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  1. Robert E. L. Faris

    Robert E. Lee Faris

    February 2, 1907 - January 25, 1998

  2. Wilbert E. Moore

    Wilbert Ellis Moore

    October 26, 1914 - December 29, 1987

    Wilbert E. Moore was elected by his peers to serve as the 56th President of the American Sociological Association. His Presidential Address, " The Utility of Utopias ," was delivered at the organization's annual meeting in Miami Beach, Florida on August 31, 1966. Upon his death, an obituary was published in the April 1988 issue of Footnotes (p. 13).

  3. William J. Goode

    William Josiah Goode  

    August 30, 1917 - May 4, 2003

    William J. (Si) Goode served as the 63rd President of the American Sociological Association. The following article by Wilbert E. Moore appeared in the August 1970 issue of The American Sociologist:

    Introducing the New President-Elect of ASA
    William J. Goode
    by Wilbert E. Moore

  4. William H. Sewell

    William Hamilton Sewell  

    November 27, 1909 - June 24, 2001

    William H. Sewell was elected to serve as the 62nd President of the American Sociological Association. His Presidential Address entitled "Inequality of Opportunity for Higher Education," was delivered at the Association's Annual Meeting on August 31, 1971 in Denver, CO. Following the meeting, his address was published in the October 1971 issue of the American Sociological Review (ASR Vol 36 No 5, pp 793-809 ).

  5. Alice S. Rossi

    Alice S. Rossi

    Alice S. Rossi served as the 74th President of the American Sociological Association. Her Presidential Address, entitled "Gender and Parenthood," was delivered at the Association's 1983 Annual Meeting in Detroit,and was later published in the American Sociological Review ( ASR February 1984, Vol 49 No 1, pp 1-19 ).

  6. Presidents

    Past Presidents (By year of service)

    2018 - Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
  7. Secretaries

    2017-2019 - David T. Takeuchi
    2014-2016 - Mary Romero
    2011-2013 - Catherine White Berheide
    2008-2010 - Donald Tomaskovic-Devey
    2005-2007 - Franklin Wilson
    2002-2004 - Arne Kalleberg
    1999-2001 - Florence Bonner
    1996-1998 - Teresa A. Sullivan
    1993-1995 - Arlene Kaplan Daniels
    1990-1992 - Beth B. Hess
    1987-1989 - Michael Aiken
    1984-1986 - Theodore Caplow
    1981-1983 - Herbert L. Costner
    1978-1980 - James F. Short, Jr.
    1975-1977 - William H. Form

  8. Association Archives

    Association Archives

    An office for the association was established in New York City in 1949; until that time there was no office for the Association and therefore no centralized place to store records of the association. In 1949 the first staff person was hired, but only on a part-time basis. Talcott Parsons described the early operation of the association in a column in the February 1966 issue of The American Sociologist:

  9. The Heterosexual Matrix as Imperial Effect

    While Judith Butler’s concept of the heterosexual matrix is dominant in gender and sexuality studies, it is a curiously aspatial and atemporal concept. This paper seeks to re-embed it within space and time by situating its emergence within colonial and imperial histories. Based on this discussion, it ends with three lessons for contemporary work on gender and sexuality and a broader theorization of sex-gender-sexuality regimes beyond the heterosexual matrix.
  10. Going Out: A Sociology of Public Outings

    In this article we propose a framework for description and analysis of public life by treating “outings” as a unit of sociological analysis. Studying outings requires bracketing a concern with bounded places and isolated encounters. Instead, descriptions of outings track people as they organize trips “out,” including their preparations, turning points, and post hoc reflections. We emphasize how people understand and contextualize their time in public by linking situated moments of public life to the outing’s unfolding trajectory and to people’s biographical circumstances.