Results of 2009 Election Are In
Members also elected Kate Berheide of Skidmore College as the new Secretary-Elect. Berheide will take office as Secretary-Elect in August 2009 and will overlap with current Secretary, Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, for one year. In August 2010, she will start a three-year term as Secretary.
The four newly elected Council Members-at-Large are: Sarah Fenstermaker, University of California-Santa Barbara; Jennifer Lee, University of California-Irvine; Sandra Smith, University of California-Berkeley; Sarah Soule, Stanford University. Also elected were two members of the Committee on Publications, six members to the Committee on Nominations, and four members to the Committee on Committees.
In announcing the results of the election, Secretary Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and Executive Officer Sally Hillsman extended their heartiest congratulations to the newly elected officers and committee members, and appreciation to all who have served the Association by running for office and by voting in this election.
Members of the ASA community took part in the 2009 election in strong numbers. Of the 11,305 members eligible to vote, 4,549 cast ballots in this election. This translates to a very strong 40% participation rate, which far surpasses the participation rates of similar scholarly societies. ASA Sections also made a very strong showing, with 21 Sections recording more than 50% participation in their 2009 elections.
Of the votes cast, 98% were cast online, with the remaining 2% cast via paper ballots.
Below is the full slate of newly elected officers and committee members:
Randall Collins, University of Pennsylvania
David Snow, University of California-Irvine
Kate Berheide, Skidmore College
Sarah Fenstermaker, University of California-Santa Barbara
Jennifer Lee, University of California-Irvine
Sandra Smith, University of California-Berkeley
Sarah Soule, Stanford University
Committee on Publications
Jeremy Freese, Northwestern University
Robert Zussman, University of Massachusetts
Committee on Nominations
Manisha Desai, University of Connecticut
Wendy Nelson Espeland, Northwestern University
Yen Lee Espiritu, University of California-San Diego
Joan Fujimura, University of Wisconsin
Karen Hansen, Brandeis University
Devah Pager, Princeton University
Committee on Committees
Irene H. I. Bloemraad, University of California-Berkeley
Carol Jenkins, Glendale Community College
Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College
Andrew J. Perrin, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill