The ASA Committee on Executive Office and Budget (EOB) welcomes its newest member, C. Matthew Snipp, Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor of Humanities and Sciences in the Department of Sociology at Stanford University. Professor Snipp is also the Director for the Institute for Research in the Social Science’s Secure Data Center and formerly directed Stanford’s Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity.
ASA is pleased to announce four recipients of Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD) grants. The FAD program is jointly funded by ASA and the Sociology Program of the National Science Foundation. Since 1987, the FAD program has funded nearly 400 research projects and conferences. Proposals are accepted biannually—June and December. All PhD sociologists are eligible to apply. Individuals who are early in their careers, at community colleges, or based at other institutions without extensive support for research, are especially encouraged to submit a proposal.
114th ASA Annual Meeting • August 10-13, 2019 • New York, NY
If you are a student at a public college or university in Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Oregon, Texas, Utah, or Wisconsin, the person sitting next to you in class may legally have a handgun under that collegiate sweatshirt he or she is wearing. In these 10 states, legislation allows students and faculty members who have concealed weapon licenses to bring their weapons, such as handguns, to campus. In 2014, bills proposing similar legislation were introduced in 14 states.
At the 2014 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Executive Officer Sally Hillsman, met with the Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE) and suggested that it was time to revise the Code of Ethics. Revisions were last made to the Code 20 years ago, and a great deal of change had taken place. Regulatory and technological advances have had striking impacts on the field. At the time, the Department of Health and Human Services was about to announce changes to The Common Rule, which governs the vast majority of human subjects research efforts.
Fall 2003 was when our paths first crossed in a socially meaningful way. Fabio Rojas and Rashawn Ray joined me in the department of Sociology at Indiana University. Fabio, an enigmatic education scholar from the University of Chicago with a background in rational choice, organizations, and mathematics, started as an Assistant Professor that term. And Rashawn, a curious student with a knack for theory, mixed methods, and public sociology, enrolled as a first-year graduate student in our PhD program.
The ASA announces the 2018 candidates for ASA Officers, Committee on Nominations, Committee on Publications, and Committee on Committees. Ballots for the 2018 ASA election will be sent in spring 2018.
David Williams, Harvard University
Christine Williams, University of Texas at Austin
Joya Misra, University of Massachusetts–Amherst
Victor Rios, University of California–Santa Barbara
Ashley “Woody” Doane, University of Hartford
The ASA provides two services for individuals and groups desiring to reserve space at the Annual Meeting: Meeting Space and Display Tables. Requests for meeting space and/or table space must be received no later than March 1, 2018. For more information on requesting meeting space, see www.asanet.org/SpaceRequest.