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  • December 06, 2023 12:30 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    DCSS is seeking one or more graduate students to join the Executive Committee as at-large officers.  We are hoping to connect with energetic students who are passionate about our community and the field of sociology.

    At-large officers are appointed by the Executive Committee to represent the membership at large; student officers represent student members of the Society, in particular.  Student representatives typically serve for a period of two years; this appointment will begin in January 2024. At-large officers, including student officers, act as resources for conducting the business of the Society and provide ideas and material support to the principal officers (President, Secretary, Treasurer and Editor of The Sociologist) for organizing events and outreach.

    This role presents student representatives with opportunities to become more involved in and contribute to the sociology community in DC. And the Society offers resources to student representatives themselves, in terms of mentorship, collegial networks, publication opportunities, and overall professional socialization both to academic sociology and to sociology practice, including public sociology.   

    Interested students should send a resume and a short (no more than 150 words) statement about their sociological interests and leadership experience (or qualities) to DCSS President, Gay Young, and/or Secretary, Alex Rodriguez, by December 20, 2023. In addition, Alex can answer specific questions and speak in more detail about her positive prior experience as a student representative. We are looking forward to having graduate students join us and shape the future of DCSS! 

  • November 22, 2023 11:51 AM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    AERA is accepting submissions for the Graduate Student Research-in-Progress Roundtable Series. Submissions are due on December 15. The initiative will provide a formal presentation opportunity for graduate students who are engaged in research that is underway but was not sufficiently far along to submit a paper in response to the AERA Annual Meeting Call for Submissions.

    This opportunity is open only to graduate students who did not otherwise submit a paper as an author or co-author for the 2024 Annual Meeting.

    The Call for Submissions provides additional information about eligibility and submission 

  • November 09, 2023 2:11 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    The ASA 2024 Annual Meeting, with President Joya Misra’s theme, “Intersectional Solidarities: Building Communities of Hope, Justice, and Joy,” will be held in Montréal from August 9-13, 2024. See the Call for Submissions to learn more about the types of proposals being accepted. The online portal is open for submissions now and the deadline is February 26, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.

  • November 08, 2023 2:02 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    Call for Proposals
    2024 Data-Intensive Research Conference
    July 31 - August 1, 2024 | Minneapolis, MN & online

    NDIRA, a collaboration between IPUMS and the University of Minnesota Life Course Center, is currently accepting submissions for the 2024 Data-Intensive Research Conference, to be held in person in Minneapolis, MN; key components of the program will also be available to virtual participants. The conference theme is Harnessing the Power of Linked Data to Study Aging. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2024.

  • November 08, 2023 1:59 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    The American Time Use Survey Eating and Health Module asks a series of questions related to grocery shopping, food preparation, and nutrition. The most recent module was fielded in 2022 during the COVID-19 pandemic and was previously fielded in 2006 to 2008 and 2014 to 2016. The 2022 Eating and Health Module, set to be fielded again in 2023, asks new questions, asks similar questions in different ways than previously fielded modules, and contains additional variables of high interest to researchers.

  • November 02, 2023 8:52 AM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    The Joint Program in Survey Methodology, University of Maryland-College Park, offers a variety of short courses. JPSM offers Fellowships to qualified registrants from groups traditionally under-represented in the field. Short courses 2023-2024 will be delivered online in a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instruction.

    See the complete schedule online.

  • November 02, 2023 8:47 AM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    Please see two active Federal Register Notices for the American Community Survey and Puerto Rico Community Survey. Comments on planned tests of questions on sexual orientation and gender identity close November 20. Proposed changes to several topics including the household roster, educational attainment, health insurance coverage, disability, and labor force questions are open for comments until December 19.

  • October 28, 2023 11:03 AM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    Dana McCalla, PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Howard University, is seeking key informants for a dissertation study examining mental health service use among black immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean. The qualitative component of this study involves interviews with various professionals (key informants) located in the DC, Maryland, Virginia area who work directly with black immigrant populations; this includes social workers, faith leaders, immigration attorneys, non-profit leaders, mental health therapists, and clinic administrators. The interview questions will address informants' observations concerning black immigrants' wellness experiences, including engagement with mental health services and barriers to receiving care. Interviews will be virtual and will last between 30 and 45 minutes. This is independent student research conducted on behalf of Howard University. Participation is completely anonymous; any identifying information will be kept confidential.

    Professionals who fit the above description and are interested in participating can fill out this brief (2-minute) screening questionnaire.

    If you are a mental health or black immigration scholar in the DMV area who can offer helpful insight and/or if you have connections to potential informants please feel free to contact the Principal Student Investigator, Dana McCalla, via email at your earliest convenience (throughout November and December 2023). 

  • October 26, 2023 4:39 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    The U.S. Census Bureau is convening a virtual Workshop on Advancing Research on Race, Ethnicity, and Inequality on November 14 and 15, 2023. This event will bring together new perspectives on how data resources can be better leveraged to both measure the dimensions of race and ethnicity within the U.S. population, and to investigate how systemic inequalities by race/ethnicity can be identified within U.S. society.  

    Visit the conference website for more details and to register.
  • October 26, 2023 4:15 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

    An Updated Measure of Poverty: (Re)Drawing the Line is a new report from the National Academies, Committee on National Statistics. The report offers recommendations for updating how poverty is measured in the U.S. On Thursday, September 28, five members of the committee that produced the report presented their assessment of the Supplemental Poverty Measure and what a change to a new Principal Poverty Measure would accomplish.

    The report is available here.

    A recording of the presentation is available here.

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