American Sociological Association

History of Sociology

The purpose of the Section on the History of Sociology is to provide a forum for sociologists and other scholars interested in the study of the historically specific processes shaping the development of sociology as a profession, an academic discipline, an organization, a community, and an intellectual endeavor.The Section serves its members as a structure (1) to disseminate information of professional interest, (2) to assist in the exchange of ideas and the search for research collaborators, (3) to obtain information about the location of archival materials, (4) to support efforts to expand such research resources and to preserve documents important to the history of sociology, and (5) to ensure that the scholarship of this group can be shared with the profession both through programming at regional and national meetings.

Annual Report (2020)
Award Recipients

Section CouncilĀ 

Chair: Kevin B. Anderson, University of California, Santa Barbara
Chair-Elect: Paul Joosse, University of Hong Kong
Past Chair: Gillian "Jill" Niebrugge-Brantley, George Washington University
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Kristin Marsh, University of Mary Washington
Kerby Goff, Penn State University (Student Representative)
Martin Bulmer, University of Surrey, UK
Anne Frances Eisenberg, SUNY-Geneseo
Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi, University of California-Santa Barbara
Chad Alan Goldberg, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Lauren Langman, Loyola University-Chicago
Hannah Waight, Princeton University (Student Representative)
Joyce E. Williams, Texas Woman's University

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