November 2013 Archives

Nov. 27, 2013 Volume 43, Number 47

12/2 - UMSA Hot Chocolate Social
12/2 - Faculty Meeting
12/3 - PhD Defense - Dawna Reandeau
12/3 - Sociology Workshop
12/5 - PhD Defense - Rachael Kulick
12/6 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
12/11 - Last Day of Instruction
12/12 - Holiday Party

Successful Defense - Shawn Wick

Shawn Wick successfully defended his dissertation, "Missionaries of Modernization and Managers of Myth: Organizational Legitimacy in the Field of International Development," on Nov. 26. His Advisors are Prof. Ron Aminzade and Evan Schofer (UC-Irvine; UMN faculty 2000-2007). Dr. Wick began his career in August 2011 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Central College, Pella, Iowa. Congratulations, Dr. Wick!

UMSA

The University of Minnesota Sociological Association, the departmental undergraduate organization, hosts an End of the Semester Hot Chocolate Social, Mon. Dec. 2, 11:30 am-1:00 pm, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. All are welcome!

Faculty Meeting

The next faculty meeting will be held on Mon. Dec. 2, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci.

Dissertation Defense - Dawna Reandeau

Dawna Reandeau will defend her dissertation, "In God Do We Trust? An Analysis of Trust Reformation in a Catholic Parish," Tues. Dec. 3, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be at 10:00 am. Her Advisor is Prof. David Knoke. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration for Dawna, to be held at 12:00 Noon, 915 Soc Sci. All current department members are welcome to attend.

Sociology Workshop

Meghan Krausch, Sociology graduate student, presents the final workshop of the semester, "Redefining Social Movement: Utopianism and Popular Education in Buenos Aires" Tues. Dec. 3, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci.

Dissertation Defense - Rachael Kulick

Rachael Kulick will defend her dissertation, "Home Birth in the U.S. and The Netherlands: Understanding Women's Experiences of Stigma, Nature and Trauma," Thurs. Dec. 5, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be at 9:00 am. Her Advisor is Prof. Kathleen Hull. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration for Rachael, to be held at 11:00 am, 915 Soc Sci. All current department members are welcome to attend.

Inequality & Methods Workshop

On Fri. Dec. 6, 12:!5 pm, MPC Seminar Room:
1. Prof. Rob Warren, "Using Current Population Survey Data to Describe the Rate at which U.S. Students Repeat Grades"
2. Sean Buuck, Sociology graduate student, and Prof. Warren, "Using Current Population Survey Data to Describe Who gets a GED"

Mark Your Calendar - Holiday Party

The Sociology Department annual Holiday Potluck Party will be held on Thurs. Dec. 12, 11:30-1:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. For questions, contact: Mary Drew.

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

Prof. Jacqueline Peel (Melbourne), "Climate Change Litigation and Adaptation Risk: Lessons for the U.S. from the Australian Experience?" Dec. 5, 12:15-1:15 pm, 385 Mondale Hall (Lindquist and Vennum Room). Open to the public. RSVP to: Stephanie McCauley, (612)625-9073.

UMN Forestry club - Holiday Tree Sale

Tree Sale opens Fri. Nov. 29 until sold out. Weekdays 12:00 Noon-9:00 pm. Weekends 9:00 am-9:00 pm. Les Bolstad Golf Course parking lot, Larpenteur Ave. north of St. Paul Campus. Cash or check.

McMaster - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, McMaster University, invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor in Sociology of Education. Start July 1, 2014. PhD required; required completed by April 1, 2014, considered. Send CV, writing sample, and three letters of reference to: Dr. Roy Cain, Acting Chair, Department of Sociology, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada,
L8S 4M4.
Deadline: Dec. 1

Washington State - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, Washington State University, invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Environmental Sociology. Begin Aug. 2014, or Jan 2015. Submit online cover letter, CV, three writing samples, teach statement, and three letters of recommendation. For questions, contact: Prof. Scott Frickel, Search Chair.
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2014. Open until filled.

Colby College - Faculty Fellow

Faculty Fellow in Department of Sociology, Colby College. Visit ASA Job Bank. Job ID: 9980.

Sociology News Nov. 21, 2013 Volume 43, Number 46

11/22 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
11/22 - ICGC Brown Bag - Emily Springer
11/25 - MPC Seminar
11/25 - CHGS event
11/25 - Faculty Meeting
11/26 - PhD Defense - Shawn Wick
11/28-29 - University closed - Thanksgiving
12/3 - PhD Defense - Dawna Reandeau
12/5 - PhD Defense - Rachael Kulick

Inequality & Methods Workshop

Prof. Elizabeth Boyle and Joe Svec, graduate student, present "A Cross-National Comparison of Abortion and Inequality," Fri. Nov. 22, 12:15-1:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room.

ICGC Brown Bag - Emily Springer

Graduate student Emily Springer presents, "Behind the PowerPoint: Knowledge Production through International Development Evaluation Systems," Fri. Nov. 22, 12:00pm, 537 Heller Hall.

MPC Seminar

Prof. Martin Dribe (Economic History, Lund University, Sweden) presents "Is it Who You Are or Where You Live? Community Effects on Fertility Behavior during the Demographic Transition in Sweden," Mon. Nov. 25, 12:15-1:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall.

Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies

Prof. Antonius Robben (Anthropology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands), presents "An Argentine Genocide? Individual Accountability and Collective Guilt during 1976-83 Dictatorship," Mon. Nov. 25, 4:00 pm, 125 Nolte Center.

Faculty Meeting

The next faculty meeting will be held on Mon. Nov. 25, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Dissertation Defense - Shawn Wick

Shawn Wick will defend his dissertation, "Missionaries of Modernization and Managers of Myth: Organizational Legitimacy in the Field of International Development," Tues. Nov. 26, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be at 10:30 am. His Advisors are Profs. Ron Aminzade and Evan Schofer (UC-Irvine; UMN faculty 2000-2007).

Dissertation Defense - Dawna Reandeau

Dawna Reandeau will defend her dissertation, "In God Do We Trust? An Analysis of Trust Reformation in a Catholic Parish," Tues. Dec. 3, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be at 10:00 am. Her Advisor is Prof. David Knoke. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration for Dawna, to be held at 12:00 Noon, 915 Soc Sci. All current department members are welcome to attend.

Dissertation Defense - Rachael Kulick

Rachael Kulick will defend her dissertation, "Home Birth in the U.S. and The Netherlands: Understanding Women's Experiences of Stigma, Nature and Trauma," Thurs. Dec. 5, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be at 9:00 am. Her Advisor is Prof. Kathleen Hull. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration for Rachael, to be held at 11:00 am, 915 Soc Sci. All current department members are welcome to attend.

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.

MPC - Data Training Workshop

IHIS (Integrated Health Interview Series) training Fri. Dec. 6, S30C Wilson Library, 1:00-2:00 pm. Register online.

Cardiff - Four Quantitive, Apply TODAY 11/21

State of MN - Education/Quantitative Analyst

The Safety, Health & Nutrition Division, State of Minnesota, invites applications for a permanent, full-time Education Specialist 2-Quantitative Analyst. Prefer advanced degree in evaluation methods, public policy, education, public health, human services or related field. For more information, contact: Karen Carlson, (651)582-8398. Apply online with posting number: 13EDUC000067. Or mail CV and completed State of Minnesota Employment Application form to: Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB), 400 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155. Indicate Posting number on application.
Deadline: Nov. 25


Simon Fraser - Assistant

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Simon Fraser University, invites applications for tenure track Assistant Professor. Areas: Open. Start Sept. 1, 2014. PhD required. To apply, email cover letter, CV, teaching statement, research statement, writing sample, and contact information for three referees to: Prof. Dany Lacombe, Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5A 1S6.
Deadline; Jan. 15, 2014

Akron - Lecturer

The Department of Sociology, University of Akron, invites applications for a non tenure track, one year renewal contract, College Lecturer. Begin August 2014. PhD preferred; MA considered. Apply online. Job number 8122. Upload cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references. Email course evaluations, writing sample, and supporting documents to: Prof. Rebecca Erickson, Search Committee Chair, Department of Sociology, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-1905.
Deadline: Open until filled.


ASA Job Bank

Visit the ASA Job Bank:
1. Job ID: 9955
The School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Queen's University Belfast,
Northern Ireland, invites applications for a Lecturer in Sociology. Areas: Quantitative Methods and Open.
2. Job ID: 9959
The Sydney Recruitment Office, University of Sydney, invites applications for an Associate Professor/Full Professor. Areas: Aging/Social Gerontology; Aging/Social Gerontology.

Tubitak - Fellowships

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (Tubitak), Ankara,
Turkey, invites applications for fellowships:
1. 2221 Fellowships for Visiting Scientists and Scientists on Sabbatical (senior
faculty)
2. 2216 Research Fellowship Programme for Foreign Citizens (young scientists)
Deadline: Last working day of each month

CJS - Grad Student Research Grants

The UMN Center for Jewish Studies invites applications for the 2013
Jerome Joss Graduate Student Research Grants
, with focus on Jewish Studies.
For questions and/or to submit application, contact the Center for Jewish
Studies
., 9612)624-4914.
Deadline: Mon. Nov. 25

WCEG - Call for Proposals

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth invites grant proposals from faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers. For questions, contact: Kate Crawford, Grants Manager
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2014

Jewish Studies, UPenn - Call for Papers

The Jewish Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania, invites papers for an interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, "Warring Words: Rethinking Polemic in the Study of Jews and Judaism," Thurs. March 20, 2014, all-day, Philadelphia, PA. Keynote speaker: Dr. Elisheva Carlebach (History, Columbia). 500-800 words. To submit, email: title, specific materials studied, method, and statement of thesis. Selected papers will receive small travel stipends.
Deadline: Jan. 6, 2014

Nov. 14, 2013 Volume 43, Number 45

11/15 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
11/15 - Sociology Workshop
11/18 - Teaching / Job Talks
11/18 - MPC Seminar
11/18 - Faculty Meeting. NOTE room: 614 Soc Sci
11/19 - Work Family & Time Workshop
11/19 - Sociology Workshop
11/20 - CHGS Event
11/20 - UMSA Event
11/22 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
11/22 - ICGC Brown Bag - Emily Springer
11/26 - PhD Defense - Shawn Wick

PhD Awarded - Tim Ortyl

Associate Dean Alexander Rothman, CLA Research and Graduate Programs, awarded Tim Ortyl's PhD degree posthumously to his father and stepmother, James and Joy Ortyl, at a celebration of Dr. Ortyl's life on Nov. 7. Dr. Ortyl's dissertation, "Social Marginalization and Patterns of Relationship Innovation," was mentored by his Advisor, Prof. Kathleen Hull.

MPC-Sociology Search - Teaching / Job Talks

Dr. Sarah Hayford (AZ State) presents a Teaching Talk, Mon. Nov. 18, 12:00-1:00 pm, 1183 Soc Sci Bdlg. Her Job Talk follows later, "The Role of Birth Timing in African Fertility Declines: Evidence from Rural Mozambique," 4:00-5:15 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

MPC Seminar

Prof. Beth Virnig (Health Services Research and Policy, UMN) presents "Opportunities for Using and Creating Medicare Linkages," Mon. Nov. 18, 12:15-1:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall.

Faculty Meeting

The next faculty meeting will be held on Mon. Nov. 18, 2:30-4:30 pm. NOTE: Room 614 Soc Sci Bldg.

Work, Family & Time Workshop

Prof. Ann Meier presents "Mothers' Time with Children and Subjective Well Being: The Role of Work and Work Conditions," Tues. Nov. 19, 12;00-1:00 pm, 29 Willey Hall. Co-sponsored by Life Course Center, Sociology Dept. Lunch provided. RSVP for lunch.


Sociology Workshop

Caren Arbeit, Sociology graduate student, presents "Parental Unemployment and Children's Educational Attainment," Nov. 19, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

UMSA - Prof. Park

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies presents:
1. Dr. Falko Schmieder (Center for Literary and Cultural Research, Berlin, Germany), DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Visiting Scholar, presents "The Concept of Survival," Nov. 20, 12:00-1:15 pm, 710 Soc Sci Bldg.
2. Dr. Antonius C.G.M. Robben (Anthropology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands) presents "An Argentine Genocide? Individul Accountability and Collective Guilt during the 1976-83 Dictatorship," Mon. Nov. 15, 4:00 pm, 125 Nolte Library.


ICGC Brown Bag - Emily Springer

Graduate student Emily Springer presents, "Behind the PowerPoint: Knowledge Production through International Development Evaluation Systems," Fri. Nov. 22, 2:00pm, 537 Heller Hall.

Dissertation Defense - Shawn Wick

Shawn Wick will defend his dissertation, "Missionaries of Modernization and Managers of Myth: Organizational Legitimacy in the Field of International Development," Tues. Nov. 26, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be at 10:30 am. His Advisor is Prof. Ron Aminzade.

Community Fund Drive - Sociology Excels!

The Department of Sociology had a 65 percent participation rate, making it one of the top 10 donating departments in the College of Liberal Arts, and raised more money than any other department in the college. Kudos to all Sociology participants!

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.

IHRC - Global REM Lecture

The Immigration History Research Center presents Prof. Marko Kananen (Mikkeli University, Finland), Visiting Scholar in the College of Education and Human Development, presents "Contexts of Diaspora Citizenship: Somali Communities in Finland and in Minnesota," Wed. Nov. 20, 12:00-1:15 pm, 308 Elmer Andersen Library. Free and open to the public. Feel free to bring a bag lunch.

UMN Mondale Law School

1. Faculty Works in Progress
Prof. Jonathan Adler (Case Western), title TBA, Nov. 21, 12:15-1:15 pm, 385 Mondale Hall (Lindquist and Vennum Room). Open to the public. RSVP to: Stephanie McCauley, (612)625-9073.
2. Prof. Jonathan Haidt (Stern School, NYU) presents "Moral Psychology and the Law: How Intuitions Drive Reasoning, Judgment, and the Search for Evidence," Nov. 20, 4:00 pm, 50 Mondale Hall. RSVP for event.


Food Not Bombs

"Smashing Hunger, Squashing Poverty," cooking demonstration and video by Food Not Bombs, Fri. Nov. 22, 2:00 pm, 125 Nolte Center.

MN Film Society - African Film Series

The MN Film Society hosts "Images of Africa: An African Film Series," Nov. 15-21, St. Anthony Main Cinema and Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis.

Idaho - Assistant

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Idaho, invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in criminology. Research areas are open. Apply online.
Deadline: Nov. 30. Open until filled.

South Dakota State - Open Rank / Director, Data Center

The Department of Sociology and Rural Studies, South Dakota State University, invites applications for an tenure track Open Rank Professor and Director of the Rural Life and Census Data Center. PhD required. Apply online. Posting number 0005827. For questions, contact: Prof. Diane Kayongo-Male, (605)688-4896. Visit ASA Job Bank. Job ID: 9906.
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2014. Open until filled.

Western Ontario - Assistant / Associate

The Faculty of Social Science, University of Western Ontario, invites applications for a Tier II Canada Research Chair, tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor level. Areas: Migration, Ethnic Relations. PhD within last ten years. To apply, email cover letter, CV, three writing samples, contact information for three referees, and research statement to: Prof. Andrew Nelson, Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Social Science, University of Western Ontario, Long, ON, Canada N6A 5C2.
Deadline: Jan. 17, 2014. Open until filled.

ASA Job Bank- Two Positions

Visit the ASA Job Bank for these positions:
1. Lecturer. Job ID: 9943
Sociology Department, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA. Areas: Theory, Family.
2. Assistant Professor. Job ID: 9948
Department of of Sociology, Anthropology and Geography, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. Area: Open.

Indiana - Two Postdoc Fellowships

The Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES), Indiana University, Bloomington, invites applications for two Postdoctoral Fellowships. Areas: African American and African Diaspora Studies; American Studies; Anthropology; History; Political Science; Psychology; and Sociology. Apply online. QAA number 21309-39.
Deadline: Jan. 30, 2014

Global Health Competition

The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility and the Center for Health Interprofessional Programs invites applications for the UMN Global Health Case Competition, an interprofessional student competition. The case competition enables individuals and teams, from multiple schools and disciplines, to collaboratively analyze a real-world global health challenge and find solutions. Apply online.
Individual and Team Deadline: Nov. 24


Stony Brook - Grad Ethnograph Conference

The Sociology Department, SUNY Stony Brook, invites papers and proposals for the graduate student ethnography conference, "Making the Invisible Visible," Fri. April 18. Email title, abstract, and three key words of paper.
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2014

Grad Institute - Conference

The Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland, invites papers for the inaugural Geneva International Contest for Graduate Students, "Empowering Women for Development." Cash awards for winners.
Deadline: April 29, 2014

Lille, France - Sociology of Work Conference

International conference on sociology of work, "Margins of Work and Employment: Forms, Stakes, Processes," Centres Lillois d'Etudes et de Recherches, University of Lille, Lille, France, June 17-19, 2014.
Abstract Deadline: Dec. 7