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  1. Why I Postponed the Exam Following the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

    Rashawn Ray, University of Maryland, @SociologistRay

  2. A Painful Lesson in Why We Have to Take Status Seriously

    Cecilia Ridgeway, Stanford University

  3. Inspiring the Next Generation: Undergraduate Student Observations from Dr. Bonilla-Silva’s Talk at DCSS

    Daniel Oshiro, Lindsey Smith, and Thomas Florczak are undergraduate students at American University who attended the January 27 DCSS lecture by ASA President-elect Eduardo Bonilla-Silva.

  4. 2019 Annual Meeting Supporters

    2019 Annual Meeting Supporters
  5. 2019 Annual Meeting

    ASA is now accepting online submissions for the 2019 Annual Meeting.

  6. Census Question Court Ruling Commended by ASA

    The American Sociological Association welcomes today’s court ruling in the Southern District of New York holding that the Secretary of Commerce’s decision to include the citizenship question in the 2020 census was unlawful.  ASA has advocated strongly on this issue and submitted an amicus brief for this case in partnership with the American Statistical Association and the Population Associa

  7. 2019 ASA Award Recipients

    The ASA awards are conferred on sociologists for outstanding scholarship, teaching, practice, and advancing the public understanding of sociology. The ASA proudly announces the recipients of the awards for 2019. Congratulations to the following honorees:

    Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award

    Sandra Barnes, Vanderbilt University


    Dissertation Award

    Announced in June 2019


    Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology,

  8. Practicing Furtive Sociology

    A few years after my retirement, I discovered that I missed teaching and I went back to work at a local university, but I struggled to find ways to connect with students whose life experiences bore little resemblance to mine. At first, I used Tim Delaney’s Seinology (2006) to enliven introduction to sociology. I discovered, however, that Jerry Seinfeld’s humor often missed the mark with 19- to 23-year olds. Not only did they not get the jokes, they failed to see how the themes of the episodes connected with sociological concepts.