The 2013 ASC Program Committee would like to remind you that, although the submission deadline for regular papers and panels has passed, there is still time to submit a poster or roundtable session. The deadline for posters and roundtable sessions is Friday, May 17, 2013. Please note that submissions cannot be accepted after the deadline.
Please note: For roundtable submissions, you may submit either a paper to be placed in a roundtable session (requires a paper title and abstract) or a complete roundtable session (requires a session title and brief description of the session and consists of three to six presenters). Poster sessions require a title and abstract. For additional details, please see the Call for Papers at http://www.asc41.com/annualmeeting.htm.
Please e-mail the Program Committee at email@example.com if you have any questions.
The Division on Women and Crime (DWC) of the American Society of Criminology invites submissions for the Student Paper Competition. The 2012 competition had the highest number of paper submissions in the history of the competition – a total of 25 submissions! The winners will be recognized during the DWC breakfast meeting at the 2013 annual conference in Atlanta. The graduate student winner will receive a $500.00 check and the undergraduate student winner will receive a $250.00 check. For submissions with multiple authors, the award money will be divided among co-authors.
Deadline: Papers should be RECEIVED by the committee chair by September 15, 2013
Eligibility: Any undergraduate or graduate student who is currently enrolled or who has graduated within the previous semester is eligible. Note, any co-authors must also be students, that is, no faculty co-authors are permitted. To document eligibility, every author/co-author must submit proof of student status. This eligibility proof may be in the form of a letter from your department chair or an unofficial transcript.
Paper Specifications: Papers should be of professional quality and must be about, or related to, feminist scholarship, gender issues, or women as offenders, victims or criminal justice professionals. Papers must be no longer than 35 pages including all references, notes, and tables; utilize an acceptable referencing format such as APA; be type-written and double-spaced; and include an abstract of 100 words or less.
Papers may not be published, accepted, or under review for publication at the time of submission.
Submission: One electronic copy using MSWord must be received by the co-chair of the committee by the stated deadline (please do not send a PDF file). In the reference line, identify whether this is to be considered for the graduate or undergraduate competition. Please refrain from using identifying (e.g., last name) headers/ footers, as the papers will be blind-reviewed.
Judging: For the 2012 paper competition members of the paper competition committee evaluated papers based on the following categories: 1. Content is relevant to feminist scholarship; 2. Makes a contribution to the knowledge base; 3. Accurately identify any limitations; 4. Analytical plan was well developed; 5. Clarity/organization of paper was well developed. The 2013 paper competition committee will determine whether changes need to be made to current evaluation criteria prior to the 2013 competition.
Notification: All entrants will be notified of the committee’s decision no later than November 1st, 2013. Winners are strongly encouraged to attend the conference to receive their award at the DWC breakfast.
Co-Chairs of Committee:
Email all paper submissions to:
Angela R. Gover, Ph.D. │School of Public Affairs │ University of Colorado Denver│
Phone: (303) 315-2474│firstname.lastname@example.org
For all other correspondence:
Lisa A. Murphy, Ph.D. │ Department of Psychology │ La Sierra University│
phone: (951) 272-6300 x1008│ email@example.com
The 2013 ASC Program Committee would like to remind you that the submission deadline for papers, thematic panels, regular panels and author meets critic panels is Friday, March 15. Please note that submissions cannot be accepted after the deadline.
For those considering poster or roundtable submissions, the deadline is Friday, May 17.
Dear DWC Members,
In our continuing efforts to increase the representation of DWC members (and other feminist-minded scholars) within ASC leadership positions, we are writing to solicit volunteers for two important categories of ASC leadership: ASC committees and ASC Executive Board Positions. Please note that this call is for the 2014-2015 year, during which our own Joanne Belknap will be ASC President. (Hooray!)
It is our understanding that people who volunteer to serve on an ASC committee generally do so. No CV or supporting documentation is needed — just your name and email address. To facilitate sign-up, we have created a sign-up sheet using Google Docs that contains a list of all the ASC committees, as well as a description of each committee’s duties and reporting deadlines. To volunteer for one of these committees, simply type your name and email address underneath the heading of the committee for which you would like to volunteer. Once the sign-up period is complete we will pass along the list of volunteers to ASC.
ASC Executive Board Positions
These positions are a different matter from the committees. First, CVs are required for anyone whose name is submitted for consideration. Second, the ASC selection committee identifies the final slate of nominees from all of the names submitted to it for consideration, so there is no guarantee that the candidates we pass along to ASC will appear on the ballot. This makes it especially important that we identify qualified individuals who are willing to serve on the ASC Excecutive Board should they be selected for the ballot and ultimately elected. Therefore, self-nominations are especially welcome, and we ask that when nominating others you please ascertain the potential nominees’ willingness to serve before submitting their names to us for consideration.
With all of that said, we are asking that you email us with the following:
(1) the name of the person you are nominating/supporting
(2) the ASC Executive Board Position for which you are nominating/supporting this person
(3) the nominee’s CV
For reference, a list of the current ASC Executive Board Officers is here.
This is a very important matter, so your consideration and engagement is greatly appreciated!
Brenda Sims Blackwell
(Co-Chairs, Committee on Committees & Positions)
It is time for nominations for ASC external awards. The DWC nominated members for each ASC award last year and I am listing these below. Keep in mind that we can renominate folks.
Please email Tara Richards (firstname.lastname@example.org) with nominations asap so our committee can coordinate the needed materials and pass them along to the correct ASC contacts. The ASC external awards include (click for link to the call for award):
The Associate Editor will work under the guidance of the ASC Vice President, who is Editor of The Criminologist. The Associate Editor’s responsibilities will include arranging for the publication of interviews with prominent criminologists; descriptions of criminology programs, research organizations, policy centers, or government agencies; and articles on new data sources in criminology, such as surveys and web sites. The Associate Editor will edit the Obituary page, compile international news for the Criminology around the World section, and explore possibilities for book reviews and other enhancements. The Associate Editor will work with the ASC Vice-President, Executive Committee, Publications Committee and others to generate ideas for these articles; and the Associate Editor will ensure that the articles are submitted in a timely manner and suitable form. The Associate Editor must be a member in good standing of the ASC, will serve a three year term, beginning in November of 2013, and will receive a stipend of $3500 each year to support their work (e.g., travel to meetings, computer equipment, student assistants). Applicants should send a letter of interest and a CV by May 31, 2013 to Carolyn Rebecca Block at email@example.com.
Hello to all the new, returning, or prospective members of the Division on Women and Crime of the American Society of Criminology. My name is Amy D’Unger and I’m the chair of the DWC through 2013.
I’m emailing to say THANK YOU for your past and continued involvement with the DWC, whether through this listserv, attending events or sessions at the ASC meetings, or through volunteering for a DWC committee. The fantastic members of the DWC are what makes this division such a vibrant, dedicated, and active group within the ASC. This year’s ASC meeting was great, and I enjoyed meeting new members and connecting with old friends. Thanks for your participation in making the meetings such a success. If you had a great experience too, reach out to someone you know who isn’t a member and ask them to join! There is strength in numbers, and it makes our voice louder.
Beyond saying THANK YOU (which I’ll say again in caps and bold, which means I’m shouting it at you), I also want to ask for your continued involvement in DWC committees. Committees are the heart of the DWC and are essential for getting the work of the division done. If you missed signing up for a committee at the outreach table or one of the breakfast meetings, now is you chance!
We have a wide variety of committees that engage in all kinds of work. You can see a list of the committees and read a brief description of each one on the DWC website here: http://ascdwc.com/committees. We do have some specific, pressing needs, particularly with the COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES AND POSITIONS and the NOMINATIONS FOR DWC OFFICERS COMMITTEE. The CCP helps to get DWC members onto key strategic ASC committees, as well as nominated for ASC executive offices. We have all the committee members who will be working with Bob Agnew in 2013, but now we need to get people on committees to help Joanne Belknap in 2014. The NDOC helps to insure the future of the DWC and its Executive Board through running the yearly elections process. Warning, if folks don’t volunteer, you’ll be stuck with me in perpetuity. Work for the Committee on Committees and Positions starts soon and runs through about early March. Work for the Nominations for DWC Officers Committee happens in September through November.
If you’re interested in either of these committees, or ANY DWC committee, please email me! Take a look at the website to see all the great options. If you’re willing to chair a committee, please let me know that as well. I hope to hear from a lot of you who weren’t able to sign up at the ASC meetings.
Thanks and have a wonderful holiday season.