Sociological Insights for Development Policy: New Issue

Volume 3, Issue 1 of Sociological Insights for Development Policy is now available HERE or by clicking on the Policy Brief tab of the Section Website.

In this issue, Professor Victoria Reyes provides a fascinating discussion of the impacts of ships on host communities, and makes recommendations to address the social problems that ships create and reproduce.

Thanks to Victoria, as well as to Brian Dill for his work on the policy brief series.

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CFP: Junior Theorist Symposium

We have extended the submission deadline to February 22nd.

The JTS is a one-day conference featuring the work of up-and-coming sociologists, sponsored in part by the Theory Section of the ASA. Since 2005, the conference has brought together early career-stage sociologists (ABD graduate students and early career faculty) who engage in theoretical work, broadly defined. We especially welcome submissions that broaden the practice of theory beyond its traditional themes, topics, and disciplinary function.

Details can be found here, online.

 

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In the News!

Dear development sociologists,

I want to share some exciting news with you: As you know, the Sociology of Development section sponsors a policy brief series called Sociological Insights for Development Policy. This is an important vehicle for the section to raise awareness of the important work being done by our members, and to promote engagement between scholars, policy makers, development practitioners, and the public at large. Recently, we received some really positive feedback on the series from the director of the communications office at ASA. In fact, Sociological Insights for Development Policy is currently being featured on the ASA’s main homepage in the “In The News Section.” Check it out here:  http://www.asanet.org/.

Thanks to all who have contributed their expertise to make the Policy Brief series a success. In addition, I’d like to offer a special thanks to Brian Dill for his work on the series, and to Victoria Reyes for getting the ball rolling with the ASA outreach folks.

Onwards and upwards!

Jenn

Jennifer Bair
Associate Professor & Associate Chair
Department of Sociology
University of Virginia

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CFP: Rethinking Development Conference

We would like to draw your attention to the CfP for the Development Research Conference on “Rethinking Development”, Gothenburg, 22-23 August 2018. (https://globalstudies.gu.se/forskning/development-research-conference-2018), and specifically invite you to submit abstracts to the panel we are organizing on adaptation to climate change and development.

The panel seeks to explore the linkages between the adaptation and development research communities and focuses on connections and differences between the global development and environment agendas. Proposals from a range of disciplines and approaches are welcome!

Paper proposals of up to 350 words are to be submitted directly to the conference website by 23 February.

Best wishes,

Kevin Adams (Stockholm Environment Institute) and Carola Klöck (University of Göttingen)

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Sociology of Development Section Award Committees

The Sociology of Development section of the American Sociological Association invites nominations for three awards recognizing outstanding scholarship in the area of the sociology of development: Book Award, Faculty Article Award, and Graduate Student Paper Award.

Sociology of Development Section Book Award

All books published in 2016 or 2017 are eligible. A brief letter of nomination (self-nominations are welcome) and a copy of the nominated book should be sent to EACH of the committee members listed below by March 1, 2018:

Rina Agarwala (Chair), Johns Hopkins University
agarwala@jhu.edu
7206 Ridgewood Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Fauzia Ahmed, Miami University
ahmedfe@miamioh.edu
1 Applewood Circle
Oxford, Ohio 45056

William J. Haller, Clemson University
whaller@clemson.edu
5 Hamilton Ave.
Greenville, SC 29601

Diana Mincyte, CUNY
diana.mincyte@nyu.edu
Social Science Department, N-611
City University of New York-NYCCT
300 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Enrique Pumar, Santa Clara University
epumar@scu.eduDepartment of Sociology
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0633

Sociology of Development Section Faculty Article Award

Please send a letter of nomination and an electronic version of the article to EACH of the committee members listed below by March 1, 2018.  If the article has been published, the copyright date must be 2016 or 2017.  However, unpublished articles are also welcome and self-nominations are encouraged.

Poulami Roychowdhury (Chair), McGill University
poulami.roychowdhury@mcgill.ca

Maria Akchurin, Tulane University
makchurin@tulane.edu

Richard Lachmann, SUNY Albany
rlachmann@albany.edu

Michael Levien, Johns Hopkins
levien@jhu.edu

Sociology of Development Section Graduate Student Paper Award

Please send a letter of nomination and an electronic version of the article to EACH of the committee members listed below by March 1, 2018. If the article has been published, the copyright date must be 2016 or 2017.  However, unpublished articles are also welcome and self-nominations are encouraged.

Erin McDonnell (Chair), University of Notre Dame
erin.mcdonnell@nd.edu

Yao Li, Harvard University
Yao_Li@hks.harvard.edu

Laura Raynolds, Colorado State University
Laura.Raynolds@ColoState.edu

Liam Swiss, Memorial University of Newfoundland
lswiss@mun.ca

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL NOMINEES MUST BE MEMBERS OF THE ASA TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SECTION AWARDS

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CFP: Chicago Ethnography Conference

We’d like to invite you to apply to participate in the Chicago Ethnography Conference. This is a conference run by graduate students for graduate students, and it’s an excellent place to get feedback on ethnographic work at any stage from your peers from across the city, and indeed the country, as well as professors. This year’s theme is Life in Trump’s America, although we welcome papers on any topic. Kathleen Blee, Roberto Gonzales, and Ben Merriman will be joining us as keynote speakers, and it promises to be an exciting day.

The conference will be held on March 17, 2018. For right now, all we need is an abstract. The abstract deadline has been extended to January 29, 2018.

To submit papers, please send an extended abstract with a minimum of 500 words, along with paper keywords, to: chiethnography@gmail.com

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Renew Section Membership

We are working hard to make sure you get the maximum benefits from your section membership.  It looks like it will be another productive year in the upward trajectory of the section!  Please be a part of the group and the movement!

Two important requests:

1. Please renew your membership in the section for 2018.

Important: ASA will remove expired members from the listserv at the end of January.

Log into the member portal: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__asa.enoah.com&d=DwIGaQ&c=l45AxH-kUV29SRQusp9vYR0n1GycN4_2jInuKy6zbqQ&r=uHSztJubP1ty364yRNtDvWCtRYch4aDfxTFEn805xNM&m=ab_D31ygwzFymtcXYli3bUcPHQ6wtt8-pBI93VKHoSM&s=PJ5Qdx05TZL6rKMUyn5IbpfYV3jGgI9SdBm9NP8MgHs&e=

Navigate to the “Join/Renew” heading.  Make sure to select “Sociology of Development” when you are picking your section memberships!

2. Please consider gifting a membership for your students – it’s easy and is a huge benefit to the section.

Log into the member portal: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__asa.enoah.com&d=DwIGaQ&c=l45AxH-kUV29SRQusp9vYR0n1GycN4_2jInuKy6zbqQ&r=uHSztJubP1ty364yRNtDvWCtRYch4aDfxTFEn805xNM&m=ab_D31ygwzFymtcXYli3bUcPHQ6wtt8-pBI93VKHoSM&s=PJ5Qdx05TZL6rKMUyn5IbpfYV3jGgI9SdBm9NP8MgHs&e=

Click “Purchase a gift membership for a student” under the Contribute/Give heading.

Students can be searched by name through the online member database. A new contact record can be created by the member if the student is not found in the database.

Thanks, and here’s to a great 2018!

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