November Announcements

Hello Fellow CBSM Section Members!

Here are some announcements for the beginning of the month.  Also, please check out the new CBSM Web site, if you have not already.

All the best,


1. Award—University of Padua.
2.  Mobilization, Special Issue and Offer—Hank Johnston.
3. CFP, Research in Social Movements, Conflicts, and Change—Lynne Woehrle.
4. CFP, Chicago Ethnography Conference—Juliette Galonnier.
5. Job, San Diego State—Hank Johnston.
6. Postdoc, Stanford University– Alison Dahl Crossley.
7. ASA Awards—ASA Governance.
8. Annual Arizona Methods Workshops—Jennifer Earl.

1.  Award—University of Padua.

Sidney Tarrow was awarded a laurea honoris causa by the University of Padua and a lifetime contribution award for the study of Italian politics and society.

2.  Mobilization, Special Issue and Offer—Hank Johnston.

Dear Social Movement Colleagues: It has been over a decade since Klandermans and Staggenborg’s Methods of Social Movement Research was published (U Minn Press, 2002). The December issue of Mobilization reviews methodological approaches for the next ten years in a special issue edited by Neal Caren. Articles examine several cutting-edge methodologies in social movement research.

I am writing to make a special offer to those section members who are currently nonsubscribers. Because it is also time to renew subscriptions for 2014, new subscribers (and those who let their subscriptions lapse last year) can receive a free copy of the special issue with their 2014 subscription. You will receive four issues next year of the best research in the field, plus the special issue in December. Just send an email to  We will set up your account for next year and get you on the list for December. It would help to do it right away, but definitely before November 15 so we can plan for extra copies. Subscriptions cost $49.50 (+ postage outside US), and we are offering a $10.00 discount for student members of the section. Here are the contents of the special issue:

Mobilization 18(4),  Innovations in Social Movement Research Methods, guest editor, Neal Caren

Computer-aided Content Analysis of Digitally Enabled Movements, Alexander Hanna

Studying Online Activism: The Effects of Sampling Design on Findings, Jennifer Earl

How Repertoires Evolve: The Diffusion of Suicide Protest in the Twentieth Century, Michael Biggs

Contextualizing Consequences: A Sociolegal Approach to Social Movement Consequences in Professional Fields, Elizabeth Chiarello

A Methodology for Frame Dynamics: Analyzing Keying Battles in Palestinian Nationalism, Hank Johnston and Eitan Y. Alimi

The Radicalization of Contention in Northern Ireland, 1968-1972: A Relational Perspective, Gianluca De Fazio

3.  CFP, Research in Social Movements, Conflicts, and Change–Lynne Woehrle.

Call for Papers

Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, Volume 37

Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, a peer-reviewed volume published by Emerald Group Publishing, encourages submissions for Volume 37 of the series.

This volume will include research in two areas: (1) submissions which have a thematic focus on examples and analytical analyses of intersectionality and marginalized identities in social movements, conflicts and social change; and (2) general submissions appropriate to any of the three broad foci reflected in the RSMCC series title. The volume will be guest edited by Lynne M. Woehrle(Mount Mary University). Submissions on the following topics are especially encouraged: intersectionality (race, class, gender, LGBTQ), identity in conflict or in social movements, challenges faced by multicultural social movements, social power and marginalization in social change, comparative or case studies of conflicts or movements shaped by intersectionality and/or cultural marginalization.

Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change (RSMCC) is a fully peer-reviewed series of original research that has been published annually for over 30 years. We continue to publish the work of many of the leading scholars in social movements, social change, and peace and conflict studies. Although RSMCC enjoys a wide library subscription base for the book versions, all volumes are now published both in book form and are also available online to subscribing libraries through Emerald Insight. This ensures wider distribution and easier online access to your scholarship while maintaining the esteemed book series at the same time.

RSMCC boasts quick turn-around times, generally communicating peer reviewed-informed decisions within 10-12 weeks of receipt of submissions.

Submission guidelines

To be considered for inclusion in Volume 37, papers should arrive by November 15, 2013, earlier submissions are welcomed as well.

Send submissions as a WORD document attached to an email with the subject line “RSMCC” to Lynne Woehrle, guest RSMCC editor for Volume 37 at .

·        Except for on the title page (which should include full contact information for all authors) remove all self-references (in text and in bibliography).

·        Include the paper’s title and the unstructured abstract on the first page of the text itself.

·        For initial submissions, any standard social science in-text citation and bibliographic system is acceptable.

For more information, please visit the RSMCC website:

4.  CFP, Chicago Ethnography Conference– Juliette Galonnier.

Call for Papers

16th Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference

The Department of Sociology at Northwestern University is pleased to announce the 16th Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference. This annual graduate student conference is hosted on a rotating basis by one of several Chicago-area Sociology departments, including DePaul University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Loyola University, Northern Illinois University, Northwestern University, University of Notre Dame, the University of Chicago, and University of Illinois at Chicago. The conference provides an opportunity for graduate students to share their ethnographic scholarship with one another and get feedback from faculty and other graduate students based in the Chicago area and beyond. This year’s conference will be held at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL onMarch 15th, 2014.

Graduate students in all academic disciplines are invited to present their original ethnographic research. While preference will be given to those who have conducted substantial fieldwork, interviewing methods are acceptable. Papers in all substantive areas are welcome.  The theme of this year’s conference is cultural production and reproduction. In addition to topics that relate to the theme, graduate students are welcome to submit work on topics including but not limited to: class, crime, education, ethnicity, gender, family, globalization, health and illness, immigration, medicine, methodology, performance ethnography, race, religion, sexualities, social movements, technology, urban poverty, and work and employment.

Plenary Speakers

Nina Eliasoph is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern California. Eliasoph’s research explores volunteer work, civic engagement, and grassroots political activism. Her first book, Avoiding Politics: How Americans Produce Apathy in Everyday Life (1998, Cambridge University Press) depicts the culture of political avoidance in American civic life. In her second book, Making Volunteers: Civic Life after Welfare’s End (2011, Princeton University Press), Eliasoph uncovers what role volunteers play for civic and community organizations and the consequences of relying on short-term volunteers. Her recent Politics of Volunteering (2012, Polity Press, Cambridge) explores broader consequences of volunteering for the participants, recipients of aid, and society.

Ashley Mears is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Boston University. Her first book, Pricing Beauty: The Making of a Fashion Model (2011, University of California Press), examines the production of value in fashion modeling markets and analyzes how cultural production markets become sites for the reproduction of cultural inequalities. Her current research explores the global context of culture and beauty in elite nightclubs.

Abstract Submissions

To submit an abstract, please complete the online submission form: The abstract should not exceed 250 words. The deadline for submissions is January 15th, 2014. All presenters will be notified of acceptance by February 1st. Participants will be asked to submit their full papers to the conference committee by March 1st

5.  Job at San Diego State—Hank Johnston.

SOCIOLOGY, Gender/Sexuality, Qualitative Methods

The San Diego State University Department of Sociology is seeking applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Gender/Sexuality/Qualitative Methods to begin the fall semester of 2014. A Ph.D. in Sociology is required, as is evidence of research. The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of gender, sexuality, sexual identity and qualitative methods. This person also is expected to lead in the department’s effort to collaborate and bridge research interests that are shared by other departments in the College, e.g., Women’s Studies and the LGBT Program.

The SDSU Sociology Department serves more than three hundred and fifty undergraduate majors, and approximately forty master’s degree aspirants. It has a global/multicultural approach to both teaching and research and is firmly committed to developing and maintaining a social inequality-oriented focus and is, thus, seeking applicants who can work well with diverse student populations.

The deadline for submissions of applications is November the 18th, 2013. Please send a letter of application that includes your teaching record/approach and a summary of your research (past, present and proposed), a curriculum vita, a course syllabus that you have developed, and three letters of recommendation to Search Committee Chair; Department of Sociology; San Diego State University; 5500 Campanile Drive; San Diego, California 92182-4423.  Phone: 619-594-5449, Fax: 619-594-1325.

San Diego State University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status. Information about SDSU is available on the internet at and information about its Sociology Department is available at person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglected Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

6.  Postdoc at Stanford–Alison Dahl Crossley.

Stanford University, California, USA

Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Call for Applications: 2014-15

Deadline: January 6, 2014


The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years.  Recent Ph.D.’s in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences whose research focuses on gender are eligible. We encourage scholars with a strong interest in interdisciplinary methods to apply.

The postdoctoral scholars will focus on the Institute’s theme, “Beyond the Stalled Revolution: Reinvigorating Gender Equality in the Twenty-first Century.”  While in residence at the Institute, postdoctoral scholars are expected to participate in Clayman Institute activities throughout the academic year in addition to pursuing their own research.  Postdoctoral scholar responsibilities will include writing articles for our research publication, Gender News, working with Graduate Dissertation Fellows, and attending our regularly scheduled faculty luncheon discussions.

The appointment is for two years. Applicants must have their doctoral degree in hand no later than 30 days prior to the appointment start date, and the start date must be no more than three years after the awarding of their degree. Postdoctoral scholars will receive a stipend and benefits, set and adjusted in accordance with Stanford University rules, and must be in residence for four academic quarters, beginning August 1, 2014.

The Clayman Institute is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and fair and open competition.

How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted online by January 6, 2014.  Instructions and detailed information are available on our website:

7.  ASA Major Awards—ASA Governance.

From now and until January 31, 2014, ASA is accepting nominations for its nine major awards. Each August the American Sociological Association proudly presents awards to individuals and groups deserving of recognition. Here is a video to this past year’s ASA Awards Ceremony: Check it out!

ASA members are encouraged to submit nominations for the following ASA awards. The deadline for nominations is provided with each award criteria. Award selection committees, appointed by ASA Council, are constituted to review nominations. These awards are presented at the ASA Annual Meeting each August. Again, the deadline for submission of nominations is January 31st, 2014. Currently, the ASA presents the following awards:

Distinguished Book ASA  Major Award

Dissertation ASA Major Award

Excellence in the Reporting of Social Issues ASA Major Award

Jessie Bernard ASA Major Award

Cox-Johnson-Frazier ASA Major Award

Award for the Public Understanding of Sociology ASA Major Award

Distinguished Career ASA Major Award for the Practice of Sociology

Distinguished Contributions to Teaching ASA Major Award

W.E.B. DuBois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award

Any questions or concerns should be sent to Governance at We hope you will help us find those special sociologists who disserve [sic] this kind of recognition. Spread the word!

8. Annual Arizona Methods Workshops—Jennifer Earl.

Please join us for the 4th Annual Arizona Methods Workshops!

January 9-11, 2014

These 3-day workshops are open to everyone and are hosted by the School of Sociology at the University of Arizona, where all workshops are held.  The goal is to share the methodological expertise of our school and college with the wider community of social scientists.  The workshop topics and instructors vary from year to year; this year we are offering four workshops, including:

Professor Corey Abramson, Qualitative Data Analysis in ATLAS.ti

Professor Jennifer Earl, Managing Research Projects and Teams

Professor Claude Rubinson, Qualitative Comparative Analysis

Dr. Katerina Sinclair, Introduction to R

Faculty and graduate students have found these seminars to be helpful in prior years. We hope you will join us this year. Please note that students receive a 50% discount on their registration. Plus, you could tack on a few days to enjoy a January vacation in sunny Tucson!

Please send any questions that are not addressed on