New Work on Gender, Power and Health from ISSR Staff

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Elisa Martinez, Doctoral Candidate in Sociology and Program Assistant at ISSR, has co-authored the chapter "Empowerment and HIV Risk Reduction among Sex Workers in Bangladesh" in the edited volume Women's Empowerment and Global Health: A Twenty-first Century Agenda (University of California Press). The chapter explores the links (and insufficiency thereof) among interventions seeking to promote empowerment among women engaged in sex work in one of Bangladesh's largest red light districts, changes in the women's lived experiences of gendered power, and their levels of HIV risk. 

SciSIP Colloquium and Scholarship Opportunity for Graduate Students

The State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI), with financial support from NSF SciSIP, is hosting a Colloquium on Science and Innovation Policy Research and Practice connecting research and practice in science and innovation policy as part of SSTI's 2016 Annual Conference <> November 1-3 in Columbus, Ohio. Scholarships, including funds toward travel costs, are available to support 8-10 graduate students to participate in the conference and colloquium.

Position Announcement: Drexel University | Medical Sociology

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The Sociology Department at Drexel University expects to hire a tenure-track sociologist at the assistant or associate professor level and invites applications from candidates whose expertise is in medical sociology. The successful applicant would begin September 1, 2017. This position continues Drexel's investment in sociology and its goal of creating a high-profile sociology department with a strong research and educational identity.

Data Available: First Wave of Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study (PATH)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announce the availability of public-use files (PUF) for the questionnaire data from the first wave of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study. The PATH Study PUF are downloadable from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).