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  1. awards

    Nominations are due by March 31, 2018, but early nominations are appreciated.

  2. Animals Section Scholarship Awards


    Please find below our announcements for our 2018 section awards, along with a description of the 2017 and 2016 winners.  Consider nominating yourself and/or other folks you know who are engaging in top-notch scholarship and teaching in animals and society. We currently offer three awards: Jane Goodall Award for Graduate Student Scholarship, Award for Distinguished Scholarship, and The Clifton Bryant Animals & Society Course Award.

  3. Section on International Migration Award Recipients

    Section on International Migration Thomas and Znaniecki Award (Book)

    Year Name Affiliation Title

    Jaeeun Kim

  4. Statements by ASA Council

    Periodically the ASA Council issues statements on particular issues. Following is a list of recent statements by the ASA Council. Click on the title to read the full text of the Council statement.



  5. Message from ASA Council regarding the dues proposal

    Members of ASA Council have asked members to vote on a proposal to change the dues structure in the election beginning May 12, 2011. We are aware that the rationale for the dues proposal that was published in the March Footnotes only partially reflects our discussion of this issue, and the purpose of this statement is to provide more information and clarity.

  6. Statement by the Council of the American Sociological Association on the Reauthorization of the Institute of Education Sciences

    The Council of the American Sociological Association (ASA) unanimously endorses the 2011 American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Report and Recommendations for the Reauthorization of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and emphasizes the particular importance of two recommendations to the social science community.

  7. ASA Emphasizes Importance of Teaching Foreign Languages

    The Council of the American Sociological Association (ASA) is concerned about the U.S. government’s declining support for the study of foreign languages as well as prominent policy leaders’ public statements downplaying the importance of American students learning languages other than English. While not all students pursuing sociology degrees in institutions of higher education are required to study foreign languages, many choose to do so.

  8. The Freedom to Conduct Research, Write, and Share Ideas Without Fear of Violence is Fundamental to American Democracy

    A Response to the Recent Attacks on Professor Frances Fox Piven

    For many years, the academic community in the United States has stood firm in its support of scholars across the world who have been threatened or endangered by their scholarship, research, and writing. We must do the same for scholars in the United States.