American Sociological Association

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Please Note: Volunteering for ASA does not guarantee one will serve in chosen position. All volunteers are included in a pool of potential nominations who are then peer-reviewed by members of Committee on Nominations, Committee on Committees, and ASA Council. Only persons chosen by these committees will be contacted to serve.

Want to have a greater say in how the Association is run? 
Volunteer or nominate one of your colleagues for ASA Office.

Elected Positions

The ASA Committee on Nominations invites suggestions for possible candidates for election to the following positions:

  • President-Elect
  • Vice President-Elect
  • Council Members-at-Large
  • Committee on Publications
  • Committee on Nominations
  • Committee on Committees

Appointed Committees

The ASA Council is seeking members interested in serving on committees starting in January. Each year there are openings on committees as members complete their service and rotate off. This also includes ASA members who are currently retired and seeking to become more involved in ASA's message and outreach. Please consider volunteering or nominating someone you know who would be perfect for one of the following committees:

  • Committee on Awards (sets overall policy and direction for ASA awards)
  • Dissertation Award Selection Committee
  • Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology Selection Committee
  • Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award Selection Committee
  • Distinguished Scholarly Book Award Selection Committee
  • Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award Selection Committee
  • Excellence in Reporting of Social Issues Award Selection Committee
  • W.E.B. Du Bois Award Selection Committee
  • Jessie Bernard Award Selection Committee
  • Public Understanding of Sociology Award Selection Committee
  • Honors Program Advisory Panel
  • Minority Fellowship Program Advisory Panel
  • Committee on Professional Ethics
  • Committee on Sections
  • Committee on the Status of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Persons in Sociology
  • Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities in Sociology
  • Committee on the Status of Racial and Ethnic Minorities in Sociology
  • Committee on the Status of Women in Sociology

Please submit suggestions  to the ASA by June 1 by email at


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