American Sociological Association



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  1. Service with ASA

    Elected Positions

    ASA members are invited to suggest names for nominations for the following elected offices or committees:

  2. Multigenerational Attainments, Race, and Mortality Risk among Silent Generation Women

    This study extends health disparities research by examining racial differences in the relationships between multigenerational attainments and mortality risk among “Silent Generation” women. An emerging literature suggests that the socioeconomic attainments of adjacent generations, one’s parents and adult children, provide an array of life-extending resources in old age.
  3. Disrupting the Racial Wealth Gap

    by Melvin L. Oliver and Thomas M. Shapiro

    Toxic levels of wealth inequality in the United States broke into public awareness on the heels of the Occupy Wall Street Movement in 2011. Some academics and social justice advocates had tried for years to elevate wealth inequality to the public square, but it took a social movement that started in Manhattan for people to take notice. Despite the movement’s focus on social class, race—the racial wealth gap, in particular—was notably absent as wealth inequality became a public conversation.

  4. Awards

    Albert J. Reiss Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award

    The American Sociological Association’s section on Crime, Law, and Deviance invites nominations for its 2019 ALBERT J. REISS, JR., DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR AWARD. Given in recognition of the contributions to criminological understanding made by Albert J. Reiss, Jr., the award is presented every other year to the author(s) of a book or a series of articles published in the last five years and constituting a major contribution. Although a Ph.D.

  5. Section Information


  6. New Edition of the ASA Style Guide

    The sixth edition of the ASA Style Guide is the authoritative reference for writing, submitting, editing, and copyediting manuscripts for ASA journals and other publications following ASA's unique format. This revised, updated edition features guidelines for the most common situations encountered by authors and editors. New features include revisions to reference formatting and additional information on grammar, as well as expanded information on the use of electronic, digital, and social media sources.

  7. Awards

    The Section sponsors three annual prizes - please follow the links for the respective calls:

    • a Lifetime Achievement Award (call)
    • a Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award (call)
    • a Graduate Student Prize (call)


    For a historical overview of the award recipients since 2003, please click here


  8. ASA Working Group on Harassment

    Kathrin Zippel, Northeastern University (chair)
    Amy Blackstone, University of Maine
    Jamillah Bowman Williams, Georgetown University
    Frank Dobbin, Harvard University
    C. Shawn McGuffey, Boston College
    Sharyn Potter, University of New Hampshire
    Patricia Richards, University of Georgia
    Mary Texeira, California State University-San Bernardino
    Justine Tinkler, University of Georgia


  9. Department Leaders’ Toolbox

    A collection of resources from ASA and other relevant sources to support department success. For data on degrees conferred, graduate enrollments, faculty salaries, and other information relevant to departments leaders, go to the Trends in Sociology webpage.