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American Sociological Association: 2013 Election Results
Paula England, New York University, has been elected the 106th President of the American Sociological Association (ASA) for 2014-2015. Cecilia Menjivar, Arizona, has been elected Vice President for 2014-2015. England and Menjivar will assume their respective offices in August 2014, following a year of service as President-elect and Vice President-elect. England will chair the 2015 Program Committee that will shape the ASA Annual Meeting program in Chicago, August 22-25, 2014. As ASA President, England will be a member of the ASA Council, which governs the association and its policies, and its chair in 2014-2015. She will also be a member of the ASA Committee on the Executive Office and Budget (2014-2016) and the 2015-16 Publications Committee.
Members also elected four new Council Members-at-Large: Patricia E White (National Science Foundation); Leslie McCall (Northwestern University); Karyn Lacy (University of Michigan); Tina Fetner (McMaster University). Also elected were two members of the Committee on Publications, six members of the Committee on Nominations, and four members of the Committee on Committees.
In announcing the results of the election, Secretary Catherine White Berheide and Executive Officer Sally T. Hillsman extended their heartiest congratulations to the newly elected officers and committee members and their appreciation to all ASA members who have served the Association by running for office and by voting in this election.
Nearly half the voting members of the ASA community took part in the 2013 election, which was nearly the same as last year. ASA is one of the very few scholarly associations with participation this high. Of the 9,374 members eligible to vote in the 2013 election there was a 47.8 percent participation rate, compared to 48.4 percent in 2012. In the 52 ASA Sections elections, 54.9 percent participated in 2013. Of the total votes cast, 100 percent were cast online.
The full slate of the newly elected ASA-wide officers and committee members follows:
Paula England, New York University
Cecilia Menjivar, University of Kansas
Tina Fetner, McMaster University
Karyn Lacy, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Patricia E. White, National Science Foundation
Leslie McCall, Northwestern University
Committee on Nominations
Elizabeth A. Armstrong, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Maxine Leeds Craig, University of California-Davis
Kathleen J. Ferraro, Northern Arizona University
Monica McDermott, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Francesca Polletta, University of California-Irvine
Dawn T. Robinson, University of Georgia
Committee on Publications
Jennifer S. Barber, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Amy S. Wharton, Washington State University
Committee on Committees
Catherine Bolzendahl, University of California - Irvine
Prudence L. Carter, Stanford University
Nikki Jones, University of California - Santa Barbara
Audrey Singer, The Brookings Institution