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Call for Papers
The Journal of Urban Affairs Special Issue --
Creating Mixed Communities through Housing Policies: Global Perspectives

This special edition is calling for contributions that examine the influence of social mix policies utilizing housing on communities in different countries and contexts. The special edition will be guest edited by Iris Levin (Swinburne University, Australia), Anna Maria Santiago (Michigan State University, USA) and Kathy Arthurson (Flinders University, Australia). We welcome papers that examine social mix from all key stakeholders’ perspectives – residents, government and policy, social services and NGO perspectives. Specific topics could include social mix as a stated aim or social mix as a by-product of policies aimed at deconcentrating poverty.

Contributions could include different scales of policy and program implementation, such as the estate or development, the neighborhood, the metropolitan area, region or national level. The focus can be on social mix through public housing redevelopment, private housing redevelopment, governmental redevelopment, non-profit redevelopment or some combination of multiple strategies. Abstract deadline: March 31, 2020 Full first draft paper deadline: July 15, 2020 Please send your abstracts and first draft papers to the Special Issue editors: Iris Levin Anna Maria Santiago Kathy Arthurson For further information about publishing in the Journal of Urban Affairs see:

Call for Articles
RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences 
Status: What Is It, and Why Does It Matter for Inequality?

Status can be defined simply as a comparative social ranking on the basis of esteem, honor, prestige, and respect which creates a form of inequality and hierarchy among those ranked. This simple definition, however, leaves unanswered complex questions about what status really is as a social process and why scholars of inequality should be concerned with it. For instance, what do we make of evidence that concerns about status are often as or more powerful motivators for life decisions than economic incentives? Why is it that threats to status foster conflicts and undermine performance, health and well-being? And why and how does status matter for broader patterns of inequality in society based on valued life outcomes such as wealth, power, and health? The proposed issue grows from the need for a deeper story about what the nature of status inequality is and how it works that will allow us to address such questions.

In this issue, we invite theoretical and empirical papers that seek to enlarge our understanding of the nature and significance of status as a form of inequality and that illuminate the roles status plays in driving, maintaining, or changing inequality in wealth, power, or well-being in contemporary advanced industrial societies. We welcome papers from across the social sciences, including sociology, psychology, organizational behavior, economics, political science, and communications. Papers may employ a variety of methods and data from quantitative to qualitative. We are interested in papers that address any aspect of our general call but that, in particular, deepen our understanding of what status really is as a social process. In the link below we offer a list of questions and issues, organized into broad themes, that such papers might address. This list is suggestive only and is not meant to limit the topics papers might cover. Please click here for a full description of the topics covered in this call for articles. Anticipated Timeline Prospective contributors should submit a CV and an abstract (up to two pages in length, single or double spaced) of their study along with up to two pages of supporting material (e.g., tables, figures, pictures, etc.) no later than 5 PM EST on April 7, 2020, to: (NOTE that if you wish to submit an abstract and do not yet have an account with us, it can take up to 48 hours to get credentials, so please start your application at least two days before the deadline.) All submissions must be original work that has not been previously published in part or in full. Only abstracts submitted to will be considered. Each paper will receive a $1,000 honorarium when the issue is published. All questions regarding this issue should be directed to Suzanne Nichols, Director of Publications, at   and not to the email addresses of the editors of the issue. A conference will take place at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City on February 26, 2021 (with a group dinner the night before). The selected contributors will gather for a one-day workshop to present draft papers (due a month prior to the conference (on 1/26/21) and receive feedback from the other contributors and editors. Travel costs, food, and lodging for one author per paper will be covered by the foundation. Papers will be circulated before the conference. After the conference, the authors will submit their revised drafts by 5/19/21. The papers will then be sent out to three additional scholars for formal peer review. Having received feedback from reviewers and the RSF board, authors will revise their papers by 11/1/21. The full and final issue will be published in the spring of 2022. Papers will be published open access on the RSF website as well as in several digital repositories, including JSTOR and UPCC/Muse. Please click here for a full description of the topics covered in this call for articles.

Call for Book Reviewers
World Medical and Health Policy

World Medical & Health Policy is dedicated to the intersection of policy, politics, medicine, and public health. The Journal's objective is to help improve global health by broadly considering policy context, processes, outcomes, and influences. World Medical & Health Policy is seeking book reviewers. If you are interested in reviewing a book, please send me an email at the address below. This call for book reviewers is open to graduate students, health professionals, professional academics of all levels, and independent scholars. We welcome your ideas for books to review and we will gladly also help you find a book that matches your area of expertise. We are especially interested in book reviews associated with health equity and open to a wide range of topics.

Call for Proposals
4S 2020 Conference, Prague
August 18-21 

If you are considering a trip to Prague for 4S in addition to ASA’s meeting in San Francisco, please consider submitting to fellow ASA Med Soc members’ open panels at the EASST/4S 2020 CONFERENCE (18-21st August 2020).  Submit your abstract (250 words max) before February 29th on the submission platform: 

Panel 69. Global Imaginaries of Precision Science: Diversity, Inclusion and Justice 

Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, Columbia University; Janet K. Shim, University Of California, San Francisco  Precision science targets individual and group differences as a path towards greater accuracy, efficiency and efficacy by using techniques of big data analytics, algorithmic prediction, and large-scale data sharing and applying them in a growing number of domains.  This panel focuses on the sociotechnical imaginaries of the promise of precision that fuel the increasingly global infrastructure for collecting personal data and biospecimens in many different domains. For example, the promise of precision has been motivated by and operationalized in the quest for greater inclusion and diversity of historically underrepresented groups in precision medicine research as evidenced in initiatives such as the US All of Us Research Program and the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health. Extending beyond biomedicine, these processes are being taken up in studies of genetic associations of socio-behavioral traits such as criminality and educational attainment that are leading to new fields of “precision forensics” and “precision education.” This panel calls for papers that interrogate the constituent concepts, practices, and discourses of precision science – its actors, institutions, networks, values and cultures – and its applications and uptake in a wide range of domains, including medicine, criminal justice, and social policy. We are interested in examining forms of knowledge and practices in precision science, their impacts on emerging subjectivities and data-driven publics, and the development of frameworks on justice, ethics and inclusion. We aim to use this panel to build a global collaboratory of scholars who will use this opportunity to share their work and build future collaborations.

Contact:  Panel 120. New Technologies of Risk:  Bioeconomies of Prediction and Therapeutic Prevention  Emily Elizabeth Vasquez, Columbia University; Amaya Perez-Brumer, University of Toronto  Health is now elusive.  According to biomedical standards, we instead likely living at risk for disease.  Further, we may be diagnosed with a “pre-disease” or labeled among the “most at risk,” be it for HIV, diabetes, heart disease, or types of cancer. To avoid disease itself, we submit to medical interventions at the advice of not just doctors, but now also public health officials who sometimes not so jokingly joke about putting the first-line diabetes drug Metformin or statins to reduce cholesterol into our water supply.  People of diverse genders and sexualities, labeled “at high risk,” are prescribed HIV medicines to minimize their risk of contracting disease. Risk reducing mastectomies are recommended for carriers of the BRCA1/2 gene mutations. Indeed, new biomedical technologies, including screening algorithms and risk scores, genetic tests for predisposition, and an array of “drugs for life” are shifting understandings of population-level prevention and the right to health globally.  These technologies not only animate new subjectivities and inequalities among the “almost ill,” but also index growing economies centered on research, development, marketing, and intellectual property that increasingly extend to low- and middle-income country contexts.  This panel seeks to bring together papers that explore the political economy driving new technologies of risk and their implications for publics across contexts, for health governance, equity and activism, and for how we understand health and prevent disease.  To encourage comparative perspectives and an analysis of these technologies with global reach, contributions from non-Western countries and the Global South are particularly welcome. Contact: 

Call for Papers
ASA Session on Expanding Diversity of Biosocial Research: Opportunities and Challenges

Expanding Diversity of Biosocial Research: Opportunities & Challenges

The use of biological data in sociological research has diversified greatly over the years to the point where various measures can now occupy different places in our theoretical models. With this diversity, social scientists are now studying how "what is under the skin" (e.g., genetics, microbiome, etc.) affects a range of outcomes and how social conditions “get under the skin” (e.g., epigenetics, HPA-axis, inflammation, etc.) to affect health and behavior. New techniques using signals “measured on the skin” (e.g., neuroimaging, electrodermal activity, sleep) are shedding light on how different bodily systems function in response to social circumstances. At the same time, critics question the underlying meaning and interpretations of such measures and raise concerns about biological essentialism and the representation (or lack) of marginalized populations in this research. The papers in this session demonstrate the promises and limitations of biologically-oriented data for understanding how social circumstances affect population health.

Jacob Cheadle, The University of Texas at Austin
Bridget Goosby, University of Texas-Austin  

 Ongoing Calls for Submission

African Journal of History and Culture  is an open access journal that provides rapid publication (monthly) of articles in all areas of the subject. The Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. Papers will be published approximately one month after acceptance. All articles published in AJHC will be peer-reviewed. 

The mission of Catalyst: A Social Justice Forum is to bring together research and multimedia from multiple disciplines that is oriented toward the understanding and practice of social justice, broadly defined. By offering an innovative, peer-reviewed space that is open to rigorous research from all disciplines, as well as offerings from outside of academia, we hope to push the ideals of social justice to new levels. Catalyst: A Social Justice Forum runs on a rolling submission deadline for its general issues. Please see the Call for Submissions page for details and click the Submit Article link on the left to submit manuscripts or media files.

The Journal of Applied Social Science (JASS) publishes scholarly content (ie. research articles, research and evaluation reports, monographs, teaching notes, and book reviews) on a wide range of topics of interest to the social science practitioner--in applied, clinical, or public endeavors. The editors seek manuscripts that give useful information to readers with the potential to improve the way things are done for the sake of institutions, communities, policy, programming, justice, research, and more. Implied by its eponymic title, the journal's audience expects authors to relay empirical information that can make a real difference in people's lives. For more information, please visit our website:

Editor: James Lee, San José State University ( ). JASS is the official journal of the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology, AACS. Submit manuscripts at SAGE track, create an account if you do not already have one with JASS

Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, a peer-reviewed volume published by Emerald Group Publishing, is inviting submissions for Volume 41 of the series. This RSMCC volume has a special focus on non-state actors and political conflicts but it will also attend to the broader themes of the series. Volume editor Julie Mazzei (Kent State University) welcomes submissions that fall within one of two areas: (1) research focused on the roles and motivations of non-state actors in conflicts or post-conflict situations in the post-Cold War era; or (2) research generally relevant to understanding the dynamics of social movements, conflicts, or change. We are particularly interested in research focusing on the motivations and interests of non-state violent actors (NSVAs) in the post-Cold War era; the role of identity and/or ideology in the conflicts or resolutions of so-called “new wars;” the impact of NSVAs in conflict and/or peace-making; and the ways in which IGOs and NGOs interact with NSVAs in conflicts or post-conflict zones. RSMCC boasts quick turn-around times, generally communicating peer review-informed decisions within 10-12 weeks. For more information, please visit the RSMCC website:

The official journal of ASA’s Section for Racial and Ethnic Minorities, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity will publish the highest quality, cutting-edge sociological research on race and ethnicity regardless of epistemological, methodological, or theoretical orientation. While the study of race and ethnicity has derived from a broad and deep tradition of interdisciplinarity, sociology indeed has often been at the forefront of scholarly understanding of the dynamics of race and ethnicity; yet, there exists no journal in sociology devoted to bringing together this important theoretical, empirical, and critical work. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity will provide a fulcrum upon which sociologically-centered work will swing as it also seeks to provide new linkages between the discipline of sociology and other disciplines and areas where race and ethnicity are central components. The submission portal can be found at:

Taiwan International Studies Quarterly,  Published by the Taiwan International Studies Association. The journal accepts manuscripts in Chinese or English.   Manuscripts or any submission inquiry for Taiwan International Studies Quarterly should email to Executive Editor Dr. Jolan Hsieh at 

Conferences/Annual Meetings    

Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting: Sustainable Sociology
Hilton, Omaha, NE
April 2-5, 2020 

Climate scientists have identified the year 2020 as the “Climate Turning Point” – if we can’t or don’t slow, steady, or reduce CO2 emissions, there is little hope of keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius. If this prediction is realized, the negative impacts will be physical, environmental, economic, and, of course, sociological. The 2020 MSS theme, Sustainable Sociology, is intended to focus on sociology’s role in understanding “societies within environments” and the effects of climate change on society during this crucial year. Thus we ask participants to think broadly and critically about the concept of “sustainability”. For more information visit the MSS website at