American Sociological Association

Mathematical Sociology

The purpose of the Mathematical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA) is to encourage, enhance and foster research, teaching and other professional activities in mathematical sociology, for the development of sociology and the benefit of society, through organized meetings, conferences, newsletters, publications, awards, and other means deemed appropriate by the Section Council. The Section seeks to promote communication, collaboration, and consultation among scholars in sociology in general, mathematical sociology, and allied scientific disciplines. 

Section Officers & Council


Chair: Kenneth C. Land, 2018
Chair-Elect: Carter T. Butts, University of California-Irvine 2018
Past Chair: Murray A Webster, Jr., UNC Charlotte 2018
Section Secretary/Treasurer: David M. Melamed, The Ohio State University 2018
Student Representative: Diego Leal, University of Massachusetts - Amherst 2018

Section Council

James Moody, Duke University 2019
Dawn T. Robinson, University of Georgia 2020
David R. Schaefer, University of California - Irvine 2018
Arnout van de Rijt, Utrecht University 2019
Kazuo Yamaguchi, University of Chicago 2020

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