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Educated Black men remembered as "Whiter" perpetuating stereotypes about race and intelligence

Los Angeles, CA - A new study out today in SAGE Open finds that instead of breaking stereotypes, intellectually successful Black individuals may be susceptible to being remembered as “Whiter” and therefore ‘exceptions to their race,’ perpetuating cultural beliefs about race and intelligence. This new study shows that a Black man who is associated with being educated is remembered as being lighter in skin tone than he actually is, a phenomenon the study authors refer to as “skin tone memory bias.”


New white paper suggests collaborative improvements for discoverability of scholarly content

Los Angeles, CA - In a changing academic environment, discoverability of scholarly content demands cooperative efforts across the communications supply chain. A new SAGE white paper, out today, summarizes the current discovery landscape for scholarly communications, advocates for cooperative efforts across the industry, and proposes specific recommendations for discoverability improvement for librarians, publishers, and service providers.


SAGE announces winners of the 2014 SAGE Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award

Los Angeles, CA - SAGE and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) are delighted to announce the winners of the 2014 SAGE Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award. Created in 2008, this award was developed to recognize new teaching professionals in the criminal justice and criminology disciplines. Each winner has received a travel stipend to attend the ACJS Professional Development Teaching Workshop at the 2014 ACJS Annual Meeting.

This year’s winners include:


SAGE to publish European Journal of Probation

Los Angeles, CA SAGE today announced a partnership with the University of Bucharest to publish its journal, European Journal of Probation (EJP) from 2014. A peer reviewed academic journal with a European outreach, EJP publishes comparative research on probation and community justice.


Brian Coutts named 2014 Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award Winner

Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA - Brian E. Coutts, professor and head of the department of library public services at Western Kentucky University, has been awarded the 2014 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Law and Political Science Section (LPSS) Marta Lange/SAGE-CQ Press Award. The award, established in 1996 by LPSS, honors an academic or law librarian who has made distinguished contributions to bibliography and information service in law or political science.



Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences wins 2014 Most Promising New Textbook Award

Los Angeles, CA - Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences, by Dr. Gregory J. Privitera, has been honored by the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) with a 2014 Most Promising New Textbook Award (Texty). The book was published in July of 2013 by SAGE.

The Most Promising New Textbook category was created in 2012 to recognize current textbooks and learning materials that are still in their first editions. Judges are published textbook authors.



How often are unauthorized immigrant workers trafficked and abused?

Los Angeles, CA - Labor trafficking – or recruiting a person for labor through force, fraud, or coercion for involuntary servitude, debt bondage, or even slavery – has been a difficult problem to track among undocumented migrant workers. With unique access to a “hidden population” from one of America’s largest Spanish-speaking immigrant destinations, a recent study finds that more than 30% of undocumented migrant laborers in this area are victims of labor trafficking and 55% are victims of other labor abuses.


Essraa Nawar wins United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant

Los Angeles, CA - United for Libraries has awarded the 2014 United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant to Essraa Nawar of Leatherby Libraries, Chapman University, Orange, Calif.

Nawar will receive $850 plus full conference registration to attend the 2014 ALA Annual Conference June 26-July 1 in Las Vegas. A formal presentation to Nawar will be made at the conference.


When it comes to underage sex trafficking, pimps may not be the problem

Los Angeles, CA - Media portrayals of underage sex trafficking include pimps luring girls into prostitution and then controlling, exploiting, and brutalizing them as if they were slaves, but  just how representative are these images? A new study finds that pimps are only responsible for luring minors into sex work in a very small number of cases, and that they are not the reason why young prostitutes stay in the industry. This study was published in a new article from the May issue of The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.



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