Postdoc at Berkeley Pop Center

  Postdoctoral Fellowship – Personal Network Change Over Time: A two-year postdoctoral position in the Berkeley Population Center will be available beginning July 1, 2016 in the group headed by Professor Claude Fischer. The postdoctoral scholar will be responsible for conducting research on the composition and dynamics of ego-centric social networks using a new panelContinue reading “Postdoc at Berkeley Pop Center”

The Summer School on Longitudinal and Life Course Research

2016 Summer School on Longitudinal and Life Course Research Date: Monday June 27th to July 1st, 2016 Place: Bocconi University, Milan Italy Life course research is a burgeoning, interdisciplinary, research field. It is characterized by a shared interdisciplinary theoretical approach that inspires studies in such diverse fields as sociology, demography, epidemiology, economics, psychology, and socialContinue reading “The Summer School on Longitudinal and Life Course Research”

Need gift idea? SALC membership

Introduce a student or colleague to a great ASA section with a gift section membership! Visit (log in using your ASA user name and password). Select the section for the gift, then search for your recipient’s name in the ASA database. Section membership for 2016 requires current ASA membership, but you can purchase severalContinue reading “Need gift idea? SALC membership”

SALC Awards Information

Matilda White Riley Distinguished Scholar Award This annual award honors a scholar in the field of aging and the life course who has shown exceptional achievement in research, theory, policy analysis, or who has otherwise advanced knowledge of aging and the life course. Letters of nomination should describe the nominee’s contributions to the study ofContinue reading “SALC Awards Information”

SALC Sessions at 2016 ASA meeting

ASA Seattle, August 20-23, 2016  SALC Section Day, August 20 (first day of meeting) Theme: Challenges and New Directions in Life Course Studies 1. Open Session:  Life Course Construction in Challenging Circumstances Organizer: Monica Johnson, Washington State University ( While agency is a central principle of life course analysis, it is often studied without attentionContinue reading “SALC Sessions at 2016 ASA meeting”

Winter School on Life Course

Doctoral candidates can apply until December 10, 2015 to the 3rd Winter School on Life Course, which is organized by the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES in collaboration with Oregon State University, University of Bremen, Western University, and Umeå University. A previous edition of this winter school resulted in an article thatContinue reading “Winter School on Life Course”

Handbook of the Life Course, Vol II

We are very pleased to announce the second volume of the Handbook of the Life Course (edited by Michael Shanahan, Jeylan Mortimer, and Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson) is now available from Springer. In the words of one of the editors, “Many members of SALC have joined with scholars from cognate disciplines and overseas, to produce this new volume,Continue reading “Handbook of the Life Course, Vol II”

Postdoc opportunity at Andrus Gerontology Center, USC

The Andrus Gerontology Center at the USC Davis School of Gerontology seeks outstanding candidates for both pre and postdoctoral appointments. Their multidisciplinary research training program is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and is housed here at the Andrus Gerontology Center, USC. The Multidisciplinary Research Training in Gerontology program funds seven predoctoral trainees and three postdoctoral trainees per year. TheseContinue reading “Postdoc opportunity at Andrus Gerontology Center, USC”