The Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award in Political Sociology:
The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2018.
This award is given annually to the outstanding recent book in political sociology (we will not consider edited books for this award). To be eligible, the book must have a 2017 copyright date. The selection committee encourages self-nominations or suggestions of work by others. Nominations from publishers will not be accepted. To nominate a book for this award:
(1) Send a short letter (via e-mail) nominating the book to each committee member below and
(2) Have a copy of the book sent to each committee member, at the addresses below.
Chair: Jennifer Hsu, firstname.lastname@example.org
Visiting Fellow, Department of Social Policy
2nd Floor, Old Building
London School of Economics and Political Science
London WC2A 2AE UK
Cristian Mora, email@example.com
410 Barrows Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-1980 USA
Xiaohong Xu firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Sociology, AS1 #04-18
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
National University of Singapore
Meghan Kallman, Meghan_Kallman@umb.edu
93 Capwell Ave
Pawtucket, RI 02860. USA
Rima Wilkes, email@example.com
Department of Sociology
University of British Columbia
6303 NW Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC V6T1Z1 Canada
Nick Wilson, Yale University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Sociology
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Stony Brook, NY 11794 USA
The winner will be notified and announced prior to the ASA meetings allowing presses to advertise the prize-winning book.
The Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship for an Article or Chapter Award for Political Sociology. The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2018.
This award is offered annually for the outstanding recently published article or chapter in political sociology. To be eligible, submissions must have a 2017 publication date. The selection committee encourages either self-nominations or suggestions of work by others. (Please note that each author may have only one article nominated.) Please submit the following to the selection committee at their email addresses listed below:
(1) A brief nomination letter and
(2) A copy of the article or chapter.
The Best Article or Book Chapter Award Committee:
Chair: Elizabeth Popp Berman, University at Albany, SUNY, email@example.com
Dana Fisher, University of Maryland, firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Chang, Harvard University, email@example.com
Joseph Harris, Boston University, firstname.lastname@example.org
David Jacobs, Ohio State University, Jacobs.email@example.com
The winners will be notified and announced prior to the ASA meetings.
Best Graduate Student Paper Award. The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2018.
This award is offered annually for the best graduate student paper in political sociology. Persons who were graduate students at any time during calendar year 2017 are invited to submit published or unpublished papers for this award. To be eligible, papers must be either single authored or co-authored by two or more graduate students. Articles co-authored (and/or subsequently published jointly) by a faculty and a student are not eligible. Please note that each author may have only one article nominated. Please submit:
(1) A brief nomination letter,
(2) A copy of the article or chapter
All materials should be sent to each selection committee member at the e-mail addresses below.
The Graduate Paper Award Committee:
Chair: Cybelle Fox, University at California, Berkeley firstname.lastname@example.org
Hana Brown, Wake Forest University, email@example.com
Yan Long, Indiana University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Camilo Leslie, Tulane University email@example.com
The winners will be notified and announced prior to the ASA meetings.
(Proposed) “The Distinguished Career Award in Political Sociology.” This award will be made pending the section’s approval in a vote this spring. The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2018.
“The Distinguished Career Award recognizes and celebrates a lifetime of contributions to the area(s) of political sociology. Nominations will be judged on the depth and breadth of the scholar’s impact on political sociology over the course of their career. Nominees must be at least a quarter of a century beyond graduating with their Ph.D. Section members may nominate a distinguished scholar by sending:
(1) A letter (PDF or MSWord) of nomination, which outlines the candidate’s scholarly contributions to the field and provides assurance of the candidate’s willingness to be nominated;
(2) A copy of the candidate’s most recent curriculum vitae, and
(3) The full contact information for the nominee (including email address), to the nominating committee below.
To receive full consideration, nominations must be submitted by March 1st, 2018.”
The Distinguished Career Award Committee:
Chair: Thomas Janoski, University at Kentucky, firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Lachman, University at Albany, State University of New York
Caroline Lee, Lafayette College, email@example.com
The winner will be notified and announced prior to the ASA meetings.
Braunstein, Ruth. 2017. Prophets and Patriots: Faith in Democracy Across the Political Divide. University of California Press.
Prophets and Patriots takes readers inside two of the most active populist movements of the Obama era and highlights cultural convergences and contradictions at the heart of American political life. In the wake of the Great Recession and amid rising discontent with government responsiveness to ordinary citizens, the book follows participants in two very different groups—a progressive faith-based community organization and a conservative Tea Party group—as they set out to become active and informed citizens, put their faith into action, and hold government accountable. Both groups viewed themselves as the latest in a long line of prophetic voices and patriotic heroes who were carrying forward the promise of the American democratic project. Yet the ways in which each group put this common vision into practice reflected very different understandings of American democracy and citizenship.
Rossi, Federico M. 2017. The Poor’s Struggle for Political Incorporation: The Piquetero Movement in Argentina. Cambridge University Press.
This book offers an innovative perspective on the ever-widening gap between the poor and the state in Latin American politics. It presents a comprehensive analysis of the main social movement that mobilized the poor and unemployed people of Argentina to end neoliberalism and to attain incorporation into a more inclusive and equal society. The piquetero (picketer) movement is the largest movement of unemployed people in the world. This movement has transformed Argentine politics to the extent of becoming part of the governing coalition for more than a decade. Rossi argues that the movement has been part of a long-term struggle by the poor for socio-political participation in the polity after having been excluded by authoritarian regimes and neoliberal reforms. He conceptualizes this process as a wave of incorporation, exploring the characteristics of this major redefinition of politics in Latin America.
The Department of Sociology (http://coss.fsu.edu/sociology) invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position, effective August 2018. We are looking for a scholar with expertise in political sociology and/or social policy who will build on our department’s strengths in inequalities and social justice, health and aging, and demography. Those who study the US or international contexts are equally encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit a letter of application indicating their relevant research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references. Materials should be sent in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30, 2017. Questions may be directed to the department chair (email@example.com).
Florida State University is a Carnegie Foundation-classified Research I institution. Among its 42,000 students are 8,500 graduate students pursuing over 200 programs of study. Tallahassee is Florida’s capital city, with a metropolitan population of over 375,000. Its principal employers are state government and three higher education institutions, including an HBCU. Florida State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we strongly encourage racial/ethnic minority applicants to apply.
Are you interested in forming an ASA Section on the Sociology of Reproduction? An increasing number of sociologists are studying reproduction by conducting research on topics such as pregnancy, labor, birth, abortion, contraception, prenatal testing, assisted reproductive technologies, and infertility. Further, the sociological study of reproduction is a critical place of feminist research. Here are a few reasons why an ASA Section on the Sociology of Reproduction is a good idea:
- According to ASA, “Sections are great for networking with your colleagues and keeping up to date with new developments in your field. Sections write newsletters, conduct panels, receptions and sessions at the Annual Meeting, and connect their members daily through listservs, websites and social media outlets.”
- ASA sections have official recognition as legitimate areas of sociological inquiry, which helps individuals pitch new courses to teach, request new faculty positions, and legitimate their own research agenda within the area.
- There is a proposal before the ASA Council to increase the number of sessions controlled by the sections. Such a shift, which appears to have the support of ASA staff, would make it increasingly unlikely that we would be able to continue getting 4-5 regular ASA sessions (as we did in 2017), but also more likely that small sections, such as a section on the Sociology of Reproduction, would be able to get more than the 2 ASA sessions currently promised.
To form a new section, we need to collect 200 signatures of current ASA members on a petition in which the signer agrees, if the section is formed, to pay dues to the section for two years. Dues are typically $5-$10/year.
You can sign the petition with this link: https://tamu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_abjSjMaV21ppG17.
Please encourage other interested ASA members, including graduate students, to sign, too!
For questions, please feel free to email any of the organizers:
Danielle Bessett: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shannon Carter: email@example.com
Theresa Morris: firstname.lastname@example.org
Louise Roth: email@example.com
Carrie Lee Smith: Carrie.Smith@millersville.edu
The Negotiating Agreement in Congress Research Grants are aimed at scholars who seek to understand the conditions under which political negotiation can be achieved (or not achieved) in Congress and other legislative arenas. The grants provide up to $10,000 of funding for each awardee, to be used for up to one year of research and writing. Applicants must have a PhD in hand by the application deadline and must hold an affiliation with a college or university based in the United States. For more information, please visit www.ssrc.org/nacg or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: Sept 15
Eligibility: Applicants must have a PhD in hand by the application deadline and must hold an affiliation with a college or university based in the United States. Additional criteria can be found on our website.
ISA session being organized — “Non-union class struggles from below” — Session of the ISA World Congress of Sociology, July 2018, Toronto. Organized by Marcel Paret (University of Utah and University of Johannesburg)
While many observers lament the declining significance and political power of organized labor, unions were never the only protagonists of resistance from below. Historical accounts include numerous examples of struggles by working classes and other economically marginalized groups. Similar examples of non-union resistance from below are rampant in the contemporary period of widespread economic insecurity. Groups that scholars consider to be especially “precarious” or even “surplus” to global capitalism – the unemployed, part-time and temporary workers, those eking out a living through “informal” activities, etc. – are prominent within these struggles. These struggles from below often connect economic demands to issues of citizenship, nationalism, and community.
This session will focus on class struggles from below, broadly defined but excluding struggles by capitalists and elites, that are taking place outside of formal union organizations. While maintaining emphasis on class-related demands and issues such as wages, land, and basic livelihood, relevant struggles may include significant or even dominant non-class dimensions (e.g. citizenship). Informal social networks, community-based organizations, political parties, or other non-union entities are also relevant. The goal is to highlight and contrast non-union class struggles in different parts of the globe, with attention to the influence of varying local, national, and regional contexts.
Relevant themes may include, but are not limited to:
- protests and riots by the urban poor;
- mobilization by, for, and against migrants;
- struggles by indigenous groups;
- class dimensions of nationalist movements;
- Occupy-type movements against austerity and economic inequality;
- middle class movements;
- peasant movements and/or struggles against land dispossession;
- organization by self-employed workers or independent contractors;
- political party mobilization;
- workplace resistance by non-unionized workers;
- worker centers and other community-based worker organizations.
To submit a paper to this session, please go to the following link: https://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/wc2018/webprogrampreliminary/Session10931.html. Click the “Submit an Abstract to this Session” button to upload your submission. You will need to create an account with ISA if you do not have one already.
This session will be organized as a roundtable, and is listed in the program under “RC44 Roundtable”. Please direct any questions to Marcel Paret at email@example.com.
Ernesto Castañeda & Cathy Lisa Schneider. 2017. Collective Violence, Contentious Politics, and Social Change: A Charles Tilly Reader. Routledge.
Charles Tilly is among the most influential American sociologists of the last century. For the first time, his pathbreaking work on a wide array of topics is available in one comprehensive reader. This manageable and readable volume brings together many highlights of Tilly’s large and important oeuvre, covering his contribution to the following areas: revolutions and social change; war, state making, and organized crime; democratization; durable inequality; political violence; migration, race, and ethnicity; narratives and explanations.
The book connects Tilly’s work on large-scale social processes such as nation-building and war to his work on micro processes such as racial and gender discrimination. It includes selections from some of Tilly’s earliest, influential, and out of print writings, including The Vendée; Coercion, Capital and European States; the classic “War Making and State Making as Organized Crime;” and his more recent and lesser-known work, including that on durable inequality, democracy, poverty, economic development, and migration. Together, the collection reveals Tilly’s complex, compelling, and distinctive vision and helps place the contentious politics approach Tilly pioneered with Sidney Tarrow and Doug McAdam into broader context. The editors abridge key texts and, in their introductory essay, situate them within Tilly’s larger opus and contemporary intellectual debates. The chapters serve as guideposts for those who wish to study his work in greater depth or use his methodology to examine the pressing issues of our time. Read together, they provide a road map of Tilly’s work and his contribution to the fields of sociology, political science, history, and international studies. This book belongs in the classroom and in the library of social scientists, political analysts, cultural critics, and activists.
The Department of Sociology and the International Studies Program at Boston College invite applications for a tenure track assistant professor position. A successful candidate is one whose research, teaching, and advising are relevant to the consideration of global history, culture, and social structure, as well as to the social justice mission of the sociology department’s PhD program. Scholars with expertise in any geographic area, or those who do transnational or international sociology, are invited to apply. The tenure line will be located in the sociology department. The position, which begins in Fall 2018, entails half-time undergraduate teaching in International Studies and half-time graduate and undergraduate teaching in the Department of Sociology. Preference will be given to entry-level applicants, but excellent candidates at the advanced Assistant Professor level will also be considered.
Applicants should apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/4
All inquiries should be sent to Andrew Jorgenson, Chair of the Department of Sociology and Chair of the Search Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/dive