ASA is pleased to announce four awards from the Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD) in response to the June 2018 round of proposals. FAD is a small grants program jointly funded by ASA and the Sociology Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Applications are reviewed by an advisory panel composed of ASA Council members.
A few years after my retirement, I discovered that I missed teaching and I went back to work at a local university, but I struggled to find ways to connect with students whose life experiences bore little resemblance to mine. At first, I used Tim Delaney’s Seinology (2006) to enliven introduction to sociology. I discovered, however, that Jerry Seinfeld’s humor often missed the mark with 19- to 23-year olds. Not only did they not get the jokes, they failed to see how the themes of the episodes connected with sociological concepts.
Want to integrate TRAILS into your graduate teaching seminar? The TRAILS Teaching Seminar program will help you enhance the learning process for your graduate students and advance the scholarship of teaching and learning in Sociology. Applications are now being accepted for Spring 2019.
The American Sociological Association announces the 2019 slate of candidates for ASA Officers, Council, Committee on Committees, Committee on Nominations, and Committee on Publications. Ballots for the 2019 ASA election will be distributed to eligible members in April 2019. Voting will close on May 31, 2019.
(Vote for 1; elected will serve from August 2019 to August 2022)
- Shelley J. Correll, Stanford University
- Aldon Morris, Northwestern University
In early November, the American Sociological Association, the American Statistical Association, and the Population Association of America filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York supporting a challenge to the late addition of a citizenship question in the 2020 Census.
ASA’s Department of Academic and Professional Affairs is developing resources on best practices in conducting faculty searches and we seek your help. Were you recently on the academic job market? Do you have experience serving on a faculty search committee?
We are interested in highlighting best-practice search strategies that:
Deadline: February 1, 2019
The Carla B. Howery Teaching Enhancement Fund provides small grants to support projects that advance the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) within the discipline of sociology. The Carnegie Foundation has defined SoTL as “problem posing about an issue of teaching or learning, study of the problem through methods appropriate to the disciplinary epistemologies, applications of results to practice, communication of results, self-reflection, and peer review.”
2019 Annual Meeting — New York, NY
August 10-13, 2019
Application Deadline: February 15
ASA is seeking applications from exceptional undergraduate sociology majors who would like to participate in the 2019 ASA Honors Program. The 2019 ASA Honors Program will take place during the ASA Annual Meeting in New York. It provides undergraduate students with a rich introduction to the professional and intellectual life of the discipline.
Nominations Sought for 2019 Section Awards
Each year, the ASA’s 52 sections celebrate the achievements of sociologists in their areas of academic interest. Awards are given for books, dissertations, articles, and student and career achievements. Consider nominating your colleagues and students. For more information about individual section awards, visit www.asanet.org/section-awards.
Winners of the 2018 Section Awards