American Sociological Association

Sociology of Body and Embodiment

The purpose of the section on sociology of the body and embodiment is to encourage and enhance theory, research, teaching, and other professional aspects in the study of sociology and body/embodiment. This section seeks to promote communication, collaboration, and consultation among scholars in the interdisciplinary study of the body and embodiment, as well as with other sections of the ASA. The aim of the Section on the Sociology of the Body and Embodiment is to support and encourage sociological scholarship on a wide range of embodied dynamics including human and non-human bodies, morphology, human reproduction, anatomy, body fluids, biotechnology, genetics; but also theories of embodiment, virtual bodies, productivity of bodies, changing bodies, life course and the body, body and spirit/soul, unequal bodies, micro and macro sociological analysis of the political, and social and individual bodies.

Section Officers & Council


Chair: Natalie Boero, San Jose State University 2018
Chair-Elect: Linda M. Blum, Northeastern University 2018
Past Chair: Maxine Leeds Craig, University of California-Davis 2018
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Elise Paradis, University of Toronto 2019
Student Representative: Paige L. Sweet, University of Illinois, Chicago 2018

Section Council

Rene Almeling, Yale University 2018
Shari L. Dworkin, University of Washington 2020
Kjerstin Gruys, University of Nevada, Reno 2020
Miliann Kang, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 2018
Krystale Littlejohn, Occidental College 2019
Sabrina A. Strings, University of California, Irvine 2019
Kelly Underman, University of Illinois at Chicago 2019

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