November 2012 Archives

November 29, 2012 Volume 42, Number 47

11/29 - SOC / STATS Job Talk - Daniel Manrique-Vallier, 115 Ford
11/30 - Faculty Meeting, 11:00 am, 1114 Soc Sci
11/30 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
12/3 - MPC Seminar
12/3 - Faculty Meeting, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci

Faculty Meetings

1. A faculty meeting will be held on Fri. Nov. 30, 11:00 am, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.
NOTE date and time change.
2. The next faculty meeting will be held on Mon. Dec. 3, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Inequality & Methods Workshop

MPC Research Associate Sheela Kennedy presents "Food Insecurity during Childhood: Understanding Persistence and Change Using Linked Current Population Survey Data," Fri. Nov. 30, 12:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center, Department of Sociology.

MPC Seminar

Prof. Colleen Manchester (Work and Organizations) presents the final Fall 2013 seminar, "Employee Mobility and Employer-Provided Retirement," Mon. Dec. 3, 12:15-1:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall.

Successful Defense - Jesse Wozniak

Jesse Wozniak successfully defended his dissertation, "Iraq and the Centrality of Policing to State Formation," on Nov. 28. His advisor is Prof. Chris Uggen. Jesse will begin his career as an Assistant Professor at the University of West Virginia-Morgantown in January 2013. Congratulations, Dr. Wozniak!

Education News - Prof. Warren

Prof. Rob Warren published his study, the first of its kind to measure retention rate by state rather than nationwide, in the Educational Researcher in November. Congratulations, Prof. Warren!

Mondale Law School - Faculty Works in Progress

Prof. Carlos Ball (Rutgers) presents, "Marriage Policy, Reproduction, and Children: An Historical Review," TODAY Thurs. Nov. 29, 12:15-1:15 pm, 385 Mondale Hall (Lindquist and Vennum Room). Open to the public. RSVP to: Stephanie McCauley, (612)625-9073

ICGC Brown Bag Series

The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change presents Visiting Scholar, Prof. Fernando Arenas (Michigan), Nov. 30, 12:00 Noon, 537 Heller Hall, "Africans and Afro-Descendants in Portugal: Continuity and Ruptures from Late Medieval To Postcolonial Times."

Gender, Sexuality, Power & Politics Colloquium

Melbourne - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, University of Melbourne-Parkville, invites applications for a full-time continuing Lecturer. Position number 0030264.
Deadline: 2 Jan 2013 11:55 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time

Tennessee - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work and Criminal Justice, University of Tennessee-Martin, invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Family and Demography. Visit ASA Job Bank. Job ID: 8972.

TX-Austin - Postdoc Trainee

The Population Research Center, University of Texas-Austin, invites applications for one National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) funded National Research Service Award (NRSA) Postdoctoral Trainee. Start Sept. 1, 2013. The position is for one year, but is potentially renewable for a second year. Email application. PhD required in sociology, demography, public health, or family studies. Must be U.S. citizen, or Permanent Resident. For questions, contact: Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff, NICHD Postdoc Training Director.
Deadline: Jan. 28, 2013. Open until filled.


Tubman - Volunteers / Interns

Tubman invites applications for:
1. Community Advocates
2. Child Care Assistants (combined with volunteer/internship position)
3. Other positions
To apply, fill out and submit website volunteer/internship application. Volunteers and interns must attend training sessions: Contact: Katie Massie, Tubman Volunteer and Intern Coordinator; (651)789-6752


Sunbelt Conference

The Sunbelt Social Networks Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), May 21-26, 2013, Hamburg, Germany, issues a Call for Abstracts. Submit online. Contact email.
Deadline: Dec. 31, 11:59:59 EST

UC-Irvine Journal

Trans-Scripts, an interdisciplinary journal, Humanities and Social Sciences, UC-Irvine, issues a graduate student Call for Papers for Volume 3, "Thinking Activism." Contact: Shadee Malaklou, Editor-in-Chief.
Deadline: Jan. 1, 2013

Texas A&M Conference

Graduate student conference, "Reflections on Violence," March 22-23, Hispanic Studies, Texas A&M University, issues a Call for Papers. Keynote speaker: writer Mario Mendoza, Columbia, SA. Email abstract (300 words) and CV.
Deadline: Feb. 4, 2013


November 21, 2012 Volume 42, Number 46

11/22-23 - University Closed - Thanksgiving
11/27 - SOC/STATS Job Talk - Tracy Sweet, 115 Ford
11/28 - PhD Defense - Jesse Wozniak
11/28 - Practice Job Talk - Danielle Docka
11/28 - Work, Family & Time Workshop
11/28 - MPC Job Talk - Jayanti Owens, 1114 Soc Sci
11/29 - SOC/STATS Job Talk - Daniel Manrique-Vallier, 115 Ford
11/30 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
11/30 - Faculty Meeting

Dissertation Defense - Jesse Wozniak

Jesse Wozniak will defend his dissertation, "Iraq and the Centrality of Policing to State Formation," Wed. Nov. 28, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. Jesse's Advisor is Prof. Chris Uggen. The public portion of the defense is 10:00-10:30 am. In anticipation of a successful defense, the Graduate Program is planning a small celebration to be held at approximately 12:00 Noon, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. Snacks and beverages will be provided. All current department members are welcome to attend.

Practice Job Talk - Danielle Docka

Graduate student Danielle Docka will present a practice job talk, " 'They Are Ours at the End of the Day:' Family, Gender, and Sexuality in a Faith-Based Youth Mentoring Program," Wed. Nov. 28, 11:30 am, 615 Soc Sci Bldg.

Work, Family & Time Workshop

Prof. Evan Roberts (History) presents "Moving Around the City: Transitions in the Lives of Chicago Families, 1920-1930," Nov. 28, 12:00-1:00 pm, MPC Conference Room, 29 Willey Hall. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center, Department of Sociology.

Faculty Meetings

1. The meeting originally scheduled for Nov. 26 is canceled.
2. The next faculty meeting will be held on Fri. Nov. 30, 11:00 am, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. NOTE date and time change.
3. The following faculty meeting will be held on Mon. Dec. 2, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Inequality & Methods Workshop

MPC Research Associate Sheela Kennedy presents "Food Insecurity during Childhood: Understanding Persistence and Change Using Linked Current Population Survey Data," Fri. Nov. 30, 12:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center, Department of Sociology.

Human Rights Program

The Human Rights and Terrorism Speaker Series presents Judge John Tunheim, Nov. 26, 2:30-3:20 pm, 150 Blegen. Free and open to the public. Judge Tunheim is a U.S. District Court Judge in Minnesota, who recently presided over the case of a Minneapolis terrorism suspect.

IGS

The Institute for Global Studies presents Fulbright Scholar, Tímea Oláh (visiting Rutgers), "Ethnic Identity and Assimilation of Second-Generation Hungarian-Americans in New Brunswick, New Jersey," Nov. 27, 12:00 pm, 308 Elmer Andersen Library.

ICGC Brown Bag Series

The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change presents Visiting Scholar, Prof. Fernando Arenas (Michigan), Nov. 30, 12:00 Noon, 537 Heller Hall, "Africans and Afro-Descendants in Portugal: Continuity and Ruptures from Late Medieval To Postcolonial Times."

Gender, Sexuality, Power & Politics Colloquium

Prof. Jennifer Pierce (American Studies; formerly Sociology) "Racing for Innocence: Whiteness, Gender, and the Backlash Against Affirmative Action," Nov. 30, 12:15 pm, 400 Ford Hall

November 15, 2012 Volume 42, Number 45

11/15 - MPC Job Talk TODAY - Jack DeWaard, 1114 Soc Sci
11/16 - ICGS Lecture - June Msechu
11/16 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
11/19 - SOC/STATS Job Talk - Jacob Foster, 1114 Soc Sci
11/22-23 - University Closed - Thanksgiving
11/27 - SOC/STATS Job Talk - Tracy Sweet, 115 Ford
11/28 - PhD Defense - Jesse Wozniak
11/28 - Work, Family & Time Workshop
11/28 - MPC Job Talk - Jayanti Owens, 1114 Soc Sci
11/29 - SOC/STATS Job Talk - Daniel Manrique-Vallier, 115 Ford
12/3 - Faculty Meeting

Successful Defense - Kasia Polanska

Kasia Polanska successfully defended her dissertation, "Common and Differing Impacts of the European Framework for the Protection of National Minorities with Special Consideration of Sweden and Poland," on Nov. 12. Her advisors are Profs. Ann Hironaka (UC- Irvine) and Joachim Savelsberg. Kasia lives in Ketchikan, Alaska, and is full-time faculty with the American Public University System. Congratulations, Kasia!

MPC Seminars

Speakers originally scheduled for November will be re-scheduled later in the year. Instead, speakers who are candidates for the MPC, Sociology, and Epidemiology faculty positions will present job talks.

ICGC Brown Bag

Graduate Student June Msechu presents "Little and Little Fills a Measure: Family Adaptive Strategies in Rural Tanzania," Fri. Nov. 16, 12:00 Noon, 37 Heller Hall.

Inequality & Methods Workshop

Graduate student Marie DeRousse Wu presents "Assimilation and Exclusion: Work Status Outcomes for Immigrants to France at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century," Fri. Nov. 16, 12:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall.

Dissertation Defense - Jesse Wozniak

Jesse Wozniak will defend his dissertation,"Those Who Cannot Remember the Past Are Doomed to...Something, Something: Iraq and the Centrality of Policing to State Formation," Wed. Nov. 28, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. Jesse's Advisor is Prof. Chris Uggen. Public portion of the defense is 10:00-10:30 am. In anticipation of a successful defense, the Graduate Program is planning a small celebration to be held at approximately 12:00 Noon, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. Snacks and beverages will be provided. All current department members are welcome to attend.

IGS

The Institute for Global Studies and the Center for Austrian Studies present Matthias Falter, 2012-13 Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science (BMWF) Fellow, "Parliamentary Discourse on Right- Wing Extremism in Austria since 1999," TODAY Nov. 15, 3:30 pm, 710 Soc Sci Bldg.

Faculty Meeting

The next Faculty Meeting will be Mon. Nov. 26, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Work, Family & Time Workshop

Prof. Evan Roberts (History) presents "Moving Around the City: Transitions in the Lives of Chicago Families, 1920-1930," Nov. 28, 12:00-1:00 pm, MPC Conference Room, 29 Willey Hall. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center, Department of Sociology.

Mondale Law School - Faculty Works in Progress

Prof. Neomi Rao (George Mason) presents, "Removal: Necessary and Sufficient for Presidential Control," TODAY Thurs. Nov. 15, 12:15-1:15 pm, 385 Mondale Hall (Lindquist and Vennum Room). Open to the public. RSVP to: Stephanie McCauley, (612)625-9073

ICGC Distinguished Public Lecture

Prof. P. Sainath (Rural Affairs Editor, The Hindu; Princeton) "India in the Age of Inequality Farm Crisis, Food crisis and the Media," TODAY Nov. 15, 3:30 pm, 1210 Heller Hall.

Gender, Sexuality, Power & Politics Colloquium

1. Prof. Helen Kinsella (Political Science, UW-Madison)
"Afghan Good Enough: Gender and Counterinsurgency, " Nov. 16, 12:15 pm, 609 Soc Sci Bldg
2. Prof. Jennifer Pierce (UMN American Studies; formerly Sociology)
"Racing for Innocence: Whiteness, Gender, and the Backlash Against Affirmative Action," Nov. 30, 12:15 pm, 400 Ford Hall

MN International Relations Colloquium

MIRC and the Dept of Political Science present a job talk with Phillip Ayoub (Cornell) "When States 'Come Out': Transnational Movements and Sexual Minority Rights in Europe," Nov. 19, 3:30 pm, 1383 Social Sciences.

Humphrey School - Open Rank

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota seeks nominations and applications for an Associate Dean, a professional and administrative position. Requisition Number 180900.
Deadline: Nov. 15

Helsinki - Assistant

The Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, invites applications for a tenure-track position in research on population aging and its social consequences. Application instructions for academic portfolios at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Email applications materials to: Registry of the University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 33 Yliopistonkatu 4, Turku 00014, Finland. Contact: Prof. Pekka Martikainen; phone: 358 44 286 1946.
Deadline: Nov. 30


Vermont - Assistant

The Complex Systems Center, University of Vermont, invites applications for computationally-focused program within the social and economic sciences, to start Sept. 1, 2013. PhD required. Apply online. Posting number 0040628.
Deadline: Dec. 1

MSU Moorhead - Assistant

The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Minnesota State University-Moorhead, invites applications for an Assistant Professor position. Vacancy 1319P.
Deadline: December 12

Undergraduate Research Program - RFA

Request of Applications for a Joint Program of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Center for Health Equity, for undergraduate students from populations underrepresented in research with knowledge, skills, and experience in health-related research. For questions, email or call (612)626-1566.
Deadline: Jan. 29, 2013

Columbia - Graduate Students

Call for papers for "Religion on the Move: Movement, Migration, Missions and New Media Across Religious Traditions," Department of Religion, Columbia University, Fri. April 26. Keynote Speaker; Prof. Michael Jackson (Divinity School, Harvard). Email 500-word abstract with contact information.
Deadline Dec. 28

November 8, 2012 Volume 42, Number 44

11/9 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
11/12 - PhD Defense - Kasia Polanska
11/12 - Faculty Meeting, 614 Soc Sci
11/12 - MPC Job Talks (Ryan Masters), 1114 Soc Sci
11/15 - ICGS Lecture
11/15 - MPC Job Talks (Jack DeWaard), 1114 Soc Sci
11/19 - MPC Job Talks (Claire Margerison-Zilko), 142 WBOB
11/22-23 - University Closed - Thanksgiving

Inequality & Methods Workshop

Graduate student Liying Luo presents "A New Age-Period-cohort Model: What It Is and Why It Works," Fri. Nov. 9, 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Conference Room, 50 Willey Hall. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center, Department of Sociology.

Dissertation Defense - Kasia Polanska

Katarzyna (Kasia) Polanska will defend her dissertation, "Common and Differing Impacts of the European Framework for the Protection of National Minorities with Special Consideration of Sweden and Poland," Mon. Nov. 12, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. Her Advisors are Profs. Ann Hironaka (UC-Irvine) and Joachim Savelsberg. Public portion of the defense is 9:30-10:00 am. In anticipation of a successful defense, the Graduate Program is planning a small celebration to be held at 11:30 am, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. Snacks and beverages will be provided. All current department members are welcome to attend.

Faculty Meeting

The next Faculty Meeting will be Mon. Nov. 12, 2:30 pm, 614 Soc Sci Bldg. NOTE: Room change.

MPC Job Talks

Speakers originally scheduled for MPC Seminars on Nov. 12 and 19 will be re-scheduled later in the year. Instead, MPC announces three special job talks - free and open to the public. Speakers are candidates for the MPC, Sociology, and Epidemiology faculty positions. NOTE: Changes in day, time, and location.
1. Ryan Masters (Columbia)
"Obesity and US Adult Mortality: A Bigger Picture of the Growing Threat"
Mon. Nov. 12, 4:00-5:00 pm, 1114 Soc Bldg Bldg
2. Jack DeWaard (UW-Madison)
"The Temporal Dynamics of International Migration and Linkages to Anti-Foreigner Sentiment"
Thurs. Nov. 15, 4:00-5:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg
3. Claire Margerison-Zilko (UC-Berkeley)
"Impacts of Economic Downturns on Maternal and Infant Health in the United States"
Mon. Nov. 19, 12:00 Noon-1:00 pm, 142 West Bank Office Bldg (WBOB)


ICGC Distinguished Public Lecture

The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change presents Prof. P. Sainath (Princeton), Rural Affairs Editor, The Hindu, "India in the Age of Inequality: Farm crisis, Food crisis, and the Media," Thurs. Nov. 15, 3:30-5:00 pm, 1210 Heller Hall. Reception follows.

Human Rights Program

Human Rights Program

Lecture Series on Law, Health & the Life Sciences

UMN Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & and the Life Sciences presents Prof. Laurence Steinberg (Psychology, Temple University), "Should the Science of Adolescent Brain Development Inform Legal Policy?" Thurs. Nov. 15, 11:30 am-1:00 pm, Coffman Memorial Union Theater. RSVP.

Childhood and Youth Studies Collaborative

Prof. Emeritus Jack Zipes (UMN German, Scandinavian & Dutch Dept) presents a talk on child abuse in fairy tales and discussion of Elizabeth Young-Bruehl's book, Childism: Confronting Prejudice Against Children. Thurs. Nov. 15, 1:30-3:30 pm, 235 Nolte Library.

Human Capital Research Collaborative

The HCRC Brown Bag Faculty Research Seminar Series presents Dr. Art Rolnick (HCRC) and Dr. Rob Brunewald (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis), "Target vs. Universal Interventions in Early Childhood Education and Development," Tues. Nov. 20, 12:00-1:00 pm, 205 Humphrey Institute.

UMN-Duluth - Temporary Instructors

The Sociology and Anthropology Department, University of Minnesota- Duluth, invites applications for up to eight people for Temporary Instructors, Spring 2013 (begins Jan. 10, 2013), in Sociology (Sociology 1201 Marriage and Family; Sociology 3595 Sociology of Religion) and Criminology (Criminology 3328 Delinquency and Juvenile Justice). Possible extension for Fall 2012 and Spring 2014. Apply online. Job Code: 9902. Requisition Number: 181493.
Deadline: Nov. 26

San Jose State - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, San Jose State University, invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Quantitative Research Methods; and Social Statistics, Applied Research, Inequality, or Education. Job ID 22444. Start Aug. 19, 2013. Send application materials to: Chair, Search Committee, Department of Sociology, San Jose State University, One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0122.
Deadline: Dec. 3

November 1, 2012 Volume 42, Number 43

11/2 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
11/4- Daylight Saving Time ends
11/5 - MPC Seminar
11/6 - Election Day
11/6- Sociology Workshop
11/4 - Daylight Saving Time ends
11/6 - Race Relations Reading Group - Prof. Logan
11/12 - Faculty Meeting

Inequality & Methods Workshop

Prof. Ragui Assaad (Humphrey School of Public Affairs) presents "Inequality of Opportunity in Child Health in the Arab World and Turkey," Fri. Nov. 2, 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Conference Room, 50 Willey Hall.

Clocks - Fall Behind

Daylight Saving Time ends Sun. Nov. 4, 2:00:00 am. Turn clocks back one hour.

Community Fund Drive - Deadline Extended

The Sociology Department is in the "Top Contributors Club" among CLA Departments! There is still time to donate - the deadline has been extended!
Deadline: Sun. Nov. 4

MPC Seminar

Prof. Jean Abraham (Health Policy and Management, UMN School of Public Health), presents "Unhealthy Balance? The Consequences of Work and Family Demands and Resources on Employees' Health and Health Behaviors," Mon. Nov. 5, 12:15-1;15 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center, Department of Sociology.

Sociology Workshop

Graduate student Kristin Haltinner presents "The Conservative Next Door," Tues. Nov. 6, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Dissertation Defense - Kasia Polanska

Kasia Polanska will defend her dissertation, "Common and Differing Impacts of the European Framework for the Protection of National Minorities with Special Consideration of Sweden and Poland," Mon. Nov. 12, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. Her Advisor's are Profs. Ann Hironaka (UC-Irvine) and Joachim Salvesberg. Public portion of the defense is 9:30-10:00 am. In anticipation of a successful defense, the Graduate Program is planning a small celebration to be held at approximately 11:30 am, in 915 Soc Sci Bldg. Snacks and beverages will be provided. All current department members are welcome to attend.

Faculty Meeting

The next Faculty Meeting will be Mon. Nov. 12, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Law & Society Review - Prof. Savelsberg

Profs. Joachim Savelsberg and Tim Johnson (Political Science) have been selected to be the next editors of the Law & Society Review.(LSR). LSR is the Law and Society Association journal and has been published since 1966, drawing international authors. Based on the Paper Impact Index, LSR is ranked 12th among the top 100 Sociology journals. Currently, the LSR Book Review Editor is Prof. Kathy Hull. Congratulations, Profs. Savelsberg and Johnson!

Mondale Law School - Faculty Works in Progress

Prof. Dan Burk (School of Law, UC-Irvine) presents "Owning E-Sports: Proprietary Rights in Professional Computer Gaming," TODAY Nov. 1, 12:15-1:15 pm, 385 Mondale Hall (Lindquist and Vennum room). Open to the public. RSVP to: Stephnie McCauley; (612)625-9073.

Lecture Series on Law, Health & the Life Sciences

Childhood and Youth Studies Collaborative

Prof. Emeritus Jack Zipes (UMN German, Scandinavian & Dutch) presents a talk on child abuse in fairy tales and discussion of Elizabeth Young-Bruehl's book, Childism: Confronting Prejudice Against Children.

Louisiana State - Assistants

The Department of Sociology, Louisiana State University, invites applications for three tenure-track assistant professors. Start Aug. 2013. PhD required. Areas: crime/law/deviance; health/health disparities; and race/ethnicity. Email application materials to: Prof. Edward Shihadeh, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Sociology, 126 Stubbs Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. Apply online. Apply online. Job number: 0003229.


Wright State - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, Wright State University-Lake Campus, Dayton, OH, invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Cultural Sociology; Criminal Justice,
Visit ASA Job Bank. Job ID: 8868.

Carleton University - Assistant

The Child Studies Program, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, invites applications for an Assistant Professor, subject to budgetary approval. Start July 1, 2013. PhD required. Email application materials to: Dr. Patrizia Gentile, Director, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies Carleton University, 2201 Dunton Tower, 1125 Colonel by Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6, Canada.
Deadline: Nov. 15

BJS

The Berkeley Journal of Sociology issues a call for papers for the next volume, "Critical Perspectives on Financialization."
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2013