American Sociological Association

Political Sociology

The purpose of the Section on Political Sociology is to promote the scholarly research and professional activities of those concerned with a sociological understanding of political phenomena. The phrase "sociological understanding" is interpreted to encompass the wide variety of theoretical and associated methodological approaches with which sociologists attempt to describe and explain social phenomena. The phrase "political phenomena" is interpreted to encompass the wide variety of topics that sociologists investigate, including social and cultural bases of power and authority.

Section Officers & Council


Chair: Richard Lachmann, State University of New York-Albany 2020
Chair-Elect: Ann M. Hironaka, University of California-Irvine 2020
Past Chair: Pamela M. Paxton, University of Texas 2020
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Stephanie L. Mudge, University of California-Davis 2021

Section Council

Hana Brown, Wake Forest University 2020
Cybelle Fox, UC Berkeley 2020
Rachel Kahn Best, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 2021
David Brady, University of California, Riverside 2021
Marco Z Garrido, University of Chicago 2022
Genevieve Zubrzycki, University of Michigan 2022

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