Find below an archive of general announcements. Future announcements will be updated in real-time.
Special Issue on Sociology of Children and Childhood in March 2010 Current Sociology
See here for more information
Call for Nominations: Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award, Deadline May 1
This award will recognize current or former higher education faculty members who have inspired her or his students to make a difference in their communities. Award recipients will receive a minimum of $25,000 to be used at their discretion. So, if you know anyone (including yourself) who has inspired students to become helpful in their communities, you might want to consider submitting a nomination. For more information and inquiries, see here.
Call for Papers for the Sociological Studies of Children and Youth (SSCY), by June 1, 2010
The editors of SSCY (annual volume published by Emerald Publishing, UK) invite completed papers focused on children and youth for volume 14, to be published in the spring of 2011. The Series Co-editors, David A. Kinney and Loretta E. Bass, seek to include papers that are timely and in need of critical examination in the areas of research, theory, and policy regarding children and youth. The SSCY volume has a history of publishing work from diverse theoretical and methodological orientations, and welcomes contributions by scholars from around the world. Contributions are peer-reviewed by the series editors, members of the editorial board, and other researchers. Submission deadline is June 1, 2010. Submit papers electronically (less than 30 manuscript pages in length) to Loretta Bass at Lbass@ou.edu, or in hardcopy to SSCY, Loretta Bass, 780 Van Vleet Oval, 331 KH, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019.
Call for Chapter Proposals, due July 15, 2010
Breaking the Mold of Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
Students: Innovative and Successful Practices for 21st Century Schools
Editors: Andrea Honigsfeld, Ed.D. and Audrey Cohan, Ed.D.
Publisher: Rowman and Littlefield
SCOPE AND PURPOSE:
After publishing Breaking the Mold of School Instruction and Organization: Innovative and Successful Practices for the 21st Century (2010) (www.rowmaneducation.com) and currently finishing a second edited volume entitled Breaking the Mold of Pre-service and In-service Teacher Education: Innovative and Successful Practices for the 21st Century, Rowman and Littlefield has given us a contract for a third book in the Breaking the Mold series. This new book will be titled Breaking the Mold of Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students: Innovative and Successful Practices for 21st Century Schools. See the attached document here for further details.
A Celebration of Life Course Studies: Honoring Glen Elder’s Contributions to Sociology (1pm Friday, August 13th, Atlanta Marriot Marquis)
Plan to arrive early in Atlanta this summer and attend an exciting afternoon of sessions examining the way in which the life course perspective has influenced scholarship in a wide range of areas within sociology. A reception will follow. Both the sessions and the reception will be held at the Marriot Marquis (L401/402).
Introductions: Robert Crosnoe (University of Texas at Austin) and Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson (Washington State University)
Session 1: Sociological Perspectives on the Life Course
1. Population—Dennis Hogan (Brown University)
2. Social Psychology—Linda George (Duke University)
3. Medical Sociology and Mental Health—Blair Wheaton (University of Toronto)
4. Criminology—Robert Sampson (Harvard University)
Discussant: Eliza Pavalko (Indiana University)
Session 2: Life Course Stages and Contexts of the Life Course
1. Children and Youth—Jeylan Mortimer (University of Minnesota)
2. Aging—Angela O’Rand (Duke University)
3. Schools and Education—Barbara Schneider (Michigan State University)
4. Family—Arland Thornton (University of Michigan)
Discussant: Richard Settersten (Oregon State University)
Closing Remarks: Michael Shanahan (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Reception immediately following.
Symposium Report: Child Protection in Indian Country
The conference described below was posted by U.S. Department of Justice, on "The Justice Blog" (http://blogs.usdoj.gov/blog/archives/613). For those of you who have interests in the well-being and welfare of Native American children, the DOJ provides additional links at the bottom of their post. See document here for further details.
The Future of Children: Free Conference at Princeton, April 30th
The Future of Children is offering a free conference on how students persist during their high school and college years. The conference will be held on April 30 at Princeton University. This conference will highlight issues of education persistence and degree attainment by reviewing the research on causes and effective initiatives. Interventions designed to help at-risk students overcome barriers will be discussed. Particular focus on practical solutions for issues such as remedial/developmental education, advising, and high school/college bridge programs will be provided. Those of you who are interested may find more information at their web site: http://www.futureofchildren.princeton.edu/persistence/index.asp
Life Course Mini-Conference:
The New Inequalities: Race, Crime, and the Life Course in the Era of Hyper-Incarceration
Life Course Center Miniconference 2010
Friday, February 26
1114 Social Sciences Building
267-19th Avenue South
West Bank Campus
University of Minnesota
Contact: Holly Schoonover, email@example.com, (612)624-4300
Free and Open to the Public.
Exploring Childhood Studies, A Graduate Student Conference Rutgers University, Camden
The Graduate Student Organization of the Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden proudly announces its first graduate student conference to be held April 09, 2010 on the Camden, New Jersey campus. See here for more information.
NYU Graduate Student Emily Rauscher composed a list of "must-read" sources in the sociology of childhood, with input from members. The full list can be found here. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. See also: Sociology of Children Syllabi
Find below an archived list of publications. Future publication announcements will be updated in real-time.
Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media (MIT, 2009)
Authors: Mizuko Ito, Sonja Baumer, Matteo Bittanti, Danah Boyd, Rachel Cody, Becky Herr-Stephenson, Heather A. Horst, Patricia G. Lange, Dilan Mahendran, Katynka Z. Martinez, C. J. Pascoe, Dan Perkel, Laura Robinson, Christo Sims and Lisa Tripp
Who’s Watching : Daily Practices of Surveillance Among Contemporary Families. (Vanderbilt, 2009)
Editors: Margaret K. Nelson (Middlebury College) and Anita Ilta Garey (University of Connecticut)
Transactions at Play : Volume 9 (University Press of America, 2009)
Editor: Cindy Dell Clark (Rutgers University, Center for Children and Childhood Studies).
Missing Bodies: The Politics of Visibility (NYU, 2009)
Authors: Monica J. Casper (Arizona State University’s New College) and Lisa Jean Moore (Purchase College, SUNY)
Our Schools Suck: Students Talk Back to a Segregated Nation on the Failures of Urban Education (NYU, 2009)
Authors: Gaston Alonso, Noel S. Anderson, Celina Su and Jeanne Theoharis (Brooklyn College of CUNY)
Divided By Borders: Mexican Migrants and their Children (UC Press, 2010)
Author: Joanna Dreby (Kent State University)
Mental Health and Emerging Adulthood among Homeless Young People (Psychology Press, 2009)
Author: Les B. Whitbeck (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Unanticipated Gains : Origins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life (Oxford, 2009)
Author: Mario Luis Small (University of Chicago)
Longing and Belonging: Parents, Children and Consumer Culture (California, 2009, $21.95 pb)
Author: Allison Pugh
How To Keep Your Children Safe: A Guide For Parents University Press of New England.
Author: Yvonne Vissing
Forbidden Fruit: Sex and Religion in the Lives of American Teenagers (Oxford, 2007, $25)
Author: Mark Regnerus, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
Biography and the Sociological Imagination: Contexts and Contingencies
Author: Michael J. Shanahan and Ross Macmillan
JOURNALS AND FEATURED RESEARCH PROGRAMS:
Special Issue of Current Sociology on Childhood Sociology, March 2010. Featuring Section Members!
New Article, April 2010: Kristen Myers and Laura Raymond. "Elementary School Girls and Heteronormativity: The Girl Project," Gender & Society, 24(2), 167-188.
Child, Youth, and Environments, Special Issue now available:
Volume 18, number 1 of the Children, Youth and Environments Journal is now online. Guest edited by Lori Peek, this special issue examines the vulnerability and resilience of children and youth before, during and after disasters.
More information about the journal can be found here: www.colorado.edu/journals/cye
Special Issue of New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, Special Guest Editor: Jeylan T. Mortimer. Issue No. 119 (Spring 2008).
This issue is inspired by a stirring address that Frank Furstenberg delivered at the 2006 Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, “Diverging development: The not so invisible hand of social class in the United States.” He called on social scientists interested in the study of development to expand their purview beyond investigations of the developmental impacts of poverty to consider the full gamut of social class variation in our increasingly unequal society. The gradations of class alter the social supports, resources and opportunities, as well as the constraints facing parents as they attempt to guide their children toward the acquisition of adult roles. This issue examines the impacts of social class origin on the highly formative period of transition to adulthood. Drawing on findings from the Youth Development Study and other sources, the authors examine social class differences in adult child-parent relationships, intimacy and family formation, higher educational attainment, the school-to work transition, the emergence of work-family conflict, and harassment in the workplace. The authors indicate new directions for research that will enhance understanding of the problems facing our nation’s young people. These articles will persuade social policy makers to develop social interventions that will level the playing field and increase the opportunities for disadvantaged youth to become healthy and productive adults.
Lingxin Hao and colleagues— On-going project related to children and youth. See publication updates here.
Lingxin Hao (PI) and Sue-ling Pong (co-PI) are currently conducting an inter-generational mobility project. This project examines the role of public high schools in the upward mobility of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The central research question is: Do public high schools compensate for the out-of-school learning disadvantage faced by underprivileged students? The overarching goal is to identify the specific structural and relational attributes of public high schools that prepare disadvantaged students to ascend the social ladder.
Wei-Jun Jean Yeung and colleagues:
Yeung, W.J., “Intergenerational Racial Stratification and Children’s Cognitive Achievement”, National Science Foundation. Principal Investigator. (Co-PI: Caroline Persell).
Yeung, W.J. and Pfeiffer, K.M. Forthcoming. “The Black-White Test Score Gap and Early Home Environment”, Social Science Research.
Yeung, W.J. and Conley, D. 2008. “Black-White Achievement Gap and Family Wealth”, Child Development 79(2): 303-324.
An article by Jan Phillips, 'Accomplishing family through toy consumption', published in CHILDREN, MEDIA AND CONSUMPTION, Karin M. Ekstrom & Birgitte Tufte (editors), has received the first ITRA-BTHA prize for excellence in toy research. The award is given by the International Toy Research Association with sponsorship by the British Toy and Hobby Association. Jan Phillips was in Nafplion, Greece, on 10 July 2008 to receive the award and deliver a talk on her research.
The SSSP is pleased to offer you the Agenda for Social Justice, Solutions 2008, which represents an effort by our professional association to nourish a more "public sociology" that will be easily accessible and useful to policy makers The web page for the project is located here: http://www.sssp1.org/index.cfm/m/323. The chapters are available for free download, and may be suitable as cost-effective supplementary readings in many social problems-related courses.
Find below archived announcements regarding section awards. Future announcements will be posted in real-time.
Announcement— Section Awards for 2010
The deadline for our Distinguished Contribution Award is fast approaching (February 1). Please read the award description below, and if you can provide a nomination, I heartily encourage you to do so. Do bear in mind
that self-nominations are perfectly acceptable (don't be bashful!). Also, the deadline for our section's Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award is also approaching (March 1). Again, please give this some thought, and consider submitting a nomination.
Distinguished Contribution Award
This year we will be awarding a Distinguished Contribution Award for Scholarship in the sociological study of children and youth. The award will be given for a book or paper published in 2007-2009. Please send nominations with a brief rationale (and, for books, include contact information at the publisher, if possible, in order to speed the process of requesting copies) to the Distinguished Contribution Award Committee Chair, Rachel Gordon at email@example.com NO LATER THAN February 1, 2010.
Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award
This award recognizes an outstanding paper authored by one or more graduate students. To qualify for this year author and any co-authors must have been students at the time the paper was written. Papers are eligible if they made a in 2008-2009, defined as one of the following: either having been submitted for a class or seminar held in those years, or having been presented at a professional meeting in those years, or having been accepted for publication or published in those years. Students are welcome to submit their own papers. Please send paper submissions to the Award Committee Chair, Lingxin Hao at firstname.lastname@example.org NO LATER THAN March 1, 2010.
If you should have any questions concerning either of these awards, please do not hesitate to contact Rachel, Lingxin, or me about them. Thanks, and I look forward to seeing everyone in Atlanta in August!
2009 Award Selection Results
Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award
Committee: Cindy Clark (Chair), Penn State University; Bill Corsaro, Indiana University; Katy Hadley, California State University—Sacramento; Jessica Kenty-Drane, Southern Connecticut University; Dan Cook, Rutgers University
Description by Cindy Clark (Committee Chair):
Winner: Kyle Longest
All of these committee members took part in the review of submitted papers, which were rotated across the committee to ensure a thorough evaluation of each paper by scholars who did not have a teacher-student relationship with the author. Committee members were professional and prompt in rating their assigned papers, and assessing the strengths and weakness of each paper. The winner was chosen based on a consensus of committee members.
The winner of our section Graduate Student Paper, Kyle Longest, is a Ph.D. student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His paper, titled "Popularity Lost: Identity Status and its Consequences During the Transmission to Adulthood." His paper asks the question whether high school popularity is destiny, with a lasting impact on adulthood. Intriguingly, his answer might be thought of a tightly argued, scholarly version of the one-time film, Revenge of the Nerds, which garners popularity in high school may not bring long term social success after all.
Early Career Award
Committee: Rob Crosnoe (chair), University of Texas at Austin; Jessica Field, San Francisco State University; Holly Foster, Texas A&M University; Amanda Lewis, Emory University; Nancy Marshall, Wellesley College
Description by Rob Crosnoe (Committee Chair):
Lori Peek, an assistant professor of Sociology at Colorado State University who earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2005, is the 2009 winner of the Early Career Award from the ASA Section on Children and Youth. Lori is a qualitative sociologist who studies child and adolescent development in the context of natural disasters, with a special focus on differences by race/ethnicity and gender. She was nominated for this award by Alice Fothergill and Kai Erikson. Only four years into her professional career, Lori has already amassed many important accomplishments, publishing 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals (including top journals like Child Development) and another 12 chapters and encyclopedia entries. What impressed the committee most, however, was not so much quantity of production but quality. In particular, Lori is delving into important and timely issues that are woefully understudied. How children and youth represent an incredibly vulnerable population in the wake of natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina, the resilience they demonstrate in such disasters, and what the can contribute to recovery from such disasters are all valuable questions for sociologists to ask, but they are not asked enough. Lori asks these questions, and then conducts hundreds of hours of interviews with and observations of children and youth coping with natural disasters and their families to provide meaningful answers. These answers, in turn, provide insights into child development and the ecology of child development that generalize far beyond any the specific settings of natural disasters.
For these reasons, Lori Peek exemplifies the spirit of this award. She is forging her own career path and doing so with great success.
Jeremy Staff, an assistant professor of Sociology at Pennsylvania State University who earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Minnesota in 2004, was the runner-up for the Early Career Award from the ASA Section on Children and Youth. In fact, the competition was so fierce and he came so close to winning that the committee decided to bestow, for the first time, an Honorable Mention to Jeremy, who was nominated for the award by Jeylan Mortimer.
Jeremy is a life course sociologist who studies inequality and stratification among American youth, with a special interest in crime and delinquency. He has been incredibly prolific, publishing 13 articles on the connections among adolescent behavior, school/work experiences, and peer dynamics in some of the top journals in sociology, including Social Forces, Social Psychology Quarterly, and Criminology. He also has published 6 book chapters. This work, organized by core sociological theories, applies cutting edge statistical techniques to a variety of data sources and seeks to inform policy.
Impressively, Jeremy is also amassing a solid track record of external funding for his work, including winning a K01 Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for a five-year project on adolescent work experiences and the transition to adulthood.
Clearly, Jeremy is going places.
2008 Section Winners
Distinguished Contribution Award— Organization
Strategies for Children, a Boston organization. http://www.strategiesforchildren.org/
Student Paper Award
Hilary Levey (Princeton). "Which One Is Yours?: Children and Ethnography."
2007 Section Winners
Distinguished Publication Award
Laurie Schaffner, University of Illinois-Chicago. Girls in Trouble with the Law
Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award
Karl Bryant, UCSD. "Making Gender Identity Disorder of Childhood: Historical Lessons for Contemporary Debates"
Christopher Wildeman, Princeton. "Parental Imprisonment, the Prison Boom, and the Concentration of Childhood Disadvantage”
2006 Section Winners
Distinguished Contribution Award—Early Career
Amanda E. Lewis, University of Illinois-Chicago
Student Paper Award
Natasha K. Warikoo, University of London. "Youth Culture and Peer Status among Children of Immigrants in London and New York: Assessing the Cultural Explanation for Downward Assimilation"
Find below an archive of jobs and opportunities postings. Future announcements regarding jobs and opportunities will be posted in real-time.
BROOKLYN COLLEGE, CHILDREN’S STUDIES PROGRAM, TENURE-TRACK OPEN-RANK POSITION. In regard to the faculty position in 'Child Welfare Policy Research' at Brooklyn College, if you should have any questions, you may also contact Dr. Gertrud Lenzer. As most of you should already know, she is the founder of our section!.
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY, FAMILY AND CHILD STUDIES, TENURE-TRACK POSITION, OPEN RANK— Application review begins immediately and continues until position is filled.
DUKE UNIVERSITY. The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position to begin August 2010. Candidates must combine evidence of theoretical contributions in their field with a commitment to research and teaching. Candidates will be considered regardless of field of specialization. The department has special interest in candidates with expertise in race and ethnicity, gender, health/medical sociology, the sociology of markets and management, and/or the ability to teach statistics and quantitative methods. Send electronic versions of vitae and writing samples addressed to Prof. Gary Gereffi, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Sociology, Duke University, Durham NC 27708-0088, using the e-mail address email@example.com with the subject line “Junior Search.” Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and considered until the position is filled. We guarantee full consideration to applications arriving before October 1, 2009. Please do not submit letters of recommendation with initial application; they will be requested later in the review process. Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY, Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences: one tenure-track position (rank open, junior preferred). Priority will be given to candidates in the areas of race/ethnicity, class and/or gender. Above the rank of assistant professor, a strong publication record is required, and priority will be given to candidates with a record of major funded research. Priority will be given to candidates whose research and teaching skills complement and extend the current strengths of our department in aging/life course and medical sociology/health. Case offers the student quality and class size of a strong liberal arts college within one of the nation’s major research universities. The teaching load is 2/2; Case faculty members also have the opportunity to teach in our university-wide undergraduate program of liberal education, SAGES. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Sociology by the time of appointment, demonstrated teaching experience, and a publication record appropriate to rank. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2009, and continue until the search is concluded. Send (US mail preferred) a letter of application, curriculum vitae, samples of written work, and addresses (including email) of three references to Dale Dannefer (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair, Department of Sociology, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-7124. In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and World Class Diversity. Case is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant to increase the participation of women in Science and Engineering.
Research and Postdoctoral Positions:
POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, The Cornell Population Program (CPP) invites applicants for the newly funded Frank H.T. Rhodes Post-doctoral Fellowships. Screening of applications begins February 10, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled.
SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH ANALYST, Office of Research and Analysis, Food and Nutrition Service/USDA - Complete application packages must be received by the closing date of March 2, 2009.
SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH DIRECTOR, George Mason University - Review of candidates will begin February 15 and continue until the position is filled.
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP (Massachusetts). The Wellesley Centers for Women has an immediate opening for one (1) full-time postdoctoral fellowship for training in childhood and adolescence research.
Find below archived announcements regarding grants and funding. Future postings regarding grants and funding will be posted in real-time.
Youth Purpose Research Awards
The Stanford Center on Adolescence is excited to open our 2009 Youth Purpose Awards Program. In our 2nd year (2008) we received over 40 applications for four awards. We will be granting up to four awards again this round. The awards are available to scholars in all disciplines. Because you are familiar with the Center, you may know of eligible doctoral students, postdocs, or early-career colleagues in related fields who would be interested in applying. We would greatly appreciate your help in spreading the word about this funding (up to $10,000) to study youth purpose. A flyer is attached; the text of the flyer in simplified format has also been pasted below.
Additional information is on our web page: http://coaawards.stanford.edu
William T. Grant Foundation
The William T. Grant Foundation has a longstanding interest in supporting research that can inform policy and practice. Our particular focus is on policies and practices that affect youth ages 8 to 25 in the United States. In this area, there are significant gaps between research and policy, and between research and practice. Applicants should submit letters of inquiry by May 12, 2009. Selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals, which will be due by October 6, 2009. Funding decisions will be made at the Board of Trustees meeting in June 2010, and awards will be made available shortly thereafter. More information is available at http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/.
Spencer Dissertation Fellowship:
The Spencer Foundation would like to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2010 Spencer Dissertation Fellowship for Research Related to Education, and would like to ask for your help in bringing it to the attention of others. As you may know, approximately 30 Fellowships of $25,000 are awarded each year by the Spencer Foundation to support doctoral candidates in a variety of fields whose dissertations promise to contribute fresh perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of education.
Please note that although the dissertation topic must concern education, graduate study may be in any academic discipline. In addition, although applicants must be candidates for a doctoral degree at a graduate school in the United States, they need not be citizens of the United States.
Past applicants tell us they learned about this fellowship from people like you. Thus, we would appreciate it if you would forward this email to any qualified graduate student(s) you might know and/or to any office which might publicize the fellowship to likely candidates. Applications must be submitted electronically by Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Please visit our website http://www.spencer.org/programs/fellows/dissertation.htm for more information about the Fellowship as well as to apply online and find the full announcement here.
Society for Research in Child Development, Millennium Scholars Program
The Frances Degen Horowitz Millennium Scholars Program was developed as a vehicle to encourage and support undergraduates from underrepresented groups to pursue graduate work in child development and other related disciplines. To that end, the program provides educational and professional development for these undergraduate students, giving them a launching point for a career in the field of child development.
Applications are sought for Scholars, Junior Mentors, and Senior Mentors. Learn more about the Program on the website, here: http://www.srcd.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=128&Itemid=214
Research Scholarships for PhD candidates in the Sociology Department, National University of Singapore
Research Scholarships are available for PhD candidates interested in completing research in the Sociology Department at the National University of Singapore. Two research scholarships are targeted specifically for applicants who have basic knowledge and skills of quantitative research in family, children and youth, social inequality, demography, or social changes in China. Please see information about the research programme and scholarships in the departmental website. http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/soc/ See full announcement here.
Through a generous grant from the Fred H. Bixby Foundation, the Population Council has created the Bixby Fellowship Program to expand opportunities for recently trained population specialists and biomedical researchers. These fellowships allows citizens of developing countries to work with experienced mentors in the Council's international network of offices. Fellows work on projects in one of three program areas: Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS, and Poverty, Gender and Youth. A description of the program and details about application procedures are available on the Council's website at www.popcouncil.org/slr/Bixby/Bixby_home.html. .
Find below an archived list of announcements and calls for papers. Subsequent posts about conference announcements and calls for papers will be updated in real-time.
Call for Papers -- XVII World Congress
International Sociological Association
Gothenburg, Sweden, July 11-17, 2010
Research Committee on
Sociology of Childhood RC53
Doris Bühler-Niederberger, University of Wuppertal, Germany, email@example.com
Call for Papers
Please send your paper proposal until September, 15, to Doris Bühler-Niederberger; University of Wuppertal: firstname.lastname@example.org, and to the organizer of the session you would like to choose for your paper. Any individual may participate on up two sessions. Once your presentation is approved by the session chair, you must then submit an abstract of your paper on-line (instructions will be made available in due course). Abstracts are only accepted by the system from those who are already registered for the Congress. The deadline for submission of approved abstracts is May 4, 2010.
See the following link for more information: here
Call for Papers -- Exploring Childhood Studies, A Graduate Student Conference, April 2010
Department of Childhood Studies
Rutgers University, Camden
The graduate students of the Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University, Camden invite submissions for papers and poster presentations for their first formal graduate student conference on April 9, 2010. Graduate students from all disciplines who are engaged in research relating to children and childhood are encouraged to submit proposals.
The field of childhood studies engages in both theoretical and empirical study of children and childhood within historical, contemporary, interdisciplinary, multi-cultural, state, national, and global contexts. Each combination of perspectives provides new insights into the lives of children and the families, cultures, and societies in which they are embedded. The interdisciplinary nature of the field is one of its greatest strengths and the core of its remarkable potential for scholarly advancement, but also leaves the field open for exploration and interrogation, and its borders difficult, if not impossible, to define.
The Exploring Childhood Studies conference proposes defining Childhood Studies by "doing" childhood studies; the conference will explore the field by offering explorations within it. We seek papers from all disciplines that keep childhood as a construct, children as a category, or the child as a real living human as their central focus, providing critical thought and insight while locating them in different contexts, fields, and ideologies.
In keeping with what we believe is the essential interdisciplinary nature of Childhood Studies, this conference seeks to be interdisciplinary itself. We seek proposals from all disciplines--education, literature, economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, law, political science, history, criminology, philosophy, medicine, religion, film studies, and cultural studies--as well as interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary scholarly work.
The range of open topics within this field is as broad as the contexts of the experiences of children and childhood: war, health, rights, gender, poverty, wealth, policy, ethics, popular culture, globalization, school, family, home, sexuality, community, and representations in all modes of fiction. The field of Childhood Studies itself is open to interrogation.
Selected papers will be grouped into panels that may be based around discipline, theme, or perspective, but will demonstrate the common grounding of the papers in their mutual exploration of children and childhood studies.
Paper presentations should be limited to 20 minutes in length. Please send 250-word abstract for paper or poster presentation (specify which) and cover letter with name, current level of graduate study, affiliated university, and email address to email@example.com. Include the words "conference abstract" in subject line, and include name on the cover letter only. For further information about The Exploring Childhood Studies conference, contact: Patrick Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org or Anandini Dar at email@example.com.
Deadline for submission is October 31, 2009. Accepted presenters will receive email notification by January 10, 2010.
Welcome to the Department of Childhood Studies and The Center for Children and Childhood Studies, Rutgers-Camden is a leader in the national and international discourse on the state of children and childhood. We are very proud of the fact that Rutgers-Camden is the first and only PhD-granting Department of Childhood Studies in the nation, which has now entered its third year. We look forward to introducing the larger academic community to our fellow students, exemplary faculty and unique program, and to engaging in vigorous and stimulating discussions with our peers throughout academia. Visit the Department of Childhood Studies here: http://childhood.camden.rutgers.edu/
Penn State Symposium Announcement
“Biosocial Research Contributions to Understanding Family Processes and Problems”, is the title of Penn State’s 17th Annual Symposium on Family Issues. The conference will take place October 8-9, 2009 on Penn State’s University Park campus.
Alan Booth, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Demography, and Family Studies, explains, “Conceptual shifts and technological breakthroughs have placed new emphasis on the importance of combining nature and nurture to understand family processes and problems. The link between biology and behavior is no longer regarded as a simple, unidirectional, cause and effect process.” Today’s researchers emphasize bi-directional relations between physiological processes and behavior, processes that operate in the context of previous experience and the demands of a multi-layered ecology. As Booth explains, “Biological factors mediate and moderate behavioral adaptation to a range of environmental challenges. At the same time, environmental challenges and behavioral responses affect biological processes.” Family relationships are at the intersection of many biological and environmental influences.
The goal of this symposium is to stimulate conversation among scholars who construct and use biosocial models, as well as among those who want to know more about biosocial processes. Researchers interested in both biological and social/environmental influences on behavior, health, and development will be represented, including researchers whose work emphasizes behavioral endocrinology, behavior genetics, neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, sociology, demography, anthropology, economics, and psychology.
Sixteen symposium presenters will consider physiological and social environmental influences on parenting and early childhood development, followed by adolescent adjustment, and family formation. Finally, factors that influence how families adapt to social inequalities will be examined.
Lead speakers include: Alison Fleming, University of Toronto at Mississauga, Jenae Neiderhiser, Penn State, Steven Gangestad, University of New Mexico, and Guang Guo, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. For a complete list of presenters and to register, visit http://www.pop.psu.edu/events/symposium/2009.htm
The Symposium is supported by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development.
Section on Children and Youth