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Labor Dispute at the 2019 PSA Conference Hotel, the Oakland Marriott City Center

PSA is aware of the current labor dispute at the Oakland Marriott and many other Marriotts across the United States. One of the reasons PSA has chosen to locate its conference at the Oakland Marriott is because their service workers

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New podcast of ‘editor’s pick’ article from August issue of Sociological Perspectives

“Age Trajectories of Depressive Symptoms by Age at Immigration among Older Men and Women of Mexican Descent: The Role of Social Resources” with author Maria A. Monserud (co-author Kyriakos S. Markides) Direct link: http://traffic.libsyn.com/sagesociology/2018_SPX_Monserud.mp3 Podcast page: http://journals.sagepub.com/page/spx/podcasts iTunes: https: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sage-sociology/id871126157?mt=2

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PSA Member James Courage Singer Running for U.S. Congress in Utah

PSA Member James Courage Singer Running for U.S. Congress in Utah The 2016 protests at Standing Rock resisting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline was a pivotal moment for indigenous peoples, environmentalism, and tribal sovereignty. It was also the

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New podcast by Sociological Perspectives author Bryan Sykes (2018 special issue on ethnography)

Listen to Author Bryan Sykes discuss his article, co-authored by Back Hawk Hancock and Anjuli Verma, from #SocPerspectives Special Issue:”The Problem of ‘Cameo Appearances’ in Mixed-methods Research: Implications for Twenty-first-century Ethnography” Direct link: http://traffic.libsyn.com/sagesociology/05.02.18_SPX_Sykes.mp3 Podcast page: http://journals.sagepub.com/page/spx/podcasts iTunes: https: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sage-sociology/id871126157?mt=2

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2018 Annual Report to Board and Members

This report is an updated version of the report provided to members who attended the Business Meeting at the annual conference, Friday, March 30, 2018. Please send any questions to executivedirector@pacificsoc.org. May 1 2018 report to Board and Members

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PSA Announces Search for New Editor or Co-Editors for Sociological Perspectives 

PSA Announces Search for New Editor or Co-Editors for Sociological Perspectives  Sociological Perspectives, published by SAGE, announces a search for the journal’s next editor or co-editors. The PSA welcomes proposals from individuals, a team or a department. The editor will

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ASA is looking for information on how sociologists are involved in supporting nonprofits and public sector organizations

ASA (American Sociological Association) President Eduardo Bonilla-Silva has recently been publicly engaged in promoting the work of sociologists as data-based and empirical (see http://www.asanet.org/news-events/asa-news/asa-president-eduardo-bonilla-silva-responds-chief-justice-john-roberts for his defense of sociology against Chief Justice Roberts’ claim that our discipline is “gobbledygook”). ASA is

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PSA Statement Reaffirming Democratic Ideals—Passed by Council April 9, 2017

As sociologists, we share a commitment to the common good.  Across the nation, many of us have been deeply affected by blatant and subtle expressions of prejudice and discrimination. As such, the PSA members offer the following reaffirmation of our

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PSA Member Susan Palmer receives NEA Foundation award for Teaching Excellence

The NEA Foundation has announced that Susan Palmer, Professor of Sociology at Walla Walla Community College (and longtime PSA member!), is one of 38 public educators nationwide who will receive the prestigious California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence. Read more

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Volunteer to Serve on a PSA Committee

Volunteer to Serve on a PSA Committee PSA committee appointments have been completed for the term of service beginning in 2017. The PSA Committee on Committees will begin in early 2017 the process of appointing members to all committees for

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