ASA wishes to acknowledge the generous support of the following individuals, whose financial contributions to the Association from May 16 to July 10, 2017, greatly aided in the success of ASA programs and initiatives. The donations given by these individuals to the ASA help support the American Sociological Fund, the Carla B. Howery Teaching Enhancement Fund, the Community Action Research Initiative, the Congressional Fellowship, the Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline, the Minority Fellowship Program, the Soft Currency Fund, and ASA in general.
ASA editors provide data on manuscript decisions in order to provide information on the frequency and timing of editorial decisions, as a means of clarifying authors’ chances of having their manuscripts accepted and the length of time authors can expect to wait for decisions. The table shown below reports on decisions, as of April 27, 2017 manuscripts submitted in the 2016 calendar year.
The Carla B Howery Teaching Enhancement Fund is a small grants program of the American Sociological Association. It supports projects that advance the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) within the discipline of sociology. The ASA would like to congratulate the 2017 recipients.
Danielle Lavin-Loucks, Valparaiso University, Safe Spaces and Trigger Warnings: The Negotiation of Sensitive Topics in the Classroom.
In February, the National Academy of Education (NAEd), announced the 14 exceptional education scholars elected to membership in the NAEd. The new members, which includes sociologist Chandra Muller, University of Texas-Austin, are leading researchers and educators with wide ranging expertise. The National Academy of Education advances high quality education research and its use in policy and practice. Muller is Alma Cowden Madden Centennial Professor of Liberal Arts in Sociology at the University of Texas-Austin.
The Journal of World Systems Research is the official journal of the Political Economy of World Systems (PEWS) Section of the American Sociological Association. The PEWS Publications Committee is seeking proposals for a new editorial team. The journal, available free online, has established a strong reputation in the publication of cutting-edge interdisciplinary research on global social change and world-systems analysis (see jwsr.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/jwsr).
The Council of Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), the International Honor Society for Sociology, invites applications for the position of Editor or Co-editors of Sociological Inquiry. Editors are appointed for a four year term and are not eligible to serve consecutive terms. The next term begins September 1, 2018 and the editorial work begins January 1, 2019.
Over the past several years Sociological Inquiry has grown in readership and prestige. AKD seeks an editor(s) who has the qualifications and support to continue these positive trends.
ASA seeks sociologists to volunteer to serve as Area Editors for TRAILS: the Teaching Resources and Innovation Library for Sociology. Area Editors have a three-year terms starting January 1, 2018. TRAILS Area Editors are responsible for working with the TRAILS Editor and potential authors to expand the range, quantity, and quality of teaching resources in TRAILS, as well as reviewing materials submitted to their subject area and making publication recommendations to the Editor.
We are accepting applications for the following subject areas:
The ASA invites submissions for the Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD) awards. Supported by the National Science Foundation and the ASA, the goal of this program is to nurture the development of scientific knowledge by funding small, groundbreaking research initiatives and other research activities such as conferences that will advance the discipline.
Since 1974, the ASA Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) has supported more than 500 sociologists of color.