American Sociological Association

ASA Sections: Membership by Gender

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ASA Sections: Membership by Gender, 2001-2015

 

2001

2008

2015

 

Percent Women

Percent Men

Percent Women

Percent Men

Percent Women

Percent Men

Aging and the Life Course

63.3

36.7

64.5

35.5

64.3

35.7

Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco

48.8

51.2

45.6

54.4

46.2

53.8

Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity

--

--

--

--

45.3

54.8

Animals and Society

70.2

29.8

70.6

29.4

67.1

32.9

Asia/Asian America

53.7

46.3

61.9

38.1

62.1

37.9

Body and Embodiment

--

--

--

--

81.4

18.6

Children and Youth

67.5

32.5

71.5

28.5

73.1

26.9

Collective Behavior/Social Movements

43.7

56.3

49.1

50.9

46.5

53.5

Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology

32.8

67.2

44.3

55.7

52.2

47.9

Community and Urban Sociology

44.5

55.5

45.7

54.3

45.9

54.1

Comparative and Historical Sociology

37.5

62.5

38.3

61.7

39.6

60.4

Consumers and Consumption

--

--

--

--

57.8

42.2

Crime, Law, and Deviance

46.1

53.9

47.2

52.8

49.0

51.0

Disability and Society

--

--

68.1

31.9

73.0

27.0

Economic Sociology

34.5

65.5

 

36.2

63.8

39.3

60.8

Environment and Technology

43.9

56.1

44.0

56.0

46.5

53.5

Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis

70.2

29.8

48.4

51.6

35.2

64.8

Evolution, Biology, and Sociology

--

--

21.5

78.5

30.6

69.4

Family

70.4

29.6

76.7

23.3

75.9

24.2

Global and Transnational Sociology

--

--

--

--

55.1

44.9

History of Sociology

30.7

69.3

29.2

70.8

30.4

69.6

Human Rights

--

--

65.6

34.4

59.5

40.5

Inequality, Poverty and Mobility

--

--

--

--

57.2

42.8

International Migration

56.6 43.4

65.5

34.5

63.7

36.3

Labor and Labor Movements

41.8

58.2

45.0

55.0

46.0

54.0

Latino/a Sociology

53.0

47.0

62.0

38.0

63.4

36.6

Marxist Sociology

31.0

69.0

34.5

65.5

28.4

71.6

Mathematical Sociology

20.7

79.3

17.5

82.5

21.8

78.2

Medical Sociology

63.7

36.3

63.5

36.5

66.5

33.5

Methodology

35.2

64.8

34.6

65.4

34.3

65.7

Organizations, Occupations, and Work

51.0

49.0

50.8

49.2

50.7

49.4

Peace, War, and Social Control

38.1

61.9

45.3

54.7

41.0

59.0

Political Economy of the World-System

35.6

64.4

36.6

63.4

38.8

61.2

Political Sociology

40.6

59.4

41.8

58.2

42.8

57.2

Race, Class, and Gender

78.2

21.8

77.6

22.4

75.8

24.2

Racial and Ethnic Minorities

53.1

46.9

59.2

40.8

61.0

39.1

Rationality and Society

27.0

73.0

24.3

75.7

34.8

65.2

Science, Knowledge and Technology

47.6

52.4

47.2

52.8

49.9

50.1

Sex and Gender

87.5

12.5

87.2

12.8

84.1

15.9

Social Psychology

48.0

52.0

48.4

51.6

49.4

50.6

Sociological Practice and Public Sociology

54.7

45.3

52.4

47.6

61.3

38.7

Sociology of Culture

46.8

53.2

51.2

48.8

50.1

49.9

Sociology of Development

--

--

--

--

53.8

46.2

Sociology of Education

49.6

50.4

55.1

44.9

56.6

43.4

Sociology of Emotions

57.4

42.6

56.5

43.5

54.8

45.2

Sociology of Law

46.5

53.5

53.3

46.7

58.9

41.1

Sociology of Mental Health

55.6

44.4

55.4

44.6

56.4

43.6

Sociology of Population

49.5

50.5

54.6

45.4

62.8

37.2

Sociology of Religion

38.4

61.6

38.8

61.2

41.6

58.4

Sociology of Sexualities

64.0

36.0

66.5

33.5

66.2

33.8

Teaching and Learning in Sociology

57.5

42.5

68.5

31.5

67.9

32.1

Theory

33.0

67.0

32.2

67.8

32.4

67.6

Notes: Missing data ("--") indicate a year for which a given section was not yet established. In 2001, "Teaching and Learning in Sociology" was referred to as "Undergraduate Education." "Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology" was referred to as "Sociology and Computers;" in 2008 it was referred to as "Communication and Information Technologies." Due to smaller cell sizes, excludes members who in 2015 reported "other," transgendered female, and transgendered male.

*2001 data was updated in October 2018

 

Source: 

ASA Membership Database, 2001, 2008, 2015.

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