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Alex Hotere-Barnes is involved with organizing a New Zealand-based free series of anti-racism webinars involving speakers from the US, Canada, Rwanda, and the UK. 3/6/2020
William D. Cabin has three oral presentations accepted for SWSD 2020, The International Federation of Social Work Conference, July 15-18, 2020 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. All three presentations are based on a qualitative exploratory design using semi-structured interviews of either home care or hospice nurses and social workers. The presentations are:,Monetizing Dying in the United States: The Rise of Profit-Making and Death of Compassion in Medicare Hospice Care.; “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses..”, but no addicts: Exclusion of Substance Abuse Care in Medicare Home Health.; and “We Just Need a Little Help”: Medicare Neglect of Personal Care Assistance Needs of Poor Home Health Beneficiaries.
William D. Cabin's paper, "In the Realm of Haunting Ghosts: Denying the Existence of Substance Abuse In Medicare Home Health" has been accepted to to be published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work. 1/27/2020
Cory Blad and Jon D. Shefner recently published a book, Why Austerity Persists on Polity Press. In this timely book, Shefner and Blad trace the 45-year history of austerity policies and how they became the go-to policy to resolve a host of economic problems. 1/21/2020
Susan Greenbaum recently published a book, Collaborating for Change: A Participatory Action Research Casebook. Rutgers U Press, 2020. Click here for a discount flyer. 1/21/2020
Amaka Okechukwu (2019). To Fulfill These Rights: Political Struggle Over Affirmative Action and Open Admissions. New York: Columbia University Press. 1/21/2020
Koji Chavez Adia and Harvey Wingfield recently published an article, "Getting In, Getting Hired, Getting Sideways Looks: Organizational Hierarchy and Perceptions of Racial Discrimination." American Sociological Review 1/21/2020
Adia Harvey Wingfield Associate Dean for Faculty Development at the Washington University in St. Louis, published a book in 2019 Flatining: Race, Work, and Health Care in the New Economy. 1/21/2020
Adia Harvey Wingfield Associate Dean for Faculty Development at the Washington University in St. Louis, was named the Mary Tileston Hemenway Professor of Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. 1/21/2020
Jeb Sprague University of California - Riverside, has published a new book titled Globalizing the Caribbean: Political Economy, Social Change, and the Transnational Capitalist Class. 1/21/2020
Sarah Ahmed University of Oregon, published a paper in an edited volume Honor Killings in Pakistan: The Case of Social Media Star Qandeel Baloch. 1/21/2020
Mira Debs Executive Director of Yale's Education Studies program and a lecturer in the Department of Sociology published her first book Diverse Families, Desirable Schools: Public Montessori in the Era of School Choice (Harvard Education Press, 2019). 1/21/2020
Stephen J. Morewitz published his 12th book, Kidnapping and Violence. New Research and Clinical Perspectives (New York: Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, 2019), which won a San Jose State University Annual Authors and Artist Award. Stephen also published his 13th book, Clinical and Psychological Perspectives on Foul Play (Switzerland: Springer Nature, 2019), which won a San Jose State University Annual SJSU Authors and Artist Award.
John G. Dale, George Mason University, was interviewed by Nick Schifren on the PBS NewsHour discussing the genocide charges against Myanmar before the International Court of Justice (the segment on Myanmar begins at 30:40).
Jon Shefner, professor and head of the Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, received the 2019 College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Service Award. Anyone who has met Shefner knows he is passionate about and committed to advocacy, social justice, and leadership. He is a Fulbright Scholar whose long and remarkable research record in social justice, social movements, globalization, political economy, and green economic development has made him an internationally recognized and trusted scholar in these areas of sociological inquiry.
Since joining the UT faculty in 1999, Shefner has been promoted through the ranks, served as a member of every departmental committee and as a member of the Faculty Senate. He is the founding director of the Global Studies Interdisciplinary Program and helped the Department of Sociology form a new research and teaching area in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies. Shefner has nurtured the Knoxville region’s green economy through the UT Green Economy Initiative, a combined service and research endeavor that seeks to increase the number of local green jobs as a way to heighten both the quality of life of working people and reverse the deterioration of the environment. He is also one of the most involved faculty members in the United Campus Workers union and helped coordinate a successful two-year campaign against outsourcing facilities workers’ jobs. Shefner’s record is part of a service and social movement career that began in 1983. He always fights for equitable policies at the college and university level and, as many of us have witnessed, is sometimes the lone voice in the room who reminds us of the stakes at the heart of our decision-making.
Kristen Budd, Miami University, OH, is turning traditional classroom group work on its head with a teaching strategy called team-based learning (TBL).
James Thomas, Rutgers University Press, recently published a book Diversity Regimes.
Maria D. Duenas, University of California, Merced, recently published the following article:
Golash-Boza, Tanya, Maria D. Duenas, and Chia Xiong. 2019. “Global Capitalism, White Supremacy, and Patriarchy in Migration Studies.” American Behavioral Scientist, 1-19. doi:10.1177/0002764219842624.
Hugo Ceron-Anaya, Lehigh University, recently published his new book Privilege at Play: Class, Race, Gender and Golf in Mexico.
Hugo Ceron-Anaya, Privilege at Play: Class, Race, Gender and Golf in Mexico, Oxford University Press, 2019.
Privilege at Play is a book about inequalities, social hierarchies, and privilege in contemporary Mexico. Based on ethnographic research conducted in exclusive golf clubs and in-depth interviews with upper-middle and upper-class golfers, as well as working-class employees, the book reverses the discussion of inequalities by focusing on wealth instead of poverty. This study makes use of rich qualitative data to demonstrate how social hierarchies are relations reproduced through a multitude of everyday practices. The vast disparities between club members and workers, for example, are built on traditional class indicators, such as wealth, and, on more subtle expressions of class, such as notions of fashion, sense of humor, perceptions about competition, and everyday oral interactions. The book incorporates race and gender perspectives to the study of inequalities, illustrating the multilayer condition of privilege. Although Mexicans commonly attributed racial relations a marginal part in the reproduction of inequities, the book explains how affluent individuals frequently express racialized ideas to describe and justify the impoverished condition of workers. Privilege at Play demonstrates the necessity, even urgency, to reconsider the role of racial dynamics when studying social inequalities in Mexico. The analysis of gender relations shows how men maintain a dominant position over their fellow female golfers, despite the similar upper-class origins of both male and female club members. Finally, social space plays a central role in the analysis of inequalities. The book argues that the apparent triviality of space makes it a highly effective way to convey social hierarchies and, thus, to reinforce privilege.
Maria Duenas was awarded the National Science Foundation Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate California HSI Alliance Fellowship. She also received an Honorable Mention for the Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship. Lastly, she was awarded the Sociology Summer Support Award and the Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning Fellowship at the University of California, Merced.
Kristen M. Budd, Miami University, Chairperson, Council of Division Chairs, is the recipient of the 2019 E. Phillip Knox Distinguished Teaching Award. The award recognizes one faculty member who uses creative, innovative and engaging teaching methods at the undergraduate level. Kristen also recently earned her tenure and promotion to Associate Professor. Dr. Budd is active in SSSP where she has held multiple leadership positions, including Chair (2017-2019) of SSSP's Crime and Juvenile Delinquency Division. For more information click here.