Six GC sociology professors have been named the editors of the American Sociological Association (ASA) Rose Series books beginning in January 2018.
The editorial team, to be led by Associate Professor Leslie Paik (GC/City College), includes professors Amy Adamczyk (GC/John Jay) and Lynn Chancer (GC/Hunter), distinguished professors Richard Alba and Nancy Foner, and Presidential Professor Philip Kasinitz.
The Rose Series is ASA’s only book series and competition to edit it is stiff, according to Paik. She points out that the six GC editors have collectively published 43 books and won numerous awards. With different areas of expertise, the new editors “represent the breadth of the discipline,” Paik adds.
She calls the selection “an honor and a recognition of CUNY’s strength and impact in our field and in our society.”
With the Rose Series of books, the ASA aims to make leading sociological research accessible to policymakers and lay readers as well as sociologists and other academics.
“We’re trying to translate and disseminate our research to a broader audience beyond sociology because we think it has value to all of our lives and the important social problems of today,” says Paik.
She adds that the GC editors chose “intersections of inequality” as the series’ next theme with the goal of addressing “how we can try to fix this issue as individuals, as communities, as societies.”
Photo: GC faculty members Lynn Chancer, Leslie Paik, Philip Kasinitz, Richard Alba, Nancy Foner, and Amy Adamczyk will be the new editors of the ASA Rose Series.