American Sociological Association

Children and Youth

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Section on Children and Youth is to encourage the development and dissemination of sociological perspectives on children in the areas of research, theory, policy, practice, and teaching. Here, the term "children" includes every human being from infancy through the transition to adulthood.

Our most up to date website for the Section can be found at There you can find real time information about section news, including calls for awards and conferences, and even interviews with section membership by our Newsletter Committee.

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Section Officers & Council


Chair: Stefanie Mollborn, University of Colorado Boulder 2018
Chair-Elect: Aaron M. Pallas, Teachers College, Columbia Univ. 2018
Past Chair: Amy T. Schalet, University of Massachusetts at Amherst 2018
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Jeremy Staff, The Pennsylvania State University 2018
Student Representative: Mary Kate Blake, University of Notre Dame 2019
Student Representative: Emily Ruehs, University of Illinois at Chicago 2018

Section Council

Jennifer March Augustine, University of South Carolina 2018
Kelly Balistreri, Bowling Green State University 2018
Edward W. Morris, University of Kentucky 2019
Anna S. Mueller, The University of Chicago 2018
Laura M. Tach, Cornell University 2019
Kristin Turney, University of California, Irvine 2018

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