Dear CUSS Members:
The ASA Annual Meeting submission portal is now open for the 2022 meetings in Los Angeles (deadline for submissions: February 9). Please consider submitting your papers to CUSS Section sessions! This year we will have five open panels (plus a roundtable session). Below, please find the panels topics, descriptions, and organizers for this year’s CUSS Sessions. You are welcome to contact the organizers or me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions about the panel.
The Community and Urban Sociology Section invites nominations to the inaugural Excellence in Teaching in Community and Urban Sociology award, which will be given in alternating years. This award recognizes members who are outstanding teachers in the field. Nominations should include a 750 word statement that addresses: (1) the nominee’s pedagogy or approach to teaching, (2) how the nominee demonstrates and understands excellence in teaching and (3) how the nominee supports students and student-faculty interactions in community and urban sociology. Submissions should also include one piece of evidence that demonstrates teaching excellence. This can include but is not limited to: a letter from a student, a letter from a colleague, a letter from a community partner, course syllabus, publication (including TRAILS), or a teaching award. We particularly encourage nominations from people who have a demonstrated commitment to teaching students from marginalized communities, community colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions, among others. Nominations (including self-nominations) should be sent to email@example.com no later than March 1, 2022.
From Mary Fischer:
As our Section Nominations Coordinator I’m reaching out to the membership to ask for volunteers to either run or nominate someone for one of our leadership positions. These are volunteer positions that will take up some of your valuable time–but they’re important, intrinsically rewarding, and a great way to shape the directions our section will take and to get to know some of your colleagues. Here is a brief rundown of our open positions and their main tasks (all positions start August 2022):
Below are the 2022 award calls for the CUSS section. All award submissions are due March 1st. Please contact the committee chair with any questions regarding any of these awards. This call is also posted on the section website – https://www.asanet.org/communities-sections/sections/section-award-nomination-calls#communityandurbansociology
2021 Summer, Vol 34, No 2
This issue of the CUSS Newsletter begins with a piece by team member Steven Schmidt on informal housing arrangements in Los Angeles. In addition, this issue includes a discussion with 2020 Park Award Winners Scott Frickel and James Elliott on their book Sites Unseen, as well as an interview with Addams award winner Jackelyn Hwang. Also, new City & Community book editors Sofya Aptekar and Ervin Kosta share with us their plans for a more inclusive and global coverage of new books.
As always, newsletter articles are posted on Comurb.org, in addition to being distributed via the listserve. The team also shares links to material via Twitter (@ComUrbASA), and Facebook (CUSS). We are always looking for essays or op-ed pieces that promote community and urban sociology. Pieces can cover new research, teaching and pedagogy, or community activism. Please contact any of us if you are interested.
· Albert Fu <firstname.lastname@example.org>
· Leigh-Anna Hidalgo <email@example.com>
· Kyle Galindez <firstname.lastname@example.org>
· Lora Phillips <email@example.com>
· Steven Schmidt <firstname.lastname@example.org>