A March 17 article in the New York Times, “What if Sociologists Had as Much Influence as Economists?,“ has many readers taking notice. Neil Irwin, senior economics correspondent for the Times made the argument that sociology deserves a similar status in policymaking that the economics field has long enjoyed. Irwin used unemployment as an example.
Bernice A. Pescosolido, Distinguished Professor of Sociology in the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences and a leading expert on the stigma associated with mental illness, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Medicine. Pescosolido is the Director of the Indiana Consortium for Mental Health Services Research and co-director of the Indiana University Network Science Institute. Her research and teaching focus on social issues in health, illness and healing.
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.
The ASA invites submissions for the Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD) awards. FAD is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation with matching funds from ASA. The goal of this award is to nurture the development of scientific knowledge by funding small, groundbreaking research initiatives that will advance the discipline.
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.