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Section on Children and Youth

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Mission Statement

The purpose of the Section on Children and Youth is to encourage the development and dissemination of sociological perspectives on children in the areas of research, theory, policy, practice, and teaching. Here, the term "children" includes every human being from infancy through the transition to adulthood.

Section Officers, 2015-2016

Chair Grace Kao, University of Pennsylvania
Chair-Elect Amy T. Schalet, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Past Chair Allison Pugh, University of Virginia
Secretary/Treasurer Kelly Musick, Cornell University

Section Council

Jennifer March Augustine, University of South Carolina (2018)
Kristin Turney, University of California, Irvine (2018)
Paula W. Fomby, University of Michigan (2017)
Christopher Wildeman, Cornell University (2017)
Heather Beth Johnson, Lehigh University (2016)
Elizabeth Vaquera, University of South Florida (2016)

Student Representatives

Chelsea Smith, University of Texas at Austin 2016

Founding Chair

Gertrud Lenzer, Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center, The City University of New York