.The 2016 Cooley-Mead Award committee is delighted and honored to name Carmi Schooler as the 2016 award recipient. Dr. Schooler is currently a senior research scientist in the Sociology department at University of Maryland, and previously provided five decades of intellectual and administrative leadership in the Section on Socio-environmental Studies, Office of the Scientific Director, National Institute of Mental Health. The Cooley-Mead Award, bestowed by the Social Psychology section of the American Sociological Association, is given annually to an individual who has made lifetime contributions to distinguished scholarship in sociological social psychology. The search committee members hold in highest regard Dr. Schooler's path-breaking methodological and substantive contributions to understanding social/structural influences on personality over the life course, and his careful attention to cultural context in his rich and theoretically cohesive body of cross-national work.
2016 Cooley-Mead Award committee (Deborah Carr, Chair; Douglas Schrock; Peggy Thoits; Shane Thye; Murray Webster).
The Section on Social Psychology is looking for nominations for the following awards:
Outstanding Recent Contribution in Social Psychology Award.
Due February 1, 2016.
The Social Psychology Section Graduate Student Paper Award.
Due March 1, 2016.
The Social Psychology Section Graduate Student Investigator Award.
Due March 15, 2016.
Please see: http://www.asanet.org/sections/psychology_awards.cfm for more information.
Thank you to all our members who have renewed their membership to our section! For those who have not renewed, ASA has told us that they will take you off our section listserv by the first week in February. So, for those of you who have not renewed yet, please do! It is much appreciated!
We are delighted to extend to ASA members a call for papers for our conference in Canterbury, England, July 20-23 2016.
Click the link below to the registration page, and from there follow links to all the information about the conference, and the submission portal.
Our conference themes are Austerity, Justice and Well-being, and Gender, Objectification and Coercion.
The conference boasts an impressive lineup of keynotes, award addresses, and invited symposia including (to name a few), Kate Pickett (co-author of the Spirit Level), Aisha Gill, winner of a major British award for her work on gender violence, 'honor' killings and FGM, Faye Crosby, Tom Tyler, Allan Lind, Janet Swim, Susan Clayton, Alex Haslam, and Mark Alicke. There is also an exclusive director’s Q & A screening of a Cannes-award winning film The Selfish Giant which explores themes of poverty, aspiration and morality in contemporary society.
As well as being high quality, the conference is particularly friendly, collegial, and welcoming to graduate students.
There is an all-day PhD workshop on the first day, 20 July, in which students have an opportunity to present and discuss their research, as well as receive training and mentorship from early-career and established researchers.
Your registration fee includes a welcome drinks reception in the beautiful grounds of historic Canterbury Cathedral on 20 July. There is a great social program including visits to castles, an ancient brewery, and a walking tour of the beautiful medieval city of Canterbury.
Early bird registration discounts are available until Friday, 18 March. For student members of ISJR, the registration fee is £93 (approx US$132); for full members, it's £196 (approx US$278). Non-members pay c. $40 more (students) or $75 more (faculty). This is equivalent to the cost of joining ISJR (including subscription to Social Justice Research).
Please submit your papers, posters, and symposia by Wednesday, 10 February. We encourage you to assemble friends and colleagues together for symposia on any theme connected to justice, fairness, legitimacy, and morality.
For any academic queries about the conference, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ISJR is an interdisciplinary organisation with an international membership, representing over 25 countries and a range of disciplines, including Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Philosophy, Economics, History, Law & Criminal Justice, and Management & Organizational Behavior. ISJR is among the most important professional organizations world-wide representing social and behavioral scientists working in the field of justice. Its biennial scientific meetings aim to stimulate interdisciplinary dialogue and share the most recent developments and discoveries in theory and research on social justice.
ASA needs your help!
ASA is conducting usability testing as part of the effort to redesign its website. We are recruiting sociologists: teaching or research faculty, practitioners and graduate/undergraduate students, for one on one testing sessions with our User Experience (UX) consultant.
Each test session will last about one hour. The user needs to have access to both a phone and computer with an internet connection. Our UX consultant will ask the user to share his or her screen during the testing session. No special software is required.
Available slots are:
• Wed., Jan. 20, 3:30- 4:30 PM
• Thurs., Jan. 21, 11 AM - 5 PM
• Fri., Jan. 22, 2 PM - 5 PM
As a token of our appreciation, test participants will receive a retro tote bag courtesy of ASA.
If interested please get in touch ASAP with ASA webmaster Redante Asuncion-Reed at email@example.com with your preferred time slot.
Charles Horton Cooley Book Award- Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction
Nominations due March 2, 2016
The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction announces its call for nominations for the 2016 Charles Horton Cooley Book Award. This award is given annually to an author for a book that represents an important contribution to the perspective of symbolic interaction. To be eligible for the 2016 award, a nominated book should have a publication date between 2013 and 2015. Previously nominated works within this three-year publication period remain eligible but must be re-nominated. Please send nominating letters and copies of books to all three committee members.
Thomas DeGloma (Committee Chair)
Department of Sociology
Hunter College, CUNY
695 Park Avenue, 16th Floor Hunter West
New York, NY 10065
Department of Criminology
Wilfrid Laurier University
73 George Street
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Directorate of Social Sciences
School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences
University of Salford
Salford M6 6PU