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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Meghna Bhat is releasing their book chapter "Feminist Critique of the Representation of Motherhood and Masculinity in Bollywood Cinema: Implications of Gender Violence in the Indian Diaspora" in the edited anthology/ book Global Perspectives on Motherhood, Mothering and Masculinities (Demeter Press). 
1/24/2022

William Cabin has published an article titled, "The Hospice Algorithm: Capitalizing on Death and Dying," click here to access the paper.
3/21/2022

William Cabin has had his article, "Pursuing Common Ground Instead of Specious Misconceptions: Response to Barth and Colleagues" accepted for publication as an invited article  in the peer-reviewed journal Research on Social Work Practice.
1/20/2022

Prudence Carter is behing hosted by DCSS for a virtual talk on February 24, entitled "Social Differentiation and the Discomfort of Change in Education and Society."
2/8/2022

Christopher T. Conner 2022. Studies in Symbolic Interaction Special Issue on Subcultures. 54(1). Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Publishers. (https://books.emeraldinsight.com/page/detail/subcultures/?k=9781802626643)
1/27/2022

Christopher T. Conner and Daniel Okamura (eds). 2021. The Gayborhood: From Sexual Liberation to Cosmopolitan Spectacle. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. (https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781793609830/The-Gayborhood-From-Sexual-Liberation-to-Cosmopolitan-Spectacle).
1/27/2022

Christopher T. Conner, Nicholas Baxter, and David R. Dickens (eds). 2019. Forgotten Founders and Other Neglected Social Theorists. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
1/27/2022

Christopher T. Conner and Nicholas MacMurray. 2021. “The Perfect Storm: A Subcultural Analysis of the QAnon Movement.” Critical Sociology (https://doi.org/10.1177/08969205211055863).
1/27/2022

Christopher T. Conner was cited in CNET article “The misinformation pandemic is out of control, but there’s a fix.” (https://www.cnet.com/news/misinformation-is-a-pandemic-that-doesnt-have-a-vaccine/).
1/27/2022

Christopher T. Conner and Nicholas M. Baxter. 2021. “Teaching Symbolic Interaction: Are you a werewolf?” Teaching Sociology. (https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0092055X211053375)
1/27/2022

Christopher T. Conner and Daniel Okamura. 2021. “Queer Expectations: An Empirical Critique of Rural LGBT+ Narratives.” Sexualities. (https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/13634607211013280)
1/27/2022

Christopher T. Conner and Nathan Katz. 2020. “Electronic Dance Music: From Spectacular Subculture to Culture Industry.” Young: Nordic Journal of Youth Research 28(5): 445-464. (https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1103308820926102)
1/27/2022

Christopher T. Conner 2019. “The Gay Gayze: Expressions of Inequality on Grindr.” The Sociological Quarterly. 60(3): 397-419. (https://doi.org /10.1080/00380253.2018.1533394)
1/27/2022

Christopher T. Conner 2021. “How gay men justify their racism on Grindr.” The Conversation 8/12/2021.
https://theconversation.com/how-gay-men-justify-their-racism-on-grindr-164208.
1/27/2022

Christopher T. Conner 2021. “The Rainbow Colour Line: How White Dating App Users Justify Sexual Racism.” Black Gay Blog 6/2/21. https://www.blackgayblog.com/2021/07/02/rainbow-colour-line-sexual-racism.
1/27/2022

Christopher T. Conner 2021. “Queer in the country: Why some LGBTQ Americans prefer rural life to urban ‘gayborhoods.’” The Conversation 3/4/21. https://theconversation.com/queer-in-the-country-why-some-lgbtq-americans-prefer-rural-life-to-urban-gayborhoods-155616.
1/27/2022

Christopher T. Conner 2021. “How the gay party scene short-circuited and became a moneymaking bonanza.” The Conversation 2/12/2021. https://theconversation.com/how-the-gay-party-scene-short-circuited-and-became-a-moneymaking-bonanza-153424.
1/27/2022

Christopher T. Conner 2021. “Op-Ed: New Year’s Eve Circuit parties go on despite COVID-19 travel concerns.” Windy City Times. 01/08. Reprinted in The Washington Blade 1/22/2021.
1/27/2022

Christopher T. Conner 2022. “The misinformation pandemic is out of control, but there’s a fix.” In CNet, Oscar Gonzalez (CNet). (https://www.cnet.com/news/misinformation-is-a-pandemic-that-doesnt-have-a-vaccine/)
1/27/2022

Christopher T. Conner 2021. “Politics of Science.” Gremloe Twitch TV Channel. Decmeber 28th (www.twitch.tv/gremloe).
1/27/2022

Christopher T. Conner 2021. “The Sociology of Conspiracy Theories and QAnon.” EchoPlex Media (10/15) (https://www.echoplexmedia.com/the-plex/profq)
1/27/2022

Christopher T. Conner 2021. “How Gay Men Justify their Racism on Grindr.” Channel Q: Let’s Go There with Shira & Ryan (8/25) (https://www.audacy.com/wearechannelq/podcasts/lets-go-there-with-shira-ryan-22293/825-naked-baby-683525123)
1/27/2022

Christopher T. Conner 2021. “What Queer Community Looks Like Beyond Cities.” In Medium, Chris Heller (Waze). (https://medium.com/waze/what-queer-community-looks-like-beyond-cities-)
1/27/2022

Christopher T. Conner 2021. “#GaysOverCovid: Maskless parties lead to rift within LGBTQ community.” In NBC News, David Douglas, Caroline Radnofsky, Dan Avery, and Kalhan Rosenblatt. (https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/gaysovercovid-maskless-parties-lead-rift-within-lgbtq-community-n1253545).
1/27/2022

Christopher T. Conner 2020. “Americans aren’t shy, except for when it comes to politics: A European perspective on American political culture and out opposition to discussing politics.” In VOX Magazine, Adrian Burtin. (https://www.voxmagazine.com/news/americans-talk-politics/article_7851436e-6222-11ea-a272-0b088f310677.html).
1/27/2022

Christopher T. Conner is participating in a Philosophy of Science Live Stream on Thursdays 7pm Central/8pm Eastern at www.twitch.tv/homozygoat which talks about the role and need for public scholarship. You can view previous episodes here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDFsEViYuiI. They are an interdisciplinary group of scholars from biology, philosophy, evoloutionary sciences, sociology, information science, and others. Each week they try to have a special guest from academia, research, higher education & teaching. 
1/27/2022

Gray Cavender, Death of the Ayn Rand Scholar (Amazon Publications)
1/27/2022

Gray Cavender, The Pandemic Casebook of Jillian Warne (Amazon Publications)
1/27/2022

Corey Dolgon and Eberhard Raithelhuber invite applications for the 2nd International Action Research Summer Camp 2022 in Innsbruck, Austria. The Transnational Grant for participants from the Global South is supported by the Bertha von Suttner Foundation of the German Peace Society and the Hans Böckler Foundation, the funding organisation of the German Federation of Trade Unionswww.suttneruni.at/actionresearch-basic
2/2/2022

Myra Marx Ferree, “Democracy and Demography: Intersectional dimensions of German politics.” Social Politics, Special Issue, 2021, 28 (3): 532-555. DOI:10.1093/sp/jxab016
1/21/2022

Myra Marx Ferree, “Under Different Umbrellas: Intersectionality and Alliances in U.S. Feminist Politics.” European Journal of Politics and Gender, Special Issue 2021,  doi: 10.1332/251510820X16068343934216  
1/21/2022

R.Terry Furst and Douglas N. Evans. 2021. Emotional reactions to loss and recovery of a smartphone: Implications for habituation.  Submitted to Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science.  Accepted April, 2021. Vol.6, Issue 3: 527-534.
1/21/2022

Collaborating for Change: A Participatory Action Research Casebook. Susan D. GreenbaumGlenn Jacobs & Prentice Zinn, eds. Rutgers University Press, 2020.
1/20/2022

Jerome Krase. 2021. REV. Fang Xu,  Silencing Shanghai: Language and Identity in Urban China, Lexington Books, 2021 Urbanities 11(2). https://www.anthrojournal-urbanities.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/8-Book-Reviews.pdf
1/24/2022

Jerome Krase. 2021. “Storymaking and Photography: The Visual Essay and Migration,” in Visual Methods in Migration Studies edited by Karolina Nikielska-Sekula and Amandine Desille, Springer IMSCOE. 2021: 141-159. With Timothy Shortell. https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2F978-3-030-67608-7_8.pdf
1/24/2022

Jerome Krase. 2021. REV ESSAY: Geoff Dyer, The Street Photography of Garry Winogrand, University of Texas Press, 2020. Visual Studies: DOI: 10.1080/1472586X.2021.1951622
1/24/2022

Jerome Krase. 2021. FILM REV:  Joseph Puleo, America’s Last Little Italy: The Hill, Italian American Review, 12: 168-72.
1/24/2022

Jerome Krase. 2021. REV ESSAY: “Ethnic Identity: Then and Now,”: Sense of Origins: A Study of New York’s Young Italian Americans, by Rosemary Serra. (Translated by Scott R. Kapuscinki, State University of Albany Press, 2020. Urbanities11 (1): 97-100. https://www.anthrojournal-urbanities.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/9-Krase-Rev-Art.pdf
1/24/2022

Stephen J. Morewitz, San Jose State University and Forensic Social Sciences Association, had his biography published in EverybodyWiki (https://en.everybodywiki.com/Stephen_J._Morewitz).
5/5/2022

Stephen J. Morewitz is the Founder and President, Forensic Social Sciences Association (FSSA)
FSSA Home Page: https://homeearthlinknet.wordpress.com/ 
FSSA Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Forensic-Social-Sciences-Association-418933711637677
5/5/2022

Stephen J. Morewitz is the Founding Editor-in-Chief, The Forensic Social Scientist. (Online ISSN 2771-4942; Print ISSN 2771-4934). https://wordpress.com/page/homeearthlinknet.wordpress.com/27
5/5/2022

Stephen J. Morewitz is the Founding Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Forensic Social Sciences (Online ISSN 2771-2990; Print ISSN 2771-2982)
Dr. Karen Shalev-Greene, Founding Editor-in-Chief 
5/5/2022 

Stephen J. Morewitz is the Founding Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Missing Persons (Online ISSN 2769-7045; Print ISSN 2769-7037); https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/ijmp/
Dr. Karen Shalev-Greene, Founding Editor-in-Chief 

Stephen J. Morewitz has published his 12th and 13th award-winning books, respectively:
Kidnapping and Violence. New Research and Clinical Perspectives (Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2019) (see link below). 
https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9781493921164
San Jose State University 2015 Annual Faculty and Artist Award Recipient

Clinical and Psychological Perspectives on Foul Play (Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2019) (see link below). 
https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783030268398
San Jose State University 2019 Annual Faculty and Artist Award Recipient
5/5/2022

"Stephen J. Morewitz: A Solo-Author Retrospective Book and Play Exhibit." A solo-author retrospective book and play exhibit at the California State University, East Bay, Library, June 11, 2012 – September 1, 2012, showcased eight books and one play (Susan Lieberman, co-author) by the award-winning author. https://www.csueastbay.edu/news/blog/2012/07/stephen-morewitz-library-book-display.html
5/5/2022

Dana Moss, is launching their first book, The Arab Spring Abroad: Diaspora Activism Against Authoritarian Regimes, via Zoom this Friday, January 28th from 11-12:30 EST. The event will begin with a very short summary of the book's main contributions, followed by commentary from two fabulous scholars, David Cortright and Atalia Omer of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, which is co-sponsoring the event along with the Department Sociology at Notre Dame. A Q&A will follow. Please email Dr. Moss directly for a zoom invitation.
1/24/2022

Craig Reinarman, "University of California, Santa Cruz, Distinguished Social Sciences Emeriti Faculty, 2021.
1/21/2022

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.
9/14/2021

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.​
1/21/2022

Joachim J. Savelsberg. 2021. Knowing about Genocide Armenian Suffering and Epistemic Struggles. Oakland, CA: University of California Press (paperback and open access online). Abstract:  How do victims and perpetrators generate conflicting knowledge about genocide? Using a sociology of knowledge approach, Savelsberg answers this question for the Armenian genocide committed in the context of the First World War. Focusing on Armenians and Turks, he examines strategies of silencing, denial, and acknowledgment in everyday interaction, public rituals, law, and politics. Drawing on interviews, ethnographic accounts, documents, and eyewitness testimony, Savelsberg illuminates the social processes that drive dueling versions of history. He reveals counterproductive consequences of denial in an age of human rights hegemony, with implications for populist disinformation campaigns against overwhelming evidence.
1/20/2022

Anura Widana, Ph D is the new project manager/team leader of the independent monitoring & evaluation arm of the Dasu Hydropower project in Pakistan. The project is one of the top-priority development works in the country. Anura's team is responsible for conducting independent monitoring of activities undertaken by over 10 project partners as well as local community of affected people numbering about 3,000 households together with a dozen of government and non-government agencies. Data collection program for project impact assessment at mid-term and end of the project is also a key-task of project manager. Click following link for further information about independent monitoring and impact assessment. https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14006066/
1/21/2022