Congratulations to our members who have chosen to share their recent accomplishments!  This page provides space for SSSP members to share news of recent publications, interviews, awards, fellowships, nominations, grants, promotions/tenure, new jobs, retirement, social activist work, and other personal accomplishments.  If you wish to post your recent accomplishments, please email ssspgra@utk.edu.

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Donna Riley and Mangala Subramaniam, Best Practices Tool #5: Examples for Documenting the Impact of COVID-19 on Faculty (tenure track/tenured). 2020. Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence, Purdue University. Click here to see.

Stephen J. Morewitz won the Gold Telly Award for his Holocaust, human rights, and ethncity/race documentary, Nobody Wants Us (https://www.nobodywantsus.com/). Morewitz also won a San Jose State University College of Social Sciences Travel Award to present a paper on innovations in forensic social sciences at the 2020 California Sociological Association Annual Meeting. The documentary was also nominated for a Capital Emmy.
2/4/2021

John G. Dale, George Mason University, was quoted (02/03/2021) by the Associated Press discussing the impact of Myanmar’s recent military coup on its relations with China. Available at https://apnews.com/article/aung-san-suu-kyi-beijing-myanmar-xi-jinping-bangkok-62dc5bf418edf80be7cbce1222e47c9e.
2/4/2021

Ferzana Havewala, published a new article in Food Policy that is part of a special issue entitled Urban Food Policies for a Sustainable and Just Future. Havewala, Ferzana. "The dynamics between the food environment and residential segregation: An analysis of metropolitan areas." Food Policy (2020): 102015.
2/1/2021

Barbara Katz Rothman, THE BIOMEDICAL EMPIRE: LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE COVID PANDEMIC.  Forthcoming (c April 2021) Stanford Briefs. This book goes beyond the usual discussion of ‘the medical industrial complex’ to acknowledge the larger and more powerful work done by the Biomedical Empire.  ​The key emphasis is the updating of medical sociology to reflect globalization; and pacing the covid pandemic within medical sociological analysis. A global pandemic opens our eyes to the power the Biomedical Empire has become in our lives.​
1/22/2021

Janet Garcia-Hallett's article "Maternal Identities and Narratives of Motherhood: A Qualitative Exploration of Women’s Pathways Into and Out of Offending" (published in Feminist Criminology) received Honorable Mention for Feminist Criminology's Helen Eigenberg Best Article of the Year Award for 2019.
1/22/2021

Maria D. Duenas won first place in Alpha Kappa Delta's 2020 Graduate Student Paper Competition for her paper titled, "Three Discursive Messages: Racial and Ethnic Socialization in Middle-Class Latinx Families." This paper also won UC Merced Sociology's 2020 Graduate Student Research Award.
1/21/2021

Jerry Krase published last year: “Visual Sociology of the Vernacular Urban Landscape: An Interview with Jerome Krase,” Les manières de faire vernaculaires: Vernacular Ways, Interfaces: Image, Text, Language, 44, 2020. With Jordi Ballesta and Eliane de Larminat; “Jean Baudrillard, Me, and Ethnic Theme Parks,” Baudrillard Now, November 8, 2020; “Seeing How Black Lives Matter in a Super-Gentrified Neighborhood,” Teaching/Learning Matters, 50 (4), Fall 2020;  “Life in the Time of Covid19 in a Super-Gentrified and Super-Diverse Neighborhood: Making Things Visible,” Urbanities-Journal of Urban Ethnography, Special Issue City Life and Beyond in Times of Pandemic, Edited by G. B. Prato 10, Supplement 4, 2020: 69-75; and Gentrification around the World, Volume 1: Gentrifiers and the Displaced, and Volume 2: Innovative Approaches, Palgrave-Macmillan, Co-Edited with Judith N. DeSena. 2020.
1/21/2021

Alan Santinele Martino recently published Theoretical Developments: Crip Theory Meets Queer Theory. In The Routledge Handbook of Disability and Sexuality (eds. Russell Shuttleworth and Linda R. Mona), London: Routledge (pp., 53-67).
1/21/2021