August 2013 Archives

August 29, 2013 Volume 43, Number 34

9/2 - Labor Day - University closed
9/3 - Fall Semester begins
9/7 - Departmental Pot Luck
9/10 - Sociology Workshop
9/17 - CLA Assembly

Sociology Workshop

Sarah Valdez (Research Fellow, Juan March Institute, Madrid, Spain) presents the first Fall 2013 workshop, "Neonationalism in Scandinavia," Tues. Sept. 10, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

CLA Assembly

Prof. Penny Edgell, CLA Assembly Chair, invites the department community to the first meeting on Sept. 17, 3:30 pm, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School. Prof. Raymond Duvall, CLA Interim Dean, will give his State of the College address. After the meeting, department chairs will introduce new faculty, including our own Profs. Zack Almquist, Jack DeWaard, and Michelle Phelps. A reception follows in the Humphrey Atrium.


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.

UW-La Crosse - Two Assistants

The Department of Sociology and Archaeology, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions, to begin Jan. 2014 or Aug. 2014. PhD in Sociology. Positions 0600642 Environmental Sociology and 0600643 Medical Socilogy. Apply online. For questions, contact: Ms. Debra Holtschlag, (608)785-8457.
Deadline: oct. 3

Arkansas State - Two Assistants

The Department of Criminology, Sociology and Geography, Arkansas State University-Jonesboro, invite applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professors of Criminology. Start Aug. 16, 2014. PhD in Sociology, Criminology, and Criminal Justice. Apply online. Positions F00193 and F00220.
Deadline: Oct. 15

Harvard - Postdoc Fellowship

The Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in the Scaling Up and Sustaining Evidence-Based Programs and the Reading Enhances Achievement During Summer (READS) Project. PhD required. Two years, ending Sept. 30, 2015. To apply, email cover letter, CV, and references to Renee Robins, Sr. Program Manager.
Deadline: Immediate. Open until filled.

August 22, 2013 Volume 43, Number 33

8/26 - Faculty Meeting
8/26 - Grad Program Orientation Welcome Reception
8/26-28 - Grad Program Orientation
9/2 - Labor Day - University closed
9/3 - Fall Semester begins
9/7 - Departmental Pot Luck
9/17 - CLA Assembly

Successful Defense - Mayumi Uno

Mayumi Uno successfully defended her dissertation, "National Institutional Context and Educational Inequality," on Aug. 20. Her Advisors are Profs. Teresa Swartz and Evan Schofer (UC-Irvine). Congratulations, Dr. Uno!

Faculty Meeting

The first Faculty Meeting will be held on Mon. Aug. 26, 3:00-4:15 pm, 614 Soc Sci Bldg. (NOTE time and location).

Graduate Program Orientation - Welcome Reception

The Sociology Department community, new faculty, and new graduate cohort are all invited to the Orientation Welcome Reception, to be held on Mon. Aug. 26, 4:30-6:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

CLA Assembly

Prof. Penny Edgell, CLA Assembly Chair, invites the department community to the first meeting on Sept. 17, 3:30 pm, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School. Prof. Raymond Duvall, CLA Interim Dean, will give his State of the College address. After the meeting, department chairs will introduce new faculty, including our own Profs. Zack Almquist, Jack DeWaard, and Michelle Phelps. A reception follows in the Humphrey Atrium.

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.

State Fair - Begins Today

The Minnesota State Fair begins today Thurs., Aug. 22 and runs through Mon. Sept. 2. Be aware that during the next two weeks, campus traffic will increase and parking will be tight.

Gopher Football - First Game

For the first time ever, TCF Bank Stadium will be home for the first Gopher football game on a weeknight, Thurs., Aug. 29, 6:00 pm. Be aware of increased pedestrian and vehicle traffic on campus in the afternoon.

Metropolitan State - Probationary Faculty

The Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Department, Metropolitan State University, Brooklyn Park, invites applications for a tenure-track probationary faculty appointment. PhD in Criminology or Criminal Justice required. Apply online.
Deadline: Noon Mon. Dec. 2
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/metrostatemn/default.cfm

Humphrey School - Assistant/Associate

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate position. Areas: Public and Nonprofit/NGO Leadership and Management; also, social justice; human rights; and environmental, health, and
economic inequalities. PhD or equivalent terminal degree required. ABD considered. Apply online. Requisition number 185959.
Deadline: Sept. 22. Open until filled.

Queens College - Dissertation Scholarship

The Research Center for Korean Community, Queens College, City University of New York, invites applications for the Nadri Dissertation Scholarship Program, to promote research on Korean Americans. Submit 5-page single-spaced research proposal; 500-word personal statement; and CV.
Deadline: Nov. 30

Robina Institute - Call for Proposals

The Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, UMN Mondale Law School, issues a Call for Papers for the 2014 annual conference, "The Future of Criminal Law?" April 24, 2014. Paper: 6,000-words. Include 300-word abstract. Email papers. Subject Line: Robina 2014 Annual Conference submission.
Deadline: Sept. 30

Council for European Studies, Columbia University

The International 2014 Conference of Europeanists, "Resurrections," March 14-16, 2014, Washington, D.C., issues a Call for Proposals on all aspects of European history, society, and politics,
Deadline: Oct. 1

August 15, 2013 Volume 43, Number 32

8/20 - PhD Defense - Mayumi Uno
8/26 - Faculty Meeting
8/26 - Grad Program Orientation Welcome Reception
8/26-28 - Grad Program Orientation
9/2 - Labor Day - University closed
9/3 - Fall Semester begins
9/7 - Departmental Pot Luck

Dissertation Defense - Mayumi Uno

Mayumi Uno will defend her dissertation, "National Institutional Context and Educational Inequality," Tues. August 20, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 12:00-12:30 pm. Her Advisors are Profs. Teresa Swartz and Evan Schofer (UC-Irvine; UMN, 2000-07).

Faculty Meeting

The first Faculty Meeting will be held on Mon. Aug. 26, 3:00-4:15 pm, 614 Soc Sci Bldg (NOTE time and location).

Welcome Reception

The departmental community, new faculty, and the new graduate cohort are all invited to the Graduate Program Orientation Welcome Reception, to be held on Mon. Aug. 26, 4:30-6:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

In the News - Madison Van Oort

Graduate student Madison Van Oort received the Best Graduate Student Paper Award from the Labor and Labor Movements Section, American Sociological Association, and
the journal, Critical Sociology. Madison's paper is entitled, "Post-Recession Governmentalities: Neoliberalism, Job Searching, and Comparative Control in Minneapolis." Congratulations, Madison!

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.

Cornell - Assistant

The Department of Development Sociology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University invites applications for a 9 month tenure track position focusing on population and environment. Apply online. For further information, contact: Cindy Twardokus, 607-255-3163
Deadline: Oct. 1

CPEO - Faculty or Graduate Student

The UMN Connecting Parents to Educational Opportunities Program invites an interested faculty member or graduate student to join a study of the impact of the CPEO Program on parents, when more involved at the school or district level. Contacts: Damon Gunn, Coordinator; and Julie Sweitzer, Executive Director, College Readiness Consortium, 412 Morrill Hall; (612)625-5324.

Sociopedia.isa Journal

The Sociopedia.isa journal, a new joint venture of a the International Sociological Association (ISA) and SAGE Publications, issues a Call for Articles. Contact: Prof. Bert Klandermans Editor, Faculty of Social Sciences, VU University Amsterdam,
De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Phone: +31-20-5986845

August 8, 2013 Volume 43, Number 31

8/10-13 - ASA annual meeting, New York City
8/20 - PhD Defense - Mayumi Uno
8/23 - Summer Session ends
8/26 - Faculty Meeting
8/26-28 - Graduate Program Orientation

Dissertation Defense - Mayumi Uno

Mayumi Uno will defend her dissertation, "National Institutional Context and Educational Inequality," Tues. August 20, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 12:00-12:30 pm. Her Advisors are Profs. Evan Schofer (UC-Irvine; UMN, 2000-07) and Teresa Swartz.

Faculty Meeting

The first Faculty Meeting of the Fall 2013 semester will be held on Mon. Aug. 26, 3:00-4:15 pm, 614 Soc Sci Bldg. NOTE time and location.

Successful Defense - Jasmine Harris-LaMothe

Jasmine Harris-LaMothe successfully defended her dissertation, "The Negotiators: Black Professional Women, Success, and the Management of Competing Identities," Fri. August 2. Her Advisor is Prof. Phyllis Moen. In Fall 2013, Dr. Harris-LaMothe will begin her career as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Congratulations, Dr. Harris-LaMothe!

Successful Defense - Darin Mather

Darin Mather successfully defended his dissertation, "Gender Equality in Religious Education: A Comparative Study of Catholic, Evangelical and Secular Private Schools in Guatemala," on Mon. Aug. 5. His Advisor is Prof. Penny Edgell. In Fall 2013, Dr. Mather will begin his career as Chair of the Social Science Program, Crown College, St. Bonifacius, Minnesota. Congratulations, Dr. Mather!

West Bank Campus - Emergency Training Exercise

The University will host an emergency training exercise on the West Bank Campus, beginning at 9:00 am, Wed. Aug. 14, Regis Center for the Arts. It is an exercise only and not an actual emergency. Nearby residents and those coming to campus should expect extra law enforcement and emergency activity on campus, including emergency sirens and announcements on the University's emergency sound system, as well as certain street and parking ramp closures.

UMN Human Rights Program

"Women's Participation in Peace-Making and Security in Northern Ireland and Around the World," Mon. August 19, 9:30 am-12:00 pm, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Register online.

Prof. Warren - Undergrad RAs

Prof. Rob Warren, Sociology Department, invites applications for several Undergraduate Research Assistants to work 10 hours per week, Fall semester. Flexible schedule. The research project involves linking records from the 1880 U.S. Census to records for the same people in the 1930 U.S. Census. To apply, email Laurie Knies: Name; email address; Major and Year; confirm completion of SOC 3801 and/or 3811; and brief statement about
interest.

NE-Omaha - Two Positions

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Nebraska-Omaha, invites applications for:
1. Tenure track Assistant or tenured Associate. Areas: criminology, criminal justice. Housed in Lincoln. Start August 2014.
2. Instructor. Under Faculty Development Program. ABD considered. If PhD awarded, position would be converted to tenure-track.
Apply online. Email letters of recommendation to: Dr. Candice Batton, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Nebraska, 6001 Dodge Street, 218 CPACS, Omaha, NE 68182-0149.
Deadline: Sept. 9. Open until filled.

UC Davis - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, University of California-Davis, invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor. Areas: Poverty and Inequality. Start July 2014. Apply online. For questions, contact: Grace De Guzman, (530)754-4936
Deadline: Sept. 15. Open until filled.

MCJA - Call for Presentations/Paper Nominations

The Midwestern Criminal Justice Association issues a Call for Presentations (100-150 word abstract) and Outstanding Student Paper Competition nominations, for the annual meeting, "The Second Decade: Translating and Analyzing Trends in Criminal Justice," Sept. 26-28, The Inn of Chicago, Chicago. Keynote Speaker: Jack Cutrone, Executive Director, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. Email abstracts/nominations to: Dr. George Burruss, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Southern Illinois University, 1000 Faner Drive, MC 4504, Carbondale, IL 62901.
Deadlines: Aug. 16

ISA - Call for Papers

The Research Committee on Logic and Methodology (RC33), International Sociological Association, invites papers for the ISA World Congress, "Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology," July 13-19, 2014, Yokohama, Japan.
Deadline: Sept. 30, 24:00 GMT

GIGSS

The UMN Graduate Interdisciplinary Group in Sexuality Studies issues a Call for Abstracts for "Attachments: Queer Investments in Capital and Globalizations," a graduate student conference, March 6-8, 2014. Limited travel grants are available.
Deadline: Oct. 1

August 1, 2013 Volume 43, Number 30

8/2 - PhD Defense - Jasmine Harris-LaMothe
8/5 - PhD Defense - Darin Mather
8/10-13 - ASA annual meeting, New York City
8/26-28 - Grad Program 2013 Cohort Orientation

Dissertation Defense - Darin Mather

Darin Mather will defend his dissertation, "Gender Equality in Religious Education: A Comparative Study of Catholic, Evangelical and Secular Private Schools in Guatemala," Mon. August 5, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 10:00-10:30 am. His Advisor is Prof. Penny Edgell. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration for Darin, to be held at 12:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci. All current department members are welcome to attend.

Fundraiser - Rahsaan Mahadeo

This summer, graduate student Rahsaan Mahadeo is volunteering with two youth groups through the Urban 4-H program in North Minneapolis. In June, the groups held a big event, "Food for Thought," at the Northside Y, during which social workers, teachers, police officers, parents, and children talked about youth violence. To sustain the group and raised funds for participation at national youth group events, Rahsaan is selling 25% off fundraiser coupons for any purchase (regular, sale and clearance), all day at Macy's, August 23-24. Coupons are $5. All the proceeds go directly to the Urban 4-H program. Contact Rahsaan for coupons and/or questions.

Baby News - Prof. Logan

Prof. Enid Logan, her husband Don, and son Jacob, welcomed baby boy, Grayson, born on June 22. Grayson weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces and was 20 inches long. Congratulations, Prof. Logan and family!

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.


Power Center for Women's Health

Registration is now open for the annual Women's Health Research Conference, "Optimizing Women's Health Through a Life Course Approach," UMN Powell Center for Women's Health, Mon. Sept. 16. Register online. The Life Course Center, Sociology Dept. will co-sponsor.

London - Survey Managers

The Centre of Longitudinal Studies, Department of Quantitative Social Science, Institute of Education, University of London, invites applications for two Survey Managers. Start Oct. 1. Two-year appointments. Contact by phone: 44-(0)20-7612-6159 (24 hour answerphone). Apply online. Reference: 7ac-psqsscls-5317.
Deadline: 9 August

Toronto - Two Assistants

The Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto-St. George, invites applications for two tenure stream Assistant Professors. Apply online. For questions, contact: Tina Colomvakos
1. Social Inequality/Social Stratification. Job number 1300752.
2. Social Policy. Job number 1300799.
Deadlines: Sept. 2

South Carolina - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, University of South Carolina-Columbia, invites applications for an Assistant Professor. Areas: family, health and well-being, gender, social psychology, and/or methods. PhD required. To apply, email cover letter, CV, writing samples, and three letters of recommendation to: Erica Walsh, Business Manager. For additional information, contact: Dr. Brent Simpson, Recruitment Committee Chair.
Deadline: Sept. 16

Rutgers - Assistant & Associate

The Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers University-Camden, invites applications for two positions, to start Sept. 2014:
1. Assistant Professor (tenure-track)
2. Associate Professor (tenured)
To apply, email cover letter; CV; publications (two - Associate Professor, one - Assistant Professor); and three letters of recommendation (Assistant) or three potential referees (Associate) to: Dr. Lynne Vallone, Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 405-407 Cooper Street, Camden, NJ 08102.
Deadline: Nov. 7. Open until filled.

Chicago - Assistant

The Comparative Human Development Department, University of Chicago, invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Cultural Sociology. Visit ASA Job Bank. Job ID: 9496.

Global Spotlight - International Research

The CLA Global Spotlight Initiative invites proposals for its 2014 grants competition to support international research by faculty and graduate students with a focus on the region of South Asia and/or the issue of global food security.
Deadline: Oct. 19