American Sociological Association

Sociology of Body and Embodiment

The purpose of the section on sociology of the body and embodiment is to encourage and enhance theory, research, teaching, and other professional aspects in the study of sociology and body/embodiment. This section seeks to promote communication, collaboration, and consultation among scholars in the interdisciplinary study of the body and embodiment, as well as with other sections of the ASA. The aim of the Section on the Sociology of the Body and Embodiment is to support and encourage sociological scholarship on a wide range of embodied dynamics including human and non-human bodies, morphology, human reproduction, anatomy, body fluids, biotechnology, genetics; but also theories of embodiment, virtual bodies, productivity of bodies, changing bodies, life course and the body, body and spirit/soul, unequal bodies, micro and macro sociological analysis of the political, and social and individual bodies.

Section Officers & Council


Chair: Mary Nell Trautner, University at Buffalo, SUNY 2020
Chair-Elect: Georgiann Davis, University of Nevada-Las Vegas 2020
Past Chair: Linda M. Blum, Northeastern University 2020
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Krystale Littlejohn, University of Oregon 2022
Student Representative: Sonny M. Nordmarken, University of Houston 2020
Student Representative: Stephanie A. Pull├ęs, University of California, Irvine 2020

Section Council

Shari L. Dworkin, University of Washington 2020
Kjerstin Gruys, University of Nevada, Reno 2020
Jennifer Haskin, Arizona State University 2021
Piper Sledge, Bryn Mawr College 2021
Edward Orozco Flores, University of California, Merced 2022
Asia Friedman, University of Delaware 2022
Susan Markens, City University of New York-Lehman College and The Graduate Center 2022

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