American Sociological Association

History of Sociology

The purpose of the Section on the History of Sociology is to provide a forum for sociologists and other scholars interested in the study of the historically specific processes shaping the development of sociology as a profession, an academic discipline, an organization, a community, and an intellectual endeavor.The Section serves its members as a structure (1) to disseminate information of professional interest, (2) to assist in the exchange of ideas and the search for research collaborators, (3) to obtain information about the location of archival materials, (4) to support efforts to expand such research resources and to preserve documents important to the history of sociology, and (5) to ensure that the scholarship of this group can be shared with the profession both through programming at regional and national meetings.

Section Officers & Council


Past Chair: Martin Bulmer, University of Surrey, UK 2017
Chair: Peter Kivisto, Augustana College 2017
Chair-Elect: David L. Swartz, Boston University 2017
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Christian Daye, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt 2017
Student Representative: Brandon Sepulvado, University of Notre Dame 2017
Student Representative: Christine Bucior, Pennsylvania State University 2018

Section Council

John W. Mohr, Univ of California, Santa Barbara 2018
George Steinmetz, University of Michigan 2019
Eleanor Townsley, Mount Holyoke College 2017
Chad Alan Goldberg, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2018
J. I. Hans Bakker, University of Guelph 2019
Erik Schneiderhan, University of Toronto 2017

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