Call for Submissions: Sectors Spring 2020 Newsletter

The editors of the Sociology of Development section’s newsletter invite you to submit recent publications, calls for papers, and other news for the Spring 2020 issue of Sectors. In particular, we welcome:

  • New books (please send an image of the cover, a citation, and a short abstract)
  • New journal publications, book chapters, and policy publications (please send a full citation, using the ASA Style Guide)
  • News of completed dissertations, research grants and awards, and/or new positions and promotions
  • Links to “public sociology” pieces written by development sociologists or research by section members mentioned in the news
  • New data sets
  • Upcoming conferences and workshops organized by section members, calls for proposals and papers, and other opportunities (with late May deadlines or later)
  • Job market candidate spotlights, including (1) name, (2) affiliation/school, (3) email and website, (4) specializations, (5) dissertation title, (6) short dissertation abstract (150-200 words), and (7) optional photo
  • Book reviews of texts with a development focus
  • Photographs related to member research, with an accompanying description

Please submit all materials to Sectors editors Maria Akchurin and Jeb Sprague at by Friday, May 8, 2020. The Spring 2020 edition of Sectors is scheduled for release in mid/late May, so time-sensitive news items should have deadlines in late May or later.

We also encourage section members to to submit short articles (500-600 words) for Notes from the Field, a series that offers scholars an opportunity to share their research in progress with the section community. We are happy to receive submissions based on research using qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-method approaches. Ethnographic pieces typically contextualize the research and provide an excerpt from recent fieldwork. Historical pieces may reflect on the researcher’s experiences working with particular archives. Quantitative pieces may discuss constructing a data set, developing a set of analytic strategies, or some other “behind the scenes” aspect of producing a polished piece of research. Junior scholars (i.e., graduate students, recent grads, postdocs, and new faculty) are especially encouraged to submit their work. Faculty mentors are welcome to encourage their students to submit. The deadline for all Notes from the Field submissions is April 15, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

All the best,

Maria Akchurin and Jeb Sprague

Sectors Editors

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