The ASA challenges its members to encourage their colleagues, students, and others interested in the discipline of sociology to join ASA for 2018. Each current member who sponsors new members between May 1 and July 15, 2018, will receive a $10 discount on their 2019 membership for each 2018 sponsored new member. Sponsors will also be entered into drawings for a $250 Amazon gift certificate and ASA merchandise gift packs. All current members who participate in this campaign will be thanked in a future issue of Footnotes, and prize winners will be notified by August 1, 2018.
The Trump Administration has decided to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, which will fundamentally compromise the integrity of the census. With little time left before the 2020 launch, a new question can no longer be subject to standard rigorous testing. In fact, field testing for Census 2020 is already underway. In addition, including a citizenship question is likely to keep some people from responding to the questionnaire and others from responding truthfully. Congress has the power to stop this.
Social Psychology Quarterly invites papers for a special issue on the social psychology of creativity, to be edited by John Parker, Ugo Corte, and Gary Alan Fine. The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2018.
ASA members are invited to suggest names for nominations for the following elected offices:
- Vice President-Elect
- Council Members-at-Large
- Members of the Committee on Committees
- Members of the Committee on Nominations
- Members of the Committee on Publications
Suggestions for elected positions will be sent to the relevant body that determines a ballot for each of these positions—either the Committee on Committees, Committee on Nominations or Council.
In accordance with election policies established by the ASA Council, Biographical sketches of the candidates for leadership positions in the ASA election appear in alphabetical order by office below. The candidates appear in alphabetical order by office.
ASA appointed a Working Group on Harassment that has been hard at work. Members include Chair Kathrin Zippel, Northeastern University; Frank Dobbin, Harvard University; C. Shawn McGuffey, Boston College ;C.J. Pascoe, University of Oregon; Mary Texeira, California State University-San Bernardino; and Justine Tinkler, University of Georgia.