American Sociological Association

Political Sociology

The purpose of the Section on Political Sociology is to promote the scholarly research and professional activities of those concerned with a sociological understanding of political phenomena. The phrase "sociological understanding" is interpreted to encompass the wide variety of theoretical and associated methodological approaches with which sociologists attempt to describe and explain social phenomena. The phrase "political phenomena" is interpreted to encompass the wide variety of topics that sociologists investigate, including social and cultural bases of power and authority.

Section Officers & Council


Chair: Rhys H. Williams, Loyola University Chicago 2017
Past Chair: Gianpaolo Baiocchi, NYU 2017
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Cedric de Leon, Providence College 2018
Chair-Elect: Thomas Edward Janoski, University of Kentucky 2017

Section Council

Amy J. Binder, University of California, San Diego 2017
Elizabeth Popp Berman, University at Albany, SUNY 2018
Dana R. Fisher, University of Maryland 2018
Sandra R. Levitsky, University of Michigan 2017
G. Cristina Mora, University of California, Berkeley 2019
Jennifer YJ Hsu, University of Alberta 2019

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