American Sociological Association

ASA Committees

Standing Committees

Awards Committee 
Committee on Committees
Committee on Professional Ethics
Finance Committee
Nominating Committee
Program Committee 
Publications Committee 
Sections Committee 

Status Committees

Committee on the Status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) People in Sociology
Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities in Sociology
Committee on the Status of Racial and Ethnic Minorities in Sociology
Committee on the Status of Women in Sociology

Advisory Panels

ASA Program Reviewers and Consultants Advisory Board 
Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD) Advisory Panel
Honors Program Advisory Panel
Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Advisory Panel
Student Forum Advisory Board (SFAB)

Task Forces

Task Force on First-Generation and Working Class Persons in Sociology
Task Force on Membership

 

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee is responsible for supporting the association's awards program, including recommending to the Council relevant policy changes and liaising with the award selection committees.

The committee is composed of three members appointed by Council on the recommendation of the Committee on Committees, three members appointed by Council from among the Council members-at-large in each case for three-year terms, and Executive Director (non-voting). The committee shall choose a chair from among the members who have served at least one year on the Committee who do not also serve on Council. Terms of the members shall be staggered, such that one general member and one Council member-at-large shall expire each year.

Name and Affiliation
Ryan Light, University of Oregon, Chair
Lisa Pearce, UNC Chapel Hill 
Wendy Leo Moore, Texas A&M University
Maria Krysan, University of Illinois at Chicago
Carla Shedd, The Graduate Center, CUNY 
Daisy Reyes, University of Connecticut
Nancy Kidd, Executive Director 

 

Committee on Committees

The Committee on Committees develops recommendations to Council for appointments to all award selection committees, the at-large portion of the Awards Committee, the Committee on Professional Ethics, the at-large portion of the Sections Committee, and other matters as requested from time to time by the Council. 

The committee is composed of the Immediate Past Vice President, Executive Director (non-voting), and eight members elected by the voting membership of the association for two-year terms, with four members elected at-large, one member representing a PhD-granting institution, one member representing an MA institution or four-year institution, one member representing a 2-year institution, and one member representing a non-teaching institution or in self-employment. The Immediate Past Vice President shall serve as Chair. Terms of the elected members shall be staggered, such that terms of four members shall expire each year, two at-large members and two members from reserved seats. 

Name and Affiliation
Joya Misra, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Chair
Waverly Duck, University of Pittsburgh 
Jenny Irons, William T. Grant Foundation
Neda Maghbouleh, University of Toronto
Alyasah "Ali" Sewell, Emory University
TBD in 2021 Election
TBD in 2021 Election
TBD in 2021 Election
TBD in 2021 Election
Nancy Kidd, ASA Executive Director 

 

Committee on Professional Ethics

The Committee on Professional Ethics shall be responsible for promoting ethical conduct by sociologists through educational activities for members, by navigating complaints of violations of the Code of Ethics as per policies and procedures adopted by Council, and by making recommendations for proposed changes to the Code of Ethics, and other matters as requested from time to time by the Council. 

The committee is composed of nine members appointed by the Council on the recommendation of the Committee on Committees for three-year terms and Executive Director (non-voting). The Committee shall choose a chair or co-chairs from among the members who have served at least one year on the Committee. Terms of the members shall be staggered, such that terms of three members shall expire each year. No member shall serve more than two successive terms.

Name and Affiliation
David Cunningham, Washington University in St. Louis, Co-Chair
Mary Brinton, Harvard University, Co-Chair
Kecia Johnson, Mississippi State
Megan Comfort, RAND
Tiffany Davis, Chicago State
Toni Calasanti, Virginia Tech
Jay Howard, Butler University
Enobong (Anna) Branch, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Jodi O'Brien, Seattle University
Nancy Kidd, ASA Executive Director   

 

 

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee has the authority to act on behalf of the Council between meetings of the Council, subject to the D.C. Nonprofit Corporation Act of 2010.

The Executive Committee shall consist of the following members: President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, Secretary-Treasurer, a Council member-at-large elected by the Council members-at-large, and Executive Director (non-voting).

Name and Affiliation
Aldon Morris, Northwestern University
Christine Williams, University of Texas-Austin
Cecilia Menjívar, University of California-Los Angeles     
Nancy López, University of New Mexico
Wendy Leo Moore, Texas A&M University
Nancy Kidd, Executive Director

 

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee shall be responsible for supporting the Association’s financial health, including recommending to Council an annual budget proposal, changes to investment policy, and other relevant policy proposals, and other matters as requested from time to time by the Council. 

The committee is composed of the Secretary-Treasurer, President-Elect, President, Immediate Past President, Secretary-Treasurer-Elect (non-voting), Executive Director (non-voting), and three members appointed by the Council on the recommendation of the Secretary-Treasurer for three-year terms. The Secretary-Treasurer shall serve as Chair. Terms of the appointed members shall be staggered, such that a term of one member shall expire each year. 

Name and Affiliation
Nancy López, University of New Mexico, Chair
Christine Williams, University of Texas-Austin
Aldon D. Morris, Northwestern University
Cecilia Menjívar, University of California-Los Angeles     
Dan Chambliss, Hamilton College
C. Matthew Snipp, Stanford University
Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, University of Massachusetts,  Amherst 
Nancy Kidd, Executive Director 
        

 

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee develops the annual election ballot for elected Officers (if needed), Council members-at-large, and Committee members, as applicable, and other matters as requested from time to time by the Council. 

The committee consists of  the Vice President, Executive Director (non-voting), and ten members elected by a plurality vote of the  Regular Members of the Association for two-year terms on the recommendation of the at-large members of the Council with the Vice President-Elect serving as chair of the recommending group. The Vice President shall serve as Chair. Terms of the elected members shall be staggered, such that terms of five members shall expire each year.

Name and Affiliation
Rhacel Salazar Parreñas, University of Southern California, Chair
Cynthia Feliciano,  Washington University in St. Louis
Nilda Flores-Gonzalez,  Arizona State University
Fatma Müge Göçek,  University of Michigan
Elaine Hernandez,  Indiana University
Allison Pugh, University of Virginia
TBD in 2021 Election
TBD in 2021 Election
TBD in 2021 Election
TBD in 2021 Election
TBD in 2021 Election
Nancy Kidd, Executive Director 

 

Program Committee

The Program Committee develops programming for one Annual Meeting, and other matters as requested from time to time by the Council.

The Program Committee shall consist of the following members: The individual who will be President during the Annual Meeting being planned, the individual who will be Vice President during the Annual Meeting being planned, the individual who is Secretary-Treasurer two years in advance of the Annual Meeting being planned, two members from the previous year’s Program Committee, Executive Director (non-voting), and four to six additional members appointed by the Council on the recommendation of the person who will be President during the Annual Meeting being planned. The person who will be President during the Annual Meeting being planned shall serve as Chair. Terms of all of the committee members will extend until the end of the Annual Meeting being planned.

Name and Affiliation
Aldon D. Morris, President, Northwestern University
Rhacel Salazar Parrenas, Vice President, University of Southern California
Nancy Lopez, Secretary, University of New Mexico
Joyce Bell, University of Chicago
Hae Yeon Choo, University of Toronto
Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, Brown University
Jeff Goodwin, New York University
Tod Hamilton, Princeton University
Mignon Moore, Barnard College
Pamela Oliver, University of Wisconsin
Brittany Slatton, Texas Southern University
Earl Wright, University of Cincinnati
Nancy Kidd, Executive Director
    

 

Publications Committee

The Publications Committee shall be responsible for supporting the Association’s publishing program, including appointing associate editors and recommending to Council editors for the Association’s journals, changes to the Association’s publications portfolio, and changes to publications-related policy, and other matters as requested from time to time by the Council.  

The committee is composed of the Immediate Past President, Secretary-Treasurer, Executive Director (non-voting), and nine members elected by a plurality vote of the Regular Members of the Association for three-year terms. The Committee shall choose a chair from among the elected members who have served at least one year on the Committee. Terms of the elected members shall be staggered, such that terms of three members shall expire each year. 

Name and Affiliation
Syed Ali, Long Island University- Brooklyn
Philip N. Cohen, University of Maryland-College Park
Kristen Schilt, University of Chicago
Julia Adams, Yale University
Kristin Turney, University of California, Irvine
George Danns, University of North Georgia
Marlese Durr, Wright State University
Gary Alan Fine, Northwestern University
Saher Selod, Simmons University
Christine Williams, University of Texas-Austin
Nancy López, University of New Mexico
Nancy Kidd, Executive Director 

The agendas and meeting minutes from previous meetings can be found here

 

Sections Committee

The Sections Committee shall be responsible for supporting the Association’s sections, including recommending to Council relevant policy changes and serving as the liaison between sections and the Council, and other matters as requested from time to time by the Council. 

The committee is composed of three members appointed by Council on the recommendation of the Committee on Committees, three members appointed by Council from among the Council members-at-large, three members elected by current section chairs from among current section chairs in each case for three-year terms, and Executive Director (non-voting). The Committee shall choose a chair from among the members who have served at least one year on the Committee who do not also serve on Council. Terms of the members shall be staggered, such that one member of each type shall expire each year. 

Name and Affiliation
Jessica Collett, University of California-Los Angeles, Chair
Jennifer A. Reich, University of Colorado Denver
Chinyere Osuji, Rutgers University
Laura Hamilton, University of California, Merced
Richard York, University of Oregon
Emily Barman, Loyola University Chicago
Jennifer Carlson, University of Arizona 
Van Tran, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Toni Calasanti, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Nancy Kidd, Executive Director 

 

        

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