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  • February 20, 2024 5:23 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    Graduate students in the Washington, DC metro area are invited to submit papers for consideration for the Irene B. Taeuber Graduate Student Paper Awards. This competition for best paper is open to all graduate students enrolled in Virginia, Maryland, and District of Columbia colleges and universities. The winning authors each receive a $200 cash award and will be recognized at the annual DCSS award event.

    Submissions must be solely authored papers on a sociological topic, and they must be the individual work of the author. Previously published papers (or those accepted for publication) are not eligible for consideration. Both M.A. and Ph.D. students are encouraged to apply. Please note your degree program with the submission since separate awards will be made to one M.A. student and one Ph.D. student. Papers should be under 50 pages in length (total number of pages including figures and references, double-spaced) and should not be full theses or dissertations. Papers should be submitted as Word documents.

    Submissions should be sent to Dr. Michelle Newton-Francis (mnewtonf@american.edu) by March 1, 2024.

  • February 20, 2024 5:18 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    The American Political Science Association seeks an Executive Director to serve as the chief executive officer of the Association beginning in or around August 2024. Following more than two successful five-year terms as Executive Director, Steven Rathgeb Smith’s long-planned departure from the role is set to immediately follow the 2024 APSA Annual Meeting in September 2024.

    The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the corporation and an ex officio member of the Council. The executive director reports to the Council and works closely with the President and other APSA officials. 

    The announcement is posted on the APSA home page, including a link to the full job description and application portal. Review of applications will begin on March 8.

  • February 19, 2024 12:54 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    "Sociology: Practically Constitutional!" Florida’s move to marginalize sociology is shortsighted, Jerry A. Jacobs writes. (Inside Higher Ed, 2/14/24)

    "Being against sociology makes about as much sense as being against meteorology because the weather report might reveal an impending heat wave or cold snap. Good news or bad, we need to know about the weather just as we need to know about what is happening in our society."

    ASA letter to members (PDF, 2/5/24): "Fundamentally, we want
    students to have freedom to learn sociology, and this is a time when we all as sociologists must work together to advance this shared goal."

    APSA statement (PDF, 2/5/24)

    Carol J. Petty (GMU), “Sociology is worth fighting for” (Baltimore Sun, 2/2/24)

  • February 13, 2024 6:00 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    DCSS makes awards in four categories each year:  two are individual awards, one named for Stuart A. Rice and the other for Morris Rosenberg; one is an organization award named for Anna Julia Cooper; and two graduate student paper awards, named for Irene B. Taeuber, are made for papers by a Ph.D. student and an M.A. student.  The deadline for award nominations and graduate student paper submissions is February 16, 2024.

    Awards will be presented at the annual awards celebration in April 2024, venue and date TBA.  Information on the awards is below; more information, including previous award winners, is on the DCSS website.

    The Stuart A. Rice Merit Award for Career Achievement is presented to a distinguished senior member of the Society who has made a significant contribution to the discipline over a professional career of at least 25 years. Nominations are encouraged for individuals from any career setting, including but not limited to: academics, government service, private research, consulting, retirement and/or independent scholarship. To submit a nomination (which can include nominating yourself), please send a letter of nomination, the nominee’s resume or vita, and related supporting materials to dcsociologicalsociety@gmail.com.

    The Morris Rosenberg Award for Outstanding Sociological Achievement is presented for outstanding sociological achievement during the past three years by any member of DCSS. Nominations are encouraged for individuals from any career setting, including but not limited to: academics, government service, private research, consulting, retirement and/or independent scholarship. To submit a nomination (which can include nominating yourself), please send a letter of nomination, the nominee’s resume or vita, and related supporting materials to dcsociologicalsociety@gmail.com.

    The Anna Julia Cooper Award for Public Sociology by a Community Organization is given to a community group using the methods and insights of sociology in its work to improve life in the DCSS service area. The community organization should have a clearly defined purpose that involves addressing socially produced inequalities. The organization may be nominated by any DCSS member. The nomination should be made in a letter accompanied by a general overview of the organization, including the history, purpose, and achievements, and submitted to dcsociologicalsociety@gmail.com.

    The Irene B. Taeuber Graduate Student Paper Awards competition is open to all graduate students enrolled in colleges and universities in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Submissions must be solely authored papers on a sociological topic. Previously published papers (or those accepted for publication) are not eligible for consideration. Separate awards will be made to one M.A. student and one Ph.D. student. Papers should be under 50 pages in length (including figures and references, double-spaced) and should be submitted as Word documents. Submissions should be sent to Dr. Michelle Newton-Francis (mnewtonf@american.edu).

  • February 13, 2024 5:28 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    European Review of Applied Sociology is a double-blind peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes scientific articles, research reports, teaching notes, essays and book reviews. The Journal consistently covers an array of subject areas including social change and social structures, globalization, social networks, communication, law and politics, labor market, migration, ageing, social work, community research, family, social statistics and other topics from applied sociology.

    The Editors invite authors to contribute with articles to issue no. 28/2024. The deadline for submission is March 15th. For guidelines on manuscript preparation, please visit the Author Guidelines

  • February 10, 2024 9:55 AM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS) is an NSF-funded initiative. Investigators propose survey experiments to be fielded using a nationally representative Internet platform via NORC's AmeriSpeak Panel.

    This Special Competition is limited to investigators who are either graduate students or no more than 3 years post-PhD or post-residency for MDs (i.e., PhD must be received, or MD residency completed, in 2021 or later).

    TESS will begin accepting proposals for the Special Competition on March 15, 2024, and the deadline is April 30, 2024. Full details are at this link

  • February 10, 2024 9:46 AM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    Have you ever wondered how to get your research into the hands of policymakers, or wished your findings were known by a wider audience? PRB and APC are organizing a webinar to highlight ways to expand the reach of your research by distilling your findings into messages and formats tailored for nontechnical audiences, including policymakers and the media. Panelists from Syracuse University and PRB will describe how to write an effective research brief, common pitfalls in writing for nontechnical audiences, and using social media to communicate about your research.

    Date: March 7, 2024 (2:00-3:00 PM ET)

    More information and registration available at this link

  • February 06, 2024 5:50 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    Request for Articles - Climate Hazards and their Social, Political, and Economic Consequences. RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences

    In this issue, the editors invite original research contributions pertaining to the social, political, and economic effects of climate-related hazards in the United States, inequalities exacerbated or created by hazards, and how federal, state, local and/or private mitigation,  recovery, and resilience policies affect inequalities. 

    Abstracts and supporting materials due April 2, 2024

    The complete call is on the RSF website

  • February 06, 2024 5:37 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    The Veterans’ Grandchildren Mortality Plus sample consists of the records of more than 35,700 total grandchildren: both male and female in nearly equal numbers; about 28,000 of whom survived to age 45; who were born after the war to 16,791 children of 2,825 veterans; and contains an oversample of ex-POW veterans.

    The primary purpose of the project was to explore how grandfathers’ trauma affects the longevity and overweight of descendants.

    The dataset contains birth and death dates of grandchildren, census information on their parents' household, select socioeconomic and education information from the 1930 and 1940 census, and height and weight information from WWII draft cards for the grandsons. This multigenerational dataset can be used for researching the intergenerational transmission of longevity, overweight and socioeconomic status and the sex-specific pathways of this transmission and for testing mechanical linkage algorithms.

    Complete information available at openICPSR

  • January 27, 2024 4:49 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    This program provides grants to support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Projects may include short-term seminars, curriculum development, group research or study, or advanced intensive language programs.

    Projects must focus on the humanities, social sciences and languages, and must focus on one or more of the following areas: Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the Western Hemisphere (Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean), East Central Europe and Eurasia, and the Near East. Applications that propose projects focused on Canada or Western Europe will not be funded.

    Application deadline: March 18, 2024

    Full information is available through the program page

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