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: Megan M. Sweeney, UCLA 2017
Past Chair: Wendy Diane Manning, Bowling Green State University 2017
Chair-Elect: Philip N. Cohen, University of Maryland, College Park 2017
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Jenifer L. Bratter, Rice University 2018
Student Representative: Christina Cross, University of Michigan 2018
Student Representative: Gwendolyn Zugarek, Bowling Green State University 2017

Section Council

Judith A. Levine, Temple University 2019
Julia McQuillan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2018
Kevin Michael Roy, University of Maryland, College Park 2017
Claudia Geist, University of Utah 2019
Kristin Turney, University of California, Irvine 2018
Sarah Damaske, The Pennsylvania State University 2017

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