Here are our first announcements for the new year!
1. Please renew your membership to the Development Section when you renew your ASA membership. I just received a message from Justin Lini of ASA, and he said that renewal for ASA sections in general is off to a somewhat slower start in 2014 than in 2013 (maybe it is the weather?). I don’t want to lose anyone!
2. Call for Proposals: Genetics and Society
This is a call for proposals for book chapters to be included in the 2015 volume of the book series Advances in Medical Sociology. Chapters may be empirical contributions or critical commentaries, will be peer-reviewed, and may be between 5,000 and 10,000 words. The volume will focus on issues surrounding the intersection of genetics and society. Genetic technologies, research, and explanations for health and behavior have rapidly infiltrated the scientific community and popular culture. Genetic information and treatments tailored to individual genomes are often portrayed as a panacea for the future of health care. This volume will provide a critical examination of social and biomedical approaches to genomics. In addition, this volume will highlight important epistemological and ethical issues which must be confronted to leverage genomics for improving population health. If interested in contributing, please submit a one-page proposal detailing the purpose, methodology/approach, findings, implications and originality/value of the paper. Proposal are due no later than February 1, 2014. Please send these to Brea L. Perry, Series and Volume Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>.
3.Section on Sociology of Development: Call for Awards
The section on Sociology of Development 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.
Please send a brief letter of nomination and a copy of the book to each member of the committee by March 1, 2014. The published book copyright date must be 2012 or 2013. Self-nominations are encouraged.
Matthias vom Hau (committee chair)
c/o Insitut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals
08001 Barcelona, Spain
10-16 HM Tory Building
Department of Political Science
University of Alberta
Edmonton AB T6G2H4
Harvard Kennedy School
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
2424 Maile Way
Department of Political Science
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, HI 96822.
Faculty Article Award
Please send a brief letter of nomination and an electronic version of the article to each member of the committee by March 1, 2014. The published article copyright date must be 2012 or 2013. Self-nominations are encouraged.
Jennifer Rothchild (committee chair)
Graduate Student Paper Award
Please send a brief letter of nomination and an electronic version of the paper to each member of the committee by March 1, 2014. To be eligible, the paper must have been written or published while the author was a graduate student during 2012 or 2013. Co-authored papers will be considered only if all authors are graduate students. Published, forthcoming, and unpublished papers are eligible. Self-nominations are encouraged.
Jocelyn Viterna (committee chair)