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  1. Global and Transnational Sociology

    Welcome to the American Sociological Association's Section on Global and Transnational Sociology. For information about the section, our research, and our activities, please check the links above.

  2. Student Forum

    What is the Student Forum?

  3. Student Forum Annual Meeting Activities

    The Student Forum Advisory Board members work hard to put together workshops and sessions at the ASA Annual Meeting that are just for students. At the 2018 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, the Student Forum held one roundtable paper session, two regular paper sessions, and two professional workshops.

    Another event that they host at the meetings is the Student Reception, during which the Travel Award winners are recognized and receive their checks. All students attending the Annual Meeting can come and mingle with other students while enjoying a meal.

  4. Footnotes - November-December 2017

    Footnotes - November-December 2017
  5. Transitions

    Stefanie DeLuca, Johns Hopkins University, was recently given a chaired professorship. In June, she became the James Coleman Professor of Social Policy and Sociology.

    Carla Shedd is now Associate Professor of Urban Education and Sociology at The Graduate Center, CUNY. 

  6. Summer Programs

    25th Annual RAND Summer Institute, July 9-12, 2018, Santa Monica, CA. Two conferences addressing critical issues facing our aging population: Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists; and Workshop on the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging. Interested researchers can apply for financial support covering travel and accommodations. For more information and an application form, visit

  7. 2018 ASA Student Forum Advisory Board Call for Nominations

    The Student Forum Advisory Board (SFAB) is the official governing arm for the ASA Student Forum, which provides resources for graduate and undergraduate sociology students, helps develop networks among student members, and facilitates student participation in ASA by encouraging professional development and service. SFAB seeks nominations for new graduate and undergraduate student members. The term of commitment is September 1, 2018, through August 31, 2020. Nominees must be ASA student members at the time of nomination and, if elected, retain membership while serving.

  8. Sorokin Lecture Grants

    Application Deadline: February 1

    Sorokin Lecture Grants are available to allow selected winners of major ASA awards from the past two calendar years to deliver lectures at state, regional, or aligned sociological association meetings, or on academic campuses. ASA will cover the cost of travel and up to two days of hotel lodging for the lecturer. The host will be required to cover registration (if applicable) and any meals. Qualifying awards include:

  9. ASA Section News

    Nominations Sought for 2018 Section Awards

    Each year, the ASA’s 52 sections celebrate the achievements of sociologists working in their topic areas. Awards are given for books, dissertations, articles, and student and career achievements. Consider nominating your colleagues and students. For more information about individual section awards, see