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July 17, 2008

American Sociological Association Names

2009-2010 Leadership

WASHINGTON, DC — Evelyn Nakano Glenn, University of California-Berkeley, has been elected to serve the 2009-2010 term as the 101st president of the American Sociological Association (ASA) in a election with record-breaking participation by the association's nearly 15,000 members.

John Logan of Brown University was elected vice president-elect. Glenn and Logan will assume their respective offices in August of 2009, following a year of service as president-elect and vice president-elect, respectively. Glenn and the 2010 program committee are responsible for shaping the ASA Annual Meeting, which will be held August 14-17, 2010, in Atlanta.

As president, Glenn also will serve as chair of the ASA Council, which governs the association and its policies. Glenn is the 2005 recipient of the ASA Jessie Bernard Award. Glenn's teaching and research interests center on comparative race and gender studies, focusing especially on political economy, immigration, labor and citizenship. She has also worked in the areas of critical race and feminist theory and trans-disciplinary methods.

ASA members voted in the 2008 election in record numbers. The 46-percent participation rate surpasses the participation rates of many similar scholarly societies and is a record for the association, whose election participation rates have been steadily climbing in recent years.

The four newly elected council members-at-large are: Rosanna Hertz, Wellesley College; Pierette Hondagneu-Sotelo, University of Southern California; Omar McRoberts, University of Chicago; and Debra Minkoff, Barnard College. Also elected were two members to the committee on publications, six members to the committee on nominations, and four members to the committee on committees.

Below is the full slate of newly elected officers.

Evelyn Nakano Glenn, University of California-Berkeley

Vice President-Elect
John Logan, Brown University

Rosanna Hertz, Wellesley College
Pierette Hondagneu-Sotelo, University of Southern California
Omar McRoberts, University of Chicago
Debra Minkoff, Barnard College

Committee on Publications
Cecilia Ridgeway, Stanford University
Neil Fligstein, University of California-Berkeley

Committee on Nominations
Prudence Carter, Stanford University
Shelley Correll, Cornell University
James Jasper, City University of New York-Graduate Center
Ann Morning, New York University
Denise Segura, University of California-Santa Barbara
Kim Voss, University of California-Berkeley

Committee on Committees
Chloe Bird, RAND
Wendy Ng, San Jose State University
Irene Padavic, Florida State University
Francesca Polletta, University of California-Irvine.

For more information, contact Jackie Cooper at or (202) 247-9871.


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