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Prof. Blair-Loy elected to ASA

Professor Mary Blair-Loy has been elected to be Chair Elect of the Organizations, Occupations and Work section of the American Sociological Association. Congratulations Mary.

Prof. Andy Scull has won UCSD Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecturer Award

Congratulations to Professor Andy Scull who has won this year’s UCSD Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecturer Award.  Each year the Academic Senate awards two of its members with the prestigious Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecturer Award, one from the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences and one from the Sciences or Engineering. This award, which has been granted to some of the most illustrious colleagues over many years, is a sign of the respect of peers for the groundbreaking research conducted by members of the UCSD faculty.  Each recipient is asked to present a lecture on a topic of his or her choice. Professor Scull’s lecture will be in November.

What books or journal articles are relevant to sociology today? Professor Mary Blair-Loy’s book is.

What books or journal articles are relevant to sociology today? According to Neal Caren who is an assistant professor at UNC and book review editor for Social Forces, amongst the other 102 works that were cited the most in sociology journals over the last five years is Mary Blair-Loy’s book, Competing Devotion.

check it out :

http://nealcaren.web.unc.edu/the-102-most-cited-works-in-sociology-2008-2012/

Nominations are still open for the annual Association for Africanist Anthropology student paper awards

Nominations are still open for the annual Association for Africanist Anthropology student paper awards. Please send nominations for the Bennetta Jules-Rosette Graduate Essay Award to bjulesro@ucsd.edu. Nominations for the Nancy “Penny” Schwartz Undergraduate Student Essay Award should be directed to w.h.osborn@gmail.com. The submission deadline for both awards is June 20.
Additional award information is pasted below and can be found online at http://www.aaanet.org/sections/afaa/  under the awards tab.
*Bennetta Jules-Rosette Graduate Essay Award*
The Association for Africanist Anthropology (AfAA) sponsors the annual Bennetta Jules-Rosette Graduate Student Essay Award. The prize is awarded to the best graduate student essay in Africanist anthropology. Contributions from all sub-fields of anthropology are welcome. Special emphasis seeks to highlight emerging perspectives with promise to develop as a major contribution to the fields of Africanist anthropology, African studies, or African diaspora studies. Submissions should be sent to *Bennetta Jules-Rosette bjulesro@ucsd.edu. In determining the award, the following criteria will be applied:
– Originality of scholarship, creativity of insight, and quality of writing.
– Clear potential for contribution to the fields of Africanist anthropology, African studies, or African diaspora studies. Special consideration will be given to work that incorporates emerging perspectives or interdisciplinary methodologies, which promote the further understanding of sub-Saharan Africa and the African diaspora by a broader audience.
– Clear potential for continued innovative research, leading toward a dissertation or major publication on the part of the author.
– The deadline for submission is June 15, 2012. Submissions should include a letter of nomination by a scholar other than the author, a copy of the nominated paper, and a full C.V. of the author.
– Candidates must not have completed their PhD at the time of nomination, and all award recipients must be members of the AfAA.
– The Award consists of a $500 prize. Awardees will be recognized and receive their prize at the AfAA reception during the annual meetings of the AAA.
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*Nancy “Penny” Schwartz Undergraduate Student Essay Award*The Association for Africanist Anthropology (AfAA) sponsors the annual Nancy “Penny” Schwartz Undergraduate Paper Award. The prize is awarded to the best undergraduate paper in Africanist anthropology. Submissions should be sent to *J.R. Osborn (w.h.osborn**[**@**]**gmail.com)*. In determining the award, the following criteria will be applied:
– Originality of scholarship, creativity of insight, and quality of writing. A well-argued and innovative perspective on a current issue of concern to Africanist and African diaspora scholarship or to the issues facing Africa more generally.
– Clear potential for supporting future research at the graduate level or beyond. Special consideration will be given to undergraduates planning to pursue a career in anthropology or in service and education on the African continent.
– Original research involving primary materials or fieldwork is useful, but not essential for consideration.
– The deadline for submission is June 15, 2012. Submissions should include a letter of nomination by an academic mentor and a copy of the student paper.
– Candidates must not have completed their undergraduate studies at the time of nomination, and all award recipients must be members of the AfAA.
– The Award consists of a $250 prize. Awardees will be recognized and receive their prize at the AfAA reception during the annual meetings of the AAA