Networking Opportunity at ASA 2013

I am proposing an optional, experimental event this year: small networking dinners at restaurants fairly near the conference hotel on Sunday, August 11, 2013. The idea is just to meet new people, chat more extensively than one might between sessions at the conference, and get warmed up for the section sessions, reception, and business meeting. Each person would pay his or her own costs and you can volunteer as a host – with minimal obligations – when you sign up. Several members of Council have already volunteered and we will assign people, basically at random, to groups with the goal of ending up with tables of 4-8 participants. Hosts agree to make a reservation (with some restaurant options provided) and to email those at their table in advance, with the time and place.

Sign up here if you are interested:

Gender, Science, and Organizations Writing Workshop at ASA

The 6th semi-annual Gender, Science, and Organizations Writing Workshop will take place from 8 am to 5 pm on Friday, August 9th 2013 the day before the annual meeting for the American Sociological Association in New York City. The workshop is targeted at sociologists who are already doing research on studies of gender & academic careers, scientific workplace organizations, organizational transformations to promote gender equality, etc. We are a growing, loosely organized group of sociologists who focus on science as a workplace and many workshop participants work on NSF-funded ADVANCE research projects.

The purpose of the workshop is to: 1) network with other scholars conducting research on similar topics and 2) write. As a group, we will talk about our current projects. This will provide workshop participants with the information necessary to explore potential collaborative projects. There will also be two large designated blocks of time for writing. All interested sociologists are welcome to join the writing workshop. Send an email to Christina Falci ( to reserve your spot in the workshop.

Your ASA conference fees will cover the room cost for the writing workshop. Participants need to bring a laptop computer (maybe an extension cord) and are encouraged to bring snacks to share.  We will coordinate a place to have lunch during and dinner after the workshop (participants pay for their own meals; but attendance at meals is not essential for participation in the workshop).


Christina Falci (Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Enobong Hannah (Anna) Branch (Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts)

Former organizers: Kathrin Zippel, Laura Kramer, and Julia McQuillan