The SSS Publications Committee is pleased to announce that Jennifer Augustine and Amanda Koontz will serve as the next editors of Social Currents. The Publications Committee reviewed applications and made a recommendation to the Executive Committee, which voted in favor of Augustine and Koontz.
Dr. Jennifer Augustine is an Associate Professor of Sociology and faculty affiliate in the Women and Gender Studies program at the University of South Carolina. She has served on the Editorial Board at Social Currents and Journal of Marriage and Family. Jennifer’s research focuses on family and gender, education, inequality, social demography, health, and the life course and mainly uses quantitative methods. She has published in multiple outlets, including Demography, Journal of Family Issues, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Journal of Marriage and Family, Social Forces, and Social Psychology Quarterly.
Dr. Amanda Koontz is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Central Florida. Her research focuses on culture, consumption, social psychology, and inequalities and mainly uses qualitative methods. Amanda has published in multiple outlets, including Gender Issues, Journal of Consumer Culture, Journal of Popular Culture, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Qualitative Research, Social Currents, The Sociological Quarterly, Sociological Perspectives, and Sociology Compass. She has been active in SSS as program chair for the 2019 annual meeting and site selection committee during 2019-2020.
We extend our deepest appreciation to the current editors, Martha Crowley and George Wilson, for their fantastic leadership over the past three years. Martha and George will work with Jennifer and Amanda over the next three months to make the transition as smooth as possible. The official term begins January 1, 2022. Congratulations, Drs. Augustine and Koontz!
Chair, Committee on Publications