May-June 2009 Issue • Volume 37 • Issue 5

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09meetingLooking Forward to the
2009 Annual Meeting in San Francisco

MFP at the
ASA Annual Meeting

At the ASA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, you are invited to join the ASA Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) as it continues to commemorate 35 years of supporting minority graduate students in the discipline. Below are a variety of sessions and celebrations sponsored by the MFP. For more information, visit the online program at the ASA website www.asanet.org.

Special Session: Glancing Back, Looking Forward: Celebrating 35 Years of the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP)

Organizers: David Takeuchi, University of Washington Presider: Patricia White, National Science Foundation

A distinguished panel of former MFP Fellows from different entering cohorts will discuss the contributions of MFP to the discipline-at-large, focusing on the diverse intellectual achievements, pipeline related efforts, and scholarly network development over its history.

MFP Benefit Reception

Set aside time on Sunday to join good friends and supporters of the Minority Fellowship Program! Plan to relax after dinner, meet current Fellows and MFP alumni, and reaffirm your commitment to the program. Admission is by ticket only, with proceeds supporting the MFP.

Professional Workshop: The Next Generation of MFP Scholarship in Service to Social Justice

Organizer and Presider: Jean H. Shin, American Sociological Association

This workshop is geared toward graduate and undergraduate students, focused on how to integrate sociological scholarship with interests in serving social justice. In doing so, current and former Fellows will speak on the future of studying disparities within various subareas.

MFP Research Session: Topics in Race and Ethnicity

Organizer: Jean H. Shin, American Sociological Association
Presider: Elena Bastida, University of North Texas Health Science Center

This session features four papers in the area of race and ethnicity, given by current MFP Fellows Ana L. Campos-Holland, University of Iowa; Shigueru Julio Tsuha, UC-Riverside; Ruth Thompson-Miller, Texas A&M University; and Louis Edgar Esparza, Stony Brook University.

MFP Research Session: Topics in Mental Health and Health

Organizer: Jean H. Shin, American Sociological Association
Presider: Gloria Jones-Johnson, Iowa State University

This session features four papers in the area of mental health and health, given by current MFP Fellows Mary Gee, UC-San Francisco; Robert Peterson, Case Western Reserve University; Melissa Kew, University of Chicago; and Tiffani L. Saunders, Indiana University-Bloomington. logo_small

 

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