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 book. Eligible books 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 or
book; 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.