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Exciting Plenaries and Sessions at the 101st ASA Annual Meeting

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and American feminist Gloria Steinem—two leaders responsible for challenging boundaries in American society—are the lead plenary speakers at this year’s American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in Montréal.

At the Friday, August 11, plenary on “Transgressing Sex Segregation: The Law, Social Science and Social Policy,” Justice Ginsburg will speak on changes in the legal profession over the past 40 years. She was responsible for arguing many of the landmark cases that changed employment practices and other civil rights issues in her days as a law professor and the head of the Women’s Rights Division of the American Civil Liberties Union.

also in this issue
Yu Xie Is Incoming Editor of Sociological Methodology

Yu Xie, the Otis Dudley Duncan Professor of Sociology and Statistics at the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor, will succeed Ross Stolzenberg, University of Chicago, as editor of Sociological Methodology (SM) beginning with the 2007 issue of this annual journal. Members of ASA, especially members of the methodology section, thank Stolzenberg for his six years in service to the journal.

Members Propose Resolution to Rename ASA Awards

In 2005 two members submitted a proposal suggesting that ASA rename two existing ASA Awards. Specifically, they proposed renaming the “ASA Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award” the “W.E.B. DuBois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award,” and since the DuBois name already appears on an ASA award, they also proposed renaming the existing DuBois/ Frazier/Johnson Award to the Cox/Frazier/Johnson Award.

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