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Section Activities

ASA Sections contribute an important segment to the Annual Meeting Program. Section sessions and activities at the Annual Meeting are interspersed throughout the four-day schedule. These specialized sessions range in format from formal paper presentations to panels and discussion roundtables and are open to all meeting attendees.

The number of sessions allocated to each Section is based on the size of the Section membership. Over 175 sessions/meetings are scheduled. Sections provide a valuable way to meet colleagues interested in similar sociological specialties and find a small “home” in a large meeting.

The primary day for each Section’s program is listed below. Sections whose programs are too large to fit onto one day (*starred below) will have the overflow accommodated on an adjacent day. Check the online Searchable Program for specific information.

  • Saturday, August 13
      Animals and Society
      Collective Behavior & Social Movements*
      Communication & Information Technologies
      Education, Sociology of*
      Emotions, Sociology of
      Evolution and Sociology+
      International Migration
      Medical Sociology*
      Political Economy of the World System
      Race, Gender, and Class*

  • Sunday, August 14
      Aging and the Life Course
      Asia and Asian America
      Children and Youth
      Crime, Law, and Deviance*
      Culture, Sociology of*
      Economic Sociology*
      Labor and Labor Movements
      Marxist Sociology
      Social Psychology*
      Teaching and Learning in Sociology

  • Monday, August 15
      Community and Urban Sociology*
      Ethnomethodology & Conversational Analysis
      History of Sociology
      Latina/o Sociology
      Law, Sociology of
      Mathematical Sociology
      Mental Health, Sociology of
      Political Sociology*
      Population, Sociology of
      Science, Knowledge, and Technology
      Sex and Gender*

  • Tuesday, August 16
      Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco
      Comparative and Historical Sociology*
      Environment and Technology
      Family, Sociology of the*
      Organizations, Occupations, and Work*
      Peace, War, and Social Conflict
      Racial and Ethnic Minorities*
      Rationality and Society
      Religion, Sociology of*
      Sexualities, Sociology of Sociological Practice

    *overflow session(s) held on adjacent day