July 2012 Archives

UMN Sociology Dept - Graduate RA

In the Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota, the Integrated Demographic Health Survey project (PI, Prof. Elizabeth Boyle) invites applications for a half-time graduate research assistant for Fall and Spring 2012-13. The project is creating a system that will allow researchers to combine survey data on dozens of countries from across several decades. (The first phase focuses on Africa, Egypt, and India). The surveys address such topics as fertility, family planning, infant and child mortality, women's status in society, and critical health issues. All graduate students are welcome to apply; a global research focus is a plus. To apply, email Prof. Boyle, who will direct you to the formal application process.

Successful Defense - Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson successfully defended his dissertation, "If I Give My Soul: Pentecostalism inside of Brazilian Prisons," on July 24. His Advisor is Prof. Penny Edell. In September, Dr. Johnson will be a Visiting Scholar in the Center for the Study of Religion, Princeton University. Congratulations, Dr. Johnson!

McNair Scholars - Poster Session

The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program presents the Annual Poster Presentation and Reception, for student schoalars, their faculty mentors, and the University community, Thurs, Aug. 2, 2:00-4:00 pm, Mississippi Room, Coffman Union. Refreshments will be served. This summer's departmental McNair Scholar. Biftu Khalif, who worked with Prof. Teresa Swartz. did analysis of data from the MacArthur Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood (Pennsylvania) and Youth Development Study (UMN).

Dissertation Defense - Rachelle Hill

Rachelle Hill will defend her dissertation, "Time in the Great Recession: The Impact of the Great Recession on Time Spent in Healthy Behaviors and with Family," Fri. Aug. 10, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 9:00-9:30 am. Her Advisor is Prof. Phyllis Moen. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration for Rachelle, to be held 11:00 am, 915 Soc Sci. Snacks and beverages will be provided. All current department members are welcome to attend.

In the News - Prof. Abdi

Prof. Cawo Abdi is featured in an article, "Proposed Gay Marriage Amendment Forces Somali Immigrants to Confront Taboo," on PRI Public Radio International, stating that strong faith is likely to bring many from the local Somali community to vote in support of the Minnesota same-sex marriage ban.

African Internship - Hollie Nyseth Brehm

Graduate student Hollie Nyseth Brehm will be in Rwanda, Africa, for part of fall semester for dissertation research. She will have an internship with the Director General, Research and Documentation Center on Genocide. Rwanda Government Commission for the Fight Against Genocide.

NCCR Spring Course - Life Course Research

The National Centers of Competence in Research, Swiss National Science Foundation, invites applications for the LIVES Life course Winter School March 23-30, 2012, at the Hôtel Les Sources, Les Diablerets, Switzerland. The school is a one-week intensive program on life course research for PhD students. It is a multidisciplinary training - sociology, social psychology, life-span psychology, social demography, and social policies.
Deadline : September 30, 2012

St. Olaf - Instructor

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology, St. Olaf College, invites applications for an Instructor to teach two sections of Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2012. Prefer ABD. To apply, email cover letter, CV, teaching evaluations, and contact information for three references, to: Prof. Chris Chiappari, Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, St. Olaf College, 1520 St. Olaf Ave., Northfield, MN 55057. Dept Office:(507)786-3351.
Deadline: Aug. 10

Call for Proposals - Free Data Collection

Universities, research schools, and individual academics are invited to submit research proposals for the immigrant panel of the Measurement and Experimentation in the Social Sciences (MESS) project, CentERdata, Tilburg University, The Netherlands. Proposals can be submitted both from the Netherlands and from abroad. Proposals can be very brief, can be submitted throughout the year, and will be reviewed within three months. Approved proposals are carried out in the panel free of charge.


July 19, 2012 Volume 42, Number 28

7/24 - Dissertation Defense - Andrew Johnson
8/2 - McNair Scholars Poster Session
8/17-20 - American Sociological Association Meeting, Denver

Successful Defense - Kelly Chermack

Kelly Chermack successfully defended her dissertation, "Engaging the Dialectic: Managerial Resistance to Change and Innovation in Corporate America," on July 16. Her Advisor is Prof. David Knoke. Dr. Chermack has started her own research consulting company, helping organizations measure change and performance. She has also accepted a position as an editor at Walden University, Minneapolis. Congratulations, Dr. Chermack!

Dissertation Defense - Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson will defend his dissertation, "If I Give My Soul: Pentecostalism Inside of Brazilian Prisons," Tues. July 24, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 11:00-11:30 am.His Advisor is Prof. Penny Edgell. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration for Andrew, to be held at 1:00 pm. Snacks and beverages will be provided. All current department members are welcome to attend.

In the News - Daniel Winchester

Graduate student Dan Winchester and co-author Prof. Iddo Tavory (Sociology, New School for Social Research) had an article, "Experiential Careers: The Routinization and De-Routinization of Religious Life," published,in heory and Society. Based on fieldwork with Muslim and Orthodox Jewish converts in two separate communities, the article analyzes how peoples' religious experiences change over time and how these changes are socially structured.

McNair Scholars - Poster Session

The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program presents the Annual Poster Presentation and Reception, for student scholars, their faculty mentors, and the University community, Thurs, Aug. 2, 2:00-4:00 pm, Mississippi Room, Coffman Union. Refreshments will be served. This summer's departmental McNair Scholar. Biftu Khalif, who worked with Prof. Teresa Swartz. did analysis of data from the MacArthur Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood (Pennsylvania) and Youth Development Study (UMN).

Harvard University.- Assistant / Associate

The Department of Sociology, Harvard University, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or non tenure-track Associate Professor in Korean Society, to start Fall 2013. PhD required by start date. To apply, submit online cover letter; CV; statement on research; statement on teaching; and 2-3 writing samples; and 3 letters of recommendation. Visit ASA Job Bank. Job ID 8347.
Deadline: Sept. 15

Tubman - Internships / Volunteers

The Tubman Program is currently recruiting students for internship and volunteer opportunities as Youth Advocates and Community Advocates, starting the end of August. Training for fall positions starts on Aug. 25. For questions, contact: Joanie Braun, (612) 767-6680; or Katie Massie, (651)789-6752.
Deadline: Immediate

New Online Journal - Call for Papers

The Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences (FORS) and Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (GESIS), Germany, issue a call for papers for a new online journal, Survey Methods: Insights from the Field. For submissions or questions, contact: Caroline Vandenplas, Executive Director.
Deadline: Sept.

Powell Center - Deadlines Extended

"A Focus on Mature Women's Health," Mon. Sept. 24, 8:00 am-3:30pm, McNamara Alumni Center. Keynote Speaker, Prof. Pauline Maki (Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Illinois Chicago), presents "Hormone Influences in the Brain." For questions, email or phone (612)626-1125.
Extended Abstract Deadlines
Award and Oral Presentation; Aug. 3
General poster session: Sept. 7


July 12, 2012 Volume 42, Number 27

7/16 - Dissertation Defense - Kelly Chermack
7/24 - Dissertation Defense - Andrew Johnson

Dissertation Defense - Kelly Chermack

Kelly Chermack will defend her dissertation, "Engaging the Dialectic: Managerial Resistance to Change and Innovation in Corporate America," Mon. July 16, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 10:00-10:30 am. Her Advisor is Prof. David Knoke.

Dissertation Defense - Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson will defend his dissertation, "If I Give My Soul: Pentecostalism Inside of Brazilian Prisons," Tues. July 24, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 11:00-11:30 am. His Advisor is Prof. Penny Edgell.

In the News - Prof. Hull

Prof. Kathleen Hull was featured in a Duluth News Tribune article, "Marriage Debate is About to Get Louder," about a constitutional amendment on gay marriage.

University of Portland - Assistant

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Portland, invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Family; Race, Class and Gender. Visit ASA Job Bank. Job ID: 8322.

Penn State - Non Tenure Track Instructor

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University, invites applications for a one-year full-time, 48-week, non-tenure-track Instructor, to start Sept. 1. Possibility for reappointment. PhD in Sociology, Human Development, Family Sciences, or Psychology. To apply, email cover letter, CV, and contact information for three professional references, to: Debbie Miller, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, 211 South Henderson Bldg., University Park, PA 16802. Phone: (814)865-1447
Deadline: Immediate

Robina Institute - Visiting Professorships

The Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, UMN Mondale Law School, UMN, invites applications for Visiting Professorships in Spring 2012 and the 2013-14 academic year.
Deadline Spring 2013: Sept. 1
Deadline 2013-14: Dec. 1

CIFAR - Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research invites applications for a Junior Fellowship in Successful Societies. Visit ASA Job Bank. Job ID: 8325.

July 3, 2012 Volume 42, Number 26

7/4 - July 4th - University Closed
7/9 - MPC Summer Seminar
7/16 - Dissertation Defense - Kelly Chermack

MPC Summer Seminar

Prof. Quoc Tran (Statistics, UW-Madison) presents "Model-Specific Representativeness of Data After Record Linkage," Mon. July 9, 12:15-1:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall.

Dissertation Defense - Kelly Chermack

Kelly Chermack will defend her dissertation, "Engaging the Dialectic: Managerial Resistance to Change and Innovation in Corporate America," Mon. July 16, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 10:00-10:30 am. Her Advisor is Prof. David Knoke.

In the News - Faculty

The Sociology Newsletter "In the News" feature will inform readers of Faculty articles and interviews in various news media. Faculty recently in the news include the following:

In the News - Prof. Meier
"Is the Family Dinner Overrated?" by Prof. Ann Meier and co-author, Prof. Kelly Musick (Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell), New York Times, June 29. The article is based on their research findings in the Journal of Marriage and Family.

In the News - Prof. Moen
"Coordinating Retirement with Your Spouse," by Emily Brandon, U.S. News and World Report, June 18, featured Prof. Phyllis Moen.


MZES - Research Fellowship

The Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, University of Mannheim, Germany, offers one Research Fellowship in the MZES Research Department A, European Societies and their Integration. Up to five years support. PhD completed within last five years required. To apply, submit, in German or English, cover letter; CV; copies of academic degrees; and plans for research (one page). Email letters of recommendation and queries to; Dr. Philipp Heldmann.
Deadline: Sept. 8


ANZSOC - Call Deadline Extended

The Australian and New Zealand Society Criminology conference, "Public Criminologies: Crime, Power and Marginalisation," Nov. 26-29, University of Auckland, New Zealand, has extended the abstract deadline. To submit an abstract, visit conference website for guidelines. Submit online.
Deadline extended: July 8, 11.00 pm, NZ local time

AACS - Deadline Extended

Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology extended the deadline for paper and session submissions for "Clinical and Applied Sociology: Doing It Our Way!" October 4-6, Milwaukee.
Deadline extended : July 15