Mid-February Announcements

Hello Fellow CBSM Section Members!

Here are some announcements for the Valentine’s Day/Presidents’ Day weekend.

1.  Critical Mass—Melissa Wooten and Michelle Smirnova.

2.  Application Deadline for Young Scholars Conference, Feb. 28—Rory McVeigh.

All the best,

1.  Critical Mass—Melissa Wooten and Michelle Smirnova.

We invite section members to 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 Mass. Some suggestions for essay topics include the protests in Ukraine or Thailand, LGBTQ rights in Russia, Keystone XL or other climate change activities, though we also welcome essays on other collective behavior/social movement topics of interest. Those interested in writing a reaction to a previously published essay or the Fall letter from the chair are also encouraged to submit.

Critical Mass has a sizable audience of social movement scholars, which provides a great opportunity for (inter-) disciplinary dialogue. If you have not visited the new section website where our newsletter is hosted, please do so at https://cbsm-asa.org/category/critical-mass/

We ask that submissions be emailed to CBSMnews@gmail.com by April 1st, 2014.


Melissa Wooten & Michelle Smirnova

Editors of Critical Mass

2.  Application Deadline for Young Scholars Conference, Feb. 28—Rory McVeigh.

Application Deadline for Young Scholars Conference, February 28th!

Hosted by the Center for the Study of Social Movements, University of Notre Dame May 2, 2014. 

In conjunction with the presentation of the John D. McCarthy Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Scholarship in Social Movements, The Center for the Study of Social Movements at Notre Dame will be hosting a “Young Scholars” Conference the day before the award events. The recipient of the McCarthy Award, Bert Klandermans will be in attendance and other senior scholars visiting Notre Dame for the award presentation will serve as discussants for the conference. 

We would like to invite 12 advanced graduate students and early-career faculty to present a work solidly in-progress at the conference, enjoy an opportunity to discuss their work with some of the leading scholars in the field, and meet others in the new cohort of social movement scholars. Conference attendees will also be invited to the McCarthy Award Lecture and the award banquet on May 3. The Center will pay for meals, up to three nights lodging, and contribute $500 toward travel expenses for each of the conference attendees. 

The Center will select invitees from all nominations received by February 28, 2014. Nominations will be accepted for ABD graduate students and those who have held their Ph.D.s less than two years. Nominations must be written by the nominee’s faculty dissertation advisor (or a suitable substitute intimately familiar with the nominee’s research, if the advisor is unavailable). Nominations should include:

1. A letter of nomination. 
2. The CV of the nominee. 
3. A one-page abstract of the work to be presented. 

Nominations should be sent via email to Rory McVeigh, Director of the Center for the Study of Social Movements, rmcveigh@nd.edu.