Category Archives: Chair’s Announcements

CBSM Announcements, mid-September

HI All,

I hope that your fall semester/quarter is off to a positive start.  We are in good shape as a section with 804 members, enough to sustain our allocation for five sessions at the 2016 annual ASA meeting.  However, please keep actively recruiting. Less than 800 members results in a loss of a session.

I want to thank all of you who volunteered to serve on the Membership Committee. Shortly, the Chair of that committee will be in touch with you to discuss ideas to increase our membership and the diversity of the section.

Below are several important announcements.

Cheers,
Belinda Robnett
Chair, CBSM Section of the ASA
Department of Sociology
UC Irvine
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Announcements for Early August!

Hello Fellow CBSM Section Members!

Here are some announcements for early August.  But first: a reminder that our section day is Sunday, August 17, which will include our section sessions, roundtables, business meeting, and reception.   Our reception will be held at 7 pm at the Serrano Hotel, on the second floor, above the Jasper’s bar, across the street from the Hilton.   It is listed in the ASA conference program as starting at 7:30, but it will start earlier.   In my next message, I will include links for all the sessions, which are currently listed in our newsletter. http://cbsm-asa.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/39-1-critical-mass.pdf

Looking forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

All the best,
Edwin

1.  Call for Nominations for the McCarthy Award—Rory McVeigh
2.   New Journal– Andrew Jorgenson and Jeffrey Kentor.
3.  The Participation Initiative–Pablo Lapegna.
4.  “Psychodynamics and the Social,” ASA Mini-conference, updated—Lynn Chancer.
5.  New Mobilizing Ideas Dialogue– Grace Yukich, David Ortiz, Rory McVeigh, and Dan Myers.
6.  Urban Research Based Action—Mark Warren.
7.  Job Opportunity—Richard Hogan.
8.  Cfp, “Social Movements and Place-Making in Global Cities”—Kimberly Creasap.

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Announcements for late June!

Hello Fellow CBSM Section Members!

Here are some announcements for the end of the month. Please note that our section day is Sunday, August 17, which will include all our section sessions and roundtables, as well as our business meeting and reception.   Our reception will be held at 7 pm at the Serrano Hotel, on the second floor, above the Jasper’s bar, across the street from the Hilton.

All the best,
Edwin

1. ASA Datathon—Alex Hanna.
2. ASA Mini-Conference, “Psychodynamics and the Social,” updated—Lynn Chancer.
3. CfP, Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change—Patrick G. Coy.
4.  New Book Series, Reproductive Justice—Zakiya Luna.
5.  Mobilizing Ideas, More Great Books for Summer Reading, Grace Yukich, David Ortiz, Rory McVeigh, and Dan Myers.
6.  CfP, Mobilization Special Issue on Nonviolent Civil Resistance—Sharon Erickson Nepstad.

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Election and Award Winners!

Hello Fellow CBSM Section Members!

Here are the results of the recent election and the deliberations of the awards committees.  Congratulations to the election winners and my thanks to everyone who stood for election!  Congratulations to the award winners!  And great thanks to the committee members who read many, many excellent submissions!

All the best,
Edwin

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June Announcements and Critical Mass

Hello Fellow CBSM Section Members!

Attached to this message is the latest edition of CriticalMass Bulletin.  My very great thanks to the CM editors Melissa Wooten and Michelle Smirnova!  They did an excellent job of editing an issue with interesting discussions and extensive information about CBSM activity at the upcoming ASA Meeting in San Francisco. Please note that our section day is Sunday, which will include all our section sessions as well as our business meeting and reception.   Melissa is stepping down after this issue.  On behalf of the section and the previous chairs, I thank Melissa Wooten for her excellent work over the past few years with the newsletter!  Michelle is staying on, and we are looking for a volunteer to join her in editing the next issue.  Also, please vote in the ASA elections, if you have not already, as the ballot closes June 1.   Below are some important announcements for late May.

All the best,
Edwin

1.  New Resource on Social Movement Outcomes—Jennifer Earl.
2.  ASA Mini-Conference, Psychodynamics and the Social—Lynn Chancer.
3.  CfP, From Contention to Social Change–Eduardo Romanos.
4.  Mobilizing Ideas, Summer Books–Grace Yukich, David Ortiz, Rory McVeigh, and Dan Myers.

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Early May announcements

Hello Fellow CBSM Section Members!

Here are some important announcements for early May.  Please pay close attention to the call from the CBSM Mentoring Committee for tenured volunteers.  Also, please vote in the ASA elections, if you have not already. My great thanks to the Nominations Committee for producing an excellent slate of candidates and to the candidates for agreeing to serve the section!

1.  CBSM Mentoring Committee, Call for Tenured Volunteers–Jose Munoz.
2.  New Mobilizing Ideas Dialogue–Grace Yukich, David Ortiz, Rory McVeigh, and Dan Myers.
3.  CFP, “Social Media and Social Movements”– Galina Selivanova.

All the best,

Edwin

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Early April announcements

Hello Fellow CBSM Section Members!

Here are some important announcements for early April.

1. CFS: CriticalMass–Michelle Smirnova and Melissa Wooten.
2.  New Mobilizing Ideas Dialogue–Grace Yukich, David Ortiz, Rory McVeigh, and Dan Myers.
3.  “Why He Was in Memphis”—Peter Dreier.
4.  Spaces of Contention, Discount– Walter Nicholls, Byron Miller, Justin Beaumont.
5. CFN: Humanist Sociology Book Award–Bhoomi K. Thakore.

All the best,

Edwin

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End of March announcements

Hello Fellow CBSM Section Members!

Here are some important announcements for the end of March.

1. CBSM Workshop SurveySandra Levitsky, Michelle Proctor and Zakiya Luna.

2. CBSM Mentoring Committee Questionnaire–Jose Munoz, Lauren Joseph.

3. Open Invitation to the McCarthy Award Ceremony honoring Bert Klandermans—Rory McVeigh.

All the best,
Edwin

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Mid-March announcements

Hello Fellow CBSM Section Members!

Here are some post-St. Patrick’s Day announcements.

If you are interested, please propose or submit a short essay (500-700 words) on collective behavior or social movement topics to be part of the Collective Behavior and Social Movements section newsletter, Critical MassCBSMnews@gmail.com If you have not visited the new section website where our newsletter is hosted, please check it out:  http://cbsm-asa.org/category/critical-mass/

1. Job Opportunity, Postdoc, University of Oxford—Michael Biggs.
2.  CFN, Mitofsky Award for Excellence in Public Opinion Research—Malaena Taylor.

All the best,
Edwin

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Early March announcements

Hello Fellow CBSM Section Members!

Here are some announcements for early March.

1. New Issue of Mobilization, Please Subscribe—Hank Johnston.
2. New Blog: Participation and Its Discontents—Pablo Lapegna.

All the best,
Edwin

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