Rebooted Member Feedback Survey

We had an issue with the survey link sent out in the general announcements last week. Thank you to those who alerted us of the glitch and to everyone else for their patience while we corrected and relaunched it. If you already participated, please take a moment to answer the survey questions again.

The new link: https://forms.gle/ETYR9ez34GF6QzB46

Please complete the 13-question survey by May 30, 2020. It should take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete. The purpose of the survey is to continually improve our services to you. We will provide a report on the survey outcome at the ASA annual conference this August.

A reminder will go out in the Spring Sectors newsletter. Contact Karin Johnson (University of California Riverside) at kjohn033@ucr.edu with any questions. Thank you again and we look forward to your participation!

Sincerely,

The SocDev Survey Committee

Karin Johnson (Chair)

Sam Cohn (Member)

Alvin Camba (Member)

Annika Rieger (Member)

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Sociology of Development Member Survey

Dear SocDev members,

We hope you and yours are safe and well during the COVID-pandemic. We would like to invite you to participate in a short, 13-questions survey. It should take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete. The purpose of the survey is to continually improve our services to you. We will provide a report on the survey outcome at the ASA annual conference this August.

Please complete the survey by May 30, 2020. A reminder will go out in the Spring Sectors newsletter. Contact Karin Johnson (University of California Riverside) at kjohn033@ucr.edu with any questions. We look forward to receiving your input!

Here is the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Ef3I5iSwUXNJo5MGiFlY3-Kg89zRM7ZtNfzXYP2pGZg/edit

Sincerely,

The SocDev Survey Committee

Karin Johnson (Chair)

Sam Cohn (Member)

Alvin Camba (Member)

Annika Rieger (Member)

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Sociology of Development Policy Brief: “The Revival of Population Control and Technocratic Family Planning in the 21st Century”

A new Sociology of Development Policy Brief is out! Volume 5, Issue 3 (2020) is: “The Revival of Population Control and Technocratic Family Planning in the 21st Century” by Daniel Bendix (Friedensau Adventist University) and Susanne Schultz (Goethe University Frankfurt).

Also, here is a message from our Policy Brief editor Alaka Basu:

Here  is the third of the 2020 series of Policy Briefs being edited by me for the Sociology of Development section of ASA.

The policy brief of 2020 is titled: “The Revival of Population Control and Technocratic Family Planning in the 21st Century,” by Daniel Bendix and Susanne Schultz (2020, vol 5, iss. 3)

I welcome expressions of interest to contribute. While I am open to any ideas you have, your pitch should ideally include a reference to something you have published on the subject, so that we can assume a base level of peer reviewing of the material.

Thanks again and looking forward to keeping this going.

Alaka M. Basu, Professor
Department of Development Sociology
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
ab54@cornell.edu

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Call for Submissions: Spring 2020 Sectors Newsletter

Sectors editors Maria Akchurin and Jeb Sprague are seeking submissions for the Spring 2020 issue! Please submit all materials to Sectors editors Maria Akchurin and Jeb Sprague at SOCDEVSectors@gmail.com by Friday, May 8, 2020. Please see below for content guidelines:

We hope you and your families are all doing well and staying healthy in these unusual and uneasy times. We’re writing to let you know that we are proceeding with the Spring 2020 issue of Sectors, and to invite you to submit recent publications, calls for papers, and other news. The deadline for submissions has been extended to May 8th.

In addition to usual newsletter content, we invite you to submit your reflections relating to the pandemic. If you are interested in submitting a piece, please send us a quick summary of what you plan to write and we’ll send you a few additional guidelines. These submissions may take the form of:

  • A short op-ed/essay about public health and COVID-19 as they relate to the sociology of development (e.g., global inequalities, experiences of/responses to the pandemic in the Global South)
  • A short op-ed/essay on adaptations you’ve made to your teaching as a result of the switch to online courses (or how you’ve substantively incorporated COVID-19 into your courses relating to the sociology of development)
  • A short op-ed/essay about how you are adapting your research plans, given travel restrictions and social distancing guidelines
  • Research and teaching resources that may be useful for section members

For general content, 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
  • Photographs related to member research, with an accompanying description

Please submit all materials to Sectors editors Maria Akchurin and Jeb Sprague at SOCDEVSectors@gmail.com 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.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us at SOCDEVSectors@gmail.com.

 

All the best,

 

Maria Akchurin and Jeb Sprague

Sectors Editors

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CFP: Contexts Special Issue: “The Global Impact of the Coronavirus”

The ASA journal Contexts is working on a special online issue on “The Global Impact of the Coronavirus” and would once again be so grateful if your section could circulate our call for papers to help us reach a broader audience.

In early 2020, it became very clear that a new contagion had entered the human population and was spreading across the globe. The novel coronavirus, first appearing in China, has now spread throughout the world and threatens to kill thousands, possibly millions, of people. Consistent with our mission of bringing sociology to the public, Contexts Magazine: Sociology for the Public is issuing a call for papers that address the spread of this disease from a social science perspective. We are particularly interested in hearing from scholars across the world facing nuanced challenges in their own countries at the local, state, and national level.

We ask that authors send the editors an opinion piece of 500-1000 words by March 20, 2020 at 5pm to editors@contexts.org. We have a preference for pieces that employ empirical data and/or policy approaches to illustrate how the rise of coronavirus impacts society and how social behaviors change the spread of the virus.

The call for papers is both attached to this email and accessible via link: https://contexts.org/blog/call-for-papers-the-global-impact-of-the-coronavirus/.

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Volunteers Needed! Sociology of Development Roundtable Presiders

Please see the important message below from Fauzia Ahmed, our Roundtable organizer! If you would like to volunteer, please contact Fauzia at ahmedfe@miamioh.edu by March 13!

As the Round Table Sessions organizer for our section, I am writing to ask you for immediate assistance: I need volunteers to act a presiders for tables 3-8 ( see below). In essence, a presider keeps time ensuring that all presenters get a certain amount of time to present their papers and then leaves room for discussion. This role therefore, does not require expertise in any particular arena.

I have had a very difficult time finding presiders- perhaps due to the policy that limits people to two appearances on the program. (Non-presenting co-author and session organizer do not count towards that policy.) I cannot submit tables without a presider. Michelle Randall has graciously extended the deadline to March 13.

For the sake of the section, I urge you to volunteer, so that we can have  Round Table sessions at ASA this year. I would be grateful if you would  let me know immediately if you can serve.

May I take this opportunity to thank Jennifer Keahey and Joe Harris for all their support.

All best wishes

Fauzia

Table 1.  Health and Human Rights, Presider Joe Harris

Table 2.  Gender and Development, Presider Fauzia Ahmed

Table 3.  World Systems and Populism

Table 4.  Agriculture and Energy 

Table 5.  Globalization and Resistance

Table 6.  Developmental State 

Table 7.  Market-based Development

Table 8.  Social and Human Capital 

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2020 ICPSR Summer Program Workshops and Scholarships

Registration is now open for the 2020 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research. Founded in 1963, the ICPSR Summer Program offers rigorous, hands-on training in statistics, quantitative and qualitative methods, and data analysis for students, faculty, and researchers of all skill levels and backgrounds. The ICPSR Summer Program is world-renowned for its premier quality of instruction, fun learning environment, and unparalleled networking opportunities. For more information, visit icpsr.umich.edu/sumprog or contact sumprog@icpsr.umich.edu or (734) 763-7400.

SHORT WORKSHOPS
For those needing to learn a specific methodological technique in just a few days, the Summer Program offers more than 45 short workshops in 8 cities. New workshops include:

  • Quantitative Methods to Advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (May 13-15, Ann Arbor)
  • Usage and Application of Meta-Analysis Techniques (May 13-15, Ann Arbor)
  • Multilevel Analysis (May 13-15, Houston)
  • Interactive Visualization, Dashboards, and Apps with R and Shiny (May 27-29, Ann Arbor)
  • Efficient Methods for Reproducible Research: A Workflow for Data Analysis (June 15-18, Amherst)
  • Latent Class, Latent Profile, and Latent Transition Analysis (June 24-26, Amherst)
  • Modern Difference in Difference Designs (July 6-10, Berkeley)
  • Bayesian Analysis in Stata (July 8-10, Ann Arbor)
  • Scale Construction and Application in Social Science Research (August 3-7, Berkeley)
  • Multilevel/Hierarchical Modeling Using R (August 17-21, Berkeley)

FOUR-WEEK SESSIONS
Held in Ann Arbor, the four-week sessions provide an immersive learning experience—think “summer camp for social scientists”! Participants in the First Session (June 22-July 17) and Second Session (July 20-August 14) can choose from more than 40 courses, including regression analysis, Bayesian analysis, longitudinal analysis, game theory, MLE, SEM, causal inference, machine learning, multilevel models, race/ethnicity and quantitative methods, data visualization, and more.

Scholarships are available for students in sociology, education, and public policy. Diversity scholarships are also available to graduate students from under-represented groups.

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New Issue Alert! Sociology of Development Spring 2020 Issue

The first issue of 2020 for Sociology of Development is now published and live! The link to the issue and table of contents is below.

Sociology of Development

VOLUME 6 NUMBER 1 SPRING 2020

Link to issue: https://socdev.ucpress.edu/content/6/1

Mining and Defensive Mobilization: Explaining Opposition to Extractive Industries in Chile

By MARIA AKCHURIN

Water Sovereignty in the Age of Global Capitalism: A Cross-National Analysis of Latin American Policies

By MATTHEW SCHNEIDER

Whose Legitimacy? China’s Drive for Electric Vehicles

By XIAOSHUO HOU AND PING LI

Are the Goals of Sustainability Interconnected? A Sociological Analysis of the Three E’s of Sustainable Development Using Cross-Lagged Models with Reciprocal Effects

By MATTHEW THOMAS CLEMENT, NATHAN PINO, PATRICK GREINER AND JULIUS MCGEE

Universal Social Protection: Is It Just Talk?

By AMANDA SHRIWISE, ALEXANDER E. KENTIKELENIS AND DAVID STUCKLER

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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 SOCDEVSectors@gmail.com 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 SOCDEVSectors@gmail.com.

All the best,

Maria Akchurin and Jeb Sprague

Sectors Editors

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Sociology of Development Policy Brief: “Stigma and Labour Market Outcomes: Sex Work and Domestic Work in India”

A new Sociology of Development Policy Brief is out! Volume 5, Issue 2 (2020): “Stigma and Labour Market Outcomes: Sex Work and Domestic Work in India” by Neha Hui (University of Reading) and Uma Kambhampati (University of Reading).

Also, here is a message from our Policy Brief editor Alaka Basu:

Here  is the second of the 2020 series of Policy Briefs being edited by me, Alaka Basu, for the Sociology of Development section of ASA.

This policy brief is titled: “Stigma and Labour Market Outcomes: Sex Work and Domestic Work in India,” by Neha Hui and Uma Kambhampati (2020, vol 5, iss. 2).

I welcome expressions of interest to contribute. While I am open to any ideas you have, your pitch should ideally include a reference to something you have published on the subject, so that we can assume a base level of peer reviewing of the material.

Thanks again and looking forward to keeping this going.

Alaka M. Basu, Professor
Department of Development Sociology
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
ab54@cornell.edu

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