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Fran Morente and Gary T. MarxI break in order to reveal”. Fran Morente Interview With Gary T. Marx About Windows into the Soul: Surveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology, Society, forthcoming

Keith Guzik and Gary T. Marx   “Politics, Policy and Crime Ethnography”  
Oxford University Handbook on Ethnographies of Crime and Criminal Justice, forthcoming

Gary T. Marx, “Bentham on Modern Social Control: Prescient, Clairvoyant and More”International Criminal Justice Review, forthcoming

Gary T. Marx, “A less Perfect But Freer Society?” European Data Protection Law Review, vol. 4:44:4  https://edpl.lexxion.eu/current_issue/EDPL                                                                               

Gary T. Marx, Inside the Tent: Some Reflections on Working for the 1967 Kerner Commission” longer version of a paper written for  R. Shellow, D. Boesel, D. Sears and G.T. Marx, The Harvest of American Racism (University of Michigan Press, 2018)

Pat Gillham and Gary T. Marx, “Changes in the Policing of Civil Disorders Since the Kerner Report: The Police Response to Ferguson, August 2014, and Some Implications for the Twenty-First Century." The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, vol. 4 no. 6, 2018. http://web.mit.edu/gtmarx/www/kerner_changes.html

Gary T. Marx, “Where does the truth lie, or does it? Varieties of Verite." Introduction for Kam C. Wong, Public Order Policing in Hong Kong –The Mongkok Riot, Palgrave, 2018. http://web.mit.edu/gtmarx/www/mkr_foreword.html

Keith Guzik and Gary T. Marx  “Global Security Surveillance” (forthcoming) Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice) http://web.mit.edu/gtmarx/www/global.html

Gary T. Marx and Keith Guzik   “The uncertainty principle Qualification, contingency and fluidity in technology and social control”  http://web.mit.edu/gtmarx/www/uncertainty.html

BOOK REVIEW: Jan Goldman and Susan Maret  “Intelligence and Information Policy for National Security”. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield,  http://web.mit.edu/gtmarx/www/rev_goldman_maret.html

Gary T. Marx, “What’s It All About? Reflections on Meaning in a Career” What's It All About? Reflections on Meaning in a Career  In R. Darling and P. Stein, Sociological Lives, 2017 http://web.mit.edu/gtmarx/www/whatsit.html
01/22/19

Author: Lauren E. Eastwood
Book: Negotiating the Environment:  Civil Society, Globalisation and the UN
Publisher: Routledge Press, UK

Date: November 21, 2018

Blurbs from notable SSSP current members:

A remarkable book. Lauren Eastwood's ethnography of how UN climate and environmental agreements are actually put together in the everyday of arguments, pressures, demonstrations and denials that go into the wording of documents is a powerful story. It is not good news, but I learned in reading what I did not know I did not know. Thank you, Lauren.

     -  Dorothy E. Smith, Professor Emerita, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

Eastwood weaves rich ethnographic data and careful analysis to provide a deep understanding of global policy-making. She takes the reader on a journey into the meeting rooms and hallways of the UN and international climate conferences, through the discursive context and the textual processes that shape global environmental governance. Policy-makers, environmental activists, and anyone else who cares about the present challenges and future of our environment should read this book.

     -  Nancy Naples,  Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of
        Connecticut, Storrs.

01/22/19

Joachim J. Savelsberg is holding 2018-19 fellowships at the institutes for advanced study of Stellenbosch (STIAS, South Africa) and Paris (IEA, France) to work toward a sociology of genocide knowledge. Publications of 2018 include “Human Rights and Penal Policy” (with Suzy McElrath). Oxford Research Encyclopedia for Criminology and Criminal Justice. Oxford: Oxford University Press (online); “Global Human Rights Organizations and National Patterns: Amnesty International's Representations ofDarfur." Societies without Borders 12(2) (online); “Genocide and other Atrocity Crimes: Toward Remedies.” Agenda for Justice: Global Edition, edited by Glenn Muschert et al. Bristol, UK: Policy, pp. 111-120; “Punitive Turn and Justice Cascade: Mutual Inspiration from P&S and Human Rights Literatures.”Punishment & Society 20(1):73–91; “Criminology in the United States: Contexts, Institutions and Knowledge in Flux.” In: The Handbook of the History and Philosophy of Criminology, edited by Ruth Triplett. Routledge, pp. 437-452.

01/22/19

Firuzeh Shokooh Valle accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position at the Department of Sociology at Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, PA), and recently published her article, "Moving beyond Co-optation: Gender, Development, and Intimacy" in the Winter 2018 issue of the journal

Cookson, T.P. (2018) Unjust Conditions: Women's Work and the Hidden Cost of Cash Transfer Programs. University of California Press. Available Open Access at: https://www.luminosoa.org/site/books/10.1525/luminos.49/
Unjust Conditions follows the lives and labors of poor mothers in rural Peru, richly documenting the ordeals they face to participate in mainstream poverty alleviation programs. Championed by behavioral economists and the World Bank, conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs are praised as efficient mechanisms for changing poor people’s behavior. While rooted in good intentions and dripping with the rhetoric of social inclusion, CCT programs’ successes ring hollow, based solely on metrics for children’s attendance at school and health appointments. Looking beyond these statistics reveals a host of hidden costs for the mothers who meet the conditions. With a poignant voice and keen focus on ethnographic research, Tara Patricia Cookson turns the reader’s gaze to women’s care work in landscapes of grossly inadequate state investment, cleverly drawing out the tensions between social inclusion and conditionality.
01/18/19

Kleinknecht, Steve, Lisa-Jo K. van den Scott, and Carrie B. Sanders, eds.  2018.  The Craft of Qualitative Research.  Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.

An edited collection packed with advice, exercises, and anecdotes, The Craft of Qualitative Research is a practical, introductory guide that will develop students’ skills and confidence in qualitative research. Accessible in style and tone, this text equips students with the tools needed to manage and overcome challenges, emotions, biases, and power dynamics in the field. To encourage experiential learning, 45 concise chapters include real-world examples and practical exercises from scholars and professionals in varying disciplines and stages of career. Each section begins with an editors’ introduction then takes readers through the steps of successful qualitative research: from planning projects ethically and entering the field, to collecting and analyzing data, and lastly, to exiting the field and disseminating findings. Students in research-reliant disciplines, particularly sociology, anthropology, criminology, social work, and health studies, will benefit from this distinctly practical resource.
01/18/19

Leigha Comer (York University) was awarded the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, a three-year scholarship based on academic excellence, demonstrated leadership, and research potential. The award will support Leigha's PhD research, which explores the impacts of policies targeting the "opioid crisis" on people who use prescription opioids to manage their chronic pain. This institutional ethnography will examine a specific policy--Ontario's Patch for Patch Program--and how the policy requires an incredible amount of work on the part of physicians, pharmacists, and patients in order to monitor and control prescription opioid use. Leigha is also interested in how the Patch for Patch Program is part of a wider policy response to opioid use that takes a medico-legal approach to people with chronic pain in the criminalization of their use of opioids.
01/17/19

Jason A. Smith and Bhoomi K. Thakore (eds.). Race and Contention in Twenty-first Century U.S. Media. Routledge. Release in paperback 2018.

Jason A. Smith. 2018. “Learning from a ‘Teachable Moment’: The Henry Louis Gates Arrest as Media Spectacle and Theorizing Colorblind Racism,” in A.A. Williams, R.Tsuria, and L. Robinson (eds.) Media and Power in International Contexts: Perspectives on Agency and Identity. Emerald Publishing (Studies in Media and Communications, Volume 16).

Jason A. Smith and Randy Abreu. “MOU or an IOU? Latina/os and the Racialization of Media Policy.” Ethnic & Racial Studies. Online first, March 2018. 
Roberta Spalter-Roth, Jean Shin, Jason A. Smith, Amber C. Kalb, Kyle K. Moore, Ismail Cid-Martinez, and Jermaine Toney. “’Raced’ Organizations and the Academic Success of URM Faculty Members in Sociology.” Sociology of Race & Ethnicity. Online first, November 2018.

Kyle K. Moore, Ismail Cid-Martinez, Jermaine Toney, Jason A. Smith, Amber C. Kalb, Jean Shin, and Roberta Spalter-Roth. “Who Climbs the Academic Ladder? Race and Gender in a World of Whiteness.” Review of Black Political Economy, Online first, November 2018.
12/21/18
 
Elaine Laberge (University of Victoria), was awarded Canada's prestigious Vanier graduate scholarship is based on her academic excellence, research potential, and demonstrated leadership. This scholarship reflects her leadership skills both within academia and the business world, her community involvement, mentoring marginalized students, taking a leading role in disseminating her research in diverse ways to wide-ranging academic and non-academic audiences, and connecting with social justice scholars and advocates world-wide. This three-year scholarship (2018-2021) will support Elaine's academic studies and research; it reflects the importance of her master's research (University of Alberta): a narrative inquiry into how growing up in persistent childhood poverty shapes undergraduate students' experiences and doctoral research: "Pushing privileged pillars: An investigation of a real-time grassroots social activism initiative to widen access to, and participation in, higher education for “poverty-class” students." 

In the spring of 2018, Elaine was published in the Anthology of Social Justice and Intersectional Feminisms: "Oh, White Man!," and "A return to the barnyard." Elaine was a panel member for the University of Victoria's student-led CFUV 101.9 radio station's "Taking up Space" podcast series: "Disability and mental health from an intersectional lens." On this panel, Elaine discusses her personal experiences with the intersections of poverty, gender, depression, higher education, and age.

This August, with the support of SSSP, Elaine will attend the 68th Annual Meeting and present a research-in-progress paper "#Neoliberal occupy movement: Bunkering down on homeless deterrence technology" and findings from her master's research "The echoes of childhood poverty: Composing lives in higher education."

07/02/18

Maria D. Duenas, won the Fred and Mitzie Ruiz Fellowship, the SSHA Dean’s Summer Research Award, the Sociology Summer Support Award, and the Sociology Graduate Department Conference Paper Award from the University of California, Merced in the 2017-2018 academic year. She also earned a Developing Teaching Strategies Certificate from the Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning. She was elected to serve as a Student Representative to two ASA sections, the Race, Gender, and Class section and the Latina/o Sociology section, and is a Student Representative for the Board of Directors at SSSP. 
06/13/18

Caitlin MizeUniversity of Tennessee, won the 2018 Graduate Student Service Award from the University of Tennessee Department of Sociology. She also 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.
05/07/18

Shirley A. Jackson, chair of Black Studies Department at Portland State University has been selected to serve on the Oregon Department of Education's Ethnic Studies Advisory Group to develop ethnic studies standards for adoption into existing social studies standards and curriculum for Oregon’s K-12 students. Shirley A. Jackson also appeared on the talk show, Afternoon Live! on Channel KATU (Portland, OR) on January 15, 2018 for a segment on Martin Luther King, Jr. and on February 9, 2018 for a segment on Black History Month that focused on Women in the Civil Rights Movement.
2/20/18