Michèle Lamont, a Professor of Sociology and African and African-American Studies and the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies at Harvard University, has been elected the 108th President of the American Sociological Association (ASA). Lamont will serve as President-Elect for one year before succeeding the City University of New York Graduate Center's Ruth Milkman as ASA President in August 2016.
The authors of a March 2015 Journal of Health and Social Behavior (JHSB) study, "In Sickness and in Health? Physical Illness as a Risk Factor for Marital Dissolution in Later Life" (2015, 56(1):59-73), have retracted the article. There was a major error in the coding in their dependent variable of marital status. The conclusions of that study should be considered invalid. A corrected version of the article will appear in the September 2015 issue of JHSB.
More than 5,500 sociologists will convene in Chicago this August to explore ideas and scientific research relating to sexuality and many other topics, as part of the American Sociological Association's 110th Annual Meeting. This year's theme, "Sexualities in the Social World," shows the importance of research by sociologists in illuminating how social norms and social inequalities affect what sexual behavior is acceptable and who partners with whom.
At the American Sociological Association's 110th Annual Meeting, Chicago will be the subject of several regional spotlight sessions in which leading sociologists will present research on and discuss topics related to the city, including public education, social inequality, criminal justice, migration, and gentrification.
The American Sociological Association (ASA) announced this week that it has appointed three sociologists from the University of Notre Dame to serve as the next editors of the American Sociological Review (ASR), the association's flagship journal. Omar Lizardo, Rory McVeigh, and Sarah Mustillo will begin their three-year term in January 2016.