110th ASA Annual Meeting

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paula england at general session

August 22-25, 2015 | Hilton Chicago and Hilton Palmer House | Chicago, IL

President Paula England and the 2015 Program Committee have been working on an exciting program that will include nearly 600 individual sessions on everything from the latest and greatest books in the field, section roundtables, and countless other topics. 


Meeting Theme: Sexualities in the Social World

Sex usually occurs in private and is seen as deeply personal, yet it is also profoundly social. Cultural norms and social institutions such as religion, education, mass media, law, and the military all affect what we do sexually with whom. These social forces also affect what is seen as beyond the bounds of legitimacy.  Indeed, contemporary politics are full of contentious debates about abortion, sex education, same-sex marriage, pornography, sex work, sexual harassment, systematic rape as a weapon in wars, and female genital cutting. Given the importance of sexuality in people's lives, and its relevance to many areas of sociology, ASA President Paula England has selected it as the theme for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the ASA.

Read the theme statement

-Paula England, ASA President and 2015 Program Committee Chair, New York University


Program Information

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Mark Your Calendar

  • April 30, 2015: Program schedule announced--no scheduling information is available prior to that date.

The Call for Papers listing of topics is now available.

Access information about the 2015 Annual Meeting Program.


Regional Spotlight 

Start planning your visit to Chicago. With so much to do, you might even want to come a day earlier or stay a day later to experience the city lights and nights.

Convention Services

ASA offers a variety of services to enhance your experience during the Annual Meeting.

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Request meeting space for affiliate and other group activities. Deadline is February 26, 2015.