December 2013 Archives

Dec. 19, 2013 Volume 43, Number 50

12/19 - Degree Confer - Anarae Schunk
12/23-24-25 - University closed - Christmas
1/1/14 - University closed - New Year's Day
1/10/14 - PhD Defense - Peter Wruck
1/20/14 - University closed - MLK Day
1/21/14 - Spring 2014 begins
2/3/14 - First Faculty Meeting

Degree Confer TODAY - Anarae Schunk

Members of the Sociology Department who knew undergraduate student, Anarae Schunk, are invited to attend a Degree Confer celebration, with her family, TODAY Thurs. Dec. 19, 3:00-4:00 pm, L-150 Carlson School of Management. For questions, contact: Mary Drew.

Successful Defense - Ryan Moltz

Ryan Moltz successfully defended his dissertation, "Dealing with Totalitarian Legacies: The Politics of Lustration in Post-Communist Europe," on Dec. 16. His Advisor is Prof. Ron Aminzade. Congratulations, Dr. Moltz!

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.

Program in Human Sexuality - Dr. Reiss

Ira Reiss (Professor Emeritus, UMN Sociology), presents, "How to Integrate Values, Power, and Advocacy into Sexual Science," Jan. 8, 2014, 12:00 Noon-1:00 pm, 142 West Bank Office Bldg. (WBOB), 1300 South 2nd Street.

Women R.E.A.D.

Women Reading for Equity and Diversity, a professional development book group for all women employees, invites women to join! Questions? Call the Women's Center at (612)625-9837, or email. Space is limited, first come-first served.
Registration Deadline: Jan. 15, 2014

Prague Summer Schools

The Prague Summer Schools for undergraduate and graduate students will be held 5-12 July 2014. For questions, email the Center for Public Policy, an NGO and educational Institution, accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.
Early Bird Application Deadline: 31 Jan. 2014
Final Deadline: 15 Feb. 2014

Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize

The Social Science Research Council announces a biannual grants from the Mark Family Fund for the Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology.
Deadline: Feb. 17, 2014

SMMS Conference

The Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento, Italy, issues a call for papers for "Changing Population: Migration, Reproduction, and Identity," 3-5 June, 2014, University of Trento. Submit 300 word abstract to SMMS.
Deadline: 31 Jan. 2014

WAPOR Conference

The World Association for Public Opinion Research will hold its annual conference on 4-6 Sept. 2014, Nice, France at the Radisson Blu, on the French Riviera.
Deadline: 2 Feb. 2014

Dec. 12, 2013 Volume 43, Number 49

12/13 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
12/13-19 - Final Exams
12/16 - PhD Defense - Ryan Moltz
12/19 - Degree Celebration - Anarae Schunk
12/23-24-25 - University closed - Christmas

Inequality & Methods Workshop

Gilbert Gonzales (Health Policty & Management); Miriam King (MPC); Ryan Moltz (Sociology); and Carrie Henning-Smith (Health Policy & Management) present "Using the IHIS to do LGBT Health Research: Challenges and Findings," Fri. Dec. 13, 12:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room. The workshop scheduled for Dec. 20 has been postponed.

Dissertation Defense - Ryan Moltz

Ryan Moltz will defend his dissertation, "Dealing with Totalitarian Legacies: The Politics of Lustration in Post-Communist Europe," Mon. Dec. 16, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be at 10:00 am. His Advisor is Prof. Ron Aminzade. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration for Ryan, to be held at 12:00 Noon, 915 Soc Sci. All current department members are welcome to attend.

Degree Confer - Anarae Schunk

Members of the Sociology Department who knew undergraduate student, Anarae Schunk, are invited to attend a Degree Confer celebration, with her family, Thurs. Dec. 19, 3:00-4:00 pm, L-150 Carlson School of Management. 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.

Boynton - PAWS for End of Semester Stress

Dogs and a therapy chicken will make regular visits at the free, weekly "Pet Away Worry and Stress" (PAWS) sessions at Boynton Health Service. The public is invited to interact with these and other registered therapy animal teams on Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00 pm, 1st Floor, Room W120, Boynton Health Services. The last Wed. in Fall 2013 is Dec. 18. PAWS continues in Spring 2014.

Helsinki - Assistant

The Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki, Finland, invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in population ageing and social consequences. To apply, email CV; list of publications; teaching evaluations; and two-page report on research to: Faculty of Social Sciences, Registry of the University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 33 (Yliopistonkatu 4), 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland. For more information, contact: Prof. Pekka Martikainen; +358 44 286 1946.
Deadline: 9 January 2014

Western Ontario - Research Chair

The Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations, University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada, invites applications for a Tier II Canada Research Chair in the area of Migration and Ethnic Relations. Start July 1, 2015. Canadian and international candidates must have PhD (obtained within the last ten years). To apply, email a cover letter; CV; three publications; contact information for three referees; and statement of research to: Dr. Andrew Nelson, Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Social Science, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada, N6A 5C2.
Deadline: Jan. 14, 2014. Open until filled.

Ghent - Postdoc Researcher

The faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium, invites applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher for "(De)constructing Health News." Temporary two-year term; renewable once. PhD in sociology, communication science, political science, or linguistics. To apply, email cover letter, CV, copy of the required degree, to: Prof. Dr. Daniƫl Biltereyst, Korte Meer 11, 9000 Gent, Belgium.
Deadline: 20 January 2014

Sydney - Associate / Full

The Ageing, Work & Health Research Unit, University of Sydney, Australia, invites applications for a Associate Professor (Level D) or Professor (Level E) in ageing and health. PhD relevant area (social policy, sociology, psychology, epidemiology, allied health sciences, health promotion or primary care). Apply online. Reference number 17639/1112. For application questions, contact: Mr. Rodney Waterson, Senior Recruitment Manager; +61 2 8627 1214. For further questions, contact: Prof. Deborah Black, Associate Dean.
Deadline: 27 January 2014

PAA / AAAS Fellowship

The Population Association of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, invite applications for the 2014-15 Science and Technology Fellowship Program Fellowship. For questions, contact: Juliane Baron.
Application Deadline: Dec. 15
Letters of Recommendation Deadline: Jan. 15, 2014

Washington - Two Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Program in American Culture Studies, Washington University, St. Louis, invites applications for two Postdoctoral Fellowships. PhD between July 1, 2010-July 1, 2014. Begin July 1, 2014. Two-year appointment. Areas:
1. Inequality and Identity
2. Family and Intimate Relations
Deadline: Jan. 13, 2014

TX-Austin - Postdoc Fellowship

The Population Research Center (PRC), University of Texas-Austin, invites applications for one NICHD Postdoctoral Fellowship. Start Sept. 1, 2014. One year; possible two years. PhD in sociology, demography, public health, family studies or a related field. Must be U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
Deadline: Jan. 27. Open until filled.

Theorizing the Web Conference

Call for works-in-progress for Theorizing the Web conference.
Abstract Deadline: Jan. 19

Canadian Sociology of Health

The Canadian Society for the Sociology of Health is accepting abstracts for the 2014 Biennial Bilingual conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 5-6, 2014.
Deadline: Feb. 14, 2014

Dec. 5, 2013 Volume 43, Number 48

12/5 - CHGS event
12/6 - CHGS event
12/10 - Work, Family & Time Workshop
12/11 - Last Day of Instruction
12/12 - Holiday Party
12/13 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
12/13-19 - Final Exams
12/16 - PhD Defense - Ryan Moltz
12/23-24-25 - University closed - Christmas

Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies - TODAY

1. "Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht: Antisemitism Then and Now," Panel Discussion, TODAY Dec. 5, 4:00 pm, President's Room, Coffman Memorial Union.
2. Prof. Phillip Spencer (Kingston University, London, UK) presents "The Recurrence of Genocide since the Holocaust," Fri. Dec. 6, 12:00 pm, 710 Soc Sci Bldg.

Work, Family & Time Workshop

Prof. Evan Roberts (UMN History) presents "'She likes her work very much [but] will probably quit': Husbands, Wives, and Paid Work in the U.S., 1920-1940," Tues. Dec. 10, 12:00 pm, 29 Willey Hall. Lunch provided. RSVP for lunch: Dr. Sarah Flood. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center, Department of Sociology.

Holiday Party

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

Inequality and Methods Workshop

Gilbert Gonzales (Health Policty and Management); Miriam King (MPC); Ryan Moltz (Sociology); and Carrie Henning-Smith (Health Policy and Management) present "Using the IHIS to do LGBT Health Research: Challenges and Findings," Fri. Dec. 13, 12:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room.

Dissertation Defense - Ryan Moltz

Ryan Moltz will defend his dissertation, "Dealing with Totalitarian Legacies: The Politics of Lustration in Post-Communist Europe," Mon. Dec. 16, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be at 10:00 am. His Advisor is Prof. Ron Aminzade. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration for Ryan, to be held at 12:00 Noon, 915 Soc Sci. All current department members are welcome to attend.

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!

Successful Defense - Dawna Reandeau

Dawna Reandeau successfully defended her dissertation, "In God Do We Trust? An Analysis of Trust Reformation in a Catholic Parish," on Dec. 3. Her Advisor is Prof. David Knoke. Congratulations, Dr. Reandeau!

Successful Defense - Rachael Kulick

Rachael Kulick successfully defended her dissertation, "Home Birth in the U.S. and The Netherlands: Understanding Women's Experiences of Stigma, Nature and Trauma," today Dec. 5. Her Advisor is Prof. Kathleen Hull. Dr. Kulick is planning to start a non-profit research center in Minneapolis called the Center for Home Birth Research. Congratulations, Dr. Kulick!

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.

Human Rights Program

Human Rights Program
Prof. Kathryn Sikkink (UMN Political Science) presents "Latin America as a Protagonist of the Idea of International Human Rights," Tues. Dec. 10, 4:00 pm, 1210 Heller Hall.


ICGC Distinguished Public Lecture

Prof. Sekibakiba Peter Lekgoathi (History, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South African) presents "The ANC's Radio Freedom and the Liberation Struggle in South Africa, 1963-1991," Wed. Dec. 11, 12:00-1:00 pm, 1210 Heller Hall.

HRCR - Brown Bag

The Human Capital Research Collaborative presents Prof. Rebecca Shlafer (UMN Pediatrics and Adolescent Health), "Incarcerated Parents: Understanding the Developmental Outcomes of Children and families with Multiple Risk Factors," Dec. 17, 12:00-1;00 pm, Noon to 1:00 pm, 205 Humphrey School.

American, Lebanon - Assistant

Full-time Assistant Professor in Public Administration, Department of Political Studies and Public Administration, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
Deadline: Dec. 1. Open until filled.

National Research Univ - Assistant

Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sociology, Higher School of Economics, The National Research University, Moscow, Russia.
Deadline: Dec. 6

Ontario - Two Positions

The Institute of Technology, University of Ontario, Canada, invites applications for two positions:
1. Tenure-Track Associate Professor in Quantitative Methodology
2. Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Criminology
Deadline: Jan. 7, 2014

Newcastle, Australia - Lecturers

The School of Humanities and Social Science, University of Newcastle, Australia, invites applications for three positions:
1. Full-Time Lecturer in Youth Sociology
2. Full-Time Lecturer in Sociology, Social Change & Development
3. Full-Time Lecturer in Health Sociology
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2014

Oxford - Lecturers

The Nuffield Foundation, Oxford University, UK, have funded a new programme, Q-Step, designed to promote a step-change in quantitative social science training. Over the next five years, fifteen universities across the UK will be delivering specialist undergraduate programmes and as a result, 53 new teaching posts have been created.
Deadlines: Various - click on link.

Edinburgh - Two Lecturers

1. Quantitative Social Policy. Vacancy Reference 023189.
2. Sociology. Vacancy Reference 023188.
Deadline: Jan. 7, 2014

Marquette - Dissertation Fellowship

Marquette University invites applications for the Arnold L. Mitchem Dissertation Fellowship Program, August 2014. Posting number 201100129

Edited Volume on Food

"Place-Based Perspectives on Food in Society," Macmillan/Palgrave Publishers. Publication date: Fall 2015. Email prospectus (750-1000 words) to: Prof. Kevin Fitzpatrick, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Arkansas; (479)575-3777.
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2014