Section on the Sociology of the Family

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Mission Statement

Many of society's most pressing problems -- teenage childbearing, juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, domestic violence, child and elder abuse, divorce -- are related to or rooted in the family. The Section on Family was founded to provide a home for sociologists who are interested in exploring these issues in greater depth.

Section Officers, 2015-2016

Chair: Wendy Diane Manning, Bowling Green State University
Chair-Elect: Megan M. Sweeney, UCLA
Past Chair: Debra Umberson, University of Texas
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Jenifer L. Bratter, Rice University 2016

Section Council

Ann Meier, University of Minnesota 2016
Sharon L. Sassler, Cornell University 2016
Sarah Damaske, The Pennsylvania State University 2017
Kevin Michael Roy, University of Maryland, College Park 2017
Julia McQuillan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2018
Kristin Turney, University of California, Irvine 2018

Student Representative

Natalee Mayonne Simpson Syracuse University 2016
Gwendolyn Zugarek, Bowling Green State University 2017

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