Mid-November Announcements

Hello Fellow CBSM Section Members!

Here are some announcements for the middle of the month.  Also, please check out the CBSM Web site http://cbsm-asa.org/), if you have not already.

All the best,
Edwin

1.  CBSM Nominations–Nancy Whittier.
2.  CBSM Awards Calls—Edwin Amenta.

1.  CBSM Nominations.

Nominate yourself or a colleague for section office!  The Nominations Committee is seeking candidates to run for the following offices.  All except the Chair have 3-year terms; the Chair serves a 1-year term, though there are duties in the first year as Chair-Elect and in the last year as Past Chair. I’ve briefly summarized the duties of each committee.

Chair-Elect (serves as Chair in second year and Past Chair in third year). 
Council (the policy-making body for the section).
The chairs and council also serve on awards committees for each of their three years.
Mentoring Committee (coordinates the mentoring program, soliciting and matching mentors and mentees).
Workshop Committee (develops plans for section workshops).
Nominations Committee (develops the slate of nominees for section offices).
Publications Committee (responsible for working with section reports and publications, including working with the editors of the newsletter and the website).

Self-nominations are welcome.  Note that candidates must be section members and may run for only one committee.  If you are interested in more than one committee, please let us know and you will be considered for the committee with greater need.

Please send nominations to nwhittie@smith.edu.

2. CBSM Awards Calls—Edwin Amenta.

Mayer N. Zald Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship (Student Paper) Award  

Anyone without a PhD in 2013 is considered a student, and any paper (published or unpublished) written in 2013 by a student or students (i.e., no PhD coauthors) is eligible.  A previously submitted paper may be resubmitted only if significantly revised.  Authors may submit their own work, or nominations may be made by section members. No lengthy nominating letters please, and please send all questions to the committee chair.  This award includes a $250 prize.  Send a copy of the paper electronically to each of the committee members by March 1, 2014:

James M. Jasper (chair), (JJasper@gc.cuny.edu),  Deanna A. Rohlinger, (drohling@fsu.edu), Drew Halfmann (dhalfmann@ucdavis.edu), and M. Ali Kadivar (kadivar@email.unc.edu).

Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship (Article) Award

Articles and chapters from edited books with publication dates of 2013 are eligible. Authors may submit their own work, or nominations may be made by section members.  No lengthy nominating letters please, and please send all questions to the committee chair.  Send a copy of the article electronically to each member of the prize committee by March 1, 2014:

Nancy E. Whittier (chair) (nwhittie@smith.edu), Catherine Corrigall-Brown (corrigall.brown@uwo.ca), David Cunningham (dcunning@brandeis.edu), and Kevan Harris (kevanh@princeton.edu).

Charles Tilly Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship (Book) Award

Section members, authors, or publishers may nominate books with publication dates of 2013. Authors may submit their own work, or nominations may be made by section members or publishers.  No lengthy nominating letters please, and please send all questions to the committee chair.  Send or have publishers send a copy of the book to each member of the prize committee by March 1, 2014:

Edwin Amenta (chair), (ea3@uci.edu), 36 Frost St, Irvine, CA 92617; Manisha Desai (manisha.desai@uconn.edu), 207 Sedgwick Rd, West Hartford, CT 06107; Rachel V. Kutz-Flamenbaum (rflamenb@pitt.edu), 6708 Wilkins Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217; and Kathleen M. Blee (kblee@pitt.edu) 4334 Saline St, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.

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