May 2013 Archives

Dissertation Defense - Danielle Docka

Danielle Docka will defend her dissertation, "Case Studies in Compassion: Need Interpretation, Family, and Gender in an Era of Faith-Based Provision," Wed. June 5, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 12:00 am-12:30 pm. Her Advisors are Profs. Penny Edgell and Kathleen Hull. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration to be held at 2:30 pm. Snacks and beverages will be provided. All current department members are welcome to attend.

Motley Teaching Award - Prof. Goldman

The College of Liberal Arts awarded the 2012-2013 Arthur "Red" Motley Exemplary Teaching Award to Prof. Michael Goldman. The award will be presented at the CLA Faculty Excellence Awards Ceremony in the fall. Congratulations, Prof. Goldman!

The Society Pages

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Queensland - Postdoc Fellowships

The Institute for social Science Research, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, invites applications for two three-year postdoctoral fellowships, to start early 2014. For questions, contact: Prof. Mark Western or Vicki Sheehy, Administration Officer, Grants.
Deadline: June 12

Cologne - Postdoctoral Researcher

The Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology, University of Cologne, Germany, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher, two-year appointment, to start Sept. 1. PhD required. Areas: stratification and social inequalities in education, labor market, and life course. Work with "Education and Social Stratification" European Team. To apply, email CV and two recent publications. Contact: Dr. Marita Jabob.
Deadline: June 3

May 23, 2013 Volume 43, Number 20

5/27 - Memorial Day - University closed
5/28 - May Session begins
6/5 - Dissertation Defense - Danielle Docka
6/14 - May Session ends
6/17 - Summer Session begins - 8-week & 10-week

Successful Defense - Kristin Haltinner

Kristin Haltinner successfully defended her dissertation, "The Conservative Next Door," today May 23. Her advisors are Profs. Ron Aminzade and David Pellow. Dr. Haltinner begins an Assistant Professor of Sociology position at the University of Idaho-Moscow in Fall 2013. Congratulations, Dr. Haltinner!

Dissertation Defense - Danielle Docka

Danielle Docka will defend her dissertation, "Case Studies in Compassion: Need Interpretation, Family, and Gender in an Era of Faith-Based Provision," Thurs. June 5, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 12:00 am-12:30 pm. Her Advisors are Profs. Penny Edgell & Kathleen Hull. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration to be held at 2:30 pm. Snacks and beverages will be provided. All current department members are welcome to attend.

The Society Pages

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Cambridge, UK - Two positions

The Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge, UK, invites applications for:
1. Lectureship in Sociology
2. Readership in Quantitative Sociology
Deadlines: May 31

May 16, 2013 Volume 43, Number 19

5/16-18 - Final Exams
5/18 - End of Spring Semester
5/19 - CLA Commencement
5/23 - Dissertation Defense - Kristin Haltinner
5/27 - Memorial Day - University closed

CLA Commencement

The Spring 2013 CLA Commencement for Sociology will be held on Sun. May 19, 4:00 pm, Mariucci Arena.

Dissertation Defense - Kristin Haltinner

Kristin Haltinner will defend her dissertation, "The Conservative Next Door," Thurs. May 23, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 10:00-10:30 am. Her Advisors are Profs. Ron Aminzade and David Pellow. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration to be held at 4:00 pm. Snacks and beverages will be provided. All current department members are welcome to attend.

MPC Special Seminar

Prof. Qiao Xiaochun (Institute of Population Research, Peking University, Beijing, China) presents "China's Floating Population: Insights from the 2010 Census," Thurs. May 23, 12:15-1:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall.

Successful Defense - Yu Ju Chien

Yu Ju Chien successfully defended her dissertation, "Constructing Knowledge and Policies on Avian Influenza: How do International Organization Craft Global Models," on May 10. Her Advisor is Prof. Joachim Savelsberg. Congratulations, Dr. Chien!

TASI Award - Raphi Rechitsky

Graduate student Raphi Rechitsky received a 2013 TASI Fellowship Award from the Center for German and European Studies. Congratulations Raphi!

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Women's Faculty Cabinet

The WFC presents Dr. Maria Soto-Greene, Vice Dean, New Jersey Medical School; Director, Hispanic Center of Excellence; presents "On Campus Culture and Climate," Fri. May 24, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Minnesota Room, McNamara Alumni Center. For more information, contact WFC. Refreshments provided.

Springfield College - One Year, Youth Development

The Social Sciences Department, Springfield College, invites applications for a one-year appointment in Youth Development. MA required. Areas: youth; developmental and educational psychology. To apply, mail cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Anne Herzog, Dean, School of Arts, Sciences, and Professional Studies, 263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109.

Robina Institute - Call for Papers

The Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, issues a call for papers for the 2014 annual conference, "The Future of Criminal Law?" April 24-26, Mondale Law School, University of Minnesota. Submit papers with Subject Line: "Robina 2013 Annual Conference submission." 6,000 word papers; 300 word abstract. Paper and Abstract Deadline: Sept. 30


May 8, 2013 Volume 43, Number 18

5/8 - ICSGC - Prof. Schurman & Dr. Cadieux
5/10 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
5/10 - Dissertation Defense - Yu-Ju Chien
5/10 - Last Day of Instruction
5/13 - Faculty Meeting
5/13-18 - Final Exams
5/18 - End of Spring Semester
5/27 - Memorial Day - University closed

ICSGC TODAY - Prof. Schurman and Dr. Cadieux

The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change presents "Perspectives on Global Food Security and Social Justice: A Roundtable Discussion," TODAY May 8, 3:30-5:00 pm, 180 Humphrey Center. Prof. Rachel Schurman, Dr. Valentine Cadieux (Research Associate, Sociology), and others will lead the discussion.

Inequality & Methods Workshop

Profs. Meredith Kleykamp (Maryland); Alair Maclean (Washington State); and Rob Warren present "Institutional Change and the Consequences of Military Service: Evidence from the CPS," May 10, 12:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall.

Dissertation Defense - Yu-Ju Chien

Yu-Ju Chien will defend her dissertation "Constructing Knowledge and Policies on Avian Influenza: How do International Organizations Craft Global Models," May 10, 915 Soc Sci. The public portion of the defense will be from 2:00-2:30 pm. Her Advisor is Prof. Joachim Savelsberg. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration to be held at 4:00 pm. Snacks and beverages will be provided. All current department members are welcome to attend.

Faculty Meeting

The faculty meeting will be held May 13, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

SRI 2013

On May 3, at the 23rd Annual Sociology Research Institute, the Department of Sociology gathered to celebrate another exciting year of student research and exceptional accomplishments. Graduate and undergraduate students gave presentations that generated stimulating discussions. Over 50 individuals participated in the 15 panel sessions held throughout the day. In his keynote, "Violence at the Urban Margins," Prof. Javier Auyero (Texas-Austin) addressed the meanings and dynamics of the fast-rising interpersonal violence in Latin American neighborhoods of relegation during the last two decades.
SRI Awards:
1. RESEARCH EXCELLENCE
Madison Van Oort, Graduate Instructor
Jennifer Weber, Undergraduate
Sarah Vanausdall, Undergraduate
2. TEACHING EXCELLENCE
Kyle Green, Graduate Instructor
Stephen Suh, Graduate TA
Derek Robey, Undergraduate TA
3. SERVICE CONTRIBUTION
Mary Drew
4. GRADUATE FACULTY MENTORING
Prof. Joachim Savelsberg
5. MARTINDALE
Yu-Ju Chien
Shannon Golden
6. 2012-13 ANNA WELSCH BRIGHT MEMORIAL
Sinan Erensu
Meghan Krausch
Wenjie Liao
Emily Springer
7. PUBLIC SOCIOLOGY
Minnesota for a Fair Economy
8. ENGAGED SCHOLARSHIP
Scott DeMuth
9. GRADUATE STUDENT DIVERSITY
Scott DeMuth
Yagmur Karakaya
10. RON ANDERSON TECHNOLOGY & SOCIAL COHESION FELLOWSHIP
Evan Stewart
Sociology Department Chair, Prof. Elizabeth Boyle, thanks the SRI Committee members
and all participants! Congratulations to all award winners!

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

Four Sociology students received Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships for 2013-14:
1. Hollie Nyseth Brehm, "Conditions and Courses of Genocide"
Advisors: Profs. Joachim Savelsberg and Elizabeth Boyle
2. Wen Fan, "Children of the Chinese Cultural Revolution: Disrupted Education, Send-Down Experience, and Midlife Health"
Advisor: Prof. Phyllis Moen
3. Kyle Green, "The Allure of Mixed Martial Arts: Meaning Making, Masculinity, and Embodiment in Suburbia"
Advisors: Prof. Doug Hartmann and Teresa Gowan
4. Wenjie Liao, "Remembering the Faces of Law: Engaging the Law through Constructing the Past in Transitional China"
Advisors: Profs. Elizabeth Boyle and Joachim Savelsberg
Congratulations All!

The Society Pages

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CHGS Workshop

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies presents Eric Harkleroad (Anthropology), "Warfare and Society: Archaeology's Contribution to the Discussion," May 9, 3:30-5:00 pm, 710 Social Sciences.

GSSA - Silent Auction

Enjoy food, beverages, and entertainment at Global Studies Student Association's annual silent auction, Sun. May 19, 5:00-8:00 pm, 514 Studios, 514 No. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Minneapolis, MN 55401. Entrance fee: $25. RSVP for event. GSSA is partnering with Building Dignity, St. Paul, MN, an international non-profit working with a community center in Lomo de Corvina, Lima, Peru.. Auction items range from restaurant and theater vouchers; fishing gear; and weekend getaway packages. Donations needed: art and school supplies; laptop computers; and Spanish books. Monetary donations accepted - checks made out to GSSA. Donations may be brought to the Institute of Global Studies, 214 Soc Sci Bldg.
RSVP and Donation Deadline: May 13

U.S. Census Bureau - MnRDC Administrator

The U.S. Census Bureau invites applications for the Administrator for the Minnesota Research Data Center (MnRDC). This position will report to a supervisor in the Center for Economic Studies (CES), U.S. Census Bureau; and will work closely with Co-Directors of MnRDC, other RDC administrators, and CES staff. Must be a U.S. citizen. Although the position is physically located at Willey Hall, UMN, it is a position with the U.S. Census Bureau. Duties include: promoting MnRDC; helping researchers prepare and submit RDC proposals; managing MnRDC; project output and disclosure review; and research. MA, ABD or PhD in a social science or health discipline; experience in using census or survey data; and familiarity with UNIX computing. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Catherine Fitch.

University of Bath - Postdoc, Two Years

The Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath, UK, invites applications for a Research Officer to carry out their own and collaborative research on comparative analyses of "Gender, Family and Intergenerational Inequalities," under the supervision of Profs. Lynn Prince Cooke and Paul Gregg. Fixed term from 1 Sept. 2013- 31 Aug. 2015. Apply online. Reference: CC1670.
Deadline: May 29


USF, Scotland - Postdoc Research Fellowships

The Urban Studies Foundation, Glasbow, Scotland, invites applications for a major new funding opportunity for Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. Email application to: Ruth Harkin, Urban Studies Foundation, S604, Adam Smith Building, 40 Bute Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RT, Scotland.
Deadline: 14 June

SACIR conference

The 2013 International Conferences on Socio-Cultural, Anthropology, Criminology and International Relations will be held 14-16 October, The Media Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia. Contact for questions.
Deadline: 12 May

MSU - Grad Student Conference

"Migration without Boundaries Conference," Michigan State University, Oct. 4-5, MSU International Center. Contact to email submissions and for questions.
Abstract Deadline: July 15
Paper Deadline: Sept. 16

May 2, 2013 Volume 43, Number 17

5/3 - Sociology Research Institute
5/6 - MPC Seminar
5/6 - Film - Prof. Page
5/10 - Dissertation Defense - Yu-Ju Chien
5/10 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
5/13 - Faculty Meeting

SRI - Departmental Premier Event Tomorrow!

The 23rd Annual Sociology Research Institute will be held all day Friday, May 3rd. This celebration of scholarship and intellectual community provides an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to showcase a broad range of research and to promote engaged discussion. Full Program.
9:00 am-10:30 am: Session I - Research Presentations
10:30 am: Keynote by Javier Auyero, Violence at the Urban Margins
12:00-1:00: Lunch eetnigrsvp required)
1:00 pm-2:15: Session II - Research Presentations
2:30 pm-3:45 pm: Session III - Research Presentations
4:00 pm-5:15 pm: Session IV - Research Presentations
We look forward to seeing all of you on May 3rd!

MPC Seminar

Dr. Linda Martin (RAND Corporation) presents "Trends in Disability and Related Chronic Conditions among the Forty-and-Over Population: 1997-2010," May 6, 12:15-1:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall.

Film Event - Profs. Page and Soss

A film screening of the movie, Pull of Gravity: A Documentary on Coming Home from Prison, and round table discussion will be held on May 6, 1:00-3:00 pm, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School. Profs. Josh Page and Joe Soss (Sociology Affiliate Faculty).

Dissertation Defense - Yu-Ju Chien

Yu-Ju Chien will defend her dissertation "Constructing Knowledge and Policies on Avian Influenza: How do International Organizations Craft Global Models," May 10, 915 Soc Sci. The public portion of the defense will be from 2:00-2:30 pm. Her Advisor is Prof. Joachim Savelsberg. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration to be held at 4:00 pm. Snacks and beverages will be provided. All current department members are welcome to attend.

Inequality & Methods Workshop

Profs. Meredith Kleykamp (Maryland); Alair Maclean (Washington State); and Rob Warren present "Institutional Change and the Consequences of Military Service: Evidence from the CPS," May 10, 12:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall.

Faculty Meeting

The faculty meeting will be held May 13, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

ASC Fellow - Prof. Uggen

The American Society of Criminology has named Prof. Christopher Uggen a Fellow in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the discipline. Congratulations, Prof. Uggen!

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.

Mondale Law School - Faculty Works in Progress TODAY

Prof. Laura Heymann (william and Mary Law School) presents,"Rights, Remedies, and the Doctrine of Election," TODAY May 2, 12:15-1:15 pm, 385 Mondale Hall (Lindquist and Vennum Room). Open to the public. RSVP to: Stephanie McCauley, (612)625-9073.

Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies Colloquium

Prof. Susan Cahn (History, Buffalo) presents "Manipulating Community: Women, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Communities of Suffering," May 3, 1:00 pm, 400 Ford Hall.

Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change

"Perspectives on Global Food Security and Social Justice: A Roundtable Discussion," Wed. May 8, 3:30-5:00 pm, 180 Humphrey Center.

ICPSR Summer Program

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, University of Michigan, Summer Program is a forum for basic and advanced training in the methodologies and technologies of social science research. Contact: 734-763-7400

Euro-American Celebraton

Celebrate Europe with 10 Events in 9 Days, May 1-9. Co-sponsored by the Institute of Global Studies, Alliance Francaise, Minneapolis-St. Paul magazine, and and many other entities.

Normandale Community College - Instructor

The Department of Sociology and Women's Studies, Normandale Community College, invites applications for an Instructor to teach a section of Intro to Women's Studies, January-May 2014, to cover a sabbatical. To apply, contact: Dr. Ava Rosenblum, Department of Sociology, Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN 55431; Phone (952)358-8480.
Deadline: Immediate

Southern Utah - Assistant

The Department of History, Sociology, and Anthropology, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, invites applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor. Start August 16. Areas; Social Theory, Race and Ethnic Relations, and Social Inequality. PhD preferred; ABD considered. Apply online. Posting number 1200077. Department contacts: Dr. Shobha Gurung or Dr. Michael Ostrowsky. Human Resources contact: (435)586-7754
Deadline; May 13. Open until filled.

State of Montana - Epidemiologist BRFSS

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Office, in the Office of Epidemiology and Scientific, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Service, invites applications for an Epidemiologist. MA in Epidemiology, Statistics, or closely related degree. Three years of job related experience in epidemiology. Apply online.
Deadline: May 15

TESS - Grad Students / Young Scholars

NSF-funded Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences' Special Competition for Young Investigators is accepting proposals for experiments to be conducted on a nationally-representative, probability-based Internet platform. Successful proposals are fielded at no cost to investigators. Competition limited to graduate students or no more than three years post PhD. For questions, contact TESS.
Deadline: June 15-Sept. 15