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Are you interested in forming an ASA Section on the Sociology of Reproduction? An increasing number of sociologists are studying reproduction by conducting research on topics such as pregnancy, labor, birth, abortion, contraception, prenatal testing, assisted reproductive technologies, and infertility. Further, the sociological study of reproduction is a critical place of feminist research. Here are a few reasons why an ASA Section on the Sociology of Reproduction is a good idea:

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The Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) is seeking applicants for 2018 Early Career Work and Family Fellowships.

The goal of the program is to help promising young scholars establish career successes, as well as integrate them within the WFRN research community.  Fellows receive membership in the WFRN, conference registration, and $500 to attend a preconference and the 2018 WFRN Conference (to be held June 21-23 in Washington DC). Fellows will be connected with one another in periodic encounters beyond the conference, intended to facilitate collaboration and peer-mentorship. 

To be eligible, candidates must have received their doctorate in 2015 or later and have yet to progress into tenured or secure senior level positions.  Information about the program and application materials can be found at https://workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/content/early-career-fellowship-program. The deadline for receipt of applications is September 15, 2017. Questions about the program can be addressed to the program director, Stephen Sweet at SSWEET@ITHACA.EDU. 

SocArXiv encourages ASA sections to open their awards.

  1. Read about the details on the SocArXiv Blog. We have money!
  2. Get SOAR on the agenda of your council or membership meeting this August in Montreal. Let us know if you’d like a SocArXiv Steering Committee Member to attend your meeting. We’re happy to provide information, answer questions, and talk through what the process may look like for your section.
  3. Individuals can participate too. If your ASA section does not participate, but you are submitting a paper for their award, upload the paper to SocArXiv before the award submission deadline. If you win the award, let us know and we will give you $250.

Reach out to us at socarxiv@gmail.com if you have questions or if we can help!

The Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation aims to deliver rigorous and independent research on how the reputations of individuals, corporations, and institutions around the world are created, sustained, destroyed, and rebuilt.

The Centre has established this Award to recognize and reward significant scholarly contributions to the literature. The Award comes with a £1,000 prize and funded attendance to the 2017 Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation Annual Symposium, to be held 30 August-1 September 2017 at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. The winner is invited to participate in a workshop for emerging scholars at the Symposium, which will be led by distinguished researchers in the field.

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