Newsletter, Summer 2016

The Summer 2016 issue of the Section on Aging and the Life Course Newsletter is now available! In this issue you will find… news from SALC Chair Jeylan Mortimer the SALC 2016 election results and award winners information on SALC sessions at the 2016 ASA meetings in Seattle five questions answered by new council members TysonContinue reading “Newsletter, Summer 2016”

Get Tickets to ASA Mentoring Dinner

Tickets for the SALC annual Award and Mentoring Dinner are now on sale!  The dinner will be Saturday August 20, 6:45-9pm, at the Paris Ballroom of Hotel Monaco (1101 4th Ave, Seattle). The program is titled, “Getting a Job: Hunting, Interviewing, and Early Career Planning,” and will feature Patricia Thomas (Purdue), Lindsay Wilkinson (Baylor), and Pamela Herd (UWisconsin-Madison). Ticket pricesContinue reading “Get Tickets to ASA Mentoring Dinner”

2016 Award Winners Announced

Matilda White Riley Distinguished Scholar Award Madonna Harrington Meyer Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs Syracuse University Madonna has accumulated more than two decades of sociological research on retirement and later-life economic well-being, particularly through the lens of the gendered welfare state.  Her work has made critical contributions acrossContinue reading “2016 Award Winners Announced”

SALC Election Results

Our 2016-17 incoming elected officers are: Chair-Elect: Pamela Herd (Univ of Wisconsin-Madison) Secretary-Treasurer: Debra Street (SUNY-Buffalo) Council (three-year terms): Tyson Brown (Vanderbilt) and Cathy Liu (Michigan State) Student Representative to Council (two-year term): Rebecca Wang (Syracuse) Pamela, Debra, Tyson, Cathy, and Rebecca will join chair-elect Jessica Kelley-Moore and current council members Carol Aneshensel, Kristen SchulzContinue reading “SALC Election Results”

Paper Award: National Center of Competence in Research LIVES

In order to stimulate advances in the areas of vulnerability and life course studies, the Swiss National Center of Competence in Research LIVES (NCCR LIVES) encourages early career scholars to apply to the LIVES Best Paper Award 2016. A sum of 2000 € will be granted to the winner. In addition to the award, theContinue reading “Paper Award: National Center of Competence in Research LIVES”

Call for Papers: Conference on Aging in the Americas

Submit your abstract for the International Conference on Aging in the Americas, Sept 14-16, 2016 A poster abstract is required. All abstracts should include the following information: Project title Lead-author’s name and affiliation Lead-author’s email address Lead-author’s classification (undergraduate/graduate, postdoc, professor) Brief (less than 300 words) summary of the research project Send poster abstracts toContinue reading “Call for Papers: Conference on Aging in the Americas”

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”

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”