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  1. Sections Collaborate to Explore Disability as an Overlooked Axis of Intersectionality and Inequality

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 19 percent of the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States lives with disability. As baby boomers age and live longer, the percentage continues to increase and is already larger than that of many of the racial and ethnic groups that we as sociologists intensively study. Yet, disability has often been overlooked in scholarship on inequality and intersectionality.

  2. On the Value of Diversity in Higher Education

    On April 22, 2016, the Tennessee legislature voted to cut all state appropriations for the Office of Equity and Diversity at the state’s flagship university. This move came as a blow to a university struggling to create a more welcoming gender, religious, and racial environment for students, faculty, and staff in Central Appalachia—a region with a long history of intolerance. Since the April decision, students, faculty, and staff at the University of Tennessee have repeatedly rallied in protest.

  3. FAD Grant

    Application Deadlines: June 15 & December 15

  4. Invited Sessions Proposals Solicited for the 2018 Annual Meeting

    The substantive program for the 2018 Annual Meeting continues to develop under the leadership of President-Elect Eduardo Bonilla-Silva and the 2018 Program Committee. The meeting’s theme of “Feeling Race: An Invitation to Explore Racialized Emotions” invites participation across the discipline and provides many opportunities to bring together a variety of sociological work in diverse program formats.

  5. America’s Poverty and Inequality Course

    How much does the average person in the U.S. know about domestic poverty and inequality? The best evidence is … not much. When asked, for example, to characterize the amount of wealth inequality in the U.S., most people vastly underestimate how much inequality there is.

  6. 2017 ASA Annual Meeting in Montréal: Don’t Miss It / C’est à ne pas manquer!

    As one of the rare Québécoise to serve as President of the American Sociological Association, if not the only one, I am thrilled that ASA’s 2017 Annual Meeting will be held in Montréal. I very much hope you will join me there and encourage your colleagues and graduate students to attend as well.

  7. ASA Updates Sex and Gender Membership Categories

    The Committee on the Status of LGBTQ People in Sociology would like to inform ASA members that the sex and/or gender-identity categories available in the Demographic Information section of the ASA Member Portal were revised to better reflect how members identify themselves in terms of sex and/or gender. The current categories (of which members may choose two) include: female, male, transgender female/transgender woman, transgender male/transgender man, different identity, genderqueer/gender-nonconforming, and prefer not to state.