July/August 2010 Issue • Volume 38 • Issue 6

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Results of 2010 Election Are In

Erik Olin Wright

Erik Olin Wright, University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been elected to serve as the 103rd President of the American Sociological Association (ASA) for 2011-2012. Edward Telles, of Princeton University has been elected Vice President-elect. Wright and Telles will assume their respective offices in August of 2011, following a year of service as President-elect and Vice President-elect. Wright and the 2012 Program Committee are responsible for shaping the ASA Annual Meeting, which will be held August 17-20, 2012, in Denver, CO. As ASA President, Wright will serve as Chair of the ASA Council, which governs the association and its policies.

Members also elected four new Council Members-at-Large: Robin E. Wagner-Pacifici (Swarthmore College); Joya Misra (University of Massachusetts-Amherst), Mario Luis Small (University of Chicago), Cecilia Menjivar (Arizona State University). Also elected were two members of the Committee on Publications, six members to the Committee on Nominations, and four members to the Committee on Committees.

In announcing the results of the election, Secretary Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and Executive Officer Sally Hillsman extended their heartiest congratulations to the newly elected officers and committee members, and appreciation to all who have served the Association by running for office and by voting in this election.

Members of the ASA community took part in the 2010 election in strong numbers. Of the 10.034 members eligible to vote, 4,863 cast ballots in this election. This translates to a very strong 48.47% participation rate, which far surpasses the participation rates of similar scholarly societies, and is the highest participation in recent ASA history. ASA Sections also made a very strong showing, with 46 Sections recording more than 50% participation in their 2010 elections. Of the votes cast, 98.98% were cast online, with the remaining 1.02% cast via paper ballots.

Below is the full slate of newly elected officers and committee members:


Erik Olin Wright, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Vice President-Elect 

Edward E. Telles, Princeton University

Council Members-at-Large

Robin E. Wagner-Pacifici, Swarthmore College

Joya Misra, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Mario Luis Small, University of Chicago

Cecilia Menjivar, Arizona State University

Committee on Publications

Karen A. Cerulo, Rutgers University

Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College

Committee on Nominations

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Duke University

Vicki Smith, University of California-Davis

Patricia E. White, National Science Foundation

Frank Dobbin, Harvard University

Nazli Kibria, Boston University

Deirdre Oakley, Georgia State University

Committee on Committees

Michelle J. Budig, University of Massachusetts-Amherst (Members at Large)

Margaret Hunter, Mills College(Members at Large)

Laura Miller, RAND (Non-Academic Institution)

Wendy Cadge, Brandeis University (PhD-Granting Institution)

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