Chris Uggen's Blog: <i>contexts</i> is comin'

Monday, February 12, 2007

contexts is comin'

yeah, you heard right: the american sociological association's contexts magazine is coming to minnesota!

i'm always jazzed to bring new journals to the minnversity, but especially thrilled about contexts -- its mission maps beautifully onto our department's mission as the engaged department.

i'll be co-editor with doug e. fresh, but many great friends and colleagues are already helping to shape our vision for contexts. we're fortunate to have terrific support from our department, college, and university, so we're planning some cool stuff on the print and online side, as well as some big events and outreach.

this is gonna be real fun...



At 1:02 AM, Blogger Brayden said...

That's good news Chris! You'll do a great job.

At 2:33 AM, Anonymous valerio said...

chris, that's really great news. contexts is certainly one of the most interesting recent social science journals. and they couldn't have picked a better editor :-)

At 6:14 AM, Blogger Tina said...

Chris! That is absolutely awesome! I can't imagine anyone who could do a better job. Congratulations!

At 6:48 AM, Blogger Radio Free Newport said...

Right on! Congrats. I dig Contexts. I only wish the price was a bit lower so I could buy subscriptions for friends. I'll be looking for Replacements lyrics in the "editor's note."

At 8:37 AM, Anonymous shadd said...

Great to hear it. I've got high hopes for Contexts

p.s. Tom LeBel sent me an article from today's NYTimes with a table or two that that you can probably blog off. Apparently the number of waivers granted to Army recruits with criminal backgrounds has grown about 65 percent in the last three years, increasing to 8,129 in 2006 from 4,918 in 2003.

(hoping to proactively stave off a valentines themed blog)

At 8:25 PM, Blogger Ann Miller said...

Doug e Fresh?? I love it.
Yeah, and Context coming to MN is great news too.


At 11:54 PM, Blogger christopher uggen said...

thanks, friends -- everyone has been wonderfully supportive.


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