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August 2015

New Open Access Journal Socius Now Accepting Manuscripts

  • Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World is the ASA’s first general sociology, open access journal. Open to all areas of the discipline, it provides an online forum for the rapid dissemination of peer-reviewed empirical work, produced in time to be relevant to ongoing debates. ASA and inaugural editors Lisa A. Keister and James Moody (Duke University) are pleased to announce that Socius is now accepting manuscripts. Read the inaugural editorial and submission guidelines.

ASA Executive Officer Hillsman to Retire in May 2016

  • Sally T. Hillsman has announced that she will retire from her position as Executive Officer of the American Sociological Association in May 2016. Since becoming the Executive Officer in 2002, she has overseen all the activities of the Executive Office, with special attention to public affairs, scientific publishing, and social science funding. Read more.

Join Us in Chicago for the 110th ASA Annual Meeting!

  • The ASA office in Washington, DC, will be closed August 20-August 31 as all staff will be attending the 2015 Annual Meeting in Chicago. The ASA office will reopen on September 1. If you are attending the meeting, here are a few last minute announcements.
  • Registration services for the Annual Meeting will open onsite at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, August 21, in Stevens Salon C at the Hilton Chicago. Anyone who did not preregister for the Annual Meeting by the July 8 deadline may register onsite. View onsite fees and other details.
  • Special book signing event. Meeting attendees are invited to a special book signing event with authors Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg, authors of Modern Romance and Christian Rudder, author of Dataclysm. The book signing will take place immediately following their evening plenary session on Saturday, August 22, 8:00-9:30 p.m.
  • Help ASA improve its online presence. ASA is conducting activities at the Annual Meeting to improve its online presence, both to be held at "The Hub" in the Exhibit Hall:
    • Ask the ASA Webmaster: ASA members can ask questions about the upcoming redesign of the ASA website.
    • Participate in ASA's #lovesociology social media campaign. More details can be found in ASA's Speak4Sociology blog.
  • Preregistered attendee access to online program schedule and Annual Meeting App. Preregistered meeting attendees may view meeting room locations of all events. If you are registered for the meeting log in here with your ASA ID and password for information and the custom password for downloading the App.
  • For assistance from ASA Meeting Services staff, stop by the Meeting Information Desk located in the foyer on the lower level at the Hilton Chicago during the Annual Meeting. Meeting Services staff are reachable by e-mail ( or call (312) 294-6617. The desk and phone number will be active August 20-25.

TRAILS: New Editor, Resources on Sexualities

  • Julie Pelton, University of Nebraska-Omaha, has been selected as the next editor of TRAILS. Her editorship will begin in September 2015 and she will replace outgoing inaugural editor, Diane L. Pike.
  • Aligned with the 2015 Annual Meeting, TRAILS has compiled a resource collection with a variety of relevant resources on sexualities. You can view the collection here.

2014 ASA Annual Report Now Available

  • The 2014 ASA Annual Report provides comprehensive information about the work and organizational well-being of the Association for the calendar year 2014. A limited number of printed reports are available at the 2015 Annual Meeting in Chicago. To get one, drop by the ASA Bookstore in the Exhibit Hall. Annual Reports for 2010-2014 may be downloaded from the ASA website or through the iTunes store.

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