Individual and team applications are invited for the position of editor of City & Community, the journal of the American Sociological Association’s Community and Urban Sociology Section (CUSS). The official term for the new editor (or co-editors) will begin in January 2021. The editorial transition will begin in late 2020 with the first issue of the new editorial team being the March 2021 issue. The editor’s term is for a minimum of three years, until December 2023, with a possible reappointment of up to an additional two years.Read more
Category Archives: News
Please find below the February Community & Urban Sociology Section Digest. Content includes:
- Call for Applications for Editor(s) of City & Community
- New Book Announcement
- Calls for Papers
- Conference Announcement
Please find the Community and Urban Sociology Section January Digest below. Items include:
- Call for Nominations for Section Awards
- Section Paper Sessions for ASA 2020
- New Books
- A Call for Papers
CALL FOR PAPERS
Please find attached a call for papers on the Sociology of Housing.
In this edited volume, we seek to take stock of the current field of scholarship and provide new directions for the sociological study of housing. The collection of essays aims to both organize current research, highlight important aspects of the subfield, and provide a roadmap for sociological studies of housing. We expect authors to draw on diverse methodological approaches, present unique field sites and data sources, and foreground sociological theory to understanding contemporary housing issues. Chapter by chapter, we anticipate that the volume will generate promising directions for the sociological analysis of housing.
Proposals are due on March 13th. Additional submission details are in the attached flyer.
Department of Sociology, Boston University
April 17, 2020
The Department of Sociology at Boston University invites research presentations on the topic of race and ethnicity in global perspectives. Presentations will be part of a day-long junior scholar symposium showcasing the work of doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows, or assistant professors from historically underrepresented groups in the academy.Read more
A. Call for Nominations for CUSS Positions
Section leadership is a great way to get involved in shaping the section’s makeup and direction. The nominations committee is accepting nominations (including self-nominations) for the following positions:
1 Chair (2 candidates, 1-year term)
1 Secretary/treasurer (2 candidates, 3-year term)
2 Council members (4 candidates, 3-year term)
1 Student representation (2 candidates, 1-year term)
2 Publications committee members (4 candidates, 3-year term)
Membership committee chair (2 candidates, 3-year term)
If interested in nominating others or yourself to any of these positions, please contact Zaire Dinzey at email@example.com. Thanks.
B. Call for Submissions, Section Awards
Please see below for calls for four section awards, including updated submission instructions.Community and Urban Sociology Section’s Robert E. Park Book Award
The Park Award (formerly the Park Book Award) goes to the author(s) of the best book published in the past two years (2018 and 2019). To nominate a book for this award: 1) By March 1 send an email nominating the book to Committee Co-Chair Evelyn Perry (firstname.lastname@example.org); and 2) When you nominate the book, you will receive an email with committee members’ addresses and additional instructions for the publisher. Using those addresses and instructions, books should arrive to committee members by April 1.
Bruce Haynes (UC Davis) – Co-Chair
Evelyn Perry (Rhodes College) — Co-Chair
Esther Sullivan (University of Colorado, Denver)
Max Besbris (Rice University)
Junia Howell (University of Pittsburgh)
Community and Urban Sociology Section’s Jane Addams Article Award
The Jane Addams Award (formerly the Park Article Award) goes to authors of the best scholarly article in community and urban sociology published in the past two years (2018 or 2019). Please send electronic copies of the paper via email to all four members of the committee by April 1, 2020. Email addresses are listed below.
Andrew Papachristos (Northwestern University) – Chair
Sara Bastomski (Urban Institute)
Meaghan Stiman (College of William & Mary)
Ana Villarreal (Boston University)
Community and Urban Sociology Graduate Student Paper Award
The CUSS Student Paper Award goes to the student author of the paper the award committee regards as the best graduate student paper in community and urban sociology. Please send electronic copies to all three members of the committee by April 1, 2020. Email addresses are listed below.
Anna Rhodes (Rice University) – Chair
Zachary Hyde (University of British Columbia)
Watoii Rabii (Oakland University)
Community and Urban Sociology Section’s Robert and Helen Lynd Award for Lifetime Achievement
The Robert and Helen Lynd Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes distinguished career achievement in community and urban sociology. Nominations are due by April 1, 2020. Please send nominations to all five members of the committee. Email addresses are below.
Kevin Gotham (Tulane University) – Chair
Sarah Mayorga-Gallo (UMASS Boston)
Kristin Perkins (Georgetown University)
Jaleh Jalili (Oberlin College)
John Eason (University of Wisconsin)
C. Section Sessions at ASA 2020
Thanks to our Conference Planning Committee (Jean Beaman, Maggie Kusenbach and Jessica Simes) for selecting four terrific sessions for the 2020 ASA Conference: “Power, Inequality and Resistance at Work”. All sessions are open. See the ASA website for submission deadlines and instructions.
Session 1: Cities and Big Data
Session Organizers: Daniel Silver and Fernando Calderón Figueroa
Session 2: Work, Community, and City
Session Organizer: Rachael Woldoff
Session 3: Theorizing the Renters and Rental Housing in the United States
Session Organizers: Christine Jang, Robin Bartram, and Steven Schmidt
Session 4: New forms of precarious urban labor
Session Organizers: Alexandrea Ravenelle and Sofya Aptekar
Community and Urban Sociology Section Roundtables
Session Organizers: Jennifer Candipan and Alfredo Huante
D. News and Announcements
Orly Clergé announces the publication of her book: The New Noir: Race, Identity, and Diaspora in Black Suburbia (UC Press, October 2019).
Doctoral students in departments of sociology who have not yet defended their dissertation proposals are invited to apply to a dissertation proposal development workshop on “problem solving sociology.” Northwestern University will pay for economy-class airfare and accommodation in Evanston, IL, plus meals and transportation expenses, for a one-day workshop to be held on May 21, 2020. This workshop is made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation.Read more
CALL FOR GRADUATE STUDENT SUBMISSIONS
We are pleased to announce the 4th annual meeting of the University of Chicago Ethnography Incubator. Each year, the Incubator invites four faculty fellows and six graduate student fellows to the University of Chicago to participate in a two-day panel and workshop series. The Incubator is designed to advance ethnographic methodologies, provide hands-on mentorship to graduate student fellows, and build an interdisciplinary community of ethnographers. We invite applications from graduate students in any discipline who are engaged in dissertation-level, ethnographic research.
Max Holleran has an article in The Atlantic called “The Water Wars are Here.” It looks at the ideological battles regarding water in the United States.
Victoria Reyes has a piece on The Conversation “For some children born abroad, US citizenship has never been a guarantee.” Reyes looks at the history of granting citizenship to some children of parents stationed abroad as employees or members of the U.S. armed forces.
CUSS Members and Potential Members! We’re having a book giveaway, alongside our membership drive to reach 600 members, from now through September 30th. We’re giving away two copies of Chocolate Cities by Marcus Anthony Hunter and Zandria F. Robinson and two copies of Manufactured Insecurity by Esther Sullivan, the 2019 CUSS Book Award co-winners. If you refer a person for section membership, and they become a member, both the referrer and new section member will be entered into a giveaway. However, there is no purchase necessary to win and the chance of winning cannot be increased by making a purchase or multiple referrals either. To participate, please fill out this short form or email Victoria Reyes (email@example.com), Membership Chair by September 30 [subject heading “CUSS Book Giveaway”] and indicate whether you are a new member, a referrer of a new member, and/or someone who wants to be entered into the drawing!