9073

Center for Writing - Teaching with Writing Workshop

The Center for Writing presents "Teaching with Writing in Large- Enrollment Courses," Wed. Feb. 8, 325 Nicholson Hall.

Mixed Methods Interdisciplinary Graduate Group

All faculty and students are invited to participate in MMIGG, an interdisciplinary group dedicated to exploring the integration of qualitative and quantitative methods. MMIGG will hold monthly meetings the last Wednesday of each month, 3:30-5:00 pm, 4-150/4-176 Weaver-Densford Hall. Free pizza is provided! RSVP to: Prof. Joe Gaugler, School of Nursing, (612)626-2485.

Kent State University - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, Kent State University, invites applications for an Assistant Professor. Areas: Criminology/Delinquency; Criminal Justice. Visit: ASA Job Bank. Job ID: 8076.

University of Pennsylvania - Post Doc Fellow

The Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism, University of Pennsylvania, invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Visit: ASA Job Bank. Job ID: 8081.

University of London - Visiting Fellow

The School of Advanced Study, University of London, U.K., invites applications for a 2012-13 Visiting Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, from early to mid-career academics (PhD between 8-15 years before application) Tenable for up to six consecutive months between Sept. 2012-June 2013. Travel, accommodation, and research costs provided. Contact: Peter Niven, Tel: +44(0)20-7862-8666.
Deadline: 31 January


January 19, 2012 Volume 42, Number 3

1/20 - ICGS Brown Bag - Dr. Andrew State, UMN Alum
1/20 - Inequality and Methods Workshop
1/23 - MPC Seminar
1/23 - Faculty Meeting, 2:30 pm, 1114
1/24 - Work, Family, and Time Workshop
1/24 - Sociology Workshop
1/25 - Dissertation Defense - Gina Erickson

ICGC Brown Bag - Dr. Andrew State, UMN Alum

The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change presents Dr. Andrew Ellias State (PhD 2005, University of Minnesota; Senior Lecturer, Sociology, Makerere University, Uganda), "Neo-liberal Higher Education Reform Processes and Their Implications to Learning and Teaching at Makerere University," Fri. Jan. 20, 12:00 Noon, 537 Heller Hall. Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology.

Inequality and Methods Workshop

For the first Spring 2012 Inequality and Methods Workshop, Profs. Erin Kelly and Phyllis Moen (Sociology) and Michael Oakes (Epidemiology) present "Changing the Workplace to Improve the Work-Family Interface? Evidence from the Work, Family and Health Study," Fri. Jan. 20, 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 70 Willey Hall.

MPC Seminar

Prof. Paul Glewwe (Applied Economics) presents "Cognitive Skils, Non-Cofnitive Skills, and the Employment and Wages of Young Adults in Rural China," Mon. Jan. 23, MPC Conference Room, 70 Willey Hall. NOTE: This seminar will be held from 12:30-1:30 pm.

Faculty Meeting

The first Spring 2012 Faculty Meeting will be held on Mon. Jan. 23, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Work, Family, and Time Workshop

MPC and the Life Course Center, Department of Sociology, present the Work, Family, and Time Group, Prof. Colleen Manchester (Work and Organizations, Carlson School) and Patty Caulfield (PhD student, Human Resources and Industrial Relations, Carlson School), "The Mediating Role of Self-Discrepancy on Work-family Conflict Outcomes," Tues. Jan. 24, 12:00-1:00 pm, MPC Meeting Room, 29 Willey Hall. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to: Dr. Sarah Flood.

Sociology Workshop

Graduate student Andrew Johnson presents, "If I Give My Soul: Pentecostalism Inside of Prison in Rio de Janeiro," Tues. Jan. 24, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Dissertation Defense - Gina Erickson

Gina Erickson will defend her dissertation "Homogamy in the New Marriage Regime," Wed. Jan. 25, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 9:00-9:30 am. Her advisors are Profs. Ann Meier and Ross Macmillan (Policy Analysis and Public Management, Bocconi University, Italy; Sociology, UMN, 2000-2011). In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration for Gina, to be held at 11:00 am. Snacks and beverages will be provided. All current department members are welcome to attend.

Gender, Sexuality, Power, and Politics Colloquium

The Departments of Political Science and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies present Prof. Cathy Cohen (University of Chicago), "Politics, New Media, and Inequality: From the Occupy Movement to the 2012 Elections," TODAY Thurs. Jan. 19, 4:00 pm, Cowles Auditorium. Reception follows, Humphrey Atrium.

Minnesota International Relations Colloquium

MIRC presents Prof. Renee Buhr (Political Science, St. Thomas University), "Civic and Ethnolinguistic Identity in Eastern Europe: The Belarusian Case," Mon. Jan. 23, 12:30-2:00 pm, 1314 Soc Sci Bldg. Lunch will be served. All are welcome!

MPC - GIS Training

Register for an all-day Geographic Information Systems: Analyzing Data and Creating Maps workshop.

Prague Center for Public Policy - Summer School

The Prague Center for Public Policy, Czech Republic, invites applications for the Prague Summer Schools. For questions, contact: Dr. Egle Havrdova, Program Director.
Early Bird Deadline: April 30
Final Deadline: May 15


Avila University - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, Avila University, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Criminology. Areas: Criminology/Delinquency; Cultural Sociology. To apply, visit ASA Job Bank. Job ID 8043.

SUNY-Oneonta - Lecturer

The Department of Sociology, State University of New York at Oneonta, invites applications for a Lecturer in Criminology. Areas: Criminal Justice; Criminology/Delinquency. To apply, visit ASA Job Bank. Job ID: 8074.

East-West Center - Japan Studies Fellowships

The East-West Center, Washington, D.C., invite applications for Japan Studies Fellowships.
Deadline: March 15

Trans-Scripts Journal - Deadline Extended

Trans-Scripts, a new interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences, UC-Irvine, invites graduate students to submit papers for Volume II: Queer Interventions and Intersectionism. For questions, contact: Jen Kosakowski, Editor-in-Chief
Deadline Extended: Feb. 1, 2012

ESF and SLLS - International Conference

The European Science Foundation, European Child Cohort Network, Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies invite abstracts for an international conference, Childhood and Beyond: Tracing Cohorts Across the Lifecourse, in Paris, France, 29-31 October 2012.
Abstract Deadline: March 15

ISA - Sociology of Youth

ISA - Sociology of Youth Anthology
International Sociological Association, Research Committee 34, Sociology of Youth, invites essays and creative works for an anthology, Roots of Consciousness, Routes of Struggle: Youth Reimagine Racial, Gender, and Economic Justice. Email submissions and questions, Subject Line: Submission, to both: Dorcas Gilmore and Molly Talcott.
Abstract Deadline: April 2


January 12, 2012 Volume 42, Number 2

1/15 - Campus MLK Concert
1/16 - Martin Luther King Day - University Closed
1/17 - Spring 2012 Semester begins
1/20 - ICGS Brown Bag - Dr. Andrew State, UMN Alum
1/20 - Inequality Workshop
1/23 - Faculty Meeting
1/25 - Dissertation Defense - Gina Erickson

ICGC Brown Bag - Dr. Andrew State, UMN Alum

Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change presents Dr. Andrew Ellias State (PhD 2005, University of Minnesota; Senior Lecturer, Sociology, Makerere University, Uganda), "Neo-liberal Higher Education Reform Processes and Their Implications to Learning and Teaching at Makerere University," Fri. Jan. 20, 12:00 Noon, 537 Heller Hall. Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology.

Inequality and Methods Workshop

Profs. Erin Kelly, Phyllis Moen, and J. Michael Oakes (Epidemiology, UMN) present "Changing the Workplace to Improve the Work-Family Interface: Evidence from the Work, Family and Health Study," Fri. Jan. 20, 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Seminar Room, Willey Hall. Refreshments will be served.

Dissertation Defense - Gina Erickson

Gina Erickson will defend her dissertation "Homogamy in the New Marriage Regime," Wed. Jan. 25, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 9:00-9:30 am. Her advisors are Profs. Ann Meier and Ross Macmillan (Policy Analysis and Public Management, Bocconi University, Italy; Sociology, UMN, 2000-2007). In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration for Gina, to be held at 11:00 am. Snacks and beverages will be provided. All current department members are welcome to attend.

MPC Data Training - NAPP

MPC data training workshop on the North Atlantic Population Project (NAPP), which includes Census microdata from Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the U.S., 1801-1910, Fri. Jan. 20, 12:00 Noon-1:30 pm, Wilson Library, Room S30C Computer Lab. Workshops are free but limited to 25 people. Register online.

Life Course Center - Spring 2012 Guest Speakers

Profs. Eric Grodksy and Phyllis Moen, Co-Directors, Life Course Center, Sociology Department, thank all those who participated in Life Course Center-sponsored Fall 2011 events. They are delighted to announce Life Course Center-sponsored guest speakers for Spring 2012:
1. Prof. Robert Crosnoe (TX-Austin), Sociology Workshop, Wed. March 28, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci
2. Prof. Mary Blair-Loy (UCSD), MPC Workshop, Mon. April 4, 12:15
pm, 50 Willey Hall
3. Prof. Kathie Mullan Harris (UNC). MPC Workshop, Mon. April 9,
12:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall
4. Prof. Paula Fomby (CO-Denver). Inequality and Methods Workshop, Fri. April 13, 12:15 pm, 24 Willey Hall
The Life Course Center will also jointly co-sponsor four other Inequality and Methods Workshops.
The Center welcomes all faculty and graduate students to these exciting events! Mark your calendars!
* To add the Life Course Center calendar to your Google calendar, paste the following URL in the "Add a Coworker's Calendar" box under "Other Calendars" on the left side of your Google calendar screen:
umn.edu_uc5i2qh8ooag2ghhrfu9gvr8bo@group.calendar.google.com
* To add the Inequality and Methods workshop calendar, paste the
following URL:
umn.edu_45i6jiruh5h4n18ddv72ff7404@group.calendar.google.com

Martin Luther King, Jr. - Concert

The Office for Equity and Diversity and the School of Music present "Remembering Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Dr. Reginald Buckner," Sun. Jan. 15, 4:00-6:00 pm, Ted Mann Concert Hall, featuring Committed, winners of NBC's The Sing-Off. The late Prof. Reginald Buckner, School of Music, founded the annual concert. Free and open to the public. For disability accommodations, contact Office for Equity and Diversity Staff, (612)624-0594


Gender, Sexuality, Power, and Politics Colloquium

GSPP Colloquium presents Prof. Cathy Cohen (University of Chicago), "Politics, New Media, and Inequality: From the Occupy Movement to the 2012 Elections," Thurs. Jan. 19, 4:00 pm, Cowles Auditorium. Reception follows, Humphrey Atrium. Co-Conveners are the Departments of Political Science and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies.

Avila University - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, Avila University, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Criminology. Areas:Criminology/Delinquency; Cultural Sociology To apply, visit the ASA Job Bank. Job ID 8043.

Nazarbayev University - Open Rank

The Department of Sociology, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan, invites applications for Open Rank positions. Areas: Environmental Sociology; Medical Sociology
Visit ASA Job Bank. Job ID: 8053

Notre Dame University - Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Peace Accords Matrix Project.
Deadline: Jan. 31. Open until filled

University of Tuebingen - Posdoctoral Fellowship

The Institute of Sociology, University of Tuebingen, Germany, invites applications for a Postdoctoral position, full-time, to start April 1. Research areas: education, social inequality and social mobility. Teaching areas: theoretical and empirical aspects of sociology. PhD required. Position may be extended. To apply, submit application to: Prof. Dr. Martin Gross, Wilhelmstrasse 36, 72074 Tuebingen, Germany.
Deadline: Jan. 30

Umeå University - Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Department of Sociology, Umeå University, Sweden, invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. Research Area: Welfare. PhD required. To apply, email application to: Registrar, Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden (marked with reference number 315-6-12). For questions, contact: Prof. Stefan Svallforsstefan
Deadline: Feb. 15

Mellon Foundation - Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will fund up to 12 American postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities at German academic institutions.
Deadline: Jan. 31

Tohoku University - Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Center for the Study of Social Stratification and Inequality, Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships.
Deadline: Jan. 31


Open Society Foundations - Scholarships

The Open Society Foundations in association with the University of Oxford, UK, invites applications for the Scholarship Program 2012-13.
Deadline: Jan. 20

South Africa - Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Society, Work and Development Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships.
Deadline: Jan. 31

Global Development Network - Awards

The Global Development Network invites applications for:
1) Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project
2) Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development
3) Medals for Research on Development
Deadline: Jan. 31

Trans-Scripts Journal - Paper Deadline Extended

Trans-Scripts, a new interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences, UC-Irvine, invites graduate students to submit papers for Volume II: "Queer Interventions and Intersectionsm." For questions, contact: Jen Kosakowski, Editor-in-Chief
Deadline Extended: Feb. 1, 2012

ISA - Junior Paper Competition 2014

International Sociological Association Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists (first Master's degree less than 10 years prior to May 1, 2013) invites paper submissions. For questions, contact: Dr. Yoshimichi Sato, Coordinator of the Competition. Winners will be invited to the ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, Japan, July 2014.
Deadline: Wed. May 1, 2013

January 6, 2012 Volume 42, Number 1

1/15 - Campus MLK Concert
1/16 - Martin Luther King Day - University Closed
1/17 - Spring 2012 Semester begins
1/20 - ICGS Brown Bag - Dr. Andrew State, UMN Alum
1/23 - Faculty Meeting

ICGC Brown Bag - Dr. Andrew State, UMN Alum

Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change presents Dr. Andrew Ellias State (PhD 2005, University of Minnesota; Senior Lecturer, Sociology, Makerere University, Uganda), "Neo-liberal Higher Education Reform Processes and Their Implications to Learning and Teaching at Makerere University," Fri. Jan. 20, 12:00 Noon, 537 Heller Hall. Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology.

Life Course Center - Spring 2012 Guest Speakers

Profs. Eric Grodksy and Phyllis Moen, Co-Directors, Life Course Center, Sociology Department, thank all those who participated in Life Course Center-sponsored Fall 2011 events. They are delighted to announce the following Life Course Center-sponsored guest speakers for Spring 2012. Mark your calendars!
1. Prof. Robert Crosnoe (TX-Austin), Sociology Workshop, Wed. March 28, location and time TBA
http://www.utexas.edu/opa/experts/profile.php?id=808
2. Prof. Mary Blair-Loy (UCSD), MPC Workshop, Mon. April 4, 12:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall
3. Prof. Kathie Mullan Harris (UNC), MPC Workshop, Mon. April 9, 12:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall
4. Prof. Paula Fomby (CO-Denver), Inequality and Methods Workshop, Fri. April 13, 12:15 pm, 24 Willey Hall
The Life Course Center will also jointly co-sponsor four other Inequality and Methods Workshops. The Center welcomes all faculty and graduate students to these exciting events!
* To add the Life Course Center calendar to your Google calendar, paste the following URL in the "Add a Coworker's Calendar" box under "Other Calendars" on the left side of your Google calendar screen:
umn.edu_uc5i2qh8ooag2ghhrfu9gvr8bo@group.calendar.google.com
* To add the Inequality and Methods workshop calendar, paste the following URL:
umn.edu_45i6jiruh5h4n18ddv72ff7404@group.calendar.google.com

Science Museum of MN - Prof. Logan

Prof. Enid Logan is featured as the "Scientist on the Spot," for the Science Museum of Minnesota "Identity" exhibit, through Sun. Jan. 8. She is answering online questions pertaining to racial and ethnic identity.

MPC - GIS Workshops

Minnesota Population Center presents identical 7-hour "Geographic Information Systems: Analyzing Data and Creating Maps" workshops on four different dates: Jan. 27, Feb. 24, March 30, and April 27. Register online.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Concert

The Office for Equity and Diversity and the School of Music present "Remembering Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Dr. Reginald Buckner," Sun. Jan. 15, 4:00-6:00 pm, Ted Mann Concert Hall, featuring Committed, winners of NBC's The Sing-Off. The late Prof. Reginald Buckner, School of Music, founded the annual concert. Free and open to the public. For disability accommodations, contact Office for Equity and Diversity Staff, (612)624-0594

SIE International Summer School Program - Visiting Professors

Sinoway International Education Group (SIE) invites applications for Visiting Professors in the SIE ISS six-week program (from Jul. 2-Aug. 10). To apply and for questions, forward CV and questions to: Prof. Siwen Li, +86-10-57853185(ext.608)
Deadline: Jan. 15

Missouri-Kansas City - Visiting Assistant

The Department of Sociology, University of Missouri-Kansas City, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology. One-year position, with the possibility of a second- year renewal. PhD in Cultural Anthropology. Apply online. For questions, contact: Prof. Jenny Huberman, Chair of Search Commitee.
Deadline: Jan. 22. Open until filled.

University of Edinburgh - Fellowships

The University of Edinburgh invites applications for 100 Chancellor's Fellowships, which are 5-year positions, starting off with a period for extended research, then gradually morphing into permanent teaching and research positions at the end. Appointments at Grade 7 (Postdoctoral Fellow), Grade 8 (Lecturer), or Grade 9 (Senior Lecturer). Areas; anthropology and development studies. For questions, contact: Dr Neil Willett; for social anthropology, contact: D. Ian Harper
Three deadlines: First: January 2012. Last: April 2012

Global Programs and Strategy Alliance

Funding available for University master's and professional students for international projects.
1. Walter H. Judd International Graduate and Professional Fellowships
Deadline: 12:00 Noon, Feb. 7
2. J. W. G. Dunn, Jr., Peace Research Scholarship
Deadline: 12:00 Noon, March 6
For more information contact Meaka Pitschka, (612)626-9123