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September 2014

Proposals Invited for Three ASA Editorships

  • The ASA Committee on Publications encourages applications for the editorships of American Sociological Review, Sociological Methodology, and Sociological Theory. The official term for the new editors (or co-editors) will begin in January 2016 (the editorial transition will start in August 2015) and is for a minimum of three years (until December 2018), with a possible reappointment of up to an additional two years. See complete application procedures and samples of previous successful proposals.

ASA Officers Issue Statements on Steven Salaita

  • ASA Presidents and Secretary express concern about academic freedom and Salaita's non-appointment at the University of Illinois.
  • ASA Vice President Elect and Council member support decision not to hire Salaita.

New in the ASA Bookstore

New Edition of ASA Style Guide Available for Preorder

  • The fifth edition of the ASA Style Guide is now available for preorder. Featuring additional information on grammar and updated reference examples, including citing social media sources and journal articles posted online ahead of print, this new edition is a must-have for anyone publishing in sociology. Pre-orders will be shipped by October 1. Pre-order your copy today ($12 ASA members, $25 non-members).
  • Also new in the ASA bookstore are the ASA sociology word magnets that debuted at the ASA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Use 137 nouns, verbs, adjectives, and more to express your sociological self to the world. By popular demand, they are now available for order in the ASA bookstore. At only $3 to ASA members, they are a great gift for a student or colleague.

Council Responds to Petition on Annual Meeting Locations and Dates

  • ASA President Paula England will lead a Council examination of association policies on the location and timing of the ASA Annual Meetings in response to a member petition. Read statement.

2013 ASA Audit Now Available

Is Your Department an ASA Department Affiliate?

  • Find out on the new Department Affiliates page. Benefits include a year of ASA membership for all first-year graduate students in the department, a new quarterly newsletter for undergraduates, access to 10 professional development webinars, and access to Interfolio's "ByCommittee" system. If your department isn't an Affiliate, ask your chair to sign up!

ASA Annual Meeting Announcements

  • 2014 Annual Meeting. The 109th Annual Meeting in San Francisco was a great success, with registration reaching 5,950. Streaming video and transcripts of all plenary sessions are available in the video archive. This existing open-access archive of plenary sessions since 2002 provides a significant scientific and pedagogical resource for sociologists anywhere around the globe.
  • 2015 Annual Meeting. Mark your calendar now for the 2015 Annual Meeting in Chicago, August 22-25, 2015. The 2015 Call for Papers will be posted online October 30 and the online submission site will open December 5. The deadline for paper submissions is January 7, 2015. Check out the theme for the 2015 Annual Meeting, Sexualities in the Social World, and watch for updates about the major plenary sessions. It is too late to propose session topics and/or invited panels for 2015; the submission deadline was February 5, 2014. Program rosters are now full and the 2015 Program Committee is unable to consider late suggestions.
  • 2016 Annual Meeting. ASA President-Elect Ruth Milkman (City University of New York Graduate Center) and the 2016 Program Committee are pleased to announce the theme for the 2016 Annual Meeting: "Rethinking Social Movements: Can Changing the Conversation Change the World?". The Annual Meeting will be held August 20-23, 2016, in Seattle, WA. Members are invited to submit proposals of complete invited sessions/panels for consideration. Thematic Session proposals are due by November 13, 2014. Proposals for other non-thematic invited sessions, such as special sessions, courses, or workshops, as well as nominations of books for Author Meets Critic sessions, should be submitted by February 5, 2015. For the complete theme statement and instructions on submitting a session proposal, please visit the 2016 Annual Meeting member suggestions homepage.

Recent ASA Media Coverage

  • Research presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting received significant media coverage both in the United States and abroad during the month of August. According to Meltwater, a media monitoring company, the U.S. press mentioned ASA in 1,233 articles, including 452 articles on the final day of the Annual Meeting. Media coverage wasn't limited to print; the meeting generated both radio and television coverage as well. Media coverage from earlier this year.

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