American Sociological Association

Children and Youth

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Section on Children and Youth is to encourage the development and dissemination of sociological perspectives on children in the areas of research, theory, policy, practice, and teaching. Here, the term "children" includes every human being from infancy through the transition to adulthood.

Our most up to date website for the Section can be found at There you can find real time information about section news, including calls for awards and conferences, and even interviews with section membership by our Newsletter Committee.

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Section Officers & Council


Chair: Anna S. Mueller, Indiana University 2020
Chair-Elect: Paula W. Fomby, University of Michigan 2020
Past Chair: Aaron M. Pallas, Teachers College, Columbia Univ. 2020
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Seth Abrutyn, University of British Columbia 2021
Student Representative: Lilla K Pivnick, University of Texas at Austin 2020
Student Representative: Uriel Serrano, University of California, Santa Cruz 2021

Section Council

Laura M. Tach, Cornell University 2020
Edward W. Morris, University of Kentucky 2020
Hyeyoung Kwon, Indiana University 2021
Margaret A. Hagerman, Mississippi State University 2021
Ingrid E. Castro, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 2022
Rachel Tolbert Kimbro, Rice University 2022

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