110th ASA Annual Meeting

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

paula england at general sessionPresident-elect 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.


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 harrassment, 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-elect Paula England has selected it as the theme for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the ASA. [Read entire theme statement...]

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

Program Information

ASA Annual meeting PhotoThe 2015 Program Committee has confirmed the Roster of Regular Session Topics to be offered at the Annual Meeting. 




Mark Your Calendar

  • November 13, 2013: Proposals for Thematic Sessions were due to the ASA for consideration by the 2015 Program Committee.
  • February 5, 2014: Proposals for all other sessions (including Workshops, Courses, Special, Regional Spotlight and Author Meets Critics Sessions) were due to the ASA for consideration by the 2015 Program Committee.
  • The 2015 Call for Papers will launch here in October, 2014.
  • April 30, 2015: Program schedule announced; no scheduling information is available prior to that date.

Regional Spotlight

ASA Annual meeting Photo 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.