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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).

William Cabin was reappointed as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work for the January 1, 2023 to January 1, 2025 term.

William Cabin will present the papers, "It's a Repository for Low-Income People: The Social Construction of Bias in the American Medicare Home Health Benefit," and "I Can't Move: How the American Medicare Home Health Benefit Encourages Social Isolation," at the XX ISA World Congress of Sociology (June 25-July 1, 2023) to be held in Melbourne, Australia.

Christopher T. Conner and David R. Dickens (forthcoming March 20, 2023). Electronic Dance Music: From Deviant Subculture to Culture Industry (Lexington Books). (

Christopher T. Conner 2022. Studies in Symbolic Interaction Special Issue on Subcultures. 54(1). Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Publishers. (

Christopher T. Conner 2022. “The misinformation pandemic is out of control, but there’s a fix.” In CNet, Oscar Gonzalez (CNet). (

Christopher T. Conner is participating in a Philosophy of Science Live Stream on Thursdays 7pm Central/8pm Eastern at which talks about the role and need for public scholarship. You can view previous episodes here: 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. 

Maria D. Duenas was recently awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship at the University of Illinois at Springfield for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Maria D. Duenas was awarded the 2022 Graduate Student Contributions to Teaching and Learning Award from the American Sociological Association’s Section on Teaching and Learning in Sociology for her publication, "Naming Racisms: Identifying and Responding to Biological and Colorblind Racisms." Link to the publication:

Maria D. Duenas and Amber Crowell 2022 TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, August. Washington DC: American Sociological Association. 

Maria D. Duenas and Amber Crowell 2022 “Resisting Racist Discourses with Research Methods, Active Learning, and Storytelling” Online First, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.

Louis Kriesberg published a book entitled Fighting Better: Constructive Conflicts in America (Oxford University Press). Find a flyer with promotional discount here.

Carolyn Cummings Perucci, Professor of Sociology, has retired after 60 years at Purdue University. She served as Vice President of SSSP, Board of Directors for two terms, Chair of the Division of Youth, Aging and the Life Course, and Editorial Board Member of Social Problems. She also Chaired numerous SSSP Committees, including the Elections Committee, Membership Committee, Lee Student Support Fund Committee,  Permanent Organization and Strategic Planning Committee, and the Lee Founders Award Committee, as well as presented papers at numerous sessions at annual SSP meetings.

Jeff Pooley and the team at have published an open access edition of Erving Goffman’s 1953 dissertation, Communication Conduct in an Island Community.

Jason A. Smith and Richard T. Craig (eds). 2023. Racializing Media Policy. (Emerald Publishing). (

Jason A. Smith, Danielle C. Slakoff, and Evan C. Douglas. 2023. " White Supremacy, Revisionist History, and Masked Vigilantes: Understanding HBO’s Watchmen through the Eyes of Cultural Critics/Writers in Major Mainstream Newspapers." Howard Journal of Communications, 34(1). (