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Emma Frankham, University of Wisconsin–Madison, recently published "A Modified Framework for Identifying Stigma: News Coverage of Persons With Mental Illness Killed by Police" in Stigma and Health. 

Jean Beaman, Purdue University, recently published her first book, Citizen Outsider: Children of North African Immigrants in France, with the University of California Press in September 2017.

Caitlin Mize, University of Tennessee, won the 2017 Extraordinary Community Service Award. This award is given to faculty, staff, student organizations, and students that exemplifies extraordinary community service to the University of Tennessee community and beyond. This individual goes out of his/her way to contribute through volunteering, community service projects, and other projects outside the realm of his/her regular duties. For more information click here.

Department of Sociology, University of Tennessee, won the 2017 Dr. Marva Rudolph Diversity and Inter-Culturalism Unit Excellence Award. The award is given to an office, program, department, or college that has demonstrated outstanding leadership and made consistent contributions to advancing diversity and inclusion at UT. For more information click here

Stephen J. Morewitz, CSUEB and San Jose State University, won two San Jose State University Faculty Author awards for his new books, Runaway and Homeless Youth: New Research and Clinical Perspectives (New York: Springer, 2016) and Handbook of Missing Persons (co-edited with Caroline Sturdy Colls) (New York: Springer, 2016). 

Lynn Green was promoted to Professor of Sociology at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the end of August, 2016.

Hadi Khoshneviss PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of South Florida has a forthcoming article: “Accountability in a State of Liminality: The Experience of Iranian Students at American Airports.” in Mobilities

Davita Silfen Glasberg has been appointed Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut.

William Cabin will present a paper based on his ongoing research at the America in Aging conference sponsored by the American Society on Aging. The presentation is titled “They Don't Listen; They Don't Care: The Lived Experience of Medicare Home Care Patients & Caregivers” and will be presented on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Jennifer Randles, Assistant Professor of Sociology at California State University, Fresno, recently authored the book Proposing Prosperity?: Marriage Education Policy and Inequality in America. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2017.

Mark Bird, professor of sociology at the College of Southern Nevada, authored 750 Laws in Sociology. This 2016 book is organized into 72 chapters. "Laws" refer to factors or principles on common intro topics. You can see the Table of Contents or to request a faculty copy. Additionally, feel free to to obtain sample chapters. 

Joachim J. Savelsberg, University of Minnesota, recently published/was awarded:

  • Representing Mass Violence: Conflicting Responses to Human Rights Violations in Darfur, Oakland: University of California Press, 2015.
    • A German translation appeared with Vittorio Klostermann Publ. Frankfurt, 2017.
    • The book received the
      • 2016 Best Book Award of the SSSP Division for Social Problems Theory.
      • 2016 Outstanding Book Award of the ASC International Division.
  • “Representing Mass Violence in Darfur: Global, National and Field Factors.” Zeitschrift für Genozidforschung, Vol. 14/2016, Nos. 1-2, pp. 62-79.
  • (with Terence Halliday, Sida Liu, Calvin Morrill, Carroll Seron, Susan Silbey). “Law & Society Review at Fifty: A Debate on the Future of Publishing by the Law & Society Association.” Law & Society Review, Vol. 50/2016, No. 4, pp. 1017-36
  • (with Hollie Nyseth Brehm). “Global Justice, National Distinctions: Criminalizing Human Rights Violations in Darfur.” American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 121/2015, No. 2, pp. 564-603
  • University of Minnesota, Provost’s Office. Grand Challenges Exploratory Research Proposal: Ensuring Just and Equitable Societies -- Human Rights Collaborative and Faculty-Student Human Rights laboratory to promote equitable civil society by creating bridges between the academic community to public policy and non-governmental actors (with Barbara Frey, Fionnualla Ni Aolain, and Jim Ron) ($110,000), 201
  • Grand Challenges Human Rights Collaborative, “Ex-combatants, Memory and Re-integration: The Case of Northern Ireland” (with Michael Soto), 2016.
  • Two Undergraduate Research Opportunity grants and one Freshmen Research Opportunity grant, with Prashasti Bhatnagar, Elli Stencel, and Abby Vogel to conduct research on denialism and representations of the Armenian genocide, 2016.


Christopher Dum, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Kent State University, recently authored the book Exiled in America: Life on the Margins in a Residential Motel, NY: Columbia University Press, 2016. He discussed the work on NPR's Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal and The Doc Project on CBC Radio

James A. Holstein, Richard S. Jones, and George E. Koonce Jr. received the 2016 North American Society for the Sociology of Sport "Outstanding Book Award" for Is There Life After Football? Surviving the NFL. The book is published by NYU Press. 

Jerome Krase and Judith N. DeSena recently published Race, Class, & Gentrification in Brooklyn: A View from the Street (Lexington). As activist scholars from the 1960s to date they look at how the then struggling neighborhoods in which they were are now struggling with the problem of gentrification and displacement. A summary of their work was published as “Brooklyn Revisited: An Illustrated View from the Street 1970 to the Present,” Urbanities, 5 (2), 2015: 3-19. 

A related article by Jerome Krase “Seeing Residential Im/mobilities in New York City,” was published in Cultural Studies Special Issue “(Im)Mobilities of Dwelling: Places and Practices,” edited by Sybille Frank and Lars Meier, 10 February 2016 30 (3): 376-400. (Free download). 

Kathleen J. Fitzgerald has two forthcoming books.


Louis Kriesberg has four recent publications. 

  • Realizing Peace: A Constructive Conflict Approach, NY: Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • Pioneer in Peace and Constructive Conflict Resolution Studies. Springer, 2016. Series: Pioneers in Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering, Practice, Vol. 1.
  • Constructive Conflicts: From Escalation to Resolution, Lanham/Boulder/New York/Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield, revised 5th edition, co-authored with Bruce W. Dayton, 2017.
  • Perspectives on Waging Conflicts Constructively: Concepts, Cases and Practice, Co-edited with Bruce Dayton. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield 2017.


Guillermo Rosabal-Coto, Costa Rican SSSP member, received his Doctor of Music degree (major in music education research) from the University of the Arts Helsinki/Sibelius Academy (Finland) in 2016, after defending successfully his thesis "Music learning in Costa Rica: A postcolonial institutional ethnography."

This same year Guillermo was promoted to Professor at Universidad de Costa Rica, in San José (Costa Rica) and launched the official website of his teaching outreach project at Universidad de Costa Rica "Observatorio del Musicar" (Observatory of Musicking). 

Lauren Sardi, Associate Professor of Sociology at Quinnipiac University, recently co-authored a publication with Dr. Amanda Kennedy, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology at Curry College, titled “The Male Anti-Circumcision Movement: Ideology, Privilege, and Equity in Social Media” that was published in the current issue of Societies Without Borders.