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December 15, 2016

IPM Section Award Nominations

Outstanding Book Award

Awarded annually for a book published in the three calendar years preceding the ASA annual meeting at which the award is bestowed. Award Committee Chair: Jacqueline Hagan (email: jhagan@unc.edu )

Outstanding Article Award

Sponsored annually for an article published in the calendar year preceding the ASA annual meetings. Award Committee Chair: Lauren Rivera (email: l-rivera@kellogg.northwestern.edu)

Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award

Sponsored annually for a graduate student paper presented at a professional conference during the calendar year preceding the ASA annual meetings or published during the same time period. Award Committee Chair: Maude Pugliese (email: maude.pugliese@mcgill.ca)

Robert M. Hauser Distinguished Scholar Award

Awarded annually to mark and celebrate the field’s most fundamental accomplishments. Award Committee Chair: Jennie E. Brand (email: brand@soc.ucla.edu)

William Julius Wilson Early Career Award

Awarded annually to recognize a scholar who has made major contributions early in his/her career. Persons who received their highest degree within the previous ten years shall be eligible to receive this award. Award Committee Chair: Jennie E. Brand (email: brand@soc.ucla.edu)

All Awards have a deadline of March 1, 2017.

Please note that all nominees must be registered members of the ASA to be considered for section awards.

 

January 4, 2016

1) Don’t forget to renew your ASA membership! With express renewal, it’s fast and easy. Here’s a link to facilitate the process: http://asanet.org/members/joinasa.cfm

2) The deadline for open paper submissions is fast approaching (January 6th, 3pm est). Don’t miss your chance to participate in the annual meetings this August in Seattle!

3) The Nominations Committee would love to hear from you! Who would you nominate for the Robert M. Hauser Distinguished Scholar Award and/or the William Julius Wilson Early Career Award?

Robert M. Hauser IPM Distinguished Scholar Award: Awarded annually to mark and celebrate the field’s most fundamental accomplishments

William Julius Wilson Early Career Award: Awarded annually to recognize a scholar who has made major contributions early in his/her career. Persons who received their highest degree within the previous ten years shall be eligible to receive this award

Please contact the committee’s chair, Florencia Torche (NYU), with your suggestions: florencia.torche@nyu.edu

4) IPM will partner with the Organizations, Occupations, and Work Section (OOW) on their public sociology blog, Work in Progress: http://workinprogress.oowsection.org/. If you have any interest in joining the editorial team, please contact Matt Vidal, the blog’s editor-in-chief (mgvidal@gmail.com). He’s looking forward to hearing from you.

5) For GSS data users, here is an important announcement from Tom Smith, Senior Fellowat the University of Chicago’s NORC:

On December 18th, the existing GSS website will be replaced by a new site at http://gss.norc.org/

Past users of the GSS website should find essentially the same information and content that existed on the old site. Among the major changes are the following:

NESSTAR is no longer part of the GSS website and many of its features have been replaced by GSS Data Explorer (see description below).

A bibliography of GSS and International Social Survey Program (ISSP) research publications has been expanded to cover over 25,000 entries.

Examples of recent GSS/ISSP uses in the media are provided.

The GSS Data Explorer https://gssdataexplorer.norc.org/ is a component of the GSS website. Users can both analyze and save the GSS data online; share their work with others; and download entire datasets or limited extracts for analysis in many different statistical software program. Features of the GSS Data Explorer include:

  • Integrated, nuanced search by year, subject, variable, and question text
  • The ability to export full datasets or individual variables for analysis in almost any statistical software program
  • The capacity to conduct online analysis and to save and share variables and analysis
  • Social media tools enabling users to share findings with broader communities
  • Tools for facilitating classroom teaching using the GSS
  • GSS Trends reports for the media in 2012 and 2014
  • An option to send queries to GSS staff
  • More features under development

December 18, 2015

1) CALL FOR PAPERS: THE NEW ECONOMY: ASA Pre-Conference Hosted by the Economic Sociology Section

2) JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: DIABLO VALLEY COLLEGE looking to fill position for Assistant Professor

DVC Job Announcement 2015

3) CENTER FOR EQUITABLE GROWTH ANNOUNCES 2016 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

I’m writing to let you know that the Washington Center for Equitable Growth has recently announced its 2016 Request for Proposals. As an Equitable Growth grantee, your help in spreading the word about our grant program would be extremely valuable.  We would appreciate it if you emailed colleagues and graduate students to let them know about this funding opportunity.  As in previous years, we are interested in research investigating the various channels through which economic inequality may, or may not, impact economic growth and stability, including both direct and indirect pathways.  For more information:

http://equitablegrowth.org/grant-program/

Or contact Korin Davis, kdavis@equitablegrowth.org

4) Call for Proposals: Volume 18 of Advances in Medical Sociology, Food Systems, and Health. DEADLINE: January 15, 2016

Call for proposals AMS v.18

5) Call for Papers: Time Use across the Life Course. DEADLINE: February 1, 2016

 

December 8, 2015

The latest issue of the IPM Newsletter has been published.  In addition to the typical announcements, the editorial team has worked hard to add features of interest to the membership. Take a look. We think you will enjoy these a great deal, and we hope to see many of you in these pages in the coming months.

All the best,

Sandra

 

November 4, 2015

Dear Colleagues,

It has been a couple of weeks since my last email to the membership, but I have good news to report. The first issue of the IPM Newsletter has been created and can be found under the ‘newsletter’ tab!

Please join me in thanking Michelle Maroto (UAlberta), the newsletter’s first editor, and her stalwart staff–Carmen Brick (Berkeley), Allison Logan (Berkeley), and Chris Munn (OSU)–for their collective efforts and fantastic product. I know that I am impressed by what they were able to accomplish in such a short period of time.

Enjoy this first issue and expect an issue every month from here out. And if you haven’t already done so, consider sharing your own news of publications, honors and awards, calls and the like.

Finally, let us know what you’d like to see in the newsletter, since it’s here for us all.

Here’s the email address to use: ipmsection.news@gmail.com.

All the very best,
Sandra

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