American Sociological Association


Many of society's most pressing problems -- teenage childbearing, juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, domestic violence, child and elder abuse, divorce -- are related to or rooted in the family. The Section on Family was founded to provide a home for sociologists who are interested in exploring these issues in greater depth.

Section Officers & Council


Chair: Philip N. Cohen, University of Maryland 2018
Chair-Elect: Sharon L. Sassler, Cornell University 2018
Past Chair: Megan M. Sweeney, UCLA 2018
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Jenifer L. Bratter, Rice University 2018
Student Representative: Christina Cross, University of Michigan 2018
Student Representative: Joanna Pepin, University of Maryland 2019

Section Council

Robert Crosnoe, University of Texas at Austin 2020
Claudia Geist, University of Utah 2019
Judith A. Levine, Temple University 2019
Julia McQuillan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2018
Kei Nomaguchi, Bowling Green State University 2020
Kristin Turney, University of California, Irvine 2018

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