March 2013 Archives

March 28, 2013 Volume 43, Number 12

3/28 - Race Reading Group
3/29 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
3/29 - CHGS Workshop
4/1 - MPC Seminar
4/2 - Dissertation Defense - Jeanette Hussemann
4/2 - Sociology Workshop
4/4 - TransSoc Reading Group
4/5-6 - CHGS Symposium
4/9 - Lunch Discussion - Qualitative Coding
4/15 - Faculty Meeting

In the News - Prof. Hull

Prof. Kathleen Hull was interviewed by MPR Radio, Wed. March 27, "Supreme Court Could Avoid Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage Ban."

Race Reading Group - TODAY

The Sociology Race Reading Group, will meet TODAY Thurs. March 28, 2:00-4:00 pm, 609 Soc Sci Bldg. The book discussed will be The New Welfare Bureaucrats: Entanglements of Race, Class, and Policy Reform by Celester Watkins-Hayes (2009). All are welcome. For questions, email Sarah Whetstone.

Inequality & Methods Workshop

Graduate student Caren Arbeit presents "The Lasting Effects of Parent Job Loss on Sibling's Educational Attainment," Fri. March 29, 12:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center.

CHGS Workshop

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies presents Erma Nezirevic, "Mobile Memories: Collective Memory of Mass Violence in Spain and the (ex) Yugoslavia," Fri. March 29, 12:00-1:30 pm.

MPC Seminar

MPC Members and Staff give Population Association of America annual meeting (April 11-13) paper presentations, Mon. April 1, 12:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall.

Dissertation Defense - Jeanette Hussemann

Jeanette Hussemann will defend her dissertation, "Negotiating Justice: Defendant Perspectives of Plea Bargaining in American Criminal Courts," Tues. April 2, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 9:30-10:00 am. Her Advisors are Profs. Candace Kruttschnitt (University of Toronto) and Josh Page. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration to be held at 11:30 am. Snacks and beverages will be provided. All current department members are welcome to attend.

Sociology Workshop

Presentations April 2, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg:
1. Ryan Moltz, Miriam King (MPC), and Christine Kunitz (Health Policy and Management) present "The Mainstreaming of U.S. HIV Testing?" Evidence from the U.S. National Health Interview Survey, 1988-2010
2. Gulseren Kozak-Isik presents "Legal Change and Transformation"

Sociology Colloquium & TransSoc Seminar

The Sociology Colloquium and the TransSoc Seminar present a special discussion: Prof. Natan Sznaider, Visiting Scholar (Sociology, Academic College-Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel), "Jewish Memory and the Cosmopolitan Order: Towards a Sociology of Human Rights," Thurs. April 4, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Center for Holocaust and Genocides Studies - Symposium

CHGS two-day Symposium "Representing Genocide: Media, Law and Scholarship," addressing journalistic, judicial and social scientific depictions of atrocities with a focus on cases of the Holocaust, Darfur, and Rwanda, Mondale Law School. Co-Organizers are Profs. Alejandro Baer (CHGS Director) and Joachim Savelsberg. Symposium made possible by the Wexler Special Events Fund for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
1. Fri. April 5, 9:00 am-6:00 pm, 20 Mondale Law School
2. Sat. April 6, 9:00 am-3:30 pm, 50 Mondale Law School
Free and open to the public. Reservations required.
Reservation Deadline: Wed. April 3

Lunch Discussion - Qualitative Coding

Profs. Teresa Gowan and Lisa Park, and graduate students Danielle Docka and Ryan Moltz, will lead departmental discussion on "Qualitative Coding," Tues. April 9, 12:45-2:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. For lunch, RSVP Mary Drew.

Faculty Excellence Award - Prof. Aminzade

Prof. Ron Aminzade will receive the Arthur "Red" and Helene B. Motley Exemplary Teaching Award, at the College of Liberal Arts Faculty Excellence Award Celebration, Wed. April 17, 3:30 pm, Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union. Wine and hors d'oeuvres reception to follow. RSVP. Congratulations, Prof. Aminzade!

The Society Pages

To learn about the latest content on The Society Pages, the open access social science website edited by Profs. Doug Hartmann and Chris Uggen, be sure to read the latest "Friday Roundup" on the Editors' Desk.

American Studies - Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Greg Brown (UMN Russian Studies, '87), TODAY Thurs. March 28, 2:00-4:00 pm, Upson Room, Walter Library. Mr. Brown was the Senior Pentagon Administrator tasked with dismantling the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy from the inside. Prof. Kevin Murphy (Chair, American Studies) is discussant. RSVP requested.

Institute for Global Studies

Prof. Kyriacos Markides (Sociology, University of Maine) presents "Eastern Christianity and the Academy," Fri. March 29, 3:30 pm, 710 Social Sciences Building. A light reception will follow.

ICGC Brown Bag

Steward van Wyk (Visiting Scholar, University of the Western Cape, South Africa) presents "Black Afrikaans Writing: Themes, Forms and Issues," Fri. March 29, 12:00 Noon, 537 Heller Hall.

Geography - Coffee Hour

Prof. Ragui Assaad (Humphrey School) presents "Arab Labor Markets in the Run-up to the Arab Spring," Fri. March 29, 3:30 pm, 445 Blegen Hall.

U.S. - China Bridge Lecture

The Annual Bob and Kim Griffin Building U..S.-China Bridges Lecture presents
Ted Fishman, best-selling author of the book, China, Inc., Wed, April 3, 4:30 pm, Lecture, Q&A, and book signing to follow (books available to purchase on-site), McNamara Alumni Center. Free and open to the public. Reserve tickets. Limited number of tickets available at the door. Contact: China Center, (612)624-1002.


Center for Health Equity

Prof. Nancy Adler (Psychiatry; Pediatrics; UC-San Francisco) presents "Five Generations of Research on Health Disparities," Thurs. April 4, 12:15-1:30 pm, 2-630 Moos Tower.

UMN Robina Institute

The Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, UMN Mondale Law School, presents Dr. Kieran McCartan (U of West of England, Bristol, UK), Robina Visiting Scholar, "Community Engagement Around Sexual Offending: Understandings and Responses," Wed. April 10, 3:00 pm, Room 25 Mondale Hall (subplaza large auditorium). To be followed by commentary by Robina Visiting Fellows, John Stuart (Minnesota Public Defender) and Jeff Edblad (Isanti County Attorney). Register online.

MIRCC Videoconference

Mixed Methods Interdisciplinary Graduate Group presents Videoconference: Dr. Kathleen Collins (University of Arkansas), "Sampling in Mixed Research: An Inclusive Approach," Thurs. April 11, 9:30 am, 4th floor, Weaver-Densford Hall, Benston Health Communities Innovation Center.

GIGSS & FSGSA Symposium

The Graduate Interdisciplinary Group in Sexuality Studies and the Feminist Studies Graduate Student Association present "Rethinking Pedagogy in the Contemporary University: A Critical Symposium By and For Graduate Students," Fri. April 12, 9:00 am-6:00 pm, 103 Appleby Hall. Email RSVP for lunch and Kumashiro article to Angela. RSVP Deadline: Mon. April 8.
Symposium Schedule:
Session 1 - 9:00-10:30am
Balancing Professionalism and Personal Politics in the Classroom
Session 2 - 10:45 am-12:00pm
Emotions as Pedagogy? The Potential of Affect in Education
Session 3 - 12:15p-1:15 pm (Lunch Provided - RSVP)
Kevin Kumashiro paper: "Toward a Theory of Anti-Oppressive Education"
Session 4 - 1:30-2:30 pm
Dis/Ability in the Classroom
Session 5 - 2:45-4:00 pm
Facing White Privilege - Teaching Anti-Racism
Session 6 - 4:15-5:45 pm
Teaching from the Margins: Instructing from our Subject Positions - A Panel Discussion

Niagara Foundation events

The Niagara Foundation announces:
1. Abrahamic Traditions Dinner, "Peace and Dialogue in the Plural Society: Common Values and Responsibilities," Wed. April 17, 6:30 pm, North Star Ballroom, St. Paul Student Center, St. Paul Campus. RSVP required.
2. Luncheon Forum, "Dialogue of Civilizations: A Religious Perspective," by Fr. Thomas Michel, Thurs. April 18, 11:45 am, 230 Science Teaching Student Services, East Bank Campus. Free and open to everyone. RSVP required.
RSVP Deadline: April 14

IBEI Summer Schools

The Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), an inter-university institute in the Barcelona, Spain, area, which promotes postgraduate training and research in politics
and international relations, announces:
1. Barcelona Summer School in International Politics, July 1-12
2. IBEI Summer School of the Mediterranean, July 15-19

UMN Extension - Program Leader, Youth Development

The Extension Center for Youth Development, UMN Extension, invites applications for a Program Leader, Youth Development. Contact: Ms. Naaz Babvani.
Deadline: April 26. Open until filled.

JGC, Stanford - Research Associate

The John W. Gardner Center, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University, invites applications for a Social Science Research Associate. PhD required. 1-4 years postdoctoral experience. Lead and contribute to the Silicon Valley Broad Access College Study. To apply, email cover letter and CV to: Larissa Collins, Human Resources Manager.

New Era Colorado Foundation - Fellows

10-week summer Fellows bootcamp to train the next generation of progressive young leaders to change communities, June 5-Aug. 7. Costs are covered by the program. Need-based stipends available.
Early Deadline: April 12
Final Deadline: May 17

Powell Center - Call for Poster Abstracts

The Deborah Powell Center for Wormen's Health announces the Women's Health Research Conference: Optimizing Women's Health Through a Life Course Approach, Mon. Sept, 16, McNamara Alumni Center. Information and application form.
To be considered for an award Deadline: July 15
All other posters Deadline: Aug. 23

ISA RC33 - Call for Proposals

The next International Sociological Association World Congress will be held July 13-19, 2014, Yokohama, Japan. Research Committee (RC) 33 invites session proposals emailed to: Katja Lozar Manfreda, RC33 President. Proposal's format: Session title, 1/2 page session description, name, affiliation and contact information of session's organizer(s).
Notification of acceptance of sessions: April 7


HRP - Call for Nominations

The UMN Human Rights Program invites nominations for two awards:
1. Inna Meiman Award
2. Sullivan Ballou Award
Nomination Deadline: April 12, 5:00 pm

March 14, 2013 Volume 43, Number 11

3/14 - TransSoc Seminar
3/15 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
3/18-22 - Spring Break
3/22 - University Holiday - offices closed
3/25 - MPC Seminar
3/28 - Sociology Race Reading Group
3/29 - CHGS Workshop
4/2 - Dissertation Defense - Jeanette Hussemann
4/2 - Sociology Workshop
4/9 - Lunch Discussion - Qualitative Coding

TransSoc Seminar TODAY - Meg Krausch

The next TransSoc Seminar meeting will be held on Thurs. March 14, 4:00-5:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. (NOTE: Different day, on Thursday). Graduate student Meg Krausch presents " 'We're Not Interested in Being Observed:' Transnational Research and Feminist Ethnographies."

Inequality & Methods Workshop

Prof. J. Michael Oakes (Epidemiology) presents "Identification Problems in Health Disparities Research," Fri. March 15, 12:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall.

MPC Seminar

Prof. Toben Nelson (Sociology, UCLA) presents "Assessing Policy Environments for Health Research," Mon. March 25, 12:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall.

Race Reading Group

The next Sociology Race Reading Group, will be held on Thurs. March 28, 2:00-4:00 pm, 609 Soc Sci Bldg. The book discussed will be The New Welfare Bureaucrats: Entanglements of Race, Class, and Policy Reform by Celester Watkins-Hayes (2009). All are welcome. For questions, email Sarah Whetstone.


CHGS

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies presents Erma Nezirevic, "Mobile Memories: Collective Memory of Mass Violence in Spain and the (ex) Yugoslavia," Fri. March 29, 12:00-1:30 pm.

Dissertation Defense - Jeanette Hussemann

Jeanette Hussemann will defend her dissertation, "Negotiating Justice: Defendant Perspectives of Plea Bargaining in American Criminal Courts," Tues. April 2, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 9:30-10:00 am. Her Advisors are Profs. Candace Kruttschnitt (University of Toronto) and Josh Page. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration to be held at 11:30 am. Snacks and beverages will be provided. All current department members are welcome to attend.

Sociology Workshop

Workshops on April 2, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg:
1. Ryan Moltz, Miriam King (MPC), and Christine Kunitz (Health Policy and Management) present "The Mainstreaming of U.S. HIV Testing?: Evidence from the U.S. National Health Interview Survey, 1988-2010"
2. Gulseren Kozak-Isik presents "Legal Change and Transformation"

Lunch Discussion - Qualitative Coding

Profs. Teresa Gowan and Lisa Park, and graduate students Rachael Kulick and Ryan Moltz, will lead departmental discussion on "Qualitative Coding," Tues. April 9, 12:45-2:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. For lunch, RSVP Mary Drew.

Wallace Award - Emily Springer

Graduate student Emily Springer was awarded a Thomas F. Wallace Fellowship for the 2013-14 academic year. This award is given to social sciences graduate students in their intermediate PhD years, to salute academic excellence. Congratulations, Emily!

Mondale Law School - Faculty Works in Progress

Prof. Paul Vaaler (Carlson School) presents "Minority Rules: Credible State Ownership and Investment Risk Around the World," TODAY March 14, 12:15-1:15 pm, 385 Mondale Hall (Lindquist and Vennum Room). Open to the public. RSVP to: Stephanie McCauley, (612)625-9073.

Center for Health Equity

All health professional students, staff, and faculty are invited to attend one or both of the LGBT Health Panels on Mon. March 25, and Fri. March 29, 12:15-1:15 pm. Lunch provided. Contact: Megan Hoffman

Human Capital Research Collaborative

Prof. Arthur Reynolds (Institute of Child Development) presents Midwest Child-Parent (CDC) Expansion Project," Tues. March 26, 12:00-1:00 pm, The Commons, Room 205, Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

CHE - Works In Progress

The Center for Health Equity Works in Progress is a monthly seminar series devoted to discussing minority health and health disparities research topics. Dr. Cari Clark (ScD, MPH, Harvard) presents "Yoga and Violence Survivor Mental and Cardio-Metabolic Health," Tues. March 26, 1:00-2:00 pm (Lunch Provided), 717 Delaware Building, Room 105. RSVP to Amy Shanafelt, (612)626-6796. To present research project at a future seminar, Ms. Shanafelt.

Geography - Coffee Hour

Prof. Ragui Assaad (Humphrey School) presents "Arab Labor Markets in the Run-up to the Arab Spring," Fri. March 29, 3:30 pm, 445 Blegen Hall.

Center for Health Equity

Prof. Nancy Adler (Psychiatry; Pediatrics; UC-San Francisco) presents "Five Generations of Research on Health Disparities," Thurs. April 4, 12:15-1:30 pm, 2-630 Moos Tower.

Women's Center - Summit for Women's Equity Leaders

The Women's Center, Office for Equity & Diversity, presents "Speed Up the Rate of Change toward Equity," Tues. May 14, 8:30-4:00 pm, Johnson Room, McNamara Alumni Center. Space is limited to 150 people. Sliding fee scale $5-$25. Contact: (612) 625-9837. RSVP Deadline: May 1

Penn State - Summer Institute

The Penn Social Science and Policy Forum Summer Institute on Inequality, June 17-26.
Deadline: Fri. April 12, 11:59pm EST. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

ICPSR

The Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research of the Inter University Consortium for Political and Social Research announces the 2013 Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research. Email questions.

NIMHD Translational Health Disparities Course

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), will again host a course, "Integrating Principles of Science, Practice and Policy in Health Disparities Research," at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Aug. 5-16. Cost: Free, but competitive admission and mandatory attendance. Participants are responsible for transportation, room and board. To apply, submit application, online only, via the NIMHD website between March 15-May 15. For information, contact the course planning committee.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST, May 15


UW-Stevens Point - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, UW-Stevens Points, invites applications for an Assistant Professor. Job number 13-52F95. Start Aug. 2013. PhD or ABD (by August 2013.) Areas: Marriage and Families; Childhood; Adolescence; and Cultural Perspectives of Family. Email application materials to: Prof. Robert Enright, Jr., Chair, Department of Sociology and Social Work, UW-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI 54481.
Deadline: April 5

Women's Equity - Call for Nominations

The Women's Center, Office for Equity and Diversity, invites nominations for the following Awards, Grants and Scholarships for students, staff, and faculty:
* AWARDS
1. Ada Comstock Distinguished Women Scholars Award and Lecture, Deadline: April 5
2. Mullen/Spector/Truax Women's Leadership Award, Deadline: May 17
3. Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award, Deadline: May 17
4. Sharon L. Doherty Student Leadership Award, Deadline: June 7
* SCHOLARSHIPS
1. Carol E. Macpherson Memorial Scholarship, Deadline: June 7
2. Dr. Nancy "Rusty" Barceló Scholarship, Deadline: June 7
* GRANTS
1. Institutional Change Grants, Deadline: May 17
For questions, contact: Women's Center, 64 Appleby Hall; Phone: (612)625-9837

March 7, 2013 Volume 43, Number 10

3/8 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
3/10 - Daylight Saving Time
3/11 - MPC Seminar
3/11 - Faculty Meeting
3/12 - Sociology Workshop
3/13 - HRP Network Event
3/14 - TransSoc Seminar
3/14 - CHGS Workshop
3/18-22 Spring Break
3/28 - Sociology Race Reading Group

Inequality & Methods Workshop

Graduate student Caren Arbeit and Prof. Christopher Weiss (Sociology, NYU) present "Do Non-Traditional Patterns of Mothers' School Attendance Benefit Children's Educational Outcomes?" Fri. March 8, 12:15-1:30 pm, 50 Willey Hall.

Faculty Meeting

The next Faculty Meeting will be Mon. March 11, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

DST

Daylight Saving Time begins at Sun. March 10, 2:00 am.

MPC Seminar

Dr. Amy O'Hara (U.S. Census Bureau) presents "Demonstrating Utility in Administrative
Records Data: The U.S. Census Bureau Approach," Mon. March 11, 12:15-1:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall.

Sociology Workshop

Prof. Rose Brewer (African American & African Studies) present "The Intersectional
Politics of Resistance and the Sociology of Movement Building," March 12, 4:00-5:15 pm,
1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Human Rights Program

HRP Fellows, graduate students Shannon Golden (Sociology) and Corbin Treacy (French), present their current research at a Spring Networking event, Wed. March 13, 3:00-5:00 pm, 1210 Heller.

TransSoc Seminar - Meg Krausch

The next TransSoc Seminar meeting will be held on Thurs. March 14, 4:00-5:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. (NOTE: Different day, on Thursday). Graduate student Meg Krausch presents " 'We're Not Interested in Being Observed:' Transnational Research and Feminist Ethnographies."
Abstract: Paper uses fieldwork methods to examine the experience of a utopian social movement--a secondary school for adults in Buenos Aires--opened in the wake of Argentina's 2001 crisis. The school is run collectively, without hierarchy and with consensus-based decision making, yet it has functioned successfully for several years. Paper discusses how lofty political ideals are put into practice and how utopian practices make the school not only exceptionally attentive to the needs of the particular population it serves, but that it is also an example of transformative social change. The paper reflects on the (sometimes fraught) process of conducting cross-cultural research from an intersectional feminist perspective. As an activist scholar, only by allowing herself to be excluded, Krausch was able to achieve full participation in her field site.

Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies Workshop

Whitney Taylor presents "Effectiveness and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)," Thurs. March 14, 12:00-1:30 pm, 710 Soc Sci Bldg.

Race Reading Group

The next Sociology Race Reading Group, will be held on Thurs. March 28, 2:00-4:00 pm, 609 Soc Sci Bldg. The book discussed will be The New Welfare Bureaucrats: Entanglements of Race, Class, and Policy Reform by Celeste Watkins-Hayes. All are welcome. For questions, email Sarah Whetstone.

Mondale Law School - Faculty Works in Progress

Prof. Thom Lambert (Law, Missouri) presents "Decision Theory and the Case for an Optional Disclosure-Based Regime for Regulating Insider Trading," TODAY March 7, 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

Jason Weidemann, Sr. Acquisitions Editor, UMN Press, presents "Preparing for Publication in Graduate School," Fri. March 8, 12:00 Noon, 609 Soc Sci Bldg.

Food & Agriculture Mini-Series Film - Prof. Schurman

Prof. Rachel Schurman announces a Mini-Series Film event, "American Meat," Wed. March 13, 7:00-9:30 pm, Bell Museum Auditorium. The film is a solutions-oriented documentary chronicling the current state of the U.S. meat industry. Co-sponsored by Institute for Global Studies; Institute for Advanced Study; and MN Institute for Sustainable Agriculture.

Human Capital Research Collaborative

Prof. Arthur Reynolds (Institute of Child Development) presents Midwest Child-Parent (CDC) Expansion Project," Tues. March 26, 12:00-1:00 pm, The Commons, Room 205, Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Center for Health Equity

Students, staff, and faculty are invited to attend one or both of the LGBT Health Panels on Mon. March 25, and Fri. March 29, 12:15-1:15 pm. Lunch provided. Contact: Megan Hoffman.

MPC - Graduate Research Assistants

Four graduate RAs, Summer 2013 and Academic Year 2013-14. Requisition 183168.
Click Quicklink for immediate application.


Commissioning Editor - One year, half-time

Pending Ford Foundation funding, Prof. James Ron (Political Science), Stassen Chair, International Affairs, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, invites applications for a half-time, one year Commissioning Editor on the project, The Future of Human Rights: A Global Debate. Start April 15. Email cover letter, CV, and contact information for two references to Archana Pandya. Strong writer with international and human rights experience.

Bremen University - Two Junior Research Group Leaders

"Transnationalization of Society, Politics, and the Economy," Reference number A31/13.
For questions, contact Prof. Gralf-Peter Calliess, Director, Center for Transnational
Studies, Bremen University. Email application.
Deadline: March 28