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 Leadership

Officers

Chair: Georgiann Davis, University of Nevada-Las Vegas , term ends 2021
Chair-Elect: Kjerstin Gruys, University of Nevada, Reno , term ends 2021
Past Chair: Mary Nell Trautner, University at Buffalo, SUNY , term ends 2021
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Krystale Littlejohn, University of Oregon , term ends 2022
Student Representative: Endia Louise Hayes, Rutgers University , term ends 2021
Student Representative: Virginia Kuulei Berndt, University of Delaware , term ends 2021

Section Council

Section Council Member Jennifer Haskin, Arizona State University-Tempe , term ends 2021
Section Council Member Piper Sledge, Bryn Mawr College , term ends 2021
Section Council Member Asia Friedman, University of Delaware , term ends 2022
Section Council Member Edward Orozco Flores, University of California-Merced , term ends 2022
Section Council Member Susan Markens, CUNY-Lehman College , term ends 2022
Section Council Member Andrea D. Miller, Webster University , term ends 2023
Section Council Member Natalie Ingraham, California State University-East Bay , term ends 2023
Section Council Member Oluwakemi M. Balogun, University of Oregon , term ends 2023

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