Outstanding Scholarly Contribution Award of the Section on Children and Youth.
Deadline: March 1, 2015
Contact: Elizabeth Vaquera, University of South Florida (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This award is given in odd years to an article and in even years to a book published in the preceding two years that has had a major impact on the field of Children and Youth. Articles under consideration for the 2015 award should have been published in 2013-2014. Nominees must be current members of the American Sociological Association (ASA). While not a requirement, we encourage nominees to become members of ASA's Section on Children and Youth. Self-nominations are appropriate. To make a nomination, write a letter briefly stating why the article should be considered and submit with a copy of the publication to Elizabeth Vaquera, University of South Florida, email@example.com. The deadline is March 1, 2015.
Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award of the Section on Children and Youth.
Deadline: March 1, 2015
Contact: Dalton Conley, New York University, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This award recognizes an outstanding paper authored by one or more graduate students. To qualify for this year’s competition, the author and any co-authors must have been students at the time the paper was written. A paper is eligible if it made a “public appearance” in 2013-14, defined as one of the following: 1) having been submitted for a class or seminar held in those years, 2) having been presented at a professional meeting in those years, or 3) having been accepted for publication or published in those years. Nominees must be current members of the American Sociological Association (ASA). While not a requirement, we encourage nominees to become members of ASA's Section on Children and Youth. Self-nominations are appropriate. To make a nomination, write a letter briefly stating why the paper should be considered and submit with a copy of the publication to the committee chair, Dalton Conley, New York University, at email@example.com. The deadline is March 1, 2015.
Distinguished Early Career Award of the Section on Children and Youth.
Deadline: March 1, 2015
Contact: Heather Beth Johnson, Lehigh University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This award honors individuals for distinguished contributions to research and teaching on the sociology of children and youth. Candidates must have received their PhD within the six calendar years prior to the nomination deadline. Nominees must be current members of the American Sociological Association (ASA). While not a requirement, we encourage nominees to become members of ASA's Section on Children and Youth. Self-nominations are appropriate. To make a nomination, write a letter briefly stating why the person should be considered and submit with a copy of their c.v. to the committee chair, Heather Beth Johnson, Lehigh University at email@example.com. The deadline is March 1, 2015.
Call for Conference- 2015 Midwest Sociological Society Annual Conference
Couples and Relationships
This session explores how married, cohabiting, or dating couples (including same-sex couples) deal with a range of relational issues. Specific issues might include relationship quality, relationship stability, work-family balance, parenthood, etc. Comparative research is also encouraged. Submit abstracts online athttp://www.mymeetingsavvy.com/mss/frmaltPresentation.aspx. Please make sure to choose "Couples and Relationships" when you submit your abstract. The deadline for online submission is October 29, 2014. Contact session organizer Deniz Yucel at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Sociology of Education
This session examines how various social institutions, and individual characteristics within those institutions, affect educational processes and social development. We’re looking for research that focuses on broad issues within the sociology of education: social mobility and stratification; social reproduction; the dynamics of race, class and gender in education; social capital; school choice; and higher education. Comparative research is also encouraged. Submit abstracts online at http://www.mymeetingsavvy.com/mss/frmaltPresentation.aspx. Please make sure to choose "Sociology of Education" when you submit your abstract. The deadline for online submission is October 29, 2014. Contact session organizer Deniz Yucel at email@example.com with any questions.
Call for Conference- 2015 Eastern Sociological Society Annual Conference
Prior research suggests that healthy child and youth development are associated with various positive outcomes, such as success in school, good peer relations, and healthy social interactions at later stages in life. This session explores the importance of both micro- and macro-factors such as family characteristics, social network, and social context in understanding and predicting these developmental outcomes.
Comparative research is also encouraged. Send abstracts to organizer Deniz Yucel at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 28, 2014. Abstracts that are not accepted can still be submitted for general conference placement at essnet.org.
Social Foundations of Education
Department of Educational Policy Studies
College of Education
University of Illinois at Chicago
Purpose: The Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applicants for a one-year Postdoctoral Associate in the Social Foundations of Education. Applicants with an educational focus utilizing a critical analysis of urban teacher education preparation programs through the lens of postcolonial studies, feminist studies, or critical historiography are strongly encouraged to apply. The Postdoctoral Associate requires participants to teach one course per semester. This is a full-time position, available August 16, 2014 through August 15, 2015. The Postdoctoral Associate includes faculty health insurance, dental coverage, and support for professional travel. Postdoctoral Associates have access to University libraries, e-mail, Internet, recreational facilities, and cultural and athletic events. Salary is competitive
Requirements: Applications are invited from persons with an earned doctorate prior to August 2014. The successful applicant should demonstrate a professional commitment and interest in Social Foundations of Urban Education and urban teacher education. The applicant’s research focus, background, and scholarship should demonstrate a commitment to the mission of the College of Education (http://education.uic.edu/about-us/about-us#mission-values--history).
Setting: UIC is a vibrant urban university located in Chicago’s West Loop. Currently the University’s commitment to engaged scholarship at the local, national and international level is supported through entities such as the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (IRRPP), the Social Justice Initiative (SJI) and the Great Cities Institute (GCI). In alignment with the aforementioned entities, the College of Education is committed to developing new knowledge about education that improves teaching, learning and assessment; informs policy and practice; and is valued by the communities we serve.
The Department of Educational Policy Studies (EDPS) is one of four departments in the College of Education at UIC. Our twelve faculty members are invested not only in their research but also the preparation of teachers, scholars, and school leaders. The signature academic programs of the department are the PhD in Policy Studies that includes separate strands for the social foundations of education and educational organizations and leadership, and the Ed.D. in urban educational leadership, a principal preparation program.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a resume, transcripts for all graduate course work and three letters of references electronically at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=39778 no later than March 28 , 2014.
Applicants are encouraged to reference the department website (http://education.uic.edu/academics-admissions/departments/department-educational-policy-studies#overview) for more detailed information.
The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Call for Papers for the Children and Childhood Network of the Social Science History Association
We invite you to participate in the 39th annual meeting of the Social Science History Association by submitting a paper or session proposal to the Children and Childhood Network of the SSHA. The conference will take place November 6-9, 2014 in Toronto. For more information on the conference as well as the general call for proposals, please refer to the SSHA website: http://www.ssha.org. The deadline for full panel or individual paper proposals is February 14, 2014.
The association particularly emphasizes interdisciplinary and transnational research, and the annual meeting provides a very supportive environment in which to present new work. The theme of the 2014 conference is “Inequalities: Politics, Policy and the Past,” though papers on other aspects of the history of children and childhood are also welcome. Complete panels must include at least 4 papers and presenters from more than one academic institution. Other formats, including roundtable discussions and book sessions, are also possible. Please do get in touch with the network chairs if you have an idea for a session but need help gathering presenters. Among the topics we are especially interested in exploring are children as migrants; children and revolutions; indigenous children & youth, child labor and globalization; gendered experiences of childhood; and inequalities in children's literature.
Proposals can be submitted through the web conference management system at http://conference.ssha.org. If you haven’t used the system previously you will need to create an account, which is a very simple process. Graduate students presenting at the conference may apply for a travel grant from the SSHA (http://www.ssha.org/grants).
Let us know if you need any help making a submission or advice about a proposal. If you have any questions, please contact the Children and Childhood network co-chairs:
Emily Bruce: email@example.com
Michelle Mouton: firstname.lastname@example.org
Birgitte Søland: email@example.com
The Sociological Studies of Children and Youth (SSCY, volume 17) will discuss children and youth as “the soul of society.” Nelson Mandela noted “there can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” This volume will provide a general glimpse into the modern lives of children and youth.
The Guest Editor, M. Nicole Warehime of Oklahoma City University, is considering a broad knowledge of current empirical research that focuses on children and youth in today’s society. Manuscripts featuring qualitative and quantitative methods, mixed methods, program evaluation, and outcome studies are particularly invited. Manuscripts should be a maximum of 30 pages in length including references, and should be prepared according to the American Sociological Association, Third Edition (ASA 2007). Author guidelines may be found at www.asanet.org.
--The deadline for submission is firm at Friday, December 13, 2013. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line of “SSCY Volume 17”.
With the ASA meetings about two weeks away, it is a good time to remind everyone about the section’s events and schedule. Please note--our section’s reception is on Saturday, the day before our section day. Please join us for refreshments and to honor the recipients of this year’s section awards (including Viviana Zelizer, William Corsaro, Daniel Herda, Michela Musto, David Rangel and Megan Shoji). Our business meeting will be held immediately following the roundtables on Sunday (meeting will be from 11:30-12:10) and it is important that section members attend. If you haven’t attended before, it is a great way to get to know others, find out more about the section, and get involved. The full slate of section events, as well as two other regular sessions of interest, appear below (in summary and then with full detail). Of course there are many other sessions of interest to scholars of children and youth—too many to list.
Saturday August 10:
6:30-8:30, Section Reception (on site)
Sunday August 11:
8:30-10:10, The Changing Transition to Adulthood: Developing Skills, Capacities and Orientations for Success
10:30-11:30 Section Roundtables
11:30-12:10 Section Business Meeting
12:30-2:10 Digital Youth: Young People, New Media and Social Change
2:30-4:10 Youth and Troubled Economic Times
Sessions In Detail:
Regular Session. Social Class and the Early Life Course
Sun Aug 11 2013, 8:30 to 10:10am
Session Organizer: Shannon Cavanagh (University of Texas-Austin)
Presider: Julie Skalamera (University of Texas-Austin)
Co-Parenting and Child Wellbeing after Unmarried Parents Part
*Julia Sarah Goldberg (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Marcia J. Carlson (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Growing Up Too Fast, or Not Enough
*Laura Theresa Hamilton (University of California-Merced)
Parenting, Schools, and Race/Ethnicity Gaps in Academic Achievement: A Cumulative Perspective
*Daniel J. Potter (American Institutes for Research), David S. Morris (University of Virginia)
The Influence of Social Class on Health Care Professional Recommendations of the HPV Vaccine
*Hanna Maija Jokinen-Gordon (Florida State University)
Discussant: Jennifer March Augustine (Rice University)
Regular Session. Social Connections and Adolescent Development
Sun Aug 11 2013, 2:30 to 4:10pm
Session Organizer: Shannon Cavanagh (University of Texas-Austin)
Presider: Patricia Keer Munro (University of California-Berkeley)
Should Young Adults Stand Alone? Exploring the Connection between Adulthood, Independence, and Interdependence
*Sylvie Honig (Unaffiliated), Richard A. Settersten (Oregon State University)
The Impact of Adolescents’ Exposure to Caregiver Psychological Neglect and Peer Isolation on their Depression
*Sharon Louise Christ (Purdue University), Ting Lu (Purdue University)
Toxic Ties in Cyberspace: School Networks of Close Relationships and Electronic Aggression
*Diane H. Felmlee (Pennsylvania State University), Robert W. Faris (University of California-Davis)
I Did It My Way: The Peer Context of Inauthentic Romantic Relationships
*Brian James Soller (The Ohio State University)
Discussant: Mark Pachucki (Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital)
Section on Children and Youth Paper Session. The Changing Transition to Adulthood: Developing Skills, Capacities and Orientations for Success
Sun Aug 11 2013, 8:30 to 10:10am
Session Organizer & Presider: Richard A. Settersten (Oregon State University)
Experiences Within High School Activities and Risky Substance Use in Young Adulthood: Why Breadth Matters
*Lisa A. Kort-Butler (University of Nebraka Lincoln)
The Push and the Pull: Adolescents' Expectations for Early Pregnancy
*Chelsea Smith (University of Texas-Austin)
The Effects of Having a Disabled Sibling during Childhood on Young Adult Educational Attainment
*Anna Penner (University of California-Riverside)
Childhood Activities, Achievement, and Immigrant Transitions to Adulthood
*Sandra L. Hofferth (University of Maryland-College Park) and Ui Jeong Moon (University of Maryland)
Neighborhood and Schools Effects on Intergenerational Transmissions of Socioeconomic Status during the Transition to Adulthood
*Karen Gerken (University of North Carolina)
Section on Children and Youth Paper Session. Digital Youth: Young People, New Media and Social Change
Sun Aug 11 2013, 12:30 to 2:10pm
Session Organizer & Presider: C.J. Pascoe (Colorado College)
Does Technology Empower Urban Youth? The Relationship of Technology Use to Self-Efficacy
*Daniel B. Shank (University of Alabama-Birmingham) and Shelia R. Cotten (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Exploring the social impact of low internet use among young people in Britain
*Anne Kathrine Geniets (University of Oxford) and Rebecca Eynon (Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford)
Play to Pay?: Adolescent Video Game Play and STEM Choice
*Amanda Jacqueline Turner (Temple University)
Striving to Succeed: The Role of Informational Resources in Digital Inequalities
*Laura Robinson (Santa Clara University)
Section on Children and Youth Paper Session. Youth and Troubled Economic Times
Sun Aug 11 2013, 2:30 to 4:10pm
Session Organizer & Presider: Jeremy Staff (Pennsylvania State University)
Discussant: Patrick Wightman
Students' Decisions to Stopout of College: The Role of Family Background and Financial Challenges
*Veronica Terriquez (University of Southern California) and Oded Gurantz (Stanford University)
Young Adult Poverty during the Great Recession: The Safety Net, Taxes, and the Family
*Christopher Wimer (Columbia University) and Sheela Kennedy (University of Minnesota)
The Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Young Adults' Health
*Daniel L. Carlson (Georgia State University), Benjamin Lennox Kail (Duke University), and Jamie L. Lynch (St. Norbert College)
Section on Children and Youth Roundtable Session (one-hour)
Sun Aug 11 2013, 10:30 to 11:30am
Organizer: Lori Peek (Colorado State University)
Table 1. Preferences and Behaviors among College Students
Table Presider: Celeste Nichole Lee (Emory University)
Music of distinction: cultural preferences and adolescents’ friendship dynamics
*Jef Vlegels (Ghent University), John Lievens (Ghent University)
Sexting Among College Students: Who Does It and How Do They Feel About It?
*Rula Zaru (McDaniel College), *Sara Raley (McDaniel College)
Using Life Course Stages as a Deviance Neutralization Technique: College Students and Food Choices
*Deborah A. Harris (Texas State University-San Marcos), Jamila Zakari (Texas State University-San Marcos), Julia Von Bank (Texas State University-San Marcos)
Table 2. Income, Investments, and Child Well-being
Table Presider: Sharon Louise Christ (Purdue University)
Growing Up in Recessionary Ireland
*Delma Byrne (National University of Ireland Maynooth), Catriona O'Toole (National University of Ireland Maynooth)
Trends in Family Income Volatility during Childhood: Have Patterns for Poor and Non-poor Children Diverged?
*Robert L. Wagmiller (State University of New York-Buffalo), Margaret E. Smith (State University of New York-Buffalo)
Table 3. Youth At Risk: Homelessness and Gang Activity
Table Presider: Jeffrey Owen Sacha (University of Southern California)
Gang Affiliated vs. Non-Gang Affiliated Youth: Furthering the Examination of Strain Theory and Gangs
*Marclyn Porter (University of Tennessee-Chattanooga), Katie Coggin Hillis (University of Tennessee-Chattanooga), *Ken C. Chilton (University of Tennessee-Chattanooga), Mary Katherine Wilson (University of Tennessee-Chattanooga)
Stability and Turnover In The Social Networks of Homeless Adolescents
*Danny R. Hoyt (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), *Patrick Habecker (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Les B. Whitbeck
Why Join? Gang Participation Motivation Factors Among Adolescents
*Barbara C. Medley (University of Tennessee-Chattanooga), Christopher Pell (University of Tennessee-Chattanooga), Madelyn Cave (University of Tennessee-Chattanooga), *Marclyn Porter (University of Tennessee-Chattanooga)
Table 4. Agency and Voice among Children and Youth
Table Presider: Shauna A. Morimoto (University of Arkansas)
The Coercion-Collaboration Spectrum: Including the Excluded Middle in Childhood Studies
*Denise Bailey (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor)
Natural Enchantment versus Commodified Enchantment: Idealized Childhoods in Norway and the United States
*Erendira Rueda (Vassar College)
Table 5. Children and Youth Negotiating Changing Environments
Session Organizer: Lori Peek (Colorado State University)
Table Presider: Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng (University of Pennsylvania)
Children as Brokers of their Immigrant Families’ Healthcare Connections
*Vikki S. Katz (State University of New Jersey-Rutgers)
Missing Voices in the Pandemic: Children Affected by HIV and AIDS in Tanzania
*Kathryn Chobanian (Holy Cross), *Renee Lynn Beard (College of the Holy Cross)
Neighborhood Change and Youth Experience of Space: A Case Study of Asbury Park, NJ
*Alicia Raia (State University of New Jersey-Rutgers)
Table 6. Media Portrayals of Children and Youth
Table Presider: Ingrid Elizabeth Castro (MCLA)
From Plump to Problematic: Child Obesity and Advice to Parents, 1987-2012
*Linda Quirke (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Growing Up Too Fast? Media Portrayals of Early Puberty in Girls
*Laura (Kat) Katherine Thomson (Bowdoin College)
Innocence Lost? An Analysis of Changing Portrayals of Children, 1925-2006
*Jaclyn Ann Tabor (Indiana University)
Table 7. Access to Resources, Parental Support, and Transitions to Adulthood
Table Presider: Carrie L. Shandra (State University of New York-Stony Brook)
Parental Support and College Satisfaction Among Rural Scholarship Recipients
*Ingrid Nelson (Bowdoin College)
Young Adults’ Understanding of the Role of Parents during the Transition to Adulthood
*Christina Panagakis (State University of New York-Buffalo)
Gifts of Technology and Time
*Jeremy Markham Schulz (University of California-Berkeley), Oyvind Nicolay Wiborg (University of Oslo)
Table 8. Parenting Decisions and Behaviors
Table Presider: Margaret Ann Hagerman (Emory University)
They Need to Know the Truth: Sex Education in Schools, Sex Education at Home
*Audrey K Madison (University of Missouri)
Raising children in Ciudad Juárez: Exploring parents coping patterns in a violent city
*Alma Angelica Hernandez (University of New Mexico)
Table 9. Aspirations, Personality and Identity Development among Children and Youth
Table Presider: Hyeyoung Kwon (University of Southern California)
Being a Girl is Hard: Lessons on Femininity from Youth
*Sarah Prior (Arizona State University)
Disentangling the Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Differences in the Occupational Aspirations of Adolescents
*Patricia Neff Claster (Edinboro University-Pennsylvania), *Sampson Lee Blair (State University of New York-Buffalo)
Number of Siblings and Personality among Early Adolescents
*Deniz Yucel (William Paterson University)
Changing Adolescent Attitudes toward Gender and Family, 1976-2010
*Angela Carter (University of California-Davis)
Table 10. Obesity and Food Insecurity among Children and Youth
Table Presider: Haena Lee (University of Chicago)
Does Marriage Equally Protect Children from Food Insecurity?
*Nyesha Cheyenne Black (Pennsylvania State University)
Social Class, Social Resources and Weight Status Outcomes Among Middle School Students
*Kevin M. Fitzpatrick (University of Arkansas), Don Willis (University of Arkansas),Gail O'Connor (University of Arkansas)
Weight Stigma during Adolescence: How does Stigma Mediate the Relationship between Obesity and Depressive Symptoms?
*Kimber Hendrix (Purdue University)
Table 11. Foster Care Youth and Transitions to Adulthood
Table Presider: Eugenia I. Pearson (Whyy Mee Family Counselling Foundation of Toronto)
Foster Care Alumni with Children: Exiting Care, Entering College
*Sarah Shah (University of Texas-San Antonio), Harriett D. Romo (University of Texas-San Antonio)
Housing and Access to Higher Education for Former Foster Care Youth
*Courtney K. Barrie (University of Texas-San Antonio), *Carlos Casanova (University of Texas-San Antonio)
Table 12. Adolescent Health Behavior
Table Presider: William A. Corsaro (Indiana University)
Single Parenthood and Adolescent Sexual Outcomes
*Mikaela Dufur (Brigham Young University), *John P. Hoffmann (Brigham Young University), *Lance D. Erickson (Brigham Young University)
Announcement and Call for Papers
Special Issue of the International Journal of Play
Topic: Play and Well Being
Issue Editor: Cindy Dell Clark
The final issue of the International Journal of Play in 2013 will be a special issue devoted to the role of play in human well being. This topic is broadly construed to include ways in which play is connected to biological or physical health, mental health, spiritual health, or healthy shared relationships of people of all ages. We are interested in papers that enlighten our understanding of how play adds to human resilience and functioning. Authors of these papers may work in mono-disciplinary or interdisciplinary paradigms, and may approach play from a theoretical, empirical or applied perspective. Since play is a topic of interest across a broad spectrum of contexts, we welcome papers drawn from any cultural or social setting. Authors throughout the social sciences or from medical fields (public health, nursing, child life, occupational therapy, nutrition, medicine, clinical psychology etc.) are encouraged to submit manuscripts. If you work on issues of play relevant to other applied fields (sports, media, social work, or another play-related area) your papers are also invited.
Manuscripts should be 7000 words or less, written in English and should be submitted by email to email@example.com no later than March 1, 2013. All papers will undergo a peer review process. Please conform to the manuscript preparation instructions set forth on the journal website: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=rijp20&page=instructions.
About the International Journal of Play
The International Journal of Play is the official journal of the Association for the Study of Play. It is an interdisciplinary journal focusing on all facets of play, providing an international forum for papers and scholarly debate on topics of play theory, policy and practice worldwide. The journal is currently edited by Pat Broadhead, June Factor, and Michael Patte, and is published by Routledge.
About Cindy Dell Clark
Cindy Dell Clark is Visiting Associate Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University in Camden NJ. She studies and teaches about children and culture, including a focus on health related issues. Her publications include a book-length, child-centered ethnography on how children and their families cope with asthma and diabetes, In Sickness and In Play: Children Coping with Chronic Illness.
18th ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, Japan, July 13-19, 2014
Loretta E. Bass, University of Oklahoma, USA
RC53 Corresponding Theme:
Facing an Unequal World – Challenges for Childhood within a Global Sociology
Session Proposal Submission deadline: March 1, 2013
Call for 10 Session Proposals:
The ISA Research Committee on Sociology of Childhood, RC53, requests Session Proposals responding to a child focus relating to the main congress theme. A Session Proposal should include the 1) title of the proposed session, 2) the proposed session organizer (with his/her professional affiliation and email contact information), and 3) a 100-world abstract detailing the focus of the session. Session Proposals selected by the RC53 Programme Committee will then appear within the Congress Call for Papers to be issued in April, 2013. The ISA has three official languages, English, French and Spanish, and a session may occur in any of the three official languages of the ISA: English, French or Spanish. However, because the administrative language of the ISA is English, Session Proposals should be submitted to the Programme Coordinator, Loretta Bass (Lbass@ou.edu), in English by March 1, 2013.
The following types of Proposed Sessions will be considered:
Paper Presentation Session
It is recommended that each session uses its 110 minutes to accommodate 4-5 papers and 15-20 minutes of collective discussion. All other papers should be listed as distributed papers in the relevant session and serve as “waitlist” for Session Organizers. These papers will be listed in the program and, providing the authors register in time, their abstracts will be included in the abstracts book. If a participant does not show, the first participant listed under distributed papers will be asked to present a paper.
This session accommodates a larger number of invited panelists who will debate around a specific theme or on current issues of particular importance to the area of research. The floor will then be opened to the audience. Panel sessions are organized directly by Program Coordinators and/or Session Organizers and are not open for abstract submission.
Author Meets his/her Critics Session
A debate around an important recent publication that could be presented by the author(s), with commentators and opening the floor to the audience. These sessions are organized directly by Program Coordinators and/or Session Organizers and are not open for abstract submission.
Sessions organized directly by Program Coordinators and/or Session Organizers. These are not open for abstract submission. With this format, all potential papers and authors should be outlined within the abstract.
The ASA Section on Children and Youth awards the Student Paper Award each year, as well as two alternating award streams: a) Distinguished Contribution Award in even years and Distinguished Service Award in odd years, and b) Distinguished Early Career Award in even years and Distinguished Career Award in odd years.
In 2013, the Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award, Distinguished Career Service and Distinguished Career awards will be awarded at the ASA Annual Meeting.
Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award
This award recognizes an outstanding paper authored by one or more graduate students. To qualify for this year’s competition, the author and any co-authors must have been students at the time the paper was written. A paper is eligible if it made a “public appearance” in 2012-13, defined as one of the following: 1) having been submitted for a class or seminar held in those years, 2) having been presented at a professional meeting in those years, or 3) having been accepted for publication or published in those years. Papers should be unpublished, but could be under journal review at the time of the award's submission due date. Students are welcome to submit their own papers. Please send paper submissions to the Committee Chair, Loretta Bass, at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1st 2013.
Distinguished Career Service Award
This award is awarded in odd years to recognize collective career contributions in service through scholarship in the area of Children and Youth. Service is defined as professional and/or community service, while scholarship is defined as theoretical, empirical or applied contributions. This award therefore may recognize the entire body of the person’s academic work, including its public influence and understanding, and may include engaged pedagogy, community-based research, and advocacy research. This award may also acknowledge teaching, mentoring, and service to the Children and Youth community. In a two-year cycle to be awarded in odd years, this award rotates with the Distinguished Scholarly Contribution Award. Nominees must be a member of the section. Please submit a brief letter of nomination not to exceed two pages, a second supporting letter of nomination from another professional, and the nominee’s curriculum vitae to the Committee Chair, Pamela Quiroz, at email@example.com by March 1st 2013.
Distinguished Career Award
This award recognizes collective career scholarly contributions, especially a body of work displaying an extended trajectory of productivity over a career that has contributed to theory and/or research in the Sociology of Children and Youth. In a two-year cycle to be awarded in odd years, this award rotates with the Distinguished Early Career Award. Nominees must be a member of the section. Please submit a brief letter of nomination, two other suggestions for nominators, and the nominee’s curriculum vitae to the Committee Chair, Ann Meier, at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1st 2013.