Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World invites papers for a special issue on gender in the 2016 elections. We invite contributions on all topics relevant to gender and politics. Potential topics could include (but are not limited to): gender and the executive; women, social policy, and state legislative elections; intersectionality and the media; gender and public opinion; and women in changing political institutions. Informative papers on trends or cross-national comparisons are welcome as long as they are framed in relation to the 2016 U.S. election.
Individual and team applications are invited for the position of editor of City & Community, a journal co-sponsored by the American Sociological Association and its Community and Urban Sociology Section (CUSS). The official term for the new editor (or co-editors) will begin in January 2018. The editor’s term is for a minimum of three years, until January 2021, with a possible reappointment of up to an additional two years.
City & Community brings together major work and research in urban and community sociology. It is published four times per year.
On January 27. 2017, the District of Columbia Sociological Society (DCSS) hosted a scholarly talk at the ASA Executive Office by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Professor of Sociology at Duke University, and the ASA President-elect.
In accordance with election policies established by the ASA Council, biographical sketches of the candidates for ASA leadership positions are published in Footnotes (see below). The candidates appear in alphabetical order by office. Biographical sketches for all candidates will be available online when ballots are sent to all current voting members in mid-April.
ASA, in collaboration with the Center for Social Science Research at George Mason University, was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for a project titled “Creating a Digital Archive for Research on the Production of Scientific Knowledge.” This project involves developing a digital research archive from the manuscripts and corresponding reviews of those materials submitted to the peer-reviewed research journals of the ASA from 1991 to 2010.
Deadline: April 1
The American Sociological Association Student Forum is pleased to announce that the ASA Council is making funds available to support student travel awards to the ASA Annual Meeting. ASA anticipates granting approximately 30 travel awards in the amount of $225 each. These awards will be made on a competitive basis and are meant to assist students by defraying expenses associated with attending the 2017 ASA Annual Meeting. All applicants are encouraged to seek additional sources of funding to cover other expenses.