Fall Issue of Newsletter Is Out


The latest issue of the SALC Newsletter is now available. The Fall issue includes news from Section Chair Pam Herd, Five Questions for Chair-Elect Elizabeth Cooksey, photos and award-winners from the 2017 meetings in Quebec, and much more!


Routledge Society and Aging Book Series

Madonna Harrington Meyer and Jennifer Karas Montez, Professors at Syracuse University, are editors of the Routledge Society and Aging Series. Books in this series, which include state-of-the-art reviews of the literature and original analyses, are intended for scholars, graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and policy makers. Faculty in the field of aging and the life course are encouraged to contact Madonna at mhm@maxwell.syr.edu, or Jennifer at jmontez@maxwell.syr.edu, with ideas or proposals for manuscripts.


ASA Award & Mentoring Dinner

Tickets to the SALC annual Award and Mentoring Dinner are now on sale.

The dinner will be Sunday August 13, 2017. 6:30pm at the Intercontinental Montréal, 360, rue Saint-Antoine Ouest, Montréal, QC H2Y 3X4, Canada. (The hotel is a block from Palais des Congrès where all of the Annual Meeting programming will occur.) This dinner provides opportunities for mentoring graduate students and celebrating our section award winners, including our Matilda White Riley Distinguished Scholar.

Thanks to generous institutional and individual donations that offset the price of the dinner, we are able to sell tickets well below cost. Tickets for faculty and post docs are $35 US and tickets for graduate students are $10 US.

To order tickets, mail a check, made out to “American Sociological Association, SALC,” to Madonna Harrington Meyer, 302 Maxwell Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244.

The dinner also includes a brief mentoring program. This year, “Getting Published,” will include presentations by Professors Deborah Carr and Tyson Brown.

When you arrive at the restaurant, your reservation will be checked and you will receive a ticket for a free drink. You may purchase additional drinks from the cash bar.

See you in Montreal!

Madonna Harrington Meyer
Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence, Sociology
Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research
Faculty Affiliate, Aging Studies Institute
Syracuse University
426 Eggers Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone 315-443-2347 mhm@maxwell.syr.edu

Social Gerontology Post-doc Opportunity

The Claude Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy announced a new post-doctoral fellowship opportunity for 2017-18. Deadline for applications is June 15.

PIAPP_Seal_garnetThe Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, located within the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at Florida State University, is currently recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow for a one-year position (with a possible one-year renewal) to begin on or around August 25, 2017.

The Pepper Institute brings together faculty and students from a range of disciplines, such as sociology, economics, political science, urban and regional planning, public health, psychology, social work, and medicine, to address aging issues. Research at Pepper centers on four areas: Pathways to Later Life; Aging and Health Disparities; Communities and Transportation; and Aging and Health Policy. For more information about the Institute’s Faculty Associates and their research, see our website: http://pepperinstitute.fsu.edu/.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to spend part of the time working independently and part collaboratively with Faculty Associates. S/he also is expected to attend Pepper events and to present her/his research to the Pepper community and is encouraged to prepare grant applications.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in a social or behavioral science, awarded within the past five years, and experience conducting aging research. The salary for this one-year position is based on National Institutes of Health’s projected stipends for 2017, ranging from $47,484 (for those with 0 years of experience) to $54,228 (for those with 5 years of experience). The position includes health insurance, provided by Florida State University.

Interested candidates are invited to send via email the following materials: a letter of application; a research statement; and a CV with the contact details of three referees. Materials should be sent to Anne Barrett, Director of the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, at abarrett@fsu.edu. Deadline for submission of materials is June 15, 2017. Please note that candidates also are required by this deadline to apply at https://jobs.fsu.edu.

Newsletter & Minutes Available

New section documents are now available. First is the SALC Newsletter for Fall 2016. Download your copy to read an overview of the sessions and celebrations at the 2016 annual meeting in Seattle, and to hear from the new Section Chair Jessica Kelley-Moore.


Also available are the minutes from the Section’s business meeting in Seattle. Check out those minutes to see how we are doing in terms of membership, assets, and other matters of interest.

Wanted: New Members!


Recruit your colleagues and students!

Current members of ASA can join new sections through the end of September and be counted in this year’s roster.  While our immediate goal is to get to 600, our longer-term goal is to increase interest in SALC across other subfields of sociology.  Consider approaching that colleague whose work has a clear age or life course component, but may not yet be engaged with these literatures.

Consider gifting a membership!

  1. You can sponsor a student or colleague’s Section membership.  Log in using your ASA ID, enter his/her name, and pay with credit card.  You can sponsor multiple persons at once.
  2. Make a donation to SALC specifically earmarked for memberships.  These funds can be used on a first-come basis to sponsor new members or student members, even if you do not have a specific person in mind.  Contact Debi Street if you are interested in this option.

We appreciate your help in recruiting to our vibrant Section!

Jessica Kelley-Moore,

Chair, Section on Aging and Life Course