American Sociological Association


The ASA Section on Sociology of Emotions brings together social and behavioral scientists in order to promote the general development of the study of emotions through the exchange of ideas, theory, research, and teaching. Scholars from a variety of backgrounds are members of this section, and collectively encourage the study of emotions in everyday social life. Substantive topics of investigation include: the expression and experience of emotions, emotions in social interaction, identity and emotions, emotions in historical perspective, the cross-cultural study of emotions, emotions and violence, and the traditions of theory and research in the area of emotions.

Section Officers & Council


Past Chair: Karen A. Hegtvedt, Emory University 2017
Chair-Elect: Jessica L. Collett, University of Notre Dame 2017
Chair: Amy C. Wilkins, University of Colorado-Boulder 2017
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Shane Sharp, Northern Illinois University 2017
Student Representative: Annalise Skavo Loehr, Indiana University 2017

Section Council

Alicia D. Cast, University of California - Santa Barbara 2017
Seth Abrutyn, University of Memphis 2019
Jessica A. Leveto, Kent State University 2018

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