American Sociological Association

ASA Communities

ASA Sections

Sections are officially-recognized groups of sociologists who share a common interest in a specific topic. ASA has fifty two sections addressing topics ranging from aging to globalization. Sections write newsletters, conduct panels, receptions and sessions at the Annual Meeting, and connect their members on a daily basis through listservs, websites and social media outlets. Some even publish scholarly journals.

Minority Fellowship Program Community

The MFP Community is comprised of all current and former MFP fellows, plus all of the individuals and scholarly societies that have provided financial and organizational support for the program over the years.

Sociology Action Network

The goal of SAN is to leverage our sociological expertise to empower various sectors of civil society to intervene in current sociopolitical contexts in meaningful ways.  SAN will do this by providing direct support to organizations with missions related to issues that can be informed by sociology.  This is a nonpartisan effort to connect individuals interested in volunteering their sociological expertise—including substantive knowledge and methodological skill—with organizations in need of such expertise.  

Student Forum

The ASA Student Forum provides resources for graduate and undergraduate sociology students, helps develop networks among student members, and facilitates student participation in the ASA by encouraging professional development and service. Individuals who join ASA as student members automatically become members of the Student Forum, receive all mailings and electronic communications, and have access to Student Forum programming.

Retirement Network

The ASA Retirement Network is ASA's community for retired members and anyone interested in the experiences and challenges of retirement. 


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