American Sociological Association


The purpose of the Section on Methodology is to foster the development of this aspect of sociology through the organized interchange of ideas and research results. It shall encourage the development of methodology and its applications in sociology both through organized meetings and conferences, publication, and such other means as deemed appropriate by the Council of the Section. The term methodology shall be interpreted in its broadest sense to include the development of investigative methods appropriate to any branch of sociology, of a qualitative or quantitative nature, for data collection or analysis, and such other interests as may be useful in sociological research.

Section Officers & Council


Chair: Jennie E. Brand, University of California - Los Angeles 2021
Chair-Elect: Jeremy Freese, Stanford University 2020
Past Chair: James Moody, Duke University 2021
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Erin Leahey, University of Arizona 2020
Student Representative: Kat Albrecht, Northwestern University 2021
Student Representative: Taylor Whitten Brown, Duke University 2020
Section Nominations Committee Chair: Jeremy Freese, Stanford University 2020

Section Council

Carter T. Butts, University of California-Irvine 2020
Lincoln G. Quillian, Northwestern University 2020
Elizabeth Bruch, University of Michigan 2021
Rob Warren, University of Minnesota 2021
Felix Elwert, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2022
David M. Melamed, The Ohio State University 2022

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