Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Summer 2018 Newsletter is Now Available!

The Summer 2018 edition of our ASA section newsletter is now available to view and download here. We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia soon!

In this issue:

  • A message from co-chairs Ken Liberman and Aug Nishizaka, including the results of our latest election. Please welcome incoming co-chairs Anne Warfield Rawls and Morana Alač!
  • Our 2018 award winners, including Charles Goodwin for the EMCA Garfinkel-Sacks Award for Distinguished Scholarship; Kevin A. Whitehead and Edward Reynolds, for the EMCA Best Paper Award; Amanda McArthur for the EMCA Graduate Student Paper Award; and Darin Weinberg for the Melvin Pollner (1940-2007) Prize in Ethnomethodology. Read the statements from our awards committees and find links to the recognized papers and books.
  • Some remarks on Doug Maynard's 2018 Cooley-Mead Award.
  • Patrick Watson's report on the New Directions in Ethnomethodology Workshop.
The newsletter is also more interactive than usual. If you would like to email someone, click on their address. If you want to jump to a page from the table of contents, click on the page or the item. And if you want to pull up our section's award-winning papers and books, click through to them.

Enjoy! And remember: contact newsletter editor Don Everhart if you would like to be featured in the next edition. His email is enclosed in the newsletter. We welcome announcements, reports, graduate student profiles, and all your EMCA news.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

The Winter 2018 Newsletter is Now Available!

To all Ethnomethodologists and Conversation Analysts, whatever your blend may be: the Winter 2018 edition of our ASA section newsletter is now available to view and download here.

In this issue:
  • A message from co-chairs Ken Liberman and Aug Nishizaka
  • An announcement of our thematic session, "Documenting Unconscious Tacit Racism/Inequality in Every Day Life," to be featured at the 2018 meeting of the ASA in Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  • A consideration of our section's international membership, by Ken Liberman
  • An EMCA profile of Pierce Flynn
  • A graduate student profile of Yusuke Arano
  • Some brief announcements from Will Gibson, Dirk vom Lehn, Anne Rawls, and Waverly Duck

Enjoy! And remember: contact newsletter editor Don Everhart (email included in the newsletter) if you would like to be featured in the next edition.

Monday, November 20, 2017

2018 call for submissions for the ASA EMCA section

Dear Colleagues,

Paper submissions for the 2018 American Sociological Association Annual meeting, to be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 11-14, are now open. We encourage you to submit a paper or extended abstract for review. Note that the submission system will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern, on January 11, 2018.

We will hold two types of sessions:
(1) Regular sessions
Conversation Analysis and Ethnomethodology.
Organizer: Douglas W. Maynard, University of Wisconsin, Madison

(2) Section sessions
(a) New Directions in Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis Research (one-hour).
Organizer: Ken Liberman, University of Oregon
liberman@uoregon.edu
(b) Research in Conversation Analysis.
Organizer: Ken Liberman, University of Oregon
liberman@uoregon.edu
(c) Research in Ethnomethodology
Organizer: Ken Liberman, University of Oregon
liberman@uoregon.edu

Section session (a) can accommodate only two or three papers (due to our business meeting). Section sections (b) & (c) are normal ones. The more high quality submissions for Regular sessions we receive, the more additional sessions for us we may be able to request. So please do submit, and encourage your students and colleagues to submit. The absolute deadline is January 11, 2018, but please consider submitting earlier than that, so that reviewers can begin the consideration of papers during the seasonal break.

The following URL includes instructions for submission:
http://www.asanet.org/annual-meeting-2018/call-papers

Douglas W. Maynard (Regular session organizer);
Kenneth Liberman (liberman@uoregon.edu) and Aug Nishizaka (EMCA section co-chairs)

The call for nominations for the 2018 EMCA section awards is now open!

EMCA Garfinkel-Sacks Award for Distinguished Scholarship




This award recognizes those who have made distinguished lifetime career contributions to the fields of ethnomethodology and/or conversation analysis. To nominate an individual for this award, please submit the following:
  1. 
A letter detailing the nominee's contributions to EMCA;
  2. Relevant supporting materials, including a list of the nominee's
publications; and
  3. At least two additional external letters speaking to the person's contributions and impact on the field(s)
Please send nominations to Anita Pomerantz (Chair) (apomerantz@albany.edu) by March 1.


EMCA Best Paper Award




This award recognizes an outstanding publication contributing to ethnomethodology and/or conversation analysis. The 2018 award will be given to a paper. Eligible papers for the 2018 award must be published between March 1, 2015 and February 28, 2018, inclusively. Authors can submit their own publications, or nominations can be made on their behalf. Committee members may also make their own nominations.


Nominations should include:
  1. full bibliographic information on the nominated publication and 
  2. a PDF copy (preferable) or a hard copy of the article or chapter; or a link to a web site where the article or chapter can be downloaded in full at no charge.
Please send nominations to Dirk vom Lehn (Chair) (dirk.vom_lehn@kcl.ac.uk) by March 1


EMCA Graduate Student Paper Award




This award recognizes an outstanding publication contributing to ethnomethodology and/or conversation analysis. The 2018 award will be given to a paper. Eligible papers for the 2018 award must be published between March 1, 2016 and February 28, 2018, inclusively. Authors can submit their own publications, or nominations can be made on their behalf. Committee members may also make their own nominations.



Please send nominations to Edward Reynolds (Chair) (edward.reynolds@unh.edu) by March 1.


Melvin Pollner (1940-2007) Prize in Ethnomethodology




The Melvin Pollner Prize in Ethnomethodology honors the intellectual spirit and memory of Melvin Pollner. The $1000 award recognizes an article, chapter, or book published between 2013-2017, that develops original work drawing upon, or resonant with, Melvin Pollner's ethnomethodological interests in topics such as mundane reason, reality disjunctures, radical reflexivity, and the connections and contributions of ethnomethodology to other types of sociology.



Nominations should include
  1. full bibliographic information on the nominated publication
  2. a PDF copy (preferable) or a hard copy of the article, chapter orbook; or a link to a web site where the article, chapter or book can be downloaded in full at no charge, and
  3. a brief description of the publication's special contribution and how it reflects the spirit of the award.
Please submit nominations to Waverly Duck (Chair) (wduck@andrew.cmu.edu) by March 1.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Summer 2017 Newsletter

Just in time for the 2017 meeting of the American Sociological Association, the ASA EMCA Summer 2017 newsletter is now available for your perusal!

Inside this issue, we have a message from section chairs Aug Nishizaka and Ken Liberman; the complete listing of section events for our meeting in Montréal; the 2017 section awards (won by Anita Pomeranz, Gail Jefferson, Martina Kolanoski, and Götz Hoeppe), as well as comments from the committees that awarded them; and graduate student biographies from Mika Ishino and Rachel Chen.

Monday, July 24, 2017

ASA 2017 Reception Announcement

Hello ASA section members,

Please plan on attending our section meeting, set for 7:30pm on Sunday, August 13th at Mechant Boeuf, 124 rue Saint-Paul Ouest.

Also, a friendly reminder: Montréal is very much a cash city. In general, you will receive a much better reception around the city by paying cash. The good folks at Mechant Boeuf are no exception to this attitude– to pay your bar bill (should you accrue one), the venue is cash only. To avoid breaching the expectancies of the good folks of Mechant Boeuf, let's do things their way. We can find other sites for ethnomethodological demonstrations elsewhere.