Dear Pacific Sociological Association Members,
On behalf of Dr. Constance Shehan, I am writing to invite you to contribute to an important new resource, The Encyclopedia of Family Studies, which will be published (in print and on-line) by Wiley-Blackwell in 2015. The five-volume project takes an international and interdisciplinary approach to the large and growing field of Family Studies. “The” family – or families – will be viewed from both an institutional and structural (i.e., macro) level as well as an interactional (i.e., micro) level. This project will be more than a compendium of knowledge about white, upper-middle class US families written by American scholars. Diversity across topics/issues, authors, and intended audiences will be reflected throughout the volumes. Scholars from around the world -- and across disciplines and stages of professional development -- are invited to participate.
Entries cover a wide spectrum of topics, some of which include:
- Anthropological Perspectives on Families
- Family Demography
- Family Theories
- Health, Illness, and Aging
- Marriage and Divorce
- Families Around the World
If you are interested in contributing to the encyclopedia, please contact Dr. Shehan or I and we will be happy to provide you with a full list of headwords for the encyclopedia. If you agree to write an entry, you will be contacted by a representative from Wiley-Blackwell, who will send you a contract and additional information about writing for an encyclopedia. The tentative deadline for submitting first drafts of entries is later this year (2013). Entries will be reviewed by the associate editors. Contributors will be notified of necessary changes in their entries within a month following submission.
PSA 2013 GRANTS
The PSA Endowment Committee Announces 50 $125 Travel Grant Awards for Students Listed in the Program and Attending the Annual Meeting in Reno and 40 $30 Registration Fee Only Grants for Students Attending the Meeting and Not Listed in the Program.
$125 Travel Grants
The travel grant awards are open only to undergraduate and graduate students who are not employed full-time in an academic or non-academic institution. Students who are eligible must be listed as a presenter or co-presenter in a conference session in the PSA Preliminary Program for the annual meeting in Reno. The Preliminary Program will be published in the January 2013 Newsletter. Eligible students must also be members of the PSA in 2013 and must have paid pre-registration fees for the conference. Membership on a PSA committee does not count for eligibility. Students who apply for a $125 travel grant are not eligible to receive the $30 registration fee only grant.
Students who meet the eligibility requirements above should send their name and email address to the Endowment Committee at (email@example.com) and indicate they are applying for the travel grant. The deadline for submission is February 22nd. A random-numbers table will be used to assign a number to all eligible applicants. A random drawing will determine the recipients. Recipients of the travel grant awards will receive an email confirming they have been granted the award. All recipients must pick-up their $125 travel grant at the PSA Registration Table at the conference in Reno. Identification will be required.
$30 Registration Fee Only Grants
The registration fee only grants are open to any community college, undergraduate or graduate student who is attending the conference in Reno and who is not listed in the meeting program as a presenter. Eligible students do not need to be PSA members in 2013.
Students who meet the eligibility requirements above should send their name and email address to the Endowment Committee at (firstname.lastname@example.org) and indicate they are applying for the registration grant. The deadline for submission is March 10th. Recipients will receive an email confirming they have been given a registration only grant. They will be automatically registered for the Reno conference.
Graduate Fellowship - Utah State University
Presidential Fellowship in Sociology
State Policy, International Migration & Gender
Utah State University
The Sociology Program at Utah State University seeks applicants for a Presidential Doctoral Research Fellow with research interests in state policy, international migration and gender. The Presidential Fellow will receive an annual stipend of $20,000 for four years. Qualified applicants will have an MS in sociology or a related field, GRE scores above the 70th percentile and a cumulative GPA above 3.5. The Presidential Fellow will work closely with sociology faculty on one of several on-going research projects related to policy, migration and gender. To learn more about these projects, go to http://sociology.usu.edu/presidentialfellow.aspx.
Applicants should complete an application and provide a letter of intent outlining one's research interests, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, official transcripts and GRE scores and three letters of reference. To apply for the position go to http://sociology.usu.edu/gradsummary.aspx. We will begin reviewing applicants on February 1, 2013 and will continue until a qualified candidate has been selected. The Sociology Program is committed to excellence through diversity, and we strongly encourage applications from women, persons of color, ethnic minorities, international students, veterans and persons with disabilities.
Utah State University is located in Logan, Utah, a small city of almost 50,000 people nestled in the Wasatch mountain range. Utah is an important new immigration destination with one of the fastest-growing Hispanic populations in the country. Logan is also an ideal location from which to pursue diverse outdoor recreation opportunities – either in the canyons and mountains that surround Logan or in the many national parks located in nearby mountains and in Utah's famous red rock desert country.
Call for Papers - Race/Ethnicity Network of Social Science History Association
We serve as co-chairs of the Race/Ethnicity section for the Social
Science History Association (SSHA). The meeting is scheduled to take
place in Chicago, November 21-24, 2013. Our theme this year is
Our main goal is to structure sessions so that they explicitly draw on
an interdisciplinary group of scholars who hail from different
institutions. The deadline for submission of abstracts is February
15th, 2013. Note, all SSHA requires at this point is an abstract. You
can find more information at: http://www.ssha.org/, including the Call
We are hoping to put together a number of sessions related to the
conference site and date that were discussed at the planning meeting:
Commemorating 150 Years Since the Emancipation Proclamation: Legal
Abolition vs. Black Emancipation
-Post-Emancipation Politics and Imperatives
-Race and the Law: Have Legal Remedies Produced Racial Emancipation?
Revisiting the work of W.E.B. Du Bois (50 Years Since His Death)
The Great Migration: Racial Movements and Migrations in the Past and Present
Racial Politics – Obama, Electoral Politics, and Black Politicians
50 Years Since the March on Washington: Where is The Civil Rights Movement Now?
Community Organizing or Organizing on College campuses
Immigrant Rights Movements and the DREAMers
The Chicago Teachers Strike or Activism Around Racial Inequality in Education
Continuities and Transformation of Racial Systems Across Time
The Role of Borders: Race and Transnationality
Decolonial/Post-Colonial Race Theory
Race and Natural resources: Land, Water, Air and Environmental Racism
Roundtable: Studying Race Across National Contexts
We are also looking for people to volunteer to be a critic for the
following Author Meets Critics sessions:
Three Worlds of Relief: Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare
State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal, Cybelle Fox
Chinese Chicago: Race Transnational Migration and Community Since
1870, Huping Ling
You are welcome to submit papers regarding any of these topics, or on
a topic relating to your own research. If you would be interested in
putting together an entire session, let us know and we would be happy
to provide you with details as to how to do this. Feel free to forward
this call widely, particularly to graduate students (there is funding
available for graduate students to travel to the conference which can
be found at http://www.ssha.org/grants).
Finally, please feel free to check our Facebook page, which you can
find by searching for "Race/Ethnicity Network - Social Science History
Association” or by following the link:
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email:
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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